Monday, April 20, 2015

Global Engagement QEP Newsletter: OLSL Funding Recipients Announced, IFest a Success, and GE-URCA Funding Deadline Extended








Global Engagement QEP Newsletter
April 15,  2015

OLSL Funding Recipients Announced, International Festival a Success, GE-URCA Funding Deadline Extended
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OLSL Global and International Service-Learning Course Development Award Recipients Announced
Congratulations to the 2015 OLSL Global and International Service-Learning Course Development Award recipients! 

 Service-Learning Global Course Development Award

  • Professor Janet Allard, Department of Theatre, THR 481: Creating Theatre Within a Global Community
International Service-Learning Course Development Award

  • Professor Rachel Briley, Department of Theatre, THR 516: Puppetry Arts
For more information on Office of Leadership and Service-Learning faculty funding opportunities, visit http://olsl.uncg.edu/service-learning/additional-resources/
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International Festival a Success
On April 11, UNCG hosted its 33rd Annual International Festival. It was a great success, drawing, faculty, students, and community members together to celebrate diverse countries of the world and to foster multicultural awareness. 

The Global Engagement QEP was among the exhibitors, along with its trademark inflatable globe. The QEP ran a “take your #selfiewiththeglobe” campaign, which encouraged International Festival participants to learn more about global engagement at UNCG.


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GE-URCA Funding Deadline Extended
The final funding deadline for 2015-2016 Globally Engaged Undergraduate Research and Creativity Awards (GE-URCAs) has been extended to April 19, 2015. Please see link below for application information.

http://ursco.uncg.edu/funding/urca/Instructions.php
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Global Engagement Spotlight Features Dominique Brown
Check out the latest edition to our Global Engagement Spotlight featuring UNCG Scholar Dominique Brown. Dominique shared how her experience at the Global Opportunities Conference, hosted by the Global Engagement QEP in January, helped her to discover new global opportunities at UNCG.

Read about her experience at http://globalengagementqep.blogspot.com/ 

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Next CAIE's webinar “Indicators for Internationalization,” with Dr. Eva Egron-Polak
The CAIE's Secretariat invites international educators to participate in “Indicators for Internationalization,” presented by DR. EVA EGRON-POLAK, Secretary General and Executive Director of the International Association of Universities -IAU (France). This webinar will be held on April 21, 2015 at 12h00 (Montreal Time).

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To download a brochure with all International and Global funding opportunities, please visit http://www.uncg.edu/ipg/intlgebrochure.pdf
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Please direct questions to the Global Engagement Office at globalqep@uncg.edu or contact David Nelson, QEP Director, at david_nelson@uncg.edu

Monday, April 13, 2015

"A True Global Citizen": Discovering Possibilities at UNCG

by Dominique Brown

Dominique Brown is a first-year UNCG student from Raleigh, NC, double majoring in Pre-Med/Biology and Spanish, with a minor in Deaf Studies. She is a UNCG Scholar and a member of Lloyd International Honors College. She is also a Bronze Leadership Challenge participant and volunteer at the Center for New North Carolinians.

My name is Dominique Brown and I am a freshman Biology and Spanish double major.  In the future, I hope to work with a non-profit healthcare organization, providing healthcare for those in low-income countries. I hope to live my life as a true global citizen. 

Study Abroad panel presentation at the
Global Opportunities Conference,
January 2015
When I was researching colleges, one of the things that stood out to me about UNCG was its focus on global citizenship and community engagement. There were so many opportunities available! They included study abroad, Interlink, volunteering with the Center for New North Carolinians (CNNC) and many more. However, when I arrived for my first semester, I was slightly overwhelmed. I wanted to do EVERYTHING and I didn’t really know how to get involved. That’s where the Global Opportunities Conference came in. 

This past January, I joined other globally-minded students and UNCG QEP faculty to learn about specific ways to get involved with the global community here at UNCG. I listened to panels on study abroad, global undergraduate research and the Global Leadership Program. Then, I was able to talk to students who had done things that I wanted to accomplish during my college years. Through my experience at the Global Opportunities Conference, I discovered that it was indeed possible to do everything I wanted. 

Center for New North Carolinians
Main Office
Within the next month, I had started volunteering with the community center at Glen Haven through CNNC and made plans to join the Global leadership program and conduct undergraduate research. Since then, I have cultivated relationships with faculty and other students that have encouraged me in my journey to truly becoming a global citizen.

To learn more about the Global Leadership Program, visit https://www.uncg.edu/ipg/glp/

To learn more about the Leadership Challenge, visit http://olsl.uncg.edu/students/leadership/leadership-challenge/

To learn about volunteer opportunities with the Center for New North Carolinians, contact volunteer.cnnc@gmail.com or visit http://cnnc.uncg.edu/

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Global Engagement QEP Newsletter: Funding Recipients Announced, Call for Faculty Graders, IFest April 11







Global Engagement QEP Newsletter
March 31, 2015

QEP Funding Recipients Announced, Call for Faculty Graders, International Festival April 11
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Global Engagement QEP Course Development Award Recipients Announced
Congratulations to the second round of 2015 Global Engagement QEP Course Development Award recipients! These awards were $500 or $1000. 


  • Dr. Deborah Bell, Department of Theatre, HSS 205: The Age of Masquerade
  • Dr. Sarah Daynes, Department of Sociology, SOC 290: Thinking Sociologically: Classical Theory
  • Dr. Donna Duffy and Professor Lisa McDonald, Department of Kinesiology and Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, HHS 589: Exploring Intersections of Latino Individual, Family and Community Life
  • Dr. Cerise Glenn, Department of Communication Studies, CST 410: Social Identity in Popular Culture and Media
  • Dr. Lavinia Hirsu, Department of English, ENG 363: Digital Rhetorics: Global Identities in a Multimediated World
  • Dr. Brooke Kreitinger, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, GER 406: Advanced Topics in German Culture: Unsettling Images and Issues of Transnational Migration
  • Dr. Derek Krueger, Department of Religious Studies, REL 503: From Constantinople to Istanbul: A City and Its Monuments
  • Dr. Nir Kshetri, Department of Management, MGT 400: Cybersecurity Management
  • Dr. Justin Lee, Department of Social Work, SWK 5XX: Global Transmigration: The Immigrant and Refugee Experience
  • Professor Janet Lilly, Department of Dance, MTD 338/638: Dancing in the Heart of Italy
  • Dr. Alexandra S. Moore, Department of English, HSS 227: ‘Just’ Fiction: Human Rights in Literature and Culture
  • Dr. Sharon D. Morrison, Department of Public Health Education, HEA 589C: Refugee Experiences and Protection in Global Contexts
  • Dr. Noelle Morrissette, Department of English, ENG 374: Early African American Writers and ENG 376: African American Writers After the 1920s
  • Dr. Elizabeth Perrill, Department of Art, ARH 370: African Art
  • Dr. Chiaki Takagi, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, JNS 305: Roles of Children and Youth in Modern Japan, JNS 306: The Elderly in an Aging Nation, and JNS 306: Disaster, Energy Crisis, and Sustainability in Post-Fukushima Japan

For more information on global engagement faculty funding opportunities, visit http://globalqep.uncg.edu/faculty/grants.htm 
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Call for Faculty Graders
We are looking for faculty to assist in the grading of QEP student writing prompts. This prompt was created to measure four specific Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and is one of the primary measures of the success of the QEP. The assessment of these prompts will provide important baseline data as the QEP moves forward.

QEP Writing Prompt Assessment Workshop
Date: Monday and Tuesday, May 11-12
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Compensation: Each participant will receive $250/day
A two-day commitment is required
Coffee, lunch and snacks will be provided both days

We are now accepting applications here for participants. Please apply as soon as you are able, as space is limited.
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International Festival April 11
The International Programs Center (IPC) will host the 33rd Annual International Festival on April 11, 2015.


The 33rd Annual UNCG International Festival is the largest community event on campus each year. It is an exciting opportunity for the University and greater community to celebrate diverse countries of the world and to foster multicultural awareness. The International Festival will be held on College Avenue on Saturday, April 11th from 12:00 to 5:00 pm. Alternative rain location is the Coleman Building (formerly known as the Health and Human Performance Building).

The Festival promotes cultural appreciation and understanding through music, food, exhibits, educational demonstrations, and live entertainment from all regions of the globe. Last year, some 50 different countries, organizations and vendors hosted booths for the over 3,000 people in attendance. Parents, children, students and all community members are welcome as this event is FREE and open to the public! 

Here is a video from a previous I-Fest: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrtcmUPcuMM
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Global Engagement Spotlight Features Summer Drum
Check out the latest edition to our Global Engagement Spotlight featuring Lloyd International Honors College student Summer Drum. Summer shared her decision to pursue study abroad and her experiences studying at Plymouth University in the UK.

Read about her experience at http://globalengagementqep.blogspot.com/ 
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Final OLSL Funding Deadline
The final funding deadline for 2014-15 OLSL Service-Learning Global Course Development Faculty Grants is April 1, 2015. Please see link below for application information, or email globalqep@uncg.edu.

http://olsl.uncg.edu/wp-content/uploads/InternationalSVLCourseGrant2015.pdf

To download a brochure with all International and Global funding opportunities, please visit http://www.uncg.edu/ipg/intlgebrochure.pdf
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Please direct questions to the Global Engagement Office at globalqep@uncg.edu or contact David Nelson, QEP Director, at david_nelson@uncg.edu