Monday, Feb. 6, 2017
February  Spartan Spotlight
Madison Sampson
Graduate Assistant - Office of Leadership and Service-Learning
Master in Public Affairs Candidate, concentration in Nonprofit Management
Black History Month Highlight
Congratulations to Jiyoung Park and Laura Melrose, who were among the winners of the Martin Luther King Jr. Art Contest. Their artwork was on display during the joint program at  North Carolina A&T State, as well as the Deray McKesson event on campus.
Park: The U.S. presidential election of 2016 motivated me to create this piece as an immigrant and a person of color. I purposely exaggerated the circumstances of people who have been spotted unfairly by the society. The purpose of my work is allowing viewers to deeply think about the unfortunate reality of America, and suggesting the way to embrace the idea of the nation for all people.
Melrose: Water is life.
Work One: The fight; Work Two: The sight of buffalo; Work Three: The pipeline

With this series of three, I wanted to represent the layout of the North Dakota Access Pipeline conflict. I used the colors of the Standing Rock Sioux people to represent their orientation to the river, pipeline, and police. The police, pipeline, and oil are represented by the color black due to their riot gear. All of these pieces are meant to evoke a feeling of conflict and divided from the viewer before they know what it is about. I often find having a hidden meaning within a piece makes it easier for someone to approach and learn more because of their curiosity and emotional reaction.
Next time you are in the Kaplan, take a nap! 

The chair, from MetroNap, is a not-so-simple recliner that vibrates, plays music and has a helmet-like “privacy visor” to help you fall asleep. It can be found at schools including Wesleyan University, Stanford University Graduate School of Medicine, University of California-San Francisco Carnegie Mellon, the Savannah College of Art and Design and, most recently right here at UNCG!

Mark Your Calendars
Recreation and Wellness
19th Annual Spartan Summit Climbing Competition 
A favorite event of Outdoor Adventures, the Spartan Summit, is a rock climbing competition open to UNCG students and Kaplan Center members. The Outdoor Adventures staff works hard in creating a fun and positive atmosphere for all participants. All climbers receive free food and great giveaways. The top three competitors in each category will be awarded awesome prizes. http://recwell.uncg.edu/oa

Red Flag Campaign 
The Red Flag Campaign uses a bystander intervention strategy to address and prevent sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking on college campuses. The campaign encourages friends and other campus community members to say something when they see warning signs ("red flags") for sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking in a friend’s relationship.  http://www.theredflagcampaign.org/

Free HIV Testing
Join us from  11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17  in the  EUC  Cone Ballroom for free HIV &  STI  testing. Co-sponsored by the  Guilford  County Department of Public Health, Wesley Lutheran Campus Ministry, Triad Health Project, and Student Health Services, students can receive screenings for HIV, Chlamydia, Syphilis, and Gonorrhea.  
BodyPump Certification
Certify to be a LES MILLS BODYPUMP Instructor over a weekend (March 4-5). BODYPUMP is the world’s most effective and popular barbell based exercise program. Based on the clinically researched REP EFFECT™, BODYPUMP is the fastest was to get build long, lean muscle. Students receive up to 50% off, email  ifitness@uncg.edu  for student promotions.
Outdoor Adventures Spring Break Trip
Join Outdoor Adventures as we explore Georgia’s southernmost barrier island, Cumberland Island. We will be hiking alongside water and camping under the shade of the tangled branches of oak trees. Cumberland Island in March comes with warm temperatures, so get ready for some coastal backpacking, sunshine, and relaxation as we hike! Visit http://recwell.uncg.edu/oa to learn more.
Intercultural Engagement
The application process for the Kaleidoscope Program is now open!

As a Student Coordinator of Peer Education (SCOPE), you can...
-Promote diversity and social justice awareness on campus
-Develop your leadership, programming, and facilitation skills
-Meet other Spartans with a common interest in diversity

Info sessions offered: 

Tuessday, Feb 7 at 5 p.m. | Friday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m.

Apply online: intercultural.uncg.edu/kaleidoscope-program

Housing  and Residence Life
For UNCG Students Currently Living on Campus

Are you interested in living on campus again in 2017-18? The PRIORITY housing application opens on Jan. 25 at 10 a.m. and closes on Feb. 11 at 11:59 p.m. Meeting that deadline will allow you choose a room before students in all other categories. 

Check out deadline details: https://hrl.uncg.edu/take-action/deadlines/

Apply with Artemis: https://hrl.uncg.edu/take-action/apply-with-artemis/

"Brown is the New White"
The "Brown is the New White" program will expand upon the previous conversation about interracial and intercultural coalition building. What would you like to see changed, that would make this diverse campus, an inclusive campus? What can you do to bring about that change? Sarah Carrig, the Faculty-In-Residence who lives in Spartan Village, will host part 2 of the very engaging program, "Brown is the New White" from on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 4-6 p.m., in EUC Cone Ballrooms B&C. Part 1 is not needed to join in Part 2.  
​Spread the Word - Find A Roommate
For students interested in sharing a room/suite/apartment in campus housing, there is a brand new resource: The UNCG HRL Find a Roommate Facebook group. The purpose of this group is to provide UNCG students with a private forum where they can connect with other students who will be attending UNCG in the fall. 

This group provides a place for positive interaction for students to meet other Spartans and possibly find a roommate for campus housing.  This is a closed group. In order to be approved to join, students must complete a form using UNCG iSpartan credentials. Find out more:  https://hrl.uncg.edu/take-action/find-a-roommate/    

Interested in being an RA for 2017-18? 
There is still time to apply. Applications are due Jan. 31 at 11:59 p.m. The Resident Advisor (RA) is responsible for a living area housing approximately 25-75 students in one of the University residence halls. The RA works as an integral member of the Housing and Residence Life team and is required to demonstrate professionalism as they assist students on a daily basis. RAs articulate to residents the philosophy and policies of Housing and Residence Life and UNC Greensboro. They represent HRL and UNCG by serving as a primary role model for residents.  https://hrl.uncg.edu/about-us/employment/
Vagina Monologues
Want to have a great night for a great cause? Make plans now to attend the 4th Annual Vagina Monologues, presented by Housing and Residence Life and the Residence Hall Association and sponsored by Elliott University Center. The production raises funds to support Clara House/Piedmont Family Services (a local domestic violence shelter) as well as the national V-Day campaign. 

February 10-11
Doors open at  6:30 p.m. ,
Curtains at  7 p.m.
Elliott University Center, Auditorium
Open to the Public
Ticket Prices: $5 suggested donation

Parking is available behind the Weatherspoon Art Museum, and paid parking is available at the Walker and Forest. Street parking decks.  Visit  https://hrl.uncg.edu/get-involved/annual-housing-events/feb-vagina-monologues/  for details.
Breaking Barriers Events
There is so much to see and do the whole month of February in the residence halls. Breaking Barriers is Housing and Residence Life’s tradition of social justice programing, including recognition of World Day of Social Justice. Breaking Barriers promotes social justice through the deconstruction of the barriers that prevent the interaction and growth of people, cultures, regions, neighborhoods and campuses. For a full list of events, please visit:  https://hrl.uncg.edu/get-involved/annual-housing-events/feb-breaking-barriers/
Student Health Services

Mindfulness Meditation at UNCG

Wednesdays at 2 p.m., January 25 – April 26 (excluding spring break); SHS #015, Ground floor Training Room in the Anna M. Gove Student Health Center

Please sign up here!

Meditation practices promote health and well-being. No experience necessary, no special postures and no special clothes. This event is free. 

RIO Workshop

Mondays at noon, Tuesdays at 11 AM, Fridays at 1 p.m.; Counseling Center

Please sign up by calling the Counseling Center at 336-334-5874

RIO (Recognition/Insight/Open-Willingness) is a 3-week psychoeducational workshop. RECOGNIZE what is important so that you can live with meaning & purpose. Gain INSIGHT into what’s worth paying attention to and what’s mere noisy distraction, and how to separate yourself from your reactions. Learn OPEN-WILLINGNESS so that you can ride life’s roller coaster without getting whiplash. Your life is worth it!

Koru: An introduction to mindfulness and meditation for UNCG students

First group is on Tuesdays 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, & 2/14/17 3:30-4:45 pm

Second group is on Wednesdays 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, & 2/22/17 3:30-4:45 PM

SHS #015, Ground floor Training Room in the Anna M. Gove Student Health Center

Please sign up at workshops.uncg.edu under the Counseling Center link (pre-registration required)

Participants learn about a variety of mindfulness skills to practice in and outside the group. Incorporating mindfulness skills into their daily life, participants become better at managing emotional stress and lead healthier lives. Students are asked to commit to attending all four sessions and practicing the skills between meetings. The required text is Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zin. 

Stress GPS

Wednesdays, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. or Thursdays, 3 – 4 p.m.; Counseling Center

Please sign up by calling the Counseling Center at 336-334-5874

Stress GPS is a two-part workshop where students will learn to examine the difference between stress, distress, and crisis in their lives and will be exposed to appropriate actions to address each.

Mindful Movement

Mondays, 3:45 – 5 p.m.; SHS #015, Ground floor Training Room in the Anna M. Gove Student Health Center

Please sign up by calling the Counseling Center at 336-334-5874

Learn the basics of mindfulness incorporating conscious breathing, gently moving the body, and clearing the mind.

AlcoholEdu - New, First Year Students Under 21 Only 
Haven - All New Students- First Year & Transfer 
Both courses are already open so you may begin immediately!

Part 1 Due - Monday, Jan. 30
Part 2 Due - Monday, March 20
Bronze Leadership Challenge Drive

The Bronze Leadership Challenge workshops are starting for the spring semester. If you are looking to continue your leadership development, the Bronze Leadership Challenge is a great place to start.

Our workshops cover leadership subjects ranging from Active Listening to Visioning and Goal Setting. To view the workshop schedule or learn more about our leadership programs, visit the OLSL site at olsl.uncg.edu.