Monday, Feb. 20, 2017
February  Spartan Spotlight: Madison Sampson
Mark Your Calendars
Campus Activities and Programs
Download our new event app, Corq, and keep up with what's happening on campus! Visit  cap.uncg.edu/corq  for more information!
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Tunnel of Oppression

The Tunnel of Oppression (TOP) will be held Monday, Feb. 27 from 1-6 p.m. in the EUC Cone Ballroom. The program does not take five hours, as tours rotate at different times through the Tunnel on an ongoing basis. Join us at any time during tour hours. 

TOP is an interactive event that takes place on a number of college campuses each year in order to highlight contemporary issues of oppression. The event originated as a diversity program in 1993 at Western Illinois University and has since expanded nationwide, introducing students to concepts such as power, privilege, and oppression.

Tunnel of Oppression participants will walk through various scenes that focus on a particular social justice issue with an assigned tour guide. While the situations encountered may make some uncomfortable, the Tunnel is designed to engage emotions and make participants think critically about what is experienced in the room. The scenes that take place in the Tunnel are not meant to be representative of all people who have experienced oppression. Instead, they are intended to portray one example of how oppression may be experienced.

If you have any questions, please contact Daniel Wiggins (djwiggi2@uncg.edu) or Li Miles (admiles@uncg.edu).

Recreation and Wellness
 
NBA2K Xbox Tourney
Want a chance to win your own copy of NBA2K17 for Xbox? Sign-up to play in our NBA2K Xbox tourney on Saturday, March 4. Registration is now open and will run through Monday, Feb. 27. Registration is free and only takes a couple of minutes.  http://recwell.uncg.edu/im
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.
A.L.O.H.A. 
The Department of Recreation and Wellness is promoting an alcohol & drug free, safe, and relaxing Spring Break for all students. Not going anywhere for break?! That’s cool! Join us for  a Hawaiian themed party featuring YOU!  The program will take place  Wednesday, March 1,  from  7-9 p.m.  in the Cone Ballroom.  Please contact Carissa Crews ( cdcrews@uncg.edu ) or Marie Mbra ( MCMBRA@uncg.edu ) if you need more information.
Intramural Sports Sign-Ups
Intramural Sports is gearing up for our next round of sports. Registration for Indoor Soccer, 4-on-4 Flag Football, Indoor Volleyball, & Badminton run February 27 - March 5. Click on the link in this email to access early registration for your team  h ttp://recwell.uncg.edu/im.
Intercultural Engagement
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Award was established in 1986 to honor the memory of the late civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In 2017 the thirty-first annual award will be presented to a student at UNCG whose community activities and involvement embody the spirit of Dr. King’s service to humanity. The award Selection Committee will look for one who has gone “beyond expectations” in making outstanding contributions in the area of social justice through service, particularly service to the UNCG community. The winner will receive a $500 award.

Housing  and Residence Life
 
World Day of Social Justice
On Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, the Social Justice and Diversity Initiatives (SJDI) Committee of Housing and Residence Life invite everyone to celebrate the World Day of Social Justice from 12-2 p.m. at the Moran Commons and the Fountain. We are excited to celebrate the diversity and inclusion in our Spartan Nation. The event will include intentional and interactive dialogue centered around not only breaking barriers of inequality but building bridges to foster and sustain the acknowledgment and appreciation of our various identities.

This year’s World Day of Social Justice event focuses on breaking down socially-constructed myths and assumptions associated with one’s identity. Participants are encouraged to come together to dismantle barriers of misunderstanding and to unite to build more inclusive and educated communities of humanity. 

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 programming, 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/
Important Housing Information
For UNCG students NOT Currently Living on Campus
Are you a UNCG student who is NOT living on campus right now? Do you want to live on campus next year?  The housing application  for all students not currently living on campus opens on  Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 10 a.m.   Apply by  Wednesday,  May 31, 2017,  to be guaranteed housing on campus.
For UNCG Students Currently Living on Campus
Are you interested in living on campus again in 2017-18? Make sure you are aware of the next phase of the housing application process, which begins Feb. 17.
Student Health Services

Mindfulness Meditation at UNCG

Wednesdays at 2 p.m., now through 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 a.m., 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

The second group is on Wednesdays  Wednesday, Feb. 22; 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 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.