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UNCG participates in the fifth annual WISE Conference hosted by Wake Forest

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UNCG faculty and staff traveled to Winston Salem for the fifth annual WISE conference. From left to right, back row: Jonathan Zarecki, Maura Heyn; middle row: Byoungho Jin, Jane He, Angela Bolte; front row: Penelope Pynes, Chiaki Takagi, Tuisha Fernandes
On February 1-2, 2013, IPC invited eleven faculty and staff members from across UNCG's campus to participate in the fifth annual Workshop on Intercultural Skills Enhancement (WISE) Conference hosted by Wake Forest in Winston Salem. WISE, a practitioner’s conference focused on helping study abroad students develop intercultural skills and awareness, is designed for faculty who lead or teach short- or long-term programs abroad and for study abroad professionals who assist students in this important cross-cultural experience. Faculty, staff, and students joined Dr. Penelope Pynes (one of the event organizers and keynote speaker) for an exploration of methods to prepare students for meaningful cross-cultural engagement in study abroad. UNCG faculty members Dr. Jonathan Zarecki and Dr. Maura Heyn (Classical Studies) presented the benefits they have discovered by incorporating additional intercultural preparation into the design of their study abroad program.  


The full list of this year’s participants from UNCG includes:

  • Denise Bellamy (Director of Study Abroad and Exchange Programs, IPC)
  • Angela Bolte (Director of Disciplinary Honors and Student Life, Lloyd International Honors College)
  • Dominique Caldwell (Student, English/Spanish Major)
  • Joe Erba (Lecturer/Professor of Practice, Bryan School of Business and Economics)
  • Tuisha Fernandes (Associate Director of Bryan MBA Program, Bryan School of Business and Economics)
  • Karl Galloway (UNC Exchange Program Student Employee, Spanish/Anthropology Major)
  • Jane He (Assistant Professor, Teacher Education and Higher Education Department)
  • Maura Heyn (Associate Professor, Classical Studies)
  • Byoungho Jin (Professor, Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies)
  • Angie Kapely (Study Abroad Coordinator, IPC)
  • Jay Lennartson (Assistant Professor, Department of Geography)
  • Chiaki Takagi (Lecturer, Japanese Studies)
  • Jonathan Zarecki (Associate Professor, Classical Studies)

If you are interested in participating in a future WISE Conference, please contact Penelope Pynes at pjpynes@uncg.edu. For more information about the WISE conference, visit http://www.wfu.edu/wise/

Study Abroad Interviews 2012 - 2013

We would like to take this golden opportunity to thank our UNCG faculty and staff members who assisted us with the Study Abroad interviews that took place in Fall 2012 and, most recently, from February 20 - 28, 2013 for the Spring 2013 interview sessions. About 26 UNCG faculty and staff members volunteered and helped our IPC team in selecting UNCG students who had applied to study abroad for either the Summer 2013 (non-faculty-led programs), Fall 2013, or full year 2013-14 study abroad programs.

At UNCG, we are very fortunate to have such passionate and committed faculty and staff members from different fields and background who dedicate time from their busy schedules to assist IPC as a Study Abroad Search Committee. Their valuable input and participation in these interviews and selection processes every semester make our tasks much easier in selecting students who will represent UNCG well overseas. These interviews are critical in the selection process because they serve as an opportunity for faculty and staff to meet with the students individually and discuss their preparedness for study abroad experiences as well as address any questions these students may have about their chosen programs.

Faculty and staff who participated in this year’s Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 search process were:

  • James Anderson (Associate Professor , History)
  • Joy Bhadury (Associate Dean & Professor, Bryan School of Business & Economics)
  • Angela Bolte (Director, Disciplinary Honors and Student Life, Lloyd International Honors College)
  • Rachel Briley (Associate Professor, Theatre)
  • Nadia Clark-Brown (Academic Advisor, Undergraduate Student Services, Bryan School of Business and Economics)
  • Bill Crowther (Professor, Political Science)
  • Carola Dwyer (Lecturer, German Studies)
  • Joe Erba (Lecturer/Professor of Practice, Management)
  • David Fein (Professor, French Studies)
  • Tuisha Fernandes (Associate Director, Bryan MBA Program)
  • Lori George (Office Manager, Undergraduate Student Services, Bryan School of Business & Economics)
  • Rosemary Gray (Professor, Psychology)
  • Eloise Hassell (Lecturer, Management)
  • Amanda Hughes (Director of Undergraduate Advising, School of Music, Theater and Dance)
  • Etsuko Kinefuchi (Associate Professor, Communication Studies)
  • Pamela Ladrow (Lecturer, Psychology)
  • Tommy Lambeth (Associate Professor, Interior Architecture)
  • Adam Landreth (Academic Advisor, Undergraduate Student Services, Bryan School of Business & Economics)
  • Seung-Hyun Lee (Associate Professor, Media Studies)
  • Patrick Lucas (Associate Professor, Interior Architecture)
  • Kathleen Macfie (Associate Professor, Russian Studies)
  • Tom Matyok (Assistant Professor, Conflict and Peace Studies)
  • Sam Miller (Associate Dean, School of Education)
  • Gail Pack (Director, Undergraduate Student Services, Bryan School of Business & Economics)
  • Amanda Pelon (Advisor/Lecturer, Undergraduate Student Services, Bryan School of Business & Economics)
  • Elizabeth Perrill (Assistant Professor, Art History)
  • Linda Pollock (Career Counselor, Career Services & Internships, Bryan School of Business & Economics)
  • Jerry Pubantz (Dean, Lloyd International Honors College)
  • Ellen Redmond (UNCG Enrollment Services)
  • Susanne Rinner (Assistant Professor, German Studies)
  • Denise Rodio (Student Support Specialist, Undergraduate Student Services, Bryan School of Business & Economics)
  • Riikka Sarala (Professor, Management)
  • Mark Schumacher (Reference Librarian, Jackson Library)
  • Laura Shannonhouse (Doctoral candidate, Counseling and Educational  Development)
  • Chiaki Takagi (Lecturer, Japanese and Asian Studies)
  • Brad Teague (Director, INTERLINK Language Services)
  • Richard Titus (University Registrar's Office)
  • Jonathan Tudge (Professor, Human Development & Family Studies)
  • Mark Villacorta (Assistant Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs)
  • Jonathan Zarecki (Associate Professor, Classical Studies)

IPC would like to thank all of the faculty and staff members who helped conduct this crucial aspect of our study abroad and exchange program, and we wish our study abroad candidates the best of luck! The official nomination date for all applicants was Monday, March 18 and approximately 112 UNCG students participated in the UNCG Study Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation on Saturday, March 23, 2013 (please look out for the story on our UNCG Study Abroad Pre-departure Orientation in our next issue).

UNCG Faculty and Staff – are you interested in serving on our Study Abroad Search Committee? Our study abroad interviews are conducted once per semester. You may volunteer for both or just one.  If so, please contact our office at 334-5404 or via email at ipc@uncg.edu and ask to speak to Denise Bellamy, our Director of Study Abroad & Exchange program or Tom Martinek Jr., our Assistant Director of Study Abroad & Exchange.

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