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Congratulations to UNCG Faculty, Staff, and Students!

UNC Board of Governors Teaching Excellence Award for UNC Greensboro

Excerpted from official press release

Colleen Kriger (History) has been awarded the UNC Board of Governors Teaching Excellence Award for UNCG (one is awarded at each of the UNC universities). All winners will receive their awards-a bronze medallion and a generous cash prize-at a luncheon and ceremony in Chapel Hill on May 13.

At UNCG since 1993, Kriger has been active making African history better known on campus. To encourage students to visit Africa, she has worked closely with the IPC, chairing the African Programs Committee, and supporting the development of student exchanges with Africa. She has developed an African Film Series, a

collection of films by African filmmakers that reflect their political concerns and Colleen Kriger

expose students to Africa through African eyes. She participated in the creation of the African-American Studies major and has received a teaching award from the African Students Union for making their histories more visible and relevant and making them feel welcome on campus.

Kriger received her B.A. from the School of Fine and Performance Art at Portland State University, and her M.A. in African History and her Ph.D. in history from York University in Toronto.

Rotary Award

Tom Martinek, Jr. (IPC) will participate in a Rotary International Group Study Exchange Program to Germany from May 3 – June 3. The team, which consists of four team members and a team leader representing various professions, will travel to various cities throughout the state of Nordrhein-Westfalen, staying with host families along the way. Team members will visit Germans working in similar professions and will visit various institutions associated with education, healthcare, business, and social services. As part of the exchange, a German delegation visited North Carolina in April, participating in similar activities. The purpose of the exchange is to promote peace and goodwill and to strengthen the relationships between the participating Rotary Districts in North Carolina (7690) and Nordrhein-Westfalen (1810).

Tom Martinek, Jr.

Fulbright Award

Student Performances

Bryan Baker, exchange student to Mannheim, Germany (2003-2004) and Vaxjö, Sweden (2005) has been awarded a Fulbright grant for the 2005-2006 academic year. As a Ful- bright grantee in Ger- many, Bryan will teach American studies at a high

Mark Mazengarb (New Zealand) plays for an appreciative crowd

school in Germany. In Bryan Baker addition, his independent learning goals are to deepen his knowledge of Euro- pean politics and to learn French.

Following a successful lecture recital, Luc Jackman (Canada) celebrates with his accompanist, Music faculty member, Andrew Willis

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