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|Volume 12 (20 year Anniversary) Edition 1: September 2012 - Katie Pegram, Editor|
Dean Sue Stinson attends 2012 Global Dance Summit
The primary aim of the conference was to explore the role of dance in education, the global community, and the lives of young people. In addition to fifty-five different sessions of papers and panels, delegates could also participate in workshops and master classes in a variety of dance forms and related disciplines, including ballet, hip-hop, Australian Aboriginal Contemporary Dance, Classical Chinese dance, Tai Chi, and yoga. Conference participants were also able to attend performances by many professional dance companies, most notably the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, as well as performances by more than twenty-five groups of young dancers, ranging in age from four to eighteen years old.
Faculty funding for international activities
The International Travel Fund (ITF), created by the Provost’s Office, supports ca. 50 UNCG faculty members per year to present their work at international conferences outside North America. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and processed typically within two weeks of receipt. Owing to the popularity of this fund, faculty are highly encouraged to apply as soon as they receive notification that their presentations have been accepted. Faculty may apply once per year every two out of three years. To see who received funding for international conferences for the 2011-12 fiscal year, click here and for those who have been awarded this year to date, here. Details about applying can be found at the following website: /travelfunds.html.
A portion of the Kohler Fund, established in 1991 with a bequest from the estate of Phyllis Penn Kohler, class of 1930, is dedicated to supporting faculty internationalization efforts in six areas (research, teaching, internationalizing the curriculum, student programs, special projects and institutional linkages). Faculty are encouraged to submit proposals by the deadline that falls ca. 6 weeks before the proposed event or travel. To facilitate faculty submissions the Committee now has four deadlines per year for all six areas. This year’s deadlines are September 21, October 26, January 18 and March 22. Details about the procedure for applying and the forms need can be found the IPC website at /fundingopportunities.html.
To see others who received a Kohler in the 2011-12 fiscal year, click here. We look forward to receiving and reviewing this year’s proposals.