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Reminisces and Expands
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FROM THE HILL
SouthNow Web site ( www.SouthNow.org)
provides updates on the projects and con-
ferences ofthe Program on Southern Politics, Media and Public Life, along with
subscription information about the pro-
ALUMNI INPUT SOUGHT
FOR TEACHING AWARDS
The University Conmuttee on Teaching Awards is inviting alumni to nominate faculty members for
recognition for exceptional teaching.
• The Tanner Award acknowledges
inspirational undergraduate teaching that
encourages students to become honor-
able, wise and useful citizens.
• The Sanders Award recognizes
excellence in undergraduate teaching,
advising and mentoring with a special
emphasis on public service and
promoting undergraduate participation in the
life of the University.
• The Friday Award honors excellence
in inspirational undergraduate teaching.
• The Sitterson Award rewards a faculty
member in the College of Arts and Sci-
ences for excellence in freshman teaching.
• Tanner Teaching Assistants Awards are
given to graduate teaching assistants to
recognize excellence in lmdergraduate
• The Mentor Award for Lifetime
Achievement is not limited to faculty
members. It honors lifetime contributions
to teaching, learning and mentoring
beyond the classroom.
• The UNC System Board of
Governors' Award for Excellence in Teaching
recognizes exceptional teaching over a
sustained period and is restricted to faculty who have taught at the University for
at least seven years.
Alumni may send nominations and
supporting material to Pat Clark, executive
assistant to the Office of Executive Vice
Chancellor and Provost, Campus Box
3000, UNC, Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599-
3000. Nominations also may be made
online at www.unc.edu/teachawards.
The deadline for nominations is Oct. 1.
GAA WINS AWARDS
IN CASE COMPETITION
The GAA won awards for its alumni magazine and alumni edu- cation program in the 2001 Circle
of Excellence program of the Council for
Advancement and Support of Education.
The Carolina Alumni Review received
a gold medal for higher education
reporting. The Review was judged on five feature
subnlissions from the previous year: genet-
ics and genomics research at UNC; the
crisis in the nursing profession; Carolina's
new laptop requirement for in-coming
freshmen; a chronicle of the capital
in1]Jrovement needs connected to the fall
2000 statewide bond issue; and being dis-
abled on campus. Other winners in higher
education reporting, which is judged by
The Chronicle for Higher Education, were
Stanford, Brown and Johns Hopkins.
The GAA's program for alumni education earned a Seal of Excellence Award.
The judges cited the program's compre-
hensive approach to providing lifelong
learning opportunities for GAA mem-
bers, alumni, faculty and the University
community through the Carolina College
for Lifelong Learning. CCLL includes
short classes on culture, Iiterature, history,
religious studies, politics and psychology;
events related to art discussions, faculty
research and community service; conver-
sational foreign language classes; book
discussions; and "Passport Lectures"
related to the GAA's travel program.
Other CCLL educational offerings
include two co-sponsored programs, the
Program on Humanities and Human Values and the College Lights lecture series.
More than 2,000 people participate each
semester in the GAA's alumni education
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