Monthly Archives: August 2018

Drone photo of College Ave on UNCG campus.

Princeton Review features UNCG on ‘Best Colleges’ list for 20th consecutive year

UNC Greensboro is one of 384 institutions named to the Princeton Review’s “The Best 384 Colleges” for excellence in undergraduate education, marking 20 years on… Read More >

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Alumnus Dr. Ernest J. Grant named American Nurses Association president

UNC Greensboro’s School of Nursing graduates take giant steps ‒ from the impact of daily patient care and outreach to becoming leaders in the nation’s… Read More >

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Interior architecture student places in Sherwin-Williams contest

UNC Greensboro’s interior architecture program recently earned a nod from global coatings giant Sherwin-Williams, when senior Amber McCullough snagged third place for residential design in… Read More >

Photo of Dr. Dianne Welsh holding entrepreneurship award with representatives from UMass Lowell and the Deshpande symposium.

Dr. Dianne Welsh receives national entrepreneurship award

Leaders in educating the next generation of entrepreneurs gathered at UMass Lowell this month for the seventh annual Deshpande Symposium for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The… Read More >

Spartans shine brightly at annual Student Honors Convocation

Spartan academic excellence held the spotlight last week at UNCG’s 55th annual Student Honors Convocation in Elliott University Center Auditorium, where 50 received Student Excellence… Read More >

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Dr. Sharon Morrison to receive 2017 Award for Excellence in Teaching

The University of North Carolina Board of Governors has selected UNCG’s Dr. Sharon Morrison to receive a 2017 Award for Excellence in Teaching. She will… Read More >

UNCG alumnus wins 2017 American Jazz Pianist Competition

UNCG alumnus Thomas Linger ’16 recently won the 2017 American Jazz Pianist Competition. The first-place prize package is valued at $10,000 and includes the opportunity to… Read More >

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Chancellor Gilliam: Taking giant steps into the spotlight

On Friday, March 10, Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. sent a message to the campus community highlighting UNCG’s recent accomplishments and the ways the university is… Read More >

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Ten Spartans recognized in Triad Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty awards

Ten UNCG students and alumni were recognized at the Triad Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty event held at UNCG’s Elliott University Center on Thursday, Feb…. Read More >

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UNCG students win national nano film contest

UNCG students Taylor Mabe and Jenna Schad have been named winners of the National Nanotechnology Initiative’s “Nano Film” video contest. Mabe, a nanoscience PhD candidate,… Read More >

Dr. Kreitinger receives German Embassy Teacher of Excellence Award

UNCG’s Dr. Brooke Kreitinger, visiting assistant professor and director of undergraduate studies in German, has been awarded the 2016 German Embassy Teacher of Excellence Award… Read More >

Joshua Leeper receives poses for a picture wiht the 2016 Community Impact Award plaque and North Carolina Campus Compact Executive Director Leslie Garvin.

Senior Joshua Leeper receives 2016 Community Impact Award

UNCG senior Joshua Leeper was awarded the 2016 Community Impact Award at the annual CSNAP Conference (Citizenship, Service, Networking and Partnerships) hosted by North Carolina… Read More >

UNCG among nation’s best colleges for 26th year

For the 26th consecutive year, UNCG has been named one of the nation’s best universities, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2016 Best Colleges… Read More >

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UNCG among Princeton Review’s ‘Best Colleges’ for 18th consecutive year

For the 18th consecutive year, UNCG is recognized as one of nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education according to The Princeton Review’s “The Best 381… Read More >

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UNCG has “best bang for the buck” of UNC System

UNCG has the “best bang for the buck” of the UNC System schools, according to a recent ranking from Washington Monthly. The university ranked No…. Read More >

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Recent UNCG graduate wins top international sculpture award

UNCG’s Ivana Milojevic Beck ’12, ’16 MFA has been awarded the International Sculpture Center’s Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award for 2016. Beck, who… Read More >

Speech-Language Pathology program ranks nationally again

Once again, UNCG’s graduate program in speech-language pathology has been named to U.S. News and World Report’s list of best speech-language pathology programs for 2016…. Read More >

A rendering of the entrance of "Prana Spa."

UNCG student wins national interior design competition

UNCG third-year interior architecture student Kim Young recently won first place in the national Bienenstock Furniture Library Interior Design Competition. Young beat out 39 entries… Read More >

Furniture Today: UNCG student wins national interior design competition

UNCG third-year interior architecture student Kim Young was featured in Furniture Today after winning first place in the national Bienenstock Furniture Library Interior Design Competition. Read… Read More >

UNCG’s Bryan School brings home national awards from small business conference

For the eighth year in a row, UNCG’s Bryan School of Business and Economics won big at the Small Business Institute (SBI) Academic Conference held… Read More >

UNCG’s Business Analytics graduate program named to top 50 list for best value

UNCG’s Business Analytics graduate program was recently named to Value College’s Top 50 Best Value Online Big Data Graduate Programs of 2016 list. Read Triad Business Journal’s… Read More >

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And the GRAMMY Award goes to…

You’ve probably heard of GRAMMY Award winners Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift and Bruce Springsteen. Now add Phillip Riggs to the list of stars. The UNCG alumnus… Read More >

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UNCG’s Bryan School named ‘Best for Vets’ by Military Times

UNCG’s Bryan School of Business and Economics is among the top North Carolina business schools for veterans according to the Military Times’ Best for Vets:… Read More >

Gateway Center earns international accreditation

The Gateway Materials Test Center (GMTC) has earned a new, international accreditation that is expected to attract significantly more contract testing to the site. The… Read More >

UNCG senior wins national bodybuilding competition

UNCG exercise science major Jasmine Williams began bodybuilding in 2014. She won her first competition in 2015, and 11 months later she earned her pro… Read More >

UNCG inducts 27 into Golden Chain

Ever since the Golden Chain Honor Society was founded in 1948, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro has been recognizing students for excellence both… Read More >

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Military Times recognizes UNCG as a top university for veterans

UNCG has been named to the Military Times’ annual Best for Vets: Colleges 2016 list, the most comprehensive school-by-school assessment of veteran and military student… Read More >

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A picture of health

Earlier this week, students, faculty and staff gathered at Moran Commons and Plaza to hear the big news: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro… Read More >

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UNCG Green Team

UNCG’s Sustainability Coordinator Trey McDonald appears to be an easy-going, gregarious man willing to talk about most anything with visitors. Until, that is, you mention… Read More >

The UNCG Bryan School of Business and Economics building.

Bryan School maintains prestigious AACSB accreditations

The Bryan School of Business and Economics at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro has maintained its business and accounting accreditation by AACSB International… Read More >

College of Arts & Sciences presents inaugural alumni award

As a college student with literary ambitions, Emily Herring Wilson studied in Greensboro with famed poet Randall Jarrell and other distinguished writers. Decades later, she’s… Read More >

Lim Wins Regional Art Education Award

Eun-Hee “Maria” Lim is already regarded as one of the top art educators in North Carolina. Now her reputation is growing throughout the Southeast. Lim,… Read More >

UNCG Faculty & Staff Excellence Awards March 27

The UNCG Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards Ceremony will be held Friday, March 27, 2015, at 9 a.m. in the EUC Auditorium. The ceremony will… Read More >

Travis Hicks will be honored by NC Campus Compact

Travis Hicks will receive the North Carolina Campus Compact’s 2015 Robert L. Sigmon Service-Learning Award. As a UNCG assistant professor of Interior Architecture, Hicks fully… Read More >

Yancey plays the music forward

For 13 years, Danny Yancey  ’07 M.M.Ed has given the gift of music to his students. Now one of them has returned the favor. In… Read More >

Dr. Chiaki Takagi receives national teaching award

Dr. Chiaki Takagi, a lecturer in Japanese at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, received the American Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ) 2014… Read More >

Online programs earn U.S. News & World Report rankings

U.S. News & World Report ranked three UNCG online programs among the best in the nation in the publication’s 2015 list of Best Online Programs…. Read More >

Anemone named AAAS Fellow

Dr. Robert L. Anemone, head of UNCG’s Department of Anthropology, is a 2014 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Fellows… Read More >

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Human Development and Family Studies earns top ranking

The graduate program in the UNCG Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) has earned a Top 10 ranking in The HDFS Report, an… Read More >

UNCG's statue of Minerva, Roman goddess of wisdom and the university's symbol, against a blue sky.

UNCG among nation’s Best Colleges

UNCG is among the nation’s best universities, according to the just-released 2015 Best Colleges rankings by U.S. News & World Report. UNCG ranked No.181 among… Read More >

Dynamic mailbox system honored as a model of efficiency

UNCG’s innovative dynamic mailbox system has been honored as one of University Business Magazine’s Models of Efficiency. The system, dubbed Spartan Mail Management, gave a 21st… Read More >

The Bryan School of Business and Economics on the UNCG campus

UNCG economics faculty research earns high ranking

UNCG’s Department of Economics, housed in the Bryan School of Business and Economics, has been ranked as one of the nation’s best for faculty-published economic… Read More >

For David Ostergaard ’02, the film’s in the Cannes

He didn’t exactly rub shoulders with George Clooney and Angelina Jolie, but David Ostergaard ’02 did star in an award-winning film shown at Cannes. Ostergaard,… Read More >

Go Triad features Salmon’s new Brubeck CD

Go Triad spotlighted a new CD by John Salmon, UNCG piano professor and jazz artist. Salmon’s latest CD, “John Salmon Plays Brubeck,” is a tribute… Read More >

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UNCG Softball’s Bedwell is SoCon Player of Year

This week UNCG hosts the Southern Conference Softball Championship Tournament, which means Spartan fans can cheer on the newly named SoCon Player of the Year,… Read More >

Taylor, retiring VC of business affairs, reflects on career at UNCG

After 27 years at UNCG, including the last eight as vice chancellor for business affairs, Reade Taylor is retiring effective June 30. He’ll be honored… Read More >

UNCG’s Anemone takes paleontology high-tech in Scientific American

The May issue of Scientific American features an article co-written by Robert L. Anemone, professor and head of UNCG’s Department of Anthropology. In the article,… Read More >

Kirchoff receives award from Chancellor Brady

Bruce Kirchoff chosen for BOG Excellence in Teaching Award

Dr. Bruce Kirchoff’s teaching philosophy? “Without active learning, there is no learning.” The active learning that happens in his classes – and the impact he… Read More >

U.S. News ranks counseling program third in nation

UNCG’s Department of Counseling and Educational Development (CED) ranks third in the nation among graduate programs in student counseling and personnel services, according to U.S…. Read More >

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UNCG named ‘Tree Campus USA’ for fifth straight year

UNCG’s natural beauty is again in the eye of the beholder. UNCG has been certified once again as a Tree Campus USA university. The official… Read More >

UNCG alum and entrepreneur featured by

Zim Ugochukwu, a UNCG alum from the Biology Department with a minor in Political Science, was featured by as a rising star and entrepreneur. In… Read More >

UNCG trio named to Business Journal’s 2014 leaders list

Three professionals with ties to UNCG were named to “40 Leaders Under 40,” a public service honors list compiled annually by the Business Journal and… Read More >

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UNCG’s Janke wins civic engagement award from N.C. Campus Compact

Dr. Emily Janke of UNCG has been named the 2014 Civic Engagement Sustainer Professional of the Year by North Carolina Campus Compact. Janke is an… Read More >

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Leading mobile app Banjo firm founded by UNCG graduate

UNCG graduate Damien Patton is the founder and CEO of Banjo, the social discovery app that has become one of the leaders in the industry…. Read More >

UNCG alum interviewed about becoming Kent State’s next president

UNCG alum Beverly Warren was interviewed by regarding her new position as Kent State University in Ohio’s next president beginning in July. “I can’t… Read More >

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Bryan School on Princeton Review list of best schools

The Princeton Review has named the UNCG Bryan School of Business and Economics as one of the top business schools in the country, including the… Read More >

UNCG among nation’s best at supporting vets

For the third straight year, UNCG has been recognized as a Military Friendly School, putting it in the top 20 percent of schools nationwide that… Read More >

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UNCG among best national universities in U.S. News & World Report rankings

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is among the nation’s best universities, according to the recently released 2014 Best Colleges rankings by U.S. News… Read More >

Dr. Jackie White named to APA task force on gun violence

The American Psychological Association has named psychologist Dr. Jacquelyn W. “Jackie” White to its newly formed Policy Review Task Force on the Prediction and Prevention… Read More >

Brady interviewed about Princeton Review best college list

Chancellor Linda P. Brady  was interviewed by The Business Journal regarding the inclusion of UNCG in the 2014 edition of Princeton Review as one of the… Read More >

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UNCG among Princeton Review’s ‘Best Colleges’ for 2014

For the 15th consecutive year, Princeton Review highlights UNCG among the country’s best universities for undergraduate education. The education services company features UNCG in the… Read More >

Spirit of support, inclusiveness

A new report by The Education Trust, a national watchdog group for parity in education, singles out UNCG among the nation’s universities for its success… Read More >

Report notes high graduation rates among black students at UNCG

An article from Education News notes an Education Trust report that mentions UNCG as a school where graduation rates among black students rose to 60.1 percent… Read More >

Proximity Hotel's Tony Villier, stands on the rooftop of the hotel to point out the the solar panels that power the hot water

UNCG’s sustainable tourism program first of its kind

UNCG’s Bryan School of Business and Economics will launch a new, progressive program in sustainable tourism and hospitality this fall that is among the first… Read More >

UNCG housekeeping staff-members take a tour of Shaw Hall, part of the newly renovated Quad on the UNCG campus.

Quad renovation certified LEED Gold

UNCG’s iconic Quad residence halls, a collection of seven buildings constructed in the 1920s and recently renovated, have been certified LEED Gold by the U.S…. Read More >

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Nursing school lauded for geriatric curriculum

UNCG’s School of Nursing continues to win recognition for its geriatric nursing curriculum. The School of Nursing is among six schools of nursing nationwide chosen… Read More >

UNCG Baseball’s Christian Wolfe makes All-America team

UNCG senior outfielder Christian Wolfe became the 13th All-America selection in program history when he was chosen to the Collegiate Baseball All-America third team. Wolfe is… Read More >

Theatre alumnus takes home Emmy

Actor David Ostergaard never expected a TV commercial for an Asheville computer shop to net him TV’s most coveted award, the Emmy. He took home… Read More >

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Katam, Chelimo place second at National Championships

Paul Katam and Paul Chelimo flew into Eugene, Ore., as regional champions. They flew out as national runners-up – and First-Team All Americans. The Spartans,… Read More >

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CARS ranked among top fashion programs

UNCG’s Department of Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies (CARS) has been ranked among the best programs to study fashion in the South and recognized as… Read More >

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Spartan runners headed to NCAA Championships

Update, 9:40 a.m., 6/7/13: Spartan runner Paul Katam placed second in the NCAA Outdoor Track National Championships, earning him the title of National Runner-Up and… Read More >

Superintendent finalists include two with UNCG ties

Two of three finalists for superintendent of the Wake County Schools have ties to UNCG, according to a report by WNCN-TV. The station reported that… Read More >

Golden Chain Honor Society adds 38 new links

In April, 37 students and one faculty member were inducted into the Golden Chain Honor Society. Golden Chain,  founded in 1948, is unique to UNCG…. Read More >

‘A purpose in life’

Commencement speaker tells grads that continuing to grow and develop can lead to long-term happiness

UNCG's statue of Minerva, Roman goddess of wisdom and the university's symbol, against a blue sky.

PBK chapter inducts 44

UNCG’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter, the Epsilon chapter, inducted 44 new members on April 9. Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest and most widely known… Read More >

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UNCG students raise money to support mental health awareness

UNCG students in Special Education Services 460 designed a T-shirt to sell and raise money to support mental health awareness and to honor the families… Read More >

Porter to deliver ICS commencement address May 7

UNCG Integrative Community Studies will hold its commencement ceremony on Tuesday, May 7. The public is invited to attend the event at 9:30 a.m. in… Read More >

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Three students named Fulbright Scholars

Three UNCG students, A’Isha Crawford, Pablo Diaz and Kayla Cavenaugh have won Fulbright scholarships that will carry them abroad for a year to continue their… Read More >

Chancellor Brady presents award to Dr. Chiaki Takagi.

‘Extraordinary contributions’ cited at Faculty & Staff Excellence Awards

“Inspirational stories will be heard,” Chancellor Linda P. Brady said in previewing the 2013 UNCG Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards ceremony held recently in EUC… Read More >

Bryan’s Memili honored for family business research

  A paper by Dr. Esra Memili, an assistant professor in UNCG’s Bryan School of Business and Economics, has been honored with the Best Practitioner… Read More >

UNCG garners top award for successful fundraising campaign

UNCG received the Gold Chairman’s Award from the State Employees Combined Campaign for the highest per capita donation for a UNC school of its size… Read More >

Jovanovic wins award for service learning, civic engagement efforts

Dr. Spoma Jovanovic, a communication scholar, advocate and associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies at UNCG, received the “Outstanding Faculty Member” Award at… Read More >

Grad students win award for Terra Cotta project

Eight second-year students in UNCG’s masters program in history and museum studies, have won the National Council on Public History’s 2013 Graduate Student Project Award… Read More >

UNCG wins award for use of social media in marketing

UNCG is winning awards for its use of social media. The University Relations Department at UNCG has won an Award of Excellence for use of… Read More >

Wei Jia, Research, UNCG, Center for Research Excellence in Bioactive Food Components, Kannapolis

Jia’s research on gut microbes garners international attention

A UNCG researcher led an international team of scientists who may have uncovered the mystery behind one of China’s worst food safety scandals, which took… Read More >

Williamsen’s work commended by Kennedy Center

The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival has awarded Dr. Amy R. Williamsen of UNCG a certificate of commendation for the translation of “Agravio,” a… Read More >

African American Studies program among top 10

UNCG’s African American Studies program has garnered national recognition as one of the top 10 programs of its kind in the country, according to productivity… Read More >

UNCG makes ‘Best for Vets’ list

Military Times Edge magazine has named UNCG a “Best for Vets” school. UNCG is the only public university in North Carolina included in the annual… Read More >

Entrepreneurship program honored with award

The Entrepreneurship Cross-Disciplinary Program, housed in UNCG’s Bryan School of Business and Economics, has been awarded the Allied Academies’ Academy of Educational Leadership Creative and… Read More >

Bryan School featured in Princeton Review’s list of best business schools

For the 13th consecutive year, The Princeton Review has recognized UNCG’s Bryan School of Business and Economics as one of the top schools in the… Read More >

UNCG still leads in closing black-white graduation gap

For the second time in three years, UNCG has made a short list of American colleges and universities excelling at shrinking the graduation gap between… Read More >

Locke honored with Order of the Long Leaf Pine

Over the decades, Dr. John R. Locke has helped cultivate and nurture a love of music in tens of thousands of youth through the UNCG… Read More >

Stinson honored with lifetime achievement award

Sue Stinson, a professor of dance and the incoming interim dean of the UNCG School of Music, Theatre and Dance, has been selected to receive… Read More >

Facilities Operations honored for work with people with disabilities

UNCG Facilities Operations has been honored with the Employer of the Year Award from the Greensboro Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities. The award honors… Read More >

Community and Therapeutic Recreation faculty, students win awards

Faculty, students and alumni from UNCG’s Department of Community and Therapeutic Recreation received multiple awards at the 2012 North Carolina Recreation and Park Association –… Read More >

33 inducted into Business Honor Society

Thirty-two students and a prominent Greensboro business leader were recognized by the Bryan School of Business and Economics and inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma… Read More >

Running down a dream

Cerebral palsy’s no obstacle for team manager Nathan Baker.

All-American dreams

Before a public health career in his homeland, Paul Chelimo strives to bring home a national title.

Nursing Faculty Member Receives National Honor

A member of the UNCG School of Nursing leadership has been honored by a national organization focusing on geriatric care. The John A. Hartford Foundation… Read More >