Monthly Archives: June 2019

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UNCG hosts housing symposium with community leaders

Over 150 members of the Greensboro community took part in the second annual Housing and Health Symposium: “Building Healthy Communities Through Better Housing” on June 7…. Read More >

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Video: 2018-19 Year in Review

What a year it’s been for UNC Greensboro. In his end-of-year “musings” message to the campus community, Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. highlighted just how much… Read More >

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Moss Street celebrates first class of graduates

Hundreds of family members, friends, siblings, and community members were on hand for the inaugural “Moving Up” ceremony at the Moss Street Partnership School in… Read More >

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Summertime at the G

It’s summertime once again at UNC Greensboro, and Spartans are taking full advantage of the warmer weather, longer days, and a slower pace. For many… Read More >

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Alumni bring historic hospitality to Greensboro

When Amanda ’11 MA and James Keith ’13 DMA decided to open an inn, they first looked into Greensboro’s downtown spaces. But then a building just… Read More >

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Zadie Smith visits campus as part of literary festival

UNC Greensboro University Libraries welcomed a major literary star to campus this past weekend – Zadie Smith – in conjunction with the Greensboro Bound literary… Read More >

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Our unsung heroes: Celebrating Spartan staff

They keep the Wi-Fi working. They implement programs. They keep classrooms in order. They update everything from student records to newsletters to campus signage to… Read More >

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UNCG announces 2019-20 UCLS lineup

A legendary opera soprano, an original “Hamilton” cast member, and a Tony-nominated choreographer, among other renowned artists, make up the 2019-20 UNC Greensboro Concert and… Read More >

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Ken Jeong: Find your passion, be persistent

It was a day of celebration at UNC Greensboro, with nearly 2,500 Spartans turning their tassels at May Commencement and embarking on a new journey… Read More >

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UNCG to host Guilford County Heart and Stroke Walk

On Saturday, May 18, the Triad community will come together for the 2019 Guilford County Heart and Stroke Walk on UNC Greensboro’s campus. The free,… Read More >

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UNCG hosts statewide ‘Status of Women’ event

On Wednesday, May 1, UNC Greensboro hosted the “Status of Women in NC: Health and Wellness Report” event, in which government officials and community leaders… Read More >

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Chancellor message: Tragedy at UNC Charlotte

On Wednesday, May 1, Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. sent a message to the campus community about the tragedy at UNC Charlotte. The full message… Read More >

UNCG partners with literary festival

May 16 to 19, our city is lit. Greensboro Bound: A Literary Festival strikes up, with the opening reception at UNC Greensboro’s Weatherspoon Art Museum… Read More >

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Chancellor Musings: ‘As the School Year Ends …’

On Tuesday, April 30, Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. sent a “Chancellor Musings” message to the campus community. The full message is below.  As the… Read More >

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Pulling together to serve and protect families in need

This post originally appeared in UNCG Magazine. To read other stories about UNCG alumni making an impact, visit alumnimagazine.uncg.edu. It’s been five years since Catherine… Read More >

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2019 Spartan Cinema movie lineup announced

UNC Greensboro and Greensboro Downtown Parks are teaming up to present the third annual Spartan Cinema, a free series of Friday night movie screenings with… Read More >

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Student among top Irish dancers in the world

How does it feel to be one of the best Irish dancers in the world? Just ask Kelly King. The UNC Greensboro sophomore took home… Read More >

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UNCG to award over 2,500 degrees at May Commencement

UNC Greensboro expects to award more than 2,500 degrees at the University’s May Commencement Ceremony and Doctoral Hooding Ceremony. UNCG will confer approximately 1,867 bachelor’s… Read More >

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Men’s golf wins second straight SoCon Championship

For the second straight year, UNC Greensboro men’s golf (283-294-276) has claimed the Southern Conference Championship after the Spartans finished the tournament at 11-under, besting… Read More >

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Cochlear implant study supports older adults

It’s a Friday morning, and UNC Greensboro’s Speech and Hearing Center has the warm feel of a group of friends catching up. The conversation flows… Read More >

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A celebration of excellence at 2019 Faculty Awards

The videos showed the honorees larger than life. And that’s fitting, when you consider the impact these faculty have on our students, our state, and… Read More >

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2019 Science Everywhere event a big hit

UNC Greensboro’s Science Everywhere, held on Saturday, April 13, was a great success by all accounts. At each succeeding event, participation continues to increase, and… Read More >

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McNair scholars from across the state gather at UNCG

First-generation and underrepresented students from UNC Greensboro and across the state took one step closer to graduate school on Wednesday, April 10. For the second… Read More >

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UNCG Board of Trustees welcomes new members

UNC Greensboro today announced the addition of two new members to its Board of Trustees. Mae Douglas and Linda Sloan, both UNCG Alumni with tremendous… Read More >

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‘Art on Paper’ celebrates 45th exhibition

The theme is paper, and it’s a big anniversary, but far – 44 shows, to be exact – beyond “the paper anniversary.” “Art on Paper” has now… Read More >

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Alumni provide $1M gift to name recital hall

The 350-seat recital hall at UNC Greensboro’s College of Visual and Performing Arts has long been known as one of the most visually and aurally… Read More >

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New dean chosen for College of Visual and Performing Arts

After a nationwide search, Dr. bruce d. mcclung will become the inaugural dean of UNC Greensboro’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA)  on July 14, 2019…. Read More >

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Dianne Welsh wins Excellence in Teaching Award

The University of North Carolina Board of Governors has selected UNC Greensboro’s Dr. Dianne Welsh to receive a 2019 Award for Excellence in Teaching. Welsh… Read More >

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ASL, Bob Wineburg, Kelly Link in new UNCG Magazine

American Sign Language. Bob Wineburg. Spartan service. Pulitzer finalist Kelly Link. These are among the many excellent stories in the just-published UNCG Magazine. Find the… Read More >

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‘A Week at the G’ showcases a range of Spartan life

What does a typical week look like at UNCG? It looks like professors and their children building a research exhibition on a Sunday afternoon, students… Read More >

UNCG holds campus-wide conversation on student success

It’s one thing to go to college. It’s another to be successful while you’re there – to choose the right major, find faculty mentors, grow… Read More >

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UNCG is top 200 in global ‘impact rankings’

UNC Greensboro ranks within the top 101-200 universities globally in the inaugural Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings. The University Impact Rankings measure global universities’… Read More >

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Underground Railroad Tree exhibit in downtown

As a group of UNC Greensboro students, faculty, and staff enter the Guilford Forest one beautiful winter afternoon, one of the group’s faculty guides, Dr…. Read More >

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UNCG to host International Festival April 6

UNC Greensboro’s annual International Festival (I-Fest) returns to campus Saturday, April 6, from noon to 5 p.m. More than 40 countries will be represented at… Read More >

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Spartans get insider access at Volvo Group

Thirty business students boarded a Spartan Chariot bus early on a Friday morning, dressed to impress, and eager to meet leaders at Volvo Group’s North… Read More >

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Campus to celebrate ‘A Week at the G’

Imagine a weeklong, campus-wide celebration that showcases the “behind-the-scenes” moments of university life as they’re happening – theatre students in rehearsals before the big show,… Read More >

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‘Unlikely’ documentary, filmmaker to come to campus

What barriers do students face as they pursue an education and meaningful career? And how can we help break down these barriers? To help answer… Read More >

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Record-breaking men’s basketball season comes to close

UNC Greensboro men’s basketball saw its season come to an end Saturday afternoon, as the Spartans fell to Lipscomb 86-69 in the second round of… Read More >

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Students style for thrift-store chic

On a recent Tuesday afternoon, one of Greensboro’s most popular boutique thrift stores was transformed into the Spartan version of “Project Runway.” Students in the… Read More >

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Kim Record and alumni named ‘Outstanding Women’

UNC Greensboro Director of Athletics Kim Record and four UNCG alumni have been named winners of the Triad Business Journal’s 2019 Outstanding Women in Business… Read More >

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Spartans earn No. 1 overall seed in NIT

The UNC Greensboro men’s basketball team has earned the No. 1 overall seed in the National Invitation Tournament and will begin postseason play Tuesday night… Read More >

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Moss Street students compete in NPR podcast challenge

Thanks to UNC Greensboro’s University Teaching & Learning Commons (UTLC), students from Moss Street Partnership School (MSPS) have a shot at having their self-recorded podcast… Read More >

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Audra McDonald brings wisdom, music to UNCG

Audra McDonald, record-breaking winner of six Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, and the National Medal of Arts, brought more than her dazzling… Read More >

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Spartans place second in SoCon, await postseason fate

After what has been another historic season for UNC Greensboro men’s basketball, the Spartans fell short of a second straight conference title Monday night, placing… Read More >

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UNCG named Voter Friendly Campus

UNC Greensboro again has been designated a “Voter Friendly Campus” by national nonpartisan organizations Campus Vote Project and NASPA (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators)…. Read More >

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More than 1,000 Spartans support Believe in the G

More than 1,000 Spartans raised over $709,000 as part of this year’s record-breaking Believe in the G campaign. Believe in the G is an annual… Read More >

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Ken Jeong to speak at UNCG Commencement

UNC Greensboro today announced that actor, writer, producer, and Greensboro native Ken Jeong will deliver the keynote address at the University’s May 10 Commencement at… Read More >

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Ticket, livestream information for SoCon Tournament

The UNC Greensboro men’s and women’s basketball teams are traveling to Asheville this weekend for the Ingles Southern Conference Basketball Championships presented by General Shale,… Read More >

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UNCG hosts mentoring event for women

On Monday, Feb. 25, UNC Greensboro hosted the Triad Business Journal’s annual “Bizwomen Mentoring Monday” networking event for the third consecutive year. Bizwomen Mentoring Monday… Read More >

UNCG 40 Under 40 honorees for 2019.

Spartans honored at 40 Under 40 celebration

Seven UNC Greensboro alumni, faculty, and staff were recognized for making a difference in their professions and in their communities at the Triad Business Journal’s… Read More >

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UNCG partners with City for Lead Safe Housing Program

UNC Greensboro today announced that three UNCG centers are providing comprehensive outreach and referral services to residents of Greensboro. The UNCG Center for Housing and Community… Read More >

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Graduate School pilots new initiative to build community

The UNC Greensboro Graduate School is piloting a new initiative, “Neutral Grounds,” to help build community among graduate students and faculty. Neutral Grounds provides Tate… Read More >

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UNCG hosts Campus Compact Presidents Forum, Conference

On Wednesday, Feb. 13, UNC Greensboro hosted the ninth annual North Carolina Campus Compact Presidents Forum and 2019 PACE (Pathways to Achieving Civic Engagement) Conference,… Read More >

Jazz fusion visionary Herbie Hancock visits campus

Feb. 12, UNC Greensboro and the Miles Davis Jazz Studies Program received an extraordinary visitor: 14-time Grammy winner, and illustrious visionary in the jazz fusion… Read More >

Celebrate healthy relationships Feb. 11-14

As Valentine’s Day approaches, love and relationships are on many people’s minds. The Healthy Relationships Initiative (HRI) at UNC Greensboro invites campus and the community… Read More >

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Celebrate Black History Month on campus

UNC Greensboro is hosting a variety of special events and programming this month in honor of Black History Month. The celebration began Monday, Feb. 4,… Read More >

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UNCG Athletics launches Campaign for Champions

UNC Greensboro Athletics today announced the Campaign for Champions, a fundraising campaign to transform student-athlete academic and support facilities, and to recruit and retain top… Read More >

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Student receives award for outstanding service

Savanna Thomas always knew she wanted to work with kids; she just wasn’t sure what form it would take. UNC Greensboro helped her find that… Read More >

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UNCG named Military Friendly School, earns Gold award

For the eighth consecutive year, UNC Greensboro has been named a Military Friendly School by VIQTORY for excellence in supporting military-affiliated students. UNCG received the… Read More >

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Spartans honor legacy of MLK Jr.

Civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. famously urged us to “live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” It’s a message that… Read More >

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Tickets remain for University Concert & Lecture Series

Tickets are still available for upcoming University Concert & Lecture Series (UCLS) performances by award-winning singer and actress Audra McDonald and the renowned Mark Morris… Read More >

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UNCG alum fights hunger and joblessness

“Feed your appetite. Nourish your community.” It’s the motto and driving philosophy of Providence in Winston-Salem, a family of programs of Second Harvest Food Bank… Read More >

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UNCG alum EJ O’Keeffe named men’s soccer head coach

UNC Greensboro today announced that EJ O’Keeffe, a two-time Big South Coach of the Year, has been named the men’s soccer head coach after a… Read More >

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UNCG presents MLK Day at Greensboro Swarm

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., UNC Greensboro is teaming up with the Greensboro Swarm for a special afternoon of basketball and remembrance. “MLK… Read More >

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Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X, to speak at MLK Celebration

Author and community activist Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz, will serve as the keynote speaker for the seventh annual joint… Read More >

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New campus construction provides opportunities for minority businesses

Spartans arriving on campus next week may notice that the construction phases of UNC Greensboro’s new Nursing and Instructional building and new Chiller Plant are… Read More >

UNCG employees raise more than $171,000 for charity

UNC Greensboro’s 2018 State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC) raised more than $170,000 last year for charities across the community, state, and beyond. The campaign kicked… Read More >

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Weatherspoon features Andy Warhol

What was social media before social media? Decades before the dawn of Facebook, Friendster, or even email, an artist from an Eastern European immigrant family… Read More >

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2018: An ‘inflection point’ for UNCG

Over the past 12 months, UNC Greensboro has arrived at what Chancellor Gilliam calls an “inflection point” – a critical moment in the University’s history…. Read More >

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Enjoy Spartan sports, art exhibitions, and more this holiday season

Many UNC Greensboro students have returned home for the holidays, but there’s still plenty for local Spartans and the Greensboro community to enjoy this holiday… Read More >

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Student speaker to fellow graduates: ‘Don’t let fear stop you’

When UNC Greensboro MBA student Carrie Longnecker Hall was asked to be the student speaker at December’s Commencement ceremony, she was amazed and more than… Read More >

Strengthen relationships in 2019 with free online workshops

A new year is a great time for a fresh start in relationships. Maybe you need help understanding boundaries with friendships, a roommate, or at… Read More >

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Nearly 2,000 turn tassels at December Commencement

This morning’s December Commencement marked the end of a long journey and the beginning of a new chapter in the lives of nearly 2,000 UNC… Read More >

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UNCG to open pop up shop in downtown Greensboro

The post below has been updated to include additional pop up shop event information, as well as a video from the Friday night grand opening… Read More >

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Class of 2018: Evan Bradner

UNC Greensboro undergraduate Evan Bradner’s interest in medicine began at a young age, during an exceptionally difficult time. As his mother fought cancer, he witnessed… Read More >

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UNCG one of 25 colleges recognized for improving campus safety

UNC Greensboro is one of 25 colleges and universities nationwide to be recognized by Safe Campus for accomplishments in improving campus safety. The UNCG Police… Read More >

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UNCG to award nearly 2,000 degrees at December Commencement

UNC Greensboro will award nearly 2,000 degrees during the December Commencement ceremony Friday, Dec. 7 at the Greensboro Coliseum. The University will confer approximately 1,550… Read More >

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Spartans raise funds for students, faculty, and staff in need

The Elliott University Center’s Azalea Room was a palette of colors last Monday for the annual Empty Bowls Sale to benefit Spartan Open Pantry. The… Read More >

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The Shops at Spartan Village celebrate grand opening

The Greensboro community celebrated the grand opening of UNC Greensboro’s The Shops at Spartan Village with a ribbon-cutting ceremony today. Though several shops in Spartan… Read More >

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Alumni gift $1 million to School of Education and Bryan School

UNC Greensboro this week received a $1 million planned gift from Celia Gomedela Jolley ’71 and David Styles Jolley ’76 MA to fund two scholarship… Read More >

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Director of Bands John R. Locke conducts final concert at UNCG

Director of Bands John R. Locke knows exactly why he came to UNC Greensboro. “I know I’ve had a few moments when I’ve stood on… Read More >

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UNCG recognizes indigenous communities who have inhabited university land

UNC Greensboro recognized the indigenous communities who have inhabited the land where the University is now located in a special ceremony Monday evening at the… Read More >

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Alumni and student veterans find community at UNCG

The post below is an abbreviated version of a story that originally appeared in the Fall 2018 edition of UNCG Magazine. To read the full… Read More >

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Annual Veterans Day Celebration on campus this Friday

UNCG will host its annual Veterans Day Celebration this Friday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Maple Room of the Elliot… Read More >

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Innovation on display at Entrepreneurship Everywhere

Cone Ballroom was stirring with innovation last week as current students, alumni, faculty and staff gathered to connect and learn about entrepreneurship. The first-ever Entrepreneurship… Read More >

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Women’s soccer wins second consecutive SoCon Championship

UNC Greensboro women’s soccer (15-4-1) won the Southern Conference Tournament Championship for the second straight year with a 2-1 win over Furman Sunday afternoon. With… Read More >

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UNCG celebrates first-generation students

Freshman year is all about firsts: First time living away from home; first midterm exam; first roommate; and for some students, it’s the first time… Read More >

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UNCG in The Princeton Review’s ‘Green Colleges’ guide

UNC Greensboro is one of the 399 most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features UNCG in the 2018… Read More >

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2018 Spartan Showcase this weekend

As current UNC Greensboro students buckle down for the last half of the fall semester, prospective students will be visiting campus to help them make… Read More >

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Student Ranger program offers students law enforcement experience

The UNCG Police Department prides itself on its service to the University, its students, faculty and staff, as well as its dedication to the Greensboro… Read More >

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UNCG Archivist explores role of women in brewing

A burly man with a long beard and a flannel shirt. That’s become the stereotypical image of a brewer in today’s world of craft beer…. Read More >

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Award-winning author Reyna Grande visits campus to engage with students

Award-winning author and memoirist Reyna Grande visited campus last week to meet and speak with students about her book “The Distance Between Us,” this year’s… Read More >

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Students, faculty explore fairy tales with ‘Dread and Delight’

Autumn is transformative. Changing leaves, fall harvests, new friends, mid-semester exams. And at UNC Greensboro’s Weatherspoon Art Museum: “wolves that pose as grandmothers, pumpkins that… Read More >

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UNCG to cancel classes, activities at 2 p.m. Thursday

As Hurricane Michael continues to move inland, UNC Greensboro and our Emergency Management Team have been in consultation with state and local officials while closely… Read More >

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Fall edition of UNCG Magazine now available online

The Fall 2018 UNCG Magazine is now available online. This engaging online magazine – newly enhanced for handheld devices as well as computers – tells… Read More >

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Alumni launch new ‘Spartans Speak’ podcast

UNC Greensboro alumni have launched a new podcast in which Spartans talk about their UNCG experience and offer advice for soon-to-be graduates. The monthly show… Read More >

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Show your Spartan spirit at Homecoming 2018

It’s our favorite week of the year: UNCG Homecoming. The campus-wide celebration kicks off on Wednesday, Oct. 10, and alumni, students, faculty and staff are… Read More >

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UNCG receives $100,000 to accelerate research findings into impact

UNC Greensboro has received a $100,000 grant from NC IDEA to promote entrepreneurial ambition and economic advancement on campus and across the state. The funding will support… Read More >

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Leaps and bounds: New dance studios in former Rosenthal Pool

Since dance programs first began at Woman’s College in 1957, they have lived in the Rosenthal wing of the Coleman Building, once called Rosenthal Gymnasium…. Read More >

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President Spellings, Chancellor Gilliam visit Moss Street Partnership School

A few special guests paid a visit today to Moss Street Partnership School in honor of its inaugural year. UNC System President Margaret Spellings, UNC… Read More >

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Alan Alda talks empathy, communication at UNCG

UNC Greensboro students, faculty and staff received a master class in communication from storied actor, writer, director and master communicator Alan Alda Sept. 21. Over… Read More >

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Nursing and Instructional Building goes ‘green’

UNC Greensboro’s newest construction project has started its rise from the site of the now-demolished McIver Building. When the Nursing & Instructional Building makes its… Read More >

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Chancellor Gilliam: Hurricane Florence and spirit of service

On Tuesday, Sept. 18, Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. sent a message to the campus community. The full message is below. Dear Spartan Community, As… Read More >

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UNCG receives 2018 Excellence in Diversity Award

UNC Greensboro received the 2018 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher… Read More >

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UNCG holds events for mental health awareness

Earlier this month, hundreds of colorful pinwheels decorated the EUC lawn – 1,100 to be exact.* It’s a number symbolizing the 1,100 college students lost… Read More >

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UNCG to cancel classes, all activities beginning Wednesday at noon

Due to the anticipated and potential effects of Hurricane Florence in the Triad, UNC Greensboro will cancel all classes and all other university activities beginning… Read More >

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UNCG presents yearlong event series exploring the 1960s

For 2018-19, UNCG presents a campus-wide collaboration: “The ‘60s: Exploring the Limits,” a series of events that draws inspiration from the extraordinary decade of the… Read More >

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UNCG to host Fall Career Fair Oct. 17

The Fall Career Fair was originally scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 13. Due to the potential affects of Hurricane Florence, the event has been rescheduled. This… Read More >

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Hear the banjo ring: Rhiannon Giddens curates NC Folk Festival

UNC Greensboro alumna Rhiannon Giddens was selected to perform at Greensboro’s inaugural National Folk Festival in 2015. This week, she returns to Greensboro as special… Read More >

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Enjoy Spartan Way, family fun and alumni performances at NC Folk Festival

It’s a big week for the city of Greensboro, as the entire community pulls together to host the inaugural North Carolina Folk Festival, a free… Read More >

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Spartan Spotlight: SGA President Samaya Roary

UNC Greensboro senior Samaya Roary wants to spend her life advocating for causes. The long-term goal for the political science (pre-law) and communication studies double… Read More >

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UNCG announces largest-ever enrollment: 20,106 students

UNC Greensboro, the Triad’s largest state university, today announced record enrollment for the University’s Fall 2018 Census. It’s the fifth year in a row UNCG… Read More >

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The first day at Moss Street Partnership School

At 7:15 a.m. Monday morning, Moss Street Partnership School opened its doors wide to greet 420 children of Reidsville on their first day of school…. Read More >

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Spartans make an impact with service to the community

Spartans were spread across the City of Greensboro last weekend cleaning bikes, painting classrooms, removing invasive weeds and everything in between. Spartan Service Day, in… Read More >

Students on exercise bikes at Kaplan Center.

What’s free at the G

From free comedy shows to tutoring and transportation, there are tons of resources and events offered to Spartans at no extra charge. Here are a… Read More >

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What’s new at the G

It’s been a big week at UNC Greensboro, with the unveiling of a new, modern spirit mark and the University’s new “Find your way here”… Read More >

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Chancellor Musings: Our ‘inflection point’

On Tuesday, Aug. 14, Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. sent a “Chancellor Musings” message to the campus community. The full message is below.  Welcome students,… Read More >

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Safety for Spartans: Resources across campus

Campus safety has always been a top priority for UNC Greensboro. Students, faculty, staff and community members should make use of these resources whenever there… Read More >

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UNCG Athletics kicks off 2018-19 season with full weekend of Spartan sports

Spartan sports are back in action this weekend with women’s soccer, volleyball and men’s soccer competing at home. Women’s soccer kicks off the 2018-19 athletics… Read More >

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Welcome home new Spartans

New to campus? You’re invited to UNC Greensboro’s 13-day welcome home party: Rawkin’ Welcome Week. The annual event is an opportunity for first-year and transfer… Read More >

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UNCG to host second annual NAV1GATE New Student Convocation

UNC Greensboro will host its second annual NAV1GATE New Student Convocation on Monday, Aug. 13, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on campus. The event,… Read More >

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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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UNCG unveils brand new Spartan

The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) Spartan has a bold new look. Capitalizing on a year of historic growth, outstanding performance in the classroom and record-breaking results… Read More >

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Teachers prepare for students at Moss Street Partnership School

The halls of Moss Street Partnership School in Reidsville were filled with a flurry of activity on Wednesday morning, as volunteers from UNC Greensboro and… Read More >

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Students take the reins at horse therapy camp

It’s a hot Tuesday morning in July. The horses twitch and stomp. A barn cat snoozes in the sun. Seems like just another day at… Read More >

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UNCG’s Team QUEST builds positive community

Family. It’s the first thing that comes to mind for Megan Delph Cayton when asked about UNC Greensboro’s Team QUEST program. “As a facilitator, not only… Read More >

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Adventure awaits in UNCG’s Outdoor Adventures program

It’s hard to miss: The towering 54-foot wall with colorful grips sprouting from the basement floor of UNC Greensboro’s Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness…. Read More >

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CARS ranked among top fashion merchandising programs

UNC Greensboro’s Department of Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies (CARS) moved up this year in rankings among the nation’s top fashion merchandising programs, according to Fashion-Schools.org…. Read More >

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Students gain hands-on experience in interior architecture’s preservation field school

Restoring gravestones in an old fishing village on the Outer Banks of North Carolina – it’s not your typical classroom experience. But for 10 students… 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 >

An owl on a hotel bed, with feathers falling around him.

Flights of fancy and Summer Solstice at the Weatherspoon Art Museum

It’s the longest day of the year, and the best evening for artistic fun at UNC Greensboro’s Weatherspoon Art Museum. Friday, June 22, 6 to… Read More >

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Hiking program provides relief for cancer survivors

The healing power of nature – it’s the premise of a program launched in 2016 by the Department of Community and Therapeutic Recreation at UNC… Read More >

Dr. Emily Janke pointing at a white board in front of a small group of faculty and community members.

UNCG partners with community to improve health in Guilford County

The health and wellness of Guilford County residents is a top priority, thanks to a collaboration between UNC Greensboro, Cone Health and the Guilford County… Read More >

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UNCG hosts national Healthy Homes Month kick-off

On Friday, June 1, UNC Greensboro received national attention as the official kick-off site for The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Healthy Homes… Read More >

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UNCG on Forbes’ Best Employers list

A lot of people know UNC Greensboro is a great place to work. Now, we’re getting national recognition. UNCG is ranked 114th nationally among the… Read More >

Photo of Kobe Streeter with UNCG faculty and staff during a day-long build of a personal computer.

UNCG makes local teen’s wish come true

For 18-year-old Kobe Streeter, wishes really do come true. The recent graduate of High Point Central High School spent Saturday with UNC Greensboro faculty and… Read More >

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A guide to summertime in Greensboro

Although campus may have quieted down after graduation, there’s still plenty to do for Spartans who are sticking around for the summer months – from… Read More >

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Spartans get ready for Giant Steps at Heart Walk

UNC Greensboro is stepping out for heart health at the 2018 Greater Guilford Heart & Stroke Walk Saturday, May 19, on campus. The free, 5K (3.1… Read More >

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UNCG Magazine launches enhanced website

UNCG Magazine, the university’s semiannual publication for alumni and friends, has launched a newly enhanced, interactive website. Readers can now access all of the content in… Read More >

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#UNCGgrad: Spartans get social during May Commencement

The ceremonies may be over, but Spartan graduates continue to celebrate their achievements on social media, expressing gratitude to the friends, family, faculty and others… Read More >

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UNCG, Guilford County join MetroLab Network

UNC Greensboro and Guilford County have announced a joint agreement as the newest members of the innovative MetroLab Network, a network of 37 regional city/county-university… Read More >

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UNCG breaks ground on new Nursing and Instructional Building

UNC Greensboro brought out the hardhats and golden shovels today at a ceremony to celebrate the official groundbreaking of its new Nursing and Instructional Building…. Read More >

Portrait of Chief Lester, Officer Trantham and Chancellor Gilliam

UNCG Police Officer Taylor Trantham named UNC System Officer of the Year

The University of North Carolina System has named UNC Greensboro Police Department Officer Taylor Trantham as its 2018 Officer of the Year. Officer Trantham received… Read More >

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Over 4,000 attend Science Everywhere festival

UNC Greensboro was abuzz with science last Saturday as over 4,000 people descended onto campus for the fourth annual Science Everywhere festival. “It was an… Read More >

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Spartan Cinema returns to LeBauer Park

This spring and summer, UNC Greensboro will partner once again with LeBauer Park in downtown Greensboro to present “Spartan Cinema,” a series of Friday night… Read More >

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UNC System President Margaret Spellings visits Greensboro for State of the University Address

UNC System President Margaret Spellings visited Greensboro Wednesday afternoon for a special State of the University Address that highlighted the system’s four Triad area universities:… Read More >

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Campus community invited to UNCG Night at the Carolina Cobras

This Saturday, UNC Greensboro is partnering with the Carolina Cobras, Greensboro’s newest arena football team, for a special UNCG Night at the Cobras. The Cobras… Read More >

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Well Crafted NC to hold launch event in downtown Greensboro

Well Crafted NC, a new digital project by UNC Greensboro University Libraries that documents the history, business and culture of beer and brewing in downtown… Read More >

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UNCG to host 36th annual International Festival April 14

UNC Greensboro will host the 36th annual International Festival (I-Fest) – a celebration of world cultures featuring food, arts and crafts, music, games, exhibits and… Read More >

Chancellor Gilliam in G-Whip golf cart with students.

Chancellor Gilliam to host student town hall April 5

UNC Greensboro Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. will host a student town hall on Thursday, April 5, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the School… Read More >

Photo of Wes Miller on ladder, celebrating after cutting down the net.

Wes Miller receives contract extension following historic season

UNC Greensboro has announced the extension of head men’s basketball coach Wes Miller’s contract through the 2028-29 season. The agreement in principle comes after Miller’s program… Read More >

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Spartans step up to the plate

There’s a unique mix of weekend relaxation and edge-of-your-seat excitement when you spend a Saturday at UNCG Softball Stadium. You’re sitting with sunflower seeds in… Read More >

UNCG, Greensboro Swarm team up for special ‘UNCG Night at the Swarm’

This Friday, March 16, UNC Greensboro is teaming up with the Greensboro Swarm for a special night of basketball and all things blue and gold…. Read More >

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A day at Piney Lake: Saturday opening celebration

What’s Piney Lake? Find out this Saturday, March 17th, when you can be among the first paddlers at the all-day reopening celebration. Free Spartan Chariots… Read More >

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UNCG, Rockingham County Schools sign MOU for Moss Street Partnership School

UNC Greensboro and the Rockingham County Schools Board of Education yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the Moss Street Partnership School in Rockingham County…. Read More >

Photo of President Spellings and Chancellor Gilliam speak with a School of Nursing student Bianca Wade and Dr. Jacqueline DeBrew.

UNC System President, Board of Governors visit UNCG campus

On Tuesday, Feb. 27, UNC Greensboro hosted UNC System President Margaret Spellings and the UNC Board of Governors, the policy-making body charged with the governance… Read More >

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Men’s and women’s basketball travel to Asheville for SoCon Tournament

It’s tournament time for the Spartans. The men’s and women’s basketball teams travel to Asheville this week to compete in their respective Southern Conference tournaments…. Read More >

Portrait of Chancellor Gilliam on campus

Chancellor Musings: ‘There’s more than one way home’

On Tuesday, Feb. 27, Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. sent a “Chancellor Musings” message to the campus community. The full message is below.    There’s… Read More >

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Nearly 2,000 future students attend Destination UNCG

Nearly 2,000 future Spartans and family members visited the UNC Greensboro campus on Saturday for Destination UNCG. The annual event is an opportunity for admitted… Read More >

Group photo of award winners with Chancellor Gilliam and Dean Mac Banks

Alumni recognized in Triad Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty Awards

Five UNC Greensboro alumni were recognized at the Triad Business Journal’s 15th-annual 40 Under Forty event, honoring young leaders across the Triad, held at UNCG’s… Read More >

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UNCG to host Fit Expo 2018 at Kaplan Center

UNC Greensboro will host Fit Expo 2018 – a national conference for young fitness professionals – this weekend at the Leonard J. Kaplan Center for… Read More >

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Share Spartan pride with Believe in the G

It’s that time of the year again. Feb. 21 and 22 mark the fifth annual Believe in the G – a 48-hour celebration of Spartan… Read More >

Terri Shelton speaking with student at table.

UNCG hosts ‘Bizwomen Mentoring Monday’ event

For the second straight year, UNC Greensboro hosted the Triad Business Journal’s “Bizwomen Mentoring Monday” networking event. Approximately 200 students and young professionals participated in… Read More >

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Celebrating Spartan love

They met in different times and places: A health class during the Vietnam War; laughing at a movie in Reynolds Residence Hall; sitting side by… Read More >

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UNCG tests emergency response with large drill on campus

On Thursday, Feb. 1, UNC Greensboro tested its emergency response and recovery plans with a large-scale, mass casualty emergency exercise on campus. The drill, one… Read More >

Dr. Nicholas V. Longo

Community Matters: Series offers workshops on leadership, engagement

Affecting positive change in today’s global landscape is a challenge UNC Greensboro’s Office of Leadership and Service-Learning (OLSL) takes head on. This week, Dr. Nicholas… Read More >

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‘The Underground Railroad’ author Colson Whitehead visits campus

Author Colson Whitehead spoke last week at UNC Greensboro’s University Concert and Lecture Series (UCLS), opening with a personal comic monologue and reading several selections… Read More >

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UNCG research aims to strengthen food systems

As a communication expert, UNC Greensboro’s Dr. Marianne LeGreco understands that the way we talk about food impacts the solutions we put in place. For… Read More >

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Pulitzer Prize winner Colson Whitehead to visit campus

Next week, UNC Greensboro will receive a visit from esteemed author Colson Whitehead. His best-known work, “The Underground Railroad,” has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize,… Read More >

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UNCG to host emergency drill Feb. 1

On Thursday, Feb. 1, UNC Greensboro will conduct a large-scale, mass casualty emergency exercise in and around the McIver Building on campus. The drill, which… Read More >

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Faculty, refugee women collaborate to bridge gaps in resettlement

Navigating the health care system isn’t easy. For Clementine Aulath, who immigrated to Greensboro from Central Africa three years ago, language and cultural barriers made… Read More >

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‘Baggage Claims’ exhibition opens at Weatherspoon Art Museum

Imagine an art gallery full of trunks, suitcases and crates. There’s a damaged FedEx package, a piece of luggage that has been inspected by the… Read More >

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Living legacy: Spartans honor MLK with service

Sixteen community partners. More than 200 students. Nearly 700 service hours. The impact of this year’s MLK Day of Service will be felt for years… Read More >

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Chancellor Gilliam will chair 2018 Greater Guilford Heart & Stroke Walk

The American Heart Association announced today that UNCG Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. will serve as chairman for the 2018 Greater Guilford Heart & Stroke… Read More >

UNCG, N.C. A&T to host joint MLK celebration

Update: Due to inclement weather on Jan. 17, this event has been rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 12. All times and locations remain the same.  For… Read More >

Exterior rendering of the new Nursing and Instructional Building.

UNCG begins new year with large construction project on campus

It’s going to be a big year for Spartans. UNCG is investing in its campus with new infrastructure projects, including a two-part construction project that… Read More >

Greensboro Opera’s ‘The Barber of Seville’ at UNCG Auditorium Jan. 12, 14

“Figaro, Figaro, Figaro!” It’s a line of opera that many know, perhaps from Saturday morning cartoons. The classic line is from “The Barber of Seville,”… Read More >

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A historic year for Spartans

It’s been a historic year for UNCG. The university kicked off its 125th anniversary celebration, launched a new strategic plan and continued to take “Giant… Read More >

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UNCG to award more than 1,800 degrees at December Commencement ceremonies

UNCG will confer more than 1,800 degrees at the university’s December Commencement ceremonies next week. The university-wide commencement will take place Friday, Dec. 8, at… Read More >

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Reflecting on 125 years with UNCG’s archivist

If there’s one person who knows UNCG’s history, it’s University Archivist Erin Lawrimore. From the days of McIver to the Woman’s College era to the… Read More >

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Spartan Spotlight: Head Coach Wes Miller

When Wes Miller became head coach of the Spartans, he was just 29 years old – the youngest head coach in Division I men’s basketball…. Read More >

Students in costume participate in Roman military drills

Classics Day returns to campus Nov. 18

On Saturday, Nov. 18, take a step back into ancient Greece and Rome for the 7th annual Classics Day festival. The free student-run event is… Read More >

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UNCG named top performer in 2017 Sustainable Campus Index

UNCG has been named a Gold-rated institution in the 2017 Sustainable Campus Index, and a top performer in the subcategories of public engagement and well-being and… Read More >

Attendees interact with service members at MRE sampling table.

UNCG to honor veterans with annual campus-wide celebration

UNCG will host a campus-wide Veterans Day Celebration this Friday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. along College Avenue and inside Elliott University… Read More >

UNCG Endowment Fund acquires new property in Greensboro

The board of directors of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s Endowment Fund today announced a strategic real estate investment to acquire a property… Read More >

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Men’s basketball returns after record-breaking season

A regular season Southern Conference title. The most wins in program history. And a trip to New York to compete against Syracuse in the National… Read More >

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The art of Halloween: Mary Foust Haunted House

A mysterious invitation is floating around campus. “You’re invited to dinner,” it begins. “It’s a dinner party that goes wrong, you could say,” said sophomore… Read More >

Elementary school student playing violin

UNCG partners with Guilford County Schools on $1.4 million grant for arts education

UNCG is partnering with Guilford County Schools (GCS) to help public school teachers use the arts more effectively, thanks to a $1.4 million grant from… Read More >

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Renowned Juilliard String Quartet to perform at UNCG Oct. 27

The Juilliard String Quartet, widely known as the quintessential American string quartet, will perform at UNCG on Friday, Oct. 27, at 8 p.m. as part… Read More >

Students lay on cots in gym

UNCG and UNCW collaborate on full-scale hurricane evacuation exercise

UNCG and UNC Wilmington collaborated on a full-scale hurricane evacuation and sheltering exercise on the UNCG campus Oct. 16 and 17. The exercise, called “Hurricane… Read More >

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UNCG sponsors special 1.25-mile course at annual Run 4 the Greenway event Oct. 28

In honor of its 125th anniversary, UNCG will sponsor a special 1.25-mile costume walk/run at the annual Run 4 the Greenway event in Greensboro on… Read More >

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Celebrate UNCG Homecoming Oct. 16-22

Thousands of alumni from across the state and beyond will descend on UNCG’s campus this week for one of the university’s favorite traditions: Homecoming. The… Read More >

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Rhiannon Giddens performs on campus, jams with students

Distinguished guest artists come to UNCG’s campus every semester, but for the 125th anniversary Founders Day concert, the music star was one of our own. Last… Read More >

Student Homayoon Ershadi rides bike on campus.

Students organize cycling fundraiser to aid hurricane victims

When UNCG student Homayoon Ershadi’s friend in Houston left his job to help those devastated by Hurricane Harvey’s destructive path, it got him thinking. “It… Read More >

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Thousands celebrate Founders Day on campus

Spartans sure know how to throw a party. Thousands of UNCG students, alumni, faculty and staff gathered together yesterday for a campus-wide Founders Day celebration…. Read More >

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Fred Chappell writes 125th anniversary poem for campus community

UNCG emeritus professor and lauded poet Fred Chappell, who helped create the UNCG MFA in Creative Writing program, has now graced UNCG’s 125th anniversary celebration… Read More >

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UNCG to celebrate 125th anniversary with Founders Day Festival

It’s going to be a sweet 125th anniversary. On Oct. 5, 1892, UNCG opened its doors to its first class of students. Now, on the… Read More >

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Pixar’s Tia Kratter to visit campus Oct. 4

Tia Kratter has been a part of the artistry of Pixar films since the very first one, “Toy Story,” released in 1995. Before that, she… Read More >

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Honors College offers challenging academics, close-knit community

Collaborative. Challenging. Community-based. For junior Alyssa Sanchez, that’s the UNCG Lloyd International Honors College in a nutshell. It’s rigorous, yes. For the pre-pharmacy biochemistry major… Read More >

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UNCG Magazine celebrates university’s 125th anniversary

The fall edition of UNCG Magazine – a special 125th anniversary issue – published this week, with more than 100,000 copies arriving in the mailboxes… Read More >

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A Spartan guide to free fun this fall

It’s a beautiful time of year in Greensboro, North Carolina. There’s a refreshing crispness in the air, leaves are slowly starting to change colors, and… Read More >

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New strategic plan highlights where today’s ‘Giant Steps’ will take UNCG in the future

UNCG has unveiled its new five-year strategic plan, a road map for the university that outlines significant areas of focus, key goals and initiatives, and… Read More >

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UNCG to celebrate Constitution Day with trivia, giveaways and voter registration

The UNCG Office of Leadership and Service-Learning (OLSL) is teaming up with Campus Activities and Programs (CAP) to host a campus-wide Constitution Day Celebration on… Read More >

Exterior photo of UNCG's Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness

Kaplan Center receives LEED Gold rating from U.S. Green Building Council

UNCG’s Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness has received the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold rating by the U.S. Green Building Council…. Read More >

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Schedules announced, tickets on sale for Spartan hoops

The UNCG men’s and women’s basketball teams have announced their 2017-18 schedules, and this year Spartan fans can expect some tough non-conference competition and exciting… Read More >

Aerial photo of Foust Building on campus

Message from Chancellor Gilliam on recent DACA news

On Wednesday, Sept. 6, Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. sent a message to the campus community regarding the U.S. Attorney General’s recent DACA announcement. The… Read More >

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UNCG approaches 20,000 students as enrollment grows for fourth straight year

UNCG today announced record overall enrollment of 19,922 students for this year, the fourth straight year enrollment has grown at the Triad’s largest state university. Enrollment… Read More >

Musicians perform on stage in front of large audience

Davie Street transforms into ‘Spartan Way’ for National Folk Festival in downtown Greensboro

Get ready to paint the town blue and gold when Davie Street in downtown Greensboro is transformed by Spartan pride for the 77th annual National… Read More >

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School of Music kicks off new year with 10th annual Collage concert Sept. 9

The UNCG School of Music is kicking off the new academic year with the 10th annual Collage concert, featuring more than 300 student and faculty… Read More >

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UNCG to host Celtic music night featuring NPR’s Fiona Ritchie

In just seven days, prepare for a global weekend, and it starts at UNCG. On Thursday, Sept. 7, the night before the National Folk Festival kicks… Read More >

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UNCG and Rockingham County Schools partner to bring innovative ‘Lab School’ to Reidsville

UNCG and Rockingham County Schools today unveiled a proposal for an innovative new partnership school in Rockingham County. The school – also called a “Lab School”… Read More >

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UNCG ranks No. 3 in UNC system in Sierra Club sustainability rankings

For the seventh straight year, UNCG ranks among the most sustainable colleges and universities in the United States and Canada according to the Sierra Club’s… Read More >

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Putting passion into practice: SGA President Holly Shields

If there’s one word to describe junior communication studies major Holly Shields, it’s passionate. She’s passionate about the UNCG Student Government Association (SGA) – an… Read More >

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A Spartan guide to what’s new on campus

It’s an exciting time for UNCG Spartans. With the university’s 125th anniversary in full swing, the campus community is celebrating not only UNCG’s unique history,… Read More >

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UNCG Athletics kicks off home season with big weekend of fall sports

UNCG Athletics kicks off the 2017-18 home season in a big way this weekend with three marquee events as volleyball, women’s soccer and men’s soccer… Read More >

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Stay safe at UNCG with campus resources

With the start of a new year, campus safety is a top priority for UNCG. There are a number of resources on campus that students,… Read More >

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UNCG, Greensboro Grasshoppers team up to host Fan Appreciation Night

UNCG is bringing its 125th anniversary celebration to First National Bank Field this weekend for a special Fan Appreciation Night with the Greensboro Grasshoppers. Join fellow… Read More >

UNCG to partner with Allegacy Federal Credit Union on innovative wellness program

UNCG and Allegacy Federal Credit Union have announced a new collaboration that offers rewards for UNCG students, faculty and staff who use UNCG’s state-of-the-art Leonard… Read More >

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Chancellor Gilliam: ‘We are just getting started’

UNCG Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. marked the beginning of the new academic year this morning with a simple, yet impactful call to the campus… Read More >

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UNCG to host inaugural NAV1GATE New Student Convocation

In celebration of its 125th anniversary, UNCG is kicking off the academic year with a new campus tradition: NAV1GATE New Student Convocation. The daylong event,… Read More >

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Chancellor Gilliam to kick off 125th year with annual State of the Campus Address

UNCG Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. will kick off the university’s 125th year with the annual State of the Campus Address, an opportunity for the… Read More >

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University Libraries to document history of brewing in Greensboro

UNCG University Libraries is expanding on its popular “Hop into History” events with the newly launched “Well Crafted NC,” a project that documents the history… Read More >

Portrait of Rhiannon Giddens

Tickets on sale for 2017-18 University Concert and Lecture Series

Single-event tickets are now on sale for the 2017-18 UNCG University Concert and Lecture Series (UCLS), a year-long series of live arts experiences formerly known… Read More >

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UNCG hosts college readiness camp for Latino high school students

Sixty-one Latino high school students from across the state traveled to Greensboro last week to take part in UNCG CHANCE (Campamento Hispano Abriendo Nuestro Camino… Read More >

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Spartan Cinema: UNCG to sponsor summer movie nights at LeBauer Park

This summer, UNCG is partnering with LeBauer Park in downtown Greensboro to present “Spartan Cinema,” a series of Friday night movie screenings that are free… Read More >

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More than 2,000 enjoy UNCG Summer Music Camp

It’s a record year for UNCG’s 35th annual Summer Music Camp. More than 2,000 student musicians from 21 states and Bermuda will attend the two… Read More >

Casey Thomas at Renaissance Community Cooperative

A cooperative approach: Alumna works to improve food access in Greensboro

Community health is community wealth. That idea led Casey Thomas ’16 MPH to become a key player in the establishment of the Renaissance Community Cooperative… Read More >

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Late alumna Nina Riggs’ ‘The Bright Hour’ on NYT bestseller list

This past month, a UNCG alumna’s words reached thousands across the globe. In her work, she conveyed the profound joys of life, in the midst… Read More >

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Two reappointments complete Board of Trustees

The North Carolina General Assembly today (June 29) announced the reappointments of two members of the Board of Trustees for The University of North Carolina… Read More >

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Chancellor Gilliam named one of Triad’s Most Admired CEOs

UNCG Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. will receive one of the Triad’s Most Admired CEOs awards from the Triad Business Journal. The 2017 class of honorees includes… Read More >

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Arts collaborative brings music to local schools

Erika Rauer saw the usual suspects when she poked her head into a student-led violin class at a Greensboro Boys and Girls Club – an… Read More >

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New students SOAR at orientation

More than 4,000 new Spartans will visit UNCG’s campus this summer for SOAR, the university’s undergraduate orientation program. The two-day orientation sessions kicked off last… Read More >

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UNCG kicks off 125th anniversary celebration

Today marks the beginning of UNCG’s 125th anniversary celebration, a yearlong commemoration of UNCG’s history of opportunity and excellence as the university looks forward to… Read More >

Photo of people watching a movie on a large screen at LeBauer Park.

A Spartan guide to Greensboro summer fun

The warmer days of summer have finally arrived. For some Spartans, summer means studying abroad, returning home or moving to a new city for a… Read More >

UNCG to host education and health conference for youth, parents

UNCG will host the first annual Barbershop Talk Conference addressing issues of youth education and health on Monday, June 5, from 9 a.m. to 3… Read More >

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UNCG announces 2017 University Honors recipients

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) announced that Joseph M. Bryan Jr. and Robert E. (Bobby) Long Jr. are the 2017 Charles Duncan… Read More >

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Crunching data and mending neighborhoods

Verna Torain has lived in east Greensboro’s Cottage Grove neighborhood for more than 25 years. When she first moved to the community, many residents worked… Read More >

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UNCG kicks off 2017 Summer Sondheim Concert Series

This June, the UNCG College of Visual and Performing Arts is bringing the sounds of renowned composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim to the Triad with… Read More >

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UNCG takes Giant Steps with Millennial Campus

The University of North Carolina Board of Governors today approved a proposal from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) for the establishment of… Read More >

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New website offers more ways to engage with Chancellor Gilliam

The new Office of the Chancellor website launched this week with a redesign that reflects the university’s increased focus on creating meaningful engagement – and… Read More >

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New WeatherSTEM tool provides real-time campus weather information

There’s a new resource at UNCG, and Director of Emergency Management Zach Smith can explain how it benefits the entire campus and campus community. “I… Read More >

A male graduate holds a phone and takes a photo during the May Commencement ceremony on May 12, 2017.

#UNCGgrad: Selfies and celebration from the graduating Class of 2017

Spartans took to social media last week to share one of the biggest events of the year – the May Commencement ceremony for the Class… Read More >

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UNCG police, students build community at spring cookout

Approximately 350 UNCG students and 34 UNCG police officers gathered together on Friday, April 28, to enjoy food and fun at the first annual Spring… Read More >

Group of children observes liquid nitrogen demonstration.

UNCG Science Everywhere draws thousands

On Saturday, April 22, UNCG’s campus was transformed into a playground for science. Drawing an estimated crowd of nearly 5,000 on a beautiful spring day,… Read More >

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Moments with Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center

When the world’s most renowned trumpet player brings the world’s most celebrated jazz orchestra to campus, that’s big. When the performers take the time to… Read More >

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Thousands expected for Science Everywhere festival

UNCG’s campus will transform into a 200-acre science lab this Saturday at the third annual UNCG Science Everywhere, part of the North Carolina Science Festival…. Read More >

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Research, advocacy at UNCG for homeless students

Twenty minutes north of UNCG’s main campus is the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE), a technical assistance center that has been a part of… Read More >

Wynton Marsalis playing trumpet with orchestra

Wynton Marsalis and orchestra to visit UNCG

Wynton Marsalis, renowned trumpet player, composer, bandleader, educator and a leading figure in the promotion of jazz music throughout the world, will visit UNCG next… Read More >

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Soaring into spring

There’s something special about springtime at UNCG. It’s the perfect time to take a stroll down College Avenue, grab a cone at Yum Yum or… Read More >

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Opera moved due to fire incident at UNCG Auditorium

A fire incident occurred on Tuesday, April 4, in UNCG Auditorium during a dress rehearsal for the opera “The Consul,” directed by David Holley. No serious… Read More >

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UNCG partners with Triad Business Journal to host ‘Mentoring Monday’ event

UNCG teamed up with the Triad Business Journal to host the fourth annual “Bizwomen Mentoring Monday” on April 3 at the Elliott University Center on… Read More >

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Around the world on College Ave

Travel the globe this weekend, right on campus. It’s the 35th annual International Festival, or I-Fest, offering music, food, exhibits, educational demonstrations and live entertainment… Read More >

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Kaplan Center recognized for ‘Excellence in Design’

Winston-Salem architecture firm Walter Robbs recently received the North Carolina State Building Commission Excellence in Design Award for its design of UNCG’s Leonard J. Kaplan… Read More >

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Wetlands construction begins on campus

Excavators broke ground in the Peabody Park recreation area (between the soccer fields and native prairie) and in the adjacent Peabody Park woodland area (near… Read More >

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Living meets learning at residential colleges

There are couches and comfy chairs, sunlight pouring in from floor-to-ceiling windows, and engaged, lively discussion. Walking into a classroom at UNCG’s Ashby Residential College… Read More >

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Finals frenzy

Electric. That’s the best way to describe the atmosphere on campus today as the UNCG men’s basketball team prepares to take on East Tennessee State… Read More >

UNCG, GTCC chosen for national initiative to close achievement gaps

Two Guilford County educational institutions have been selected to take part in a national initiative to help close achievement gaps in higher education. The University… Read More >

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NC General Assembly officially marks 125th anniversary of UNCG

Members of the North Carolina General Assembly today marked the 125th anniversary of the first classes to attend The University of North Carolina at Greensboro… Read More >

Chancellor Gilliam: Finding a way forward in turbulent times

On Friday, Feb. 3, Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. sent a message to the campus community regarding how to move forward and make a difference… Read More >

War & Peace Imagined event series continues with spring lineup

UNCG’s War & Peace Imagined event series continues this semester with a variety of lectures, performances and discussions that explore the themes of war and… Read More >

UNCG to celebrate Black History Month with series of campus events

UNCG students, faculty and staff are joining together to host a series of campus events – including a variety show, diversity expo and daylong conference… Read More >

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Lucinda Devlin photography exhibition to open at Weatherspoon

Internationally recognized photographer Lucinda Devlin’s first museum retrospective “Sightlines” will open on Saturday, Jan. 28, at UNCG’s Weatherspoon Art Museum. The exhibition will feature 83… Read More >

UNCG student Osbin Perdomo hands out cleaning supplies to fellow Spartans

Spartans honor MLK with day of service

More than 50 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial… Read More >

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A year of giant steps

For Spartans, 2016 has been a year of giant steps. From the installation of Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. to the opening of the Leonard… Read More >

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UNCG named top workplace for commuters

UNCG was named the top university nationally for employees who commute in the 2016 Best Workplaces for Commuters “Race to Excellence” awards. Best Workplaces for… Read More >

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UNCG receives $46,000 from Duke Energy to construct wetlands on campus

UNCG has received a $46,112 grant from the Duke Energy Water Resources Fund to construct two wetlands on campus. The wetlands will improve water quality… Read More >

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UNCG to celebrate holidays with annual lighting of Vacc Bell Tower

UNCG will host the annual lighting of the Vacc Bell Tower and Anniversary Plaza on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 5:30 p.m. Held each year on… Read More >

UNCG to host renowned historian Heather Ann Thompson

The UNCG Humanities Network and Consortium (HNAC) will host a lecture by renowned historian Heather Ann Thompson titled “The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and… Read More >

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Bringing humanities to everyone

Humanities for everyone. That’s the simple, yet impactful vision of UNCG’s new Humanities Network and Consortium (HNAC), launched by faculty in humanities disciplines such as… Read More >

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Spartans take it to the hoop

The UNCG men’s basketball team finished last season with a five-game winning streak in the regular season and a trip to the College Basketball Invitational… Read More >

Staff and students sign cards for veterans

Saluting our veterans

UNCG has a reputation of supporting and celebrating its veteran students, and this Friday will be no exception. “Veterans Day is a time of celebration,”… Read More >

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UNCG to host national traveling exhibition on mass incarceration

UNCG will host States of Incarceration, the first national traveling multimedia exhibition and coordinated public dialogue on mass incarceration, from Nov. 8 through Dec. 15… Read More >

Rendering of west corner of Spartan Village Student Housing Phase II

Spartan Village expands with new mixed-use project

UNCG continues to expand its presence on West Gate City Boulevard with Spartan Village Student Housing Phase II, a new $50.9 million mixed-use project featuring… Read More >

Gilliam with his rand raised at installation

‘The future is bright’

The university thanks its campus community and distinguished guests for their support of Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam Jr. in his installation ceremony on Oct. 7, 2016. Below are highlights from the ceremony and congratulatory remarks shared on social media.

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Gilliam installed as UNCG’s 11th chancellor

Dr. Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. was installed as The University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s 11th chancellor today in a ceremony held in UNCG Auditorium…. Read More >

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UNCG to celebrate annual Founders Day

The campus community will gather together this Wednesday, Oct. 5, to celebrate Founders Day, an annual celebration that commemorates UNCG’s history. The tradition dates back… Read More >

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Weatherspoon celebrates 75 years

In 1941, UNCG’s Gregory Ivy established a university teaching art gallery based on the belief that students should be exposed to the art of their… Read More >

UNCG to host panel on immigrant, refugee experience in Greensboro

UNCG will host a panel discussion titled “Immigrants and Refugees in Greensboro: Current Challenges” this Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the… Read More >

Career Services Center to host annual Fall Career Fair

The UNCG Career Services Center will host its annual Fall Career Fair this Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Leonard… Read More >

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Campus community celebrates dedication of Kaplan Center

UNCG students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members gathered together on Friday, Sept. 16, to celebrate the official dedication of the Leonard J. Kaplan Center… Read More >

Photo of Lauren Koop holding pinwheel in front of Elliott University Center.

“Gtalk” video series returns with spotlight on Mental Health Month

The student video series “Gtalk” is back this semester at UNCG, giving current and prospective students a chance to hear what Spartans are saying about their… Read More >

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UNCG kicks off War & Peace Imagined event series

This Thursday, UNCG will kick off War & Peace Imagined, a yearlong, interdisciplinary event series that explores war and peace throughout the arts and humanities…. Read More >

Photo of Joseph Graham having discussion with fellow SGA leaders Antonio Southern and Sajin Chhabra

SGA president shares vision

When you talk with senior English major Joseph Graham, you get the sense that he was destined for UNCG. He comes from a long line… Read More >

Quidditch Club members talking at Fall Kickoff on College Avenue

#back2uncg: Academic year gets off to exciting start for students

The start of the fall semester at UNCG is always an exciting time for the campus community as new and returning students move into their… Read More >

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Chelimo shines, wins silver

The Spartan community followed Paul Chelimo’s Olympic journey from his qualifying race in July to his silver medal finish in Rio. Check out social media highlights from Paul’s week in Rio.

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Kaplan Center to celebrate grand opening

Next week is GOWeek at UNCG’s new Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness, and the campus community is abuzz. The Kaplan Center officially opened its doors… Read More >

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A Spartan welcome

UNCG kicks off its annual Rawkin’ Welcome Week on Wednesday, and this year’s festivities are packed with a variety of campus events, Spartan spirit and… Read More >

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UNCG’s new Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness opens its doors

The Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness has officially opened its doors, ushering in a new era of recreation and wellness at UNCG focused on… Read More >

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Union Square Campus opens Friday

At the corner of Arlington Street and Gate City Boulevard, the Union Square Campus is a symbol of partnership and revitalization in downtown Greensboro, and… Read More >

Camp counselor Lars Holmberg works with young musicians at UNCG Summer Music Camp.

Sweet sounds of summer camp

UNCG Summer Music Camp is a homecoming of sorts for camp counselor Lars Holmberg ’11. The sights and sounds evoke memories not only from his… Read More >

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Advice to incoming Spartans: ‘Try new things’

“Take a leap of faith” is Santiago Gonzalez’s advice to incoming freshmen and it’s exactly what he did his first year at UNCG by attending… Read More >

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Weatherspoon to host 12th annual Summer Solstice Party

Tank tops, flip-flops and day trips to the beach can only mean one thing: summer has officially arrived. And this Friday, June 24, UNCG’s Weatherspoon… Read More >

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Preparing new Spartans to SOAR

More than 4,000 incoming undergraduate students and family members will visit UNCG this summer to meet advisors, register for classes and learn about campus resources. Check out the highlights from SOAR’s first week.

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Spellings: UNCG on right path

On Friday, April 22, University of North Carolina System President Margaret Spellings visited UNCG as part of her statewide tour of the 16-campus UNC university… Read More >

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Learning to Lead

What makes a good leader? Is it adaptability, effective communication, a knack for identifying prudent risks? This past semester, UNCG’s Department of Communication Studies worked… Read More >

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UNCG to host 7th annual Spartapalooza festival for students

UNCG will host its 7th annual Spartapalooza festival – featuring carnival rides, fair-style foods and plenty of prizes – on Saturday, April 16, from 3… Read More >

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Spartan Science: Join UNCG for Science Everywhere

What does a turtle’s shell feel like? Did you know that you can pick up a Cheerio with a magnet? Have you ever wanted to… Read More >

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The world in your own backyard

This weekend, you can travel the world without leaving Greensboro. I-Fest, UNCG’s 34th annual international festival, is bringing Russia, Peru, India, Korea, Mexico and more… Read More >

UNCG Offers Single Occupancy Restrooms

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is committed to being an inclusive community that embraces and supports the diverse needs of our faculty, staff, students and visitors. As part of our ongoing evaluation of restroom spaces – and with a core belief that everyone in our community should have ready access to them – we have been working on identifying and designating certain restrooms as single occupancy

UNCG student presenting sock designs at CARS Industry Summit

UNCG students to explore innovation at third annual CARS Industry Summit

UNCG’s Department of Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies (CARS) will host its third annual Industry Summit, sponsored by VF Jeanswear, on Thursday, March 24, from… Read More >

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Thank you for supporting the Connect NC Bond

North Carolina voters overwhelmingly passed the Connect NC Bond, which will bring a new nursing and STEM instructional building to UNCG’s campus. Chancellor Franklin D…. Read More >

MacArthur Fellow Sarah Deer to give lecture at UNCG

MacArthur Fellow Sarah Deer, widely known as a top legal scholar and advocate for Native American women, will visit UNCG on Tuesday, March 22, to… Read More >

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Greensboro philanthropist makes transformative gift to promote wellness at UNCG

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) announced today a $5 million gift made by Tobee Kaplan in honor of her late husband, Leonard… Read More >

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Connect NC Bond vote would bring new nursing and STEM instructional building to UNCG

Voters across the state will head to the polls on Tuesday, but the presidential primary isn’t the only thing on the ballot. They’ll also decide… Read More >

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UNCG’s springtime bucket list

With less than 10 days until the first day of spring, you can feel the buzz around campus. Days are longer, the weather is warmer… Read More >

Time Warner: Students help donate 3,000 pounds of food

Over the last year, a group of nearly 100 UNCG students called the Food Recovery Network have been helping to feed the hungry across the Triad… Read More >

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UNCG goes greener with new campus, community sustainability projects

In the fall of 2014, student group UNCGreen presented a unique yet simple proposition to UNCG’s Student Fees Committee: implement a $2.22 annual fee per… Read More >

Believe in the G graphic with the McIver statue. The graphic displays that a total of 932 donors raised $151,227 for the campaign.

Third annual #BelieveInTheG exceeds expectations

The university received more than 900 gifts during its annual 48-hour giving campaign on Feb. 16-17, 2016.

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New talent steps up to the plate for UNCG baseball

Longer days, warmer weather and the “ping” of a bat heard across campus can only mean one thing. Baseball season is officially upon us. Having… Read More >

UNCG alumni, staff recognized in Triad Business Journal’s 40 Leaders Under Forty

Ten UNCG alumni and staff were honored at the Triad Business Journal’s 40 Leaders Under Forty ceremony at UNCG’s Elliott University Center on Thursday, Feb…. Read More >

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UNCG Board of Trustees votes to change name of Aycock Auditorium

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) Board of Trustees voted that the university’s historic facility no longer be named Aycock Auditorium at its… Read More >

UNCG and Triad Stage announce expanded partnership

The UNCG School of Music, Theatre and Dance (SMTD) and Triad Stage have announced plans to create a formal partnership that will capitalize on the… Read More >

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UNCG holds third annual #BelieveInTheG giving campaign

Why do you #BelieveInTheG? That’s the question UNCG will be asking alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends this week as it holds its third… Read More >

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Library exhibit celebrates 125th anniversary of bill that established UNCG

UNCG University Archives is celebrating the 125th anniversary of the passage of the bill establishing the State Normal and Industrial School (now UNCG) with a… 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 >

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UNCG to mark Black History Month with variety of events on campus

From an exhibition highlighting early African-American staff at UNCG to a discussion of the persona and speechmaking of Michelle Obama, UNCG is marking Black History… Read More >

UNCG to participate in nationwide, traveling exhibit on mass incarceration

The United States makes up just 5 percent of the world’s population, yet has 25 percent of the world’s prisoners. And it’s costing the nation… Read More >

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Spartans honor MLK Jr. with service, celebration

This week faculty, staff and students gathered to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., by volunteering in the community and discussing the… Read More >

Photo of Gov. Pat McCrory and UNCG Chancellor Dr. Frank Gilliam discussing the proposed $2 billion Connect NC bond

Gov. McCrory visits UNCG to discuss Connect NC bond

  North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, along with key state officials and Triad academic leaders, visited UNCG on Thursday, Jan. 21, to discuss the proposed… Read More >

Chancellor Gilliam reflects on legacy of MLK at 29th annual MLK Day breakfast

“What are you doing for others?” That’s the challenge that UNCG Chancellor Dr. Frank Gilliam presented to a sold-out crowd of nearly 900 people during… Read More >

UNCG and N.C. A&T to host 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

UNCG and N.C. A&T are partnering for the fourth straight year to host the 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at 7 p.m. on Thursday,… Read More >

Leaders of UNCG, N.C. A&T and GTCC sign joint resolution in support of NC bond

UNCG Chancellor Frank Gilliam, N.C. A&T Chancellor Harold Martin and GTCC President Randy Parker met Thursday, Jan. 14, on GTCC’s campus to sign a joint… Read More >

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Students celebrate legacy of MLK with service

More than 200 UNCG students will spend Monday, Jan. 18, living out the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders at… Read More >

UNCG chancellor and Triad academic leaders voice support for NC bond

The leaders from three Guilford County educational institutions will come together on Thursday, Jan. 14,  to sign a joint resolution in support of the $2… Read More >

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Happy Holidays, UNCG

As our students, alumni, faculty and staff are reunited with their families and spend time celebrating the joys of this holiday season, let us also… Read More >

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December graduates celebrate milestone on social media

More than 1,600 Spartans graduated from UNCG on Thursday, and many students and family members celebrated the milestone by posting photos and best wishes on… Read More >

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UNCG to graduate more than 1,600 at December Commencement

More than 1,600 Spartans will turn their tassels at UNCG’s December Commencement on Thursday, Dec. 10, at 10 a.m. in the Greensboro Coliseum. The university… Read More >

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Gladiators and thespians make Classics Day a success

UNCG is a place where learning comes to life, and the Classical Society proved that by bringing a taste of ancient Greece and Rome to… Read More >

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A new twist on a beloved campus tradition

It started in 2007 with a few coins. Three years later, apples appeared. Since then, there have been notes, flowers and various fruits left at… Read More >

Lighting of Vacc Bell Tower tonight

All are invited to the UNCG campus for the Lighting of the Vacc Bell Tower and Plaza Tuesday, Dec. 1. The event will begin at… Read More >

UNCG SMTD welcomes Distinguished Alumni Award winners back to campus

UNCG’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance (SMTD) recently honored five of its most accomplished alumni in the school’s second Distinguished Alumni Awards. On Thursday,… Read More >

Spartans to embrace service with 10th annual Branches of Love event

This Saturday, Nov. 21, UNCG students, alumni, faculty and staff will gather together to spread holiday cheer during the 10th annual Branches of Love. The… 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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Spartans encouraged to #ridethewhip on Twitter, Instagram

What do you do if Chancellor Gilliam invites you to ride along in his GEM car? Tweet about it! The Office of the Chancellor recently… Read More >

UNCG's classical studies students and instructors demonstrate ancient Roman military practices.

Explore ancient Greek and Roman life at UNCG’s annual Classics Day

Ever wonder what it would have been like to watch chariot races, participate in the Olympic Games or fight a gladiator in ancient Greece or… Read More >

Veteran students Seth Pfund-Kraus, Brayden Panttaja and David Zochol in the Veterans Resource Center with Director Chris Gregory.

Serving those who served

Ranked by a number of publications as one of the best colleges for veterans in the United States, UNCG has a reputation for providing a… Read More >

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UNCG to honor veterans Nov. 11

Each year, UNCG honors its veteran students and all who have served in the United States military with a Veterans Day celebration. The Field of… Read More >

Students to give back during National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

Next week, UNCG students will give back to those in need as part of National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week, an annual initiative sponsored by… Read More >

Downtown Greensboro Inc. honors Bryan Toney

Downtown Greensboro Inc. honored UNCG Associate Vice Chancellor for Economic Engagement Bryan Toney last week with the Ed Kitchen Leadership Award for his efforts to… Read More >

UNCG professor seeks to diminish stigma during Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Dr. Christine Murray, associate professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Development, has one goal in mind for Domestic Violence Awareness Month: end the… Read More >

UNCG Alumni Association to host Greensboro Candidate Forum

The UNCG Alumni Association’s Spartan Legislative Network will once again be hosting the Greensboro Municipal Candidate Forum on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 6-8 p.m. in… Read More >

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UNCG sees strong turnout during Homecoming Week

Beautiful weather and a diverse lineup of events contributed to strong turnout during Homecoming this year. Check out highlights from the festivities in the Storify… Read More >

UNCG’s annual Alumni of Distinction and Legacy Award winners named

UNCG’s Alumni Association honored 15 university graduates this fall with Alumni of Distinction Awards. Recipients are chosen for their distinguished service to the university and… Read More >

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Homecoming events

Meteorologists are calling for bright skies and crisp, autumn air this weekend – perfect conditions for UNCG’s Homecoming festivities. Homecoming events kick off Wednesday at… Read More >

UNCG celebrates Founders Day

UNCG celebrated Founders Day Monday, Oct. 5, to remember the legacy of Charles Duncan McIver, the university’s first president. UNCG was founded in 1891 and opened as the State Normal and Industrial School on Oct. 5, 1892.

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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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Make College Your Own

Interested in being a part of the student newspaper? How about being involved in the wizard-like sport of Quidditch or Chinese Culture and Language? With… Read More >

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Edge of a new Spartan era

UNCG is a remarkable institution, uniquely positioned to grow and thrive. Chancellor-Elect Franklin Gilliam Jr. delivered remarks at the 124th State of the Campus Address… Read More >

UNCG Learning Factory camp Maker Faire July 17 & 24

You are invited to attend UNCG’s Learning Factory Summer Camp Maker Faire on July 17 and 24. The UNCG School of Education’s TQP grant, Transforming… 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 >

Former Chancellor William Moran poses for photo at Moran Commons and Plaza

Moran Commons and Plaza dedication set for May 1

The dedication of the William E. Moran Commons and Plaza will be Wednesday, May 1, at 4 p.m. at the Fountain area, next to the… Read More >