Monthly Archives: February 2017

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Give back with #BelieveInTheG

For the fourth straight year, UNCG is hosting the #BelieveInTheG 48-hour giving campaign, an opportunity for alumni, faculty, staff, students and community members to share… Read More >

Architectural rendering of Union Square

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 >

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Writing meets robots

This summer, young writers brought their stories to life with robots at UNCG. Writing and Robotics, a companion program for the university’s two-week Young Writers… Read More >

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May graduates share Commencement highlights on social media

Spartans cheered, cried and took selfies as they celebrated the culmination of their college experience during Commencement on Friday.  Thanks to everyone who shared their experiences… Read More >

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Thousands gather for UNCG’s second annual Science Everywhere

Rockets launched, snakes slithered and goo formed on the campus of UNCG this past Saturday. More importantly, however, children and teens from across the Triad… 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 >

New York Times Best Selling Author to speak at UNCG

Chris Bohjalian has penned 18 books, and in each one, he eloquently handles tough issues such a human trafficking, homelessness, struggling marriages and the Armenian… Read More >

Tickets on sale for annual Friends of the UNCG Libraries dinner

Tickets are on sale for the Friends of the UNCG Libraries dinner, and they’re going fast. The annual fundraiser for UNCG’s libraries will be March… Read More >

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Paul Taylor Dance Company to Perform World Premiere at UNCG’s Aycock Auditorium

The Paul Taylor Dance Company, one of the world’s foremost contemporary dance groups, will perform at UNCG’s Aycock Auditorium on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 8… Read More >

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Music, Melody and Mastery

Over the last 33 years, more than 50,000 young musicians have arrived on the UNCG campus during the steamy weeks of July to fine-tune their… Read More >

Minerva Statue

48-hour campaign encourages donors to show they #BelieveIntheG

The clock has started on a 48-hour campaign calling on Spartans to show how much they #BelieveInTheG. UNCG is hosting the second “Believe In The… Read More >

‘Bones’ creator at UNCG April 8

Kathy Reichs — best-selling crime writer and inspiration for the Fox TV series “Bones” — will be the guest speaker at the Friends of the… Read More >

Author Charlie Lovett at UNCG Feb. 5

Charlie Lovett, author of “First Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen” will speak at UNCG Feb. 5. The free event… Read More >

The Bryan School of Business and Economics on the UNCG campus

Bassett honored with Entrepreneur Extraordinaire Award

John D. Bassett III,  a 53-year veteran of the furniture industry, chairman of Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Company and protagonist of the New York Times bestseller “Factory… Read More >

Read ‘Little Princes,’ suggest next year’s First-Year Summer Read

UNCG’s 2014 Keker First-Year Summer Read for new freshmen was “Little Princes,” Conor Grennan’s harrowing account of child trafficking in Nepal. Greenan will visit campus… Read More >

Naturalist, storyteller Doug Elliott visits campus Sept. 8

Whether he’s singing about catfish, pontificating on possums, extolling the virtues of dandelions, telling wild snake tales or wailing out a jivey harmonica tune, storyteller… Read More >

UNCG students look at and discuss works, including Willem de Kooning's famous "Woman" painting, left, on display in the "Expressive Abstraction" exhibit at the Weatherspoon Art Museum.

The Buzz about the Weatherspoon

Heard the latest buzz about UNCG’s Weatherspoon Art Museum? BuzzFeed.com calls it one of the world’s 18 Hidden Gems. The Weatherspoon is third on the… Read More >

Ali interviewed by WUNC 91.5 about public elections

Dr. Omar Ali, associate professor in the African American Studies program, was interviewed by WUNC 91.5 regarding the rights of independent candidates and voters in… Read More >

UNCG students study impact of Dan River coal-ash pollution

UNCG students are looking at how metal contaminants affect invertebrates in the Dan River, reports by the News & Observer. The Dan River, which rises in the… Read More >

Nikki Giovanni will speak on campus March 6

Poet and activist Nikki Giovanni will speak March 6 at the Friends of the UNCG Libraries dinner. The event begins at 6 p.m. in Cone… Read More >

UNCG alum interviewed about becoming Kent State’s next president

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

Grio’s Jeff Johnson to deliver MLK address Jan. 23

Jeff Johnson — award-winning investigative journalist, social activist, political commentator and author — will deliver the keynote speech at the 2014 UNCG-NC A&T Martin Luther… Read More >

School of Music, Theatre, Dance donates vintage synthesizer to Moog Foundation

The UNCG School of Music, Theatre and Dance has donated a vintage Moog synthesizer and other equipment to the non-profit Bob Moog Foundation in Asheville…. Read More >

Peck Elementary string program hits the spotlight

Several area media outlets have highlighted the Greensboro Symphony’s Beginning Strings Program, a partnership with the UNCG’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance and the… Read More >

uncg students dress up in costumes for homecoming

Spartans celebrate Homecoming

Homecoming 2013 heated up Oct. 26 and 27, with a bonfire, a parade, fireworks, music, sports and more. In case you missed out, here’s a play-by-play.

Little interviewed by the News & Record about Hagan polls

Thomas Little, director of curriculum and research for the State Legislative Leaders Foundation in the Department of Political Science, was interviewed by the News &… Read More >

McCorkle reads from ‘Life After Life’ Oct. 29

Writer Jill McCorkle visits UNCG Tuesday, Oct. 29, to read from her latest novel, “Life After Life.” McCorkle’s reading begins at 4 p.m. in the… Read More >

Browder will speak on women in combat Nov. 9

Dr. Laura Browder, author of “When Janey Comes Marching Home,” will speak about issues surrounding women in combat Saturday, Nov. 9, at UNCG’s annual Women… Read More >

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Tysinger-Temple to be awarded UNCG entrepreneur award

Lolly Wolly Doodle founder and CEO Brandi Tysinger-Temple, who grew a children’s clothing manufacturing business from her garage to a strong force on social media,… Read More >

UNCG received donation for “IT is for Girls” and Guarantee program

UNCG received a $40,000 donation from the Lincoln Financial Foundation, which will be used to support the “IT is for Girls” summer camp and the… Read More >

Rebecca Lloyd, UNCG alumna and benefactor, dies at 83

Rebecca Lloyd, the woman who gave her family’s name and her support to UNCG’s Lloyd International Honor College, has died. Lloyd, a 1950 graduate of… Read More >

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Forty people inducted into business honor society

Thirty-nine students and an accomplished alumnus have been recognized by the Bryan School of Business and Economics at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro… Read More >

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Durham, Schleunes new Friends of UNCG Libraries officers

The Friends of  UNCG Libraries elected new officers at their recent annual meeting. Billie Durham of Asheboro will serve as chairperson; Karl Schleunes of Greensboro… Read More >

group photo of the 2013 UNCG service awards winners.

UNCG presents 2013 top service awards

One made a difference through public service. One has served the sick, the imprisoned and the homeless. One spent a career advocating for children. Two… Read More >

Bryan School honors Hayes with Distinguished Alumni Award

Local executive William Bradley “Brad” Hayes has been honored with the UNCG Bryan School of Business and Economics’ 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award. Hayes, a 1987… Read More >

School of Music, Theatre and Dance goes Live!

The School of Music, Theatre and Dance has gone Live! The new SMTD Live! streaming service brings the music to you, wherever you are. This… Read More >

John Gladston pours a glass of wine at Grove Winery.

Study: Customer service key to NC wine industry growth

The key to the continued growth of North Carolina’s wine tourism industry may be one of the state’s longstanding hallmarks: Southern hospitality. That hospitality —… Read More >

Phi Beta Kappa Induction, Lecture at UNCG April 25

The UNCG chapter of Phi Beta Kappa will induct new members on April 25. Speaker for the event will be Dr. Matt Cartmill of the… Read More >

MFA Dance Concert Embodies Life’s Phases

By Sean Olson, University Relations Ginny Skinner Haynes An MFA thesis concert will consider the phases of life: childhood, adolescence and adulthood. Ginny Skinner Haynes,… Read More >

Dance Students Invite Cell Phones to March 18-19 Performance

 By Sean Olson, University Relations Most performers want you to turn your cell phone off before their performance. Two UNCG graduate students not only want… Read More >

EastWind Ensemble to Perform at Carnegie Hall March 10

By Tiffany Edwards, University Relations Members of EastWind Ensemble, left to right, are: Andrew Harley, Michael Burns, Kelly Burke and Ashley Barret. The EastWind Ensemble,… Read More >