Monthly Archives: September 2017

Actors on stage during dress rehearsal

Text me, Rosalind: Shakespeare in the cyber age

“As You Like It,” one of Shakespeare’s most beloved romantic comedies, opens this weekend at UNCG’s Taylor Theatre, and the production is far from traditional. You… Read More >

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School of Music thrills thousands at 2017 Collage concert

More than 300 UNCG student musicians brought the musical traditions of the Atlantic Rim to North Carolina this month at the 10th annual Collage concert…. 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 >

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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 >

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UNCG chosen for NSF-supported undergraduate research project

Hands-on research is a powerful experience for undergraduates, with a huge impact on student success. UNCG has been selected, among only 12 institutions nationally, to… 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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X-Culture offers global business experience, insights

Managers worldwide battle this issue. A team of capable people struggles, putting their project in jeopardy. The cause: One member isn’t pulling their weight. Some… Read More >

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Students get up close and personal with sea turtles in Costa Rica

Traveling the world and saving animals once felt like a pipe dream to UNCG student Leanne Murray. But after a trip to the Sea Turtle… 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 >

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UNCG welcomes new students at NAV1GATE

A new tradition was born on Monday as UNCG welcomed the newest group of Spartans at the inaugural NAV1GATE New Student Convocation. Nearly 3,000 first-year and transfer… Read More >

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A Rawkin’ Welcome for new Spartans

New to UNCG? Looking for ways to meet people and explore campus? Look no further than UNCG’s Rawkin’ Welcome Week. The welcome celebration for new… Read More >

UNCG, N.C. A&T selected as National Science Foundation I-Corps Site

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (N.C. A&T) have been awarded a five-year, $500,000 grant… 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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UNCG named most affordable college in North Carolina by Business Insider

UNCG is the most affordable college in North Carolina according to new rankings by Business Insider. The rankings include only institutions listed in the U.S…. Read More >

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From Stuttgart to Shanghai, Spartans go global

Uncovering history at an archaeological field school in Greece. Learning Spanish through community engagement in Costa Rica. Exploring nature, art and the human experience in… Read More >

Susan Miller gives demonstration to a small group of people

School of Nursing is first in the world to use new childbirth simulator

Active labor can be one of the riskiest moments in a woman and her infant’s life. Thanks to a new, state-of-the-art full-body childbirth simulator, UNCG… Read More >

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UNCG receives ‘Gold Star’ designation from National Society of Collegiate Scholars

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) chapter at UNCG has been named a Gold Star chapter for the 2016-17 academic year. The NSCS is… Read More >

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Three UNCG students receive Fulbright awards

Three students from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) have been awarded prestigious Fulbright Scholarships to study, research and teach abroad for the… Read More >

Beyond Academics students at UNCG Commencement.

New partnership for Beyond Academics program

UNCG has selected Monarch as its community partner of choice to provide support services to students enrolled in the Beyond Academics Comprehensive Transition Program. Created by UNCG Vice Chancellor… 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 >

Spartans shine brightly at annual Student Honors Convocation

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

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Class of 2017: Darius Bennett

Since 1980, childhood obesity in the United States has more than quadrupled among children ages six to 11. This Friday, when Darius Bennett turns his… Read More >

Portrait of Brendan Malone and Alex Suggs holding camera equipment

UNCG students to screen short at Cannes Film Festival

Sophomore media studies major Brendan Malone has yet to do his first in-school filmmaking assignment, but this month he’ll screen his short, “Foodie,” at one… Read More >

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Class of 2017: Jen Nelson

Tucked away on the third floor of UNCG’s Brown Building is WUAG 103.1 FM ­– UNCG’s radio station since 1964. The DJ booth is full… Read More >

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Student researchers explore bones and butchery

UNCG takes pride in its hands-on, experiential learning opportunities. Whether it’s through innovative teaching in the classroom or undergraduate research in the lab, UNCG faculty… 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 >

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UNCG to award more than 2,600 degrees at May Commencement

More than 2,600 students will become UNCG alumni at the university’s 2017 May Commencement on Friday, May 12, at 10 a.m. at the Greensboro Coliseum. UNCG… Read More >

Portrait of Summer McMurry

UNCG, WCU partnership provides opportunity to earn doctorate online

Summer McMurry runs a full-time business she started in Asheville, in addition to being a wife and mother of three children. Pursuing her doctorate, without… Read More >

Dane Hansen, Kara Baldwin and Marlina Avery (left to right), stand on the steps of Jackson Library.

Student support program excels

Junior Dane Hansen can easily recall the mix of excitement and nervousness he felt when he first stepped foot on UNCG’s campus. Not only was… Read More >

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‘Scholarship That Matters’ at UNCG Graduate Research and Creativity Expo

More than 100 graduate students revealed the breadth and depth of research at UNCG at the 5th annual UNCG Graduate Research and Creativity Expo: “Scholarship… Read More >

Photo of Devon Lofters ’10 and Christine Ritter Hinshaw ’9 talking in hospital

School of Nursing celebrates 50th anniversary

The mid-1960s were a transformative time for nursing in North Carolina, as UNCG’s associate degree program – the first in the state – gave way… Read More >

Donna Heath talking to a student

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 >

Christian Marclay and ensemBle baBel to visit UNCG, perform with students

UNCG students will perform Christian Marclay’s “Graffiti Composition” alongside Switzerland-based ensemBle baBel on Tuesday, April 11, at the Weatherspoon Art Museum as part of a… Read More >

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Spartans shine under Broadway lights

The impact of UNCG in the world’s biggest and most important performing arts market was on full display this week as UNCG Theatre students traveled… Read More >

UNCG to host 5th annual Graduate Research and Creativity Expo

The 5th annual UNCG Graduate Research and Creativity Expo: “Scholarship That Matters” will be held on Wednesday, April 5, from noon to 3 p.m. in the… Read More >

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Making sense of children’s memories

Memories make up who we are as human beings. They create self-identity. They play a critical role in learning in the classroom. And they’re the… Read More >

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Women’s basketball advances to WBI championship game

The UNCG women’s basketball team defeated Milwaukee 59-49 on Thursday night to advance to the championship game of the Women’s Basketball Invitational (WBI). The Spartans… Read More >

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UNCG recognized as leader in closing completion gap between white, black students

UNCG was recently recognized as a top-performing institution in a report by The Education Trust that investigates black student success at the university level. Released… 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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UNCG featured in Chronicle of Higher Education for efforts to close achievement gap

UNCG’s efforts to support at-risk students and close the achievement gap were recently highlighted by The Chronicle of Higher Education in an article titled “How… 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 >

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Men’s basketball clinches conference title, enters tournament as No. 1 seed

The UNCG men’s basketball team clinched the Southern Conference regular season title Monday night, knocking off East Tennessee State (ETSU) 72-66 in front of a… Read More >

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

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

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Debunking millennial myths

We’ve all heard the millennial stereotypes. Sheltered. Entitled. Addicted to their phones. According to UNCG senior Jade Murphy, they’re inaccurate characterizations. Myths that she –… Read More >

UNCG to host professional development event for humanities students

Critical thinking. Communication. Collaboration. It’s this unique combination of skills that makes humanities majors well positioned to enter the 21st-century job market. But often, students… Read More >

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UNCG students win national nano film contest

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

UNCG to host networking event for students and alumni

The UNCG Career Services Center and Alumni Association are teaming up to host “Spartans Connect: Student + Alumni Networking Night” on Thursday, Feb. 23, from… Read More >

UNCG partners with VF Corporation to teach students 3D technology

UNCG is teaming up with VF Corporation, a global leader in lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, to bring innovative 3D design technology to students in… Read More >

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Students dance with the stars

Over the course of its 35-year history, the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company has risen to the top of contemporary dance, performing in more than… Read More >

Following up on recent executive order: privacy and legal resources

As we continue to assess the implications of the recent executive order regarding travel and immigration, it is important that we provide clarity on the… 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 >

A small group of students and staff paddle down Class II rapids.

Register now for Outdoor Adventures trips and events

Registration is now open for Outdoor Adventures trips and events, and this semester’s adventures are expected to fill up fast. From caving in Virginia to… Read More >

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Spartan is nation’s top-scoring freshman

Take one look at the stat sheet, and you’ll see that Egypt native Nadine Soliman is adjusting well to life as a student athlete in… Read More >

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The search for the oldest trees on campus

A shortleaf pine rises beside a roadway at the edge of UNCG’s Peabody Park. “That’s the Champion Tree,” Keith Watkins ’15 says. It’s the oldest… Read More >

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Class of 2016: Kate Reid

By 2030, more than 69 million Americans will be over the age of 65. And UNCG’s Kate Reid will be at the forefront of supporting… Read More >

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Class of 2016: Faris Almubaslat

The best word to describe UNCG’s Faris Almubaslat? Focused. Since high school, Almubaslat has been acutely focused on pursuing a career in medicine. And now,… Read More >

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Class of 2016: Alexis Shaw

Senior Alexis Shaw has spent her college career focused on improving the well-being of the people in her community and around the world. “I feel… Read More >

Photo of Dr. Ignacio Lopez, Alex Hortal and Felipe Troncoso sitting at a table

Soccer-style teaching scores big

“GOOOOAAALLLLLLLL!” The celebratory cry of soccer players and fans can be heard in just about any backyard, field or stadium in the United States 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 >

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

Senior Joshua Leeper receives 2016 Community Impact Award

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

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Greensboro Review celebrates 100th issue

In the spring of 1966, students in UNCG’s MFA in creative writing program gathered together to collate and staple by hand the very first issues… Read More >

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A dream fulfilled

There was never a question of whether or not Shavette Campbell would attend college – only how would she pay for it. Born to a… Read More >

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UNCG to host annual fall Study Abroad Expo

The UNCG International Programs Center (IPC) will host its annual fall Study Abroad Expo on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in… Read More >

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From deployment to degree

James Sorrells was just a few months away from earning his bachelor’s degree when he enlisted in the military. A senior criminal justice major at… 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 >

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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 >

UNCG student interviews war veteran

Sharing the stories of war

UNCG’s Dr. Chuck Bolton believes that everyone has an important story that needs to be told. That’s why the professor of history is partnering with… Read More >

UNCG students meet community needs with innovative mental health care

Thanks to a new training grant, doctoral students in UNCG’s clinical psychology program are bringing innovative mental health care to at-risk populations, such as the… Read More >

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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 >

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New art space drives creativity downtown

For many years, UNCG’s School of Art had envisioned a downtown art space where students could collaborate, engage with the public and experiment outside of… Read More >

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Spartan spirit on full display at Homecoming

Thousands of Spartans returned to campus last week for UNCG’s Homecoming celebration, an annual event marked by university traditions, soccer rivalries and plenty of UNCG… Read More >

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Professor Sheryl Oring to discuss new book, perform ‘I Wish to Say’ at Weatherspoon

UNCG art professor Sheryl Oring will discuss her new book “Activating Democracy: The ‘I Wish to Say’ Project” and perform the popular project on Thursday,… Read More >

History students to host voting rights ‘teach-in’

During the 1960s, students at college campuses across the United States began to host “teach-ins,” or student-run forums designed to educate individuals on pressing political… Read More >

Alumni Association announces 2016 Spartans of Promise

The UNCG Alumni Association has announced the 2016 Spartans of Promise, a recognition that honors up to 10 outstanding UNCG seniors who have excelled in… Read More >

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Breaking barriers and building relationships

UNCG police have always had a presence on move-in day, managing traffic and directing new students to their destination. But this year, they amped up… Read More >

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Undergraduate Admissions launches initiative to support Latino students, families

When Kattya Castellón first joined UNCG Undergraduate Admissions in 2005, UNCG’s Latino student population was just above 3 percent, and Castellón was the only Spanish-speaker… 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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Making dreams come true by design

Turning dreams into reality. That’s what drives Carolina Marty as an architect and designer. For the Dominican Republic native, there’s nothing better than having her… Read More >

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Taking business across borders

Lasse Palomaki ’16 calls himself a collector of quotations. Whenever he finds a quote that resonates with him, he instantly writes it down. Most recently,… Read More >

Five students interact with each other.

More than 200 ways to embrace your college experience at UNCG

There are plenty of ways for UNCG students to get involved on campus – 231 to be exact. Whether students are interested in academic, professional,… Read More >

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Football takes the field

With fall just around the corner, it’s finally time for sweatshirts, pumpkin spice and – for the first time in more than a decade –… Read More >

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A musical Collage

UNCG’s ninth annual Collage awed and inspired on Saturday night as more than 300 music students and faculty performed in front of a sold-out UNCG… Read More >

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“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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A lifelong pursuit

Sara Silika was 9 years old when she decided she wanted to be a nurse. “After getting really sick and being hospitalized, I just knew… Read More >

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Inspired by intrigue

Austin Gray has always been inquisitive. As the youngest of five boys, Gray was always asking – or pestering – his older brothers with questions…. Read More >

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A musical life

Every summer, more than 2,000 middle and high school students attend summer music camp at UNCG. Two years ago, Laura Teague was one of those… 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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Making history

This summer, Paul Kocher made history as North Carolina’s first state legislative intern with Down syndrome. The first-year UNCG Beyond Academics student spent his summer… Read More >

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UNCG students to participate in 10th annual Spartan Service Day

Nearly 200 UNCG students will spend their Saturday morning serving the greater Greensboro community at the 10th annual Spartan Service Day this weekend. The university-wide… Read More >

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Global perspective

Zobaida Laota has lived and traveled all over the world, but when it came to the right place to pursue her doctorate degree, UNCG’s counseling… Read More >

Eloise Hassel holding up a stone and a jar

The key to success: Choices

The class of 2020 received a warm welcome to campus at The Chancellor’s New Student Convocation on Sunday, where they learned campus traditions and received timely advice… Read More >

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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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A viral voice

Education is no equalizer — Rather, it is the sleep that precedes the American Dream. So wake up — wake up! Lift your voices Until… 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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Riding high at therapy camp

At first glance, UNCG’s Horsepower Experience looks like any other horseback riding camp, but it’s much more. Over the past 13 summers, graduate students in… 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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Spartans spur growth downtown

The buzz word in Greensboro right now? Downtown revitalization. From new craft breweries to the widely anticipated opening of LeBauer Park, the city’s center is… Read More >

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UNCG Dance at Kennedy Center

For UNCG dance students looking to launch their careers in an increasingly competitive field, few places are better platforms than the Kennedy Center in Washington,… 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 >

UNCG student presents undergraduate research at national showcase on Capitol Hill

UNCG junior psychology major Amanda Baeten recently presented her research project, “How Rumination Affects Emotions,” at the 20th annual Posters on the Hill event sponsored… Read More >

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Sending a message

Last week, nearly 60 UNCG students – led by art professor Sheryl Oring – ditched their smartphones for several dozen vintage manual typewriters and spent… Read More >

UNCG students present unique business models at Aging Services Innovation Competition

What do a virtual grocery store, an online interpretation service and an outdoor adventure program have in common? According to UNCG students, all three business… Read More >

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Onto the stage and ‘Into the Woods’

Next weekend, the greatest fairy tales of all time will collide on stage in UNCG’s production of the Tony Award-winning musical “Into the Woods.” The… Read More >

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UNCG to host 2016 Earth Day Celebration

UNCG student organizations UNCGreen and the Campus Activities Board have teamed up to host the 2016 Earth Day Celebration on Friday, April 22, from 3… Read More >

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Teaching and tech: Deaf education students create lessons in SELF Design Studio

The instructions were simple. Claudia Pagliaro’s students had to create a language-based project for their future deaf and hard of hearing students using the UNCG… Read More >

New degree program prepares students for global engagement

Starting in the fall of 2016, UNCG’s Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (LLC) will offer a new concentration for students who are interested in… 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 >

Dept. of Social Work sheds light on foster care issues in Triad Stage play

Ever since theater professional Debra LeWinter met UNCG professor and social worker Alicia Kaplan, the two have been dreaming about creating a theatrical production that… Read More >

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Revisiting the Great War

On April 6, 1917, the United States entered World War I, an act that impacted the lives of millions and forever altered the course of… Read More >

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UNCG students to host 11th annual fashion show

For the 11th year in a row, UNCG students in the Department of Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies (CARS) will show off their sleek, new… Read More >

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Redesigning downtowns

As a young girl, Emily-Kate Hannapel was constantly rearranging her room – shifting furniture, changing color and envisioning new spaces. Twenty years later, Hannapel is… Read More >

Graduate Expo to showcase talent, hard work of UNCG graduate students

Have you ever wondered how your diet affects your viruses or how keeping a beat and early literacy are related? You can find out at… Read More >

News & Record: The Forge to share space with UNCG

UNCG’s Department of Art will open a new downtown art space called “The Mill” on April 29. The Mill will share the site with the… Read More >

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UNCG recognized as national leader in supporting Pell Grant recipients

UNCG is featured in a new report released by the U.S. Department of Education highlighting institutions across the country that are making significant strides in… Read More >

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Rhythm in Rennes

Evan Ringel’s senior spring break trip – full of big sounds and breathtaking sights – was one he’ll never forget. Along with three fellow seniors… Read More >

UNCG to host colloquium on contemporary Latin America

UNCG’s Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (LLC) will host a colloquium on contemporary Latin America on Thursday, March 24, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m…. Read More >

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Gtalk: Spartans share views in student video series

Prospective students curious about the college experience at UNCG can hear directly from current students in a new video series called “Gtalk.” The series, which… Read More >

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 >

A rendering of the entrance of "Prana Spa."

UNCG student wins national interior design competition

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

Furniture Today: UNCG student wins national interior design competition

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

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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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 >

WGHP: UNCG student’s research aims to shorten transplant waiting list

Fox8 WGHP’s Natalie Wilson recently spoke with UNCG Ph.D. student Priyanka Ruparelia about her innovative research on tissue engineering and its potential to eliminate the organ transplant… Read More >

A group of UNCG faculty, staff and students hold up signs that represent their respective sustainability projects.

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 >

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UNCG students use spring break as a way to serve

From serving the homeless in Washington, D.C., to providing care for abandoned and abused dogs in Tennessee, UNCG students are using their spring break as… Read More >

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UNCG to host annual Spring Career Fair for students, alumni

Where can you find Pepsi, Target, Volvo and Hanes Brands all together in one room? UNCG’s annual Spring Career Fair. On Wednesday, March 2, nearly… Read More >

Department of Interior Architecture to offer new, accelerated BFA to MFA program

UNCG’s Department of Interior Architecture is now the only interior architecture/interior design program in the state – and one of just a handful in the… Read More >

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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 >

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Global UNCG: Taiwan’s Mei-Lan Chen builds lifelong relationships

International student Mei-Lan Chen shares her story about her life in Taiwan, which means Beautiful Island. Chen arrived in America in 2000 because of her… 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 teams up with NFL to shift culture of high school sports

“Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing.” The infamous quote, attributed to iconic football coaches Vince Lombardi and Red Saunders, has been spoken in countless… Read More >

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UNCG researchers: knowing ‘strengths’ spurs success

We’ve heard it a thousand times. Put your best foot forward. Be positive. Play to your strengths. But what if you don’t know what your… 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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Tyra Callaway: Going global with research

As a junior in high school, Tyra Callaway began her college search with one non-negotiable requirement in mind: undergraduate research. She didn’t just want to… Read More >

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On a mission to fight hunger

Junior nutrition major Levi Saavedra has always had a passion for volunteer work. So when he learned about the impact of hunger on the Greensboro… Read More >

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Global UNCG: South Korea’s Hyelim Shin Relishes UNCG For Education and Opportunity

International student Hyelim “Heather” Shin shares her story about leaving Wonju, South Korea, to pursue a degree in psychology at UNCG. She said the assistance… Read More >

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Alumna returns home to earn Ph.D in Nursing

In high school, in the tiny eastern North Carolina town of Cerro Gordo, Shaheerah Nur Id-Din remembers thinking about her career choices and asking herself… 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 >

UNCG senior wins national bodybuilding competition

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

Register now for UNCG research expos

In the coming months, undergraduate and graduate students will showcase their hard work and research at UNCG’s annual research expos. Registration has already opened for… 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 >

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Mid-Career Change Leads Anne Brown to Nursing Success

Some people know that they’re called to nursing careers from childhood. Anne Brown took a little longer to figure that out – and UNCG has… Read More >

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Another video installment of UNCG Global, featuring Luisa Fandos Gomez-Marco from Madrid, Spain

The University of North Carolina Greensboro educates more than 600 international students from 80 different countries around the globe. This diversity enriches the UNCG educational… Read More >

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Building the best: New rec center to open in August

A 54-foot climbing wall. Seven basketball courts. A mat room for combative arts. And a roof patio for outdoor classes and events. These are just… Read More >

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College of choice

As one of the top students in his eastern North Carolina high school graduation class and a talented musician, Isaac Hawkins could have gone to… Read More >

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Lucy Mason, an all-around all-star

Senior Lucy Mason is best known at UNCG for her stellar performance on the basketball court, but she’s also an all-star in the classroom. The… Read More >

UNCG inducts 27 into Golden Chain

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

Beyond the book: Bringing learning home

This semester, UNCG students faced the good, the bad and the ugly of the global garment industry. All incoming freshmen read “Where am I Wearing?” by… Read More >

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Signs of success

Long before Mary Katelyn Harker ever thought about college, she was preparing for a career as a teacher for deaf and special needs students –… 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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From patients to power tools

It took a while for senior interior architecture major Morgan Rigsbee to discover her love for design. Having graduated from the City of Medicine Academy… Read More >

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Dancing to his own beat

What does Will Indermaur like to do for fun? Dance. Dance. And more dance. “I dance in the grocery store. I dance everywhere,” he said… Read More >

Navied Alamoudi sets up one of the library's 3-D printers.

Digital Media Commons bridges the gap between technology and success

Did you know that UNCG’s Jackson Library has not one, but two 3-D printers for students to design and create 3-D projects? Navied Alamoudi, a… Read More >

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Global girl: Amanda Ingman embraces excellence at home and abroad

During her time at UNCG, Amanda Ingman has studied abroad, been an active member of the Lloyd International Honors College, written an undergraduate thesis, worked… Read More >

Emily Clark-Kramer pictured with her artwork

What you create in Siena, stays in Siena

They say you can’t take it with you. For the three Spartan artists in Siena, Italy, this summer – creating installations they knew they’d leave… Read More >

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Wise beyond his years

Attitude determines altitude. Zechariah Etheridge’s grandfather taught him that in life, attitude is everything. Now a senior at UNCG set to graduate in December, Etheridge… Read More >

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UNCG student’s research could save honey bee colonies

As honey bees dance from flower to flower, they’re doing much more than making honey. In fact, according to UNCG Biology Professor Dr. Olav Rueppell,… Read More >

Winning in 180 seconds: Graduate students to show off their theses in 3MT competition

The final round of UNCG’s Graduate School’s Three Minute Thesis, or 3MT, competition is Tues., Nov. 17, and you don’t want to miss it! Where… Read More >

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UNCG, by way of somewhere else

In 1995, Bill Clinton was president, Michael Jordan had just returned from his famous foray into baseball and I, a skinny eight year old girl… 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 >

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 >

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Aspiring filmmaker chooses UNCG

Aspiring filmmaker Sarah Seyler joins UNCG this fall from the Outer Banks community of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Although the freshman has yet to… Read More >

Junior Lauren Salazar in her colorful room in Spring Garden Apartments

Students show off design with 8th annual Best Dressed Room Contest

Gone are the days of decorating dorm rooms with a few band posters and a “We’re #1” foam finger. For UNCG students in 2015, creating… Read More >

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Spartans take soccer title

The UNCG men’s soccer team wrapped up the 2015 regular season as SoCon champions. By posting a 1-1 double overtime tie at East Tennessee State… Read More >

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Supernatural fun

UNCG is amid a zombie apocalypse with the return of the highly anticipated Humans vs. Zombies (HvZ), a 24/7 game of tag that transports students… Read More >

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Service and Travel

Alyssa Sanchez knows when she’s found a place she likes. With grandparents in the Dominican Republic, she has traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean and explored… Read More >

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UNCG – A Perfect Fit

Andrew Savage composed his first full piece of music in the spring of his freshman year of high school. His concert band broke up into… Read More >

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Ruiz Mendez Pays it Forward

“Pay it forward” is Rosa Ruiz Mendez’s mantra. Education has always been an influential part of her life, and after studying at the heels of… Read More >

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All Spartans on Deck

All eyes will be on the UNCG women’s soccer team this Thursday night as the Spartans take on defending national champions and third-ranked Florida State… Read More >

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A Sweet Reunion

Their viral photograph on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco has become an iconic image. One man, despondent, threatens to jump. The other talks… Read More >

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Colorful pinwheels on EUC Lawn raise awareness for suicide prevention

As part of UNCG’s Fourth Annual Mental Health Month, a colorful array of pinwheels is being displayed on the Kaplan Commons (EUC Lawn) to symbolize… 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 >

Photo of Zeinab Hassan interacting with Philip Simpson and Dr. Lynne Lewallen

Toward a Focused Future

Zeinab Hassan knows exactly how many miles The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is from the Somalian village where her parents were born –… Read More >

UNCG raises awareness with Mental Health Month

Movies about college life show football games, wacky professors and wild parties. They rarely show the hidden struggles that many students face – challenges like… Read More >

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Living Safer With LiveSafe

An estimated 2,015 UNCG students, faculty and staff have downloaded and are now using the new UNCG LiveSafe personal security app according to the UNCG… Read More >

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Environmentally Inspired

Larkin Schramm speaks eloquently of her Interior Architecture major, although she’s only in her first week of classes. “In daily life, our environments inspire an… Read More >

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New Beginnings

New students entering The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) this fall received a healthy and meaningful dose of advice from Chancellor-elect Franklin Gilliam… Read More >

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Rawk On!

Welcome all new and returning students. Time to move in, get settled and learn what’s up at UNCG. It’s Rawkin’ Welcome Week! This is when… Read More >

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Veteran Continues Service

Service has always been a way of life for Matt Partridge. The Charlotte native joined the Marines straight out of high school, drawn by the… Read More >

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For the love of … teaching!

Incoming UNCG education major Abigail Kidd taught her first students when she was in middle school. After the bell rang to end her school day… Read More >

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Flying to Byzantium

Few cities match the religious history and architectural splendor of Istanbul. For 13 UNCG Religious Studies and History students, few trips will ever match the… Read More >

Photo of Dr. Susan Andreatta and Junior Antropolgy major, Seth Rumbley, observe vegetables in the gardens.

The Magic of Soil

With the right prep work in creating good soil – and then some hard work planting and weeding and harvesting – you have something special…. Read More >

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Seals of approval

UNCG’s Julie Hodgin is not exactly on top of the world. But she’s close. This summer she is working at the Alaska SeaLife Center in… Read More >

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Fulbright to Netherlands

UNCG graduate student Natalie Hengstebeck has been interested in relationships for a long time. “I knew it was going to be couples in my career,” she… Read More >

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Epic hoop battles

UNCG’s Fleming Gym was packed. The student section was going crazy. Who knew you were seeing the future superstar of the Euroleague (Kyle Hines)? Or… Read More >

Actors rehearsing for the upcoming production of Triad Stage’s production of the new play, Common Enemy.

Triad Stage, UNCG Theatre team for ‘Common Enemy’

The Globe and the Cosmos series is going out with a slam dunk. Triad Stage presents “Common Enemy” June 7-28. Preston Lane, artistic director at… Read More >

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Super Spartan support

Dan Elder’s hip hurt, a lot, but ibuprofen took care of it. He was working out, trying to build muscle, but he kept losing weight…. Read More >

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An eight year journey

Katherine Davis is a poster child for the importance of going back to school. Literally. Needing more than a high school education to advance from… Read More >

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Determined to make impact

Sir Patrick Waddell is going to make a difference. A Public Health major specializing in Community Health Education, he’s ready to change how people think about… Read More >

Joan Johnson leads Beyond Academics at UNCG to growing impact

On May 6, UNCG’s Beyond Academics will hold its annual departmental ceremony. On May 8, 11 more students will graduate from the program. Beyond Academics… Read More >

UNCG, Forward Impact Launch ThinkHouseU

Starting this fall, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro will serve as a national pilot site for ThinkHouseU, an innovative residential program for budding… Read More >

Kaitlyn Wagner’s homage to Philip Glass features ‘old-school’ UNCG Moog

Have Woodstock-era Moog synthesizer? Will travel. Kaitlyn Wagner, an undergraduate composer in UNCG Music, took UNCG’s classic Model 12 Moog synthesizer with her to the… Read More >

10th Annual Threads Fashion Show set for March 21

On March 21, fashions created for Kate Middleton, Lupita Nyong’o and other big-name celebrities will take to the catwalk at the 10th annual Threads Fashion… Read More >

UNCG spring enrollment up 4.8 percent over last year

A significant increase in undergraduate students has boosted UNCG’s 2015 spring semester enrollment compared to spring semester 2014. Undergraduate enrollment increased by 534 students to… Read More >

SMTD Dean, GRAMMY nominee on ‘Good Morning Show’

As GRAMMY Week approaches, Peter Alexander, dean of UNCG’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance (SMTD), appeared on WFMY’s “Good Morning Show” to talk about… Read More >

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Helping hands

Kaziah Miller was researching potential colleges when UNCG got her attention. “I saw that slogan, ‘Do something bigger altogether,’ and it made me curious,” she… Read More >

Service-learning at UNCG in the spotlight on ‘NC Now’

Dr. Cathy Hamilton, director of UNCG’s Office of Leadership and Service-Learning, appeared on “NC Now” Thursday to discuss the university’s commitment to service-learning and how… Read More >

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Taking charge

At 6 feet, 9 inches, UNCG post player Jordy Kuiper is a big presence in the lane. What’s more impressive is his role as supporter… Read More >

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Ranking lauds UNCG online programs for affordability

UNCG’s slate of online programs has earned a top 10 ranking for affordability from BestColleges.com. The university’s online programs ranked No. 8 in the national… Read More >

For 1,642 winter grads ‘Yes’ was the only rational answer

Dr. Bruce Kirchoff, Biology, had a simple message for UNCG’s 1,642 winter graduates: Don’t underestimate the power of ‘Yes’. “When life is difficult, the only… Read More >

students decorating trees

Sprucing up Christmas

Mariah Governor, president of UNCG’s Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA), has worked with SAA’s Christmas-time Branches of Love project for four years. You might say her… Read More >

UNCG dedicates Veterans Resource Center

Spc. Chen-yang Liu, an Army Reserves combat photographer and vice president of UNCG’s Student Veterans Association, wore his dress blues for the Veterans Day dedication… Read More >

UNCG’s Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality Program profiled on NC Now

UNCG’s Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality program was profiled on the Oct. 30 edition of N.C. Now. The program, housed in the Bryan School of Business and… Read More >

The Randolph County Honor Guard presented the colors at the UNCG Fountain

Always grateful

Amber Mathwig spent a decade in the U.S. Navy as a military police officer. When she left the military and went back to college for… Read More >

Diggin’ up bones: Anemone’s Wyoming dig on NC Science Now

Dr. Robert Anemone, head of UNCG’s Department of Anthropology, and Anemone’s student Ashley Bryant spoke with North Carolina Science Now’s Frank Graff about their fossil… Read More >

Bands of brotherhood

Brotherhood. Service. Scholarship. For 30 years, the brothers of the Pi Zeta chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. have embraced all three on the… Read More >

Alumni Association names Spartans of Promise

The UNCG Alumni Association has created a new award for senior students. Ten seniors will receive inaugural Spartan of Promise awards Thursday, Oct. 30, at… Read More >

N&R: UNCG’s food truck options reflect larger trend

The country’s obsession with food trucks extends to college campuses and UNCG is no exception, the News & Record reports. The university was considering opening… Read More >

TWC News profiles nationally-ranked fashion program

The Bryan School of Business and Economics‘ nationally-ranked program in Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies was profiled by Time Warner Cable News.  The segment features… Read More >

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School of Education earns $7.7 million technology grant

UNCG’s School of Education has been awarded a five-year, $7.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The grant will further UNCG’s efforts to… Read More >

Student Juan Collazo featured on ‘Hola NC’

Juan Collazo, studying biology at UNCG, appeared on the Sept. 21 segment of “Hola NC,” a bilingual lifestyle program that airs weekly on Fox 50… Read More >

Wixson speaks to Fox 8 about how UNCG is supporting future teachers

Dr. Karen Wixson, dean of UNCG’s School of Education, and Sydnie Dale, a senior elementary education major, spoke to Carter Coyle of Fox 8 News… Read More >

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UNCG earns top 10 ranking from Educate to Career

UNCG is ranked among the 10 best universities in the nation for the value its education offers graduates, according to the nonprofit Educate to Career…. Read More >

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

UNCG among nation’s Best Colleges

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

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Be BRAVE: Prevent sexual assault

Statistics posted on the White House’s 1 is 2 Many website tell a startling story: One in five young women is sexually assaulted while in… Read More >

Dynamic mailbox system honored as a model of efficiency

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

UNCG welcomes 2014-15 Guarantee Scholars

At the start of the 2014-15 academic year, UNCG welcomed 34 new UNCG Guarantee Scholars from across the state. UNCG Guarantee is the result of… Read More >

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Spartans ice up for charity

When you challenge Spartans, we accept! From athletics to admissions, several UNCG groups have embraced popular ice bucket challenges to support the Kay Yow Cancer Foundation and The ALS Foundation. #ALS #chillinforcharity #dsba

Student Success Coordinator Bill Johnson

UNCG’s Johnson offers advice for undecided majors

If you’re a college student and don’t know what to major in, you’re not alone. As many as 80 percent of college students don’t know… Read More >

Expert: 10 ways Millennials’ college life differs from their parents’

Neon colors. Stirrup pants. Hi-top fades. All are 1980s-era icons that are back in style. But as a growing number of parents — many of… Read More >

Beyond Academics can offer federal student aid

UNCG students with intellectual and developmental disabilities can now apply for federal student aid. UNCG’s Beyond Academics program is now one of only 34 similar… Read More >

This is your moment

This is the moment. A new academic year stretches before you, ripe with opportunity. Perhaps you’ll find your calling in the lab, partnering with faculty… Read More >

Learning beyond boundaries

Nargiza Kiger, a native of Uzbekistan, always knew she would have to go the distance to earn a college degree. “Growing up in a male-dominant… Read More >

Consumer, Apparel & Retail Studies earns top ranking

UNCG’s Department of Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies (CARS) has been ranked as the 13th best fashion program in the nation by the website Fashion-Schools.org,… Read More >

The UNCG Bryan School of Business and Economics building.

Bryan School adds online programs in business analytics

The UNCG Bryan School of Business and Economics is launching a new curriculum in business analytics this fall, designed to help professionals advance their understanding… Read More >

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UNCG Dance at National College Dance Festival at Kennedy Center

UNCG Dance is performing this week at the National College Dance Festival in Washington, D.C. This is UNCG’s second invitation to the festival. which takes… Read More >

Sam Troy interviewed about Bryan School restaurant business plan

Sam Troy, executive in residence for international education for The Bryan School of Business and Economics, was interviewed by The Business Journal regarding a business… Read More >

Ruzicka interviewed by Triad Business Journal about MOOCs

Dr. Stephen Ruzicka, professor in the Department of History, was interviewed by the Triad Business Journal regarding teaching one of the first MOOCs or “massive… Read More >

N&R: Counselor education graduate program ranked third in nation

The counselor education graduate program was ranked third in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report graduate rankings. The program is affiliated with… Read More >

Ali, Brown interviewed about ‘Beyond Academics’ program

Dr. Omar Ali, associate professor and director of graduate studies in the African American Studies program, and UNCG student Remington Brown were interviewed by Fox… Read More >

Perrin steps down as provost, N&R reports

Dr. David Perrin, who is currently the provost and executive vice chancellor, will be stepping down from his post to pursue teaching in the Department… Read More >

Ali interviewed about proposed clothing rules for city bus riders

Dr. Omar Ali, associate professor in the African American Studies program, was interviewed by the News & Record regarding the potential ban of sagging pants… Read More >

Fayetteville Observer covers commencement-day reunion at UNCG

The Fayetteville Observer ran a heart-warming story about a special reunion between a UNCG graduate and a beloved friend from his elementary school days. Jonathon… Read More >

Everything two for a dollar, at Cram & Scram May 31

As they left their residence halls last week, UNCG students filled the Cram and Scram donation bins with usable items they no longer needed —… Read More >

UNCG Commencement 2014: A celebration of success

With cheers and through tears, UNCG’s Class of 2014 gathered at the Greensboro Coliseum Friday morning to celebrate their accomplishment.

MBA capstone shows nonprofit’s impact

The work of Family Service of the Piedmont — promoting financial stability, providing mental health services, stemming domestic violence and preventing child abuse — has… Read More >

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Striking out diabetes

Each year one or two students at Green Hope High School in Cary, NC, are diagnosed with diabetes. Thanks to UNCG business major and baseball… Read More >

UNCG student celebrate during the May 2012 UNCG Commence ment Ceremony. An African-American male student holds up a banner reading "You should be here."

Spring commencement just around the corner

About 2,500 graduates will receive degrees Friday, May 9, during UNCG’s spring commencement. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. in the Greensboro Coliseum. [Tweet “UNCG’s… Read More >

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UNCG’s Minerva: How does she like those apples?

Exams started this week. And the offerings at UNCG’s Minerva statue grow each day. Some students believe leaving a coin, a note or an apple… Read More >

Student speaks to WFMY about mentoring deaf, hard-of-hearing

Isaac Starnes, a sophomore in the Deaf Education program at UNCG, appeared on WFMY’s Good Morning show to talk about the need for volunteers to… Read More >

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Spartans join fight against children’s cancer

Two big events at UNCG last weekend helped raise funds for the fight against children’s cancer. About 1,100 students joined in UNCG’s Spartathon – a… Read More >

Making health accessible

It’s a small, nondescript brick house on Simpson Street in downtown Greensboro. No signs or shingles hang out front. But this house serves an essential… Read More >

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Spartan Village dedication April 24 signals new phase of campus life

Chancellor Linda P. Brady invites the entire UNCG community to join her April 24, as the university begins a new phase of campus life. A… Read More >

More than 150 students take part in 2014 Undergraduate Research & Creativity Expo

UNCG’s Eighth Annual Carolyn and Norwood Thomas Undergraduate Research and Creativity Expo included 111 presentations by 158 students working with 84 faculty mentors representing 39… Read More >

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Fashioning success

“No.” Phillip Loken was tired of hearing that word. “I received so many ‘nos’” he said. “‘No, we can’t help fund it.’ ‘You can’t use… Read More >

Students: Go footloose at Spartathon April 26

Students, put on your sneaks and let loose before final exams with a night of dancing. And raise money to fight childhood cancers. Spartathon, a… Read More >

Bill Cone of Pixar will speaks informally with Heather Holian’s class

Pixar pointers

Class had ended. The learning hadn’t, for students in Dr. Heather Holian’s “The Art of Disney and Pixar” course. They’d just gotten an inside look… Read More >

Dynamic mailboxes could revolutionize campus mail

Mailing a UNCG student a letter? Address it like this: John Smith jsmith1 at UNCG Greensboro, NC  27413 No, that’s not a mistake. Since the… Read More >

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Help welcome new Spartans to UNCG through SOAR

The Office of New Student & Spartan Family Programs is looking for 2014 SOAR volunteers to help welcome new students and their families during the… Read More >

UNCG Threads designers dazzle with ‘7 Deadly Sins’ show

Fashion designers from THREADS, the student organization of the Department of Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies, descended on downtown Greensboro April 5 to present their 9th annual fashion show, “The Seven Deadly Sins.”

Seeing the person

Every day on the UNCG campus, paths cross. People come together. They share ideas and goals. At these meaningful intersections of conversation and collaboration, lives… Read More >

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New gateway to campus from Spartan Village opens, celebration planned

A bicyclist made his way from Spartan Village, crossed Lee Street – and on a bright spring morning became one of the first students to… Read More >

GEMS seeks entrepreneurial college students for exclusive mentoring program

A mentoring program for college students in Greensboro who are interested in starting their own businesses is accepting applications for the 2014-15 academic year. The… Read More >

A UNCG Model walks down the runway as others watch the fashion show.

UNCG THREADS fashion show April 5

THREADS, the student organization for the Department of Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies, will present their 9th annual fashion show, “The Seven Deadly Sins,” April… Read More >

Roberson interviewed about new federal ranking system

Dr. Steve Roberson, dean of undergraduate studies, was interviewed by The Business Journal regarding the recognition of UNCG as one of nineteen schools that performs… Read More >

Kocher Brown interviewed about online kinesiology doctoral program

Dr. Pam Kocher Brown, associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology, was interviewed by The Business Journal about the new online doctoral program in kinesiogy… Read More >

UNCG tunnel opened for pedestrians

The UNCG tunnel, built to run underneath the railroad tracks from Oakland Avenue to West Lee Street, opened April 1st, the News & Record reported. The underpass… Read More >

Paul Lester, police major, interviewed about blue-light phones

Paul Lester, UNCG police major, was interviewed by the News & Record about the visibility and reliability of blue-light phones for safety on college campuses…. 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 >

Girish Jammu, left and Steven Tamba, right, smile as they tour The Center for New North Carolinans.

Education for a lifetime

Steven Tamba and Girish Jammu came to UNCG seeking an education for themselves. They’ll leave with a plan to provide it to dozens of others… Read More >

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Dine in: New serving stations and College Avenue entrance open

For Moran Commons, the longtime dining facility at UNCG, Phase 3 of its renovation is complete. The College Avenue entrance has opened. And so have… Read More >

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Spartan Hour Tuesdays: Here come the food trucks!

UNCG Dining Services and CAP are collaborating once again to bring local food trucks for UNCG faculty, staff and students. The trucks will be on… Read More >

Play dodgeball — for a cause

March 31 — DODGE for a CAUSE has been cancelled. However, donations to the Spartan Open Pantry are still welcome.  Spartans don’t let Spartans go hungry. The… Read More >

UNCG now offering Peer Exploratory Coaching

This spring, UNCG’s Students First Office launched the Peer Exploratory Coaching (PEC) program as part of the department’s ongoing efforts to foster a learner-centered experience… Read More >

travis hicks looks at new space

The house we all built

On a cold March afternoon, architect and Assistant Professor Travis Hicks walks through an empty building with interior architecture students. They’re doing what comes naturally… Read More >

Filar Williams interviewed about Digital Media Commons’ 3-D printer

Beth Filar Williams, interim head of the Digital Media Commons in the UNCG library system, was interviewed by the News & Record regarding the installation… Read More >

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UNCG Libraries’ 3-D printer: problem solving for the 21st century

You’re used to making copies in 2-D, on sheets of paper. But have you seen a 3-D printer yet? University Libraries recently unveiled the first… Read More >

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New blog at UNCG: Minerva’s Mentions

Being a 9-foot statue has its perks, it seems. “I hear and see all the wonderful, little joys across campus that probably go unnoticed. There’s… Read More >

Service trips open new worlds for students

Tyler Stobbe didn’t really know what to expect when he headed off to the North Carolina coast on a cold day early in the semester… Read More >

Veteran’s studies at UNCG will help her counsel other vets

When Christy Hinnant finished her eight years in the U.S. Army in 2012, the veteran found that life outside the military’s structured environment left her… Read More >

UNCG fashion designers Rock the Runway

The 2014 edition of Rock the Runway, an annual fund-raiser for Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina, had a decidedly Spartan flair: Five of the… Read More >

Photo of Kevin Siler (Grounds) helped guide students as they planted.

Students help restore habitat in Peabody Park

The woodland of UNCG’s Peabody Park just got a little bigger. Dr. Elizabeth Lacey’s graduate level conservation biology class undertook a tree planting project a… Read More >

Raeanne Hanks rasing arm to throw softball during a game

Back for more

The ESPN cameras were capturing a performance for the ages – 24 straight innings of shutout ball. Pitcher Raeanne Hanks was on a roll. She’d… Read More >

Photo of Digital Media Commons

UNCG opens new Gaming Lab

UNCG has a new Gaming Lab. Students, faculty and staff are invited to see the new Gaming Lab at 3 p.m. Feb. 7 in the… Read More >

Chancellor Brady, Hebard interviewed about UNCG’s improved retention rates

Chancellor Linda P. Brady and Holly Hebard, coordinator of academic outreach, were interviewed by the News & Record and Time Warner Cable News respectively regarding national attention for… Read More >

Crossing borders

Each summer on the Greek island of Kea, classical studies professor Joanne Murphy sees the look on her students’ faces when they get off the… Read More >

UNCG organizes service projects in honor of MLK

UNCG, along with Bennett College and Greensboro College, participated in nearly a dozen service projects throughout the Triad for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, as… Read More >

Jam to the music at Spartan Trader

Come enjoy some music at UNCG’s Spartan Trader. The student-run consignment shop provides a way for UNCG students, faculty and staff to sell their hand-made… Read More >

UNCG Guarantee student Dominick DeFelice studies with friends in UNCG's Jackson Library on Friday, November 8, 2013.

Making good

“Guarantee” means a great deal to senior biology major Dominick DeFelice. It’s the name of the scholarship – the UNCG Guarantee – that made it… Read More >

Two UNCG students in the running for $50,000 innovative idea prize

Two UNCG students, Kelly Langston and Katie Wachtel, are in the running for a $50,000 prize based on their innovative idea for helping students, as… Read More >

UNCG’s Paul Katam, NCAA star, to enroll in U.S. Army

UNCG athlete Paul Katam, winner of NCAA first-team accolades in track, as well as earning All-Southern Conference academic honors, has decided to enroll in the… Read More >

UNCG student celebrate during the May 2012 UNCG Commence ment Ceremony. An African-American male student holds up a banner reading "You should be here."

Ed Trust: UNCG a model for graduation, retention gains

A just-released report from the watchdog organization Education Trust holds up UNCG as a role model for other universities working to improve graduation rates. UNCG… Read More >

Newspapers report decision to move forward with recreation center

David Sprinkle, chairman of the UNCG board of trustees, wrote a letter to residents of the Glenwood neighborhood regarding plans to move ahead with the new… Read More >

Online nursing, education programs shine in U.S. News rankings

UNCG’s online master’s programs in education and nursing shine in U.S. News’ just-released 2014 rankings for Best Online Programs. At 45th in the nation, UNCG’s… Read More >

Bill Johnson smiles as he listens to his students during class.

Dean of dreams

His office in the McIver Building is tiny, jam-packed and atypical. Stuffed animals from Elmo to Winnie the Pooh fill a six-shelf bookcase in the… Read More >

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Growing Greek

When junior Camille Zarzar was elected president of the College Panhellenic Council (CPC), she had a vision for CPC and Greek life to become more… Read More >

Privileged to care

Eight years ago, Rhonda Lucas never dreamed she’d be graduating with a master’s degree in nursing. She wasn’t sure she’d live to see 2013. Lucas,… Read More >

Speaker to graduates: Make your ‘dash’ count

Dr. Susan Letvak, professor of nursing, advised UNCG’s Class of 2013 to make the most of their “dash” — their time here on earth. Letvak… Read More >

Greensboro Opera collaborates with UNCG in Young Artist Program

Greensboro Opera has extended its collaboration with UNCG through creation of the Young Artist Program, as reported by the News & Record. The program, which involves recent… Read More >

News 2 spotlights luminaires

WFMY News 2 ran a segment on UNCG’s traditional luminaire ceremony. Luminaires are lit each winter as students prepare for final exams.

UNCG student celebrate during the May 2012 UNCG Commence ment Ceremony. An African-American male student holds up a banner reading "You should be here."

About 1,800 degrees to be awarded Dec. 13

UNCG will award more than 1,800 degrees Dec. 13 during the university’s winter commencement. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. in the Greensboro Coliseum. Dr…. Read More >

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Playing Telephone, making art at UNCG

It was like the game Telephone Pictionary. Only now can UNCG participants see how the “game” turned out. And you can, too. The exhibition “The… Read More >

Chelimo, Katam to compete in NCAA Championship race

Update: Chelimo placed 82nd in Saturday’s race, from a field of 253 runners, with a time of 31:10.0. Katam finished 122nd with a time of… Read More >

Coley interviewed by News 14 Carolina regarding veterans campaign

Sarah Kathryn Coley, associate director of annual giving, was interviewed by News 14 Carolina about the UNCG4Vets Campaign, which will give alumni and the community… Read More >

Chancellor Brady contributed Op-Ed to News & Record

Chancellor Linda P. Brady contributed an op-ed to the News & Record, in which she discusses how a new building project will increase student success… Read More >

UNCG student interviewed by WFDD about writing program

UNCG student Stephon Ingram was interviewed by 88.5 WFDD about Authoring Action, a year-round, intensive writing program for youth in the Winston-Salem area. Ingram, a… Read More >

Photo from past Classical Studies event

Take a Roman holiday, at UNCG

2013 Classics Day at UNCG is a multi-event festival celebrating a range of interesting aspects of Greco-Roman antiquity. The event will take place 10:30 a.m.-3:30… Read More >

UNCG-4-Vets featured on local news

UNCG’s crowdfunding campaign for student vets got coverage from both News 14 Carolina and WFMY News 2. Give online through Jan. 7 at http://thespartanproject.uncg.edu/uncg-4-vets/. Watch… Read More >

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UNCG men’s basketball kicks off season with pregame tailgate

UNCG’s first men’s basketball game Nov. 8 will be one of the biggest. Prior to the 7 p.m. game against High Point University at the… Read More >

Christy Hinnant sits in class paying attention

A campus to lean on

Christy Hinnant spent eight years in the U.S. Army, primarily as a human resource specialist. Her time in Iraq — at one point she was… Read More >

Photo from the Department of Defense of veterans holding flags

Memorial Day will be UNCG holiday

It’s official. Starting May 2014, UNCG will observe Memorial Day as a university holiday. On that day, offices will be closed and classes will not… Read More >

Railroad underpass from Spartan Village to be completed in December

Students living in Spartan Village soon will be able to walk to and from campus through a new tunnel constructed under the railroad corridor. With… Read More >

Perrin interviewed by N&R regarding dual admissions program

David Perrin, UNCG’s provost and executive vice chancellor, was interviewed by the News & Record regarding the start of a dual admissions program between UNCG… Read More >

Photo of Music Building from Peabody Bridge

EUC Box Office to close

The Box Office in UNCG’s Elliott University Center will close due to budget cuts. The last day of business will be Friday, Oct. 25. The… Read More >

UNCG Institute to Promote Athlete Health and Wellness profiled on UNC-TV

UNCG’s new Institute to Promote Athlete Health and Wellness was featured on UNC-TV’s North Carolina Now. The segment, which featured interviews from several UNCG faculty… Read More >

A study in grit

Can you actually measure grit – the ability to persevere no matter the obstacle? Christina Chai Chang, one of the undergraduates on Dr. Paul Silvia’s… Read More >

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Library videophone means independence for deaf users

For Alan Martin, a videophone on campus means independence. Martin, a deaf student majoring in Professions in Deafness with a concentration in Advocacy Services for the… Read More >

Melissa Harris-Perry interacts with UNCG students

Professor, MSNBC personality chats with students

For Melissa Harris-Perry, the daughter of a UVA professor, academia is a calling. TV is a sideline. Dr. Harris-Perry, a political science professor at Tulane… Read More >

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Painting the town blue and gold for homecoming

Getting into the Blue and Gold spirit for UNCG Homecoming? The inaugural “Paint the Town Blue and Gold” event — a new, spirit-focused, citywide initiative… Read More >

Grad student interviewed by 88.5 WFDD about High Point exhibit

Kim Mozingo, a graduate student in the Department of History with a concentration in Museum Studies, was interviewed by 88.5 WFDD regarding her masters degree… Read More >

Spartan ruggers rule!

The competition is fierce but the camaraderie is what makes this game special. There is no age-out limit, but waivers must be signed and common… Read More >

Hip happenings at Homecoming 2013

Homecoming is fast approaching. And it’s hip to be there. Join us for fun events Oct. 21-27, including a student hip-hop contest, the annual Children’s… Read More >

Women’s soccer player interviewed about overcoming health challenges

UNCG women’s soccer player Christina Chai-Chang was interviewed by WGHP Fox 8 about overcoming three hip surgeries and a life-threatening blood clot in order to… Read More >

Spartan Jazz Collective featured on WUNC 91.5 in jazz retrospective

The Spartan Jazz Collective was featured on WUNC 91.5’s “The State Of Things” in an interview and performance revolving around their retrospective of the North… Read More >

UNCG’s Jenkins takes Wolfpack Intercollegiate title

For this freshman, the third time’s a charm. Spartan men’s golfer Carter Jenkins won the 2013 Wolfpack Intercollegiate Tuesday in just his third collegiate event…. Read More >

Wild about Charlie! UNCG celebrates Founders Day

UNCG celebrated Founders Day Monday, Oct. 7, with a bagpipe-punctuated procession from Elliott University Center to the statue of Charles Duncan McIver, the university’s first president. UNCG opened as the State Normal and Industrial School on Oct. 5, 1892.

New life takes root

When Alex Congelosi landed in Dr. Elizabeth Lacey’s conservation biology class, the first-year graduate student realized she was in for something different. And something that… Read More >

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UNCG’s SAT scores on the rise – again

For the third straight year, SAT scores for new undergraduates at UNCG have risen. The SAT average this year is 1,041. Last year it was… Read More >

McNeil interviewed about NC law about student disciplinary hearings

Dr. Vicki L. McNeil, associate vice chancellor of student affairs at UNCG, was interviewed by News 14 Carolina about the new North Carolina law that… Read More >

Women’s soccer referenced by Fox Sports about Give N Go Project

UNCG’s women’s soccer team was referenced by Fox Sports Florida for team members’ contributions to the Give N Go Project, which helps children in orphanages… Read More >

UNCG recognized by YES! Weekly for its sustainability

An article by YES! Weekly recognized UNCG for its sustainable practices on campus. Some examples of UNCG’s sustainability measures include the fact that nine of… Read More >

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Moran Commons dome taking shape

The central area of Moran Commons – still hidden from diners’ view during the renovation – is taking shape. The metal catwalks high above the… Read More >

Jamie Stephens profiled by N&R about suicide awareness

A News & Record columnist profiled the work of Jamie Stephens, coordinator of outreach and peer education, and her efforts to raise suicide awareness among… Read More >

‘It’s OK to Ask’: UNCG marks Mental Health Month

Depression and anxiety are huge problems for the nation’s college students. Each year 1,100 college students die by suicide, and suicide is the second leading… Read More >

UNCG men’s soccer was ranked nationally at No. 18

The UNCG men’s soccer team made national rankings at No. 18 in the Sept. 9 College Soccer News poll, as reported by WFMY News 2… Read More >

UNCG among nation’s best at supporting vets

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

UNCG meets ‘Advising Challenge’

Bill Johnson, student success coordinator for the School of Health and Human Sciences (HHS), is known as the Dream Dean. Now Johnson, a certified dream… Read More >

UNCG police give campus advice to prevent theft

The UNCG police department addressed theft  prevention on campus with a list of handy tips, as reported by WGHP Fox 8. Some key tips include always… Read More >

Uplifting education

Growing up in and out of homeless shelters, Madison Sampson eventually came to a realization: Education is the path to a better future. “I saw… Read More >

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UNCG leads nation in contributing to ‘public good’

UNCG ranks among the fewer than 300 American universities that contribute most to the public good, an honor the university has earned since 2006. Washington… Read More >

UNCG seeks student teams for social entrepreneurship competition

The North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center at UNCG is seeking undergraduate and graduate student teams to compete in the 2014 UNC Social Entrepreneurship Conference in February…. Read More >

Soccer players in a group huddle

Men’s soccer team knocks off nationally-ranked Charlotte

The UNCG men’s soccer team knocked off nationally-ranked Charlotte Tuesday night, becoming the first team to defeat the 49ers in their home opener in more… Read More >

Collage offers experience, support for students

Not only does it offer invaluable experience to young musicians, UNCG’s annual Collage Concert raises thousands of dollars in scholarship funds for performing arts students…. Read More >

Photo of kayaking from July 2013 trip by Kendra Lilley

For some incoming freshmen, what a trip!

Getting ready for your freshman year can be a trip. Especially if it involves going down rapids or over mountain passes. The summer’s first six-day… Read More >

UNCG nursing professor featured in N&R story

The Greensboro News & Record ran a story on area nursing shortages that included an interview with Dr. Jacqueline DeBrew, a professor in UNCG’s clinical… Read More >

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UNCG Gardens as local as it gets

Gerald Hyatt pulled one long stalk of horseradish from the ground. A large plant, it was the first one he planted at UNCG Gardens on… Read More >

Spartans kick off UNCG’s 122nd year in style

The UNCG community marked the start of the 2013-14 academic year with bagpipes, flowers and festivities, reminding students of the rich history of the university and the promise of new beginnings.

Walker interviewed by WFMY News 2 about Spartan Village opening

Coretta Walker, assistant director for Housing and Residence Life, was interviewed by WFMY News 2 regarding the opening of Spartan Village just five months after a… Read More >

UNCG leads way in civic engagement

UNCG is one of 73 colleges and universities recognized by NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education as leaders in cultivating civic-minded students. NASPA has named… Read More >

Kelly Donovan, right, smiles as she volunteers with UNCG's International Student Orientation.

Making cultural connections

Growing up in a military family, senior Kelly Donovan did what most kids do who move a lot. She developed wanderlust. As she nears the… Read More >

Fairbanks talks to News 14 about graduate education for teachers

Dr. Colleen M. Fairbanks, professor and department chair for the Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education in the UNCG School of Education, was interviewed by… Read More >

Van Dyke interviewed by Dance Magazine about MFA in Dance

Jan Van Dyke, professor in the School of Music, Theatre and Dance and former head of the Department of Dance, was interviewed by Dance Magazine… Read More >

Greensboro area colleges and universities prepare for students

An article from the News & Record reported on the happenings at UNCG and other Greensboro colleges and universities to prepare for the influx of… Read More >

UNCG referenced in article about African-American graduation rates

UNCG was referenced in an article by Boston.com about a study by The Education Trust regarding colleges that have strong African-American graduation rates. UNCG was… Read More >

Jovanovic interviewed by 88.5 WFDD about bus shelter art

Dr. Spoma Jovanovic, professor in the Department of Communication Studies, was interviewed by 88.5 WFDD regarding a bus shelter art project she is taking part… Read More >

Spartans move into cool new digs

Roommates Tony Sanders and Daniel Luciano marveled at their new surroundings during move-in day Wednesday at Spartan Village, UNCG’s new apartment-style housing for upperclassmen. A… Read More >

Time to rawk and roll

More than 2,500 freshmen will immerse themselves in the UNCG experience this month. And lots of upperclassmen will help ensure these students get their college… Read More >

Lacks family speaks to students

The granddaughter and daughter-in-law of the late Henrietta Lacks, a poor African-American woman whose cells were used in medical research unbeknownst to her or her… Read More >

Fred Patrick interviewed about pedestrian underpass delay

Fred Patrick, director of UNCG facilities, was interviewed by the News & Record about the pedestrian underpass under Oakland Avenue which has been delayed in… Read More >

UNCG teams up with Dudley High students to build benches

Students from UNCG and Dudley High School teamed up to build benches for bus stops throughout Greensboro, WGHP Fox 8 reported. The students worked with the… Read More >

Spirit of support, inclusiveness

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

Report notes high graduation rates among black students at UNCG

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

Chelimo interviewed regarding silver medal in 5,000 meters

Paul Chelimo, a UNCG student and track and field athlete, represented his native Kenya with a silver medal in the 5,000 meters at the World… Read More >

Paul Chelimo finishes sixth in 1,500 at World University Games

Paul Chelimo, a student at UNCG, finished sixth in the 1,500 meters representing Kenya at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia, the News &… Read More >

Dancer practices for perfomance

At the heart of the arts

Dancers Connect makes creative expression a given for kids.

Lalenja Harrington smiles as she works with a Beyond Academics student.

Lifting every voice

She found herself in the spotlight. Now she helps others find their place in the sun.

UNCG Baseball’s Christian Wolfe makes All-America team

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

UNCG runners Chelimo and Katam interviewed about NCAA prizes

UNCG runners Paul Chelimo and Paul Katam were interviewed by the News & Record regarding matching second-place finishes in the NCAA track and field championships… Read More >

Grayson Murray, UNCG transfer golfer, was interviewed about U.S. Open

UNCG transfer student Grayson Murray was interviewed by the News & Record about being one of 10 amateur golfers in the U.S. Open tournament, which… Read More >

Summer stage

UNCG Theatre and Triad Stage joined forces in 2005 to launch Theatre 232, a month-long summer theater festival that offers invaluable experience for theater students… Read More >

Chelimo interviewed about second place finish in NCAA 5,000 meters

UNCG runner Paul Chelimo  was interviewed by the News & Record regarding his second place finish in the men’s 5,000-meter final at the NCAA Outdoor… Read More >

Photo of Paul Katam during race

Katam, Chelimo place second at National Championships

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

kenny smith takes picture of Don Ames' word work

Dream team

Kenny Smith visits entrepreneur Don Ames to work on marketing materials for his fretwork business. Ames has been a part of the program since its start in 2011.

News outlets report on Katam’s National Runner-Up finish

The News & Record and WFMY News 2 reported on the success of UNCG runner Paul Katam, the National Runner-Up in the 10,000m at the… Read More >

WFMY airs story on Tyshea Lewis, the first UNCG Guarantee graduate

WFMY News 2 aired a story on Tyshea Lewis, the university’s first UNCG Guarantee graduate. Lewis, who entered UNCG with college credits, was able to… Read More >

Photo of Paul Chelimo and Paul Katam

Spartan runners headed to NCAA Championships

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

Angel Gonzalez plays his horn in a dark Greensboro alleyway.

Raising the music bar

With hopes to be a music ambassador, Angel Gonzalez steps out of his element.

Spartones to partner with North Davidson High, newspaper reports

The spring choral program at North Davidson High School will offer something a little different this year – music by the UNCG Spartones, a male… 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 >

Bryan students present projects to Mt. Airy businesses, newspaper reports

From a proposal to increase membership at the local country club to ideas on how to increase hotel business during the week and the winter… Read More >

Student wins top film honors for “Growing Community”

Graduating UNCG senior Sydney Vigotov, film maker of the 10-minute short, “Growing Community” about the Edible Garden at Greensboro’s Interactive Resource Center, earned first prize… Read More >

Photo of Shontria Fonville and Belinda Hardin at the Human Race

UNCG students raise money to support mental health awareness

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

Student get ready to turn their tassels during UNCG's December 2012 Commencement ceremony at the Greensboro Coliseum on Thursday, December 13, 2012.

UNCG in 3 students finish college degree in three years

Some of the first students to enroll in UNCG in 3, a unique degree acceleration program, are about to graduate, armed with the same four-year… Read More >

Washington Post interviews Leimenstoll about All American House contest

Jo Ramsey Leimenstoll, a professor in the Department of Interior Architecture and historic preservation coordinator, was interviewed by the Washington Post regarding a project where… Read More >

Banks interviewed about MBA students’ capstone project

Dr. McRae Banks, dean of The Bryan School of Business and Economics, was interviewed by The Business Journal regarding a trio of MBA candidates’ capstone… Read More >

UNCG students interviewed about Woodlawn restoration contest

UNCG design students were interviewed by the National Trust for Restoration in regards to the MADE: In America restoration contest sponsored by the Woodlawn Plantation…. Read More >

Softball players and Twin Sisters Nicole Thomas, left, and Lindsay Thomas, right, walk while weraing their uniform to the softball stadium

Hit it, sister!

Freshman twins step up to plate to help spark winning outlook.

Porter to deliver ICS commencement address May 7

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

nursing students practice emergency procedures on an infant medical doll

Keeping it real

Drill puts student nurses on frontlines of disaster.

Photo of A'Isha Crawford in Peru

Three students named Fulbright Scholars

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

UNCG design students helped with show house

UNCG interior architecture students created a show house out of Woodlawn Estate in a juried competition, reports the Home & Design Blog. Along with students… Read More >

two students work on a computer design for a house.

A home for always

Interior architecture students create a house for all stages of life

Parlor room won first place in the All American House

UNCG Interior Architecture team takes 1st Place at historic Woodlawn

Historic Woodlawn, on land gifted by George Washington, was the first site operated by the prestigious National Trust. The MADE: in America Student Design Project… Read More >

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UNCG-trained teachers get high grades from employers

UNCG’s School of Education ranked among the nation’s best education schools in the most recent US News and World Report survey. Employer satisfaction played a… Read More >

Harrington helps Beyond Academics students find their voice

At what moment did she really find her voice? “The first time I stood on the stage at the Cantab Lounge. I was supported by… Read More >

GEMS seeks entrepreneurial students for exclusive mentoring program

The North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center (NCEC) is seeking Greensboro-area college students who are interested in starting their own businesses, nonprofits or creative enterprises to participate… Read More >

UNCG student Stephanie Perez, talks with other Biology club members.

From adversity to advocacy

Stephanie Perez, winner of the prestigious Univision Scholarship, transforms challenge into change.

Down Syndrome Newsletter profiles UNCG junior in Beyond Academics

UNCG junior Islah Umazar was profiled in the newsletter of the National Down Syndrome Congress as a student in the academic program, Beyond Academics. Islah’s… Read More >

MBA capstone project places in national competition

Graduate students from UNCG’s Bryan School of Business and Economics won second place in the Graduate Comprehensive Small Business Institute Project of the Year competition… Read More >

THREADS presents student-run fashion show April 5

THREADS, the student organization for the Department of Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies, will present their 8th annual fashion show, “The Four Elements,” April 5… Read More >

Investigation continues into cause of Spartan Village fire

Updated 4-3-13, 10 a.m. – The Greensboro Fire Department has ruled that the fire that destroyed a UNCG residence hall under construction on Lee Street… Read More >

UNCG professor Benjamin Filene, talks with his students as a large piece of Terra Cotta rests in the forground.

Unearthing history

Graduates students’ work preserving the history of Terra Cotta is honored by the National Council on Public History.

WFMY: UNCG students raise awareness about human trafficking

UNCG students are working to raise awareness of human trafficking in North Carolina, reports Digtriad (WFMY News 2). Students are planning a 27-hour “Stand for… Read More >

Summit on students with disabilities honors Rep. Insko

The 2nd North Carolina Postsecondary Education (PSE) Capacity-Building Summit – Leading the Way – will convene March 11-12 at UNCG to discuss inclusive education for… Read More >

UNCG’s RHA named “School of the Year” in N.C.

The UNCG Residence Hall Association was named “School of the Year” by the North Carolina Association of Residence Halls during its annual conference in February…. Read More >

Ali, UNCG students participate in conference aired on C-SPAN

Dr. Omar Ali, political historian and associate professor in the African American Studies program, and three UNCG students from various parts of the AFS program,… Read More >

At Gatewood: What a design we weave

UNCG’s Claudia Aguilera, an Interior Architecture master’s student from El Salvador on a Fulbright Scholarship, installed her thesis exhibition “Decoding Crafts” this week at UNCG’s… Read More >

Just in time for Valentine’s Day

Last semester, great teaching at UNCG was recognized with gold stars by the Faculty Teaching & Learning Commons. Lots were handed out. This semester, students… Read More >

UNCG's Trevis Simpson collides with an Elon player as he soars toward the basket.

A shot in the arm

An ankle injury kept him out of the lineup. Then a concussion. But once he was back and in a groove, Trevis Simpson sparked his… Read More >

US News report

UNCG’s yield rate is above the average for the 266 American universities who reported data to U.S. News & World Report. And that figure is… Read More >

UNCG business honor society inducts 55 students

Fifty-five students were recognized by the Bryan School of Business and Economics at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and inducted into the Beta… Read More >

Bryan School honors standout graduates with awards

More than 25 graduating students were honored with end-of-semester awards from UNCG’s Bryan School of Business and Economics. The Joseph M. Bryan Achievement and Leadership… Read More >

Miller’s tale

Handmade signs at the Dec. 1 SoCon season opener screamed players’ names: Simpson, Armstrong, Potts, Paulos. And the coach who revitalized the team last season…. Read More >

Industries of the Blind chosen for Cole Capstone project

Industries of the Blind of Greensboro has been chosen as this year’s recipient of the Sue and Gordon Cole Capstone Project.  The Cole Capstone project… Read More >

Training to be more

During high school, Yasu Nakajima’s coaches saw in him a professional baseball player. As tempting as the prospect was, back and shoulder injuries made it… Read More >

Exhibition shares stories of Greensboro community

Graduate students from UNCG’s Public History program are helping to ensure the history of Terra Cotta, a community in western Greensboro, isn’t overlooked. For close… Read More >

UNCG makes ‘Best for Vets’ list

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

‘Voices of Homelessness’ panelists include UNCG freshman

Last November, Ashlee Morgan found herself homeless. Nearly 18, she’d have “sleep-overs” at various high school friends’ homes, most of the parents suspecting nothing. She’d… Read More >

Gray Hall designated as Honors College residence

The 840 students enrolled in the Lloyd International Honors College will have another exclusive housing option next year. Gray Hall, one of seven residence halls… Read More >

Necessary toughness

Going from Corps to campus wasn’t easy for veteran.

Capstone course pairs Triad organizations with MBA students

For the seventh year, MBA students in UNCG’s Bryan School of Business and Economics will partner with local organizations to tackle business problems as part… Read More >

W-S Chronicle: UNCG freshman must take alcohol education course

An article in the Winston-Salem Chronicle reports that UNCG’s incoming freshmen are required to take an alcohol education course online. “Officials at UNCG expanded the… Read More >

UNCG requires freshmen to take alcohol prevention course

One of the most important homework assignments for UNCG freshmen is due Oct. 15. That’s the deadline for first-year students to complete the second phase… Read More >

Bryan School honor society named Premier Chapter

The streak continues. For the 19th consecutive year, the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society chapter in the UNCG Bryan School of Business and Economics has… Read More >

Breaking down boxes

Villa Maria del Triunfo. It’s a name that rolls off the tongue with the elegance of an upscale Spanish neighborhood – not a shanty town… Read More >

Crossover: X-Culture engages biz students around the globe

Matthew Englebert and his team were knee-deep in the corporate scramble, planning a McDonald’s expansion into Mongolia and up against a series of deadlines. His… Read More >

Moving beyond a material world

Apparel designer Song Anh Nguyen ’12has a unique approach – challenging herself to create harmony from two conflicting elements. A modern aesthetic with a vintage… Read More >

Research explores work/life balance for employees

  Think balancing work and family life is an issue only women face? Think again. There was “not much difference” between the responses of male… Read More >

Born for business

When Ja’el Mosley ’12 was a young girl, she created a business that profited an impressive $45 a day. Her plan was simple yet brilliant…. Read More >

People viewing the exhibit in the children's museum

IARC department creates permanent exhibit for Children’s Museum

Students in the Department of Interior Architecture (Digital Technology and Fabrication) have created and installed “Larger Than Life,” a permanent exhibit at the Greensboro Children’s… Read More >

Community and Therapeutic Recreation faculty, students win awards

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

33 inducted into Business Honor Society

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

Senior dance majors present thesis concert April 20-21

Graduating seniors in UNCG’s Department of Dance will present original choreography in the annual thesis concert April 20-21. General admission tickets to the concerts three… Read More >

Running down a dream

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

All-American dreams

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

UNCG senior urges dancers to ‘Nourish’ themselves

For endurance athletes, hamburgers, Skittles and chili cheese fries are the wrong fuel for peak performance. But for many young dancers, often influenced more by… Read More >

Project introduces HS musicians to chamber music

When musicians play in large groups — like a band or symphony — weaker players can hide behind the skill of others. However, that safety… Read More >

Beyond the battlefield

She’s fourth-generation military. A student veteran. A counselor in charge of a combat stress clinic. And a survivor of the tragic 2009 shooting at Fort… Read More >

Fun and games

UNCG’s 2011 Homecoming combines the fun of Spartan Village, music by Big Bang Boom, Mr. Potato Head and Brice Street Band, and men’s soccer vs. Gardner-Webb.

UNCG Hosts German Fulbright Scholars

Willkommen Fulbrighters. Twenty-four top-notch German undergraduates are visiting UNCG this month, immersing themselves in North Carolina’s history, the U.S. educational system and American culture. And… Read More >

From camouflage to college

For many students, it takes a lot of determination to get through college as they manage full-time jobs, family responsibilities and school loans. For 26-year-old… Read More >

UNCG Golf Event will Benefit Breast Cancer, Scholarships Sept. 18-19

By Sean Olson, University Relations Golf will shine a bright light on women’s health as part of a new initiative at UNCG. Officials at the… Read More >

Bryan School Students Outscore Peers on National Test

By Sean Olson, University Relations Business students at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro broke into the top quintile of test takers in a… Read More >

UNCG Summer Rep’s “Fuddy Meers” Begins June 1

By Kimberly Hardin, University Relations Reminiscent of Adam Sandler’s “50 First Dates,” the comedy “Fuddy Meers” by David Lindsay-Abaire follows Claire, who suffers from amnesia… Read More >

The Drama Begins at UNCG Summer Rep June 1 to 25

By Kimberly Hardin, University Relations UNCG’s Summer Repertory Theatre will span children and adult theatre with four plays in four weeks. Summer Rep will transform… Read More >

UNCG Bryan School Class Presents Gift

By Sean Olson, University Relations Ten years ago, the courtyard of the Bryan School of Business and Economics was a barren stretch of dry and… Read More >

Online Degree Program Named Tops in State

The online Master of Arts degree in Liberal Studies has been named the state’s top university-level distance learning initiative for 2004-05 by an association devoted… Read More >

UNCG Phi Beta Kappa Chapter Inducts 35

Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most honored of all college honorary societies, inducted 35 UNCG students recently. The students were elected to Phi Beta… Read More >

Alumni, Students and Professors Receive Counseling Honors

Seven faculty members, seven graduate students and 33 alumni from the Department of Counseling and Educational Development made 55 presentations at the American Counseling Association… Read More >

UNCG Dance Senior Concert II April 29 and 30

By Sean Olson, University Relations Seniors from the UNCG Department of Dance will culminate their undergraduate dance careers with some serious dance. Senior Concert II,… Read More >

Celebrate Culture April 16 at the International Festival

By Tiffany Edwards, University Relations Korean drummers at the 2004 Interational Festival. The UNCG International Students Association (ISA) and The International Programs Center (IPC) invite… 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 >

Former Congressmen to Share Insider’s Perspective

By Tiffany Edwards, University Relations Political science students at UNCG and at High Point University will get the insider’s perspective of national politics March 21-23,… Read More >

University Offers New Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Programs

The new Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies (CARS) Department, formerly the Textile Products Design and Marketing Department, is offering new curriculums for both undergraduate and… Read More >

Theatre Professors, Students Bring Home Honors

Associate Professor Jim Wren of UNCG received the Outstanding Teacher of Acting award at the Kennedy Center/American College Theater Festival’s southeastern regional competition in West… Read More >

UNCG Performance Experiments with Various Media Feb. 24-26

By Sean Olson, University Relations Winter Ashes Feb. 24-26 The UNCG Department of Dance and John Gamble Dance Theater will present “Winter Ashes” Feb. 24-26…. Read More >

UNCG Career Services Center Internship & Summer Job Fair Feb. 23

By Sean Olson, University Relations UNCG will host a summer job and internship fair this month. The UNCG Career Services Center will hold the 2005… Read More >

Jessica Stockholder Exhibition Opens Feb. 13

Posted by Dan Nonte, University Relations “Kissing the Wall #2,” 1988, courtesy of the artist Jessica Stockholder is widely considered one of the most innovative… Read More >

Education Career Day Slated for Feb. 3

An Education Career Day with representatives from 100 school systems in 11 states will be held Thursday, Feb. 3, at UNCG. The event will take… Read More >