Monthly Archives: May 2019

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Relief pitcher Chad Sykes holds top ERA in nation

Throwing out the first pitch gets a lot of attention, but what about the last one? In Spartan baseball, that understated honor has often been… Read More >

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Student research: science, empathy, and literature

As a rising literature scholar and doctoral student in English, Matt Phillips is used to examining how meaning comes together in literature. These days, however,… Read More >

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Class of 2019: Nathaniel and Julianne Olson

Nathaniel and Julianne Olson are the definition of a “power couple.” Since getting married in 2014, the two have performed across the country and the… Read More >

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Class of 2019: Brittney Gray

The world of color looks different for Brittney Gray. The consumer, apparel, and retail studies (CARS) major has a color vision deficiency that makes it difficult for… Read More >

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Students shine at annual Industry Showcase in NYC

For UNC Greensboro’s senior acting students, last week was perhaps the most important week of their lives to date. It was UNCG’s annual Industry Showcase,… Read More >

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Student among top Irish dancers in the world

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

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Cochlear implant study supports older adults

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

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McNair scholars from across the state gather at UNCG

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

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

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

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Student research expos April 3 and 4

Students are vital members of UNC Greensboro’s research community, and next week many of them will share their scholarship with the greater campus community and… Read More >

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Spartans get insider access at Volvo Group

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

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Students style for thrift-store chic

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

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Graduate on time with summer session

In just a few months, Spartans will enjoy longer days, warmer weather, and the opportunity to get caught up – or get ahead – with… Read More >

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Graduate School pilots new initiative to build community

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

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Student research focuses on access to music education

This post originally appeared in UNCG Research Magazine. To read other stories about research, scholarship, and creative activity, visit researchmagazine.uncg.edu. Dixie Ortiz was a fifth-grader when… Read More >

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Student receives award for outstanding service

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

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Spartan Spotlight: Francis Alonso

In Spain, soccer is a religion. It’s what brings people together, and it’s what drives them apart. Team loyalty runs deep. Fierce rivalries often reflect… Read More >

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Class of 2018: Jackie Batten

Jackie Batten has always dreamed about being a dancer in New York City. Now, she’s one step closer to the Big Apple. The dance performance and… Read More >

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Class of 2018: Evan Bradner

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

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UNCG to award nearly 2,000 degrees at December Commencement

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

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Innovative program builds STEM community

It can be a misleading name: The Science, Technology and Math Preparation Scholarships Program, known on campus as “STAMPS.” Yes, the program offers scholarships to… Read More >

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

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

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UNCG to celebrate International Education Week Nov. 12-16

The UNC Greensboro International Programs Center (IPC) will celebrate International Education Week (IEW) Nov. 12-16 with a series of events for the campus community. The… Read More >

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Innovation on display at Entrepreneurship Everywhere

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

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UNCG celebrates first-generation students

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

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Alumni Association recognizes 2018 Spartans of Promise

The UNC Greensboro Alumni Association recently recognized the 2018 Spartans of Promise, a group of ten seniors who have demonstrated exceptional academic and service accomplishments… Read More >

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Student Ranger program offers students law enforcement experience

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

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Theatre students get groovy with ‘Hair’

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of “Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical,” and UNC Greensboro’s School of Theatre will celebrate with its own production of… Read More >

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UNCG holds events for mental health awareness

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

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UNCG to host Fall Career Fair Oct. 17

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

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Spartan Spotlight: SGA President Samaya Roary

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

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UNCG announces largest-ever enrollment: 20,106 students

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

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Preparing athletic trainers for the front lines

They’re on the sidelines of every high school football game. Ready to spring into action at a college soccer match. Working with service members at… Read More >

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UNCG receives $1.2 million for student mentoring, classroom modernization

UNC Greensboro today announced a $1.2 million grant from the Edward M. Armfield, Sr. Foundation. Two grants of $600,000 each, for a Scaling Student Success… Read More >

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Spartans make an impact with service to the community

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

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What’s free at the G

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

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UNCG receives national STEM education award

UNC Greensboro has received the 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in… Read More >

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Welcome home new Spartans

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

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UNCG to host second annual NAV1GATE New Student Convocation

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

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PhD student investigates North Carolina water quality

The post below originally appeared in the spring edition of UNCG Research Magazine. Environmental Health Science PhD student Austin Gray hails from Charleston, South Carolina, a… Read More >

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Music to their ears: Care-focused research brings rewards

Music entertains us and enriches our lives. It also brings back memories and can transport us to a different time and place. Through a variety… Read More >

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Summer bridge program gives new students a head start

This summer, 42 Spartans got a “head start” on college thanks to Spartan StartUp, UNC Greensboro’s new five-week summer bridge program for first-year students who… Read More >

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UNCG student selected for 2018 NASCAR Diversity Internship Program

UNC Greensboro sophomore Carlena Neely is one of 34 students from across the nation to participate in the 2018 NASCAR Diversity Internship Program. The 10-week,… Read More >

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Students take the reins at horse therapy camp

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

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UNCG’s Team QUEST builds positive community

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

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Summer research experience prepares first-gen, minority students for graduate school

This summer at UNC Greensboro, 17 first-generation and traditionally underrepresented students conducted research and prepared for graduate school, thanks to the McNair Scholars Program. The… Read More >

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UNCG Athletics celebrates record-breaking year

Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. kicked off the school year last August with a call for everyone on campus to step boldly into the spotlight…. Read More >

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Spartans study Spanish language, culture in Madrid

You can read about Spanish culture for hours on end. You can study conjugation charts, memorize new vocabulary and practice with textbook activities and smartphone… Read More >

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

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

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Interior architecture student places in Sherwin-Williams contest

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

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SOAR welcomes new students into Spartan family

The Spartan family is growing. This summer, approximately 2,800 first-year students and 1,400 transfer students will begin their UNC Greensboro journey at SOAR, the university’s two-day… Read More >

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Students honored for completing over 5,000 service hours

Last week, 300 new leaders walked across the UNC Greensboro Auditorium stage after completing 5,150 hours of community service over the Spring 2018 semester. “I… Read More >

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Class of 2018: Christina Santiago

Christina Santiago loves a challenge. Growing up, she struggled with math, so when it came to choosing an undergraduate research topic, the aspiring teacher picked… Read More >

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Class of 2018: Ja’Hana Gasque

Ja’Hana Gasque can’t wait to walk across that stage on May 4 – to receive her bachelor’s of science in nursing. A UNC Greensboro University Marshal… Read More >

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Class of 2018: Baraka Ongeri

With just nine days until May Commencement, you can feel the graduation jitters. Spartans are putting last-minute touches on their cap designs, cramming for final… Read More >

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Student researcher explores the pitfalls of perfectionism

It’s a common misconception: Perfectionists are typically viewed as hard-working, high-achieving, self-confident individuals. However, according to clinical psychology student Kelly Harper, perfectionism can come with… Read More >

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Jazz students compose for Friday concert with Lage Lund

UNC Greensboro’s Miles Davis Jazz Studies Program isn’t just about playing swingin’ tunes. It’s also about learning composition skills that can define a jazz musician’s career…. Read More >

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Impact through discoveries at Graduate Research Expo

UNC Greensboro graduate student researchers play a multi-facted role on campus. Throughout the Graduate School’s many departments and disciplines, they not only do the crucial… Read More >

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Students become food scientists in nutrition lab

It’s tucked away, unassuming, on the third floor of the Stone Building. You wouldn’t know it’s there, but the smell of roasted garlic gives it… Read More >

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A first for UNCG: Student named 2018 Newman Civic Fellow

Fighting homelessness and hunger is no small task. But armed with a Newman Civic Fellowship, UNC Greensboro’s Terrell Saunders is up for the challenge. Chancellor… Read More >

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Theatre students take giant steps on Broadway

There’s no business like show business, and UNCG School of Theatre students found out first-hand as they traveled to New York City for the 19th annual Industry Showcase this… Read More >

Undergraduate researcher aims to help older adults avoid fall-related injuries

It started with a rolled ankle during a daily run. That’s when undergraduate Jason Moody first thought about the body’s biomechanics. How did his ankle… Read More >

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UNCG named ‘College of Distinction’

UNC Greensboro has been named a “College of Distinction,” an honor awarded to only four public universities in North Carolina. The honor recognizes institutions of higher… Read More >

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A guide to springtime at UNCG

Springtime at UNC Greensboro means frisbee on the Quad, evening strolls down College Avenue and homestands at UNCG Baseball Stadium. Final papers, long nights at… Read More >

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Social Insect Lab investigates honey bee health

Dozens of young honey bees swirled and buzzed through the air on the warm, late June day. The two undergraduates, though, weren’t sure how to… Read More >

Terri Shelton speaking with student at table.

UNCG hosts ‘Bizwomen Mentoring Monday’ event

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

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‘The Underground Railroad’ author Colson Whitehead visits campus

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

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Simulation lab prepares future nurses for labor and delivery

For nursing students at UNC Greensboro, the labor and delivery simulation lab feels far from artificial. Students are checking vital signs, administering fluids and medication… Read More >

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Living legacy: Spartans honor MLK with service

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

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Students gain leadership skills at annual institute

A specialized curriculum for autism. No more food deserts. Free mental health care. Anti-bullying reform. Ending child homelessness. For six days in December, 60 aspiring… Read More >

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A bright future for women’s basketball

UNCG women’s basketball is bursting at the seams with potential. The group is the youngest squad in Division I women’s basketball – 12 of the… Read More >

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Class of 2017: Ivana Bogdan

It’s difficult for Ivana Bogdan to recall a time when she didn’t have a paint brush or pencil in hand. The Winston-Salem native has been… Read More >

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Class of 2017: Hitam (Sam) Alsharif

You would never know it now, but there was a time when Hitam (Sam) Alsharif was shy. The decorated UNCG leader and Spartan of Promise… Read More >

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Large grant helps prepare doctoral students for careers in rural health care

When Lauren Allen’s father unexpectedly passed away a month ago from a heart attack, the registered nurse couldn’t help but wonder if things would have… Read More >

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Tiny solution: Designing microdwellings for millennials

Jessica Ocasio understands the frustrations of affordable housing options for young adults. A native of Puerto Rico, she saw the scarcity of student housing as… Read More >

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Lt. Lindsey Jefferies prepares for career in counseling

As a National Guard officer and Black Hawk helicopter pilot, Lt. Lindsey Jefferies is used to high pressure and high expectations. She’s relied on her… Read More >

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Alumni Association honors 2017 Spartans of Promise

The UNCG Alumni Association has announced the 2017 Spartans of Promise, a diverse group of 10 outstanding seniors who have excelled in both academics and service. Award… Read More >

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The art of Halloween: Mary Foust Haunted House

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

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Graduate student receives prestigious research grant from Burroughs Wellcome Fund

UNCG is a leader in the research of medicinal biochemistry, and graduate research plays an important part in new discoveries and developments. In September, PhD… Read More >

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Honors College offers challenging academics, close-knit community

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

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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

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

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 >

group photo of UNCG Men's Basketball team after earning SOCON title

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 >

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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 >

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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 >

Picture of Kattya Castellón and Margarita Kerkado in front of the Undergraduate Admissions building

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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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#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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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UNCG goes greener with new campus, community sustainability projects

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

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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 >

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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 >

Photo of members of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority serving food at the Ronald McDonald House

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 >

Night photo of UNCG campus with smartphone with Live Safe app

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 >

Portrait photo of Larkin Schramm

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 >

Photo of Chancellor-Elect Franklin Gilliam, Jr. speaking with student after convocation

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 >

Photo of painted Rawk with Rawkin Welcome Week logo on it

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 >

Photo of Brad Wren giving tour of simulation equipment to Matthew Partridge.

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 >

Portrait photo of Abigail Kidd

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 >

Photo of students and faculty on a visit to the Kalenderhane Mosque, once a Byzantine Church.

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 >