Monthly Archives: November 2016

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UNCG ranks No. 59 on Best for Vets list

For the second year in a row, Military Times has recognized UNCG for its commitment to serving veteran students with excellence. The university was ranked… 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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Spartan Science: Join UNCG for Science Everywhere

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

Photo of Jalisa Horne working with a Montagnard patient

Spartans make mark in Montagnard community

More than a dozen UNCG undergraduates have made a big impact in the Greensboro Montagnard community in the last two years. The Montagnards (also known… 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 >

The Bryan School of Business and Economics on the UNCG campus

MBA project for local nonprofit earns 3rd in national competition

A pair of UNCG MBA students won third place in the 2015 Small Business Institute Project of the Year contest for their analysis of the… Read More >

Artists will share secrets to success at UNCG SEA Conference

Artists and creative professionals will share secrets to success in the arts at UNCG’s Southern Entrepreneurship in the Arts Conference on Feb. 21, 2015, at… Read More >

UNCG receives NEA grant for Southern Entrepreneurship in the Arts Conference

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa has announced that the NC Entrepreneurship Center (NCEC) at UNCG is one of 886 nonprofit… Read More >

Justin Streuli

UNCG announces new director of N.C. Entrepreneurship Center

Justin Streuli has been named director of the North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center (NCEC) at UNCG  effective June 2. “We are excited about Justin moving into… 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 >

UNCG staff helps sort cans of food

UNCG Athletics’ “Big Help Day” a big success

The UNCG Athletics Department held its first-ever “Big Help Day” on Wednesday as every staff member and coach took time out of their schedules 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 >

Photo of UNCG master’s student Jesse Plotkin (in plaid shirt) does a demonstration about enzymes. Photo courtesy JSNN.

JSNN welcomes budding scientists during Gateway to Science event

What’s a microscope? A young student, perhaps a first-grader, nailed the answer. “High five!” said Divya Shankar, a JSNN master’s student showing groups of budding… Read More >

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Don’t miss UNCG Elliott Lectures: “Civil Society and Social Justice”

The 2014 Harriet Elliott Lectures at UNCG will focus on “Civil Society and Social Justice,” Tuesday through Thursday, April 8-10, with lawyer and filmmaker Dawn… Read More >

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 >

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 >

Wanda Dodson-Hoff gives visitors a tour of their facility.

UNCG, High Point partner to create Center for Children & Families

Two new facilities are now open in High Point to address the gap in early childhood services and family wellbeing – and UNCG had a… Read More >

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Help fight hunger at last chance ‘Empty Bowls’ sale April 8

Have you purchased your bowl yet? Or would you like another to add to your set? The last chance this year to get an “Empty… 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 >

Photo from past Peabody Park clean-up

Environmental awareness a theme of Spring 2014 Chautauqua at UNCG

Interested in environmental awareness – or the role of undergraduate education in meeting the demands of planetary change? Be a part of a chautauqua April… Read More >

Bryan School students win top prizes for business plans

A simple question — “Where can we eat?” — led to an award-winning pairing between the UNCG Bryan School of Business and Economics and Raffaldini… 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 >

UNCG’s next summer read? ‘Little Princes’

UNCG’s First Year Summer Read 2014 book has been chosen. “Little Princes” by Conor Grennan is the selection. “Little Princes” is based on Grennan’s year-long… 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 >

Perko, and a turtle named Sheldon, reach out to kids

Mike Perko, associate professor of Public Health Education and children’s book author, took time out Feb. 27 to read his book “Cornered!” to kids at… Read More >

UNCG professor’s X-Culture course has first community college class

Students from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College are enjoying an international business experience through X-Culture, a program developed by Dr. Vas Taras of UNCG’s Bryan School of… 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 >

Murray addresses dating violence prevention event in N&R

Dr. Christine Murray, associate professor in UNCG’s Department of Counseling and Educational Development, wrote an article in the News & Record highlighting an event Feb…. Read More >

Bryan Toney named to head UNCG’s economic development efforts

Bryan C. Toney, who has served as director of the North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center since 2011, has been named associate vice chancellor for economic development… Read More >

Kristin Boyce teaches students engineering with paper bridges

Constructive curriculum

Owen Wageman and his fellow engineers are designing a bridge. “Have you ever seen the Golden Gate Bridge?” Owen asks. “You have these things holding… Read More >

UNCG trio named to Business Journal’s 2014 leaders list

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

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

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

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UNCG’s annual Empty Bowls project will support Spartan Pantry

It started as a social justice project out of the Make a Difference House and has become one of UNCG’s annual traditions to raise awareness… Read More >

UNCG alum interviewed about volunteer work in Philippines

Ashley vonClausburg, a UNCG alum from the class of 2009, was interviewed by Southern Maryland Newspapers Online regarding her volunteer work in the Philippines. An… Read More >

Creating the possible

Thirty years ago, Becky Levin ’79 and her husband Mark were living in the Haight-Ashbury area of San Francisco. Every day they would pass young… Read More >

Bob Wineburg of UNCG and Odell Cleveland of Mt. Zion Baptist Church

Healthcare Summit report off to Washington

Organizers of the recent Healthcare Faith Community Summit in Greensboro are sending their findings to the White House in a report that was presented at… Read More >

UNCG's Bob Wineburg, left, and Rev. Odell Cleveland, right, laugh as they sit in Wineburg's office.

UNCG’s health outreach partnership makes front-page news

Organizers of the recent Healthcare Faith Community Summit in Greensboro, including Bob Wineburg, professor of social work and director of community-engaged scholarship for UNCG’s School… Read More >

Toney quoted in story on Startup Weekend Triad

Bryan Toney. director of the N.C. Entrepreneurship Center at UNCG, was quoted in the News and Record because of his involvement in planning Startup Weekend Triad,… Read More >

Founder of RSVP Communications to speak at UNCG

Judy Miller, owner and founder RSVP Communications, will share how she built a thriving Greensboro-based business at the next Entrepreneurial Journeys program at UNCG on… Read More >

New service helps community connect with UNCG

As part of UNCG’s continued commitment to community engagement and mutually beneficial partnerships, the Institute for Community and Economic Engagement (ICEE) is launching the UNCG… Read More >

Conference to explore inequalities 50 years after historic march

UNCG’s 23rd Annual Conference on African American Culture and Experience (CACE), slated to take place Oct. 3-4, will focus on the theme “The March on… Read More >

Turtles tonight on UNC-TV!

Tune in to NC Science Now tonight to hear UNCG researchers talk about their work to protect the state’s box turtles — and educate teachers… 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 >

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 >

Photo of the UNCG Wind Ensemble by Brad McMillan

Music free for all!

This announcement will be music to your ears. Free, wonderful music that is. The UNCG School of Music, Theatre and Dance has announced that admission… Read More >

UNCG is in partnership with program for aspiring principals

UNCG is a partner with a program to help produce the next generation of principals, The Burlington Times-News reported. The school is in collaboration with… Read More >

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JSNN conference to focus on nano applications

Several hundred people are expected to gather this fall at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) for a conference featuring experts from industry,… Read More >

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UNCG hosts scientists from Kazan, Russia

Three Russian scientists spent May in collaboration with UNCG scientists at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. Chancellor Linda P. Brady, accompanied by Dr…. Read More >

Leaders of UNCG, NC A&T and GTCC pen column for News & Record

Linda P. Brady and Harold Martin, the chancellors of UNCG and NC A&T,  along with GTCC President Randy Parker, wrote a column that was published… Read More >

Staying current with UNCG? There’s an app for that.

Have an iPad or iPhone? Or a smartphone perhaps? UNCGmobile helps you stay connected to UNCG. This new, free app keeps you updated with UNCG… Read More >

UNCG joins global Talloires Network

UNCG is known for community engagement and a global outlook. So it should come as no surprise that UNCG now is a member campus of… Read More >

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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Dynamic new home page shows off UNCG of today

UNCG rolled out a new home page Monday, featuring a long-scroll concept that takes into consideration the way users interact with touch-screen and mobile devices…. Read More >

Museum event to explore role of Woman’s College alum in Woolworth sit-ins

Marilyn Lott, a Woman’s College student during the Civil Rights Movement who participated in the famous Woolworth sit-ins in Greensboro, will join UNCG professor and… Read More >

Founder of nationally recognized marketing firm to speak at UNCG

Randy Goins, founder and president of TriMark Solutions, will share his story of growing a digital marketing and web design firm into a thriving business… 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 >

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 >

Setting the story free

Write-On Greensboro, coordinated by MFA students, partners with groups in the community to help people tell their story and then publish their work.

Grad students win award for Terra Cotta project

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

Oring to appear on WUNC’s “The State of Things”

Sheryl Oring, an assistant professor of art at UNCG whose work has sparked public discourse across the country, will be the featured guest during a… Read More >

Chancellor Linda P. Brady sits down in her office during an interview.

Chancellor interviewed about UNC Strategic Directions

Chancellor Linda P. Brady has served since last fall on the UNC Advisory Committee on Strategic Directions. She was asked, in a Campus Weekly interview,… Read More >

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Defined by generosity: UNCG exceeds SECC goal

It went into overtime. But UNCG hit – and exceeded – its $235,000 goal for the 2012 State Employees Combined Campaign, which supports more than… Read More >

‘Pinafore,’ ‘Pirates of Penzance’ on stage June 14-16

Greensboro Light Opera and Song, a summer enrichment program for young artists run by UNCG Opera, will present Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic operas “The Pirates… Read More >

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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 >