Monthly Archives: March 2019

Group of students in front of Volvo and Mac Trucks signs at Volvo Group headquarters

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 >

Artwork from Andy Warhol

Weatherspoon features Andy Warhol

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

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Spartan musicians at downtown Greensboro’s Festival of Lights

Greensboro’s Festival of Lights has been a holiday tradition for more than 25 years, and Spartans are always part of that tradition, in a number… Read More >

Three people stand with a downtown building

A view of Greensboro preservation: Filmmaker captures history

Greensboro’s old Cascade Saloon. The downtown building stands beside the railroad tracks and has an odd shape, not exactly rectangular and yet not triangular. It… Read More >

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

UNCG partners with community to improve health in Guilford County

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

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UNCG School of Education launches local kids into science

May 1st was a clear, sunny day. Perfect conditions for Kiser Middle School’s Meteorology Club and UNC Greensboro collaborators to send a high-altitude weather balloon… Read More >

Authors in a bookstore

Greensboro Bound, with Spartans on the page and stage

Hold onto your reading glasses. Greensboro Bound, Greensboro’s first large-scale literary festival, is underway, with an opening event on Thursday, May 17, at UNC Greensboro…. Read More >

Photo of students paddleboating

A day at Piney Lake: Saturday opening celebration

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

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 >

Photo of student painting using his bicycle

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 >

Architectural rendering of Union Square

Union Square Campus opens Friday

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

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Writing meets robots

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

A group of people chatting at last year's Summer Solstice Party

Weatherspoon to host 12th annual Summer Solstice Party

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

Photo of Joe Rotondi and Sara Pilling-Kellogg

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 >

Photo of Emma Rettew working with children

Gate City girl

Born and bred in Greensboro, Emma Rettew had no plans of attending college in her hometown. Instead, she headed west to a university in the… Read More >

Photo of kids with their parents looking through a microscope

Thousands gather for UNCG’s second annual Science Everywhere

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

Photo of Jason Baum holding a poppy

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 >

Portrait of JoAnne Smart and Bettye An Tillman

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

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

Photo of Levi Saavedra working with the Food Recovery Network

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 >

Math + Mime = Fun

For many kids, abstract math concepts such as estimation, tiling and infinity can be tough to grasp. Add in a little mime, however, and those… Read More >

Wixson to step down as SOE dean

Dr. Karen K. Wixson, who has served as the dean of the UNCG School of Education (SOE) since 2011, will step down from her position… Read More >

Celebration photo from past commencement

Former Cone Health CEO named graduation speaker

Tim Rice, former CEO and current CEO emeritus of Cone Health, will deliver the commencement address at the May 8 graduation ceremony of The University of North… Read More >

Degrees Matter! to Expand Services with Belk Grant

A UNCG-led effort to increase the number of adults in Greensboro and High Point with college degrees just got a major boost from the John… Read More >

NESP works to improve evaluation support for Triad nonprofits

Evaluation is a critical tool for nonprofit organizations. A well-crafted program evaluation helps to ensure that programs are actually accomplishing their intended goals, provides accountability… Read More >

Watch 2014 UNCG Winter Commencement live

Just under 1,650 students are expected to earn degrees at UNCG’s 2014 Winter Commencement. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, in the… 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 >

Murray speaks to Fox 8 about new Family Justice Center

Dr. Christine Murray, a professor in UNCG’s Department of Counseling and Educational Development and co-founder of the “See the Triumph” campaign to empower domestic violence… Read More >

Chancellor Brady announces July 2015 retirement

UNCG Chancellor Linda P. Brady today announced her plans to retire July 31, 2015, after seven years of service. She became the university’s tenth chancellor… Read More >

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Krispy Kreme executives to speak at UNCG on Oct. 15

Two top Krispy Kreme executives will share their experience and thoughts on corporate entrepreneurship and franchising when they speak at UNCG on Oct. 15. Tony… Read More >

Wren discusses ‘Twelfth Night’ on WFDD

David Ford, host of “Triad Arts Up Close” on WFDD, interviewed UNCG Professor Jim Wren on his jazzy interpretation of the Shakespearean comedy “Twelfth Night.”… Read More >

Project provides training for early childhood teachers

Professionals who work with children ages five and under have a new professional development resource that will equip them to continue providing high-quality early childhood… Read More >

Ali quoted in N&R article about diversity in government

UNCG historian and political analyst Dr. Omar Ali was quoted in a Sept. 7 News & Record article on diversity in leadership positions in Greensboro… Read More >

Debbage presents findings of workforce survey

Dr. Keith Debbage, professor of geography, presented the results of the 2014 Greater Greensboro–High Point Area Workforce Development Survey during the Greensboro Partnership’s annual State… Read More >

Debbage interviewed about Triad poverty rate

Local media turned to Dr. Keith Debbage, professor of geography, when exploring a report on cities with the the fastest-growing poverty rate. The Winston-Salem metropolitan… Read More >

Yes! Weekly reports on Streuli’s new venture

Yes! Weekly reported on a new endeavor by Justin Streuli, director of the North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center, and entrepreneur Ryan Saunders. They’ve brought the People’s… Read More >

Register quoted in N&R story on substance abuse rehabilitation

Jack Register, an academic professional assistant professor in the UNCG Department of Social Work, was quoted in a News & Record story on options the… Read More >

Manning, Aiken honored with UNCG’s highest awards

She has made a difference for the arts and a wide array of nonprofit organizations. He has worked diligently to serve those experiencing homelessness. Both… Read More >

Photo of downtown Greensboro scene, circa 1920.

Collaborative digital project highlights Greensboro’s history

How did Greensboro become the city it is today? From 1880-1945, three distinct forces helped transform the city: textiles, teachers and troops. Now, six important… Read More >

Photo of students from past HeartWalk

It’s not too late to get involved in Heart Walk at UNCG

UNCG has already raised $4,335 toward its goal of $7,000. That’s more than halfway. And it’s not too late to get involved in the walk…. Read More >

Degrees Matter! spotlighted in News & Observer

Greensboro’s Degrees Matter! initiative, spearheaded in part by UNCG, recently garnered attention in a business column that ran in the Raleigh News & Observer. In… Read More >

Global Outreach program spotlighted on GCSTV

The Global Outreach Program in the International Programs Center was featured on the Guilford County Schools news station, GCSTV. Several international exchange students have visited… 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 >

Legacy of Holderness, passionate UNCG advocate, featured in N&R

Adelaide Fortune Holderness, a Greensboro native with a long record of service to UNCG, died Saturday, a month short of her 101st birthday, the News… Read More >

Remsburg interviewed about Downtown University campus

Robin Remsburg, dean of UNCG’s School of Nursing, spoke to Fox 8 News reporter Carter Coyle about plans for the Downtown University Campus that would… Read More >

Photo of sidewalk view of Foust Building

HHS faculty join with faith community for health outreach

Faculty from the UNCG School of Health and Human Services will partner with Odell Cleveland, the chief administrative officer of Mount Zion Baptist Church, for… 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 >

The awakening

Service runs in Katie Marshall’s blood. Her family had a team approach. “How can we become leaders in our own corner of the world and… Read More >

Plans for Downtown University move ahead

Work toward a collaborative downtown campus steadily continues. Greensboro has seven colleges and universities, 47,000 college students and 6,376 college employees. Of the seven, UNCG… Read More >

Group of Pakistani women athletes visit UNCG archives.

Pakistani athletes study women’s sports during visit

Moore co-authors Business Journal op-ed on college degrees and jobs

Steve Moore, director of transfer and adult student academic success at UNCG, co-wrote an op-ed for the Triad Business Journal about the vital importance of… Read More >

Persistence, support pays off for recent grad, N&R reports

News & Record columnist Jeri Rowe profiled Louise Vincent and her journey from addiction to the successful completion of a master’s degree in public health… Read More >

Commencement featuring UNCG graduate as speaker

Dr. Norman Anderson, a Greensboro native who has served as chief executive officer of the American Psychological Association for the past 11 years, will deliver… Read More >

UNCG partners with Greensboro to bring Google Transit to city

You want to get across town. Which bus routes are best for you at that moment – and when does each run? Open the new… Read More >

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Quad renovation honored by preservation group

UNCG’s renovation and restoration of The Quad, seven historic residence halls built around the early 1920s, has been honored by Preservation Greensboro for “excellence in… Read More >

Debbage interviewed regarding BH Media buying N&R newspaper

Dr. Keith Debbage, professor of urban geography, was interviewed by the News & Record regarding the BH Media Group buying the newspaper. He attributes Greensboro’s… Read More >

UNCG plans events to mark Black History Month

UNCG will honor the contributions of African Americans in history, culture and industry during events commemorating Black History Month. All events are open to the… Read More >

Brod interviewed by News & Record about Greensboro unemployment rates

Dr. Andrew Brod, senior research fellow in the Center for Business and Economic Research, was interviewed by the News & Record regarding Greensboro’s current 9.6… Read More >

Media: Faculty available to discuss flu outbreak

Dr.  Sharon Morrison, an associate professor of public health education in UNCG’s School of Health and Human Sciences, is available to discuss the recent outbreak… Read More >

Filene interviewed by N&R regarding Terra Cotta community

The News &  Record profiled Dr. Benjamin Filene and his museum studies graduate students on their latest project: recording the history and legacy of the Terra Cotta… 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 >

UNCG Opera Theater lends hands to Family Promise

UNCG Opera Theater was one of several community organizations to lend a hand to local organizers raising funds for a struggling nonprofit. UNCG Opera Theater… 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 >

N&R: Bolotowski painting returned to Greensboro

Weatherspoon Art Museum staff helped identify a valuable piece of art by Ilya Bolotowsky that had been purchased from a local Goodwill. Local developer Roy Carroll… Read More >

Media outlets report on pedestrian underpass groundbreaking

The Business Journal, News 14 Carolina and WUNC 91.5 reported on UNCG’s partnership with the North Carolina Railroad Company to create a pedestrian underpass. The underpass is… Read More >

LF USA CEO delivers CARS symposium keynote address Oct. 3

Rick Darling, CEO of  global supply-chain company Li & Fung USA, will give the keynote address at the Department of Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies… Read More >

Weatherspoon staff help solve Goodwill art mystery

Detective work by Weatherspoon Art Museum staff helped an artist confirm the deal of a lifetime from a local Goodwill store. Artist Beth Feeback, always… Read More >

HUB program offers contacts, opportunity to builders

While the latest technology may aid builders once they win a bid, it’s tried-and-true networking that helps contractors looking to build contacts in the business…. Read More >

Renovations on historic Quad nearing completion

The renovation to UNCG’s historic Quad, which involved gutting and rebuilding the 1920s halls into updated, suite-style living with modern amenities, is almost complete. Steps were… Read More >

Theatre 232 announces 2012 summer festival lineup

Theatre 232, the collaborative summer theatre festival run by UNCG Theatre and Triad Stage, will produce three shows for its 2012 summer lineup. Tickets for… Read More >

Speaking Center offers coaching before public hearings

For anyone who has ever wanted to address the city council but feared a tongue-tying experience, UNCG’s University Speaking Center is here to help. As… Read More >

UNCG, Preservation Greensboro partner for landscaping project

Volunteers from UNCG and Preservation Greensboro are putting their gardening skills to work to help landscape relocated houses in the Glenwood neighborhood March 24 and… Read More >