Monthly Archives: June 2019

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A guide to healthy living on campus

It seems like we’re constantly bombarded with messages about our health and wellness. Eat this, do this exercise, avoid that. For the average student trying… Read More >

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UNCG hosts housing symposium with community leaders

Over 150 members of the Greensboro community took part in the second annual Housing and Health Symposium: “Building Healthy Communities Through Better Housing” on June 7…. Read More >

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UNCG to host Guilford County Heart and Stroke Walk

On Saturday, May 18, the Triad community will come together for the 2019 Guilford County Heart and Stroke Walk on UNC Greensboro’s campus. The free,… Read More >

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UNCG hosts statewide ‘Status of Women’ event

On Wednesday, May 1, UNC Greensboro hosted the “Status of Women in NC: Health and Wellness Report” event, in which government officials and community leaders… Read More >

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Using big data to transform patient care

If we have to be hospitalized, most of us hope to leave healthier than when we entered – or at least well on the road… Read More >

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Research helps parents experiencing perinatal loss

Look no further than your local drug store’s sympathy card section for a host of euphemisms for death. “We are a death-denying society,” says Dr…. Read More >

Celebrate healthy relationships Feb. 11-14

As Valentine’s Day approaches, love and relationships are on many people’s minds. The Healthy Relationships Initiative (HRI) at UNC Greensboro invites campus and the community… Read More >

Strengthen relationships in 2019 with free online workshops

A new year is a great time for a fresh start in relationships. Maybe you need help understanding boundaries with friendships, a roommate, or at… Read More >

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Research shows importance of coach-athlete relationship in concussion reporting

Sport-related concussions (SRC) have become a public health crisis, and one that is flooding the headlines. Former football players are beginning to speak out due… Read More >

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UNCG in The Princeton Review’s ‘Green Colleges’ guide

UNC Greensboro is one of the 399 most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features UNCG in the 2018… Read More >

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Genetic counseling program provides a culture of care

The moment she stepped onto UNC Greensboro’s campus, Lauren Loffredo ‘18 MS knew the Master of Science in Genetic Counseling Program would be the right… Read More >

Dr. Kelly Wester and Dr. Carrie Morris smiling at the camera.

Faculty research works to prevent self-injury in schools

Chances are, every person reading this knows someone who engages in or has engaged in self-injury – a fact that two UNC Greensboro faculty members… 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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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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Safety for Spartans: Resources across campus

Campus safety has always been a top priority for UNC Greensboro. Students, faculty, staff and community members should make use of these resources whenever there… Read More >

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Adventure awaits in UNCG’s Outdoor Adventures program

It’s hard to miss: The towering 54-foot wall with colorful grips sprouting from the basement floor of UNC Greensboro’s Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness…. Read More >

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Alumnus Dr. Ernest J. Grant named American Nurses Association president

UNC Greensboro’s School of Nursing graduates take giant steps ‒ from the impact of daily patient care and outreach to becoming leaders in the nation’s… Read More >

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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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Using sports to equip kids for success

The post below is an abbreviated version of a story that originally appeared in the spring edition of UNCG Research Magazine. To read the full… Read More >

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Spartans get ready for Giant Steps at Heart Walk

UNC Greensboro is stepping out for heart health at the 2018 Greater Guilford Heart & Stroke Walk Saturday, May 19, on campus. The free, 5K (3.1… 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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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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Kinesiology research focuses on keeping student-athletes healthy after graduation

As a field hockey goalkeeper in college, Dr. Erin Reifsteck was no stranger to long hours in the gym. But, after graduation, she found it… Read More >

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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 >

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School of Nursing helps initiate Moldovan university program

UNC Greensboro’s School of Nursing has a culture of care, with a global reach. In early February, UNC Greensboro welcomed three high-level administrators from Moldova’s… Read More >

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UNCG to host Fit Expo 2018 at Kaplan Center

UNC Greensboro will host Fit Expo 2018 – a national conference for young fitness professionals – this weekend at the Leonard J. Kaplan Center for… Read More >

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Chancellor Gilliam will chair 2018 Greater Guilford Heart & Stroke Walk

The American Heart Association announced today that UNCG Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. will serve as chairman for the 2018 Greater Guilford Heart & Stroke… 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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A cooperative approach: Alumna works to improve food access in Greensboro

Community health is community wealth. That idea led Casey Thomas ’16 MPH to become a key player in the establishment of the Renaissance Community Cooperative… Read More >

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Using portable tech to treat PTSD

Memories are subject to change, just as anyone comparing childhood stories with a sibling or arguing about past events with a significant other knows. The… 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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Heart healthy research

When Donna Tuttle experienced the telltale signs of a heart attack – shortness of breath, tightening in her chest, extreme fatigue – she chewed two… Read More >

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UNCG’s new Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness opens its doors

The Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness has officially opened its doors, ushering in a new era of recreation and wellness at UNCG focused on… Read More >

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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 >

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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 >

UNCG professor seeks to diminish stigma during Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Dr. Christine Murray, associate professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Development, has one goal in mind for Domestic Violence Awareness Month: end the… Read More >

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A picture of health

Earlier this week, students, faculty and staff gathered at Moran Commons and Plaza to hear the big news: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro… 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 >

UNCG raises awareness with Mental Health Month

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

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Fun and games

The Fencing Club. Equestrian Club. Quidditch Club. Rugby Club…. At UNCG Fall Kickoff, one table after another of student-led club sports showed off their season… Read More >