Monthly Archives: July 2018

Group photo of students in clear water wearing life jackets with sea kayak behind them.

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 >

Photo of HERPS staff holding circular net containing a turtle

Teaching teachers about herps

Led by a team of UNCG researchers, professors and graduate students, 50 top-notch science educators from five different states gathered at Haw River State Park… Read More >

Thank you for your support graphic

Thank you for supporting the Connect NC Bond

North Carolina voters overwhelmingly passed the Connect NC Bond, which will bring a new nursing and STEM instructional building to UNCG’s campus. Chancellor Franklin D…. Read More >

Dancers E.E. Balcos and Alicia Grayson perform a contact and music improvisation titled "Entering the Unknown."

UNCG to host inaugural, statewide dance conference for educators and students

More than 100 dance educators and students from across the state will arrive at UNCG this Saturday, Feb. 27, for “Connecting Across Carolinas: Energizing Dance… Read More >

Photo of Cam Newton during warm-ups wearing one of the T-Shrts with the dab design

UNCG alumnus behind Cam Newton’s famous shirt

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton knows how to make a fashion statement, and one of his most notable outfits of the season – other than… Read More >

Photo of Gov. Pat McCrory and UNCG Chancellor Dr. Frank Gilliam discussing the proposed $2 billion Connect NC bond

Gov. McCrory visits UNCG to discuss Connect NC bond

  North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, along with key state officials and Triad academic leaders, visited UNCG on Thursday, Jan. 21, to discuss the proposed… Read More >

Leaders of UNCG, N.C. A&T and GTCC sign joint resolution in support of NC bond

UNCG Chancellor Frank Gilliam, N.C. A&T Chancellor Harold Martin and GTCC President Randy Parker met Thursday, Jan. 14, on GTCC’s campus to sign a joint… Read More >

UNCG chancellor and Triad academic leaders voice support for NC bond

The leaders from three Guilford County educational institutions will come together on Thursday, Jan. 14,  to sign a joint resolution in support of the $2… Read More >

Media covers Arne Duncan’s visit

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s visit to UNCG Thursday drew about 200 people, including TV and print journalists and former N.C. Governors Beverly Perdue… Read More >

Duncan unveils $20 million surprise for NC New Schools

It was Arne Duncan’s birthday, but he was the one who sprang the surprise. To the tune of $20 million. Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education,… Read More >

Little talks to The Guardian about ‘culture wars’ and NC’s Senate race

Thom Little, a political science professor at UNCG, spoke to The Guardian U.S. about the how cultural issues such as gay marriage and abortion are… Read More >

UNCG, Western Carolina create inter-institutional doctoral program

The Departments of Communication Sciences and Disorders at UNCG and Western Carolina University have partnered to create an inter-institutional program that will extend doctoral-level training… Read More >

Little explains US Senate committee hearings for a WFMY ‘Fact Check’

WFMY News 2 turned to UNCG Political Science faculty member Dr. Thom Little for background and context on U.S. Senate committee hearings. The interview was… Read More >

Little discusses impact of voter turnout on US Senate race

Dr. Thom Little, a faculty member in the UNCG Department of Political Science, was interviewed by Time Warner Cable News on a story exploring the impact voter… Read More >

The Bryan School of Business and Economics on the UNCG campus

Bassett honored with Entrepreneur Extraordinaire Award

John D. Bassett III,  a 53-year veteran of the furniture industry, chairman of Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Company and protagonist of the New York Times bestseller “Factory… 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 >

N.C. Secretary of Agriculture discusses UNCG-produced wine strategic plan

The UNCG-developed comprehensive strategic plan for the North Carolina wine and grape industry was the topic of discussion when N.C. Secretary of Agriculture Steve Troxler… Read More >

UNC-TV to feature Bryan School partnership with N.C. wine industry

Update:  The Bryan School’s UNC-TV segment can be viewed at the end of this post. UNC-TV’s North Carolina Now will air a feature on the partnership between the UNCG… Read More >

Researchers develop plan for NC wine industry growth

North Carolina’s wine and grape industry has experienced exponential growth in the past decade, employing more than 7,600 people. Now the industry has a five-year… Read More >

Education professor weighs in on value of teaching assistants

Dr. Wayne Journell, assistant professor in the Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education, was quoted in an Associated Press story about the state’s legislative debate… Read More >

Spartan Legislative Network event planned for May 14

The second annual North Carolina General Assembly reception on May 14 will give alumni and friends of UNCG a chance to make connections, share information… Read More >

Senior projects provide business advice

Seniors from UNCG’s Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality and Tourism have been working with the Surry County Economic Development Partnership (EDP) to add real-world experience… Read More >

Reptile repeat — UNC-TV box turtle segment now online

If you missed UNC-TV’s NC Science Now on Sept. 18, you can still hear UNCG researchers talk about their work to protect the state’s box turtles —… 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 >

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 >

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

CARS ranked among top fashion programs

UNCG’s Department of Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies (CARS) has been ranked among the best programs to study fashion in the South and recognized as… Read More >

Superintendent finalists include two with UNCG ties

Two of three finalists for superintendent of the Wake County Schools have ties to UNCG, according to a report by WNCN-TV. The station reported that… 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 >

A child looks at a turtle.

Warming up to cold blood

HERP promotes understanding of reptiles, amphibians.

Spartans vs. Tar Heels in men’s basketball, a 3-year deal

The UNCG men’s basketball program has finalized the contract to play the UNC Tar Heels the next three seasons. The series will involve two games… Read More >

Last of “New Voyages” conferences coming to UNCG

UNCG will host the final conference in a statewide series titled “New Voyages to Carolina,” which will bring a number of prominent scholars who study… Read More >

Brod interviewed by Yahoo! Finance regarding NC unemployment rate

Dr. Andrew Brod, senior research fellow in the Bryan School’s Center for Business and Economic Research, was interviewed by Yahoo! Finance regarding a slight increase in… Read More >

Widespread media coverage of Bryan School study on N.C. wineries

A Bryan School of Business and Economics study of tourism to North Carolina wineries was reported by the Business Journal, News 14 Carolina and DigTriad… Read More >

Higher education icon, former UNC President Bill Friday dies

William C. Friday, president emeritus of the University of North Carolina and an icon of American public higher education, died peacefully in his sleep at home on… Read More >