Monthly Archives: February 2017

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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Join us for Spartan Showcase

Crisp air and crunchy leaves. UNCG’s campus is especially welcoming during the autumn season, and the hundreds of high school juniors and seniors attending Spartan… Read More >

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Registration now open for annual fall open house

Registration is now open for Spartan Showcase, UNCG’s annual fall open house for high school juniors and seniors and their families. This year’s event, hosted… Read More >

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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 >

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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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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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UNCG among Princeton Review’s ‘Best Colleges’ for 18th consecutive year

For the 18th consecutive year, UNCG is recognized as one of nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education according to The Princeton Review’s “The Best 381… Read More >

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UNCG has “best bang for the buck” of UNC System

UNCG has the “best bang for the buck” of the UNC System schools, according to a recent ranking from Washington Monthly. The university ranked No…. 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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Preparing new Spartans to SOAR

More than 4,000 incoming undergraduate students and family members will visit UNCG this summer to meet advisors, register for classes and learn about campus resources. Check out the highlights from SOAR’s first week.

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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 >

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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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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’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 >

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Global UNCG: Mehek Khera builds ‘treasure box’ of new memories

Mehek Khera left her hometown of New Delhi, India, which she considers her golden treasure box, to obtain a master’s in business administration at UNCG…. 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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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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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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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 >

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Welcome to campus

This weekend, more than 600 high school juniors and seniors from across the state and beyond will arrive at UNCG’s campus to learn all about… Read More >

UNCG, Forward Impact Launch ThinkHouseU

Starting this fall, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro will serve as a national pilot site for ThinkHouseU, an innovative residential program for budding… Read More >

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Finish your degree

UNCG holds free information sessions several times each year for transfer students who want to learn more about pursuing their undergraduate degree at UNCG. Attendees… 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 >

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 >

Make UNCG your destination

Now that you’re admitted, take the next step toward making UNCG your college destination. Get a jumpstart on your freshman year. Destination UNCG is a… Read More >

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Ranking lauds UNCG online programs for affordability

UNCG’s slate of online programs has earned a top 10 ranking for affordability from BestColleges.com. The university’s online programs ranked No. 8 in the national… Read More >

Online programs earn U.S. News & World Report rankings

U.S. News & World Report ranked three UNCG online programs among the best in the nation in the publication’s 2015 list of Best Online Programs…. Read More >

Nursing sets new SCENE

Red Yoder, an elderly man living on his own, has diabetes and a painful toe wound. Two UNCG Nursing students are at Red’s apartment to… Read More >

UNCG dedicates Veterans Resource Center

Spc. Chen-yang Liu, an Army Reserves combat photographer and vice president of UNCG’s Student Veterans Association, wore his dress blues for the Veterans Day dedication… 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 >

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Always grateful

Amber Mathwig spent a decade in the U.S. Navy as a military police officer. When she left the military and went back to college for… 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 >

Wixson speaks to Fox 8 about how UNCG is supporting future teachers

Dr. Karen Wixson, dean of UNCG’s School of Education, and Sydnie Dale, a senior elementary education major, spoke to Carter Coyle of Fox 8 News… Read More >

Expert: 10 ways Millennials’ college life differs from their parents’

Neon colors. Stirrup pants. Hi-top fades. All are 1980s-era icons that are back in style. But as a growing number of parents — many of… Read More >

Times-News covers signing of UNCG-Alamance CC nursing agreement

The Burlington Times-News ran a story about the new agreement between UNCG and Alamance Community College (ACC)  to offer UNCG’s BSN (bachelor’s in nursing) degree… Read More >

Consumer, Apparel & Retail Studies earns top ranking

UNCG’s Department of Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies (CARS) has been ranked as the 13th best fashion program in the nation by the website Fashion-Schools.org,… Read More >

News & Record features GEAR UP leadership camp

The Greensboro News & Record ran a front page news feature on the new GEAR UP leadership camp at UNCG. The camp is a partnership… Read More >

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Bryan School adds online programs in business analytics

The UNCG Bryan School of Business and Economics is launching a new curriculum in business analytics this fall, designed to help professionals advance their understanding… Read More >

Moore interviewed by News Observer about Degrees Matter! initiative

Steve Moore, director of transfer and adult student academic success, was interviewed by News Observer about Degrees Matter!, which helps Guilford County residents re-enroll for… Read More >

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Speech-language pathology program ranked by US News

UNCG’s graduate program in speech-language pathology is ranked among the top 15 percent of programs in the nation in the latest U.S. News & World… Read More >

Online doctorate in kinesiology will be first for campus, country

This fall, UNCG will begin offering the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in kinesiology online, a move that will make the degree more accessible nationwide… Read More >

New name: African American and African Diaspora Studies

It’s official. African American Studies will have a new name. Effective Aug. 1, 2014, it will be African American and African Diaspora Studies. Dr. Tara… 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 >

High school learners can earn UNCG credit

UNCG is taking part in an initiative that gives high school students who might not have considered going to college a chance to take college-level… Read More >

Union Square Campus: Chancellor Brady on board

UNCG Chancellor Linda P. Brady is one of the higher education CEOs named to the board of the planned Union Square Campus in downtown Greensboro…. Read More >

Online nursing, education programs shine in U.S. News rankings

UNCG’s online master’s programs in education and nursing shine in U.S. News’ just-released 2014 rankings for Best Online Programs. At 45th in the nation, UNCG’s… Read More >

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Lumina Foundation invests in Degrees Matter!

Greensboro’s Degrees Matter! initiative, fostered in part by UNCG’s Office of Undergraduate Studies, is among 20 projects nationwide chosen by the Lumina Foundation as pilot… Read More >

Finding family

A year ago, the Hopkins sisters were all studying at UNCG – Louisa in The Graduate School, Amelia as a senior and Bess as a freshman…. Read More >

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Planners eye pedestrian-friendly corridor on campus

UNCG just might put the “forest” back in Forest. Planners are considering – at some point in the future – a pedestrian and bike friendly… 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 >

Interior Architecture launches MFA program

UNCG has launched a new Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Interior Architecture program, offering students a venue for advanced investigations of the interior environment… Read More >

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Bryan MBA program vaults to No. 13 ranking by Bloomberg Businessweek

The UNCG Bryan School of Business and Economics’ evening MBA program has vaulted to No. 13 in the nation in newly released rankings of the… Read More >

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A campus to lean on

Christy Hinnant spent eight years in the U.S. Army, primarily as a human resource specialist. Her time in Iraq — at one point she was… Read More >

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Bryan School on Princeton Review list of best schools

The Princeton Review has named the UNCG Bryan School of Business and Economics as one of the top business schools in the country, including the… Read More >

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UNCG/GTCC dual admission on the horizon

UNCG and Guilford Technical Community College already have a strong relationship. Soon, students will reap the benefits as that relationship expands. UNCG and GTCC are… Read More >

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Moran Commons dome taking shape

The central area of Moran Commons – still hidden from diners’ view during the renovation – is taking shape. The metal catwalks high above the… Read More >

UNCG leads way in civic engagement

UNCG is one of 73 colleges and universities recognized by NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education as leaders in cultivating civic-minded students. NASPA has named… Read More >

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UNCG among Princeton Review’s ‘Best Colleges’ for 2014

For the 15th consecutive year, Princeton Review highlights UNCG among the country’s best universities for undergraduate education. The education services company features UNCG in the… Read More >

UNCG among best college values nationwide

UNCG has been ranked No. 56 among the top 150 best colleges for your money nationwide by College Factual, a new site that uses customizable, outcomes-based… Read More >

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UNCG-trained teachers get high grades from employers

UNCG’s School of Education ranked among the nation’s best education schools in the most recent US News and World Report survey. Employer satisfaction played a… Read More >

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Nursing School to offer Doctor of Nursing Practice

UNCG’s School of Nursing received the greenlight Friday for a new Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, which administrators say will mean more career opportunities… Read More >

In any language, ISLA helps kids thrive

On the day before Three King’s Day, a Mexican holiday celebrated Jan. 6, Allyson Cates’ students have left their shoes at the door as instructed…. Read More >

US News report

UNCG’s yield rate is above the average for the 266 American universities who reported data to U.S. News & World Report. And that figure is… Read More >

Future of learning

UNCG is investing in learning communities. And administrators say that investment is paying off for both students and the university. “We are on the forefront,”… Read More >

African American Studies program among top 10

UNCG’s African American Studies program has garnered national recognition as one of the top 10 programs of its kind in the country, according to productivity… Read More >

Necessary toughness

Going from Corps to campus wasn’t easy for veteran.

Princeton Review, Forbes rate UNCG tops

Princeton Review and Forbes continue to give UNCG high marks. For the 14th consecutive year, Princeton Review lists UNCG among the country’s best institutions for… Read More >

Woman of science

After six years of service in the military, Jennifer Flynn ’10 realized she had a love for chemistry. Then she found her passion studying liquid… Read More >