Monthly Archives: January 2019

Portrait of student Savanna Thomas with background of trees.

Student receives award for outstanding service

Savanna Thomas always knew she wanted to work with kids; she just wasn’t sure what form it would take. UNC Greensboro helped her find that… Read More >

Photo of students helping with the launch

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 >

Photo of Kobe Streeter with UNCG faculty and staff during a day-long build of a personal computer.

UNCG makes local teen’s wish come true

For 18-year-old Kobe Streeter, wishes really do come true. The recent graduate of High Point Central High School spent Saturday with UNC Greensboro faculty and… Read More >

Photo of student serving food

Living legacy: Spartans honor MLK with service

Sixteen community partners. More than 200 students. Nearly 700 service hours. The impact of this year’s MLK Day of Service will be felt for years… Read More >

UNCG student Osbin Perdomo hands out cleaning supplies to fellow Spartans

Spartans honor MLK with day of service

More than 50 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial… Read More >

UNCG recognized for excellence in service, education in president’s honor roll

UNCG was recognized for excellence in community service and education in the recently announced 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The honor roll… Read More >

Joshua Leeper receives poses for a picture wiht the 2016 Community Impact Award plaque and North Carolina Campus Compact Executive Director Leslie Garvin.

Senior Joshua Leeper receives 2016 Community Impact Award

UNCG senior Joshua Leeper was awarded the 2016 Community Impact Award at the annual CSNAP Conference (Citizenship, Service, Networking and Partnerships) hosted by North Carolina… Read More >

UNCG Housing and Residence Life makes wishes come true

It took a year of creative ideas and hard work, but one Greensboro teen and her family enjoyed a trip of a lifetime to Disney… 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 students working in a garden during a spring break service trip.

UNCG students use spring break as a way to serve

From serving the homeless in Washington, D.C., to providing care for abandoned and abused dogs in Tennessee, UNCG students are using their spring break as… 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 >

Photo of Dr. Julianne Malveaux gives the keynote address at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Spartans honor MLK Jr. with service, celebration

This week faculty, staff and students gathered to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., by volunteering in the community and discussing the… Read More >

Photo of students packing boxes for the MLK Day of Service event

Students celebrate legacy of MLK with service

More than 200 UNCG students will spend Monday, Jan. 18, living out the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders at… Read More >

Nationally-lauded communication activism book has UNCG ties

A book dealing with how professors teach activism in communication courses recently won an Outstanding Book Award from the Applied Communication Division of the National… Read More >

Spartans to embrace service with 10th annual Branches of Love event

This Saturday, Nov. 21, UNCG students, alumni, faculty and staff will gather together to spread holiday cheer during the 10th annual Branches of Love. The… Read More >

Photo of chancellor-elect Franklin Gilliam giving community collision speech at Koury Center

Greensboro and UNCG Shared Fate

Just 13 days after moving to the Piedmont Triad from the Los Angeles area, Chancellor-elect Dr. Franklin D. Gilliam Jr. addressed an audience of more… Read More >

Photo of Brad Wren giving tour of simulation equipment to Matthew Partridge.

Veteran Continues Service

Service has always been a way of life for Matt Partridge. The Charlotte native joined the Marines straight out of high school, drawn by the… Read More >

Photo of Kaziah Miller with students creating paper mache

Helping hands

Kaziah Miller was researching potential colleges when UNCG got her attention. “I saw that slogan, ‘Do something bigger altogether,’ and it made me curious,” she… Read More >

Service-learning at UNCG in the spotlight on ‘NC Now’

Dr. Cathy Hamilton, director of UNCG’s Office of Leadership and Service-Learning, appeared on “NC Now” Thursday to discuss the university’s commitment to service-learning and how… Read More >

Graduating to The Gambia

Megan Whinna graduated in May, with a dual degree in elementary and special education. On June 25, she heads to West Africa. Megan will spend… Read More >

Photo of Tony Rojas plowing snow Friday afternoon

Snow and ice – and those who shoveled us out

The ice and snow storm closed the university from noon Wednesday through Friday. From the warmth of home, I saw tweets from students admiring the… 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 >

Wine to Water tackles global issue, one village at a time

Sandy Elliott shares her son’s passion for bringing clean water to people in need. Translate “people in need” to more than 1 billion people in… 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 >

Photo of close-up view of Minerva Staue

UNCG leads nation in contributing to ‘public good’

UNCG ranks among the fewer than 300 American universities that contribute most to the public good, an honor the university has earned since 2006. Washington… Read More >

kenny smith takes picture of Don Ames' word work

Dream team

Kenny Smith visits entrepreneur Don Ames to work on marketing materials for his fretwork business. Ames has been a part of the program since its start in 2011.

UNCG students, staff shave heads for childhood cancer charity

UNCG staff and students shaved their heads to raise awareness about childhood cancer on Tuesday, DigTriad WFMY News 2 reported. This effort was to benefit… Read More >

UNCG student Stephanie Perez, talks with other Biology club members.

From adversity to advocacy

Stephanie Perez, winner of the prestigious Univision Scholarship, transforms challenge into change.

Service-learning with distinction

Since the award’s inception in 2006, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has named UNCG to its annual President’s Higher Education Community Service… Read More >

Help a coworker in need

Want to help make this year’s holidays brighter for UNCG employees in need? You have until Dec. 18. Donations for staff members and their families… Read More >

Into their space

For many kids, especially those in rural communities, The North Carolina Theatre for Young People (NCTYP) is their only exposure to live theater. That’s why NCTYP,… Read More >

Capstone course pairs Triad organizations with MBA students

For the seventh year, MBA students in UNCG’s Bryan School of Business and Economics will partner with local organizations to tackle business problems as part… Read More >

Breaking down boxes

Villa Maria del Triunfo. It’s a name that rolls off the tongue with the elegance of an upscale Spanish neighborhood – not a shanty town… Read More >

Bridging the digital divide

500,000 computers by 2012. It’s ambitious, but then again, so is she. Senior Brittany Atkinson ’10 is the recipient of four scholarships and the Student… Read More >