Monthly Archives: December 2016

Graduates pose for a picture during December Commencement.

#UNCGgrad: Our favorite social posts from December Commencement

More than 1,700 Spartans graduated from UNCG on Thursday, and many of them took to social media to commemorate their achievement. Thanks to everyone who… Read More >

shadows along a sidewalk beside the EUC lawn filled with American flags

UNCG ranks No. 59 on Best for Vets list

For the second year in a row, Military Times has recognized UNCG for its commitment to serving veteran students with excellence. The university was ranked… Read More >

Photo of Anthony Dellinger

Take the bait, nanotech-style

Anthony Dellinger ’14 PhD had a delightfully fishy experience with UNCG. He researched a sustainable replacement for bait fish while earning his doctorate at the… Read More >

Photo of Kasey Lynn Schmidt

Career ahead in special ed

Growing up, UNCG senior Kasey Lynn Schmidt never dreamed she would return to the classroom one day as a teacher. In fact, she hated school…. Read More >

UNCG senior wins national bodybuilding competition

UNCG exercise science major Jasmine Williams began bodybuilding in 2014. She won her first competition in 2015, and 11 months later she earned her pro… Read More >

Photo of Ashley Ibrahim with her two sons, Yusef (left) and Ryaan (right) as the boys swing

A family affair

A 27-year-old mother of two, Ashley Ibrahim was terrified on her first day of college. “At first I thought, ‘I’m going to be with all… Read More >

Photo of PhD student Karshak Kosaraju

Big dreams made of small stuff

Seven years of undergraduate and graduate study, countless research projects and a whopping 8,607 miles. It’s safe to say that Karshak Kosaraju’s journey to UNCG… Read More >

Photo of UNCG students enjoy some friendly competition during the fall 2013 Battle Canoes event in Rosenthal Pool

Popular Battle Canoes competition returns to campus

Battle Canoes, the thrilling intramural sports competition held at universities across the nation, returns to UNCG on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 6 p.m. at Rosenthal… Read More >

UNCG Guarantee students volunteering at Barnabas Network.

Students tally more than 1 million hours in community service

UNCG students contributed more than 1 million hours of community service in 2013-14, the most recent year for which data are available. That brings the… Read More >

Portrait photo of Larkin Schramm

Environmentally Inspired

Larkin Schramm speaks eloquently of her Interior Architecture major, although she’s only in her first week of classes. “In daily life, our environments inspire an… Read More >

Group photo of incoming freshman women during their SOAR orientation

Up, up and away

First-year Spartans and their families will be hosted on campus in June and August. Spartan Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) will bring in eight freshman… Read More >

UNCG’s Candace Robinson from Australian Outback and back

Candace Robinson volunteered with a bunch of fellow UNCG students at the Topsail Island sea turtle hospital last month, camping through a storm. But it’s… Read More >

26 inducted into UNCG Golden Chain honor society

In April, UNCG’s Golden Chain Honor Society welcomed 26 new members. This organization, unique to UNCG, recognizes outstanding juniors and seniors who embody the seven… 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 >

Yancey plays the music forward

For 13 years, Danny Yancey  ’07 M.M.Ed has given the gift of music to his students. Now one of them has returned the favor. In… Read More >

Action photo of Jordy Kuiper

Taking charge

At 6 feet, 9 inches, UNCG post player Jordy Kuiper is a big presence in the lane. What’s more impressive is his role as supporter… Read More >

Golden Chain Honor Society induction at UNCG

UNCG inducted 19 new members of the Golden Chain Honor Society on Nov. 9, 2014, in the Virginia Dare Room at the Alumni House. Alumni… Read More >

UNCG to award 1,646 degrees at winter commencement

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 >

Fox 8 reports on UNCG’s record move-in

Fox 8 News ran a segment on UNCG’s fall move-in, speaking with Tim Johnson, director of Housing and Residence Life, and Tate Street businesses that… Read More >

Carter Jenkins holds the tournament trophy.

Carter Jenkins Wins Second Straight Carolinas Amateur Championship

What’s better than winning the Carolinas Amateur Golf Championship? Winning it twice. Sophomore men’s golfer Carter Jenkins claimed the 100th annual Carolinas Amateur Championship of… Read More >

Action photo of Katelyn Bedwell batting

UNCG Softball’s Bedwell is SoCon Player of Year

This week UNCG hosts the Southern Conference Softball Championship Tournament, which means Spartan fans can cheer on the newly named SoCon Player of the Year,… Read More >

UNCG men’s golf bound for NCAA Tournament

For the first time in program history, the UNCG men’s golf team is headed to the NCAA Tournament as the Spartans received an at-large berth… Read More >

Kelly Donovan

For two recent grads, the future looks Fulbright

Two recent UNCG graduates have won 2014-15 Fulbright U.S. Student Awards that will allow them to further their studies overseas. Angelica Kapely of Marion, N.C., will… Read More >

Ready for city lights

When you show up for a celebrity-themed UNCG Theatre party as your favorite silent film star – and you never break character the entire evening… Read More >

December grads turn tassels

UNCG Chancellor Linda P. Brady conferred more than 1,800 degrees Friday, Dec. 13, during the university’s winter commencement exercises. The ceremony took place in the Greensboro Coliseum. August and December graduates received their diplomas and stepped out into a future filled with possibility.

Greensboro couple create graduate fund for nutrition students

A Greensboro couple are establishing a scholarship fund at UNCG that will provide aid to students who want to pursue graduate studies in nutrition or… Read More >

Wixson quoted in News & Record

Dr. Karen Wixson, dean of UNCG’s School of Education, was quoted in a News & Record story about mentoring programs for student teachers. Experience, training… Read More >

Lacks family speaks to students

The granddaughter and daughter-in-law of the late Henrietta Lacks, a poor African-American woman whose cells were used in medical research unbeknownst to her or her… Read More >

Juan Collazo walks around uncg bee hives.

Healing the underserved

Born with Amniotic Band Syndrome, UNCG Guarantee student plans to set up medical clinics for the poor.

UNCG Baseball’s Christian Wolfe makes All-America team

UNCG senior outfielder Christian Wolfe became the 13th All-America selection in program history when he was chosen to the Collegiate Baseball All-America third team. Wolfe is… Read More >

Golden Chain Honor Society adds 38 new links

In April, 37 students and one faculty member were inducted into the Golden Chain Honor Society. Golden Chain,  founded in 1948, is unique to UNCG…. Read More >

UNCG's statue of Minerva, Roman goddess of wisdom and the university's symbol, against a blue sky.

PBK chapter inducts 44

UNCG’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter, the Epsilon chapter, inducted 44 new members on April 9. Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest and most widely known… Read More >

UNCG doctoral student Richard Vestal works on his research at the Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering.

When research gets personal

Doctoral student Richard Vestal’s research targets treatment for the most deadly brain cancer

Conference focuses on creating a veteran friendly campus

With rising numbers of veterans enrolling in college, UNCG’s Program in Conflict and Peace Studies and UNCG Veteran’s Services will explore what it takes to… Read More >

Necessary toughness

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