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Ann Somers is a biology lecturer. Her research concentrates on the tiny bog turtle, which gets no longer than 3-4 inches. The undergraduates in her 250-300 student biology section geared for non-majors know her for her conservation – and the service project they all do on campus, where they learn conservation in a hands-on way. […]

Faculty Senate Forum on UNCG retention and learning communities Wednesday, Oct. 20, 3 p.m., Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House Discussion, “Beyond Islamophobia: Breaking Down the Barriers” Thursday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m., Cone Ballroom B, EUC Women’s soccer vs. Western Carolina Thursday, Oct. 21, 6 p.m. Dance, Cyrus Art Production Thursday, Oct. 21, 8 p.m., Dance […]

Anna Will, a senior interior architecture major, came home from a Habitat for Humanity trip with a mission. She wanted to design a school for the Kyekyewere village she had visited in Ghana, Africa. Anna had seen the lust for learning in the Kyekyewere children, who had to walk several miles to school in neighboring villages. [One of these distant schools is in visual.] “It was upsetting to hear children explain that they probably wouldn’t have the opportunity to see the future they dreamed of just because they didn’t think they were capable of making it to university,” she says.The children’s dreams are fast becoming reality. Hannah Rose Mendoza (Interior Architecture) and Anna’s fellow design students quickly embraced Anna’s idea. Anna and other students worked under Mendoza, adopting the school design project as part of their coursework. Final designs will be chosen, and several of the students will travel to Ghana in January to help build the school.