News Items from UNC Greensboro

UNCG will confer degrees to hundreds of students during the annual Winter Commencement Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Greensboro Coliseum. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. Dr. Jennifer Etnier (Kinesiology) will be the commencement speaker. Etnier, an expert in exercise psychology, has taught at UNCG since 2004. She earned her bachelor’s degree in computer science […]

When a first year student loves what you did for them, that encounter just might get a good review. And if they found the interaction less than stellar? Their letting someone know can help the university know where to improve. It’s part of the university’s efforts to improve student success and increase retention rates. By […]

Angela Polk-Jones, who holds the UNCG record for most points in women’s basketball, made a few key points about the UNCG Middle College as she introduced four of the ninth-graders at last week’s Trustees meeting. Polk-Jones, an educator for 20 years – and most recently an assistant principal at Aycock Middle before becoming the middle […]

Tuition will increase by 10 percent in 2012-13, if a proposal passed by the UNCG Board of Trustees Dec. 2 is approved by the UNC Board of Governors (BOG). The tuition increase would be 6.5 percent, plus there would be a quality enhancement tuition increase of 3.5 percent. The primary justifications for the tuition increase […]

Provost David H. Perrin told the Board of Trustees at their Dec. 2 meeting that he had received most of the unit level committees’ academic program review reports. These unit level committees have worked during this fall semester to create the reports, which are being forwarded to the University-level Academic Program Review committee. These reports […]

The fall 2011 UNCG Magazine has published. The standard version and the online version have features ranging from a look at students forming relationships with roommates, to four UNCG professors whose research became big news over the past year. Online, you’ll find extras not in the paper version, such as: Slideshow of Homecoming 2011 The […]

UNCG’s theatre students often perform the work of others. But in the two-performance run of “Flannel Shorts” Friday and Saturday, Dec. 9-10, they’ll give their own 10-minute plays center stage. The performances, featuring sophomore acting majors, will also include the work of current and former students of theatre professor Janet Allard. The show will start […]

The Staff Senate’s Angel Tree Project will accept donations through Dec. 15. They need cards: pharmacy cards, WalMart cards, gas cards and grocery cards. Especially grocery cards. One 4-year-old girl likes coloring books and Mexican dolls, they say. A 9-year-old boy in another family likes trucks, tractor-trailers and flash cards in all subjects. A daughter […]

Peabody park has grown – by 92 trees. Dr. Elizabeth Lacey’s graduate level conservation biology class recently completed a multi-phase tree planting project along the slope near McIver parking deck. Students worked with the UNCG’s experienced ground crew to learn how to carefully plant the trees. By protecting and expanding Peabody Park, UNCG is providing […]