News Items from UNC Greensboro

UNCG is increasing its offerings. It will offer living-learning communities and non-residential learning communities for nearly half of its first-year student population next fall. Research has shown a correlation between such communities and enhanced academic success and retention. Campus Weekly asked Laura Pipe, director of learning communities in Undergraduate Studies, to share details. The status […]

The Early Site Package is complete and beginning Monday, April 2, construction work will resume on the Dining Hall Renovation and Addition project. The Early Site Package relocated existing utilities out of the way of the new addition, constructed a new 60-inch storm water piping system around the existing building, and included some foundation work […]

Perhaps you have noticed other departments’ events are on the UNCG public calendar, and want yours on there as well. How do you get your department’s or program’s events onto this UNCG public calendar? It seems that practically every department or program has one person responsible for their calendar. If you are that person, here […]

Laura Pipe, director of learning communities, tells how faculty and staff can participate in the growing “learning communities” initiative at UNCG: The Office of Learning Communities (OLC) is always looking for faculty partners, either in communities already established or in the development of new communities. The OLC is currently working with groups wishing to propose […]

Elected officials from Greensboro will speak on the topic “Where do we go from here?” at the Black Leadership Forum from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, 2012. Speaking will be State Sen. Gladys Robinson, Representatives Marcus Brandon and Alma Adams, and Amos Quick III, vice chairman of the Guilford County Board of Education. The […]

The annual Threads Fashion Show, “Alter Egos of Fashion,” gives UNCG student designers a chance to interpret what “alter ego” means to them. The show starts at 8 p.m. Friday, March 30, at The Empire Room, 203 South Elm Street, Greensboro. Threads, a group of Consumer Apparel and Retail Studies (CARS) students, has teamed up […]

Some information and notes, as the newly named Faculty Teaching & Learning Commons and the work of the University APR committee were discussed at last week’s Faculty Forum: The TLC (Teaching & Learning Center) no longer exists. Now, there is an FTLC. Plans regarding the Faculty Teaching & Learning Commons were presented by Dr. Steve […]

UNCG again has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Launched in 2006, the Honor Roll recognizes colleges and universities nationwide for exemplary, innovative, and effective community service programs. The Corporation for National and Community Service oversees the Honor Roll in collaboration with the Department of Education, Department of Housing and […]

It feels like spring. It looks like spring. And when you walk past the large, light-violet vines of wisteria in Peabody Park, you know it smells like spring. The aromatic vines began blossoming in mid-March. This picture was taken Friday, March 23, 2012. Sorry that computer screens don’t have a scratch-and-sniff feature. You’ll have to […]

They each had a role in the Civil Rights movement, four women who were part of SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee). In introducing them at UNCG’s Duncan Women’s History Lecture, Dr. Lisa Levenstein called them “four women freedom fighters.” SNCC, which emerged In the wake of the sit-ins of the early 1960s, was “one of […]