News Items from UNC Greensboro

On Thursday, September 22, UNC Greensboro’s Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) program marked the 50th anniversary of its establishment with a celebration at the Alumni House.

Current and former students and faculty, friends, and administrators gathered to reflect on the program’s rich history and to celebrate a history-making gift by Claudia Kadis ’65: the establishment of a $1 million distinguished professorship.

The National Science Foundation awarded a $3.4 million grant across five North Carolina public universities for the prestigious Mountains to Sea North Carolina Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program (LSAMP). UNCG – along with LSAMP partners Appalachian State University, East Carolina University, UNC-Wilmington, and Western Carolina University – will use the five-year grant to support students historically underrepresented in STEM programs.

It’s a first of its kind event here at UNCG – a weekend of esports tournaments, as well as educational Unreal Engine and Fortnite Creative toolset training provided. Produced in collaboration with Epic Games, the training and tournament finals will be held in the UNCG Esports Arena and Learning Lab, on October 28 and October 29. 

This year, UNCG celebrates 130 years!

Founders Day, typically recognized on the anniversary of the first day of classes in 1892, celebrates and commemorates UNC Greensboro’s history.

This year, due to Yom Kippur, Founders Day will be celebrated on campus Thursday, October 6th.

Start the day off right with free doughnuts, T-shirts, and giveaways at five locations throughout campus from 9:30-11 a.m.

Then, party like a Founder on Kaplan Commons (EUC Lawn) from 1:30-3 p.m.

The lawn party will feature music, yard games, UNCG branded giveaways, T-shirts, photo/video booths, popcorn, and birthday cake!

Share your pictures from the day by tagging your posts #UNCG130 on social media.

Driving a school bus for Guilford County Schools, serving as a secretary in the county’s transportation office, and working as a teaching assistant in Rockingham County Schools (RCS) could not fulfill Justin Cunningham’s desire to work with students. So he decided to enroll in the initial cohort of UNC Greensboro’s Piedmont Teacher Residency Partnership (PTRP), a program designed to allow people who did not earn their undergraduate degree in an educational field to gain both their initial licensure and a master’s degree in teaching within 18 months.

Counselors, psychologists, therapists, and other professionals such as educators are struggling to help the vast numbers of traumatized people in their care. A new certificate program offered by the Department of Counseling and Educational Development at UNC Greensboro aims to equip mental health professionals with the tools they need to identify and treat trauma.

One of its strengths is its versatility. Ellen Haskell explains how the new minor in Jewish studies will support students going into a variety of fields and supplement their education in other areas of study.