News Items from UNC Greensboro

Karla Davis Johnson ’08 may have spent the past 10 years in Nashville, Tennessee, but her sound is undeniably North Carolina. The former Spartan soccer star turned Americana singer-songwriter is a captivating storyteller, with just the right amount of church choir soul and Southern twang. Johnson has had quite the ride since graduating from UNCG with […]

It’s a big week for UNC Greensboro alumni and Broadway veterans Joseph Forbes ’75 and Beth Leavel ’80 MFA. On Monday night, Forbes was one of four recipients to receive this year’s Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre, an annual award for individuals and organizations that have demonstrated extraordinary achievement in theatre. Forbes is […]

UNCG’s newest MacArthur “genius” grant recipient Kelly Link ’95 MFA likes to “keep the ground shifting beneath the reader’s feet,” as she says. She is the author of four books of stories in which ordinary people fall into conversation with the extraordinary, mythical, and fantastic. A handbag that devours things, including the narrator’s boyfriend. A […]

UNC Greensboro University Libraries welcomed a major literary star to campus this past weekend – Zadie Smith – in conjunction with the Greensboro Bound literary festival. Smith is the author of critically acclaimed novels “White Teeth,” “On Beauty,” and “Swing Time,” as well as two books of essays, the newest of which, “Feel Free,” she […]

A legendary opera soprano, an original “Hamilton” cast member, and a Tony-nominated choreographer, among other renowned artists, make up the 2019-20 UNC Greensboro Concert and Lecture Series (UCLS). The season will open Sept. 26 with a lecture from visual and performance artist Nick Cave and will end April 9 with Daveed Diggs, an award-winning actor, […]

For UNC Greensboro’s senior acting students, last week was perhaps the most important week of their lives to date. It was UNCG’s annual Industry Showcase, an opportunity for students to travel to New York City, perform in front of agents, casting directors, composers, and Broadway producers, and network with alumni. The performances led to interviews […]

The theme is paper, and it’s a big anniversary, but far – 44 shows, to be exact – beyond “the paper anniversary.” “Art on Paper” has now unfolded at the Weatherspoon Art Museum 45 times, through a partnership that dates back to 1965 with the local Dilliard Paper Company. This year’s exhibition, curated by Curator of Collections […]