News Items from UNC Greensboro

As the fall 2019 UNC Greensboro Spartan graduates turned their tassels in Greensboro Coliseum today, they also turned a new page in their life journeys. UNCG conferred approximately 1,490 bachelor’s degrees, 338 master’s degrees, 126 doctoral degrees, and three specialist in education degrees. Of the degrees awarded, 74 were conferred to international students. The most […]

Spartans are celebrating the holiday season by giving back with the 14th annual Branches of Love event. This Saturday, Dec. 7, UNC Greensboro students, alumni, faculty, and staff will spend the afternoon decorating holiday trees that will be donated to local families in transition through Greensboro Urban Ministry’s Partnership Village Transitional Housing Program. The event […]

UNC Greensboro today announced that one of the greatest living country singer-songwriters, Emmylou Harris, will perform at UNCG Auditorium on Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m. as part of UNCG’s University Concert and Lecture Series. Tickets are now available for purchase online. Before becoming a 14-time Grammy-winner, and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner, and decades before […]

If you’ve been to a Broadway show, chances are you’ve seen Joseph Forbes’ work on stage. “Beetlejuice.” “Frozen.” “The Prom.” “To Kill a Mockingbird.” The list goes on. They all feature work from Scenic Art Studios, a premier scene painting studio for Broadway that Forbes founded more than 25 years ago. The company’s backdrops, sculptures, […]

In March of this year, UNC Greensboro alumnus Deon’te Goodman experienced the night all actors dream about – his first night on the Broadway stage. “I was terrified,” he says, remembering the seconds before the curtain went up at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. No wonder. It’s only “Hamilton” – arguably the hottest show on Broadway […]

If there’s a handbook for how to start and run a restaurant, Kathryn Hubert ’12 has completely rewritten it. As owner and chef of Chez Genèse, Greensboro’s newest French restaurant, she decided to do things differently when the restaurant opened last fall. Most notably, she created an integrated work environment for individuals with intellectual and […]

Domestic violence affects one out of three Americans. As a survivor, 2019 doctoral graduate Joy Kelly is on a mission to help others through the recovery process.  “It’s very personal,” Kelly says. “That’s what drives me.” Kelly didn’t anticipate her career trajectory when she entered college in 2006 – not even when an abusive relationship […]

Comedian Jourdain Fisher ’12 made his late-night debut on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” last fall. The set was flawless – five minutes of joke after joke that kept the audience and Fallon rolling. To some, it felt like an overnight success. Who is this young guy? He’s from where? Man, he’s funny. But […]

For the second year, the North Carolina Folk Festival will take residence in downtown Greensboro, September 6-8. The weekend of free entertainment will feature musical performers from around the world, activities, arts, food trucks – and many UNC Greensboro participants.  Take a stroll down Spartan Way (which runs from the corner of Friendly and Davie […]