News Items from UNC Greensboro

Stuart Dischell is a nationally recognized poet and recent winner of UNC Greensboro’s Senior Research Excellence Award.  The first book by the professor of creative writing,“Good Hope Road,” garnered a National Poetry Series honor and was reissued, 25 years later, in Carnegie Mellon Press’s Classic Contemporary Series. Subsequent books were published by Penguin and the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Comedy writer and producer Emily Spivey ’93 has been a highly successful – and hilarious – creative force in American television for nearly two decades. The High Point native, UNC Greensboro alumna, and Emmy-award winning writer has kept us doubled-over laughing with her work on “Saturday Night Live,” “Parks and Recreation,” and “Modern Family” – […]

After a nationwide search, Dr. bruce d. mcclung will become the inaugural dean of UNC Greensboro’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA)  on July 14, 2019. Dr. mcclung is currently head of the division of composition, musicology, and theory at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. He served as interim dean and Thomas James Kelly […]

Audra McDonald, record-breaking winner of six Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, and the National Medal of Arts, brought more than her dazzling soprano to the UNCG Auditorium Saturday, March 9. For UNCG School of Theatre students who attended a brief Q&A before the concert, McDonald shared wisdom borne from a lifetime of […]

Three UNC Greensboro faculty members – two from the School of Art and one from the School of Dance – were awarded fellowships from the North Carolina Arts Council for 2019 after being selected through a rigorous panel screening process. Nearly 500 artists applied for the fellowships and 20 were selected. Fellowship winners receive $10,000 […]

This post originally appeared in UNCG Research Magazine. To read other stories about research, scholarship, and creative activity, visit researchmagazine.uncg.edu. Dixie Ortiz was a fifth-grader when she first heard the violin. A teacher at her elementary school in Winter Haven, Florida, was performing to generate interest in the orchestra program. Ortiz was captivated. “I thought it […]

UNCG alumnus Chris Chalk ’01 stars in the hit show “Gotham,” and has been featured in “Homeland” and “Underground.” He has starred in Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “Ruined,” and the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of “Fences” alongside Viola Davis and Denzel Washington. He was featured in the Oscar Best Picture film “Twelve Years a Slave.” […]