Dr. Jan Van Dyke, emeritus professor of dance, died July 3. She was a member of the UNCG Dance faculty for 23 years, and served as department head for five years. She co-founded the North Carolina Dance Festival, and she founded the Dance Project. Her many awards included the Dance Teacher Award for Higher Education from Dance Teacher magazine; the Betty Cone Medal of Arts; and UNCG’s Gladys Strawn Bullard Award. A new space for dance and other events in the cultural arts center downtown will be named the Van Dyke Performance Space. She was profiled in the News & Record a month ago.