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What's the buzz? Dr. Rueppell's bee research

“One third of all our food depends on honey bees,” Rueppell says. He and his research team are investigating honey bees' natural defenses against a particularly troublesome mite.
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Wetlands at Peabody Park

Who doesn't love Peabody Park? Now the park has wetlands, demonstrating UNCG's commitment to environmental preservation and sustainability. The ecology will be integrated into learning experiences in various parts of the university.
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JoAnne Smart Drane remembers

JoAnne Smart Drane '60 and Bettye Ann Davis Tillman '60 were the first two African American students at UNCG. See some reminiscences.
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Staying in shape in 1892

Phoebe Pegram arrived at the State Normal and Industrial School (now UNCG) in 1892. She studied “physical culture.” When she came back to campus in 1952 for a class reunion, she showed off her mastery of the Indian clubs. She's wearing the wool bloomers used in the physical culture classes when she was a student and teacher. This clip is courtesy of UNCG University Archives.
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The last day of The Corner at Tate Street

On Feb. 25, 2011, The Corner, loved by generations of UNCG students, closed its doors. UNCG Magazine was there, as owner Grant Snavely shared some memories on that last day at The Corner.
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Destined to Transform

For 125 years, the UNCG campus has transformed students' lives, has transformed knowledge and has, in turn, helped transform the region and the state. Enjoy a look back.

Taking Giant Steps, Rising Higher

Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. reflects on the university's different eras — and looks to the future.

Fred Chappell's Poetic Salutation

Enjoy “A Salutation to the Alma Mater in this Her Birth Year,” written for the 125th anniversary. Fred Chappell, former Poet Laureate of North Carolina, has received many honors, including the UNC system's highest faculty honor, the O. Max Gardner Award, and UNCG's McIver Award. He taught at UNCG for more than 40 years.


News Front

Campus and alumni news and notes

The Studio

Arts and entertainment

Out Take

UNCG Dance students soar in dance by Martha Graham.


Alumni Association news and information

Grad Tidings

Class notes and alumni photos

Old School

From the archives