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‘WICKED’ ties for Dominick Amendum

This time, Dominick Amendum plans to see “WICKED” from the audience. How did he come to be a part of thousands of performances of the immensely popular musical? He graduated from UNCG’s music school in 2001, as a classical piano performance major. Within four years, Amendum had joined “WICKED” on its first national tour. That […]

What’s National Dance Day GSO Without UNCG?

JOYEMOVEMENT Dance Company member Milanda McGinnis This year’s National Dance Day GSO has UNC Greensboro written all over it.     Greensboro Downtown Parks, Inc. (GDPI) plans a fully in-person celebration this fall – and they will kick things off with the premier performance of “A Wicked Silence” from GDPI’s Artist-in-Residence, and UNCG alumna, Alexandra Joye Warren […]

Social justice through song, with Laurelyn Dossett

The North Carolina Folk Festival returns Sept. 10-12. And once again, “Songs of Hope and Justice,” led by Laurelyn Dossett ’99 MS, will help launch the weekend festival. Like The Weavers? The Almanac Singers? Odetta? The Seegers? Then bring your lawn chair and be ready to “sing out!” Laurelyn Dossett was the cover feature in […]

Vigils and ‘United We Stand’: 9/11 and 9/12 at UNCG

On Sept. 12, 2001, more than 3,000* UNCG students, faculty, and staff gathered around the  Fountain for a vigil and remembrance service. The Pentagon and World Trade Center sites, as well as a deep depression in Pennsylvian soil, were still smoldering.  The campus community – like all of America – was reeling. The day before, […]

At Minerva: apples, daisies … and peaches?

Students leave offerings at Minerva as classes start every August. It’s for good luck. And even if you don’t believe in it, it’s a nice, uniquely-UNCG tradition. The first items left at Minerva that were documented here in Campus Weekly were coins. That was 2007. A few years later, the first apple at Minerva was […]

Terry Kennedy on NC’s literary inspiration

Terry Kennedy ’99 MFA has written the poetry collection “New River Breakdown.” He directs the MFA Writing Program here at UNCG. He serves as editor of The Greensboro Review, as well as of StorySouth. His work has appeared in many literary journals and anthologies. When Carolina Public Press selected panelists for their series “Literary North […]

Spartans help broadcast Olympic Games

The Tokyo Olympics, postponed for a year and with no fans in attendance, are proving to be one-of-a-kind. For Spartans Max Negin ’08 MFA and Cindy Hsieh ’13 MFA, they are another opportunity to help capture the rousing spirit, daring physical accomplishment, and drama of Olympic competition.  With no fans, it’s just the athletes and […]

Oakley gift transforms Alumni House reception room

As the new academic year swings into gear, UNC Greensboro’s Alumni House will be more inviting than ever – with refinished oak floors, a brightened appearance in the main reception room, and a new name for this newly enhanced room. The Oakley Family Reception Room, on the main floor, received its official name at today’s […]

UNCG Opera alumnus Sidney Outlaw in free concert July 17

This Saturday, Sidney Outlaw ’04 will perform a unique, social justice-themed concert for Greensboro Opera, accompanied by pianist Warren Jones. The concert is free-admission. Outlaw, a renowned baritone, performs internationally and has appeared on many of the most illustrious stages in the world. Among his many performances are Haydn’s The Creation and Handel’s Messiah at […]

Tokyo bound! Paul Chelimo earns spot in Olympics

Four years ago, alumnus Paul Chelimo barely placed onto the U.S. Olympic team. He went on to win the Olympic Silver Medal. This summer, he earned his way with a dominant first place finish. At the June 27 U.S. qualifying race in Oregon, he outpaced all competitors to book his ticket to the Summer Olympics […]

Photographic memories from the Big Apple

It was the early 1970’s New York City. A young, wide-eyed Andy Grundberg ’71 MFA arrived on the scene, on the heels of having recently completed the MFA writing program at UNC Greensboro and getting street cred as a staff photographer at a local newspaper in Reidsville, N.C. The Vietnam War and the Civil Rights […]

New merit scholarship

Susan and Perry Safran have made a $1 million gift to UNC Greensboro. The gift will support the Safran Family Endowed Scholarship. The merit scholarship, part of UNCG’s Minerva Scholars program, will be presented to students from any field of study. Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. said, “I can’t say enough about Susan and Perry […]

Her best shot

For most photographers, publishing work in The New York Times and The Washington Post represents the pinnacle of success. But for Alycee Byrd ’19, it’s just the beginning. In the last year, Alycee’s photography has been featured in a variety of national and international publications. It started in the summer of 2020, when Men’s Health […]

Nothing but nets

With an overtime win on the last day of the conference season, UNCG took the Regular Season title. In Asheville, they won in three straight days to take the SoCon Championship title. For the second time in a week, they pulled out the ladder and cut down the nets. That earned them a ticket to […]

‘Above and Beyond’ for National Guard, Reserve members

On May 27, UNC Greensboro will receive the Above & Beyond Award, part of a Department of Defense-affiliated program. The award recognizes UNCG’s outstanding support of its employees who serve in the Reserve or the National Guard. The award is presented by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), which is a division […]

Race to truth

Jill Yesko ’09 joined UNCG’s communications team in 2006 and served as a writer for this very magazine. While caring for her aging father, she also enrolled in the University’s gerontology certificate program. Through both endeavors, she came to know compelling researchers, excellent colleagues, and strong alumni networks. She remembers working on great stories that […]

In Memoriam: Robin Remsburg

Dr. Robin Remsburg ’82 MSN, the first graduate of UNCG to lead the School of Nursing, passed away in December. Dean since 2013, she grew the program, increasing enrollment and implementing the Post-BSN and Post-MSN Doctor of Nursing Practice program, expanding the RN-BSN program, and developing an accelerated Veterans Access Program for medically trained veterans […]

Strength in numbers

It’s no secret that it’s been a tough year for college admissions nationally. UNCG’s Division of Enrollment Management has a new leader and new initiatives aimed at growing enrollment and improving student outcomes. Learn how Vice Chancellor Tina McEntire is managing enrollment during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how she and her team are preparing for […]

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