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Ben Folds recalls great UNCG mentor Robert Darnell

Musician Ben Folds returned to UNCG last week to receive an honorary doctorate at Friday’s commencement. He addressed the graduates as well, during the ceremony. The evening before, he gave the UNCG community a rare treat: a full hour of conversation and questions/answers about his approach to songs, his career, and his remarkable memories of […]

UNCG’s Educational Leadership prepares administrators

UNCG’s Department of Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations (ELC) plays an important role in the preparation of administrators who are capable and ready to elevate students in schools. Researchers in the department take an interdisciplinary approach, studying educational philosophy and sociocultural analysis, and using their findings to train new principals in the field. The researchers […]

Principal Kevin Wheat cultivates an environment of care

North Carolina’s principals and superintendents have done wonderful work, particularly in the face of the pandemic. Many of these school administrators are Spartans, proud alumni of the UNCG School of Education. Each alumnus has a fascinating story and a unique perspective: An educator is an advocate, and as an administrator you are not only the […]

School principal Ashley Westmoreland and those a-ha moments

North Carolina’s principals and superintendents have done wonderful work, particularly in the face of the pandemic. Many of these school administrators are Spartans, proud alumni of the UNCG School of Education. Each alumnus has a fascinating story and a unique perspective: As Ashley Westmoreland ‘13 Certification puts it, “The role of education is to serve.” […]

Kisha Clemons’ path to NC Principal of the Year

North Carolina’s principals and superintendents have done wonderful work, particularly in the face of the pandemic. Many of these school administrators are Spartans, proud alumni of the UNCG School of Education. Each alumnus has a fascinating story and a unique perspective: The COVID-19 pandemic created many new barriers for administrators to deal with. Adjustment to […]

Superintendent Aaron Woody, a chief cheerleader for students

North Carolina’s principals and superintendents have done wonderful work, particularly in the face of the pandemic. Many of these school administrators are Spartans, proud alumni of the UNCG School of Education. Each alumnus has a fascinating story and a unique perspective: To Superintendent of Asheboro City Schools Aaron Woody MEd ’04 EdD ’10, leading a […]

Planned giving: Gifts with forethought

Many donors at UNC Greensboro are visionary, opting to give gifts that they may never see come to full fruition. Over the last decade, an average of 41 percent of gifts given or pledged to the University have come through the Office of Planned Giving. Wills, trusts, retirement plans, life insurance policies – have all […]

$2 million funds scholarships in Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies

Denim has a long history in Greensboro. So does UNCG’s scholarly focus on apparel. A $2 million gift from the Blue Bell Foundation will support that focus for many decades to come. The new Blue Bell Foundation CARS Scholar Endowed Fund will support an endowed scholarship in the Department of Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies […]

Oakley Family Reception Room

A gift from Betsy and Mitchell Oakley has made possible the renovation of the Alumni House’s large reception room. The University, with a unanimous vote of the Board of Trustees, announced its new name: “Oakley Family Reception Room.” Betsy S. Oakley ’69, who chairs the Board of Trustees and the UNCG Endowment Fund Board, is […]

Phosphate sustainability

Scientists from UNCG’s Department of Nanoscience at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering are part of a huge effort to evolve the methods for innovations in phosphorus sustainability. A $25 million Science and Technology Center for Phosphorus Sustainability, funded by the National Science Foundation, includes nine organizations that will work to facilitate a 25% […]

Honor and inspire: Inspirational Educators endowment

Teaching makes a profound impact, and that carries on to inspire future generations who will influence a whole new set of students. The Inspirational Educators endowment celebrates this impact and pays it forward. A gift of $1,000 honors a remarkable educator – whether pre-K, middle school, high school, or elsewhere – who played a key […]

Fresh look in Alumni House

The Alumni House opened in 1937 and for decades has welcomed alumni and the campus community. This home away from home hosts several hundred events per year, ranging from business meetings to student events to wedding receptions.  The entire building received a much needed refresh in recent months. The beloved space had not been updated […]

Big picture: A word from Chancellor Gilliam

It’s been a historic semester. With the return to pre-pandemic on-campus college experiences, the official opening of the Nursing and Instructional Building, and the first launch of a comprehensive campaign at our University in 15 years, these are exciting times.  The largest campaign in UNCG’s history, “Light the Way: The Campaign for Earned Achievement” features […]

Esports at UNCG

UNCG is working to establish a leadership position in the esports realm, initially with digital certificate programs as it develops an academic program. Certificate courses are expected to focus on areas such as leadership and administration of esports, marketing and sponsorship management, tournament design, fan and community engagement, and coaching and training. Initially these will […]

She Can, We Can: Women’s suffrage, a clearer look

Women’s right to vote in America was the result of a long political struggle. Throughout 2021-22, UNCG presents “She Can, We Can: Beyond the Women’s Suffrage Centennial.” Through a diverse and inclusive series of events and discussions, organizers ask: What political advances and compromises resulted in the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920, and […]

Mike Rufail: King of the consoles

Take a love of sports, thousands of hours competing against the best gamers in the world, and an uncompromising work ethic, and you have the ingredients to build a gaming empire. “It all contributed to the career I have now. I combine my hard work in school, my love for video games, and my passion […]

New look ahead

UNCG was approved to launch a new doctoral program in computer science. Slated to start next fall, it will help fill a statewide need for a rapidly growing area of scholarship.  The five North Carolina universities that offer similar doctoral programs – N.C. State, N.C. A&T, Duke University, UNC Chapel Hill, and UNC Charlotte – […]

Trailblazer: Nursing Dean Debra Barksdale

Often during her first months as the new dean of the School of Nursing, Dr. Debra Barksdale walked past a classroom and overheard a class discussion. “I always say I like to see or hear learning occurring,” she says. “That’s been really nice.” Instead of easing into her new position as the nursing dean, Barksdale […]

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