UNCG Campus Weekly

Campus Weekly is published each Wednesday when classes are in session. In the summer, it is published biweekly.

Notes: July 27, 2011

Low cost UNCG ranks among 54 American public four-year colleges with costs in the lowest 10 percent of schools, according to the new College Affordability and Transparency Lists released by the U.S. Department of Education. UNCG has a net price of $6,012 per year in contrast to the national average of $10,747, according to the report. More at University News.

Online Learning’s marketing campaign The Office of Online Learning recently launched an integrated marketing campaign to further boost awareness of all UNCG Online programs. UNCG Online also launched its own YouTube channel to house and promote the videos its multimedia team has produced. They are currently in the process of making a series of “UnTextMe” videos, they report. The main idea behind the “UnTextMe” concept is that UNCG Online classes are much more than just text on a page. They can be viewed via this link.

In memoriam Dr. Allen W. Trelease, professor emeritus of history and former department head, died July 15. He was a recognized historian who specialized in Southern history, especially of the Civil War and Reconstruction. He came to UNCG in 1967 and retired in 1994. He was head of the Department of History from 1986 to 1994 and was president of the North Carolina Historical Society. His service to the university included writing the definitive history “Making North Carolina Literate: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro from Normal School to Metropolitan University,” published in 2004. For UNCG’s centennial celebration in 1991, he compiled and edited “Changing Assignments: A Pictorial History of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.”

UNCG Guarantee scholars will get free Lenovo PCs The UNCG Guarantee program, an initiative that enables students from low-income families to graduate with as little debt as possible, has partnered with Lenovo, the world’s fourth-largest computer company, to provide free PCs to the scholars to ensure they have the tools necessary to succeed. More at UNCG News.