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Archives for May 2018

Bill Johnson

Bill Johnson Jr. (HHS) has been awarded the Certificate of Merit of the Outstanding Advising Program Award by NACADA, The Global Community for Academic Advising.

Established in 1983, the NACADA Annual Awards Program for Academic Advising honors individuals and institutions making significant contributions to the improvement of academic advising. NACADA is a representative and advocate of academic advising and those providing that service to higher education.

Additionally, Johnson has been asked to serve as a fellow for the Direct Selling Education Foundation. (More information is in the newsletter http://dsef.org/dsef-welcomes-newest-fellows/

Johnson is Student Success Navigator/Instructor and Life Design Catalyst Coach and Facilitator in HHS.

Jay McCloy

Jay McCloy (Assistant Director of Health and Performance) is one of the 2018 award winners of the Drug Free Sport Continuing Education Awards. The 2018 Athletic Trainer Continuing Education Awards honor certified athletic trainers on the front lines of drug abuse, doping, and wellness education. 

Video – The McIver Building: An Epilogue’

The building is gone, as it makes way for the five-story Nursing and Instructional Building, set to open in 2020. Dr. Denise Baker, Jack Stratton, and Linda Danford have lots of memories of their years in McIver Building – and shared a few in this great video for UNCG Magazine. 


Greensboro Bound: UNCG faculty and alumni highlights

Greensboro Bound: A Literary Festival is this coming weekend, and many UNC Greensboro faculty and alumni are participating alongside community members and visiting writers. Check out UNCG participants in the event listings below. View the Greensboro Bound website for the complete schedule.


Thursday, May 17

Introduction by Fred Chappell (Creative Writing) with a reading by Brett Ingram ’95

6 p.m. reception; 6:45 p.m. opening remarks, Weatherspoon Art Museum


Friday, May 19

Lorena Guillén (Music) and Alejandro Rutty (Music) with the Difficulties with Mark Engebretson (Music)

8:30 p.m., Friday, May 18, Scuppernong Books


Saturday, May 18

A Conversation with Lee Smith and Michael Parker (Creative Writing)

10 a.m., Greensboro Cultural Arts Center, Van Dyke Performance Space


Unicorn Press Panel including Mark Smith-Soto (Languages, Literatures and Cultures)

10 a.m., Greensboro Central Library, Nussbaum Room


Bull City Press Panel including Emilia Phillips (Creative Writing)

11:15 a.m., Greensboro Central Library, Nussbaum Room


Greensboro Opera: 15-minute opera for middle schoolers, directed by David Holley (Music) with music by Mark Engebretson (Music)

1 p.m., Greensboro Cultural Arts Center, Van Dyke Performance Space


Jabberbox Puppets with Marianne Ginger ’74 MFA and Deborah Seabrook ’75 MFA

2 p.m., Greensboro Cultural Arts Center: Hyers Theater

*For mature audiences


Contemporary Muslim Writing Beyond Politics: A Conversation including Dr. Omar H. Ali (Honors College, African American & African Diaspora Studies)

3:15, Cultural Arts Center, Hyers Theater


“On Grief and Love,” a Conversation about “The Bright Hour,” by Nina Riggs 04’ MFA, introduced by Provost Dana Dunn

4:30 p.m., Greensboro Cultural Arts Center, Van Dyke Performance Space


Short Story Panel including Steve Cushman ’02 MFA

4:30 p.m., Greensboro History Museum, Mary Norris Preyer Hall


The Music of John Prine and the Blues, with Dr. Emily Edwards (Media Studies)

9:30 p.m. Greensboro Project Space


Sunday, May 20

Novel Panel moderated by Holly Goddard-Jones (Creative Writing) including Jim Minick ’15 MFA

2:15 p.m., Greensboro Central Library, Nussbaum Room


UNCG M.F.A. Panel moderated by Terry Kennedy ’99 MFA (Creative Writing) with Heidi Czerwiec’95 MFA, Kerry French ’06 MFA, Sarah Rose Nordgren ’07 MFA

2:15 p.m., Triad Stage Upstage Cabaret


Feminist Panel moderated by Dr. Jennifer Feather (English)

2:15, Greensboro Cultural Arts Center, Van Dyke Performance Space


Poetry Panel including Lauren Moseley ’08 MFA

3:30 p.m., Triad Stage Upstage Cabaret



Softball, Baseball, Men’s Golf still swinging

UNCG Softball won the SoCon Tournament

By this time of year, you’d expect the spring sports to have wound down. Not this year at UNCG.

No. 1 seed UNCG Softball claimed its first-ever Southern Conference Tournament Championship with a 5-2 victory over the ETSU Buccaneers on Saturday at UNCG Softball Stadium. The win earned the team a spot in the NCAA tournament as they head to the Columbia, South Carolina Regional this weekend.

The host school is South Carolina, who will square off with UNCG at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. Joining the Spartans and Gamecocks in the regional is Liberty and Hofstra. The regional will run Friday, May 18, through Sunday, May 20. UNCG Softball’s NCAA Regional appearance is the second in program history.

UNCG Baseball earned the Southern Conference’s Regular Season Championship after defeating The Citadel Bulldogs Sunday afternoon. This is the second SoCon Regular Season Title in program history after earning the title in the first season in the SoCon in 1998. They will be the top seed in the SoCon Tournament.

The UNCG men’s golf team clinched an automatic bid to the NCAA Regionals by winning its first-ever Southern Conference Championship last Tuesday. The team began play in the NCAA Stockton, California, Regional earlier this week. This marks the Spartans’ second-ever NCAA Regional play in program history.

For more athletics updates, click here.

Photography by Carlos Morales, UNCG Athletics



Making the UNCG ceremonies even more beautiful

Hope Warren

Hope Warren

At UNCG Auditorium May 3 at 3:15 p.m., the ceremony had begun.

The new class of graduating doctoral students was ready to line up for the age-old hooding ceremony. They listened as Chancellor Gilliam noted their accomplishments. In a moment they’d cross the stage, and their professor would drape a doctoral hood over their shoulders. It was one of the biggest moments of their lives.

Hope Warren was outside. She was making sure the building was spotless for this big day. There are several doorways, with lots of glass to tend to. It’s not really about a building though. “I love making people happy.”

“I love to clean anyway,” she added.

Warren has been on the UNCG Facilities Operations staff four years, she said. To receive the compliment that your building looks great, that’s wonderful, she added.

It did look great. All the front windows and doorways – and that’s a lot – were clean in the hour before the ceremony. She made sure of that. But once the doctoral students, faculty and all the audience had entered, she went back to give it another polish. She wanted to be sure the building was spotless as the honorees and their guests gathered in the grand lobby afterward.

She also explained that she in particular wants to keep the floors shiny in the beautiful old building. “I take pride in that.”

And she takes pride in moments like these for the students, friends and families, for these buildings, for the university.

“This is my building,” she said. “This is my home.”

By Mike Harris