UNCG Campus Weekly

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

Eat Fresh – No, Really Fresh

Two events will be held at the Weatherspoon as part of Earth Day: [Read more…]

UNCG Theatre Offers Wilson’s ‘Balm in Gilead’

041410EyeOnArts_GileadClamber onto a barstool and lose yourself in the dark, gritty world of 1960s New York City. UNCG Theatre will wind up its season with Lanford Wilson’s “Balm in Gilead.” [Read more…]

‘transparency’ Lays Bare the Creative Process

041410EyeOnArts_TornowSome artists want their finished work to stand entirely on its own, neat and tidy. The messy rehearsals and revisions get swept under the rug before an audience comes calling. [Read more…]

Saxophonist Lee Konitz Headlines Jazz Festival April 16

041410EyeOnArts_KonitzLegendary saxophonist Lee Konitz, who played with Miles Davis on the classic 1949 album “Birth of the Cool,” will headline the campus’ annual Miles Davis Jazz Festival April 16. [Read more…]

Taking on Steve Martin’s Surreal ‘Picasso’

041410EyeOnArts_LapinAgilePablo Picasso and Albert Einstein: two wild and crazy guys? Check out Steve Martin’s take on the artist and the scientist in UNCG Theatre’s production of Martin’s “Picasso at the Lapin Agile.” [Read more…]

Maestro Grant Llewellyn Will Conduct Open Rehearsal on Beethoven Symphony

Grant Llewellyn is music director of the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra. He is principal conductor of the Handel and Haydyn Society. [Read more…]

Fantasy, Forgiveness and Family-Friendly Opera

040710EyeOnArts_LenfantOperaThe School of Music and UNCG Theatre present “L’Enfant prodigue” and “L’Enfant et les Sortilèges” in the Aycock Auditorium April 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m.; and April 11 at 2 p.m. [Read more…]

Catch the Rhythm at Weatherspoon’s Community Day

040710EyeOnArts_HealingForceThe Weatherspoon Art Museum will present its Catch the Rhythm: Spring Community Day on Saturday, April 10, 1-4 p.m. Enjoy a variety of art activities, refreshments and live performances. [Read more…]

‘Bus Stop’ Pulls into UNCG Theatre

040710EyeOnArts_BusStopDirector Jonathan Brady describes “Bus Stop” as “a beautiful character study of love.”

William Inge’s classic play is UNCG Theatre’s latest production, running April 7-30 in Brown Building Theatre. Showtimes are 7 p.m. on April 7-10, 27 and 30. [Read more…]

“Boundaries” MFA Dance Concert

040710EyeOnArts_ZweierDanceWhat are you bound by?

Choreographer Tricia Zweier poses the question in her MFA dance concert, “BOUNDARIES,” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 9-10, in the UNCG Dance Theater. [Read more…]

Student-led Jazz on Tap

The jazz trio Unit Three, comprised of UNCG students, has been accepted to the semi-finals of the Bucharest International Jazz Competition in Bucharest, Romania. They will compete there in May. [Read more…]

Art After Dark with Lynn Book

033110EyeOnArts_BookWant to explore how everyday actions are full of meaning and creative potential? Take part in the Art After Dark workshop “Movement: Embodied Acts” with Lynn Book. It will be Thursday, April 8, 6:30-8 p.m. [Read more…]

Faculty String Quartet Performance Honors Dickieson

The UNCG Faculty String Quartet will perform Wednesday, April 7, in a concert endowed to honor one of their own – a professor who dedicated his life to teaching music. [Read more…]

‘Vernacularities’ Springs into Dance Theater March 26-27

032410EyeOnArts_FeathersThe influences on Loren Groenendaal’s MFA thesis concert, “Vernacularities,” range from ancient tradition to the latest technology. [Read more…]

ASL Idol Promises to be a Thriller

American Sign Language Idol is back for another season. And saluting the King of Pop. [Read more…]

Unleash the Poet in You

The Center for Creative Writing in the Arts invites all poets and poetry-lovers among the faculty and staff to help usher in Poetry Month by participating in UNCG’s second annual Open Mic Reading on Friday, March 26. [Read more…]

Sustainability Shorts

Documentary film entries for the Sustainability Shorts Film Competition will be screened as part of the UNCG Sustainability Film Series at the Weatherspoon. [Read more…]

Collages at Weatherspoon

031710EyeOnArts_GallatinCollage plays a key role in modern and contemporary art. [Read more…]

Wind Ensemble’s New CD: ‘Fireworks!’

The UNCG Wind Ensemble’s 16th recording – and first compact disc on the Equilibrium label – has been released. It is titled “Fireworks!” [Read more…]

‘Re:Forms’ MFA Concert Presents Dance Fusion

As the capstone to her MFA, Amanda Diorio has designed a concert, “Re:Forms,” that fuses jazz, contemporary and hip-hop styles. With a cast of 45 from all walks of life, it also blends the different elements of the North Carolina dance community. [Read more…]

Swamped: Wiley Outwits ‘The Hairy Man’

030310EyeOnArts_WileyCan a young boy from the Alabama swamps muster the wit and courage to overcome his personal demon? Find out in the North Carolina Theatre for Young People’s (NCTYP) latest production, “Wiley and the Hairy Man.” [Read more…]

‘Rocaterrania’ screening March 18

030310EyeOnArts_RocaterraniaThe film “Rocaterrania” will be screened Thursday, March 18, 6:30 p.m. at the Weatherspoon. [Read more…]

More Art after Dark

030310NewsAndNotes_Freeman2The next Art After Dark offering will be Thursday, March 11, 6:30-8 p.m. Nathan Ross Freeman will lead the session titled “Creative Writing: Sight to Sound” [Read more…]

Chappell Reads from ‘Ancestors and Others’ March 18

030310NewsAndNotes_ChappellFred Chappell, professor emeritus of English, will read from his latest book, “Ancestors and Others,” Thursday, March 18. [Read more…]

Prime Movers Concert Features Student Dance

022410EyeOnArts_DanceThe Department of Dance presents the Prime Movers Concert, an annual showcase of student work, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 26-27, in the UNCG Dance Theater. [Read more…]

Carolina Film & Video Festival Puts Indie Films on Big Screen

Our university’s Carolina Film and Video Festival, the oldest student-run festival in North Carolina, will return Feb. 24-27. It will feature more than 30 feature length and short films from emerging and independent filmmakers. [Read more…]

Tribute to the Big Bands

Enjoy an evening of the big band music of Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Les Brown, Stan Kenton and others. [Read more…]

Drew’s Talk Rescheduled

021710EyeOnArts_DrewThe Leonardo Drew artist’s talk and reception in Weatherspoon has been rescheduled for Friday, March 19, 6-9 p.m. [Read more…]

Art after Dark at Weatherspoon

021710EyeOnArts_ArtAfterDarkArt After Dark is a new, hands-on program for adults aimed at inspiring creativity. [Read more…]

Matisse at Weatherspoon

The exhibition “Matisse’s Enduring Legacy” will open Feb. 21 and will continue through April 25. [Read more…]

University Band Concert

The University Band will perform Thursday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Aycock Auditorium. [Read more…]

Chekhov’s Robust ‘Seagull’ Takes Flight

021010EyeOnArts_SeagullNineteenth-century Russian dramatist Anton Chekhov has been unfairly maligned by some readers, who dismiss his dramas as “plotless” and dry, says John Gulley, theatre professor and director of UNCG Theatre’s upcoming production of Chekhov’s “The Seagull.” [Read more…]

Concert Showcases Dance Faculty Works Feb. 12-13

The Department of Dance begins the spring semester’s slate of performances with a collection of faculty works in Aycock Auditorium at 8 p.m. Feb. 12 and 13. [Read more…]

Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble Concert Feb. 19

021010EyeOnArts_EnsembleThis concert, which occurs as part of the Carolina Band Festival and Conductors Conference, is open to the public. [Read more…]

Carolina Band Festival and Conductors Conference

021010EyeOnArts_UNCGBandsThe 21st Annual Carolina Band Festival and Conductors Conference brings together 175 high school musicians from a five state area into two honor bands, along with about 60 participants in the Conductors Conference.  [Read more…]