UNCG Campus Weekly

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

2019 Spooktacular at UNCG Organ Hall

Visit UNC Greensboro’s Organ Hall on Halloween at 7:30 p.m. to hear the hair-raising melodies of André Lash’s Organ Studio students. This year’s Spooktacular, a free event, is the 10th iteration of the Halloween tradition. The event will include costumes, refreshments, and pumpkin carols.

Video by Susan Kirby-Smith and Matt Bryant

UNCG students make an impact as Campus Greensboro Fellows

UNC Greensboro students are active participants in the Campus Greensboro Fellows Program. Now in its fourth year, the program served 107 college students this summer, and 42 of those students are from UNC Greensboro. Two UNCG students talk about their experience in the program and the impact they are making.

New dean of HHS, Dr. Carl Mattacola, on Triad Today

Video: Staff Awards

Watch the 2019 Staff Awards recipients speak about their UNCG positions, what service means to them, the impact that they and all staff make at UNCG, and what they are thankful for.

Video: Kim Record on Triad Today

Watch Triad Today’s interview with Director of Athletics Kim Record, on the success of UNCG’s sports teams this year and the 5 for 5 campaign.

Video: “Signs of Impact”

Graduates of UNCG’s unique Professions in Deafness program speak about their work as advocates and interpreters for the deaf and hard of hearing and the way they make connections with the North Carolina Deaf community.

See/hear: Jan. 16, 2019

As inaugural principal Angela Polk-Jones moves to another position, it is a great moment to relive that first day of the Middle College at UNCG, eight years ago. A historic day, and the beginnings of outstanding achievements for the school, its students, and its leaders.

See/Hear: The Chancellor’s Holiday Greeting


The Chancellor’s Holiday Greeting featured lots and lots of Spartans in seasonal attire and in a festive mood. It captures a lot of holiday spirit. Were you a part of UNC Greensboro’s 2018 holiday card and video? Visit this link to find your picture and share it on social media: https://go.uncg.edu/holiday2018

See/Hear: Steve Haines

Get to know Professor of Music and bassist Steve Haines in a Spartan Spotlight interview – his favorite musician, what television show he watches, why he values students at UNCG and more. Be sure to watch to the end, when he jams with a group of jazz musicians at the School of Music.



Video: Chemists on Scooters

In a new series of videos ideal for social media, UNCG Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty and students speak about why and how they chose chemistry, how it matters in the world, and what element they would be – all while traveling campus on scooters. Here’s one by postdoctoral researcher Josh Kellogg.


Dr. John R. Locke: A Legacy of Music

This weekend is a celebration of John Locke’s retirement from serving as UNC Greensboro’s Director of Bands.  Be sure to catch him at a special retirement concert Nov. 18, but also view a short video about his career in UNCG’s School of Music.

Annual SECC breakfast a hit with faculty and staff

The second-annual SECC breakfast was a huge success, pulling in nearly $2,000 in proceeds. With more than 500 donors, UNCG faculty and staff have raised more than $120,000 dollars this fall, bringing the SECC to 60 percent of its 2018 goal. Here are some highlights from last week’s event.

Researcher discusses bat populations in PBS documentary

UNCG postdoctoral researcher in biology Han Li appears in this PBS documentary discussing bat populations, their importance in ecosystems and agriculture and a devastating disease, White Nose Syndrome. Read more about bat research at UNCG and a special guest speaker this Friday, 11/2, on UNCG Now.


Chancellor Gilliam and a “tiny bus concert”

There’s no blues like the Spartan blues. The Greensboro Transit Authority launched a mobile concert series aboard its HEAT buses last week, and Chancellor Gilliam was the first performer. He was joined by double bass player Steve Haines (who directs the jazz studies program), guitarist Logan Butler and vocalist Jessica Schneider. Several UNCG students also brought Spartan spirit to the ride around Greensboro.  It was very popular on social media, helping build buzz about UNC Greensboro.


See/hear: Sept. 26, 2018

The SECC Kickoff will be held today 11-1 p.m. in the EUC’s Cone Ballroom. All faculty and staff are invited to enjoy great snacks, learn from many of the SECC charitable organizations, enjoy the speakers, and take part in the drawings.

Video: A Day in the UNCG Foundry

University Communications stepped into the UNCG sculpture foundry in the Gatewood Studio Arts Building, where a metal casting class worked together to pour original bronze and aluminum sculptures. Enjoy the excellent video.


Triad Today interview with Chancellor Gilliam

In Triad Today’s 700th show, Chancellor Gilliam discusses UNCG’s record growth, academic accomplishments, brand refresh and new marketing campaign and upcoming events.

See/hear: August 15, 2018

The creator of some of Greensboro’s most iconic statues gives a behind-the-scenes look at his work, including his creative process for UNCG’s Minerva. The statue sported 27 apples the day before classes began this year, part of a continuing “good luck” tradition.

See/hear: July 25, 2018

Two UNCG students recently interviewed Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam Jr, particularly about his perspectives on leadership. See the interview by Eugene Mance Jr. and Keith Parham Jr., the students who are founders of NVsion: Inspiration for Millennials.


See/hear: July 11, 2018

Marsha McKay, director of learning and organizational development at UNCG Human Resources, was recently featured on Triad Today. She discussed the role of organizational development and how the university helps employees reach their professional goals.


See/hear: June 13, 2018

Dr. Stephen Sills presented a fascinating talk about data at the the TedX event in Greensboro in March. “Analyzing data in smaller component areas, such as housing districts, leads to a clear understanding of problem “hot spots” and enables decision-makers to focus resources and personnel more effectively. As Associate Professor and Director of Center for Housing and Community Studies, Sills uses statistical analysis of large data sets, GIS mapping, and in-depth ethnography to assist nonprofit and government agencies in visualizing social issues for decision-making.”





See/hear: May 30, 2018

On May 1, Kiser Middle School’s Meteorology Club and UNCG School of Education collaborators launched a high-altitude weather balloon into the stratosphere, more than 85,000 feet above the earth’s surface. See photos of the creation process, the live launch and the spectacular view from the spacecraft, including the ascent, the peak-height travel and the descent back to Earth.


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. 


See/hear: May 2, 2018

Watch what happens when UNCG staff recovered a time capsule from the cornerstone of the McIver Building in April 2018.

See/hear: April 25, 2018

Learn about Healthy UNCG, the university’s health and wellness program for employees, and the university’s involvement in the Guilford County Heart and Stroke Walk on May 19. Healthy UNCG Director Stefanie Milroy was interviewed on Triad Today recently about both of these.

See/hear: March 28, 2018

As UNCG’s social media manager, Morgan Glover is in the thick of it all. Her day-to-day is a constant balancing act – sharing university news, monitoring what she calls “social chatter,” responding to questions, training other social media administrators on campus and gathering content. This week, she led UNCG’s inaugural “Social Media Day.”

See/hear: March 21, 2018

Relive highlights from UNCG Men’s Basketball’s win over ETSU to take the SoCon Tournament title. And enjoy the post-game celebration. It was a season to remember.


See/hear: March 14, 2018

Science Everywhere, free and fun for all ages, will be presented throughout campus Saturday, April 21, all day. Mark your calendar. See the Triad Today preview, as host (and UNCG alumnus) Jim Longworth interviews graduate assistant Lily Carden about the day of science fun.

See/hear: February 28, 2018

University Archivist Erin Lawrimore speaks about our university’s history in this new video. “At the very first commencement, President Charles McIver basically told the students, ‘Your job now is to go out and make a difference for the state.’ And they did.” The impact has continued, decade after decade.

See/Hear: Feb. 21, 2018


In case you missed it, three Spartan couples shared their love stories and UNCG memories last week in celebration of Valentine’s Day. 

See/Hear: Jan. 24, 2018

The play on the court is fun to watch. The support on the bench is just as great. Jack Konstanzer, Taqqi Muhammad, and CJ Coleman show how just because you don’t play in the game, doesn’t mean you can’t impact it. Get an inside look at UNCG Men’s Basketball’s “Bench Mob.” And catch the big home game tonight (Wednesday) against Furman. Join these guys in cheering on the team.

See/hear: Jan. 17, 2018

More than 300 students participated in UNCG Day of Service on the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Watch  Kristina Gage with the Office of Leadership and Service Learning share the ways the university involves students in service and leadership opportunities.

See/hear: Jan. 10, 2018

Duane Cyrus, associate professor of Dance, answers a few questions in this short clip geared to prospective and current students. Video is by Grant Gilliard.

See/hear: Jan. 4, 2018

Greensboro Opera will present Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville” Friday, Jan. 12, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 14, at 2 p.m. Both performances will be in UNCG Auditorium. 

See/hear: Dec. 13, 2017

At age 82, Phil Koch is the oldest Spartan to graduate from the university. He said getting his bachelor’s degree was on his “bucket list.” About his experience, he said: “I know I’m going to miss this tremendously… Anybody my age or younger can always go back and finish up. I think it helps keep you young.”

Enjoy this video interview – and read his profile in the News & Record.