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In this issue

Features:

Born to sing

Competitive fire. Robust voice. Business savvy. Meet opera singer Sidney Outlaw '04.

Got your back

Wes Miller led the men's basketball team to a SoCon North division title. Now, see his vision for the future.

Learning to succeed

Read why learning communities — a new model to help students adjust to college, succeed academically and stay on course to graduate — are the future of UNCG.

What once was old is new again

After 14 months of careful renovation, the Quad, a place of welcome and fun, is back and better than ever.

And more…

  • Living and learning Chancellor Linda P. Brady writes about importance of learning communities
  • Life 101 Get tips on the best way to communicate with your child's teacher
  • Olympic opportunity MFA student Cindy Hsieh spent her summer doing research — Olympic-style
  • Cannon shoots straight Biology professor Dr. Rob Cannon has been in Eberhart, Room 441 since the early 1970s — advising pre-med students year after year
  • Painting on a Dare How did the Virginia Dare Room get those murals that hang above the fireplaces?
  • Weatherspoon staff help solve Goodwill art mystery Detective work by Weatherspoon Art Museum staff helped an artist confirm what she suspected — that a painting she'd bought from a local Goodwill was worth thousands of dollars
  • Natural born entrepreneur Ivy Rutledge '96 found inspiration to create “The Friendly Naturalist” in a UNCG English class
  • A return to Aycock, with a banjo on her knee Rhiannon Giddens '04x, a lead singer of the Grammy-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops, returns to UNCG to launch the 2012-13 UNCG Performing Arts Series
  • Triple play A trio of new coaches are on board for baseball, women's golf and softball
  • The birth of the Spartans Even wondered how we became the Spartans? Or how our first men's basketball team fared? University Archivist Erin Lawrimore tells us a bit about our men's basketball beginnings.
  • Jan White Daigle '75 Finding her way back home
  • Jaylee Montague Mead '51 Astronomer, theatre patron and philanthropist dies
  • Hugh Hysell '88 Wishing on a Starcatcher
  • John Meeks '98 CrossFit convert
  • Hilary Rivers '11 The lion hearted