UNCG Campus Weekly

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

Kaplan Center receives LEED Gold rating for sustainability

photo of Kaplan bulidingUNCG’s Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness has received the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold rating by the U.S. Green Building Council.

A leading benchmark in green building, LEED offers four rating levels: Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum. UNCG has 17 LEED-certified buildings, including 10 that have attained the Gold rating.

“The Kaplan Center was designed with every aspect of sustainability in mind – from the raw materials used in construction to the light, airy design of the facility,” said Dr. Shanna Eller, sustainability coordinator for operations. “We’re proud that the Kaplan Center has surpassed our initial goal of LEED Silver, and we continue to find new solutions that will help make this state-of-the-art facility even more sustainable and energy efficient.”

Since its opening last August, the Kaplan Center has helped transform campus life at UNCG, with approximately 90 percent of all on-campus students accessing the facility at least once during the 2016-17 academic year.

In addition to promoting health and wellness across campus, the Kaplan Center has hosted numerous student events – such as the popular dive-in movie nights at the pool and this year’s “Convocation Craze” – as well as conferences and meetings for faculty and staff.

To learn more about LEED-certified buildings on campus and the university’s sustainability efforts, visit sustainability.uncg.edu. For more information about the Kaplan Center, click here.

By Alyssa Bedrosian

Big games launch fall season; free admission

photo of football playersVolleyball vs. Wake Forest

Saturday, Aug. 26, 7:30 p.m.

UNCG Volleyball will host the Spartan-Demon Deacon Classic Friday, Aug. 25 and Saturday, Aug. 26.

Saturday night UNCG Volleyball will host Wake Forest at 7:30 p.m., where they will attempt to break the attendance record! The current record is 1,131, which was set in 2010. Bring your family and friends out to Fleming Gym Saturday night! Don’t forget, it’s FREE Admission!

Women’s Soccer vs. Clemson

Sunday, Aug. 27, 6 p.m.

UNCG Women’s Soccer will host ACC foe Clemson Sunday night, 6 p.m., at the UNCG Soccer Stadium. The game marks the return of legendary men’s soccer alumnus and women’s soccer head coach Eddie Radwanski to Greensboro, who is currently the head coach for Clemson. Radwanski led the Spartans for 10 seasons from 2001-10, amassing a 139-65-13 record and winning the Southern Conference regular season or tournament championship in eight of those 10 campaigns. Gates open at 5 p.m.

Men’s Soccer Home Opener vs. High Point

Monday, Aug. 28, 7 p.m.
“Close the Caf Night”

Athletics has partnered with UNCG Dining to shut down the Caf on Monday night and set up the ULTIMATE tailgate experience at the UNCG Soccer Stadium. Students will be able to use their meal swipe to enjoy the tailgate, and the general public is also invited to attend.

Adults are $9, children (8 – 4 years) are $5 and children 3 years and younger are free. Cash and cards will be accepted (no checks).

The menu features marinated grilled chicken breasts, pulled Carolina pork BBQ, vegetable medley, macaroni salad and more! Vegetarian baked pasta will also be available.

Tailgate begins at 5 p.m. and kickoff is at 7 p.m.

Parking is free in the Walker Avenue Parking Deck during athletic events.