Chancellor Gilliam’s message to Spartan students, emailed to them Jan. 17, provided a welcome as the semester began – and spoke to this particular moment in our shared history. See his message here.
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UNCG Nutrition master’s student Emily Shields represented the UNCG Cycling Club at the 2017 Cyclocross Nationals on Jan. 4. She took the national title. It was muddy and intense. See her interview immediately after the race – and the story about the race.
Madison Blake, a Minerva Scholar in the UNCG School of Music, will give a piano recital Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in the Music Building’s Recital Hall. Admission is free. She will perform works by Liszt, Schumann and Beethoven. UNCG Magazine recorded her playing Rachmaninoff on the beloved Grogan Residence Hall piano for the spring 2016 issue. Enjoy.
Here’s a look at a UNCG tradition that dates back to 1969: the holiday luminaires. See how our campus lights up each December Reading Day and learn how students from our fraternities and sororities help make it happen. The luminaires will illuminated the campus walkways Tuesday, Dec. 6. See the next Campus Weekly for a full preview of holiday happenings at UNCG.
On her way to national teaching honors – and an invitation to meet with President Obama at the White House – UNCG alumna Leslie Ross discovered her voice. So she could then help kids find theirs. She received two degrees from the UNCG School of Education, and is one of many alumni who define excellence. Read her cover story at alumnimagazine.uncg.edu. And enjoy this film clip, where she speaks about teaching and about her trip to the White House to discuss education with President Obama.
Season tickets are on sale for UNCG Men’s Basketball. There is a discount for UNCG faculty and staff. Faculty/Staff members can purchase Lower Level season tickets for as low as $99 per ticket. Home games include the ACC’s Virginia and Wake Forest., North Carolina A&T State, and the entire Southern Conference. For information, contact Adam Rich, director of Athletic Ticket Operations, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-334-3250.
Learn how self regulation skills affect success from age 2 to adulthood, in this UNCG Research video.
Dr. Susan Calkins’ RIGHT Track study investigates how emotional regulation develops over time. With over $8 million in funding from the National Institutes of Mental Health, the study has followed its child participants from ages 2 to 19. More than 450 families have participated in the study, which was developed by Calkins and current and former collaborators Susan Keane, Marion O’Brien, and Lilly Shanahan.
Robert Walker recently received the Governor’s Award for Excellence for an innovation he created at UNCG. See the video clip.
Author Najla Said, author of ‘Looking for Palestine,’ will perform on campus Oct. 12. It is part of the Keker First Year Common Read. Watch as Said tells of what students will gain from her talk and from her book.
The first Let’sGoG show of the academic year has been posted. It’s produced by Athletics and presented by the UNCG Alumni Association. The fall sports seasons are heading into conference play – see the update on all the teams’ news.
Joseph Graham, the 2016-17 president of the UNCG Student Government Association, shares his goals for the year, his advice to the Class of 2020, and why he is an advocate for the university. Graham is also an ex officio member of the UNCG Board of Trustees.
In the past two week, Campus Weekly readers have enjoyed videos shown at the 2016 Excellence Awards ceremony. This week, enjoy the third of the three films shows that day. This film highlights the Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award, Research Excellence Awards, Student Learning Enhancement Awards and the Thomas Undergraduate Research Mentor Award.
See a video clip from the 2016 Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards, for the Gladys Strawn Bullard, Excellence, and Service Awards. See a video clip from the 2016 Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards, for the Gladys Strawn Bullard, Excellence and Service Awards.
Cherry Callahan, Chris Gregory, Maggie Jones, Tiffany Boley, Patti Sink and Travis Hicks are featured in the film. Each honoree speaks to the university’s motto of “Service,” perhaps none more eloquently than Dr. Callahan: “The satisfaction of knowing that “service” is at the core of my being is what matters most to me,” she says.
See a film clip from the 2016 Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards. The clip focuses on four teaching excellence awards and the O. Max Gardner Award nominee. Featured in the video are Eloise Hassell, Gregory Grieve, Risa Applegarth, Claudia Cabello-Hutt and Deborah Cassidy, who passed away this summer.
Dr. John Kiss, who begins his first year as dean of the UNCG College of Arts and Sciences, welcomes incoming students as they begin their 2016-17 academic year. See the video clip.
Nancy Adams ’60, ’77 MS, with the support of UNCG Dean Eberhart, became the first genetic counselor in the state of North Carolina. Hear her tell her story, in this brief video.
Every spring, the UNCG history department hosts the Piedmont N.C. regional of National History Day – a program for middle and high school students, in which students do original research and create exhibitions, performances, websites, papers, and documentaries. One of those documentaries won the national competition in Washington, D.C., last month, Dr. Benjamin Filene tells us. Filene is director of Public History at UNCG. Winners Sydney Dye and Caroline Murphy attend high school in Chapel Hill.
Dr. Anthony Dellinger ’14 had a delightfully fishy experience with UNCG. He rigorously researched a sustainable replacement for bait fish while earning his doctorate at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, a joint venture of UNCG and NC A&T State. And thanks to the entrepreneurial focus of the school, and a partnership with Dr. Christopher Kepley, that research has become a viable business. Organobait was formulated to replace the use of wild fish stocks as the primary bait in commercial lobster and crab traps. He praises JSNN’s unique nature, which emphasizes not only academics but also teaches business aspects of the field including funding, business development and patent creation. “It offers students an extremely novel and diverse educational experience.”
You can read more in the latest UNCG Magazine, alumnimagazine.uncg.edu.
Donovan Livingston will arrive as a doctoral student this fall in the UNCG School of Education. This summer, he became a viral sensation, for his commencement speech at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education ceremony. His speech at Harvard has been “shared” widely via social media and news outlets in the past weeks. If you haven’t seen it yet, have a look.
In their four years at UNCG, twin sisters Nicole and Lindsay Thomas made a huge impact on UNCG Softball. After being named a three-time CoSIDA Academic All-District III First Team selection for the third consecutive year, Nicole was named to the Division I Academic All-America Second Team this year. Nicole ends her career with a .362 batting average and 31 home runs, ranking fourth and fifth in the UNCG record books respectively. As a pitcher, she posted a 22-17 record with three saves, ranking sixth on the all time saves list. Lindsay Thomas helped rewrite the UNCG record books, finishing as the all-time leader in batting average (.382), runs scored (189), hits (257), home runs (57) and slugging percentage (.728).
They both earned first team All-Region accolades for the third time of their careers this year. See a clip on them, as their Spartan sports careers come to an end.
Kyle Hines was honored as the top defender in European basketball this year. He helped lead his Moscow team to the Euroleague title as well. See a highlight reel of his year. It’ll be a trip down memory lane for all those who remember the Spartan big man breaking school records last decade here at UNCG.
The UNCG School of Education Awards Ceremony was held earlier this month. See the video shown at the event, highlighting many excellent research initiatives and impact in our community and beyond.
The UNCG School of Nursing’s Veteran Access Program puts veterans with medical training on an accelerated path to a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Each veteran’s path is customized to his or her training and experience. “The Veterans Access Program took my military training and turned it into credits for nursing school,” one student explained.
The faculty, several of whom are veterans themselves, help their students with the transition from soldier to student. See how several students, as well as UNCG alumna Susan Safran, describe the program, which literally gives credit for those who served.
And download the full magazine at alumnimagazine.uncg.edu.
UNCG’s second annual Science Everywhere, a hands-on interactive science festival, will be held on Saturday, April 16, from noon to 4 p.m. on the university campus.
Fatema Albalushi, Omani native, shares her story of leaving Sohar, Oman, to study at UNCG and experience life in America. Albalushi embraces the independence she discovered in America because it has helped her learn to do things on her own and build her own personality.
In this video clip, meet Barbara Mootoo, who is playing the Witch this April in UNCG’s ‘Into the Woods’ in Concert. Stephen Sondheim’s musical will be performed in a staged concert with 21 piece orchestra at UNCG this April. This performance will be conducted by UNCG alumnus and Broadway music director Dominick Amendum, and directed by Triad Stage Artistic Associate Bryan Conger. For ticket information call 336.334.4392 or 336.272.0160
International student Mei-Lan Chen shares her story about her life in Taiwan and the United States. Chen is pursuing her doctorate in UNCG’s Nursing PhD Program. She believes the relationships she’s fostered at UNCG are lifelong. See the video.
International student Awa Mbaye tells her story of traveling from Senegal to the United States. Mbaye said the diversity of UNCG is what led her to the university, where she double majors in sociology and international studies, with a concentration in criminology.
The Spartans men’s basketball team stunned the league-leading Chattanooga Mocs Saturday in Tennessee. The Mocs were No. 32 in the nation in the RPI rankings and had not lost at home since January 2015. See some highlights.
MLK Jr Celebration: An Evening with DeRay Mckesson
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 7 p.m, UNCG Auditorium
Artist talk: Eric Juth
Thursday, Jan. 19, Gatewood Studio Art Center Gallery
Exhibition opening, Photography of Bayard Wootten
Friday, Jan. 20, 5 p.m., GPS, Lewis Street
Men’s basketball vs. The Citadel – Faculty/Staff Appreciation game
Saturday, Jan. 21, 5 p.m.
Film/discussion: “Starving the Beast,” co-sponsored by Faculty Senate
Monday, Jan. 30, 6 p.m., EUC Auditorium
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