UNCG Campus Weekly

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

See/hear: Nov. 18, 2015

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Before fall passes us by, let’s take a look at Homecoming 2015 highlights, with sunny weather, big crowds and fun. And go ahead and mark your calendar for next year’s homecoming: Oct. 19-23, 2016.

See/hear: Nov. 11, 2015

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The men’s and women’s basketball seasons begin this weekend. The SoCon regular season champion men’s soccer team plays Friday in the SoCon Tournament semi-finals (it’s livestreamed, starting 3:30 p.m. Friday). And the volleyball team is only one game out of first place. Check out the #let’sgoG Sports Show, presented by the UNCG Alumni Association.

See/hear: Nov. 4, 2015

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“I believe that’s what you call a celebration.” With Saturday’s tie at ETSU, the men’s soccer team took the SoCon regular season title. They’re the champions. See this four-minute highlights clip, by UNCG Athletics. While you’re there, check out a few more clips (seen at the right) from other sports. There’s a lot of great news from the teams.

See/hear: Oct. 28, 2015

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Jim Wren is performance program coordinator in UNCG Theatre. He is also the resident fight coordinator at Triad Stage. Hear what he has to say about the current Triad Stage production and his work on it.

See/hear: Oct. 21, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBPVKBCViXE&feature=youtu.be

Homecoming week brought lots of great sports action to campus. Get an update.

See/hear: Oct. 14, 2015

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To whet your appetite for this year’s UNCG Homecoming (and all the great food that’s a part of the big party), check out this highlights clip from last year. Homecoming 2016’s biggest day is this Saturday (Oct. 17). The parade is at 4:30 p.m. The party at Kaplan Commons starts at 4 p.m. Be sure to stay for the soccer match and fireworks. The party and game are free-admission. Come enjoy.

See/hear: Oct. 7, 2015

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If it’s October, that means basketball season is just around the corner. Both women’s and men’s teams held their first practices this week. Hear from Coach Wes Miller and senior forward Kayel Locke about the season getting under way.

See/hear: Sept. 23, 2015

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One of the best spectator sports at UNCG is volleyball. You’re on top of the action and it’s fast-paced – admission is free. They have 10 wins, 5 losses. The schedule is at http://www.uncgspartans.com/SportSelect.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=32200&SPID=137656&SPSID=8

See/hear: Sept. 16, 2015

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Chancellor Gilliam helped introduce UNCG alumna Rhiannon Giddens, Justin Robinson, UNCG Beyond Academics staff member Lalenja Harrington and her son Justin to a large crowd packed in at the National Folk Festival’s Lawn Stage. “Any Spartans in the house?!” he asked, to a big cheer. He proudly sported a Spartan dress shirt. “I want to take a quick minute to remind all of us of the importance of the arts to the enrichment of our community. … And I promise you UNCG will continue to be involved and engaged in the cultural enrichment of Greensboro and the Triad,” he told the receptive crowd.

In this great clip from the Thursday night event kicking off the festival, three Spartans – Giddens, Harrington and UNCG alumna Laurelyn Dossett – sing “We Rise.”

Related articles: See feature on Dossett in UNCG Magazine. See feature on Harrington in UNCG Campus Weekly. See articles on Giddens and her many UNCG connections in UNCG Magazine and UNCG Campus Weekly.

See/hear: Sept. 9, 2015

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What’s better than seeing a full-blown production of the musical “Hairspray”? See UNCG Theatre students running through the script for the very first time. Just scripts, an accompanist on piano and one big table – in this highlights clips. The production is Oct. 1-8. Tickets are at performingarts.uncg.edu.

See/hear: Aug. 19, 2015

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See an excerpt from last week’s State of the Campus address. Dr. Dunn, Dr. Gilliam and Susan Safran are included in this excerpt.

See/hear: Aug. 12, 2015

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UNCG doctoral student Angela Larsen looks at how individual behaviors of cotton rats create population level impacts and change community structures. By observing the rodents, which are native to the Southeastern United States, Larsen is also assessing how planting of native switchgrasses as biofuel crops might affect biodiversity. Larsen’s research is funded in part by NCASI and Weyerhaeuser. She is also an EPA STAR Fellow and has received a Robert R. Bryden Grant from the NC Academy of Science.

She came to UNCG specifically to work with Matina Kalcounis-Rüppell, professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Biology. Kalcounis-Rüppell is widely known for her acoustic field research on bats and rodents. Larsen was also drawn to UNCG because it is one of the few universities offering a dissertation minor in statistics for students pursuing PhDs in science. Having that minor will give her a leg up later in her career.  The video is a UNCG Undergraduate Student Production. See more at http://research.uncg.edu/spotlight/why-uncg/ and at http://research.uncg.edu/spotlight/cotton-rats-switchgrass-and-phd-student-angela-larsen/.

See/hear: August 5, 2015

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See a video introduction to the unique Joint Master Program in Social Work of UNCG and NC A&T State University. The video was posted by the UNCG Graduate School.

See/hear: July 22, 2015

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See a video introduction to UNCG’s graduate program in Accounting.

See/hear: July 8, 2015

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Rhiannon Giddens tweeted this on May 31. She was preparing for an appearance with the North Carolina Symphony. “I was working on “La Vie en Rose” to sing with the NC Symphony at an upcoming gig and got this version worked out on the guitar – i don’t know many chords, so I kept it simple, and I think it works alright!” For your summertime listening pleasure, former UNCG Music graduate student Rhiannon Giddens.

See/hear: June 24, 2015

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Christian Prescott is headed to Harvard University after graduating as a member of the first class at The Middle College at UNCG. He was drawn to UNCG’s middle college due to its emphasis on medicine and health.  See brief video clip on his experience at The Middle College at UNCG.

See/hear: June 10, 2015

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Charles Lindbergh flew over our UNCG campus in his Spirit of St. Louis plane on Oct. 14, 1927, before passing through our campus in a motorcade. That was a remarkable day for UNCG (read story). See a short clip of footage from his historic flight on May 20-21, 1927 – in which he was the first to fly non-stop alone across the Atlantic Ocean in an airplane.

See/Hear: May 27, 2015

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Chancellor-elect Franklin Gilliam Jr. was welcomed to campus May 22. He had been elected UNCG chancellor by the UNC Board of Governors earlier in the day. At the Alumni House, he made remarks and met many well-wishers. See a brief video of the reception.

See/hear: May 13, 2015

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Enjoy a video clip created for the 2015 UNCG Faculty & Staff Excellence Awards ceremony. The Gladys Strawn Bullard Awards recipients were Fred Patrick, Dr. Catherine Matthews and Natalie Hengstebeck. The Staff Excellence Award winners were Kattya Castellon and Haley Childers.

See/Hear: May 6, 2015

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Dr. L. DiAnne Borders won the 2015 Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award; Dr. Eugene Rogers and Dr. Nick Oberlies won the 2015 Research Excellence Awards; International & Global Studies and Religious Studies won the 2015 Student Learning Enhancement Awards. See a brief video created by Media Studies students in a Michael Frierson course and posted at the UNCG Human Resources site.

See/hear: April 29, 2015

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At the 2015 Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards ceremony, Dr. Joseph Starobin received the UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching citation. Dr. Dianne Welsh received the Mary Settle Sharp Award for Teaching Excellence, Dr. Mitchell Croatt received the James Y. Joyner Award for Teaching Excellence and Karen DeNaples received the Anna Maria Gove Award for Teaching Excellence. See a brief video created by Media Studies students in a Michael Frierson course and posted at the UNCG Human Resources site.

See/hear: April 22, 2015

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UNCG Baseball won its series over The Citadel last weekend. The weather was in the high 70’s, a perfect day for the fans. And with the score tied and UNCG with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, a Spartan walk-off home run ended it in exciting fashion. Come see a baseball game or softball game. They are free-admission. The Baseball schedule is here. The Softball schedule is here. Softball hosts five games over the next seven days.

See/hear: April 15, 2015

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We’ve got spirit, yes we do. The UNCG Spartan Orientation Staff won first place in the School Spirit competition at the Southern Regional Orientation Workshop held in Murray State University. The winner of this award is voted on by other schools at the event, making it a prestigious award among attendees. This is the first time UNCG has received this recognition.

Incoming Spartans will enjoy this spirit at SOAR and Rockin’ Welcome Week.

See/hear: March 25, 2015

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UNCG Admissions recently learned the “We’re the Spartans” video has won the CASE Award of Excellence. Check it out.

See/hear: March 18, 2015

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“Ivory Tower” will be screened March 26, 3:30 p.m., in the EUC Auditorium, or those who have seen it elsewhere can come to the small group discussions beginning at 5 p.m. in the EUC Auditorium Lobby. The film premiered at the Sundance Festival last year, went into theatrical release mid-year, and was broadcast by CNN in November. The screening and upcoming talk by Andrew Delbanco (Columbia University), author of “College: What it Was, Is, and Should Be,” are sponsored by the University Libraries and the Provost’s Office.

See/hear: March 4, 2015

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Molly Ringwald will appear with the UNCG Jazz Ensemble at a benefit concert April 24. Most of her songs are from the “great American songbook” – classics from earlier eras. Here, she sings something a little more modern and something near to heart: the 1980s Simple Minds anthem “Don’t You Forget About Me” and she talks about her new album.

See/hear: Feb. 25, 2015

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Holly Goddard Jones (MFA in Creative Writing) talks about her debut novel, “The Next Time You See Me,” which chronicles a woman’s disappearance in a rural Kentucky town and the secrets its residents are keeping. She recently received the inaugural Judy Gaines Young Book Award Award.

See/hear: Feb. 18, 2015

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UNCG Baseball Coach Link Jarrett gives his thoughts on the season ahead.

See/hear: Feb. 11, 2015

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Believe in the G! On Feb. 25-26, our university will have the #BelieveInTheG Giving Challenge. Campus Weekly will run a feature on the event soon. Until then, here’s a preview clip.

See/hear: Feb. 4, 2015

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UNCG Softball swings into a new season, as they open at the College of Charleston Classic this weekend. Psychology major Lindsay Thomas has been named the SoCon preseason Player of the Year for the second straight season. Check out this short video from Athletics, and hear what Coach Janelle Breneman and Lindsay Thomas have to say about the season ahead.

See/hear: Jan. 28, 2015

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UNCG Volleyball, under head coach Corey Carlin, had a season to remember. In fact, their away record in the SoCon was their best ever. They reached the SoCon Tournament semi-finals, the first time since 2010. Their final record of 20-11 was the first 20-win season for the program since 2010. This video by UNCG Athletics captures some season highlights.

See/Hear: January 21, 2015

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UNCG alumna Karla Davis made the cut on American Idol, and she is “headed to Hollywood.” See a bit of the audition that won her a spot in the next round. Davis, who has been featured on the UNCG web site and in UNCG Magazine, was a standout soccer player at UNCG – and later performed at UNCG Homecoming. Go, Karla.

See/hear: Jan. 14, 2015

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UNCG’s Jordy Kuiper is an ambassador for the Bas van de Goor Foundation, whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for people with diabetes through exercise and sport. The Netherlands native, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was nine years old, currently has one of the best shooting percentages on the Spartans basketball team. In this clip, he talks of his work inspiring younger athletes who also have diabetes. See DSBA feature on Jordy Kuiper.

See Hear: Jan. 7, 2015

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About 3,000 middle schoolers came to see UNCG play some hoops Dec. 10. More than that, they learned about science and a variety of academic programs and career possibilities during their “field trip.” It was an eye-opening day for the youth. Enjoy this clip from Guilford County Schools TV.

See/hear: Dec. 12, 2014

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On the big scoreboard just before the Dec. 16 UNCG vs. Tar Heels basketball game …. you’ll see the 2014-15 UNCG Men’s Basketball intro video. Check it out at youtu.be/rn-ajifbDCM. For ticket information, click here. And for highlights from the latest game, visit http://t.co/ddTH7wJr7v.