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UNCG Alumni Club of the Triad
Enews August 31, 2011
Volume 2, Issue 8

The Fall 2011 semester kicks off with many exciting opportunities for Piedmont Triad Area alumni. Be sure to check out UNCG's 2011 Homecoming events and our newest offering for our region's alumni - our Around The House series starting October 13 with Bill Mangum.


Homecoming - September 19-25

Homecoming 2011 is just around the corner and we have a host of activities and celebrations in store for UNCG alumni, students, families and friends. Here's just a glimpse of what to look for at UNCG's annual gathering of alumni, students and friends:

  • Monday, Sept. 19
    • Founders Day Celebration and UNCG Iced Competition - Alumni House and Taylor Garden

  • Wednesday, Sept. 21
    • Comedy Show - Elliott University Center

  • Thursday, Sept. 22
    • MS 5K Run 2011 - UNCG Soccer Stadium

  • Friday, Sept. 23
    • 34th Annual Rugby Alumni Past vs. Present match - Campus Rec Field
    • Women's Volleyball vs. Elon
    • Women's Soccer vs. Chattanooga

  • Saturday, Sept. 24 - Spartan Village at Kaplan Commons, EUC
    • Bands, food, beer garden, games and more
    • Children's Festival
    • Homecoming Parade of Chariots
    • Homecoming men's soccer game - UNCG vs Gardner-Webb
    • All Greek Reunion - Old Town Draught House
    • All Black (Attire) Party - Lotus Lounge

  • Sunday, Sept. 25
    • Women's soccer vs. Samford
    • Family Weekend Cookout - Piney Lake

For more information visit homecoming.uncg.edu


National Day of Service and Remembrance

The Volunteer Center of Greensboro will participate in a three-day event to make the 10th anniversary of 9/11 the single largest expression of charitable service in American history. Greensboro was selected as one of eight leadership cities to participate in this national initiative.

  • Friday, Sept. 9, the focus is Corporate Engagement - the corporate community is invited to select a window of time when they engage in acts of service of their choosing. The Guilford County School system will be involved on Friday through a service-learning curriculum that will be offered as part of the 10th Anniversary 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance.

  • Saturday, Sept. 10, the focus is Community Engagement - the Greensboro community is invited to take part in projects that are important to them and of their choosing.

  • Sunday, Sept. 11, the focus is Commemoration - all members of the Greensboro community are invited to the Greensboro Coliseum Complex's White Oak Amphitheatre from 2–6 p.m. From 2–4 p.m. there will be service activities for the general public including packing disaster and comfort kits and collecting food for those in need. Local non-profits will also share information with attendees about future volunteer and service opportunities. The tribute will begin at 4 p.m. and will include performances from local choirs, the Greensboro Symphony and other groups.
For more information visit "how can I help."

Get a Quote. Make a Difference.

Get an insurance quote and Liberty Mutual will donate $5 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure® to help support the fight against breast cancer.

As an alumnus/a of UNCG, you're eligible to participate in the Liberty Mutual Quote for Hope campaign running Sept. 1 through Nov. 30, 2011.

Partnering with the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Liberty Mutual will contribute $5 to the fight against breast cancer for every auto, home and renters' insurance quote completed. Visit www.libertymutual.com/qfh-uncg or call 1-888-919-2146.

Liberty Mutual is also sponsoring a "Bike Rodeo" for children during Homecoming 2011. In conjunction with the "Quote for Hope" campaign, a pink women's bike, a pink girl's bike and a boy's bike will be given away during the Homecoming festivities.

Collage Concert - Saturday, September 10



The 2011 Collage Concert kicks off the new academic year for the UNCG School of Music, Theatre and Dance. Featuring a host of students and faculty members, this is one of the most unique, not-to-be-missed events of the year!

Date:   Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
Where:   Aycock Auditorium
408 Tate Street
 Ticket Information:
Online:   boxoffice.uncg.edu
Phone:   (336) 334-4TIX
In-person:   at the EUC or Music Building Box Offices
Monday-Friday, noon-5 p.m.

For group tickets, contact Patron Services Manager Rachel Williams at (336) 334-5372. (Discounts available for groups of 10 or more.) **All seating is reserved. Please order tickets in advance.**

Storyteller and Author Bobby Norfolk - Monday, September 12

Five years ago, the University Libraries began a series to bring children's book authors and storytellers to campus. The goal? To reach out to area school children and to teach future educators about using stories in the classroom. This year, Bobby Norfolk, co-author of "Anansi and the Pot of Beans," "The Moral of the Story: Folktales for Character Development" and "Anansi Goes to Lunch," will share his tales with area school children and the public. The event is made possible by the Pam and David Sprinkle Children's Author and Storyteller's Series Fund.

For details, see http://uncgfol.blogspot.com/2011/07/story-time.html

When:   Monday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m.
Where:   Elliott University Center
Where:   Free and open to the public.

Class of 1957 Monthly Lunch Gathering - Tuesday, September 13

Alumnae from the Class of 1957 meet monthly in memory of Peggy Welch Lambeth. The group is planning for the 55th class reunion which will be held during Woman's College Reunion Weekend April 13–14, 2012. If you are available and would like to attend, please contact Linda Dunston-Stacey at (336)334-5592 for more information.

When:   Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011 at 11:45 a.m.
Where:   Southern Lights Bistro
2415 Lawndale Drive
Greensboro, NC 27408
Cost:   Drinks and lunch are on your own.

18th Annual Bryan School Golf Tournament
Saturday, September 17

Everyone is invited to participate in the Bryan School's 18th annual golf tournament. Both the Players and Champion Courses will be used for fast play. The tournament is captain's choice with special events and loopholes for leveling the field. Proceeds from the tournament will be used to support the Bryan School Alumni Scholarship. Visit the "18th Annual Bryan School Golf Tournament" web site for more information.

When:   Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011
Registration begins at 7 a.m.
Shotgun start at 8 a.m.
Where:   Bryan Park
6275 Bryan Park Road
Greensboro, NC 27214

Fall Career Day 2011- Wednesday, September 28

All UNCG alumni are invited to attend Fall Career Day on Sept. 28 in the Elliott University Center Cone Ballroom from 12:30-4:00pm, sponsored by the Career Services Center.

The Fall Career Day is one of the largest networking events on the UNCG campus, bringing in over 60 employer and graduate school representatives. Organizations represented include BB&T, Target, Orasi Software, Guilford Child Development, Teach for America, and more!

This year's fair will include employers representing local, regional, and national companies and agencies. Employers are here to talk with professionals of all backgrounds about careers and internships.

For more information, contact the Career Services Center at 334-5454 or e-mail career_services@uncg.edu. A listing of participating universities, companies, and organizations can be found at http://www.uncg.edu/csc.

Friends of the UNCG Libraries book discussion group celebrates 10 years

This year the Friends of the UNCG Libraries celebrates 10 years of faculty-led book discussions. You are invited to join these lively discussions as they peruse a history of Islam, a comic academic novel, an account of a brief life and immortal cells, a Victorian classic, a new analysis of cities and a "story of stuff." Please click here for a complete schedule of discussions. The discussions are free and open to the public but are limited to 35 participants. Preference is given to Friends members who preregister. If seating remains, the sessions are open to all. For more information, please contact Kimberly Lutz, director of marketing and outreach, via email at Kimberly_lutz@uncg.edu or by phone at (336) 256-8598.

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events!

Around the House 2011-2012

house3UNCG Piedmont Triad Area alumni are in for a special treat this academic year as we feature alumni and faculty members in a special series called "Around the House." Designed to give you a sampling of the very best UNCG has to offer, these evenings will be engaging, relaxing and rejuvenating. Each event will begin with wine, cheese and conversation in and around the Virginia Dare Room of the Alumni House. The featured speakers will engage you in discussions and interactions that will leave you wanting to know more.

We are excited to kick off this series with our own Bill Mangum '75, '83 MFA on Oct. 13. Each event is $10 per person. All alumni and their guests are welcome. To register for one or more sessions, please click here.

A Night with Bill Mangum - Thursday, October 13

Join us for an evening with artist William Mangum as he unveils his latest creation of the UNCG Alumni House. Relax and unwind with wine and cheese as Bill shares insights on the artistic process and how his art reflects his love of North Carolina, Greensboro and his alma mater. Be among the first alumni to own a limited-edition, signed and numbered lithograph of your UNCG Alumni House!

To learn more about Bill, visit

When:   Thursday, Oct. 13 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Where:   Alumni House, Virginia Dare Room
Parking:   Oakland Parking Deck
(the south side of campus, visible from Spring Garden Street and accessible from Kenilworth Street and Forest Street)
Cost:   $10 per guest includes wine, cheese, presentation and parking

To purchase tickets for the event click here.

Save the Dates for the entire Around the House Series

  • Bill Mangum, Tuesday, Oct. 13

  • Dr. Patrick Lucas, associate professor of interior architecture, "Building Community through Architecture," Tuesday, Oct. 18

  • Duane Cyrus, associate professor of dance, "Entrepreneurship in the Arts," Tuesday, Oct. 25

  • Dr. Jerry Pubantz, dean of the Lloyd International Honors College and professor of political science, "How the Honors College Prepares Students to become Global Citizens," Tuesday, Nov. 8

  • Michael Parker, professor of creative writing, "Myth, History and Fiction," Tuesday, Nov. 15

  • Mike Byers, associate vice chancellor for campus enterprises, "The UNCG Glenwood Project," Tuesday, Jan. 24

  • Dr. David L. Wyrick, associate professor of public health education, School of Health and Human Sciences, "myPlaybook: Prevention Strategies for Drug and Alcohol Abuse," Tuesday, Feb. 7

  • Dr. Joyendu "Joy" Bhadury, associate dean of research and graduate programs and professor of information systems and operations management, "NC Wine Industry: The Business Side of Things," Tuesday, Feb. 21

  • Dr. Karen Wixson, dean, School of Education, Tuesday, Feb. 28

  • Dr. Celia Hooper, professor and dean, School of Health and Human Sciences, "The New School of Health and Human Sciences: Nine Disciplines Changing Together," Tuesday, March 13

  • Dr. Rick Bunch, associate professor and director of the Center for Geographic Information Science, "Using Geographic Information Systems to Address Real World Problems," Tuesday, March 20

Schmooza Palooza - Tuesday, October 18

Schmooza Palooza is a networking event, cosponsored by the UNCG Alumni Association and UNCG Office of Career Services, in which key networkers mentor students on how to meet and mingle with others. Your participation as a networker is integral in teaching students how to work a room, build rapport, make connections and gain practical career advice through a structured networking activity. Come schmooze with us on Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 5 until 7 p.m. in the Elliott University Center. For more information and to register click here.

Want to know everything that is going on at UNCG-from exhibitions to games to meetings? Visit  http://calendar.uncg.edu/index.php

Want to know more about alumni events going on?
Visit http://www.uncg.edu/ala/calendar.html

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