Student View

Here we invite students to write informally about experiences they are having in our program. What has it meant to them? What has surprised them? What’s on their mind?

Connecting with the Community by Felicia Lowrance

When you move into a new town for graduate school, you know the time there will be short and you wonder if you will really get to know the town.  However, the time that you have there depends on what you do while in the community...

Lobby Day 2010 by Claire Keane

As a student in the Preservation Law and Planning (IAR 625) course, I had the irreplaceable opportunity to travel to Washington, DC and lobby for historic preservation...

Building Confidence through Experience by Ashley Boycher

No matter how important and relevant they seem, the ideas and theories taught in the classroom never perfectly align with issues and real practices in the working world...

Making Friends by Lisa Zevorich

I've always been a little apprehensive about oral history. Before coming to UNCG, I had only conducted one...

Milling Around by Rachel Miller

Over fall break four interior architecture students and two history students studying in the historic preservation program traveled to Louisburg,...

Not Your Usual Spring Break in New Orleans by Sarah Parris

During UNCG's spring break, twelve graduate students from both the History and Interior Architecture Departments traveled to New Orleans. Our class set out...

Hands on Exhibit-Building by Jessica Armstrong

This semester in History 627--Museum and Historic Site Interpretation: Principles and Practice--my class is working on an exhibit about the ...

Power and the Party Planner by Amanda Wade

This fall, I collaborated with the Greensboro Historical Museum to design an exhibit on First Lady Dolley Madison for their temporary exhibit space. Dolley Madison is more than a snack cake...

Theory...and the People Who Love It by Brittany Lewis

I like museum theory. On the one hand, it's so practical and obvious, and on the other hand, actually enlightening...

Constructing the Past — with Power Tools by Christina Rodriguez

When I began the Public History Program in the fall of 2005, I was more concerned about my internship than anything else. I had never even looked for or applied for...

A Student's Survival Guide to Managing Group Projects by Laura Lawfer

I have always dreaded group projects because it has always felt like I was the only member of my group committed to doing work. When I came to...

Finding My Place by Hayley Chambers

I've always been a little apprehensive about oral history. Before coming to UNCG, I had only conducted one interview, but it was nerve-wracking...