Mark your calendars for May 2-3. Reunion has several new features this year, especially for those who are students at heart.
While Reunion-goers will have plenty of opportunity to catch up with old friends, they will also have a chance to see the campus as it is today. First is a Friday morning breakfast with new Provost David H. Perrin, who will share his vision for what lies ahead for UNCG.
Attendees will then get a chance to be students again with two lifelong learning sessions led by UNCG faculty and staff And Then There Were Two: The 2008 Presidential Campaign and Contemporary Art 101.
Later in the afternoon, participants can explore familiar haunts and new landmarks with a campus scavenger hunt. Teams will be given disposable cameras and a list of places to find.
Want to see how the university is growing? A presentation on the Campus Master Plan will answer questions about UNCG's expansion in the years to come.
In addition to these new features, several traditions will remain. Individual classes will hold reunion lunches and dinners. Members of the Vanguard Society will enjoy breakfast together on Saturday morning, and many attendees will gather for the Grand Reunion Luncheon, where the Class of 1958 will be honored as the 50th reunion class.
For more information about Reunion and associated costs, visit reunion.uncg.edu or call toll free 1-877-UNCG-123.
This year, the Class of 1958 will share the spotlight at the Grand Reunion Luncheon.
The UNCG Alumni Association will honor Chancellor Patricia A. Sullivan during the lunch, which is also the 115th Annual Meeting of the UNCG Alumni Association.
Anyone may attend the event; however, attendees must preregister and pay the $20 luncheon fee.
To register, go to www.uncg.edu/ala/reunion/ or call (336) 334-5696.
What do Duke, Chapel Hill, UNC Pembroke, Fayetteville State and 20 other universities have that we don't have? Collegiate license plates.
If you drive around the state, chances are good you'll see a plate with an Aggie bulldog or the purple WCU of Western Carolina. In order to share UNCG's Spartan pride, the N.C. Department of Motor Vehicles needs to receive 300 applications or more to issue a specialized plate for North Carolina drivers.
The cost for a specialized license plate is $25 per year in addition to standard renewal cost of vehicle registration. Here's the best part: UNCG will receive $15 from each plate sold and from each year's renewal.
Please visit www.uncg.edu/ala/licenseplate.html and complete your application today. Mail the application and your first year's registration fee (made payable to the UNCG Alumni Association) to:
UNCG Alumni Association
Attn: License Plate Program
PO Box 26170
Greensboro NC 27402-6170
Wherever you drive, take UNCG with you.
If you haven't visited the UNCG Alumni Association home page lately, it may be time to stop by and get reacquainted.
With the new year came a new look and a new way to find all the information you need. Want to check on the progress of the Alumni House renovation? Need more details about Reunion? Want to know about that HarrisConnect directory you ordered? You'll find it all at www.uncg.edu/alumni/.
In addition to everything you have come to expect on the site such as up-to-date calendar information and opportunities to get involved, the site will also feature articles about special events and news that affects alumni.
This site is also the place to check for updates on the upcoming online community, set to launch this spring.
So browse the site, and come back often. It's a place where the UNCG Alumni Association wants you to feel at home.
Being an undergrad often means a steady diet of pizza and cramming for exams. This spring, alumni are offering undergraduates something a little more satisfying.
The UNCG Alumni Association and the Student Alumni Ambassadors are launching Dinner with a Few Good Spartans, a program in which alumni host small dinner parties for students on one night Tuesday, April 8. Alumni from all professions will interact with students, offering academic and career guidance in a friendly environment.
Hosts of a Dinner with a Few Good Spartans meal will provide food, hospitality and mentoring to a group of four or more students. The meal can be home-cooked or catered or even restaurant-bought. The setting doesn't matter. It's the interaction that's the key.
This program is modeled after the Dinners for 12 Strangers program begun at The University of California at Los Angeles in the late 1960s.
- April 6 – San Antonio, Texas, alumni reception
- April 23 – Southeastern Literary Magazine & Small Press Festival alumni reception, Faculty Center, 6-8 p.m. Kelly Cherry '67 MFA and Leigh Anne Couch '96 MFA will read from their works at the reception.
- May 2-3 – Alumni Reunion weekend, celebrating the 50th reunion of the Class of 1958
- May 18 – Baltimore alumni reception
- May 22 – Richmond alumni reception