Search for a successor
The search for the new chancellor is under way. Within a month of Chancellor Sullivan's retirement announcement, a search committee was pulled together to begin the process of finding her successor.
Only a test
When the shooting started on a Monday morning at UNCG, the scene turned scary and chaotic, even though it was only simulated.
The west lawn in front of Elliott University Center is getting an extreme makeover thanks to a gift by Randall Kaplan, a member of the UNCG Board of Trustees, and his wife, Kathy Manning, an attorney.
Ring in the old
To the untrained eye, the tree isn't very impressive. Standing in a grove of longleaf pines in Weymouth Woods Sand Hills Nature Preserve near Southern Pines, this specimen
seems just like any other. But a look inside this Pinus palustris, North Carolina's state tree, revealed a secret that could give the tree a place in history.
- Higher learning
- Sometimes, it's a matter of perspective. Things look different to a student fresh from a foreign land halfway around the world. Additionally, things look different from 40 feet above the earth, supported only by a few strong cables and your friends. Trust, concentration, teamwork, confidence and perhaps additional strengths you never knew you had will get you through.
- Interview with a provost
- As dean of the School of Health and Human Performance, Dr. David H. Perrin would often change into exercise clothes at lunchtime and go for a run. He hasn't had that luxury since becoming provost July 1.
- Wish lists becoming to-do lists
- Our state is changing. Demographics, commerce, technology all are evolving. How should the university system change to meet the people's need? What should it look like decades down the road? The UNC Tomorrow Commission went on a listening tour last year ' and they heard lots of suggestions.
- The power of a great teacher
- Although it's been a decade since he was president of The University of North Carolina system, C.D. Spangler Jr. is still the system's biggest supporter. And even though he's decades removed from grade school, he fondly remembers his fourth grade teacher. Spangler is endowing a distinguished professorship at UNCG in honor of his fourth grade teacher, Helena Gabriel Houston '27.
- No elbows on the table
- Where are your manners? At November's UNCG Career Services Etiquette Dinner, they were flashing, one tip after the other, on the PowerPoint screen, extolled by the speakers and practiced by all who attended.
- Who wants to be an entrepreneur?
- Being an entrepreneur means saying yes to your ideas and dreams when everyone else is saying no. To make the transition from daydreams to reality, the university has launched BELL (Building Entrepreneurial Learning for Life), an initiative aimed at weaving entrepreneurship throughout the curriculum.
- Reaching out to those speaking out
- It's all too easy to forget that the rights Americans enjoy including rights to free speech and academic freedom don't always exist in other nations. UNCG is supporting academic freedom worldwide by joining Scholars at Risk, an international network that provides a safe haven for intellectuals fleeing oppression in their homelands.
- Here's the plan
- It's hard to believe that UNCG's student body could grow to between 23,000 and 24,000. But looking ahead to 2025, such growth is almost inevitable, with the state's growing population. The logistics of adding another 6,000 to 7,000 students will call for enormous new resources in classroom and research facilities, library space, faculty offices and student housing.
- Revved up
- A team of five students from the Bryan School won first place in the 2007 Chevrolet College Marketing Challenge.
- Putting their heads together
- It's 4:30 in the afternoon and several Introduction to Poetry students perch on overstuffed armchairs in the lobby of Jackson Library staring at a plasma screen and chatting. But these students aren't watching soap operas or goofing off when they should be prepping for class. They are prepping for class by hooking up to one of UNCG's five new collaboratories.