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University of North Carolina
at Greensboro
Motto "Service"
Established 1891
Type Public
Endowment $152.3 million[1]
Chancellor Linda P. Brady
Faculty 989 (part and full time)
Staff 2,522 (full time)
Undergraduates 14,792 (2009)[2]
Postgraduates 3,803 (2009)[2]
Location Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
Campus Urban, 210 acres (0.85 km²)
Colors Gold, White, and Navy Blue             
Mascot Spartan & Minerva
Website www.uncg.edu
UNCG FullNameHColor.png

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a public university in Greensboro, North Carolina and is a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina system. Also known as UNCG, the university offers more than 100 undergraduate, 59 master's and 22 doctoral programs. The University's academic schools and programs include Arts & Sciences, Business & Economics, Education, Health & Human Performance, Human Environmental Sciences, Music, Nursing, Continual Learning, Graduate School and Lloyd International Honors College.

UNCG is distinguished by its five leadership areas – business, cultural leadership, education, public policy and social change, and science. Additionally, the university is home to a bevy of research institutes and centers including the Center for Applied Research, Center for Creating Writing in the Arts, Center for Global Business Education & Research, Center for Biotechnology, Genomics & Health Research, McDowell Research Center for Global IT Management, Center for Music Research and the Southeastern Regional Vision for Education (SERVE).

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History

North Carolina State Normal and Industrial College, ca. 1906.

Credit for the founding of UNCG goes mainly to Charles Duncan McIver, a crusader for the cause of women's education. The school was established as a women's college by legislative enactment on February 18, 1891 as the State Normal and Industrial School and opened October 5, 1892. The school provided instruction in business, domestic science, and teaching with a student body of 223 and a faculty of 15 in its first year. R. S. Pullen and R. T. Gray gave the original 10 acre site in Greensboro, N.C. where the first building was erected with state funds totaling $30,000.

The school has seen many names over the years, changing from the "State Normal and Industrial School" to the State Normal and Industrial College in 1896, and again in 1919 to North Carolina College for Women. In 1932, it changed to the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina, when it became one of the three charter institutions of the Consolidated University of North Carolina, and changed again to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro when men were first admitted to the school in 1963. It is remembered fondly by many graduates of the Woman's College simply as "the W.C."

Charles D. McIver served the institution as its first chief executive officer with the title of President. This position has also seen various names, with the administrator being known as the Dean of Administration after 1934 and Chancellor from 1945 to present.

Recognition

UNCG is consistently ranked among the best academic institutions in terms of value, academics and student performance.

The Princeton Review ranked UNCG #2 in its list of best bargains in public universities in the nation.[3] It also placed UNCG in the top 136 colleges named "Best in the Southeast." For the eighth year in a row, The Princeton Review ranked UNCG among the nation's top colleges in the 2007 edition of "The Best 357 Colleges" guide. Students say UNCG "is a small university in comparison to other public universities, but it is big enough for a variety of people – poor and rich, rural and urban, in-state and out-of-state, and international."

Kiplinger's ranks UNCG as one of the 100 best values among public, 4-year schools in the United States. Six other North Carolina institutions made the list—Appalachian State, East Carolina, NC State, UNC-Asheville, UNC-Chapel Hill, and UNC-Wilmington.

The UNCG School of Nursing has received one of the top national honors by the National League of Nursing, which named the school a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education, a distinction held by only three other schools in the country for 2006.[4]

UNCG's Counselor Education program is among the best in the nation.[citation needed] US News and World Report-The Department of Counseling and Educational Development is ranked second (nationally) among counseling programs in the magazine’s 2006–2007 list. The program – the only specialty education program in the state to be ranked – was ranked fifth last year and third the year before.

The School of Education is 73rd in the country for 2008.[5] UNC-Chapel Hill is the only other North Carolina school in the top 50, coming in at 31st place. Previously, UNCG was ranked 29th.[citation needed]

UNCG was named as having the best public university chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in the country for the year 2006.[citation needed] It is also the home institution of NC Poet Laureate emeritus Fred Chappell.

The University's endowment is ranked third among North Carolina's public institutions of higher learning (behind UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State University) and 275th nationally.

Campus

The Fountain in front of the Dining Halls

UNCG has an architecturally diverse campus with distinctively unique landmarks.[6] Historic structures include the Foust Building (1891), Spencer Hall (1904, 1907), the Quad (1919-1923), the Chancellor's Residence (1923), Aycock Auditorium (1927), and Alumni House (1937).[7] Other features include a statue of Minerva, the goddess of wisdom, located to the east of Elliott University Center. Minerva has been a part of campus from the first diploma bearing her likeness in 1894 to the statue erected near the center in 2003. Minerva also inspired the university's new graphic identity program, which was launched in 2004.

Other landmarks include "Charlie," a statue of the University's founder Charles Duncan McIver outside Jackson Library. The white tower stacks of the Jackson Library and the Spartan water tower are recognizable structures in the Greensboro community, and the campus is also home to "the Rawk" and the clock tower—two campus landmarks—and school traditions (See Traditions below). A new bell tower at the corner of College Ave. and Spring Garden St. was completed in 2005.

The Fountain is another landmark on UNCG's campus, and is a common meeting place for student groups. Visible from parts of the quad all the way to the Elliot University Center and from above in the Jackson Library and "the Caf," the large steps and platform around the fountain are frequently home to demonstrations, performances, and fraternity/sorority functions.

The campus is in close proximity (within 1.5 hours drive) to many other universities — North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Duke, Elon, High Point University, NC State, UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC Charlotte, Wake Forest, and Winston-Salem State University.

Students

Of the students enrolled at the school, 32 percent are male and 68 percent female. Students come from 46 states and 90 countries. Around 25 percent of undergraduates are minorities, and 20 percent are African-American.

Student demographics

  • Faculty: 891 (Fall 2005)
  • Student-faculty ratio: 17:1
  • Average class size: 27 students
  • Classes with 20 or fewer students: 30%
  • Average SAT score: 1051
  • Campus size: 210 acres (0.85 km²)
  • Male-female ratio: 1:2
  • African-American: 25% undergraduate, 13% graduate
  • Asian-American: 3.3% undergraduate, 5.3% graduate
  • White: 62% undergraduate, 75.7% graduate
  • Hispanic: 2.2% undergraduate, 1.6% graduate
  • Native American: .39% undergraduate, .4% graduate

Sports, clubs, and traditions

UNCG is home to a large amount of diverse and active sports and student organizations from Greek life to a radio station, and some traditions unique to the school.

Athletics

UNCG Spartans logo

The intercollegiate athletics program at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro reaches as far back as the late 1940s during the days of the WCUNC, with students participating in national golf tournaments in 1948 and the school hosting the national tournaments for women's golf (1954) and tennis (1965). During the 1980s, all Spartan teams competed in Division III (non-scholarship) and then Division II (scholarship) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and all teams have competed in Division 1 since Fall 1991.

The 16 athletic teams currently at UNCG include:

Baseball, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country, Men's Golf, Women's Golf, Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer, Softball, Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis, Men's Track, Women's Track, Women's Volleyball, and Wrestling.

Men's Soccer team

Under Michael Parker’s direction, the men’s soccer team became the first in NCAA history to win three consecutive national championships, in 1985, 1986 and 1987.

UNCG Soccer Stadium, a $3.6 million facility, opened for its first game on September 7, 1991.

1997: SoCon Regular Season Champions. 1998: SoCon Regular Season Champions. 2004: Was ranked #1 in the country for 11 weeks. SoCon Regular Season Champions. The UNCG's Men's Soccer team lost in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament to UC-Santa Barbara's Men's Soccer team, 1–0 in Overtime. 2005: SoCon Regular Season Champions. SoCon Tournament Champions. The UNCG's Men's Soccer team advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament to which they lost at SMU 1–3. 2006: Socon Regular Season Champions. SoCon Tournament Champions. Once again advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament and lost to Northwestern 1–2. 2007: Advanced to the SoCon Tournament Championship game and lost to Furman in Overtime. 2008: Went into the SoCon Tourny as the #7 seed. They shocked the conference by winning the SoCon Championship being the lowest seed to ever get to ever win the championship. During their unbelievable run, the Spartans knocked off Duke in the first round of the NCAA tournament, Loyola (MD) in overtime in the second round, and were the first team with a losing record to make it to the final 16 of the NCAA tournament with a losing record.

Woman's Soccer

1997: SoCon Regular Season Champions and SoCon Tournament Champions. 1998: SoCon Regular Season Champions and SoCon Tournament Champions. 2000: SoCon Tournament Champions. 2001: SoCon Reular Season Champions and SoCon Tournament Champions. 2004: SoCon Regular Season Champions. 2006: SoCon Regular Season Champions and SoCon Tournament Champions. 2007: SoCon Regular Season Champions and SoCon Tournament Runner up. 2008: SoCon Regular Season Champions and SoCon Tournament Runner up.

Men's Basketball

Main article: UNCG Spartans men's basketball

On March 2, 1996, men’s basketball knocked off Liberty, 79–53, to claim the Big South Tournament Championship and advance to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in Division I. The Spartans lost to Cincinnati in the NCAA Tournament, 66–61. The five seniors from the team had their numbers honored. Scott Hartzell finished his career as the mens basketball’s all-time leading scorer with 1,539.

On March 4, 2001, the men’s basketball team won its first Southern Conference championship on David Schuck’s buzzer-beating layup. The team went on to play top-ranked Stanford in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, its second trip to the "Big Dance" in five years. Guard Nathan Jameson was named first-team Verizon Academic All-America.

On December 31, 2005, UNCG hosted top-ranked Duke at the Greensboro Coliseum in front of a record crowd of 21,124. The near capacity crowd was the largest to ever see a UNCG athletic event.

Beginning with the 2009–2010 season, the men's basketball team will host all of its home games in the Greensboro Coliseum. The arena, which holds over 23,000 seats, will be configured to hold around 8,000 spectators for most games. The coliseum has been renovated to feature a UNCG court design and locker rooms.

Baseball

On April 18, 2006, UNCG earned its first win over a top-ranked team in any sport during the university’s Division I era. The baseball team beat top-ranked North Carolina, 7–6, in front of a crowd of 1,033.

Women's Basketball

In December 2005, UNCG’s women’s basketball program enjoyed two of its greatest non-conference wins since moving to the Division I level. In a 12-day span, UNCG knocked off Big East foe West Virginia at home and ACC member Wake Forest on the road. It was UNCG’s first-ever win over a Big East school and the program’s first victory over Wake Forest since 1977.

In March 2006, the UNCG women’s basketball team made its first SoCon Tournament title game appearance since 2002. The Spartans rallied from nearly all of a 21-point deficit, closing to within three in the final four minutes. However, Chattanooga pulled away late for a 91–79 win.

The Blue Crew

The Blue Crew is a student organization dedicated to cheering on the Spartans at athletic events. The Blue Crew adds excitement to games and makes opposing teams feel incredibly unwelcome with a sea of blue/yellow tie dyed shirts and loud cheers.

Clubs

In Fall 2004, the Clubs and Organizations affiliated with UNCG included 36 Honor Societies and 18 Fraternities and Sororities. The University also has an active Student Government Association, founded in 1910[8] and several foreign culture groups, a Neo-Black Society, PRIDE! (A LGBT support and acceptance group.) , The Science Fiction Fantasy Federation, and various performing arts, religious and service programs. Student media groups also produce UNCG's newspaper The Carolinian, CORADDI Fine Arts Magazine, and WUAG 103.1 Campus Radio Station. The campus also includes numerous political organizations for students, including the College Republicans, College Democrats, College Libertarians and the International Socialist Organization and other activist groups including STAND, an organization focused on the situation in the Darfur region of Sudan.

Club Sports: Lacrosse (Men's), Equestrian, Fencing, Ice Hockey, Rugby (Men's), Rugby (Women's), Soccer (Men's), Swimming, Ultimate Frisbee (Men's and Women's) , Volleyball, Women's Soccer, Tennis

Greek life

UNCG is home to 23 Social Fraternities and Sororities that each have their own traditions. Their main event is Greek Week, a weeklong celebration of Greek life and team building games that take place each year in April.

The following Greek organizations are present at UNCG:

Interfraternity Conference:


National Panhellenic Conference:

National Pan-Hellenic Council Sororities:

National Pan-Hellenic Council Fraternities:


Council Independent:


National Interfraternity Music Council

The Honor Society of Nursing:

Professional Business Fraternities:

Traditions

Some of the most visible traditions at UNCG take place between the University Dining Hall and the Elliott University Center where "The Rawk" and the clock tower are located.

The Rawk

The Rawk[9] is a large boulder donated by members of Alpha Phi Omega in 1973 and painted nearly every day by students, who use it as a giant message board. Unofficial rules govern the use of the Rawk, and students know not to use foul language and that messages must be left for at least 24 hours before being painted over. Students know when they can begin to paint over the previous message on The Rawk by the two smaller rocks in front of it; one for the date, and one for the time at which the message was painted. The Rawk was originally placed where the Fountain is today, on the hill in front of the Dining Hall.

The spelling of 'The Rawk' came about as a means to express the more iconic status of it. It is a part of UNCG's "Rawkin' Welcome Week," which they host a venue of activities to welcome the incoming freshman at the university.

Clock Towers

Most students at the University also uphold the tradition of not walking beneath the four-faced clock tower located near the Rawk. It is said that those who walk under the clock will not graduate on time, and some students believe in this almost religiously, avoiding the bricks around the clock tower as well. Only graduates and the occasional unbeliever walk through the middle of the four posts to read the plaque below the clocks.

Students are also told not to depend on the time shown on any of the clock's faces. All four faces tend to show slightly different times.

A new clock and bell tower, the Nicholas A. Vacc Bell Tower, was constructed in 2005 on the site of the old University Bell, at the corner of College Avenue and Spring Garden Street. The bells ring on the hour and on every quarter of the hour in a sequence made famous by the Big Ben chimes.

Other traditions

It is also a tradition each year to give new students a Spartan pin and a daisy—the school flower of UNCG—after student convocation. The daisy was the inspiration for the original two school colors: gold and white. (Navy blue was added to the color palette in 1987 "to provide better visual contrast to publications, merchandise and athletic uniforms."[10]) Another tradition is the ringing of the University Bell to open the academic year at the start of each Fall Semester.

Yet another tradition is to put a wreath of daisies at the foot of the statue of Charles McIver at UNCG and on the grounds of the North Carolina state capitol on Founder's Day. This is done by the Alumni of the University.

Administration

  • Charles Duncan McIver (president, 1891–1906)
  • Julius Foust (president/dean 1906–1934)
  • Walter Clinton Jackson (dean of administration, 1934–1945; chancellor, 1945–1950)
  • Edward Kidder Graham (chancellor, 1950–1956)
  • William Whatley Pierson (acting chancellor, 1956–1957)
  • Gordon Williams Blackwell (chancellor, 1957–1960)
  • William Whatley Pierson (acting chancellor, 1960–1961)
  • Otis Arnold Singletary (chancellor, 1961–1966)
  • James Sharbrough Ferguson (acting chancellor, 1964–1967; chancellor, 1967–1979)
  • William Edward Moran (chancellor, 1979–1994)
  • Debra W. Stewart (interim chancellor, 1994)
  • Patricia Ann Sullivan (chancellor, 1995–2008)
  • Linda P. Brady (chancellor, 2008–present)

Sustainability

In fall 2006, the first University Committee on Sustainability was formed at UNC Greensboro and consists of over 40 voluntary members, reflecting a diverse and widespread interest on campus.[11] In addition, planning for a more comprehensive “Center for Sustainability” has been approved and is now underway. Although UNCG has no LEED-certified buildings, two members of the Facilities Design & Construction team are now LEED accredited and will be able to help steer future projects in a more sustainable direction.[12] Within the university’s dining system, “Nature's Healthy Corner,” a small area of the cafeteria, offers some locally grown and organic options, and fryer oil is recycled to create biodiesel.[13] On the College Sustainability Report Card 2009, UNCG received an overall grade of “C” from the publisher, the Sustainable Endowments Institute.[14]

University Libraries

The UNCG University Libraries system has five branches on campus. In addition to the main Walter Clinton Jackson Library, the system contains the Teaching and Learning Center (which houses materials on film and video), the Music Library, the Chemistry/Biochemistry Library, the Teaching Resource Center in the School of Education and the Multicultural Resource Center (located in the Elliot University Center). The University Archives and Manuscripts, Special Collections and Rare Books, and Digital Projects Office are also considered part of the Jackson Library system.

Academic Units

The University is organized into the College of Arts and Sciences and six professional schools: Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics, School of Education, School of Health and Human Performance, School of Human Environmental Sciences, School of Music, and School of Nursing. The University offers three doctoral degrees in eighteen areas of study, master's degrees in a wide variety of concentrations including four Master of Fine Arts degrees, and a number of Post-Baccalaureate and Post-Master's Certificates.

Bryan School of Business & Economics

The Bryan School of Business and Economics is the largest of UNCG's six professional schools. It was founded in 1969, and is named for Joseph M. Bryan, a prominent figure in North Carolina politics and philanthropy. It is accredited by The Associate to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, and is in the top 10% of schools in the nation[citation needed] that have earned this accreditation for business and economics. The school is organized into four different departments; Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, and Information Systems and Operations Management. A new degree in Marketing was added in the Fall of 2006. The entrepreneurship concentration became a full major in January of 2010.

The Bryan School offers degrees at different levels. They include:

Undergraduate:

  • Accounting
  • Accounting and Information Systems
  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Information Systems and Operations Management
  • International Business Studies
  • Marketing

Graduate:

  • Master of Arts in Applied Economics
  • MBA
  • MBA/Master of Science in Nursing joint degree
  • Master of Science in Accounting
  • Master of Science in Information Technology Management
  • Ph.D. in Economics
  • Ph.D. in Information Systems

Certificates:

  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate for Studies in Business Administration
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate for Studies in Information Technology
  • Post-master’s Certificate in Management
  • Post-master’s Certificate in Financial Analysis
  • Post-master’s Certificate in International Business
  • Post-master’s Certificate in Information Technology

The Bryan School has 75 full-time faculty as well as 2,000 undergraduates and 450 graduate students. There are also more than 18,000 alumni.

College of Arts & Sciences

School of Education

The school of Education has several graduate programs, one notable one being a PhD in Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundation which has a concentration in Cultural Studies.

School of Health & Human Performance

The School of Health and Human Performance is a growing and popular school of study at UNCG. It is one of two schools in the state to offer a Recreation and Hospitality Management degree.[citation needed]
Undergraduate Programs

  • Public Health
  • Dance
  • Exercise and Sport Science
  • Hospitality Management
  • Leisure Service Management
  • Recreation and Parks Management
  • Therapeutic Recreation
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Music Performance/Education

School of Human Environmental Sciences

  • Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture (4+ year degree)

Department of Interior Architecture

  • Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies Major

(With concentrations in Birth through Kindergarten Teacher Licensure, Child and Adolescent Development in the Family, Early Care and Education, and Family Studies.) [1]

School of Music

The UNCG School of Music is home to over 600 music majors and 60 distinguished faculty members. Music has been a central discipline at UNCG since the University's founding. The school was the first in the South[citation needed] to offer an undergraduate music education degree (1912). The North Carolina High School Music Contest Festival – the precursor of today's influential[citation needed] North Carolina Music Educators Association – arose on campus during the 1920s.

The UNCG School of Music has been fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music since 1938. The school offers the only comprehensive music program from undergraduate through doctoral study in performance and music education in North Carolina[citation needed].

By July 1, 2010, the School of Music will be combined administratively with the departments of theater and dance to create the School of Music, Theater, and Dance. The offices for the new combined school are going to remain in the current music building.

Degree Programs offered include:

  • Bachelor of Music in Composition, Jazz Studies, Music Education, Vocal or Instrumental Performance
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music
  • Master of Music in Music Theory, Composition, Music Education, Vocal or Instrumental Performance with specialties in Accompanying, Conducting, Early Keyboard Instruments, Piano Pedagogy, or Vocal Pedagogy
  • Doctor of Musical Arts in Accompanying, Conducting, Vocal or Instrumental Performance
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education

Student Organizations include:

School of Nursing

The School of Nursing was established in September 1966 under the leadership of the first Dean, Eloise R. Lewis. The first class of BSN students graduated in 1970. In 1976, the MSN program was initiated. The School began the PhD program Fall 2005. The School continues to offer both undergraduate and graduate programs with over 4,000 alumni. The School also offers an outreach program in Hickory, North Carolina for RN to BSN students and a concentration in education for MSN students.

The average passage rate for the NCLEX is over 90% for prelicensure graduates and all of the graduates from the nurse anesthesia program are nationally certified. The Adult and Gerontological Nurse Practitioner program leads to eligibility for national certification.

Students have the opportunity for clinical experiences in over 400 agencies throughout the state of North Carolina. The School supports four nursing clinics for the elderly as educational sites for students. All students are advised by nursing faculty.

Lloyd International Honors College

Lloyd International Honors College is a selective honors college at The University of North Carolina at Greensoro and provides undergraduate students in all majors an excellent opportunity to reach a higher level of academic achievement in the same time it takes to earn a regular degree.

The College offers three Honors academic programs that allows students to enhance their general-education studies (General-Education Honors Program), work in their major (Disciplinary Honors Program), or their entire undergraduate education while at UNCG (Full University Honors Program). All Honors students take special Honors courses that are generally restricted to no more than 20–25 students and often have an interdisciplinary focus. For those who wish to complete General-Education Honors or Full University Honors, an international experience and a second language are required.

There are also a variety of independent study and research opportunities that give Honors students the chance to design courses their fit their special needs and interests and to work one-on-one with faculty. Finally, Lloyd International Honors College offers a variety of extracurricular opportunities including weekly coffees where students and faculty discuss issues of the day, student symposia, debates, special lectures and performances, enhanced study abroad opportunities, and special residence hall options.

The Graduate School

The Graduate School at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro directs and manages the graduate programs on campus for approximately 3600 graduate students from 33 states and 34 foreign countries.

Some of the activities coordinated by The Graduate School Staff:

  • Disseminate program and admission information to prospective students
  • Collect and process application materials submitted to The University
  • Coordinate the admission process with academic departments
  • Assist students with interpretation of policy, course registration and withdrawal
  • Monitor academic eligibility
  • Review theses/dissertations for formatting requirements
  • Process applications for Graduation
  • Process degree audits/degree clearances
  • Work with the Graduate Studies Committee to approve all new/revised graduate programs, curricula, and policy

M.F.A. Writing Program

The MFA Writing Program is one of the oldest such programs in the country.[citation needed] During the early years, the University had among its faculty a number of noted writers, such as Allen Tate, Caroline Gordon, John Crowe Ransom, Hiram Haydn, Peter Taylor, Robie Macauley and Randall Jarrell. They invited other distinguished writers to campus to read from their work and to meet with students; these writers included Robert Lowell, Robert Frost, Flannery O’Connor, Robert Penn Warren, Eudora Welty, and Saul Bellow. In 1965, under the leadership of Robert Watson, creative writing offerings were formalized. Since that time, enrollment has grown, but the faculty has intentionally kept the program small, enabling students to have individual conferences with faculty. Notable faculty members have included Fred Chappell, H.T. Kirby-Smith, Michael Parker, Craig Nova, Stuart Dischell, Jennifer Grotz and David Roderick. Notable graduates include Claudia Emerson, Steve Almond, Keith Lee Morris, Lee Hadaway and Rodney Jones.

School of Pharmacy

UNCG has proposed plans to become only the second public university in the state to have a school of pharmacy. The plan has not yet been approved by the UNC system board. The university would like the school of pharmacy to begin accepting full time students in 2011. The new program would either be housed in a newly constructed building on campus or a renovated building in downtown Greensboro.

Residential Colleges

UNCG is home to three residential colleges, smaller communities within the university designed to enrich the student experience.

Cornelia Strong College

Cornelia Strong College provides a social and academic community within the context of the larger university. There is no specific curriculum. The college is open to resident and non-resident undergraduate and graduate students. Strong College fellows are faculty members who take an active role in the development of Strong College's student members.

Grogan College

Ione Grogan College, established in 1997, is limited to freshman and serves about 300 students per year. The college is divided into smaller learning communities, each headed by a faculty fellow. The college offers classes that meet general requirements, and ease freshman into the college experience.

Warren Ashby Residential College

The Warren Ashby Residential College at Mary Foust, established in 1970, is a community of freshman and sophomore students, faculty and staff who live or work in Mary Foust Hall. Also known as the RC (or WARC), the college offers small classes, close student and faculty interaction and a rich community living experience.

In addition to freshmen and sophomores, those who have graduated from the program and are rising juniors or seniors may apply to be Mary Foust upperclassmen. Typically 8–12 or so juniors and seniors are selected each year to continue living in Mary Foust as mentors. Each upperclassman is required to complete an "upperclassman project." These projects are typically activities that support community interaction within Mary Foust.

Many Mary Foust alumni continue to support and participate in Ashby Residential College. Many of the staff are alumni.

Notable alumni

Notable events

External links

References

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  2. ^ a b http://www.news-record.com/content/2009/09/11/article/uncg_sets_another_enrollment_record
  3. ^ http://media.www.carolinianonline.com/media/storage/paper301/news/2009/01/27/CampusNews/Princeton.Review.Says.best.Value.For.2009-3628123.shtml
  4. ^ http://www.nln.org/excellence/coe/index.htm
  5. ^ http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/grad/edu/search/page+3
  6. ^ http://www.blandwood.org/CollegiateArchitectureinGreensboro.html
  7. ^ Marvin A. Brown, Greensboro: An Architectural Record (1995).
  8. ^ UNCG Student Government Association, "About Us"
  9. ^ UNCG Posting Policy
  10. ^ The University Colors, UNCG. Accessed 9 September, 2006.
  11. ^ "UNCG Sustainability Committee: Academics and Culture". UNC- Greensboro. http://sustain.uncg.edu/workgroups/academics_culture/academics_culture.html. Retrieved 2009-06-08. 
  12. ^ "UNCG Sustainability Committee: Green Building". UNC- Greensboro. http://sustain.uncg.edu/workgroups/green_building/green_building.html. Retrieved 2009-06-08. 
  13. ^ "UNCG Sustainability Committee: Campus Dining". UNC- Greensboro. http://sustain.uncg.edu/workgroups/dining_services/dining_services.html. Retrieved 2009-06-08. 
  14. ^ "College Sustainability Report Card 2009". Sustainable Endowments Institute. http://www.endowmentinstitute.org/. Retrieved 2009-06-08. 
  15. ^ UNCG Spartans Athletics website. "Hines has career records at UNCG with 2,187 points, 1,047 rebounds and 349 blocks. He is one of 97 players in college basketball history to record 2,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds and one of just six to also have 300 career blocks joining Alonzo Mourning, David Robinson, Tim Duncan, Pervis Ellison and Derrick Coleman." Accessed March 14, 2008.

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