Auspicious Beginnings

Posted on Friday, September 4th, 2015 by William Davis under Community Engagement, Events, Graduate Alumni. Tags: ,

Student Perspective Michelle Rosquillo Last night marked the inaugural reading of the annual Visiting Writers Series, put on by the MFA Creative Writing Program, the English Department, and a slew of sponsors whose aim is simple: Share good writing. I have been to several of these readings in the last couple of years, all of […]

Welcome Back – Fall 2014!

Posted on Thursday, August 14th, 2014 by admin under Students. Tags: , , , ,

Student Perspective Post by Matt Barrett Graduate Assistant for Communications On the morning I started third grade, I decided to perform at least three “death-defying” feats before the school bus picked me up. I’d already completed two of them (I forget what they were but probably involved inappropriate language and/or sneaking extra dessert into my […]

Reflections and Projections

Posted on Friday, May 16th, 2014 by admin under Careers, Student support, Uncategorized. Tags: , , , ,

  Student Perspective Post by Matt Barrett Graduate Assistant for Communications To wrap up this year’s blogs, I’d like to reflect upon my time at UNCG and make some projections about what is to come.  Needless to say, I have enjoyed my first year as a graduate student.  Most of my blogs are about the […]

Matt’s Summer Reading List

Posted on Friday, May 2nd, 2014 by admin under Students, Uncategorized. Tags: ,

Student Perspective Post by Matt Barrett Graduate Assistant for Communications Now that the semester is officially winding down, I’ve started to compile a list of books that I want to read over the next few months.  Some of this list includes stories that I will re-read and others that have been recommended to me.  Throughout […]

UNCG Alum Wins the Oldest Annual Literary Prize in the US

Posted on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 by admin under Awards and Honors, Careers, Graduate Alumni. Tags: , , ,

Student Perspective Post by Matt Barrett Graduate Assistant for Communications  Earlier this week Ansel Elkins, a recent graduate of UNCG’s MFA Writing Program, received one of the most prestigious literary awards in the United States. The Yale Younger Poets Prize, which has been awarded to some of the greatest contemporary poets, including John Ashbery, Robert […]

Spring Break: So What Are Your Plans?

Posted on Thursday, February 27th, 2014 by admin under athletics, Events, Student success, Student support, Students, Uncategorized. Tags: , ,

Student Perspective post by Matt Barrett Graduate Assistant for Communications  Does anyone else feel like the spring semester just started?  I can’t pinpoint it exactly, but time seems to fly during the school year.  It’s one of those strange phenomena, I guess.  One day our classes start, and the next we’re making plans for spring […]

Workshops for Graduate Students

Posted on Monday, February 17th, 2014 by admin under Economic Development, Events, Professional development, Research, Student success, Student support, Students. Tags: , , , , , , ,

Student Perspective post by: Matt Barrett Graduate Assistant for Communications While I’m tempted to write another snow day blog, I’d like to take this time to switch gears and mention a few specific events that will be taking place at UNCG throughout February.  Most of you probably received the email about the upcoming Graduate School […]

Reflections on a Snow Day

Posted on Friday, January 31st, 2014 by admin under Students, Uncategorized. Tags: ,

Student Perspective Post by Matt Barrett Graduate Assistant for Communications Photography by Denise Sherron Graduate School Staff I have to admit, I’m beginning to feel like a psychic.  At the start of my last blog, I mentioned how I’ve been told to never discuss the weather—but I brought it up anyway, and voila, a southern […]

Finals Week

Posted on Thursday, December 5th, 2013 by admin under Student success, Students, Uncategorized. Tags: , , , ,

 Post by Matt Barrett Graduate Assistant for Communications While it may sound surprising, I don’t always know what to write about in my weekly blogs—with so many events around campus, it’s often difficult to come up with one concrete idea.  But I think it’s safe to say that this week, I should write about finals.  […]

Thanksgiving: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Posted on Thursday, November 21st, 2013 by admin under Events, Students, Uncategorized. Tags: , ,

Post by Matt Barrett Graduate Assistant for Communications In an ideal world, I would have spent this past week walking around the UNCG campus, asking students what they like about Thanksgiving.  I think that would have been a pretty cool blog—a collage of students’ feelings about a holiday that I assume would have yielded positive […]