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 […]

Planning Your Weekend: Winterfest ’14

Posted on Friday, January 24th, 2014 by admin under Events, Student support, Students, Uncategorized. Tags: , , , ,

Student Perspective post by Matt Barrett Graduate Assistant for communications For as long as I can remember, people have told me not to discuss the weather. And by people, I mean everyone, from my parents and teachers to the corny Saturday night rom-coms that I somehow still get sucked into. We all know the typical […]

…And We’re Back!

Posted on Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 by admin under Community Engagement, Economic Development, Events, Faculty, Graduate Alumni, Students, Uncategorized. Tags: , , ,

Student Perspective Post by Matt Barrett Graduate Assistant for Communications Normally when someone asks me, “How was your break?” I answer: “Too short.”  It’s been my go-to response for as long as I can remember—even after Thanksgiving a couple months ago, I used the line three or four times.  But for whatever reason, I can […]

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 […]

A Blog About Blogs

Posted on Monday, November 18th, 2013 by admin under Community Engagement, Events, Students, Uncategorized. Tags: , , , , , ,

Post by Matt Barrett Graduate Assistant for Communications If you’ve ever read one of my blogs, you know a little bit about how I think.  I’ve made recommendations about upcoming events, given some relaxation techniques (which may be helpful during finals), and pontificated about the definition of a Spartan.  So as I sat down to […]

Why You Should Read the CAP Weekly Announcements

Posted on Thursday, November 7th, 2013 by admin under Community Engagement, Events, Professional development, Student support, Students, Uncategorized. Tags: , , , , , ,

post by Matt Barrett Graduate Assistant for Communications Have you ever gotten one of those “Weekly Announcement” emails from On the Go with C.A.P.?  If you’re a student, I bet you’ve gotten more than just one.  In fact, I’d be willing to say you’ve seen at least one of them per week, ever since you […]

Is It Really November?

Posted on Monday, November 4th, 2013 by admin under athletics, Events, Students, Uncategorized. Tags: , ,

post by Matt Barrett Graduate Assistant for Communications In August, someone asked me if I’d picked out a costume for Halloween.  I dismissed the question because it was months away—but then I blinked, and now it’s November.  A lot of my blogs have been about time, and how quickly it’s passed as a grad student.  […]

2013 UNCG Homecoming!

Posted on Monday, October 28th, 2013 by admin under Community Engagement, Events, Faculty, Graduate Alumni, Students, Uncategorized. Tags: , , , ,

 post by Dean Bill Wiener photos by Bill Wiener and Pat Taylor This weekend UNCG hosted an expanded version of Homecoming.  Each of the Schools, the College, and many of the Service Units had tents that engaged our current students and alumni.  The Graduate School and the Graduate Student Association hosted a tent.  The GSA […]

Paint the Town! (Blue and Gold)

Posted on Friday, October 25th, 2013 by admin under Awards and Honors, Community Engagement, Events, Faculty, Graduate Alumni, Students, Uncategorized. Tags: , , ,

Post by Matt Barrett Graduate Assistant for Communications Two weeks ago, I wrote a blog about Homecoming.  I described a few of the major events and made some recommendations about what you should attend.  But there was one event that I missed.  And I didn’t realize I missed it until yesterday, when I was walking past the Elliot University Center and three students […]