Hot Topic: Redefinition of Full-time Enrollment for UNCG Graduate Students — First Thursday: Sept. 4, 2014

Posted on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 by admin under Events, Scholarship, Student success, Student support, Students, Uncategorized. Tags: , , , , ,

Student Perspective by Matt Barrett Graduate Assistant for Communications On September 4th, The Graduate School will host its first First Thursday in Room 574 of the Jackson Library. During the meeting, Dean Wiener will lead a discussion regarding the “redefinition of full time enrollment from 6 to 9 credit hours and its implications.” For those […]

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 […]

The Real World

Posted on Friday, April 11th, 2014 by admin under Students, Uncategorized. Tags: ,

Student Perspective Post by Matt Barrett Graduate Assistant for Communications Between now and the end of the school year, there are a few blogs I’d like to write. For instance, next week I will post about a student who has won a major award, and then I’ll wrap up the semester with some musings about […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]