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Batchelor’s Life: A food critic’s career

The most exciting careers have twists and turns. UNCG’s career services experts say most people have multiple careers over a lifetime. Just ask Dr. John Batchelor ’83 MA. Teacher A junior high school teacher of language arts and social studies for 15 years, he started writing professionally on weekends. It … Continued

Dining that’s just, right.

Food shot

A delicious look at a new concept in hiring – and a daring model in dining. By Alyssa Bedrosian • Photography by Martin W. Kane If there’s a handbook for how to start and run a restaurant, Kathryn Hubert ’12 has completely rewritten it. As owner and chef of Chez … Continued

Fond Farewell for Michael Parker

Michael Parker published his first book the first year he taught at UNCG, 1992. He published his 10th book as he retired from UNCG earlier this year. ”I’ve always loved teaching the undergraduates here,” he said. “They’re very open-minded. They’re fun to teach, because they don’t get offended. A lot … Continued

Stage of Life: Deon’te Goodman ’16

By Susan Kirby-Smith ’06 MA, In March of this year, Deon’te Goodman ’16 experienced the night all actors dream about – his first night on the Broadway stage. “I was terrified,” he says, remembering the seconds before the curtain went up at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. No wonder. It’s only … Continued

Leavel Best: Beth Leavel ‘80 MA

By Mike Harris ’93 MA The 2019 Tony’s telecast begins. The full casts of the nominated musicals hit the stage. One actress cheekily plops a hat on the host’s head. Only one of Broadway’s brightest stars could do that. That was Beth Leavel ‘80 MA.  Beth premiered on Broadway in … Continued

Google guru

Jaime Casap, education evangelist at Google, advocates for building innovation into our education policies and practices. Raised by a single immigrant mother, Jaime believes strongly in the power of education to change families. He will visit campus on Friday, April 17, for a free, public event as part of the … Continued

Refugee Resource

After a tragic 2018 apartment fire in Greensboro, many immigrants and refugees there needed support securing new places to live. UNCG’s Center for New North Carolinians (CNNC) helped. Student interns made a huge impact, and at the end of the 2018-2019 school year they organized the first CNNC Intern Symposium. … Continued

Setting the Scene: Joseph Forbes ’75

By Alyssa Bedrosian If you’ve been to a Broadway show, chances are you’ve seen Joseph Forbes’ work on stage. “Beetlejuice.” “Frozen.” “The Prom.” “To Kill a Mockingbird.” The list goes on. They all feature work from Scenic Art Studios, a premier scene painting studio for Broadway that Joseph founded more … Continued

Spartans will storm the streets

The men’s basketball home opener vs NC A&T tips off Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. The cheering will begin hours earlier. The UNCG community is invited to join for a festive spirit march from campus to Coliseum. At 4:30 p.m., be part of a brief pep rally. Then it’ll … Continued