UNCG Magazine

UNCG Soccer’s Ethan Conley, leading by example

HE GOT THE CALL that most college athletes would trade anything to receive: He’d been drafted by a pro team. “Man, if I can talk about that moment for a second! Playing professionally was a dream of mine since I was a kid,” recalls Ethan Conley ’24. “It was a … Continued

Happy warrior: UNCG Soccer’s Marco Milanese

“YOU WILL HAVE TO BE AN EXAMPLE, even when you don’t want to be,” explains Marco Milanese ’22. “Being a captain means you’re going to have to expose yourself.” But being a leader is a role that feels natural for Milanese, who comes from Isenia, Italy, near Naples. “I started … Continued

One of us Forever

Fred Chappell’s poetry, essays, and novels are lauded nationally and beyond. Meanwhile, he’s inspired a legion of Spartan students, who make clear that what he taught was timeless. By former students and Mike Harris ’93 MAPhotography by Martin W. Kane and Courtesy of Martha Blakeney Hodges Special collections and university … Continued

Setting the Stage

CARMENS, TOREADORS, AND FIGAROS; TOSCAS, BESSES, AND QUEENS OF THE NIGHT – WHERE DO THEY COME FROM? In North Carolina, UNCG Opera Theatre is the premier incubator for singers who advance to the world’s greatest stages. In the past two years, they moved to virtual performances to modified live performances … Continued

At the Met

Life on opera’s grandest stage is a whirlwind. “Carmen,” “Verdi,” “Tosca,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “Turandot,” “Macbeth,” “Madame Butterfly,” and more classic operas are all performed every other year, as well as works by contemporary composers. The Met re-opened in September 2021, with strict COVID-19 protocols in place, but with all … Continued

A Triumphant Return

Above, final dress rehearsal of “Porgy and Bess.” The cast included many UNCG alumni and several students. In early 2020, the opening of Greensboro’s Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts signaled a state of unparalleled artistic growth for the city. And tickets were flying out the door for the … Continued

’22, here’s to you

The Class of 2022 is ready for their next chapter. “We are a force to be reckoned with,” says Nicole Rowe ’22. “That’s something we’ve shown over the course of the pandemic. And I think that’s a trait that is going to be very beneficial in life because you never … Continued

Class Acts

Remembering the traditions of class day, sister classes, and daisy chains. Commencement week has always been special on our campus, marked by ceremony and tradition. And daisies, thousands of daisies. For many decades, the big event for seniors was the Class Day ceremony, held the day before commencement – usually … Continued

The Art of Now

Students at the Weatherspoon Art on Paper exhibit

WEATHERSPOON ART MUSEUM IS REFRAMED By Mike Harris ’93 MA | Photography by Martin W. Kane When students become absorbed by a work of art, something magical happens. It’s a small moment of transformation, curator Emily Stamey says. Stamey is one of the Weatherspoon Art Museum’s curators who lead Dillard … Continued