Encyclopedia of UNCG History

An online resource for exploring the history of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

The School of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro was established in 2011, when the former Schools of Human Environmental Sciences (HES) and Health and Human Performance (HHP) merged into one. The school was originally comprised of seven departments, but has grown to now included ten departments. Not […]

Archie Shaftesbury was a Professor of Biology and Zoology at the Woman’s College from 1924 until his retirement in 1959. Shortly upon his arrival at the college, Shaftesbury began taking groups of students to the North Carolina seashore during the summers to study the diversity of marine life there. This venture would evolve into the […]

The Gerontology Program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) began officially in 1983 when the university started offering an Interdepartmental Studies Gerontology Concentration as a second major or minor taken in addition to a primary major from any other department. However, gerontology research at the university had been ongoing since 1969. During […]

The Arts Forum/Arts Festival was an annual interdisciplinary festival held for 25 years, from 1944 to 1969 at the Woman’s College (later renamed UNCG). The Arts Forum grew out of a 1943 Writing Forum sponsored by the Department of English. The following year, music composition, art, and dance joined writing and it became a three-day […]

Established in 1928, the Beaufort Summer School was initially a biology course at the seashore in Beaufort, North Carolina, with the aim of teaching marine research and cataloging the marine diversity of the North Carolina coast. This new program used the laboratories at Beaufort High School. By 1931, the Biology Department of the Woman’s College […]

Peter Agostini was a major American sculptor of the twentieth century who worked as a professor of art at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) from 1966 to 1985. Largely self-taught, Agostini was had less than two years of formal training (1935-1936) at the Leonardo da Vinci School in New York. Despite this, […]

Pine Needles was the yearbook of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. It was published between 1902 and 1993 in three different incarnations, first as The Decennial (1902), later as The Carolinian (1909-1917), and finally as Pine Needles (1920-1993).

The Middle College at UNCG was established 2011 and is a high school, where enrolled students can graduate with up to two years of transferable college credit, and a high school diploma. Middle College students attend classes full-time on the UNCG campus. The Middle College at UNCG is small and highly selective, with only 50 […]

The Miles Davis Jazz Studies Program is a small, specialized Jazz Studies program within the School of Music in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). It offers classes in improvisation, arranging/composition, history, theory, ear training, pedagogy, and piano skills leading to the Bachelor of Music […]

The Spartan Club is a non-profit organization which endeavors to secure the financial support for UNCG student-athletes. Throughout the year, the Spartan Club, and each of the Spartan varsity teams host special events and hospitality gatherings to promote interest in the athletic programs at UNCG.  The primary focus of the Spartan Club’s fundraising efforts is […]