UNCW Receives $10 Million Gift, Largest in University History, to Establish New School

The University of North Carolina Wilmington has received a $10 million gift commitment from alumnus David Congdon ’78, and his wife, Helen. This represents the largest outright gift commitment in university history; with it, UNCW will establish the “David S. Congdon School of Supply Chain, Business Analytics and Information Systems,” supporting these programs within the …

Progress for new nursing, sciences building

A significant milestone has been reached in the construction of the new Nursing and Instructional Building (NIB) on the UNC Greensboro campus – the project has surpassed the halfway mark in the timeline for completion. This achievement was highlighted by a recent visit to the site by UNC Greensboro Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. “It’s …

ECU College of Nursing poised to improve rural access to health care with new $2.8 million grant

Thanks to new grant funding, graduates from several ECU College of Nursing departments will be poised to provide health care that makes a big difference in small communities. The four-year, $2.79 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded to the College of Nursing promises to transform the advanced practice registered …

Aggie Computer Scientists Win 2019 Black Enterprise BE SMART Hackathon

Students in the College of Engineering at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University placed first against 12 other historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the Black Enterprise 2019 BE SMART Hackathon, winning the event for the third time since its inception. “Our computer science students are some of the best prepared in the …

Criminal justice students participate in active shooter exercise

For 23 students in Western Carolina University’s criminal justice program, the opportunity to participate as crisis actors in a multi-agency active shooter response training exercise was a chance to help and learn. The exercise was conducted Friday, Aug. 30, by the U.S. Marshals Service at the federal courthouse in Asheville. Neighboring streets were closed and …

Coverage, From Manteo to Murphy

UNC-TV Keeps the State Informed During Emergency Situations At the center of UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina’s logo is a curious medallion: two sets of parallel lines appear to spin outward from a circular center. It doesn’t take much of an imaginative leap to see its abstract resemblance to a hurricane. In fact, the design …

Appalachian partners with Winston-Salem State to provide social justice program for future teachers

A new program is helping future educators at two North Carolina universities — Appalachian State University and Winston-Salem State University — look at classrooms in a different way, with the goal of creating an environment in which all students thrive. Student diversity is increasing nationally and in North Carolina, according to the Western Interstate Commission for Higher …

Methodist, UNCP partner to encourage diversity in health professions

Methodist University’s Physician Assistant Program has entered into an articulation agreement with The University of North Carolina at Pembroke designed to strengthen the program’s goal of encouraging diversity in the health professions programs. “This agreement that promotes American Indians to pursue a PA degree couldn’t come at a better time for UNC Pembroke and Robeson …

The Sky is Wide Open

How the UNC System Propels Space Exploration In the summer of 1969, Neil Armstrong’s pronouncement reached Earth from across the void:  “One small step for man. One giant leap for mankind.” Space had become a little less empty. Fifty years later, Christina Koch’s record-breaking stint aboard the International Space Station underscores how outer space continues …

App State and community partner to strengthen K–12 science education

In the 2018–19 academic year, the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences (GES) at Appalachian State University — with assistance from over 50 undergraduate students — reached over 5,000 schoolchildren at more than 34 High Country schools and organizations through outreach events. The department has been awarded five outreach-specific grants ranging from $1,500–$62,000, with a predicted total …

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