Homecoming 2017

Posted on September 13, 2017

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We hope to see you back on campus October 16-22 for Homecoming 2017! Help celebrate 125 years of excellence and opportunity at UNCG and reconnect with your Spartan family.

Homecoming 2017 will feature the Block Party at Kaplan Commons with live entertainment from the Southeast’s number one party band, Sleeping Booty. This year’s festivities include the Homecoming Bonfire with food trucks and fireworks, the GOLD Alumni Spartan Hop tavern tour on Friday, the Alumni of Distinction Awards Dinner on Thursday, the Children’s Festival, Homecoming 5K, the Homecoming soccer match against SoCon rival Mercer and dozens of alumni receptions and reunion celebrations throughout the weekend.  Alumni will have an opportunity to meet John Kiss in the College of Arts and Sciences tent at Kaplan Commons on Saturday.

Make plans to come back home to celebrate with old friends and meet new ones as we revel in a tradition of 35 years!

View the Homecoming Website for all the details.


Event: Anthro Homecoming Celebration

Date: Friday, October 20
Time: 6-8PM
Location: Graham Building 4th Floor

Description: Anthropology faculty, students, and alumni gather for finger food and drinks while visiting the Anthropology Labs in Graham building.  We welcome our 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award winner (TBD), who will give a brief talk describing the impact of his or her Anthropology education at UNCG on his or her career and life. Finally, the awardee joins faculty and students for dinner on Tate St.

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Event: Chemistry & Biochemistry Homecoming Reception

Date: Friday, October 20
Time: 5:30-7:30PM
Location: Chemistry & Biochemistry Department lobby, 4th Floor, Sullivan Science Building

Description: Please join us for our annual department homecoming reception. We have a lot to celebrate this year! We will have a student research poster session on exhibit during the event between 5:30-7:30pm, a special scholarship announcement for award recipients and donors at 6:00pm, and lab facility tours at 7:00pm. We hope to see you there!

Classical Studies

Event: Classical Studies Alumni Get-Together

Date: Friday, October 20
Time: 5-7PM
Location: World of Beer (1310 Westover Terrace)

Description: A chance for faculty, staff and alumni to get together, catch up, reminisce, and celebrate


Event: Intellectual Worlds, Social Change; Alumni Speak about Pedagogy, Scholarship and Community Impact

Date: Thursday, October 19
Time: 5:30-8:30PM
Location: Organ Recital Hall, Music Building

Description: Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the PhD in English, this panel features speakers whose graduate work has lead them beyond the academy, discussing how their graduate education has shaped their work for social change in non-academic spaces.

Interior Architecture

Event: Friends and Alumni of Interior Architecture Reception and Dinner

Date: Saturday, October 21
Time: Reception and silent auction from 6:00-7:00 p.m., dinner from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Location: The Gallery at Gatewood Studio Arts Building, Room 101. 527 Highland Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27402

Description: Please join the Department of Interior Architecture as we celebrate UNCG’s 125th Anniversary. The celebration will kick off with a reception and silent auction, followed by dinner with alumni and friends of the department. This is a wonderful opportunity to reunite with friends and colleagues of the past and toast to the department’s future. The silent auction will offer one of a kind objects from artists and faculty as well as products and services from local businesses. Proceeds from the silent auction and ticket sales will benefit departmental scholarships and special initiatives. We hope to see you there. Price: $60.00 per person, includes reception and dinner.

Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Event: ‘Round the World with LLC

Date: Saturday, October 21
Time: 1-3PM
Location: MHRA 3501

Description: Come celebrate the diversity of our programs by sampling libations and delectable snacks from around the world. Reunite with friends and mentors.  Learn about the exciting work of our students and faculty ranging from ramp building in Costa Rica to a recent mystery novel publication. The first 20 alums to rsvp will receive free beverage tickets to use at Kaplan Common.


Event: Psychology Meet & Greet

Date: Saturday, October 21
Time: 4-6PM
Location: Kaplan Commons

Description: Psychology professors and current students will be on hand at the College of Arts and Sciences tent on Kaplan Commons to say hello to all psychology alumni. First 10 people to visit will be eligible for a free ticket to an upcoming Men’s Basketball Spartan Spot event for alumni and friends of the Psychology Department.

Women’s and Gender Studies

Event: The Dylan Rose Kadis and Eloise Hall Kadis Lecture Series presents “The Institutional as Usual: Sexism, Racism, and the Politics of Complaint” Presented by Dr. Sara Ahmed

Date: Wednesday, October 18
Time: 4-5PM
Location: Maple Room, EUC

Description: How do everyday forms of talk help shape how institutions of various kinds (such as government agencies, universities, and businesses) work?  In this talk, Dr. Sara Ahmed offers a feminist analysis of how ordinary conversation, including joking and banter, helps perpetuate and normalize institutionalized forms of sexism and racism.  She further addresses what happens when people seek to complain about such ordinary conversation.  What does the institutional response to such complaints tell us about how contemporary forms of power work and how oppression gets reproduced through repeated, seemingly small actions?

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