TEDxUNCGreensboro 2020! Submit a Proposal Today!

Posted on Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 by Rachael Lynne Edmonds under Home Page.

Do you have an idea to share with the world?

Take a chance and step onto a TEDx stage right on campus. For the second year, UNC Greensboro will host a TEDx event. The event will be held Wednesday, March 18, 2020. All UNCG students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to apply to speak.

TEDx is a showcase for speakers presenting great, well-formed ideas in under 18 minutes. The program is an outgrowth of TED, a global community of curious minds and inspired thinkers sharing ideas both online and at events throughout the world.

The theme and title for the evening will be “Empower,” pending TEDx official approval. Dr. Omar Ali, a veteran TEDx speaker and dean of Lloyd International Honors College, will co-emcee the event with colleague Portia Harris. The event will take place in the EUC Auditorium.
Potential speakers are encouraged to contemplate how their chosen topics relate to and empower people on campus or in the broader community. Each speaker who is selected will have the benefit of at least two individual coaching sessions with UNCG alumna Katie Marshall, of Creative Machine Consulting.All those interested in presenting a talk should complete this online form by Oct. 4, 2019. Each speaker must attend the following meetings prior to the event:
All Call Group Meetings – Nov. 22 @ 1:00 and Jan. 17 at 1 p.m.
Dress Rehearsal – March 12 or March 13 at 3-6 p.m.
Applicants should take time to review “What is a TEDx Talk?” and the YouTube video “What Makes a Great Ted Talk” before submitting their ideas.
Learn more at the TEDxUNCGreensboro website: https://www.tedxuncgreensboro.com.

Catalyst Registration Open!

Posted on Monday, September 16th, 2019 by Kristina Marie Gage under Home Page.
Looking to engage in meaningful community service while earning service hours? Catalyst offers UNCG students the opportunity to sign-up for Saturday service projects that combine learning, reflection, service and fun! Each Catalyst has a different theme. Limited space is available, students must register to participate.  Transportation and meals are provided. More information can be found on our Catalyst page.
Fall 2019 Schedule

September 21 – Welcoming Immigrants and Refugees
October 5 – Paws for a Cause: The Importance of Rescuing
October 26 – Mentoring Matters
November 9 – Equity in LGBTQ+ Healthcare
November 23 – Hunger at Home

If you are interested or have questions, please email Kristina Gage at kmsnader@uncg.edu.  

UNCG Named “Voter Friendly Campus”

Posted on Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 by Kristina Marie Gage under Home Page.

2/27/19

Today, UNC Greensboro received the designation of “Voter Friendly Campus.” The initiative, led by national nonpartisan organizations Campus Vote Project and NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, held participating institutions accountable for planning and implementing practices that encourage their students to register and vote in the 2018 elections and in the coming years.

The mission of the Voter Friendly Campus designation is to bolster efforts that help students overcome barriers to participating in the political process. Our campus was evaluated based on a campus plan about how we would engage student voters in 2018, how we facilitated democratic engagement efforts on our campus, and a final analysis of our efforts. The designation is valid through December 2020.

As part of our effort to be designated a voter friendly campus, the Office of Leadership & Civic Engagement (OLCE) led a team of student Democracy Fellows, volunteers, and campus partners like the Student Government Association and Campus Activities and Programs to develop and carry out a election engagement plan for 2018. Key features of this fall’s plan included offering Voting 101 workshops in classrooms, developing a website with student voting information, hosting voter turnout events like Election Fest and “Donut” Forget to Vote, voter registration drives, and a social media campaign.

  • 450 students participated in a Voting 101 workshop
  • 650 students attended a voter turnout event
  • Over 500 students received non-partisan voter guides with information about what was on the ballot
  • 215 students registered to vote through our programs
  • The social media campaign resulted in 22.6K impressions in November 2018, the top tweet was an info-graphic on how to get to the polls

The institutions designated Voter Friendly Campuses represent a wide range of two-year, four-year, public, private, rural, and urban campuses.


Follow OLCE on Social Media

Posted on Friday, June 23rd, 2017 by Kristina Marie Gage under Home Page.


Sign-up for OLCE Announcements

Posted on Friday, June 7th, 2013 by admin under Home Page.

Announcements provide weekly (fall and spring) leadership and service updates via email. Signing up is the best way to learn about and engage OLCE programming and service opportunities!

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