Monday, Jan. 23, 2017
Bronze Leadership Challenge Drive

The Bronze Leadership Challenge workshops are starting for the spring semester. If you are looking to continue your leadership development, the Bronze Leadership Challenge is a great place to start.

Our workshops cover leadership subjects ranging from Active Listening to Visioning and Goal Setting. To view the workshop schedule or learn more about our leadership programs, visit the OLSL site at

WinterFEST 2017 Continues!
Red Cross Blood Drive
The Elliott University Center will host its third Red Cross Blood Drive of the 2016-17 academic year on Wednesday, Feb. 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Cone Ballroom. 

Schedule your donation appointment today and help the EUC reach its 250-pint goal! For those wishing to donate double red blood cells, the Red Cross is currently accepting only blood types A negative; B negative; O positive; and O negative.

Be sure to come prepared when giving blood. Have a light meal and plenty to drink. Bring your Red Cross donor card (optional), driver’s license or two other forms of identification. And bring the names of any medications you are currently taking.

For more information on giving blood, and to schedule your donation appointment, visit .  Appointments will be given priority. Walk-ins are welcome.
Next time you are in the Kaplan, take a Nap! 

The chair, from MetroNap, is a not-so-simple recliner that vibrates, plays music and has a helmet-like “privacy visor” to help you fall asleep. It can be found at schools including Wesleyan University, Stanford University Graduate School of Medicine, University of California-San Francisco Carnegie Mellon, the Savannah College of Art and Design and, most recently right here at UNCG!

Lifeguard Course
Recreation & Wellness is hosting a lifeguard certification course this month. Held in the Kaplan Center, students who complete the course will obtain their American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification. Please visit our Aquatics page to learn more about this great opportunity. 
Please review the prerequisites for this course prior to registering!
Step Your Fitness Career Goals Up
Are you interested in a career in the fitness industry. Let Recreation & Wellness help you take that next step. We are offering both Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor certification courses. Visit  to learn more and register.
Recreation & Wellness is proud to host the 6th Annual Zumbathon® charity event for the American Heart Association on Friday, Feb. 3 ! ZES™, Zumba® Jammers and Local ZINS™ dancing for a great cause! Our amazing instructor line up this year that will keep your feet moving with their heart pounding choreography and music selections.
19th Annual Spartan Summit Climbing Competition 
A favorite event of Outdoor Adventures, the Spartan Summit, is a rock climbing competition open to UNCG students and Kaplan Center members. The Outdoor Adventures staff works hard in creating a fun and positive atmosphere for all participants. All climbers receive free food and great giveaways. The top three competitors in each category will be awarded awesome prizes.
National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week
How much do you REALLY know about drugs and alcohol. National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® focused on shattering the myths about drugs. Test you knowledge here and learn the facts behind this important issue.
Red Flag Campaign 
The Red Flag Campaign uses a bystander intervention strategy to address and prevent sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking on college campuses. The campaign encourages friends and other campus community members to say something when they see warning signs ("red flags") for sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking in a friend’s relationship.
BIG Sign-Up Event!
BIG Sign-Up event is this Thursday, Jan. 26 5-6 p.m. in EUC Azalea! This event is an opportunity to meet staff and trip leaders and ask them any questions you may have. Perfect chance to fill out applications and submit deposits to reserve your spot on a trip for the spring semester! UNCG’s Spartan Service Trips are immersive service experiences in regional domestic communities. Organized and led by trained student leaders, service trips involve meaningful service, educational opportunities, reflection, fellowship with UNCG students, and fun!  Apply using this link !
The application process for the Kaleidoscope Program is now open!

As a Student Coordinator of Peer Education (SCOPE), you can...
-Promote diversity and social justice awareness on campus
-Develop your leadership, programming, and facilitation skills
-Meet other Spartans with a common interest in diversity

Info sessions offered: 

1/25 at 6pm | 1/30 at 3pm | 2/2 at 1pm | 2/7 at 5pm | 2/10 at 2pm

Apply online:

Tuesday, Jan. 31 | 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. | EUC 062
Race Relations Post-Trump

Wednesday, Feb. 1 | 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. | EUC 062
Current Events

CommUNITY Dialogue is a campus-wide monthly dialogue series for UNCG students to build relationships across difference while discussing hot topics related to diversity and other current events affecting our UNCG community. Participants can a ttend an event once a month to be entered into drawing for a gift card.
For UNCG Students Currently Living on Campus

Are you interested in living on campus again in 2017-18? The PRIORITY housing application opens on Jan. 25 at 10 a.m. and closes on Feb. 11 at 11:59 p.m. Meeting that deadline will allow you choose a room before students in all other categories. 

Check out deadline details:

Apply with Artemis:

AlcoholEdu - New, First Year Students Under 21 Only 
Haven - All New Students- First Year & Transfer 
Both courses are already open so you may begin immediately!

Part 1 Due - Monday, Jan. 30
Part 2 Due - Monday, March 20
"Brown is the New White"
The "Brown is the New White" program will expand upon the previous conversation about interracial and intercultural coalition building. What would you like to see changed, that would make this diverse campus, an inclusive campus? What can you do to bring about that change? Sarah Carrig, the Faculty-In-Residence who lives in Spartan Village, will host part 2 of the very engaging program, "Brown is the New White" from on Feb. 7, 4-6 p.m., in EUC Cone Ballrooms B&C. Part 1 is not needed to join in Part 2.  
​Spread the Word - Find A Roommate
For students interested in sharing a room/suite/apartment in campus housing, there is a brand new resource: The UNCG HRL Find a Roommate Facebook group. The purpose of this group is to provide UNCG students with a private forum where they can connect with other students who will be attending UNCG in the fall. 

This group provides a place for positive interaction for students to meet other Spartans and possibly find a roommate for campus housing.  This is a closed group. In order to be approved to join, students must complete a form using UNCG iSpartan credentials. Find out more:    

Interested in being an RA for 2017-18? 
There is still time to apply. Applications are due Jan. 31 at 11:59 p.m. The Resident Advisor (RA) is responsible for a living area housing approximately 25-75 students in one of the University residence halls. The RA works as an integral member of the Housing and Residence Life team and is required to demonstrate professionalism as they assist students on a daily basis. RAs articulate to residents the philosophy and policies of Housing and Residence Life and UNC Greensboro. They represent HRL and UNCG by serving as a primary role model for residents.