Monday, Feb. 27, 2017
February  Spartan Spotlight: Madison Sampson
Tunnel of Oppression - TODAY

The Tunnel of Oppression (TOP) will be held Monday, Feb. 27 from 1-6 p.m. in the EUC Cone Ballroom. The program does not take five hours, as tours rotate at different times through the Tunnel on an ongoing basis. Join us at any time during tour hours. 

TOP is an interactive event that takes place on a number of college campuses each year in order to highlight contemporary issues of oppression. The event originated as a diversity program in 1993 at Western Illinois University and has since expanded nationwide, introducing students to concepts such as power, privilege, and oppression.

Tunnel of Oppression participants will walk through various scenes that focus on a particular social justice issue with an assigned tour guide. While the situations encountered may make some uncomfortable, the Tunnel is designed to engage emotions and make participants think critically about what is experienced in the room. The scenes that take place in the Tunnel are not meant to be representative of all people who have experienced oppression. Instead, they are intended to portray one example of how oppression may be experienced.

If you have any questions, please contact Daniel Wiggins ( or Li Miles (

Recreation and Wellness
BodyPump Certification
Certify to be a LES MILLS BODYPUMP Instructor over a weekend (March 4-5). BODYPUMP is the world’s most effective and popular barbell based exercise program. Based on the clinically researched REP EFFECT™, BODYPUMP is the fastest was to get build long, lean muscle. Students receive up to 50% off, email  for student promotions.
Outdoor Adventures Spring Break Trip
Join Outdoor Adventures as we explore Georgia’s southernmost barrier island, Cumberland Island. We will be hiking alongside water and camping under the shade of the tangled branches of oak trees. Cumberland Island in March comes with warm temperatures, so get ready for some coastal backpacking, sunshine, and relaxation as we hike! Visit to learn more.
The Department of Recreation and Wellness is promoting an alcohol & drug free, safe, and relaxing Spring Break for all students. Not going anywhere for break?! That’s cool! Join us for  a Hawaiian themed party featuring YOU!  The program will take place  Wednesday, March 1,  from  7-9 p.m.  in the Cone Ballroom.  Please contact Carissa Crews ( ) or Marie Mbra ( ) if you need more information.
Intramural Sports Sign-Ups
Intramural Sports is gearing up for our next round of sports. Registration for Indoor Soccer, 4-on-4 Flag Football, Indoor Volleyball, and  Badminton run Feb. 27 - March 5. Click on the link in this email to access early registration for your team  h ttp://
Trapped Film Screening
44 states and the District of Columbia have measures subjecting abortion providers to legal restrictions not imposed on other medical professionals.   Join Recreation & Wellness Monday, March 6 at 6 p.m. in the EUC Auditorium for a screening of Trapped. A panel discussion will follow featuring Dr. Lisa Levenstein, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Humanities Network and Consortium, Dr, Jennifer Whitney, Director of UNCG Counseling Center

Get Lucky! 

Wednesday, March 8 | 6-7:30 p.m.

Kaplan Center for Wellness Room 209 

We’re up all night to get lucky! Spring Break is around the corner, so come to our Sparta Casino and see how lucky you are! Free T-shirt, prizes and snacks provided!   

Intercultural Engagement
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Award was established in 1986 to honor the memory of the late civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In 2017 the thirty-first annual award will be presented to a student at UNCG whose community activities and involvement embody the spirit of Dr. King’s service to humanity. The award Selection Committee will look for one who has gone “beyond expectations” in making outstanding contributions in the area of social justice through service, particularly service to the UNCG community. The winner will receive a $500 award.

Student Health Services

Mindfulness Meditation at UNCG

Wednesdays at 2 p.m., now through April 26 (excluding spring break); SHS #015, Ground floor Training Room in the Anna M. Gove Student Health Center

Please sign up here!

Meditation practices promote health and well-being. No experience necessary, no special postures and no special clothes. This event is free. 

RIO Workshop

Mondays at noon, Tuesdays at 11 a.m., Fridays at 1 p.m.; Counseling Center

Please sign up by calling the Counseling Center at 336-334-5874

RIO (Recognition/Insight/Open-Willingness) is a 3-week psychoeducational workshop. RECOGNIZE what is important so that you can live with meaning & purpose. Gain INSIGHT into what’s worth paying attention to and what’s mere noisy distraction, and how to separate yourself from your reactions. Learn OPEN-WILLINGNESS so that you can ride life’s roller coaster without getting whiplash. Your life is worth it!

Stress GPS

Wednesdays, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. or Thursdays, 3 – 4 p.m.; Counseling Center

Please sign up by calling the Counseling Center at 336-334-5874

Stress GPS is a two-part workshop where students will learn to examine the difference between stress, distress, and crisis in their lives and will be exposed to appropriate actions to address each.

Mindful Movement

Mondays, 3:45 – 5 p.m.; SHS #015, Ground floor Training Room in the Anna M. Gove Student Health Center

Please sign up by calling the Counseling Center at 336-334-5874

Learn the basics of mindfulness incorporating conscious breathing, gently moving the body, and clearing the mind.

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 2 Due - Monday, March 20
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