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2008-08-19 12:00:35

By JENNIFER ATKINS BROWN Christine Kiernan moved to Greensboro in 2002 to pursue a master of fine arts degree in performance and choreography at UNCG . A modern dancer and choreographer, she has performed with groups such as the Power Company and John Gamble Dance Theater , and her choreography has been seen in events such as the Greensboro Fringe Festival . Kiernan also teaches at the Durham School of the Arts , but her passion is dancing, choreography and producing. She says, though,...

2008-08-17 12:00:24

By ROBERT C. LOPEZ In an era when playlists are often dictated from afar, finding a local or indie band on the dial can be a bit like trying to find an LP at a Best Buy. But the likes of Jews and Catholics, Glissade and Paleface are still being spun at WUAG (103.1 FM) and are among those featured on the station's latest compilation album, "Wooden Anniversary." "Yeah, you have things like MySpace and sites like that where you can hear a wide variety of stuff you may not hear anywhere...

2008-08-14 12:00:37

By Jeri Rowe Now, I read that sign in the window -- those block letters in black and aquamarine that read, "HELP SAVE YOUR LOCAL MUSIC STORE"-- and I realize the place many of us know as BB's could make that list. I stop Duncan Dunn . He's the owner, and I find out I'm like every other customer. He gets stopped three or four times a day, and in that wide-eyed expression of regret, they ask, "What's going on?'' Well, it's crunch time for BB's Compact Discs , Greensboro's last remaining...

2008-08-06 15:00:46

By Mike Wilder, Times-News, Burlington, N.C. Aug. 6--Diane Hill has only been on the job as principal at Woodlawn Middle School since early July. But Hill is already well-known in the area, since she's been an assistant principal at next-door Eastern Alamance High School for the last four years. With students returning to school for the start of the 2008-09 year in less than three weeks, the Times-News interviewed Hill on Tuesday to help people learn more about her background and...

2008-08-04 18:00:34

By News & Record, Greensboro, N.C. Aug. 4--GREENSBORO -- Comedienne and actor Lily Tomlin will highlight the 2008-09 edition of the UNCG University Concert & Lecture Series. The six shows will be held in the newly-restored Aycock Auditorium on the UNCG campus. All performances begin at 8 p.m. This year's schedule: --Oct. 11, Lily Tomlin. Her television, screen and stage credits range from "The West Wing" to "Nine to Five" to the Broadway hit "The Search for Intelligent Life...

2008-07-30 12:01:06

Talk about going out in style. A year ahead of schedule, and two days before Chancellor Pat Sullivan officially retires, UNCG announced Tuesday that it already had reached the $100 million goal of its Students First Campaign. Among other key initiatives, the campaign will create new endowments for graduate and undergraduate scholarships. This will, in turn, empower UNCG to attract top students and ensure that needy students who show promise will be able to afford to enroll at the growing...

2008-07-29 15:01:04

By J. Brian Ewing, News & Record, Greensboro, N.C. Jul. 29--UNCG announced this morning it hit the $100 million mark in fundraising. The school launched the Student's First Campaign in July 2004 with a goal of $78 million and raised it to $100 million two years later. To date the money has been used to create 14 new professorships, 168 new undergraduate scholarships, 38 new graduate scholarships and 145 program endowments and student awards programs. Alumni giving represents more...

2008-07-11 12:00:27

By J. BRIAN EWING GREENSBORO -- Communication is getting an overhaul at UNCG this fall. The school confirmed this week it will outsource e-mail services to Internet giant Google. The school announced earlier this summer it is doing away with telephone service to students because of the overwhelming use of cell phones. Like the phone service, the school says it is outsourcing e-mail service to meet the evolving technology preferences of the student body. Surveys of the student body...

2008-07-10 18:00:29

The Weatherspoon Art Museum launches its annual summer film series this week with "The Motorcycle Diaries" at 7 tonight in the museum's auditorium. A post-screening discussion will be led by Jos Villabla, assistant professor in the department of counseling and educational development at UNCG. Arrive at the museum between 5:30 and 7 p.m. to enjoy Latin sounds by area DJs in the Weatherspoon's new sculpture garden. Refreshments will be available for purchase. The Latin American Film...

2008-07-02 15:00:42

By MORGAN JOSEY GLOVER Teachers who traded their previous careers to work in public schools have a new option for earning their state certification. Guilford County Schools received approval in June to offer an in- house training program in partnership with GTCC for lateral entry teachers. School officials are now accepting applications for the 18-month program, which serves as a cheaper and more flexible alternative to college courses. "This is a way for us to hire professionals...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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