Spartan Stories

Tales from the UNCG University Archives

by Sean Mulligan After operating for ten years in various locations around campus, the School of Business and Economics finally had a permanent home when the School of Business and Economics building opened in January 1980. Construction began on the building project in 1977 and the 123,000 square foot reinforced concrete structure was completed million […]

by Kathelene McCarty Smith Outdoor Gymnasium Physical education was an important part of the curriculum of the North Carolina College for Women (now UNCG). The program was expanded in the early 1920s to include gymnastics, outdoor sports, and folk and aesthetic dancing. New space was desperately needed to provide a sheltered area for outdoor sports […]

by Erin Lawrimore On June 15, 1931, Archie D. Shaftesbury, Associate Professor of Zoology at the North Carolina College for Women (now UNCG) wrote Mary Taylor Moor, the school’s registrar, regarding a proposal “to conduct a three weeks summer term in zoology at Beaufort during this and succeeding summers.” Shaftesbury emphasized that “it is our […]