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Volume 10, Edition 5 February 2011


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Welcome to the New Year and a new semester!

Around 200 guests attended the semi-annual Welcome Reception on January 18. The reception was held in the Virginia Dare Room of UNCG’s Alumni House in honor of new international students and returning study abroad students. The IPC staff was thrilled to have such a great turnout. Provost David Perrin circulated among the students where he had a chance to meet many of them and personally welcome them to UNCG.






Dr. Vicki McNei and, Dr. Cherry Callahan from Student Affairs, with Provost David Perrin, and returning study abroad student, Michael Tuso, who studied at USIL in Peru

Dr. Penelope Pynes addressed the guests first to welcome everyone to a new year and new semester. She noted how two years ago at this time we celebrated the historical inauguration of President Obama; last year we mourned the earthquake in Haiti and talked about initiatives the UNCG community was undertaking to help; and that on the day of the reception, we were eagerly looking forward to the outcomes of the three-day US-China summit, where Chinese leader Hu Jintao and President Obama talked about our future.

Dr. Cathryne Schmitz with Social Work exchange students Marie Louise Jakobsen (Denmark), Lotte Jensen (Denmark), Marta Solana Guarch (Spain) Joey Green (I-Fellow), with exchange students Manuel Schnell (Austria), Rachel Jones (UK), Juliana Caputo (Italy)
The Provost then greeted the crowd and wished a warm welcome to new students and returning study abroad students. The new students include 60 new exchange students (joining 40 continuing, making a total of 100); 35 new degree-seeking students (25 are undergraduate) to add to our current 350; and 40 new INTERLINK students (to make ca. 110 total INTERLINK students). The Provost also shared that there are currently 12 visiting scholars at UNCG. To close, Provost Perrin encouraged everyone to take advantage of all that UNCG has to offer and thanked the new students for choosing UNCG for their international experience.

Previous editions:

Volume 10, Edition 4, December 2010

Volume 10, Edition 3, November 2010

Volume 10, Edition 2, October 2010

Volume 10, Edition 1, September 2010

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