It’s Time for a School Update

With the second week of school now over, I can say that it has been pretty fun and it’s definitely different than community college. This week I attended the first meeting of the Geography Club where I learned about the field school they do every summer. Nothing is set in stone yet but they did mention that the department was looking at going to Glacier National Park in Montana for their Summer 2017 school. I would very much like to go on this adventure so I do plan on making some inquiries. The first day of school last week, I learned that I could not receive credit for GEO 106 because of the geology class I had taken at Forsyth Technical CC. I had to drop that class and I signed up for GEO 311 which is Weather and Climate.

SurfaceMapOn the first day of my new class my professor showed us an image like this one and I could not make heads or tails of it but after only two weeks I can tell you about most of the readings on this map.

I am going to try to be more regular about posting on here but I am not making any promises. With that being said, I should get back to some school work.

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An All Girls School?

The State Normal and Industrial School for women was opened by Dr. Charles Duncan McIver on October 5, 1892. Dr. McIver was passionate about education and he really helped get the school up and running. He became the first president of the school and served until 1906. 223 students were in attendance at the end of the first year and they were enrolled in classes that fell under categories such as “commercial, domestic science, and pedagogy” according to UNC-G’s website.

Foust Building 3
Photo by Dr. Anna M. Gove (1893)

This building was originally called the Main Building when it was constructed in 1892. As the school grew over the next few years, additional wings were added to accommodate this growth.

Foust Building 1
No photographer listed (c. 1910)

In 1908, the addition of the two wings was completed and the building changed names. It was known as the Administration Building until 1960 when it changed names again. This time it was called the Foust Building in honor of Julius Issac Foust who served as the second president of the college for nearly 30 years. It wasn’t until 1964 that men were allowed to enroll in this school. 1963 would be the last year the school was known as the Women’s College of the University of North Carolina and it became the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.


Photos courtesy of Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC, USA.