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UNC Charlotte celebrates Earth Day

| April 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte celebrates Earth Day

Despite the rainy weather on Wednesday, the Earth Festival was in full swing under the dry breezeway of Colvard. Over 30 organizations came out to educate students walking to and from class on ways they can make an environmentally friendly difference on campus and in the world. A lot of the organizations and departments at […]

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Levine Hall provides a prestigious space for UNC Charlotte’s most prized students

| April 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
Levine Hall provides a prestigious space for UNC Charlotte’s most prized students

  Driving through the main entrance of UNC Charlotte, students, staff, faculty and visitors are welcomed by the University’s most prestigious building, the Leon and Sandra Levine Residence Hall, which holds over 400 of the University’s most accomplished and capable students- members of the Levine Scholars Program and the Honors College. Opened in 2016, Levine Hall […]

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Harvard researcher presents “The Economics of Race” at TIAA Speaker Series

| April 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
Harvard researcher presents “The Economics of Race” at TIAA Speaker Series

On April 12, Harvard University researcher and economics professor, Dr. Roland Fryer joined the UNC Charlotte community in the Student Union multipurpose room to present the sixth annual Teacher’s Insurance and Annuity Association of America (TIAA) Lecture, titled the “Economics of Race,” as a part of the Bank of America Civic Series. Fryer’s research focuses on a […]

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UNC Charlotte goes green during Campus Cleanup

| April 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte goes green during Campus Cleanup

One hundred and five pounds of trash were collected in Belk Plaza on April 12 as volunteers, who spent their day picking up litter on campus and dropped off their trash bags one by one. The Campus Cleanup event is a UNC Charlotte tradition that occurs during Earth Month. Over 60 students, faculty and staff volunteered for extra credit, community service […]

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Stacey Myers from Department of Recreational Services named Student Employee of the Year

| April 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
Stacey Myers from Department of Recreational Services named Student Employee of the Year

UNC Charlotte student employees were honored on April 12 at the Student Employment Recognition Luncheon in the Harris Alumni Center. The purpose of the event is to recognize student employees who have gone above and beyond in their work and to give departments a chance to nominate a student for employee of the year. Stacey […]

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Take Back the Night honors and supports survivors of sexual violence

| April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
Take Back the Night honors and supports survivors of sexual violence

It’s every college student’s worst fear and the statistics are heard daily. It happens to one in six males. It happens to one in four females. It happened to Juliette Grimmett, the keynote speaker at the Center for Wellness’s annual Take Back the Night event. Take Back the Night is an international event that began […]

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Over 120 trees planted on Tree Campus USA Day

| April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
Over 120 trees planted on Tree Campus USA Day

UNC Charlotte students made an eco-friendly impact Wednesday as they planted over 120 trees outside of Laurel Hall at the inaugural Tree Campus USA Day. Tree Campus USA Day is the campus version of Arbor Day, which falls on the last Friday of April. The national program Tree Campus USA honors colleges that effectively manage […]

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Celebrating women and their accomplishments

| April 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
Celebrating women and their accomplishments

On the third floor of the Student Union March 28, students and staff gathered to attend the Annual International Women’s Day Celebration, the biggest cohort in its twelve-year history. The audience was treated to refreshments as well as two songs from women’s ensemble The UNC Charlotte Charlotteans. The purpose of the celebration is to honor women’s […]

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Kicking off SGA elections with Niner Palooza

| March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments
Kicking off SGA elections with Niner Palooza

As a part of Niner Palooza, the Student Government Association (SGA) organized the “Why Fair” on Thursday in the CHHS/COED Plaza to kick off SGA elections. Niner Palooza is a series of events that gets students involved with the elections, starting with the Why Fair, then the Debate Pep Rally, then the Election Debate at the […]

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Student veterans speak at Veterans Health Conference

| March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
Student veterans speak at Veterans Health Conference

A panel of UNC Charlotte student veterans was one of many groups to speak at a conference in the Student Union Feb. 28. Other distinguished guest speakers included current North Carolina Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs James Prosser and UNC Charlotte Psychology Professor Richard Tedeschi. Topics ranged from research on post traumatic stress conducted by […]

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“Rodney King:” A one-man show comes to Belk Theater

| January 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
“Rodney King:” A one-man show comes to Belk Theater

UNC Charlotte’s Belk Theater was packed Tuesday night for Roger Guenveur Smith’s award winning one-man show “Rodney King,” which was followed by a panel discussion with Smith and Journalist Steve Crump from WBTV. The emotional performance, which won the 2015 Bessie Award, was inspired by the life and death of Rodney King.  King survived a […]

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UNC Charlotte holds annual Veterans Day conference

| November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte holds annual Veterans Day conference

UNC Charlotte hosted their annual Veterans Day Conference on the third floor of the Popp & Martin Student Union. David Vacchi, the associate director of Student Veteran Affairs briefly spoke about UNC Charlotte’s veteran’s association before introducing the guest speaker for the night. “UNC Charlotte is home to a growing veteran population on campus and […]

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Poverty strikes the Popp & Martin Student Union

| November 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
Poverty strikes the Popp & Martin Student Union

On Friday, Nov. 11, the Multicultural Resource Center hosted its annual poverty simulation in the Popp & Martin Student Union. Kimberly Turner, director of the Multicultural Resource Center, has been involved with the poverty simulation program for over two years. “The object of this experience is to sensitize participants to the day-to-day realities of life faced […]

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Students moved after hearing Professor’s experience in the Holocaust

| November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
Students moved after hearing Professor’s experience in the Holocaust

In her day to day life, Susan Cernyak-Spatz works as a professor in the Department of Languages and Culture Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her students call her Dr. Ceynyak-Spatz, but in the 1940’s, she was referred to as number 34042. When it comes to her teaching, Cernyak-Spatz speaks from experiencing […]

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Cato college of education named after alumnus

| November 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
Cato college of education named after alumnus

The Cato College of Education is the third building on UNC Charlotte’s campus to be named thanks to a donation made by the Cato Corporation, led by John Cato who is a alumnus from the class of 1973. “The UNC Charlotte college of education has a rich past and it now looks forward to an […]

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‘It goes down in the DM’

| November 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
‘It goes down in the DM’

UNC Charlotte’s Charlotte Dance Marathon partnered with Levine Children’s Hospital to dance the night away Friday. The annual 12-hour dance marathon began at 7 p.m. and ended at 7 a.m. Saturday morning. Over 300 participants came to support Levine Children’s Hospital and raise money for families with sick children. The night began with a throng […]

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“Is he a keeper?”: Students pledge to respect women

| October 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
“Is he a keeper?”: Students pledge to respect women

Stepping onto a college campus as a freshman, Tina Valentine was young and impressionable. Valentine quickly found herself in the party scene. When she began struggling financially, she became trapped in the sex industry, addicted to drugs and alcohol, with no one to talk to. “I didn’t understand my power as a women. I didn’t […]

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Belk College welcomes guest CEO speaker

| October 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
Belk College welcomes guest CEO speaker

CEO of Premier Inc. Susan DeVore spoke to nearly 500 students of the Belk College of Business in the Student Union Multipurpose Room for the CEO Speaker Series Oct. 19. The event took place from 11 to 11:45 a.m., giving students and faculty the opportunity to hear from notable leaders in the business community, with a distinguished […]

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Head shavings for child savings

| October 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
Head shavings for child savings

Claps, high fives and proud chants echoed the room each time a set of three volunteers donated their hair. With the help of 79 of these volunteers, Alpha Omega Epsilon (AOE) hosted a successful event in effort to raise money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, an organization that specifically obtains funding for childhood cancer research. […]

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Buddy Walk celebrates “different” at Jerry Richardson Stadium

| October 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
Buddy Walk celebrates “different”  at Jerry Richardson Stadium

Ava and Kylee are a lot alike. They’re both seven years old; same heart conditions and the same indestructible bond. They call themselves “The Wonder Twins.” They’re like any other best friends. The only difference is that they have Down syndrome. On Saturday afternoon, “The Wonder Twins” joined 3,000 other people as they walked onto […]

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