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Day-by-day motivation of a managing barista

| April 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Day-by-day motivation of a managing barista

Donna Clay, a straight-shooter general manager whose gold-tooth smile brightens Atkins Library Peet’s Coffee & Tea, offers plenty of java and other life-sustaining food and drink to recurring customers. Her determined and teaching character drive her to run a successful coffee shop day in and day out. Students, professors and staff use Peet’s as a […]

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SGA update: March 26

| April 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
SGA update: March 26

The following is a recap of the Student Senate legislative meeting held March 26. Nominations for different positions on Senate Nominations for several different positions on Student Senate opened up this week. During the meeting, members of SGA were able to nominate those that they felt were qualified to take the position. After receiving a […]

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UNC Charlotte student accepts internship into NASA academy

| April 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte student accepts internship  into NASA academy

After going through a series of finalists and an intense week of email exchanges, David Vutetakis, a masters student in Applied Energy and Electromechanical Systems, has been accepted into a summer internship at the NASA Aeronautics Academy in Hampton, VA. “It was almost too good to be true, I was like ‘alright I made it […]

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Somewhere under the red brick road

| April 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Somewhere under the red brick road

Below the sidewalks along the rolling terrain of UNC Charlotte’s campus is something that has evaded the knowledge of thousands upon thousands of students, faculty and guests walking over it everyday. “I think it would be under the bridge between Union and Lynch,” said UNC Charlotte freshman Rayshawna Hicks. The Software and Information Systems major […]

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CAB’s annual Holi Moli attracts crowd of 800

| March 31, 2015 | 0 Comments
CAB’s annual Holi Moli attracts crowd of 800

Photos by Linnea Stoops & Makeedah Baker.   UNC Charlotte students welcomed spring with an explosion of colors and laughter during the fourth annual Holi Moli festival. Hundreds of students gathered on the campus front field to join in the festivities. The spring event, which is sponsored by Campus Activities Board (CAB), was held this […]

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UNC Charlotte increases participation in annual Science Festival

| March 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte increases participation in annual Science Festival

The North Carolina Science Festival is an annual event that promises learning about all subject matters of science in an enjoyable and safe manor for all North Carolina residents. The festival is free of charge and will be held April 10-26. For the fourth year in a row, UNC Charlotte will be hosting the Science […]

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2015-16 Student Government Association election results announced

| March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
2015-16 Student Government Association election results announced

The results for the 2015-16 Student Government Association (SGA) elections have been announced, with over 2,000 members of the student body participating in elections. On the ballot this year were changes to the Student Body Constitution, including no longer requiring a 10 percent vote of the student body to impeach within SGA, and no longer […]

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UNC Charlotte to host 10th anniversary International Women’s Day Celebration

| March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte to host 10th anniversary International Women’s Day Celebration

On Thursday, March 26, UNC Charlotte’s International Student Scholar Office (ISSO) will host their 10th anniversary of International Women’s Day celebration. The event is held each year to honor and celebrate women throughout the world who are working to make it a better place. ISSO especially encourages students, faculty and staff who have female figures […]

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KEEPING WATCH features city of creeks exhibit at Center City Building

| March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
KEEPING WATCH features city of creeks exhibit at Center City Building

On March 27, KEEPING WATCH kicks off the second part of its three year initiative with an exhibit opening at the Projective Eye Gallery at the UNC Charlotte Center City. Their latest project is titled “KEEPING WATCH on WATER: City of Creeks.” KEEPING WATCH was organized by the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute and College of […]

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SGA update: March 19

| March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
SGA update: March 19

The Student Government Association (SGA) held their weekly Student Senate legislative meeting March 19. SGA banquet At the end of the term, members of all three branches of student government will dine together to commemorate this past session. During the award, Student Body Vice President and Head of SGA Ruthie Schorr will be awarding a […]

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Q&A with Olympian Shawn Johnson

| March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
Q&A with Olympian Shawn Johnson

Olympic Gold Medalist Shawn Johnson spoke at in McKnight Hall on March 19 as a part of the Center for Leadership Development’s Forty-Niner Forum. Niner Times sat down for an exclusive interview with Johnson before her speech to learn more about her life and Olympic career. Q: Talk to me about the experience of being […]

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Serio gives State of the University Address at Lunchtime Student Talk with chancellor

| March 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
Serio gives State of the University Address at Lunchtime Student Talk with chancellor

On Thursday, March 19, UNC Charlotte Chancellor Philip Dubois and Student Body President Steven Serio came together for a lunchtime discussion. The discussion included an interactive Q&A between UNC Charlotte students and Dubois, along with free food for attendees. The event was hosted by UNC Charlotte’s Student Government Association (SGA). To close out the lunchtime conversation, […]

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On and off campus construction projects aim to increase traffic flow and grow campus life

| March 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
On and off campus construction projects aim to increase traffic flow and grow campus life

Photos by Varun Joshi. UNC Charlotte Facilities Management Department is working on many different campus construction projects to alleviate both pedestrian and automobile congestion around campus. The North Carolina Department of Transportation is working on the south entrance of campus at the intersection of University City Boulevard (Highway 49) and Cameron Boulevard.  This project will […]

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Larcenies decrease in academic buildings, increase in Housing and Residence Life

| March 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
Larcenies decrease in academic buildings, increase in Housing and Residence Life

Though the number of reported larcenies has dropped over the last two years, the UNC Charlotte Police Department (UNCCPD) urges students to be proactive in securing their belongings to prevent theft. Although UNCCPD provides services to students such as Operation ID, in which officers engrave student’s property for further identification if stolen, Sergeant Phillip Greco […]

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Graduate School adds two assistantships for Veterans

| March 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
Graduate School adds two assistantships for Veterans

This fall semester, the UNC Charlotte Graduate School is offering two graduate assistantships exclusive to veterans. Each assistantship is valued between $36,000 and $45,000 which includes full tuition, health insurance and an assistantship stipend. Alan Freitag, a full time Communications professor and a retired lieutenant colonel in the Air Force joined the Graduate School this […]

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Behind the Faces of the 2015-16 SGA Elections

| March 18, 2015 | 1 Comment
Behind the Faces of the 2015-16 SGA Elections

Brittney Jones One of the candidates running for Student Body President is junior Brittney Jones. Jones was born into a military family. With her father being in the Marines she was moving constantly throughout her life until she found her roots in North Carolina. She has lived in areas such as California, Okinawa, Japan, and […]

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SGA update: March 12

| March 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
SGA update: March 12

The following is a summary of the Student Government Association’s (SGA) Student Senate legislative meeting that took place March 12. Judicial Branch Removal Act College of Computing and Informatics Senator Alex Rodriguez proposed a bill that would give students the power to vote on whether or not they want to remove the Judicial Branch of […]

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Daratony, Jones face off at 2015-2016 Student Body Presidential Debate

| March 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
Daratony, Jones face off at 2015-2016 Student Body Presidential Debate

Photos by Chris Crews. As the candidates running for Student Body President and Vice President prepare for elections, they gathered in the Student Union Room 200 for the annual Student Body President Debate to voice their opinions on important issues. The two candidates running for Student Body President are sophomore Mitch Daratony, with his Vice […]

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CAB to host annual spring talent show

| March 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
CAB to host annual spring talent show

On Thursday, March 12, Campus Activity Board (CAB) will be hosing their Spring Talent Show. It will start at 7 p.m. in McKnight Hall in the Cone Center. Admission is free and is open to the public. Contestants will be competing for a chance at $300 for first place, $200 for second place and $100 […]

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UNCC hosts first BOG meeting in 40 years – 3 university-based centers close, protestors escorted out

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
UNCC hosts first BOG meeting in 40 years – 3 university-based centers close, protestors escorted out

For the first time in 40 years, the UNC Board of Governors met at UNC Charlotte. During the Feb. 27 meeting, located at the university’s Student Union, board members voted to close three centers belonging to various schools within the UNC system. The centers, which will close by Sept. 1, are: UNC Chapel Hill’s Center […]

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