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Greek Life honored for achievements at annual Greek Awards Ceremony

| April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
Greek Life honored for achievements at annual Greek Awards Ceremony

Sunday morning, UNC Charlotte hosted their Greek Awards Ceremony in the Student Union to honor Fraternity and Sorority chapters for their achievements in programming, philanthropy and service. Members of the Greek community at UNCC combined for a total of over 16,000 hours of community service, and raised over 95,000 dollars for charity. Over 11,000 goods […]

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UNC Charlotte’s annual Airband show brings hundreds of visiting spectators to Greek Week.

| April 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte’s annual Airband show brings hundreds of visiting spectators to Greek Week.

Photos by Makeedah Baker   Fourteen competing Greek fraternities and sororities performed Friday night in UNC Charlotte’s Halton Arena. The event, which is organized by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, was open to the public. Friends, family and alumni rooted for their favorite dancers. Greeks watching in the stands cheered on their chapters, […]

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SAE, women’s soccer team to host #NickStrong Soccer Tournament to raise funds for injured niner

| April 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
SAE, women’s soccer team to host #NickStrong Soccer Tournament to raise funds for injured niner

  On Tuesday, April 21 UNC Charlotte’s Woman Soccer Team will join SAE to host a #NickStrong 7v7 Soccer Tournament. The event is being held to raise funds for Nick Newberry, injured UNC Charlotte student and SAE brother. Newberry is currently in a coma, suffering traumatic head injuries after falling down a flight of stairs. […]

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Relay For Life: Saving lives, one lap at a time

| April 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
Relay For Life: Saving lives, one lap at a time

UNC Charlotte hosted Relay for Life April 10 from 6 p.m. to April 11 at 6 a.m. in the Barnhardt Student Activity Center.  All proceeds from the event benefit the American Cancer Society.

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UNC Charlotte student’s latest victory carries on family’s drag racing legacy

| April 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte student’s latest victory carries on family’s drag racing legacy

On March 29, Mechanical Engineering major Joel Warren won the Stock Eliminator category at the Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway. Being the third generation in a family of drag racers, Warren states that it adds some mental pressure which he welcomes as he feels it “brings out a racer’s true colors.” “There’s nearly 200 years […]

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Funding violations for the 2014-15 school year

| April 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
Funding violations for the 2014-15 school year

Twice during the 2014-2015 school year, the Student Government Association (SGA) has withheld funding from student organizations because of violations that were made against the Financial Procedures Act (FPA). “My role on SGA now is to make funding as accessible as possible to student orgs and make sure that student funding is being used in […]

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Dr. Yamilka Baez-Rivera: The spark that powers EPIC’s Smart Grid

| April 15, 2015 | 1 Comment
Dr. Yamilka Baez-Rivera:  The spark that powers EPIC’s Smart Grid

  It’s a Friday afternoon in February and Dr. Yamilka Baez-Rivera is explaining an important requirement needed to enter the Duke Energy Smart Grid laboratory located at UNC Charlotte’s Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC). “Only smart people can come in the lab,” announces Dr. Yamilka Baez-Rivera with stern eyes that quickly soften behind her […]

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UNC Charlotte to host Take Back the Night, honors and remembers victims of sexual assault, domestic violence

| April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte to host Take Back the Night, honors and remembers victims of sexual assault, domestic violence

This Wednesday April 15, at 5 p.m., UNC Charlotte’s Center for Wellness Promotion and the Interpersonal Violence Prevention and Education Committee will host the annual Take Back The Night event directed by Nicole Madonna-Rosario. The event is held to honor and remember those who have fallen victim to sexual assault and domestic violence with a […]

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Sigma Chi now a chartered fraternity at UNC Charlotte

| April 11, 2015 | 1 Comment
Sigma Chi now a chartered fraternity at UNC Charlotte

After being on campus for just over two years, the Sigma Chi Fraternity at UNC Charlotte has gained its charter. Sigma Chi was founded in 1855, and has since initiated over 300,000 members. The Sigma Chi Fraternity’s Headquarters are located in Evanston, Illinois. The fraternity have 239 chapters at colleges nationwide. Sigma Chi’s mission is […]

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Annual Greek Week returns to UNC Charlotte campus

| April 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
Annual Greek Week returns to UNC Charlotte campus

This year’s Greek Week is officially starts on Sunday, April 12 and will conclude on Sunday, April 19. Some events start the week prior. The theme is Superheroes, with the philanthropy being Wounded Warrior Project. Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life Graduate Assistant Nicole Dancisin said the event is held to unify the Greek community. “It […]

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SGA update: April 2

| April 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
SGA update: April 2

The following is a summary of the topics discussed at the weekly Student Senate legislative meeting that was held April 2. Funding violation for the Model United Nations Senators deliberated on whether or not to remove funding from the student organization the Model United Nations due to a violation that the group made regarding FPA […]

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UNC Charlotte professors share love of education through community engagement

| April 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte professors share love of education through community engagement

Dr. Jürgen Buchenau, professor and chair of UNC Charlotte’s Department of History, shares his love of learning with the Charlotte community in a series of intellectual salons sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. The salon program, which is supervised by Nancy Gutierrez, Dean of the college, has operated since 2013. These salons […]

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PORTAL wins AIA People’s Choice Award at Design Awards Gala

| April 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
PORTAL wins AIA People’s Choice Award at Design Awards Gala

Every year, the Charlotte Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, or AIA, hosts Design Awards Gala, which gives architects the opportunity to exhibit their hard work and ingenuity. The awards recognize different accomplishments through four different awards: Design Awards, Residential Design Awards, Landscape Architecture Design Awards, and People’s Choice Awards. This year, UNC Charlotte’s […]

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UNC Charlotte community unites to raise funds for injured Niner, Nick Newberry

| April 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte community unites to raise funds for injured Niner, Nick Newberry

  In the past three weeks, the UNC Charlotte community has come together to raise money for 22 year old Nick Newberry. Newberry is a student at UNC Charlotte as well as a member of the university’s SAE chapter fraternity. On the evening of March 20, around 12:15 a.m., Newberry fell down a flight of […]

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An inside look at Devin Hatley, UNC Charlotte’s environmental educator

| April 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
An inside look at Devin Hatley, UNC Charlotte’s environmental educator

Concord native and Navy veteran, Devin Hatley is in the midst of efforts to change UNC Charlotte through recycling. However, past experiences and adaptability has played a role in his job as UNC Charlotte’s environmental educator. Lifetime of Service The roots of UNC Charlotte’s recycling program rose from the litter-riddled grounds on campus back in […]

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UNC Charlotte prepares for Relay for Life

| April 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte prepares for Relay for Life

UNC Charlotte will be hosting Relay for Life from April 10 at 6 p.m. to April 11 at 6 a.m. in the Barnhardt Student Activity Center.  All proceeds from the event benefit the American Cancer Society. Relay for Life is a celebration, explained president Danielle Porter. “Relay for life is not a run, it’s not a walk.  […]

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UNC Charlotte to host National Public Health Week Fair

| April 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte to host National Public Health Week Fair

This year, UNC Charlotte is hosting the National Public Health Week Health Fair. This is the first year the Graduate Public Health Association-sponsored event is being held. The health fair will be held in the Student Activity Center Atrium on April 7 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event aims to raise awareness about nutrition […]

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Day-by-day motivation of a managing barista

| April 1, 2015 | 4 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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