Tag: Irwin Belk

Generous donor Irwin Belk passes away

| March 11, 2018 | 0 Comments
Generous donor Irwin Belk passes away

Benefactor and former state senator Irwin “Ike” Belk passed away on Feb. 24 at 95 years old. Belk was an influential force for UNC Charlotte. His relationship with the school goes back to the 1960s, when he introduced and promoted a bill authorizing the state to convert the two-year Charlotte College into the four-year university […]

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Racing to gold

| February 7, 2017 | 0 Comments
Racing to gold

UNC Charlotte Recreational Services hosted its 16th annual Gold Rush 5K in which the Charlotte community showed their support for the 500 racers on Feb. 4. Businesses and vendors set up tents with games, food and warm beverages for the participants on the chilly morning. Racer Kaiti Stewart commented on the community support, “(The race) […]

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49er Gold Rush 5K unveils new course

| January 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
49er Gold Rush 5K unveils new course

On Feb. 1, 2014 UNC Charlotte Recreational Services will host the 49er Gold Rush 5K.  Starting on the Irwin Belk Track, the 3.1-mile course will wind through UNC Charlotte’s campus finishing back on the Irwin Belk Track. With over 600 participants currently registered, organizers look to surpass last year’s mark of 724 participants. “I have […]

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Spruce and Laurel Hall renamed to Wallis Hall and Miltimore Hall

| January 29, 2012 | 0 Comments
Spruce and Laurel Hall renamed to Wallis Hall and Miltimore Hall

As students returned to campus from holiday break, many were shocked to find the UNC Charlotte dorms, Laurel Hall and Spruce Hall, renamed. Laurel Hall’s sign now reads Wallis Hall and Spruce Hall has become Miltimore Hall. These new names hold a positive significance on campus. It was definitely not a coincidence that these names were chosen. […]

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