Tag: Student Union

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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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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A Dangerous Serenity: The Art of Sanskrit

| March 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
A Dangerous Serenity: The Art of Sanskrit

Photos by Chris Crews.   There is always a sense of serenity when walking towards the Student Union art gallery.  The sound of someone playing the piano carries down the hall joined by people chatting, and this time, the distinctive smell of barbecue sauce.  It’s a calming atmosphere, and it gives those who go a […]

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Open Mic Night Done Right

| March 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
Open Mic Night Done Right

Photos by Pooja Pasupula In my sophomore year of high school, my teacher decided to show us a video of the spoken word poet Sarah Kay. It was her TED talk, a video I’ve since watched dozens of times. She spoke confidently, with both passion and rhythm. I was in absolute awe. It was a […]

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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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Build an Embarrassing Moment

| February 6, 2017 | 0 Comments
Build an Embarrassing Moment

Are you lonely? Desperate? Tired of swiping right and just ready to find your perfect match? Your one and only? Or are you happily committed to another? Fatefully in love, passionate and only see tinder in dog commercials and cringey memes? Well luckily for you CAB was there. CAB was there for you with Build-a-Bae and […]

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‘Structural Aesthetics of Korea Traditional Architecture’ – A Precise Portrait of History and Harmony

| January 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
‘Structural Aesthetics of Korea Traditional Architecture’ – A Precise Portrait of History and Harmony

Stumbling into the Popp Martin Student Union this past Friday, after a rather long day boring myself in the College of Arts and Architecture, I suddenly found myself drawn to the art gallery, where a visiting team of architects were displaying their work. While my mind effortlessly screamed at my body to head towards the […]

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Tuition and Fees Advisory Board votes on tuiton increases for the 2017-18 academic years

| November 25, 2016 | 1 Comment
Tuition and Fees Advisory Board votes on tuiton increases for the 2017-18 academic years

The Tuition and Fees Advisory Board, made up of student leaders, met last week to discuss and vote on proposed budget suggestions for the 2017-18 academic years. The meeting was moderated by Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Dr. Arthur Jackson and President of the Student Body Fahn Darkor. Members of the public were allowed to […]

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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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Students Stun at Last Poet Standing Competition

| November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
Students Stun at Last Poet Standing Competition

I love words. Reading them, writing them, hearing them. I have a firm belief that they contain the power to heal wounds and bring people together. Never was that more apparent than this Thursday evening at the Last Poet Standing competition hosted by spoken word poet Jasmine Mans. Participants presented their poetry, raw and personal, to […]

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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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UNCC Artists Showcase Snapshots of their Talents

| October 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
UNCC Artists Showcase Snapshots of their Talents

Photos by Austin Chaney. I have always been and will always be jealous of those who have a knack for art; needless to say, I do not have it.  I am always the person who looks over your shoulder when you are drawing or painting and asks the stupid question, “Did you make that?”  Obviously I […]

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Protests continue on UNC Charlotte campus

| September 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
Protests continue on UNC Charlotte campus

Photos by Alex Sands. “The whole damn system is guilty as hell” was the chant that turned heads on UNC Charlotte’s campus Wednesday, as a march of students and community members interrupted the flow of campus. Protesters made their way down Craver Road, which was closed for the march, throughout campus and back to the […]

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Exponential Celebration brings major announcements

| September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
Exponential Celebration brings major announcements

The Exponential Celebration took place in the newly renamed Popp & Martin Student Union today at noon. The naming honors two distinguished alumni; Karen A. Popp, a lawyer, and Demon T. Martin, a graduate of the University Transitional Opportunities Program who now works in the financial services industry. Both gave “lead gifts” to a UNC […]

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Students gather at Student Union in wake of protests, riots

| September 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
Students gather at Student Union in wake of protests, riots

At noon today and again at 2:30 p.m. students dressed in black clothing gathered outside and inside the Student Union in protest of the fatal shooting of Keith Scott, a 43-year-old African American who was killed by police just miles from campus. The student organization JM Mentoring & Associates began organizing the event soon after the news […]

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2016 Sanskrit gallery exhibition review

| March 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
2016 Sanskrit gallery exhibition review

Photos by Pooja Pasupula . If you’re at the Student Union, be sure to take a stroll through the Art Gallery to view some of the phenomenal work featured in this year’s edition of the Sanskrit Literary-Arts Magazine. Sanskrit is UNC Charlotte’s nationally recognized and award-winning literary-arts magazine. Featuring submissions from artists around the world, […]

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Students walk out in protest of Margaret Spellings

| March 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
Students walk out in protest of Margaret Spellings

On March 1, where the Belk Tower once stood, graduate student Noe Pliego Campos lead 150 students and two professors in a chant- “Spellings walks in! We walk out!” The Customer49 Walkout was part of a statewide effort to urge the Board of Governors to take back their decision to appoint Margaret Spellings as UNC […]

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Op-Ed: Rats in the basement

| January 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: Rats in the basement

The above definition was held in high regard, begging for space in my head as I waited for my first Niner Times meeting to commence. The concept of the rodent family Muridae, of the genus rattus, was not something that often frequented my mind. I promise I do not spend time aimlessly conjuring up notions […]

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Haunted Union kicks off Halloween weekend for students

| November 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
Haunted Union kicks off Halloween weekend for students

UNC Charlotte got spooky Oct. 29 when what is normally just the Student Union became the Haunted Union. Many joined, in costume, to check out the fifth annual event. The Campus Activities Board (CAB) provided multiple activities throughout the night for attendees to participate in. From 7 p.m. till 11 p.m. visitors could get involved […]

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Over 35 Countries gather for 40th annual International Festival

| October 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
Over 35 Countries gather for 40th annual International Festival

Photos by Chris Crews. UNC Charlotte’s 40th annual International Festival was held Oct. 17.  The festival, which was first held in 1975, has evolved to become UNC Charlotte’s staple attraction The festival is open to the general public; it gives students, faculty, and local residents the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the wide diversity of […]

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