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Habitat for Humanity runs to raise funds for Homecoming Build

| April 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Habitat for Humanity runs to raise funds for Homecoming Build

The UNC Charlotte chapter of Habitat for Humanity will be hosting their first annual Run for Home 5k race at 5 p.m. on Saturday April 26. The race will begin on the greenway, take a loop around the football field and finish out the remaining 3.1 miles on the greenway. Proceeds from the race will […]

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Exploring the possibility of campus safety renovation

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Exploring the possibility of campus safety renovation

With the array of campus emergencies that have occurred at UNC Charlotte throughout the semester, the 49er police department has been evaluating the effectiveness and usefulness of the university’s security protocol. One area of improvement the department has been looking into is campus Blue Lights, and what measures may be most cost effective and practical […]

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EPIC receives grant to develop new curriculum for ever changing power grid

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
EPIC receives grant to develop new curriculum for ever changing power grid

UNC Charlotte’s Energy Production & Infrastructure Center (EPIC), along with three other universities and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), have recently been chosen as recipients of a shared grant to develop a targeted curriculum for workforce development in the energy sector. This grant comes from the Grid Engineering for Accelerated Renewable Energy Deployment (GEARED) […]

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Cone Plaza hopes to create new hangout spot for students and staff

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Cone Plaza hopes to create new hangout spot for students and staff

If you walk past the Cone University Center, you can clearly see fences sanctioning off the construction area around what will be the renovated Cone plaza. The area has been closed for nearly two years due to lasting construction, but by the summer of 2014, construction is said to be complete. The original plaza outside […]

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Sigma Kappa plans to kick Alzheimer’s in kickball tournament

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Sigma Kappa plans to kick Alzheimer’s in kickball tournament

The Sigma Kappa sorority will be hosting their third annual Kickin’ Grass Kickball Tournament on Wednesday, April 16 on the front fields of UNC Charlotte. Registration for each team is $50 and can be done online or at the Sigma Kappa house.  Teams will consist of nine to 12 players with each player paying four […]

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SlutWalk raises awareness for sexual assaulted victims

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
SlutWalk raises awareness for sexual assaulted victims

On Wednesday, April 9, a number of UNC Charlotte students marched from the Belk Tower to the Student Union for the university’s first ever SlutWalk. Many students wore revealing clothes and participated in chants such as “Blame the system, not the victim.” Students began walk to the Union at 11 a.m. They chanted messages in […]

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Photos: SGA Inauguration Ceremony 2014

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Photos: SGA Inauguration Ceremony 2014

On Thursday, April 10, at 5:15 p.m., the 2014-15 Student Body President, Vice President, Senators and Chief Justice were sworn in. Photos by Patrick Bogans.

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Student government swears in 2014-15 positions

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Student government swears in 2014-15 positions

On Thursday, April 10, at 5:15 p.m., the 2014-15 Student Body President, Vice President, Senators and Chief Justice will be sworn in. The inauguration will take place in the Student Union Rotunda and is open to the student body. The election results were announced March 27, after a two-day voting period. Among the winners were […]

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Possible Olympics to be held in Charlotte for Summer 2024

| April 8, 2014 | 1 Comment
Possible Olympics to be held in Charlotte for Summer 2024

In recent weeks, eight architecture students, under the advisement of UNC Charlotte Professor Jose Gamez, have planned out a detailed preparation for the Olympics. The students include Stefan Pinheiro, Lindsey Mayes, Christine Chlebda, Adam Caruthers, Nicole Brown, Ryan Barkes, McKenzie Canaday and Patrick Gaither. The plan was created with hopes to have the city of […]

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SGA meeting 4/3/14

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
SGA meeting 4/3/14

The final meeting of the Student Government Association (SGA) Senate for the 50th legislative group began at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 3. Veterans Day Act This previously discussed act would cancel classes at UNC Charlotte on Veterans Day. Many veteran students highly support the bill. Veteran students often do not attend classes on Veterans […]

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International Facility Management Association prepares for inaugural trade expo

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
International Facility Management Association prepares for inaugural trade expo

UNC Charlotte’s International Facility Management Association (IFMA) will host their inaugural Innovation Trade Expo and Career Fair on Wednesday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Activity Center Third Floor Salons. There are five speakers prepared for the event, each of which will discuss their areas of expertise, and give away […]

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Cancer awareness event captivates community, Relay for Life 2014 celebrates annual event in Halton Arena

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
Cancer awareness event captivates community, Relay for Life 2014 celebrates annual event in Halton Arena

Halton Arena filled with students, faculty, organizations and volunteers not to watch a 49er’s basketball game, but to attend Relay for Life, an annual event to raise cancer awareness. The event consisted of keynote speakers, a midnight movie showing of Frozen, rock climbing and other fun activities to raise money toward the cause. The night […]

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Niners for Planned Parenthood host first-ever SlutWalk

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
Niners for Planned Parenthood host first-ever SlutWalk

On Wednesday, April 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Niners for Planned Parenthood will host UNC Charlotte’s first ever SlutWalk. The now international event began in Toronto in the year 2011 when a young man responded to comments made by Officer Michael Sanguinetti. The comment made by Sanguinetti, which sparked the movement, was that […]

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Relay for Life raises cancer awareness in Charlotte community

| April 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Relay for Life raises cancer awareness in Charlotte community

Students, faculty, volunteers, even those affected by cancer came to Halton Arena to celebrate Relay for Life on Friday, April 4. The annual event is put together in order to spread awareness about cancer and remember those that have unfortunately passed away because of it. During the event, there were a handful of key note […]

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UNC Charlotte sorority raises awareness for hearing impairment

| April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte sorority raises awareness for hearing impairment

Delta Zeta Sorority will be hosting Learn to Listen week April 6 through April 14. The sorority hopes to educate the campus community on hearing loss and how it can be prevented. “Learn to Listen week is a national program that Delta Zeta puts on. Every college campus and alumnae chapter participates in the week,” […]

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Relay For Life raises money and awareness for cancer research

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Relay For Life raises money and awareness for cancer research

On Friday, Apr. 4, UNC Charlotte will host Relay For Life inside the Barnhardt Student Activity Center at 6 p.m. With 44 teams and nearly 900 participants signed up, almost every major campus organization is taking part in the event. The Relay For Life website explains what a “Relay” event is, “At Relay for Life […]

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“Go. Don’t worry, don’t look back. Just go”

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
“Go. Don’t worry, don’t look back. Just go”

Eric Gonzalez is a former UNC Charlotte student who decided to take his degree beyond the borders of this country and set out to explore the world. Gonzalez spends his days “village hopping” as he calls it. He has traversed 31 countries in the last seven years since graduating from UNC Charlotte in 2007 with […]

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SGA meeting 3/27

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
SGA meeting 3/27

At the Thursday, March 27 meeting of the Student Government Association (SGA) Senate Meeting, Senate President James Shaw asked the senate to “please congratulate Miss Schorr on her win today.” She will be next year’s student body vice president, along with the newly elected president Steven Serio. Mandate Reform Act A motion to approve this […]

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Sanskrit Literary-Arts Magazine prepares for annual reception

| March 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
Sanskrit Literary-Arts Magazine prepares for annual reception

The Sanskrit Literary-Arts Magazine will host their annual exhibition reception Wednesday, April 2, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., in the Student Union Art Gallery. The reception, which in previous years was hosted on the first day of the exhibition, will this year close out the gallery show. All pieces in the show were featured in […]

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Companies offer jobs, internships and grad school information at university’s spring career expo fair

| March 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Companies offer jobs, internships and grad school information at university’s spring career expo fair

On Friday, April 4, UNC Charlotte will host the campus’s largest career fair yet. This event will take place in the Student Activity Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will be open to all current students as well as graduates. The Career Fair gives students and graduates the opportunity to look for jobs, […]

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