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Latino Awareness Showcase shines light on Hispanic community

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Latino Awareness Showcase shines light on Hispanic community

On Thursday, Oct. 2, Latino Student Services will host UNC Charlotte’s second annual Latino Awareness Showcase. Held in James H. Barnhardt Student Activity Center, the event will include live music, traditional Latino food, and dance lessons. The main goal of the event is to bring together different Latino organizations on campus for a culture-immersed evening […]

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Giving Green Campaign aids Charlotte beneficiaries

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
Giving Green Campaign aids Charlotte beneficiaries

On Oct. 1, from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m., the Barnhardt Student Activity Center (SAC) will host the Giving Green Campaign for UNC Charlotte faculty and staff. The Giving Green Campaign is a fundraiser designed to allow UNC Charlotte faculty to give back to any of three Charlotte community beneficiaries: the Arts and Science Council (ASC), the […]

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Rugby rivals reunite

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
Rugby rivals reunite

Four years ago, juniors Keith Dalbon and Eddie Wilson played football for rival high schools in New York. Now, they both play rugby for Charlotte Mean Green, UNC Charlotte’s rugby club. Even though they played against each other for four years, neither Dalbon nor Wilson were aware of each other until coming to Charlotte. “I […]

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Center City’s new front lawn

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
Center City’s new front lawn

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new First Ward Park in uptown Charlotte took place on Sept. 18. The First Ward Park project is being undertaken by Levine Properties in cooperation with the county, the city of Charlotte and UNC Charlotte as part of a plan to develop certain areas of uptown Charlotte. In a deal […]

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Volunteers help to build UNC Charlotte community garden

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
Volunteers help to build UNC Charlotte community garden

Photos by Ben Pepe. The UNC Charlotte Community Garden build day took place Sept. 26 behind Storrs hall and beside Robinson hall. The workday was held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., where volunteers helped transplant plants, spread mulch and dirt and placed plants in the elevated garden beds. Ideas for the garden stemmed from […]

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New season, new concessions

| September 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
New season, new concessions

This season of Charlotte 49ers football, fans and guests to Jerry Richardson Stadium will have expanded concession options than those available during the inaugural season. Brad Green, director of Catering and Special Services, says the goal of the new concessions is to provide fans with a completely unique experience at 49er football events. “We’re looking […]

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Community Garden gives students new opportunities on campus

| September 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Community Garden gives students new opportunities on campus

On Friday, Sept. 26, UNC Charlotte opened it’s first student Community Garden on campus. Kevin Rodengen, leader for the Community Garden, explains his motivation for bringing this new outdoor space to campus.

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UNC Charlotte collaborates with TurboVote for midterm elections

| September 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte collaborates with TurboVote for midterm elections

While Kay Hagan and Tom Tillis campaign ads saturate TV screens, election season approaches with only one month remaining until the polls open. UNC Charlotte is playing its own role in the 2014 election cycle and is collaborating with TurboVote to get students and faculty registered to vote for the upcoming elections in November. The […]

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Office of Academic Affairs implements Graduation Initiative

| September 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Office of Academic Affairs implements Graduation Initiative

UNC Charlotte’s Office of Academic Affair’s newest program, Graduation Initiative, aims to help Undergraduate students’ graduate on time. Graduation Initiative focuses on advising with a longer horizon than semester by semester and better tools for advisors and faculty to provide guidance to students. At UNC Charlotte, many students change their majors, or start without an […]

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UNCC’s AIA travels uptown to deliver goods for homeless

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
UNCC’s AIA travels uptown to deliver goods for homeless

​The Alliance of International Ambassadors on campus sponsors several charity drives throughout the year to benefit the homeless community in Charlotte. Currently, they are collecting donations for their “Bananas (and clothing) for the homeless” charity drive. The organization welcomes students to join them as they hand out donations to the homeless community in uptown Charlotte […]

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Kennedy renovations make way for active learning classrooms

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Kennedy renovations make way for active learning classrooms

The renovations taking place in UNC Charlotte’s Kennedy building have led to the completion of two active learning classrooms that allow students to learn differently than if they were in a traditional, lecture style classroom. The new classrooms are outfitted with technology such as touchscreen laptops, microphones and television screens, as well as circular tables and […]

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Fall Talent Show attracts hundreds of students

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Fall Talent Show attracts hundreds of students

Photos by Ben Pepe. Hundreds of people packed into McKnight Hall Thursday evening for Campus Activity Board’s (CAB) annual Fall Talent Show. The crowd was pumped for the variety of talent ranging from music to magic. This was the first time a magician preformed in one of UNC Charlotte’s talent shows. There were a number […]

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SGA update Sept. 18

| September 23, 2014 | 1 Comment
SGA update Sept. 18

The UNC Charlotte 51st Student Government Association (SGA) weekly Student Senate legislative meeting was held on Sept. 18. UNC Charlotte Athletic Director Judith Rose participated in the meeting to address topics related to the UNC Charlotte Athletics Department. Women’s soccer UNC Charlotte will be hosting the Conference-USA women’s soccer championship this year. The athletic department […]

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International Festival attracts crowd of roughly 20,000 people

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
International Festival attracts crowd of roughly 20,000 people

The 39th annual International Festival was held Saturday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the courtyard of the James H. Barnhardt Student Activity Center (SAC). UNC Charlotte students and members of the Charlotte community were able to travel the world in one day without ever having to leave campus At the festival, […]

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Delta Zeta holds Painted Turtle Wars to support Gallaudet University

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Delta Zeta holds Painted Turtle Wars to support Gallaudet University

​Delta Zeta is hosting their first philanthropy event of the year, Painted Turtle Wars, Saturday September 20th at Paintball Paradyes. ​The event will be filled with fun, music, and food, shared Delta Zeta Philanthropy Chair, Cecily McClear. Participants will receive 200 paintballs to use to their discretion. Even Delta Zeta’s Executive Board will be joining […]

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IFest held to immerse students in culturally diverse environment

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
IFest held to immerse students in culturally diverse environment

The International Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20 outside of UNC Charlotte’s Student Activity Center. It is a public event with no admissions fee, open to not only students and their family members, but also to people in the Charlotte community. The festival will host music, dancing […]

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Student Government Association announces class presidents and at-large senators

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Student Government Association announces class presidents and at-large senators

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) announced the winners of the fall elections Thursday, Sept. 18 at noon in the Student Union Rotunda. The winners of the three at-large seats were; Andre Jefferies, sophomore political science major; Sam Polad, senior finance major; and Vincent Cahill, junior pre-economics major. The four freshman at-large senators will […]

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UNC Charlotte creates new office to coordinate Title IX law

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte creates new office to coordinate Title IX law

Recently, UNC Charlotte has established a separate office to oversee Title IX coordination. Title IX is a law that is part of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 that prohibits discrimination based upon sex in educational institutions. The law has morphed over the years to expand over a broader area of gender based discrimination. “This […]

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Heather Brown as new executive director for Women + Girl’s Research Alliance

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Heather Brown as new executive director for Women + Girl’s Research Alliance

Heather Brown – Harvard graduate, women’s advocate and daughter of a struggling single mother came into her role as the executive director for the Women + Girl’s Research Alliance (W+GRA) this Monday. W+GRA is a university community partnership organization aimed at “improving the lives of women through research, education and civic engagement,” as listed on […]

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Will benefits of a new Health and Wellness Center outweigh raise in student fees?

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Will benefits of a new Health and Wellness Center outweigh raise in student fees?

There is currently talk amongst UNC Charlotte officials of plans to create a new Health and Wellness Center. As many students have noticed (and voiced), there is a lack in available fitness facilities on campus. When visiting the Fitness Center in the Student Activities Center (SAC), students will find a crowded space having long wait […]

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