RSSNews

CMPD investigating after university student found dead in parking garage

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
CMPD investigating after university student found dead in parking garage

A dead body was found in a car on level two of the South Village Parking Deck at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21. According to housing and residence life, the student was a resident of Hunt Hall. The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) has taken over the investigation and will release further information as […]

Continue Reading

New construction inches Light Rail system closer to Campus

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
New construction inches Light Rail system closer to Campus

A few projects are presently being undertaken that will affect university traffic in the coming months. Two of the projects being completed are construction to North Tryon Street and construction taking place near the Toby Creek Greenway. Both projects are in preparation of the much awaited light rail system that will soon be serving UNC […]

Continue Reading

Free the Vote North Carolina

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Free the Vote North Carolina

Free the Vote NC and Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) came together on Friday, Oct. 17 to co-host North Carolina’s first and only all-inclusive U.S. Senate candidate debate. Unlike most of the debates held throughout the state during the campaigning period, which tend to only extend invitations to majority party leaders, this debate strived to […]

Continue Reading

SGA update Oct. 9

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
SGA update Oct. 9

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) met for their weekly Student Senate legislative meeting Oct. 9. Raising Awareness for new Withdrawal Policy Dean of Students Christine Reed-Davis and Jonathan Adams, dean and director of student conduct and outreach, addressed the senate regarding the new 16 credit hour withdrawal limit. They want to work with […]

Continue Reading

Buddy Walk spreads awareness, stimulates donations

| October 16, 2014 | 1 Comment
Buddy Walk spreads awareness, stimulates donations

Although lightning and rain threatened to shut down the event, the Buddy Walk was successfully completed by more than 2,100 walkers on Saturday, Oct. 11. This was the first community event to be held at Jerry Richardson Stadium, the university’s 2-year-old football stadium. Buddy Walk, hosted by the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte (DSAGC), […]

Continue Reading

UNCC’s Charlotte Quidditch to host Gold Rush Cup II

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
UNCC’s Charlotte Quidditch to host Gold Rush Cup II

Charlotte Quidditch will take their talents to the Northeast Recreational fields on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to host Gold Rush Rup II. The tournament is free of charge for spectators and features 12 universities participating. Regional teams such as Appalachian Pygmy Puffs (Appalachian State), Cullowhee Chimeras, Duke University Quidditch, UNCG […]

Continue Reading

Got ghosts?

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Got ghosts?

One of the newest clubs at UNC Charlotte looking to make a big impact on campus is the Ghost Hunting Club. The club began unofficially in 2012, but is now recognized as a campus organization. With close to 15 members, the club hopes to grow and gain notoriety this year.  Junior, Gregory Jones is the […]

Continue Reading

Jim-of-all-trades

| October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Jim-of-all-trades

Sunlight slowly starts to illuminate campus early Monday morning. Dew sprinkles the planters outside of the Student Union, and the light chill in the air fogs the big windows above the loading dock. Before campus wakes up from the long weekend slumber, Jim Kay is already at work prepping the Student Union for the week’s […]

Continue Reading

UNC Charlotte’s newest addition to Greek Life

| October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte’s newest addition to Greek Life

UNC Charlotte’s newest fraternity on campus is Pi Kappa Phi (PKP). The organization’s national headquarters are in Charlotte, the third-largest hub for PKP alumni in the country. They have 185 chapters across the country. At only three weeks old, the chapter already has 53 members. Kevin Crooker, UNC Charlotte freshman and one of the fraternity’s […]

Continue Reading

SGA Update, Oct. 9

| October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
SGA Update, Oct. 9

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) met for their weekly Student Senate legislative meeting Oct. 9. Raising Awareness for new Withdrawal Policy Dean of Students Christine Reed-Davis and Jonathan Adams, dean and director of student conduct and outreach, addressed the senate regarding the new 16 credit hour withdrawal limit. They want to work with […]

Continue Reading

Actor advocates against bullying

| October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
Actor advocates against bullying

If you’ve ever seen AMC’s Emmy Award winning  television show Breaking Bad, then you’re  familiar with RJ Mitte. In the show, Mitte plays Walt Jr., the protagonist’s son who suffers from a mild case of cerebral palsy – a role very personal to Mitte as he suffers from cerebral palsy himself. Best known for his […]

Continue Reading

Jerry Richardson to host first-ever community event

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Jerry Richardson to host first-ever community event

Jerry Richardson Stadium will be buzzing with excitement on Saturday, Oct. 11 – and it won’t be because of a football game. For the first time ever, UNC Charlotte will host a community event within the walls of its newest stadium. Buddy Walk, hosted by the Down syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte (DSAGC), is a […]

Continue Reading

SGA update Oct. 2

| October 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
SGA update Oct. 2

​Members of the Student Government Association (SGA) met for the 51st legislative meeting Oct. 2. Belk Gym Renovations ​Associate Vice Chancellor Student Union, Activities and Recreation Jim Hoppa, attended SGA to address the senate regarding Belk Gym, which is currently under construction. Belk Gym will add roughly 16,000 square ft. of fitness space once it […]

Continue Reading

Alpha Chi Omega has arrived

| October 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Alpha Chi Omega has arrived

Alpha Chi Omega is the newest sorority to join UNC Charlotte’s Panhellenic Council. With the founding class recruited, the sorority is looking forward to a great first year on campus. ​The founding process for Alpha Chi Omega began in 2010 when UNC Charlotte Fraternity and Sorority Life opened up for extension. The extension stacked the […]

Continue Reading

A groundbreaking hit for the introduction of the UNC Charlotte Marching Band

| October 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
A groundbreaking hit for the introduction of the UNC Charlotte Marching Band

On October 2, 2014 UNC Charlotte Chancellor, Phillip Dubois announced the news students and alumni have been waiting for. By a generous $2 million donation from alumni Gene and Vicki Johnson, the UNC Charlotte Marching Band will take the field fall 2015. Although the Johnsons funded multiple UNC Charlotte projects, such as the Harris Alumni […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading