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Alpha Chi Omega joins Panhellenic Association in Fall 2014

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Alpha Chi Omega joins Panhellenic Association in Fall 2014

In Fall 2014, Alpha Chi Omega will join the Panhellenic Association at UNC Charlotte. Due to the addition, the Panhellenic Association will grow from six to seven chapters. Courtney Schmidt, assistant director of chapter growth for Alpha Chi Omega, explained that this has been a process over the last three years. “This year we have focused on learning […]

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End of semester film festival to reel in cinema fans

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
End of semester film festival to reel in cinema fans

UNC Charlotte’s first annual Gold Reel Film Festival will be taking place on Tuesday, April 29. The event will be held at 6 p.m. in McKnight Hall. The film festival will highlight five different categories of film: short narrative, long narrative, animation and experimental, music, and documentary. At the festival, the top three screenplay submissions […]

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SGA meeting 4/17

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
SGA meeting 4/17

The Student Government Association (SGA) meeting on April 17 started off with next year’s Student Body President Steven Serio addressing the attendants. Serio, who was named student body president on March 27, explained how excited he is for his new term. Serio said he will be readily available, and plans on being in his office […]

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Professor Craig Ogle receives recognition for remarkable work

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Professor Craig Ogle receives recognition for remarkable work

On April 1, UNC Charlotte Professor Craig Ogle won the 2014 First Citizens Bank Scholars Medal. Ogle teaches organic chemistry and has accomplished a great deal during his 30-year-career at Niner Nation. Ogle was presented with this award as recognition for his work in organic chemistry. Sponsored by First Citizens Bank, the award was given […]

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Vice chancellor of Student Affairs releases statement upon controversial dance during Air Band

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Vice chancellor of Student Affairs releases statement upon controversial dance during Air Band

Arthur Jackson, vice chancellor of Student Affairs, released a statement on April 17 regarding backlash from a performance in Air Band on Friday, April 11. Air Band is an annual competition UNC Charlotte sororities and fraternities come together for to perform a collection of dances with creative themes. Sigma Kappa’s theme “Disney Dancing with the […]

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Recharge stations make appearance on campus

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Recharge stations make appearance on campus

Many students feel the need to constantly carry their cell phone chargers around to avoid their phones dying during the day. However, that should no longer be a problem for UNC Charlotte students as the Student Union recently installed two cell phone charging stations, one in Norms Lounge and the other in the Student Government […]

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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 | 1 Comment
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

Please note that in the paper issue of the article, it says it was written by Claire Dodd. This is an error; it was written by Jared Green.  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 […]

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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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