March 2017

University welcomes new employees

Date Published: March 24, 2017

UNC Charlotte welcomed the following new staff and faculty members during the March 21-22 New Employee Orientation session:

Jennifer Charles, assistant volleyball coach

Building Environmental Services
Randall Biggerstaff, building environmental technician
Joyce Patterson, building environmental technician

Call for IT project ideas

Date Published: March 23, 2017

Campus units that are considering a small-, medium- or large-scale technology project during the next 18 months are encouraged to submit ideas to ITS by Monday, April 17.

“Even if you think your idea won’t happen until next year, ITS wants to know, so we can start a conversation with you,” said Mike Carlin, vice chancellor for information technology and CIO.

Periodic parking lane disruptions planned through July 1

Date Published: March 23, 2017

Between Friday, March 24, and Saturday, July 1, there will be periodic parking lane disruptions throughout campus as work is completed to update all parking equipment.

During these lane closures at parking lots and decks, there will be construction noise and dust as crews work in closed lanes. Signage will be posted at lot and deck entrances.

New Continuing Education course to prepare future audio engineers

Date Published: March 22, 2017
UNC Charlotte Continuing Education, in partnership with Ed Stokes, a professor in the University’s Lee College of Engineering, will offer a new course to teach aspiring audio engineers the state-of-the-art computer-based Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) software AVID Pro Tools.

Jaime Clinton

Campus chef takes silver in collegiate culinary challenge

Date Published: March 22, 2017

Jaime Clinton, executive sous chef for catering, represented UNC Charlotte at the Southern Regional Conference of the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) Culinary Challenge event, held at the University of New Mexico. She won second place in her first time competing.

Policy on contracting with state employees/relatives revised

Date Published: March 22, 2017

University Policy 603.2 Contracting with State Employees or Relatives of State Employees has been revised to clarify and update the policy, procedures, roles and responsibilities.

Steele Creek team places first in Autobell Creek Challenge

Date Published: March 22, 2017

A team of fourth- and fifth-grade students from Steele Creek Elementary School in Charlotte recently won first place in the second Autobell Car Wash Creek Challenge at UNC Charlotte.

Roland Fryer

TIAA Lecture to focus on ‘The Economics of Race’

Date Published: March 22, 2017
Harvard University professor Roland Fryer will present “The Economics of Race” at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 12, in the Popp Martin Student Union Multipurpose Room for the TIAA Lecture, part of the UNC Charlotte Civic Series presented by Bank of America.

Five staff members receive Employee of the Year award

Date Published: March 22, 2017
Five UNC Charlotte staff members were honored with the Employee of the Year award during the annual Staff Recognition Luncheon held Wednesday, March 22, in the Popp Martin Student Union.

Tanya Luhrmann

Stanford anthropologist to talk ‘Minds, Madness and Mystical Things’

Date Published: March 22, 2017

Tanya Luhrmann from the Stanford University Department of Anthropology will present the public talk “Minds, Madness and Mystical Things” at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 4, in the Cone University Center, Room 112.