July 2017

Guobadia receives national ‘anti-hazing hero’ award

Date Published: July 19, 2017
HazingPrevention.Org has named UNC Charlotte’s Michelle Guobadia as one of the recipients of its Hank Nuwer Anti-hazing Hero Award.

49ers enter three-year radio partnership

Date Published: July 18, 2017

The Charlotte 49ers and IMG College have announced a three-year radio partnership with 730 the Game ESPN Charlotte to serve as the flagship station for the 49ers IMG Radio Network. The three-year deal will run through June 30, 2020.

Annual Charlotte Research Scholars symposium scheduled

Date Published: July 18, 2017
More than 100 undergraduate student research projects will be featured at this year’s Charlotte Research Scholars Summer Symposium, scheduled for 9 a.m., Wednesday, July 26, in the Barnhardt Student Activity Center Salons.

Pace named C-USA Softball Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Date Published: July 17, 2017

Junior shortstop Haley Pace is Conference USA’s Softball Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

The C-USA Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards are presented to the top student-athletes in each conference-sponsored sport, determined by the league’s 14 faculty athletic representatives. The award is based on academic achievement, athletic achievement and service.

Theatre professor’s young adult novel wins awards

Date Published: July 17, 2017

“Steeplejack,” the young adult fantasy novel by Robinson Distinguished Professor of Shakespeare Andrew Hartley, has won two major awards: the 2017 International Thriller Writers Award for “Best Young Adult Novel” and the 2017 Manly Wade Wellman Award for North Carolina Science Fiction and Fantasy. Both awards were announced July 15.

Artist/activist T.J. Reddy discusses retrospective of his work

Date Published: July 14, 2017
In this Inside UNC Charlotte webcast, artist/activist and UNC Charlotte alumnus T.J. Reddy talks about the exhibit “Everything is Everything” on display at the Projective Eye Gallery in UNC Charlotte Center City.

General Assembly appoints two members to UNC Charlotte Board of Trustees

Date Published: July 13, 2017

The North Carolina General Assembly recently appointed Teross Young (’93) of Iredell County and Dennis Bunker III (’81) of Mecklenburg County to the UNC Charlotte Board of Trustees. Each was appointed to a four-year term that began July 1.

History professor helping celebrate Camp Greene centennial

Date Published: July 13, 2017

Few Charlotteans probably realize that the Queen City housed a World War I training camp. Located just outside Uptown Charlotte, near Wilkinson Boulevard and Tuckaseegee Road, is Camp Greene. Opened originally in September 1917, Camp Greene was named for the Revolutionary War hero Nathanael Greene.

Light Rail Connects Us: University partnership becoming a national model

Date Published: July 13, 2017
As the LYNX Blue Line Extension continues to make its way to campus, UNC Charlotte officials hosted community executives from the city of Tampa Bay to provide insight and information on the leadership role the University played in bringing light rail to campus and northeast Charlotte.

Former track star named USA Bobsled Rookie of the Year

Date Published: July 12, 2017
Former Charlotte 49ers track and field standout Briauna Jones was named USA Bobsled 2016-17 Rookie of the Year