February 2017

UNC Charlotte

A Message from the Chancellor

Date Published: February 24, 2017

To Students, Staff, Faculty, and UNC Charlotte Parents: 

In light of the recent allegations of sexual assault involving UNC Charlotte students, I write to address some of the concerns I have heard from members of our campus community and the public, and to give some broad context regarding how, what, and when we communicate when serious issues like these arise.


Chartwells seeks focus group participants

Date Published: February 24, 2017

Focus group participants are sought to discuss their campus dining experiences and their opinions on the current dining options on campus.

All participants will receive a free lunch at the SoVi Dining Hall and will be eligible to win a Beats wireless headphones.

More details are on the web.


Wells Fargo executive to talk creative energy solutions

Date Published: February 23, 2017

Jeff Austin, senior vice president, operational sustainability strategy environmental affairs, Wells Fargo & Company, will present “Exploring Opportunities and Possibilities for Creative Energy Solutions in the Next Industrial Age” at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 28, in EPIC, Room G256.


Charlotte 49ers football adds two coaches

Date Published: February 23, 2017

Greg Adkins and Keith Henry have joined the Charlotte 49ers football program as offensive line coach and running backs coach, respectively.

Adkins spent the past two years as offensive line coach at Oklahoma State. He coached tight ends for the NFL's Buffalo Bills the previous two years.


Temporary lane closures for Cameron Boulevard, Poplar Terrace Drive

Date Published: February 23, 2017

From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25, portions of Cameron Boulevard and Poplar Terrace Drive will be closed temporarily.

Expect alternating use of lanes to keep both directions of traffic passable. Workers will be on site to direct traffic during the closure.


Winter Garden Tour

Take a winter tour of the Botanical Gardens

Date Published: February 22, 2017

Botanical Gardens staff members will conduct guided tours of the Susie Harwood Garden at 1 and 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 26, starting from the McMillan Greenhouse.

Much can be appreciated in a Southern garden in winter – bright berries, bark textures, evergreen structures and magically fragrant flowers.


Internal auditors wear many ‘hats’

Date Published: February 22, 2017

The internal audit profession is interesting and dynamic. A challenge of the profession is to promote the role of internal auditor, while defeating misperceptions associated with this job.


Great Decisions Lecture Series

Conrad to discuss nuclear security for Great Decisions

Date Published: February 22, 2017

Justin Conrad, an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, will present “Nuclear Security” as the fifth and final speaker in the 2017 Great Decisions lecture series.


University welcomes new employees

Date Published: February 22, 2017

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

Athletics
Gregory Adkins, assistant football coach

Building Environmental Services
Michael Galloway, building environmental technician


First Chancellor’s Fishing Derby set for March 25

Date Published: February 22, 2017
UNC Charlotte faculty and staff – the wait is over – the inaugural Chancellor’s Fishing Derby will be Saturday, March 25, at Hechenbleikner Lake.