April 2017

Junior wins Charlotte public art commission

Date Published: April 18, 2017

UNC Charlotte art student William Lee won a public art commission from the city of Charlotte “GovPorch” project to create an interactive installation at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center Plaza on Fourth Street.

‘Statement Making’ fashion show to highlight student work

Date Published: April 18, 2017

Some 30 students from the College of Arts + Architecture, the College of Computing and Informatics and the Lee College of Engineering are designing and fabricating statement pieces, costumes and garments that will be worn by professors and friends at the first “Statement Making,” a fashion show being held Thursday, April 27, at the Belk Plaza.

Su'ad Khabeer

Purdue professor's ‘Muslim Cool’ presentation rescheduled

Date Published: April 17, 2017

Su’ad Abdul Khabeer, assistant professor of anthropology and African American studies at Purdue University, will present “Muslim Cool: Race, Religion and Hip-Hop in the United States” at 12:30 p.m., Monday, April 24, in the Cone University Center, Room 113. The presentation was scheduled originally for March 15 but had to be postponed.

‘Trikster’ performances to highlight classic characters

Date Published: April 17, 2017
An innovative circus-inspired performance will focus on a grab bag of classic Southern trickster characters (Br'er Rabbit, Br'er Fox, Br'er Possum, etc.) but adapted for the 21st century.

University to test emergency alert system Wednesday morning

Date Published: April 17, 2017

UNC Charlotte will test its new emergency alert system, Rave, on the morning of Wednesday, April 19.  This system will allow the University to send text and emails simultaneously – as well as push to other alert systems, such as the LiveSafe app and on-campus digital screens.

Peer mentoring program to celebrate 30 years of excellence

Date Published: April 17, 2017
Student Advising for Freshman Excellence (SAFE) is the University’s oldest peer mentoring program.The upcoming SAFE Passage event is an opportunity to celebrate the completion of these students’ freshman experience.

Technical director to talk automotive industry and fuels

Date Published: April 14, 2017

Andrew Randolph, technical director for ECR Engines, will present “The Automotive Industry and the Fuels that Are Moving Us Forward” at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 25, in EPIC’s Siemens Energy Lecture Hall (Room G256).

Large kinetic clock sculpture to be Installed in Robinson Hall

Date Published: April 13, 2017

The lobby of UNC Charlotte’s Robinson Hall for the Performing Arts will be the new home for a remarkable 20-foot wooden clock sculpture “Time and Space” to be installed by the artist James Borden on Wednesday and Thursday, April 19 and 20.

2017 Student Employee of the Year lauded for ‘unyielding dedication’

Date Published: April 13, 2017

Student Employee of the Year Stacey Myers plans to put her work experience with Recreational Services to use as a graduate assistant this fall.

The Georgia native, who is scheduled to graduate in May, will oversee personal fitness at the University of Central Florida – with plans for a career in campus recreation.

Practice makes perfect – University Speaking Center provides free assistance for students

Date Published: April 13, 2017
Standing in front of the class to deliver a speech can be anxiety-inducing for many students. Presenters know everyone’s eyes are trained on them, waiting to hear their message, and they worry about making a mistake. For those students concerned with perfecting their oral communication skills, free assistance is available at the University Speaking Center