March 2017

Fishing derby reels in families to campus

Date Published: March 29, 2017
More than 80 UNC Charlotte faculty and staff members and their families gathered Saturday, March 25, at Hechenbleikner Lake for the inaugural Chancellor’s Fishing Derby.

Sistare named executive director of alumni relations

Date Published: March 29, 2017

Sallie Hutton Sistare will join UNC Charlotte as executive director of alumni relations in the Division of University Advancement, effective May 30.


Exploring arts and culture focus of Africana Studies Symposium

Date Published: March 28, 2017

Discussions and performances that explore the African cultural legacies in the Americas will be on the program for the 15th annual Africana Studies Symposium, being held April 5-7.


Cato College professor receives ACA Best Practices Award

Date Published: March 28, 2017

Kristie Opiola, assistant professor of counseling studies in the Cato College of Education, received the 2017 Best Practices Award from the American Counseling Association (ACA) for the dissertation “The Efficacy of Child Parent Relationship Therapy for Adoptive Families.”


Reality star Whitney Way Thore to address body shaming, healthy living

Date Published: March 28, 2017

Star of TLC’s “My Big Fat Fabulous Life” and body-positive activist Whitney Way Thore will spend March 30 leading an afternoon fitness class, and in the evening, she will continue the conversation about body image.


Order of the Long Leaf Pine awarded to Cathy Bessant

Date Published: March 28, 2017

Cathy Bessant, chief operations and technology officer for Bank of America and a member of the UNC Charlotte Board of Trustees, recently received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. Former Gov. Pat McCrory presented the award to Bessant and Ned Curran, president/chief executive officer, The Bissell Companies.


Economics professor creates partnership between students, businesses

Date Published: March 27, 2017
UNC Charlotte's Matt Metzgar, an economics professor in the Belk College of Business, teaches Managerial Economics, a requirement for all business majors. With about 275 students, the course covers basic business concepts such as demand, cost, production and market analysis.

Architecture team’s winning design honors Orlando shooting victims

Date Published: March 27, 2017

A team from the UNC Charlotte School of Architecture has won the 2017 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Small Project Practitioners (SPP) Small Project Design Competition.


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.