June 2017

Coding boot camp graduates demonstrate their skills

Date Published: June 5, 2017
Graduates of the inaugural Coding Boot Camp certificate program recently had the chance to showcase their final projects and portfolios for potential employers at a special networking expo.

More slow economic growth forecast for North Carolina

Date Published: June 5, 2017
The North Carolina economy is expected to continue the slow growth pattern of the past eight years, according to UNC Charlotte economist John Connaughton.

University’s Smoking and Use of Tobacco Products Policy revised

Date Published: June 2, 2017

Effective June 1,  University Policy 707, Smoking and Use of Tobacco Products, has been revised by adding a new defined term, “tobacco product,” which means a cigarette, a cigar, chewing tobacco, vapor product or any other product that contains tobacco and is intended for inhalation, oral use or nasal use.


English honored with University’s 2017 Distinguished Service Award

Date Published: June 1, 2017
Dianne English, executive director of the Community Building Initiative, is the 2017 recipient of the UNC Charlotte Distinguished Service Award. In recognizing English, UNC Charlotte Chancellor Philip L. Dubois said the University is honoring an individual who truly epitomizes the term “distinguished service.”

University welcomes new employees

Date Published: June 1, 2017

UNC Charlotte welcomed the following new staff and faculty members during the May 30-31 New Employee Orientation session:

Academic Budget and Personnel
Tricia Gareau, business and technology application analyst

Budget Office
Kara Killough, administrative support specialist


Tackling Latino mental health needs focus of inaugural summit

Date Published: June 1, 2017
UNC Charlotte’s efforts to drive the conversation on providing care to underserved populations took a step forward with an inaugural summit to address the mental health needs of Latinos. The 2017 Latinx Mental Health Summit drew more than 200 clinical experts, scholars and helping professionals from around the United States

PPS honors employees during annual awards ceremony

Date Published: June 1, 2017
UNC Charlotte’s Police and Public Safety Department (PPS) recently honored outstanding employees during its annual awards ceremony, held in conjunction with National Police Week.

NuPark selected to bring smart parking solutions to campus

Date Published: June 1, 2017

Construction across campus continues in order to prepare parking lots and decks for license plate recognition (LPR) that will grant parking permissions for permit purchasers.


May 2017

CATS conducts ‘live wire’ test of Blue Line Extension

Date Published: May 31, 2017

Recently, Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) officials conducted the first “live wire” test of the Blue Line Extension.

The overhead catenary system that powers the light rail trains was energized, and trains ran on their own power at about 10 miles per hour from the North Yard facility to the Old Concord Road bridge.


Windows computer users must take action

Date Published: May 31, 2017

ITS will push an update to Windows computers by division between June 6-9 that will reorganize the University’s Active Directory, the database that manages user accounts and groups.