Former employee Sandra Leeds dies

Date Published: August 9, 2017

Sandra Leeds, 58, a former member of the University’s Financial Services Department, died Aug. 4. Her funeral was held Aug. 8 at the Central Church of God. She worked for the University for more than 25 years.

Researchers to study method for supporting grandparents raising grandchildren

Date Published: August 9, 2017
A new UNC Charlotte study is set to evaluate the impact of an educational intervention aimed at supporting grandparents raising their grandchildren.

Historian compares treatment of nomadic people by U.S., Russia

Date Published: August 9, 2017
As UNC Charlotte historian Steven Sabol sees it, his new book is a happy coincidence of fly-fishing and history. During a 2006 fishing trip to trout-filled Nez Perce Creek in Yellowstone National Park, Sabol spied a sign with tantalizingly scant details about the flight of the Nez Perce through the park in the 19th century.

Exponential student: Women’s golfer Mary Kate Hiller

Date Published: August 8, 2017
The PGA Championship isn't the only golf news in Charlotte these days. The Charlotte 49ers women's golf team is gearing up for its debut this fall. Mary Kate Hiller, a freshman from Florida, said the program offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity that she could not pass up.

Freedom School volunteers demonstrate their impact

Date Published: August 8, 2017
Majid Powell, a rising senior, is one of 27 UNC Charlotte students spending the summer serving as student leader interns with Freedom School Partners. “There is a lot at stake,” said the middle grade education major. “Saying that means we acknowledge that we bear some responsibility to be part of the solution.”

Charlotte Wheels bike program available

Date Published: August 8, 2017

Charlotte Wheels is a new campus bike-share program using Gotcha Bikes. Ten rack corrals have been installed, and 50 Gotcha Bikes are available for rent.

The bikes are belt-driven and have Shirmano three-speed internal gears; they also have baskets with bungee cords to secure books and packages. Safety lights illuminate the front and rear.

Mary Alexander Road reopens to vehicular traffic, sidewalks remain closed

Date Published: August 8, 2017

Mary Alexander Road has reopened to through traffic; however, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services continues to oversee work on a section of that road near campus. Sidewalks also remain closed in this construction area. The city anticipates work being completed by Friday, Aug. 18.

Reminder on changes to Sponsored Guest Account Requests

Date Published: August 8, 2017

The Sponsored Guest Account Request process changed July 31.

Charlotte Teacher Early College to give future educators a head start

Date Published: August 7, 2017
The first students to start school on the UNC Charlotte campus this fall are not undergraduates but 55 high school freshmen. This morning, UNC Charlotte welcomed the inaugural class of the Charlotte Teacher Early College (CTEC), a new five-year program for Charlotte-Mecklenburg students interested in a career in education.

Temporary sidewalk closures scheduled

Date Published: August 4, 2017

Some campus sidewalks between Memorial Hall and South Village Crossing will be closed from Monday, Aug. 7, through Thursday, Aug. 17, for resurfacing and lighting/walkway improvements.

Expect construction equipment and personnel in the area; signage will be posted.

Individuals should remain alert and exercise caution when approaching construction zones.