June 2017

Alumni and friends extend Bonnie Cone’s legacy through their gifts

Date Published: June 16, 2017
Alumni, faculty, staff and friends of UNC Charlotte gathered at the Myers Park Country Club for the annual Bonne E. Cone Society Luncheon on Tuesday, June 13.

Four 49ers picked in Major League Baseball Draft

Date Published: June 16, 2017

In the 2017 MLB Draft, four Charlotte 49ers were selected, and all four players went to teams in the American League's East Division. For the first time in school history, three of the four picks went during the top 10 rounds while the four total selections tied a school record for most taken in a single draft. 


Communication studies professor rethinks America’s favorite pastimes

Date Published: June 15, 2017

Considered among America’s favorite pastimes, sports competitions offer opportunities to escape social divisions and bring people together. Sports journalists argue that when people of different backgrounds watch a game, their gathering transcends differences in race, class, gender or ethnicity, said UNC Charlotte communications studies professor Daniel Grano.

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Summer blood drive scheduled

Date Published: June 15, 2017

Business Services, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, will sponsor a campus blood donation drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, June 21, in the Cone University Center, Lucas Room.

“Please join me in donating and encouraging your colleagues to do the same at this important summer blood drive,” wrote Keith Wassum, associate vice chancellor for business services.


University welcomes new employees

Date Published: June 15, 2017

UNC Charlotte welcomed the following new staff and faculty members during the June 13-14  New Employee Orientation session:

Belk College of Business
Monica Hughes, public communications specialist


Alumnus appointed to York Tech Foundation board

Date Published: June 15, 2017

Robert Hall (’08) has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the York Technical College Foundation for a three-year term.

Prior to completing a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from UNC Charlotte’s Lee College of Engineering, Hall graduated from York Tech with an associate’s degree in mechanical engineering and machine tool technology.


Senator’s staff visits UNC Charlotte

Date Published: June 15, 2017
U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis’ staff visited UNC Charlotte recently to meet with University leaders and faculty members to learn about several programs of interest to Tillis and his committee assignments.

Roderick MacKillop Memorial Endowments to fund student scholarships, alumni exhibition

Date Published: June 14, 2017
The family of Roderick MacKillop, a former professor in the Department of Art & Art History, has established three endowments at the University in his memory. The endowment funds will support student scholarships and a biannual exhibition of alumni work in the Art & Art History Department

Master’s students named finalists in international data analytics competition

Date Published: June 13, 2017

Three graduate student teams from UNC Charlotte are finalists for the 2017 Teradata University Network (TUN) 2017 Data and Analytics Challenge, an international data analytics competition.


RSVP for annual Ice Cream Social

Date Published: June 13, 2017

The Division of Business Affairs will sponsor its annual campus-wide ice cream social from 2:30 to 4 p.m., Friday, June 23, in the Cone University Center, After Hours Lounge.