June 2017

Staff Council issues call for nominations

Date Published: June 7, 2017

Nominations are being accepted for Staff Council area representatives and alternates and members of the executive committee.

Staff members should have received an email with a link to the nomination form; the deadline is 5 p.m., Friday, June 9.

Email Dave Frantzreb rfrantzr@uncc.edu with questions.


PPS conducting on-campus training today, Thursday

Date Published: June 6, 2017

UNC Charlotte’s Police and Public Safety Department will conduct on-campus training today, Tuesday, June 6, and Thursday, June 8, near Oak Hall. There will be an increased police presence in that area, and individuals will likely see officers in tactical gear. 

This is part of routine training conducted by PPS. 


‘Light Rail Connects Us’ - train tests scheduled to start this week

Date Published: June 6, 2017
Later this week, the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) will begin testing trains along the route to the UNC Charlotte Main Station. There will be trains traveling at very slow speeds on the tracks and possibly stopping at the station on campus. This will occur primarily in evening hours.

Williams needs shared leave

Date Published: June 6, 2017

Laura Williams, financial services, needs shared leave donations.


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.


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.