June 2017

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


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.


49er Rocketry Team soars to fifth at NASA contest

Date Published: May 30, 2017

A team of Lee College of Engineering students demonstrated the strength of their advanced rocketry and engineering skills by placing fifth in the 2017 NASA Student Launch competition.


Farley needs shared leave

Date Published: May 29, 2017

Linda Farley, Auxiliary Services, Dining, needs shared leave donations.


Theatre professor designs costumes for Chicago company

Date Published: May 25, 2017

Assistant Professor of Costume Design Aly Amidei has designed the costumes for the upcoming production of “Her Majesty’s Will” at Lifeline Theatre in Chicago.

Based on the 2013 novel by David Blixt, the play is receiving its world premiere and runs May 26 through June 16.


Faces - Gary Edwards

Date Published: May 25, 2017

Gary Edwards Sr., a grounds construction crew foreman in the Facilities Management Department, is known as a “go-to” guy at UNC Charlotte.


UNC Charlotte receives $2 million boost from Duke Energy Foundation

Date Published: May 25, 2017
The Duke Energy Foundation is committing $2 million to the University’s Exponential Campaign, specifically to support the Charlotte Engineering Early College and the Women in Computing Initiative.

East Deck entrances/crossover to close temporarily

Date Published: May 25, 2017

The entrances and exits that cross from East Deck 1 to East Deck 2 will be closed for construction beginning at 7 a.m., Friday, May 26, through 5 p.m., Friday, June 9.

Expect lane closures, construction equipment and noise and dust as existing gate equipment is upgraded.

Drivers and pedestrians are reminded to approach construction zones with caution.