March 2017

Nancy Gutierrez

CLAS dean joins N.C. Humanities Council as trustee

Date Published: March 1, 2017

Nancy Gutierrez, dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at UNC Charlotte, has been named a trustee of the North Carolina Humanities Council for a three-year term.


Green Commencement Robe

Commencement to go ‘green’

Date Published: March 1, 2017

For spring 2017 commencement, undergraduates and those awarded certificates will wear green robes at this year’s ceremonies. Master’s and doctoral graduates will continue to wear black robes.


2017 Staff Council Chili and Cornbread Cook-off winners named

Date Published: March 1, 2017

Chris Maynard, a staff member in Travel and Complex Payments, was the big winner in the Staff Council’s annual Chili and Cornbread Cook-off, held Thursday, Feb. 23, in the Cone University Center Lucas Room.


Tickets on sale for 2017 Staff Recognition Luncheon

Date Published: March 1, 2017

Tickets are on sale through Friday, March 17, for the 2017 Staff Recognition Luncheon scheduled for noon, Wednesday, March 22, in the Student Union Multipurpose Room.

The Staff Recognition Luncheon is held annually to recognize staff members who are celebrating service anniversary milestones and to present the Staff Employee(s) of the Year Award. 


25 individuals nominated for Employee of the Year

Date Published: March 1, 2017

Twenty-five nominations were submitted to Human Resources this year for the annual Employee of the Year Award; individuals were nominated in the categories of devotion to duty, human relations, innovation, community/public service and safety and heroism.

Nominees are:


Tree Campus USA

University earns third Tree Campus USA designation

Date Published: March 1, 2017

UNC Charlotte was honored with 2016 Tree Campus USA recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.


February 2017

Temporary stair closure in Denny Building scheduled

Date Published: February 28, 2017

Beginning at 6 a.m., Saturday, March 4, through 8 p.m., Sunday, March 12, the stairs in Denny Building that face the courtyard will be closed to complete abatement in these stairs and to install new railings.


UNC Charlotte switching ‘clicker’ vendors

Date Published: February 28, 2017
Starting with the 2017-18 academic year, the University will begin to use Poll Everywhere software for classes that use a student response system, previously known as clickers.

Parking Lot 15 to close temporarily

Date Published: February 28, 2017

Parking Lot 15, located in front of the Burson Building, will be closed starting at 6 a.m., Saturday, March 4, through 6 p.m., Sunday, March 13, to install new mechanical equipment as part of building renovations.


Je'Nen Chastain

Architecture alumna wins national award

Date Published: February 28, 2017

Je'Nen Chastain, an alumna of the UNC Charlotte School of Architecture, has received a 2017 Associates Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). According to the AIA, the national award “is given to individual Associate AIA members to recognize outstanding leaders and creative thinkers for significant contributions to their communities and the architecture profession.”