UNC Charlotte awarded presidential honor for community service

Date Published: August 2, 2012

UNC Charlotte was named recently to the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its exemplary commitment to service and volunteering to local communities. 


University leaders celebrate renaming of Center City room

Date Published: August 2, 2012

Ellison Clary, director of Charlotte Community Relations for Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC), is pictured with Nancy Fey-Yensan, dean of the College of Health and Human Services, and Jerry Coughter, executive director of UNC Charlotte Center City, at the student lounge in the University’s Uptown building.


Web migration project reaches milestone

Date Published: August 2, 2012

Eighteen months and nearly 200 websites later, the Web communications team in the Division for University Advancement has migrated the majority of the campus’ websites into templates created for the Drupal content management system (CMS).


College of Education leading state’s teacher retention efforts

Date Published: August 2, 2012

With 50 percent of new teachers leaving the profession within the first five years, teacher retention is on the minds of lawmakers and school district and college administrators nationwide.


Washington Center partners with University to convention seminars for students

Date Published: August 2, 2012

Presidential conventions happen once every four years College and university students from across the country will travel to Charlotte to participate in the Washington Center’s Democratic National Convention Academic Seminar from Aug. 25 to Sept. 7.


University to welcome largest freshmen class

Date Published: August 2, 2012

UNC Charlotte will enroll the largest freshmen class in its history this fall. For the upcoming 2012-13 academic year, some 631 more students accepted admission offers than the University had initially expected.


Football stadium taking shape

Date Published: August 2, 2012

What a difference a year makes - groundbreaking for the 49ers football stadium took place on April 28, 2011, and in the intervening time, construction crews have worked to shape the new campus addition.

Progress on the stadium continues; however, since work began there has been:


Grigg Hall honors former Duke Energy leader

Date Published: August 2, 2012

Dedicated on Sept. 8, 2006, William H. Grigg Hall is home to a number of Charlotte Research Institute offices and facilities, including the Center for Optoelectronics and Optical Communications.


ELTI to hold language testing for incoming teaching assistants

Date Published: August 2, 2012

The English Language Training Institute (ELTI) will conduct language testing for incoming teaching assistants whose first language is not English. Testing will be at 1:30 PM, Friday, Aug. 17, in the College of Health and Human Services, Room 281.


Faces - Jackie Simpson

Date Published: July 30, 2012

The Office of Housing and Residence Life is undergoing a construction and renovation boom due to its $450 million master plan. One of those helping to lead this transformational effort is Jackie Simpson.

As associate vice chancellor and director of housing and residence life, Simpson is responsible for all facets of an operation with an annual budget of $28 million.