University welcomes new employees

Date Published: November 14, 2018

UNC Charlotte welcomed the following new staff and faculty members during the Nov. 13 New Employee Orientation session:

Atkins Library
Alva Jones, university library technician

Ernest Scott, building environmental supervisor

Purchasing to host vendor showcase

Date Published: November 13, 2018

The 2018 Vendor Showcase is scheduled for 10 noon, Monday, Dec. 10, in the Cone University Center, Lucas Room.

Valparaiso administrator appointed associate vice chancellor for facilities management

Date Published: November 12, 2018

Jonathan “Jon” Varnell has been appointed UNC Charlotte’s new associate vice chancellor for facilities management. He will assume his duties in early December.

Veteran Atkins Library employee Robin Drake has died

Date Published: November 12, 2018

Robin Drake, 60, died Nov. 6 at the Brian Center of Concord. A longtime member of the Atkins Library staff, Drake joined UNC Charlotte in 1979.

During her career, Drake worked in several units, including Cataloging, Acquisitions, Circulation, Technical Services and most recently Special Collections and University Archives.

Automotive Fleet awarded clean fuel grant

Date Published: November 9, 2018

UNC Charlotte’s automotive fleet was awarded nearly $58,000 to upgrade the fleet to reduce transportation-related emissions through alternative fuel methods. This grant is from the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center at North Carolina State University’s Clean Fuel Advanced Technology (CFAT) Project.

Temporary sidewalk closure near Reese, King buildings

Date Published: November 8, 2018

Portions of the sidewalk between Reese and King buildings will be closed starting Monday, Nov. 12, to allow for repairs to underground pipes.

Expect construction fences, noise and heavy equipment, along with vehicles entering/exiting the area. This project is expected to be completed by Friday, Dec. 14.

Remember to use caution when approaching construction areas.

University welcomes new employees

Date Published: November 6, 2018

UNC Charlotte welcomed the following new staff and faculty members during the Oct. 30 New Employee Orientation session:

Africana Studies
Rosemarie Wickham, administrative support associate

Building Environmental Services
Sonia Espinoza, building environmental technician

Second phase of science building construction to begin

Date Published: November 5, 2018

On Thursday, Nov. 8, the second phase of construction on the new science building is scheduled to begin.

Fencing will be erected around the entire site, with a portion of Lot 16 to be closed permanently.

Expect heavy construction equipment and personnel as work begins to demolish the old facilities operations building, steam plant and warehouse.

Shawn Long receives alumni award

Date Published: November 2, 2018

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Senior Associate Dean Shawn Long has received the Lyman T. Johnson Torch of Excellence Award from the University of Kentucky Lyman T. Johnson African American alumni group, honoring his impact on other people’s lives.

University again listed among ‘Guide to 399 Green Colleges’

Date Published: November 2, 2018

UNC Charlotte recently made Princeton Review’s “Guide to 399 Green Colleges” for the second time. The guide is an unranked list of environmentally responsible “green” colleges, which students often consider when applying.