Fire prevention is a year-round concern

Date Published: October 23, 2018

October is fire prevention month, and as it draws to a close, UNC Charlotte’s Environmental Health and Safety Department and the National Fire Protection Association offer a reminder that a fire emergency can happen anywhere, anytime.

Follow these three basic steps to reduce the risk of a fire emergency and learn to escape safely in the event of one:

Family assistance center exercise to be held Oct. 25-26

Date Published: October 22, 2018

UNC Charlotte will conduct a full-scale exercise of its family assistance center plan on Thursday, Oct. 25, and Friday, Oct. 26, at the Harris Alumni Center.

A family assistance center is a location where families can receive information and support services in the event of a severe emergency affecting members of the campus community.

University welcomes new employees

Date Published: October 22, 2018

UNC Charlotte welcomed the following new staff and faculty members during the Oct. 16 New Employee Orientation Session:

Art & Art History

Jonathan Pellitteri, 3D fabrication lab manager


Joanna Evans, administrative support associate

Telvin Stuart, visual arts specialist

Nominations being accepted for de Silva, First Citizens awards

Date Published: October 17, 2018

Nominations for the prestigious Harshini V. de Silva Graduate Mentor Award and First Citizens Bank Scholars Medal are being accepted through Nov. 2 and Nov. 9, respectively.

Faculty/staff invited to open house for High Team Challenge course

Date Published: October 17, 2018

The Chancellor's Health and Wellness Committee and Venture Outdoor Leadership are partnering to provide faculty and staff members the chance to experience the High Team Challenge course (HTC) for free between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27.

Light rail on modified service

Date Published: October 15, 2018

CATS announced, Monday, Oct. 15, the light rail will operate on modified service for at least one more week while repairs are made to the overhead catenary system, which was damaged during Hurricane Michael last Thursday when a tree fell on it near 12th street.

Business stalls if employees slip, trip or fall

Date Published: October 15, 2018

Slip, trip and fall incidents are among the leading cause of occupational injuries nationwide, but they are the leading cause of occupational injuries at UNC Charlotte. In 2017, 39 percent of occupational injuries on campus were the result of a slip, trip or fall. These seemingly minor incidents can lead to pain and serious discomfort.

2018 Staff Council Fall Festival was another fun time

Date Published: October 12, 2018

The Staff Council’s annual Fall Festival provided opportunities for colleagues to socialize while enjoying a free lunch, contests and other activities.

More than 600 staff members attended this year’s festival, held during Fall Break on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Barnhardt Student Activity Center.

Pedestrian bridge along Cameron Boulevard closed temporarily

Date Published: October 12, 2018

The pedestrian bridge along Cameron Boulevard, between Bissell House and Harris Alumni Center, was damaged during the recent storm. Repairs are underway through Tuesday, Oct. 23.

Remember to exercise caution when approaching construction areas.

Lane closures scheduled along Alumni Way

Date Published: October 10, 2018

Between 7:30 and 11:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 12, lane closures will occur on Alumni Way near South Village Deck as construction takes place to install speed bumps to control traffic for pedestrian safety.

Expect traffic delays as flaggers alternate traffic flow. Exercise caution when approaching construction zones.