AV technician named Student Employee of the Year

Date Published: April 17, 2019

“I am on my way” is what one will hear from Spence Guffey when he responds to a request for technical assistance in the Cone University Center or Popp Martin Student Union.

Guffey, a computer science major and sociology minor, is the 2019 Student Employee of the Year. He has served in a variety of technical positions since November 2016.


UNC System expert to keynote Active Learning Academy Spring Expo

Date Published: April 16, 2019
Laura Pipe, director of the Teaching Innovations Office at UNC Greensboro, will present “You’re Coming in Hot: Active Learning Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom,” during the Active Learning Academy Spring Expo on Wednesday, May 1.

Shao, Wilkers receive graduate teaching awards

Date Published: April 16, 2019

Yuehan Shao, who is working on a Ph.D. in applied mathematics, and Katie Wilkers, a master’s student in kinesiology, were named Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistants for 2018-19.


Event connects parents of children with disabilities to future special educators

Date Published: April 16, 2019

The Exceptional Children's Assistance Center (ECAC), in collaboration with the Cato College of Education’s Department of Special Education and Child Development, recently presented a daylong free training for parents of children with disabilities.


Employees were busy during National Volunteer Week

Date Published: April 15, 2019

It was a busy week for UNC Charlotte employees who used their paid community service leave to volunteer across the campus and city of Charlotte during National Volunteer Week, April 8-12.


Counseling honor society recognizes outstanding students, faculty

Date Published: April 15, 2019

The UNC Charlotte Mu Tau Beta chapter of the international counseling honor society Chi Sigma Iota recently honored three outstanding graduate students and two faculty members in the Department of Counseling.


Experiential Learning Trips create opportunities to share history

Date Published: April 15, 2019

Experiential Learning Trips, an initiative offered through the Office of Identity, Equity and Engagement, enable UNC Charlotte students to explore the histories of various cities.

Recently, 31 undergraduates visited Atlanta to better understand the unique aspects of Georgia’s capital.


E-waste, professional attire collection event scheduled

Date Published: April 12, 2019

UNC Charlotte’s Office of Sustainability will hold a collection event for unwanted personal electronic devices (e-waste) and professional attire from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 17, in Parking Lot 5A. Items collected will be donated to benefit those in need.

E-waste collection


Caffeine can darken moods as people face work stress say researchers

Date Published: April 11, 2019
Bummed out by ongoing work stress? Tempted to reach for yet another cup of coffee to cope? Resist the temptation—unless you want to darken an already gray mood to pitch-black, according to a UNC Charlotte study on how caffeine affects people dealing with chronic stress.

Gun control debate may prompt interest in firearm ownership

Date Published: April 11, 2019
New research co-authored by a UNC Charlotte health analytics professor is illuminating the connection among violent attacks, the gun control debate and Americans’ interest in purchasing firearms.