Long-time supporter named CLAS executive-in-residence

Date Published: October 16, 2012

A venture capitalist with a solid grounding in the liberal arts and a quarter-century experience in business has joined UNC Charlotte’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences as its first executive in residence.


Facilities management hosts 'Supervisor Toolkit' workshop

Date Published: October 16, 2012

The Department of Facilities Management  was this year’s host for the SRAPPA “Supervisor’s Toolkit” weeklong workshop, which was held at UNC Charlotte Center City. 


Africana studies to hold symposium ‘All Politics is Local’

Date Published: October 16, 2012

The Department of Africana Studies in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences will hold the symposium “All Politics is Local: Perspectives on Community Engagement and Citizen Empowerment in Africa and the African Diaspora” on Monday, Oct. 22, in the Student Union, Room 340I.


Light-rail extension from Center City to UNC Charlotte gets major funding commitment

Date Published: October 16, 2012

With the sun peeking out from behind UNC Charlotte Center City as the backdrop, University leaders were joined by local, state and federal officials at a ceremony at the Ninth Street Station in uptown Charlotte on Tuesday, Oct. 16, to witness the signing of an agreement to build a light-rail extension from the inner city to the UNC Charlotte campus.


National Food Day celebration slated for Oct. 24

Date Published: October 16, 2012

In partnership with the Mecklenburg Cooperative Extension and the 7th Street Market, the UNC Charlotte College of Health and Human Services will host “La Vida Local: A Celebration of Real Food” in honor of the second annual National Food Day.


49ers to hold Basketball Madness, Fan Day

Date Published: October 16, 2012

The Charlotte 49ers will hold their annual Basketball Madness at 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, and Fan Day on at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, in Halton Arena.


Chemistry group to hold fundraiser for alumna

Date Published: October 16, 2012

The Association of Chemistry Graduate Students will hold a pie-throwing fundraiser In support of alumna Jessica Bongiovanni, who three months ago learned that she has a rare form of bone cancer.


Final three winners in Giving Green raffle

Date Published: October 16, 2012

Jane Johansen, treasury services; Melissa Shelton, University advancement; and Lori Van Wallendael, psychology, were the final three winners in Friday’s Giving Green raffle.

Johansen won the guest passes to the Charlotte Museum of History. Shelton received two tickets to the N.C. Dance Theatre, and Van Wallendael won tickets to the Davidson Community Players.


Bank of America exec to chair ‘Let Me Play’ luncheon

Date Published: October 15, 2012

Catherine Bessant, global technology and operations executive at Bank of America, will chair the ninth annual “Let Me Play” luncheon being held on Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Charlotte Convention Center.

This annual event, the brainchild of Judy Rose, UNC Charlotte’s director of athletics, benefits the 49ers women’s athletics program.


Faculty and Friends Concert to feature violinist Claude Richard

Date Published: October 15, 2012

Violinist Claude Richard, along with pianist Jimmy Brière, will perform at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23, in Belk Theater  of the Robinson Hall for the Performing Arts as part of the Music Department’s Faculty and Friends Concert Series.