Friday, August 26, 2011

Students anticpating $4.5 million UNC Charlotte Motorsports Building | NinerOnline

The new Alan Kulwicki Motorsprts Engineering building is nearing completion on the UNC Charlotte campus. The new facility will provide additonal laboratory space for what is already one the nation's top motorsports engineering programs. Students move into $4.5 million UNC Charlotte Motorsports Building | NinerOnline

Friday, August 19, 2011

Going Back to School, Giving Back to Schools

The signs are unmistakable – the new academic year is fast approaching. The University’s annual Convocation Aug. 16 was followed by today’s announcement of a partnership that will afford students, faculty and staff many opportunities to give back to the community this year.

TIAA-CREF and UNC Charlotte have jointly adopted Governor’s Village, comprised of schools including John M. Morehead STEM Academy, Nathaniel Alexander Elementary School, Morehead Elementary School, James Martin Middle School and Zebulon B. Vance High School, all named for former North Carolina governors.

Governors Village schools educate more than 4,700 students and employ 500 faculty.
The University and TIAA-CREF have pledged to provide educational support to Governor’s Village schools in the form of financial education, cultural experiences and mentoring programs for students, parents and faculty.
The partnership builds on an initiative that began last year, when UNC Charlotte adopted James Martin Middle School.

Here’s a clip from today’s announcement:

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Violins of Hope

International cultural event coming exclusively to UNC Charlotte Center City in April 2012. Preview events will begin in August.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Failure of nerve: Bolder vision needed for an uncertain future | UNC Charlotte Urban Institute

Commentator shares his thoughts on the recent Vision 2020 plan for Charlotte. The author is a professor at UNC Charlotte but his views do not necessarily represent the views of the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute, its staff, or the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Your thoughts?
Failure of nerve: Bolder vision needed for an uncertain future | UNC Charlotte Urban Institute

Monday, August 1, 2011

Campus collecting supplies for school kids; please help

Join Us for the School Tools Campaign
August 15th-19th

UNC Charlotte is joining Classroom Central, Communities in Schools, and WSOC-TV Channel 9 for the 15th annual School Tools Campaign. Last year, UNC Charlotte collected 3,966 items for children in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area.

UNC Charlotte is supporting School Tools by collecting school supplies at 12 collection sites across campus. We will be collecting the following items:

1, 3, and 5 subject notebooks
Boxes of crayons

Donations will be accepted from August 15th through August 19th at the following locations:

Atkins Library
Auxiliary Services Building
Cato Building
College of Education
Foundation Building
Fretwell Building
Friday Building
Facilities Management
Grigg Hall
Reese Building
Student Activities Center
Student Union

Thank you for staking your claim!

*Remember tax free weekend in North Carolina is August 5th through August 7th. This would be a great time to purchase your School Tools!

Please feel free to contact your area staff representative or contact Katie Suggs at (704) 687-7788 or with any questions.

About School Tools:
School Tools is a drive to collect and distribute school supplies to children who need them. All supplies collected will be distributed through Classroom Central, a place where teachers can pick up supplies for their students for FREE. In 2010, School Tools collected over 472,744 items.

About Classroom Central:
Classroom Central, a nonprofit organization, equips students to effectively learn by collecting and distributing free school supplies. Classroom Central exists so that every child, regardless of their economic status, will have the essential tools like pencils, paper, scissors, markers and other basic materials they need to learn. Classroom Central serves high-poverty schools in six school districts: Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Gaston County, Kannapolis City, Iredell-Statesville, Union County, and Rock-Hill. To learn more about Classroom Central, please visit