Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Shakespeare Comes to Campus in November

Shakespeare’s Tempest Comes to Campus

The Actors from the London Stage will come to UNC Charlotte for a week-long residency that includes three public performances of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, November 3-5. Co-sponsored by the Shakespeare in Action Center and the Department of Theatre, the five-member troupe will participate in a variety of classes and workshops on campus, leading discussions and coaching students in Shakespeare performance.

Founded 35 years ago, Actors from the London Stage is headquartered at University of Notre Dame. British actor Sir Patrick Stewart developed the troupe’s touring concept, which takes the actors to colleges and universities across the United States for a series of residencies that combine public performances and educational outreach. The troupe will arrive at UNC Charlotte on October 31. The tour ends at the Cockpit Theatre in London.

The five actors in the current tour come from prominent British schools and stages, including the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and the Shakespeare Globe Theatre. They will play all the roles of The Tempest (there are 21 characters) in an innovative and minimalist production.
The presentation of Actors from the London Stage and The Tempest is part of the Shakespeare in Action “36 in 6” project. Between 2010 and 2016, the university’s Shakespeare in Action Center will mount six events per year, each devoted to one of Shakespeare’s plays, so that by the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, it will have staged—in some form—all 36 plays in the canon. The events will include major productions, staged readings, and the performance of selected scenes, alongside public lectures, colloquia, and guest appearances.

Tickets for The Tempest are $14, $9 for seniors and UNC Charlotte faculty and staff, and $6 for all students. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 704-687-1849.

Housed both in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the College of Arts + Architecture but working across colleges and disciplines, the Shakespeare in Action Center serves to advance and coordinate various activities and initiatives related to the production and exploration of Shakespeare’s work and that of his contemporaries. Its goal is to advance the study and enjoyment of Renaissance/Early Modern drama and culture, particularly through performance, on campus and in the broader Charlotte community.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

4.NINER K raises funds for needs-based scholarships

Join UNC Charlotte Saturday, October 22, 2011 for the third annual 4.NINER K scholarship fund-raising event. Run or walk your way through this challenging and family-friendly 4.9K course, located throughout the beautiful UNC Charlotte campus. All race proceeds will be used to fund need-based scholarships for current students. After the race, stay for FREE food, entertainment, awards, and fun activities!

Why are we doing this now?

Last year, more than 70 percent of UNC Charlotte students received some type of financial assistance to help pay their educational expenses, the number of financial aid applications for this year has increased almost 6 percent over last year’s numbers and over 20 percent from two years ago. The dire economic situation has had the dual effect of increasing the need of financial aid for our students while decreasing the University’s capacity to provide assistance.

Race Day Schedule

7:30 AM: Race day registration and packet pickup
8:49 AM: Race start time
9:00 - 10:30 AM: Post-race celebration
9:49 AM: Awards Ceremony (will occur as soon as the last participant has crossed the finish line)
Registration Fees

Online registration through October 20:
$25 for individuals
$49 for families
$15 for UNC Charlotte students
Onsite registration on October 21 at Bike Line of Charlotte:
$30 for individuals
$55 for families
$20 for UNC Charlotte students
Day of registration at the Student Union (7:00 - 8:45 AM):
$30 for individuals
$55 for families
$20 for UNC Charlotte students
Individuals must be 15 years of age or older. Family registration is limited to a maximum of 4 participants; kids 14 and under are free! Students must have a valid UNC Charlotte Student ID.

Pre-race packet pick up will be held at Bike Line of Charlotte on Friday, October 21, from 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM. The store is located across the street from campus at 8528 University City Blvd., Suite M. Registration fees may be paid by cash or check only. Call 704-549-8804 for more information.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Center City Gallery offers a gentle push out of the comfort zone

UNC Charlotte Center City provides an art gallery that will welcome a full, broad-based slate of exhibitions, installations and receptions -- from a diverse range of local, national and international artists. Center City Gallery offers a gentle push out of the comfort zone