Five Cool Things: November 2016


  1. Girl Power: Women’s sports have a lot to celebrate at UNC Charlotte. First, women’s soccer clinched the Conference USA championship – for the third time. Second, the 13th annual Let Me Play luncheon, benefiting women’s sports scholarships, raised $208,000. Play on!

    Charlotte 49ers Women's Soccer Champs
  2. Home Sweet HomeThe iconic bronze statue “49er Miner,” has a new home – the plaza between the Cato College of Education and the College of Health and Human Services. The move, led by students, allows greater access to one of the campus’ most beloved and prized photo opps. 

    49er Miner statue
  3. Wrapped Around your Finger: The Alumni Association debuted the official UNC Charlotte 49er Ring with nine distinctive designs. Developed by students and alums, the ring captures the essence of Niner Nation. 

    Class rings
  4. What Does the Foxx Say?: Former Charlotte Mayor and current U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx visited campus to tour development of the LYNX Blue Line Extension, connecting campus to the center of Charlotte. The extension was one of the last things he did as mayor; he says, “Outstanding.”

    Foxx and Dubois
  5. Following the Millennial Lead: They’re a philanthropic bunch – students take the lead in crowdfunding their own projects like a NASA student launch competition and attending the Student Veterans of America National Conference in Anaheim, CA.

    Rocketry crowdfunding