Family’s history of supporting others inspired UNC Charlotte alumnus to leave a legacy of his own
This spring, UNC Charlotte alumnus Robert Rowell ’81 made a gift of $100,000 to the UNC Charlotte Harper-Thomas Legacy Endowment for Study Abroad. His generous donation will support the international educational experiences of first-generation college students from underrepresented populations.
- In June, Popp Martin Student Union installed “Sketching the Drawdown” by war-time illustrator and former Marine Rob Bates ’15 to its permanent art on display. The unique pieces in this collection depict the Afghanistan War in 2012 through sketches by Bates.
- The UNC Board of Governors appointed three new leaders to UNC Charlotte’s Board of Trustees, effective July 1. Alumna Wendy Grubbs '83, consultant and former Citigroup managing director and former special assistant to President George W. Bush; Alexander J. (Sasha) Weintraub, Duke Energy’s senior vice president and chief commercial officer of natural gas; and alumnus Dontá Wilson '98, Truist Financial’s chief digital and client experience officer, will serve four-year terms.
- Professor Emeritus David Hartgen passed away on May 22. From 1989 to 2006, Dr. Hartgen was a professor of transportation in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at UNC Charlotte.
- Campus Vaccine Clinic July 8: UNC Charlotte will host an on-campus Pfizer vaccine clinic for employees and students from 9 to 11 a.m., on Thursday, July 8 in the Student Health Center. To register for the clinic, visit the online patient portal and log in with your NinerNet credentials to schedule your vaccine appointment. Please use this step-by-step instruction sheet to help you through the process.
YOUR DAILY NEED TO KNOW: FACULTY & STAFF
- The library is canceling BrowZine, the platform for journal access management. If you have articles saved in the BrowZine application be sure to download them before Sunday, August 1 into a citation management system or onto your preferred device.
- Let’s celebrate! All faculty and staff are invited to a back-to-campus ice cream social (including dairy-free options) to acknowledge all of our many accomplishments and kick off the start of a new, in-person academic year. Make sure to RSVP to the event, 2 to 3:30 p.m., on Monday, July 12, at the SAC food court.
- Returning to campus for the first time in a while? “Forget” Eduroam Wi-Fi on your computer and phone.
- Faculty, register now for the hands-on workshop from the UNC System Office: Designing Effective Hands-on Courses, starting Monday, July 12.
YOUR DAILY NEED TO KNOW: STUDENTS
- New Student & Family Services (NSFS) is looking for students to fill the Gold Rush Leader role . Leaders provide support to the Gold Rush program, promoting and staffing the various programs and activities offered during Gold Rush. Responsibilities take place prior to and during fall Gold Rush 2021 and spring Gold Rush 2022. Sign-ups are due by 11:45 p.m. on Friday, July 16. Spots are limited; be sure to sign up soon!
- Featuring more than 30 campus partners, the Virtual Resource Fair on Friday, July 9 is an online drop-in event that connects new students and families with campus offices and departments. You will be able to pop in and out of virtual event booths, speak to campus representatives and gain the tools and connections you’ll need to feel successful on campus.
OUR POINTS OF PRIDE
- Architecture professor’s team shortlisted for Tallinn Architecture Biennale Competition: Associate professor of Architecture Jefferson Ellinger and his project partners are among 12 design teams shortlisted from 119 entries for the Tallinn Architecture Biennale Installation Competition.
- 7/7: MixxedFit is a people-inspired dance fitness program that is a mix of explosive dancing and boot camp toning. Our choreography is set to today’s hits and yesterday’s favorites and is repetitive and easy to follow, so people of all ages and fitness levels can participate.
- 7/8: Learn to create professional presentations. Learn to add content, collaborate and present in this Google Slides beginners course.
- 7/13: Understanding the golf swing is the first step toward improving your game. Looking to sharpen your game or just want to learn the basics? Sign up today, all skill levels -- from beginner to advanced -- are welcome.
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