UNC Charlotte receives grant to develop suicide prevention programs
UNC Charlotte will soon be able to build sustainable trauma-focused, resilience-oriented campus suicide prevention policies, programs and networks thanks to the three-year Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The grant, which totals $300,000 over three years, will start Sept. 30.
- Richard Steele, associate vice chancellor for business services, has been appointed interim associate vice chancellor for facilities management effective Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. This will be a long-term assignment to ensure stability during leadership transitions.
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If you have already received the COVID-19 vaccine, let the University know through the COVID-19 vaccine reporting form. Still need to be vaccinated? UNC Charlotte will host vaccination clinics for employees and students Thursday, Aug. 19, and Wednesday, Aug. 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Barnhardt Student Activity Center. The two-dose Pfizer vaccine will be offered at no cost. Register today!
YOUR DAILY NEED TO KNOW: FACULTY & STAFF
- The nature of American students, in confluence with certain socio-cultural and psychological factors, precipitate peculiar environments and challenges for international instructors. The “Survival Guide for International Instructors” workshop includes a discussion on the research on the nature of the American classroom and how the above-mentioned factors influence teaching and learning. This workshop takes place Tuesday, Aug. 17, at 3 p.m.
- “Effective Online Teaching Bootcamp” is a two-day online facilitated workshop that is ideal for those new to online teaching, using Canvas or developing new course materials. Both days have working breakout sessions so you can leave with the foundations of course elements built! The workshop starts Tuesday, Aug. 17, so register now.
- Returning to campus for the first time in a while? “Forget” Eduroam Wi-Fi on your computer and phone.
YOUR DAILY NEED TO KNOW: STUDENTS
- Because personal finances are so interconnected with our human needs, we often make emotional money decisions that can be illogical and damaging. The “Your Money Mind” workshop helps you to better understand the root causes of your money decision-making processes and adjust them in order to live a more fulfilling life.
OUR POINTS OF PRIDE
- Hamby and Rowan named 2020-21 C-USA Scholar Athletes of the Year in Women's Soccer, Volleyball: Conference USA recently announced the 2020-21 Scholar Athletes of the Year with Charlotte's Meredith Hamby (women's soccer) and Sydney Rowan (volleyball) earning the top honor for their respective sports.
- 8/16: For Charlotte Pride's Weekend of Service, the Office of Identity, Equity and Engagement is requesting donations of school supplies, hygiene products and masks for youth at Charlotte's Time Out Youth. These donations will be placed in backpacks for youth to take with them when they visit Time Out Youth.
- 8/17: Explore methods of keeping organized with Google Drive, including how to sort, filter and search for files. Also, discover how to use and manage folders for better organization.
- 8/19: Google Sheets is an online spreadsheet app that lets you create and format spreadsheets and work with other people collaboratively. In this introductory course, you will learn to create a spreadsheet, edit and format it, and share and work with others.
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