UNC Charlotte sets historic enrollment record
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte has enrolled 30,448 students for the fall 2021 semester, setting a University enrollment record for the third consecutive year. Throughout the ongoing pandemic, Charlotte experienced historic growth in graduate student enrollment, first-year students and students who identify as underrepresented minorities.
Today, Apple released security updates for a zero-day vulnerability that affects every iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch. The vulnerability gives attackers full access to a device's camera, microphone, messages, texts, emails and calls remotely without even clicking on a link.
Faculty, staff and students should update all of their university-owned and personal devices immediately. All university-managed computers not patched by 7 a.m. Friday, Sept. 17 will be required to update when prompted.
Please contact the IT Service Desk, help.charlotte.edu if you have questions or concerns.
Campus testing location changes
The University is continuing to conduct ongoing COVID-19 mitigation testing of unvaccinated non-residential students, faculty and staff. If you have already scheduled your mitigation test for the current week, Sept. 12 - Sept. 17, thank you! If you have not, please do so now. UNC Charlotte is covering the cost of on-campus mitigation testing. If you do not register for an appointment, you will need to submit an off-campus, negative test result, at your expense, by Friday, Sept. 17, at 11:59 p.m.
YOUR DAILY NEED TO KNOW: FACULTY & STAFF
- The “Viewpoint Diversity & Civil Discourse in the Classroom” workshop on Thursday, Sept. 16, is designed to teach students how to think — not what to think. An inclusive classroom must provide opportunities for students to form and express diverse viewpoints while respecting differing viewpoints of others. Teaching students how to engage in civil discourse can ensure that diverse viewpoints are discussed without offending others or disrupting the class. This workshop will provide techniques and resources to help faculty engage students in safe and respectful discussions around diverse viewpoints and perspectives. This workshop counts toward the Essentials of Teaching and Learning Certificate.
YOUR DAILY NEED TO KNOW: STUDENTS
- Attend the “Constitution Day Event: 9 Minutes and 29 Seconds That Changed Policing” discussion that will explore the constitutional questions surrounding the George Floyd case.
- Counseling and Psychological Services is seeking students to join an event committee for Send Silence Packing, a national mental health and suicide prevention awareness exhibit coming to campus Thursday, Oct. 28. Send Silence Packing is an impactful education display of about 1,000 backpacks, designed to inspire action for suicide prevention through education and advocacy. The advisory and planning committee will meet weekly on Fridays from 11 a.m. to noon starting Sept. 17. Anyone with interest and capacity to participate is encouraged to fill out this interest form.
OUR POINTS OF PRIDE
Samuelsson holds a top-10 spot after 36 holes in Texas: Charlotte women's golf began their new era on Monday with a pair of 49ers inside the field's top-20 after 36 holes of the Sam Golden Invitational.
- 9/16: 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.
- 9/17: Next in the School of Architecture's 50th Anniversary Lecture Series is Beatriz Colomina, an internationally renowned architectural historian and theorist, who has written extensively on questions of architecture, art, technology, sexuality and media.
- 9/18: This Venture Outdoor Leadership overnight trip will provide a perfect introduction to backpacking in the Southern Appalachian Mountains; you and your team will carry everything you need to live outdoors for a weekend.
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