Events with a sustainability focus occur year-round - Do you or your organization want to help tackle litter issues on campus, repurpose your old dorm room furniture and school supplies, assist our football stadium maintain its "zero-waste" distinction, or get your building involved with our Green Office program? Contact Tyler Sytsma for ways you can participate!

Upcoming Events:

Light Rail Public Forum

November 29th, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Location: Cone Center, Lucas Room

Enjoy pizza on us (while it lasts!) while learning more about the Charlotte Area Transit System’s (CATS) LYNX Blue Line Extension, set to arrive at UNC Charlotte in summer 2017. Learn how you will benefit from the newest transportation option on campus.

We hope you will bring your questions about the project and how it will impact the campus. Representatives from the University’s Light Rail Coordinating Committee and CATS will be on hand to answer questions and share information about what you can expect in the coming months. Click here to RSVP.

Wellness for Academic Success

November 30th, 9:30am

Location: Colvard 2006

Maximize your academic potential with health tips that will affect your outer and inner self.

Participation is limited to 32 students per session and registration information can be found here. Workshops last up to 45 minutes.  Registration for workshops only reserves your seat until the start time for that workshop, and late arrivals may not be admitted. Accommodations for persons with disabilities will be provided upon request. 

Contact Rasheda Sykes at 704-687-7840 two weeks in advance for accommodations.

Center for Study of the New South Takes Look at 1971 Attica Prison Uprising

November 30th, 6:30pm

Location: Center City Building

On September 9, 1971, almost 1,300 prisoners took over the Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York to protest years of mistreatment. Holding guards and civilian employees hostage, the prisoners negotiated with officials for improved conditions over four long days and nights. On Sept. 13, the state abruptly sent hundreds of heavily armed troopers and correction officers to retake the prison by force. Their gunfire killed 39 men -- hostages as well as prisoners -- and severely wounded more than 100 others. In the ensuing months, troopers and officers brutally retaliated against the prisoners. Ultimately, New York State authorities prosecuted only the prisoners, never once bringing charges against the officials involved in the retaking and its aftermath and neglecting to provide support to the survivors or the families of the men who had been killed.

The discussion by Thompson, an award-winning historian now at the University of Michigan, will be at 6:30 p.m. at UNC Charlotte Center City. Doors will open at 6 p.m. The event is open to the public without charge, but registration is required. Complimentary parking is available at 422 E. 9th Street, across Brevard Street from the Center City building. Information on how to download a parking permit for the event will be sent later. A dessert reception and book-signing will follow Thompson’s talk.

Botanical Gardens to Host Choral Music Performance

December 8th, Noon - 1:00pm

Location: Suzie Harwood Garden Gazebo

Students from the Music Department will perform a lunchtime choral concert of holiday music. Members of the campus and greater communities are encouraged to bring their lunches and enjoy this free event.

Industrial Solutions Laboratory Senior Design Fall Expo

December 9th, 11:00am

Location: Barnhardt Student Activity Center (SAC)

The Fall 2016 semester has begun with the largest Senior Design class ever for the Willliam States Lee College of Engineering at UNC Charlotte. There are 295 Senior Design 1 working on 58 different projects, of which 40 are supported by our industry partners.

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