Five Cool Things: September 2016

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  1. The Band Played On: The Pride of Niner Nation marches forward with three drum majors, a new logo and a 2018 appointment to represent the United States at the 74th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, France.

    The Pride of Niner Nation Marching Band
  2. Dancing on Air: Associate professor of dance Kim Jones recently was highlighted by The New York Times for her work reconstructing Paul Taylor’s "Tracer." The piece will be restaged and performed on Sept. 30 as part of a three-week campus residency.

    Kim Jones
  3. Family Ties: Check out this video that UNC System President Margaret Spellings loved so much she tweeted it out. Welcome Home Class of 2020!

    Welcome Home Class of 2020
  4. Water Supply: Students beat the heat in a favorite campus tradition, the 49,000 Water Balloon Fight.

    49,000 water balloon fight
  5. New in Town: Check out the Higher Education Works Foundation, a new nonprofit designed to educate citizens about the value of a college degree and the things that make higher education in North Carolina - including UNC Charlotte - so special.

    Higher Education Works Foundation logo