Issue 26, November 2016

Stake Your Claim Newsletter
Date Published: Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Issue: 26

Welcome to SYC, a UNC Charlotte newsletter designed to make it easy for you to stay connected with Charlotte’s urban research university. Top stories, strategic priorities, current media exposure and social media connections will all be a part of SYC. We hope consolidating our news this way will unclutter your inbox and make it easy to Stake Your Claim.

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Top Stories

Cato College of Education


Chancellor Philip L. Dubois and John Cato ('73)
The Cato Corporation donates $5 million for scholarships to the newly named Cato College of Education.

Turner Classic


Thomas Turner with “Exponential” campaign chair Gene Johnson ’73
Learn about Thomas Turner, his $2.5 million gift, the Turner School of Accountancy and a special challenge.

Legislative Update, November 2016


Students encourage voting with Norm the Niner
UNC Charlotte alumni in public office, the “49er Democracy Experience,” and early voter turnout on campus.

Watershed Moment


Chris Matthews (’14) and Justin Sonnett (’14)
Two alums invent a device to make ocean water drinkable – using only waves for energy. And the world is taking note.

Construction Zone


Aerial photo of campus
Get the lowdown on the University’s 5-year Capital Construction Plan. Hint: there’s a lot in the works.

Five Cool Things: November 2016


Five Cool Things
A new class ring, Foxx visits and a new home for the 49er Miner

Exponential Campaign - $117,032,353 raised to date