Issue 4, July 2014

Stake Your Claim Newsletter
Date Published: Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Issue: 4

Welcome to SYC, a new monthly digital experience that highlights UNC Charlotte’s mission as
North Carolina’s urban research university. SYC replaces the previous offerings Community Advance and Capital Connections. We hope you will share these stories as you Stake Your Claim.

Top Stories

Kyle White, '13: Hero Among Us


On one hand, Kyle White, '13, has taken his place among the scores of returning military veterans who have advanced their futures at UNC Charlotte.  That's in our university's DNA since its post-World War II founding to serve vets under the GI Bill. 

UNC Charlotte's founder, Bonnie Cone, would proudly call Kyle one of her 'Bonnie's Boys' for achieving his degree in finance in the Belk College of Business and beginning his career in financial services here in Charlotte with the Royal Bank of Canada. 

Jerusalem Dig Continues Amid Summer Turmoil

The following contains an account and photos from Rachel Ward, a senior anthropology major and the official photographer of UNC Charlotte's second summer archeological dig in Jerusalem at Mt. Zion. 

We headed to the Holy Land this summer with more excitement about the work ahead of us than worries about our extended stay at the religious crossroads of the volatile Middle East.

In the News
  • UNC Charlotte's and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools' engineering-focused early college high school was featured in the Charlotte Observer July 5.
  • Envision: Charlotte and UNC Charlotte are teaming up to reduce energy use in Uptown office buildings, as reported by the Charlotte Business Journal June 29.
  • History Professor and UNC Charlotte's longest-serving employee Dan Morrill was featured in the Charlotte Observer on June 28.
  • Engineering Professor Brett Tempest spoke to the Charlotte Observer about coal ash on June 22.
  • Chance W. Lewis, Grotnes Belk Distinguished Full Professor and Endowed Chair of Urban Education, has been the facilitator of the HBCU Education Dean’s Think Tank for the past three years and was higlighted by Black Christian News Network One on June 17.
  • History Professor David Goldfield commented on the Juneteenth celebration on WFAE on June 16.
  • UNC Charlotte’s rocketry team won the Best Vehicle Design award in the NASA Student Launch competition, beating 31 other universities from across the country, as reported by the Charlotte Observer June 13.
  • Political Science Professor and Department Chair Gregory Weeks examined President Obama’s approach to forging social and economic ties with Latin America in the Miami Herald June 9.
  • Bruce Taylor, associate professor in the Department of Reading and Elementary Education  wrote about improving literacy in the News and Observer June 3.