Issue 25, October 2016

Stake Your Claim Newsletter
Date Published: Friday, October 14, 2016
Issue: 25

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


Founders Celebration with Gene Johnson
UNC Charlotte launches its largest campaign in history during Founders Celebration.

A New Union

On left, Demond and wife Kia with daughters Ava and Naomi. On right, Karen Popp with wife MC Ragsdale and sons Ben and William.
Karen A. Popp (’80) and Demond T. Martin (’97) provide the lead campaign gifts with the Popp Martin Student Union.

Peaceful with Purpose

Chancellor Dubois speaks with students
How it was here: UNC Charlotte students, faculty and alumni participate in demonstrations, get national attention for peaceful efforts.

The Results Are In - You Did it Again

Norm and students celebrate
See the impressive final tally from #NinerNationGives, including champion challenge gifts and social media posts.

Five Cool Things: October 2016

Five Cool Things
The Mount Zion dig uncovers a rare treasure, Big Data Initiative scores $4 million and UNC Charlotte gets recognition from the House floor.

EXPONENTIAL: The Campaign for UNC Charlotte, has raised over $115,000 to date