Issue 30, April 2017

Stake Your Claim Newsletter
Date Published: Monday, April 10, 2017
Issue: 30

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


Levine Hall
It’s official; Levine Hall is the newest kid on the block. Take a look inside the 160,000-square-foot facility and the dedication ceremony.

Weird Science

Dr. Tom Schmedake presents the "Combustion Chemistry Show."
Explosions, rocketry and virtual people? On April 23, the wildly popular Science and Technology Expo returns with a few new surprises.

Race to the Finish

Crowdfunding Projects
Scholarships, Habitat houses and Study Abroad programs hang in the balance. With less than 24 hours left for funding, teams are charging forward. Check out their progress.

Joining Forces

Lisa Lewis Dubois and Natalie English at the 2016 luncheon.
UNC Charlotte’s First Lady, Lisa Lewis Dubois, will host the Women in Military luncheon to honor female veterans.

Legislative Briefing

David Howard
Niner alum appointed chief deputy secretary for N.C. Department of Transportation, plus the latest budget update.

Five Cool Things

5 Cool Things
Drone footage of the entire Light Rail Blue Line Extension, "Shark Tank" comes to campus and ESPN’s Sage Steele visits.

Exponential: The Campaign for UNC Charlotte - $127,437,918 raised to date