UNC Charlotte in the news

UNC Charlotte in the news

UNC Charlotte starts the 2019-2020 school year with impressive numbers, a new leader for Big Data work, and several construction projects including the $101 million Science Building. Campus construction report The Recreation Center and and Science Building go up; Moore Hall comes down. And that’s not all. MORE Winning numbers UNC Charlotte released this report on student enrollment, achievement and other numbers (and the numbers look good!). MORE Helping harness big data Meet Doug Hague, the new leader who help steer the university’s public-private big-data initiatives....
Hiring fair Sept. 24-25 for 100s of positions

Hiring fair Sept. 24-25 for 100s of positions

Chime Solutions, a rapidly expanding support center/call center company with offices in University City, will have a hiring fair Sept. 24-25. Chime is looking to hire 400 people for their first training cohort that will begin in early October. Over time, Chime plans on hiring 1,000 employees for its Charlotte operation.   About the hiring fair and positions available Charlotte’s Economic Development Department is working with Chime Solutions to find new employees. Chime Solutions says it seeks “energetic, customer care-focused individuals interested in joining our Business Process Outsourcing Teams. Customer service experience preferred.” Chime is looking to hire 400 people for their first training cohort that will begin in early October. Over time, they plan on hiring 1,000 employees. Chime is recruiting for the following positions: Operations Manager; Service Delivery Consultant; Service Delivery Manager; Real Time Analyst; Facilities Manager; Helpdesk Support. The base pay for these jobs is $14, and employees are hired for a 40-hour week. The company also offers benefits and is looking to integrate additional supportive services to their employees. Chime Solutions says it will hire candidates with previous offenses as long as they are not felonies, or crimes of integrity (theft, fraud, etc).   Hiring fair times and locations Tuesday, Sept. 24, 1-4 pm – NC Works Career Center, 5601 Executive Center Drive, Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28212. Directions Wednesday, Sept. 25, 10 am-2 pm – Urban League of Central Carolinas, 740 W. Fifth St., Charlotte, NC 28202. Directions   The application process The hiring fair will entail a company overview, computer assessment, and individual interviews. Chime says it plans to offer conditional hiring pending a background and drug test.   Chime Solutions...
Fall fun for all in University City

Fall fun for all in University City

Good times abound in University City,especially in the next month! Here’s a look at our biggest autumn events, plus several smaller events as well.   Charlotte Kids Fest celebrates imagination, creativity and learning 11 am-4 pm Oct. 5 on Robert D. Snyder Road at UNC Charlotte University City comes alive for kids and kids-at-heart with this free celebration of imagination, creativity and learning – appropriately held on the UNC Charlotte campus. Dozens of learning activities, many of them led by university students, will challenge and entertain youngsters. Kids Fest also will include live performances and vendors selling food and beverages. The heart of Kids Fest near North Tryon Street is just a short walk from the J.W. Clay Blvd. LYNX station. We strongly encourage you to come by light rail. The campus also will provide free parking. Thanks to these Charlotte Kids Fest sponsors A free event this awesome takes many hands, starting with 2019 Title Sponsor TIAA. UNC Charlotte and University City Partners are the event’s presenting sponsors. Zone sponsors are Charlotte Area Transit System, Walmart, Atrium Health and Duke Energy. Sixteen other generous businesses and groups also provided crucial support. Click here for all of the Charlotte Kids Fest activities and schedule.   See the world at 44th Annual International Festival 10 am-6 pm Sept. 21 at UNC Charlotte’s Barnhardt Student Activity Center Spend all day Sept. 21 absorbing the cultures of more than 50 nations, as UNC Charlotte hosts the 44th annual International Festival. Much of the day’s activities are focused on national booths arranged in colorful marketplace style. International students and members of Charlotte’s international community...
Coming soon in University City

Coming soon in University City

New retail, dining, apartment homes and a police station are coming soon to University City. Here are the details.   City approves $9.5 million to build new University City police station The future home of the University City Police Division took a big step forward in August, when Charlotte City Council approved spending more than $9.5 million for its construction. The new building will be at 8452 N. Tryon Street at Ken Hoffman Drive, within a quarter mile of the McCullough Drive LYNX station and next to Charlotte Fire Station 27. The building will have 16,081 square feet of space. The University City Division currently has its headquarters nearby at University Executive Park. More   Grand opening on Oct. 3 of new Chick-fil-A University Place The seemingly always busy Chick-fil-A University Place is relocating to its new and much bigger home nearby, at 8700 University Executive Park Drive. at West W.T. Harris Blvd. The grand opening is set for Oct. 3. The public is invited to attend the ribbon cutting at 9 a.m. The new restaurant building and grounds will be double the size of the current store on J.W. Clay Boulevard, including both a much bigger kitchen and a high-volume drive-through system with two lanes capable of holding up to 34 vehicles. The University Place location will close for good on Saturday, Sept. 28. Chick-fil-A worked with city and University City Partners planners on site design issues such as vehicle screening and sidewalks. Follow Chick-fil-A University Place’s Facebook page for details regarding the grand opening. Worship Night on Oct. 1 at the Chick-fil-A University Place The public is invited...
So much music – so little time!

So much music – so little time!

The next month is flush with great music in University City. Performances from jazz to classical will draw crowds to our popular music venues. Many performances are free. Some are sponsored by us! Here are the details.    Free fall concerts at Shoppes at University Place 6-9 pm every Thursday in September, lakeside at the bridge at University Place. Enjoy sweet music from popular regional performers as well as a stroll around the lake and beverages dinners and desserts at nearby restaurants. Upcoming performances are The Voltage Brothers on Sept. 12, Southside Station Band on Sept. 19 and Coconut Groove Band on Sept. 26. Sponsors include Shoppes at University Place, University City Partners, Famous Toastery, V & Three, Boardwalk Billy’s, the YMCA, The Wine Vault and Paschal Events. Details.  Directions   Celebration of women composers at UNC Charlotte 7:30 pm Sept. 9 at Rowe Recital Hall. The Department of Music presents a Faculty & Friends Concert, featuring Assistant Professor of Clarinet Jessica Lindsey with special guests Judith Porter and Erin Palmer (piano), Mira Frisch (cello), Chelsea Karpeh (clarinet), and CarlosAlexis Cruz (narrator). The program celebrates music by women composers and includes a delightful setting of poems by Shel Silverstein. Details and tickets.  Directions   Violinist David Russell and friends at UNC Charlotte 7:30 pm Sept. 16 in Belk Theater at Robinson Hall. The Department of Music presents a Faculty & Friends Concert, featuring Anne R. Belk Distinguished Professor of Violin David Russell. Joining him will be guest pianists Kyle Linscheid and Eric Malson. The program includes Shubert’s Sonata in A major for Violin and Piano, and Sonata No. 4 in...