Must-read, watch and do news about LYNX

Must-read, watch and do news about LYNX

Light-rail service between University City, Center City and beyond is bringing changes both large and small. These articles offer looks at how the service may transform our communities, our university and even local bus service. Learn how light rail is luring Millennials to University City. MORE Get details this Thursday about many bus-route changes linked to LYNX. MORE Read and watch how LYNX will help UNC Charlotte students (and many of us, too)....
Meet our new intern, Haley Chilcott

Meet our new intern, Haley Chilcott

Haley Chilcott is our new Marketing Communications Intern here at University City Partners. Haley is an undergraduate student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and is majoring in Communications, with a concentration in Public Relations. After graduation in May, Haley hopes to find a creative, challenging position that will allow her to become an innovative PR practitioner. As an undergrad, Haley has been highly involved in campus life from Special Olympics to the Sailing Club. She is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society, Order of Omega Honor Society, as well as Chi Omega Fraternity. Haley has held 2 positions in her chapter of Chi Omega: the 2017 President and the 2016 Director of Social/Friendship. She is also on the 2018 Greek Week Executive Board and is a highly active member of UNC Charlotte’s Greek community. Originally from Santa Anna, California, Haley has an “extreme” passion for authentic Mexican food and margaritas. She is always looking for a good place to eat that provides a unique experience to go along with the food. Haley also enjoys spending time outdoors, specifically on the greenway, with her 30-pound mutt named Omega. In her spare moments, Haley enjoys daydreaming, reading Nicholas Sparks novels and looking up places to visit. She plans to eventually eat her way around the globe and learn how to “rough it” the right way. Haley describes herself as bubbly, down to earth and always looking for an intriguing conversation, so don’t be afraid to say hi, she...
The tour of their life – Saturday at UNC Charlotte!

The tour of their life – Saturday at UNC Charlotte!

If you have a friend or family member thinking about attending college next fall, you owe it to them to visit North Carolina’s fastest growing state university right now. That university is UNC Charlotte, and on Saturday the university will hold an open house for prospective 2018 freshmen and transfers. Visitors will tour the campus, meet faculty and students and sample campus life right here in University City! Open House details The event will run from 8 am to 2 pm, beginning with a welcome and overview and also including talks with faculty and staff in several academic departments, a guided tour (be sure to wear comfortable shoes!) and sessions on topics ranging from the Levine Scholars program to Study Abroad opportunities. RSVP now! Reservations are required for Saturday’s Open House. To learn more and make reservations, click here. BE SURE TO CREATE AN ACCOUNT IN THE FUTURE 49ER PORTAL For more help regarding Open House Saturday, call Admissions at 704-687-5507 during weekday business hours. To watch a 30-second video sampler of the Open House, click here. For information on the many other ways to explore UNC Charlotte, including daily campus tours, click here. More Open Houses next spring If you can’t make this Saturday’s Open House, or if your student is a high school junior or sophomore, you can sign up beginning on Oct. 29 for one of the two Spring 2018 open houses on March 17 and April 21. Click here for the...
Charlotte KidsFest – transformative AND fun for young learners

Charlotte KidsFest – transformative AND fun for young learners

There’s never been an event quite like Charlotte KidsFest on Oct. 28: More than 100 free performances, activities and games all in one place – UNC Charlotte – and all aimed at transforming a child’s understanding of the world and what’s possible. “This is going to be an event that will be so spectacular for all the families in our region,” says Darlene Heater of University City Partners.   A full day of exciting, entertaining learning KidsFest will take place 11 am-4 pm Oct. 28 on the North Tryon Street side of the university’s main campus, near the football stadium. Hundreds of volunteers will offer top-quality activities in four learning zones and on the event’s main stage to help children create, discover, learn and play. All activities are aimed at kids under 10 years old, although everyone may take part.   So much to do Among the many choices being offered at Charlotte KidsFest: Storybook readings, local historical characters, hands-on experiments and robotics, performing arts local hands-on arts, crafts and interactive artistic activities, inflatables and giant lawn games, healthy body and healthy mind activities. The KidsFest main stage will feature performances by the Charlotte Symphony Ensemble, the Hip Hop Orchestra, a Super Hero Meet & Greet, and much more. Numerous food vendors will be on site for hungry visitors to buy food and beverages.   Thanks to our many sponsors Making KidsFest possible are Title Sponsor TIAA; Presenting Sponsors University City Partners and UNC Charlotte; Zone Sponsors Carolinas HealthCare System and Duke Energy; and Friends of the Festival Arts and Science Council, BlueCross BlueShield, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and Chick-fil-A University...
See the world at UNC CLT International Festival!

See the world at UNC CLT International Festival!

University City is a highly diverse community, and so is our university, with more than 2,000 students and 150 faculty and researchers drawn from almost 100 countries. The region’s biggest celebration of that global diversity takes place 10 am-6 pm Oct. 14, as UNC Charlotte hosts its 42nd annual International Festival. More than 20,000 people are expected for the 2017 festival. The event’s centerpiece is a colorful marketplace of booths in and around the Barnhardt Student Activity Center. Booths will feature arts, crafts and costumes from more than 50 nations. Many booths will also have food for sale. Visitors can enjoy music and dance performances throughout the day, plus many international games and activities for children. Two of the day’s high points are the Festival of Music and Dance, beginning at noon, and the Parade of Nations at 2 p.m. Admission is free, as is parking at the nearby West, Union and Cone Center parking decks.   Learn more Visit the International Festival website. Get directions to the Barnhardt Student Activity Center and parking decks via the interactive campus map. Learn more about UNC Charlotte’s International...
11 ways to enjoy arts at UNC Charlotte – starting now!

11 ways to enjoy arts at UNC Charlotte – starting now!

From chamber orchestra to Greek tragedy, UNC Charlotte’s College of Arts and Architecture has filled October with a 11 performances and exhibitions. The entertainment starts now, with artist Sean Caufield’s exhibition, “Air Bleeder,” in Rowe Galleries, and the Chamber Orchestra performing at 7:30 tonight, Oct. 5, in Robinson Hall’s Belk Theater. Here are brief descriptions of performances and exhibitions, plus links for tickets. Enjoy!   Art exhibition Sean Caulfield: Air Bleeder Through Oct. 20 in Rowe Galleries Sean Caulfield is a Centennial Professor in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta. He has exhibited his prints, drawings, and artist’s books extensively throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, and Japan. Through installation, sculpture and printmaking Air Bleeder considers the ways our environment is transformed by forces of urban and industrial growth. Details   Chamber Orchestra 7:30 pm Oct. 5 in Belk Theater at Robinson Hall The UNC Charlotte Chamber Orchestra performs under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Govias, with student assistant conductor Ben Shafer. The program opens with the first two movements of Franz Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony, (Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D 759), followed by the Children’s Corner suite (Le Coin des enfants) by Claude Debussy (orchestrated by Andre Caplet). Details and tickets ($8 general admission)   Spotlight Concert 7:30 pm Oct. 13 in Belk Theater at Robinson Hall The Department of Music presents Spotlight, a recital showcasing the finest accomplishments of our music students in solo and small ensemble performances. Details and tickets ($8 general admission)   Faculty & Friends Concert: Jeffrey Price and Matthew Manwarren 7:30 pm Oct. 16 in Belk Theater at Robinson Hall The Department...