Judy Lekoski has joined UNC Charlotte as the Major Gifts Officer for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. In this role, she is leading the private fundraising for the university’s largest and most diverse college. Lekoski brings decades of fundraising and communications expertise and an enthusiasm for applying that knowledge.
Retired Charlotte City Manager and UNC Charlotte alumnus Curt Walton will serve UNC Charlotte as interim associate provost for Metropolitan Studies and Extended Academic Programs. In addition to this role, Walton will continue as executive-in-residence with teaching and advising responsibilities in the Gerald G. Fox Master of Public Administration program in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, a role he assumed in late 2015.
The UNC Charlotte University Writing Program's Fall 2016 Writing Conference, "Transcendent Literacies." will take place on October 28, 2016 at UNC Charlotte Center City. Students, teachers, administrators, and researchers may submit proposals in a variety of formats to foster discussion, conversation, connections, and new partnerships across various borders.
In recognition of its focus on teaching and student learning, the Department of Sociology in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences is the 2015 recipient of the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. The faculty "maintain an intimate sociological community among students in a large and growing university," said Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Joan Lorden,
Professor Emeritus of Biology David Bashor died on August 16. His memorial will be held on Monday, Aug. 24 at 4 p.m. at Providence United Methodist Church.
UNC Charlotte has earned nationwide recognition as the second-best value college for earning a Master of Public Administration degree. “This recognition helps showcase how successful our students and alumni are in serving the public and nonprofit sectors," program Director Suzanne Leland says.
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences graduate and undergraduate students, along with family, friends and others, will gather for the college’s 2016 Spring Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 14 at 10 a.m. in the Halton Arena, located in the Barnhardt Student Activity Center.
Longtime UNC Charlotte colleague and Professor Emeritus Alfred (Al) Wright Stuart passed away on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015 after a brief illness. He was a retired member of the faculty of the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences.
UNC Charlotte's Morton Shapiro, 84, who retired as a member of the English faculty in 1993, died on September 11, 2015. He was one of the university's original English Department faculty, and will be fondly remembered by his friends, colleagues, and students.
Joshua R. Stokell, a UNC Charlotte post-doctoral fellow, died on Monday, June 8 as a result of complications arising from his lifelong battle with Cystic Fibrosis. Visitation will be Thursday, June 11, from 3 to 7 p.m. at McEwen Derita Chapel, 6300 Mallard Creek Road, Charlotte. The funeral service will follow at 7 p.m.