Education: Financial services provider TIAA-CREF and UNC Charlotte have announced a partnership to provide educational support to schools in Governor's Village, which include John M. Morehead STEM Academy, Nathaniel Alexander Elementary, James Martin Middle, and Vance High.
The two institutions will collaborate on several programs, including mentoring/tutoring efforts, a professional development conference and job shadow event and a financial literacy class for teachers, faculty and parents.
Chancellor speaks: Chancellor Philip Dubois told faculty and staff that state budget cuts have hurt the university but officials are managing the cuts to minimize the impact.
"More than three years ago, we tried to forecast what was likely to happen," Dubois said at the university's convocation, which marks the traditional start of the academic year.
"As a result, we were able to protect our investment in the recruitment and professional development of our existing faculty and staff."
International Festival: The 2011 International Festival will be held 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Barnhardt Student Activity Center on the UNCC campus.
The festival offers booths that represent the cultures of about 50 nations.
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