Friday, October 19, 2018

7:00 PM
Cone University Center After Hours

Dan Henig’s tracks evoke emotion and laughter with the creativity of his musical mash-ups. This YouTube sensation is a rising star with 10+ million views on his cover of “Get Low” and will do nothing short of bringing entertainment to this Friday Night Live.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

7:00 PM
Cone University Center McKnight Hall

*Location change: Movie will be shown in McKnight in Cone.*

You started the journey with this heroic family 14 years ago, now it’s time to pick up exactly where they left off.

Bring your car, lawn chairs or blanket to enjoy this drive-in movie, and join CAB as we embark on a new mission in “Incredibles 2.”

7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Cone University Center 341

The Sisters of the Pi Chapter of Delta Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. at UNC Charlotte cordially invite you to our 3rd annual Moonlight Masquerade Charity Ball.

The event is to raise awareness for Human Trafficking problems in the United States especially our own city of Charlotte. 

We will have a special guest speakers from Not in My City Project to help you understand the other side of our city.

Food will be provided. 

There are some amazing raffle prizes from our sponsors Tea Fusion and King Fish Poke. Stay to the end and you will be amazed by our special entertainment.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

5:30 PM
Cone University Center 223 (Venture Outdoor Leadership office)

I'm flexible, as long as everything goes exactly as planned. What does it mean to be a flexible, dynamic leader? How do you adjust your leadership style to the needs of your group? Using adventure education and experiential learning practices, you will explore your leadership style and the value of practicing different styles. 

6:00 PM
Cone University Center McKnight Hall

UNC Charlotte will hold its annual OUTSpoken event on Tuesday, Oct. 23, with a screening of the film “The Year We Thought about Love.”

This documentary goes behind the scenes of one of the oldest queer youth theaters in America, the Boston-based True Colors: OUT Youth Theater. This group uses performance to narrate real-life struggles in order to advocate for social change. The film introduces a variety of stories including a transgender teenager kicked out of her house, a devout Christian challenging his church’s homophobia, and a girl who prefers to wear boys’ clothing even as she models dresses on the runway. This film conveys the courage and strength these young people must have to be out and true to themselves. Following the screening, there will be a discussion and question-and-answer session with several of the film’s stars.

Since its release, “The Year We Thought About Love” has been screened at schools, universities and conferences throughout the country, and has received favorable reviews for its portrayal of the complex multiplicitous identities of the troupe members. The group that produced the film, True Colors: OUT Youth Theatre, was also presented with the National Arts and Humanities Youth Award by Michelle Obama in 2016. True Colors is the first LGBTQ group ever to win this award.

OUTSpoken, an annual speaker series on the UNC Charlotte campus showcasing LGBTQ+ speakers and creating a forum for discussion of LGBTQ issues, is celebrating its 12th anniversary this year.

The OUTSpoken event is open and free to the public as well as to the UNC Charlotte community.

For more information, contact Terri Rhodes (trhodes@uncc.edu) or Erica Lennon (EricaLennon@uncc.edu).

This program is made possible by generous assistance from the Chancellor's Diversity Challenge Fund, the 49er Family Fund, Counseling and Psychological Services, Women's & Gender Studies, the Department of Philosophy and the Center for Professional and Applied Ethics.

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Cone University Center After Hours Room

The Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Education (NOPE) task force holds a Candlelight Vigil in memory of those who have lost their lives to drug and alcohol related incidents, and those currently suffering from the disease of addiction. 

There has been an increase in overdose rates over the last ten years — more than 36,000 people are dying of unintentional drug overdoses every year, many from abusing and misusing prescription pills. As many as two-and-a-half million people are treated at hospitals every year for drug related poisoning. Individuals aged 18-25 are actually dying more frequently from drug overdoses than car accidents.

Through education, we aim to stop the spread of this growing epidemic. The Collegiate Recovery Community is bringing awareness to the issue of substance use and addiction in the UNC Charlotte area. As a community, we will open doors to recovery by reducing the stigma of addiction.

As substance use touches the lives of many of us in the community, we hope you will join us in an evening of honor and remembrance. 

RSVP here.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cone University Center Lucas Room

This event provides students and alumni the opportunity to network with 30 organizations for full-time jobs, part-time jobs and internships. All students, alumni, staff and faculty are encouraged to come and network with professionals from public service, law, justice, think tanks, social services and government sectors. 

Saturday, October 27, 2018

(All day)
Cone University Center Venture Office, Cone 225

Register online at venture.uncc.edu

The South Beyond 6,000 (SB6K) Challenge, organized by the Carolina Mountain Club, encourages hikers to scale the forty 6,000 foot peaks in the Southern Appalachian Mountains.  

Those who complete the SB6K Challenge earn a patch as well as the satisfaction of having hiked the tallest mountains in the Southeast.

Over the next few years, Venture Outdoor Leadership will travel to each of the peaks that our Commercial Use Permit allows us to access.  

Because of the elevation and the remote location of these mountains, participants should know these hikes are inherently strenuous physically, often present extreme weather and other hazards, and typically take 8 or more hours to complete.  

Beginners are welcome, just expect a challenging but rewarding day.

Please note that spaces on this trip are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Your registration is not complete until both steps are finished.

 

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

11:30 AM
Cone University Center 113

Speaker: Alessandro Delfanti

Do-­it­-yourself biology groups, start­ups and citizen biotech labs share the vision of a “distributed biotechnology” that includes amateurs and broadens life science research beyond the limits of institutional laboratories.

This phenomenon is made possible by the availability of laboratory equipment and digital platforms designed to foster citizen contribution to biotechnology research. It differs from traditional forms of citizen science, as it draws on elements from hacker cultures and adopts molecular biology as its main scientific framework.

By envisioning a biotechnology free from centralized control, open to public participation, based on market-like mechanisms and consumer-friendly, distributed biotechnology intersects with the broader political economy of science. While it affects the distribution of power within the life sciences, distributed biotechnology is geared towards the creation of new forms of value.

Alessandro Delfanti teaches at the Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Biohackers. The Politics of Open Science (Pluto 2013). Alessandro tweets at @adelfanti and publishes his writing at delfanti.org.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

(All day)
Cone University Center Venture Office, Cone 225

Register online at venture.uncc.edu

Learn and practice two outdoor adventure activities, backpacking and rock climbing, in one weekend.  

On Saturday, we’ll start the adventure by driving up to the mountains, ascending the stunning Shortoff Mountain and camping at Chimney Gap.  

After a short but stout ascent on Sunday, we’ll rock climb at the Chimneys before we finish our hike at Table Rock Mountain.

Please note that spaces on this trip are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Your registration is not complete until both steps are finished.

Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, October 30, 5:00-7:00 PM


Pre-Trip Meeting Attendance Policy

Attendance at the pre-trip meeting is required. Registered participants who miss the pre-trip meeting will be taken off the trip roster and are not guaranteed a refund. Please keep this in mind when making decisions about participation.