Thursday, August 23, 2018

5:45 PM
Cone University Center 223

Learn more about yourself, how you work in a team and your place at UNC Charlotte through experiential learning, including our ropes courses and adventure trips. This meeting will answer your questions about what to expect in this semester-long workshop series. 

This workshop series will introduce you to leadership skills and theories that will make you a better leader as well as qualify you to apply for employment with Venture Outdoor Leadership and the minor in Outdoor Adventure Leadership. 

RSVP here.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

2:30 PM
Cone University Center 320 (McKnight Hall)

Dr. Sven BeckertDr. Sven Beckert is Laird Bell Professor of History at Harvard University and co-founder of the Program on the Study of Capitalism.

He is the author of the prize-winning book, "Empire of Cotton: A Global History" (2014) and co-editor of the books "Slavery’s Capitalism: A New History of American Economic Development" (2016) and "American Capitalism: New Histories" (2018).

It is part of the history of capitalism initiative in the UNC Charlotte history department, sponsored by the Dowd Foundation.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

7:30 PM
Cone University Center Lucas Room

Tooot! Tooot! Do more than just work with dancer and choreographer Aliya Janell.

Join CAB for a dance class that you won’t want to miss.

UNC Charlotte students only.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

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

Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting: ThursdayAugust 30, 5:00-7:00 PM

For first-year students only. Get connected to the UNC Charlotte community through an outdoor adventure.  

We’ll travel to Hot Springs, NC on Saturday and spend time getting to know one another along the way. After camping along the Appalachian Trail on Saturday evening, we’ll whitewater raft on the French Broad River on Sunday.  

Prepare to expand your comfort zone by connecting with a new group of people and experiencing an outdoor adventure.

Participants must register online for the trip by Wednesday, August 29, at 5:00 PM. 

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 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.

 

Sunday, September 2, 2018

(All day)
Cone University Center Venture office: Cone 225

Pre-Trip Meeting: None

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.  

View the official rules about the SB6K program here.  

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 and rewarding day.

Registration is required by Wednesday, August 29, at 5:30 PM. 

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.

Friday, September 7, 2018

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cone University Center 210

The first event of Iranian Student Organization for the 2018-19 academic year is approaching soon. 

Iranian Student Organization is elected by you to bring students together and promote Persian culture.

If you are interested in participating in ISO activities or even just want to know what ISO is doing, please join us and share your ideas, feedback and opinions to help us improve our efforts. 

Agenda:

  1. Presentation of current status of ISO by current president
  2. Responsibility transfer to new elected and assigned officials
  3. Discussion about future events

Saturday, September 8, 2018

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

Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 4, 5:00-8:00 PM

Learn how to not only paddle a sea kayak, but how to carry everything you need for the weekend in your boat. Depending on weather conditions and campsite availability, we’ll travel to Lake James in western North Carolina or Jake Jocassee in upstate South Carolina. We can’t go wrong with either — both locations have great views of the surrounding mountains.

We’ll paddle out to the campsite and spend time exploring the area on Saturday, and we’ll return on Sunday after a night of lakeside camping.

Registration is required by Tuesday, September 4, at 5:00 PM. 

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 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.

 

Sunday, September 9, 2018

(All day)
Cone University Center Venture office: Cone 225

Pre-Trip Meeting: Wednesday, September 5, 5:00-6:30 PM

Registration for this trip is required. 

Step outside your comfort zone and push yourself to explore a new environment. Worley’s Cave is a wild cave, meaning there are no artificial lights or paved walkways, and is located near Elizabethton, Tennessee.

Prepare to do plenty of scrambling and to get wet and muddy and to experience total darkness, hopefully see some Little Brown Bats and explore the subterranean passages and “rooms” as we travel a roughly 2-3 mile route through the cave.  

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.

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018

(All day)
Cone University Center Venture office: Cone 225

Pre-Trip Meeting: None

Register online by Wednesday, September 12, at 5:00 PM. 

With its striking dome, Pilot Mountain is an iconic mountain in our state.

We’ll be rock climbing on the roughly 50-100 foot tall cliffs adjacent to the dome, which overlook the North Carolina Piedmont. We’ll set up a number of climbs of different level of difficulty and encourage participants to set personal goals for the day and choose climbs that will challenge them mentally and physically. Participants will belay their peers under supervision of our trip leaders, so you’ll have the opportunity to build the trust and responsibility that comes from having another climber’s life in your hands.  

Achieve your goals and exceed your own expectations on this day trip.

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.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

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

To register for this trip, visit venture.uncc.edu.

Spend your Sunday whitewater rafting on the French Broad River north of Asheville.

We’ll head to the classic Section 9 of the river, which includes Class 2 and 3 rapids. Watch the beautiful Pisgah National Forest pass by as you work together with your raft’s crew to navigate the rapids and paddle down the river.  

There won’t be a pre-trip meeting for this trip, so plan on joining us bright and early on Sunday at the Venture office to start the adventure.

Swimming skills are required for all participants.

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.