The bookstore will operate on the regular Fall/Spring hours schedule through Friday, May 11. The Summer Hours schedule will be:
Commencement Saturday May 12: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Closed Sunday May 13
Monday May 14 - Friday May 18: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday May 19 and Sunday May 20: Closed
Monday May 21 and Tuesday May 22: 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday May 23 - Friday May 25: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Closed Saturday May 26 - Monday May 28 (Memorial Day weekend)
Regular summer hours (Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM) begin Tuesday, May 29
See aux.uncc.edu/bookstore for other summer and holiday hour exceptions
By the way, Barnes & Noble at UNC Charlotte has the largest selection of UNC Charlotte and Charlotte 49er apparel and gear ANYWHERE. Consider alumni wear and commemorative gifts for the special graduate in your life!
April 30, 2012
There will be a period of "relaxed permit enforcement," from Wednesday, May 2 (Reading Day) through Friday, May 18.
What this means is that there will no be ticketing for permits in yellow (Commuter), blue (Resident) and orange (Commuter/Resident/Greek combined) lots and metered spaces. Citations for illegal parking — such as parking in a reserved spot/area, on the grass, or in a no-parking zone — will continue. Also, those on the University Tow List for having four (4) or more outstanding citations or who are under active sanction by Dean of Students Office, may still not park on campus and are subject to vehicle towing, booting or further judicial action.
Permit enforcement will resume Monday, May 21.
Shuttle Schedule May 2 – 11, 2012
The campus shuttle will change to an abbreviated service schedule during exam week. Routes will operate as follows:
Route 49 Green Line
Route 47 – Yellow Line
Route 50 – Red Line
Friday, May 11 is the last day of shuttle service for the academic year. Shuttle will resume next Fall semester.April 27, 2012
Tuesday, May 1 • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM • Student Union
Late Night breakfast is a UNC Charlotte tradition where students load up on hearty comfort food before a week of final exams drains their brains.
As usual, there will be games and prizes. This semester's LNB will be a bit different in that food stations and activities will be located throughout the Student Union. It's kind-of like butter on biscuits — best enjoyed when spread around!
Faculty and staff help serve the meal and the atmosphere is school-spirited and fun. Make plans to attend, and wear your Niner gear!
F/S volunteers are always needed and welcome; write Gustavo.Burkett@uncc.edu if you're willing to assist.April 25, 2012
Wednesday, April 25 • 10:30 AM-1:00 PM
Look for the Farmer's Market tables as part of the Earth Day exhibits, set up in the CHHS/COE Plaza across from the Union. In addition to lots of fresh local produce and fabulous homemade breads, Chef Cindy plans a culinary demonstration.
Western BBQ Night at RDH
Wednesday, April 25 • 5:00 PM-8:30 PM
A couple weeks ago, Crown Commons had a Beach Party-themed dinner. Now it's RDH's turn to host a signature supper!
Work up a Texas-sized appetite and come on out to the RDH Corral. Play some horseshoes and cornhole while meats are sizzling on a grill outside. Then come inside for some deeelicious West-of-the-Mississippi fare:
Hot Line Chuckwagon
Vegetarian Entrée – 3 bean chili over cornbread
Southwestern Spiced BBQ Chicken
BBQ Baked Beans
Mexican Red Rice
Southwestern Egg Rolls
Corn on the Cob
Grill Station Chuckwagon
Rodeo Burger (burger with cheddar cheese, jalapenos, BBQ sauce and onion rings)
Vegetarian Black Bean Burger with Pepper Jack
Spiced Herb Quinoa salad with tofu
Spicy Tortilla Pizza
So pull on your boots and head over for a great all-you-care-to-eat cowboy feast. Yee-haw!April 23, 2012
If you plan to sell any of this semesters' textbooks, remember, Barnes & Noble at UNC Charlotte has one of the best buy-back programs in the UNC system. If a book is being used again the following semester, you’ll receive up to 50% of the original price paid. And if you find a local buy-back offer higher, we’ll match it!
Get cash for books in the store any time or at these upcoming remote buy-back stations:
Tuesday May 1
Thursday May 3 and Friday May 4
Monday May 7 - Thursday May 10
Friday, May 11
Reminder to those who rented textbooks: be sure to return them all before deadline!April 20, 2012
$20 per person
Calling all locavores and those who love fresh, delicious food! It's time to make plans to attend the upcoming annual Home Grown Dinner Event.
The menu at last year's event was outstanding and Campus Chefs are gearing up to make this one even better. Nature’s seasonal bounty of local meats, cheeses and produce will be presented in a sumptuous, six-course meal. Three petite entrées will include Pork Tenderloin and Fried Chicken from Wild Turkey Farms, and Farro Mushroom Risotto from Anson Mills.
Wild Turkey Farms is a small family operation about 30 minutes away; beef, pork, and poultry are naturally fed and pasture raised. Their pork is a from the Berkshire breed, prized as a superior culinary meat. Anson Mills, located in Columbia, SC, specializes in handmade mill goods from organic heirloom grains. Sound good so far? The rest of the menu won't be completely finalized until the Chefs return from local markets the day before the event, but be assured, their selections will be at the peak of flavor.
The Home Grown Dinner would be an impressive date night or enjoyable meal shared with friends or coworkers. Six courses makes for a leisurely-paced dining experience where food, company and table conversation can be savored. And for just $20, the value can't be beat.
Reservations required. Bistro 49 reservation line: 704-687-7056
UPDATE: This event is BYOB beer/wine for those 21+ with proof of age. Reservations going fast! 704-687-7056
"Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity." — VoltaireApril 13, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, the beach comes for dinner at Crown Commons
Plan to enjoy the unique tastes and sounds that the shores down-east are famous for, from 5:00 until 8:00 PM.
Crown Common's culinary staff will serve up mocktails, Calabash-style seafood, sliced steak, fresh fruit skewers, Caribbean-spiced dishes and other delectable surprises, accompanied by soulful beach music and steel drums. Come take part in the fun atmosphere and maybe even show off your Shag moves. (To clarify for those not from the Carolinas and especially those from the UK, the Shag is a dance step!) Were it not for the absence of sand, souvenir stores and pirate-themed mini golf, you'd think it was supper time in Myrtle Beach.April 3, 2012
Good things about this time of year: flowers blooming, an extra hour of daylight, sunbathing on the front field, and the fresh, vibrant taste of Spring crops. Chef Cindy and staff will bring us that last bit in front of the Student Union from 10:30 AM until 1:30 PM Thursday. Local produce, breads and honey will be featured. Come buy some of Spring's first bounty while it lasts!
Crown Commons will be serving up traditional Irish fare for lunch on Friday, March 16. RDH will do the same for dinner on Saturday, March 17. Enjoy favorites like Corned beef and cabbage, Irish soda bread and more.
Here's a Gaelic cheat-sheet so you can truly be Irish-for-a-day.
Slainte - Good Health! / Cheers!
Erin Go Bragh - Ireland Forever!
Beannachtai Na Feile Padraig Oraibh - St. Patrick's Day Blessing Upon You!
And, if you really want to show off after eating your fill: Gabh Mo Leisceal - Excuse me!
Laughter is brightest where food is best. — Irish Proverb
If you're not yet a fan of Chartwell's UNC Charlotte Dining Services Facebook page, now may good a time to click that thumb's up icon, especially if you like trivia and free food. For the next couple of weeks, Chartwell's will be asking nutrition and food related questions. Those who engage back with the right answer are in the running to win lunch for two at Bistro 49. Check for new questions daily; highest score of right answers wins. For more info, check out Charwell's dining services Facebook page.March 13, 2012
While students were away for Spring Break, lots of earth-moving, grading and building prep happened on campus. Here's a list of potential traffic interruptions to expect over the next few weeks:
Site grading and earthwork underway. You can't drive to Lot 9A or Hunt Village by way of High Rise Road anymore. Access now by a temporary paved connector road off Cameron Blvd. (not to be confused with a nearby gravel construction entrance). Roadway signage has been posted.
Expect heavy truck traffic on Cameron Blvd. as the contractor grades the site and removes unsuitable soils.
A few parking spaces will be roped-off in Lot 8 (between Scott and Holshouser Halls) as the contractor begins making storm water modifications on South side of the lot. Next they'll build a construction entrance from University City Blvd. to Lot 8, but no big disruptions are expected until after the semester ends.
Gas line installation will begin March 14 near Motorsports and Bioinformatics. Minor traffic impacts due to contractor mobilization may be encountered.
Major construction will begin mid‐April to be completed by early August. Be cautious of construction traffic on Broadrick Boulevard; vehicular and pedestrian traffic should be affected minimally.
"Problems are the price of progress." — Charles F. Kettering (American engineer, inventor of the electric starter 1876-1958)March 9, 2012
Union Station in the Student Union will participate in a national passport acceptance and outreach event to provide U.S. citizens with passport information and accept passport applications. This is a great opportunity to apply for or renew a U.S. Passport without interrupting the work week.
Information on the cost and how to apply for a U.S. passport is available at travel.state.gov. U.S. citizens may also obtain passport information by phone, in English and Spanish, by calling the National Passport Information Center toll-free at 1-877-487-2778.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Union Station, Room 123, Student Union
Appointments (recommended though not required) 704-687-5893
Free parking available in the Union DeckMarch 6, 2012