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Dance Marathon Continues Tradition of Support
For the third consecutive year, UNC Charlotte students danced the night away to raise funds for the Levine Children’s Hospital.
The 12-hour Charlotte Dance Marathon, held Nov. 7 - 8, generated $49,049.73 in donations for the hospital. A student-led initiative, Charlotte Dance Marathon is a legacy project of the Levine Scholars Program. It was created in 2013 under the name 49er Dance Mine. The event featured a variety of activities, dancing and other entertainment. The marathon is the finale to a sustained fundraising effort involving a number of student organizations.
Organizers noted this third annual event was an effort to continue a tradition of community engagement in which University students raise funds for and generate awareness of the Levine Children’s Hospital.
West to Receive Scholarship and Service Award
Mark West, chair of the English Department, will receive the 2016 Anne Deveraux Jordan Award.
Presented by the Children’s Literature Association, the award is a kind of lifetime achievement award, recognizing significant contributions in scholarship and service to the field of children’s literature over the course of the scholar’s career. West will receive the award at the association’s annual conference in June 2016.
West has taught children’s literature courses at UNC Charlotte every semester since he joined the faculty in 1984. He draws from his eclectic background, including his doctoral work in American studies, and teaches his children’s literature classes from an interdisciplinary point of view.