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MRC to Screen Documentary 'Five Friends'

The Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) will host a free, public screening and discussion of the documentary "Five Friends" at 5:00 PM, Monday, March 30, in the Student Union, room 263.

With the emergence of the term "bromance," modern pop culture has become fascinated with male friendships. In an evolving society, there is uncertainty as to how these male friendships should appear, their importance and how they can be discussed in a masculine manner. The term "bromance" itself implies a certain awkwardness when referring to these close relationships between men.

Filmed from the mountains of Southern California to the New England coastline, "Five Friends" captures the relationships of a 65-year-old man and his five friends as they reflect on their lives together, support each other in personal struggle and mine the depths of meaningful friendship. Their lives cover success, conflict, marriage, divorce, fatherhood, children and dying. The men reveal their fears and dreams to one another in a profound exploration of vulnerability and transparency among men.

Graduate School Creates New Fellowships for Veterans

The UNC Charlotte Graduate School has added a new fellowship to attract military veterans to enroll in one of its extensive list of master’s and doctoral degree programs. Beginning with the fall 2015 semester, the Graduate School is offering two graduate fellowships designated exclusively for veteran students. Each two-year assistantship is valued at $36,000 to $45,000 and includes full tuition, health insurance and an assistantship stipend.

Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School Tom Reynolds, a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, stated he hopes this incentive will lead to additional programs of support for veteran graduate students. "UNC Charlotte already has a tremendous support structure for veteran students, but I’d like to see us doing even more," Reynolds said. "When veterans seek graduate education, I’m going to do everything I can to make UNC Charlotte their destination of choice, and I’ll encourage the deans of our other seven outstanding colleges to find more ways to attract the best of this population of gifted young men and women. I’ll also seek external partners to support additional incentive programs."

The application deadline for the fall 2015 is April 15. Click through for more information and to apply.