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School Supplies Drive Runs through August 26
UNC Charlotte is joining University City Connect for a school supplies donation drive to benefit the institutions that comprise Governor’s Village.
From Tuesday, Aug. 9, through Friday, Aug. 26, faculty, staff and students are encouraged to donate school items for students in the four Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) that make up Governor’s Village: Morehead STEM Academy, Alexander Elementary, Martin Middle and Vance High. These schools are located less than five miles from the University.
Collection bins will be in Auxiliary Services Building, Barnhardt Student Activity Center, Cato Hall, EPIC, Facilities Management Building, Foundation Building, Reese Building and Woodward Hall. Requested items include pencils, pens, erasers, ruled (loose-leaf) paper and pocket folders; however, all school supplies are welcomed.
Ranis' Work Part of USA Today's 'Must-see' Exhibits
Work by Associate Professor of Art Marek Ranis is part of an international exhibition in the Anchorage Museum in Alaska. The contemporary art exhibition "View From Up Here: The Arctic at the Center of the World" presents photographs, film, installations and sculpture by 14 artists who come from Canada, Europe and the United States. It was named by USA Today as one of the 12 "must-see" exhibits of the summer.
Ranis contributed "Like Shishmaref," a 16-minute film that juxtaposes video of the eroded coasts of the Alaskan Inupiaq village of Shishmaref and the North Carolina Outer Banks.
"Like Shishmaref" is the most recent creative work in Arctic Utopia; it is a collaborative project with the Alaskan poet Joan Naviyuk Kane that includes a multimedia installation, the film and a play.