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Grant Supports 'KEEPING WATCH ON WATER'

The UNC Charlotte College of Arts + Architecture will receive a $10,000 National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) Challenge America grant to support programming by the Projective Eye Gallery for the "KEEPING WATCH on WATER: City of Creeks" project. The NEA received 347 eligible Challenge America applications and will award 163 grants for a total of $1.63 million.

Organized by the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute and the UNC Charlotte College of Arts + Architecture, KEEPING WATCH is a three-year initiative designed to foster collaboration across disciplines and interest groups to engage the public in local environmental issues. The focus for 2015 is water quality and in particular, urban streams. With some 80 named creeks, most of which originate in Mecklenburg County, Charlotte is indeed a "City of Creeks." These waterways have shaped the development of the city and have played important roles in the lives of its citizens.

Conference to Address Veterans' Health Services Needs

"Access to Culturally Competent Health Services: Serving Military Veterans from a Holistic Perspective" is a half-day conference scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in UNC Charlotte’s Cone University Center McKnight Hall.

Registration is open for this free, public event, which will bring together national experts on veteran’s issues as well as students, faculty, service providers and members of the general public to share information on military culture and coordination of health care services to meet the needs of veterans returning from active military service and to support their success at UNC Charlotte and their transition to civilian life.

Keynote speakers for the conference will be retired Maj. Gen. Marianne Mathewson-Chapman and Ilario Pantano, director of the N.C. Division of Veterans Affairs and a former U.S. Marine Corps second lieutenant.