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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.

Wells Fargo Gift Supports Dance Project

The Wells Fargo Foundation is sponsoring a unique project led by the UNC Charlotte Department of Dance. "Tracing Modern Dance" is centered on the reconstruction of "Tracer," a lost work by modern dance choreographer Paul Taylor. This project will include the first-ever reconstruction residency by the Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company and the first local performances of the Paul Taylor Dance Company in 15 years.

"Tracing Modern Dance" is the culmination of an 18-month research project by Associate Professor of Dance Kim Jones. Renowned modern dance choreographer Paul Taylor gave Jones the unique opportunity to reconstruct a seminal early work not performed or seen in more than 50 years. "Tracer," choreographed by Taylor in 1962 with set and costumes by the artist Robert Rauschenberg, does not benefit from the existence of video or audio rehearsal or performance records. Jones will complete her scholarly reconstruction in September during a three-week residency at UNC Charlotte with the Taylor 2 Dance Company. The residency will culminate in the "re-premiere" of the reconstructed "Tracer" in a public performance on Friday, Sept. 30.

UNC Charlotte students will learn "Tracer" and continue to perform the piece in local high schools throughout the coming school year.