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Dance Department to Present Fall Concert

The UNC Charlotte Department of Dance will feature student ensembles in an exciting program of diverse dance styles for its Fall Concert at 7:30 PM, Thursday, Nov. 20, through Saturday, Nov. 22, in the Robinson Hall for the Performing Arts, Belk Theater. A 2:00 PM matinee will be on Sunday, Nov. 23.

Beginning with a famous 19th-century ballet divertissement and ending with an African-based work, the program also includes contemporary choreography by UNC Charlotte professors E.E. Balcos and Delia Neil, set to music by the Beatles, Bach and Yo-Yo Ma, as well as Martha Graham’ s dramatic 1936 piece "Steps in the Street."

Tickets are $14 for general admission, $9 for seniors and UNC Charlotte faculty and staff, and $6 for all students and can be purchased at the Robinson Hall Box Office, in person or by calling 704-687-1849, or online.

Senior Honored for Community Service

UNC Charlotte senior Jameka Parker has been recognized for outstanding leadership and service by North Carolina Campus Compact, a statewide network of colleges and universities committed to community engagement. Parker is a recipient of the Community Impact Student Award, which honors one student leader at each member school.

Parker, from Fayetteville, is one of 18 students across the state to receive the 2014 award, joining more than 200 college students honored by the organization since the award was first presented in 2006.

A pre-service teacher majoring in middle grades education with a civic minor in urban youth and communities, Parker said she believes deeply in service learning, both as a civic obligation and as meaningful pedagogy. As a part of a community engagement capstone, Parker started a girl’s dance troupe in a high poverty middle school with a curriculum focused on academic achievement, mentoring and self-esteem.