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Students Win National College Fishing Title

Andrew Helms and Jake Whitaker recently teamed to win the 2014 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship held at Chatuge Reservoir in Georgia.

Helms, a junior marketing major from Monroe, and Whitaker, a senior civil engineering major from Fairview, caught 15 fish during the three-day team event. Their total catch weight of 38 pounds and 9 ounces topped the second-place finishers by 8 ounces.

Whitaker said winning the championship would help the UNC Charlotte Bass Fishing Club, known as the Bass Rats, as well as the entire sport club program on campus. "I’ve had a great experience at UNC Charlotte and getting to represent my school at a national level and win doing something I enjoy is something I will always treasure."

University Writing Program Schedules Conference

To address the complex issue of students' differing writing abilities, UNC Charlotte's University Writing Program will host writing instructors from throughout the region at its inaugural one-day regional writing conference on Friday, September 12. The event will be held at UNC Charlotte Center City, 320 E. 9th Street, Charlotte.

"Bridging Inquiries: Research, Process, and Literacy from High School to Higher Ed" will offer panels and round-table discussions on topics such as commonalities in curricula, partnerships across institutions, academic literacies, inquiry-guided learning and teaching, academic transferability, and best practices in the teaching of writing. Presenters will include educators and scholars from Charlotte-area K-12 schools, colleges, and universities. Publisher representatives will offer writing resources for purchase, and lunch will provide a space for exchange and discussion.

Registration details and additional information can be found online.