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MRC to Screen Documentary 'Five Friends'

The Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) will host a free, public screening and discussion of the documentary "Five Friends" at 5:00 PM, Monday, March 30, in the Student Union, room 263.

With the emergence of the term "bromance," modern pop culture has become fascinated with male friendships. In an evolving society, there is uncertainty as to how these male friendships should appear, their importance and how they can be discussed in a masculine manner. The term "bromance" itself implies a certain awkwardness when referring to these close relationships between men.

Filmed from the mountains of Southern California to the New England coastline, "Five Friends" captures the relationships of a 65-year-old man and his five friends as they reflect on their lives together, support each other in personal struggle and mine the depths of meaningful friendship. Their lives cover success, conflict, marriage, divorce, fatherhood, children and dying. The men reveal their fears and dreams to one another in a profound exploration of vulnerability and transparency among men.

OASES Marks 20 Years of Serving Adult Learners

The Office of Adult Students and Evening Services (OASES) is celebrating 20 years of recruiting and retaining a diverse, adult student population. The office provides provides advising, mentoring, and scholarships to enrolled adult, evening, and weekend students.

Janet Daniel, founding director of the office, stated OASES’s existence resulted from the vision of then-Provost Philip L. Dubois. "UNC Charlotte, as the Charlotte Center, can trace its existence to serving adult students who were returning home following World War II,” said Daniel. "Dr. Dubois recognized the need for the University to again focus on these adult learners through a dedicated office. Nontraditional students often face challenges beyond those of regular college-aged students, and we provide an array of services to assist them."

OASES advises roughly 1,500 new, transfer or re-entry adult students with more than 400 of them receiving services in the evening.