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MAX in Residency in Montclaire Community

UNC Charlotte's Mobile Arts & Community Experience (MAX) is in residency in the Montclaire neighborhood through Saturday, Oct. 22. Montclaire is a neighborhood established more than 50 years ago in the south Charlotte area and hosts a diverse group of individuals, families, schools, businesses and institutions. MAX will reside on the grounds at Montclaire Elementary for four weeks and host in-school and after-school programs for students, and MAX will be the location for open community programming on Saturdays. Click here for a full schedule of October events.

UNC Charlotte students will visit MAX to work on literacy and dance with elementary children during the school day. Other offerings include STEM education in partnership with Discovery Place; "Growth through Gardening"; fitness with Cara Zara Hooping; and bicycle safety for all ages, led by Trips for Kids.

The Montclaire residency is presented in partnership with Discovery Place and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and is funded by the Knight Foundation.

School of Nursing Named National Center of Excellence

The National League of Nurses has selected the UNC Charlotte School of Nursing as a 2016 Center of Excellence in Nursing Education.

The School of Nursing received the designation for creating environments that enhance student learning and professional development. The NLN Center of Excellence (COE) in Nursing Education designation is for schools of nursing and health care organizations that have achieved a level of excellence in a specific area. Through public recognition and distinction, the program acknowledges the outstanding innovations, commitment and sustainability of excellence these organizations convey.

"The School of Nursing (SON) is known in the community for its strong academic programs and for valuing excellence in practice, critical thinking and scholarly inquiry," faculty leaders said. "We pride ourselves on creating strong learning environments and developing instructional programs that are responsive to the changing health care needs of the community."