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CTI Explores Lake Norman on Oct. 21

The flow of life along the Catawba River changed dramatically about 50 years ago when Duke Energy created Lake Norman with the construction of Cowans Ford Dam in 1963. The lake and its surrounding region saw small farms, large plantations, mills and more replaced by state-of-the-art homes and businesses, nuclear power structures, and a recreational lake culture – along with less visible changes such as shifting fish populations and a rise in community activism and environmental protection.

Charlotte Teachers Institute (CTI) will plumb the depths of Lake Norman – past, present and future – with "Exploding Canons: Under The Lake" on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 5:30 - 8:30 PM, at Davidson College’s Lilly Family Gallery. This installment of CTI’s flagship speakers series dives deep into the changing social and physical landscapes of Lake Norman and its profound effects on the larger region, with a diverse group of topics and experts .

This event is free and open to the public. Click here for additional information and to register online.

Gallegos Elected to NAFSA Board of Directors

Joël Gallegos, Assistant Provost for International Programs, was elected to Board of Directors of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, which is widely regarded as the leading professional organization in the field of international education.

According to Fanta Aw, president of NAFSA and chair of the board of directors, Gallegos’ commitment to NAFSA’s core mission and values of the organization will allow him to serve in this strategic role within the largest association of professionals committed exclusively to advancing international higher education with nearly 10,000 members in 150 countries.

Gallegos will serve a three-year term beginning January 2015 in one of three member-at-large positions.