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South Village Crossing to Open in January

South Village Crossing, the new 56,146-square-foot dining and gathering facility nestled between Moore and Scott residence halls, is scheduled to serve its first meals Tuesday, Jan. 6.

"Our students, faculty, staff and guests will be impressed with the tasteful design, culinary innovation and warm, welcoming atmosphere," said Ana Alvarez, director of auxiliary services. "We expect this building to solidify the sense of community at South Village and attract and delight students and staff from all over campus."

South Village Dining (SoVi) features an expansive hall where all food production will be visible. Patch Hadden, executive chef for South Village Crossing said, "The thing I am most excited about is being able to prepare and cook out front. It allows us [culinary staff] to focus on freshness, quality and plate presentation and allows the students a greater appreciation for putting together a well-balanced meal."

N.C. Humanities Council Moves to Center City

The North Carolina Humanities Council (NCHC) will move its administrative offices to Charlotte in early 2015, to take advantage of what its leaders believe are new and exciting opportunities for organizational development and collaborations in the state’s largest city. Effective Jan. 31, 2015, the council’s new offices will be in UNC Charlotte's Center City building.

Jerry Coughter, executive director of UNC Charlotte Center City, said the NCHC will be a welcome addition to the facility. "UNC Charlotte Center City has been essential to supporting the University’s broader mission of community engagement, urban research and contributing to the economic development of the region. I anticipate the North Carolina Humanities Council will develop a broad partnership with our College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and will help us grow our lifelong learning opportunities that we offer across the region."

NCHC is a statewide nonprofit agency that provides advocacy, grant-making and activities to support understanding of the humanities, especially literature, history, art, music and philosophy. It has been in Greensboro since its inception in 1972. Among the programs funded by NCHC are the "Let’s Talk About It" book discussion series, Roads Scholars speakers series and Museum on Main Street exhibit in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution.