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Venture Hiking and Adventure Trips Scheduled

Throughout this month, the Venture program is conducting a number of outdoor adventure trips open to the UNC Charlotte and greater communities. Participants can enjoy excursions that range from canoeing to hiking. Experience is not required, and instruction is provided to prepare for trip activities.

Venture trips are led by highly qualified staff members who not only recognize an exciting adventure but facilitate learning from the experience. "The outdoors is a perfect place to expand your comfort zone and grow as a person," said Brian Holcomb, assistant director for Venture trips. "We seek to provide opportunities to practice self-reliance, improve physical fitness, build community and develop skills that facilitate success in the backcountry and in life."

Click here to view a list of excursions planned for September.

Multicultural Leadership Conference Set for Oct. 11

The University will host the 13th annual Multicultural Leadership Conference from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Saturday, Oct. 11, in the Student Union. Equality and diversity activist and actor R.J. Mitte will be the conference’s keynote speaker.

The Multicultural Leadership Conference (MLC) is a one-day event for student leaders to explore the intersection of multiculturalism and leadership. Dynamic speakers and engaging workshops will provide participants with strategies and tools for effective leadership on both a local and global level. There also is a workshop for advisors and professionals who work closely with collegiate student leaders.

"We are most excited to host our students and students from neighboring institutes for a day full of remarkable content,” said Nadia Campbell assistant director of the Center for Leadership Development. “Not only will students learn about their own leadership, but they will learn to view and evaluate leadership practices through a multicultural lens."