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Join representatives from over 350 UNC Charlotte student organizations on Aug. 20 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) and College of Education (COE) plaza to learn more about student groups on campus. There are many benefits to joining a student organization: meeting new people, developing new skills and abilities, working as part of a team, learning to set and achieve goals, sharing your time and talents as well as having fun. Meet and talk to organization members at the Showcase and find out how you can get involved!
Cruz Receives 2014 McColl Award
Performing artist CarlosAlexis Cruz is the 2014 McColl Award winner. An assistant professor of voice and movement in the College of Arts + Architecture, Cruz received the honor for the project "Nouveau Sud, Nouveau Cirque," which translates to "New South, New Circus." Presented by the Arts & Science Council, the McColl Award is named in honor of Hugh and Jane McColl; it is given every three years. The award comes with a $25,000 grant that Cruz will use to implement his project.
Cruz will learn and incorporate "underground" dance, acrobatic and physical theater scenes that thrive within local ethnic communities into cirque-style performances. The project will include neighborhood residencies expected to take place between January and December 2015 and a main stage production in the spring of 2016.
"Nothing like this has ever been done in Charlotte-Mecklenburg, so we are excited to see what Carlos creates," said ASC President Robert Bush. "It’s something that will bring our community together in the truest sense – not only will Carlos bring talented underground performers to the forefront, but his project will tie their stories and traditions to the larger story of our city and county."