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Atkins Library
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As the intellectual heart of UNC Charlotte and the greater Charlotte community, J. Murrey Atkins Library advances teaching, learning, research, innovation, academic success, and collaboration for UNC Charlotte and the greater Charlotte community by connecting people with expertise, information, services, technologies, spaces, and experiences. 

Up for the Challenge? 

  • Atkins Library needs your support, Niner Nation! If the library receives 100 gifts in 49 hours or less, a $2,500 reward will unlock from the Atkins Library Board!
  • Interim Dean Steve Weiter is challenging Team Atkins to show their support of the Library and the University through NNG, letting others see our level of commitment to the mission and work of UNC Charlotte. Steve will increase his initial gift of $250 each time a member of the Atkins team supports NNG. 100% participation will unlock his full $1,000 bonus for the library!

It takes a Nation to support Atkins Library

Staff Development Fund

Supports staff training programs, speakers, travel, recognition awards, and equipment for training.

Atkins Library Diversity Fund

The diversity fund supports programming and speaker fees, exhibit costs, training programs, collections, and other initiatives aimed at advancing awareness and positive action on DEIA topics for the library, campus, and local communities.

Julian and Elsie Mason Fund for the Purchase of Rare Books 

Julian D. Mason was a UNC Charlotte English professor. He and his wife, Elsie, established this endowment fund in 1993 for the library to purchase rare books, such as early editions of American literature. They made a special point to say the funds should be used to purchase books related to all the cultures of the United States, not just those of the majority. Professor Mason himself was a leading scholar of Phillis Wheatley, an African American poet of the eighteenth century. We rely on the funds generated every year from the Mason Rare Book endowment to develop our rare book collection, which is used extensively in our instruction program since the library budget lacks funding for the purchase of rare books.

Atkins Library Fund

This fund is used by the dean of the library to support events and other initiatives of benefit to students, faculty, staff, and community programming. It helps pay for expenses not covered by the state budget. We use it to bring in nationally recognized exhibits such as from the National Library of Medicine. The Atkins Library Fund covers honoraria for guest speakers, cost-share collaborations with community partners, and Diversity/Equity/Inclusion events and programming. 

Ambassador You+2 Winner #5
CONGRATULATIONS to Krystle Kunnathur '18 '21, a member of the School of Professional Studies team, for being our 5th and final ambassador to with the You+2 drawing. Thank you for spreading the word about NNG, Krystle! $500 bonus bucks will be awarded to the fund of your choice.
Ambassador You+2 Winner #2
Congratulations to Zoe Ziegler '24 for being our second winner of the You+2 bonus bucks challenge! She has unlocked a $500 gift for her fund of choice, LSP ASPIRE. Thank you Zoe!
Ambassador You+2 Winner #4
We are sending a big Niner thank you to alumnus Micah Gaddy '96 for completing the You+2 ambassador challenge! Micah is the fourth ambassador to unlock a $500 bonus for the fund of his choice. Go Niners!
Congratulations to Alicia Bartosch '05, '06 for securing the most gifts during our Ambassador Power Hour for day one of NNG! Alicia has unlocked $1,000 in bonus bucks for her chosen fund, the ACE Scholarship. Thank you!
Thank you for supporting NNG while the rest of us sleep, Night Owls! LSP ASPIRE recieved the most gifts from 12a.m. to 2a.m., unlocking the $500 of bonus bucks for their fund!
Thank you for giving back, alumni Niners! The area with the most alumni support was LSP ASPIRE, securing $500 bonus bucks from Gene '73 and Vickie '71 Johnson!
BONUS BUCKS: Farthest Niner
Wow! Our farthest Niner in New South Wales, Australia, has unlocked $500 bonus bucks for Formula SAE IC! Thank you to our supporters across the globe!
BONUS BUCKS: Faculty & Staff
We are grateful for those that dedicate their time to UNC Charlotte today and every day! The area to recieve the most faculty & staff support was the Jamil Niner Student Pantry, unlocking the Provost's $500 bonus. Thank you!
Wrapping up DAY 2 of Niner Nation Gives and we are blown away by the green and gold on our timelines today, Niners! THANK YOU for sharing your Wear Green Wednesday swag with us, 49 posts have unlocked Andrew '15 and Emily '15 Baker's $1,000 prize. It truly takes a nation!
NNG Student Giving 2:1 Match!
Thank you, student Niners! You have TRIPLED your impact thanks to Gene and Vickie's generous 2:1 match for student giving.
$5,000 MATCHED
Atkins Library Challenge
YOU DID IT! 100 gifts to the Atkins Library have unlocked the Board's $2,500 reward! Thank you so much for giving back to our students during Niner Nation Gives.
100 / 100 Gifts
Thank you, Niners! The area to secure the most gifts during the last 49 minutes of NNG was the Homesley Memorial Bench, which honors the memory of Mr. John Gary Homesley '67, a proud 49er Legacy Alumnus. An additional $2,490 has unlocked for the fund!
Ambassador You+2 Winner #3
You did it! Poli Sci alumna Grace Fendrick '20 is our third You+2 winner, unlocking $500 bonus bucks for the fund of her choice. Thank you for being an amazing NNG Ambassador, Grace!
Ambassador You+2 Winner #1
HUGE shout out to alumna Lauren Ware '16, '17 for completing You+2 on the first day of NNG, unlocking a bonus $500 gift for her fund of choice, the TSA Accounting Scholarship! Thank you Lauren!
Our Ambassador Power Hour winner for DAY 2 of NNG is Chris Moxley '04! Chris generated the most support from 12 to 2pm, unlocking a bonus gift of $1,000 for his fund. Thank you Chris!
Thank you, early risers! The program to receive the most gifts between 6 and 8 a.m. this morning was Women's Lacrosse, unlocking the bonus $500!
BONUS BUCKS: Student Niners
BIG thank you to our students, who are at the heart of everything we do, and still give back during NNG! The area with the most student support was the Dick Beekman Scholarship for Student Advocacy, unlocking the $500 bonus bucks from Gene '73 and Vickie '71 '82 Johnson! Thank you!
BONUS BUCKS: You+2 Challenge!
We are so grateful to all of our Niner Nation Gives Ambassadors that completed the You+2 challenge, spreading the word about the wonderful initiatives across our campus. Congratulations to the 5 winners of our You+2 bonus bucks drawing!
4,900 Gift Milestone Challenge
It truly takes a nation to build Charlotte, Niners. THANK YOU for your many gifts throughout Niner Nation Gives, 4,900 gifts have unlocked Susan Jamison's '78 generous $4,900 reward for the University. We did it!
4,900 / 4,900 Gifts
Provost Troyer's Personal Best Leaderboard!
Congratulations to the top 3 units below with the largest percentage increase in NNG participation since last year. We are blown away by your continued generosity. The Provost's awards have been unlocked!
Rank Prize Unit % +/- Goal
1 $2,490 College of Science +383.33% 174
goal: 36
2 $1,490 Levine Scholars Program +53.97% 97
goal: 63
3 $490 Charlotte 49ers Athletics +27.66% 1,523
goal: 1,193
4 College of Computing and Informatics +20.17% 143
goal: 119
5 Student Affairs +11.20% 1,102
goal: 991
Chancellor Gaber's Scholarship Challenge!
Thank you for supporting scholarships, Niner Nation! The scholarship with the most support in 49 hours, the Jaylen C. Moxley Scholarship for Academic Excellence, has unlocked the Chancellor's bonus gift of $2,490!
Greek Chapter Leaderboard
Hey UNC Charlotte Greeks! Let's see which Greek Organization can get the most donations during the 49 hours of #NinerNationGives!
Greek Organization
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Delta Sigma Phi 69
2 Pi Kappa Phi 64
3 Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority 23
4 Phi Delta Theta 21
5 Sigma Kappa 20
6 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority 17
7 Chi Omega 17
8 Kappa Delta 17
9 Lambda Chi Alpha 15
10 Kappa Alpha Psi 13
11 Kappa Sigma 8
12 Alpha Delta Pi 7
13 Kappa Alpha Order 7
14 Chi Phi 6
15 Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity 6
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