The weekend was a large success for the UNCW Alumni Association. with
more than 800 alumni and friends attending the homecoming line-up
of events. Thank you to all
the alumni board members and volunteers who helped make it happen,
your time and efforts were vital to the success of homecoming.
Crew Club Reunion - Saturday, March 14 -
Join fellow alumni for a group social and row, reunion lunch and a
dinner at the Wise Alumni House.
- Cameron School
of Business Alumni Mixer - Tuesday, March 24 -
Join fellow alumni to celebrate Business Week!
- Wilmington College Alumni Luncheon - Wednesday,
Feb. 18, 11:30 a.m., Jackson’s
Big Oak BBQ
The UNC Board of Governors on Friday approved
a range of tuition and fee increases for UNC institutions to take
effect beginning fall 2009. UNCW's tuition will increase $106 (from
$2,459 to $2,565) for resident undergraduate students, placing it
fifth in the cost of tuition among the UNC system schools. "Because we understand the financial pressures
many families face in the current economic environment, 40 percent of this
increase will be designated for financial aid," said UNCW Chancellor
Rosemary DePaolo. "The other 60 percent will be used to address critical
needs of the university, such as services for students with disabilities,
new faculty positions, a mathematics lab, operating funds for the counseling
center and an additional advisor for an ever-growing number of transfer
UNCW does not expect to have to make any further
reductions to this fiscal year's budget, which ends June 30, 2009. Media
reports about possible 3, 5 or 7 percent budget reductions are in reference
to the governor's request that each agency and university develop budget
reduction scenarios for the biennial budget that begins July 1, 2009,
and ends June 30, 2011. Preliminary plans have been developed and continue
to be refined with the help of the deans and vice chancellors.
Open budget forums are scheduled for 10 a.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 25, and 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26 in the Lumina
As volunteer labor becomes increasingly essential to
the function of the nation, UNCW is being recognized on the President's
Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service to
America's communities. Administered by the government's Corporation for
National and Community Service, the Honor Roll serves as the highest federal
recognition a school can achieve for its commitment to service learning
and civic engagement.
UNCW opened a National Testing Center
at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, offering testing services for military
personnel, family members and other students associated with the base. The
National Testing Center offers College Level Examination Program (CLEP) testing,
which provides the opportunity for individuals to receive college credit for
knowledge they have acquired through independent study, prior course work, on-the-job
training, professional development, cultural pursuits or internships.
Junior guard Trae Goldston scored 19 of his 21 points
in the second half, including a game-winning 3-pointer with five
seconds remaining, to lift Georgia State over UNC Wilmington, 69-66,
in a Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball matinee
Saturday, Feb. 14, at the GSU Sports Arena.
The Panthers improved to 8-18 overall and 6-9 in the CAA by completing a sweep
of the regular season series with the Seahawks for the first time since 1993.
UNCW lost its third straight to fall to 6-21 and 3-12.
Sophomore Brittany Blackwell posted a game-high 21
points and UNCW shot a blistering 52.9 percent to race past
visiting Hofstra, 72-62, in Colonial Athletic Association women’s
basketball action Sunday, Feb. 15, at Trask Coliseum. The Seahawks,
signaling Breast Cancer Awareness through a “Pink
Zone” event, evened their record at 12-12 overall on the season
and improved to 6-7 in the CAA. The Pride dropped to 14-10 overall and
slipped to 6-7 in league play.
student-athletes continued their longstanding tradition of excelling
in the classroom during the Fall 2008 semester, compiling a 3.017 cumulative
grade point average as a whole.
The group, which has consistently finished high in the NCAA’s student-athlete
graduation rates, also owns a 3.004 cumulative GPA. Ninety-six student-athletes
achieved a 3.50 or greater GPA, and 14 individuals posted a perfect 4.00 GPA.
The UNCW baseball team met with local
media Feb. 12 to preview the upcoming season. Head Coach Mark Scalf,
who is in his 19th season with the Seahawks, carries with him a roster
that features just one senior as UNCW takes on one of the most ambitious
schedules in the history of the program. The Seahawks open on Feb.
20, hosting Maryland in the first of a three-game series at 4 p.m.
UNCW will play eight games against Atlantic Coast Conference members,
including UNC Chapel Hill and N.C. State. Season
tickets may be purchased at www.UNCWsports.com
or the UNCW athletics ticket office, 800.808.UNCW.
ASSISTANCE – Alumni can access the services and
resources of the UNCW Career Center in University Union, Room 2035,
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or use special drop-in hours
for quick questions 2 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Individual
questions can be asked by phone (910.962.3174) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
are available exclusively at the UNCW Bookstore.
Call 910.962.3188 for more information.
LIKE A SEAHAWK – View a photo
gallery of local merchants who carry licensed UNCW products and
the items they have available. Other links: UNCW
Bookstore | UNCWsports.com
ADMISSIONS – UNCW
is one of the South’s best public undergraduate teaching institutions
as evidenced by a high demand from talented students seeking admission,
national recognition and growth in regionally relevant programs such
as marine science, gerontology, psychology, public administration and
Theatre Works in The Great Tennessee Monkey Trial - 8
18, Kenan Auditorium
Dark Side of Oz – 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Feb. 19, Lumina
Department of Theatre presents: We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay! - 8 p.m. Feb.
19-22, Cultural Arts Building Mainstage Theatre
House, an original play by Lou Buttino - 8 p.m.
Feb. 19-22 and 26-28 at Brown Coat Pub & Theatre, 111 Grace
JAZZ ENSEMBLES: Big Band and Saxtet, directed by Frank Bongiorno - 7:30 p.m. Feb.
20, Beckwith Recital Hall, Cultural Arts Building
TIMMONS, soprano, junior recital - 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21,
Beckwith Recital Hall, Cultural Arts Building
Mozart Festival Opera: The Marriage of Figaro – 8 p.m. Feb.
WIND SYMPHONY - 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26,
and Gaza: "The Gaza Crisis" - 7-9 p.m. Feb. 16,
Cameron Hall, Room 105. Free
Lanier – "Seeking Place:Raising Questions about
the Boundaries of Gullah/Geechee Identities" - 7 p.m. Feb. 19, King Hall
Do Women Want?" – 2 p.m. Feb. 20, Morton Hall Faculty
Arctic Age - 7-9 p.m. Feb. 23,
Cameron Hall, Room 105. Free
7:30 p.m. Feb. 16, Lumina Theater. FREE. In Spanish
with English subtitles
Models - 7 and 10 p.m. Feb. 20, Lumina Theater.
Boy in the Striped Pajamas - 7 and 10 p.m. Feb. 21, Lumina
Theater. $4 non-students
7 p.m. Feb. 22, Lumina Theater. Free
Lee's When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts - Part
1 - 7 pm. Feb. 23, Lumina Theater. Free. An examination
of the U.S. government's role and its response to Hurricane Katrina
of Solace - 7 and 10 p.m. Feb. 27, Lumina
Theater. $4 non-students
Records - 7 and 10 p.m. Feb. 28, Lumina
Theater. $4 non-students
to Build and Lead a Team – 9
a.m. - 4 p.m. Feb. 26. $150.
Feb. 23 registration deadline
Leadership – 10 one-day workshops 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays Feb. 26-April 30. $150 each. UNCW alumni receive
a 10 percent discount
Sigma Green Belt - UNCW Professional Education, in
partnership with NC State University, offer an eight-day program in Six
Sigma Green Belt, March 9-12 and April 27-30. $3,995
Revenge of Darfur Women by Cheryl McGraw - through March
6, Cultural Arts Building Mezzanine Gallery
South, a juried exhibition of letterpress print
work of original design from throughout the southeastern USA - Feb. 19-March
27, Cultural Arts Building gallery