Seahawk Spotlight - January 2009 Volume 7 No. 10
Welcome to UNCW's monthly electronic newsletter for alumni and friends, bringing you news about the University of North Carolina Wilmington and the UNCW Alumni Association.

Alumni News

TURN LOOSE YOUR TEAL - HOMECOMING 2009 - JAN. 30-31
(2008 homecoming photo gallery)

Other homecoming events include: the 12th Annual Port City Step Show Friday night (see photo gallery from 2008 event) and the Homecoming Parade at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, as well as the men's basketball game vs. James Madison at 7 p.m. MORE

Crew Club Reunion - March 14, featuring a group row followed by dinner at Wise Alumni House. More details coming soon and can be found at www.uncw.edu/alumni.

CHECK US OUT ON FACEBOOK
The UNCW Alumni Association is on Facebook! Connect with your fellow Seahawks, stay up to date on alumni events and send us a message. While you're at it, check out UNCW's official Facebook and YouTube sites and alumni photos on Flickr.

Campus News

QUALITY INSTRUCTION is A BARGAIN
UNCW is one of the nation's 50 "Best Value" public colleges and universities according to The Princeton Review, one of America's most widely-known education service companies.

TRUSTEES APPROVE TUITION INCREASE
The UNCW Board of Trustees approved tuition increases for the 2009-10 academic year to provide funding in the areas of student need-based financial aid, faculty salaries and positions, and student support programs. Total annual tuition increases for the 2009-10 year are in the amounts of: $159 for in-state undergraduate students, $180 for in-state graduate students, $821 for out-of-state undergraduate students, $834 for out-of-state graduate students

CAMPUS CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

A LOOK AT UNCW STUDENTS
Student Affairs is pleased to announce the second edition of the Students@UNCW publication, which provides a current profile of UNCW students and student life.

"Remembering 2008" – a photographic retrospective of the past year at UNCW.

NOMINATE YOUR FAVORITE PROFESSOR
Nominations for the Chancellor's Teaching Excellence Awards and the Distinguished Teaching Professorship Awards are due by Jan. 26. All chairpersons, faculty, staff, students and alumni are encouraged to nominate, in letters stating the basis for the nomination, faculty members who have met the requirements.

HINGLE MEMORIAL
A memorial tribute to the actor Pat Hingle will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, in the Mainstage Theatre of the Cultural Arts Building at UNCW. The public is invited to attend. A legendary veteran of stage and screen for the past six decades, Hingle passed away Jan. 3 at his Carolina Beach home. Though probably best known for his role as Commissioner Gordon in the Batman movies, Pat Hingle was featured in On the Waterfront, Splendor in the Grass, Norma Rae, Hang 'em High and hundreds of other major motion pictures as well as television and theatre productions.

Seahawk Sports news

SAMARITAN’S FEET BENEFIT SATURDAY
UNCW men’s basketball coach Benny Moss will be walking the sidelines barefooted Saturday, Jan. 17, when the Seahawks take on Drexel at Trask Coliseum. But not for just any reason. Moss has agreed to coach without his usual dress shoes when the Seahawks host the Dragons as part of the Samaritan’s Feet project, an international ministry that solicits children’s shoes. Moss is one of the many coaches across the country participating in the unique mission.

LATE SURGE LIFTS HUSKIES PAST SEAHAWKS
Northeastern scored the final eight points of the contest to erase a four-point deficit and beat UNCW, 54-50, in CAA women’ s basketball action Jan. 15 at Solomon Court. The Huskies improved to 5-10 on the season and evened their league mark at 2-2 while the Seahawks dropped to 7-8 on the season and 1-3 in CAA play as they suffered their third straight setback.

CAA COACHES PICK SEAHAWKS THIRD IN PRESEASON POLL
CAA defending baseball tournament champion James Madison received six first-place votes and was chosen by the league’s coaches to defend its title during the 2009 season. Meanwhile, defending regular season titlist UNCW, , received one vote for the top spot and was picked to finish third behind the Dukes and George Mason. The Seahawks finished the 2008 season with a school-best mark of 44-17-1 and advanced to the finals of the Cary Regional where they dropped a 7-3 decision to UNC Chapel Hill to conclude the season. UNCW shattered the conference record for wins in league play by posting a 25-4-1 mark.

UNCW ALUM RAYNOR GETS SHOT AT THE BIG TIME
John Raynor, the swift outfielder who completed his UNCW baseball career three years ago, is in the mix for beginning 2009 as the starting left fielder for the Florida Marlins. His quick rise through the team’s farm system and invitation to spring training in February stems from consecutive stellar seasons in the minor leagues.

Other links

A SOUND FINANCIAL INVESTMENT
Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) rates have declined to an all-time low, but the silver lining for UNCW alumni and friends is a provision by the IRS allowing donors to select rates as far back as three months from the date of an intended charitable gift. Because CGA payout rates are determined by your age, the older you are, the higher the payout rate. For example, if you are 68 and have monies invested in CDs or securities that are paying a 2% yield, your CGA rate would be 6% of your invested amount. In addition, a portion of your income stream will receive tax-preferential treatment for the remainder of your expected lifetime, either in the form of capital gain distribution, tax-free income or a combination of the two. Talk with us confidentially and allow us to show you how to plan your gifts to charity. Contact Herb Bailey CFRE, director of planned giving, at 910.962.3214 or baileyjh@uncw.edu.

CAREER 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 careercenter@uncw.edu.
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UNCW TEAL RAINBOWS are available exclusively at the UNCW Bookstore. Call 910.962.3188 for more information.

DRESS 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 online store

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 film studies.

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Events

LECTURES

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration – Dr. Mae C. Jemison, the first African-American female in space and founder of two medical technology companies – 7 p.m. Jan. 22, Kenan Auditorium. Lumina Theater – overflow location for Jemison lecture.

Humanitarian Stephen Lewis presents "Time to Deliver: Winning the Battle Against Poverty & Disease in the Developing World” – 7 p.m. Jan. 28, Kenan Auditorium.

PERFORMANCES

Carolina Piano Trio: The Folkspirit – 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1, Beckwith Recital Hall, Cultural Arts Building

EXHIBITS

People, Places, and Things - Two Perspectives – Elizabeth Hosier & Kathleen Nobles – through Jan. 22, Boseman Gallery, Fisher University Union.

No Boundaries International Art Colony in collaboration with the Paint a Future project – through Feb. 25, first floor art wall, William Madison Randall Library.

2009 North Carolina Living Treasures – Cynthia Bringle and Norm Schulman – Opens 6 p.m. Jan. 23, Cultural Arts Building Gallery. Awards ceremony – 6:45 p.m., Proscenium Theatre followed by reception. Open through Feb. 3.

FILMS

Choke – 7 and 10 p.m. Jan. 17, Lumina Theater. $4 non-students.

RocknRolla – 7 and 10 p.m. Jan. 23, Lumina Theater. $4 non-students.

Changeling – 7 and 10 p.m. Jan. 24, Lumina Theater. $4 non-students.

Love Lived on Death Row including Q&A with director/producer Linda Booker and panelists – 7 p.m. Feb. 2, Lumina Theater. Free.

The Price of Sugar – 7 p.m. Feb. 3, Lumina Theater. Free.

The Last Lecture – 7 p.m. Feb. 5, Lumina Theater. Free.

No Teacher Left Behind: a film by Maurice Martinez. Performances by Department of Music faculty – 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6, Beckwith Recital Hall, Cultural Arts Building.

WORKSHOPS

Lean Office – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 28. Cost is $350.

Executive Certificate Program – 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 3-April 28. The cost is $965 for general public; UNCW alumni receive a 10 percent discount. Registration deadline Jan. 22.

Project Management Boot Camp – 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 3, 5 and 10, Computer Information Systems Building, Room 1013. Registration deadline Jan. 27.

Navigating 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.