Seahawk Spotlight - September 2007 Volume 6 No. 6
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

Alumni After WorkMarch 19 - Alumni After Work Spring Edition – 5:30-7:30 p.m. Meet at the Main Street Brewing Company in Mayfaire for drinks and complimentary appetizers. Bring your business card for a chance to win door prizes.

March 24 - Cameron School of Business Alumni Mixer – 5:30-7:30 p.m. Join fellow alumni in the Computer Information Systems Atrium to celebrate Business Week 2009. The winter 2009 issue of Cameron Insider is now online.

March 27 - Communication Studies Day alumni and faculty gathering – 5-7 p.m. Macaroni Grill, Mayfaire

April 30 - Triangle Area Alumni Chapter Spring Mixer – UNCW alumni and friends are welcome to enjoy complimentary appetizers at the Red Room in Raleigh.

May 12 – 11th annual Grand Slam Jam – Doors open at 6 p.m. First pitch against East Carolina is at 7 p.m. at Brooks Field. Tickets available soon. Stay updated at the alumni online events calendar.

facebookUNCW alumni are on Facebook! Share the fun of catching up with old friends. Or for networking opportunities, check out the UNCW Alumni official LinkedIn group.

Campus News


Triangle Business Journal | 03.06.09
The University of North Carolina at Wilmington is ready to shed its image as “UNC by the Sea." Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo is in the middle of a long-term plan to transform the university – described by some in years past as a “party school” that attracted many students because of its proximity to the beaches – into a leading liberal arts institution.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recognized UNCW as the first institution of higher education in the state to complete a FEMA-approved crisis mitigation plan. In addition, UNCW is the first university in North Carolina and one of only 14 universities in the nation to be certified as StormReady by the National Weather Service (NWS).

The Seahawk | 03.05.09
UNCW’s new 13.5-ton spirit rock was installed Feb. 21 at the intersection of Walton Drive and Price Drive, across from the Student Recreation Center. It officially will be unveiled March 26, SGA's "Teal Day."

Surfline ranks UNCW No 6 on the top 10 list of surf colleges in America

Seahawk Sports news

UNC Wilmington sailed to its eighth straight Colonial Athletic Association men’s swimming and diving championship, and the women’s team finished third on Feb. 28 at the McKay Natatorium. The Seahawks topped second-place Old Dominion by 132 points, while the women climbed from a seventh-place standing after one day into a third-place finish. Towson, meanwhile, claimed its second straight women’s title.

Women's track and fieldSEAHAWKS SWEEP TRACK MEETS
UNCW won both the men and women’s track meets while senior Aisha Jones qualified for the NCAA Regionals in the high jump at the UNCW Seahawk Invitational on March 14 at the Greene Track & Field Complex. The men coasted to an impressive win with 224.5 points, while the women ran away with their meet, totaling 246.5 points.

Junior Robbie Monday homered twice and knocked in three runs as UNCW completed a three-game, weekend sweep of Colonial Athletic Association foe Hofstra with an 11-8 win on March 14 at Brooks Field. The Seahawks improved to 14-2 overall with their fifth straight victory and opened their conference slate with a 3-0 mark. The Pride, meanwhile, dropped their ninth straight outing to open the season and fell to 0-3 in the CAA.

Women's basketballLATE RALLY FALLS SHORT
Junior Jessica Canady posted game highs of 21 points and 13 rebounds for her ninth double-double of the season as No. 4 seed Old Dominion survived a late rally to defeat No. 5 seed UNC Wilmington, 61-56, in quarterfinal action in the 2009 Colonial Athletic Association Women’s Basketball Championship March 13 at the James Madison University Convocation Center.

Sophomore guard Charles Jenkins continued his sparkling play against UNCW with a game-high 27 points and sophomore forward Greg Washington added 14 points off the bench as fifth-seeded Hofstra eliminated the 12th-seeded Seahawks, 79-66, in an opening round game of the Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Tournament March 6 at Richmond Coliseum.

“UNCW Sports Extra” airs at 8:30 a.m. Saturdays on Wilmington area affiliates of ESPN2.

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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
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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 | 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.





Hot Careers in Today's Economy – 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 18, Fisher University Union 2035. Free. Industry sessions: science and green careers, sales and marketing careers, non-profit and healthcare careers, secrets of successful women entrepreneurs. Contact the UNCW Career Center at 962-3174 or

Travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina, the “Paris of South America,” with Denise DiPuccio, assistant provost of international programs at UNCW. For details, click here. (pdf)

Stompin' at the Savoy – 8 p.m. to midnight April 25, Burney Center Ballroom. Tickets $50 per person Proceeds benefit diversity scholarships at UNCW.

Summer camps – From sports to science, UNCW offers a variety of summer camps for youth of all ages.

Author Shirley James Hanshaw presents "The Evolving Role of America's First Ladies" – 5 p.m. March 17, Fisher University Union, Azalea Coast Room B.

Tom Simpson, former Federal Reserve Board senior official and Cameron School of Business Executive in Residence, will examine the causes of the current economic collapse – 5:30 p.m. March 18, Computer Information Systems Building Room 1008.

Sherman Alexie – "The Partially True Story of the True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" – 7 p.m. March 23, Kenan Auditorium.

Zelda Lockhart, visiting creative writing professor – 7 p.m. March 25, Kenan Hall Room 1111.

Hot 8 Brass Band – The epitome of New Orleans street music, 8 p.m. March 18, Kenan Auditorium.

UNCW Chamber Music Recital – 7:30 p.m. March 18, Beckwith Recital Hall, Cultural Arts Building. Tickets $5.

27th Annual Guest Artist Jazz Festival – March 26-28, Cultural Arts Building's Beckwith Recital Hall.

Jesse Cook, award-winning rumba flamenco artist who blends the exotic Spanish music form with elements of jazz – 8 p.m. March 28, Thalian Hall.

School Daze – 7 p.m. March 18 Free. Sponsored by NPHC. Panel discussion follows film.

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 1 – 6:30 p.m. March 19. Free.

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 – 9 p.m. March 19. Free.

Twilight – 7 and 10 p.m. March 20. $4 non-students.

Rocky Horror Picture Show – midnight, March 20. Free.

Revolutionary Road – 7 and 10 p.m. March 21. $4 non-students.

Wizard People, Dear Reader – 7 p.m. March 22. Free.

Once – 7:30 p.m. March 23. Free.

After Innocence – 7 p.m. March 24. Free.

Wag the Dog – 7 p.m. March 25. Free.

Adventureland – 7 p.m. March 26. Free. Advance pass required.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – 7 and 10 p.m. March 27. $4 non-students.

The End of the Line: Imagine a World Without Fish – 3 p.m. March 28. Free.

The Syrian Bride – 7 p.m. March 29. Free.

Breaking Down Hate Reception – 6 p.m. March 31. Free.

In but not Of – 6 p.m. April 1. Free.

A Killer Bargain – 7 p.m. April 2. Free.

Reel Teal Film Festival – 7 p.m. April 3. Free. Sponsored by Flicker Film Society and ACE Films.

Hawk-In 24-hour Movie Marathon – noon April 4-noon April 5. Free.

African Diaspora Film – 7 p.m. April 6. Free.

Do the Right Thing – 7 p.m. April 7. Free.

Observe and Report – 7 p.m. April 8. Free. Advance pass required.

Gran Torino – 7 and 10 p.m. April 11. $4 non-students.

Searching for Angela Shelton – 7:30 p.m. April 13. Free.

Planet in Peril, Part 1 – 7 p.m. April 14. Free.

Just Add Water – 7 p.m. April 15. Free.

Charlie Bartlett – 7 p.m. April 16. Free.

Seventh annual All Student Show – March 26 to April 15, Ann Flack Boseman Gallery. Reception: 6-8 p.m. March 26 in the gallery.

Pressing South, a juried exhibition of letterpress print work of original design from throughout the southeastern United States - through March 27, Cultural Arts Building Gallery