Seahawk SpotlightOctober 2009   |  Volume 8   |   No. 7

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

2009 FALL FAMILY AND ALUMNI WEEKEND
It's not too late to sign up for UNCW's Family and Alumni Weekend Oct. 16-18. Highlighted events include:

Triad alumniFIRST TRIAD EVENT CONNECTS GENERATIONS OF ALUMNI
Close to 70 UNCW alumni, family and friends gathered at the Greensboro Country Club to enjoy an elegant evening of great food, great memories and great company! As alumni and friends arrived, they were greeted with a welcome reception and enjoyed complimentary beverages while catching up with past classmates, UNCW staff and administrators. After the reception, guests were invited to enjoy a plated dinner. Find out more about this chapter and view photos from the event!

WSE ALUMNI CHAPTER MEETS
The Watson School of Education Alumni Chapter held its annual fall meeting Oct. 1 at Wise Alumni House. Twenty alumni, faculty and staff enjoyed dinner as they heard updates about the Watson School and the alumni chapter. Following dinner, guest speaker Gordon Massengill made an enlightening presentation about the Lyceum Academy. Find out more!

TRIANGLE ALUMNI CHAPTER FALL DINNER MEETING
triangle chapter eventApproximately 100 Seahawks soared into Prestonwood Country Club on Oct. 8 for the Triangle Area Alumni Chapter fall dinner meeting, where they were welcomed by UNCW faculty and staff. As they enjoyed a three-course meal in the grand ballroom, chapter president, Matt Glova ’07 offered greetings and Rob McInturf, executive director, gave the group a rundown of what is happening across the association. Matt then discussed the chapter's progress over the last year and all of the great events that the chapter has hosted.

WILMINGTON COLLEGE - Oct 21, lunch at Jackson's Big Oak BBQ

ALUMNI AFTER WORK: FALL EDITION – Cape Fear area alumni have been meeting each season at a local restaurant for a networking social. The next event is Nov. 5.

Wise Alumni HouseWISE ALUMNI HOUSE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION – Join the alumni association in celebrating the 100th birthday of Wise Alumni House, including the centennial plaque dedication and house tours from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 7. Refreshments will be provided.

SAVE THE DATE FOR UNCW HOMECOMING 2010!
Homecoming 2010 is Jan. 29-31. This year's theme "Still Rockin' My Teal" will be integrated in all events from the TEALgate to the alumni awards reception to academic affiliated alumni receptions to the all-alumni party!

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Campus News

Swains$1 MILLION GIFT ENDOWS
H. DAVID AND DIANE SWAIN CENTER
FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC SERVICES

Wilmington real estate developer and entrepreneur H. David Swain and his wife Diane have given $1 million to the University of North Carolina Wilmington to support economic research and business development services through the Cameron School of Business. In appreciation for their generous support, the university has named the H. David and Diane Swain Center for Business and Economic Services in their honor.

Chancellor Rosemary DePaoloSTATE OF THE UNIVERSITY ADDRESS
Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo updated key alumni, donors, board members and friends at her annual "state of the university" address on Oct. 1. You can watch the entire address online or the video presented at the address that highlights several scholarship recipients.

LOCAL ECONOMY WILL GROW FASTER
THAN STATE, NATION

The local economy of Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties is forecast to expand 4 percent during 2010, more than that forecast for the state of North Carolina (1.5 percent) and the nation (2.1 percent). This forecast, developed by University of North Carolina Wilmington business faculty William W. “Woody” Hall Jr. and Ravija Badarinathi shows especially strong growth during the first half of 2010, followed by more modest growth over the second half. The national, state and local economies are all forecast to exit the recession by late 2009

UNCW IN THE NEWS Check here for weekly highlights of where the University of North Carolina Wilmington, its faculty, staff, alumni and programs have made headlines across the country.

Seahawk Sports news

Midnite MadnessMIDNITE MADNESS
An ice cream social, games and other activities set the stage for Midnite Madness Oct. 16, which marks the official kickoff of the 2009-10 men's and women's basketball season at UNCW. Midnite Madness, hosted by radio personality Bigg B from Coast 97.3 Radio, lasts from 9:30 to 11 p.m., with performances by Sammy C. Hawk and the spirit groups. A "UNCW's Got Talent" contest, team introductions, team shooting contests, slam dunk contest and other surprises are planned.

TWEET WITH THE SEAHAWKS
The UNCW Athletics Department is excited to announce that Seahawk fans will have another avenue to get the information they want on the teams they follow with the addition of Twitter to its social media lineup. Seahawk fans can follow the following teams on Twitter:

FUNDRAISER BENEFITS SCHOLARSHIPS
To raise funds for scholarships, the UNCW Athletics Department will give away a new 14-foot Edgewater (model 145 center console) with 50-horsepower four-stroke Yamaha outboard and EZ Loader trailer, courtesy Atlantic Marine Sales. The winner will be announced at a drawing during halftime of the Feb. 27 men’s basketball game. Tickets are $25. More information can be obtained at 910.962.7297 or UNCWsports.com.

DUB HOCKEY VS. DUKE – 5-8 p.m. Oct.16, Wilmington Ice House

CROSS COUNTRY VICTORY
Host UNCW swept its own Seahawk Invitational Cross Country meet for only the third time in the 21-year history of the event under ideal running conditions on Sept. 11 at the campus athletic fields. The Seahawk women, with 25 points, won easily over second place East Carolina with 42 points. On the men's side, UNCW won a close race with 40 points, edging ECU at 43 points.

2010 BASEBALL SCHEDULE

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UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION   | THE SEAHAWK STUDENT NEWPAPER

Want to HIRE A SEAHAWK for a job or internship? Register online and post your listings free of charge. Questions? Call 910.962.3174.

CAREER ASSISTANCE – Alumni can access the services and resources of the UNCW Career Center in the 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.

UNCW students will share the university’s story with alumni, parents and friends over the coming weeks, as part of the 2009-10 ANNUAL GIVING PHONATHON. Last year student callers encouraged more than 7,300 donors to pledge more than $466,000 to the university. In this time of severe budget cuts, these donations are not for extras. The gifts are used for library materials, classroom equipment, computers, software and other technology, campus life programs, athletics and much more to maintain the quality, educational experience that has become a tradition at UNCW. Please consider making your gift online. 
Donors’ stories
  |  Student testimonials

teal rainbowsUNCW TEAL RAINBOWS are available at the UNCW Bookstore and selected Wilmington area merchants. 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

OLLI
World at Large - Areas of Diplomatic Dilemmas – 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 2

Intergenerational Poetry Exchange with Buffy Ruffin, M.S. – 6-8:30 p.m. Nov. 3

Leadership: The Art of Possibility featuring the work of Ben and Rosamund Zander – 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 3

Anatomy of a Film with Todd Berliner, Ph.D., film studies – 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 4

State of the Economy – 3:30-5 p.m. Nov. 4

UNCW Institute for Tax and Investment Planning – 7:30 a.m.-5:45 p.m. Nov. 4

American Improvisations - Music, Mallets and More with Dan Johnson, Ph.D., music – 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 5

A Snapshot View of Wilmington's History with Buffy Ruffin, M.S. and Bud Edwards, Ph.D. – 6-8:30 p.m. Nov. 12

Being Green in Your Business – 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 10

Sinatra - A Voice in Time: A Tribute to a Man and His Music with Phil Bruschi, M.S. 6-8 p.m. Nov. 10

Smart Office Ergonomics: How to Feel Like a Million and Accomplish More – 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 11

Rosenwald School History Awareness Conference – 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 13

PERFORMANCES
Waiting for Godot directed by Scott Nice – 8 p.m. Oct. 15-17 and Oct. 19, 2 p.m. Oct. 18, Cultural Arts Building SRO Theatre. Limited seating, $12

Wilmington Concert Association – Martha Graham Dance Company – 8 p.m. Oct. 19, Kenan Auditorium, $50

Arts in Action presents Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) – 8 p.m. Oct. 21, Kenan Auditorium, $20

Michael Thomas, fiction writer and visiting professor, will read from his novel Man Gone Down – 7 p.m. Oct. 22, Kenan Hall, Room 1111

Nommo: A Theatrical Piece – 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30, Kenan Auditorium, $15

UNCW Strings Ensemble – 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1, Beckwith Recital Hall, Cultural Arts Building

Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra – 4:30 p.m. Nov. 1, Kenan Auditorium

Mike Waddell, clarinet, and Bob Russell, guitar – 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4, Beckwith Recital Hall, Cultural Arts Building

North Carolina Symphony “True Classics” featuring Grant Llewellyn, music director, and Garrick Ohlsson, piano – Nov. 5

World ACTion Festival – 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Nov. 5, Burney Center and courtyard

UNCW Jazz Combos – 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6, Beckwith Recital Hall, Cultural Arts Building

Ashley Kvitko, soprano, senior recital – 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7, Beckwith Recital Hall, Cultural Arts Building

Edwin McCain and the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra – 7-10 p.m. Nov. 7, Kenan Auditorium. $40

UNCW Jazz Guitar Ensemble – 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12, Beckwith Recital Hall, Cultural Arts Building

UNCW Percussion Ensemble – 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13, Beckwith Recital Hall, Cultural Arts Building

Mary Claire Curran, mezzo soprano: junior recital – 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14, Beckwith Recital Hall, Cultural Arts Building

Urban Bush Women – Acclaimed all-female dance troupe – 8 p.m., Nov. 14, Kenan Auditorium

The Wild Duck by Henrik Ibsen, directed by Ed Wagenseller – Nov. 19-23

LUMINA THEATRE
Monsters Vs. Aliens – 7 and 10 p.m. Oct. 16, $4

Ice Age 3 – 8 p.m. Oct. 17. Free with Family Weekend nametag.

Buckner Lecture – Jeanne Campbell Reesman presents "Jack London, Photographer" 7 p.m. Oct. 19, free

Turtles Can Fly – 7 p.m. Oct. 20, free

The Age of Stupid - 7 p.m. Oct. 22, free

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – 7 and 10 p.m. Oct. 23, $4

Away We Go – 8 p.m. Oct. 24, $4

The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Aida – 1 p.m. Oct. 25

The Wrestler – 7 p.m. Oct. 27, free

The Road – 7 p.m. Oct. 28, free

Seeing it in Color: Remembering the Canetuck Rosenwald School – 7 p.m. Oct. 29, free

I Sell the Dead – 7 and 10 p.m. Oct. 30, $4

Rocky Horror Picture Show – 11:59 p.m. Oct. 30, free

Frost/Nixon – 7 p.m. Nov. 2, free

Smoke Signals –7 p.m. Nov. 3, free

Modern Collective – 7 p.m. Nov. 4

Canary Effect – 7 p.m. Nov. 5, free

500 Days of Summer – 7 and 10 p.m. Nov. 6, $4

The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Turnadot – 1 p.m. Nov. 7

The Hurt Locker – 8 p.m. Nov. 7, $4

EXHIBITS
NOTHING TO HIDE: Mental Illness in the Family – through Oct. 30, Westside Hall, first floor