Seahawk Spotlight
September 2009   |   Volume 8   |   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

WELCOME NEW ALUMNI BOARD EXECUTIVE COUNCIL UNCW Alumni Association Board of Directors
The beginning of the 2009-10 academic year welcomes more than just bright, new students to UNCW – the alumni association also welcomes its new executive officers. Marcus Smith '96 steps into the role as chair, relieving Jason Wheeler '99, '03M after two years in that position. Sandra McClammy '03, '09M will serve as vice chair. Trudy Maus '91, '97M will assume the responsibilities as secretary and Gayle Hayes Woodcock '89 will complete the executive council as treasurer.

ALUMNI PACK DURHAM BULLS PICNIC AREAAlumni at Durham Bulls picnic
This year the Triangle Area Alumni Chapter soared to new heights! On Aug. 16, a record-breaking 162 UNCW alumni and friends filled the Durham Bulls first base party deck and enjoyed great food while they waited for the Bulls to take the field. As everyone rose for the National Anthem, our Seahawk party deck stood a bit taller and prouder as UNCW junior Mary Claire Curran sang the National Anthem. Seahawks went wild!

TRIAD AREA CHAPTER INTEREST MEETING AROUND THE CORNER
UNCW alumni in the Triad area are invited to enjoy a welcome reception and dinner at the Greensboro Country Club Sept. 17. Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo will be the keynote speaker, highlighting plans for the upcoming year.
 
WATSON SCHOOL OF EDUCATION CHAPTER MEETING

The Watson School of Education Alumni Chapter will host a light dinner at the Wise Alumni House on Oct. 1. Guests will learn about the alumni chapter and hear from Gordon Massengill, creator of the Lyceum Academy. Read Connections, the Watson School of Education magazine, online.

TRIANGLE ALUMNI RECEPTION AND DINNER
The fall meeting of alumni in the Triangle Area will take place at the Prestonwood Country Club Oct. 8. A state of the university address will be given by Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo, and the group will continue to move forward with its outreach to alumni and review plans for the upcoming year. Online tickets are available until midnight Oct. 4.

2009 FALL FAMILY AND ALUMNI WEEKEND
Mark your calendars for Oct. 16-18 for a weekend filled with activities for alumni, students and parents. The weekend includes:

  • Wine and cheese welcome reception
  • Midnight Madness
  • UNCW Class of ’99 reunion party
  • UNCW Class of ’84 reunion celebration
  • Classes of ’47-’59 Golden Wing Society reunion
  • Legacy pinning ceremony

ALUMNI INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Know of anyone looking to get involved? Alumni chapter and reunion committee opportunities are available, and we're looking for dedicated Seahawks to make a difference in the lives of UNCW students and alumni by becoming a volunteer.

Wilmington College LuncheonSept. 16 and Oct. 21 at Jackson's Big Oak BBQ.

WISE ALUMNI HOUSE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
Celebrating a Century of Tradition: The Wise Alumni House at UNCW The UNC Wilmington Alumni Association marks the 100th birthday of Wise Alumni House with the dedication of a historic plaque and guided tours. Refreshments will be served. 4-6 p.m. Nov. 7. Photo gallery

Campus News

INTERNATIONAL ARTS PUBLISHER OPENS OFFICE AT UNCW
Intellect, an academic publishing company, will open its first U.S. editorial office at UNCW. Spearheaded by the Department of Film Studies, this partnership will offer unique opportunities for students and faculty, including the publication of a new undergraduate academic journal.

PATHWAYS OFFERS ADULT EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES
Members of the local community can find a wide variety of adult education opportunities for the fall semester through the Pathways catalog, a listing of courses, special events, online offerings and travel adventures provided through UNC Wilmington’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI).

UNCW NAMED 2010 MILITARY FRIENDLY SCHOOLGI Jobs - 2010 Military Friendly schools
UNCW was named by G.I. Jobs to its 2010 list of Military Friendly Schools, which honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are "doing the most to embrace America's veterans as students," according to the magazine.

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 the headlines across the country.

Welcome Week photo gallery

Seahawk Sports news

SEAHAWKS CAPTURE FIVE TITLES IN RBC TENNISWomen's Tennis
UNCW's men and women nailed down five championships on the final day of the UNCW-RBC Wealth Management Tennis Invitational Sept. 13 at the Country Club of Landfall's Drysdale Tennis Center.

SEAHAWKS CLAIM THIRD UNCW/COURTYARD
BY MARRIOTT CLASSIC TITLE

Etienne Boulanger and Shawn Guderian notched goals and Brandon Miller fashioned his first shutout of the season as UNCW claimed the UNCW/Courtyard by Marriott Classic with a 2-0 win over Alabama A&M Sept. 13 at the UNCW Soccer Stadium. The Seahawks, who won the tournament for the third time in five attempts, improved to 3-1-1 with the win.

MEN'S GOLF SEASON OPENS IN MINNESOTA
Under the direction of second-year head coach Matt Clark, the Seahawks opened their men's golf season this weekend Sept. 13 when they teed off at the Gopher Invitational, hosted by Minnesota at the Spring Hill Golf Club.

men's basketballMEN'S BASKETBALL SEASON TICKETS ON SALE
The Seahawks have 14 home games on tap for the 2009-10 campaign, including matchups at Trask Coliseum against Atlantic 10 Conference member George Washington (Nov. 15), state rival Campbell (Dec. 14) and Atlantic Coast Conference power Wake Forest (Dec. 16). Ticket prices remain unchanged from last season. Midnite Madness is at 9:30 p.m. Oct. 16 in Trask Coliseum.
Women's basketball schedule

SEAHAWKS CLAIM WILDCAT CLASSIC TITLE
Led by tournament MVP Paula McConnell, the UNCW volleyball team recorded 3-1 victories over Canisius (25-14, 22-25, 25-18, 25-14) and Radford (13-25, 25-13, 26-24, 25-18) to claim the championship of the Davidson Wildcat Classic Sept. 12 at Belk Arena.

ONLINE MEDIA GUIDESVolleyball  | Women's soccer | Men's soccer

FUNDRAISER FOR STUDENT ATHLETES
The Seahawk Club will celebrate the continuing academic excellence of Seahawk athletes at Rendezvous on the River, 6-10:30 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Riverside Garden, 510 Surry St. in downtown Wilmington. The event includes music by the Sea Pans, Invasion of the Pirates lighted boat parade and fireworks over the battleship. The cost is $60 a person.

Other links

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 | UNCW Seahawk Croakies are available for $4.95 only at Dittos in the Fisher University Union.

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.

TRANSCRIPTS   |   CAMPUS MAP  |   CAMPUS PARKING TIPS

UNCW Hockey team

The UNCW ice hockey team takes on UNC Chapel Hill in a home, opening match, 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Wilmington Ice House in Ogden. Read more about the hockey team, and see other great stories in the UNCW Magazine.

Events

LECTURES
Prelude to a Long Way Gone: Africa's Geography, Culture and History UNCW faculty host a discussion panel as part of the Synergy Common Reading Program. 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 1, Dobo Hall, Room 103

CONCERT ON THE COMMONS
Addictive Nature, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sept. 17

Side FX, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Oct. 8

BECKWITH RECITAL HALL
Chamber Music Wilmington: Celebrating 1710 – 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27

UNCW Jazz Combos 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1

Patricia Ainspac: Celebrating a Life in Music 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10

UNCW Big Band and Saxtet 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16

KENAN AUDITORIUM
Wilmington Symphony Orchestra – 8 p.m. Sept. 19, tickets $23, $21

Phantom – 8 p.m. Sept. 24-26, 3 p.m. Sept. 27, tickets $20, $16

Nagata Shachu – 8 p.m. Sept. 28, tickets $20

North Carolina Symphony – 8 p.m. Oct. 2, tickets $45, $35, $25

Colin Hay – 8 p.m. Oct. 3

UNCW Wind Symphony 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15

Martha Graham Dance Company – 8 p.m. Oct. 19, tickets $50

LUMINA THEATRE
UP 7 and 10 p.m. Sept. 18, $4

See What I'm Saying: The Deaf Entertainers Documentary 8 p.m. Sept. 19, $4

Mambo Kings 7 p.m. Sept. 23, free

Food, Inc. 8 p.m. Sept. 26, $4

Rachel Getting Married 7 p.m. Sept. 29, free

El Cantante 7 p.m. Sept. 30, free

Selena 7 p.m. Oct. 7, free

The Met: Live in HD – Tosca – 1 p.m. Oct. 10

Down Home: Jewish Life in North Carolina 7 p.m. Oct. 11, $10

Ice Age 3 8 p.m. Oct. 17, free with Family Weekend nametag, $4 general public

BOSEMAN GALLERY
From Kings to Cousins – costumes from the theatre department's productions of King John and Our American Cousin - through Oct. 1

Peering into Non-Fiction exhibition of student artists Oct. 14 Nov. 5. Opening reception, 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 14