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Thursday, April 29, will be an exciting time for Watson School
of Education alumni as they reconnect for their annual dinner meeting
at 5 p.m. in the Education Building. Guests will hear from WSE professor
Robert Smith and guest speaker Jerry Oates before interim Dean Karen
Wetherill outlines the plans to launch a new program for retired educators.
Please RSVP for this event to Kim
Gargiulo or 910.962.2587.
The Red Room in Raleigh will host UNCW alumni as Seahawks from
the Triangle area meet for a networking social from 6 to 9 p.m. and enjoy
Salsa Night with dancing at 9 p.m. This is a free event with complimentary
appetizers and a cash bar. Online
registration is open until April 27.
May 20 –
Details about this event coming soon.
May 27 – Each season the Cape Fear Area Alumni Chapter hosts a
local networking social with complimentary appetizers and door prizes.
More than 120 alumni and friends joined the Cape Fear Alumni Chapter
at the Grand Slam Jam on April 13. With a 5-4 win over Charleston
Southern, the Seahawk fans enjoyed the sunny weather, fun company and great
food. A special thanks to Dave Wishon with Parchies for the food donation,
and Bill Rhodes '79 for helping us with the beverages donation from RA
Jeffreys. For photos and to find out more about the Cape Fear Area Alumni
Chapter, like the Alumni After Work event coming up next month, visit the chapter
On March 23, alumni, retired faculty, faculty, staff and guests
celebrated Business Week at a reception in the atrium of the Computer
Information Systems building. Guests enjoyed complimentary hors d’oeuvres
and refreshments as they networked, reconnected with former classmates
and faculty faculty and made new friends. The highlight of the reception
was the presentation of the Cameron School of Business Outstanding Alumni
of the Year Awards presented to Livian Jones '95, Peter Schuhmann '90
and Todd Thibodeaux '88 for their stellar professional achievements in
their respective fields.
Fifty alumni, faculty and a select group of students gathered March
24 in the Burney Center for a networking breakfast with keynote speaker David
Swain. As president and founder of Swain Associates and a member of the Cameron
School of Business Executive Advisory Board, Swain inspired the group as he discussed
his success as an entrepreneur and commercial real estate developer. He also
discussed his outlook on the economy. The CSB Alumni Chapter will host its next
speaker series breakfast in the summer.
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Chase Holfelder, a junior from
Cary, is a semifinalist in a national contest seeking a new, updated
version of the famous Folgers jingle, "The best part of wakin'
up is Folgers in your cup." Online
voting for the contest continues
through April 21. Five finalists will be selected
based on scores from the semi-finalist judging and online vote periods.
The winner gets $25,000 and have the chance for their song
to be selected for a Folgers commercial. Online voters have the chance
to win iTunes gift cards and a grand prize of $10,000 just for participating
in the voting.
short film Two Hours
in the Dark was chosen as the Jury Award winner
for best short at the 2010 Charleston International Film Festival. The
film depicts a critical event in the life of famed
director Frank Capra that triggered his transition from directing screwball
comedies to creating socially conscious dramas like It's
a Wonderful Life. Hackler is an assistant professor in UNCW's Department
of Film Studies.
The UNCW Surf Team chocked up a victory
at the NSSA East Coast Championships. The team's final tally reached
119 points at the end of the weekend in Sebastian Inlet, Fla., where
the second place finisher reached only 68 points. The contest serves
as a qualifier for nationals in June at Salt Creek, Calif., where the
team plans to bring home the gold. Mike Powell
won his second East Coast title with Thomas Bruce, Ian Tilghman and
Ben Powell taking fourth, fifth and sixth respectably. The college longboard
division was taken down by UNCW's Drake Courie, where he combed almost
the entire heat. Liza Dean
finished with fourth place in the college women's division.
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The Seahawk - April 15 edition
The UNCW men's tennis team finds itself in
a different position on the eve of the 2010 Colonial Athletic Association
Men's Tennis Championships. The defending champions will not be sneaking
up on anybody on this trip to the tournament. Coach Mait DuBois and the
Seahawks, who stunned defending champion VCU, 4-3, in last year's finals,
enter the CAA's as the No. 3 seed this year.
The UNCW women's
tennis team has amassed a 15-7 record and won 17 of the 22 doubles points
on the court this season. Now it's time for some unfinished business.
The Seahawks are penciled in as the No. 5 seed and will face No. 4 Old
Dominion at 3:30 p.m. April 16 in the quarterfinals of the CAA
Women's Tennis Championships in Norfolk, Va. The winner advances to
Saturday's semifinals at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center.
Ben Thielsen and Mike Rooney had three hits apiece
and the Seahawk bullpen shined again with 4 2/3 innings of one-hit,
shutout relief as UNCW topped host NC State, 7-4, at Doak Field on
April 14. The win extends the Seahawks winning streak to six games,
tying a season-high, and raised their record to 21-13. The victory
was also UNCW's first at Doak Field since the 1998 season and gave
UNCW a season sweep of the home-and-home series. The Wolfpack, meanwhile,
dropped to 22-13.
UNCW closed out its appearance at the
44th Annual Sea Ray Relays, setting a pair of school relay records APRIL
10 at La Porte Stadium. Both records came on the women's side as the
4x200 relay of Alexis Kauffman, Shanelle Foster, Keona Eaton and Jania
Bogle finished fifth with a time of 1:38.37. The same relay team also
set a season-best in the 4x100 when it clocked in at 46.14 and finished
– Members of the local community can find a wide
variety of adult education opportunities this spring in the Pathways
catalog, a listing of courses, special events, online offerings and
travel adventures offered by the UNCW Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Want to HIRE A SEAHAWK for a job or internship? Register
online and post your listings free of charge. Questions? Call 910.962.3174.
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 email@example.com.
UNCW students are sharing the university’s story
with alumni, parents and friends as part of the 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.
TEAL RAINBOWS are available at the UNCW Bookstore and
area merchants. Call 910.962.3188 for more information.
LIKE A SEAHAWK – Redix at Wrightsville Beach
now carries UNCW neckties and bowties by Vineyard Vines, in teal
and yellow. View a photo
gallery of other 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
TRANSCRIPTS | CAMPUS
MAP | CAMPUS
Man's Cell Phone – 8 p.m. April 22-24 and April
26 and 2 p.m. April 25, Mainstage Theatre of the Cultural Arts Building.
Pianist Alice Wilkerson – 7:30 p.m. April
16, Beckwith Recital Hall, Cultural Arts Building
Daybreakers – 7 and 10 p.m. April
16 Lumina Theater. $4
Invictus – 8 p.m. April 17, Lumina Theater.
Mozart Requiem: UNCW Concert Choir and Chamber
Singers with Crystal Coast Choral Society – 7:30 p.m. April
17, Minnie Evans Arts Center Auditorium, 555 Halyburton Memorial Parkway
Red Fish Can't Jump –7
p.m. April 18, Lumina Theater. Free
UNCW String Ensemble – 4 p.m.
April 18, Beckwith Recital Hall, Cultural Arts Building
Soy Andina – 7
p.m. April 19, Lumina Theatre. Free
The Flight of the Red Balloon – 7
p.m. April 20, Lumina Theatre. Free
Lincoln – 7 p.m. April 21,
Lumina Theatre. Free. Home – 7 p.m. April 22, Lumina Theatre. Free
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus – 7
p.m. April 23, Lumina Theatre. $4
Labyrinth – 3 p.m. April 24, Lumina Theatre.
The Lovely Bones – 7 p.m. April 24, Lumina
Savage – 7
p.m. April 30, Lumina Theatre