Seahawk Spotlight
July 2010 | Volume 9 | No. 4 | View as a web page
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.
Thank you
UNCW is soaring to greatness because of the generosity of annual donors. In the previous academic year, more than 12,000 donors played an integral role in the lives of our students as they prepared for rewarding careers and fulfilling personal lives that include service to their communities. We hope you will be able to visit campus soon, interact with today's scholars and witness the impact annual gifts have on our campus. Until then, please view our Signs of Thanks video.

Alumni News
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Alumni at the DocksideALUMNI AFTER WORK - SUMMER EDITION
If you haven't attended the seasonal networking social hosted by the Cape Fear Area Alumni Chapter, there's no better opportunity than on July 29. Alumni of all ages come to Dockside to enjoy free appetizers and the company of friends while soaking up the rays and cool breeze from the waterway. The event begins at 5:30 and winds down around 7:30, while there's still plenty of daylight in these summer days. Alumni and friends who register online for this event before July 27 will receive a free alumni koozie.

Fans at the Durham Bulls game - 2009DURHAM BULLS GAME
The Triangle Chapter's Durham Bulls picnic is Aug. 12, when the Bulls take on the Charlotte Knights. Visit with special guests, Coach Buzz Peterson, Coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke, Coach Mark Scalf and Athletic Director Kelly Mehrtens to get the scoop on the upcoming season. Tickets are $15 each and include food, drinks and entry to the game and first base party deck. Kids 5 years and under are free. Online registration is available until Aug. 8.

Cameron chapter breakfast seriesCSB ALUMNI CHAPTER SPEAKER BREAKFAST SERIES
On June 24, alumni, faculty, staff, students and community members gathered in Burney Center for a networking breakfast with keynote speaker Bob Rippy, owner of Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park and vice chair of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions. Jungle Rapids is one of the largest family entertainment centers in North Carolina. His presentation focused on tourism and the economic environment. The attendees enjoyed networking over breakfast as they spoke with old friends and faculty members. The CSB Alumni Chapter will host its next speaker series breakfast in the fall. View photos.

SEAHAWK SUMMER FEATURE
Over the next few weeks, the alumni blog will highlight alumni who are on the move – overcoming challenges and creating success in their careers. Visit the blog for an opportunity to get to know a little more about the endeavors of fellow alumni, such as Ryan Crecelius ’06 who started Do Good Realty, and the different career paths our Seahawks have chosen.

FAMILY AND ALUMNI WEEKEND 2010 REGISTRATION NOW LIVE
This year’s Family and Alumni Weekend – Oct. 15-17 – will feature a young alumni reunion, Golden Wing Society reunion, legacy pinning ceremony, alumni & parents welcome reception, Midnite Madness and more. Find details on alumni events and register today.

Campus News
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Fiske Guide 2011FISKE GUIDE: UNCW ONE OF THE BEST IN NATION
For the second consecutive year, UNCW is part of the exclusive group of colleges and universities included in the Fiske Guide to Colleges, which students and their families have used to help them make the best educational investment possible for more than 25 years. UNCW is featured as one of the 300 "best and most interesting" colleges and universities in the United States and Canada.

TUITION INCREASE NEEDED TO PROTECT ACADEMIC QUALITY
UNCW announced July 14 that tuition will increase by $411.50 per undergraduate student and $412.60 per graduate student for the 2010-11 academic year. “We do not want to raise tuition, but given the alternatives available to us at this point, it is our only recourse,” said UNCW Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo. “Our classes, programs, research and outreach initiatives are profoundly important to North Carolina and to the thousands of students we educate each day. They deserve the very best opportunities we can give them, and to do that, we must have adequate funding.”

Moving sim woman to new school of nursingbuildingPARADE OF THE "SIM" PEOPLE
UNCW nursing students and faculty carefully transported seven mannequins in wheelchairs and on stretchers from the School of Nursing's current location in temporary quarters to the university's new Nursing Building on July 12. Video of "sim" parade

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

NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR SCHWEITZER AWARD
The UNCW Honors Scholars Program and Randall Library seek nominations for the annual Albert Schweitzer Honors Scholar Award. The program recognizes recipients' contributions to the region and/or communities within the region. These individuals exemplify the attributes and ideals of Nobel laureate Albert Schweitzer by making a difference in the areas of medicine, music or humanitarian efforts and reflecting Schweitzer's philosophy of "reverence for life."

Seahawk Sports news

Mike Powell surfingUNCW SURFER DOMINATES NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Mike Powell, a graduating senior majoring in finance, won the national title in the College Men's Division at the National Scholastic Surfing Association championships June 16-19 in Salt Creek, Calif. Powell's brother Ben took third place in the Men's Division. Drake Courie placed fourth in the College Longboard Division. Overall, UNCW placed fourth in the College Team rankings. The UNCW Surf Team was profiled on UNC-TV.

MEN'S SOCCER SCHEDULE
UNCW, the defending CAA champion, will play two exhibition games beginning Aug. 21, hosting Men's College Cup semifinalist North Carolina. The Seahawks then visit UAB for the second and final exhibition match. The season is highlighted by a home game with national power Duke and the sixth annual UNCW/Courtyard by Marriott Classic.

VOLLEYBALL 2010 SCHEDULE
Thirteen home matches, including two regular-season tournaments, highlight the 2010 schedule for the UNCW volleyball program. The Seahawks will face a 30-game slate in their second season under head coach Amy Bambenek that features 16 non-conference contests and 14 Colonial Athletic Association matchups.

SUMMER BASEBALL REPORT
As the summer season enters the stretch runs, UNCW baseball players continue to shine in their respective leagues.

MESSAGE FROM THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

Events

Puppeteers of America Southeast Conference – July 15-17:

  • Pinocchio by Lee Bryan – 7 p.m. July 16, Kenan Auditorium
  • How to Grow a Pickle by Nana Projects and The Reluctant Dragon by Stageworks – 3 p.m.) July 17, Kenan Auditorium
  • One Frame at a Time: The Stop-Motion Films of Michael Granberry – 7 p.m. July 17 Kenan Auditorium

Tickets $12 (adults) and $8 (youth under 18)

UNCWelcome Week – Begins Aug. 14

Lumina Theater movie schedule

UNCW Presents – 2010-11 season brochure (pdf)

Other Links

UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION

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 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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