Seahawk Spotlight
March 2010 | Volume 8 | No. 12
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
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Crew Club reunionCREW CLUB REUNION
Crew Club alumni met current members on Feb. 7 for a morning row to start the day's activities. Following lunch and tours, the group gathered at Wise Alumni House for dinner. It was a fun day for everyone to reconnect and share their love of rowing.

FAMILY AND ALUMNI WEEKEND DATES ANNOUNCED
Save the date and don't miss the opportunity to return to campus for Family and Alumni Weekend Oct. 15-17! The festivities will begin with a wine and cheese welcome reception and continue over the next few days with a Golden Wing Society Reunion, the legacy pinning ceremony, a young alumni reunion, Midnight Madness and more!

Business WeekBUSINESS WEEK 2010
The Cameron School of Business is hosting its annual Business Week March 22-26. The alumni and retired faculty mixer will take place March 23 and the alumni speaker series breakfast, featuring David Swain, is March 24. Register for these events before March 19. For more information, please call Kim Gargiulo at 910.962.2587.

COMMUNICATION STUDIES DAY
The Communication Studies Department will host Communication Studies Day March 26. Panel presentations, a fashion show, an evening reception and more will make up this year's event.

Wise Alumni HouseWISE HOUSE ON AZALEA TOUR
The beautiful gardens and fountain area of the historic mansion will again be part of the Azalea Festival Garden Tour on April 9. Home of the UNCW Alumni Association since its restoration in 1993, the Wise Alumni House celebrated its centennial in November.

Grand Slam JamGRAND SLAM JAM
Join the Cape Fear Alumni Chapter at 5:30 p.m. April 13 for its annual Grand Slam Jam. The baseball cookout will take place on the party deck at Brooks Field and deliver lots of good food and fun times. Bring your friends and family and watch the Seahawks bring home a victory against Charleston Southern. Online registration available until April 11.

CONNECT WITH FELLOW ALUMNI
Looking for ways to reach out to UNCW alumni? Find out about events, social networking sites and more HERE, and get connected!

Campus News
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UNCW MEETS PROGRESS TARGETS, LOOKS TO NEW CHALLENGES
Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo reported to the UNCW Board of Trustees that the university has met numerous key progress measurements initially set in 2003 as part of its seven strategic goals. DePaolo presented the board with a “dashboard of progress” illustrating UNCW’s accomplishments in these key areas and discussed plans for determining the direction of the university for the next decade.

student volunteers

CAMPUS HONORED FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE
For the fourth straight year, UNCW has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. UNCW students have a strong sense of civic responsibility and volunteerism. More than 4,700 contributed more than 51,000 hours to volunteer and service learning projects in 2009. The economic value of that community service alone exceeds $1 million, according to Center for Leadership Education and Service. WECT-TV coverage

The Peace Corps ranked UNCW 25th in the nation among medium-sized schools for producing undergraduate volunteers.

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.

Seahawk Sports news

NINTH TITLE FOR SWIMMING AND DIVINGCAA swimming diving champs
UNCW finished strong on the final day of the Colonial Athletic Association men's swimming and diving championship to claim its ninth consecutive title while the women finished second. The Seahawks are tied with James Madison for the most championships in the sports.

TWO SWIMMERS COMPETE AT NCAA
Senior Rob Anderson will close out his collegiate career in style when he represents UNCW at the 2010 NCAA Men's Swimming Championships March 25-27 in Columbus, Ohio. Fellow senior Caitlin Kirsteier will swim at the NCAA Women's Championships March 18-20 in West Lafayette, Ind. UNCW is one of four non-BCS schools to qualify a swimmer in both championships. Also accomplishing this feat are Harvard, SMU and Navy.

WOMEN'S TENNIS WINS THIRD STRAIGHT
The women's tennis team extended its winning streak to three matches with a 5-2 decision over Atlantic-10 Conference foe George Washington on March 14 at the UNCW courts. The Seahawks hiked their record to 7-3 by sweeping the doubles point and capturing four of the six singles matches.

baseballSEAHAWKS TOP DUQUESNE
Cody Stanley belted a 2-1 offering over the wall in left to lead off the bottom of the ninth and lift UNC Wilmington to a 4-3 win over Duquesne in college baseball action Sunday at Brooks Field. With their fourth straight win, the Seahawks pushed their record to 8-7, while the Dukes, losers of their last four, fell to 2-12.

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY
Thank you for making last month's 28-day challenge a success. The goal was to receive 28 gifts a day for 28 days for a total of 784. But because of your generosity, we ended the month with 1,130 gifts, averaging 40 a day, with a total of $53,642 raised, nearly 15 percent more than February 2009. Your gifts will ensure that UNCW continues on the road to success, reinforcing our commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, research, artistic achievement and service. Watch this video to see your dollars at work.

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LIFELONG LEARNING – 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 (OLLI).

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 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. 

UNCW TEAL RAINBOWS are available at the UNCW Bookstore and selected Teal tie from Vineyard VinesWilmington area merchants. Call 910.962.3188 for more information.

DRESS 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 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

Think summer – UNCW offers a wide variety of summer academic enrichment camps for ages 5 to 17. From art to writing and everything in between, the camps combine academic excellence with fun! New for 2010 – engineering...harness alternative energy sources, build remote operated vehicles for deep sea exploration, learn from nature's best earth and water structures and examine biomimicry, biologically inspired engineering. Complete listing and more information

"Two Perspectives" by Carlton Wilkinson and Mark Taylor – through April 2, Randall Library, Sherman Hayes Gallery

Auditions – Off-Broadway production For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf – 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 17, King Hall Room 101 and 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 18, Randall Library auditorium

William McKee Evans, author of Open Wound: The Long View of Race in America – 7 p.m. March 17, Watson School of Education Auditorium. Free

Kirsten Holmstedt ’06M, author of Band of Sisters and The Girls Come Marching Home – 7 p.m. March 18, Lumina Theater. Free

Essayist John D'Agata, author of About a Mountain – 3 p.m. March 19, Kenan Hall Room 1111

Harlem Globetrotters – 7 p.m. March 19, Trask Coliseum. Tickets $25.

Selected Shorts: A Celebration of the Short Story – 8 p.m. March 19, Kenan Auditorium. Free

UNC-WOOP presents the opera Hansel and Gretel – 8 p.m. March 20, Kenan Auditorium. Tickets $10

2010 Wilmington Information Technology Exchange and Conference – 3 p.m. Thursday, March 25, Computer Information Systems Building

Music events - through March 28

Lumina Theatre movie schedule