Seahawk Spotlight

September 2010 | Volume 9 | 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
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DocksideALUMNI AFTER WORK - CELEBRATE FALL SEPT. 23
It's time again for the seasonal social that brings local alumni together. Hosted at Dockside, which generously donates appetizers for the hungry crowd, the scene couldn't be better as friends wind down from their day at work. The Cape Fear Alumni Chapter challenges all local Seahawks to come and see what it's all about. Easy, online registration is available until Sept. 21.

TRIAD ALUMNI CHAPTER FALL DINNER
Alumni in the Triad area are invited to dinner Sept. 30 at the Greensboro Country Club. Tickets are $15 and include a networking cocktail reception, dinner and dessert. Meet UNCW guest speakers and reconnect with fellow Triad area alumni. Tickets will be available online through Sept. 26.

WATSON SCHOOL OF EDUCATION ALUMNI DINNER
Join the Watson School of Education Alumni Chapter at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at Wise Alumni House for a complimentary light supper and an evening with friends. Guest speaker Tilly Gurley, principal of Isaac Bear Early College High School, will talk about the school's accelerated program. Make your dinner reservations by contacting Kim Gargiulo or 910.962.2587 by Sept. 27.

TRIANGLE AREA ALUMNI CHAPTER DINNER
Chancellor DePaolo returns as keynote speaker for the Triangle Alumni Chapter Dinner on Oct. 7 at the Prestonwood Country Club. Alumni will enjoy an opportunity to mingle with fellow Seahawks before a delicious meal and guest speakers. Tickets are $15 and available online until Oct. 3.

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WELCOME BACK TO CAMPUS
Don't miss this opportunity to return to campus Oct. 15-17 for Family and Alumni Weekend. Festivities will begin with the alumni and parents welcome reception and continue over the next few days with the Golden Wing Society Reunion (classes of 1947-60), Legacy Pinning Ceremony (for current students with alumni parents, grandparents or siblings), Young Alumni Reunion (classes 2000-10), Midnite Madness and more.

UNCW MUSIC DEPARTMENT ALUMNI CONCERT – 8 p.m. Oct. 23, Cultural Arts Building Beckwith Recital Hall. Post-concert reception will follow in the Grand Lobby. Details to follow on the alumni events calendar.

CSB ALUMNI SPEAKER BREAKFAST – Featuring Jeff Mann ’92 of AMTRAK.
7 a.m. Oct. 28, Burney Center. Details can be found on the chapter webpage.

SAVE THE DATE- UNCW HOMECOMING FEB. 17-20, 2011
Look forward to four days of fun, including an alumni awards reception, academic and affinity group reunions, baseball and basketball games, an alumni TEALgate and more! Stay posted for updates on the Homecoming website.

Schoolsboys entertain alumni at MayfaireALUMNI ENJOY SCHOOLBOYS CONCERT DURING MUSIC AT MAYFAIRE
On Aug. 20, Seahawks gathered at Music at Mayfaire to enjoy their favorite tunes from The Schoolboys. The band, made up of UNCW professors Rick Olsen, Frank Trimble, Bill Bolduc, James Hunt and Bill DiNome, entertained while the sun set over the concert field in Mayfaire. Nearly 50 alumni dropped by for goodies, and some went home with great raffle prizes.

Campus News
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$4.5 MILLION UPGRADE TO PAY FOR ITSELF
In collaboration with energy solutions provider Brady Energy Services, UNCW is making a $4.5 million facility upgrade pay for itself. The project includes a performance contract that guarantees more than $333,000 in annual energy savings, a total of $8.9 million over the 20-year life of the contract.

BRINGING MARINE-BASED DISCOVERIES TO MARKET
MARBIONC Development Group LLC, a not-for-profit entity associated with the Center for Marine Science at UNCW, has entered into an agreement with Cary, N.C.-based Ocean Therapeutics, Inc. that will strengthen significantly the abilities of MARBIONC to bring its ocean-sourced substances to the marketplace.

GI JobsUNCW AGAIN RECOGNIZED AS 'MILITARY FRIENDLY'
G.I. Jobs has named UNCW as one of the top military friendly schools in the nation for the second year in a row. The nationally prominent magazine's 2011 list of Military Friendly Schools honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools which are doing the most to embrace America's veterans as students, with the shared priority of recruiting students with military experience.

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

Seahawk Sports

SEAHAWKS DOMINATE RBC TENNIS
UNCW's men sailed through the tournament unbeaten in singles and doubles and combined with the Seahawk women for five titles as the UNCW Collegiate Tennis Invitational presented by RBC Wealth Management drew to a close Sunday at the Country Club of Landfall's Cliff Drysdale Center.

Cynthia Cooper-Dyke inducted into baseketball hall of fame

Watch Cynthia Cooper-Dyke's acceptance speech to Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame as she joins the 2010 Enshrinement Class.

MEN'S BASKETBALL CAA SCHEDULE
New UNCW men's basketball skipper Buzz Peterson gets his first taste of Colonial Athletic Association action on Dec. 4 when the Seahawks travel to Fairfax, Va., to battle George Mason. The Seahawks open the 2010-11 league hoops schedule with road games at GMU and William & Mary before returning to Trask Coliseum for consecutive contests against Georgia State, VCU and Delaware.

TOURNAMENT RAISES FUNDS FOR DUGOUT CLUB
The first UNCW Baseball Golf Classic will be Oct. 15 at Castle Bay Country Club in Hampstead.

MOSS RESIGNS POSITION
Effective Aug. 31, Benny Moss has resigned his employment at UNCW. Moss and UNCW have agreed on a settlement, the amount of which will be drawn from an athletics fund balance account that is used for various needs that may arise.

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Hello, Sammy C. Hawk! bookcoverHELLO, SAMMY C. HAWK NOW AVAILABLE
Students, families and fans of all ages will feel their Seahawk spirit soar as they page through the colorful illustrations of UNCW’s new mascot book, Hello, Sammy C. Hawk! Perfect for gift-giving, the book was written by UNCW alumna Katie White ’09 and is available exclusively at the UNCW Bookstore and Seahawk Shop for $14.95 plus tax. Meet Sammy and the author and get a signed copy of the book 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 23 in the Fisher Center area and Sept. 25 at Seahawk Saturday. Check Sammy C. Hawk's Facebook page for more information.

SEND UNCW E-CARDS TO ALUMNI AND FRIENDS
Connect with other UNCW alumni and friends by sending them e-cards featuring your favorite campus scenes. Select start and follow the instructions to enjoy this free service. Once completed, remember to validate your e-mail address to assure delivery of your e-card.

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 | Seahawk Shop

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

Check out the fall Pathways catalog for lifelong learning opportunities.

T.J. Stiles, noted historian and author of The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt and Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War – 7 p.m. Sept. 17, Kenan Auditorium

2010 N.C. Entrepreneurship Summit – Sept. 19-20

CONTRA-TIEMPO – two-week residency Sept. 20–Oct. 2 features live performances, master classes, free Salsa workshops, films, lectures and an in-school artist residency at Bradley Creek Elementary School

Colin Beavan, author of “No Impact Man” – 7 p.m. Sept. 20, Kenan Auditorium

Guitarist Lionel Loueke – 8 p.m. Sept. 22, Kenan Auditorium

The Book of Liz by The Talent Family, David Sedaris and Amy Sedaris – 8 p.m. Sept. 23-25, 2 p.m. Sept. 26, Cultural Arts Building SRO Theatre

"From the Belly of a Whale" – 1-2:30 p.m. Sept. 25, Education Building Atrium. For children 4-7

UNCW Presents 2010-11 season – 12 performing arts and lecture events and related outreach activities will be held in Kenan Auditorium

New York Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD – 12 live transmissions during the 2010-11 season

UNCW Marine ExplorersFriday evening programs for ages 11-14 and Saturday morning programs for ages 7-10

Cultural events calendar

Lumina Theatre movie and event schedule

Ann Flack Boseman Gallery calendar (pdf)