University of North Carolina Wilmington Seahawk Spotlight

January 2011 | Volume 9 | No. 10

ALUMNI NEWS

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FEEL THE TEAL AT HOMECOMING 2011
Seahawks from around the world will paint the town teal during the UNCW Alumni Association’s Homecoming 2011 on Saturday, Feb. 19. UNCW alumni, friends, fans and families are invited to come back to campus to enjoy alumni reunions, the TEALgate pregame party, the Alumni Homecoming Celebration, an open house and  other spirited events. REGISTER>>

 

TEALIN' LIKE A STUDENT OPEN HOUSE
Alumni and the public are invited to be a student for a day (adult and children’s programming available) and get a glimpse of the lives of current UNCW students by attending one of 30 free class offerings or touring the new nursing building during this unique open house event from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Feb. 19.
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CREW CLUB REUNION
Celebrate 25 years of rowing at UNCW on February 26 with friends and former crew mates. The daylong celebration includes a morning row, lunch on the town and reunion dinner at Wise Alumni House. Details and registration information can be found on the chapter website.  

ALUMNI AWARD RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED
Each year, the alumni association selects alumni and members of the  community for its annual awards. The 2011 award recipients are:

  • Malcomb Coley ’86, ’89M - Distinguished Alumnus of the Year
  • Shaun Olsen ’02 - Young Alumnus of the Year
  • Charles Edward Alexander III - Distinguished Citizen of the Year

These devoted Seahawks will be honored during UNCW’s Homecoming celebration.  

BUSINESS WEEK 2011
Alumni are invited to apply to be a speaker for Business Week hosted by the Cameron School of Business. The week-long event begins Feb. 28, and speakers are invited to share with current students on March 1 and 2. The annual Alumni and Retired Faculty Mixer will be held March 1. Speaker applications and details can be found on the CSB Chapter website.

 

 

 

CAMPUS NEWS
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CHANCELLOR SEARCH UPDATE

UNCW has received 18 nominations for the position; 12 individuals have committed to the process. “I am very encouraged by the size of the pool and the quality of applicants so far, especially given the fact that the advertisements really started only this month,” committee chair Wendy Murphy said. “With the strengths and reputation of this university, this is an excellent job opportunity, and it’s clear that candidates are recognizing that.” An initial round of interviews is planned to begin around the middle of March, with another series of interviews in late March or early April.

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UNCW ONE OF TOP THREE "BEST VALUES" IN NC
UNCW is again ranked one of the "Best Values" among public universities in the nation and one of the top three in North Carolina, according to Kiplinger's which ranks "four-year institutions that deliver a stellar education at an affordable price." For 2011, UNCW is ranked 27th nationally, holding steady from 2010. 

 

VOTE TO SUPPORT ANTIBIOTICS RESEARCH AT UNCW

Drug resistant strains of bacteria and fungi, or "superbugs," are on the rise, killing tens of thousands of people each year. There is a critical need for new classes of antibiotics and a shortage of such new compounds in drug company pipelines. A $50,000 Pepsi Refresh grant will help the MARBIONC marine biotechnology research program at UNCW investigate new antibiotics that may target these superbugs. You can help by voting for the MARBIONC grant proposal at www.refresheverything.com/newantibiotics or by texting 105313 to Pepsi (73774) every day throughout January.

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UNCW LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE DESIGN
The new website design is the product of more than 18 months of research, including needs assessments, a site evaluation and a competitor analysis. Feedback from campus constituent groups was gathered through electronic surveys and more than 70 hours of focus group testing. Let us know what you think.

 

TUITION AND FEE INCREASE GETS BOT APPROVAL

In December, the UNCW Board of Trustees approved a 6.5 percent tuition increase for the 2011-12 school year. That equates to a $196.85 increase for resident undergraduates, $222.34 increase for resident graduate students, $918.29 increase for non-resident undergraduates and $932.66 increase for non-resident graduate students. Included in the tuition increase is a 2.46 percent increase in mandatory student fees. The tuition and fee request will not be made final until the UNC Board of Governors approves it in February.

 

NEW LOOKOUT BOOKS IMPRINT HITS NYT BOOK REVIEW COVER
The debut volume from Lookout Books, the new literary imprint of UNCW's Department of Creative Writing, is being greeted by glowing reviews by the New York Times, LA Times, Publisher's Weekly and others.

 

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

 

 

SEAHAWK SPORTS

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HANZER, WHITE SPARK SEAHAWKS PAST PRIDE
UNCW scored eight of the final nine points of the game to erase a three-point deficit and defeat Hofstra, 70-66, in CAA women's basketball action Jan. 16 at the Mack Sports Complex. The Seahawks won their third straight and fifth in their last six contests as they improved to 12-4 overall and 4-1 in CAA action.

 

JENKINS KEYS HOFSTRA WIN IN HEMPSTEAD 

Preseason CAA Player of the Year Charles Jenkins scored nine points in a decisive 16-2 run to carry Hofstra past UNCW 66-57 in a CAA men's basketball game Jan. 19 at the Mac Sports Complex. The Pride won for the fifth time in six outings to improve 12-6 overall and 6-1 in the CAA.

 

ZAHORODNY BLAZES TO SCHOOL RECORD

Senior Wil Zahorodny set a school record in the 1,000 meters while fellow track and field seniors Nick Pederzolli and Justin Prevette added wins in the 500 meters and long jump, respectively, to lead UNCW at the Navy Invitational Jan. 15. The Seahawks finished second to Navy on the men's side, but placed sixth in the women's meet.

 

BASEBALL PREVIEW

This preview of the 2011 baseball season takes a look at the outfield, one of the areas where UNCW returns experience. The Seahawks return four players who made at least 17 starts in the outfield. 

 

 

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RECURRING GIVING is an easy and affordable way to support UNCW. Donors have the option of dividing their gifts into monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or annual payments. Recurring gifts provide a foundation of unwavering support that enables the university to take on more long-term initiatives, ensuring our students continue to succeed in the 21st century. Whether you choose to support a scholarship, an academic program, athletics, research or another area of the university, your continuous support will provide the substantial funding UNCW needs to soar to new heights.

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.

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 2-4 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

 

Upcoming films at Lumina Theater

 

Bernice Johnson Reagon -  7 p.m.  Jan. 20, at Kenan Auditorium

 

Blood Done Sign My Name – 8 p.m. Jan. 22, Thalian Hall

 

Alumni Film Series - 7 p.m.  Jan. 19, Jan. 26 and Feb. 2, Lumina Theater

 

LISZT200 Kickoff – 8 p.m. Jan. 27, Kenan Auditorium featuring  Norman Bemelmans and Elizabeth Loparits

 

American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell – Jan. 28, N.C. Museum of Art

 

14th Annual Step Show - Jan. 28, Kenan Auditorium

 

Adrienne Outlaw Exhibit - through Feb. 18, Cultural Arts Building art gallery

 

Jan-Ru Wan Exhibit – through Feb. 4, Boseman Gallery

 

Wilmington Symphony Orchestra - 8 p.m. Feb. 5, Kenan Auditorium

 

UNCW Big Band and Jazz Combos – 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10, Beckwith Recital Hall

 

Jake Shimabukuro – 8 p.m. Feb. 11, Kenan Auditorium

 

Temple Grandin - 7 p.m. Feb. 14, Kenan Auditorium

 

Comedian Chris D'Elia with Dan Levy - Feb. 16

 

UNCW String Ensemble - 7 p.m. Feb. 20, Beckwith Recital Hall

 

March 1-2 – Business Week

 

Yasmin Levy – 8 p.m. Feb. 28, Kenan Auditorium

 

Lifelong Learning Opportunities – Check out the spring 2011 Pathways catalog to find out more

 

 

 

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