University of North Carolina Wilmington Seahawk Spotlight

April 2011 | Volume 10 | No. 1

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TRIANGLE ALUMNI CHAPTER SPRING MIXER

The Triangle Alumni Chapter will be heading to the Red Room Tapas Lounge in downtown Raleigh on April 28 for a networking social. All are welcome to attend and dine on complimentary appetizers.

 

SENIOR SANKOFA - MAY 13

The Senior Sankofa ceremony for May graduates will be held at 10:30 a.m. May 13 in the Education Building. Graduates, their families and alumni are invited to hear guest speaker Linda Upperman-Smith and observe the presentation of the Senior Sankofa medallions. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Lindsay LeRoy or call 910.962.2684.

 

MUSIC AT MAYFAIRE WITH THE SCHOOLBOYS

Stop by the UNCW Alumni Association tent May 13 when Mayfaire's Music on the Town features UNCW's faculty rock band, the Schoolboys. Get there by 6 p.m. to enjoy the view from the reserved alumni section. The concert is free and open to the public and takes place on the event lawn behind Ulta and World Market. Bring a blanket or chairs and pack your cooler and picnic basket. This event will go until dark and is pet friendly.

 

GEOGRAPHY AND GEOLOGY ALUMNI RECEPTION

It was a perfect spring evening during the first alumni event at the new  Wilmington Convention Center. On March 24, more than 50 geology and geography alumni reconnected with friends and former professors on the riverfront lawn. Several also attended the Southeastern Section of the Geological Society of America meeting earlier that day.

 

CSB ALUMNI CHAPTER HOSTS SPEAKER LIVIAN JONES '95M

On April 7, 40 alumni, faculty, staff, students and community members gathered in the Burney Center for a networking breakfast with keynote speaker Livian Jones '95M. As vice president of John S. Clark Company, Jones has soared to great heights throughout her career in the construction and engineering industry while continuously giving back to her community. She spoke about the importance and economic impact of community involvement. View photos!

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CHANCELLOR SEARCH UPDATE
The UNCW Board of Trustees approved three candidates for chancellor recommended by the search committee and sent the submissions to UNC President Thomas Ross for his consideration. Each of the candidates will be invited to meet with President Ross, and once a final candidate has been selected he or she will be recommended to the UNC Board of Governors. Wendy Murphy, chair of the Chancellor Search Committee, anticipates that announcement of a new UNCW chancellor will occur sometime in May.  

STUDENT COMPETITIONS ON STAGE AND IN THE MUD
Spring semester for UNCW is filled with many unique and truly engaging student led traditions. Here is an inside look at three of the best! 

OOZEBALL - The 18th annual mud volleyball tournament to raise money for Student Ambassadors hosted more than 600 students that came "Cruizin For an Oozin."

DUB IDOL - Season five of Dub Idol hit all the right notes as Jordan Sasser, representing the Seahawks who live off-campus, took first place. The sell-out crowd in Kenan Auditorium helped the panel of judges decide by texting their votes live at the show.

HAWK IT OUT - The fourth annual student dance competition showcased nine contestants and awarded $1,000 in prizes.

IT VICE CHANCELLOR TAKES DEPT. OF EDUCATION POST
Debra Saunders-White, vice chancellor for information technology, was tapped by the Obama administration to serve as deputy assistant secretary for higher education programs for the U.S. Department of Education.

BONGIORNO RECEIVES TOP TEACHING AWARD
Frank Bongiorno, professor of music and coordinator of jazz studies, was named a 2011 Excellence in Teaching Award recipient by the UNC Board of Governors.

UNCW STUDENTS CHANGING LIVES BY TUTORING
Lives are being changed through the UNCW Hillcrest Reading Program. Part of the UNCW Community Campus program at the Wilmington Housing Authority's Hillcrest community, the reading program pairs children ages 4-7 with UNCW student tutors four days a week. 

UNCW SURF TEAM WINS EAST COAST CHAMPIONSHIP
The nationally ranked surf team took home the first place title for the third consecutive year at the 2011 National Scholastic Surfing Association East Coast Championships held April 7-10 in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. The team will travel to Salt Creek, Calif., June 16-18 to compete in the national championships. 

UNCW IN THE NEWS
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MEN'S GOLF, BROCK TAKE CAA CHAMPIONSHIP
Fueled by Colonial Athletic Association medalist Josh Brock, UNCW recorded a 10-stroke victory April 24 at the CAA men's golf championship played on Course No. 8 at the Pinehurst Golf Resort.

LADY SEAHAWKS CLAIM CAA TITLE 
The UNCW women's golf team combined for a tournament-low 299 in the final round to erase a three-stroke deficit and claim the 2011 CAA Women's Golf Championship May 24 on the No. 6 Course of the Pinehurst Resort.

SEAHAWKS DETHRONE RAMS FOR TENNIS TITLE
Capping one of the most memorable days in UNCW's athletic history, the men's tennis team upset top-seeded VCU, 4-3, late April 24 in the finals of the Virginia 529 College Savings Plan CAA Men's Tennis Championships to give the Seahawks three spring titles.

HOT-HITTING POPE NAMED CAA PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Junior Thomas Pope was named CAA Player of the Week for the second time this season after hitting .556 (10-for-19) last week and raising his league-leading batting average to .423. Pope's performance lifted the Seahawks to a road series win over the weekend against Hofstra. The Seahawk return to CAA play this weekend with a three-game series at preseason favorite James Madison. 

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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.

Want to HIRE A SEAHAWK for a job or internship? Register online and post your listings free of charge. Questions? Call 910.962.3174.

GET TO KNOW PHIL - On April 12, more than 500 students celebrated UNCW donors at the first "Get to Know PHIL" event designed to create awareness and appreciation about the importance of private support. PHIL stands for philanthropy and is the face of UNCW's student giving campaign. PHIL represents all of the donors who give to the university each year, including thousands of alumni. When they invest in UNCW, they also invest in its students. "We want students to know PHIL, appreciate PHIL, celebrate PHIL and thank PHIL. Our goal is to continue to foster a culture of PHILanthropy on our campus, so that today's students learn to value the significance of supporting their alma mater after they graduate," said Missy Kennedy '01, director of annual giving. The event celebrated the commitment of over 2,000 alumni donors this year. To be a part of this special alliance, please visit www.uncw.edu/giveonline and join your fellow alumni in leading by example for the next generation of Seahawks. 

JOIN US ON THE ROAD TO SUCCESS - Even though the challenge is over, it's never too late to make an annual gift to UNCW.  With severe reductions in state funding, the university continues to focus on its fundraising efforts. Make your contribution online and become part of UNCW's special family of donors. 

START - As a member of the  Seahawk Territory Alumni Recruitment Team, you can help continue a tradition of academic excellence by encouraging students to apply and attend your alma mater.

Students, families and fans of all ages will feel their Seahawk spirit soar as they page through the colorful illustrations of 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.


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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

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EVENTS

SUMMER CAMPS - From Seahawk sports to science of the sea, engineering to entrepreneurship, opportunities abound for all areas of interest. Programs serve a range students from age 5 to grade 12. More than 25 new programs this year!

"Flashback: Community Life through the Lens of Mack Munn, 1940-1960" - UNCW Public History Graduate Student Gallery, Randall Library, second floor 

Upcoming films at Lumina Theater

Rosenwald School Legacy conference, to be held April 28-30

Tyler Volk presents "CO2 Rising: The Earth's Greatest Environmental Challenge: 7 p.m. April 28, Dobo Hall Room 134

Outdoor Film: Megamind - 10 p.m. April 28, Hoggard Lawn (rain location: Lumina Theater)

Cape Fear Jazz Society Scholarship Concert - 11th annual with guest vocalist Andrea Owens - 7:30 p.m. April 29, Beckwith Recital Hall, Cultural Arts Building

The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD presents II Trovatore - 1 p.m. April 30, Lumina Theater 

Wilmington Symphony Orchestra - 8 p.m. April 30 and 4 p.m. May 1, Kenan Auditorium

UNCW Department of Music Honors Recital - 7:30 p.m. May 2, Beckwith Recital Hall, Cultural Arts Building

UNCW Wind Symphony - 7:30 p.m. May 3, Kenan Auditorium

Stompin' at the Savoy - 8 p.m. May 7, Burney Center

The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD presents Die Walküre - 1 p.m. May 15, Lumina Theater 

Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest7 p.m. June 2, Lumina Theater 

Lifelong Learning Opportunities - Check out the Pathways catalog to find out more

 

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