University of North Carolina Wilmington Seahawk Spotlight

August 2011 | Volume 10 | No. 4

ALUMNI NEWS
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ALUMNI AFTER WORK - FALL EDITION

Summer is winding down and a new school year is just around the corner. To celebrate the arrival of fall, join alumni in the Cape Fear area for the seasonal Alumni After Work social on Thursday, Sept. 8. Dockside will be donating appetizers, and everyone who pre-registers will receive a free gift at the event! Registration is open until Sept. 5, so spread the word and invite your friends!

 

FAMILY AND ALUMNI WEEKEND

Save the dates, Sept. 23 and 24, for one of the most exciting weekends to return to campus! This year’s festivities will include a beach party reunion on Wrightsville Beach, the Legacy Pinning Ceremony, Golden Wing Society Reunion, Music Department Alumni Concert and Reception and more! Find details and register for events at www.uncw.edu/FAW.

 

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION EMBRACES NEW LEADERSHIP
The UNCW Alumni Association Board of Directors is an elected group of volunteers that help guide and advise the association. Its goal is to engage alumni in the life of our university. We are proud to welcome the new leadership for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. Chair Sandra McClammy '03, '09M works as an on-air personality for Cumulus Broadcasting, recently taught at UNCW and is an English professor at Cape Fear Community College.  Vice Chair Wallace West '63 is the owner and CEO of Coastal Carolina Streetscapes, LLC. Secretary Lauren Scott '06, '10M works at UNCW as the assistant director for first year admissions. Treasurer Jody Burke '85 is a financial adviser and first vice president for investments with Wells Fargo. Find out more on the
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ALUMNI AWARD NOMINATIONS SOUGHT

The alumni association is accepting nominations for the 2012 Outstanding Alumni Awards. Each year award recipients are honored from three categories: Distinguished Alumnus of the Year, Young Alumnus of the Year and Citizen of the Year. Find out more about the 2011 honorees and the award criteria.

 

CAMPUS NEWS

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UNCW WELCOMES STUDENTS BACK TO CAMPUS

The Move-In tradition continues Aug. 20 when faculty, staff and community volunteers unpack vehicles and get  approximately 2,000 incoming freshmen situated in their new homes on campus. The following week is action-packed with activities ranging from the Trask Trek, convocation, Beach Day, fireworks and much more. Classes begin Aug. 24.

 

NEW POET LAUREATE HAS UNCW TIES

UNCW has a tie to Philip Levine, America’s new poet laureate. Levine was a visiting writer-in-residence in the spring of 1998. Creative writing was then part of the English department and chaired by Phil Furia. 

 

FISKE GUIDE, PRINCETON REVIEW RECOMMEND UNCW

Two of the nation’s most prestigious guides to colleges have again recommended UNCW to prospective students and parents for its excellent academic programs. UNCW is included, for the third consecutive year, in the 2012 revised and updated edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges and is featured for the eighth consecutive year as one of 135 institutions named by The Princeton Review to the "Best in the Southeast" section of its website feature, "2012 Best Colleges: Region by Region."

 

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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SCHEDULES ANNOUNCED

MEN'S BASKETBALL - Matchups with Atlantic Coast Conference foes Maryland and Wake Forest and a pre-Christmas clash with Final Four participant VCU highlight the early portion of UNCW's men's basketball schedule for 2011-12.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL  - Contests against Atlantic Coast Conference members Duke and NC State, a visit to Trask Coliseum from Atlantic 10 power Xavier and the Colonial Athletic Association opener against Drexel highlight the early portion of the UNCW women's basketball schedule for the 2011-12 season.

MEN'S GOLF - Reigning Colonial Athletic Association men's golf champion UNCW has released its schedule for the 2011-12 season and it looks to be one of the most challenging in the history of the program.

 

DIAMOND HAWKS TO HOST NATIONAL  TEAMS

The UNCW baseball team will play both the USA and Canadian Junior National Teams next month at Brooks Field, marking the first time the Seahawks have faced teams at the international level.

 

RUNNERS HONORED FOR ACADEMICS

Bolstered by strong junior seasons in 2011, UNCW track and field athletes Bob Vanderham and Wil Zahorodny were named to 2011 NCAA Division I All-Academic team by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

 

HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS SOUGHT

Nominations are being solicited for the ninth induction of the UNCW Athletic Hall of Fame, which is scheduled to take place in early 2012. The UNCW Athletic Hall of Fame honors former student-athletes, coaches and administrators, as well as longtime contributors. Thirty-seven individuals have been honored since the hall was established in 1998, including the inaugural inductee, former coach and department founder William J. Brooks.

 

TRASK COLISEUM UPDATE

 

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THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT - There are many great organizations to support - that's why university administrators, faculty, staff and students are especially grateful to the 10,000+ donors who supported UNCW last academic year. They provided $8.2 million in private support, bringing the university to 92 percent of its $65 million campaign goal. Students are the lifeblood of the university, and they are so grateful for the resources and opportunities that donors provide. We invite you to view a personalized video message from one of our students to see how annual gifts are changing lives.

 

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 email 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.

 

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.

 

Hello, Sammy C. Hawk! 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 email address to assure delivery of your e-card.

 

UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION

 

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. UNCW Bookstore

 

Seahawk Shop hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 to 11 a.m. Friday. 

 

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EVENTS

 

Benny Hill Quartet with Wessel Anderson - 7:30 p.m. Aug. 27, Kenan Auditorium

 

Liszt200: The Visionary as Virtuoso with Norman Bemelmans, pianist - 8 p.m. Sept. 7, Kenan Auditorium 

 

The Maze - 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8, Kenan Auditorium

 

Anna Deavere Smith: Snapshots - Glimpses of America in Change - 7 p.m. Sept. 14, Kenan Auditorium

 

Coming Sept. 1 - The fall issue of Pathways filled with many opportunities for lifelong learning and entertaining programs

 

UNCW Presents announces 2011-12 series of lectures and performances

 

 

 

The campaign is a comprehensive fundraising effort focused on increasing private contributions to benefit the university, its programs and its students, faculty and staff. As of June 30, the campaign reached 92 percent of its goal or close to $59.9 million. You can help us reach our $65 million goal by making your contribution online. For more information, please visit our website, write to us at campaign@uncw.edu or call 866.468.6291.

 

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