University of North Carolina Wilmington Seahawk Spotlight

July 2011 | Volume 10 | No. 4

ALUMNI NEWS
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ALUMNI WEBSITE GOES MOBILE

Find alumni events, benefits and chapter information and update your contact information right from your smartphone.

 

ALUMNI AFTER WORK JULY 14

Alumni in the Cape Fear Area will have an opportunity to network and unwind over complimentary appetizers at their seasonal social. Join us at Dockside from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m July 14 for give-a-ways and Seahawk fun.

 

HONOR A FACULTY MEMBER

The alumni association is accepting nominations for the J. Marshall Crews Distinguished Faculty Award which honors a faculty member who exhibits the qualities of service and leadership that Crews personified throughout his life. Nominations must be submitted by Aug.1. Submit the online form and a letter of recommendation to Kim Gargiulo at gargiulok@uncw.edu.

 

FAMILY AND ALUMNI WEEKEND

Alumni of all ages, family and friends are invited to celebrate the UNCW experience Sept. 23 and 24. Included during the weekend are the Legacy Pinning Ceremony celebrating incoming students who are making UNCW a family tradition, the Golden Wing Society 50 year and greater reunion, a music department alumni concert and reception and Alumni Day at the Beach. 

 

DURHAM BULLS PICNIC

Close to 180 Seahawks flocked to the Durham Bulls Stadium for the Triangle Area Alumni Chapter’s annual Durham Bulls Picnic. Upon checking in, all those who showed their Seahawk pride by wearing teal received a Seahawk for Life bottle opener. On the first base party deck, chapter president Tracy Pagnozzi ’98, ’00M thanked everyone for attending. Alumni enjoyed a full cookout and cold drinks while catching up with old friends. During the fourth inning, a raffle was held for three gift bags with goodies from the alumni association and athletics. Take a look at pictures!

 

CAMPUS NEWS

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MILLER BEGINS TENURE AS CHANCELLOR

Gary L. Miller, the fourth chancellor of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, officially began his term July 1 in the university’s top administrative role. One of his first actions was to appoint a Chancellor’s Transition Committee to ensure that the leadership transition takes place in an organized and efficient manner. 

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BUDGET CUTS AFFECT UNCW

After less than a week in his new position as chancellor of UNCW, Gary Miller made the announcement July 7 that UNCW’s budget for fiscal year 2010-11 has been reduced by 15.8 percent or $16.57 million.

 

WEBSITE FEATURES PENGUIN GAMES

Young fans of the film Mr. Popper's Penguins can experience penguins for themselves through a UNCW and Natural Science Foundation

website. Targeted at second through fourth grade students, the website offers games that foster learning and skill building as well as educational resources on different types of penguins, the life cycles of penguins, global warming, food webs and more. 

 

SCHWEITZER AWARD NOMINATIONS SOUGHT

The Honors Scholars Program and Randall Library seek nominations from the Cape Fear region for the 2011 Albert Schweitzer Honors Scholar Award.The nomination deadline is Aug. 5.

 

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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SURF TEAM RIDES WAVE OF SUCCESS

The legacy continues as the UNCW Surf Team again placed as one of the top teams at the 2011 National Scholastic Surfing Association national championships. Sandy beaches, beautiful weather and topnotch surfing helped the team place third June 16-18 in Salt Creek, Calif.

 

TRASK TRANSFORMATION UNDERWAY

Trask Coliseum's much-anticipated transformation gets ramped up this month when the $2 million renovation of UNCW's athletic cornerstone starts with the removal of seating in the lower concourse of the 34-year-old facility. 

 

MEN'S 2011 SOCCER SCHEDULE

UNCW head men's soccer coach Aidan Heaney released his 2011 schedule, one that includes six games against 2010 NCAA tournament teams, including NCAA semifinalist North Carolina.

 

ACADEMIC HONORS

UNCW men's and women's tennis stars Kinshuk Sharma and Christina Lee garnered the top academic honor for their respective sports from the CAA. MORE >>

 

Junior Sofia Hagsund and freshman Whitney Rhodes were named to the National Golf Coaches Association's 2011-11 All-American Scholar Team. MORE >>

 

LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK

UNCWsports.com is your source for information about the UNCW Seahawks, 24-7, and we're interested in your opinion. Please let us know what you think about the website by completing the online survey. You will be entered into a drawing for a free HawkVision 2011-12 subscription.

 

OTHER LINKS

 

CALLING ALL SEAHAWKS - Thousands of alumni have rallied together this year to show their love for UNCW by making an annual gift. Want to see who? Visit the UNCW Alumni Association Facebook page and check out the online donor honor roll. Making an annual gift is one of UNCW’s most valued traditions and is critical to your alma mater’s future success. Make your gift to UNCW and add your name to the list of proud Seahawk alumni!

 

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. 

 

TRANSCRIPTS   |   CAMPUS MAP    |    CAMPUS PARKING TIPS

 

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 has 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.

 

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.

 

Athletics summer sports camps

 

UNCW Summer Jazz Workshop Faculty concert - 7:30 p.m. July 19 Beckwith Recital Hall, Cultural Arts Building

 

UNCW Surplus Store sale - 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. July 20, Warehouse Extension on Plyler Street

15th annual Summer Jazz Workshop student concert - 7:30 p.m. July 22, Beckwith Recital Hall, Cultural Arts Building

 

 

UNCW Presents announces 2011-12 series of lectures and performances

 

Flashback: Community Life through the Lens of Mack Munn, 1940-60 - UNCW Public History Graduate Student Gallery, Randall Library, second floor 

 

Sculpture on the Commons - through July 28 - three outdoor sculptures, created by students in assistant professor Andi Steele's Intermediate and Advanced Sculpture  classes are on display on the Campus Commons.

 

 

 

 

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