University of North Carolina Wilmington Seahawk Spotlight

March 2011 | Volume 9 | No. 12

   

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GEOGRAPHY AND GEOLOGY ALUMNI RECEPTION
In conjunction with the 2011 Southeastern Section Geological Society of America Meeting on March 24, the Department of Geography and Geology will host a complimentary alumni reception on the Wilmington Convention Center event lawn. Find details on the alumni events calendar.

COM STUDIES DAY
The annual Communication Studies Day will be held April 1 and includes alumni panel discussions, a fashion show and evening social at a local restaurant. Details can be found on the chapter webpage.

CSB CHAPTER SPEAKER BREAKFAST SERIES
The next Cameron School of Business Alumni Chapter Speaker Breakfast Series will be held April 7. Alumni are invited to a networking breakfast and presentation on "How You Can Have an Impact on Local Economic Development" by Livian Jones '95M. Details can be found on the 
chapter webpage.

WSE CHAPTER SPRING DINNER
The Watson School of Education Alumni Chapter will hold its spring dinner meeting April 14 in the Education Building, Room 162. Guest speaker Ivy Murrain '96M, principal of Wilmington Early College High School, will talk about the school's accelerated program. Details can be found on the chapter webpage.

HOMECOMING 2011
UNCW Homecoming 2011 was a big hit with thousands of alumni, students and friends joining the festivities. Combined with the public launch of The Campaign for UNCW: Soaring to Greatness, the celebration was held February 17-20 with nearly 30 events. The alumni association honored the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients: Malcomb Coley '86, '89M as Distinguished Alumnus, Shaun Olsen '02 as Young Alumnus and Ed Alexander III as Distinguished Citizen. Find details and photos on the homecoming webpage.

CREW CLUB REUNION
More than 50 Crew Club alumni gathered in Wilmington with current club members on Feb. 26. The annual reunion kicked off with a morning row which was followed by lunch. That evening the group enjoyed dinner at the Wise Alumni House. It was a fun day for everyone to reconnect and take part in their love of rowing. Take a look at photos.

CAMERON SCHOOL OF BUSINESS HOSTS BUSINESS WEEK
Business Week speakers included alumni board past chair Jason Wheeler '99, '03M, former CSB Breakfast Series speaker Jeff Mann '92, alumni award recipient Malcomb Coley '86, '89M and CSB Alumni Award recipient Gareth Montague-Smith '96, '97M. Eighty alumni and guests gathered  March 1 for the annual Alumni and Retired Faculty Mixer to network and honor the CSB Outstanding Alumni Award recipients. Alumni board past chair Donis Noe Smith '86, '94M,  Judy R. Tharp '78 and Montague-Smith  were the recipients. Take a look at photos.

 

  

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NEW DEANS NAMED
Two new deans have been named to head major units of UNCW. Kenneth Teitelbaum is the dean of the Watson School of Education, and Charles Hardy will lead the College of Health and Human Services as its founding dean. Both appointments are effective July 1.

LOCAL ECONOMY TO GROW MODESTLY
Total personal income in the Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is forecast to grow 3.3 percent during 2011, with the growth rate slowing to around 3 percent in both 2012 and 2013. Personal income is the total income earned by individuals from all sources. The three counties of Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender comprise the MSA.

UNCW NAMED 'BEST VALUE'
For the third consecutive year, UNCW has been named one of the nation's 50 "Best Value" public colleges and universities by The Princeton Review, one of America's most widely-known education service companies.

CAMPAIGN SUPPORTS LOCAL FOODS
The 10 Percent Campaign for New Hanover and Brunswick counties launched March 15 at UNCW. The initiative encourages N.C. consumers to spend 10 percent, about $1 a day, of their food budget on foods produced locally. If successful, the effort would have a $3.5 billion impact on the state economy.

FLYING SQUIRRELS KEEP FLYING HIGH
Superman had a cape. Flying squirrels have the help of conservationists at the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and two UNCW biology students who are working to conserve an endangered population of Northern flying squirrels, Glaucomys sabrinus, living in the Appalachian mountains.

HARPY EAGLE NEST FOUND IN BELIZE
Jamie Rotenberg, assistant professor of environmental studies, along with researchers at the Belize Foundation for Research and Environmental Education, are studying what is thought to be the first active Harpy Eagle nest ever recorded in Belize, where the predatory birds were previously thought to be extinct. 

UNCW IN THE NEWS
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LADY SEAHAWKS TO PLAY IN WNIT
The UNCW women's basketball program will make its first postseason tournament appearance as it received an at-large invitation to the Women's National Invitation Tournament. The Seahawks open the 64-team event March 17 with a road contest at former CAA rival and current Atlantic 10 member Richmond. 

CASINO NIGHT FUNDRAISER BENEFITS SCHOLARSHIPS
Dub-le Down with the Seahawks for a casino-themed, Vegas-style event 6:30-10 p.m. March 26 in Trask Coliseum. The Seahawk Club's spring fundraiser features food and beverages, gaming tables, celebrity dealers, prizes, a silent auction and live NCAA tournament games. Proceeds benefit student-athlete scholarships.

DIAMOND HAWKS SCORE WIN
Reigning CAA Player of the Week Thomas Pope capped a ninth-inning rally with an RBI single to lift UNCW past North Florida, 9-8, in college baseball action March 15 at Brooks Field. The Seahawks improved their record to 11-5 with their seventh straight win and their second one-run victory of the season.

SEAHAWK NETTERS SURPRISE UNCG
The UNCW women's tennis team played one of its most complete matches of the season March 16 in a 6-1 thumping of No. 70 UNC Greensboro. The surging Seahawks extended their winning streak to five matches and moved to 14-3 this spring.

 

 

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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.

28 DAY CHALLENGE GOAL SURPASSED - Alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff and even students went the extra mile in helping UNCW surpass the 28 Day Challenge goal to receive 28 gifts a day for each of the 28 days in February, for a total of 784 gifts. Last month, UNCW received 1,214 gifts totaling more than $62,000.  Those gifts will fuel learning experiences designed to promote creativity, critical thinking and responsible citizenship on our campus.

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.

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.

Other links: UNCW Bookstore | Seahawk Shop

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EVENTS

Upcoming films at Lumina Theater

Celebrate Women's History Month

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD presents Lucia Di Lammermoor - 1 p.m. March 18, Lumina Theater

Wilmington Symphony Orchestra – 8 p.m. March 19, Kenan Auditorium

Harvard professor and political philosopher Michael Sandel discusses  his  bookJustice: What's the Right Thing to Do? - 7 p.m.  March 21, Kenan Auditorium

Music department Second Annual Faculty Gala Scholarship Benefit Concert - 7:30 p.m. March 25, Beckwith Recital Hall, Cultural Arts Building

LISZT200: The Franciscan and the Gypsy - 8 p.m. March 26, Kenan Auditorium

VISIONS Film Festival & Conference -  April 1, Lumina Theater

29th annual UNCW Jazz Festival - March 31-April 2, Beckwith Recital Hall, Cultural Arts Building

Composerworks - 7:30 p.m. April 4, Beckwith Recital Hall, Cultural Arts Building

Milen Parashkevov, classical guitarist - 7:30 p.m. April 7, Beckwith Recital Hall, Cultural Arts Building

"Troy Women" -  April 7-10 and 14-17, Mainstage Theatre, Cultural Arts Building  

Piano Ensemble - 4 p.m. April 10, Beckwith Recital Hall, Cultural Arts Building

String Ensemble - 7:30 p.m. April 10, Beckwith Recital Hall, Cultural Arts Building

David Easton, jazz guitarist - 7:30 p.m. April 12, Beckwith Recital Hall, Cultural Arts Building

Danijela Zezelj-Gualdi, violinist - 7:30 p.m. April 13, Beckwith Recital Hall, Cultural Arts Building

Jazz Guitar Ensemble and Little Big Band - 7:30 p.m. April 13, Beckwith Recital Hall, Cultural Arts Building

Opera Outreach Project - 7:30 p.m. April 15, Kenan Auditorium

 

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

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

 

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