University of North Carolina Wilmington Seahawk Spotlight

September 2011 | Volume 10 | No. 6

ALUMNI NEWS
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FAMILY AND ALUMNI WEEKEND

Seahawks of all ages will reunite with old friends and meet new ones while attending events such as alumni reunions, musical performances and recreation activities including kayaking and the zip-a-thon.
Registration for all events will be available online until Sept. 19 at
www.uncw.edu/registerfaw.

 

EDUCATION ALUMS INVITED TO MEET NEW DEAN

The Watson School of Education Alumni Chapter invites you come enjoy an evening with friends and colleagues. There will be a complimentary light dinner and presentation from guest speaker Kenneth Teitelbaum, dean of the Watson School of Education.

RSVP by Oct. 3.

 

CHANCELLOR MILLER TO ADDRESS TRIAD AREA ALUMNI

Alumni in the Triad area are invited to join UNCW Chancellor Gary Miller for a networking social at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Greensboro Country Club.

 

 

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 RISES IN U.S. NEWS RANKING

The University of North Carolina Wilmington is tied with the College of Charleston as the number 4 public master's university in the South, according to the 2012 U.S. News & World Report rankings for regional universities. UNCW has been ranked in the top 10 of this elite listing for the last 14 years and was ranked number 5 on the list last year.
 

1,500 SEAHAWKS GATHER TO COMMEMORATE 9/11

On Sept. 9, more than 1,500 UNCW students, faculty and staff came together in formation to represent the Twin Towers and the Pentagon in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy. View multimedia presentation.

 

NEW POSITION FOCUSES ON COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

Jennifer B. Harris will be the assistant to the chancellor for community partnerships, effective Sept. 19. The position will provide university-wide leadership to support, develop and expand the university's various partnerships with community groups, businesses and agencies at the local, regional, state and national levels.

 

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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SEAHAWKS HOST COLLEGIATE TENNIS INVITATIONAL

Many of the top collegiate players in the country convene at Empie Park this weekend when the UNCW men's and women's tennis teams play host to 13 schools and 95 players in the UNCW Collegiate Tennis Invitational at the Althea Gibson Tennis Complex. The tournament will begin at 8:30 a.m. daily, Sept. 16-18. Admission is free.

 

DIAMOND HAWKS GEAR UP FOR TEAM USA

The UNCW baseball team will take the field Sept. 17 when it competes against the U18 Team USA squad that will compete later this fall in the Pan American Championship in Cartagena, Columbia. Game time is 2 p.m. at Brooks Field. Tickets are $3 for those 12 and under and $6 for adults. UNCW students are admitted free with ID. Proceeds and donations from the game will go towards the Miracle League in Wilmington.

SEAHAWKS TAKE TOURNEY TITLE WITH WIN
Bolstered by first half goals from senior Shawn Guderian and junior Ettienne Boulanger and a clean sheet from senior Brandon Miller, UNCW topped Wofford, 2-0, to win the UNCW/Courtyard by Marriott Classic Sept. 11 at the UNCW Soccer Stadium. The Seahawks raised their mark to 2-3 with their second straight win and their fifth tournament title in seven seasons. 

With basketball season right around the corner, the reseating for newly renovated Trask Coliseum has kicked into high gear. Members of the Seahawk Club staff welcomed season ticket holders to the Golden Hawk Room Sept. 15 to assign new seats in a process that will last several weeks.


OTHER LINKS

 

 

If you love UNCW and are proud to be a Seahawk – raise your hand and be counted! What does it mean to be counted? It means that YOU want to be identified as one of the thousands of UNCW donors who "loves the Dub" or "feels the Teal" — someone who comes back AND gives back — in other words, someone who really cares about UNCW and its future. Alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff and even students are all raising their hands! Why? Because they know that the university they love requires annual support. Want to be counted? Learn more

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

Office of Cultural Arts 2011-12 Season

 

UNCW Presents 2011-12 Season

 

Music Department Events Calendar

 

Theatre Department Productions - Season opens with The Bald Soprano and the Room Sept. 22 

 

John Gunn sports history and memorabilia - Randall Library Special Collections, through Dec. 15

 

Ann Flack Boseman Gallery

 

Casting call for actors interested in participating in a week of workshops to complete the script for the world premiere stage adaptation of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man - 7-9 p.m. Sept. 20, Kenan Auditorium

 

The fall issue of Pathways is filled with many opportunities for lifelong learning and entertaining programs

 

 

 

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 Aug. 31, the campaign reached 93 percent of its goal or nearly  $60.5 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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