UNCW Shines a Spotlight on Diversity, Community Partnerships with Wilma W. Daniels Distinguished Lecture on Oct. 11 Featuring Keynote Speaker Earvin “Magic” Johnson

Former NBA basketball star Magic Johnson

Monday, October 08, 2012

Wilmington, N.C. - The Wilma W. Daniels Distinguished Lecture Promoting Diversity and Tolerance, 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 11, will shine a spotlight on the inclusive excellence UNCW strives to achieve on campus and in the community.

The university's special guests at the lecture include about 600 middle school students and teachers from the New Hanover County Schools. The students participate in the school system's Striving to Achieve Excellence (STAE) program, which focuses on helping students realize that college and their career goals are attainable.

The STAE students will spend the afternoon at UNCW, where they will attend a college presentation led by the Office of Admissions, tour campus, participate in a pep rally and attend the Daniels Lecture.

The university also plans to make the lecture accessible to the general public by sharing a live broadcast online.

The Wilma W. Daniels Distinguished Lecture completes a week of campus events designed to focus on diversity and tolerance.

Related Events

Art exhibit, Innocent Nkurunziza: Rwanda Shares is located in the Boseman Art Gallery in the Fisher University Union. The exhibit will be open through Oct. 25. The gallery is open Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Friday 7 a.m.-1 p.m.

UNCW Creative Writing Professor Clyde Edgerton will read from his novel, The Night Train, on Oct. 10 in the Azalea Coast Room, Fisher Student Center from 3-5 p.m.

UNCW Campus Life and the Upperman African American Cultural Center are sponsoring the showing of "Red Tails" on Oct. 10 in Lumina Theater in the Fisher Student Center at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The movie is about a crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program during World War II.

Singer-songwriter Judah Moore will perform in the Amphitheater on Oct. 11, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Brief Q&A Opportunity for Media with Magic Johnson
News media are invited to a brief interview session with Earvin "Magic" Johnson, 6:30-6:40 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 11, in the media room at Trask Coliseum.

To attend the interview and lecture, media outlets must reserve tickets (two per outlet). Contact Andrea Weaver, weavera@uncw.edu, 910-962-7631, or Joe Browning, browning@uncw.edu, 910-962-3236, to reserve media tickets.

On Oct. 11, media should check-in at the Southeast Entrance of Trask Coliseum, near Nixon Annex. Check-in begins at 6 p.m. Follow us on Twitter: #magicatuncw

Media parking will be reserved in Lot A, Hamilton Drive, between Hanover and Hoggard Halls.