2013-14 Synergy Events
Events are free and open to students, faculty, staff, and the general public, unless otherwise noted.
Summer Discussion Groups
Thursday, May 30, 2:00 - 3:00 pm, Cape Fear Room 2019, Fisher University Union
Wednesday, July 10, 11:00 - 12:00 pm, Cape Fear Room 2019, Fisher University Union
Monday, August 5, 3:00 - 4:00 pm, Cape Fear Room 2019, Fisher University Union
Gather with faculty, staff, and student leaders for informal discussions of the 2013-14 Synergy selection, The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean by Susan Casey. Get ideas for using the book in the classroom and programming, discuss the themes, and share your thoughts. Resources and complimentary books, if needed, will be provided. Join us for one session or all three!
Synergy Conversation Day (UNCWelcome Event)
Sunday, August 25, 6:30 - 7:30 pm, Clock Tower Lounge, Fisher Student Center
Join other students for informal discussions of this year's common reading selection, The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean. All students and campus community are welcome.
There will be other discussion groups available throughout the day in the Residence Halls. Check with your RA about times and locations.
International Film: Kon-Tiki
Thursday, August 29, 7:00 pm, Lumina Theater, Fisher Student Center
Kon-Tiki, an award-winning film from Norway, depicts legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal's adventure crossing 4,300 miles of the Pacific Ocean on a balsa wood raft. Thor and his five-member crew battle storms, sharks, and the dangers of the wide open sea to reach the Polynesian shore.
International Cinema tickets are free with a UNCW Student ID and $4 for Non-Students. Free student tickets are available at the Sharky's Box Office and Game Room one hour before the show.
Panel Discussion: The Science of Waves
Wednesday, September 18, 4:00 - 5:30 pm, Lumina Theater, Fisher Student Center
Join UNCW faculty members as they discuss the various scientific components of rogue waves.
Family Weekend: Synergy Book Discussion
Saturday, September 28, 1:00 - 2:00 pm, Port City Java, Randall Library
Join students, family, faculty, and staff for an informal discussion of this year's common reading selection, The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean by Susan Casey.
Sponsored by Randall Library.
Synergy Film: Riding Giants
Tuesday, October 1, 7:00 pm, Lumina Theater, Fisher Student Center
Filmmaker Stacy Peralta explores the history and culture of surfing, told through the exploits of its pioneers and contemporary heroes of big-wave surfing.
Sponsored by the Association for Campus Entertainment.
Synergy Film: Chasing Ice
Monday, October 14 and Sunday, October 20th at 7pm in Lumina Theater
Co-Sponsored by the Department of Geography and Geology and the UNCW Center for Marine Science.
Director Jeff Orlowski follows National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers. Join us for the film and discussion to kick off the eARTH Inspire week.
The Wave Lunch
Wednesday, October 16, 11:30 - 2:00 pm, Wagoner Dining Hall
Join us in Wagoner Hall for a culinary event inspired by this year's Synergy Reading, The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean. There will be entertainment, giveaways, facts about the book, and more!
Sponsored by Campus Dining.
Art Exhibition: Grab Your Board: Ride the Creative Wave
Thursday, October 24, 2013 - Tuesday, January 7, 2014, 7:00 am - 11:00 pm, Warwick Center Lobby
Thursday, October 24, 5:30 - 7:30 pm, Warwick Center Lobby
UNCW alumnus and artist will connect to the 2013 - 2014 Synergy Common Reading, The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean by Susan Casey, with his one of a surfboard art.
Sponsored by the Association for Campus Entertainment.
ARMITAGE GONE! Dance: Fables on Global Warming
Saturday, October 26, 8:00 pm, Kenan Auditorium
Dubbed the "punk ballerina" by Vanity Fair, choreographer Karole Armitage's newest work, Fables on Global Warming, is the result of a multi-year collaboration with musicians, visual artists, and scientists. Using the familiar animal fables of Aseop, La Fontaine, traditional American Indians, and Chuang Tzu, this hour-long performance blends Armitage's unique blend of classical ballet and contemporary dance with the witty words and music of singer/songwriter Corey Dargel, and the imaginative costumes and puppetry of visual artist Doug Fitch. Woven into the fabric of this intelligent and enchanting performance are ideas about climate change, preservation, and responsibility - resulting in a performance that will entertain and enlighten audiences of all ages.
Sponsored by UNCW Cultural Arts.
Panel Discussion: The Study of Risk Taking
Tuesday, November 5, 5:00pm-6:30pm, Lumina Theater
Join UNCW faculty and community members as they discuss the study of risk taking in leisure activities including tow-surfing as explored in The Wave.
Dr. Daniel Pauly (Synergy Keynote)
Monday, November 11, 7:00 pm, Burney Center
Arguably the world's most well-known fisheries scientist, Dr. Daniel Pauly is certainly the most prolific and widely cited. Described as an "iconoclastic global thinker" (The Green Review), Paul received international attention for his development of FishBase, an encyclopedia of more than 30,000 fish species, and Ecopath, an ecosystems modeling program. Pauly brings his global perspective and passion for conservation to fisheries, striving to promote a healthier ocean and consequently, a better planet.
Co-presented by The Association for Campus Entertainment, Campus Life Arts and Programs, and University College. Tickets are free for students, faculty, and staff. For tickets, visit the Kenan Box Office or call at (910) 962-3500. Visit UNCW Presents for more speaker information.