Come celebrate The Cornerstone Pledge and find ways that the pledge connects to the experiences and actions of UNCW students.
Cornerstone Week 2009-2010
Schedule of Events
Friday, October 9
I demonstrate honorable citizenship through acts of civic engagement.
Nothing to Hide: Westside Hall – “Nothing to Hide” is a museum-quality photo-text traveling exhibit featuring photographs and interviews with families whose lives are affected by mental illness – schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, major depression, anxiety disorders, etc. The compelling accounts demonstrate strength, courage, integrity and accomplishment in the face of the adversity and stigma of mental illness. By bringing visibility to these individuals and their families, “Nothing to Hide” helps dispel harmful stereotypes, myths, and misconceptions about mental illness. (Sponsored by the Multicultural Center and the Counseling Center)
Do You Know Your Other Greek Letters: 7:00pm, Kenan Auditorium – “Do You Know Your Other Greek Letters?” is an annual program hosted by National Pan-Hellenic Council that entertains and informs students about historically black fraternities and sororities. There is a panel that will answer questions about the organizations, followed by each organization performing a 10 minute step.
Latina Heritage Call and Dance Party: 8:00pm-12:00am, Warwick Center – Come and enjoy an evening of Latino Culture with food, dancing, and a lot of fun. Music by well known DJ Chris Bifani and performances by NC State Latino Dance Troop, Physical Graffiti, and High Seas. (Sponsored by Mi Gente)
Saturday, October 10
I embrace community by active involvement and service.
Toiletries Drive Kick Off: The Center for Leadership Education and Service, in conjunction with the Student Ambassadors, is sponsoring a toiletries drive as part of the Chancellor’s Challenge for the Good Shepherd Center.The Good Shepherd Center is a local homeless shelter and soup kitchen that also provides over 30,000 showers to disadvantaged individuals annually.Items needed include soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, toothbrush holders, hand sanitizer, sanitary pads, skin lotion, razors, shaving cream, mouthwash (alcohol-free), Vaseline, one gallon size Ziploc bags and deodorant. Donations may be brought to the CLES office in the Fisher University Union room 2013, M-F 8:00am-5:00pm, or be placed in one of the clearly marked receptacles around campus.
Belay Clinics: 3:00-5:00pm, $10.00 students/$12.00 Faculty, Staff & Guests; Student Recreation Center Climbing Wall (Registration Deadline – Friday, 10/9, 5:00 pm). The climbing is free, but sometimes the wait for a belayer can slow you down. Join the Discover Outdoor Center staff and learn how to safely belay other climbers.
Kayak Clinics: 4:30-7:00pm; $10.00 students/$12.00 Faculty, Staff, & Guests; Hanover Natatorium (Registration Deadline - 5:00 pm Thursday before). Intermediate Clinics: If you have the basics of kayaking down, this is the clinic for you! In this clinic, you will learn to enter your boat in open water and assist in the open water rescue of other kayakers.
Sunday, October 11
I foster human dignity through acts of civility and respect.
National Coming Out Day: An internationally-observed civil awareness day for coming out and discussion about gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) issues. It is observed on October 11 every year-by members of the LGBTIQ communities and their allies. It is highly encouraged for participants on this day to wear gay pride symbols, such as the pink triangle (gay men), the black triangle (gay females), the Greek letter lambda, and rainbows in jewelry and on clothing.
Women’s Soccer: 2:00pm, UNCW Soccer Stadium. Come out and demonstrate your Seahawk Sportsmanship as the UNCW Women’s Soccer team faces off against the Patriots of George Mason.
Jewish Life in NC: 7:00pm, Lumina Theater; Tickets available at Sharky's Box Office. The Jewish community has been integral to North Carolina's emergence as a progressive “New South” society. The documentary consists of interviews, suggestive re-enactment and narration – an interweaving of carefully selected stories and storytellers, locations, and celebrations. Making a successful new life in this welcoming state, Jews have found sanction to preserve their multicultural identities, and have responded in kind with significant contributions to economy, education, culture, and health care. This shared journey is the heart of our story. This documentary film premiere is sponsored by the Jewish Heritage Foundation of North Carolina.
Residence Hall Floor Meetings – Revisiting Community Standards: 8:00pm on the individual floors. Resident Assistants from each area will hold a floor meeting with his/her residents to revisit the community standards established during the first week of classes. These conversations will allow residents to talk about how the community standards are holding up and if new standards should be considered.
Monday, October 12
I lead a lifestyle that advances physical health and emotional well-being.
Dreams: Caring for your Emotional Life, Relationships and Inner Life: 9:00am-10:00am, Masonboro Island Room, Fisher Student Center. Dreams are daily occurrences offering you potential creative insight into your emotional and mental life, into your relationship and your inner world.Learn the purpose and role of dreams, how to keep a dream journal, how to remember your dreams, and how to share your creative dreams. (Sponsored by the UNCW Counseling Center; presented by Paul Overman, Ph.D.)
Free HIV Testing: 11:00am-3:00pm, Abrons Student Health Center, 2nd floor Westside Hall. The Student Health Center will be offering free HIV Testing for UNCW students. Usually this service would be at a minimal charge, but will be free during this time period. Talk with your partner and be open about your sexual history.
No Fear, Confidence Through Assertiveness: 11:00am-12:00pm, Masonboro Island Room, Fisher Student Center. Do you have difficulty speaking in front of others or taking part in groups? Are you “in your head” more than you are “in the conversation”? Do you constantly worry about how others are evaluating you? If so, please join us for an opportunity to learn about facing your fears and asserting yourself. (Sponsored by the UNCW Counseling Center; presented by Bud Edwards, Ph.D.)
Climbing Wall: 5:00-10:00pm, Student Rec Center. The Rec Center climbing wall stands approximately 28 feet high and provides over 1900 square feet of climbing surface. Routes range in difficulty from "no sweat" slab climbing to a fiercely overhanging arête section. The wall is intended for those with no experience to expert. Come by and give it a try, but don’t forget your student ID.
My Story: 7:00-10:00pm, Clocktower Lounge, Fisher Student Center. MyStory is an open mic event held every fall semester as part of PRIDE week at UNCW. Come and tell your story! Sit, eat, and listen to your peers share their stories with you – and maybe share one of your own. All forms of self expression are welcome. Drawings, poetry, literature, song, dance, you name it!
Air Hockey Tournament: 7:30-10:00pm, Sharky’s Game Room. Come test out your air hockey skills against other UNCW students, faculty, and staff. Prizes will be rewarded. Registration is FREE.
Tuesday, October 13
I pursue inner-peace by recognizing the significance of spirituality.
Prayer Labyrinth: 11:00am-1:00pm, Commons Area (In Front of Burney). Come spend time walking the Prayer Labyrinth. A “Prayer” or “Meditation” Labyrinth is one of the oldest contemplative and transformational tools of our time. Labyrinths have been used as a spiritual practice for hundreds of years for prayer, ritual, initiation, and spiritual growth. This spiritual practice is utilized by a variety of people from different backgrounds, religions, and cultures. The Labyrinth is a universal symbol for the world, with is complications and difficulties, which we experience on our journey through life. Walking the labyrinth in prayer and meditation allows time to reflect upon our own spiritual journey. Make some time in your day and in your life to engage in meditating on your spiritual journey and finding inner peace.
Meditation in the Moment: 4:00pm-5:00pm, Azalea Coast Room A, Fisher Student Union. Meditation is the practice of awareness, openness, and experiencing the here and now. It is about letting go and being in the present moment. While there are many traditions of meditation, this session will focus on the simple and common aspects of the practice. We invite participants from all backgrounds, creeds, and interests to join us for an hour of exploring and practicing the art of meditation. (Sponsored by the UNCW Counseling Center; presented by Amanda Beer, Ph.D.)
Wednesday, October 14
I maintain a distinguished character based on truth, honesty, and integrity.
Coffee Break at the Perch: 10:30-11:30am, Seahawk Perch, Fisher Student Center. Come to the Perch, for bagels, coffee, and juice. Stay and learn about the different services and programs that the Seahawk Perch provides to non-traditional, off-campus, military and graduate students. Stay and participate in “What Would A Seahawk Do?”, a moral thought experiment that exercises and helps clearly define your ethical leanings.
CLES Leadership Series on Ethical Decision Making: 3:00-4:30pm, Wrightsville Beach Room, Fisher Student Center. This highly interactive presentation will focus on how ethics are viewed, defined, and applied by different UNCW students.
Synergy Art Exhibit Opening Reception: 6:00-7:30pm, Boseman Gallery, Fisher University Union 2nd floor. The exhibit and reception are FREE and open to the public. This exhibit brings this year's common reading selection, A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, to life through miniature scenes created by students. The exhibit runs from October 14-November 5 at the Boseman Gallery.
Thursday, October 15
I am an engaged learner in constant search of knowledge.
Getting to Know the ULC: Come meet tutors from the ULC at the Hawks Nest in the Fisher University Union from 11:00am-1:00pm. The University Learning Center (ULC) cultivates the lifelong learning potential of UNCW students. We provide programs and services that support students as they develop independent learning strategies, personal responsibility, intellectual maturity, transferable skills, and a respect for diverse learning experiences.House Calls: 7:00pm, UNCW Residence halls. It’s that time of the year! Half way through the semester, mid-terms staring you in the face, spring registration coming up soon, and finals are only 45 days away! It would be perfect if all these resources were right at your door step! Well this is your lucky night! Faculty and staff will be visiting your residence hall to answer questions, provide resources and check in on how YOU are doing!