News & Announcements

Educational Technology Showcase - Sept. 21-29

Have you ever heard someone say, “I don’t know what technologies I want to use in my classroom – I don’t even know what is available”? As we look to update technologies in our Education building classrooms we want to answer that question. We have assembled a technology showcase to be held in Room 162 from September 21st to September 29th. During this event we will have on display multiple versions of classroom technologies like document cameras, interactive displays, and much more. We will also have demonstrations on how to use the equipment. Recommendations from faculty will be used to guide future classroom purchases during 2016-2017. So mark your calendar and look for future updates!

Poverty Simulations - Oct. 10 and Nov. 17

Faculty from WCE will be offering two Poverty Simulations this fall.  The dates are listed below.  This is the eighth year we are able to offer this experience to our students.  Over 2,000 UNCW students and community members have participated in the simulation to date.  

As you know, this simulation is taken seriously and is not a game.  It is an opportunity for participants to get a glimpse into some of the challenges families living in poverty face every day.  It is not intended to offend anyone or replicate specific experiences. 

If you require this experience for your students, make sure they know they need to stay the entire time, take the simulation seriously, and participate in all activities. Please consider including a discussion of the simulation in your class after students have participated.  If you would like information to support classroom discussion, please contact one of the facilitators Susan Catapano, Candace Thompson, Chris Furr, or Trina Aldrich.

If you would like to have your students participate in the simulation, please have them register through the link below.  If your students have already taken the simulation in another course, consider requiring them to volunteer to help at one this semester. The experience is different. There are limited spaces open for each session and students who do not register in advance risk not being admitted to the simulation.  We can provide you with sign-in sheets after the simulation.

We ask that faculty who do require this experience for their students also participate in at least one simulation as a volunteer.  We need 20 volunteers for each session.  Please consider volunteering if you have already participated in the simulation or if you would like to learn more about it.  All volunteers should register through the link below.

  • Monday October 10, 5:30-8 p.m., Multipurpose Room McNeill Hall.
  • Thursday, November 17, 5:30-8 p.m., Room 162, Education Building

The 2016 June Edition of the Watson Chronicle is online!

Want to know what Watson College has been doing this semester? Want to know what's coming up? We have all of those wonderful stories and more in the newest edition of the Watson Chronicle online.

PDS 2016-2017 Combined Calendar

2016 begins a new cycle of partnership for WCE and our surrounding school districts. In June we celebrated the signing of our 2015-2018 PDS school-university partnership agreements. We are looking forward to three more years of continued collaboration with our surrounding 12 school districts and two charter schools! With the close of the last partnership cycle, two distinct PDS initiatives came to end. In the coming weeks, our office will share information regarding the continuation of these revised programs: Master Teachers and Partnership in Action. Over the summer, revisions to these programs were made based on faculty, PDS partner, and PDS Advisory Board feedback. We are excited to share these opportunities for faculty to work more intensely with teachers and administrators in our partnership schools!

Second, as you may know, each year our office works to create a combined calendar reflecting important dates for each district/school in our partnership. The combined calendar is downloadble, but can also be accessed using the link below. You will also notice that this page on our PDS website provides easy access to all district-specific calendars in our partnership.

As a reminder, the PDS office continues to send Friday Updates to our school partners every other week via email. If you have items you would like to share during the spring semester, please contact Somer Lewis at

UNCW Employee Discount Website

Be sure to check out the UNCW Employee Discount website to see the latest in discounts. Some of the latest additions include: Ann Taylor Loft, Brooks Brothers, Banana Republic, J Crew, La Bella Forma, New York & Co., S. Burke Jewelry, Costco and Sam's Club.

UNCW employees also get a discount at Brixx Pizza, Carolina Alehouse, Chris's Cosmic Kitchen, Fat Tony's, Foster's Grille, The George, Just Because Chocolates, Islands Grille, South n' France, Texas Roadhouse, Trolly Stop and more.

Check the site to see all the great discounts that are offered exclusively to UNCW employees. To suggest businesses that you would like to see in the program or to submit the names of businesses interested in participating e-mail

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