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Bill Kawczynski, Community Partnerships Program Specialist
Connecting UNCW to Our Communities
Worldwide change starts in the community. Our goal is to connect the academic world of UNCW to corporate and community development in order to strengthen ties to a global community. The partnerships that stem from our office have a lasting and significant impact on our region.
- Collaborations Lead to Help for Troubled Creeks: A young woman’s idea to build a rain garden to help two impaired coastal creeks has now become a collaborative effort among two universities, two nonprofit groups, a local business and the city. “This project is important to the City of Wilmington as there is a major push to address the health of Hewletts and Bradley creeks,” said Roger Shew, a professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, one of the partners. The tidal creeks are on the federal “black list” of sorts for polluted waters, known as the 303(d) list. Hewletts and Bradley creeks are on the list because they’ve been polluted to the point where harvesting oysters and clams is no longer allowed because of high levels of bacteria. The culprit is polluted stormwater runoff, the number one cause of water quality impairment along the N.C. coast. For more information, click here.
Chancellor Miller to Serve on Board of Directors for the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities: University of North Carolina Wilmington Chancellor Gary L. Miller has been selected to serve on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU), the University announced today. CUMU is a national higher education organization consisting of public and private colleges across the country who value the importance of teaching, research and service to their communities. CUMU is known for creating best practices in university-community partnerships. This has been an emphasis for UNCW since the arrival of Chancellor Miller in July 2011.
- UNCW Hosts 2014 Pathways to Achieving Civic Engagement Conference: Over 250 community partners, presidents, faculty, and staff from 40 higher education institutions and organizations, will travel to Wilmington from nine states to attend our first Pathways to Achieving Civic Engagement (PACE) conference on North Carolina’s coast. For more information, please click here.
- UNCW Hosts 2014 Civic Engagement Institute: Launched in 2007, this Institute is designed to thoroughly explore one civic engagement topic during a day-long gathering. Teams of faculty, staff and administrators, from NC Campus Compact member campuses, are invited to attend. Focus of this years' Institute is "Anchoring Community Vitality: Linking Campus Community Engagement and Economic Development." For more information and to register, click here.
- Regional Branding Initiative: The University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Office of Community Partnerships and the Cameron School of Business will be launching a survey (click here) to collect insights from Wilmington residents about the area in an effort to better inform the regional branding initiative. Residents of New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties are invited to participate in the short survey. Data will be gathered by undergraduate and graduate students in the Cameron School of Business’s Honors Marketing Society and analyzed by CSB MBA students; the results will then be presented to the Brand Identity Leadership Team (BILT) in January of 2014.
Partnership Profiles: Each month, our office will focus on faculty, staff and students who make a difference regarding their engagement within our local communities. Click here for details: Faculty Staff Student