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The 2018 October Edition of the Watson Chronicle is online!
Welcome back Seahawks! It’s great to have a full house in our Ed Building again! As we work to get things back to normal, we are pleased to share with you the latest edition of the Watson Chronicle. We welcome your comments and feedback, and hope you'll join us in sharing the stories of the work of the Watson College with others.


Request for Student and Employee Support
UNCW’s Campus Emergency Fund provides limited, one-time emergency financial assistance to UNCW students and employees personally affected by Hurricane Florence. It is the intent of this fund to provide support for currently enrolled students who have exhausted all other resources. If Campus Emergency Funds are granted, they do not have to be repaid but they may count as income and be subject to federal and/or state taxes.

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Hurricane Relief

Support Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts
Two UNCW funds support students and employees facing adversity. The Campus Emergency Fund (Student Hurricane Relief) provides financial assistance to students personally affected by Hurricane Florence. Requests and allocations will be managed by the Office of Dean of Students.

The Hurricane Florence Employee Assistance Fund provides assistance to faculty and staff personally affected by Hurricane Florence. Requests and allocations will be managed by the Office of Human Resources.



Post-Hurricane Updates and Information
In order to streamline correspondence and complement university-level communications distributed by the Office of University Relations, this resource page will be updated regularly with the most up-to-date information. Read more >



UNCW Writing Conference for K-12 Educators 
Due to Hurricane Florence, this event will be rescheduled for the spring. Learn more >

I-40 East

Youth Programs Receives Grant for STEM Entrepreneurship in Rural Communities
UNCW’s Youth Programs has received a $118,471 grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund to launch I-40 E.A.S.T. (Engineering, Agriculture, Science and Technology). The two-year project is designed to engage students from rural communities in lab-based scientific investigations, career exploration, community planning and entrepreneurship. Read more >

Michele Parker

Michele Parker Selected for Ambassador’s Distinguished Scholars Program in Ethiopia
WCE Professor Michele Parker will spend the 2018-19 academic year as a full-time member of the teaching faculty at the University of Gondar in Ethiopia. Her work, as an Ambassador Distinguished Scholar, will focus on adult education. The one-year assignment will begin in October. Read more >

DC Virgo

UNCW, Wilmington Community Celebrate Grand Opening of DCVPA
Children took center stage at a grand opening celebration for the new D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy on July 24. DCVPA opened its doors to 250 students in grades K-8 in mid-July, through a partnership initiative led by UNCW. Wilmington community members joined UNCW Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli, members of the UNCW Board of Trustees, Provost Marilyn Sheerer, Watson College Dean Van Dempsey, senior administrators from New Hanover County Schools, Virgo Principal Sabrina Hill-Black and DCVPA faculty and students at the grand opening event. Highlights included a parade of students, inspirational addresses and a joint appearance by Sammy C. Hawk and Virgo’s lion mascot, Lamont. Read more >

Family Fare

UNCW Receives $5,000 Donation from Family Fare for D.C. Virgo
UNCW has received a $5,000 donation from Family Fare Convenience Stores to aid in the startup of D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy. Family Fare President Lee Barnes, Christy Barnes ’95, and local franchise owners visited Virgo to present the check and tour the school on July 23. The gift, part of Family Fare’s Shared Purpose Initiative, will provide resources for teachers. Read more >


STEM SENC Selected to Join Global STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice
UNCW’s Watson College of Education is pleased to announce that STEM SENC has been selected to join the STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice, SLECOP, an initiative to improve education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). STEM SENC will now connect with 67 other Ecosystems. Read more >

Take 5

Mindfulness Mondays Take 5
Mindfulness Monday is an invitation to faculty, staff, and students offering a weekly space providing tools and suggestions for mindful living. Take 5 with us!! Every Monday at 10:40am in the 2nd Floor Lounge Area. Learn more >

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