Thursday, May 26, 2011

UNCW grads in action: The Fuzzy Peach

A self-serve frozen yogurt bar with a unique name is boasting success for three recent UNCW graduates.  The Fuzzy Peach, with its original location several blocks away from campus, has become so popular among locals that its owners have now opened two other locations in Porters Neck and Downtown Wilmington.  A fourth location is on the way in Monkey Junction as well, and they recently began to advertise franchise opportunities on their website! 

Check out the articles below to learn more about the success of these UNCW grads!

WWAY article on the Fuzzy Peach

WWAY News Video- Fuzzy Peach

Fuzzy Peach Website

Monday, May 23, 2011

The Seaweed, Headed to Boulder, CO!

Congratulations are in order for the UNCW's Ultimate Frisbee women's club team.  The Seaweed are headed for the USA Ultimate College National Championships in Boulder, CO, May 27-29. 

The Seaweed defeated their rival UNC Chapel Hill to win the Atlantic Coast Regional Championships for the third consecutive year in April.  This win helped secure their spot in Boulder.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Conference at CMS reveals plans for new expedition to the Queen Anne's Revenge

A news conference was held this morning detailing plans for a new expedition to the site of the Queen Anne's Revenge. The ship, once captained by the infamous pirate Blackbeard, ran aground off North Carolina shores near Beaufort in June 1718. 

Since the discovery of the Queen Anne's Revenge in 1996, the UNCW R/V Cape Fear and the and the R/V Dan Moore of Cape Fear Community College have worked in a joint partnership with the N.C Department of Cultural Resources on many expeditions to the site. The two research vessels have aided in recovery of tens of thousands of artifacts from the sunken ship, helping to shed light on many aspects of eighteenth-century maritime culture and the culture of piracy.

Qar David Moore Working - Nc Dept. Of Cultural Resources Photo By Julep Gillman

The news conference, which was held at the UNCW Center for Marine Science, laid plans for the recovery of a large artifact from the ship, possibly a cannon.  The conference also provided attendees with information on the types of equipment used during a recovery expedition, and outlined the how individuals from both UNCW and Cape Fear Community College aid in the recovery efforts.  The expedition will take place this month from May 23rd-27th.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Commencement 2011!

A record number of UNCW students will graduate and "soar" on to the rest of their lives this weekend at Trask Coliseum.  UNCW's Commencement ceremonies begin at 2:00 pm today, with an incredible estimate of 1800 undergraduate students and 285 graduate students receiving degrees in their field of study!

The ceremonies are scheduled as follows:

-2:00 pm, May 13th- Cameron School of Business
-5:30 pm, May 13th- Watson School of Education and the College of Health and Human Services

-9:30 am, May 14th- Sciences, Humanities and Graduate Liberal Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences
-1:00 pm, May 14th- Creative Arts and Social Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences

Congratulations to the graduating Seahawks of the Class of 2011!

UNCW Commencement 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Do you know who PHIL is?  You will once you become a UNCW student!  PHIL is the face of philanthropy at UNCW.  For us, he represents thousand of alumni, parents, faculty, staff and hardworking students that give back to UNCW each year. 

The Office of Annual Giving developed the "Get to know PHIL" campaign as a way to raise awareness among our campus community about the importance of university support, and the resources that are now available as a direct result of our generous family of donors. 

Learn more about PHIL and what he represents to UNCW... and learn how you can leave your mark on the UNCW campus too.

Wilmington's 19th Annual Greek Festival

Our UNCW neighbors at the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church are hosting the 19th annual Greek Festival this weekend.  The Wilmington community comes out to celebrate with food, music and dancing, all while learning more about the Greek culture.  Each year thousands of community members come out to support this local festival.

Friday, May 6, 2011

UNCW Names a New Chancellor, Gary Miller

Gary L. Miller, provost and vice president for academic affairs and research at Wichita State University, has been elected the new chancellor of UNC Wilmington.  The Board of Governors held a special meeting on May 3rd to make the announcement with UNC President Tom Ross on the UNCW campus.  Miller will assume his new duties no later than July 1, succeeding Rosemary DePaolo, who will be retiring from UNCW after eight years of service.

Please visit the UNCW website to learn more about our new leader.  If you are interested in reading the Chancellor-elects acceptance speech please visit the Chancellor Search website.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Westside Hall Renamed to Honor Retiring Chancellor DePaolo

After eight years of service to UNC Wilmington, Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo will be retiring on June 30th.  During her time at UNCW, Dr. DePaolo has made many lasting impressions that the students, faculty and staff will remember, and our new chancellor will inherit.  Some highlights of her tenure include:
  • Exceeding goals set for student graduation rates, student-faculty ratio, campus diversity, international enrollment and study abroad participation, and research and development grant funding
  • Building new on-campus student housing increasing the number of students who live on campus to almost 40 percent of the student body
  • More than doubling UNCW's endowment
  • To see more accomplishments click here
Last week the Board of Trustees of UNCW announced the naming of DePaolo Hall in honor of Chancellor DePaolo.  This building is focused on providing student services and it is only fitting that this be named in her honor because of her personal commitment to providing students with the highest quality education at the lowest possible cost.  This surprise announcement came during a campus gathering to thank Dr. DePaolo for her contributions to the university as the spring semester comes to a close.