Friday, June 10, 2011

UNCW receives recognition on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

UNCW students and their dedication to helping the community have not gone unrecognized.  UNCW was recently recognized again in the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, this year receiving the accolade of "Honor with Distinction!"

"Our faculty and staff purposefully incorporate service learning and community service activities into all aspects of the UNCW learning experience," Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo said. "We want our students to become active citizens who care about and contribute to the world they will one day lead."

Last year more than 7,000 students committed to 70,625 hours of community service through volunteer work and service learning, culminating in over $1 million in economic value.  UNCW students have helped to place UNCW on this prestigious Honor Roll every year since its inception in 2006.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Seaweed Ultimate Frisbee Team Places Fifth in National Championship

The UNCW Seaweed Women's Ultimate Frisbee team is now ranked fifth in the nation after competing at the USA Ultimate College National Championships in Boulder, Colorado.  Seaweed took fifth place among some of the best competitors in the country, such as UNC Chapel Hill and Stanford University.

Congratulations to the Seaweed Women's Ultimate Frisbee team for another excellent season!

Friday, June 3, 2011

UNCW R/V Cape Fear helps to raise 3,000-pound anchor from the Queen Anne's Revenge

After a news conference was held just two weeks ago announcing the expedition, officials from the Queen Anne's Revenge Project, in collaboration with UNCW and Cape Fear Community College, celebrated as they raised a 3,000-pound anchor from the site of the famous shipwreck.  UNCW's R/V Cape Fear and the CFCC R/V Dan Moore aided in the salvage, providing support for project divers and aiding in the lifting and transport of the artifact.

The recovery of the artifact is a historical occasion, as the anchor is another piece to add to a list of over 250,000 artifacts recovered from the ship.  This will not only shed more light on Blackbeard and his infamous legacy but provide a wealth of information on 18th century maritime culture, as well as the culture of piracy.

Congratulations to the staff of the Queen Anne's Revenge Project and the crews of the R/V's Cape Fear and Dan Moore for their success during this historical expedition!