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Graduate School Open House - Oct. 11
Meet faculty and learn about graduate programs and financial aid! Doors are open from 4-6pm in the Education Building Atrium. Register today!


UNCW Ranks 9th Nationally Among Best Online Education Degree Programs
UNCW ranks 9th nationally on a list of Best Online Education Degrees for 2017 compiled by the higher education website College Choice. Read more >


UNCW Recognized as a Best College Value for 2017
UNCW has been named a Best College Value for 2017 by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, ranking in the top 100 public universities. The university also is on Value Colleges’ list of the Top 10 Best Online Colleges in North Carolina. Read more >


UNCW, NHCS Officials Invite Public to Lab School Forums
Public forums will be held over the coming months to gather input for a proposed lab school at D.C. Virgo. This is a partnership between UNCW and New Hanover County Schools - and we need to hear from our community! The first forum is scheduled from 5:30-7 p.m. Read more >


Watson College Dean Van Dempsey Appointed to State Education Commission 
Van Dempsey, dean of UNCW’s Watson College of Education, has been named to the Professional Educator Preparation and Standards Commission, formed to advise the State Board of Education on topics related to professional standards of practice. His two-year term begins September 1. Read more >



UNCW’s Robert Tyndall Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
UNCW professor emeritus Robert Tyndall has received a 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from StarNews Media in recognition of his 45-year career in education, including 28 years in leadership roles at UNCW. The award was presented at a luncheon ceremony on Aug. 15. Read more >



2017 North Carolina School-University Partnership Summit - Oct. 20-21
The Watson College of Education invites you to participate in a summit of UNC school-university partnerships. School partners and colleagues from each of our 15 UNC institutions are invited to submit proposals aligned with the theme Blurring Boundaries: Creating Opportunities for School-University Partnerships. Throughout the summit, participants will pose current school-university partnership problems of practice, explore the successes and challenges of each, and take away new ideas related to our collaborative work. Partners are encouraged to submit proposals and register in teams of five. We welcome multiple teams and presentations from individual institutions and schools! Learn more >


Art for the Masses - Nov. 18
Since 2012, UNCW has been home to "Art for the Masses," a show and sale intended to help emerging artists find an audience while allowing attendees to purchase unique pieces handcrafted by regional artists at affordable prices. Participating artists retain 100 percent of the proceeds from their sales. AFTM is free and open to the public with a requested door donation to help fund public arts projects at the university. The program is coordinated through Campus Life Arts and Programs and the Department of Art and Art History. Applications open for the 2017 show on Monday, Aug. 21 and close Friday, Sept. 29


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