College Day Oct 24th

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Mission Statement

Have you read our
mission statement lately?

Here is a video (posted on YouTube) produced by
UNCW Communication Studies
students about the
mission of CAS.
Check it out!

What's New in CAS

Dr. Jack Hall to Host's Global Webinar Series with
Ed Bedley Jr
click HERE

We Our UNCW Logo

We Are UNCW recognizes
three members of
College of Arts and Sciences Amanda Boomershine

New Law Aims to Deter Venus Flytrap Poaching: Is It Working?
The cottage industry of Venus flytrap poaching has long threatened this iconic carnivorous plant of southeastern North Carolina. The crime used to be a misdemeanor, but at the start of this year, it became a felony, Roger Shew is a UNCW geology professor who monitors flytrap plots in the Green Swamp, an ecological preserve in Brunswick County. Since the law’s passing, he says evidence indicates that poaching has decreased.

Theater students shed light on growing problem in America
The Department of Theatre at UNCW presents Low Hanging Fruit by Robin Bradford. The show begins by introducing four female veterans who are all homeless and struggling with issues brought on by their combat experience.

CIty of Wilmington and UNCW partner to Reduce Crime
Professor Tom Barth
Public and International Affairs

Creative Writing's Edgerton to Formally Receive
Thomas Wolfe Prize

Planting the Seeds
for a Common Wealth
(Feature story on UNCW's role in developing North Carolina's oyster aquaculture)

UNCW Receives Grant for Critical Thinking Project

Lifeguards seeing rise in jellyfish, stingray stings
Wrightsville Beach has seen a noticeable spike in stingray and jellyfish. Common jellyfish for New Hanover County shores are the sea nettle, the cannonball jellyfish, sometimes called the cauliflower jellyfish, the Portuguese man-of-war and the moon jellyfish, said UNCW assistant marine biology professor Robert Condon.

Ocean Heroes
(Featuring Bonnie Monteleone, Plastic Marine Debris Research and Lab Assistant, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, p. 42)

New Interim Director of the
Women's Studies Resource Center
Dr. VIbeke Olsen

Prologue: "Travels in Vermeer" by Michael White
Monday evening at Prologue, Ben Steelman of the StarNews talks to writer, poet and chair of the UNCW Creative Writing Department, Michael White

Dram Tree makes its debut in a rustic, unexpected venue
When Dram Tree opens "Macbeth" at the old McEachern's warehouse in downtown Wilmington on Sept. 11, it will be one of the most-anticipated debuts by a local theater company in recent memory. It's all being pulled together under the leadership of Dram Tree artistic director Chris Marino, who's also a professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington

UNCW's Cilano to Receive Board of Governors
Award for
Excellence in Teaching

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Patricia Kelley, professor of Geology honored with the Nations Highest Undergraduate Teaching Honor
One of four U.S. Professors of the Year awards-read more here

Patricia Kelley

NEW! UNCW Maintains Top 10 Position Amoung Best Public Regional Universities in the South

College Day 2015

Whether you are years away or years beyond, experience being a UNCW college student for a day!

You may click the link below to see the complete schedule and course options. Come enjoy a day on campus at UNCW. Choose 4 classes and lunch is included!


College Day 2015


UNCW's Creative Writing Department Chair Michael White
on the New Yorkers National Book Awards Longlist
for Non Fiction

click HERE to see full article

Fall Faculty Meeting 2015 Award Recepients

Professor of English Cara Cilano, Director of University Studies, received the Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award in recognition of her excellence in scholarship, research and creativity, including activities that involve campus colleagues and students.

Professor Julian Keith, Chair of the Department of Psychology, was presented with the most prestigious award conferred at UNCW, the Board of Trustees Teaching Excellence Award. He also received the Distinguished Teaching Professorship Award

Professor Donna King, Associate Chair, Sociology and Criminology – J. Marshall Crews Distinguished Faculty Award

Senior lecturer Glenn Pack, Film Studies – Lecturer of the Year

Lecturer Ashley Bissette Sumerel, English – Lecturer of the Year

Professor Wei Feng, Mathematics and Statistics – Graduate Mentor Award

Senior lecturer Ashlee Balena, World Languages and Cultures – Excellence in e-Learning Award

Associate Professor Julie-Ann Scott, Communication Studies – UNCW Distinguished Scholarly Engagement and Public Service Award


The arts and sciences are the academic core of the university.
At UNCW, the College of Arts and Sciences provides the vital foundation for the university’s pursuit of excellence. Through our teaching, we educate students for lives of fulfillment in the twenty-first century. Through our research, we advance the state of knowledge and creativity in the arts and sciences. And through our outreach, we improve the quality of life in Southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

In CAS we offer a full range of undergraduate majors in the arts and sciences. We also ensure a comprehensive educational experience for all UNCW students through our University Studies offerings.
Many of our departments offer master’s programs, and terminal degree programs are available in Marine Biology (Ph.D.) and Creative Writing (MFA).

Applied learning—the kind of learning in which students gain
hands-on experience with the skills of their major fields—is a hallmark of the student experience in CAS, and a key feature that makes us distinctive. Our faculty also sets us apart. CAS faculty members are first-rate researchers who are committed to the integration of their scholarly work with powerful teaching in and beyond the classroom.

You can find a wealth of information on this website about our academic programs, and about the great work done by our faculty and students.

Explore freely, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions or need more information.

Contact us:

College of Arts and Sciences-University of North Carolina Wilmington
Bear Hall Deans Suite Room 146
601 S. College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5912
Phone: 910.962.3111 Fax: 910.962.3114


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