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The 2017 October Edition of the Watson Chronicle is online!
Want to know what Watson College has been doing this semester? Want to know what's coming up? We have all of those wonderful stories and more in the newest edition of the Watson Chronicle online.


UNCW’s Lab School Journey Gets Underway
UNCW and New Hanover County Schools are inviting the community to weigh in and “dream big” as planning begins for a proposed laboratory school at D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy in downtown Wilmington. The lab school initiative is the result of recent legislation designed to provide enhanced learning experiences for students in low performing schools. Community forums will be held on Oct. 19 and Nov. 8. Read more >


Study Abroad in the Netherlands
This 10-day trip will highlight P-12 education and teacher training, specifically focusing on refugee and immigrant education in the Netherlands. The Netherlands is recognized and one of the world leaders in providing education to refugee and immigrant children and families. Learn more >

Information Meetings:
Monday, 10/16/2017, 4:30 to 5:00, EB 235 and via WebEx
Thursday, 11/2/2017, 12:30 to 1:00, EB 235 and via WebEx



Study Abroad in London, England - June 20th – 29th, 2018
Take a walk-through our history as you explore the streets of London while you engage with school leaders and in university settings with your British colleagues. You will shadow London’s best school administrators and executive level leaders daily and learn about the British educational system from those in charge. Discuss political movements and current leadership trends. A Paris day-trip excursion is built into the trip so you can experience both cities during your trip across the pond! Ride one of the fastest trains in the world, the Eurostar, to the City of Light! No worries, you are on land the vast majority of the trip while you see the French and English countryside. Visit the Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, Notre-Dame de Paris, Champs-Elysees and stand under the iconic Eiffel Tower! It is a day you will cherish! Learn more >

Information Sessions:
October 19th 4:00-5:00pm in EB Room 214 & WebEx
November 15th 4:00-5:00pm in EB Room 214 & WebEx

Study Abroad in Belize!
In the age of globalization, an intimate understanding of a foreign culture is both a valuable academic asset and an enriching personal experience. As a leader in education, the Watson College of Education is dedicated to providing education students with the opportunity to work and study in schools throughout the world. Watson offers three different ways to study and teach in Belize. APPLICATION DEADLINES SOON!!
Issac Bear Early College: Launching Leaders Lecture Series - Oct. 20
For the third consecutive year, the Cape Fear Region will join the nationwide observance of Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week. Cape Fear Region MED Week recognizes the achievements of local minority entrepreneurs, provides opportunities for networking, and presents workshops helping to growth and strengthen your business. Learn more >
PDS Summit

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 >

fall leaves
Watson College Fall Celebration - Oct 27
Colleagues, familties and friends of Watson! Take a break and join us for an afternoon of fun! Friday, Oct. 27 from 5-6:30pm in the Education Building.
Coffee and Conversation
Coffee & Conversation
All WCE faculty and staff are invited to drop in for friendly conversations with your colleagues. Who knows what brilliant ideas might emerge from such informal collaborations! Light refreshments will be provided. All dates will be held in the 3rd floor lounge area. View flyer for dates >
IBEC Science Fair
Issac Bear Early College  Science Fair - Dec. 1
The IBEC School Science Fair will take place in Cameron Hall at UNCW. Judges are still needed!! Learn more >
Dean Dempsey

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 >

Robert Tyndall

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 >

Art for the Masses
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
Alumni Update
Alumni - Update Your Information
As a valued member of the Seahawk family, we want to learn more about the areas of the university that are most important to you. Please take a moment to review your contact information and make any changes by visiting www.uncw.edu/alumniupdate

A Message From the Dean

NCATE Accreditate

UNC Education Quality



Netherlands International Experiences Info Session

4:30pm in EB 235 & WebEx


Emotional Health Screenings

11am in Long Leaf Pine FUU

Mindfullness is a Super Power

12pm in DePaolo 1017


Emotionally Fit Women

2pm in Masonboro Island Room FSC


London Information Session

4pm in EB 214 and WebEx

Lab School Community Meeting

5:30pm at D.C. Virgo


NC School-University Partnership Summit: Blurring Boundaries: Creating Opportunities for School-University Partnerships

8am in the Education Building

Education Building Reservation Form