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Robert Tyndall
Robert Tyndall receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Congratulations to Robert Tyndall, recipient of a StarNews Media Lifetime Achievement Award! Dr. Tyndall was honored for his extraordinary 45-year career in education, including 28 years at UNCW. 
Solar Eclipse Event at Watson College - Aug. 21
On August 21, 2017 from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm Watson College of Education is hosting a Solar Eclipse viewing party behind the Education Building. This event is open to university students, staff, faculty, and the public. In addition to solar eclipse viewing, the Watson College of Education Solar Eclipse viewing party will have four fun activities, our solar telescope, and eclipse themed snacks. View safety tips here >
Watson Chronicle

The 2017 June 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.

Involvement Carnival
Involvement Carnival - Aug. 23
The Involvement Carnival is a chance for UNCW students to see what involvement opportunities exist for them on campus and in the Wilmington community. Student organizations, UNCW departments, religious organizations, community service agencies and local businesses take part in the annual event. Many student organizations rely on the Involvement Carnival as a recruitment opportunity. This year's event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 23 across the Campus Commons. Set-up time is 9 a.m. and the rain date is Aug. 30.
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 >

Social Presence in Online Learning: A Critical Literacy for Effective Online Experiences - Sept. 7
Recent research suggests that students continue to struggle with isolation and disconnectedness in online courses. This webinar addresses the importance of human connection in online learning and provides participants several easy-to-implement strategies to enhance social presence. The webinar facilitators consider social presence a critical literacy for online learning and, as evidence, they draw from their long-term research with instructors, students, as well as the research from other distinguished experts. Ultimately, because of the connection between student satisfaction and motivation, social presence, and retention rates, it is advantageous for educational institutions to encourage and support their faculty in integrating social presence strategies into their online and blended-learning environments. Webinar participants leave with several examples and strategies they can implement or adapt for their online learning courses and programs. Learn more >

Campus & Community S.T.E.A.M. Celebration - Sept. 23
UNCW welcomes the community to a celebration of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. Faculty, staff and students will host interactive learning stations, informative presentations, and tours of facilities used for S.T.E.A.M. learning and research on UNCW's Main Campus. S.T.E.A.M. partnerships between campus and the community will be showcased. This is a family friendly event. 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 >

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



WCE Open Forum

2:30-3:30pm in EB 162


Solar Eclipse Events

1-4pm at the Education Building


Involvement Carnival

10am on UNCW Campus


UNC Census Day

Education Building Reservation Form