Lab School
Take 5
Chancellors Challenge
CAS 5K and 1 mile run
Watson Wednesdays
Watson College of Education

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 Jan. 22.  Read more >

Watson Chronicle
The November edition of the Watson Chronicle is now available!
Wondering what Watson's been up to this fall? Check out the newest edition of the Watson Chronicle online!
CAS 5k & 1 Mile Run - Register by Jan. 24
The UNCW CAS Homecoming 5K and 1 Mile Run is now the College of Arts and Sciences’ signature homecoming event. We invite you to come out, have fun, see old friends, and support applied learning efforts that help students prepare for life and career beyond UNCW. Whether alum, student, faculty, staff, supporter, or friend we hope to see you at the race. Visit for more info!
Take 5

Mindfulness Mondays Take 5
Mindfulness Monday is an invitation to faculty, staff, and students offering a weekly space providing tools and suggestions for mindful living. Take 5 with us!! Every Monday at 10:40am & 2:40pm 2nd Floor Lounge Area. Learn more >


NHCS, UNCW to Open Future Teachers Career Academy
In October, New Hanover County Schools and the University of North Carolina Wilmington announced the creation of the Future Teachers Career Academy at Isaac Bear Early College High School. The FTCA is a joint initiative between the Watson College and NHCS, designed to give high school students an early opportunity to work toward becoming a teacher. The academy will open in the fall of 2018. Read more >

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 >
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 >

Alumni Update
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MLK Jr. Holiday Day

University Closed - No Classes


WCE Open Forum

9am in EB 162

National Board Professional Development

4:30pm in EB 162


Coffee & Conversation

10:30am in 3rd Floor Loung Area

National Board Professional Development

4:30pm in EB 162

Education Building Reservation Form