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Spring 2020

DC Virgo Prep Academy Career Opportunity Fair

Date: Friday, January 31, 2020. 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Deadline to sign up: Dec. 21, 2019

Location: Gymnasium, 813 Nixon Street

The faculty and staff of DCVPA would like to invite all departments within the University to our Career Opportunity Fair. This event caters to students grades K-8. Our desire is for our students to see UNCW students represent their programs of study in a manner that can be relatable to them. During the fair, we would like students to present their program of study (presentation board, slideshow, brochures, etc.). Please highlight key descriptors of the program, educational requirements, soft skill requirements and careers that align with the program of study. You may be as creative as you would like. This will count as volunteer hours.

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The Second City: Laughing for All the Wrong Reasons

Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2020. 7:30 p.m.

The Second City is here to break all the comedy rules they made famous in this all-new, all-hilarious revue that will leave you laughing…and questioning your very existence on this lonely planet. Okay, maybe not questioning your existence–but you’re guaranteed to re-think everything you thought you knew about what’s funny! The Second City’s Touring Company comes together to create an unforgettable night of classic and original sketch comedy, along with hilarious unscripted improvisation! Featuring the next generation of talent, The Second City features an ever-changing selection of our favorite and funniest sketches from the past fifty years, as well as the improvisation for which Second City is famous.

See Nikki Kroushl in RL 2007D for free tickets while they last.

Ailey II

Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 7:30 p.m.

Ailey II is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country’s best diverse young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers. Founded in 1974, the company embodies founder Alvin Ailey’s pioneering mission to establish an extended cultural community that provides dance performances, training, and community programs for all people. Under the direction of Sylvia Waters, Ailey II flourished into one of the most popular dance companies in the county. With new Artistic Director Troy Powell at the helm, Ailey II will continue to thrive as he brings a fresh dimension to this beloved company. Their dazzling repertoire will include Alvin Ailey’s timeless classics and new works by today’s emerging choreographers, and as New York Amsterdam News says, “Ailey II audiences get to see tomorrow’s stars today.”

See Nikki Kroushl in RL 2007D for free tickets while they last.



Nyle DiMarco- Leadership Lecture Series

Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Location: Burney Center

This America’s Next Top Model winner and high profile activist for the deaf community inspires audiences to pursue their dreams with his message of self-belief and self-worth. Nyle DiMarco, winner of Dancing with the Stars and America’s Next Top Model, empowers audiences to believe they can do and be anything they want in life, no matter the obstacle. He won the mirror ball trophy on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars (season 22) and was the last model standing on The CW’s America’s Next Top Model (cycle 22), now Nyle is winning over audiences as an influential leader and ambassador for the deaf community. Born into a multigenerational deaf family, he is an honorary spokesperson for Language Equality and Acquisition for Deaf Kids (LEAD-K) and founder of the Nyle DiMarco Foundation, which works to improve the lives of deaf people around the world. Nyle has produced the 2018 return to Broadway of Children of a Lesser God starring Joshua Jackson and Lauren Ridloff. Nyle was also a creative collaborator on The ASL App, created by native deaf signers to teach conversational American Sign Language. With a passion for language, literacy, and advocacy within the deaf community and beyond, Nyle shares his barrier-breaking story as a deaf man who has risen above stereotypes to take the world by storm. Believing that his deafness is “an asset rather than a limitation,” he builds a bridge between the deaf and hearing by shining a light on not only the struggles but also the triumphs of the deaf culture. Above all, Nyle shows audiences that with a sense of community, commitment to your goals, and belief in yourself, you can accomplish anything



Comedy of Errors

Date: Thursday through Sunday, February 20-23, 2020 8:00 pm with 2:00 pm Saturday and Sunday matinees
Thursday through Monday, February 27- March 2, 2020 8:00 pm with 2:00 pm Saturday and Sunday matinees

The UNCW Department of Theatre’s 2019-20 season continues with a somewhat re-imagined comedic tale of mistaken identity, love, a shipwreck and some wonderfully bizarre inhabitants of a mysterious town.

Tickets are $6 for students and available at the Kenan Box Office or by calling 910.962.3500



9 Horses

Date: Friday, March 20, 2020 7:30 p.m.

Performing as part of UNCW’s annual JazzFest, 9 Horses is an improvising chamber ensemble featuring Joe Brent (formerly of Regina Spektor’s band) on acoustic and electric mandolin, 2018 GRAMMY nominee Sara Caswell (Esperanza Spalding) on violin and Hardanger d'amore, and Andrew Ryan (Kaia Kater) on bass. Featuring Brent's original compositions and the incendiary, genre-hopping virtuosity of all three members, the trio at the core of 9 Horses represents Brent's dual vision of a musical future with no barrier between the old notions of “folk art” and “fine art,” and an ensemble capable of communicating this idea through musical canvases both great and small.

See Nikki Kroushl in RL 2007D for free tickets while they last.



Ballet Folclórico Nacional de México de Silvia Lozano

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 7:30-9:00 pm 

Location: Kenan Auditorium

Ballet Folclórico Nacional de México de SILVIA LOZANO is an institution tasked with the dissemination, preservation and promotion of the Culture of Mexico, both at home and abroad. With an artistic career spanning over 56 years, the BFNM reflects the work of Mexico’s leading researchers and practitioners of folklore, dance, music, and costumes. UNCW’s Office of the Arts provides inspirational cultural programming for the campus community and the larger region. Arts partnerships and programs at UNCW enhance creative inquiry, critical thinking, and thoughtful expression and embrace UNCW’s values of excellence and inclusion.

See Nikki Kroushl in RL 2007D for free tickets while they last.


Charlotte Gordon “In Her Mother’s Footsteps: Mary Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft”

Date: Thursday, March 26, 2020 4:00 pm

Location: Azalea Coast Room, Fisher University Union

Charlotte Gordon, distinguished professor of humanities at Endicott College, will present "In Her Mother's Footsteps: Mary Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft," in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein. Her talk is part of the Buckner Lecture Series, established by Charles F. Green III to bring distinguished guest presenters to UNCW in honor of his friend Katherine K. Buckner (1914-2017). Gordon is an award-winning author whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. Her latest book, Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley (Random House) won the National Book Critics Circle Award.



Titanic UNCW Theater

Date: Thursday through Sunday, March 26-29, 2020 8:00 pm with 2:00 pm Saturday and Sunday matinees

Thursday through Sunday, April 2-5, 2020 8:00 pm with 2:00 pm Saturday and Sunday matinees

Originally premiered Off-Broadway in 1976, this classic Durang farce takes a hysterical turn that has very little to do with the ship’s last voyage.  Love triangles, illegitimate children and lust all make an appearance in Titanic, along with the infamous iceberg which brought the vessel to its demise and final resting place at the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean…or did it? Disclaimer: This play contains profanity and adult situations.

Tickets are $6 for students and available at the Kenan Box Office or by calling 910.962.3500



Simone Dinnerstein and Matt Haimovitz: Evening of Beethoven and Glass

Date: Thursday, April 16, 2020 7:30-9:00 pm

Location Kenan Auditorium

As the world approaches the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth in 2020, two extraordinary artists pair this giant with one of contemporary music’s most influential composers—Philip Glass. Glass’s contemporary compositions are known for their repetitive and elegant melodic structures that envelop listeners in a whirlwind of sonic weather that twists, turns, surrounds, and develops. Pianist Simone Dinnerstein and cellist Matt Haimovitz collaborate on a dynamic program that includes a Beethoven Cello Sonata alongside a Glass Partita, and solo piano and cello repertoire by both composers.

See Nikki Kroushl in RL 2007D for free tickets while they last.