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2015 Civic Engagement Institute

"A Common Agenda, Collective Impact: Campus, Community, Compact" The NC Campus Compact 2015 Civic Engagement Institute will be held on February 17th at Elon University. The goal of this event is for participants to gain an understanding of "collective impact definitions, best practices, and effective models." Featured speakers include Robert Albright, MBA and Associate Director of the Collective Impact Forum and Byron P. White, Ed.D., Vice President for University Engagement and Chief Diversity Officer at Cleveland State University.

Registration is open through February 8th, 2015. For more information, click here. __________________________________________________________________________________

Race 13.1 benefiting the Miracle League Wilmington February 2015!


Race 13.1, the Southeast's premier half marathon series, debuts in Wilmington on February 22, 2015. The event features a 5k, 10k, and half marathon race, and benefits The Miracle League of Wilmington. 100% of the donations will go to the organization and will help the 100 local participants!

For more information and registration, click here.


Police Athletic League

The Wilmington Police Department Police Athletic League (PAL) Hoops program is looking for volunteer coaches for the next season. The program uses sports to promote gang resistance and awareness while building relationships with local law enforcement. The new season runs December to March and involves 10-12 year old participants. This free program requires that the participants maintain their grades and positive attitudes at home, school, and on the court.

For more information regarding volunteering, contact Officer Deborah Wolfson at


Miracle League featured in Star News :


November 7, 2014

Nearly 90 fifth grade students from Pine Valley Elementary School visited the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences and the School of Nursing (both in the College of Health and Human Services) for a morning of science, learning, and fun. Exploring Body Systems and Function took students through and exploration of several human systems including the musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, and vestibular systems.

The students also learned and experienced wound care, balance, and toured the patient simulation laboratory. Students navigated their way through obstacles, sang songs about bones, climbed through hoops, and balanced on BOSU balls, with each activity designed to replicate certain functions of body systems. Many got to practice their first aid skills in an athletic training room, as Dr. Brown and ATEP students showed small groups how to wrap ankles and care for wounds. The last event was a tour of the Patient Simulation Lab in the School of Nursing. The day even included a surprise visit from Sammy the Seahawk!

This is the second year that Pine Valley students have visited campus, with teachers and students from both UNCW and the community pleased with the partnership. Pine Valley students were enthusiastic and excited about their visit. After their time on-campus, a few even agreed, "I want to go to college here!" Teachers enjoyed the day, as well, watching their students learn in a new and exciting way. Events like Exploring Body Systems and Function are not only beneficial for UNCW students to teach and participants to learn in a new way; they are invaluable for SHAHS's community relations and outreach.


The partnership between the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences and Pine Valley Elementary is a part of SHAHS' mission statement and commitment to collaborate with the community. For more information, contact Dr. Chris Lantz at or 910.362.3250.