Born and raised in Argentina, Francisco Brignole (assistant professor of Spanish) first came to the United States at age 19, thanks to a varsity tennis scholarship that allowed him to study at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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NEW: Register for Upcoming Safe Zone Trainings

NEW: Attend a State Health Plan Member Outreach Meeting Next Monday

NEW: Apply for New ETEAL Funding Opportunities by Sept. 30

REMINDER: Prepare for Open Enrollment (Oct. 1-31): Log On to State Health Plan Website, Update Your Information

REMINDER: Submit Proposals for Upcoming UNCW Community Engagement Conference by Sept. 23

REMINDER: Apply for Spring 2017 Staff Senate Scholarship by Oct. 15

REMINDER: Apply for IIUI-UNCW Mini-Grant by Oct. 8

REMINDER: Purchase a Meal Plan by Sept. 30 and Receive a Free Campus Dining Punch Card

REMINDER: Register for Parking by Sept. 25


NEW: Message from Chancellor Sartarelli re. Human Resources

NEW: UNCW Recognized for Education Programs, Overall Value and Sustainability Efforts

NEW: Entrepreneur Stephen Hightower Keynote Speaker for Cape Fear Region Minority Enterprise Development Week Conference Oct. 12-13

NEW: UNCW Launches en Español Website

NEW: Annual Economic Outlook Panel to Explore “The Business of Healthcare”

NEW: "The Onion" Co-Founder Scott Dikkers to Kick Off Leadership Lecture Series

NEW: Department of Theatre to Open 2016-17 Season with “Punk Rock,” Sept. 22-25 & Sept. 29-Oct. 2

NEW: Women's Basketball Hosting Fundraising Luncheon on Oct. 6

Hawk Highlights

Ann Pabst (Marine Biology) Selected President-Elect for the Society for Marine Mammalogy

Sharon Lindgren (Academic Affairs) Receives 2016 Staff Award for Excellence, 13 Others Recognized for Exemplary Service

Paul Castagno (Theatre) Publishes in Prestigious International Theatre Journal

Hottest Homepage Headlines

U.S. News & World Report Ranks UNCW 6th Best Public University in the South (Sept. 13)

Entrepreneur Stephen Hightower Keynote Speaker for Cape Fear Region Minority Enterprise Development Week Conference (Sept. 12)

Midnite Madness Set For Oct. 21 at Trask Coliseum (Sept. 16)

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U.S. News’ Best College Ratings Give High Marks to NC Schools

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UNCW Offers New Online Executive MBA Program

Greater Wilmington Business Journal

2016-17 Preseason Power Rankings: The Colonial Athletic Association

Mid-Major Madness

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Chris Lantz, director of SHAHS, finds himself in a tight spot as the “Dean of Mean” Charlie Hardy (College of Health and Human Services), takes aim during a sumo wrestling match at the CHHS 2016 Convocation Fair on Sept. 15. PHOTO BY: Jeff Janowski/UNCW

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