Associate professor of communication studies David Weber believes emotional and spiritual connections breed intellectual curiosity. Those connections, he says, bridge classrooms and workforces and stimulate intellectual growth by making theory real.

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NEW: Take Part in This Week's Facilities Master Plan Campus Community Engagement Sessions

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NEW: Spring 2017 ETEAL Request for Proposals and Feb. 3 ALTC Semester Launch/Workshop

NEW: 2016 W-2 Forms Now Available in SeaNet

NEW: 1098-T Tax Statements Issued by Jan. 31

NEW: Local NOAA Weather Radio Transmitter Temporarily Out of Service

NEW: MySeaport Temporarily Inaccessible Jan. 25 from 1 to 4 a.m.

NEW: OeL Hosting Blackboard Grade Center Work Sessions Feb. 9 & 10

REMINDER: “UNCWednesday” Series to Showcase Arts and Sciences Faculty Research

REMINDER: Spring 2017 Dare to Learn Academy Calendar Offers Numerous Professional Development Opportunities

REMINDER: Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid Hosting Feb. 7 Workshop for Next Gen Scholarship Software Users

REMINDER: Cameron School of Business Professional and Online Executive MBA Programs Information Sessions Jan. 24 & 25

REMINDER: Spring 2017 Rape Aggression Defense Training Sessions

REMINDER: Nominations for Student Leadership Development Program Accepted Through Jan. 24

REMINDER: GMAT Review Course Jan. 28-29

Hawk Highlights

Michael Wilhelm (International Programs) Elected to Board of Directors of the American International Recruitment Council

Robert Smith (Watson College of Education) Named First Wendy and Dell Murphy Distinguished Professorship in Education Recipient

Aaron Wilcox's (Art & Art History) "Underbelly" Sculpture on Long-Term Loan to Randall Library

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Step Up For Soldiers Selects UNCW Student-Veteran for New Housing Program (Jan. 17)

Successful Five-Year QENO VISTA Project Comes to an End (Jan. 18)

Virtual Reality Experience Illustrates Dangers of Texting and Driving (Jan. 13)

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Jeff Brudney (Public and International Affairs) Leads UNCW's Nonprofit Management Minor


Roland Martin Headlines UNCW's MLK Celebration


UNCW Hawk Wheels Bike Share Program Opens


UNC Wilmington Drops Charleston 65-59 to Top CAA Standings

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Nick Cannon, transportation coordinator, and Sharon Boyd, associate vice chancellor for business services, are pictured at the Hawk Wheels Bike Share information session and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Jan. 18 at the Campus Amphitheatre.

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