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Upperman African American Cultural Center at UNCW.

Upperman stands out with awards at annual conference for cultural centers

Hannah Markov, Editor-in-Chief December 28, 2022
Just two months ago, UNCW’s Upperman African American Cultural Center was awarded “Center of the Year” by the Association for Black Culture Centers (ABCC) at their annual conference from Nov. 3-5. The center also received the “Kuumba Innovative Program of the Year” award for its “Juneteenth Teach-in” event, and program coordinator Ashlee Fleming was named the “New Professional of the Year,” as well.
Dana Stachowiak, a finalist for the WILMA Women to Watch.

WOMEN TO WATCH SERIES: Dana Stachowiak on education’s power to challenge and unify

Abigail Celoria, Culture Editor December 13, 2022
This October, WILMA Magazine announced the 35 finalists selected for the WILMA’s 2022 Women to Watch Awards, which included four current UNCW faculty. Dana Stachowiak, Director of the Gender Studies & Research Center and Associate Professor of Curriculum Studies, was one of those four finalists and was nominated in the education category.
YoVanna wearing the Kaleidoscope Bikini. Illustrated, designed, and photographed by Courtney Rivenbark.

Courtney Rivenbark on making a positive impact on the fashion world

Skye Dlugy-Hegwer, Staff Writer November 20, 2022
With the rise of fast fashion in recent decades and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, remaining small businesses face challenges of existing in an oversaturated, fast-paced consumer landscape. In spite of the challenges, people like Courtney Rivenbark, owner and creator of Cococlem, persist with their small businesses, focusing on sustainable, ethical products that make a positive impact in the fashion world. As a size-inclusive, made-to-order clothing brand with all fabric prints designed by Rivenbark, her business is truly unique to her.
Sayantani Dasgupta, a finalist for WILMAs Women to Watch. Sayantani Dasgupta is an Assistant Professor in the Creative Writing Department of the College of Arts and Sciences at UNCW.

WOMEN TO WATCH SERIES: Sayantani Dasgupta on writing, teaching, and lifelong learning

Abigail Celoria, Culture Editor November 14, 2022
This October, WILMA Magazine announced the 35 finalists selected for the WILMA’s 2022 Women to Watch Awards, which included four current UNCW faculty. One of those four finalists iwas Sayantani Dasgupta, an Assistant Professor in UNCW’s Creative Writing Department. At the awards ceremony on Oct. 21, she was announced as the winner under the arts category.
Pamela Young-Jacobs, Vice-Chief of the Waccamaw-Siouan Tribe, was both honored in We Are the Seeds and gave the Elder Blessing at the ceremony on November Third.

Jessica Clark unveils Indigenous artworks in partnership with UNCW

Anna Ford, Staff Writer November 10, 2022
The Honoring Southeastern NC Indigenous Peoples Celebration, held on Thursday, Nov. 3, served to commemorate the lives and culture of Indigenous peoples. The day featured many Indigenous performances in the amphitheater, celebrating both traditional Indigenous practices and modern life. Cheers filled the air of the Clock Tower Longue as three paintings recognizing Southeastern Indigenous cultures were revealed to the public. Artist Jessica Clark focused specifically on contemporary Indigenous peoples when creating her paintings.
Mayra Robles, finalist for WILMA Women to Watch. Mayra Robles is an admissions counselor for the Office of Admissions.

WOMEN TO WATCH SERIES: Mayra Robles on Centro Hispano and balance

Abigail Celoria, Culture Editor November 7, 2022
This October, WILMA Magazine announced the 35 finalists selected for the WILMA’s 2022 Women to Watch Awards, which included four current UNCW faculty. Mayra Robles, Program Coordinator of UNCW’s Centro Hispano, was one of those four finalists in the rising star category, which is only open to women under the age of thirty.
Tiffany Tuckeris a finalist for WILMA Magazines “Women to Watch.” Tiffany Tucker is the Senior Associate Director for the UNCW Athletics Department. (Jeff Janowski/UNCW)

WOMEN TO WATCH SERIES: Tiffany Tucker on her career in athletics

Abigail Celoria, Culture Editor October 31, 2022
This October, WILMA Magazine announced the 35 finalists selected for the WILMA’s 2022 Women to Watch Awards, which included four current UNCW faculty. Tiffany D. Tucker, Deputy Director of Athletics & Senior Woman Administrator, was one of those four finalists, and at the awards ceremony on Oct. 21, she was announced as the winner under the education category.
Subtropical Wrecks by Kathryn Baczeski was exhibited at The Cameron Art Museum on October 10th.

Kathryn Baczeski challenges the meaning of art in ‘Subtropical Wrecks’

Skye Dlugy-Hegwer, Staff Writer October 31, 2022
Is it that art is meant to last, or that art is meant to have a lasting impression? For Kathryn Baczeski, a visual artist, the latter is at the heart of her artist practice and is exemplified in her ephemeral installation, “Subtropical Wrecks,” now on view at the CAB Gallery until Nov. 11. On Oct. 27, a couple of weeks after the soft opening of the show, Baczeski hosted a public reception and Artist Talk where she discussed the evolution of her artistic practice. In this show, Baczeski transports the natural world into the gallery space using organic, locally sourced material.
Sayantani Dasgupta, a finalist for WILMAs Women to Watch. Sayantani Dasgupta is an Assistant Professor in the Creative Writing Department of the College of Arts and Sciences at UNCW.

WOMEN TO WATCH SERIES: Meet the four UNCW faculty finalists for WILMA’s Women to Watch Awards

Abigail Celoria, Culture Editor October 24, 2022
The October 2022 issue of WILMA, Wilmington’s premier women’s magazine, features the 35 finalists selected for WILMA’s 2022 Women to Watch Awards. Since 2012, the Awards have been an annual celebration of female leaders in the Wilmington community. This year’s finalists reflect a variety of achievements in seven categories: arts, business, education, health, nonprofit and volunteer, public sector and rising star. Among them, four are UNCW faculty, chosen out of almost 300 nominations across Wilmington.
Centro Hispano assists and encourages students to become strong leaders and achieve academically.

Centro Hispano unifies Hispanic and Latinx community at UNCW

Hannah Markov, Editor-in-Chief October 16, 2022
UNCW’s Centro Hispano is a rapidly growing organization that formed in 2005 to support the Hispanic and Latinx community on campus. Located on the first floor of Fisher University Union (FUU), Centro Hispano offers students a variety of resources, including cultural events, scholarship and FAFSA assistance and volunteer opportunities, among many others.
Chancellor Volety poses with Sammy C. Hawk at Wagoner Dining Hall.

Chancellor Aswani Volety on his vision for UNCW

Hannah Markov, Editor-in-Chief September 13, 2022
As students settle back into life on campus, so does UNCW’s new Chancellor, Dr. Aswani Volety. On July 1, 2022, Dr. Volety returned to UNCW to serve as the university’s seventh Chancellor. Volety, who previously served in the role of Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Executive Director of the Center for Marine Science, brings with him decades worth of education and research experience, particularly in the field of marine science.
Brianna Ogoke, Lauran Jones, Mylan Parker, Tierra Ripley are all staff member on the Seabreeze Magazine.

Lauran Jones on uplifting Black voices through literary magazine Seabreeze

Nitya Budamagunta, Staff Writer May 11, 2022
Seabreeze: A Literary Diaspora celebrated the release of its second issue on Feb. 23, with its first issue published the previous year. With two issues and a full staff, Seabreeze joins the ranks of UNCW’s creative magazines. The publication was founded in 2019 by graduating student Lauran Jones. A literary arts enthusiast who was looking to increase diversity in the arts on campus, Jones leaves a legacy in Seabreeze.
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