From the University Archives--This Week in UNCW History: UNCW qualifies for March Madness on March 6, 2000

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Men’s basketball team takes conference championship and advances to the NCAA tournament.

The Big Dance Begins.

Left: The North Carolina House of Representatives salutes the Seahawks in the state Congressional Record. Original is displayed in Trask Coliseum. Images are from University Archives Digital Collections.

From the University Archives--This Week in UNCW History: Bank Donates $150,000 to NC Teachers Legacy Hall, Feb. 24, 2003.

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Wachovia Bank’s contribution tipped the balance between the idea and the creation of Legacy Hall.

At a press conference on February 24, 2003, officials from Wachovia Bank (now Wells Fargo) and UNCW Chancellor James Leutze announced that the bank would contribute $150,000 towards the campaign to create the North Carolina Teachers Legacy Hall. This donation, distributed over three years, gave the school the major financial backing it needed to design and produce the privately funded museum-quality exhibition in the first floor atrium of the Education Building. Legacy Hall offers an interactive environment to celebrate North Carolina educators and the history of teacher education.

From the University Archives--This Week In UNCW History: Hanover Hall is Officially Named on Feb. 22, 1966.

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The Wilmington College Board of Trustees unanimously voted to officially bestow the name “Hanover Hall” to the new college gymnasium.

Throughout the history of Wilmington College, and subsequently UNCW, the citizens of New Hanover County have remained steadfast supporters and patrons. 47 years ago, the Board of Trustees cited this community support, in the form of tax levies and referendums, as one of the major factors in the decision to name the new Wilmington College gymnasium “Hanover Hall.”

From the University Archives--This Week in UNCW History: “Young Girl Defending Herself Against Eros” Returns to UNCW, Feb. 12, 2001

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UNCW's Kenan House is home to many fine antiques and works of art, but one in particular is famous in the art world.

William-Adolphe Bouguereau's "Young Girl Defending Herself Against Eros" ("Jeûne Fille Se Défendant Contre L'Amour") is considered to be his finest piece, a glowing example of the "Academics" approved style of painting by the Academie des Beaux-Artes. This work, which Bouguereau painted for the Paris Salon in 1880, made its way to New York, where it was purchased by Henry Flagler, co-founder of Standard Oil with John D. Rockefeller, and prominent developer of coastal Florida resort towns such as Palm Beach.

From the University Archives--This Week in UNCW History: Time Capsule Unearthed in 1998

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A 1960s time capsule from Wilmington College is unearthed as part of the UNCW 50th Anniversary and Homecoming celebrations.

On February 7, 1998, UNCW unearthed its very own time capsule. The Collegiate Civitan Club buried the time capsule on June 2, 1968 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Wilmington College, which coincided with the school becoming a 4-year institution.

University Archives and Special Collections Remember Dr. Jerry Shinn

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University Archives and Special Collections in Randall Library have special reasons to remember Dr. Jerry Shinn.

University Archives and Special Collections have special reasons to remember Dr. Gerald ("Jerry") Shinn. Many manuscript and artifacts in Special Collections and University Archives are from Dr. Shinn and/or are connected to his legacy. Many of the library’s signature art pieces came via the North Carolina and National Living Treasures Award competitions that Dr. Shinn originated. We remember Dr. Shinn for his lasting effects on the university and generations of students (“young’uns”).

Over 100 Hellenic Books Donated by Local Businessman

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Donated books are a gift for Special Collections

Michael A. Papadeas of Kure Beach donated more than 100 Hellenic books to Randall Library. The books are a gift to Randall Library Special Collections. "These books are in such good condition," University Librarian Sarah Barabara Watstein said. "This donation shows that Mr. Papadeas recognizes the care and attention that the books will continue to receive from the Special Collections staff at Randall Library."

Archives presents "Building a Stronger Community" Exhibit on UNCW Student Government

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A new exhibit in Randall Library is on display in Special Collections from October 17 through December 5.

UNCW Archives has partnered with UNCW’s Student Government Association (SGA) to bring "Building a Stronger Community: UNCW Student Government Association" to Randall Library.

Building a Stronger Community: UNCW Student Government Association

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In collaboration with UNCW’s Student Government Association (SGA), UNCW Archives has designed a new exhibit "Building a Stronger Community: UNCW Student Government Association" showcasing Seahawk student government. The exhibit celebrates democracy and representative student government, featuring documents, photographs, books, student newspapers and other memorabilia. It runs from October 17 through December 5, 2012.

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Letter from Rev. Alfred Watson, St. James Episcopal Church in Wilmington, NC to President Abraham Lincoln.

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Ten Letters from Special Collections.

Read 10 letters from Randall Library Special Collections written between 1861 and 1985. Connect to the manuscript collections and learn about the writers behind the letters.
http://library.uncw.edu/archives_special/10_letters

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