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    This semester we invite you to enjoy a variety of de-stress activities designed to help you unwind, take a breather, and simply have some fun amidst the final exam hustle. Join us for Recharge at Randall, May 1-3. Check out the list of event activities below! Don't miss this opportunity to unwind, recharge, and have a blast! Your well-being matters, and we've got the perfect mix to make your stress vanish.

    MAY 1-3 | Recharge Coffee & Snacks Station 7 PM nightly

    Enjoy hot beverages, snacks, and recharge to power through. Grab yours before supplies run out!

    MAY 2 | De-stress Games & Activities 1-4 PM

    Petting Pups with Paws4People 1-3 PM 

    Unleash your stress as our furry friends from Paws4People are here to lend a paw! Take a break from the books, enjoy some canine companionship, and let the soothing presence of these therapy dogs melt away your anxiety.

    Sweet Trolley 1:30 & 3:30 PM

    Be on the lookout for the Sweet Trolley! Grab snacks, pencils, funny and motivational stickers, index cards, and more!

    MAY 2 | Bonus Activities

    Guided Visual Meditation w/ Light Stretching 12-12:30 PM (Retreat at Randall, 2016)

    Escape information overload and chaos and take a tranquil journey with a guided visual meditation paired with gentle stretching for relaxation and rejuvenation. Space is limited. Don't miss out! Register now!

    Beat Saber Tournament 4-6 PM (Digital Markerspace, 1st Floor)

    Immerse yourself in a thrilling virtual reality experience, swinging through energetic beats in competition. Open to all skill levels, join us for a chance to destress and have a blast with friends. Mark your calendars and get ready to slice your way to victory!

    SPONSORS | Randall Library, Student Government Association, Academic Affairs, Aramark, Paws4people

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    Escape information overload and chaos and take a tranquil journey with a guided visual meditation paired with gentle stretching for relaxation and rejuvenation. Space is limited. Registration is required.

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    On Tuesday, April 9, our final presenter in the 2023-2024 Center for Southeast North Carolina Archives and History "Coffee and Cookies" series at UNCW's Randall Library will be Dr. Rob Hart.  Dr. Hart will discuss "Culture, Wildlife, and the Stuart Marks Collection,” a valuable source for understanding hunting, conservation, and the human relationship with wildlife in North America and Africa.  Stuart Marks, whose collection is housed in the Center's Special Collections, is an anthropologist who has focused much of his career on African wildlife management and conservation.  Marks earned degrees at North Carolina State University and Michigan State University, where he earned his Ph.D. in Ecology/Anthropology.  He served as a professor, lecturer, or visiting scholar at Oklahoma State University, St. Andrews Presbyterian College, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State University.  Dr. Mark's distinguished career includes numerous major honors and awards, including research grants from the H. F. Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Ford Foundation/Foreign Area Fellowship, and he is the author of five books, 13 book chapters, and 82 professional journal articles. 

    T. Robert Hart, Ph.D. is a senior lecturer in the Department of History. His teaching and research focus on the intersection of culture, politics, and the environment. The program will be held at 11:30 a.m. in Room 1045 on the first floor of Randall Library.  All members of both the UNCW campus community and the public are invited to attend. 

    UNCW encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact the Center's public services archivist, Samantha Crisp (910-962-7810, in advance of this event.

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    We’ve come a long way in 55 years

    On March 30, 1969, Wilmington College dedicated its original Randall Library building, just under 57,000 square feet, serving approximately 1300 students. Now, 55 years later, we will be opening doors to a new 80,000 square foot addition to our existing building, creating a state-of-the-art academic library for today’s 18,000+ Seahawks!  Seahawks Give, UNCW’s day of giving, begins at noon on April 2 and will run for 24 hours. A gift to Randall Library can have an impact on every student that will last their lifetimes and make their experience at UNCW like no other!  Please give to Randall Library on April 2-3 and continue to make the library and UNCW like no other

    3 Ways to GIVE!

    UNCW Randall Library: Our new expansion will open Fall 2024. Help us complete our mission to provide cutting-edge, interactive learning spaces and facilitate the use of new technology and equipment by supporting us with a gift. Many items are still unfunded, including enhanced technology in our Digital Makerspace, Visualization and Analysis Lab, and Digitization Lab. Your gift will have a significant impact on new services and spaces for our students, faculty, and community.

    Anne Pemberton Student Research and Creativity Award: Developed in memory of our beloved colleague, Anne Pemberton, a fierce advocate for student success, this award is intended to promote undergraduate scholarship and creativity in areas in which she was passionate. This year’s recipient, Melissa Story, is a senior Honors student, majoring in History and Art History. Her honors thesis examined the relationship between UNCW and the legacy of the 1898 Wilmington Massacre and Coup. Melissa will be presenting her work at Phi Alpha Theta (National History Honor Society) Regional Conference, in conjunction with the North Carolina Association of Historians at UNCW Pembroke. She plans to continue her academic career at UNCW, enrolling in the Master of Public History program in the fall. Your gift will sustain this award for future Seahawks engaged in research!

    Dr. Ralph Brauer Library and Special Collections Endowment: Our Center for Southeast North Carolina Archives & History is a regional hub for archival materials critical to understanding the historical, political, economic, and environmental development of our eight-county region. The Center recently acquired the Star-News photograph collection, which chronicles Wilmington’s history during the second half of the 20th century. Your gift will help allow us to process this and other collections to make them accessible to researchers and the Wilmington community.

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    Join us for the Wentworth Student Travel Fellowships Poster Session hosted in Randall Library in the Sherman Hayes Gallery on April 17th from 3 to 5 pm. The Wentworth Travel Fellowship, a gift of Mr. Charles F. Green III, was established in 2001 to enable a select number of students to travel to sites, in America or abroad, associated with literary authors and texts. Each year, students work with faculty sponsors to submit applications detailing journeys inspired by and connected with a specific text, author, or movement in an effort to explore the relationship of artistic production to geographic space. For more information about the fellowship, click here.

    2024 Wentworth Student Travel Fellowships

    • Bowling, Joseph - Los Angeles; Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James Houston
    • Bromhal, Megdalia -  San Juan, Puerto Rico; Rosario Ferre’s The House on the Lagoon
    • Dellinger, Holly - New York City; Taylor Swift and Zelda + F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Edwards, Laila - Barbados; Paule Marshall
    • Gaydeski, Hannah - London and Kirriemuir; J.M Barrie and Peter Pan
    • Jones, Savannah - Bath and Steventon, England; Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice
    • Kepley, Autumn - New Haven; Mina Loy
    • Lindsey, Amelia - New Orleans; Voodoo literature
    • Mangum, Avi - Dublin; James Joyce
    • Merritt, Rachel - Natchez, MS; food literature
    • Odom, Madison - Alton, Winchester and Bath, England; Jane Austen.
    • Piner, Abbey  - Grand Canyon, Rebecca Lawton and London, Oxford and Liverpool; Lewis Carroll and John Cannon
    • Piner, McCartney - New York City; Edwidge Danticat
    • Seretti, Jonah - Florence, Italy; Mina Loy.
    • Styons, Lily, Naples, Italy; Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Quartet.
    • Tripp, Heather - London and the Lake District; Beatrix Potter
    • Williams, Anlie - New York and Cambridge, Mass., Louisa May Alcott.