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Dr. Atkins was recognized by the Carolinas Writing Program Administrators, the most active affiliate of the Council of Writing Program Administrators, for his dedicated service and leadership as President-Elect and President of the organization for the past five years. The Carolinas Writing Program Administrators represent writing program administrators, directors, and/or coordinators of writing program instruction, and provide theoretical, practical and administrative support throughout both North and South Carolina’s colleges, universities, and community colleges.

Video: Rare beaked whale washes ashore in Nags Head

The Outer Banks Voice
Scientists from UNC Wilmington and other agencies descended on the area near mile post 18 in South Nags Head on Friday to conduct a necropsy of a Cuvier’s beaked whale that washed up Thursday night by the Outer Banks Pier.
Additional coverage: Virginian-Pilot 

CULTURALLY ENRICHING: Ballet Folklorico ‘Quetzalli’ de Veracruz brings colorful dose of Hispanic culture to the stage

UNCW Presents and Centro Hispano are bringing Ballet Folklórico “Quetzalli” de Veracruz to Kenan Auditorium on Thursday, September 22, at 7:30 p.m. Centro Hispano, a UNCW organization, supports the growth of Hispanic students on campus by connecting them with each other and the community at large through networking and cultural events.

Communique: T h e M i n i m a l i s t s | Music By Glass, Reich, & Riley At Beckwith Recital Hall

Friday night is UNCW's Alumni & Faculty Showcase: The Minimalists at Beckwith Recital Hall. Rob Nathanson (guitar), Justin Hoke (guitar), Danijela Žeželj-Gualdi (violin), Michael D'Angelo (percussion) and several other performers will present music by Philip Glass, Terry Riley and Steve Reich. Rob Nathanson talks about the performance and explains the importance of minimalism in the development of contemporary music.

Chautauqua magazine launch party scheduled Sunday

Chautauqua, a literary magazine based at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, will have a launch party for its 13th issue from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Bottega, 122 Princess St.

SCHOOL OF (PUNK) ROCK: UNCW's theatre dept. debuts 'Punk Rock’ this week

UNCW’s theatre department’s debut of “Punk Rock” opens their new season Thursday on the Mainstage Theatre of the Cultural Arts Building.

CoastLine: NC Voters and Partisan Politics

Aaron King, assistant professor of political science at UNCW, weighs in on the culture war in the United States.

2016 UNCW Research Magazine 

Check out the latest edition of the UNCW Research Magazine! Many works by CAS faculty and staff are highlighted.

NC Sea Grant to Host Shellfish Workshop

Coastal Review Online
North Carolina Sea Grant will offer a free shellfish aquaculture workshop with the North Carolina Shellfish Growers Association, the UNC Wilmington Center for Marine Science and Carteret County Community College.
Clyde Edgerton, Painter? A Noted North Carolina Novelist Gets Visual with Photographer John Rosenthal

The Independent Weekly
Clyde Edgerton, UNCW professor of creative writing and author of ten novels, including several New York Times Notable Books, is also a painter. Edgerton shows paintings based on photographs by John Rosenthal and others in a new exhibit set to run through October 9 at FRANK Gallery.

U.S. News’ Best College ratings give high marks to NC schools

The News & Observer
As many high school seniors begin the journey of finding the right college, they often turn to a list that set off rankings fever 32 years ago – U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges. Here’s how N.C. schools fared: Best regional universities (South) UNC Wilmington (16th)

A Comedian and an Academic Walk Into a Podcast …

The Chronicle of Higher Education
Shane Mauss, a stand-up comic who likes picking professors’ brains, has become an unlikely but engaging science educator. Mauss has even started doing live shows of this podcast. He’s literally bringing scholars into the stand-up world. And as Kate B. Nooner, a psychology professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, who was a guest on his first live show, says, "That’s a public service."

UNCW Recognizes Award-Winning Faculty

Eleven UNCW faculty members were recognized for excellence in teaching, service and scholarship during the fall faculty meeting Sept. 6.

“Since coming to UNCW over a year ago, I have witnessed the excellence of our faculty,” said UNCW Provost Marilyn Sheerer. “In so many different ways, they go far beyond the call of duty in supporting our students and challenging them to expand their horizons. Honoring such faculty with special awards is one small way that we have to praise their work. I am so pleased to be part of the annual recognition ceremony.”

Psychology professor Carrie Clements is the recipient of the Board of Trustees Teaching Excellence Award, one of the most prestigious recognitions conferred at UNCW. The award underscores the importance of teaching, emphasizing the recipient’s efforts to encourage, recognize and support excellence in teaching across the university. Clements also received the Distinguished Teaching Professorship Award at the fall meeting.

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