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UNCW in the News

Nov. 16 - 20

UNCW students safe after attacks in Paris
All of the students in the N.C. Consortium Program, which is administered by UNCW, have been accounted for. There are 13 students from UNCW currently in Paris.
Additional coverage: StarNews; WWAY

Writers' Week brings literati to UNCW
Readings, craft talks and panel discussions are planned throughout the week on the UNCW campus. All these events are free and open to the public.

A master of painting with words, Clyde Edgerton is pretty good with oils, too
One of Clyde Edgerton's (UNCW professor of creative writing) recent works, "Fort Fisher Sunday School," is being featured on the StarNews Commemorative Cup. Edgerton will sign purchased copies of the cup at the StarNews offices on Thursday.

At Kenan Auditorium: Rare Intimacy with Harold Pinter by Actor Julian Sands
A Celebration of Harold Pinter will take place at UNCW’s Kenan Auditorium on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m.

On the Next CoastLine: What's the Story of Wilmington?
We'll speak with local writers featured in the new 27 Views of Wilmington to take a closer look at the city--where it's come from, and where it's going. Joining us are Executive Director of the Arts Council of Wilmington Rhonda Bellamy, former UNCW Chancellor James Leutze and author Dana Sachs.

Two local ventures capture NCTA awards
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Beverage preference profiling company Next Glass took honors in the Best Consumer Web Company category at Thursday’s N.C. Technology Association (NCTA) Awards in Raleigh. Next Glass will move from its offices in Barclay Commons and its laboratory facilities at University of North Carolina Wilmington’s MARBIONC building into renovated space in downtown Wilmington.

The Power Of Mentoring
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (*sponsored content)
Mentoring may be in danger of being an overused word today as it finds its way into business, education, community and family relationships. However, the concept is not out of date, and in fact is needed more now than ever. At UNCW, mentoring is one of the hallmarks of the university.

Nelson Mandela's former prison guard speaks at UNCW
Christo Brand, who was Nelson Mandela's prison guard, spoke at UNCW today about his book.

Notable items at upcoming Wilmington City Council meeting
Another item on the agenda is a request to use $200,704 to purchase two used and two new buses requested by WAVE Transit. If approved, the city would pay the full cost for the used buses -- $10,000 each. The cost for the new buses would be shared between the city and UNCW, with UNCW paying 20 percent and the city paying 80 percent.

Cucalorus comes of age with big crowds and even bigger ambitions
For the first time this year Cucalorus hosted the Connect Conference, which was co-sponsored by the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Milan Dluhy, former FIU professor of public administration, dies at 73
Miami Herald
Dr. Milan Dluhy was also a professor and department chair at various schools, including the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

UNCW professor and French native reflects on Paris attacks
David Spieser-Landes is a French professor at UNCW and a French native. He said he couldn’t believe what he was watching as he live-streamed France 2 News Friday night.

Wilmington Muslims say terrorists 'are mentally deranged'
World leaders are saying they may shut their doors to Syrian refugees after one of the terrorists impersonated one. UNCW religion professor Herbert Berg said refugees should not be punished for that.

UNCW Alumni to hold vigil for peace in Paris Tuesday
Some University of North Carolina Wilmington alumni will host a vigil for peace in Paris Tuesday. According to a UNCW professor, the public is invited to participate from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Commons Amphitheater.

UNCW students set out to experience homelessness
Seeking shelter in cardboard boxes on a rainy night briefly brought several fraternity brothers closer to the actual experience of homelessness when they recently spent one to three nights outdoors in the elements to raise money for Good Shepherd Center, a Wilmington homeless shelter. The three-night annual event marked the seventh year that members of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity at the University of North Carolina Wilmington have slept in cardboard structures to raise awareness of the problem of homelessness.

Politics and media focus of discussion
Tomorrow, UNCW will host a panel discussion on political media and the coverage of next year's elections. The discussion is part of a student-produced political television show run by a media and politics course.

Mozart, tuba concerto to highlight concert
Wilmington Symphony Orchestra music director Steven Errante will continue to survey the symphony as a musical form Saturday night at UNCW's Kenan Auditorium with an early work of genius by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and two rather unusual pieces, including a tuba concerto.

History shows attacks affect travel, agent says
Angie Fanning, owner of AwayBug Travel agency and a former UNCW student, said it is too early to see how big an effect the ISIS-coordinated attacks will have on travel, but history shows there will be some consequence.

UNCW defeats EKU to improve to 2-0
Senior guard Craig Ponder scored 24 points and graduate forward Dylan Sherwood matched his career high with 16 as UNCW won its second straight game to open the new season with a 78-59 verdict over visiting Eastern Kentucky on Monday night.
Additional coverage: Lumina News; Port City Daily; StarNews

Quick turnaround will give Seahawks feel for new CAA schedule
Kevin Keatts was already putting the final touches on the nonconference portion of the UNCW men’s basketball schedule this summer when he got confirmation the Colonial Athletic Association had settled on a switch to a Thursday-Saturday format for conference play.

Vigil at UNCW remembers Paris victims
Dozens of people gathered at the UNCW campus Tuesday to remember the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris. Attendees lit candles, signed a book of condolences and read poems.
Additional coverage: StarNews; WWAY

Chamber 'scorecard' shows region's strengths, flaws
Wilmington Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Connie Majure-Rhett, Chair of the Cape Fear Future Foundation Board of Directors Hal Kitchin, UNCW economics professor Dr. Adam Jones and Wilmington Chamber of Commerce Chairman Christopher Boney sat on a panel during the 1st annual unveiling and presentation of the Wilmington regional economic scorecard at the Wilmington Convention Center.
Additional coverage: Greater Wilmington Business Journal

Edgerton wins Wolfe Prize
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Clyde Edgerton, a member of the creative writing faculty at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, is the recipient of the 2015 Thomas Wolfe Prize. The prize, bestowed by UNC-Chapel Hill each October in honor of Wolfe, its illustrious alumnus, recognizes “contemporary writers with distinguished bodies of work.”

He’s been hailed a powerful new literary voice, and in Matthew Neill Null’s debut novel, “Honey From the Lion,” readers are thrust into a vividly captivating world wrought with trials and tribulations along the West Virginia Alleghenies. He read Tuesday as part of UNCW’s Writers’ Week.

EXPLORATION OF THE HUMAN PSYCHE: UNCW drama students pull off outstanding performances   
“‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore” is one of the more interesting shows I’ve seen at UNCW in a while. UNCW’s version produces it with surprisingly strong performances by talented young actors who manage to bring a dense nearly 400-year-old text to life and fuel it with vigor and passion.

Docutime Film Festival 2016 at UNCW
Saturday, Feb. 6 marks Wilmington’s 14th annual DocuTime, a one-day documentary film festival in UNCW’s King Hall Auditorium. DocuTime has established a solid reputation for bringing acclaimed documentaries to the big screen in Wilmington and allowing a dedicated community of documentary-lovers to a have a full day of award-winning, enlightening enjoyment.

NC Ports Authority board member announces intention to run for NC House
North Carolina Ports Authority Board of Director member Holly Grange announced her intention to run for the Republican nomination for the NC House. She is a realtor, attorney and serves on the Advisory Board for the Swain Center for Business and Economics at UNCW.
Additional coverage: WWAY

UNCW professor receives prestigious award
UNCW’s Dr. Steve Ross has been honored with the National Oceanographic Partnership’s Excellence in Partnering Award for his research on deepwater ocean canyons. This the second major award given by the federal government for this project.

The Scene: Find affordable works at the annual Art for the Masses
Port City Daily
A variety of canvas creations, sculpted works and handcrafted pieces will be on display, and for sale at affordable prices, during the annual event this Saturday at UNC Wilmington.
Additional coverage: StarNews

Report shows Wilmington economy steady as business leaders seek areas of growth
Lumina News
One area of strength for the regional economy also serves as a weakness: small business growth. “We have a lot of risk takers in this community, a lot of people who are willing to give it a go,” said Dr. Adam Jones, a regional economist at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. “But what we lack are business support services.”

Food Bank Fundraiser Enlists Chefs On A Mission
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Several area chefs gathered Monday night at The Terraces on Sir Tyler to participate in the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina’s Chef’s Feast. Participants included Catch chef Keith Rhodes, who served as the chef ambassador of this year’s event, Ryan Andress of UNCW, James Doss of Pembroke’s/Rx, Craig Love of Surf House, Jameson Chavez of manna and Dean Neff of PinPoint.

Business Report – North Carolina: Growing Innovation Throughout The Tarheel State
Business Facilities Magazine
The City of Wilmington and the Carolina Coast will receive $250,000 from InnovateNC to strengthen the region’s emerging innovation ecosystem in the marine and life sciences. Wilmington’s proposal was made in collaboration with the University of North Carolina Wilmington, New Hanover County, Marine Bio-Technologies Center of Innovation, the Town of Leland, Brunswick County, NC Biotech Center SE Office and Brunswick Community College.

Wilmington to help buy new Wave buses
The city council has granted Wave Transit's request to help pay for four additional shuttle buses to serve the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

UNCW students look to get bike shop rolling
Driven by a desire to see adults with disabilities have the same employment opportunities as anyone else, UNCW student Leah Ann Sherrill has launched a startup nonprofit that she hopes will set a model for any would-be employer of the disabled. Special Pedals could be up and running with three to five employees within about a year and a half.

CoastLine: 27 Views of Wilmington: The Port City in Prose and Poetry
Dr. Jim Leutze, best known locally for his service as Chancellor of UNCW from 1990 to 2003, is among those whose views are included in the anthology.

First, Stop the Civil War in Syria
History News Network
Robert Brent Toplin, professor emeritus at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, says the recent terrorist attacks in Paris remind us that troubles associated with the civil war in Syria are likely to grow if the conflict is not brought to an end soon. 

Classical Guitarist Justin Hoke Releases "Open Sky"
Classical guitarist Justin Hoke is having a CD Release party Thursday, November 19. He'll play music from his disc, Open Sky at UNCW's Beckwith Recital Hall.

Women's soccer: Virginia hosts UNCW In NCAA second round Friday
Augusta Free Press
The top-ranked Virginia women’s soccer team continues play in the NCAA Tournament, hosting second and third round action at Klöckner Stadium this weekend. The Cavaliers will play UNCW on Friday evening at 7 p.m. with the winner advancing to face the winner of Friday’s 4 p.m. contest between Southern California and Princeton.

5 UNCW Seahawks earn All-CAA honors in volleyball
Led by first-team selections senior Meredith Peacock and junior Nicole Lott, UNCW placed five Seahawks on the Colonial Athletic Association volleyball all-conference squads released on Thursday.
Additional coverage: WECT

Goal list down to one for UNCW volleyball
The UNCW volleyball team earned a share of the CAA regular season championship for the first time. The Seahawks go for a conference tournament title this weekend at James Madison.

UNCW women get rematch with Virginia in 2nd round of NCAA's on Friday
The UNCW women's soccer team's journey in the NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championship continues on Friday, Nov. 20, when the Seahawks visit Virginia for a 7 p.m. game against the Cavaliers at Klöckner Stadium.
Additional coverage: Lumina News; StarNews

Can UNCW win CAA volleyball tournament title this weekend?
The Seahawks will be the third seed in this week’s CAA Championship tournament hosted in Harrisonburg by top-seed James Madison. UNCW will play sixth-seed William & Mary in an opening round match on Friday.

College basketball: Colonial seeks resurgence in 2015-16
Perhaps the CAA will never return to its bracket-busting salad days. Still, early returns indicate the conference is on the upswing in 2015-16. The league has regrouped, and taken on a new identity, straying from defensive-oriented roots that produced low-scoring rock fights. UNCW is currently the highest rated defense at No. 117 in the nation.

Dixon's Elmore makes it official, signs to play basketball at UNCW
The Daily News
Dixon senior Matthew Elmore, flanked by his parents Steve and Mini, signed a national letter of intent Tuesday in the high school library to play basketball for the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Ponder leads UNCW men past Milligan College 100-62
Redshirt senior guard Craig Ponder scored 20 of his game-high 26 points in the first half and UNCW blew past NAIA member Milligan College, 100-62, Friday night in the season opener for the Seahawks at Trask Coliseum.
Additional coverage: StarNews; Port City Daily

UNCW isn't the only team with a rebuilt roster this season
Kevin Keatts posted a winning percentage of nearly 94 percent in his decade at Hargrave Military Academy. The coach perfected the annual process of assembling a new roster of Division I basketball prospects and teaching them to play together. Those lessons have come in handy during Keatts' time at UNCW.

Kevin Keatts Show returns to WWAY and Cape Fear CW on Sunday
Highlights of the UNCW men’s basketball team’s 2015-16 season-opener vs. Milligan and a player profile will be featured on the debut of “The Kevin Keatts TV Show” scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 15, on WWAY-TV 3 and The CW Network.

Prepping for CAA's new format
Kevin Keatts was already putting the final touches on the nonconference portion of the UNCW men's basketball schedule this summer when he got confirmation the Colonial Athletic Association had settled on a switch to a Thursday-Saturday format for conference play.

UNCW Women's Basketball wins season opener
Junior forward Jordan Henry posted the first "double double" of her college career with 15 points and 12 rebounds as UNCW opened the 2015-16 season with a 68-43 victory over UNC Pembroke at Trask Coliseum on Sunday.
Additional coverage: Port City Daily; StarNews

UNCW claims share of CAA volleyball title on Sunday
Nicole Lott, Kristen Powell and Meredith Peacock combined for 35 kills and Lindsay Hartmann held match-high honors with 28 digs as UNCW claimed its first-ever share of the Colonial Athletic Association regular season title with a 3-0 sweep at Delaware on Sunday.

Two goals mean lots of firsts for UNCW soccer
The UNCW women’s soccer team’s run in the NCAA tournament will continue after a 2-0 win Friday night at No. 16 South Carolina.
Additional coverage: WWAY; WECT

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