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UNCW in the News

July 28 - August 1

Editorial - Research may lead to better understanding of rip currents
Star News
Coastal North Carolinians are all too familiar with the dangers of rip currents, but new research being conducted may eventually help save lives. The latest project by Sea Grant, in conjunction with the National Weather Service and UNCW's Center for Marine Science, could fine-tune current knowledge, leading to more accurate warnings and, potentially, better advice on how to steer clear of and get out of the unpredictable currents.
Other coverage: ABC News, News & Observer, Jacksonville Daily News and The Republic

Miracle League partners with UNCW
The Miracle League of Wilmington hosted their first night game Thursday at their Olsen Park complex. Since the end of last season, the Miracle League has become partners with UNCW, which will bring more students, classes, and research to their program.

Questions raised about UNCW working to solve Wilmington's gang problem
Exactly three months ago Tuesday, Wilmington city leaders asked UNCW to take the initiative in bringing the community together to combat gang violence. Jenni Harris said she has been working diligently on building these types of community partnerships.

NC Idea grant meetings scheduled for August
Star News
An organization that helps start-up companies commercialize their innovations will open its 18th grant cycle Aug. 11.NC Ideawill be holding information sessions for those interested in applying for grants, including one on Thursday, Aug. 14, at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
Other coverage:WRAL TechWire

EUE/Screen Gems tour guides profile: Jill Kaszubski
Star News
This summer, fans of the local film industry can dip a toe into the world of film and television production by taking the EUE/Screen Gems Studios tour. Heading up the tours – running 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sunday – is a group of guides that have quickly become the curators of the studio’s colorful history. Meet guide Jill Kaszubski, a film studies major at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Studio tour guides offer up glimpse of film production world
Star News
Through the hour-long tour, the guides take turns setting the scene for the group, telling stories of all the productions that have spent time on the lot and pointing out little things that make the facility unlike anything else in the country. The majority of the guides were plucked straight from film studies and communication programs at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and Cape Fear Community College.

Mary M. Gornto, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient 2014
Star News
The Lifetime Achievement Award is now a 12 -year-old tradition at StarNews Media. Designed to honor outstanding individuals who have given substantially for the improvement of Wilmington and Southeastern North Carolina, this year’s recipient is Mary Gornto. Retiring last year from an impressive career that found her in leadership positions with New Hanover County, the city of Wilmington and the University of North Carolina Wilmington, she can credit a single phone call that started the ball rolling.

Orion belts Port City
Star News
A lot of people like Orion, the colorful environmental magazine that puts out six issues a year. I missed, however, than Michelle E. Crouch had posted about Wilmington a while back on Orion’s website, for a feature the magazine calls “The Place Where We Live.” Crouch was a graduate teaching assistant in creative writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and recently earned her MFA.

The Dub Hub Hoops (M): Young point guards use summer to gain seasoning
Star News
Kevin Keatts has kept his praise of incoming point guards Malik Pugh and Jordon Talley measured this summer, but at this point, any progress is a bonus. The new UNCW men’s basketball coach is glad the freshmen were able to enroll for both summer school sessions, which meant eight extra weeks to get the growing pains started.

UNCW names new swimming and diving coach
UNCW has officially named Jason Memont as the new swimming and diving coach. According to UNCW, Memont has spent the last seven years at the University of South Carolina assisting Coach McGee Moody with all phases of the successful SEC program in Columbia.

Other coverage: Star News and WWAY

Kevin Keatts throws out first pitch at Shark Tank; Sharks win third straight
UNCW men's head basketball coach Kevin Keatts threw out the first pitch at Buck Hardee Field on Thursday night.

Field set for NC Match Play at River Landing
Star News
Incoming UNCW freshman Thomas Eldridge shot a 4-under-par 68 on Thursday, but Jacob Hicks of Mebane came in with a 10-under 62, then won a playoff for the top seed in the NC Match Play event at River Landing.

Baseball: Mat Batts starts strong in the minors
Star News
It’s an encouraging start for a pitcher who has made a career out of exceeding expectations. Mat Batts was known for sticking to a strict routine between starts at UNCW, and the first weeks of his minor league career have gone according to plan.

Sharks reflect on 2014 baseball season

We stopped by practice on Tuesday afternoon at Buck Hardee Field in order to get a state of the season update on the Wilmington Sharks. Our feature includes an interview with Steven Linkous, the league leader for stolen bases. Linkous is a rising junior at UNCW. His summer development with the Sharks should pay off big dividends next spring for UNC Wilmington.

Seahawks name second swimming and diving coach in school history
Port City Daily
Jason Memont, who swam collegiately at the RochesterInstitute of Technology (RIT) and enjoyed successful coaching stints at William & Mary and South Carolina, has been named the second UNCW swimming and divingcoach in school history.

Dan Spears - Keatts taking the tough road to revitalize Hawks
Star News
Kevin Keatts' on-court record as UNCW men's basketball coach remains at 0-0, and will until mid-November. Because Keatts was hired in late March, he was in a spot where his biggest known strength – recruiting – would be out of play until a year into his tenure.

UNCW scholarship decisions built on many layers
Star News
In the wider picture, the first-year coach's plan to renovate the Seahawks called to the forefront a central tenant in the national conversation on NCAA reform. UNCW is, by NCAA rule, allowed to offer multi-year scholarships but chooses to put all its athletes on year-to-year renewal. Athletic director Jimmy Bass said it's the first time in his four years a men's basketball scholarship hasn't been renewed, but he backed Keatts on the choice, provided Hager and Anderson had the opportunity to stay at the school.

Tait's golf journey starting to step forward
Star News
Ashley Tait won't forget what happened on the 17th tee in the final round of the Symetra Tour's Decatur-Forsyth Classic last month, but the disappointment doesn't linger, either. Life on the LPGA's developmental tour has provided weekly lessons on and off the course for the 2010 UNCW graduate.

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