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UNCW in the News

July 20 - 24

Q&A With UNCW's New Chancellor
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Since he arrived July 1, Jose “Zito” Sartarelli has described his vision for UNCW not only as an educational institution, but also as a catalyst and change agent in its community and region. In recent interviews with the Greater Wilmington Business Journal, he articulated his impressions and ideas for his new position.

Chancellor Outlines Strategic Priorities At UNCW Trustees Meeting
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Speaking at Friday’s quarterly meeting of the UNCW Board of Trustees, Jose “Zito” Sartarelli outlined his vision for the campus. That vision includes growth in the number of programs and students; an increase in giving; a heightened emphasis on research; and a greater collaboration within the university and with other universities.

Chancellor lays out vision for UNCW
Star News
The UNCW Board of Trustees meeting on Friday was Chancellor Jose “Zito” Sartarelli’s first chance to speak in front of the full board. And he did not take that lightly. His first report was a draft of the strategic plan he hopes to have in place by late fall.

UNCW Chancellor Sartarelli says globalization is a top priority
The Board of Trustees met today at UNCW. A highlight of the meeting was new Chancellor Zito Sartarelli presenting his preliminary vision for the university moving into the future.

UNCW officials hope new chancellor will boost fundraising
UNCW leaders hope the university’s new chancellor will win over donors after the amount supporters gave or pledged dropped slightly last year. Eddie Stuart briefed the Board of Trustees’ External Affairs Committee on a plan to get the Chancellor involved with fundraising.

Editorial - UNCW right on human services
Star News
Helping people who are sick is an important value to most Americans. With that in mind, it’s good to see the success of UNCW’s College of Health and Human Services, which just marked its fifth year.

UNCW review faults system used to ensure grad students meet degree requirements
Degree audits for UNCW are processed using an electronic system, which automatically verifies each student has taken the appropriate courses for their degree. But last fall, 63% of students required manual adjustments to be cleared for graduation, according to the internal audit.

Editorial - Good stewards of our water(s)
Star News
Old-timers can remember when you could swim anywhere in Banks Channel without fear of infection, or of simply swimming in human waste. The Town of Wrightsville Beach, with help from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, the N.C. Coastal Federation and a federal grant, has installed a new metal filtration system on its drainpipes.

Wood Pellet Industry Fueled By Temporary EU Subsidies
Enviva, a large wood pellet supplier and manufacturer, has expanded their operations. Theindustry is fueled by renewable energy subsidies from the European Union and members of the EU are burning wood pellets to generate electricity. Anthony Snider teaches Environmental Studies at UNCW. He says this industry relies on subsidies that aim to reduce carbon emissions and climate change.

CIE Launching Membership Drive, Forming Advisory Board
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Under its new interim executive director Chuck Whitlock, the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is making some changes in its model.

New Hanover commissioners approve AAI incentive
Lumina News
AAIPharma will get $275,000 from New Hanover County and is seeking $225,000 from the city of Wilmington for an expansion of the company’s headquarters. Eric Evans, AAI’s chief financial officer, said many factors make Wilmington attractive. “We hire extensively out of the chemistry department at UNCW,” he said.

Wilmington council votes to oppose offshore drilling
Star News
Thunderous applause followed a Wilmington City Council decision Tuesday to oppose oil drilling off the coast. Lindsey Deignan, a doctoral candidate at UNCW, spoke in support of the resolution. Deignan argued that the potential for an oil spill -- and well and pipeline construction -- could impact the state's vital fishing and tourism industries.

UNCW students present nonprofit projects
Star News
This semester, a number of students at UNCW have been busy working on projects for local nonprofit organizations. As part of a unique course, Nonprofit Leadership Experience, students learn elements of nonprofit management and leadership and complete projects benefiting nonprofit organizations in our region.

UNCW season ticket seats to be based on donations
Among the topics for this week’s Board of Trustees quarterly meeting is a new re-seating arrangement for men’s basketball season tickets subscribers. The head of the Seahawk Club says the new arrangement will be the most equitable way to give the most generous donors the best seats in Trask Coliseum.

UNCW extends contracts for hoop coaches Keatts, Harris
UNC Wilmington’s head basketball coaches have each had their contracts extended. Athletic Director Jimmy Bass announced Kevin Keatts’ contract was extended by an extra year to March 31, 2020. Adell Harris received an extra two-years on the original four-year contract she signed as head coach of the Lady Seahawks.
Additional coverage: Star News and WWAY

UNCW men’s, women’s basketball coaches receive contract extensions
Port City Daily
UNCW Director of Athletics Jimmy Basshas rewarded basketball coaches Kevin Keatts and Adell Harriswith contract extensions following successful seasons on the hardwood.

UNCW tennis recognized for academics
The UNCW men's tennis team has been recognized by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) as an All-Academic Team. The average GPA among the team was 3.40. To be eligible a program has to have a cumulative average of at least 3.20 on a 4.00 scale.

UNCW leaders face 'chaotic' issue of athlete stipends
UNC Wilmington leaders say they haven’t made a decision about offering stipends to athletes, but made it clear Thursday the extra money is necessary to remain competitive.

Nominations sought for UNCW Athletic Hall of Fame’s 11th class
Port City Daily
Nominations are being solicited for the 11th induction of the UNCW Athletic Hall of Fame, with induction scheduled for spring 2016.

Seahawk baseball: Final news and notes for 2015 season
Port City Daily
The Seahawks returned to the NCAA tournament for a seventh time and won the Colonial Athletic Association tournament for a fourth in 2015. UNCW baseball continued to be a model of excellence both on the field and in the classroom, fashioning a 41-18 overall record and a 18-6 CAA record. The Seahawks were 28-6 at home and 10-12 while away. They went 3-0 on neutral ground.

Charlotte spearfisher repeats as champion
Lumina News
Edging out the competition by just 3pounds, Dre Fleury earned the title of Wrightsville Beach Spearfishing Tournament master hunter for the second consecutive year. Other winners included Mark Winneberger,University of North Carolina Wilmingtonspearfishing club president, who won the pelagic division with 60.9 pounds.

This weekly roundup is a sampling of local, regional and national media placements for the university and includes articles which mention UNCW in a variety of contexts.

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