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UNCW in the News

Dec. 15 - 19

UNCW makes President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
Port City Daily
The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll once again includes UNCW among its list of colleges and universities noted for “solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement.”

UNCW alumni support university, residents in need
Port City Daily
UNC Wilmington has, as its core mission, a focus on community–both on and off the campus. Last month, Seahawks showed that spirit by donating to their alma mater while also providing a holiday meal to hundreds of local residents.

UNCW's Hawks for Hunger challenge feeds 380 families
Nearly 400 needy families in Wilmington lined up outside Freedom's Way Ministries Tuesday to receive a free holiday meal. The donation was through UNCW’s first ever Hawks for Hunger Challenge.

Wilmington Company Working to Make Nation's Seafood Supply Safer
Time Warner Cable News
A Wilmington start up is working to make the nation's seafood supply safer. Seatox is a company founded by Jennifer McCall and is located in UNCW's MARBIONC research facility. They recently received a $50,000 innovation grant from Gov. Pat McCrory's office.
*This segment aired statewide in all markets: Coastal, Triangle, Sandhills and Charlotte

Automated EEG biofeedback proven effective in treatment for substance abuse
Addiction Professional
An automated EEG biofeedback system for reducing attention deficits in individuals with substance use disorders has been found to work just as well as a clinician-run system and to provide substantial benefit in a residential treatment setting, according to a joint study from researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Falling Gas Prices may Fuel Holiday Spending
Time Warner Cable News
While the average North Carolina gas price is about $2.50, economists say the price could keep going down. "The forecasts I've seen said it could get below $2 a gallon,” said UNCW economics professor Dr. William Hall. Dr. Hall said the decrease in gas prices has increased consumer spending.
*This segment aired statewide in all markets: Coastal, Triangle, Sandhills and Charlotte

Are Internships Essential?
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (paid content)
The noted importance of and associated number of internships have increased significantly over the past three decades. Based on the 2014 UNCW Cameron School of Business Graduate Survey, approximately 67 percent of graduates reported completing an internship, with 23 percent completing more than one.

Candy-Coated Chemistry
Chemical & Engineering News
Local sections incorporated a candy theme into hands-on activities and demonstrations during National Chemistry Week. The Eastern North Carolina Section took part in the Cape Fear Museum’s Science Spooktacular event. Volunteers came from UNCW and CFCC.

Dropout prevention top priority for New Hanover schools
Star News
Several factors result in a student being labeled at risk of dropping out. "We know from data over time that once you start suspending a child in middle school, then they are more likely to be suspended again in high school," Chief District Court Judge J.H. Corpening II said during a meeting Thursday of the UNCW-sponsored Dropout Prevention Coalition.

Wilmington residents with Cuban ties celebrate shift in policy
Star News
President Barack Obama's Wednesday announcement that diplomatic relations with Cuba will be re-established was welcome news to some Wilmington residents with Cuban ties.Both nations can benefit from the shift, said Antonio E. Puente, who was born in Cuba and now lives in Wilmington and is a professor at UNCW.

Philip Gerard on “Bookwatch”
Star News
Next week’s “N.C. Bookwatch” is a rerun, but locals might want to tune in. Author and a professor of creative writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Philip Gerard will be talking with host D.G. Martin about his 2013 book “Down the Wild Cape Fear.”

UNCW spends fall semester giving back to the community
Port City Daily
While the UNCW softball team used the fall semester to prepare for the 2015 season, the squad also used the time to do something just as important – give back to the community.

Updated memoir from local veteran/official
Star News
James C. “Pepper” Braye of Wilmington has released an extended second edition of his autobiography, “Marching to the Music.” A Port City resident since 1985, he spent a number of years at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where he retired as director of career services.

Veteran puts leadership skills to good use in community
Star News
Jose Herrera volunteers with the Thumos Project helping veterans, and he has a paid position at Mercy House helping homeless men settle in for the night. He has helped set up a community garden and he also helped out for a time at the local Disabled American Veterans chapter. All this while studying full-time at UNCW.

UNCW chancellor prospects question former leader's exit
The headhunter helping UNCW find a new leader says some of the potential candidates have asked questions about the last chancellor's controversial exit. Potential candidates are also interested in the future of research at the university.

UNCW hopes new athletics logo will boost merchandise sales
UNC Wilmington athletics is getting a new look. Officials expect the makeover will bring in more money for the university through increased merchandise sales and licensing fees.

UNCW trustee chair says athletics cuts weren't without warning
UNC Wilmington's trustee chair said Friday that his board supports the interim chancellor's decision to cut four sports programs.

Email accounts of 5 Isaac Bear students hacked
Star News
Isaac Bear Early College High School administrators are working with the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office to determine who hacked into five student email accounts.  All ninth- and 10th-grade students, who use New Hanover County Schools Google accounts, were required to change their passwords on Thursday. Eleventh- and 12th-grade students are enrolled at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and have UNCW email accounts. Those accounts were not compromised.

Seahawk women staying home for the holidays
Star News
UNCW (2-5) welcomes East Tennessee State, Charleston Southern and Jacksonville State to Trask Coliseum for the two-day Seahawks Hampton Inn Christmas Invitational beginning Friday afternoon.

Keatts returns to the place that helped shape him
Star News
An NCAA crown only represents a small part of the connection UNCW’s Kevin Keatts carries in this weekend’s reunion with the fourth-ranked Cardinals at KFC Yum! Center.
Other coverage: ESPN, Beach Carolina and Courier Journal

UNCW more than holds their own with Louisville
T. Rozier and M. Harrell each played big roles down the stretch in helping No. 4 Louisville survive UNC Wilmington 68-57 on Sundaynight. A game that the Cardinals seemed to be gaining control of with an 18-point lead early in the second half was soon cut to 52-50 as the Seahawks went on a 15-0 run over 4:07.
Other coverage: WECT, Fox News, Times Sun Union, Port City Daily and Star News

Hoops (M): Close loss on national stage a building block
Star News
UNCW managed to match No. 4 Louisville most of the way but had to settle for a 68-57 loss at KFC Yum! Center. When it was over, Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino applauded UNCW for delivering a lesson in overlooking an opponent.

Talley collects CAA Rookie-of-the-Week honors

Freshman point guard Jordon Talley has been named the Colonial Athletic Association's Men's Basketball Rookie-of-the-Week following an outstanding performance in UNCW’s Sunday night loss to No. 4 Louisville.
Other coverage: Star News and WITN

College basketball's best photos of the week, Dec. 8-14
CBS Sports
Here is a look at some of the best photos from college hoops this week. Included is an image of thehands of Louisville's Terry Rozier, Anton Gill andUNCW's Freddie Jackson.

Hoops (M): Kevin Keatts reflects on Louisville reunion
Star News
UNCW hung tough with the fourth-ranked Cardinals before a national television audience and 20,913 fans on the way to a 68-57 setback. For Kevin Keatts, the former assistant, the reunion had to be considered a success.

College spotlight: Local standouts on the hardwood
Port City Daily
After getting the week off from games because of finals, UNCW hit the floor Sunday and gave No. 4 Louisville a scare before the Cardinals pulled out the win in the second half.

Hoops (M): UNCW overcomes missed free throws in Liberty win
Star News
All the whistles kept the stretch run of Wednesday’s UNCW men’s basketball game from ever finding any kind of flow. They found a way to turn the stops and starts into an advantage and a 73-70 overtime victory.

UNCW holds off Liberty in OT
Junior guard Craig Ponder scored 18 points and grabbed a career-high nine rebounds to spark UNCW over pesky Liberty, 73-70, in an overtime non-conference men's basketball game Wednesday night at Trask Coliseum.
Other coverage: Port City Daily and Star News

Sherwood shoots way into role for Seahawks

Star News
Kevin Keatts has watched Dylan Sherwood splash enough jumpers over the past few months that he's now surprised when those open shots don't fall.

UNCW hoops doubleheader at home Wednesday; Seahawk point guard earns weekly honors
Port City Daily
The UNCW men’s basketball team looks to bounce back and women’s team returns to the floor for the first time in two weeks Wednesday as part of a midweek doubleheader at Trask Coliseum.

Former UNCW pitcher traded to Los Angeles Dodgers
Port City Daily
The Los Angeles made a deal earlier in the week that dealt infielder Dee Gordon, veteran pitcher Dan Haren and minor league infielder Miguel Rojas to the Marlins in exchange for top pitching prospect Andrew Heaney and three other players, including UNCW alum Chris Hatcher.

Group hopes to raise money to save UNCW teams
Star News
A website launched on Tuesday aims to build a case for keeping men's cross country and track and women's indoor and outdoor track. The goal is to collect $600,000 in pledges by the time the UNCW Board of Trustees meets again next month.

Richmond defeats UNCW women; Lady Sea Devils bounce back
Port City Daily
Sophomore guard Hubbardscored 12 points in the first half as the University of Richmond built an early lead and held off UNCW (2-5) to earn a 77-67 non-conference victory over the Seahawks at Trask Coliseumon Wednesday.
Other coverage: Star News

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