UNCW in the News

Jan. 3-6

UNCW teams with international company for student job opportunities
Coverbind Corporation, a company out of Wilmington that develops covers and document binding systems, is partnering with UNCW's Cameron School of Business to hire more students.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Economists cite stability but little growth
Lumina News
Stability seems to have returned to the economy, according to two experts who spoke Thursday, Jan. 5, at the 20th Annual Economic Forecast. Unfortunately, little significant growth is expected in 2012.
...and Diane Swain Center for Business and Economic Services at the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Cameron School of Business. The housing...

Cleanup preps for 150th Battle of New Bern celebration
New Bern Sun Journal (AP)
Battle of New Bern 150th anniversary : Sesquicentennial Symposium Tickets $85, March 9 and 10 March 9, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Meet-and-greet symposium speakers at Attmore-Oliver House March 10 Cullman Performance Hall, North Carolina History Center
Chris Fonvielle, associate history professor, UNC Wilmington, and the Blockade Runners Mark Bradley, author Reconstruction in...

Coverbind Corporation® Partners with UNC Wilmington
World Book and News
Coverbind Corporation®, an innovative, international company dedicated to providing top quality business solutions for professional document finishing, has announced today that it has partnered with the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Cameron School of Business to provide career opportunity

Former MIT chancellor, Wilmington native to speak at UNCW
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
The first African American chancellor of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Wilmington native Phillip L. Clay, will speak at the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s annual Martin Luther King Jr.

An Interview with Diana Sheets: The Decline of the Contemporary Novel
Education News
Michael F. Shaughnessy Eastern New Mexico University Portales, New Mexico 1. Diana you have recently had two opinion essays published in “The Christian Science Monitor”—let’s take the first one—what was its title and what points were you trying to make? My opinion essay “Is ‘Twilight’ a romantic ...Books, the literary imprint of the Department of Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, is an academic press, not a...

The skateboard goes electric
Lumina News – 01/05/12 12:56
Staff photo by Allison Potter Sean Meyers, owner of Electric Revolution, and Sarah Chambers, director of marketing and social media, now operate their remote controlled skateboard business from a new location on South 17th Street.... In a sea of pedestrians, skateboarders and cyclists on the University of North Carolina Wilmington s campus, Sean Meyers stood out like a...

UNCW program wins $10,000 grant for technology
StarNewsOnline.com (blog)
UNCW's Science and Mathematics Education Center won a $10,000 grant from Vernier, a software and technology company created by a former phsyics teacher. ...

Authors at the Latimer House
StarNewsOnline.com (blog)
The series gets underway Jan. 26 when UNCW historian Chris Fonvielle talks about his latest book, Fort Fisher 1865.

Coverbind Corporation® Partners with UNC Wilmington
BizWire Express
Coverbind Corporation partners with UNCW to provide career opportunities to their students …Coverbind Corporation®, an innovative, international company dedicated to providing top quality business solutions for professional document finishing …

The Met showcased in HD at UNCW
Lumina News
Going to watch the Metropolitan Opera in New York City may seem like a far reach for Wilmington residents, but the University of North Carolina Wilmington and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) have brought the opera experience to the coast of North Carolina.

$1M in Biotech Center Grants Fund Basic Research
North Carolina Technology News
(Research Triangle Park, N.C.) The North Carolina Biotechnology Center has awarded $1 million in grants to university scientists pursuing improved identification of prostate cancer, developing new membranes and mechanisms for improved drug therapies, and using genetics to improve swine health policy. ...North Carolina State University, East Carolina University and the University of North Carolina Wilmington received the $250,000 Multidisciplinary...

UNCW ranked one of the best values among public universities in U.S.
Charlotte - News14.com
WILMINGTON -- UNC Wilmington is ranked one of the "best values" among public universities in the nation and number two in North Carolina according to the Kiplinger's rankings. ...ranked one of the best values among public universities in U.S.

Optimism for local housing market in 2012

Home sales are likely to climb in 2012, area experts say – but that's because prices will continue to fall. It's a symbiotic relationship that is sure to displease potential home sellers. ...to fall," said William "Woody" Hall, an economist at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

The Dirty Hog (Obstacle Course) Aims for Adrenaline Seekers to Test Their Grit in Unfathomable ...
PR Web (press release)
Developed by founder James Bonanno – a graduate from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington's Cameron School of Business – The Dirty Hog aims to test strength, stamina and smarts as it pushes competitors to complete challenges...

UNCW Ranks High on List of Best Colleges
Greater Wilmington Business Journal

UNCW named 15th best value among public universities
WSFX FOX 26 News
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – The University of North Carolina Wilmington has been nationally ranked…again. The university was among the top 20 schools in Kiplinger's list of "Best Values" among public universities.
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UNC ranked best college for value
ABC Owned Television Stations
CHAPEL HILL (WTVD) -- Kiplinger's Personal Finance named UNC Chapel Hill number one in its annual 100 Best Values in Public Colleges ranking Tuesday. North Carolina State was among the top 20 schools. The University of North Carolina at Wilmington made the top 15.

UNCW, other UNC campuses among best values
WWAY NewsChannel 3
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Despite another round of tuition hikes likely on the horizon, the University of North Carolina Wilmington and several other UNC System school have made Kiplinger's list of "Best Values in Public Colleges.

Wilmington native involved in fatal accident in Atlanta
ATLANTA (AP/WECT) - The Atlanta Braves offered its condolences over the weekend to head trainer Jeff Porter, saying the team was "deeply saddened" after Porter's wife Kathy died in what authorities described as a collision between a Georgia State Patrol cruiser and an SUV driven by the trainer. Jeff Porter, a New Hanover County native, earned his bachelor's degree from UNC-Wilmington.

Bookmarks - Collection of essays by Gerard on way
Here are a few "coming attractions" on the book scene, due later in 2012: On March 30, Hub City Press of Spartanburg, S.C. will release "The Patron Saint of Dreams," a new collection of essays by Philip Gerard. The chairman of the creative writing department at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Gerard is the author of several novels.

FIRST ON 3: UNCW Police believe personal info safe after Christmas ...
WWAY NewsChannel 3
This is not the Christmas present UNCW wanted: A series of holiday break-ins at campus offices housing some very personal information. ...
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Editorial - In 2011, some good, some bad, and some ugly
There were plenty of news items to keep reporters and editorial writers busy in 2011. Here are a handful that stand out: UNCW Chancellor: Gary Miller took the reins of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington after the retirement of Rosemary DePaolo.

MTYT: What I'd like for Christmas
I'm wearing my Christmas tie today and I'm ready to pass out some holiday wishes for some folks in our area. Here are a few items I'd like for Santa to deliver this year: For Mayor Bill Saffo, a major league reason to tell the world why Wilmington is such a great place to live. For UNCW Chancellor Miller, a winning lottery ticket big enough to help offset those...

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