UNCW in the News

Jan. 9-13

BP Promotes Tourism In The Gulf Of Mexico
Here & Now
Oil giant BP is now promoting tourism in the Gulf of Mexico. The company’s national advertising campaign says the gulf is a great vacation spot — despite the 2010 oil disaster. Guest: David Gessner, environmental writer who teaches creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

N.C. universities leader wants tuition hike less than 10 percent
StarNewsOnline.com
Chapel Hill | University of North Carolina system President Tom Ross is recommending tuition and fee increases of less than 10 percent. Ross is expected to offer the board of governors the details in the next few weeks. ...increases will be less than the 9 percent increase last year. The University of North Carolina Wilmington board of trustees approved a 10.7 percent...

Ryoanji Duo performs Feb. 1 at Appalachian
University News Appalachian State University
BOONE—The Ryoanji Duo comprised of saxophonist Frank Bongiorno and guitarist Robert Nathanson will perform Feb. 1 at Appalachian State University. Admission is free. The musicians, both professors in UNC Wilmington s Department of Music, gave a debut performance as the Ryoanji...

Marines identified in video urinating on corpses
New Bern Sun Journal (AP)
As U.S. and Afghan leaders went public with their outrage at a video released this week depicting four Camp Lejeune Marines urinating on Taliban corpses, local troops and retirees were less quick to condemn the Marines.... War, it changes you for the rest of your life. Richard Ogle, chairman of the Psychology Department at the University of North Carolina Wilmington,
said there was some clinical truth to that viewpoint.

JLCO w/ Wynton Marsalis Announces Tour Dates
Jazztimes
Winter/spring tour includes Chicago residency
VA/Christopher Newport University- Ferguson Center for the Arts Feb. 28/Wilmington, NC/University of North Carolina Wilmington- Kenan Auditorium |March...

Varner on his memior at New Dominion
The Hook
Jay Varner will present selections from his new memoir Nothing Left to Burn on Thursday, November 18 at 5:30 pm at New Dominion Bookshop. ...efforts his father could never extinguish. Jay Varner is a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where he earned...

Handy websites to help pick the right college
NorthJersey.com
The Career Center at University of North Carolina Wilmington has a "What Can I Do With a Major in …" site, uncw.edu/career/WhatCanIDoWithaMajorIn.html, that provides descriptions of 49 majors, along with needed skills, related career titles, ...

Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday observed by community
Lumina News
Rainy weather didn’t stop the New Hanover High School band from marching down Castle Street in the Martin Luther King Parade on Monday, Jan. ...www.mlkjrcelebration-senc10.com. Thursday, Jan. 19 As a part of the University of North Carolina Wilmington celebration, Dr. Phillip Clay will be this year's speaker.

Garner steps up at WRAR
Lumina News
Ashley Garner will be installed as the new president of the Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors on Jan. 20. Although he won’t be formally installed until Friday, Jan .6, but returned to this state for his freshman year at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He finished his accounting degree at West...

Economists expect little improvement for housing industry
Lumina News
Richard Kaglic, an economist at the Charlotte branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Va. speaks at the 20th Annual Economic Forecast hosted by accounting firm RSM McGladrey, the Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce and Wilmington Industrial Development Inc. ...and Diane Swain Center for Business and Economic Services at the University of North Carolina Wilmington s Cameron School of Business. However,

Business Briefs
Lumina News
Intracoastal raises $6,000 for teachers An iPad 2 raffle raised $6,000 for the Intracoastal Realty Teacher’s Fund. The program awards grants to teachers to buy classroom supplies.... which will cost $5, is open to GE retirees and spouses. University of North Carolina Wilmington Chancellor Gary L. Miller will be the speaker.

UNCW ranked second best value in N.C. by Kiplinger
Lumina News
UNCW ranked second best value in N.C. by Kiplinger The University of North Carolina Wilmington is ranked highly yet again among the nation s...

Aldermen will fill committee vacancies, consider parking plan
Lumina News
Lumina News file photo The setting of a Feb. 9 public hearing to discuss outdoor seating and pier repairs at the Oceanic are on the board of aldermen’s consent agenda for its meeting ... ...$6,000, or half of the expenses. The University of North Carolina Wilmington aquaculture program currently leases approximately one acre of land...

UNCW ranks 15th nationally as a best value university
UNCW Seahawk
Kiplinger ranks UNCW as the 15th best value university in the United States, and the 2nd best value university in North Carolina. Previously ranked 27th nationally as a best value UNCW has made a significant leap to 15th, ...

Former UNC-system Board of Governors protest tuition hikes
StarNewsOnline.com (blog)
Hannah Gage, the board's chairwoman, lives in Wilmington and is the former chair of the UNCW Board of Trustees. Board member Fred Eshelman is also a former UNCW trustee and a corporate executive for PPD in Wilmington. He's on the budget and finance ...

Real estate firm partners with UNCW for internship program
‎Greater Wilmington Business Journal
A local real estate company is partnering with the UNCW Entrepreneurship Center to find its first batch of interns. Do Good Real Estate Company recently ...

Applications for Golden LEAF Foundation Scholarships due March 1
WFSB Channel 3
PRNewswire/ -- Information and applications for the 2012-13 Golden LEAF Foundation scholarship program are now available at CFNC.org/goldenleaf. A total of 215 awards will be offered to first-time recipients to assist with tuition at participating institutions for the 2012-13 academic year. ...($3,000 per year for up to four years) for students from qualifying counties attending a participating North Carolina campus and are funded by...

Brahms to be featured in UNCW concert
StarNewsOnline.com
What comes to mind when someone uses the phrase "tour de force?" Something powerful, I'd wager. In fact, I'm willing to go so far as to say that a performance bordering on superhuman may tickle the imagination. ...Wilmington's next concert on Sunday at Beckwith Recital Hall on the campus of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. It's the "Piano Quartet in G...

British Scientific Expedition Discovers Deepest Known Undersea Vents
Happy News
A British scientific expedition has discovered the world's deepest undersea volcanic vents, known as 'black smokers', 3.1 miles (5000 metres) down in the Cayman Trough in the Caribbean. ...includes researchers from the University of Durham in the UK, the University of North Carolina Wilmington and the University of Texas in the US,

Historical Society to host leading Hamlin Garland scholar
Globe Gazette
The Mitchell County Historical Society is hosting a presentation by Dr. Keith Newlin, one of the country's leading scholars on the life and career of Hamlin Garland. Dr. Newlin is a professor of English at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. His biography of Garland (Hamlin Garland, A Life)

UNCW-published book finalist for literary prize
‎StarNewsOnline.com
"Binocular Vision" by Edith Pearlman, released last year by UNCW's Lookout Books, was announced Wednesday as a finalist for the Story Prize, along with "The ...


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