UNCW in the News

Jan. 13 - 17

Moody’s Upgrades UNCW’s Outlook
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
The University of North Carolina Wilmington’s growth and fiscal health has earned it an unusually favorable designation in the U.S. higher education sector from Moody’s Investor Service.

Author Tim O'Brien to speak at UNCW
Star News
"The Things They Carried" is the focus of Wilmington's latest Big Read. Two months of discussion groups, exhibits and other events will climax on Wednesday, when O'Brien delivers a keynote lecture at 7 p.m. in UNCW's Kenan Auditorium.

Interview: The Big Read author Tim O’Brien on ‘The Things They Carried’ and finding truth in fiction
Port City Daily
“The Things They Carried”–a memoir that isn’t really a memoir, after all– is this year’s selection for The Big Read of Greater Wilmington. As the culminating event of The Big Read, O’Brien will give a keynote lecture at UNC Wilmington’s Kenan Auditorium at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15.

Part two of interview with Big Read author Tim O’Brien
Port City Daily
Author Tim O’Brien will discuss his novel, ‘The Things They Carried,’ Wednesday night at UNCW’s Kenan Auditorium. The novel is the focus of this year’s Big Read of Greater Wilmington.

Editorial - New agreement will ease community college transfers to state universities
Star News
Community college students in North Carolina have long had the option of transferring to a four-year university, but the reality is a lot more complicated than the concept. Some classes may not transfer but fortunately, that's about to change, thanks to a push from the N.C. General Assembly and an 18-month undertaking by the state community college system and the University of North Carolina.

In Case You Missed It - Top stories from the past week
Star News
In 2013, three professors at the University of North Carolina Wilmington pursued different research projects that have ramifications for the brain in infants, young adults and seniors.

Biz Picture - Recap of the week's top business stories
Star News
Unemployment rates released last week by the N.C. Division of Employment Security showed drops in area joblessness of about 2 percentage points. The unemployment rate has dropped, but so has the size of the workforce, said William “Woody” Hall, an economist at UNCW.

Bookmarks - Ecotone to take a look back at decade
Star News
Since its founding in 2005, Ecotone, the twice-yearly literary journal at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, has built a pretty impressive record.

Bottle-nose dolphins continue to wash up on NC beaches
Officials with UNCW's Marine Mammal Stranding Program say the number of dolphin strandings is going down in North Carolina, but they are still seeing about five to ten dolphins wash up a week throughout the state.

Print 3D, everyday items? Local entrepreneurs laud the possibilities
Port City Daily
Tom Kurke, an expert in 3D digital modeling, spoke at UNCW’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship on Thursday, and he assured the excitement over the field is not only justified, but encouraged.

Another Academic Group Considers Israel Censure
The New York Times
A movement to pressure and isolate Israel gained further ground among American academics on Saturday. “It arrived partisan, and it never had a chance to become nonpartisan,” said Derrick Miller, an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina in Wilmington and a member of the delegate assembly.

UNCW Releases Branding Initiative Survey Results
What’s in a name? More than 1,600 area residents weighed in on that topic through University of North Carolina Wilmington’s recent regional branding initiative survey, which seeks to develop a name brand and tagline for the Cape Fear area, similar to Nashville being known as Music City or Charlotte's identity as the Queen City.

UNCW faculty presents biennial exhibit of its art
Star News
The UNCW Department of Art and Art History presents the "Biennial Faculty Exhibition," an art show featuring current works by the university's art faculty members. The exhibition opens with a public reception Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Art Gallery in the Cultural Arts Building on the UNCW campus.

33rd Annual Red Cross Gala & Auction scheduled
Jacksonville Daily News
The Cape Fear Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold its 33rd Annual Red Cross Gala & Auction on Saturday evening, March 15, at Burney Center on the campus of UNCW.

Soul Food Cook-off To Take Place Jan. 18
A soul food cook-off is part of a seven-day-long Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration planned this week before the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday Jan. 20. The week’s activities also include the NAACP/MLK Breakfast 9 a.m. Jan. 19 at the University of North Carolina Wilmington Warwick Center.

Heather McEntire/Mount Moriah song gets recognized
Star News
Former Wilmingtonian, UNCW graduate and singer-songwriter Heather McEntire was included as part of American Songwriter’s Top 50 Songs Of 2013 in December. The song, “Bright Light,” ranked #16 on the list.

The 2014 election season will officially kick off in less than a month and the New Hanover County Board of Elections is preparing for a busy year.
Star News
The 2014 election season will officially kick off in less than a month. Representatives from the elections department will be speaking with local groups and chapters of the political parties on changes. Board members also asked if they could start reaching out to the University of North Carolina Wilmington to get the word out to local college students.

City Hires Legislative Affairs Liaison
Starting Jan. 21, Tony McEwen will be city’s new special assistant to the city manager for legislative affairs, according to a news release. An alumnus of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, McEwen has more than 10 years of experience working with North Carolina members of the U.S. Congress, the news release stated.

The Score: Friday’s high school basketball recap; Lady Seahawks add Alabama transfer
Port City Daily
UNCW women’s basketball coach Adell Harris announced the addition of Alabama transfer Jasmine Steele to the Seahawks roster on Thursday.

UNCW women fall to 1-15 after loss to Pride
Star News
Within the struggles of a long losing skid, the UNC Wilmington women's basketball coaching staff is looking for growth, from a small roster filled with freshmen. Despite coming out on the short end of a 64-55 final Sunday afternoon against visiting Hofstra, the needle did move forward on the growth meter, certainly for one key player.

CofC Women’s Swimming & Diving Defeats UNCW on Senior Day
Beach Carolina
College of Charleston swimming & diving celebrated the careers of 13 seniors with an outstanding performance against CAA powerhouse UNCW.

Seahawks’ losing streak reaches seven at Towson
Star News
UNCW’s keys to Saturday’s game against Towson included things like limiting the number of possessions for the Tigers, dictating the offensive pace and keeping the rebounding battle close.

HOOPS (M): Seahawks looking to limit the turnovers
Star News
As a team, the UNCW Seahawks average 12.8 turnovers per game. That’s fourth-best among Colonial Athletic Association teams.

HOOPS (W): Mobley nabs CAA weekly honor
Star News
UNCW freshman Brie Mobley has been named the Colonial Athletic Association’s Rookie of the Week honor after averaging 22 points per game over home contests against Northeastern and Hofstra last week.

Lunch with a Friend
Salt Magazine
Leslie Hossfeld, a professor of sociology at UNCW, is also the executive director of Feast Down East, an agricultural distribution network that connects people who produce food with consumers who live close by.

Vacancies are still open for the Blockade Running Civil War Weekend
Star News
Vacancies are still open for the Blockade Running Civil War Weekend. Speakers include Chris E. Fonvielle Jr., a Civil War historian with the University of North Carolina Wilmington and author of several books about the war, Mark Wilde-Ramsing and Stephen R. Wise.

'Miracle on Hudson' survivor to speak at Red Cross Gala
The last passenger off the plane that landed on the Hudson River five years ago is coming to Wilmington. Dave Sanderson will be the keynote speaker at the 33rd Annual Red Cross Gala and Auction on Saturday evening, March 15, at the Burney Center on the campus of UNCW.

UNCW's 3-point specialist has been anything but as of late
Star News
UNCW's Tanner Milson has gone a combined 1-for-15 from 3-point range in the past four games, and 1-for-18 overall from the field.

UNCW’s Mobley named CAA Rookie of the Week, Tuesday’s high school basketball roundup
Port City Daily
UNCW freshman guard Brie Mobley has been named the Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week.

HOOPS (M): Anderson returns to practice
Star News
UNCW junior forward Nate Anderson returned to practice for the Seahawks on Monday.

UNCW survey tries to pin down brand for region
Star News
When it comes to describing our area, Cape Fear, Wilmington and Southeastern North Carolina top the list, according to the results of a recent survey. The University of North Carolina Wilmington conducted the survey as part of an effort to create a brand for the region.

Bonetti Named Associate Coach
AJ Bonetti has a new position within the volleyball program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Seahawks can't stop Hofstra's 3-point marksman
Star News
UNCW knew exactly what play Hofstra would run on forward Zeke Upshaw's 3-point shot attempts. The Seahawks studied it on film and practiced against it every day leading up to Wednesday's Colonial Athletic Association contest.

HOOPS (M): Deep shots finally fall, other notes from Hofstra loss
Star News
The shots have been there for Luke Hager this season. He just hasn’t taken them. The UNCW redshirt sophomore came into Wednesday’s home game with Hofstra having hit only three 3-pointers for the entire season. By the end of the night, he’d hit a two more.

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