UNCW in the News

Jan. 20-24

Board of Governors puts brakes on UNCW plan for new doctoral programs
Star News
A push by the University of North Carolina Wilmington to add doctoral programs has been put on hold. UNCW wanted to add three new doctorates: in nursing, psychological science and marine science.

Proposal Vies For Grant To Help Beginning Teachers
Beginning today, the public can vote online to support a proposal designed to help beginning teachers. Staff members from UNCW’s Watson College of Education have designed a program, BT Matters, to help beginning teachers become successful during the crucial first five years in the classroom. In North Carolina, 50 percent of new teachers drop out of the profession in that time period.

Crowd Learns About 3D Printing Boom
Three experts on additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, described the potential for the technology to a capacity crowd at the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship on Thursday.

Distinguished poet Nikki Giovanni to speak at UNCW
Star News
Hailed as a "living legend" by Oprah Winfrey, Nikki Giovanni will give the keynote address for a celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday 7 p.m. Friday at UNCW’s Kenan Auditorium. Admission is free, but tickets are required.

Docutime Film Festival 2014 @ UNCW
Once again a dedicated community of documentary-lovers can experience sophisticated and inspiring entertainment from around the world. The12thannualDocuTimefilm festival takes place at UNCW’s King Hall Auditorium from 10:00amto 7:00 pm on Saturday, January25th, 2014.

Seahawk swimmers sweep Wingate
Star News
Junior Valtteri Halonen won three individual events and swam on a winning relay as UNCW swept visiting Wingate in swimming and diving action on Saturday at the Seahawk Natatorium.

Sports briefs - UNCW men's tennis, women's basketball teams win
Star News
The 44th-ranked UNCW men’s tennis team stormed back after dropping the doubles point for a 5-2 triumph over state rival Appalachian State in the spring opener for both teams early Sunday at the UNCW Courts.

No. 44 UNCW men’s tennis, Lady Seahawks open season; CFCC hoops
Port City Daily
The UNCW men’s tennis team hopes to build on last year’s record-setting season when the spring campaign kicks off Sunday with a home match against Appalachian State. The Seahawks, ranked 44thin the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) poll, take on the Mountaineers of the Southern Conference at noon.

Drexel rallies to beat UNCW 79-63
Washington Post
Frantz Massenat scored a career-high 30 points and Freddie Wilson scored all 16 of his points in the second half as Drexel staged a 30-point turnaround to defeat UNC Wilmington 79-63 on Saturday.

UNCW can't come through when game is on the line
Star News
Addison Spruill's moment came against Hofstra in Trask Coliseum on Wednesday night, with UNCW trailing 64-61 and 38 seconds remaining. His 3-point attempt bounced around the rim several times before finally popping out.

Editorial - Marine science is UNCW's trademark; doctoral program would enhance it
Star News
Marine-related programs in biology and other sciences are UNCW's trademark. It seems logical that a university already so deeply invested in marine sciences would want to expand its well-regarded program to include another doctorate.

Class seeking projects to do for local agencies
Star News
Could your nonprofit organization benefit from a project conducted by a UNCW student with oversight provided by a faculty member and Quality Enhancement for Nonprofit Organizations, (QENO)? In Spring 2014, UNCW will offer a unique course titled Nonprofit Leadership Experience, in which students will perform projects needed and requested by nonprofit organizations.

‘Miracle on the Hudson' survivor to speak at Red Cross fundraiser
Star News
The Cape Fear Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold its 33rd annual Red Cross Gala & Auction on Saturday, March 15, at Burney Center at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and Dave Sanderson will be the keynote speaker.

Seahawk standout out selected to Davis Cup Team
Port City Daily
Reigning Colonial Athlete Association (CAA) Player of the Year Rafael Aita has been named to Peru’s Davis Cup Team, becoming the first player in the history of the 44th-ranked UNCW men’s tennis team to achieve the honor.
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UNCW's Chuck Ogbodo finding his rhythm down low
Star News
Over UNCW's last four conference games, Ogbodo has averaged 23.5 minutes, including a career-high 35 minutes at Towson. Against the Tigers, he scored a career-high five points.

Miller: UNCW Will Make Case For 3 Doctoral Programs
The University of North Carolina Wilmington will proceed to make a case for adding three new doctoral programs to its offerings, UNCW chancellor Gary Miller said this week.

UNCW in good financial standing
Star News
UNCW is in good financial health, according to a recent report from Moody's Investors Services. UNCW's positive outlook goes against the national trend.

Extraordinary People: The professor who makes the young old
Karl Ricanek is our extraordinary person of the week! It may be a secret as to what his work is used for by government agencies, but it is no secret that his accomplishments at UNCW are, hands down, extraordinary.

Patient First
Wrightsville Beach Magazine
Fifteen minutes with Reid revealed his passion for equitable healthcare for all Americans and how to achieve it. Reid, who was a special guest of the University of North Carolina Wilmington in November 2013, granted two interviews and delivered a lecture.

New Hanover County Library to host Federal Budget Exercise
Beach Carolina Magazine
Join in an interactive and thought-provoking exercise in trying to pass a Federal budget on Saturday, February 8 at the Northeast Library. Titled “Principles & Priorities”, the exercise will be facilitated by Dr. Mark Imperial, Dr. Woody Hall, and Dr. Tom Simpson from UNCW and Dr. Gregory Arey from Cape Fear Community College

Wired Wizards - School team competes to prove it has best robot
Star News
At 10 a.m. on a Saturday, while many teenagers were still lying in bed, a group of high school students called the Wired Wizards were kicking off another weekend together building prototypes for their next robot. The Wired Wizards are a FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team that was founded near the end of 2012 by Jazmin Capezza, president of the University of North Carolina Wilmington's chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery.

UNCW baseball picked first in CAA preseason poll
Star News
Coaches from the Colonial Athletic Association have picked UNCW to win its third consecutive regular-season baseball title, according to the results of a preseason poll released Wednesday.

UNCW women find a starting point
Star News
During its 14-game losing streak, the UNCW women's basketball team suffered three single-digit losses. On Sunday, the Seahawks finally snapped the streak with a 54-53 win at Towson.

Seahawks drop another close game as losing streak hits 10
Star News
Another tight Colonial Athletic Association game for UNCW with a very familiar outcome – a loss.

UNCW's Rafael Aita heads to Davis Cup
Star News
UNCW senior men's tennis player Rafael Aita, the reigning Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year, has been selected to represent Peru in the upcoming Davis Cup match against Bolivia, scheduled for Jan. 31-Feb. 2.

O’Brien speaks about the power of stories
Lumina News
Author Tim O’Brien addressed a near-capacity crowd on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Kenan Auditorium. O’Brien’s novel, “The Things They Carried,” was chosen for The Big Read Greater Wilmington.

StarNews to chronicle year in lives of five local triathletes
Star News
The StarNews will follow five local triathletes through a year of competition. One of them is Matt Wisthoff, 28, who participated on the UNCW swim team for four years.

UNCW women edge Tribe for second win in a row
Star News
Head coach Adell Harris wants her UNCW women's basketball team to be in a position to win every game at the final media timeout. For the second game in a row, her Seahawks executed the plan to perfection. They ended a 14-game losing streak with a 54-53 win Sunday at Towson.

South Brunswick names football coach; area college, high school basketball
Port City Daily
Freshman forward Ryan Flowershad a monster game of 17 points and 20 rebounds to muscle UNCW past William & Mary 60-59 in a see-saw Colonial Athletic Association women’s basketball game Thursday night at Trask Coliseum.

Diamond Hawks preseason pick to win CAA crown
Port City Daily
The UNCW baseball team received preseason accolades this week when the Diamond Hawks were picked to win the Colonial Athletic Association in 2014 in a vote of the league’s head baseball coaches.

UNCW’s Halonen Wins 5th CAA Swimmer of the Week Award of the Season
Swim Swam
UNC Wilmington juniorValtteri Halonen and Northeastern juniorAnna Schegoleva have been named the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Swimmers of the Week on January 21.

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