UNCW in the News

Jan. 27-31

Note: UNCW events and classes were canceled Jan. 28-30 because of inclement weather

Nikki Giovanni speaks at UNCW
WECT
A world-renowned civil rights activist spoke before a crowd in the Port City Friday evening. Nikki Giovanni, a respected poet and author, spoke in front of a packed Kenan Auditorium on the campus of UNCW.

Meet your neighbor
Jacksonville Daily News
Meet UNCW student Sarah Butler. She is currently studying Elementary Education with hopes of eventually moving into administration.

Local company grows business by keeping casts, devices dry
Star News
Summer is the high season for Dry Corp., an innovative Wilmington company that's all about keeping things, well, dry. In winter, Dry Corp. employs 15 plus three interns from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. In summer, that rises to 30.

New riverkeeper takes over supervision of Waccamaw River
Myrtle Beach Online
The black waters of the Waccamaw River are now being looked after by a new pair of eyes as the board of Winyah Rivers Foundation named Paula Reidharr the new Waccamaw Riverkeeper. Reidharr has a master’s degree in marine science from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

UNCW weekend tennis, swimming roundup
Port City Daily
Temperatures warmed up and the UNCW women’s tennisteam took advantage of the welcome change to defeat Mercer 7-0 in the spring debut for Coach Evan Clark’s team Sunday.

UNCW’s holiday swim training is brutal, but necessary
Star News
Members of the UNCW swim team participated in a two-week program called Christmas Training that included a trip to Jacksonville, Fla., to train at the Bolles School’s outdoor swimming facilities.

UNCW tennis falls at No. 14 Florida
WECT
No. 14 Florida captured the doubles point and added three singles victories to blank 44th-ranked UNCW, 4-0, in an opening round match of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend Saturday at UF's Ring Tennis Complex.

UNCW Seahawks Women’s Basketball Preview: James Madison
Beach Carolina
The UNCW women’s basketball team looks to continue its winning ways Sunday as it welcomes league-leading James Madison to Trask Coliseum for a 2 p.m. matinee.

Seven Diamond Hawks land on preseason All-CAA; CFCC Friday’s hoops
Port City Daily
Led by reigning Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Pitcher of the YearMat Batts, UNCW placed four players on the league’s preseason all-conferencesquad and three other players were honorable mention.

UNCW to offer two new minors
Star News
Want to run a political campaign or start your own business? Starting this fall at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, there's a minor for that. Students can now minor in campaign management or entrepreneurship.

New exhibit honors the story of the Wilmington 10
Star News
“Imaging Justice: The Wilmington 10 Story,” an art exhibition featuring work inspired by the story of the Wilmington 10, hangs through March 14 at The Warwick Center Lobby Gallery at UNCW.

'Oklahoma!' wins big at Wilmington Theater Awards
Star News
Several of UNCW’s Department of Theatrefaculty and students were nominated for the annual Wilmington Theatre Awards. Associate Professor Mark Sorensen and theater student Jessica Farmer both won in their categories.

UNCW Grad Wins Innovation Grant
GWBJ
A startup venture with Wilmington connections is one of five winners of the recent round of grants from NC IDEA. Justin Beard, a 2005 graduate of theUniversity of North Carolina Wilmington, is the founder of SnapYeti, a website that allows companies and organizations to create “Snapfests” and photo contests to promote their brand, product or cause.

YOUniversity Drive to Present "Collegiate Fashion Week™" at UNC-Wilmington February 10-13
The Sacramento Bee
YOUniversity Drive, LLC, a leading student professional development organization based in Charlotte, N.C., today announced it will hold its first Collegiate Fashion Week™ event at UNCW Feb. 10-13, 2014.

Wilmington company finds success keeping stuff dry
GWBJ
Summer is the high season for Dry Corp., an innovative Wilmington company that's all about keeping things, well, dry.In winter, Dry Corp. employs 15 plus three interns from theUniversity of North Carolina Wilmington.
Story also picked up by Kansas City Star

UNCW hoops postponed; Seahawk earns rookie of the week honors
Port City Daily
Wednesday’s scheduled CAA men’sbasketball gamebetween host UNCW and Towson at Trask Coliseum has been postponed to 7 p.m. Feb. 10. Thanks in large part to a breakout performance against William & Mary, UNCW freshman forward Ryan Flowers was named the CAA Rookie of the Week.

UNCW vs. Towson men's basketball game rescheduled
WECT
Wednesday's regularly scheduled Colonial Athletic Association men's basketball game between host UNCW and Towson at Trask Coliseum has been postponed to Monday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m.
Story also picked up by Star News

Seahawks use time off to unwind
Star News
With no Colonial Athletic Association men's basketball game on Saturday night, UNCW coach Buzz Peterson took his team away from the practice court and into a new environment. In the past, his teams have played dodgeball or wiffelball as a way to unwind.

UNCW weekend outlook
Port City Daily
UNCW plays at Delaware in a CAA clash early Saturday and then moves over to Philadelphia for a Monday night rematch with Drexel. The UNCW women’s basketball team has also ventured to the Northeast for two conference games at Hofstra (Jan. 31) and Northeastern on Sunday, Feb. 2.


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