UNCW in the News

Jan. 28 - Feb. 1

Learning Lessons of 'Groundhog Day'
The Pilot
What’s better than watching Bill Murray’s 1993 comedy “Groundhog Day” on Groundhog Day? Watching said film on said holiday, Saturday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m.
...least 50 times. And that s not all, Conville, who holds a bachelor’s degree in film studies from UNC Wilmington, recently wrote a thesis on the...

UNCW buys off-campus home for Entrepreneurship Center
StarNewsOnline.com
The University of North Carolina Wilmington's Entrepreneurship Center LLC has a new home off-campus. The college spent about $2.2 million to buy the building complex at...

Editorial - Professor Shinn demonstrated liberal arts' value
StarNewsOnline.com
The timing of Gov. Pat McCrory's comments about North Carolina's public universities came in close proximity to the death last Saturday of beloved UNCW philosophy and religion Professor Gerald H. Shinn.

UNCW's Swain Center gets broader mandate
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
The Swain Center for Business and Economic Services has been given an expanded job description. University of North Carolina Wilmington has designated its Swain Center as the provider of all professional development and continuing education programs that serve the university community, officials said Friday.

Editorial - McCrory misses mark with comments on university system
StarNewsOnline.com
Gov. Pat McCrory’s comments on a conservative radio show, painting a picture of North Carolina’s well-regarded public universities as purveyors of useless degrees, show how little he understands about the role our universities play in our state’s economy and, yes, in graduating students who a

UNCW alum raising money to enter Comedy Central TV pilot contest
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT)
A UNCW graduate is directing a pilot for a competition for Comedy Central, but he needs help to be able to make ...

Make-a-Wish sending UNCW freshman to Super Bowl
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY)
A UNCW student's wish of going to the Super Bowl is coming true thanks to the people at the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Freshman Alex Harris is one of just 12 kids in the United States getting an all-expense paid trip to the big ...

UNCW faculty rep responds to McCrory proposals
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
North Carolina's new governor is taking aim at programs in the University of North Carolina system that don't produce job-ready graduates. Gov. Pat McCrory, in a 10-minute interview Tuesday on former U.S. Secretary of Education Bill Bennett's national ...

Comedy group to See What Sticks on stage this weekend
StarNewsOnline.com
Wilmington performers Ryan P.C. Trimble and Jordan Mullaney have wanted to do their own comedy show for a while now. But last year, when they got the idea, their enthusiasm was quickly overshadowed by logistics.
...show!'" said Mullaney, a Wisconsin transplant who's a recent graduate of the film studies program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

UNCW Professor Shinn dies; memorial service planned
StarNewsOnline.com
A memorial service is being planned at the University of North Carolina Wilmington for Gerald H. Shinn, a beloved professor who founded the North Carolina Living Treasures program.

Area jobless rate drops, but stays above 10 percent
StarNewsOnline.com
The Wilmington area’s unemployment rate continued to move lower in December, but it remained above 10 percent – one of only four North Carolina areas with double-digit joblessness last month.
...of the workforce, said William Woody Hall, an economist at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. The same is true to a lesser extent in...

First major gifts officer for athletics named at UNCW
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT)
UNCW has appointed Adam Keen as the university's first major gifts officer for athletics. Keen, a former Seahawk Club Assistance Director and UNCW Director of Development, will now be the Associate Director of Athletics for Major Gifts.

Justice for Elsie
Lake County News Chronicle
Elsie Knutson Moren was born in Skibo Township, a tiny community midway between Brimson and Embarrass, and lived on Minnesota soil all her life. She married in 1914 and moved to Two Harbors, where her husband, Carl, worked at the DM&IR rail yards.
Candice Bredbenner, an associate professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, is familiar with stories like Elsie's.

Keen hired as Seahawk Club Major Gifts officer
Star News Online Blogs
UNCW found its major gifts officer, a familiar face from across campus. Adam Keen, formerly an assistant director in the Seahawk Club, is returning to athletics to help raise money for large projects, such as facilities upgrades.
...community in the most engaging and spirited ways we can, UNCW chancellor Gary Miller said. Creating this position to serve both our Advancement...

UNCW hosts ‘It’s a Girl Thing’ documentary screening
Star News Online Blogs
Have a middle-school daughter? Know a middle-school girl? Remember being a middle-school girl? Then you’ll be interested in a documentary screening Thursday at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, focusing on the cottage industry

2013 Stonewall Book Awards Announced
Targeted News Service
SEATTLE, Jan. 29 -- The American Library Association issued the following news release: The 2013 Stonewall Book Awards were announced today by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter M
...Stratton, CSU-Channel Islands, Camarillo, Calif.; Sarah Watstein, University of North Carolina At Wilmington, N.C.; Zeke White, Baltimore County...

UNC president dedicates Coastal Studies Institute
Thomas Ross, president of the University of North Carolina system, was the keynote speaker at the dedication ceremony of the newly completed UNC Coastal Studies Institute (CSI) in Skyco on Jan.
...University, Elizabeth City State University, North Carolina State University, UNC Chapel Hill and UNC Wilmington, the institute's research and...

UNCW radio station poised to begin broadcasting
StarNewsOnline.com-by Pressley Baird
Matt Heiniger, UNCW student radio president, listens to potential music for UNCW's radio station in the studio of the station on campus Tuesday ...

‘It’s a Girl Thing’ doc looks at marketing to tweens
Star News Online Blogs
A documentary by UNCW faculty members on tween culture will screen 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lumina Theater in the Fisher Student Center on the campus of the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

The Songs of Hollywood
DC Theatre Scene
Theater lovers with well stocked shelves should have a side-shelf for volumes about movies. After all, they are a form of performance art akin to theater.
...colleague in Patterson, who, like Furia, is on the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. As could be expected of Furia, the book...

Man seeks to restore citizenship to his deceased grandmother
Duluth News Tribune
Elsie Knutson Moren was born in Skibo Township, a tiny community midway between Brimson and Embarrass, and lived on Minnesota soil all her life.
Swalm said. Candice Bredbenner, an associate professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, is familiar with stories like Morens.

Belville forms advisory board for proposed Riverwalk projectStarNewsOnline.com
Belville has taken the first concrete step toward making one commissioner’s dream a reality. At a Board of Commissioners meeting on Monday, about 40 people watched Belville officially found a Citizens Advisory Board for a project the town is calling the Brunswick Riverwalk.
...Fisher, a Belville Elementary science teacher; Chris Fonvielle, a University of North Carolina Wilmington history professor; David Lisle, an architect;

Ectone hires Lynn Davis as senior project manager
The Baltimore Sun
Lynn Davis has been hired as a senior project manager for Harford-based Ecotone Inc., an ecological design build firm. Davis will be developing and managing Ecotone's environmental credit market services in the Mid-Atlantic region.
...clients. Davis is a registered Professional Wetland Scientist with a master of science in biology from UNC Wilmington, where she studied wetland...

Economic impact of UNCW's volunteer service valued at $3.89M
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT)
The economic impact of UNCW's volunteer services are valued at $3.89 million, according to a new report by the Chancellor's Office of Community Partnerships.

UNCW Radio Station Returns Soon
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT)
You don't have to be near UNCW to tune in as Hawkstream Radio takes flight again. The radio station is nothing new to the area, but it's time on the air has not been very stable.

Wilmington native learning plenty with new coach, new outlook StarNewsOnline.com
Former New Hanover High School girl’s tennis MVP and All-State selection Miller Hales had the chance to begin the next chapter of her life away from home. But Wilmington was where she wanted to stay, and the familiarity of her future teammates and coaching staff made it an easy transition into UNCW in the fall of 2011.

Business Brief: Wilmington area leaders name "collaboration" as path to growth
WHQR
The Cape Fear Economic Development Council opened their first conference of the year with the phrase: my 2013 New Year’s resolution is…...
up by the six panelists as a new economic paradigm. Here’s UNCW Chancellor Gary Miller: The University of North Carolina at Wilmington has 712...

UNCW studies volunteers' economic impact
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
University of North Carolina Wilmington officials say that school-related volunteer activities result in a multi-million dollar economic impact on the community.
...a multi-million dollar economic impact on the community. UNCW chancellor Gary Miller presented a report Friday during the school s board of trustees...

The Girl (er, Woman) with the Feminist Attitude
Star News Online Blogs
Aficionados know that Stieg Larsson’s best-selling “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” was titled “Men Who Hate Women” in the original Swedish. Larsson’s tough cyberpunk
sleuth Lisabeth Salander has certainly become a heroine to lots of women, and her stand against rape and institutional exploitation has...
...many readers. Donna King, associate professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and her colleague Carrie Lee Smith of...

Violent crimes decreasing in area schools
StarNewsOnline.com
A child is more likely to die crashing a bicycle or drowning in a pool than getting shot by a gunman at school, which remains one of the safest places for kids to be,
...month. The shooting that left 26 people dead, including 20 elementary students, set off fears about the possibility of a repeat. The fact is...

Volunteers unite to stop the invasion at Airlie Gardens
StarNewsOnline.com
College students and recent transplants to Wilmington, gardening experts and relative novices, used Sunday afternoon to wage a small battle in a war that most of the public is unaware is taking place in their backyards.
Volunteers unite to stop the invasion at Airlie Gardens College students and recent transplants to Wilmington, gardening experts and relative..

Return of the King - Horror author part of Wilmington film history
StarNewsOnline.com
Years ago, high up on the wall of Pender County hot dog institution Paul's Place in Rocky Point, there was a small photograph of Drew Barrymore and Art Carney.
...box). Career starters Chip Hackler, now an associate professor in the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Department of Film Studies, got his...

Allen pens novella
JDNews.com (AP)
Former Daily News Reporter Joseph Baneth Allen has a novella, “The Truth In Your Eyes” in the Raising Hell anthology released by Bold Strokes Books. Allen sold his first short story,
...of the Marine Corps Barracks in Beirut, Allen transferred to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts...

Seahawk Club sees athletic fundraising, membership fall
StarNewsOnline.com
UNCW Chancellor Gary Miller told the university's Board of Trustees last month that its athletic department had been neglected for a decade.
Seahawk Club sees athletic fundraising, membership fall UNCW Chancellor Gary Miller told the university's Board of Trustees last month that its...

UNCW puts community service impact at $2 million
StarNewsOnline.com
The University of North Carolina Wilmington has put numbers behind its community service commitment and partnerships. The economic impact of community service totals about $2 million, Chancellor Gary Miller told UNCW's Board of Trustees on Friday


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