UNCW in the News

February 10 - 14

Entrepreneurship continues to thrive at UNCW
UNCW's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship continues to inspire future business owners. On Friday, the center hosted NC Ideas, a group that awards $50,000 grants to start-up companies.
*This interview ran in all major media markets statewide: Charlotte, Raleigh, Triad, Sandhills and Coastal

Plays offer humor, romance, genocide
Star News
Two new plays open this week, and they couldn't be more different. One's a romantic comedy – literally – while the other is a complex play within a play about theater and genocide. 'We Are Proud to Present …'The University of North Carolina Wilmington's Department of Theatreis staging the play by Jackie Sibblies Drury, which is usually, and understandably, called "We Are Proud to Present …" It opens Thursday.

Wilmington 10 exhibit showcases student works
With the start of black history month, students at UNCW are remembering a major event in Wilmington’s history. Imaging Justice: The "Wilmington 10" Story Exhibit features works submitted by students and community members.

Getting to know familiar faces and fresh food
Feast Down East is the shorter name for the Southeastern North Carolina Food Systems Program (SENCFS). Dr. Leslie Hossfeld of the University of North Carolina-Wilmington co-founded it with Rev. Mac Legerton of the Center for Community Action in Lumberton back in 2006.

Connecting With Local Food
Devour Magazine
When the Southeastern region of North Carolina faced a massive job loss and severe poverty five years ago, Leslie Hossfeld, head of the Sociology Department at UNCW, and Mac Legerton, of the Community Action in Lumberton, acted by forming the grass-roots, non-profit organization Feast Down East.

Woman's birthday takes on special meaning for extended family
Star News
Thursday was Yvette McLaurin's 60th birthday. You could tell as soon as you walked into the Parking and Transportation Services office at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. McLaurin has one biological daughter and 50 foster children.

Bookmarks - Cold War end left emerging challenges
Star News
According to historian Carole K. Fink there are two major misconceptions about the Cold War. The Yale-trained historian taught at the University of North Carolina Wilmington from 1979 to 1991.

News & Notes - Memory workshop; choral showcase; Festival of Flowers
Star News
Aging in Place Downtown presents “Why We Forget What Happened and Remember What Didn’t,” 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18. The featured speaker is Dale J. Cohen, Ph.D., professor of cognitive psychology at UNCW and research director at MARS Memory-Health Network.

Celebrating the 'V': UNCW brings back the monologues, raises money for local nonprofits
UNCW’s annual performance, hosted by the Women’s Studies Student Association (WSSA), will return for its 14th anniversary on February 13th and 16th at the Lumina Theatre. The monologues are part of UNCW’s 21st annual Intercultural Week (celebrating diversity in the community through movies, discussion, theatre, etc.).

UNCW baseball preview - Seahawks loaded with pitching
Star News
UNCW has the proven pitching to stoke hopes of a return to the NCAA tournament, and perhaps a deeper push into the postseason. The group believes another year together has benefited everyone.

UNCW Sports - Seahawks get softball victory
Star News
The Seahawks erupted for seven runs on 10 hits and freshman Peyton Jordan recorded a four-hit shutout in her collegiate debut as UNCW defeated Maryland-Eastern Shore 7-0 Friday in the Charleston Southern Softball Tournament at Buccaneer Field.
Story also picked up by Port City Daily

The Dub Hub Soccer (W): Seahawks ink pair
Star News
Margaret Salvadore and Ren Waters signed National Letters of Intent this week to join the UNCW women’s soccer team. Both capable of playing midfield and forward, they will suit up for the Seahawks as freshmen in the fall.

Key numbers show why UNCW men can't shake epic tailspin
Star News
During the first few games of its frustrating CAA losing streak, it was hard to tell where the UNCW men's basketball team was going wrong. As the Seahawks struggle with rebounding their own misses and getting to the free throw line, the chances of ending their school-record skid seem further out of reach.

Shooting woes send UNCW women to another loss
Star News
After losing back-to-back games, Drexel was probably excited to see UNCW and its 52.9 points per game average next on the schedule. The Dragons dominated the tempo of Sunday's game and used a 13-2 run at the end of the first half to earn a 57-43 victory over the Seahawks at Trask Coliseum.

Seahawks still scramble for lineups
Star News
UNCW men's basketball coach Buzz Peterson said he's tried almost everything to stop his team's program-record 13-game losing streak.

UNCW, CFCC weekend roundup
Port City Daily
No. 24 Clemson won the doubles point and then claimed three singles victories to defeat No. 48 UNCW 4-0 in men’s tennis early Saturday at the Hoke Sloan Tennis

UNCW men beat Towson to end record losing streak
Star News
The UNCW men's basketball team committed just one turnover and controlled play from start-to-finish against the cold-shooting Tigers to snap their school-record 14-game losing streak.

UNC-Wilmington upsets Towson 66-53
San Francisco Chronicle
Dylan Sherwood and Chris Dixon both scored 14 points as UNC-Wilmington upset Towson 66-53 on Monday. UNC-Wilmington won its first in conference play by shooting 41 percent and 7 of 18 from beyond the arc.
Story also picked up by The Washington Post

Benton selected for 2014 induction into Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame
Benton is one of four 2014 distinguished Wilmington area individual who will be inducted on Sunday, May 4, at UNC Wilmington’s Burney Center. Others are former UNC player and NFL standout Alge Crumpler, former UNCW soccer coach Calvin Lane and golf pro Bob Boyd.

NAFTA turns 20
In 2004, Rev. Mac Legerton, executive director of the Center for Community Action, teamed up with Leslie Hossfeld, professor of sociology for The University of North Carolina at Wilmington, on a research project titled “The Economic and Social Impact of Job Loss in Robeson County, North Carolina: 1993-2003.”

Mentoring program lands student at Saks Fifth Avenue
Star News
Logan Waddell, a 2013 graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Cameron School of Business, catapulted directly from the halls of academia to a career on Manhattan’s fabled Fifth Avenue. Waddell is a human resources coordinator at Saks.

UNCW student-athlete teams up with sister for charity
Port City Daily
As any family with kids participating in sports is aware, the number of shoes in a house pilesup quickly, especially while the children are still growing. With that said, UNCW student-athlete Michaela Moran and her high school aged sister, Ariana, have come up with an innovative solution to put those old shoes to good use.

Former Seahawk returns for Hammerheads
Port City Daily
Wilmington Hammerheads FC announced Tuesday that former UNCW Seahawk Christian Davidson will be returning to the club for his third consecutive season.
Story also picked up by Star News and Beach Carolina Magazine

Hoops (M): UNCW game vs. Northeastern postponed
Star News
The UNCW men’s basketball game against Northeastern set for Wednesday night at Trask Coliseum has been postponed and pushed back a day due to the winter weather. The Seahawks will now host the Huskies on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Area college schedule changes; Seahawk takes CAA honors
Port City Daily
Due to inclement weather the UNCW men’s basketball game with Northeastern has been postponed to Thursday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. Also this week, UNCW pitcher Peyton Jordan has been named CAA Rookie of the Week.

Western Alamance's Dickerson turns doubt into scholarship with UNCW
The Times-News
Western Alamance’s Alexis Dickerson remembers the highlight of her track and field season when she was a freshman. Now — with a pair of state championships on her résumé and a newly established mental prowess — Dickerson has evolved to sign with UNC Wilmington for track and field.

Seahawks snap 14-game losing streak; Monday’s scores
Port City Daily
Reserve sophomore forward Dylan Sherwood came off the bench to score a career-high 14 points to lift UNCW past second-place Towson 66-53 in a Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball game Monday night at Trask Coliseum.

Dylan Sherwood tries to build on breakout performance
Star News
Dylan Sherwood confidently stroked his first 3-pointer less than 30 seconds after entering Monday night’s 66-53 win over Towson. The sophomore forward found his rhythm quickly and kept shooting en route to a career-best 14 points, a performance that made him an unlikely hero in UNCW’s first victory in more than two months.

UNCW's Peterson uses unique strategy to defeat Towson
Star News
UNCW men's basketball coach Buzz Peterson rolled out his 14th different starting lineup in 26 games Monday night against Towson. After UNCW's 66-53 win, Peterson said he kept his plan for hockey-style line changes secret in an effort to shock the Seahawks.

CAA hoops notes: Bill Coen talks UNCW, Towson tries to bounce back
Star News
Northeastern coach Bill Coen wasn’t surprised that UNCW beat Towson on Monday night. He was among the coaches predicting the Seahawks would break through sooner rather than later. Now Coen’s Huskies are charged with stopping the Seahawks before they can build more momentum.

UNCW men win second in a row
Star News
The UNCW men’s basketball team started the week in dire need of a break after two months of searching in vain for a break. The Seahawks left the floor after Thursday’s 55-45 victory over Northeastern at Trask Coliseum with a bounce in their step that didn’t seem possible just days ago.

WWAY's Thursday night sports - Feb. 13; Another double digit win for Seahawks
UNCW held Northeastern to a season-low 45 points, including just one field goal in the final 5:42, to stymie the Huskies, 55-45, in Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball Thursday night at Trask Coliseum.

Seahawks get right down to business
Star News
Provided the weather cooperates, pitcher Mat Batts will take the mound at Brooks Field on Friday afternoon and christen a new UNCW baseball season against Virginia Military Institute.

No. 1 Virginia, Kentucky, VMI baseball in town; UNCW softball adjusts weekend Invite
Port City Daily
The UNCW baseball teams opens the season with the annual Hughes Bros. Challenge Feb. 14-16, as VMI, Kentucky and No. 1 Virginia visits Brooks Field. The Cavaliers reached the Super Regionals last season and return the bulk of their players off that squad as the No. 1 preseason ranked team in the nation.

UNCW women’s basketball, softball juggle schedules
Star News
The snow and ice storm on the East Coast is altering plans for all sorts of college sports, winter and spring. The UNCW women’s basketball game at James Madison has been postponed from Thursday night to Friday. The Seahawks are slated to meet the Dukes at 7 p.m. in Harrisonburg, Va.

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