UNCW in the News

March 3 - 7

UNCW professor on team to study climate change in past
Star News
As part of a national team researching past climate change, UNCW professor Paul Hearty spends a fair amount of time combing East Coast beaches for shell fossils. But those shores aren't the ones frequented by tourists and beachgoers - in most cases, they're dozens of miles inland.

Wilmington 10 exhibit
Better Living
The UNCW Association for Campus Entertainment presents Imaging Justice: The Wilmington 10 Story in the Warwick Center Lobby Gallery, 601 S. College Road. The exhibit features works depicting stories of the Wilmington 10 and their long journey from wrongful convictions in 1971 to their pardon by Gov. Bev Perdue in 2012.

Top N.C. authors to speak at UNCW
Star News
“BookSmarts” features authors Lee Smith, Jill McCorkle and Randall Kenan in a panel 3 p.m. Saturday at Lumina Theater in the Fisher University Union on the campus of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. They’ll be interviewed by UNCW professor Clyde Edgerton in what Edgerton is describing as an “Inside the Actors’ Studio” format

Individual sessions provide 'tough love' to startups
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Executives spent Thursday at University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) listening and reacting to the presentations of startups and providing frank feedback from an investor viewpoint.

UNCW's Lee a finalist for the Story Prize
Rebecca Lee, an associate professor of creative writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, received $5,000 as a Story Prize finalist. George Saunders took home the top prize March 5.

Seahawk Club is outpacing fundraising goals
Star News
UNCW's new path to a sustainable athletic budget called for increased support from the Seahawk Club. So far, the department's fundraising arm is ahead of schedule, outpacing goals unveiled six months ago. Seahawk Club donations increased 92 percent for the first six months of the fiscal calendar, compared to a year ago.

The Scene: Find your inner aviator
Port City Daily
UNCW unveils its newest exhibit, ‘Mending: New Uses for Old Traditions,’ this weekend. On view in the Art Gallery at the Cultural Arts Building through April 4, “Mending” is a southeastern regional exhibition that features work created with or about traditional media or representations of women.

News & Notes - Book sale; advice from lawyers; dodgeball shootout; avoiding scams; Meet the Commanders; plastics in ocean
Star News
Bonnie Monteleone presents details about the Plastic Ocean Project currently housed at UNCW 2 p.m. Saturday, March 8. Images include footage taken from the North Pacific Garbage Patch and marine debris from the North Atlantic, and a discussion of how plastics impact the ocean and it's marine life.

Future in Food
The grassroots group Feast Down East has made strides in recent years to strengthen the region’s local food system, but organizers say they are just beginning.

City's first opera company plans July debut
Star News
Wilmington's first opera company is planning to stage its inaugural live performance this summer. Plans now call for the company to mount a production of Franz Lehar's "The Merry Widow," in English, July 25-27 on the main stage of the Cultural Arts Building at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, with a cast of student and local singers.

Celebrated N.C. Authors - BooksmARTS Live Interview
Lumina News
Presented by the Arts Council of Wilmington, BooksmARTS is a live interview of three of North Carolina’s most celebrated writers: Lee Smith, Randall Kenan and Jill McCorkle. Local author and UNCW professor Clyde Edgerton will lead the interview.

Close to 1,000 students to compete at Wilmington Regional Science Olympiad at UNCW
Port City Daily
Nearly 1,000 middle school and high school students from Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties will compete in the annual Wilmington Regional Science Olympiad 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
Other coverage: WWAY

School news: Black History bowl winners, kindergarten registration, board meetings
Port City Daily
Two Myrtle Grove Middle School students are the winners of this year’s Black History Month Quiz Bowl at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Seventh graders Amaya Shaw and Marquitta Brunson won two out of three rounds against Virgo Prepatory Academy and UNCW Black History Quiz Bowl Team.

Medway High grad biking across country
Milford Daily News
Sara Burgett, along with a group of about 20 other bikers, will embark on a two-month journey across the country this summer in an effort to raise a dollar for charity forevery mileshe covers – about 3,785. Her charity of choice
is Bike the US for MS, an organization based in Virginia, about a five-hour drive from Wilmington, N.C., where Burgett lives after graduating from the University of North Carolina Wilmington last May.

Annual Azalea Triathlon biking course
The 11th annual Azalea Triathlon is scheduled to take place Saturday, March 8 and will feature a 300 yard swim, 5k run, and a nine mile bike segment. The swimming and running portions of the event will take place on the campus of UNCW and the bike course will be through UNCW and the surrounding area.

UNCW men take 13th straight championship
Star News
Joe Gallene closed out the 400-yard freestyle relay in conference-record time Saturday night at the University of Maryland to clinch UNCW's 13th consecutive CAA title. The Seahawks needed to take the final race of the four-day meet for an unlikely victory over William & Mary. UNCW won the meet by eight points at 729.5-721.5.

Hoops (M): Craig Ponder makes most of expanded minutes
Star News
For the first three months of the UNCW basketball season, Craig Ponder wasn’t sure whether he’d play five or 25 minutes in a given night. The sophomore guard’s role fluctuated wildly from game-to-game as coach Buzz Peterson shuffled through one lineup combination after another in search of the right mix.

UNCW Track & Field Preview: Battle of the Beaches
Beach Carolina Magazine
UNCW opens its outdoor track season on Sunday when it competes in the ninth-annual Battle of the Beaches against rival Coastal Carolina in Conway, S.C. The Seahawks will also compete against South Carolina State in a separately scored meet.

Traveling exhibit showcases Wilmington's Most Threatened Historic Places
Learn more about the Historic Wilmington Foundation's 2013-2014 Most Threatened Historic Places this month inside UNCW's Randall Library.
Story also picked up by Star News

The New Spoken Word
A recent transplant from Arizona, Speak Easy Wilmington was borne from Beth Staples’ desire to gather members of her new community together and create fun, unexpected – and genuine – connections. Staples, a professor at University of North Carolina Wilmington’s creative writingprogram and editor of the university-owned press Lookout Books.

March Spotlight
A number of local women were appointed recently to positions on state boards, councils, and commissions. Stephanie Smith, of UNCW, sits on the Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service.

Tickets Available For Local Foods Gala
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
“Raise The Barn,” organized by Feast Down East, is billed as the inaugural farm dinner and benefit to support local farms and fisheries. The tapas-style dinner will include gourmet creations from chefs including James Doss of Rx and Pembroke’s, Jessica Cabo of CAM Café at Cameron Art Museum, Craig Love of Surf House Carolina Beach and Ryan Andress of University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Campus Dining.

TEACHER OF THE WEEK: Elizabeth Budd Of Duplin County
Elizabeth Budd of Duplin County is WITN's Teacher of the Week for Wednesday, March 4, 2014. She is in her second year of teaching at Wallace Elementary School where she teaches fifth grade science and social studies. She is a graduate of UNCW and was a North Carolina Teaching Fellow.

UNCW women's golf team claims 15th place in Bruin Wave Invitational
The UNCW women's golf team combined for a team total 329 to claim 15th place in the final round of the Bruin Wave Invitational Tuesday at the El Caballero Country Club.

CAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Preview
Baltimore Sports Report
For the first time, the Baltimore Arena will host the Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball tournament beginning this Friday night as the #8th seeded Hofstra Pride takes on #9 seeded UNC Wilmington for the right to be smashed real good by the #1 seeded Delaware Blue hens Saturday at noon.

Parity gives Seahawks hope going into CAA tourney
Star News
Down-to-the-wire finishes have been the norm this season, with 37 of 72 CAA games decided by seven points or less or in overtime. A parity provides hope for UNCW, a team eager to wipe the slate clean following another 20-loss regular season.

UNCW roundup - Seahawks baseball loses
Star News
A key throwing error by catcher Drew Farber and solid work from seven Pepperdine pitchers left UNCW on the short end of a 2-1 baseball loss Tuesday in Malibu, Calif.
Story picked up by WWAY and WECT

Pepperdine edges Diamond Hawks; UNCW tennis downs Georgia State
Port City Daily
UNCW was 0-for-5 in RBI opportunities as both teams combinedto strand 15 runners on base (UNCW 5, Pep 10) during Tuesday’s baseball game. The 47th-ranked UNCW men’s tennis team opened its three-game spring break trip with a 5-2 victory over former Colonial Athletic Association rival and No. 73 Georgia State on Tuesday.

UNCW Sports - Seahawk women fall to Cougars
Star News
The UNCW women's basketball team closed out its regular season on Wednesday night with an 85-77 loss to College of Charleston.

UNCW returns to March Madness after a year on the sidelines
The ninth-seeded Seahawks play No. 8 Hofstra on Friday night in their first postseason game since falling in the quarterfinals of the 2012 CAA tournament.

Hoops (M): Shane Reybold, Tanner Milson take CAA all-academic ...
UNCW seniors Tanner Milson and Shane Reybold were named to the All-CAA academic team on Thursday night in Baltimore. Reybold was also nominated for the Dean Ehlers Leadership Award, which went to William & Mary’s Tim Rusthoven.

2014 CAA Tournament Preview (Part 1)
City of Basketball Love
One of the more wide-open conference tournaments this March will be that of the Colonial Athletic Association.

UNCW Women's Tennis Team Wins Sixth Match
Beach Carolina Magazine
Freshman Annika Sillanpaa served up the clinching match in her first collegiate appearance as the UNCW women’s tennis team blanked host Georgia Southern, 6-0, in a rain-delayed match Wednesday at the Wallis Tennis Center.

UNCW wins 13th straight men’s swimming title
Port City Daily
Coach Dave Allen’s swim team at UNCW captured its 13thconsecutive Colonial Athletic Association championship late Saturday by rallying from behind to edge William & Mary 729.5-721.5 in a dramatic finish at the University of Maryland’s Eppley Recreation Center.
Story also picked up by WWAY

Swimming World Magazine
The Colonial Athletic Association Conference Championships took place this weekend on the campus of the University of Maryland with the Towson women and the UNC Wilmington men taking home the team titles.

Hoops (M): UNCW begins prep for CAA Tournament
Star News
The CAA schedule makers gave the UNCW men’s basketball team off on Saturday, but coach Buzz Peterson wanted to make sure the Seahawks didn’t lose a step on the competition ahead of next week’s conference tournament.

Jarvis Threatt leads Delaware past UNCW
Junior guard Jarvis Threatt returned from an eight-game hiatus to score a game-high 24 points and spark Delaware past UNCW, 70-57, in the men's basketball regular season finale for the Seahawks Wednesday night at Trask Coliseum.

Local sports - UNCW softball team splits
Star News
The UNCW softball team defeated Gardner-Webb, 12-2, in its first contest but fell 2-1 to host South Carolina in the nightcap at the Gamecock Invitational Sunday at Beckman Field.

UNCW opens West Coast trip with setback to San Diego; Seahawk softball on campus this weekend
Port City Daily
USD improved to 7-1 with its sixth straight victory,while UNCW droppedto 4-5 with its second consecutive road loss.

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