UNCW in the News

March 26-30

Health fair to feature free screenings and zumba
Trading Charts
(Star-News - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- Looking for a health fair with a twist? How about one with zumba? The fourth annual Rock the Block community health fair scheduled for Saturday at the New Hanover Community Health Center will feature the latest fitness craze as well
The fair is sponsored by the University of North Carolina Wilmington College of Health and Human Services, Wilmington...

Reattaching Giant Sponges
Isla Earth
The animated character Spongebob Squarepants is running loose on the ocean floor every day of the week after school on the Nickelodean channel. And so are Spongebob's real-life cousins the Giant Barrelsponges, though not by choice.
...hundreds, even thousands of years old. Joseph Pawlick of the University of North Carolina-Wilmington says that storms, marine debris and human...

'Rise Up Wilmington' to be unveiled at Cameron
StarNewsOnline.com
From noon to 2 pm the artist Carl Billingsley and others from East Carolina University will conduct an "iron pour" for a new relief sculpture at the museum. Students from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Cape Fear Community College, ...

5 plays to see on local stages this weekend
StarNewsOnline.com (blog)
ThalianHall.org Also starting March 29, UNCW's Student Lab Series presents two original one-act plays. “Jeez'm Crow,” by Jacob Keohane, is a dark comedy about two estranged brothers – one a runaway teenage con artist and the other a lonely day laborer ...

Grant Llewellyn and North Carolina Symphony Bring Wales to the Concert Hall, April 19-21
NC Cultural Resources Newsroom
Catrin Finch Featured in Raleigh and Wilmington Concerts “Grant’s Postcards from Home,”...20-21. All three concerts begin at 8:00 p.m. On April 19, UNC-Wilmington s Dr. Barry Salwen leads a pre-concert talk on the music inside Kenan Auditorium...

COMMUNITY BRIEFS, WEEK OF MARCH 29-APRIL 4, 2012
The Wilmington Journal
New Hanover County Central Point Fine Arts will sponsor a poetry contest. The contest is free and open to Wilmington residents. Poems of 21 lines or fewer on any subject and any style will be judged by the contest director Dr.
...open to public. UNCW's College of Health and Human Services students will hold their 4th annual Rock the Block Community Health Fair on Saturday

Williston students look to future at career fair
WWAY NewsChannel 3
Communities in Schools of Cape Fear and UNCW's Cameron School of Business put together the first ever Williston Middle School Career Fair. "It helps me learn when I get the job so I know what to do and how to do it," student Ahmir Davis said

Bike racks, repair shop earn praise for USC
Trading Charts
(The State - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- If the gears get out of whack on a University of South Carolina student's bicycle, he or she can take it to the repair shop at the Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center and get it fixed for free.

Speaker: Affordable Care Act important to U.S.
StarNewsOnline.com
When Anton Gunn's daughter was born, he paid out of his pocket, even though he had a health insurance card. The problem was traced back to a mistake on his application for insurance.
...2020. He spoke Wednesday night at Cameron Hall Auditorium on the University of North Carolina Wilmington campus as part of the two-day program...

Renowned UNCW jazz professor leaving post
StarNewsOnline.com
Renowned UNCW jazz professor leaving post Wilmington | University of North Carolina Wilmington professor and musician Joe Chambers is leaving...

New Hanover News & Notes - Fundraiser; pageant; fashion show
StarNewsOnline.com
WILMINGTON | The University of North Carolina Wilmington's Communication Studies Society will host its 10th Dress for Success fashion show at 12:15 pm March 30 in the Warwick Center Ballroom, UNCW, 601 S. College Road. This year's theme, “Will You Make ...

College students make their pitch for MTV reality show
StarNewsOnline.com
On Tuesday, Heflin, along with about 35 other CFCC and University of North Carolina Wilmington students, auditioned for a chance to be on "Made," an MTV reality show that follows young adults seeking to find out what they are "made" of with coaching ...

Biology Department offers summer class in Ecuador
The Patriot News
Delegates from Wildsumaco Wildlife Sanctuary, Rio Pucuno Foundation, Pontifica Universidad Catolica del Ecuador, University of North Carolina-Wilmington, and Francis Marion University gathered together Thursday, March 15 to celebrate the ribbon cutting ...

Cameron School honors three alumni at Business Week
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
UNCW's Cameron School of Business recognized three of its alumni Wednesday ... Carlton Fisher, a third-generation Wilmingtonian, graduated from UNCW with a

IEEE Computer Society Introduces iPad Application for Computer Magazine
PE.com
New multimedia-rich digital format lets you stay up to date with developments in the ever-changing field of computing
...in Chief Ron Vetter, a computer science professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Each issue provides easy navigation through...

‘First Person: Seeing America’ mixes photos, music, readings
StarNewsOnline.com
GO What: Neal Conan, Lily Knight and Ensemble Galilei in “First Person: Seeing America,” a multimedia concert performance When: 8 p.m. Friday, March 30 Where: Kenan Auditorium, UNCW campus Tickets: $22, with discounts for students, seniors and UNCW alumni

UNCW students display work at 10th annual art show
StarNewsOnline.com
Go What: UNCW's 10th annual “All Student Show 2012” When: On display 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays through April 3 Where: Ann Flack Boseman Gallery, second floor of UNCW's Fisher University Union Details: 962-7972 or www.

Ben on Film - Film festival promotes student work, scholarship
StarNewsOnline.com
'Zuretzako,' about a Basque shepherd who leaves his family and village in the 1930s to spend years tending sheep in Idaho, screens 9 am March 30 at UNCW's ...

Researchers at UA Create Infrastructure for Massive Data Processing
HPC Wire
Tuscon, Ariz., March 23 -- What began as an initiative to give plant biologists access to the computing power necessary to analyze the extremely large sets of data that were newly permeating the field of biology, now has expanded to include projects and scientists from all fields of biology and...in Austin, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and Purdue University. "iPlant is empowering...

Jazz pianist Chick Corea to headline UNCW fest
StarNewsOnline.com
GO Who: Chick Corea, solo piano concert for the UNCW Jazz Festival When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 30 Where: Warwick Center Ballroom, UNCW campus Tickets: $50, $10 UNCW faculty, staff and students.
...Center Ballroom, UNCW campus Tickets: $50, $10 UNCW faculty, staff and students. Details: 962-3500 or www.UNCW.edu/music OTHER JAZZ FEST CONCERTS...

Chancellor's right-hand man heads higher ed group
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
University of North Carolina Wilmington chief of staff Max Allen was appointed chairman of the National Association of Presidential Assistants in Higher Education (NAPAHE) this month at the American Council on Education conference in Los Angeles.

New Hanover News & Notes - MedFest; India surf safari; storytellers wanted
StarNewsOnline.com
There will be physicians on site, as well as nursing and audiology student volunteers from Cape Fear Community College, University of North Carolina Wilmington, and East Carolina University. This event is free and open to any potential or returning ...

Gym Class Heroes at spring show brings diversity to UNCW
UNCW Seahawk
In front of the white stone steps of Kenan Auditorium, freshman Rhema Easley is first in line to see Gym Class Heroes, the band ACE booked for this year's spring show at UNCW. She's been first for almost four hours. There are almost 200 people lined up ...

Dance company's cooperative style runs gamut of emotions
‎StarNewsOnline.com
The athletic, shape-shifting Pilobolus dance company performs at UNCW's Kenan ... Pilobolus is a fungus that rises ...

UNCW makes changes to improve teams' grades
‎StarNewsOnline.com
By Brian Mull On one of her first nights as head of the UNCW athletic academic support program, Melissa Lewis walked into a study hall for athletes.

Philanthropist, volunteer Sherman-Skiba dies
StarNewsOnline.com
By Ben Steelman Ann Sherman-Skiba, a philanthropist and volunteer who contributed to the University of North Carolina Wilmington and other local causes, died Friday in Wilmington. A memorial service will be announced later in April.

Bookmarks - Sullivan tells story of 'Two Princes'
StarNewsOnline.com
Sullivan extends thanks to the staff of Randall Library at the University of North Carolina Wilmington for help in extensive inter- library loans. Copies of The Paris Review are on sale at Barnes & Noble and Books-a-Million.

The 2012 Graduating Ceremony for Service Dogs
WebWire (press release)
The event is organized by paws4people™ foundation and students participating in the University of North Carolina - Wilmington/paws4people™ Assistance Dog Training Program. This program, the only of its kind in the country, began at UNCW in 2011.

Talk by former GM chief opens annual Business Week
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
UNCW students packed into the auditorium in Cameron Hall Friday to hear from former General Motors chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner talk about how today's students can prepare for and develop a career in the expanding global marketplace

UNCW Hosts Poverty Conference | WHQR
17 percent of North Carolinians meet the federal definition of living in poverty. Under that definition, a family of four will have an income of less ...


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