UNCW in the News

April 16-20

New UNCW chancellor installed
In a ceremony falling nine months after he took the job, Gary Miller was formerly installed as chancellor of the University of North Carolina Wilmington on Friday morning.

UNCW Chancellor Gary Miller Formally Installed Today
UNCW makes it official today. As WHQR’s Rachel Lewis Hilburn reports, Chancellor Gary Miller takes his oath of office at an installation ceremony this morning – nearly one year after taking the position.

UNCW installs Chancellor Gary L. Miller
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – The official installation ceremony of Chancellor Gary L. Miller will take place Friday morning at UNCW. Miller replaced Chancellor ...

UNCW trustees hear of budget shift
By Pressley Baird The day before Gary Miller was formally installed as chancellor of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, he gave university trustees a primer for the school's future. Miller, who took the helm at the school in July, ...

Grammy-nominated jazz singer Karrin Allyson to play UNCW April 20StarNewsOnline.com (blog)
So a critic once said of the Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist, who brings her talents to Kenan Auditorium on Friday, April 20, for a performance with the UNCW

Entrepreneurs propel their ventures at Rocket Pitch
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Innovative business ideas zoomed around UNCW’s Burney Center Wednesday as five local entrepreneurs gave their best shot to requests for capital. Their presentations took place at the Rocket Pitch, a bi-annual event sponsored by the UNCW Entrepreneurship Center at which the entrepreneurs compete to...

New women's coach must keep stability for hoops teamStarNewsOnline.com
I remember going to Cynthia Cooper-Dyke's introductory press conference as the UNCW women's basketball coach and thinking the school hit a home run by hiring her.
...from the Tar Heel State. It will be interesting to see how athletic director Jimmy Bass handles his first coaching search. He can reach out to...

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...

NCSU to alter enrollment model due to budget cuts
The Daily Tar Heel
As UNC-system administrators discuss new enrollment funding models, schools throughout the system are already planning changes. Following years of extensive budget cuts, ...reward campuses for graduating more students and operating more efficiently. Cathy Barlow, provost at UNC-Wilmington, said the university is...

Kids First fundraiser to help after-school program
Lumina News
For five years, Wilmington’s Residential Adolescent Achievement Place has served as an after-school enrichment program for middle school students from at-risk or disadvantaged communities, offering them tutoring, mentoring and meals.

Regional academic leaders present 2012 economic profile
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Business faculty members from UNC Wilmington, UNC Pembroke and Fayetteville State University collaborate each year to produce the most recent information on the economic environment of the 11-county region. The 55-page regional economic profile will be ...

UNCW enrollment, financial aid numbers up
UNCW got a few more freshmen applications this year, but other numbers were up, too. But an increase in overall applications wasn't the only jump the school saw this spring. A down economy coupled with higher tuition prices also led to a boost in the

Identity Crisis
encore Online
Tori Keaton, Ashley Burton and Haley Alber are just part of the ensemble in 'Margo Veil,' presented by UNCW's Department of Theatre. Courtesy photo The works of playwright Len Jenkin stimulate audiences with lives that intertwine and connect together ...

Fake It 'Til You Make It
encore Online
ENERGY PHOTO-OP: Through Oceana NC's promotions of offshore wind, students at UNCW, such as Elizabeth Woodruff (above), participated in a campaign to raise awareness on options outside of offshore drilling. Courtesy photo It's hard to believe it's been

UNCW recognizes efforts to improve children's lives
The event was hosted by UNCW's Watson School of Education, which established the Razor Walker Awards in 1993. The awards, given annually, honor people and...

UNCW enrollment, financial aid numbers up
A few more freshmen than in years past will likely be strolling down Chancellor's Walk this fall at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. But an increase in overall applications wasn't the only jump the school saw this spring.

Exhibit gets face to face with aging
GO What: “Face Age,” a multi-disciplinary installation dealing with perceptions about aging When: On display through Sunday, April 22
...celebrities who age frown-line-free, five faculty members from the University of North Carolina Wilmington have taken on a challenge: Face the aging of...

'I had an abortion' shirts spark controversy at UNCW
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- UNCW students held a silent protest this afternoon against the sale of some controversial t-shirts. The UNCW Women's Studies Department and the university's LGBTQIA Resource Office held a panel today selling shirts for $15 that read "I had an abortion.

Home sales up in March, but prices fall
The Wilmington residential real estate market took a breather in March after soaring the month before, according to statistics released Monday by the Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors.
...earlier, said William "Woody" Hall, an economist at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He noted, however, that obstacles for potential...

CaroMont welcomes new providers
Gaston Gazette
Vaughn received her Bachelor of Science in nursing from The University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and her Masters in nursing from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is board certified by the North Carolina Board of Nursing as a ...

GWU fine arts concert features distinguished tuba, trumpet players
Shelby Star
Johnson serves as an associate professor of tuba and euphonium at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, the University of Arizona, Emory University in Atlanta and the St.

Francis Marion opens new facility in Ecuador
FMU students, undergraduates and graduates from partner institution University of North Carolina at Wilmington, as well as professional scientists, now have the opportunity to explore unknown flora and fauna in the virtually untouched reserve, ...

Mel-Hi grabs California surfing trip with NSSA East win
Florida Today
On the collegiate level, the University of North Carolina-Wilmington dominated to win the overall title for the fourth consecutive year. Individually, UNCW's Tony Silvagni, Florida Tech's Wiley Cole and UCF's Cooper Neil received trophies for first...

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