UNCW in the News

May 19-23

Wilmington Branding Effort Gets Help From The State
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
The Wilmington area’s branding effort got a boost from the state on Friday, as the N.C. Department of Commerce announced it would provide some creative assistance.

Bookmarks - UNCW awash in writing awards
Star News
They've been celebrating over at UNCW, where more good news came when the annual O. Henry Prize Stories collection was announced earlier this month. Robert Anthony Siegel, an associate professor of creative writing at UNCW, had his story "The Right Imaginary Person" included and picked "Petur" by Olivia Claire, which originally appeared in Ecotone.

Maimone To Leave UNCW For UNCG
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Friday morning, Linda P. Brady, chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, announced in a news release the appointment of Charles Maimone as UNCG’s vice chancellor for business affairs – the same position Maimone currently holds at UNCW.
Also covered by: WWAY

Local professor, actor takes a Colonial ‘Turn’
Star News
For Nicholas Basta's birthday on Feb. 12, he didn't have a party or go out for a night on the town. Instead, he threw on a red coat and fought for the British on the Virginia set of AMC's Revolutionary War spy drama "Turn." Sunday, Basta, an actor who's also a part-time theater instructor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, will make his debut in the show's seventh episode.

Seahawk teams achieve solid APR marks
Port City Daily
All of UNCW’s intercollegiate athletic teams have achieved solid scores on the Academic Progress Rates (APR) report released for the 11thconsecutive year by the NCAA.

Basketball (M): Kevin Keatts has no timetable for completing his staff
Star News
UNCW men’s basketball players will be back on campus Monday to begin the summer session, but coach Kevin Keatts said Friday he’s in no rush to add a third assistant to finish his staff.

Louisville, Minnesota on UNCW basketball schedule for 2014-15
Star News
Kevin Keatts will visit a pair of familiar faces in his debut season with the UNCW men’s basketball team. The coach said Friday the Seahawks are scheduled to travel to Louisville (Dec. 14) and Minnesota (Dec. 27) as part of their 2014-2015 nonconference slate

Baseball: CAA Tournament bracket set
Star News
The final pieces of the CAA Tournament bracket fell into place on Saturday. Northeastern and James Madison both won to avoid sweeps and clinch berths in the event at Brooks Field. UNCW fell to the Huskies on Saturday but earned the No. 3 seed, its highest possible finish heading into the weekend.

UNCW baseball team on a roll, NC State baseball makes it into ACC tourney + more
Drew Farber’s leadoff homer in the top of the ninth lifted UNCW to a 3-2 win over Northeastern to clinch the Colonial Athletic Association series on Friday at Friedman Diamond.

UNCW Roundup - Seahawks fail to sweep CAA foe
Star News
Jason Vosler's RBI single in the seventh lifted Northeastern to a 5-3 win over visiting UNCW and secured a berth in next week's Colonial Athletic Association baseball championship.

Here's The Painful Truth About What It Means To Be 'Working Poor' In America
Huffington Post
Helen Bechtol, 23, is a mother of two and a community college student with dreams of graduating from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. To help pay for child care, she took a second job, which made her ineligible for day care assistance.

Basketball (M): UNCW gears up for summer
Star News
UNCW kicked off its first summer session on Monday, meaning Kevin Keatts can start the men’s basketball team on its summer program. Keatts said Friday all 10 returning scholarship players will be taking classes this summer.

Three Recruits Join Seahawk Hoops Program
New UNCW men's basketball coach Kevin Keatts has added three players to the Seahawk program. Point guards Malik Pugh (Dyer County HS/Dyersville, Tenn.) and Jordan Talley (Fishburne Military Academy/Richmond, Va.) will be eligible in 2014-15. Shooting guard Jarvis Haywood (Harding HS/Charlotte, N.C.) is a transfer from Jacksonville and will sit out the 2014-15 season.
Other coverage: Star News

Pairings set for CAA baseball championship at Brooks Field
Port City Daily
The field is set for the 2014 CAA Baseball Championship May 21-24 at Brooks Field on the campus of UNCW.

Harris Heads New UNC Engagement Council
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Officials recently announced that Jenni Harris will head up a new UNC-system group. Harris, assistant to the chancellor for community partnerships at University of North Carolina Wilmington, was named the founding chairwoman of the Engagement Council, which will meet biannually to help increase university engagement across the state.

Opinion: New Partnership Offers A Higher Regional Profile For Wilmington Startups
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
One of the goals with the creation of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) at UNC Wilmington was to raise the profile of the Wilmington business community throughout North Carolina and the southeastern region.Last Friday was a great show of progress within one year.

City budget hearing draws few voices
Port City Daily
City Manager Sterling Cheatham made his budget draft public at the city council’s May 6 meeting and included financial support for a number of the city’s civic development partner agencies. The Cucalorus Film Foundation is in line for $12,000; for the Arts Council of Wilmington, $20,000; for the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, $70,000; for the Wilmington Regional Film Commission, $117,502.

UNCW Hires Swinney As SWA
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
University of North Carolina Wilmington's director of athletics Jimmy Bass recently announced the hiring of Adrianne Swinney as the new senior associate athletic director and senior woman administrator.

No one safe as unpredictable CAA baseball tourney begins
Star News
All six teams enter the double-elimination tournament, which begins Wednesday at UNCW's Brooks Field, on relatively equal footing. The tournament offers a different feel than last year, when regular season champ UNCW had already put together a resume worthy of an at-large bid.

Baseball: Corey Dick keeps playing through knee injury
Star News
Built more like a lineman, Corey Dick has never exactly been fleet of foot on the baseball diamond. The UNCW first baseman has been moving even slower recently thanks to a knee injury, but he’s just happy to be out there at all.

Tuesday's recap for the state playoffs; handful of local teams getting closer to a state title
UNCW senior Mat Batts was named Colonial Athletic Association Pitcher-of-the-Year for the second consecutive season at the league’s awards banquet on Tuesday at the Burney Center on the campus of UNCW.

BILT to partner with department of commerce
Lumina News
The team assembled to create a regional branding identity for economic development in New Hanover County and surrounding areas will partner with the North Carolina Department of Commerce. During Friday’s BILT meeting, the team broke into groups to discuss the emotions and insights each team member felt when considering statements about the area that came out of BILT’s previous meetings.

University addresses substance abuse
East Carolinian
Starting in the 2014-2015 academic year, ECU, along with UNC Chapel Hill, UNC Wilmington, UNC Charlotte, UNC Greensboro and North Carolina A&T will be participating in the Collegiate Recovery Communities program.

Starting to fade
Star News
In Wilmington, another MARS project is quietly gathering momentum but with Earthbound goals and benefits. Memory Assessment Research Services, or MARS, emerged in 2005. Len Lecci, a professor of psychology at UNCW is the director of clinical services for MARS.

Dolphin stranded on Carolina Beach euthanized
A dolphin was found stranded in the 700 block of Carolina Beach Ave. north early Thursday morning. A crew with UNCW's Marine Biology lab was there to help.
Other coverage: WECT, Time Warner Cable News and WWAY

NCTA honor for Next Glass latest boost for coastal entrepreneurs
WRAL Tech Wire
As UNC Wilmington prepares to host today's Coastal Entrepreneur Awards, local startup Next Glass will already have something to toast about. The software venture took home one of two top honors from the North Carolina Technology Association at its State of Technology event last week.

Pipeline: UNCW Print Big: Rivers Festival
Lumina News
The University of North Carolina Wilmington will host the inaugural UNCW Print Big: Rivers Festival Saturday, May 24. Ten artists will print works of art with steamrollers. Admission is free.

The Scene: Area festivals offer art in action, on exhibit and for sale
Port City Daily
The University of North Carolina Wilmington hosts the inaugural Print Big: Rivers Festival Saturday behind the campus’ Cultural Arts building, where 10 artists will be printing river-themed woodcuts with a steamroller, as well as silk screening and linoleum block prints.

Music in motion
Star News
It was 27 years ago, just three seasons after the UNCW-Community Orchestra was rechristened the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra, that Steven Errante became both the conductor and a professor of music at the university.

Museum displays local artist's paintings of WWII Normandy
Star News
For the first time in 20 years, a Wilmington artist’s watercolors and sketches from Army service in World War II are on display at Wilmington’s Cape Fear Museum. Local artist Henry Jay MacMillan's artworks have been featured on the World War II website maintained by UNCW's Randall Library

Steffey transitions from intern to planner
Lumina News
A University of North Carolina Wilmington graduate recently moved up from an internship position with the Town of Wrightsville Beach to a planning department position.

Seahawks win 10-inning thriller in CAA tournament opener
Star News
The UNCW baseball team depended on Mat Batts to provide one quality start after another in an up-and-down regular season, its ace offering a comforting constant on the mound amid the uncertainty.
Other coverage: WECT and WWAY

UNCW's Batts Named CAA Pitcher of the Year For Second Time
UNCW senior Mat Batts was named Colonial Athletic Association Pitcher-of-the-Year for the second consecutive season.

College tennis career ends for UNCW's Aita
Star News
Georgia's Nathan Pasha defeated UNCW senior Rafael Aita in straight sets in a first-round match of the 2014 NCAA Men's Tennis Singles Championships on Wednesday at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga.

Diamond Hawks rally to beat James Madison
Freshman Teddy Cillis' two-out single in the bottom of the 10th lifted UNCW to a 11-10 win over James Madison.

Next Glass Named Entrepreneur Of The Year
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Next Glass emerged the overall winner at Thursday’s Coastal Entrepreneur Awards breakfast. The annual Coastal Entrepreneur Awards is a joint program by the Greater Wilmington Business Journal and University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE).
Also ran in StarNews; WRAL

SunTrust Surveys Examine Business Owners' Outlooks
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
In an effort to stimulate entrepreneurial activity across the country, the U.S. Small Business Administration is sponsoring a $2.5 million competition for business accelerators, incubators and shared workspace entities. Jim Roberts, executive director of UNCW's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, said that the CIE does plan to apply.

Clark Reflects: His time at UNCW Business School
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Larry Clark, dean of the Cameron School of Business at University of North Carolina Wilmington for the past 14 years, is leaving the university in June to become chancellor of Louisiana State University-Shreveport.

Trend Trackers
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
“Tourism is back to where it was prior to the recession. Numbers support it,” said William “Woody” Hall, senior economist at the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Swain Center.

Opera Wilmington prepares for debut
UNCW faculty members Steven Errante and Nancy King perform/direct the first season of Opera Wilmington, which will perform “The Merry Widow” in July.

Sick dolphin euthanized after washing ashore in NC
Associated Press
An ailing dolphin that washed ashore at Carolina Beach has beeneuthanized and transported to UNCW for a necropsy.

Loss to Cougars means UNCW must win 4 games in 2 days
Loss to Cougars means UNCW must win 4 games in 2 days. UNCW's Corey Dick is greeted at home plate by Terence Connelly (left) and Ryan LaGrange (center) after hitting a two-run homer in the first inning Thursday, May 22.
Also ran in Port City Daily; WWAY; WECT

UNCW flying disc squad back in nationals
For the second year in a row, the UNCW Ultimate team has advanced to the D-I College Championships, scheduled for today through Monday in Mason, Ohio.

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