UNCW in the News

May 26-30

UNCW ranks among best online programs for veterans
Port City Daily
UNC Wilmington
has made the U.S. News and World Report's 2014 Best Online Programs for Veterans. The second annual national ranking, released May 20, shows UNCW coming in at 22 out of 69 schools nationwide.

UNCW, ACCESS form partnership to offer programs at Miracle Field
Port City Daily
UNCW Provost Denise Battles, Charles Hardy, dean of the College of Health and Human Services, and UNCW associate professor Dan Johnson signed a Memorandum of Agreement establishing a formal relationship between UNCW and Coastal Carolina Events Sports and Services (ACCESS) of Wilmington.

Experimental gardening uses landfill materials in effort to treat runoff
County officials, in conjunction with the University of North Carolina Wilmington, are running tests on radishes, rye grass and long leaf pine trees to see if they can thrive using only materials and water runoff from the dump site, known as leachate, on the U.S. 421 landfill property.

Marine scientists use JeDI to create world's first global jellyfish database
Business Standard
An international study by the University of Southampton and UNCW has led to the creation of the world’s first global database of jellyfish records to map their populations in the oceans.

Filmmakers create film to support incentives
Jon Landau directed the short "Keep It Rolling," which was shot by a group of University of North Carolina Wilmington film students.

UNCW opens baseball conference with 11-10 victory
Lumina News
The University of North Carolina Wilmington opened this weekend’s CAA conference baseball tournament with an 11-10, seesaw victory over the James Madison Dukes with an extra-innings walk-off single.

UNCW baseball team failed to achieve in 2014
UNCW started the year as CAA favorites and never quite hit full stride in a 30-27 campaign.

CAA honors pair of Seahawks
Senior catcher Andrew Farber and junior designated hitter Corey Dick were named to the Colonial Athletic Association Baseball championship All-Tournament team on Saturday following the championship game at Brooks Field.

Seahawks to send three to NCAAs
Port City Daily
Following a successful season that included a Colonial Athletic Association title, UNCW will sendCody Love, Cam WaltonandDylan Skinnerto the NCAA Preliminary Regional in Jacksonville, Fla., on May 29-31.

Diamond Hawks fall to Tribe in season-ending setback
Port City Daily
William & Mary advanced to championship Saturday of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) baseball tournament with a 12-6 win over UNCW on Friday.
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Evans Cup -- honoring late CFSC player Evan Peck
The Evans Cup Outreach Invitational was Saturday in honor of the late Evan Peck. Volunteers for the free event were soccer players from UNCW and area high schools.

AAUW marks 60 years of service
Star News
Since 1954, the Wilmington Branch of the American Association of University Women has worked for education and equity for women and girls. Wilmington has 76 members who advocate for women and they’ve also raised funds for graduate fellowships and an annual scholarship for a woman transferring from Cape Fear Community College to the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Restaurants use artistic means to attract customers
Star News
The Cape Fear area is home to hundreds of restaurants, many of which double as gallery space for local painters, photographers and sculptors. Wilmington painter Sarah Rushing specializes in brightly colored portraits and her most widely seen pieces are outside Pembroke's and Rx. Rushing earned a studio arts degree at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

UNCW's Skinner improves step by step for NCAA berth
Star News
The weather – cold, wet and breezy – didn't help Dylan Skinner's confidence at the starting line. It was hard to predict how much the nasty conditions he'd later describe "like a monsoon" would affect the 800 meters at the Charlotte Invitational last month, but the UNCW senior figured it unlikely they would help his time.

“Bobcat” — the century’s best?
Star News
“Bobcat,” the story collection by Wilmington author Rebecca Lee, was a finalist for the Story Prize, a winner of the Danuta Gleeb Literary Award from the Writers Guild of Canada, an Amazon “Discover” finalist — and it made Entertainment Weekly’s 2013 “Must List.” An associate professor of creative writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Lee is also the author of a novel, “The City is a Rising Tide.”

Scholarship recipients
Lumina News
Wrightsville Beach firefighter/intern Garrett McQueen and Sarah Pugh, daughter of fire captain Robert Pugh, have been awarded scholarships to continue their educations at UNCW and CFCC.

Our Extraordinary Person of the Week is one who walks with the wild. Meet Julie Johnson, a Aquarist at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. "I kind of stumbled into it. I came to UNCW for marine biology and wasn't sure what I wanted to do with my degree. I started volunteering here, just to get my hands wet and some hands on work and fell in love with it."

Seahawk student-athletes give back; Hammerheads earn USL Pro weekly honors
Port City Daily
UNCW’s 373 student-athletescontributed 8,570 hours of community serviceduring the recently completed year, while compiling a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 and capturing four Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) championships, the Seahawk athletic office announced.

Basketball (M): Kevin Easley will stay on UNCW staff
Star News
Kevin Easley will remain as UNCW’s director of basketball operations under coach Kevin Keatts. Easley, a holdover from Buzz Peterson’s staff, has continued to fill the position. Keatts had kept open the possibility of making a change but said Wednesday he’s decided against it.

Cougars capture CAA crown
Lumina News
The University of North Carolina Wilmington hosted the Colonial Athletic Association baseball tournament May 21-24, when an automatic berth in the National Collegiate Athletic Association tournament was on the line.

New Hanover picked to be a new Watch for Me NC campaign community
Star News
New Hanover County was selected this week to be a new Watch for Me NC campaign community. Karyn Crichton, the county's long-range planner, said the county applied with the University of North Carolina Wilmington and local communities to have a stronger application.

Basketball (M): Kevin Keatts knows wins can help the athletic department
Star News
Kevin Keatts had plenty of questions in the interview process about the present state of the UNCW men’s basketball program and the plan for the future. To Keatts, the message is simple. A successful men’s basketball team can go a long way toward helping the entire athletic department. He’d rather not let the big picture cloud his immediate goals, though.

UNCW athletics still figuring out its future
Star News
The Seahawks had mixed results on the field in 2013-2014. They won four Colonial Athletic Association titles but some of the most visible teams struggled, notably men's basketball, which went through another coaching change after its sixth 20-loss season in eight years.

UNCW's Skinner finishes with school record
Star News
UNCW senior Dylan Skinner advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA East Preliminary track and field meet Thursday when he finished fourth overall in the 800 meters with a school-record time of 1:48.27.

Baseball: Seahawks head to summer ball
Star News
UNCW won’t play in an NCAA Regional this weekend, but most of its returning players will stay busy. Three Seahawks will be playing at Buck Hardee Field this summer with the Wilmington Sharks of the Coastal Plain League, including North Brunswick grad Steven Linkous and Ashley grad Christian Wolfe.

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