UNCW in the News

June 2-6

Counting jellyfish is a slippery task, says UNCW researcher
Star News
The slippery quandary of mapping jellyfish populations is this: The ethereal, thin-membraned creatures don't lend themselves well to traditional tracking devices. "You drag them through the water, and there's a calibration process, so you know how much water you've filtered," said Laura Treible, a PhD student in marine biology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Historic group honors locals
Star News
This year's Historic Wilmington Foundation Preservation Awards ceremony was held on Thursday, May 22. The Katherine Howell Award for contributions to the furtherance of the foundation's mission to protect and preserve historic resources was presented to UNCW professor Dr. Chris E. Fonvielle Jr.

Basketball (M): Kevin Keatts talks newcomers
Star News
Kevin Keatts has all 13 scholarship players in summer workouts, including the three newcomers who make up the new coach’s first recruiting class at UNCW. May 20 marked the first time Keatts got to train transfer Jarvis Haywood and freshmen point guards Malik Pugh and Jordon Talley.

Seahawks build hoops roster with hopes of turnaround
Star News
Jarvis Haywood spent more than a month on college basketball's crowded free agent market. Haywood revealed a different plan for his future three weeks ago in a parking lot near Wilmington's Riverwalk. He surprised coach Kevin Keatts after dinner downtown with a commitment.

Seahawk tennis recruits rank in top 25
Port City Daily
The UNCW men’s tennis program earned a No. 23 ranking.

UNCW Chancellor Gary Miller talks about UW Green Bay job
WECT
UNCW Chancellor Gary L. Miller has been named the Chancellor-elect of University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

UNCW Chancellor Miller Accepts Top Post at Univ. of Wisconsin-Green Bay
WHQR

Miller new chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Star News

Miller to leave UNCW for Wisconsin-Green Bay
WWAY

UNCW Chancellor Resigns to Take Job with University of Wisconsin
Time Warner Cable News

UNCW Chancellor Gary L. Miller to Resign, Will Serve as Chancellor of University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Lumina News

Miller named chancellor at Wisconsin-Green Bay, will resign from UNCW
Port City Daily

Miller Selected To Head University Of Wisconsin Campus
Greater Wilmington Business Journal

UNCW chancellor to leave for job in Wisconsin
News and Observer

Gary Miller named UW-Green Bay chancellor
Star News – Dub Hub

Pact aims to help region's disabled
StarNews
The University of North Carolina Wilmington and Accessible Coastal Carolina Events Sports and Services, or ACCESS, made everyone a winner at the Miracle Field on May 17 when they signed a memorandum of agreement formalizing their relationship.

Chancellor Gary Miller: "An Educated Society is a Society that Contributes
WHQR
UNCW has announced that Chancellor Gary Miller will be stepping down July 31st to take the top position at University of Wisconsin – Green Bay after current Green Bay Chancellor Tom Harden retires.

Jellyfish count underway
Jacksonville Daily News
A team of researchers from UNCW and the University of Southampton have created the first global database of jellyfish records. The project — dubbed JeDI, for Jellyfish Database Initiative — maps jellies throughout the upper 200 meters of the world’s oceans.

Music, murder and more for your summer reading
Richmond County Daily Journal
Some North Carolina books for your summer reading list. UNC Wilmington’s Clyde Edgerton’s “Night Train” came out three years ago and remains a favorite.

Storybook Career
Wilma Magazine
Beth Staples is the assistant director of The Publishing Laboratory at UNCW and the associate editor for Lookout Books and literary journal Ecotone.

New mailbox at Wrightsville Beach ready for thoughts, secrets
WECT
The Student Ambassadors of UNC Wilmington put a new mailbox in the spot where an old box was located on the northern end of Wrightsville Beach after it was vandalized.

Barnhill poem in new anthology
StarNews
A poem by local writer Anne Clinard Barnhill and UNCW alum has been included in Volume VI of the “Anthology of Appalachian Writers,” released by Shepherd University and the West Virginia Center for the Book.

Kiwanis Club awards students
StarNews
Since 1964 the Kiwanis Club has been awarding scholarships to New Hanover County high school seniors who look forward to attending UNCW.

UNCW baseball camps set for June
Port City Daily
Longtime UNCW Baseball Coach Mark Scalf will host his annual summer camp series over the next few weeks on campus.

Attitude, persistence keep Secrest hopeful for baseball future
StarNews
After 114 appearances in four seasons with the Seahawks, Kelly Secrest is hoping to hear his name called in the Major League Baseball Draft, which begins Thursday.

Baseball: Jordan Ramsey likely to face MLB Draft decision
StarNews
UNCW’s Jordan Ramsey is likely to get drafted in the middle rounds of the MLB Draft.

UNCW Helps Global Effort to Discover the Mysterious World of Jellyfish
Time Warner Cable News
A professor at UNC Wilmington is behind a Global Effort to better understand jellyfish blooms. Professor Robert Condon said the perceptions that jellyfish are the cockroaches of the sea or they're the doom and gloom of the ocean are speculations. That's why he and team of researchers from around the world are collecting data on jellyfish.

UNCW grad to 'Cruise the Coast' for charity in honor of fallen father
WWAY
One Seahawk graduate is gearing up to hit the streets, traveling thousands of miles on a skateboard, all in honor of his father and charities that help military communities.Shayne Carlson graduated from UNCW last year, but even before his college career was complete, he was spearheading skateboarding trips in an effort to give back. Much like his adventure in 2010 called 'Chief Coast to Coast' Carlson is inspiring another adventure that stretches thousands of miles in memory of his father, who was killed overseas as a special operations Soldier.

Do your research to find the right charity
Star News
From the countless charities and nonprofits seeking donations, how do you know which ones deserve your support? "It's hard to replace individual interaction and asking questions to get a feeling as to whether an organization uses funds wisely," said Jeffrey Brudney, a professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington who studies nonprofits.

An actor, director — and a thriller writer, too
Star News
Jason Frye of Wilmington has a book event from 2 to 7 p.m. this coming Saturday, June 7, also at the local Barnes & Noble. Frye, who studied poetry at UNCW, has just had two guidebooks published in the prestigious Moon Handbooks series: “Moon North Carolina” and “Moon North Carolina Coast.”

Library to host hurricane tracker
Jacksonville Daily News
Hurricane Tracker Mark Sudduth will visit several Onslow County Public Library branches this week to share his experience as a professional storm chaser. Sudduth, who holds a degree in geography from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, is the founder of H.I.R.T. (Hurricane Intercept Research Team) and runs HurricaneTrack.com.

Urgent Care Practice Hires Hollingsworth
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Dawson Street Urgent Care and Medical Center announced the hiring of Mark Hollingsworth. Hollingsworth has a master’s degree in family nursing from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Kiwanis Club awards students
Star News
The Wilmington Kiwanis Club celebrated scholarship day on May 7, 2014 at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. The club was chartered in 1920. It is a service organization focused on meeting the needs of the youth in our community. Since 1964 – 50 years – the club has been awarding scholarships to New Hanover County high school seniors who look forward to attending UNCW.

UNCW baseball camps coming soon
Star News
The annual UNCW summer baseball camps start June 16 and run through the end of the month at Brooks Field.

Golden, Sammons gain freshman honor
Star News
UNCW's Casey Golden has been named to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American team by Collegiate Baseball. The center fielder seized an everyday role in his debut season, hitting .269 with 12 doubles, three triples and four home runs. He scored a team-high 35 runs, registered 29 RBI and committed only one error in the field.

Cape Fear Academy student-athletes make college commitments
Port City Daily
The sports season came to close for the school year at Cape Fear Academy Wednesday as five student-athletes made commitments to continue their athletic careers at the college level. Ross Robison chose to stay here at home and inked his National Letter for Intent as a scholarship athlete for golf at UNCW.

Recital at Kenan Chapel to kick off music festival
Star News
The Port City Music Festival, Wilmington's summer chamber music fest, returns for its sixth edition next week, with performances at area churches, chapels and museums. The ensemble will expand on June 13, when the group moves to Beckwith Recital Hall on the UNCW campus for a 7:30 p.m. recital.

UNCW’s Golden, former Hoggard pitcher earn Freshman All-America honors
Port City Daily
UNCW freshman standout Casey Golden and Western Carolina University (WCU) hurler Bryan Sammons were namedLouisville Slugger Freshmen All-America by Collegiate.


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