UNCW in the News

Sept 10-14

Editorial: Location - Veterans deserve in-state tuition rates at UNC
Fayetteville Observer
That's what Sgt. Andrew Sammons discovered when he left the Army and tried to enroll in UNC-Wilmington. Sammons had been stationed in Virginia but knew he would settle in North Carolina. He bought a home in Wilmington. Moved his family there.

Topsail students get hands-on with oyster research
Schosek and his students are helping environmental group PenderWatch and the University of North Carolina Wilmington learn more about oyster populations in Hampstead. It's a partnership that starts in Pender County elementary schools and continues ...

Profile City Profile | Brittney Smith
Set to graduate from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in December with a degree in psychology and a minor in criminology, she's mulling over whether to attend graduate school. But what Smith, 22, really wants to do is help people, focusing ...

Manatee spotted near Bogue Inlet
TheTimesNews.com (AP)
SWANSBORO — Todd Hudgins has seen manatees before but was a bit surprised when he looked down to find one in the waters of the Intracoastal Waterway near Bogue Inlet.
...again, Beck said. Erin Cummings, a research assistant in the UNC-Wilmington marine biology department, said the manatee sighting in the Swansboro...

Musical collaborators to ‘Collide’ at UNCW, Thalian Hall this weekend
Star News Online Blogs
A two-year collaboration between a Haitian-American violinist and composer and a North Carolina singer-songwriter will come to fruition this weekend. On Saturday, Daniel Bernard Roumain, aka DBR, and Laurelyn Dossett will play songs inspired by their experiences in Wilmington and North Carolina

UNCW grads reach funding goal for film
Star News Online Blogs
A group of University of North Carolina Wilmington film studies alumni now have enough cash to finish a film about Wilmington’s 1898 race riots. Screenwriter and director, Nelson Oliver, and producers Brendon Murphy and Jon Cohen, reached their Kickstarter fundraising goal Wednesday.

Key legislators, business leaders on UNC strategic planning group
Under the Dome | NewsObserver.com
UNC system leaders have formed a broad advisory group that will help shape the future of the state's public universities. Serving on the planning group are UNC chancellors, UNC board members, education leaders, business leaders and GOP leaders in the legislature -- House Speaker Thom Tillis and Sen

SLIDESHOW: Rock band All Time Low takes the stage at UNCW
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Rock band All Time Low took the stage at UNCW's Kenan Auditorium Wednesday night as part of the school's fall show, with more than 700 students in attendance. The following photos were taken by UNCW student Abby Dunkin ...

MTSU lands Dunkin' Donuts
Nashvillepost.com Blog
The Middle Tennessee State University campus is one of 10 college locales — all east of the Mississippi River — to get a Dunkin' Donuts during a span from June 25 to Oct.
...years, including Boston University, New York University, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Georgia Tech, Florida International University,

HPU tops rankings
High Point Enterprise
HIGH POINT – High Point University moved up to No. 1 in the rankings in the latest U.S. News & World Report on “America’s Best Colleges” The university took the top
spot in the “Best Regional Colleges in the South” category.
...the South, Elon University ranked second, Appalachian State 10th, and UNC-Wilmington 14th. America s Best Colleges is published annually by the...

NC has many colleges on US News' annual ranking
News & Observer
Among regional universities in the South, Elon University was second, Appalachian State was 10th, and UNC Wilmington was 14th. In a different category of regional colleges in the South, High Point University was at the top, and Meredith College ranked ...

UNCW gallery transformed into jellyfish garden
In August, Ashley Reber and Christiana Novak teamed to transform UNCW's Ann Flack Boseman Gallery into "Engulfed," a deep-sea, multimedia jellyfish garden. The last day to view the exhibit is Sept. 13. "You go under the water and it's this secret world ...

9/11 victims remembered at Wilson
The Daily Tar Heel
Last year’s Sept. 11 commemorative ceremonies were the most widespread and intricate since the attack 11 years ago. Last year, the country paused to remember the 10th anniversary of the decade-defining tragedy.
...the fifth, 10th or 15th, he added. Tyler Staverman, a student veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom who attends UNC-Wilmington, said he puts more...

Identity science goes further with a new school of biometrics
Biometric Update
CASIS is comprised of three universities—NC A&T, Clemson and the University of North Carolina Wilmington. CASIS is an Office of the Director of National Intelligence Science and Technology Center of Academic Excellence,
funded in 2008 with close to $9 ...

Ann Hood coming to UNCW
StarNewsOnline.com (blog)
Hood, author of “Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine,” “The Knitting Circle,” “The Red Thread” and other books, will deliver the Buckner Lecture at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, in the Lumina Theater, in UNCW's Fisher Student Center. The event is free and ...

UNCW stays on ‘best in the South’ list
Star News Online Blogs
UNCW is listed among the five best public master’s universities in the South in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of regional universities for 2013,
according to a news release from the school.
...and staff, and the depth of our commitment to the journey of learning, UNCW Chancellor Gary L. Miller said in the release. For the full U.S.

Magazine’s ‘Best Colleges’ lists include Carolinas schools
U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings include Davidson among leaders
...officials, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving. The National University...

Ben on Film - Mini-DocuTime screens documentaries Sept. 14StarNewsOnline.com
GO What: Mini-DocuTime When: 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 Where: King Hall Auditorium (next to Randall Library), UNCW campus Tickets: $10, free for UNCW students with ID, available in advance at Sharky’s Box Office in UNCW’s Fisher Student Center Details: 962-4045 or etix.

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