UNCW in the News

Oct. 3-7, 2011

UNCW poet has Nobel ties
Star News Online Blogs – 10/07/11
At least someone in Wilmington knew who Tomas Tranströmer was before Thursday (Oct. 6), when the Swedish poet was announced as the 2011 recipient of the Nobel Prize for literature. Malena Morling, assoicate professor of creative writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, translated a number of Tranströmer s...

Wind Crest Promotes Murry Mercier as Administrator of Aspen Terrace Assisted Living
Open PR – 10/07/11
HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO—Wind Crest, an Erickson Living retirement community, announced the promotion of Murry Mercier as its administrator of Aspen Terrace, the new assisted living neighborhood. A resident of Washington Park, Mercier holds a bachelors degree in Information Systems from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington...

Race lovers get green flag for weekend reunion
Richmond County Daily Journal – 10/07/11
CHERAW, S.C. — In a weed-choked field about 30 miles from the area’s most famous race track, Rockingham Speedway, old-time auto racers and their fans plan to assemble Saturday to remember the good ol’ days of racing in the South. Ingram, a published author, is currently teaching psychology at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She has written for various newspapers...

Students may face obstacles to graduating due to budget cuts
The Daily Tar Heel – 10/06/11
Mackenzie Hatfield first stepped onto Appalachian State University’s campus in fall 2007. Four years later, she has yet to graduate — despite never failing a class. Students may face obstacles to graduating due to budget cuts Mackenzie Hatfield first stepped onto Appalachian State University s campus in fall...

Re: "Occupy Wall Street" - You can't make up this stuff ...
Investor Village – 10/06/11
Wall Street didn't invent excess. It just upped the ante. ...economic cycles, says Robert Brent Toplin, a history professor at the University of North Carolina in Wilmington. "In our culture, we are not...

Learning ways to diversify business
WECT-TV6
WILMINGTON, NC – More than 150 Hispanic and non-Hispanic people gathered Friday at UNCW for the third annual Hispanic Business Development Conference. The conference gives attendees the opportunity to connect, diversify their business ...

Solar and Green tour showcases environmental building practices
Lumina News – 10/06/11
Staff photo by Allison Potter A skylight provides natural illumination to a renovated office space and children’s play area at ILM Design Build in the Queen Street Co-op.
...on the tour; others drove or biked, and dozens more attended demonstrations of eco-friendly technology. Tour goers included staff members from...

UNCW hoops ticket price information
Star News Online Blogs – 10/06/11
Individual game ticket prices for the 2011-12 season have been finalized, per ticket office manager Haig Lea, with a couple of slight tweaks.
Here’s the updated, accurate information, result of a meeting held Wednesday: Exhibition game tickets for adults are $10.

Audio
Star News Online – 10/05/11
When Heather McEntire lived in Wilmington in the early 2000s, she formed the punk rock band Bellafea. The band's hallmark was McEntire's intense lyrics, more screamed than sung, that she accompanied with cataclysmic guitar chords. ...was writing," McEntire said. She developed her writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. With Bellafea, McEntire's lyrics seethed...

Good Works - Cucalorus gets $5,000 donation
Star News Online – 10/05/11
Wilmington | The Cucalorus Film Festival has received a $5,000 donation from two local businessmen. Tobin Geatz, CEO of local pharmaceutical firm Inclinix, and retired executive Tom Looney joined forces to make the donation. ...County Farm Bureau has donated $10,300 to support the University of North Carolina Wilmington's efforts to promote aquaculture and preserve the...

UNCW celebrates the birth of Europe's first rock star
UNCW Seahawk
Norman Bemelmans, UNCW director of cultural arts, has received enthusiastic international critical acclaim for his interpretations of Chopin and Liszt. ...

UNCW Professor and Author Presents New Novel
UNCW Seahawk
September 28 at 2:45 pm. with guitar case in hand, UNCW creative writing professor and author Clyde Edgerton enters the campus bookstore and is greeted by ...

Director and Documentarian, Morgan Spurlock , to Speak at UNCW
UNCW Seahawk
Spurlock's lecture is sponsored by UNCW Student Media and ACE. "He was a logical choice really, chosen for his affiliation with media related fields," said ...

Prophets of Funk travels to UNCW with award winning David Dorfman ...
UNCW Seahawk
David Dorfman Dance Company will be performing at UNCW on Oct. 29 at 8 pm in Kenan Auditorium. When New York based choreographer David Dorfman attended a ...

White House: Internship program announces Fall 2011 participants
WisPolitics.com – 10/05/11
The White House Internship Program announced today the incoming participants for the Fall 2011 session. The mission of the program is to make the White House accessible to future leaders around the nation and to prepare those devoted to public service for future leadership opportunities... their hometowns, and the higher education institution they most recently attended. Alston, Brittany Hometown: Clementon, NJ; Rutgers University-New...

ILS Promotes Dave Allen, Ph.D. to Chief of Staff
BioSpace – 10/05/11
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – October 4, 2011 –ILS is pleased to announce that Dr. Dave Allen has been appointed as Chief of Staff. As a Corporate Officer, ave will be a member of the ILS Corporate Team and will be responsible for leading, managing, and supervising all technical divisions and ...Carolina State University, his M.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and his Ph.D. in Cell Biology...

Pam Toll's art exhibit gives glimpse into creative process
Star News Online – 10/05/11
I'm staring at a blank document, trying to come up with the most effective way to tell readers that Wilmington artist Pam Toll has been drawing all over walls. ...dilemma, although before she filled the Cultural Arts Gallery in the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Cultural Arts Building with yards and...

Robots could help autistic children
KAIT 8 – 10/05/11
A new robot toy developed for children with autism could be a great new way to better communicate and teach. "Humanoids" can walk, talk, follow directions, play Simon Says and even lead a Tai Chi lesson. ...over again, if necessary, without getting frustrated. The University of North Carolina Wilmington formed a new autism research committee to explore...

The Good Lovelies bring smiles, harmony to UNCW

Star News Online Blogs
This Saturday, the Good Lovelies will perform the national anthem — the American national anthem, they say — at Guilford College. They find it ironic that three Canadian ladies have been asked to perform it before the Quakers’ homecoming game against Southern Virginia.

UTC sets sights high in region
TimesFreePress.com
It is no secret that the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has a variety of important roles in our community. First, it educates thousands of undergraduate and graduate students every year, equipping them for productive lives. ...community. First, it educates thousands of undergraduate and graduate students every year, equipping them for productive lives. An institution...

PPD's future in Wilmington uncertain after sale
Star News Online
The sale of PPD to a Washington, D.C.-based private-equity group is a boon for shareholders, but the effects of the transaction beyond local stock portfolios remained murky as of Monday afternoon. ...economy, according to Ed Graham, a finance professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. "This visits an element of uncertainty onto...

PPD sale good for shareholders, not necessarily for city, finance expert says
Star News Online – 10/03/11
The sale of PPD to a private-equity group is a win for shareholders, but not necessarily for Wilmington, said Ed Graham, a finance professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. ...private-equity group is a win for shareholders, but not necessarily for Wilmington, said Ed Graham, a finance professor at the University of North Carolina...

Naz's Sidney commits to Hall of Famer Cooper, UNC-Wilmington
BuzzTracker – 10/03/11
Brianna Sidney could have been nervous. Cynthia Cooper-Dyke was someone the Queens native has looked up to since childhood. “I love the way she plays,” Sidney said. Naz's Sidney commits to Hall of Famer Cooper, UNC-Wilmington Brianna Sidney could have been nervous. Cynthia Cooper-Dyke was someone the Queens...

Ellis joins honors organization
Jacksonville Daily News (AP) – 10/01/11
Sara Ellis of Jacksonville recently became a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, a national leadership and honors organization, at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. ...recently became a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, a national leadership and honors organization, at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Writers dine with the governor
Star News Online Blogs – 10/01/11
Here’s a slightly stale social note: The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources reports that two Wilmington-area writers joined the governor of North Carolina and the state’s “First Gentleman” for a literary evening at the Executive Mansion in Raleigh. ...Eaves. Both Gerard and White are professors of creative writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. (Gerard, author of Cape Fear Rising...


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