UNCW in the News

Oct. 24-28, 2011


Geithner Trails Obama to North Carolina Pushing Jobs Measure

BusinessWeek
In previous economic downturns, North Carolina's unemployment rate stayed below the national average, said William Hall, an economics professor at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington.

Congress Recognizes First Black Marines
NPR
He's a professor of American History emeritus at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington.

Put On Your 'Fright' Suit: Astronauts Set for Halloween in Space
Yahoo! News
Three astronauts aboard the International Space Station are gearing up to celebrate Halloween in orbit, even though visitors and treats for the orbiting outpost will arrive too late for the fun holiday. ...and two veteran divers, James Talacek and Nate Bender of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, were taking part in the 15th expedition...

Dying for clean energy
Lumina News
Some University of North Carolina Wilmington students are "dying" for 100 percent clean energy. Last Thursday, Oct. 20, volunteers gathered on Chancellor’s Walk for an event to show the student body and university administration why clean air is essential to the future.

Police chief holds second community chat

Lumina News – Wrightsville Beach Police chief Dan House talks with resident Raeford Brown before the start of his second Chat with the Chief ...September, which was also his first quarter as chief. Fewer residents attended this chat than the initial one. Besides Mayor David Cignotti, Alderman...

GI Bill changes must be addressed by feds Goolsby says
Lumina News
Changes to the Post-9/11 GI Bill affecting college student veterans whose out-of-state tuition costs are no longer covered should be addressed at the federal level, state Sen. Goolsby ...

Science Fiction Becomes Reality: Asteroids and the Aquarius Underwater Laboratory
Huffington Post (blog)
The underwater laboratory is operated by the University of North Carolina Wilmington. University researchers regularly use the underwater laboratory to conduct cutting-edge marine science projects and for technology development. ...

Entrerpreneurs make their pitches
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Five entrepreneurs touted their ventures to a room full of students, entrepreneurs and potential investors at Tuesday's Rocket Pitch event held at the NHC Executive Development Center and presented by UNCW's Entrepreneurship Center. ...

Historical Society of Topsail Island
The Topsail Advertiser
The UNCW Extension Site will hold an Open House on October 27 where students can apply and get accepted the same day to one of the undergraduate programs offered at the Extension Site in Onslow County. ...

UNCW's Connect 2011 had successful turnout
‎WECT-TV6 - Ashley Barker
UNCW seniors, graduate students and alumni hoped to find treats in the job market on Wednesday, Oct. 26 during the school's second ...

The Man Behind McDonalds Meltdown Comes to UNCW
‎UNCW Seahawk - Kate Duncan Sherwood
"He must be insane," said a UNCW student into the microphone. But Spurlock doesn't seem insane. Yes, he did amass a quarter of a million dollars' worth of ...

UNCW notes - Athlete graduation rate at 86 percent
‎StarNewsOnline.com
In the seven years the NCAA has compiled a GSR for schools, UNCW has never been below 86 percent. The national average is 65. Under the GSR calculation, ...

NASA's NEEMO Mission Ending Early Due to Hurricane Rina
The Austin American Statesman
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Due to the predicted path of Hurricane Rina, the 15th NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations, or NEEMO, ended earlier than planned. ...Squyres of Cornell University; and James Talacek and Nate Bender of the University of North Carolina Wilmington - kicked off this year's mission on...

The Bard Of Brookline Has Her Moment
The Jewish Week
At 75, short story master Edith Pearlman is finally being recognized.

Geithner Trails Obama to North Carolina Pushing Jobs Measure
Bloomberg Businessweek |
Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner followed President Barack Obama to North Carolina, praising Corning's Inc.'s fiber-optics factory as a model of innovation and prodding Congress into jobs bill passage. ...national average, said William Hall, an economics professor at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. This time the state suffered more...

UNCW Onslow Extension site holds Open House
Jacksonville Daily News (AP)
Two open houses will be held this week for military students, their families and Onslow County residents interested in applying for undergraduate and graduate degree programs through a nearby college’s partnership with Coastal Carolina Community College.

NASA Sets Media Opportunities for Undersea Mission (Update)
Media-Newswire.com
HOUSTON -- Journalists will have the opportunity to cover the 15th NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations, or NEEMO, from up close or afar. The mission was originally scheduled to start Oct. 17, but tropical storm conditions in the area of the undersea laboratory required a delay. Other crew members include James Talacek and Nate Bender of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. In addition, NASA astronauts Stan...

UNCW grad pay lags behind other major NC schools

WWAY NewsChannel 3
UNC Wilmington lags behind some top-tier institutions in the state in terms of the earning potential of its graduates, but still ranks in the top 25, according to a survey published this month by PayScale.

UNCW grad pay hovers
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
UNC Wilmington lags behind some top-tier institutions in the state in terms of the earning potential of its graduates, but still ranks in the top 25, according to a survey published this month by PayScale.

CFPUA names new COO
Star News Online – 10/24/11
NEW HANOVER COUNTY | The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority announced Monday that Jim Flechtner will become chief operations officer/deputy chief executive officer. ...Wilmington in 1994 and transferred to CFPUA after the consolidation. He graduated from UNC-Charlotte with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering...

UNCW Presents- 'Prophets of Funk' set to Sly & the Family Stone
‎StarNewsOnline.com - Roberta Penn
James Brown passed away. The Funky Meters disbanded. Sly is no longer a member of the Family Stone. ...

Famed writer and director adapt Ralph Ellison's 'Invisible Man ...
‎encore Online - Alex Pompliano
On November 5th in the Beckwith Recital Hall at 7 pm, the UNCW Office of ... The production will be completed during workshops and rehearsals at UNCW, ...

A week of Ralph Ellison at UNCW
Star News Online Blogs
The “Invisible Man,” it seems, will be a little late for Halloween — but he’s definitely bound for Wilmington. The Office of Cultural Arts at the University of North Carolina Wilmington is devoting a week to the works of Ralph Ellison, the great African-American autho, and his magnum opus, “Invisib ...

Memorial set for community leader Betty Ann Sanders
WWAY NewsChannel 3
WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW NEWS RELEASE) -- A memorial service for community leader and UNC Wilmington volunteer Betty Ann Sanders will be held on the UNCW campus at 11 a.m.

“Busy Monsters”
StarNewsOnline.com (blog)
Steve Almond (“Candyfreak”), who's coming to UNCW as a visiting writer, gives a big plug to “Busy Monsters,” the new comic novel by William Giraldi (WW Norton, $24.95). The book follows the hapless adventures of Charles Homar, ...

Editorial - Conflicting economic news shows fewer jobs but some glimmers of hope
StarNewsOnline.com
And as two UNCW experts noted in a presentation earlier this month, there isn't much expectation that the state's economy will grow fast enough in the near future to bring down the unemployment rate. Still, there are signs here and there that things ...

Rocket Pitch set to launch Tuesday
‎Greater Wilmington Business Journal - Jenny Callison
Enthusiastic entrepreneurs will pitch their start-ups to investors and media representatives October 25 at the bi-annual Rocket Pitch sponsored by UNCW's ...


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