UNCW in the News

Nov. 14-18, 2011

UNCW enjoys 'Wagsgiving' feast
WWAY NewsChannel 3
Thanksgiving got an early start today at UNC Wilmington's annual "Wagsgiving" feast. Students lined up early to get a taste of the 1,700 pounds of turkey, hundreds of pounds of mashed potatoes and stuffing and 500 pies. ...

Creative Vision Brought to Cedars Literary Magazine by UNCW Alumni
‎UNCW Seahawk
Lavonne Adams, UNCW English professor, is a contributor to the “Cedars” blog, an online literary journal that includes fiction, nonfiction and poetry from ...

Almond crunch time
StarNewsOnline.com (blog)
Steve Almond, who's a visiting writer at the University of North Carolina Wilmington this fall, gives the keynote address for UNCW Writers Week at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 in Lumina Theater at the Fisher Student Center. ...

Rocky Mount picks new police chief
A native of Wilmington, Moore graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and began working for the police department in 1988, working his way up the ranks. He also worked for one year as the city's interim human resources director.

Volunteers sought to build oyster reef
New Bern Sun Journal
Volunteers, members and staff from WHQR will join with employees from the GE Hitachi plant in Wilmington, students from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and other volunteers, a news release said. They will haul the remainder of the 4,000 bags ...

Thousands expected to attend UNCW's annual Wagsgiving Feast
Thousands of students are expected to line up for turkey at UNCW's annual Wagsgiving Feast. Students will eat 1,500 pounds of local ...

State taps Wrightsville Beach man to head Division of Water Quality
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
A Wrightsville Beach resident has been tapped to be the new director of the N.C. Division of Water Quality (DWQ). Charles “Chuck” Wakild, currently the division’s deputy director, will begin his duties Jan. 1. ...regulated community. Wakild, a native of Michigan, has a master s in business administration from the University of North Carolina Wilmington,

Nominations Sought for 2012 NC Wildlife Conservation Award
The Outdoor Wire
RALEIGH, N.C. - The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking nominations through Jan. 30 for the seventh annual Thomas L. Quay Award. The award recognizes individuals who make outstanding contributions to wildlife diversity in North Carolina and who are considered leaders in wildlife resources James Parnell, professor emeritus of biological sciences at the University of North Carolina Wilmington for his pioneering research on colonial...

Organizers launching Wilmington arts council
Star News Online
It looks as if New Hanover County is getting a local arts council after all. A local steering committee plans to launch the fledgling organization on Dec... Philip Gerard, chairman of the creative writing department at the University of North Carolina Wilmington who is a member of the local steering...

Debate on college tuition heats up in state
The University of North Carolina Wilmington Board of Trustees won't decide until December how much of a tuition increase to request for next school year, but the tuition debate has begun at the state and local levels. The UNC system ...

UNCW classes proceed as usual as gunman remains loose
StarNewsOnline.com - The campus police chief at UNCW said dogs followed the scent of a gunman to a road at the school, where the suspect could have escaped in car. ...

Rare Good News for Beleaguered Florida Keys Corals
Yahoo! News – Some much-needed good news for corals in the Florida Keys: After a decade of devastating declines, populations of staghorn and elkhorn corals in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary have remained steady over the last decade. ...the Endangered Species List in 2006. Researchers from the University of North Carolina Wilmington have monitored the coral reef communities...

Cops hunt gunman after UNC-Wilmington robbery
CBS News
WILMINGTON, NC - Police hunted early Tuesday for a man who allegedly robbed four people at gunpoint before running toward the University of North Carolina-Wilmington campus, prompting an immediate safety alert from the school. ...

Boys and Girls homes receive $6000 grant
The funding provided by the Landfall Foundation helps secure interns from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Interns will be working closely with Recreational Services Manager Jeremy Croom to expand trust- and team-building activities as well ...

Jellyfish invade local beach
"It's a fairly common occurrence," said Joe Pawlik, a marine biologist at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, who specializes in invertebrates. "But people tend to always be surprised at how abundant they are when it happens again. ...

Review - UNCW's production of Seagull appealing
UNCW's Department of Theatre opened its production of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull last week, in which director Renee Vincent and a brave ...

More info on flash drive bid at UNCW
Star News Online Blogs
The other day, I posted a quick blog about a bid for 4,300 flash drives UNCW has out for contract. I followed up with spokeswoman Dana Fischetti and she was able to give me some quick tidbits on them. ...said. Instead of using paper resources, the university gives the students flash drives with all of the resources they need to navigate the campus.

'Garbage Patch' discoverer to speak at UNCW
Star News Online
The discoverer of the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Capt. Charles Moore, author of the book Plastic Ocean, will speak in Lumina Theater at UNCW's Fisher Student Center. ...Pacific Garbage Patch" will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

UD rolls up sleeves for blood contest

The News Journal
... Hofstra University, George Mason University, Towson University, Northeastern University, Georgia State University, James Madison University, Old Dominion University, University of North Carolina Wilmington and Virginia Commonwealth University. ...

UNCW swells by 175 students for a day
Henrietta Freedman and Joann and Irving Fogler enjoy the college experience Saturday as students while UNCW celebrates it's 10th Annual College Day. When UNCW professor Larry Cahoon walked into room 132 in Leutze Hall on Saturday, ...

Novel talk with Clyde Edgerton
He'll be appearing at 9:30 p.m. Friday on "North Carolina Bookwatch" on UNC Public Television. Edgerton – who has taught since 1998 at the University of North Carolina Wilmington – will also be the guest at 7 p.m. Monday for Prologue, the monthly book club ...

Bookmarks - Writer's Week at UNCW to kick off
Steve Almond – whose short-story collection God Bless America was just published by UNCW's Lookout Books – will be the keynote speaker at this fall's Writers Week at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

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