University Relations

UNCW in the News

Nov. 18-22

What's in a name? Take UNCW survey
Star News
The University of North Carolina Wilmington has launched a survey that will be used to create a brand for the region. The branding initiative, which also involves the city and New Hanover County, is aimed at setting the area apart as it competes for economic development.
Also picked up by: WWAYand WECT

UNCW's Cameron School of Business launches online survey for regional branding initiative
Port City Daily
The University of North Carolina at Wilmington Office of Community Partnerships and the Cameron School of Business have launched a survey to collect insight from Wilmington residents about the area in an effort to better inform the regional branding initiative team, UNCW officials announced today.

Stop the Hunger campaign returns to UNCW
The "Stop the Hunger" campaign took the campus of UNCW by storm Saturday. Hundreds of people poured into the Hanover Gymnasium to help bag and box rice to send overseas.

Seahawks assist in Stop Hunger Now project
Port City Daily
UNCW students and community volunteers spent some of their Saturday at Hanover Hall on campus packing meals for children and families as part of the annual Stop Hunger Now project.

Volunteers pack thousands of meals for the hungry
About 1,200 volunteers took part in a Stop Hunger Now event at UNC Wilmington Saturday, packaging vitamins, soy, vegetables and rice into bags that feed five children.
*This segment ran in all major media markets statewide: Charlotte, Raleigh, Triad, Sandhills and Coastal

Region appears to be bucking trend of more stable employment
Star News
Manufacturing has taken it on the chin in recent months in the Wilmington area as major employers have cut jobs or shut down. William "Woody" Hall, an economist at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, doesn't see the area faring worse than others.

Bookmarks - Professor says 'Crazy' can be good business
Star News
You don't have to be crazy to start a new business - but it definitely helps. That might be the thesis for a new book by UNCW business professor Stephen C. Harper, "Here's to the Crazy Entrepreneurs," subtitled "Is Entrepreneurism a Mental Disorder?"

Fashion show held to raise awareness for people with disabilities
Models hit the runway for a fashion show at the Balcony on Dock Street Saturday. The "I Am Beautiful" fashion show was hosted by members of the Student Council for Exceptional Children at UNCW.

Some renters living in violation of 'four-person rule'
Star News
A rule gives the city the authority to intervene when more than three unrelated people live in a household. But at UNCW, the city's occupancy limit does not apply because the university is state property, said Brad Reid, the director of housing and residence life.

UNCW basketball player suspension followed off-campus incident, arrest
Star News
According to UNCW director of athletic communications Joe Browning, Gettys is being withheld from "all basketball-related activities indefinitely for violation of team rules."

Atkins leads UNCW women past Northern Kentucky
Star News
When her team desperately needed a basket, UNCW junior guard Kelva Atkins was confident she could deliver. Atkins made a jumper with 15 seconds left and sank a pair of free throws seven seconds later to lift the Seahawks women's basketball team to a 65-62 victory over Northern Kentucky on Saturday afternoon at Trask Coliseum.

Tigers fall to Seahawks in season finale
The Tower Light
Towson ended the season by losing two games at home 3-2 to the College of Charleston Cougars and 3-1 to the University of North Carolina Wilmington Seahawks.

Bench players stepping up as UNCW prepares for Liberty
Star News
In Saturday's 80-61 win over Wingate on Saturday night, bench players for the UNCW men's basketball team scored 40 points, after combining for only 61 total in the team's first three games.

UNCW, CFCC hoops all weekend winner's
Port City Daily
Junior forward Cedrick Williamsscored 13 points and senior forwardShane Reyboldhauled in a career-high 19 rebounds to fuel UNCW past NCAA Division II foe Wingate 80-61 in men's basketball action Saturday night at Trask Coliseum.

UNC Wilmington opens new biotechnology facility
On Monday,UNC Wilmingtonofficially opened its Biotechnology Building.A report predicts the global marine-biotechnology industry will grow to almost $4.1 billion by 2017 and Dr.Baden said this facility could bring some of those dollars to North Carolina.
*This interview ran in all major media markets statewide: Charlotte, Raleigh, Triad, Sandhills and Coastal

MARBIONC facility holds grand opening
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Three years after receiving a matching grant for development, University of North Carolina Wilmington's MARBIONC center is officially open at 5600 Marvin K. Moss Drive.

First tenant opens shop at UNCW biotechnology campus
Star News
The University of North Carolina Wilmington's new marine biotechnology campus has its first tenant.

Filmmaker Jack Hill on becoming a blaxploitation cult hero
Port City Daily
With low-budget 70s action films like "The Big Doll House" and "Foxy Brown," Jack Hill helped raise that oft-mocked genre to the level of mainstream. On Friday, Hill will be at UNCW for a special screening of "Spider Baby" and "Coffy." The free event is sponsored by the university's film studies department and runs from 6:30 to 11 p.m.

No Boundaries
Commentator Shane Fernando is Director of Campus Life,Arts and Programs at UNCW.In this piece he finds inspiration from the cross-cultural artists' collaboration, the No Boundaries International Art Colony.

McIntyre 'optimistic' on federal role in beach funding; state expects ample dredging money on hand
Port City Daily
Congressman Mike McIntyre addressed a full ballroom on coastal issues in Wrightsville Beach on Monday. UNCW biologist Dr. Larry Cahoon presented during the conference and noted the typical beach is replenished on a four-year cycle.

Concert features piece written just for Chorale
Star News
In celebration of its 15th anniversary, Cape Fear Chorale invites the public to attend a unique concert event featuring seasonal music, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, in Kenan Auditorium on the campus of UNCW.

UNCW redshirt freshman suspended after run-in with the law
A member of the UNCW basketball team has been suspended indefinitely from all basketball related activities for violating team rules, according to a spokeswomen with the college.

Seahawks' win over Liberty filled with fouls under rule change
Star News
In a game with 56 fouls called, UNCW went 15-for-16 from the free-throw line in the final 6 minutes, 45 seconds to hang on for an 87-76 victory at the Vines Center.

UNCW opens new biotech facility
Port City Daily
UNCW officials, private business partners, elected officials and community leaders celebrate the opening of a new biotechnology building at the university's CREST Research Park.

Industry News - First tenant opens shop at UNCW biotechnology campus
Water Environment Federation
The University of North Carolina Wilmington's new marine biotechnology campus has its first tenant. Ocis Biotechnology and Custom Skincare DRx, a medical skin care company, moved into UNCW's Marine Biotechnology Building in North Carolina campus earlier this month.

Dolphin virus spreading south, may be infecting whales
Star News
A massive, widespread dolphin plague has reached beaches as far south as Florida, but the majority of recent mortalities washed ashore in North Carolina, experts said this week. "We're getting 10 to 20 animals in a week right now," said Bill McLellan, coordinator for the state's Marine Mammal Stranding Program and a research biologist with the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Art with a Cause: Art for the Masses brings in local, charitable artists
The annual Art for the Masses (AFTM) event returns to UNCW all day on Saturday, November 23rd, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Burney and Warwick centers. All pieces will tag $250 or less.

Learning Experience
UNCW's Theatre Department continues its season with Alan Ayckbourn's "Private Fears in Public Places." Their decision to produce one of his plays seems completely in line with their mission to educate and had me excited for weeks to get to see the show.

News & Notes - Chorale gets grant; Boys & Girls Club is finalist; Kiwanis Club honors members; Bellamy Mansion receives support; boomers sought
Cape Fear Chorale recently secured an arts grant of $1,000 from Wilmington Woman's Club in support of its 15th anniversary concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at UNCW's Kenan Auditorium.

Bryan Bros. pairing up for charity benefit extravaganza this weekend
Two tennis greats are pairing up to headline a big event at UNCW's Trask Coliseum this Sunday, and it's all in the name of charity.

UNCW men's golf inks trio in National Top 100
Port City Daily
UNCW head men's golf coach Matt Clark has announced the signings of Thomas Eldridge, Patrick Cover and Ross Robison to play for the Seahawks in 2014-15. All three golfers are listed amongGolf Week Magazine'stop-100 national recruits.

Seahawks douse Flames for third straight win
Port City Daily
UNCW's backcourt tandem of Addison Spruill and Tanner Milson combined for 47 points and the Seahawks converted 31-of-41 free throws to outslug Liberty 87-76 in a non-conference men's basketball game Monday night at the Vines Center.

Stop Hunger Now volunteers fill shipping container with 285,120 meals
Lumina News
During the UNCW Stop Hunger Now event on Saturday, Nov. 16, a total of 1,350 volunteers packaged 285,120 meals that will soon head to Swaziland, Africa, to help fight hunger.

Middle school students celebrate International GIS Day at UNCW
UNC Wilmington celebrated International GIS Day by bringing in students from a school in Raleigh to teach students along the coast about using maps, computers and GPS technology to track turtles. GIS stands for Geographic Information System.
*This interview ran in all major media markets statewide: Charlotte, Raleigh, Triad, Sandhills and Coastal

The Scene: Art for the Masses, Holiday Flea at BAC offer unique wares this weekend
Port City Daily
Last year, UNC Wilmington offered Art for the Masses a permanent home. This year, the tradition of making art accessible to everyone continues. The 2013 event-held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the university's Burney and Warwick centers-features more than 150 artists slinging their creations for $250 or less

One Love Tennis helps kids gain life skills, fundraiser to continue that mission
One Love Tennis, a non-profit organization in Wilmington, is hosting the Bryan Brothers for their first ever fundraising event. The event will happen November 24 in Trask Coliseum at UNCW. Tickets are being sold through the UNCW Box Office.

Review - Like its characters, play can't connect
Star News
The student cast of "Private Fears in Public Places" is directed by University of North Carolina Wilmington theater professor Paul Castagno, who recently won a Fulbright scholarship to study the prolific Ayckbourn's work in the UK.

$2.2 million in grants awarded to area college students who quit or failed
The federal government awarded $2.2 million in grants last year to area college students, with UNCW awarding more than $14 million in Pell Grants.

Scholar discusses mystery of Star of Bethlehem
Tonight at UNCW, a scholar is trying to explain the mystery of the Star of Bethlehem. "What was the Star of Bethlehem? You hear so much about it, but what was it?" asked event organizer Putt Browning.

UNCW Hoops - Eblen's improving form big for 3-game streak
Star News
As the exhibition season concluded for the UNCW men's basketball team, coach Buzz Peterson said any early scrutiny of new point guard Ben Eblen wouldn't quite be fair. Eblen, however, already has found his stride.

UNCW volleyball team finally climbs the mountain
Star News
UNCW volleyball coach Amy Bambenek and her team enter this weekend's conference tournament at College of Charleston as the No. 3 seed, their first tournament appearance since 2000.

Writing championed at N.C. writers' conference
Lumina News
As the kickoff event for the weekend-long conference, Clyde Edgerton, who is a creative writing professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, shared insights into how he got his start writing fiction.

City, county want your opinions 11-22
WILM News Desk
The city of Wilmington and New Hanover County want the public's help in coming up with a brand with which to market the area. The two governments are partnering with the UNC Wilmington to offer a short survey to gather opinions.

UNCW play airs characters' dirty laundry
UNCW's newest production uncovers people's inner layers. Private Fears in Public Places by Alan Ayckbourn follows six different characters as they deal with issues such as religion, dating, and careers.

News & Notes - Community to 'roast' Pearce; 'Charlie Brown Christmas'; ThankFULL Wilmington; seeking boomers
Star News
Linda Pearce, long-standing CEO of Elderhaus Inc., will be roasted by the community as a fundraising event 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the Burney Center on the campus of UNCW.

New Hanover County Library to celebrate premiere of Downton Abbey's fourth season
Beach Carolina
Celebrate the premiere of Downton Abbey's fourth season with a light English tea buffet, as Dr. Paul Townend, Associate Professor and Chair of the History department at UNCW, discusses upcoming events on the show in the context of post-World War I Britain.

The Dub Hub VOLLEYBALL: Things to know heading into CAA Tournament
Star News
The UNCW volleyball program heads to its first conference tournament since 2000 this weekend in Charleston. The Seahawks went 19-9 in the regular season, and take on William & Mary at 7 p.m. Friday in the quarterfinal round of the CAA tourney in Charleston.

Cape Fear Academy's Ross Robison signs with UNCW
Star News
Cape Fear Academy senior Ross Robison signed a National Letter of Intent last week to continue his golf career at UNCW.

UNCW swimming and diving programs offering holiday classes
The UNCW swimming and diving program is offering classes over the Thanksgiving holiday to help with any extra pounds you might have packed on.