UNCW in the News

Dec. 9-13

UNCW’s CREST campus aims to turn scientific research into revenue
Port City Daily
Something quite unique is growing down an unassuming quiet street just off Masonboro Loop Road in Wilmington. The site, nestled on the Intracoastal Waterway near Monkey Junction, is the location for UNC Wilmington’s burgeoning CREST–the Campus for Research, Entrepreneurship, Service and Teaching.

Elderhaus founder, CEO Linda Pearce stepping down after more than three decades of care
Port City Daily
After more than three decades of providing care for Wilmington’s elderly, it’s fitting that love is what’s taking Linda Pearce away from the adult daycare center she founded: Elderhaus. To send her off properly, members of the community are putting on a roast of Pearce tonight at the Burney Center at UNCW, where she’s served as a member of the board of trustees, last year as chair.

CEO roasted before retirement
WECT
Over 200 people turned out on the campus of UNCW Friday night to roast Linda Pearce. The CEO of Elderhaus, an adult daycare facility is retiring at the end of the month.

UNCW students worry about credit card fraud
WECT
Several UNCW students are receiving charges on their bank statements for purchases they aren't making.

John Doe cases can turn cold quickly
Star News
After a man's headless body was pulled from the water south of Topsail Beach in 1991, police officers started working to identify him. Eventually, efforts to identify the man failed. Yet technology is useful if someone is searching through the information, said Midori Albert, a forensic anthropologist who teaches at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

UPDATE: 10 states where college is most affordable
Morning Star
Average in-state tuition at public four-year universities rose by just 2.9% this year, the smallest increase in more than three decades, according to data from the College Board. When adjusted for inflation, it has barely increased at all. North Carolina is included on the top ten list.

UNCW men's soccer lands three on all-state squads
WECT
UNCW junior defender Jacob VanCompernolle was voted to the first team while David Sizemore and Colin Bonner were second-team selections as the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association announced its all-state men's soccer teams on Monday.

UNCW’s Milson lands on NABC Good Works Team
Port City Daily
Senior guard Tanner Milson of UNCW is among a select group of NCAA Division I men’s basketball players nominated for the 2014 Allstate NABC Good Works Team.

Cheap Seat - Seahawks face tough task on road to relevance
Star News
Covering the UNCW men's basketball program is a unique chore in any year, but especially this one. Financial requirements and home schedule constraints sent the Seahawks to new places with new faces, all of them squeezed into a time frame that only the most enthusiastic of travelers could appreciate.

Weekly UNCW Men’s Basketball Recap
Island Gazette
Junior forward Cedrick Williams swatted away a game-tying attempt by Prince Williams as time expired to preserve a 70-68 victory for UNCW over East Carolina in college men’s basketball late Sunday at Minges Coliseum.

Downtown restaurant Manna expands, books Ivan Howard’s acclaimed new band
Port City Daily
Former Wilmingtonian Ivan released a stylish first single to international acclaim and is now touring in support of it. In an interview last week he recalls “The first time I ever picked up a guitar was in the dorm room at UNCW, and I get to see those friends every year when I go on tour all across the country.”

A look at local student-athletes at the college level
Port City Daily
Locally, Addison Spruill continues to enjoy success in his first year under Coach Buzz Peterson at UNCW. The junior transfer from Pender High School has started in 10 of 11 games for the Seahawks, who sit at 6-5 on the year.

Outdoor enhancement project approved at UNCW
WECT
The UNCW Board of Trustees has approved Phase one of an outdoor enhancement project aimed at upgrading the outdoor athletic facilities.

State report looks at region's innovation
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
A report newly available from the N.C. Department of Commerce takes an in-depth look at the state’s performance comparing NC with others and the national average. Hardin mentioned University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE), its Seahawk Fund, and CIE director Jim Roberts as key players in helping Wilmington develop into a hub of innovation.

UNCW exhibit focuses on things vets there carried
Star News
Even after seven years of marriage, Donna Eldredge’s husband is still scared to use his wife’s measuring cup. Unlike most measuring cups, this one has traveled extensively. During her 25 years of service in the Air Force and Active Guard Reserve, Eldredge brought the cup while she traveled. On its most recent adventure, the measuring cup was photographed for UNC Wilmington’s exhibit, “The Things WE Carried.”

UNCW calling for art related to the Wilmington Ten
Star News
The University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Upperman African American Cultural Center and Department of Art and Art History are calling for artworks that depict stories of the Wilmington Ten, the ten civil rights activists convicted of arson in 1971 who were pardoned by Governor Beverly Perdue in 2012.

Charge for Deposits? Not Likely, Experts Say
Credit Union Times
Would members pay to make deposits to their credit union share accounts? “I am not sure where the notion of a negative federal funds rate comes from,” said Thomas Simpson, a former Fed economist and current executive in residence at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Hospital gives life-saving device to the Miracle Field
Star News
Miracle League of Wilmington provides team sports opportunities to children and young adults with disabilities. David Glendenning, EMS education coordinator at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, taught UNCW students Taylor Shuler, Amanda Morgan and Heather Warner how to administer hands-only CPR.

Safer Schools Task Force says more can be done
Star News
Schools in Pender and New Hanover counties are relatively safe, but more can be done. Task force member Janna Robertson, a professor of secondary education at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, said the schools should also continue and expand current intervention programs, while implementing new programs.

Festive History
Encore
Twinkling lights, the cold December air, and two historic houses here in downtown Wilmington want to put guests in the Christmas spirit with their second annual Christmas Stroll Through the Past. St. James will have a series of choirs singing on the front steps, including the women’s group the Seabelles from UNCW.

UNCW inducts three into Athletic Hall of Fame
WECT
Elite diver Dean Berman, women's swimming standout Adrienne Sutton and multi-talented basketball player Shawn Williams will be honored during the 10th induction of the UNCW Athletic Hall of Fame on campus in late February.

UNCW volleyball signs two
Star News
The UNCW volleyball program picked up two signees in the fall class Monday as Sidney Brock and Sarah Kelly signed letters of intent to join the program.

Kelsey Bryan signs with UNCW
Garner-Cleveland Record
Kelsey Bryan signs with UNC Wilmington to play softball. She started in the infield for three years at Garner, manning second base as a freshman and a sophomore before shifting over to shortstop last season. She will likely be used at first as a utility infielder at UNCW.

UNCW climbs in 'best value' ranking
Star News
The University of North Carolina Wilmington has been named one of the top 30 "best value" public universities by Kiplinger's magazine, the university announced Wednesday.

DC Virgo Welcomes Resident Artist
WHQR
Thanks to a grant secured by UNCW’s Office of Cultural Arts, DC Virgo Middle School has become a hotbed of original poetry.

Seahawks to host Toys for Tots game Sunday
Port City Daily
The UNCW men’s basketball program will continue its long tradition of supporting the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots foundation by providing discounted ticket prices for Sunday’s game with Manhattan.

Sports Notebook
Star News
Former Major League Baseball player Tony Womack will be the guest speaker at the UNCW baseball program's annual Spring Training Banquet, scheduled for Feb. 1. Womack played 13 seasons for seven teams, and won a World Series with Arizona in 2001.

Flechtner named new CFPUA director
Port City Daily
The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority board has selected Jim Flechtner as its next executive director.He is a graduate of UNC-Charlotteand has a master’s in business administration from UNCW.

Speakers share ideas for Wilmington at Power Breakfast
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Judy Girard announced that she and Georgia Miller, wife of University of North Carolina Wilmington chancellor Gary Miller, are planning to open an all-girls charter school in Wilmington. Tom Looney, a software entrepreneur and co-founding partner of UNCW’s Seahawk Innovation Fund, spoke about the importance for metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) of creating innovation hubs

Proposed charter school to help underprivileged girls
Star News
Judy Girard, vice chair of Young Women Leading Inc (YWL), announced plans for an all-girls school Thursday. "We're very excited about the school, and the future opportunities it will provide for young women in our community," said Georgia Nix Miller, chair of YWL and wife of Gary Miller, chancellor at UNCW.
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Local sports briefs - UNCW retiring Austin's jersey
Star News
Former UNCW women's basketball standout Gwen Austin will be the first female athlete in school history to have her jersey retired. The ceremony will take place during the Seahawks' game on Sunday, Feb. 23 against Towson.

UNCW's Ramsey listed as one of the best
WECT
UNCW sophomore Jordan Ramsey, a righthanded pitcher, is ranked 76th on Baseball America's Top-100 listing of the top draft-eligible players at the college level entering the 2014 season.

Tony Womack featured speaker at Diamond Hawks spring banquet
Port City Daily
UNCW head baseball coach Mark Scalfhas announced that 13-year Major League Baseball (MLB) veteran and World Series winner Tony Womack will be the featured speaker at the annual Spring Training Banquet set for Feb. 1, 2014.


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