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UNCW in the News

August 24 - 28

Taking ‘flight': UNCW chancellor plans to expand horizons, job opportunities
Port City Daily
Chancellor Sartarelli believes college is not just a place to gain an education; it’s the time to become a better person. He’s only been on the job a little less than 60 days, but he has already been busy looking ahead to UNCW’s short- and long-term future, with a focus on making the local university better all around, more engaged and globally aware.

On the Next CoastLine: Meet the New UNCW Chancellor, Dr. Jose V. Sartarelli
On the next CoastLine, we get to know the new UNCW Chancellor, Dr. Jose “Zito” Sartarelli. How can the university bring together academics, research, business, and the community? What’s in store for the future of our Seahawks? Listen for CoastLine Wednesday at 12:06 on 91.3 FM.

CoastLine: UNCW Chancellor Jose "Zito" Sartarelli says Strategic Plan to be in Place by December
Chancellor Sartarelli visited the WHQR studios on Wednesday to discuss his vision for UNCW.

City of Wilmington Promoting Economic Development Through Cultural Arts
Time Warner Cable News
Council members recently approved $167,000 in funding to six organizations. Two of those are UNCW’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Cucalorus Film Connect event. The funds will bring together business development and the film community, promoting growth. The city says they are also working to keep young talent in the community by providing recent college graduates with jobs.

City of Wilmington awards six local organizations $167,000
Port City Daily
Six local organizations will receive funding from the City of Wilmington for economic development and cultural arts. Council members approved $167,000 to help fund the Arts Council of Wilmington, the Jewish Film Festival, Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, Cucalorus, Wilmington Downtown Inc. (WDI), and the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurs (CIE).

UNCW programs get state funding boost
Star News
The University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Division of Student Affairs has received two grants from the state to support student outreach, awareness and prevention programs on campus. Rebecca Caldwell, director of CARE and CROSSROADS, has secured $125,000.

UNCW Gets Money for Debris Work
Coastal Review
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Tuesday that UNCW will receive $29,615 to educate elementary and middle school students in rural eastern North Carolina about migratory marine species, how marine debris affects marine organisms and the origins of marine debris – including actions that students can take to reduce marine debris.

UNCW staff members receive STEM award
Star News
A professor and an associate professor from UNCW’s Watson College of Education were selected as recipients of “INSIGHT Into Diversity” magazine’s ‘100 Inspiring Women in STEM’ award. Mahnaz Moaellem and Angelia Reid-Griffin received the award, which is specifically given to women who work in and encourage others to seek careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

The Most Misunderstood Creature in the Sea?
Mosaic (Featuring Rob Condon, Assistant Professor,Department of Biology and MarineBiology, p. 54)
You’ve seen the headlines like something out of an old-fashioned horror film: “Jellyfish shut down Swedish nuclear reactor!” So are these gelatinous oddballs – which predate dinosaurs by some 360 million years – really chocking the world’s oceans unlike ever before? Some in the science community are rolling their eyes.

Scientific Clues Connect the Deep Reefs of Pulley Ridge to Florida Keys
The Key West Newspaper
This week, a team of university, state, and federal scientists is exploring a little known deep reef. Using a Remotely Operated Vehicle owned by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation and the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary and operated by the Undersea Vehicles Program at UNCW, the team will collect seafloor images and take samples of marine life.

Target drops gender toy labels, parents speak out
Star News
Target has announced that it will be removing all gender-based signage in its toy departments. Jean-Anne Sutherland, an associate professor in sociology and criminology at UNCW, teaches her students the effect toys can have on gender socialization. She praised Target's move as a "profound" step away from bluntly ascribing gender to toys.

Jeb Bush to hold fundraiser in Wilmington
Star News
Jeb Bush will be in town Saturday afternoon for a fundraiser at the Landfall home of Neill and Linda Currie. Aaron King, a political scientist at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, said all of the candidates during these early days of the campaign are still trying to line up support from the party faithful -- and there's no bigger name on the GOP side than Bush.

Still time to take county health survey
Star News
New Hanover County residents 18 and older are invited to take the county's 2015 Health Survey to help identify the health status, disparities, gaps and unmet needs of the community. Since June, the county health department has worked with UNCW’s College of Health & Human Services to survey county residents.

Wilmington leaders discuss violence reduction efforts
Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo,Police Chief Ralph Evangelous, and other community leaders held a news conference Tuesday afternoonto discusseffortsto reduce violence in thecommunity. The police chief asked for citizens to startNeighborhood Watch groups. He also talked about new initiatives including a community relations program with UNCW.

Area employers urge workers to report threats, concerns
Star News
The on-air shooting Wednesday brought the issue of workplace violence to the forefront of the national conversation surrounding the Virginia incident. In 2006, New Hanover County, the City of Wilmington, the University of North Carolina Wilmington and others drafted the community's Civil Workplace Protocol, which asked employers to increase safety and support for victims of domestic violence and create a safer working environment.

Local law enforcement talks workplace violence after fatal shooting
A fatal shooting in Virginia Wednesday raises questions about workplace violence, but not just for news crews. Can workplace violence like this be prevented? We asked Lieutenant Louis Denoia with UNCW Police.

CFCC will release contracts of those performing at new Fine Arts Center
WECT (Includes statement from UNCW)
Cape Fear Community College President Amanda Lee informed the board of trustees that the college will release contracts for performers who are scheduled to take the stage at the new Humanities and Fine Arts Center. This comes one month after WECT submitted a routine public records request to both CFCC and UNCW in an ongoing effort to track how public agencies are spending your public dollars.

Jewish locals attend B’nai B’rith Institute gathering
Star News
11 Wilmingtonians recently participated in the 68th annual B’nai B’rith Institute of Judaism at Wildacres, two of them for the first time. Participants included Jim and Sandy Apple, Melanie Frank, Janice Kingoff, Bob and Barbara Waxman, Bob Weinstein, Professor Don Habibi of the Philosophy and Religion Department at UNCW, and his son Ben.

Military resource lounge opens at UNCW
Veterans can take advantage of UNCW’s Military Resource Lounge, which opened its doors on August 19. The lounge was built to serve all military affiliated students and their families andis located in the Warwick Center.
Additional coverage: WWAY

 Local start-up Flippze – the “Craigslist for Colleges” – gets national rollout
Port City Daily
For local entrepreneur and UNCW senior Geoff Fox, the concept behind his new web-based student marketplace Flippze – or the “Craigslist for colleges” – is to provide a service for college students in an area where he believes online marketplaces like Craigslist fall short, a focus on user safety.

Online college commerce saves students cash
Between books, furniture, supplies, and more, college can be expensive.Now there are websites made for students to help with some of those costs.Online marketplaces like Flippze or The Campus Market are giving students a chance to get the items they need and save some cash as well. Both sites work at UNCW.

New teacher, new school, new link in a proud tradition
Charlotte Observer
When Carly Deal opened the door to her brand new classroom at Lawrence Orr Elementary, she burst into tears. “I’ve been thinking about it for years and years,” the 2015 UNC Wilmington grad says, her voice laced with awe.

UNCW, Omega Sports team up to mark start of fall season
Port City Daily
The UNCW Department of Athletics partnered with local sporting goods outlet Omega Sports to stage “UNCW Day” on Saturday, Aug. 22, at the store in Hanover Center.

UNCW releases men’s basketball schedule for conference games
The UNCW men’s basketball team will play its first two CAA games at home for the first time in 14 seasons and battles James Madison in a nationally-televised game on the NBC Sports Network in mid-February. The CAA office released the 2015-16 slate early Monday and the 18-game league schedule will have all 10 CAA teams facing each other at home and on the road.
Additional coverage: Star News and Port City Daily

Seahawks unveil nonconference schedule
Star News
Kevin Keatts made his 2015-16 scheduling goal clear: more home games and fewer road trips.  The Seahawks will play five of 11 games at Trask Coliseum before Colonial Athletic Association play, plus two neutral court contests at Louisville’s KFC Yum! Center.

UNCW men to face Georgetown in December
An inaugural matchup with national power Georgetown and a return to Louisville’s Billy Minardi Classic just before the Christmas break highlight UNCW’s 2015-16 men’s basketball non-conference schedule.
Additional coverage: WECT

UNCW women's basketball releases non-conference schedule
The UNCW women’s basketball team will gear up for the 2015-16 Colonial Athletic Association season with a tough non-conference schedule, including match-ups against three NCAA Tournament teams from last year.

Trask Coliseum gets floor redesign for upcoming season
Trask Coliseum is getting a new look. The main floor of the arena is being sanded and painted with an attractive new design incorporating the school's new mark. Graphic designer Kyle Prey of UNCW's Office of University Relations came up with the new floor design following input from athletic and school officials.
Additional coverage: Star News and WWAY

UNCW women's soccer earns first victory
Led by a pair of first half goals by junior Kennedy Ulrich and senior Stephanie Bronson, UNCW got out to an early two-goal lead and held off a late charge by Old Dominionto earn a 2-1 non-conference victory over the Lady Monarchs at the ODU Soccer Complex on Thursday evening

UNCW Men’s Soccer lands preseason accolades, picked to finish second in CAA
Port City Daily
Senior forward Colin Bonner and junior goalkeeper Sean Melvin of the UNCW men’s soccer team have been named as selections on the 2015 Preseason All-Colonial Athletic Association Team, according to a vote of the league’s head coaches.

UNCW's Goodwin leads Seahawks past Winthrop
Senior forward Nathaniel Goodwin netted three goals in the first half as UNCW finished its exhibition schedule with a 3-2 victory over Winthrop at Eagles Field on Sunday afternoon. After scoring the game-winning goal in the Seahawks’ 2-1 exhibition win over Coastal Carolina last Saturday, Goodwin wasted little time giving UNCW a 2-0 lead by scoring twice in the first eight minutes.

Virginia women blank UNCW 8-0
Led by a goal and three assists from senior forward Makenzy Doniak (Ayala H.S./Chino Hills, Calif.), No. 2 Virginia scored four goals in each half to open its season with an 8-0 victory over UNCW at Klockner Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Former All-CAA midfielder returns on a mission
Star News
The former All-CAA midfielder Stephanie Bronson missed last season with a right knee injury. Bronson's always been tough, but the knee injury seems to have sharpened that edge. The 22-year-old Raleigh native played it safe last fall rather than rush back midseason. She's anxious to prove she's better than ever in her final season.

UNCW volleyball's chance for big wins has arrived
Star News
UNCW continues to take steady steps forward. The team has posted back-to-back 20-win seasons and was picked in a tie for second in the Colonial Athletic Association preseason poll.


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