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UNCW in the News

Oct 10-14

James Michael Corcoran, 69, former owner of Atlantic Beverage Company
Port City Daily 
James Michael (Mickey) Corcoran, 69, died Oct. 8, 2016. While in Wilmington, he graduated from New Hanover High School before attending the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where he graduated from in 1970. He was also honored by UNCW as a Distinguished Alumni for his service to the University as well as serving on the Board of Trustees.

Full Belly Project's new chief says nonprofit fits her interests
While a student at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Amanda Coulter, the new executive director of The Full Belly Project, found herself pulled to developing countries.  

Communique: Experience a Day of College Classes Whatever Your Age or Background
College Day at UNCW isn't for regular college students. It's for the community.

Longtime music club member to be honored Thursday
Martha Beery will be honored at the next meeting of the Thursday Morning Music Club. Pianist Barry Salwen, associate professor of music at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, will perform at the meeting. 

Life Lessons: Shakespeare helps kids with autism
A new study showed improvement in the social and communication skills of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) using a signature approach pairing the recitation of Shakespeare’s rhythmic language with physical gesture. Robin Root of the Department of Theatre at the University of North Carolina Wilmington participated in this research.

John Jeremiah Sullivan to speak at Prologue book club
Wilmington-based John Jeremiah Sullivan will be the guest on Prologue, the monthly book club by the StarNews and public radio station WHQR, for an in-depth look at his craft. This will be a special edition of Prologue, co-sponsored by the creative writing department of the University of North Carolina Wilmington.  

NHC County Clerk to the Board to Retire
After 30 years of service to New Hanover County, County Clerk to the Board Teresa Elmore will retire on Dec. 1. Crowell graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 1993 and earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing.  

North Carolina's Wild Steeds Bucked the Hurricane (Probably)
But humans aren’t the only locals whose lives are put into jeopardy when a hurricane comes to town. In North Carolina about four hundred feral horses live on the Outer Banks. John Taggart, an associate professor emeritus of environmental studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, has studied these feral horses. “I saw a number of groups clustering side by side together in order to sustain themselves.”

How Executive MBA Programs Differ From the Norm
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (*sponsored content provided by Robert Burrus, Dean of the UNCW Cameron School of Business)
UNCW’s Cameron School of Business is now proud to offer an online Executive MBA program. There are several distinguishing characteristics of Executive MBA programs, including the target market; inclusion of residency requirements; size of the program and program selectivity.

Parents angry with UNCW storm response
Classes resumed at UNCW on Wednesday after Hurricane Matthew closed the campus and triggered a mandatory evacuation for students. But some students had a difficult time returning to campus this week and parents took to social media to vent about their ordeals.
Additional coverage: WWAY

Meet Wilmington's four-legged friends, trained to make lives better for people in need
Port City Daily
On Wednesday afternoon, several furry friends stopped by Bitty and Beau’s Coffee on New Centre Drive in Wilmington. Some of the dogs are trained by students that are part of the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Assistance Dog Training Program.

Candidates Vie for Eyeballs in NC Tossups
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Aaron King, assistant professor in the department of public and international affairs at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, weighs in on the gap between the amount of money that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Hillary Clinton, have spent on advertising.

YWCA promotes 'Week Without Violence' campaign with events
October is domestic violence awareness month and the YWCA of Lower Cape Fear is offering events sponsored by several local organizations including Domestic Violence Shelter & Services, Rape Crisis Center, Carousel Center, New Hanover County Sheriff’s Dept., University of North Carolina Wilmington CARE and New Hanover County Public Library.

UNCW volleyball snaps losing streak at Charleston
Fueled by a career-high 22 kills from sophomore Maddy Kline and five Seahawks in double-digit digs, UNCW tripped up Colonial Athletic Association co-leader College of Charleston.

New dates set for UNCW men's soccer games
The Seahawks' game against James Madison, originally slated for Oct. 8, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m.

UNCW basketball's Marcus Bryan hopes practice makes perfect
Marcus Bryan earned his way into the UNCW lineup with defense and rebounding last year. That’s still the junior forward’s surest path to playing time heading into the new season.

Identifying young talent on top of Justus' to-do list
The elevation of Joel Justus to one of Kentucky's assistant basketball coaches has been a long time in the making. When John Calipari enrolled at UNC Wilmington to play basketball in 1978, Justus' father John was the sports information director at the school. 

UNCW men's golf gets confidence boosting win to start season
The UNCW men's golf team was at dinner Saturday evening in Chapel Hill when coach Matt Clark received a text message telling him they'd won the Tar Heel Intercollegiate.

Seahawks and Cougars played to 1-1 draw
Junior forward Stian Sandbekkhaug scored the game-tying goal in the 74th minute as UNCW earned a 1-1 Colonial Athletic Association draw against College of Charleston at Patriots Point on Wednesday evening.

UNCW athletics still trying to catch up -- and keep up -- with competitors' spending
Jimmy Bass can swing open a wooden cabinet in his office to reveal a dry-erase board with the path forward for the UNCW athletic department.

Guard competition heats up for UNCW men's basketball
The UNCW men's basketball team has seven quality guards, meaning the competition for playing time has already begun.

UNCW Baseball: Games with national champion Coastal Carolina, trip to Ole Miss highlight the 2017 schedule
Port City Daily  
UNCW Head Coach Mark Scalf has announced his team’s schedule for the 2017 season, and it’s highlighted by a home-and-home series with reigning national champion Coastal Carolina, a trip to Ole Miss and 32 home games.

UNCW's Huddy sets shutout record in Seahawk victory
UNCW used a record-setting effort from senior goalkeeper Carolyn Huddy and a second-half goal from junior defender Savannah Andrews to earn its second straight Colonial Athletic Association win, a 1-0 victory over Delaware at Stuart and Suzanne Grant Stadium on Friday evening.

UNCW volleyball falls at James Madison 3-1
Colonial Athletic Association Preseason Player-of-the-Year Janey Goodman delivered a match-high 21 kills as James Madison topped visiting UNCW, 3-1 (25-22, 22-25, 25-22, 25-23) on Friday at Sinclair Gymnasium.

Goal with two seconds left gives Seahawk Soccer draw at Drexel
Junior forward Meg Salvadore scored the game-tying goal with just two seconds left in regulation as UNCW rallied to earn a 1-1 draw against Drexel in a Colonial Athletic Association game at Vidas Field on Sunday afternoon.
Additional coverage: Philly Soccer News

UNCW falls in five set match at William & Mary
Nicole Lott tied a season-high with 22 kills, but William & Mary edged UNCW, 3-2 (16-25, 25-21, 18-25, 25-19, 15-13), in Colonial Athletic Association volleyball action on Sunday at Kaplan Arena.

Wilmington Sports Week Podcast, Oct. 9-15: Listen to UNCW hoops, baseball; New Hanover running back Keegan Santos
Port City Daily
On the UNCW campus, Coach Mark Scalf has released the 2017 UNCW baseball schedule. Senior forward Chris Flemmings also analyzes the first week of practice for the men’s basketball program leading to Midnight Madness on Friday, Oct. 21.

UNCW basketball to hold tip-off luncheon at Buffalo Wild Wings
Port City Daily
Seahawk basketball fans have an opportunity to meet and listen to third-year men’s head coach Kevin Keatts and fifth-year women’s skipper Adell Harris at the upcoming UNCW Basketball Tip-Off Luncheon.

Ambrose Mosley working toward Seahawk shape
Ambrose Mosley, the former Old Dominion guard, believed he was in decent shape after a summer spent running, lifting and playing pick-up at every chance. That feeling faded quickly during his first workout under UNCW coach Kevin Keatts back in August.

This weekly roundup is a sampling of local, regional and national media placements for the university and includes articles which mention UNCW in a variety of contexts.