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UNCW in the News

Sept 19 - 23

UNCW Receives Several National Recognitions
TWC News
U.S. News and World Report recently ranked UNCW as the 6th best public university in the South.  They also placed 11th on the list of best colleges for veterans in the South, and were among the top 200 for best undergraduate business programs.
Additional coverage: StarNews

Veterans learn about small businesses
WWAY
A program called Boots to Business gave veterans in our area entrepreneurial training Friday. The Small Business Administration teamed up with local resource partners at the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship for the all-day event.

Video: Rare beaked whale washes ashore in Nags Head
The Outer Banks Voice
Scientists from UNC Wilmington and other agencies descended on the area near mile post 18 in South Nags Head on Friday to conduct a necropsy of a Cuvier’s beaked whale that washed up Thursday night by the Outer Banks Pier.
Additional coverage: Virginian-Pilot 

On The Next CoastLine: Political Divides & Reporter Roundtable
WHQR
Wednesday, Sept 21: UNCW Political Science Assistant Professor Aaron King joins us – along with the heads of the local Democratic and Republican parties to examine the fierce political divides.

UNCW grad student receives historical society’s Cashman Award
StarNews
Davie Evans, a UNCW history graduate student and military veteran, is this year’s recipient of the Cashman Award from the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society. The annual $100 award is given in honor of long-time time LCFHS archivist Diane Cashman to the UNCW history student with the best M.A. thesis.

Communique: T h e M i n i m a l i s t s | Music By Glass, Reich, & Riley At Beckwith Recital Hall
WHQR
Friday night is UNCW's Alumni & Faculty Showcase: The Minimalists at Beckwith Recital Hall. Rob Nathanson (guitar), Justin Hoke (guitar), Danijela Žeželj-Gualdi (violin), Michael D'Angelo (percussion) and several other performers will present music by Philip Glass, Terry Riley and Steve Reich. Rob Nathanson talks about the performance and explains the importance of minimalism in the development of contemporary music.

CULTURALLY ENRICHING: Ballet Folklorico ‘Quetzalli’ de Veracruz brings colorful dose of Hispanic culture to the stage
Encore
UNCW Presents and Centro Hispano are bringing Ballet Folklórico “Quetzalli” de Veracruz to Kenan Auditorium on Thursday, September 22, at 7:30 p.m. Centro Hispano, a UNCW organization, supports the growth of Hispanic students on campus by connecting them with each other and the community at large through networking and cultural events.

UNCW students react to Charlotte shooting, protests
WECT
The officer-involved shooting in Charlotte hit close to home for many students at UNCW. Many students are from Charlotte and its surrounding areas, and some said they were at a loss for words following the shooting. 
 
UNCW gives over 100 passports to students for free
WECT
As part of their study abroad program, one hundred students at UNC Wilmington received a passport for free.

SCHOOL OF (PUNK) ROCK: UNCW's theatre dept. debuts 'Punk Rock’ this week
encore
UNCW’s theatre department’s debut of “Punk Rock” opens their new season Thursday on the Mainstage Theatre of the Cultural Arts Building.

Chautauqua magazine launch party scheduled Sunday
StarNews
Chautauqua, a literary magazine based at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, will have a launch party for its 13th issue from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Bottega, 122 Princess St.
 
Conservative students upset after UNCW teacher washes away political opinions
WWAY
Last week, across sidewalks and stairs near Morton Hall at UNCW, students say there were pro-Donald Trump drawings along with anti- Hillary Clinton ones until English lecturer Hannah Dela Cruz Abrams washed some of them away.
 
Arts and Entertainment Roundup
New Bern Sun Journal
The North Carolina Symphony New Bern Series will return to town on Oct. 2, with a performance of Dvořák’s Symphony No. 5. A 6:30 pre-concert talk will be conducted by Barry Salwen of UNC Wilmington.

NC Sea Grant to Host Shellfish Workshop
Coastal Review Online
North Carolina Sea Grant will offer a free shellfish aquaculture workshop with the North Carolina Shellfish Growers Association, the UNC Wilmington Center for Marine Science and Carteret County Community College.

CFCC to host humanities town hall meeting
WECT
Panelists will include Brandon Guthrie, chair of CFCC’s Humanities and Fine Arts department; Lloyd Kramer, Professor of History and Faculty Director at UNC-Chapel Hill; Lynn Mollenauer, Department Chair and Associate Professor of History at UNCW and Robert Newman, President and Director of the National Humanities Center.

CoastLine: NC Voters and Partisan Politics
WHQR
Aaron King, assistant professor of political science at UNCW, weighs in on the culture war in the United States.

THE PLAN: 3 things to do this weekend
StarNews
Simon Stephens' play "Punk Rock" stars a cast of UNCW theater students and runs through Oct. 3. 

ESPN's Seth Greenberg praises UNCW and head coach Kevin Keatts
WWAY
Popular ESPN television and radio analyst Seth Greenberg made a stopover in Wilmington on Thursday night and declared “you’ve got something special going on here” with UNCW’s defending Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball champions.
Additional coverage: StarNews

Watch: UNC Wilmington soccer knock off nationally ranked No. 5 UNC-Charlotte
Port City Daily
The University of North Carolina Wilmington Men’s Soccer Team faced a big test on Tuesday night as the Seahawks blanked nationally ranked UNC-Charlotte 2-0 at the UNCW Soccer Stadium.
 
Sarah Goodnight is definitely doing her part as a senior for the UNC Wilmington cross country team
Stanly News & Press
Sarah Goodnight is definitely doing her part as a senior for the UNC Wilmington cross country team. Already this season, she's been instrumental in the team's outcome at meets. 

The Cape Fear Heart Walk to be held in October
WECT
Chair Charles Hardy, founding dean and professor of the College of Health & Human Services at UNCW, and the Cape Fear American Heart Association will welcome more than 2,500 people as they take to the streets for the Cape Fear Heart Walk on the UNCW campus.
 
Coming Home
Roanoke Chowan News Herald
In addition to renewing old friendships with fond memories of growing up in Winton, those in attendance at the Winston Historical Association Homecoming were treated with cards for sale, a silent auction of Winton artifacts and books for sale by Winton authors Ben Watford and the day’s featured speaker, Dr. Dudley Flood, a former visiting professor at Meredith College and at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
 
Seahawks answer 'wake-up call'
StarNews
Aidan Heaney knew his UNCW men’s soccer team would play better Tuesday. The Seahawks couldn’t play any worse than they did in Saturday’s blowout loss at Florida Gulf Coast.
Additional coverage: WWAY, WECT

Bladen County steps up its paramedic pay
Bladen Journal (Elizabethtown, NC)
The Bladen County Commissioners approved several items brought by Health & Human Services Director David Howard, including a nursing public health rotation agreement with the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Topsail Beach could allow golf carts on roads
StarNews
The draft golf cart ordinance in Topsail Beach, modeled after Carolina Beach's golf cart ordinance, includes a seat belt requirement. Planning Board member Rodney Dillman said that, according to a University of North Carolina Wilmington study, about 40 percent of injuries sustained in golf cart accidents are those of children.

New Hanover County to begin misdemeanor diversion program
WWAY
New Hanover County officials held a news conference Monday evening at UNCW to discuss an Interagency Governance Agreement for a new Misdemeanor Diversion Program for 16- and 17-year-olds charged with criminal offenses.

Brock earns CAA honors again
WECT
One week after earning Colonial Athletic Association Player-of-the-Week honors for the first time, UNCW's Sydney Brock was tabbed the league's defensive player-of-the-week on Monday.

ETSU men's basketball releases 2016-17 schedule
WJHL (Johnson City, TN)
“Competing against two SEC schools, two Atlantic 10 squads, a NCAA tourney team like UNC Wilmington, traditionally strong mid-majors in Detroit and Morehead State, and a multi-team event against some very successful programs, should not only prepare us, but also provide us with an opportunity to build an impressive resume for post-season consideration,” said East Tennessee State Coach Steve Forbes.

Seahawks host 49ers Tuesday; Hammerheads hold regular season finale Saturday
WWAY
The UNCW men’s soccer team returns home on Tuesday night to welcome No. 9 Charlotte for a 7 p.m. non-conference game at UNCW Soccer Stadium.

College Notebook
News & Observer
East Carolina (4-5) returns to action Thursday for its final nonconference match of the season when it makes the short trip to take on UNC Wilmington. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Could Colonial Athletic Association follow suit due to HB2 and move championships from Wilmington
Port City Daily
UNC Wilmington, a full-time member of the CAA, is scheduled to host conference championships in volleyball, baseball and women’s golf later on this year and into the spring of 2017. 

Florida Gulf Coast beats UNCW men's soccer 5-0
WECT
Junior forward Albert Ruiz scored three goals, including two in the first half, and added an assist as Florida Gulf Coast earned its fourth straight win with a 5-0 victory over UNCW in a non-conference game.

UNCW volleyball falls at Duke in five sets
WECT
Sophomore Maddy Kline paced UNCW with a career-high 17 kills, but the Seahawks were unable to upend Duke as the Blue Devils fended off a Seahawk upset, winning in five sets on Saturday.

Seahawk Women's Soccer blanks Bison
WECT
Junior forward Serenity Waters and senior forward Callie McClain each scored a goal as UNCW earned its second win in the last three games with a 2-0 non-conference victory over North Dakota State on Sunday afternoon.

Seahawks add commitment from Josh Boutte
StarNews
The UNCW men's basketball team picked up a commitment from junior college big man Josh Boutte on Sunday.

 


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.