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UNCW in the News

Oct 17-21

Going nuclear for a few days in Wilmington
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Wilmington and its nuclear-related businesses are front and center this week during the seventh annual Nuclear Science Week. University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Watson College of Education is the host for 2016, serving as the venue Oct. 20-22 for the main events -- called the “Big Event” -- of Nuclear Science Week.

Nuclear Science Week Big Event happening at UNCW
Folks in Wilmington are celebrating Nuclear Science Week. The three-day “Big Event” is happening at UNCW’s Education Building.

Find your dream degree program in the heart of North Carolina
Study International News
If you’ve ever considered exploring the depths of the ocean by pursuing a degree in marine science, then look no further than the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Located on North Carolina’s coast, UNCW offers ample opportunity for oceanic field research right outside your door.

Dance troupe Hubbard Street 2 won't need words to tell its stories at UNCW
Hubbard Street 2 performs Friday in Wilmington at Kenan Auditorium for UNCW Presents.

Happening this weekend: 10th annual Rock for a Cure
Rock for a Cure benefits the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation's Pink Ribbon Project. The event is run by the UNCW Communication Studies Society and raises awareness of breast cancer.

UNCW group turns Seahawks into voters
UNCW Votes 2016 wants to get students excited about the election. Since the spring primaries, the student-lead initiative has kept local, state and national races on the minds of University of North Carolina Wilmington students. In the last two months, members have registered about 500 new voters.

N.C. Literary Hall of Fame: Edgerton, Maron, Sandburg
Charlotte Observer
Three of the state’s luminaries were inducted into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame on Sunday. They were novelist and UNCW professor Clyde Edgerton, mystery writer Margaret Maron of Johnston County, and Pulitzer-winning poet and biographer Carl Sandburg,

Impact of floods on water quality still up in the air
What impact the flooding in the region will have on water quality in Southeastern North Carolina remains to be seen, said Lawrence Cahoon, an oceanographer at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Lecture to feature Montclair historian
"Dying for God? Martyrdom Across the Ages" will be the theme of this year's Sherman Lecture Oct. 19 at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. John Soboslai, assistant professor of history at Montclair State University in New Jersey, will compare and contrast second-century Christians with contemporary Muslim jihadists and Tibetan Buddhists.

Wilmington celebrates Food Day 2016
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Activities to take place at UNCW include a Sustainable Food Fair showcasing community organizations and businesses with food-related missions and services.
Additional coverage: WECT
10th annual Rock for a Cure Benefit is Oct. 21
The UNCW Communication Studies Society student organization will host its 10th annual Rock for a Cure benefit featuring The Schoolboys. All proceeds from the event will go to New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation’s Pink Ribbon Project.

Hurricane Matthew flooded 11 pig waste lagoons in NC
The Daily Tar Heel
Michael Mallin, a research professor with UNC Wilmington’s Center for Marine Science, said these lagoons contain highly concentrated amounts of fecal bacteria and viruses.

Communique: Žeželj-Gualdi Performs "Four Seasons" By Piazzolla With Wilmington Symphony Orchestra
The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra (WSO) continues its Serenades season with guest artist Daniella Zezelj-Gualdi, Croatioan violinist and professor of music at UNCW

Dark 'Injuries,' campy 'Birds' and a satiric 'Play' open in Wilmington
On Thursday, UNCW's theater department opens "Gruesome Playground Injuries" by Rajiv Joseph, directed by senior Brennan Tutterrow.

The Secret to Success: Plan, Prioritize and Relax (*sponsored content provided by Diane Durance, Director of the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship)
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
At the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, we’re all about — you guessed it — innovation and entrepreneurs.

Robert Pharr Bender, 89, had a rare clarity about life
Port City Daily
Robert Pharr Bender, 89, of Wilmington, N.C., passed away on Oct. 16, 2016. He was among the first class members of Wilmington College (now UNCW).

NC Appellate Courts Forum held at UNCW
UNCW students, faculty and members of the public learned more about the North Carolina Appellate Courts Thursday night.

Concern grows about lab schools at UNC
News & Observer
A legislative mandate for experimental public schools at UNC is moving forward, but not without anxiety about the time line and questions about how the new schools would operate. Gabriel Lugo, a professor at UNC Wilmington and head of the UNC Faculty Assembly, said the legislation puts boards of trustees in the position of operating as school boards, something they aren’t prepared to do.

Swain & Associates to Redevelop Former Movie Theater Property on Oleander
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Via a limited liability company called Oleander Investments, Swain & Associates paid $2.05 million to UNCW Corporation Oleander One LLC,  a University of North Carolina Wilmington associated entity, for the property.

UNCW Beach Volleyball to join CCSA
UNCW Director of Athletics Jimmy Bass has announced that the Seahawk Beach Volleyball program will join the Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA) this year (2016-17).

UNCW's Chris Flemmings getting comfortable in spotlight
Drive around Wilmington long enough and you're likely to glimpse Chris Flemmings. UNCW's marketing blitz ahead of a much-anticipated hoops season has the senior guard's picture plastered on the back of three Wave Transit buses.

College Soccer: Watch NC State blank UNC Wilmington
Port City Daily
Sophomores Julius Duchscherer and Clayton Sparks each scored a goal as NC State earned a 2-0 victory over UNCW in a non-conference game on Wednesday evening. 

UNCW's Moncada named NCAA Player of the Week
UNCW's Julio Moncada was chosen as the NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Player of the Week in a fan vote.

Wolfpack downs UNCW men's soccer 2-0
Sophomores Julius Duchscherer and Clayton Sparks each scored a goal as NC State earned a 2-0 victory over UNCW in a non-conference game at UNCW Soccer Stadium on Wednesday evening.

First look at basketball practice this season for UNCW men's basketball
The UNCW Seahawks, who captured their first CAA title and NCAA berth in 10 seasons during a record-setting campaign in 2015-16, have 38 days to prepare for their exhibition debut vs. Mount Olive on Nov. 6. 

Midnite Madness event showcases UNC Wilmington basketball
Port City Daily
Friday’s Midnite Madness event will showcase UNC Wilmington men's and women's basketball.

UNCW's Breedlove named CAA Diver of the Week
UNCW sophomore Andrew Breedlove has been named the Colonial Athletic Association men's diver of the week.

UNCW volleyball's Kendall Bender carries on family legacy
Kendall Bender can trace her father's UNCW basketball career through a couple of scrapbooks thick with newspaper clippings. 

5 UNC campuses affected by Hurricane Matthew
Charlotte Observer
Five UNC campuses were affected by Hurricane Matthew. A tree fell on the home of ECSU Chancellor Thomas Conway and heating and air conditioning equipment was damaged at UNCW.

The Syllabus: UNC under water
Greensboro News & Record
Five of the 16 state university campuses saw disruptions because of Hurricane Matthew: East Carolina, UNC Wilmington, UNC-Pembroke, Fayetteville State and Elizabeth City State. FSU, UNCW and Elizabeth City are back on regular schedules. But the other two schools remained closed for one more day.
New flood maps may conflict with NC rules
Coastal Review Online
Coastal Resources Advisory Council co-vice chairman Spencer Rogers is a coastal engineer with North Carolina Sea Grant and UNC Wilmington.
Pence to return to Port City
Aaron King, a University of North Carolina Wilmington assistant professor with the school's Department of Public and International Affairs, said those numbers are likely pushing the Trump/Pence campaign to double down.
Additional coverage: Jacksonville Daily News
Addiction: Signs and Symptoms
Fox8 (High Point, NC)
Beth Mackenzie is a substance abuse counselor at Cone Health Behavioral Health Hospital. She received a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 1971, and a Master of Science in counseling from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in 2014.
It's Midnite Madness week at UNCW
A full slate of activities is scheduled as basketball shifts into full swing with Midnite Madness week at UNCW.
Hoops: Highlights from UNCW’s Tip-Off Luncheon
Optimism – not surprisingly – ruled the day at Monday’s UNCW Basketball Tip-off Luncheon. Adell Harris started off the program marveling at all that’s changed for her Seahawks. With a full roster infused by transfers, she believes they’re in good shape to surprise. Kevin Keatts said he doesn’t want to focus on last year’s success, but he’s got a lot to be excited about looking ahead.
Wilmington Sports Week Podcast: West Brunswick football riding high, college football, NFL and UNCW athletics
Port City Daily
UNCW Athletics is also front and center on this week’s podcast, with Midnite Madness coming up for the basketball teams on campus in addition to a big men’s soccer game between the Seahawks and NC State.
Big, big man commits to Herd
Herald-Dispatch (Huntington, WV)
Various recruiting web sites listed numerous schools interested in Bennett including Providence, Southern, NC State, Clemson, Charlotte, Kansas State, UNC Wilmington, UAB, Western Kentucky, Cincinnati, Ohio State, Rutgers, Georgetown, Missouri and Wake Forest.

Wilmington 'takes back the night,' passes on hope
Lumina News
Musician Laura McLean, poets Kelly Williams and Dierdre Parker and two female dance members of UNCW’s Physical Graffiti gave emotional performances during the rally.

Thousands attend Cape Fear Heart Walk at UNCW
The American Heart Association welcomed more than 2,000 people for the 8th Annual Cape Fear Heart Walk on the campus of UNCW on Saturday.

Neighbors at Pine Valley United Methodist Church Help Relief Effort
In the days since Hurricane Matthew, people have been trying to do their part to help with the relief effort. That includes members of the UNCW softball team.

“Buckets for the Battleship” campaign to raise money for USS North Carolina Battleship
Port City Daily
UNCW Athletics is partnering again with the USS North Carolina Battleship to raise funds to repair the hull of the famed battleship docked on the Cape Fear River.

Seahawks Julio Moncada two goals too much for Hofstra
Redshirt junior forward Julio Moncada registered his second two-goal game of the season as UNCW remained unbeaten in Colonial Athletic Association play with a 3-1 victory over league-leading Hofstra.
Additional coverage: StarNews

Seahawk women's soccer falls at JMU
James Madison defeated UNCW for the fourth time in the last six meetings, upping its advantage in the all-time series to 19-6-0.

Lott's record-setting night leads Seahawks past Elon
UNCW's Nicole Lott set a rally-scoring era for the Seahawks with 29 kills as UNCW edged host Elon, 3-2 in Colonial Athletic Association volleyball action at the Koury Athletic Center on Saturday.

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.