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UNCW in the News

Jan. 26 - 30

UNCW chancellor job setting up to be an attractive one
Star News
When the smoke clears on the University of North Carolina Wilmington campus, somebody is going to be sitting pretty. And, according to the school's interim chancellor, it's likely to be the new chancellor.

Committee Begins Search for new UNCW Chancellor
Time Warner Cable News
An 18-person committee began reviewing resumes Tuesday and narrowing a pool of more than 50 applicants for the UNCW chancellor job.The committee is made up of faculty, staff, students and community leaders. It expects to start interviewing candidates in February and will select three finalists.

UNCW officials begin to narrow list of chancellor candidates
Port City Daily
UNCW is edging closer to a permanent campus leader. University officials are slated to begin reviewing resumes and narrowing the pool of candidates for chancellor during a meeting Tuesday.

UNCW names interim provost
Port City Daily
During a UNCW Board of Trustees presentation Friday morning, Interim Chancellor William A. Sederburg announced Dr. Marilyn Sheerer will serve as the interim Provost. 

Additional coverage: WITN, Greater Wilmington Business Journal, WECT and Greenville Daily Reflector

Higher Education in Wilmington Sees Rash of Exits in Less than One Year

In less than 12 months, a spate of high-profile leaders have left the University of North Carolina Wilmington. The resignation of Cape Fear Community College President Ted Spring raises questions about the rash of exits in Wilmington’s two institutions of higher education.

Next CoastLine: Higher Education in Cape Fear
In less than eleven months, stakeholders have witnessed the resignations from UNCW and CFCC. What does this mean for the future of higher education in Cape Fear?Tune in Wednesday, February 4th to hear from the leadership of both institutions.

SOURCES: McIntyre removed from running for UNCW job
Former Congressman Mike McIntyre has been removed from consideration to be the next chancellor of UNC Wilmington, according to sources. The sources were not able to elaborate on what happened to McIntyre's candidacy between that first vote and Tuesday's meeting.

Is your 2015 resolution already history? Don't worry, there's still hope
Star News
New Year's resolutions aren't a lost cause. It just takes more than putting down a Hershey's Bar and stepping on the treadmill to succeed at long-term change. Richard Ogle, professor and chair of the psychology department at UNCW, studies behavior change, particularly those associated with addiction. He said a foundation must be set before any significant change can be made.

Deputy VA secretary to speak in Wilmington
Star News
Sloan Gibson, deputy secretary of Veteran Affairs, will present a program on Friday evening at UNC Wilmington. Gibson will present “Changing American Healthcare: VA’s Transformation and What Can Be Learned” at 6:30 p.m. in room 1051 of McNeill Hall.

Deputy VA Secretary Sloan Gibson to speak in Wilmington

Fayetteville Observer
Deputy VA Secretary Sloan Gibson will be in North Carolina later this month to talk about health care and how the VA is transforming. Gibson, who briefly served as acting VA secretary last year, will speak at the University of North Carolina Wilmington on Friday.

From the archives: Offshore drilling in North Carolina could threaten ecosystems
Indy Week
If you were relaxing along Wrightsville, Carolina or Kure beaches last week, you may have seen people armed with bottles and buckets collecting ocean water, fish and sand. Funded by the N.C. Sea Grant, these researchers from the University of North Carolina Wilmington were studying the beach to capture a "before" picture of its health.

Expect steady stream of Shakespeare on area stages
Star News
Getting things started Tuesday is a touring production of “The Tempest” by New York's Aquila Theatre. Part of the UNCW Presents series, it's set for 7 p.m. Feb. 3 in Kenan Auditorium. In the coming weeks, UNCW's Department of Theatre will also target Shakespeare for two productions – “Hamlet,” and the Tom Stoppard comedy “Rosencrantz and Gildenstern Are Dead.”

UNCW aims to keep units on campus
Star News
It's hardly downsizing, but the University of North Carolina Wilmington is sticking to its own neck of the woods, and without a bulldozer in sight. Up for sale are the six acres on Oleander Drive that the school purchased in 2006 for $2.5 million.

Feast Down East readies for fifth annual conference
Lumina News
What began as a way to connect local farmers to consumers and buyers in 2006 has grown into a multifaceted local foods campaign through Feast Down East. This year’s conference is set for Friday, Feb. 6, on the campus of the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Wilmington police express commitment to minority outreach

Star News

Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous said the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office and police departments in Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach and Kure Beach and at Cape Fear Community College and the University of North Carolina Wilmington have all committed to the training, planned for this year.

CIE Launches High Tide Breakfast Series
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
The inaugural High Tide Breakfast on Wednesday at the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship brought in a wave of aspiring business owners. The new series, which will take place every Wednesday at 8:30 a.m., is designed to create a small, informal environment for exchange of ideas and information, according to Jim Roberts, executive director of University of North Carolina Wilmington’s CIE.

NC IDEA to open next grant cycle in two funding categories
WRAL TechWire
NC IDEA will open its 19th grant cycle on Feb. 9. The upcoming cycle will kick-off with a series of spring information sessions being held throughout North Carolina, including a Wilmington Info Session hosted by UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

UNCW unveiling new athletic logo at special celebration Wednesday
The University of North Carolina Wilmington is planning to unveil the new athletic logo at a special launch celebration at Wagner Hall Wednesday. The logo will make its first athletic game debut at the Seahawk men's basketball game Wednesday night as they take on Elon University.
Other coverage: Port City Daily and Star News

New logo takes flight for Seahawks
Port City Daily
Following a yearlong process that included input from several different constituencies, UNCW’s new athletics logo made its debut late Wednesday.
Other coverage: Star News, WECT, The Times-News, Lumina News and WWAY

Docutime Film Festival 2015 at UNCW
Saturday, February 7th marks Wilmington’s 13th annual DocuTime one-day documentary film festival. DocuTime takes place at UNCW’s King Hall Auditorium.

UNCW named hub for public health training
Jacksonville Daily News
UNCW’s selection as the North Carolina Local Performance Site puts it in the company of some of the most esteemed public health institutions in the South.

Unveiling the Mystery of Gender Studies
Katie Peel took over as the director of the Women’s Studies Resource Center at the University of North Carolina Wilmington in July. Teaching students about issues of gender has been one of the high points of Peel’s professional life.

Patrons of Wilmington’s Wine and Chocolate Festival can experience a journey of taste without the expense of a plane ticket. The festival returns on Friday, January 30 for its fourth annual, three-day event. Back by popular demand will be The Schoolboys, a group of musicians made up of UNCW professors.

Cape Fear Profile: Bladen County's Delilah Banks has spent her life fighting for fairness 

Fayetteville Observer

Delilah Blanks, who established the Department of Social Work at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, has committed her life to social justice.

Chamber Hires Canny For Member Services Role
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Megan Canny has been named the new director of member services for the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, according to a news release. She received her bachelor’s degree in communication studies from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2011, and previously worked for Bald Head Island, Cape Fear Fitness and Team Teal.

UNCW wins fourth straight in rout over Elon
Port City Daily
UNCW rattled Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) newcomer Elon from the opening tip and blew past the Phoenix 82-65 in the first conference matchup between the two state foes Wednesday night at Trask Coliseum.
Other coverage: Star News, WECT

My Turn: Excitement sparks with UNCW men's basketball
I like what I'm seeing from Coach Keatts and the Seahawks' fan base. A resurgence for UNCW Basketball might just be what this town needs.

UNCW women hope to take home-game success on the road
Star News
The Seahawks are hoping to snap a 13-game losing streak. The road leading up to Thursday night's game has a similar feel to last year.

UNCW athletes’ futures in flux after program cuts
Lumina News
Throughout the complex, various UNCW track and field team members continue training for their upcoming events, showing little effect of the recent announcement the 2015 spring season would be their last as a team.

Seahawk sophomore earns CAA women’s basketball player of the week honors
Port City Daily
Sophomore guard Brie Mobley of the UNCW women’s basketball team has been named the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Player of the Week award for the week ending Jan. 25.

Seahawks rally to beat Towson
Star News
It's been a season of disappointing second halves for the UNCW women's basketball team, but on Sunday, they shot 52 percent in the second half to rally from a seven-point halftime deficit and earn a 71-63 victory over Towson at Trask Coliseum.

UNCW's Brie Mobley claims CAA player of the week
Sophomore guard Brie Mobley of the UNCW women's basketball team has been named as the recipient of the Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week award for the week ending Jan. 25.

UNCW finalizes cuts to track and field, men's cross-country programs
Port City Daily

Despite attempts to revive the track and field programs at UNCW, the four programs slated to be cut will still go away. Interim Chancellor William Sederburg announced the final decision Friday morning to the Board of Trustees.

Additional coverage: Time Warner Cable News, WWAY, WECT and StarNews

Seahawks tied for first in CAA with win over Towson 

Port City Daily
Senior forward Cedrick Williams registered his third double-double of the season and UNCW climbed into a three-way tie for first place in the CAA with a 69-65 victory over Towson on Saturday night at Trask Coliseum. 

Additional coverage: WECTand StarNews

The Dub Hub - Cedrick Williams leads Seahawks past Towson
Star News

UNCW’s Cedrick Williams slapped the opening tip Saturday night to Jordon Talley, raced down court to find a crack in the Towson defense and received a pass from the freshman point guard. The senior forward took two hard dribbles into the paint before he flicked in a hook shot over Walter Foster for the game’s first points.

Seahawks gaining attention after a few good wins

Star News

UNCW has earned the extra notice – locally and beyond – with its recent play. A team that went winless away from Trask in the Colonial Athletic Association last season solidified its spot in the top half of the conference standings by winning two out of three on the road.

Strong second half sparks UNCW women over Towson in comeback win
Port City Daily
UNCW women trailed by as many as 13 midway through the first half and cut the deficit to seven at halftime before going on a decisive run over a five-minute stretch after the break to earn its sixth consecutive home victory following a 71-63 win over Towson.

UNCW, CAA prepare for inevitable changes
Star News
The Colonial Athletic Association took a principled and mostly symbolic stand in the fall as the only conference whose entire membership cast votes to override the NCAA's autonomy plan. Now that the Power Five conferences have approved their first autonomous legislation, those CAA schools, including UNCW, are bracing for the changes that appear inevitable given the shifting national landscape.

Seahawks’ questions get a few answers
Star News
It was another really nice crowd Wednesday night for UNCW men’s hoops against Elon. With another win in the Seahawks’ pocket and a two-game roadie coming up, it was a good time to address a few questions that fans and readers have brought up with me in person or through email and social media.

UNCW women can't hold off William & Mary
For the second straight game, Shatia Cole, Brie Mobley and Kelva Atkins led the way for the UNCW women's basketball team. However, the terrific trio, which combined for 51 points and 18 rebounds, and the rest of their Seahawk teammates were unable to overcome a strong second half start by host William & Mary.
Other coverage: Port City Daily and WWAY

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