UNCW in the News

UNCW in the News

Feb. 4-8

UNCW fitness center reopens, construction continues
WSFX FOX 26 News
(WECT) - The $35 million project to expand the Student Recreation Center is taking longer than expected, and some students say they are tired of sweating it out.

Incentives considered to lure 400 jobs with Castle Branch
The city of Wilmington and New Hanover County may pony up incentives to help lure 400 jobs here as Castle Branch expands it operations.
Both have great work forces, though I'm particularly fond of (the University of North Carolina Wilmington) and the great grads. If we choose to...

Former UNCW vice chancellor named chancellor at NC Central
Saunders-White, who left UNCW in May 2011 to serve as deputy assistant secretary for higher education programs in the U.S. Department of ...

UNCW launches new initiative to improve athletics programs
UNCW Chancellor Gary Miller is launching a new initiative to strengthen the University's athletic program. An Intercollegiate Review Committee (IARC) is now charged with taking a hard look at the strengths and weaknesses of UNCW sports.

Write faculty control into the strategic plan
The Daily Tar Heel
TO THE EDITOR: We are glad that you continue to update the campus about reactions to the strategic plan for the UNC system. Faculty across the system continue to critique the plan
These campuses include: UNC-CH, East Carolina University, UNC-Charlotte, UNC-Asheville, UNC-Pembroke, UNC-Wilmington, UNC School of the Arts,

Beliefs collide in 'A Town of Empty Rooms' when NYC transplants move SouthKentucky.com
...Wilmington, N.C., from New York in 2002 and now teaches at University of North Carolina, Wilmington, says she mined her own family's experiences for...

Slow job growth spurs chamber's need for data access
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce has improved its access to data about job growth in the Wilmington MSA, which consists of Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties.
...and Pender counties. With the help of an intern from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, the chamber developed a software program that...

UNCW group to look at athletics
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
As part of a thorough assessment of all University of North Carolina Wilmington divisions, Chancellor Gary Miller has initiated a comprehensive review of the university's athletics program, the university announced Wednesday.

UNCW students donate $6,000 to fallen firefighter memorial project
Charlotte - News14.com
WILMINGTON - Some UNC-Wilmington students received special recognition from the Wilmington Fire Department on Tuesday. Members of the university's Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity
presented a $6,000 check to the Wilmington firefighters memorial.

UNCW taking a "hard look" at athletics portfolio
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - UNCW plans to do a comprehensive review of its athletics programs, according to a news release. Chancellor Gary Miller announced the formation of a committee to review the "existing athletics program and explore new ways to support its student athletes.

UNCW forms committee to review Athletic Department
Star News Online Blogs
UNCW will explore the possibility of adding or removing sports as part of a thorough review of the athletic department, the university announced Wednesday.
...department, the university announced Wednesday. According to a memo sent from chancellor Gary Miller to the 22-person committee, the work is to...

The Princeton Review And USA TODAY Name UVA And William & Mary #1 And #4 Best Values For Public Universities For 2013
Staff Report alexandrianews.org The Princeton Review yesterday released its annual list of the nation's "Best Value Colleges" - a project the education services company originated in 2004 and has reported since 2009 with USA TODAY.

Beliefs collide in 'A Town of Empty Rooms' when NYC transplants move South | Books
"A Town of Empty Rooms" by Karen E. Bender; Counterpoint ($25) Not long after her father's unexpected death robs her of a last chance to talk to him, Serena Shine uses her company credit card to buy $8,000 worth of jewelry from Saks Fifth Avenue over a period of three days.
...Wilmington, N.C., from New York in 2002 and now teaches at University of North Carolina, Wilmington, says she mined her own family's experiences for...

UNC president dedicates Coastal Studies Institute
Outer Banks Sentinel
Thomas Ross, president of the University of North Carolina system, was the keynote speaker at the dedication ceremony of the newly completed UNC Coastal Studies Institute (CSI) in Skyco on Jan.
...University, Elizabeth City State University, North Carolina State University, UNC Chapel Hill and UNC Wilmington, the institute's research and...

Wake Forest, UNC, N.C. State among 'best values'
Winston-Salem Journal (AP)
Seven North Carolina schools are included on this year's list of "Best Value Colleges," released Tuesday by the Princeton Review. Wake Forest University was one of three in-state schools to make the list for best value private schools.

Letters to the editor - Feb. 6, 2013
Women as equals - it's about time I can just see the writer of the Feb. 1 letter "Women don't belong in combat" writing a letter to the editor in 1919.
...recently become disenchanted with the direction UNCW is taking and with Chancellor Gary Miller. Certainly, the StarNews coverage of UNC-Chapel...

Author Kirsten Holmstedt sheds light on women in combat
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's announcement to lift the combat ban for women serving in the military came as no surprise to author Kirsten Holmstedt.
The Iraq War started while she was working on her MFA in creative writing at UNCW in 2003. She heard about women serving in the line of fire...

Pikes at UNCW raise $6500 for firefighter memorial
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Members of UNCW's Pi Kappa Alpha (Pikes) Fraternity have raised $6,500 to support the Wilmington Firefighter

UNCW student studies sea turtles, plastic
WWAY NewsChannel 3
WILMINGTON, NC (AP) -- A senior at the University of North Carolina Wilmington is trying to determine how sea turtles are affected by the ...

Wake Forest among Princeton Review's 'Best Values'
The Business Journals
Wake Forest has been on a list of Best Value Colleges by The Princeton Review.
Four University of North Carolina system campuses †N.C. State University, UNC-Asheville, UNC-Chapel Hill and UNC-Wilmington also made the...

UNC Wilmington studies sea turtles, plastic
The Daily Advance
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - A senior at the University of North Carolina Wilmington is trying to determine how sea turtles are affected by the plastic they eat..
(AP) A senior at the University of North Carolina Wilmington is trying to determine...

On the Agenda: New Hanover school board to consider marine science academy
Star News Online Blogs
If you read last Friday's post about tonight's New Hanover County Board of Education meeting, you thought like I did - that it was going to be all about a resolution opposing a building transfer bill that could come up in Wake County.
...taken during the first college year through partnerships with the University of North Carolina Wilmington and Cape Fear Community College. Students...

Work by UNCW volunteers valued at more than $3 million
News 14: WILMINGTON - A new report estimates UNC Wilmington's volunteers are valued at almost $4 million.

Good news from the depths: Gulf coral appears OK
The Independent Weekly
In another case of "so far, so good," marine scientists checking in on recently discovered coral formations in the northern Gulf of Mexico about 20 miles from the site of the BP oil spill say the corals and other delicate sea life appear healthy, according to The Associated Press.
...of damage, Steve Ross of the Center for Marine Science at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington tells the AP.

What Happened to the Lost Colony?
NC Cultural Resources Newsroom
What if the Lost Colony was never lost? What if the survivors left Roanoke Island and made it to Georgia? A series of engraved stones, called the Dare stones, were discovered in the 1930s and tell a tale of how the survivors traveled by land to South Carolina and then to Georgia.
...may have happened to the colonists. LaVere, a professor of history at UNC-Wilmington, has written several books, including The Lost Rocks:

Top 100 College Party Schools of 2013
Sector Publishing Intelligence
PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The minds behind FiestaFrog.com, have made it their mission to help people find nightlife events, no matter where they are located.
...schools in the nation! To create the list, campuses were visited, students were polled, and countless partiers were spoken to.

Tidal Creek food market forges on in face of new chain storesStarNewsOnline.com
Tidal Creek Cooperative Food Market was around when "local food" meant how close you were to the nearest supermarket or diner. For 30 years, the business has sold locally grown produce and hard to get healthy foods and other products.
...was incorporated in 1982. "We have a deep connection with (the University of North Carolina Wilmington)," Harris said. Even today the store is...

N.C. Jazz Fest to heat up this weekend
GO What: N.C. Jazz Festival When: 7 p.m. Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8-9 Where: Hilton Wilmington Riverside, 301 N. Front St., downtown Wilmington Tickets: $35 for Feb.
when saxophonist Frank Bongiorno, a local and a professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington leads a 10-piece ensemble in a tribute...

Teague Campbell Partner Named Young Guns (Best Under 40) by Business North Carolinas Legal Elite
Raleigh, North Carolina (PRWEB) February 05, 2013 Teague Campbell Dennis & Gorham, LLP (TCDG) is proud to announce that Partner Edward S. Schenk III
...Lawyers in America for Workers Compensation-Employers. Edward graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and received his...

UNCW studies effects of ingested plastic on sea turtles
Three glass vials filled with sea turtle digestive juices sat tucked away in a freezer at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, wrapped in aluminum foil and carefully labelled - one from the turtle's stomach, one each from its large and small intestine.

Olivia Millwood ~ Preparing for a Mission to Haiti
Go Girlfriend
We're honored welcome Olivia Millwood to GoGirlfriend to share her recent trip to Haiti. Olivia traveled to Haiti on a mission and her story will span three separate posts on GoGirlfriend -

UNC Coastal Studies Institute opens for public
SKYCO, N.C. The public has an opportunity to see the newly completed research and education campus of the UNC Coastal Studies Institute in Skyco along the Croatan Sound.
...University, Elizabeth City State University, North Carolina State University, UNC Chapel Hill and UNC Wilmington. The building was dedicated and officially...