UNCW in the News

UNCW in the News

Feb. 11-15

UNCW graduate shares his story in 'Bleeder'
For four years at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Shelby Smoak kept a big secret. He was, and is, HIV-positive.
For all his life, Smoak - who went by his nickname "Chip" here - has had to live with a severe form of hemophilia.

HCA Science Fair winners
The Sampson Independent
The 2013 Southeast Regional Science Fair was held at UNC-Wilmington on Saturday, Feb. 9 Three students from Harrells
Christian Academy placed in the competition.

UNCW students gather to urge Duke Energy to provide renewable energy options
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Students at UNCW gathered Thursday demanding Duke Energy to provide 100% clean renewable energy options. According to the event organizer, students are urging UNC system President, Thomas Ross, to meet with Duke Energy officials, because they want UNC system to drop Duke Energy.

UNCW production incorporates video technology into 'Midsummer'
When the UNCW Department of Theatre presents "A Midsummer Night's Dream" Feb. 14-24 at the Cultural Arts Building theater, the stage will be practically barren. Director Andy Belser has brought in longtime collaborators Randy Ward and John Ambrosone ...

Top Party Schools and Universities 2013
Hollywood Industry
New York, NY, February 14, 2013 --(PR.com)-- The minds behind FiestaFrog.com, have made it their mission to help people find nightlife events, no matter where they are located.

Foxes euthanized in effort to protect turtle eggs
Two red foxes have been trapped on Masonboro Island and euthanized, a little more than halfway through a two-week removal period designed to protect endangered loggerhead sea turtles that nest there.
...of rabies transmission. The carcasses are shipped to the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where researchers sample genetic material.

Transportation secretary, mayor to attend trail ribbon cutting
Port City Daily
N.C. Secretary of Transportation Tony Tata will join local officials Friday afternoon for a ribbon-cutting marking the completion of "one of the most heavily used" sections of the Gary Shell Cross-City Trail.
...information in the Wilmington area. Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo, UNCW Chancellor Gary Miller and developer Raiford Trask will also be on hand for...

Is artificial sweetener turning ocean salt water sweet?
It is not a sweet story. Studies conducted on the artificial sweetener found in diet soda have scientists thirsting for more. More studies, that is. Researchers at the
University of North Carolina at Wilmington conducted a study on sucralose, better known as the artificial sweetener Splenda®.
...thirsting for more. More studies, that is. Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington conducted a study on sucralose, better known...

Twitter report demonstrates potential for disabled, service providers
Star News Online Blogs
Recently, I completed a mini research project as part of a senior seminar in Professional Writing at University of North Carolina Wilmington. The project explored whether or not the social networking platform Twitter could be used to promote accessible recreation for the disabled.

Band performing at UNCW's spring show announced
The musical duo Timeflies will be performing at UNCW as part of the school's spring show, according to a Facebook event for the concert. The show will take place at Kenan Auditorium Thursday, April 25.

Karen Bender says marriage could be examined more in fiction
Bradenton Herald
LOS ANGELES - Karen E. Bender's second novel, "A Town of Empty Rooms" (Counterpoint: 292 pp., $25), is a story of divisions, in both a marriage and a community.
...Carolina in 2002, when my husband Robert and I got teaching jobs at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. ... We don't feel like outsiders...

UNCW studies effects of ingested plastic on sea turtles
JDNews.com (AP)
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 labeled - one from the turtle's stomach, one each from its large and small intestine.
...turtle digestive juices sat tucked away in a freezer at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, wrapped in aluminum foil and carefully labeled...

Gant Montgomery named Beckley's chief of detectives
The Register-Herald
Gant Montgomery, newly promoted chief of Beckley Police Department's Detective's Bureau, is prepared to combat one of Beckley's most disconcerting trends - gun violence.
...added. Montgomery is a Fayette County native and received a bachelor's in criminal justice from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

HOOPS (M): Bass, Miller on state of program
Star News Online Blogs
I met with UNCW chancellor Gary Miller on Monday to discuss a variety of athletic related issues, including the committee he recently formed to conduct a thorough review of the athletic department and operations.

4th Transnational Rhine Conference: Crossing the Rhine. Globalisation and the Impact of War on the Rhine Economy
H Soz u Kult
Veranstalter: Programme Committee: Prof. Dr. Hein. A.M. Klemann, Dr. Ben Wubs (Erasmus University Rotterdam); Prof. Dr. Werner Plumpe,
...Session: The Rhine in Napoleonic Times Robert Mark Spaulding (University of North Carolina Wilmington) Reshaping Rhine Commerce in the Era of...

QENO plans student engagement component
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
The University of North Carolina Wilmington plans to add a new dimension to its outreach to area nonprofits. UNCW's Quality Enhancement for Nonprofit Organizations (QENO) program, which currently works to make nonprofit organizations more effective, is launching a program to get students involved a

NCCU's first female chancellor elected
The Daily Tar Heel
Whether in Washington, D.C., or in the private sector, North Carolina Central University's new chancellor has always been on the cutting edge of higher education.
but is not afraid to take action and make tough decisions when required, said Max Allen, chief of staff for the chancellor at UNCW. During her...

Wake Forest raises tuition by 3.5 percent
Winston-Salem Journal (AP)
One of the designated "best values" in private college education is getting a little more expensive. Wake Forest University is raising the price of undergraduate tuition by 3.
...best value private schools. There were four public universities on the list: UNC Chapel Hill, UNC Asheville, UNC Wilmington and N.C. State University.

UNCW AD wants stability as program tries to rebuild
UNCW athletic director Jimmy Bass has experienced the same frustration as the men's basketball fan base this season, encapsulated in two games last week.
UNCW AD wants stability as program tries to rebuild UNCW athletic director Jimmy Bass has experienced the same frustration as the men s basketball...

Stewardship Development Awards program marks eighth year
Port City Daily
On Wednesday, Feb. 27, five distinguished regional projects will be recognized for their significant achievement and outstanding stewardship at the
Eighth Annual Lower Cape Fear Stewardship Development Awards Luncheon.
...Lower Cape Fear Stewardship Development Award Program and Director of the Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program at the University of...

Book Review: A story of struggles after lives fall apart
The Portland Press Herald
Karen E. Bender's book is dotted with discussions of love, faith and belonging.
N.C., from New York in 2002 and now teaches at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, says she mined her own family's experiences for..

Foundation celebrates George Henry White Day
The Rocky Mount Telegram
His words shook the entire nation, prophetically declaring that blacks would rise again from the oppression of segregation and disfranchisement, yet George Henry
White's story has remained lost to generations of North Carolinians for a century after he left Congress.

'Final Gift' film gives purpose to victims of crime
'Final Gift' film gives purpose to victims of crime ... during a screening of her film "The Final Gift" at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.