UNCW in the News

March 28 - April 1

UNCW Welcomes New Chancellor
Time Warner Cable News 
UNCW welcomed Chancellor Jose Sartarelli Thursday with an installation ceremony. Hundreds of people packed Hoggard lawn as he delivered his speech.
Additional coverage: WWAY; WECT; Port City Daily; StarNews

Editorial, March 31: Sartarelli puts UNCW on right path
StarNews
As much progress as UNCW has made over the past 30-or-so years, we feel like it still has unmet potential. That is one reason we are delighted that Dr. Sartarelli is at the helm and that he will formally be installed today as the school's chancellor.

UNCW to Welcome New Chancellor
Time Warner Cable News
Jose Sartarelli will be formally installed as the university's sixth chancellor at 10:30 in the morning on the Hoggard Hall Lawn.

UNCW's Strategic Plan Comes Into Focus
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
When he is formally installed as chancellor of University of North Carolina Wilmington on March 31, Jose V. Sartarelli can point to a major effort already accomplished under his leadership: creation of a strategic plan that reflects his priorities and incorporates the thoughts of a broad swath of UNCW constituents.

Fast facts about past UNCW chancellors
StarNews
On Thursday, March 31, the University of North Carolina Wilmington will hold an official installation ceremony for Jose V. Sartarelli who took over as chancellor in July. Here's a look at some maybe “not-so-known” facts about a few of UNCW's past leaders.

UNCW chancellor installation - What people were saying
StarNews
The University of North Carolina Wilmington officially installed Jose V. Sartarelli as chancellor at a ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Thursday on Hoggard Hall Lawn, followed by a campus picnic. Follow along and share your thoughts on the installation event, Sartarelli's vision and more right here.

Costs of Sartarelli installation expected to be lower than previous events
WECT
The celebration of the installation of UNC Wilmington Chancellor Zito Sartarelli Thursday is expected to cost $75,000, although university officials say no taxpayer money will be used.
Additional coverage: StarNews

Sartarelli staffs UNCW leadership team with eye on future
StarNews
When Jose Sartarelli started as the University of North Carolina Wilmington chancellor in July, he was greeted by a senior leadership team composed of many leaders new to their jobs as well. And he had a few key roles to fill.

UNCW recognized for being military-friendly online
StarNews
UNCW has been ranked as one of the 2016 TOP Military-Friendly Online Colleges by SR Education Group.

Ben and Jerry's Co-founder Speaks to Future Entrepreneurs
Time Warner Cable News 
Hundreds of people gathered at UNCW Wednesday night to gain some leadership scoop from a special guest. Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben and Jerry’s Homemade Incorporated, visited the campus to discuss entrepreneurship as part of the university’s Leadership Lecture Series.

UNCW Chancellor Issues Statement Regarding HB2
Time Warner Cable News 
UNC Wilmington Chancellor Jose Sartarelli is opening up about the passage of House Bill 2. In a statement released Wednesday, Sartarelli said that there are multiple policies in place to prevent harassment and discrimination of any kind.

UNCW Students talk about HB2 and Transgender Visibility Day
WECT
Transgender Visibility Day is recognized across the nation March 31. Students with UNCW Pride said it’s more important than ever to be visible, since the North Carolina General Assembly passed House Bill 2 last week.

UNCW Chancellor makes statement regarding House Bill 2
WECT
UNCW Chancellor Sartarelli addressed the campus Wednesday regarding the N.C. House Bill 2. 
Additional coverage: WWAY

UNCW drive to help homeless veterans
StarNews
The Office of the Dean of Students and PERCH, a group committed to the successful transition and university engagement of off-campus, non-traditional, graduate and military-affiliated students, are leading a University of North Carolina Wilmington campus-wide effort to aid homeless veterans.

UNCW students decorate "gender-bread" cookies against HB2
WECT
UNCW Pride members and supporters decorated gingerbread cookies as whichever gender they chose while leaders gave a presentation about the bill.

UNCW students host a different kind of toy drive
WWAY
Students at UNCW held a different kind of toy drive this afternoon at the Pet Supermarket on Oleander Drive. The toy drive for the puppies of Paws Place was part of the student’s charity challenge project for a class at the university.

Housing coalition conducts survey on costs
Lumina News
The coalition's Community Housing Affordability Survey is being conducted by UNCW professors Dr. Kristen DeVall and Dr. Christina Lanier.

Ben & Jerry's: New NC Law 'Tramples on LGBT Rights'
WECT
Jerry Greenfield visited Wilmington on Wednesday to speak to UNCW students about business. He said it is important for businesses to be involved with social issues, especially when they involve equality.

UNCW students bash car for diabetes research
WSFX
University of North Carolina Wilmington students took turns hitting a car with a sledge hammer Wednesday to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Raise the Barn spotlights local restaurants serving local fare
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
A wide variety of dishes will be presented by chefs from local restaurants and UNCW Campus Dining.

Benjamin 'Ben' Hunter Jr., 50, UNCW basketball super fan and friend to many
Port City Daily
Benjamin ‘Ben’ Hunter Jr., a familiar, smiling face within the community, died Sunday, March 27, 2016. He was 50. Ben was best known for his faithful attendance at University of North Carolina Wilmington basketball games.

Wilmington Information Technology eXchange
Greater Wilmington Business Journal *Sponsored content
Wilmington Information Technology eXchange (WITX) brings together the Wilmington area’s information technology professionals and UNCW students and faculty to exchange and share the latest technology trends.

Wilmington Symphony Orchestra's Free Family Concert to feature violinist Amelia Smith
WECT
The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra’s annual Free Family Concert continues its tradition of giving talented young musicians an opportunity to perform with a symphony orchestra. That tradition began in 1976 with Dr. Richard R. Deas, whose memory lives on with the WSO’s student concerto competition. He helped create the WSO in 1971 as the Chair of the UNCW Department of Music.

2016 Firecracker Award Finalists Announced
Community of Magazines and Presses
“Travels in Vermeer” by UNCW Professor Michael White is a finalist for a Firecracker Award in the Creative Non-fiction category.

Annual summit shows girls STEM jobs are not just for the boys
WWAY
Today was all about girl power at UNCW as around 100 young ladies showed off their skills in STEM fields.
Additional coverage: WECT

Rouse Yourselves, My Dear Countrymen: The Stamp Act Protest
WHQR
Two-hundred fifty years ago, American colonists were not pleased with the Stamp Act imposed by the British Crown and protests erupted. Professors from the UNCW History Department discuss the significance of the Stamp Act protests after a re-enactment of the protests that occurred in Wilmington.  

Rep. Rouzer to hold Youth Leadership Conference
WECT
The General Hugh Shelton Leadership Center at NC State University and the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship partnered to lineup speakers and activities for the conference.

UNCW students bring Wing Fling to downtown Wilmington
Port City Daily
Over the years, the annual event has been held at a variety of spots across the area, most recently and consecutively down in Carolina Beach. Headed up each year by a UNC Wilmington student group, Wing Fling is hitting downtown’s North Waterfront Park on Saturday, April 16.

UNCW works to help homeless veterans
WECT
UNCW is leading a community-wide drive to collect hygiene products for the homeless in Wilmington.

UNCW hosting information technology exchange on April 12
WECT
UNCW will hold its 13th annual Wilmington Information Technology eXchange (WITX) on April 12 at the university's Computer Information Systems building.

UNCW holds annual conference on poverty
StarNews
The University of North Carolina Wilmington will host its annual “Taking the Pulse on Poverty Conference” from 7 to 9 p.m. on March 29 in McNeill Hall Auditorium.
Additional coverage: WSFX

Female voters talk congressional maps, controversial bill
WWAY
The League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear met Monday to discuss multiple voting topics. Retired UNCW professor Dr. Roger Lowery spoke on the process of drawing electoral district boundaries.
Additional coverage: WECT

New on stage - A challenging 'Suicide' and a heart-warming 'Walk'
StarNews
Two new plays open in Wilmington this week, one a production by UNCW theater students and the other a dinner theater show based on a novel by UNCW creative writing professor and nationally known Wilmington writer Clyde Edgerton.

Feast Down East farm dinner and benefit
StarNews
"Raise the Barn" will feature a tapas-style gourmet dinner using locally grown and raised ingredients sourced through Feast Down East’s food hub or directly through area farms and fisheries. A wide variety of dishes will be presented by chefs from local restaurants and UNCW Campus Dining.

Bellamy Mansion Museum promotes Relf, Coffey
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
UNCW graduates Ashley Relf and Laural Coffey, employees of the Bellamy Mansion Museum, recently received promotions.

UNCW Professor and Volunteers Paint 240-Foot-Long Mural
Time Warner Cable News
A University of North Carolina Wilmington professor is using her passion for the arts to spruce up downtown Wilmington.
Additional coverage: WECT

Lookout Books author wins Brodsky Rome Prize
StarNews
Matthew Neill Null — whose debut novel “Honey from the Lion” was published last fall by UNCW’s Lookout Books — has received the 2016 Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Top recent business news
StarNews
Jerry Greenfield, half of the famed duo who created Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, will speak at the University of North Carolina Wilmington this week.

Survey asks public to define “affordable” housing
Port City Daily
As part of efforts to figure out the best way to provide more affordable housing in the area, a survey has been put out for the public to say what “affordable” means to them. The survey, which is available in both online and hardcopy formats, was put together by Dr. Kristen DeVall and Dr. Christina Lanier of the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s sociology and criminology department in partnership with the Cape Fear Housing Coalition.

College students act as 4th graders to present strong message
WECT
The UNCW Department of Theatre is preparing its next show in the 2015-2016 season. It’s called The 4th Graders Present an Unnamed Love-Suicide by Sean Graney.

UNCW brings beach to the classroom through surfing related courses
WWAY
There are a few courses that are offered at UNCW that you may not find anywhere else. The Physics of Surfing is a new course taught by Dr. Dylan McNamara. He says no surfing skills are required but the room is full of avid wave riders.

Lights! Camera! No Insurance! UNCW warns film students about lack of coverage
WECT
Administrators at UNCW notified film students this week that off-campus film locations are not covered by a liability insurance policy, as previously thought.

Mind, Body and Soul Health Fair at MLK Center on April 2
StarNews
Organizations participating include, YWCA, Duke Partners in Caring Driving for Change, the New Hanover County Sheriff's Department and county Health Department, Children's Museum of Wilmington, UNCW School of Nursing, Yoga Village, SAGE Wilmington, Cape Fear Equality and Driving for Change.

UNCW wins CAA baseball opener plus 3 home runs for BCC's Markel Jones
WWAY
Daniel Stack had three hits and pitcher Ryan Foster stayed perfect on the season with seven strong innings as UNCW topped visiting Elon, 10-4, in the Seahawks' Colonial Athletic Association opener on Friday at Brooks Field.
Additional coverage: Port City Daily; StarNews; D1 Baseball College Baseball News & Score

Hot start helps Berne get Seahawks' attention
StarNews
Former Topsail standout Mason Berne excited about opportunity to continue career at UNCW.

Former UNCW keeper posts clean sheet in pro soccer debut for Vancouver
Port City Daily
Former UNCW standout Sean Melvin posted a clean sheet in his pro debut as the Vancouver Whitecaps 2 earned an impressive 1-0 victory over last year’s Western Conference champions Orange County Blues FC to kick off the 2016 USL season.

Four locals earn Hall of Fame induction
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
On May 1, the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame will welcome the 2016 inductees into membership during its annual banquet at UNCW’s Burney Center.

Diamond Hawks begin eight-game road trip with setback to nationally ranked East Carolina
Port City Daily 
Junior pitcher Jacob Wolfe gave East Carolina a strong 6.1 innings on the mound and Eric Tyler added four hits as the Pirates dealt UNCW a 9-6 loss on Tuesday at LeClair Stadium in Greenville.
Additional coverage: WECT; WWAY; StarNews

Seahawks take opening CAA series, display power
Lumina News
With its sweep of Elon in opening conference play last weekend, along with a win over nationally ranked North Carolina State, the University of North Carolina Wilmington baseball team is showcasing improved hitting power that makes the team the third highest run-scoring team in college baseball.

UNCW's Kevin Keatts finalist for national honors
WECT
UNCW
men's basketball coach Kevin Keatts is a finalist for a pair of national honors. Keatts has been named a finalist for the 2016 Hugh Durham and Ben Jobe Award.
Additional coverage: WWAY

UNCW baseball's Golden back in the swing
StarNews
Casey Golden's return came at the right time for UNCW. The puzzle pieces fit together a little better now that coach Mark Scalf can again pencil him into the everyday lineup.