UNCW in the News

UNCW in the News

June 16-20

'Hollywood of the East' gives students a glimpse of the film industry
USA Today
Hollywood, Calif. is naturally associated with the film industry. But, did you know that Wilmington, N.C., also known as the Hollywood of the East, has a booming film industry? The Film Studies program at University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) offers students real-world experience with opportunities alongside EUE Screen Gems Studio, the largest studio east of California.

Three North Carolina universities upgrade to Sierra Library Services Platform
Research Information
The University of North Carolina Wilmington has selected the Sierra Library Services Platform, and will migrate from Innovative's Millennium ILS.

Pair of Seahawks earn CAA Scholar-Athlete awards
Port City Daily
UNCW's Rafael Aita and Dylan Skinner are among the 11 student-athletes honored by the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) as recipients of the CAA Scholar-Athlete Award for the spring sports season.

Hoops (M): Q-and-A with new assistant Thomas Carr
Star News
Thomas Carr officially joined the UNCW men's basketball team Thursday, the final piece to coach Kevin Keatts' staff.

Former UNCW pitcher Frankoff finds success in Texas
Star News
Former UNCW pitcher Seth Frankoff was named to the Texas League All-Star team last week.

College baseball: Austing building momentum at UNC Wilmington
Salisbury Post
Baseball players are creatures of habit, and UNC Wilmington rising junior Andy Austin is no different. He takes swings every day. He lifts weights every other day. He did break his routine on Father's Day Sunday to put in a phone call to Steve Austin.

Elon gets high rating for preparing elementary school teachers
The Times News
Elon University ranked first in North Carolina and 22nd nationally in elementary school teacher preparation in the latest report from the National Council on Teacher Quality. UNC Wilmington ranked 34th nationally, and UNC-Chapel Hill ranked 78th.

Luke Hager, Nate Anderson won't return to Seahawks
Star News
Forwards Luke Hager and Nate Anderson - both of whom were set to enter their fourth seasons in the program - won't return to the Seahawks in 2014-2015, Keatts said Tuesday.

News & Notes - Donation helps kids; CFCC board names new members; World Refugee Day; Belize, UNCW sign agreement
Star News
The president of Galen University visited UNCW recently to sign an agreement of cooperation in the areas of student and faculty exchanges. The agreement also advances research collaboration in talks for a strategic partnership between the two universities.

Hoops (M): Trevor Deloach joins staff at Lincoln Memorial University
Star News
Not only did Trevor Deloach have to help entertain a recruit during his first day on campus as an assistant at D-II Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee, but he also landed a 2014 commitment in the process. It was a memorable start for the former UNCW player and graduate assistant to his first full-time college coaching gig.

Building A Tech Culture
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Jim Roberts, executive director of UNCW's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE), believes Wilmington should compete for the technology industry. What they are doing, he noted, are creating accelerators, ramping up angel fund activity and arranging with lawyers, accountants and marketing experts to hold pro bono "office hours" during which they advise early-stage tech companies.

Are Jellyfish Taking Over the World? There's an App for That
Take Part
Jellyfish have become the deep-sea monsters of the climate change era. The need for solid data compelled a researcher to develop Jellywatch, an app designed to enable non-scientists to document the presence of jellyfish. Jellywatch is about to get a big boost from the global Jellyfish Database Initiative, which will put all existing data in one place. "Even the ancient Minoans painted jellyfish on their pottery to the point that you could identify the species," said UNCW's Robert Condon, who runs JeDI.

New UNCW men's basketball coach finalizes staff
Port City Daily
UNCW Head Men's Basketball Coach Kevin Keatts reached back into his Hargrave Military Academy roots to complete his coaching staff, hiring former Tiger aide Thomas Carr as an assistant coach.

Keatts intent on putting UNCW hoops fans back in the seats
Star News
Kevin Keatts will happily detail his basketball beliefs and newfound road map for turning UNCW into a winner again. Through almost three months on the job, the coach said the most common question he's fielded from fans is about how they can help. Keatts has settled on a go-to answer: "I want to get you guys back to games. Also bring somebody with you."

Hoops (M): UNCW's updated scholarship chart
Star News
Many Division I college basketball teams will be turning their recruiting attention to the 2015 and 2016 recruiting classes as the calendar heads toward July. The new UNCW staff will certainly be in that boat and the Seahawks also have one 2014-2015 scholarship left.

June 16-20

'Hollywood of the East' gives students a glimpse of the film industry
USA Today
Hollywood, Calif. is naturally associated with the film industry. But, did you know that Wilmington, N.C., also known as the Hollywood of the East, has a booming film industry? The Film Studies program at University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) offers students real-world experience with opportunities alongside EUE Screen Gems Studio, the largest studio east of California.

Three North Carolina universities upgrade to Sierra Library Services Platform
Research Information
The University of North Carolina Wilmington has selected the Sierra Library Services Platform, and will migrate from Innovative's Millennium ILS.

Pair of Seahawks earn CAA Scholar-Athlete awards
Port City Daily
UNCW's Rafael Aita and Dylan Skinner are among the 11 student-athletes honored by the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) as recipients of the CAA Scholar-Athlete Award for the spring sports season.

Hoops (M): Q-and-A with new assistant Thomas Carr
Star News
Thomas Carr officially joined the UNCW men's basketball team Thursday, the final piece to coach Kevin Keatts' staff.

Former UNCW pitcher Frankoff finds success in Texas
Star News
Former UNCW pitcher Seth Frankoff was named to the Texas League All-Star team last week.

College baseball: Austing building momentum at UNC Wilmington
Salisbury Post
Baseball players are creatures of habit, and UNC Wilmington rising junior Andy Austin is no different. He takes swings every day. He lifts weights every other day. He did break his routine on Father's Day Sunday to put in a phone call to Steve Austin.

Elon gets high rating for preparing elementary school teachers
The Times News
Elon University ranked first in North Carolina and 22nd nationally in elementary school teacher preparation in the latest report from the National Council on Teacher Quality. UNC Wilmington ranked 34th nationally, and UNC-Chapel Hill ranked 78th.

Luke Hager, Nate Anderson won't return to Seahawks
Star News
Forwards Luke Hager and Nate Anderson - both of whom were set to enter their fourth seasons in the program - won't return to the Seahawks in 2014-2015, Keatts said Tuesday.

News & Notes - Donation helps kids; CFCC board names new members; World Refugee Day; Belize, UNCW sign agreement
Star News
The president of Galen University visited UNCW recently to sign an agreement of cooperation in the areas of student and faculty exchanges. The agreement also advances research collaboration in talks for a strategic partnership between the two universities.

Hoops (M): Trevor Deloach joins staff at Lincoln Memorial University
Star News
Not only did Trevor Deloach have to help entertain a recruit during his first day on campus as an assistant at D-II Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee, but he also landed a 2014 commitment in the process. It was a memorable start for the former UNCW player and graduate assistant to his first full-time college coaching gig.

Building A Tech Culture
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Jim Roberts, executive director of UNCW's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE), believes Wilmington should compete for the technology industry. What they are doing, he noted, are creating accelerators, ramping up angel fund activity and arranging with lawyers, accountants and marketing experts to hold pro bono "office hours" during which they advise early-stage tech companies.

Are Jellyfish Taking Over the World? There's an App for That
Take Part
Jellyfish have become the deep-sea monsters of the climate change era. The need for solid data compelled a researcher to develop Jellywatch, an app designed to enable non-scientists to document the presence of jellyfish. Jellywatch is about to get a big boost from the global Jellyfish Database Initiative, which will put all existing data in one place. "Even the ancient Minoans painted jellyfish on their pottery to the point that you could identify the species," said UNCW's Robert Condon, who runs JeDI.

New UNCW men's basketball coach finalizes staff
Port City Daily
UNCW Head Men's Basketball Coach Kevin Keatts reached back into his Hargrave Military Academy roots to complete his coaching staff, hiring former Tiger aide Thomas Carr as an assistant coach.

Keatts intent on putting UNCW hoops fans back in the seats
Star News
Kevin Keatts will happily detail his basketball beliefs and newfound road map for turning UNCW into a winner again. Through almost three months on the job, the coach said the most common question he's fielded from fans is about how they can help. Keatts has settled on a go-to answer: "I want to get you guys back to games. Also bring somebody with you."

Hoops (M): UNCW's updated scholarship chart
Star News
Many Division I college basketball teams will be turning their recruiting attention to the 2015 and 2016 recruiting classes as the calendar heads toward July. The new UNCW staff will certainly be in that boat and the Seahawks also have one 2014-2015 scholarship left.