UNCW in the News

UNCW in the News

June 30-July 4

UNCW's Film Studies Program Enjoys Blockbuster Success
A recentarticle inUSA Today highlights the advantages UNCW's film studies majors have by attending a university nestled in "Hollywood East."

Up a local creek without a paddle
Star News
David Gessner, a professor of creative writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (and founder of its journal Ecotone), interviewed two other UNCW faculty members for an article in OnEarth magazine.

Man plants pockets of curbside beauty
Star News
marine biology professor Joe Pawlik has planted outlaw gardens at all four corners of Ann and Second streets.

Coach Sprecher, sprinter McLean honored by CAA
Star News
Longtime UNCW track and field coach Jim Sprecher has been named the Colonial Athletic Association Coach of the Year. Freshman sprinter Brandon McLean was tabbed as CAA Rookie of the Year.

Ramsey opts to return to Seahawks
Star News
Jordan Ramsey plans to return to the Seahawks rather than sign with the New York Yankees, who drafted him in the 32nd round (962nd overall) on June 7.

Health Notes - Nurses not considered for board openings
Star News
With two openings on the New Hanover Regional Medical Center board of trustees, Jonathan Barfield asked if any nurses were being considered. The answer was no. Viriginia Adams, former dean of the UNCW School of Nursing, was a member of the board until she moved out of the area in 2013.

OCBP question of the week
Delmarva Daily Times
UNCW graduate and Crew Chief Jake Ritter answers the Ocean City Beach Patrol Question of the Week.

Asheboro Native Releases First Album
Singer-songwriter Brooke McBride is celebrating the release of her debut album, Songs About Carolina. McBride started college at UNCW but moved to Nashville a year and a half ago where she earned a degree in Music Business at Belmont University.

Election Efficiency Software may be Headed to NC
TWC News
A software company based at the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is working to make managing the elections process faster and more efficient.

Not another face in the crowd
Fayetteville Observer
The Biometric Center of Excellence in West Virginia is using the work Karl Ricanek and a team of other UNCW professors and students to develop three different applications.

A crowning achievement: UNCW student named Miss North Carolina
Port City Daily
student Beth Stovall was recently crowned Miss North Carolina, and will go on to compete in Miss America in September.

NHRMC staff puts skills to test in active shooter exercise
TWC News
From the hospital's command center to UNCW's campus, everyone played their role. Hospital officials said all the moving parts exposed their faults.
Additional coverage: WECT; WWAY

Pair of Seahawks honored by CAA
Port City Daily
freshman Brandon McLean and long-time head coach Jim Sprecher were named Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Rookie and Coach of the Year.

New bus route to connect Wilmington to Charlotte
Star News
A new bus route will connect Wilmington to Charlotte and seven cities in between, including Fayetteville. The route, which launches Tuesday, may be used by UNCW students.

UNCW assistants' age of enlightenment
Star News
Kevin Keatts took his time completing the UNCW men's basketball staff, waiting until June 12 to announce Thomas Carr as the third assistant coach. It's a stark change for the Seahawks, who had the Colonial Athletic Association's most veteran staff last season. They will head into 2014-2015 with the youngest bench in the conference.

Elon officially joins CAA
Star News
The CAA, for the second straight summer, will also grow. Elon joins the mix, bringing the conference's roster to 10 schools. Expect to see Elon around quite a bit starting this fall. The school fields teams in every sport that UNCW sponsors.

An afternoon with Alice Walker
Star News
"The Color Purple" author Alice Walker's held a Q&A with areas teachers on Wednesday (July 2), arranged by UNCW departments at the Wilmington Convention Center.

4-Year-Old Boy a Basketball Phenom
ABC News
Josiah Brown watched his dad play in recreational leagues from birth on and his mom, Joy, played college basketball at University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Hoops (M): UNCW adds walk-on transfer Chris Flemmings
Star News
The UNCW men's basketball team has picked up another intriguing piece with the addition of Chris Flemmings from Division-II Barton College.

Sharks bounce back with win over Forest City
Port City Daily
Former New Hanover standout Sam Foy doubled and scored a run atop the Sharks' lineup and UNCW rising junior Steven Linkous went 2-for-4 with two scored with two scored runs and a stolen base in the two hole.