UNCW in the News

UNCW in the News

July 14 - 18

Jellyfish: Beautiful, dangerous, delicious
CBS Sunday Morning
Martha Teichner looks at one of the most exotic, fascinating and troublesome pests of summer with help from UNCW assistant professor Robert Condon.

South By Southwest Interactive Guru Slated For CIE Conference
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
A bright star in the high-tech firmament will headline first anniversary festivities for the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) in September, the university announced Thursday. Hugh Forrest, director of the SXSW Interactive Festival, will be the keynote speaker at the CIE's inaugural Coastal Connect Entrepreneur and Capital Conference on Sept. 4,

"Orange" author coming to town
Star News
Tickets are now on sale for the 2014-2015 performing arts series at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Among the attractions will be Piper Kerman, author of the 2010 memoir "Orange is the New Black." Kerman will speak at 7 p.m. March 3 in UNCW's Burney Center.

News & Notes - UNCW professor on U.N. panel; Family Fun Night; Coastal Lifestyles Expo
Star News
UNCW professor Jeffrey L. Brudney, Ph.D. - Betty and Dan Cameron Family Distinguished Professor of Innovation in the Nonprofit Sector Academic Director, Quality Enhancement for Nonprofit Organizations - recently served on an expert panel for the United Nations Volunteer Programme in Bonn, Germany.

UNCW budget grows cautiously for '14-15
Star News
The UNCW athletic department continues to measure its progress as much by its bottom line as its results on the field and in the classroom. The plan for long-term financial stability remains on course with its 2014-2015 budget, according to athletic director Jimmy Bass.

Business Ingenuity
Wilmington Magazine
The UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is helping connect start-up businesses with valuable resources to grow, and strengthen Wilmington's community as a whole

UNCW alum flies high at Disney
Star News
When Heather Henry-Parker headed for Hollywood after graduating from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2004, she wasn't looking to become a star. She was hoping to find them. This week, Henry-Parker, a casting associate at Disney Animation in Los Angeles, gears up for the release of "Planes: Fire and Rescue."

Here Now - Woman talks about naval career, future
Star News
On Sunday, Naval Reserve Lt. Candice Passerella will be promoted to lieutenant commander aboard the Battleship North Carolina. Her promoting officer will be her husband, Capt. Chris Passerella, an active-duty Marine. She's attending classes at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and applying to medical schools.

School District Makes New Administrative Appointments
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
New Hanover County Schools has announced new administrative assignments for the 2014-15. Cyndy Bliss is the new principal for Castle Hayne Elementary School for the upcoming school year. Paul Slovik will be the new principal at Winter Park Elementary School, effective December 1. Both earned their master's degree in school administration from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Bookmarks - Making sweet history together
Star News
Daniel Ray Norris began photographing and collecting old photos and postcards. The result was his two-volume coffee table history of Carolina Beach, which helped Norris launch his boutique publishing house, SlapDash. Norris grew up in Carolina Beach and Teachey, up in Duplin County, and graduated with a degree in marine biology from UNCW.

CFIFN sees big picture in museum
Lumina News
Rich Gehron, president of the Cape Fear Independent Film Network, said their museum would feature thousands of films affiliated with North Carolina while enhancing the Wilmington economy. "We met with the mayor two weeks ago and he loves the idea," Gehron said. "UNCW loves the idea and now we have interns coming from the film studies department. … I don't think you can meet someone in this town that isn't connected to someone in the film industry some way."

Up All Night theater company's first play shows promising future
Star News
New theater companies in Wilmington don't come along all that often. Up All Night is the latest group of Wilmington actors, directors and theater lovers to express their affection by creating a formal company. The group's first show is running through Sunday at the Brown Coat Pub & Theatre. Up All Night's founders and participants are mostly, if not entirely, current and former UNCW students, including Mims, director Nick Reed and producer Liz Bernardo.
Other coverage:Port City Daily

Former Seahawk standouts aim to take life together overseas
Star News
After spending the past four years in the same place, Tanner Milson and Christi Laite decided to spend the rest of their lives together when they got engaged the same afternoon as their graduation from UNCW.

ITA Honors Wilmington Seahawks Men's Tennis Team For Academics
Beach Carolina
The Intercollegiate Tennis Association, the governing body of collegiate tennis, has recognized the UNCW men's team as an ITA All-Academic Team and four players as ITA Scholar Athletes.

Scalf signs three-year deal to remain UNCW baseball coach
Port City Daily
Veterancoach Mark Scalf, UNCW's all-time winningestbaseballcoach and the Colonial Athletic Association's career leader in conference victories, has signed a new three-year contract that will keep him at the helm of the school's successful program.

Hoops (M): Kevin Keatts on the road
Star News
Kevin Keatts has been in Indianapolis recruiting this week at the Adidas Invitational. UNCW hasn't announced its full nonconference schedule yet, but most of the opponents are already known. The big paydays will come from trips to Louisville (Dec. 14) and Minnesota (Dec. 27), which Keatts revealed here in May.

UNCW continues search for swimming coach
A third candidate will be interviewed this week for the swimming and diving head coaching vacancy at UNCW.
Other coverage: Star News

UNCW legend Brett Blizzard gaining a new basketball reputation in Wilmington
Star News
At 34, Brett Blizzard sees the next chapter of his basketball-centric life clearly. Stop the coach between drills at this camp, and he's quick to rattle off ambitious plans for the future - a full lineup of travel teams, exposure camps and an after-school program.