UNCW in the News

UNCW in the News

July 22-26

SAAC Announces Blood Challenge Date
The UNCW Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is once again partnering with the local chapter of the American Red Cross to conduct the 12th Annual Colonial Athletic Association Blood Challenge on Thursday, Sept 19.

All-Academic Honors For Track & Field
The UNCW women's track and field program has been recognized once again for its efforts in the classroom after being named an All-Academic team honors by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches...

Forum discusses spotting, stopping human trafficking
Panelists included representatives from the federal prosecutors of the Eastern District of North Carolina, the N.C. Department of Justice, the New Hanover County District Attorney's Office, the Rape Crisis Center at Coastal Horizons Inc., and the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

$20.6 billion state budget wins final legislative approval, goes to Governor
The News & Observer
Increases tuition for out-of-state undergraduates in 2014-15 by 12.3 percent at the UNC School of the Arts, N.C. A&T State, UNC-Chapel Hill and UNC Wilmington; the increase is 6 percent at other campuses.

UNCW to Host Color Me Rad 5K Event in October
Newswise (press release)
Spearheaded by UNCW Athletics, a portion of the proceeds from the run will go to support student-athlete scholarships, which offer deserving student-athletes the opportunity to be exemplary representatives of the Wilmington community.

N.C. Senate OKs bill to rewrite prostitution laws
Forum panelists include Dr. Darrell Irwin, associate professor of criminology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He teaches classes on human trafficking.

UNCW students have pick of amenities at new apartments
But not far from the UNCW campus students can find comforts that their parents and grandparents could only dream of - brand-new apartments where students each have their own bedroom, private bath and walk-in closet.

UNC Charlotte among nation's top 25 for value
Charlotte Business Journal
Other best-value schools in North Carolina include UNC Chapel Hill, Appalachian State University in Boone, UNC Wilmington and UNC Asheville. UNC Chapel Hill was the highest-ranked of those at No. 14, with in-state tuition of $7,693.

High-tech, health care part of growing employment trend in area
Just in May, there were 1.4 percent fewer manufacturing jobs in the Wilmington area than a year earlier, and that follows a trend that has lasted many quarters, according to N.C. Division of Employment Security figures.

UNC Wilmington offers new way to support sports

UNC Wilmington sports supporters have another way to give back. The Seahawk Club launched the Dub Club program Monday.

Some tinkering around over at UNCW
Many of us who have been over to UNCW and attended multiple athletic events know how simple and, in some cases, out of date some of the athletic facilities are.

Former UNCW swimmer killed in mountain climbing accident
A former UNCW swimmer has died while mountain climbing in Washington over the weekend.

UNCW adds to athletic giving options
The Seahawk Club unveiled a new initiative on Monday called The Dub Club, a way for groups of people to band together and give money to specific programs inside the UNCW athletic department.

UNCW basketball icon to compete in alumni showcase event
Former UNCW basketball standout Brett Blizzard will be in Wilmington soon to play in the Basketball Alumni Legends League showcase event in two weeks.

Blizzard Set To Play In Showcase Event
UNCW men's basketball icon Brett Blizzard has agreed to play for the North Carolina entry in the Basketball Alumni Legends League (The-Ball) showcase event in two weeks.

Local credit unions see growth
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Judy Tharp, PACU's CEO, said that her organization teamed up with Cameron School of Business at the University of North Carolina Wilmington to do "extensive research" on the southeastern North Carolina market before committing to the East Coast acquisition.

Where the money goes
The News & Observer
Out-of-state students attending University of North Carolina campuses in Chapel Hill, Wilmington, Greensboro, and Winston-Salem would see tuition increases of 12.3 percent next year, and 6 percent at other campuses.

Port City Java teams up with UNCW for campus shop
But with a growing awareness and push for local companies and products on campus, she said it was the "right time" for UNCW to team up with...

Cheap Seat - Heat still on UNCW to find the solution fast
The talk at UNCW lately has been all about numbers: budget deficits, sports portfolios, tuition hikes, athletic fees.

Bookmarks - Acclaim builds for UNCW writers
Last month, we noted how two local writers, Rebecca Lee and Nina de Gramont, had picked up plugs for their latest books in national publications. Well, the praise just keeps coming.

UNCW department head plays priest in locally filmed horror movie
George Zervos, a former Greek Orthodox priest and chair of UNCW's Department of Philosophy and Religion, was a consultant of the locally filmed horror movie 'The Conjuring.

Professor helped film achieve its authenticity
"The Conjuring," the latest Hollywood tale of demonic possession, has an air of authenticity. "I was totally blown away that everyone got the theology of Catholicism exactly right," said Diana Pasulka, a UNCW associate religion professor hired as a history and language consultant on the film.

Youths Bolster Recycled Oyster Reef-Building Efforts at St. James Plantation
For two days, the kids have worked with St. James volunteers and interns from UNCW to reintroduce some 125 bushels of cleaned oyster shells to area waterways.

StarNews hosting public forum on human trafficking
The panel includes: Dr. Darrell Irwin, associate professor of criminology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He teaches classes on human trafficking.

Human trafficking quietly destroying lives
"I think this is another progression," said Darrell Irwin, a University of North Carolina Wilmington criminologist who teaches classes on human trafficking,