UNCW in the News

UNCW in the News

Aug. 5-9

County announces new economic development initiative
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
University of North Carolina Wilmington Chancellor Gary Miller and Cape Fear Community College President Ted Spring will co-chair a steering committee to help New Hanover County and its municipalities determine how to do a more effective job of economic development.

Officials partner with UNCW, CFCC to determine how to attract businesses
New Hanover County and the City of Wilmington are partnering with UNCW and Cape Fear Community College to determine how to attract businesses that will be a good fit for the community.

NC Girl Scouts sees spike in Latino population
Girl Scouts join UNCW Centro Hispano for Latino Alliance roundtable for community leaders to discuss ways to encourage further involvement with girls and their parents.

City, county to partner with UNCW, CFCC on joint economic development effort
Port City Daily
A gathering of community leaders applauded the announcement of a new, joint approach between the City of Wilmington, New Hanover County, UNCW and CFCC to forge a message defining the region and to plan for desired economic development.

Some city council members question process to create new brand
Star News
Branding will help manage Southeaster North Carolina's reputation and economic development with the help from the city, New Hanover County and the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Area health directors joining forces
Star News
In an effort to address health issues facing the region and to maximize their ability to acquire grants, health directors from five area counties have formed a group with the University of North Carolina Wilmington and the South East Area Health Education Center.

Barclay West developers request 301-acre rezoning
Lumina News
The meeting ended with a lengthy conversation about a resolution in support of the University of North Carolina Wilmington facilitated Regional Branding Initiative.

Williams takes reins of UNCW pitching staff
Port City Daily
Veteran head coach Mark Scalf has announced the hiring of Matt Williams as pitching coach for UNCW's highly successful program.

Lady Seahawks non-conference hoops schedule set
The Seahawks begin preparations for the new season with an exhibition contest against UNC Pembroke before opening the regular campaign at Notre Dame.

Officials to hold Economic Development Planning Initiative conference for New Hanover Co.
The city and county will co-chair this initiative in partnership with UNCW and Cape Fear Community College.

Council withholds support on regional branding plan
Port City Daily
With the volunteer facilitation of UNCW, would incorporate community and business partners to create a brand meant to attract employers and visitors to New Hanover County and northern Brunswick County.

When Sandy Is the Norm: Are We Prepared for Hurricanes of the Future?
The Weather Channel
But these defenses only work for a while, especially on barrier islands, notes Dr. Dylan McNamara, an assistant professor of oceanography at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Wilmington area scores three No. 1 movies in a year
"It's been amazing that Wilmington has had all these big releases," said Dave Monahan, chairman of the University of North Carolina Wilmington's film studies department.

Randall Parkway project remains on schedule
Star News
The popular connector, which runs from Independence Boulevard across South College Road to the University of North Carolina Wilmington, is in the midst of a $5.6 million expansion.

Easley named to UNCW MBB operations post
The Wilmington Journal
UNCW men's basketball coach Buzz Peterson has completed his staff for the 2013-14 season with the appointment of Kevin Easley as the team's new Director of Men's Basketball Operations.

Area golf notes: Adams advances at U.S. Women's Amateur
Adams, a rising senior at UNC Wilmington, shot even-par 71 on Tuesday to finish at 2-over 144 for two rounds.

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship receives gift, signs lease
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
August is shaping up to be a busy month for UNCW's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE). Six months after the University of North Carolina.

Good Works - Chamber gives $50,000 to UNCW; Alliance donates to CFCC scholarship
Star News
The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, Aug. 6, will present the UNCWCenter for Innovation and Entrepreneurship with a $50,000 check.

UNCW to Offer High-Demand Nursing and Education Programs Online
In an effort to keep up with student demand, the University of North Carolina Wilmington recently announced the addition of two new online programs.

Sports briefs -- UNCW hires pitching coach
Star News
UNCW has gone to the junior college ranks to fill its coaching staff for the 2014 baseball season.

Guns in bars will be legal, but some still won't permit them
Star News
University of North Carolina at Wilmington officials opposed the legislation, citing safety concerns and fears that there could be more thefts with handguns being kept in vehicles. But the university had little to say after the bill became law.

Hasty: Fayetteville girl has a scream on the set of 'The Conjuring'
Fayetteville Observer
She found out about the casting business with the help of her uncle, David Holt, a graduate of the theatre department at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington.

UNCW Athletic Hall of Fame nominations open
Star News
The UNCW Athletic Hall of Fame honors former student-athletes, coaches and administrators, as well as longtime contributors, at the institution.

UNCW launches online degrees in education, nursing schools
News 14 (story ran in all major media markets statewide: Charlotte, Raleigh, Triad, Sandhills and Coastal)
Registered nurses looking to earn their Bachelor of Science degrees or teachers seeking a Master of Education will now be able to do so online at UNC Wilmington.

UNCW men's hoops schedule features games against Tar Heels, Pirates
Port City Daily
Four first-time opponents highlight the non-conference men's basketball schedule for Buzz Peterson and his UNCW Seahawks in 2013-14.