UNCW in the News

UNCW in the News

August 11 - 15

UNCW 'filling in the gaps' on youth violence problem
UNCW hosted a series of meetings on campus, where several organizations met to discuss the next steps in a fight against youth violence in the Port City. The four topics of discussion at Wednesday's meeting were prevention/intervention, education, law enforcement relationships, and job creation for young people in the community. Representatives from organizations like the Wilmington Housing Authority, Dreams of Wilmington and the Safer Schools Task Force all convened at the various meetings.

Committees Pursue Strategies Combatting Youth Violence
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
A group of nonprofit agency representatives spent two hours Wednesday afternoon discussing how best to connect disadvantaged young people and adults with employment. That meeting, one of four that took place on the University of North Carolina Wilmington campus Wednesday, represented the next step in the Wilmington community's effort to combat youth violence.

UNCW and Sampson Community College team up to prepare nurses
UNCW and Sampson Community College have an agreement to provide a seamless four-year curriculum through the Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses Project (RIBN). This program wills partnerships between community colleges and universities to provide a four-year nursing option that dually enrolls students.

Wilmington's Next Glass, nCino to be featured at CED Tech Venture Conference in Raleigh
Port City Daily
The Council for Entrepreneurial Development has announced that Wilmington companies Next Glass and nCino will be among 18 companies at this year's CED Tech Venture Conference in Raleigh. Next Glass has offices at UNCW's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and lab space at the university's MARBIONC facilities.
Additional coverage: Greater Wilmington Business Journal

NC engineering, tech grads cash in
Amid the sluggish economic recovery, many families are wondering how best to make their increasingly expensive investment in college pay off. North Carolina has tried to provide an answer by releasing the average salaries earned by students, linking college records with information collected by the state's unemployment agency. Gabriel Lugo, a mathematics professor at UNC Wilmington and president of the school's faculty, said he discussed the website with four department chairs in both the liberal arts and the sciences at his university. They shared concerns about how the data will be used by policy-makers allocating state resources, he said.

Movie filmed in Wilmington now available on demand
Audiences around the world can now see a movie written and directed by Terry Linehan,whoteaches Film Studies at UNCW. The movie Don't Know Yet was filmed in Wilmington. It's about a man down on his luck, looking for answers as he travels through North Carolina, giving rides to hitchhikers.

No toxic algae in samples of county drinking water
Star News
No toxic algae was found in water samples taken from a suspected algal bloom near the intakes for the Brunswick and New Hanover county drinking water supplies, according to test results from the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Larry Cahoon, a biologist at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, said some of his students first found colonies of the microcystis in water samples taken above the Bladen County dam about two weeks ago.

North Carolina Campus Kicks off the School Year with a Focus on Healthy Eating
Guest post by Courtney Simmons, MS, RDN, CSSD, LDN, Campus Dietitian, and Jessica Jones, Peer Educator, Health Promotion, University of North Carolina Wilmington, look at how college is a time of transition, not only in an academic sense, but also in a personal "taking charge of your own health" sense.

N.C. brewmeisters discuss burgeoning craft
Star News
Would-be brewers from around Wilmington and those just interested in the business gathered Monday afternoon for some tips and advice from three North Carolina brewmeisters. The presentation and discussion at the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship of the University of North Carolina Wilmington came as craft brewing here gains momentum and the city looks to develop a zoning code for the businesses.

Area craft brewers discuss the business of beer
Port City Daily
In the business of brewing, it takes more than a bag of hops, a few barrels and a tasty signature beer to make it. It also requires some entrepreneurial spirit, a bit of industry acumen and a whole lot of capital. Several craft brew insiders handed down that recipe for success yesterday during an informal conference at UNC Wilmington's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE).

Microbreweries Burgeoning in the Cape Fear; Making It Pay Off Requires More than a Great Brewmaster
Looking to open a brewery? Three expert panelists offered tips to potential start-ups at "The Business of Beer," a talk hosted byUNCW'sCenter for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Panelists caution that 95% of all start-up brewers are undercapitalized. Beyond money, a brewer must understand industry regulations and distribution laws.

Business of Beer: Challenging, Costly and Friendly
Beer. That one word, actually two-free beer-made it easy for UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) executive director Jim Roberts to draw a packed room to "The Business of Beer at the Beach" on Monday August 11th. Some of the attendees traveled from all over the state to take part in the evening.

Partnership keeps 2014 UNCW Beach Blast safe, fun
Lumina News
When more than 3,000 college students swarm the beach at Crystal Pier Aug. 19, both Wrightsville Beach and University of North Carolina Wilmington officials said years of partnership ensure the 2014UNCW Beach Blast will unfold problem-free. The university takes many precautions to keep the event under control.

Aspiring teachers persevere as numbers dwindle
Star News
For the past year, public education supporters have said the near-constant changes to North Carolina's public schools will mean fewer people want to go into - and stay in - education. The StarNews spoke to several students from UNCW's Watson College. Those people say they're keenly aware of both the problems in education and the perceptions of them. To them, the best way to fix those problems is to get into education - and convince their communities that, in their view, public schools are working.

A local inventor is opening a space for local entrepreneurs
Local inventors gathered at UNCW Friday night to discuss the future of their ideas. Andrew Williams, a local entrepreneur, held the social to get the community's feedback on his newest project, Makerspace.

Film heritage from an outsider's perspective
Lumina News
Cucalorus Film Festival's Scottish film curator Shona Thomson will create an event for this year's festival that examines the festival's impact on Wilmington. Thomson spent two weeks immersing herself in every aspect of the city's film culture as a Cucalorus artist in residence by meeting with the Wilmington Film Commission, the University of North Carolina Wilmington film department, the Wilmington Dance Cooperative and leaders of venues that will host films during the festival.

First of Four Concerts in Series Presented by Wesley Memorials Features UNCW Faculty Brass Quintet
Beach Carolina Magazine
Wesley Memorial United Methodist is proud to present a Brass & Organ Concert on Sunday, September 7th at 5:00 p.m., at 1401 S College Road in Wilmington, featuring the UNCW Faculty Brass Quintet, Dr. John Rack on timpani, and Dr. Bettsy Curtis on organ. The concert is the first of a four concert series called "Concerts on College", which will also feature Chi Rho (Wake Forest Men's Christian a cappella group), UNCW Piano ProfessorBarry Salwen (pianist), and the UNCW Seabelles.

GOP committee set to pick Goolsby replacement
Star News
Wilmington attorney Michael Lee said Monday he will serve out the remainder of former state Sen. Thom Goolsby's term if asked by the executive committee of the New Hanover County Republican Party. So is being the incumbent, even if for a short time, worth it? Probably, said Craig Burnett, a political scientist at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He said that even with the public's view of elected officials sitting near record lows, voters more often than not re-elect 90 percent of their federal and state representatives.

Bookmarks - Club picks author's first try at fiction
Star News
'I had written, like, journalism, non-fiction, plays but I had never written fiction," said Wrightsville Beach author Anne Russell. "I decided to give it a try." Accordingly, Russell entered the graduate creative writing program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, working under Wendy Brenner. She earned her MFA in 1999 with the manuscript of a novel called "Tropical Depression," but then she set it aside.

Dr. Pilar Johnson joins Novant Health Oceanside Family Medicine in Southport
Port City Daily
Dr. Pilar Johnson, a UNCW alum, has joined Dr. John Moore at Novant Health Oceanside Family Medicine in Southport.

Hoops (M): UNCW players take a break and other notes
Star News
UNCW men's basketball players are on break between the end of summer school and the start of classes, but that doesn't mean coach Kevin Keatts gets a breather. Keatts and his assistants are focused mainly on recruiting right now, going over evaluations made during the July live period and setting up official visits for the coming weeks.

Seahawk shares summer volleyball experience abroad
Port City Daily
UNCW rising junior Meredith Peacock recently traveled to Europe with Bring It Promotions (BIP) as part of the 10th Annual European Global Challenge. Paired with collegiate players from some of the top volleyball programs in the nation, Peacock and her BIP Development/USA squad spent four days training in Slovenia before heading to Pula, Croatia, for the four-day tournament.

New UNCW swim coach looks to future, honors past
Star News
Jason Memont took over the Seahawks this week well aware the coming days will be filled with adjustments - great and trivial - for him and his swimmers. The new coach inherits a unique situation, stepping in for Allen, who founded the team in 1977 and stayed in charge until his retirement at the end of June.

Personal workout
Jacksonville Daily News
Smith, the owner of TOPS Athletics in Ogden, has been hired to develop a strength training program for the University of North Carolina Wilmington volleyball team. This routine, demonstrated by former UNCW heptathlete and TOPS trainer Jessie Van Hulst, focuses primarily on the glutes, quads and core - the muscles that can increase your vertical jump.

UNCW celebrates 20th season women's soccer with opener against Tar Heels
Port City Daily
With just a few more weeks to go before the start of the fall sports season across the high school and college level, the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) released its preseason rankings for women's soccer this week. Entering the program's 20th season, UNCW (48 points) was chosen fifth, followed by Delaware, Drexel, Elon, Towson and College of Charleston.

Tar Heels edge Seahawks in soccer
The 4th ranked North Carolina Tar Heels defeated UNCW in a women's soccer exhibition game on Tuesday night. Click the play video icon in order to see our game highlights after the news airs.
Other coverage: Beach Carolina Magazine

Men's soccer: Preseason check-in
Star News
Almost everybody is back for UNCW men's soccer this fall, including Nathaniel Goodwin.

The Dub Hub Volleyball: Preseason check-in
Star News
UNCW finally broke through last fall, compiling its first winning season since 1996. Those Seahawks earned the No. 3 seed in the CAA Tournament before falling two wins short of an NCAA bid. The team relied heavily on All-CAA hitter Christi Laite, the leader in kills for the third-straight season.

A look at local ballplayers in big league, minor league baseball
Star News
As the Major League Baseball season heads into the dog days of summer, the Miami Marlins may be on the outside looking in for postseason play, but former UNCW standout Chris Hatcher has seen his fair share of big league hitters over the last week.