UNCW in the News

UNCW in the News

Sept. 1-5

UNCW entrepreneurship organization hosts one-year conference
Entrepreneurs and investors convened for the Coastal Connection Conference Thursday in Wilmington. The conference was hosted by UNCW's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE).
Additional coverage: Time Warner Cable News; Star News; Greater Wilmington Business Journal; Miami Herald; Charlotte Observer

UNCW opens mobile device testing center, hosts venture event
WRAL Tech Wire
The UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) is pleased to announce that the Coastal Open Resource App Lab (CORAL) is now open.

UNCW entrepreneur incubator celebrates anniversary
Star News
Ready to celebrate its first anniversary Sept. 5, UNCW's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship was formed to raise the profile of the business start-up community in Wilmington, Jim Roberts said, and to act as a connector - of businesses to mentors, to investors and to each other.

How old do you look and how long will you live? Website claims to know
Karl Ricanek Jr. from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington visited the FOX8 studios in High Point on Friday to explain the science behind Facemyage.com. FOX8's Chad Tucker tried the website himself. According to the website, Tucker looks 41 years old and has an expected lifespan of 82.1 years.

September Spotlight
"An Evening with Molly Ringwald" takes place at 7 p.m. September 17 at University of North Carolina Wilmington's Kenan Auditorium. Ringwald will performs songs from her album Except Sometimes, which was released earlier this year. Her appearance kicks off UNCW Presents' 2014-15 season.

United Way Of The Cape Fear Area Elects Board Members, Officers; Presents Award
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
United Way of the Cape Fear Area announced the election of new board members and officers. Tom Barth, UNCW, was reelected for a three-year term. Seven new board members were elected to serve from 2014 to 2017 including Charlie Hardy with UNCW.

Bookmarks - Writers keep it all in the family
Star News
Karen E. Bender and her husband, Robert Anthony Siegel, have been one of Wilmington's literary power couples for more than a decade. Siegel is an associate professor of creative writing at UNCW and his short story "The Right Imaginary Person" is included in the 2014 edition of "The O. Henry Prize Stories," which will be released Sept. 9 by Anchor Books.

Editorial - Jobs outlook slowly improving, but efforts to attract industry must continue
Star News
North Carolina's unemployment rate is finally on par with the national average, although there's a broad variation among counties. UNCW economist Woody Hall says that in New Hanover and Brunswick counties there were clear indications that previously discouraged workers - those who had fallen out of the labor market after months or years of being unable to find a job - were being employed.

Breaking down salary increases for UNCW employees
UNCW employees are getting raises, but some will get significantly more money than others.

It's 'bombs Away' For New Brew Outlet
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Caleb Churchwell, Jacob Wright and Zach Boylston are putting the finishing touches on Bombers Bev Co. in anticipation of a Sept. 8 opening.Churchwell earned a degree in chemistry at N.C. State University before making his way into the craft beer industry. Boylston, a Navy veteran and University of North Carolina Wilmington graduate, will head up marketing and social media.

Local Actresses, Directors Worry About Loss Of Film Tax Incentive
Movies filmed in North Carolina were receiving a 25% tax incentive, but this year's state budget takes that incentive away. Actress Samantha Katelyn says those in the industry may have to move. "The film crews are local to North Carolina. These are people who, most of them got their degrees at UNCW and are able to work in North Carolina with film," says Katelyn.

Local protesters draw attention to seismic testing
Brady Bradshaw, event coordinator for Ocean Rescue, and his crew were dressed as oil workers to show the negative side effects of seismic testing. From the small state of Delaware all the way to Florida, seismic testing has been approved. Ocean Rescue and UNCW Eco teamed up to create cardboard replicas of marine life to spread awareness.

Mullins Joins Homeowners Mortgage Enterprises
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Andrew Mullins has joined the Wilmington office of Homeowners Mortgage Enterprises as a mortgage loan officer, according to a recent news release. A graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, he has worked in the mortgage industry locally for more than 12 years, the release stated.

Former UNCW pitcher DeLoach finds groove in minors
Star News
Tyler DeLoach, a 26th-round pick of the Los Angeles Angels out of UNCW in 2012, seemed on his way out of affiliated ball early last season. Following a stay in extended spring training, he's been among the organization's top arms.

UNCW athletes collect CAA weekly hardware
Star News
UNCW grabbed an impressive haul in the first round of CAA weekly awards of the fall season. Soccer players Jamie Dell and Katrina Guillou earned Player of the Week honors. Junior volleyball player Meredith Peacock was the CAA Defensive Player of the Week, while teammate Sydney Brock claimed Rookie of the Week.

UNCW student-athletes give back to Brigade Boys and Girls Club
Port City Daily
The UNCW men's and women's basketball teams capped a busy offseason recently byvolunteeringat Wilmington's Brigade Boys and Girls Club on its annual field day.

UNCW men's basketball to face Louisville; program releases 2014-15 schedule
Port City Daily
UNCW men's basketball coach Kevin Keattswill carry his revamped team to challenging venues at Louisville and Minnesota early in 2014-15 to prepare for an 18-game Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) schedulethat features several of the league's heavyweights in the first month of the new year.

UNCW men beat High Point 2-0
Jamie Dell and Kalvin Kromer each scored goals as UNCW opened the 2014 season with 2-0 blanking of High Point in the season opener for both teams on Friday at Vert Stadium on Friday.

UNCW men's soccer team takes down UNCG in double overtime
Colin Bonner's header for a goal in the 106th minute lifted UNCW to a 2-1 win over in-state rival UNCG on Monday at the UNCW Soccer Stadium. The Seahawks moved to 2-0 with the win to open the season while the Spartans dropped to 0-2.
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Local masters swimmers compete at world championships
Star News
Local swimmers competed in last month's FINA long course world master's championships in Montreal. The group is from Hawk Masters UNCW, a team of about 75 swimmers based out of UNCW. All nine swimmers competed in multiple events, and many earned top-10 finishes. More than 3,000 people participated in the event.

Talented UNCW men's soccer team has unique challenges
Star News
As the new season begins, Heaney keeps looking for new ways to spark a team with lofty expectations. It's a different feeling this time around. Entering last year, UNCW hadn't produced a winning record since its run to the NCAA Tournament in 2009. Now the Seahawks have the results to back up their confidence. There's pressure to keep progressing and a fine line between the top and bottom of the standings in the competitive CAA.

UNCW Sports - Volleyball starts with sweep
Star News
Sophomore Nicole Lott totaled 24 kills in two matches to lead the UNCW volleyball team to a sweep of Coastal Carolina and Fairfield on Friday at the Hilton Garden Inn Wilmington Mayfaire Classic at Hanover Hall. The Seahawks (2-0) opened their season with a 3-1 win over rival Coastal Carolina (0-1) before sweeping Fairfield (0-2), 3-0, who played in the NCAA tournament last fall after winning the MAAC Championship.

CAA Men's Soccer Weekly Report - Sept. 1
PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Jamie Dell. His sensational goal from 18 yards out in the 28th minute was the game-winner as UNCW picked up a 2-0 road victory at High Point last Friday. The senior midfielder bent a left-footed shot just inside the left post as the Seahawks knocked off an HPU squad that was chosen to place second in the Big South.

Seahawks coach hopes early challenges will result in a net gain for season
Star News
Fans didn't just pack the bleachers at Hanover Hall for Saturday night's UNCW volleyball match against N.C. State. They filled the stairways, leaned on railings and lined the walls, too. The unofficial count for the free event put attendance at 631, a record for coach Amy Bambenek's six seasons. UNCW dropped that match to the Wolfpack in five tense sets, but the atmosphere provided a clear highlight for a successful opening weekend.

UNCW cross country forced to change course
The Seahawk Invitational - one of the few invitational cross country events in Southeastern North Carolina - has a new look for its 27th edition. The college races, traditionally held on Friday, have been eliminated this year.

Home football opener for Wildcats set for Friday
With a pair of important wins over in-state foes Campbell and UNC Charlotte achieved, the UNCW women's soccer team travels to Blacksburg, Va., this weekend to battle Wake Forest and host Virginia Tech in a four-team event.

Men's tennis: Preseason check-in
In the spring, UNCW won its fourth Colonial Athletic Association title in six years and played in the NCAA Tournament for the fifth time in that span. The Seahawks have become one of the most consistently successful teams on campus under Mait DuBois.