UNCW in the News

UNCW in the News

Sept. 16-20

N.C. officials target drug, alcohol abuse at UNC campuses
Star News
State government officials are working with the University of North Carolina system to combat drug and alcohol abuse on its campuses, though officials in Wilmington say they've seen a slight decline in abuse by students here.

Still spots left for runners & walkers in 'Color Me Rad' 5K
The 'Color Me Rad' trend is sweeping the nation and the University of North Carolina Wilmington is hosting one October 20, 2013.

New online programs offer big opportunities
The Seahawk
UNC Wilmington announced the launch of new nursing and education programs, offering specific degrees through online courses.

UNCW women's soccer team continues surge
Star News
With their 1-0 victory over Coastal Carolina on Thursday, the UNC Wilmington women's soccer team continues building momentum.

Seahawks extend win streak to three
The Seahawks picked up their fourth win in five contests as they moved to 4-5-0 overall in collegiate women's soccer action Thursday at the UNCW Soccer Stadium.

Seahawks' questions as practice time starts
Star News
Transition defense was emphasized Monday afternoon during UNCW's first men's basketball team workout of 2013-14.

CSHL is part of iPlant group awarded $50 million to create US biology cyberinfrastructure
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $50 million to investigators at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) at the University of Arizona and other members of the multi-institution iPlant collaborative, which include the University of Texas, Austin, and the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

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FIU begins operating Aquarius Reef Base in the Keys
Miami Herald
A year ago, the federally owned Aquarius Reef Base - the world's only operational underwater research habitat - was on life support and after more than 20 years as its operator, the University of North Carolina Wilmington declared it was ending its affiliation with the program.

Visiting violinist inspires local students
Lumina News
Ray Chen performs for a small audience gathered on the Kenan Auditorium stage as part of the University of North Carolina Wilmington series.

For Chen, no 'tiger mother' needed
Star News
As a happy 3-year-old, Ray Chen loved to strum around the house on a toy guitar. "Then something told me to put the guitar up to my chin and play it with a chopstick" for a bow, he told an audience Monday at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Former Supreme finds harmony, passion as solo performer
Star News
Mary Wilson, who's performing Sept. 19 at UNCW, was an original member of the Supremes

Chords for a Cause supports local and global charities
Lumina News
This year's sold out concert will be held in the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Trask Coliseum on Sept. 28. Sister Hazel, the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra and the Voyagers choral group of JohnT. Hoggard High School will put on a show people of all ages can enjoy.

The Scene: A look at arts and entertainment in the Port City
Port City Daily
The Wilmington Symphony kicks off its 43rd season with "Sleeping Beauty," featuring soprano Nancy King, Saturday from 8 to 10 p.m. at UNCW's Kenan Auditorium.

'Four Last Songs' on bucket list for director, soloist
Star News
In a season that will include everything from a holiday opera to a celebration of cultural diversity, the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra opens its 2013-14 season at UNCW's Kenan Auditorium on Saturday.

Seahawks to compete in Thursday's Cape Fear Literacy spelling bee
Port City Daily
Adult teams of three, including members of the UNCW men's soccer team, will try to dodge a swarm of words in this week's CFLC spelling bee.

Brian Mull - Seahawks hope new focus equals big wins
Star News
Members of the UNCW women's golf team grooved their strokes, circling the hole

Parents, students learning to navigate good, bad of social media
Star News
Cyberbullying worries parents so much because it feels beyond their control, said Kate Nooner, assistant professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Free Ticket Tuesday: 2 concerts at UNCW
Star News
There are a couple of big events at UNCW on Thursday night (Sept. 19) and we've got tickets to both of them to give away.

Student ID cards no longer adequate identifcation at NC voting polls
North Carolina's new voter ID law will exclude the use of a college, university student ID as an adequate form of identification, according to UNCW's Seahawk.

City approves its end of Live Oak Bank expansion incentive
Port City Daily
Satterfield previously cited UNCW economist Woody Hall with a report of a $57 million annual economic outbloom from the company's expansion

Williams aims to keep UNCW tradition alive
Star News
Matt Williams is the latest person charged with molding and developing UNCW's veteran staff that aims to remain among the CAA's best.

College Watch: Former Grafton Volleyball Standout Morgan Kline Named CAA Offensive Player of the Week
Williamsburg Yorktown Daily
Former Grafton High volleyball standout Morgan Kline received a pair of honors this week for her efforts in leading the University of North Carolina Wilmington to a 4-0 showing at the Hilton Garden Inn Mayfaire Volleyball Classic over the weekend.

UNCW Presents Performing Arts in Action
Star News
For over 20 years, UNCW Presents has attracted high-caliber performing artists and lecturers to the Cape Fear region.

Marine sciences group picks Wilmington for convention
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
In 2015, Wilmington will host an annual gathering of international science and business leaders focused on the sustainable harvesting of ocean resources and Jeffrey Wright, professor of marine science, chemistry and biochemistry at the University of North Carolina Wilmington's MARBIONC, is among more than 100 speakers.

Annual UNCW, CAA blood drive set for Thursday
Port City Daily
UNCW students and residents of the Wilmington community will have an opportunity to help save lives Thursday, Sept. 19, when the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) partners with theAmerican Red Cross

End of an era: Arizona's Apache Drive-in theater set to close
Lexington Herald Leader
David E. Weber, an associate professor of communication studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, said drive-ins have declined nationally.
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UNCW named one of the best universities in the South
Port City Daily
UNCW has once again received national recognition as one of the region's top higher-education institutions.

UNCW hosts Syria forum for students
The forum was hosted by the history department at UNCW, the Team for Interdisciplinary Global Research and the university's Department of Public and International Affairs.

UNCW hosts forum on Syria
UNCW hosted a discussion today on Syria and the possibility of military intervention from the United States.

Wilmington startup Next Glass uncorks wine selection software
UNCW's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship's tenant Next Glass nominated for universal wine-based software.

Jumbo mortgages finding favor with bankers
Star News
Another reason for relatively cheap jumbo loans is that many banks keep them in their portfolios rather than selling them to investors, Graham said, said Ed Graham, professor of finance and real estate at the Cameron School of Business at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Cloutier, who discovered unpublished Harlem novel, next speaker at UNCW
Star News
The discovery of a previously unknown novel by a major figure of the Harlem Renaissance will be the focus of the next speech in the Buckner Lecture Series at UNCW.

Bookmarks - Crime writer J. Deaver to visit
Star News
Jeffery Deaver, the best-selling crime writer, is making an appearance for the Cape Fear Literacy Council at 6 p.m. Oct. 20 in the Burney Center at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

UNCW Sports - Seahawks pick up volleyball, soccer wins
Star News
Morgan Kline spikes the ball as UNCW hosts North Carolina A&T during the Hilton Garden Inn Mayfaire UNCW Volleyball Classic on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013.