UNCW in the News

UNCW in the News

Sept. 29 - Oct. 3

19-member panel ready to begin search for UNCW leader
Star News
University of North Carolina system President Thomas Ross formally charged a 19-member search committee to begin the task of finding the next chancellor of the University of North Carolina Wilmington on Thursday. While Ross reminded committee members of the importance of involving the campus and community, he also recommended they keep the search confidential - a move he said will likely draw better candidates.

UNC President sanctions UNCW Chancellor Search Committee Oct. 2
Lumina News
Tom Ross, president of the University of North Carolina system, formally charged a 19-member search committee formed to seek candidates for the University of North Carolina Wilmington's next chancellor Oct. 2. The search for UNCW's next chancellor will be national in scope, facilitated by a national recruiting firm to be named at a later date.

UNCW officials mull transparency of chancellor search
The committee searching for UNC Wilmington's next chancellor hasn't decided if it will share the short list of finalists with the public. The committee, which met for the first time Thursday, will recommend three candidates to UNC President Tom Ross, who will select one name to pass along to the system's Board of Governors.

UNCW, CFCC to Reaffirm Partnership Agreement

Time Warner Cable News

Cape Fear Community College and UNC Wilmington are reaffirming a partnership that will help increase access to a four year degree for hundreds of students each year.
*This story ran in all major media markets statewide: Charlotte, Raleigh, Triad, Sandhills and Coastal
Other coverage: Star News, Greater Wilmington Business Journal and WECT

Baden shares saga of translation - from toxin to treatment and prevention
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
For veteran NIEHS grantee Daniel Baden, Ph.D., a William R. Kenan Jr. distinguished professor of marine sciences and director of the Center for Marine Science at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Aug. 31 was a noteworthy day. He presented the inaugural lecture in Duke Environment Hall opening the 2014 Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program lecture series with an inspiring account of research translation from bench to bedside to public health.

The Economy: Will This Expansion Be Showing Signs Of Life?
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
One of the hallmarks of theCameron School of Businessis our unique ability to bridge academic rigor with real-world practice. This endeavor is easy given that our proximity to the Atlantic Ocean draws businesses and retired senior corporate executives to our area. The Cameron Executive Network (CEN) draws on this wealth of talent to provide countless hours of one-on-one mentoring for our students.

The liaison
Star News
Edelmira "Edel" Segovia is proud to be an American. She is also proud of her rich Peruvian heritage. Her story is like something from a movie where you are hanging on to see what's next. But when it is all told, Segovia's story is the American dream at its best: a refugee who has become a UNCWofficial helping others.

Bob Creeden - Help attract technology to coast
Star News
Last month, I was honored to moderate the panel discussion "Who Are the Statewide North Carolina Leaders in Life Sciences?" at the Coastal Connect Entrepreneur and Capital Conference. One of the things that makes this community so important is its growing number of young startups and technology innovators who call Wilmington home. UNCW's CIE is doing great things with developing technology coming out of the university, and is part of a strong network of educational resources, advocacy groups, business leaders and local capital resources in the greater Wilmington community.

Offshore Energy In NC Sees Movement
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Around coastal Carolina, the Obama administration's invitation to the oil and gas industry to map potential deposits off the Mid- and South Atlantic coasts has spurred predictions of financial and environmental impacts. A study by Quest Offshore predicts 55,000 new jobs and a $4 billion boost by 2035. Another study by Michael Walden tells a somewhat different story. "All the estimates of what might be out there are wild guesses," said Lawrence Cahoon, a biological oceanographer at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Like its economic impact, the environmental costs of drilling also involve educated guesses.

Bookmarks - Port City flair in latest 'Essays'

Star News

UNCW faculty members, Wendy Brenner, Philip Gerard, David Gessner and Robert Anthony Siegel, have essays included in "The Best American Essays," coming out Oct. 7 from Mariner Books.

Review - 'Doctor' is laugh-out-loud funny
Star News
As soon as the house lights faded on the audience Saturday night at the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Mainstage Theatre, Sganarelle (Bruno Rose) and his wife, Martine (Arianna Tysinger), exploded onto the stage in mid-bicker, fast-talk arguing back and forth in a whirlwind of wild, colorful costumes. Berkeley and her crew have the timing down pat, allowing a 348-year-old comedy to simmer with all the styles, genres and characters it has influenced over the years - from burlesque to "Family Guy" - and serving it up in a hilarious, refreshing production.

Expert weighs in on cyber security threats to protect you
It appears that with every click of the mouse, there's another cyber security breach; the latest include Target, Home Depot, Gmail, and Jimmy Johns. Cyber security expert and IT security officer at UNCW Zachery Mitcham provides some valuable tools you can arm yourself with to better prepare against a cyber security breach.

Cancer care expo Thursday at UNCW
Star News
Women of Hope will host the Carolina Cancer Care Community Expo on Thursday at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. The day kicks off with a vendor fair and expo from 1 to 7:30 p.m. at UNCW's Warwick Center. The expo will feature medical and commercial vendors, resources and crafters.

DWI checkpoint yields multiple charges
Star News
The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office S.A.F.E. unit hosted on Saturday a multi-agency DWI Checking Station in the 6300 block of Oleander Drive near Boathouse Road, according to a news release. More than 100 charges and 12 arrests were made. The sheriff's office was assisted by the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office, the Onslow County Sheriff's Office, the Wilmington Police Department, the Carolina Beach Police Department, the UNCW Police Department, the N.C. Ports Authority Police Department and the N.C. DHHS BAT unit.

Carolina Authors luncheon will be Nov. 8
Star News
The American Association of University Women's (AAUW) annual "Lunch With Carolina Authors" is coming on Saturday, Nov. 8 in the Warwick Center at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. The authors' roster is a mite slimmer than in past years, but they're all fascinating. Included is UNCW's newest faculty member May-lee Chai.

Local Fraternity goes homeless for charity

On any given night over 600,000 people are without a home. One local fraternity is taking a stand to homelessness in our area, and ditching their beds for cardboard boxes. For the 6th year in a row, Alpha Tau Omega is going homeless for four days and three nights. ATO fraternity will be camped out front of UNCW's Wagnor Hall until Friday. They are accepting any non-perishables, clothes, unwanted goods, etc.

Zombies to take over downtown Wilmington this weekend
The 7th annual Zombie Walk kicks off in the Port City Saturday afternoon.The walking dead will come out in droves to gather donations for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. The troupe starts at The Underground on North Front Street at 4:30 p.m. You can come "pre-zombified" or show up at noon to get layers of grotesque makeup put on by volunteers from CFCC and UNCW. Makeup costs $5.

Anniversary a chance for rowing club to look at past, future
Star News
Established in 1989, the Cape Fear River Rowing Club is celebrating its 25th anniversary and will hold a competition against UNCW's crew team on Sunday at Riverfest.

Savings Add Up In Energy-Efficient Homes
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
During their search for a place to live in Wilmington, first-time homebuyers Nathan and Stephanie Crowe wanted a beautifully designed house near their workplace. In May, the couple became two of the first residents to move into Tonbo Meadow. Only four miles from the University of North Carolina Wilmington where Nathan works as a history professor and Stephanie a librarian, Tonbo Meadow is considered a model of eco-friendliness, with all aspects of sustainability making up a key characteristic in its construction.

Outdoor Apparel Firm Shares Plans For Downtown Store
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Outdoor Equipped, a multi-million-dollar company based in Wilmington that sells outdoor apparel online, is opening its first brick-and-mortar store inside a landmark building downtown. The store will open in November, said Chad Hankinson, a Wilmington resident who owns the four-year-old company with his brother Mike Mayo. Hankinson bought a home in Wilmington five years ago when one of his four sons - all of whom have been students at the University of North Carolina Wilmington - said he wanted to attend UNCW.

California becomes first state to ban plastic bags
California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. Brown on Tuesday signed the bill by Democratic state Sen. Alex Padilla of Los Angeles. As for local efforts to combat plastic bags, The Surfrider Foundation has been encouraging residents and government leaders throughout New Hanover County to support a plastic bag reduction campaign. Resolutions have already been passed by UNCW, Kure Beach, and Carolina Beach to try and reduce the community's use of plastic bags.

In-Sea finds niche in apparel industry
Lumina News
With a degree in marine biology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, local free diver, spearfisherman, waterman, photographer and writer Ryan McInnis never planned to start a clothing business. That is, until he noticed a market yet to be tapped in the clothing industry for free divers, spearfishermen and others who play underwater.

TekMountain Expands Tenant Base With SayItSocial
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Last week, digital advertising agency SayItSocial announced that it would relocate to office space at CastleBranch's tekMountain. The digital advertising firm will be the fourth tenant of tekMountain office space, said tekMountain director Audrey Speicher. Speicher said that tekMountain has reserved space at its co-working tables for Cape Fear Community College and University of North Carolina Wilmington computer science and business students. "We have a collaborative relationship with the CIE," Speicher said. "We're trying to create a strong network for entrepreneurs. Where they decide to locate is all about the fit for each entrepreneur."

Coeds line up for beach living
Lumina News
Every year around Oct. 1, the Wrightsville Beach Intracoastal Vacation Rental opens registration for college rentals on the beach for next year. Students waiting in line Wednesday, Oct. 1, were hoping for one of the 15 student rentals for late August to early May of the 2015-16 school year. "Getting in line at 4:30 a.m. was pretty rough but it turned out to be the sweet spot because we were the first here," said Chapel Hill native and UNCW junior Nicholas Alphin."

UNCW men's soccer is nationally ranked

The UNCW Men's soccer team is nationally ranked! According to the university, the Seahawks are ranked 22nd in both the College Soccer News and Top Drawer Soccer rankings.

#22 UNCW takes down #9 UNC 4-3 in front of record crowd
Jamie Dell scored twice, including the game-winner, as #22 UNCW topped ninth-ranked UNC Chapel Hill, 4-3, before a UNCW Soccer Stadium attendance record of 2,613 on Tuesday. The Seahawks ran their winning streak to six straight and improved to 8-1-1. The Tar Heels, meanwhile, dropped their third consecutive outing and fell to 5-4.

Other coverage: WRAL, WWAY, Port City Daily and Star News

#22 UNCW hosts #10 UNC Chapel Hill on Tuesday
The 22nd-ranked Seahawks host another ranked opponent on Tuesday when 10th-ranked UNC Chapel Hill visits the UNCW Soccer Stadium at 7 p.m.
Other coverage: Star News

Seahawks dominate Canadian team in baseball exhibition
Star News
The battle to claim spots in UNCW's rotation next spring has already begun. Luckily, the returning starters - Jordan Ramsey, Nick Monroe, Evan Phillips and Ryan Foster - are eager competitors, on and off the field. UNCW's hurlers had thrown live batting practice sessions in recent months, but Wednesday marked their first chance to face outside competition since the season ended in May. While other Seahawks played summer ball, coach Mark Scalf wanted them to train on campus.

Lyche leads UNCW women's golf
Star News
UNCW's Annette Lyche shot a career-best 5-under-par 67 on Tuesday to tie for second individually at the Forest Oaks Fall Classic women's golf tournament in Greensboro. Lyche finished at 1-over 217 after three rounds (73-77-67). Teammate Megan Theiss tied for 11th at 224.

Hoops (M): Trey Grundy commits to UNCW
Star News

Kevin Keatts has tapped a familiar program to land UNCW men's basketball's latest recruit. Trey Grundy, a 6-foot-7 forward from Hargrave Military Academy in Virginia, gave an oral commitment to the Seahawks during an official visit Sunday.

Hoops (M): Notes from UNCW media day
Star News
The Kevin Keatts era at UNCW reaches its latest milestone Saturday. The Seahawks will hold their first official 2014-2015 practice on Saturday at 10 a.m. The team met the local media Wednesday afternoon to talk about progress in the new system and hopes for a brighter future.

Hoops (M): Kevin Keatts taps Hargrave Military Academy pipeline
Star News
Trey Grundy spent the weekend visiting Wilmington with his parents and left with his college basketball future set. A.W. Hamilton wasn't surprised to hear the Hargrave Military Academy forward gave his oral commitment to coach Kevin Keatts and the Seahawks. Keatts pulled several former Tigers, including preseason All-American Montrezl Harrell, to Louisville during his time under Rick Pitino. At UNCW, he's already brought in transfers Marcus Bryant and Denzel Ingram, a pair who grew up in the AAU program funded by Hargrave alum David West.

Coach Keatts brings new attitude for UNCW basketball
Star News
Six months in, UNCW players have already had plenty of get-to-know-you time with Keatts. NCAA rules permit at least small-group workouts most of the year, and the Seahawks stayed on campus for both summer sessions. Starting Saturday, the team will be allowed to practice 30 out of the 42 days leading up to their Nov. 15 season-opener at Old Dominion.

"Meet the Seahawks" for UNCW basketball & head coach Kevin Keatts
Kevin Keatts has been the head basketball coach at UNCW for nearly 6 months. So far, he's undefeated, practice officially tips off on Saturday. The season will start in mid November. The players are on the team are prepared to work hard. We're told they'll be better conditioned than Seahawk basketball squads in recent years.

UNCW 2015 baseball schedule includes trip to Florida State
Port City Daily 

The UNCW baseball team will play 35 home games and 17 contests against teams that advanced to the NCAA Tournament last spring when the new season kicks off in February 2015.

Baseball: Corey Dick out after knee surgery and other UNCW notes
Star News
The UNCW baseball team produced offense up and down its lineup in Wednesday's exhibition win over the Ontario Blue Jays at Brooks Field. Noticeably absent from the impressive box score was senior Corey Dick. The 6-foot, 255-pound first baseman is out for the fall after June surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee.

Hofstra smashes through UNCW for volleyball win
Star News

On Sunday afternoon, Hofstra proved this season's conference schedule will be a difficult one for UNCW. The Seahawks (11-5, 1-1) fell in straight sets to the Pride (14-2, 2-0) just two days after defeating CAA power Northeastern for the first time since 2005.