UNCW in the News

Jan. 11-15

News and Notes - Aging in Place talks, Adult Scholars Leadership Alumni
The Adult Scholars Leadership Alumni will meet 2-3 p.m. Jan. 28 at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, 601 S. College Road. The meeting will feature newly installed UNCW Chancellor Jose V. "Zito" Sartarelli as guest speaker.

Professor David Gessner (Creative Writing) Appeared as the Host of National Geographic Channel's Flagship Show, Explorer, on Jan. 10
National Geographic
In the episode "Call of the Wild," Gessner camps, hikes and travels around the country to talk to leading scientists about the damaging effects that screens are having on our brains and the restorative effects of nature.    

Editorial, Jan. 10: A challenge for the entire community
We've also challenged our medical community to become more involved in trying to curb street violence. We would add to that list the leadership at UNCW and Cape Fear Community College.
Community members unite to talk diversity and acceptance
Thursday night the MLK Committee and the YWCA Lower Cape Fear hosted their first Potluck for Peace: Recognizing and Respecting Differences. The even included food, fellowship and discussion. The discussion was led by Kimberly McLaughlin-Smith, the diversity and inclusion specialist for UNCW.
Additional coverage: WECT

Workforce development program launches in New Hanover County
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
A federal-local partnership is launching a new career connections program for recent college graduates in New Hanover County. Participants in the local program must be a current resident of NHC, be unemployed or underemployed in their desired career field and must attend a career readiness seminar this week at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Clyde Edgerton admitted to N.C. Literary Hall of Fame
Author and UNCW professor Clyde Edgerton, Edgar Award-winning mystery writer Margaret Maron and the late Carl Sandburg will be formally inducted into the N.C. Literary Hall of Fame on Oct. 16.
UNCW to screen documentary 'Wilmington on Fire' Jan. 21
UNCW Presents and the Association for Campus Entertainment will host a public screening of the documentary Wilmington on Fire and a panel discussion on Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Kenan Auditorium.
Additional coverage: StarNews

2 UNCW art shows feature paintings by 1 professor, work collected from many others
Two exhibitions open at the University of North Carolina Wilmington on Jan. 14: “Submerge” and “Faculty Collects.”

ORIGINAL CHARACTER STUDIES: Local playwrights debut new works this week
Big Dawg will continue to showcase original shows throughout 2016 as well, including UNCW professor Frank Timble's “Extra Extra,” which will take place in June.

Walker Becomes Director Of Sales At Next Glass
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Next Glass recently promoted Brandon Walker to director of sales. A native of Aurora, Ohio, Walker attended Aquinas College and then transferred to University of North Carolina Wilmington.University of Mount

Olive in Wilmington adds Lenkaitis and Lare
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
The Wilmington campus of the University of Mount Olive recently added two members to its staff. Shea Lenkaitis is the campus’s admissions representative and Treva Lare is an academic advisor. Lenkaitis earned her Master of Arts in teaching from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Paying it forward leads to scholarship fund
Paying it forward is paving the way for UNCW student Chrissie Mooney who received a scholarship founded on that principle.

The Scene: Free documentary captures struggles of Civil Rights era
Port City Daily
Up all Night presents “The Holiday Wrighters,” an original play by UNCW graduate Z.F. Mims, at 8 p.m. tonight through Saturday at Old Books on Front Street.
Additional coverage: StarNews

How to pick a nonprofit: Points to consider
Natasha Davis, director of Quality Enhancement for Nonprofit Organizations (QENO), a partnership between the University of North Carolina Wilmington and myriad nonprofit stakeholders, shares her tips for pursuing an opportunity with a nonprofit.

New Hanover County Schools will hold its annual Science Fair on Jan. 21, in the gymnasium at Murray Middle School. Judges from local business, community, and government agencies such as city of Wilmington Stormwater Services, UNCW, Cape Fear Museum, N.C. Soil and Water Conservation District and Cape Fear River Watch will judge the students’ entries.

First at Four: Advice to help your New Year's Resolution stick
Karin Kassab, a local psychologist, talks about how to make your resolution stick in 2016. She received her master’s in clinical psychology, with a substance abuse treatment concentration, from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Lambda Chi Alpha, in Partnership with Feeding America, Raises More than 3.4 Million Pounds of Food during the Fall 2015 Semester
Lambda Chi Alpha's record-setting fall 2015 semester was led by chapters from the University of New Orleans (257,5000 pounds), University of North Carolina Wilmington (252,000 pounds) and Wooster Polytechnic Institute (192,800 pounds).

Recent UNCW grad settles on a career with nonprofits
In December, Harris and her boyfriend, Kyle Brown, both graduated from UNCW. They have been hired as English teachers in Mexico.
Writing Fantasies
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Freelance journalist Carson Vaughan reflects on his days as a graduate teaching assistant at UNCW.

Seahawks excel in classroom
UNCW's athletic program excelled in the classroom as well as on the field in the fall. The Seahawks' 314 student-athletes complied a 3.213 cumulative grade point average with 69 percent finishing with a 3.00 or higher.
Additional coverage: WWAY

UNCW Women get first CAA victory over Towson
Junior guard Jasmine Steele and senior guard Shatia Cole combined to score 29 points as UNCW held off Towson to earn its first Colonial Athletic Association win of the season, a 52-49 victory at the Tigers’ SECU Arena on Sunday afternoon.
Additional coverage: Port City Daily

Seahawks hammer Delaware to even CAA mark
Port City Daily
Freshman guard Mark Matthews poured in a career-high 18 points and junior center C.J. Gettys added a career-best 15 points as UNCW routed Delaware 85-67 in Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball action Saturday at the Bob Carpenter Center.

$850 million, and a sports wish list
With Powerball winnings at $1.4 billion it’s time to think about what we could spend that money on, from an athletic standpoint. Revamp UNCW: Athletic director Jimmy Bass has said somewhere in the $40 million neighborhood would check off every item on the school’s current strategic plan — including upgrades to Trask and a new baseball stadium for Mark Scalf.

Hoops (M): Seahawks still finding place in jammed CAA race
It’s less clear two weeks into the CAA season where UNCW (or anybody else, really) fits into the wider picture. The Seahawks have two comfortable wins over teams that appear ticketed for the bottom of the standings and two losses they’d like to have back.
In Elon's search for a league rival, UNCW appears to be likely candidate
Burlington Times News
The feel of a rivalry game arrives tonight for Elon in Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball. But not necessarily because UNC Wilmington, its closet opponent in its still-new league, is visiting Alumni Gym with both teams among a logjam near first place in the standings.

C.J. Bryce stays steady for Seahawks
C.J. Bryce is grateful for 24-hour access to Trask Coliseum. Every so often, the UNCW freshman will take advantage with a late-night shooting session.

UNCW releases schedule for inaugural beach volleyball season
Port City Daily
UNCW head coach Amy Bambenek has announced the schedule for the beach volleyball program's inaugural season.

Former UNCW Seahawk agrees to one year deal with Dodgers
The Dodgers have agreed to a one-year, $1,065,000 deal with pitcher and former UNCW standout Chris Hatcher, avoiding arbitration.

Second half spurt by UNCW Seahawks does the trick against Elon
Junior guard Chris Flemmings exploded for a career-high 28 points and senior guard Craig Ponder poured in 21 as UNCW blew past Elon, 91-82, in Colonial Athletic Association men's basketball Thursday at Alumni Gym.
Additional coverage: Port City Daily; StarNews

Seahawks add two to tennis team
The UNCW men's tennis team, led by reigning Colonial Athletic Association coach of the year Matt DuBois, has added two players for the spring season - Agustin Savarino and Aviv Ben Shabat.

UNCW men's tennis garners national ranking in preseason poll
Port City Daily
Checking in with a preseason ranking of No. 74, the UNCW men’s tennis team has been featured in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Preseason poll for the seventh consecutive season.