UNCW in the News

Jan. 18-22

UNCW Chancellor talks plans for the university
During Friday's Board of Trustees meeting, Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli elaborated on UNCW's strategic priorities, one of which is raising $100 million dollars by 2021. Much of that money would be used to help fund scholarships for students.

UNCW Board of Trustees talks progress
The UNCW Board of Trustees met Friday and a big part of the conversation was about the positive direction the university is heading in.

UNCW hopes to expand online and military programs
Online course expansion and greater recruitment of military students are on the horizon for the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

UNCW's MBA, Teacher Education Programs Make National Affordability Lists
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
The MBA program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington is among the best bargains in the country, according to a list published Monday by the online business education resource Top Management Degrees.

UNCW Discusses New Fundraising Philosophy
UNCW is looking to revamp their fundraising efforts between university advancement and the Seahawk Club, and as of now, that means creating a new position, a Director of Development for Athletics.
Additional coverage: Port City Daily

UNCW Bans Hoverboards in Campus Buildings
Following the trend of some University of North Carolina system schools, the University of North Carolina Wilmington has banned the indoor operation and charging of “hoverboards” in all campus buildings, including residence halls.
Additional coverage: WWAY, WECT, Winston-Salem Journal, News & Record

UNC System Sets Enrollment Growth
Greensboro News & Record
Over the past five years, three campuses have seen double-digit growth: UNC Wilmington (14 percent gain), UNC Charlotte (11 percent) and Western Carolina (11 percent). 
Additional coverage: Winston-Salem Journal

Is This Stone Linked to the Lost Colony of Roanoke?
Wall Street Journal
David La Vere, a historian at the University of North Carolina Wilmington who wrote a book about the stones, is skeptical, but intrigued.

Hundreds honor Martin Luther King Jr. at annual Wilmington parade
Doctor King's youngest daughter, Bernice King, will be the keynote speaker for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at UNCW this Friday at 7 p.m.

Cucalorus hit screens at UNCW this week
The Cucalorus fan favorite 'Wilmington on Fire' will be playing in the Port City again, this time at UNCW's Kenan Auditorium.

Wilmington Police ready to use overdose-reversing drug
Port City Daily
In the local effort to combat the growing heroin epidemic, the Wilmington Police Department is now the third agency in the Cape Fear area to get the life-saving drug Naloxone to use in opioid overdose response.  Agencies included in the EMS umbrella for overdoses are the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office, the Wilmington Police Department and eventually, the UNCW police department.

UNCW alum paints to raise awareness for Guatemalan war widows
Not many of us can say they've truly found their calling. UNCW graduate Evin Leek is using her passion for painting portraits to raise awareness for a small group of women who live thousands of miles away.

Recent UNCW grads to host Backpacks to Briefcases
Recent UNCW graduates will host Backpacks to Briefcases for young adults entering the workforce Wednesday night. In a difficult job market, the event introduces students to local employers.

NHCS teachers win awards, earn board certification
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
A number of New Hanover County Schools teachers have been recognized recently. UNCW graduate Jay Robinson has been named the county’s 2015 Exceptional Children's Teacher of Excellence by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction. In addition, five teachers have been chosen as Beginning Teacher Promise of Leadership Award recipients by the Watson College of Education at UNCW.

UNCW Baseball Players Receive CAA Championship Rings
The players on the UNCW baseball team received their 2015 CAA Championship rings on Thursday night at halftime of the UNCW-Delaware basketball game. 

UNCW Defeats Delaware for the Second Time this Season
Colonial Athletic Association Player-of-the-Week Chris Flemmings registered his second career double-double with 17 points and 13 rebounds as UNCW completed a regular season sweep of Delaware with a 79-70 victory in CAA men’s basketball action Thursday at Trask Coliseum.
Additional coverage: StarNews, Fox Carolina, News Journal (Wilmington, Del.), Port City Daily

UNCW's Colin Bonner selected in third round of MLS SuperDraft
Senior forward Colin Bonner became the first player in UNCW men's soccer history to be selected in the MLS SuperDraft when he was chosen by FC Dallas in the third round of the 2016 Major League Soccer SuperDraft early Tuesday.
Additional coverage: StarNews

UNCW's Flemmings named CAA co-player of the week
UNCW guard Chris Flemmings has been named the Colonial Athletic Association's co-player of the week after the junior helped the Seahawks to a pair of victories last week.

LA Dodgers agree to one-year deal with former UNCW pitcher
Port City Daily
Former UNCW pitcher Chris Hatcher will be back in Los Angeles for the upcoming Major League Baseball season as the Dodgers announced last week that they have avoided arbitration with the right-handed reliever.

UNCW moves forward with baseball/softball plans
UNCW’s plans to upgrade its baseball and softball facilities took a step forward Friday. The Board of Trustees approved siting and aesthetics for the planned joint indoor hitting facility as well as batting cage upgrades at Brooks and Boseman fields.

UNCW camp brings major league teachers, new talent together
Around 60 youth baseball players signed up for the two-day UNCW Pitcher/Catcher camp that began Saturday, bringing former and current MLB players from all over the country to help enhance the younger players’ performance.

Snipes Dribbling All-Stars perform at UNCW
The Snipes Academy Dribbling All-Star team performed during halftime of the UNCW Basketball game Friday as part of an ongoing initiative by Snipes to teach kids and give them an outlet for growth.

UNCW outlasts William & Mary in OT
UNCW needed those heroics and much more to hold off William & Mary in an entertaining back-and-forth battle that featured 10 ties and 16 lead changes between the second half and the extra period. Neither team ever led by more than six points.

Late run push Pride past UNCW women
Senior guard Darius Faulk scored five of her 10 points in the fourth quarter as Hofstra used a late 10-0 run to rally past UNCW for a 68-64 Colonial Athletic Association victory at Trask Coliseum on Friday afternoon.
Additional coverage: StarNews; Port City Daily

Ingram welcomes a second chance at UNC Wilmington
News & Observer 
Denzel Ingram, a former basketball standout at Chapel Hill High, has had a nomadic college hoop career. But the 6-foot point guard has at least been able to stay in his home state while playing for two Division I programs in North Carolina. After two seasons at Charlotte, the Chapel Hill resident decided to transfer to UNC Wilmington.

CAA honors UNCW's Chris Flemmings as co-player of the week
The Colonial Athletic Association has recognized UNCW's Chris Flemmings as the league's Co-Player-of-the-Week after the junior guard propelled the Seahawks to a pair of key wins and into a tie for first place in the circuit.