UNCW in the News

Jan. 4 - 8

North Carolina Now: Profile of Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli
A native of Brazil, UNC Wilmington's new Chancellor Dr. Jose V. “Zito” Sartarelli brings with him 35 years of professional business experience. But it's the valuable lessons he learned growing up on a farm that he applies on a daily basis to foster a mindset of leadership, teamwork and perseverance for his students and staff members at this coastal institute of higher learning.

Economic Forecast Forum 2016: Jose V. Sartarelli
Time Warner Cable News (Video Included)
Capital Tonight anchor Tim Boyum talks to UNCW Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli.

Editorial, Jan. 6: Bond issue needs support
Locally, the biggest project is the $66 million Allied Health and Human Services/Nursing Building at UNCW followed by nearly $6 million for building projects at Cape Fear Community College, including needed repairs and renovations.

On The Horizon For 2016
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
In the near term, UNCW is making plans for a major event in March: the formal investiture of the chancellor.

Cape Fear Voices: Community empowers UNCW
Jose V. Sartarelli reflects on his first six months as Chancellor of the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

"A Closer Look" - Sartarelli on Spellings, "Connect NC" bond and installation as UNCW Chancellor
On the job for nearly six months, Chancellor Jose “Zito” Sartarelli has had a chance to see and hear how things work on the campus of UNC Wilmington.

On the Next CoastLine: The Cape Fear Region's Hispanic Population
The Hispanic population is growing in the Cape Fear region, while the national presidential primaries are bringing the topic of immigration reform to the forefront.  How are these tensions converging in the local area? Dr. Edelmira Segovia of UNCW’s Centro Hispano and Helen Tarokic, an immigration attorney in Wilmington, weigh in.

Economist Predicts 2.5 Percent Growth For Region In 2016
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
The Wilmington area’s economy is expected to grow by a moderate 2.5 percent this year, a regional economist predicted Thursday. “We’re going to end up growing slightly faster than the national average – so not a banner year, but not a bad year,” said Adam Jones, regional economist at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, to a crowd attending an economic forecast event Thursday morning at the Wilmington Convention Center.
Additional coverage: WECT; WHQR

2015 in review: UNCW, CFCC see changes in top leadership
Port City Daily
The expected entrance of a new campus leader, and the sudden exit of another, topped the list of changes at UNC Wilmington and Cape Fear Community College, respectively, in 2015.

UNCW Taps Posey To Direct Center For Marine Science
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Center for Marine Science (CMS) will start the new year with a new person at the helm. The school has named Martin Posey director of the research center.

UNCW Terrorism Specialist Says Banning Refugees Isn't The Answer
Leaders across the country – including North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory – are calling for a hold on accepting Syrian refugees.  But WHQR’s Isabelle Shepherd reports that professor Daniel Masters, a terrorism specialist from UNCW, says this move won’t decrease the threat of terror. 

N.C. 24 shutdown reveals elevated fears
The Daily News
A UNCW professor and expert in anticipatory fear said recent public shootings are “reminders” that sway perceived threats. “The frequency with which they occur and the locations where they occur remind us that the threat can be anywhere,” said Len Lecci, a researcher and professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

On the Next CoastLine: New Year, New You
Joining us in the studio, Jen Johnson, a life coach and counselor, and Lindsey Nanney of UNCW's School of Health and Applied Human Sciences.

A Master's Degree Is The New Bachelor's
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (*sponsored content)
The UNCW Cameron School of Business offers three specialized master’s degrees to meet the needs of busy professionals: Master of Science in accountancy, Master of Computer Science & Information Systems, and our International MBA program.

Clyde Edgerton entertains Episcopalians
Local literary favorite and UNCW professor Clyde Edgerton is giving a show Thursday at St. James Episcopal Church. Edgerton, whose novels ("Raney," "The Bible Salesman," "Killer Diller," etc.) often deal with matters of faith, will be the next speaker in the St. James lecture series. The free program begins at 7 p.m. Jan. 14 in the St. James Great Hall, at Third and Market streets.

Manatees to get new 'threatened' status
The exact number of manatees swimming through the Cape Fear region is hard to calculate because researchers rely completely on residents calling in and reporting sightings to the University of North Carolina Wilmington's marine mammal stranding program, said Erin Cummings.

Teachers talk about educating in the digital world
At UNCW today, teachers, principals and school administrators met to talk about new ways to incorporate technology into their classrooms.
Additional coverage: WECT

Wilmington addresses police cams, heroin treatments, meetings
Lumina News
The Wilmington Police Department, together with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, plan 20 community meetings between residents and police, which will be organized through the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

City Council approves more community conversations with police
Wilmington City Council members approved a $9,500 fund allocation for law enforcement community conversations. Police Chief Ralph Evangelous said these meetings are hosted by UNCW and targeted on youth violence.

Pen to Paper to Stage
Wilma Magazine
University of North Carolina Wilmington senior Meghan Cooke is on the cusp of her career and already delighting audiences with her comedic sketches at TheatreNow’s Sketch Comedy shows.

GOING ALOFT: Chapter 1: The Ship and Her Captain
Essay by John Wolfe, a licensed captain who holds a BFA in creative writing from UNCW.

NHRMC Physician Group adds 3 medical professionals
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
NHRMC Physician Group announced the addition of nurse midwife Ann King to its Coastal OB/GYN Specialists & Midwifery practice. King graduated from University of Georgia with a bachelor's degree, after which she received a master's degree in accountancy from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

CELEBRATING LEGACY: The fifth annual Port City Rip the Runway Fundraiser  
The fifth annual Port City Rip the Runway fashion show will take place at 6 p.m. on Sat., Jan. 9 in UNCW’s Kenan Auditorium and is open to all ages.

Former UNCW standout named Carolinas Golf Association Player of the Year
Port City Daily
Former UNCW standout Lori Beth Adams was among six golfers to be named 2015 Richard S. Tufts Players of the Year by the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA).

UNCW students debate campus hoverboard ban
Some UNCW students said they would agree with the university restricting hoverboards on campus.

UNCW graduates audition for final American Idol
UNCW graduates Jordan Sasser and Alex Sasser tried their luck this week in becoming the last American Idol.

Tickets on sale for 14th Annual UNCW Spring Training Banquet
Port City Daily
Tickets for the 14th Annual Spring Training Banquet are now on sale. Former UNCW baseball standout Rick Jones will be one of several featured speakers.

Trader Joe's Experience Helps Poppe Help Entrepreneurs
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
James Poppe, SCORE Cape Fear Region's new chairman, wants to expand the local organization's network so its volunteers can help more small businesses. He is working to forge tighter relationships with the Small Business Administration, the University of North Carolina Wilmington Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the local community colleges.

Get discounted registration for Color Me Rad 5K this spring
Port City Daily
Online registration is now under way for the Third Annual Wilmington Color Me Rad 5K scheduled for Sunday, April 3 on the UNCW campus.

Another successful semester for Seahawk athletic teams
One of the top fall sports seasons in the history of UNCW's athletic program has been complemented by exemplary work in the classroom as well. The program’s 314 student-athletes compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.213, with 69 percent of the group compiling at least a 3.00 or higher GPA.
Additional coverage: WECT

CAA schedule provides new challenges
The Seahawks started the new year mere hours later by diving head first into preparations for defending conference champion Northeastern.

Seahawks drop CAA road opener against Towson Tigers
William Adala Moto scored 20 points, hitting 13 of 14 from the line, to lead Towson past UNC Wilmington for a 76-60 win Thursday night.
Additional coverage: StarNews; Port City Daily

UNCW basketball starts conference play
Lumina News
Both the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s men’s and women’s basketball teams jumped into Colonial Athletic Association conference play last week.

UNCW beach volleyball releases schedule
UNCW head coach Amy Bambenek is pleased to announce the schedule for the beach volleyball program's inaugural season.

UNCW men's tennis earns preseason ranking

Checking in with a 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.

Hammerheads building team for 2016 USL season
Lumina News
The Wilmington Hammerheads FC are assembling talent as the soccer team prepares its roster for the 2016 United Soccer League season. One new addition will be familiar to local soccer fans, as the Hammerheads announced that University of North Carolina Wilmington defender Michael Mecham will join the team.

Hammerheads add midfielder; former UNCW standout joins Swope Park.
Jacob VanCompernolle was a four-year letter winner at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, leading the Seahawks to the second round of the NCAA tournament following the team’s first-ever at-large postseason berth as a senior.

Chillicothe grad Bambenek continuing success at UNCW
Chillicothe Gazette
Chillicothe High School graduate Amy Bambenek serves as head coach of the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s collegiate volleyball program that's coming off its first NCAA Tournament appearance.

Coaching shuffle tops sports news in 2015
UNCW track program reinstated: After pleading and fundraising from the community, UNCW chancellor Zito Sartarelli permanently reinstated the UNCW track and field program on Aug. 10.

UNCW returns to glory; Hammerheads hit rock bottom
UNCW made it to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2006, while the Hammerheads turned in league-worst numbers.

Defense, crowd noise powers UNCW comeback, but Northeastern's last shot wins game
Lumina News 
A roaring crowd of nearly four thousand and stingy press defense in the second half fueled a Seahawk comeback against Northeastern, but it was the Huskies that made the last-second play to take a 65-63 win over UNCW at Trask Coliseum.
Additional coverage: StarNews; Port City Daily; WECT

UNCW drops CAA opener to Elon
Junior forward Jordan Henry notched her fourth "double double" of the season with 12 points and a game-high 10 rebounds, but it was not enough as UNCW dropped its Colonial Athletic Association opener against Elon with a 67-60 decision at Trask Coliseum on Sunday afternoon.

Harris, UNCW women endure rocky start
UNCW’s women basketball coach Adell Harris is 28-76 in her four years.