UNCW in the News

Oct. 24-28

UNCW's Writers' Week to feature most diverse lineup ever
Writers, editors, publishers and agents will join in Writers Week programs Oct. 31-Nov. 4 on the UNCW campus.
Additional coverage: encore

Communique: Feast Down East's "Food Day" | Sustainable Food Fair
Food Day is Monday, Oct. 24 in front of Wagoner Hall at UNCW

2016 Health Care Heroes Finalists
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
The Greater Wilmington Business Journal’s 2016 Health Care Heroes awards program honors individuals and organizers who are making a significant impact on the quality of health care in the Wilmington area. UNCW faculty members Antonio Puente and Dan Johnson are among this year’s nominees.

Bachelors rule in local congressional race
Marital status is what Aaron King, a University of North Carolina Wilmingtonpolitical scientist, calls candidate characteristics -- one of the personal traits voters could use to decide for whom to cast their vote. 

Filmaker Claudia Stack turns her lens on sharecroppers
Local historian and educator Claudia Stack will premiere her new film on sharecroppers at the Lumina Theater at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. The premiere comes under the auspices of the Upperman African American Cultural Center and its yearlong program entitled “Yours to Tell.”

Up, up and away: What's next for Wilmington International Airport
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
New for ILM in 2017 is a UNCW graduate student project that will explore and evaluate various strategies for optimizing the airport’s assets and create a plan for the future of ILM Business Park. 

In the Loop: Upcoming area business events
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
UNCW's CIE hosts an EXPORT UNIVERSITY workshop 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 26. Export University is a series of courses on exporting intended to help companies gain skills and innovation in international sales.

Members of state panel raise questions about new flood maps
The Outer Banks Voice
Two leaders of the 20-member panel that advises the state Coastal Resources Commission want to create an ad-hoc group to review and try to solve what they view as potential conflicts between state rules and the latest flood insurance rate maps produced by the state and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. UNC Wilmington is one of the agencies that pitched the idea during presentations at the council’s most recent meeting.

Cape Fear Museum to remove 103 non-local artifacts
Cape Fear Museum is still doing some spring cleaning. Museum Registrar Heather Yenco said a UNCW graduate student interning with the museum this summer combed through its collection and identified items that were not of relevance to the region, in poor condition or a duplicate of a more historically local artifact.

Ham biscuits rule at annual Ministering Circle gourmet sale
Star News
The event, whose 2015 sale helped fund more than $31,000 in scholarships for healthcare students at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and Cape Fear Community College in 2016, has been a popular draw with area foodies for more than 30 years.
Additional coverage: WHQR

60 years in the mud: "Oyster Al" Smeilus on life in Masonboro
Al Smeilus has spent six decades harvesting fish, and stories from the Masonboro Sound area.  After attending the University of North Carolina Wilmington and getting a job managing chemical and petroleum storage tanks, fishing and oystering became something Smeilus did in his free time. But when he retired in 2008, he went back to the water.

UNCW Hosts National Nuclear Science Week 'Big Event'
Time Warner Cable News
The annual event opens student's eyes to the achievements of the nuclear sciences and the endless possibilities they provide.

Arts Council of Wilmington distributes $50,000 in grant funds
UNCW Presents was awarded $3,750 for the Seahawk Family Arts Matinee series.

UNCW students go homeless for the homeless
Alpha Tau Omega, a fraternity at UNCW, is set up in front of the busy Randall Library to raise awareness of homelessness.

Clinton visit could boost down-ballot candidates
With a big name like Clinton, voters could be reminded that there are other candidates out there looking for their support, said Aaron King, professor of political science at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

The 2016 Women to Watch Award Winners
Wilma Magazine
The fifth annual WILMA's Women to Watch Awards took place October 21 at CFCC's Union Station to announce this year's winners. Also at the event, WILMA distributed scholarships to University of North Carolina Wilmington students Christina Davillier and Tini Howard.

Cape Fear Garden Club awards $84K in grants, scholarships
The Garden Club also awarded standing grants worth $11,800 to Cafe Fear Community College, UNCW and the North Carolina Audubon Society for Battery Island.

Concerts on College Presents Brazilian Pianist Mauricy Martin at Wesley Memorial
Southport Times
Admission is free, however, donations are appreciated with contributions benefitting scholarships to UNCW students and the music ministry of the church.

Cucalorus Film Festival and Connect Conference - Full Schedule Released
Yahoo News
Bridging the gap between technology and creativity, Cucalorus Connect draws investors, inventors, and startups together for panels and workshops covering marine biotech, crowdfunding, social entrepreneurship, and more. Presented in part by the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and tekMountain, Connect features big names in the startup ecosystem.

Williston Legacy Team aims to strengthen historic school
The Williston Legacy Team organizers decided on a three-pronged mission for the Legacy Team: supporting students, beautifying the grounds and developing a curriculum on Wilmington and Williston history. The team will build that curriculum with professors from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

'Walk in Her Shoes' event raises money, awareness for rape crisis center
Members of the Chi Pi fraternity at UNCW took off their shoes and donned high heels to raise money for the rape crisis center at Coastal Horizons. 
Additional coverage: WWAYWSFX

Amy Long
Amy Long, a lecturer in Environmental Science at UNCW, found her cancer journey difficult but ultimately rewarding.

Azalea Festival picks surfing artist's work as official 2017 image 
"Sea of Spring" by Wilmington artist Sean D. Ruttkay is the official artwork of the 2017 N.C. Azalea Festival. A 2005 graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Ruttkay was diagnosed as dyslexic in the first grade.

15th Annual Landfall Tradition kicks off

Top-ranked teams from across the country headed to the Port City to play in the 15th annual Landfall Tradition. UNCW women's golf hosts the event on the Pete Dye Course at the Country Club of Landfall.
Additional coverage: News & Observer

Baseball: Seahawks add transfer Breydan Gorham
UNCW baseball has bolstered its pitching staff with the addition of Appalachian State transfer Breydan Gorham. 

Top college golf programs in town for 15th Annual Landfall Tradition
Port City Daily 
A cavalcade of the nation's top women's golf teams journey to the North Carolina coast this week for the 15th anniversary of one of the top collegiate golf events in the nation, The Landfall Tradition. The three-day event is hosted by UNCW.
Additional coverage: StarNews

UNCW's Patrick Cover named CAA golfer of the week
UNCW junior Patrick Cover earned Colonial Athletic Association Co-Golfer-of-the-Week honors after taking second at the Old Dominion/Outer Banks Intercollegiate earlier this week in Powell’s Point, N.C.

ACC Operation Basketball Kicks Off Hoops Season
Duke basketball was picked to finish first in the ACC Preseason poll. Their first round matchup against UNCW in the Sweet 16 last season helped develop many of their young players, according to team captain Matt Jones. "The team we played that night was really special, really talented," he said.

Dukes down UNCW men's soccer 2-0
James Madison used two goals in the opening eight minutes to earn its fourth win in the last five games, a 2-0 Colonial Athletic Association victory over UNCWon Wednesday night at the UNCW Soccer Stadium. 

Laney's Caroline Cahill named WECT Athlete of the Week
Caroline Cahill has already verbally committed to attend and play golf at UNCW next season.

Seahawks predicted to finish in first in CAA men's basketball
Defending champion UNCW collected 37 of 40 first-place votes to successfully defend its title and versatile junior guard Chris Flemmings was tabbed Preseason Player-of-the-Year at the Colonial Athletic Association's annual Men’s and Women’s Basketball Media Day festivities at the nation’s capital.

UNCW's college basketball season officially opens with Midnight Madness
Port City Daily
With the customary smoke, colored lights and a penchant for the unpredictable, Midnite Madness rang in the new season for the UNCW men’s and women’s basketball teams on Friday night at Trask Coliseum.
Additional coverage: StarNews

Seahawk women's soccer clinches CAA Tourney berth
Junior forward Serenity Waters scored two goals, including the game-winning marker in the 92nd minute, as UNCW secured a berth in the Colonial Athletic Association Women's Soccer Championship.

UNCW men's soccer falls at Northeastern 1-0
Northeastern ended a three-game losing streak in the series against UNCW.

UNCW Women's Basketball Primed for Turnaround Season
By the end of the 2015-2016 basketball season, Adell Harris' women's basketball team was down to six players, between injuries, dismissals and redshirts. Now UNCW looks to take the next step towards advancing to an NCAA Tournament.  

College basketball preview: UNC Wilmington looks to dominate the CAA again
Sharp coaching, tenacious defense and talented guards guided UNC Wilmington to a special season and continued its rapid, remarkable resurgence. 
Additional Coverage: StarNews

Overtime result puts UNC-Wilmington women’s soccer into Colonial Athletic Association Tournament
Port City Daily
It quite literally came down to the final game of the regular season to decide seeding for the 2016 Colonial Athletic Association Women’s Soccer Championship following UNCW’s 2-1 overtime result against Elon.

Seahawk duo earns CAA honors
UNCW junior forward Serenity Waters and freshman midfielder Brittany Matsinger have been recognized by the Colonial Athletic Association for their efforts last week as the Seahawks clinched a berth in the CAA Championships.

Wilmington Sports Podcast, Oct. 23-30: High school football; UNCW athletics; PPD IRONMAN Triathlon
Port City Daily
College fans had a chance to see the UNCW men’s and women’s basketball teams at Midnight Madness on Friday. The women’s soccer team on campus has clinched a spot in the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament.
Laney’s Caroline Cahill in the hunt after day one of 4A Golf Championship at Pinehurst
Port City Daily
Laney High School standout Caroline Cahill is in the hunt for an individual title after the UNC-Wilmington commit fired a two-over-par, 72, on Monday during the opening round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) 4A Championship.