UNCW in the News

Oct 3-7

UNCW Outlook Conference: regional economy building momentum
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Adam Jones, associate professor of economics and regional economist with the UNCW Cameron School of Business, and Thomas Simpson, executive in residence of economics in the Cameron School of Business, announced the forecasts at the annual Economic Outlook Conference Thursday morning.
Additional coverage: WWAY

State Jobs and Contract Fair at UNCW Opens Doors to Employment
TWC News
The Opportunity NC Jobs and Contractor Forum was held at UNCW Friday, informing small businesses and students about career and contracting opportunities with the state of North Carolina. 

Take a tour and celebrate marine science at the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Crest Campus
Port City Daily
This past Saturday, UNCW hosted an open house and “Outdoor Science Carnival” at the university’s CREST Research Park.

Pianist Elizabeth Loparits' path led from Hungary to UNCW
A native of Hungary, Elizabeth Lopartis is now a faculty member and staff accompanist for the music department at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where she teaches keyboard students in UNCW's Arts Academy and works with advanced voice students.

Our Opinion: An investment in our history and our future
The Wilson Times
North Carolina has an opportunity to preserve Civil War history with the North Carolina Civil War History Center. The history center’s board of directors assembled a body of scholars who were tasked with compiling a set of facts that would form the basis of the stories and exhibits. Philip Gerard, a creative writing professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, then used those facts to write a narrative story. 

EDITORIAL, Oct. 2: Support Brunswick, Wilmington bond issues
When thinking about funding such long-term projects, it’s important to be aware of essential facilities and infrastructure we have today -- New Hanover Regional Medical Center and UNCW were founded and built with bond money, for example.

The Learning Agility of US Presidents
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (*Sponsored content provided by Dave Hoff, Chief Operating Officer and Executive VP of Leadership Development, Easi Consul)
For the second summer in a row, I had the privilege of being a student in a presidential forum offered by UNC Wilmington’s Osher Life Long Learning Institute (OLLI). In this year's student-led seminar, we focused on FDR through Richard Nixon.

First at Four: Going back to school? Q&A with advice for 'non-traditional' students
UNCW Assistant Dean of Students Stephanie Ganser talked today on WECT News First at Four about advice for non-traditional students.

W2W Alum: An update on previous Women to Watch winners
To mark the fifth year of WILMA’s Women to Watch Awards, we checked in with the 27 recipients, including UNCW’s Lori Messinger and Natasha Davis, to see what they’ve been up to since winning. Here are some of their updates.

The Return on Investment of Executive Education
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Article written by Laura Gail Lunsford, PhD, Director of the UNCW Swain Center.
Is it true you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Or does the Harvard Business Review have it right in its recent article, "The Best Leaders are Constant Learners?”

Zombie Hearts
This October, the ninth annual Wilmington Zombie Walk will again benefit the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. The event’s makeup coordinator Jessica Gaffney is a theater department faculty member at University of North Carolina Wilmington and Cape Fear Community College.

Opera Wilmington president, treasurer resign
Star News
Nancy King, the group’s artistic director and an associate professor of music at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, said Opera Wilmington will restructure itself over the next few months.

The Latest: UNC Wilmington orders mandatory evacuation
Washington Times
The University of North Carolina Wilmington has issued a mandatory campus evacuation for all students.
*This story ran in all major media markets.

Cancellations due to Hurricane Matthew
The following events have been cancelled due to the approach of Hurricane Matthew. Branford Marsalis Quartet & Kurt Elling concert, scheduled for Thursday night at UNCW, has been postponed. A new date has yet to be selected.

UNCW students react to mandatory storm evacuation
WWAY stopped by UNCW on Tuesday evening to see if students are worried and how they’re preparing for the mandatory evacuation.

Communique: Nuclear Science Week at UNCW | October 20-22
The three-day event is jam-packed with activity. Some highlights include a tour of GE Hitachi and various other events being held at the UNCW Education Building.

UNCW professor, investor named to state retirement board
Ronald E. Copley was appointed to the North Carolina Supplemental Retirement Board of Trustees. Copley is the principal of Copley Investment Management, a Wilmington-based investment group he founded in 1985 and an adjunct professor of finance at UNCW.

Food Bank hosts Chef's Feast on the River
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Chef’s Feast on the River will bring together renowned area chefs like Ryan Andress of UNCW Catering for a culinary collaboration for a cause.

UNC Wilmington calls in workers as students evacuate campus
The Daily Progress 
Employees at the University of North Carolina Wilmington have been told to report to work as usual as students are being ordered to evacuate the campus.

UNCW students prepare to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Matthew
UNCW issued a mandatory campus evacuation Tuesday, with all students leaving campus by noon on Thursday. University officials said they will find every student a place to go off campus if need be.

PNC economist sees strong 2017 for Wilmington
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Pittsburgh-based Mekael Teshome spoke at PNC’s third annual economic forecast event in Wilmington. Adam Jones, associate professor and regional economist at University of North Carolina Wilmington, said he generally agreed with Teshome’s assessments. “The only thing we might disagree about is, we see a possible bubble forming in commercial real estate,” he said. “Our macro economist, Tom Simpson, believes this is an area to keep an eye on.”

Anthem discussion on UNCW hoops agenda
UNCW doesn't yet have an official stance on national anthem protests, but athletic director Jimmy Bass said he wants athletes on campus to feel heard.

Chalking incidents prompt free speech concerns
The Daily Tar Heel
UNC Wilmington sent an email to its students clarifying its chalking policy Sept. 22. The school now permits chalking on campus sidewalks as long as the content is not obscene, vulgar or libelous.

Meet the 2016-17 Colonial Athletic Association champs: UNC Wilmington Men's Basketball Team
Port City Daily 
The defending Colonial Athletic Champion UNCW Men's Basketball Team took the floor at Trask Coliseum on Wednesday to meet with local media members as an introductory event for the Seahawks moving into the program’s third season under Coach Kevin Keatts.
Additional coverage: WECTStarNews

Kevin Keatts quickly turned UNCW into a mid-major to fear
Today's U
Kevin Keatts' pressure defense and run-and-gun offense immediately turned UNCW from Colonial Athletic Association bottom-feeder to conference champion. 

Wake's Adopted Son Justus Now Assistant at UK
Winston-Salem Journal
Joel Justus was recently elevated to a full-fledged assistant coaching position at UK. He graduated from UNC Wilmington, where he played basketball for coach Jerry Wainwright.

Tar Heels edge Seahawks in soccer Tuesday night
Senior midfielder Nico Melo scored the game's only goal in the 68th minute as No. 4 North Carolina held off No. 20 UNCW to earn a 1-0 victory in a non-conference contest at Fetzer Field on Tuesday evening. 
Additional coverage: StarNews

UNCW women’s basketball team holds media day
Prior to taking the Trask Coliseum court for their second practice of the season, Coach Adell Harris and the 2016-17 UNCW women’s basketball team met with members of the local media on Monday afternoon.
Additional coverage: WECTStarNews 

Billy Donlon hired to add physicality to Michigan basketball's defense
Detroit Free Press
Consider new Michigan men’s basketball assistant coach Billy Donlon a defensive coordinator of sorts. Donlon played at University of North Carolina Wilmington in the late 1990s when U-M coach John Beilein was coaching at Richmond.

Watch Coach Keatts interview: University of North Carolina-Wilmington men's basketball opens practice
Port City Daily 
The wait is finally over. After back-to-back Colonial Athletic Association regular season championships and a trip to last year's NCAA Tournament, the UNCW basketball team hit the floor for their first official practice inside Trask Coliseum.
Additional coverage: StarNews

UNCW women take down Hofstra 4-1
UNCW used three goals in the opening 28 minutes to build an early lead and added an insurance goal in the 63rd minute to earn a 4-1 Colonial Athletic Association victory over Hofstra at the UNCW Soccer Stadium on Sunday.
Additional coverage: StarNews

Towson downs UNCW volleyball
In a key early-season matchup in Colonial Athletic Association volleyball action, Towson tripped up UNCW, 3-1 (23-25, 25-18, 25-14, 25-22) on Saturday at the SECU Arena.

UNCW's Julio Moncada leads Seahawks to 1-0 win
UNCW earned its third straight win over Drexel and now holds an 11-4-0 advantage in the all-time series.

University of North Carolina Wilmington alum Colin Bonner guides Oklahoma City Energy FC to USL playoff result
Port City Daily
Seventh-seeded OKC Energy FC pulled off a remarkable comeback Saturday as former University of North Carolina Wilmington’s men’s soccer standout Colin Bonner tallied two stoppage-time goals to upset second-seeded Rio Grande Valley FC 3-2 in the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2016 USL Cup Playoffs.