UNCW in the News

Oct. 31-Nov. 4

Writers' Week draws Southern talent to UNCW
StarNews
A number of young Southern writers will be among the speakers for Writers' Week at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
Additional coverage: WWAY

UNCW Writers' Week opens with launch of Clare Beams' 'ghost stories' for Lookout Books
StarNews
UNCW's Lookout Books formally unveiled its latest publication, the volume of stories, "We Show What We Have Learned" by Clare Beams, as part of Writers' Week.
Additional coverage: Charlotte Observer

Immigrant writers speak at UNCW Writers' Week

StarNews
Authors Lei Fong and Chinelo Okparanta gave the Buckner lecture Thursday night at UNCW as part of Writers' Week.

UNCW film professor Shannon Silva awarded $10000 state arts fellowship
StarNews
Shannon Silva, a filmmaker on the faculty of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, has received a $10,000 N.C. Artist Fellowship Award for 2017. 

State Scores More High Marks for Economy

Greater Wilmington Business Journal 
Though not mentioned specifically in the report, the Wilmington region is strong according to a local economist. “Of particular interest to me is the list of what matters most to site selectors and that our area is positioned or positioning itself well,” said Adam Jones, a regional economist at UNCW’s Cameron School of Business. 

Dozens of UNCW students 'Run to the Polls'
WECT
People were quite literally running to the polls at UNCW Thursday evening. The Run to the Polls event encourages students to get out and exercise their right to cast their vote.
Additional coverage: WWAYStarNews

Eight UNC campuses proposed to operate lab schools

News & Observer 
The UNC system has announced the eight campuses likely to establish K-8 lab schools at the direction of the legislature. The schools are proposed at Appalachian State, East Carolina, N.C. Central University, UNC Charlotte, UNC Greensboro, UNC Pembroke, UNC Wilmington and Western Carolina University. 

UNCW announces 'Run to the Polls' event
WECT
UNCW's Election Campaign Communication class announced Tuesday the second Run to the Polls event will be held Thursday.

W.M. Jordan Co. to manage construction of $66M UNCW facility
Greater Wilmington Business Journal 
The new UNCW building, part of the Connect NC bond that North Carolina voters approved in March, will house the College of Health and Human Services, including the Center for Healthy Communities.

SUP – Closer To The Finish Line?
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
New Hanover County officials are attempting to finalize the revised Special Use Permit (SUP) requirements. Adam Jones, regional economist at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, said he believes that an open, transparent process is not without risk.

Political Correctness May Be Going Too Far on College Campuses

CBN News 
"Censorship is like a cancer that eventually spreads out of control and eventually everyone has something to worry about," said Mike Adams from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Scuba divers carve pumpkins underwater at Aquarium at Fort Fisher
StarNews
UNCW student Tara Rudo was among the scuba divers who carved pumpkins at the bottom of a two-story tank at the Fort Fisher Aquarium.

Listen to Edgar Allan Poe's The Black Cat (podcast)
Port City Daily
Port City Daily asked Wilmington actor Eric Johann to do a dramatic reading of a horror story for Halloween. He graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a communications degree in 2008 and is self-taught in Wilmington's Civil War history.

Photos: Presidential Campaign Hits Wrightsville Beach
Lumina News
Scores of supporters, including at least a dozen from the University of North Carolina Wilmington College Republicans, ate hot dogs and chocolate candy while they waited for the bus. 

Sharecroppers documentary to have premiere Sunday
StarNews
"Sharecrop," a new documentary film about sharecroppers in the American South, will have its premiere at 4 p.m. Sunday in Lumina Theater, in the Fisher Student Center at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. The screening is sponsored by the Upperman African-American Cultural Center at UNCW.

Elizabethtown College Continues Shakespeare's First Folio-Related Events
Broadway World
At 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, Shakespeare and Chivalry with Lewis Walker, a professor of English at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, takes place at the College's Bowers Writers House.

University of North Carolina Wilmington Partners with DSE
Campus Rec Magazine
The University of North Carolina Wilmington recently partnered with DSE, using the Equipment Check-Out, Employee Management, Event Registration and Club Sports modules. 

Cape Fear Garden Club makes grants to nonprofits
 
StarNews
Funds from the annual Azalea Garden Tour support local beautification, conservation and educational projects to benefit local nonprofit organizations as well as endowed scholarships at the University of North Carolina Wilmingtonand Cape Fear Community College.

CAA honors for 5 UNCW women's soccer players
WECT
Led by junior forward Serenity Waters and senior midfielder Moa Jarl, UNCW had five players selected to the 2016 All-Colonial Athletic Association women's soccer teams. 

StarNews database helps you follow the money in college sports
StarNews
Are you interested in how much UNCW spends on men's basketball? From football to fencing, find out how much money colleges sports programs in the Carolinas make and spend.

UNC Wilmington men's soccer clinches home game in CAA Championship
Port City Daily
The UNCW men's soccer team clinched its fifth straight Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) postseason berth following a 0-0 draw this week at Elon in the regular season finale for both teams. 

UNCW can afford a tie, but not a loss on Tuesday against Elon
WWAY
As the UNCW men’s soccer team prepares for the regular season finale on Tuesday night at Elon, the goal is clear – get at least one point in the standings and earn a berth into the Colonial Athletic Association Championship.

Injuries interrupt fall schedule for UNCW baseball team
StarNews
The UNCW baseball team won’t get to finish the fall the way it wanted. Coach Mark Scalf has canceled the annual Blue-Teal World Series due to injuries. 

CAA honors Forest Park graduate Brandon Clegg
Inside NoVa (Leesburg, VA)
Forest Park High School graduate Brandon Clegg was named the Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Soccer Rookie of the Week. The James Madison University freshman defender helped the Dukes shut out UNC Wilmington Oct. 26 2-0. 

Conqs enter season with high expectations
Dodge City (KS) Daily News
Sophomore forward Trey Grundy, a transfer from UNC Wilmington, is also a player that Campbell is looking at to make an impact.

UNC Wilmington Diamond Hawks to host developmental baseball academy
Port City Daily
Though baseball season for high school and youth players is still months away, the time to get better is now. For that reason, UNC Wilmington baseball is hosting a developmental academy for young ballplayers on Wednesday nights during the month of November.

Seahawks finish final round strong at Landfall Tradition
WECT
Junior Lyberty Anderson and freshman My Nguyen each shot a one-under-par 71 as UNCW closed out its fall schedule with a 17th place showing at the 15th annual Landfall Tradition at the Country Club of Landfall on Sunday.

Gary O'Neill leads UNCW men's soccer into senior night
StarNews
Ashley High School graduate Gary O'Neill doesn't play much, but he's got an important leadership role for the Seahawks.

UNCW Volleyball falls at Hofstra 3-2

WECT
Hofstra broke a 12-all deadlock in the fifth set with a three-point burst to edge UNCW, 3-2 (18-25, 25-22, 18-25, 25-20, 15-12), in Colonial Athletic Association volleyball action on Friday at the Mack Sports Complex.
 
Seahawks women's soccer falls in penalties - season comes to close
WECT
After battling fourth-seeded UNCW to a 2-2 draw, fifth-seeded William & Mary converted five of six penalty kicks to advance past the Seahawks in the Colonial Athletic Association quarterfinals at UNCW Soccer Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

UNCW men's soccer team earns 3rd seed in CAA Tournament
WECT
The pairings for the 2016 Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Men's Soccer Championship have been determined. No. 3 Seed UNCW (8-5-3; 3-2-3 CAA) will host No. 6 Seed College of Charleston (5-8-3; 3-3-2 CAA).
Additional coverage: WWAY

Ex-Scotland, UNCW coach Bobby Guthrie joins NC Sports Hall staff

Fayetteville Observer
Former Scotland High School and UNC Wilmington baseball coach Bobby Guthrie has been named the Associate Executive Director of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame.