UNCW in the News

UNCW in the News

Oct. 13 - 17

Fitting the 'niche': UNCW faculty, staff weigh in on chancellor search
Port City Daily
No matter who is selected as UNC Wilmington's next chancellor, he or she needs to fit into the niche of the local campus. That was the consensus among faculty and staff during a forum held Thursday afternoon, as the process for picking the university's next head administrator continues.

UNCW Chancellor search continues with help from public
The search for a new leader at UNCW continued on campus Thursday. Community members had a chance to talk about what they'd like to see in the next chancellor. The members of this committee will recommend three candidates to UNC system President Tom Ross - who will pass one name on to the Board of Governors.

UNCW's Seahawk statue returned to perch
Star News
The Seahawk statue that was stolen in July returned Monday to its perch in front of UNCW's Warwick Center. "For a lot of students the Seahawk is a point of school pride," said Larry Wray, executive director of campus life for the University of North Carolina Wilmington, adding students rub the bronze statue's head for good luck. "It is always here at Warwick. It is a part of their everyday experience, and having him back is really important to the university."
Other coverage: WWAY

Conference Presents Economic Forecasts, Investment Trends
Greater Wilmington Business Journal

At Tuesday's annual Outlook Conference at University of North Carolina Wilmington, Cameron School of Business (CSB) executive in residence Thomas Simpson and senior economist William (Woody) Hall offered their perspectives and predictions for the national and local economy.

Area economy expected to continue rebound
Star News
The area's economy should grow at about 3.3 percent next year as some business sectors continue to bounce back from the recession, according to William "Woody" Hall, who spoke Tuesday at the annual Economic Conference at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Growth is about 3 percent this year, he said, and is substantially more than that forecast for both the state, at 1.5 percent, and nation, at 2.2 percent.

Longtime economist to retire from UNCW
Star News
The annual economic forecast issued Tuesday by economist William "Woody" Hall was remarkable not so much for the numbers and charts of his presentation but because it was his last under the auspices of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. In May, Hall will retire from UNCW after just shy of 41 years on the faculty. He's issued 11 economic forecasts, his first in 2004.

UNCW: Taking steps toward diversity with new hire

UNCW officials have narrowed their search for the first Chief Diversity Officer position at the University.

Three bright ideas for boosting memory
News Transcript
Look around and you'll find a wide range of options for brain training, from crossword puzzles to specially designed products to research projects that need volunteers. Health experts are dedicated to finding ways to reduce the risk of cognitive decline. Try something challenging and novel, says Jeffrey Toth. Ph.D., associate professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. In fact, doing something you find difficult may be beneficial.
Story also ran on the front page of: Independent, The HUB, Tri-Town News and the Sentinel

City, County managers take gang talks to the lecture hall
One of UNCW's Health and Human Services classes hosted a special forum Thursday. The session was titled "Youth Violence as a Public Health Issue." Jenni Harris, UNCW's Assistaant to the Chancellor for Community Partnerships served as a moderator for the forum. A panel of five local leaders including Wilmington City Manager Sterling Cheatham and New Hanover County Manager Chris Coudriet, talked to students about the issues of youth violence and gang activity in the Cape Fear region.

Food Day Wilmington To Be Served Up Oct. 24
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Feast Down East and University of North Carolina Wilmington are teaming up with area businesses to recognize Food Day Wilmington. Free public events are scheduled on the school's campus as well as at participating restaurants and at Tidal Creek Cooperative Food Market.

Masonboro's summer, fewer turtles, less sand
Lumina News
The N.C. Coastal Reserve and Estuarine Research Reserve team has the fall and winter to review the high summer season's impacts at reserve sites like Masonboro Island. To begin the process there will be a structured public meeting at 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 27, at the University of North Carolina Wilmington Center for Marine Science facilitated by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Services Center.

Biz Picture - Recap of the week's top business stories
Star News
Organizers of a new partnership between AARP and the University of North Carolina Wilmington hope to make retirement better for the region's sizable 50-and-over population. At a kickoff event Tuesday, leaders of the "Secure and Healthy Retirement Initiative" detailed plans for AARP-North Carolina and UNCW's College of Health and Human Services and Cameron School of Business to develop programs to help people plan, save for and enjoy retirement.

Editorial - Latest economic report puts us on road to recovery

Star News

The needle is moving in the right direction, at least, according to two UNCW professors who spoke at an annual economic conference this week.

'Menagerie' barks of new animal artwork

Star News

"Monkey Island" by Roy Nydorf, is one of the dozens of works on display at UNCW's Cultural Arts Gallery for the exhibit "Menagerie: The Zoo Scenes Artist Group."

UNCW exhibit displays 50 years of local surfing

UNCW is marking the 50-year milestone of the surfing culture in Southeastern North Carolina.

2015 Azalea Festival to feature Clyde Edgerton artwork
Star News
A critically acclaimed Wilmington novelist is the featured artist for the 2015 N.C. Azalea Festival. Clyde Edgerton's untitled painting of a white azalea is the official artwork of the 2015 N.C. Azalea Festival. Photo courtesy of the N.C. Azalea Festival Edgerton, who has taught since 1998 at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, began painting regularly in 2007, inspired by the work of Wilmington artist Chip Hemingway.
Other coverage: WECT and Lumina News

UNC-system happenings for Oct. 15, 2014 

The Daily Tar Heel
UNC Wilmington received a $1 million grant from the U.S. State Department to partner with the International Islamic University in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Revisiting some topics from Wilmington's anniversary
Star News

As part of the city of Wilmington's 275th anniversary celebration, representatives of the Cape Fear Garden Club, University of North Carolina Wilmington, the Wilmington Tree Commission and the 275th Anniversary Committee will plant 275 native flowering ornamental trees along the Gary Shell Cross-City Trail on the UNCW campus. 

Expert Advice: 7 College Essay Topics to Avoid
Nerd Wallet
Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, or experience that is important to you. In some form or other, this prompt will be on almost every college application this fall. So how do you distinguish yourself? "Being proud of family heritage is a wonderful thing, but expanding on family and the roots the family may have in a specific profession is not helpful in selling [yourself]," says Christopher Hall, associate professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Wilmington startups represented at technology awards in Raleigh
Star News
Wilmington tech companies will have a strong presence at the upcoming N.C. Technology Association awards. Julie Thomas, founder and the CEO of DocsInk, attributed the rise of local tech to a number of factors, including the presence of the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

6 to Grow on: Leaders Tackling Garner Recommendations
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Among the resources that already exist is the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, which serves as an accelerator for new businesses at its facility at 803 S. College Road.

Scorecard to rate how Wilmington measures up

Greater Wilmington Business Journal

Cape Fear Future, an initiative of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, is in the process of developing an economic scorecard for the Wilmington area. UNCW will help provide the data for the Wilmington-area scorecard. 

Halloween Happenings Start to Brew
It's haunting time again. As events gear up around the Wilmington area for Halloween spooks and ghouls, one haunted house is aiming to create lessons for a group of students that last beyond October 31. Other Halloween events coming up in the area include theScience Spooktacular on October 18. Meet UNCW mad scientists and create a mini lava lamp, slime, pumpkin Oobleck and more at the 6-9 p.m.

New Hanover health officials discuss Ebola plan
Star News
Now that Ebola has seeped into the American consciousness, the county has increased communication with community partners, including New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington International Airport and the University of North Carolina Wilmington. It's similar to the process for dealing with a hurricane threat.

Concert for cure to rock in eighth year
Lumina News

On Friday, Oct. 17, Perry DeLuke, a University of North Carolina Wilmington senior, and local rock band The Schoolboys, which is comprised of five UNCW faculty members, will join forces by performing the eighth annual Rock for a Cure.
Other coverage: Port City Daily

Same-sex marriages have diverse effect on houses of worship
Star News
The decision late last week that ruled the ban on same-sex marriages unconstitutional has as diverse an effect on houses of worship as the people who congregate there. "Pastors, congregations and denominations that used to oppose single-sex marriage are still probably opposed," said Walter Conser, professor of American Religious History at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. "And pastors, congregations and denominations that favored it still favor it."

Bender reading is Oct. 16
Star News
Last minute reminder: You still have time to get to the reading by local author Karen E. 1111, Kenan Hall, the headquarters of the creative writing department at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Bender will be previewing works from "Refund," her new short-story collection, which comes out early in 2015. Admission is free.

Renowned Jungian analyst to speak in Greenville

Greenville News

Jenny Yates, professor of religion at UNCW will speak during the Oct. 17 event on ""Archetypal Dreams and the Spiritual Journey."

Drury professor honored for research on mixed-race families
Dan Livesay, assistant history professor at Drury University, has been named the Sherman Emerging Scholar for 2014. Livesay will travel to the University of North Carolina Wilmington next week to deliver a public lecture about his research, speak in a graduate class and share his expertise with other scholars.

Partnerships Help CFCC Students Pursue Four-Year Degrees
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Community colleges are a popular, low-cost starting point for many students who plan to earn a bachelor's degree after transferring to a four-year school. Now, Cape Fear Community College students also have the opportunity to earn a four-year degree right on our campus, through several partnerships with other colleges and universities. These partnerships involve the University of North Carolina Pembroke, North Carolina Wesleyan College of Rocky Mount, and UNC Wilmington, through the RIBN bachelor's degree nursing program.

UNCW to hold public forums on chancellor search
Port City Daily
The recently appointed UNCW chancellor search committee sponsors two forums-one for the campus and another for the community at large-this Thursday in McNeill Hall's multipurpose room 1051. The campus forum runs from 2 to 4 p.m., followed by the community forum from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Parking will be available in the nearby parking deck.

Midnite Madness at Trask Coliseum set for Friday night
Port City Daily
A mid-weekice creamsocial for students, appearances by popular mascot Sammy C. Hawk and aspecial studentevent at campus dining facility Wagoner Hall signal the arrival of Midnite Madness on Friday, Oct. 17, at Trask Coliseum. Theannual eventis free and open to the public, with doors opening at 9 p.m. A full slate of games and activities start at 9:30 p.m., with the night capped off by a fan jam sponsored by the Association for Campus Entertainment (ACE) and Campus Dining on the lawn of Hoggard Hall.

Seahawks prepare for Midnite Madness with campus events
A mid-week ice cream social for students, appearances by popular mascot Sammy C. Hawk and a special student event at campus dining facility Wagoner Hall signal the arrival of Midnite Madness on Friday, Oct. 17, at Trask Coliseum. The annual event is free and open to the public, with doors opening at 9 p.m. A full slate of games and activities start at 9:30 p.m.

Seahawks gear up for Midnite Madness, start of season
Star News
Kevin Keatts paused Thursday, taking a few seconds to consider the question. The UNCW men's basketball coach is quick with answers about his new system and plan to turnaround the Seahawks, but he had more trouble deciding on a prediction for the Midnite Madness dunk contest.

UNCW Roundup - Memont earns first win as swim coach
Star News 

The UNCW men's swimming and diving team beat Old Dominion on Saturday to give Jason Memont his first win as head coach.

Hoops (M): More national press for Kevin Keatts, UNCW
Star News

UNCW is still a month away from its debut under Kevin Keatts, but the new coach has already attracted the sort of attention that hasn't been seen in these parts in a while. The latest example came over the weekend when Keatts was featured in an article by the Indianapolis Star, highlighting the trend of former AAU and prep school coaches making the move to Division I positions.

Hoops (M): UNCW Tip-Off Luncheon Highlights
Star News
UNCW coaches Kevin Keatts and Adell Harris met a group of fans Monday afternoon at the Buffalo Wild Wings on Old Eastwood Road for the annual Tip-Off Luncheon.

Three questions as Seahawks enter heart of preseason practice
Star News
The countdown is on to the UNCW men's basketball season opener at Old Dominion on Nov. 15 - 33 days and counting. The Seahawks are a week into preseason practice, an important stretch given all the changes over at Trask Coliseum. The team is taking a couple days off for fall break this week, but players and coaches have plenty to do before the regular season arrives.

UNCW women's basketball team poised for breakthrough season 

Port City Daily

The Seahawks begin their third season under Head Coach Adell Harris with a good mix of veterans and young talent.

Hoops (M): John Goldsberry joins UNCW broadcasts
Star News
The UNCW athletic department announced last Tuesday that Goldsberry's No. 3 jersey will be retired in a February ceremony. Now comes word the former point guard is set to join the Seahawk Digital Network as a color analyst for home broadcasts. Goldsberry will work alongside play-by-play man Mike Vaccaro on the online broadcasts.
Other coverage: WECT

UNCW men's soccer team earns key road point against James Madison 

Port City Daily
Mark Harris scored his first goal of the season as UNCW picked up a point in the Colonial Athletic Association standings with a one-all draw at James Madison on Saturday. 

Delaware sweeps UNCW volleyball team
One night after topping defending conference champion the College of Charleston, UNCW was on the wrong end of a sweep as Delaware rolled past the Seahawks, 3-0, on Thursday at Hanover Hall. The loss snapped UNCW's four-match winning streak and dropped them to 15-6 and 5-2 in the Colonial Athletic Association.