UNCW in the News

UNCW in the News

Oct. 20 - 24

UNCW Wins $300,000 Grant from White House
The University of North Carolina Wilmington is one of just 18 universities nationwide being awarded a $300,000 grant from the Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women as part of the White House's recently launched "It's On Us" campaign.

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UNCW's College Day to offer courses to general public
Port City Daily
UNC Wilmington is offering area residents the opportunity to be students for a day-no tuition, textbooks or tests required. The campus will offer to the general public a variety of courses-from the modern impacts of Shakespeare to the rise of global trade and lots more in between-during its annual College Day on Oct. 25.

UNCW's Entrepreneurship Week: Ideas, Hard Work Welcome
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
The entrepreneurial journey is being viewed through several different lenses as University of North Carolina Wilmington's Cameron School of Business holds its sixth annual Entrepreneurship Week Monday through Friday.

UNCW event gives students a taste of the start-up process
Star News
Elisabeth O'Quinn went to Tuesday's Innovation Concept Pitch Competition with an idea, but left with resources to grow her start-up business. O'Quinn took first place in the competition, held at the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Cameron Business School. A 23-year-old business major at UNCW, she pitched her winning idea for Workout Buddy, a social media platform to help users find workout partners.

'Messy Business': Industry Experts Behind EntreMANUREship to Lead CIE Workshop
Port City Daily
Tom Lotrecchiano and Joe Schmidt - recent guests at UNC-Wilmington's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship's (CIE's) inaugural Coastal Connect Entrepreneur and Capital Conference in September - return to the Port City today (Thursday).

Cape Fear Garden Club adds greenery along Cross-City Trail
Star News
Expect to see new foliage along the Gary Shell Cross-City Trail on UNCW's campus in 2015. The Cape Fear Garden Club will planting 275 trees along the campus trail in honor of the city's 275th anniversary. The idea was brought to the club by Marcia Doering, who works for UNCW's Landscape Services and maintains a section of the Gary Shell Cross-City Trail.

Edgerton selected as 2015 Azalea Festival artist
Port City Daily
A critically acclaimed national author, college professor, musician and artist has been selected as the 2015 North Carolina Azalea Festival featured artist. UNCW professor Clyde Edgerton was recently named the Azalea Festival featured artist, the festival committee announced last week.

Lifestyle, genes determine life expectancy
Star News
Ever notice that the oldest person in the world is almost always a woman? With only one man for every eight women among centenarians, the trend is likely to continue. Stacy Kolomers, professor at UNCW, believes women live longer because they take better care of themselves. "Women seek out medical care more quickly than men. Women are more apt to get preventative care as well."

Bookmarks - Book eyes state of N.C. politics
Star News
James R. Leutze, who was chancellor of the University of North Carolina Wilmington from 1990 to 2003, is not exactly happy with the trends in North Carolina politics since 2010, when Republicans took control of both houses of the state legislature, and 2012, when they took the governorship as well. Now, the veteran historian has offered a critique of those years in "Entering North Carolina: Set Clocks Back 100 Years," published this summer by Triton Press of Oxford, Miss.

Extraordinary People: The Many Hats of Jim Leutze
Jim Leutze has a doctoral degree from Duke. He was a professor of history at UNC Chapel Hill. But he may best be known for his tenure as chancellor of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Matter of fact, it's well documented that during his 13 years at UNCW, the school grew in both enrollment and prestige. Leutze still holds the title chancellor emeritus at the university.

Celebrate Food Day on Friday at UNCW
Star News
Feast Down East and community partners will present Food Day Wilmington on Friday. This free public event will take place throughout the day on the University of North Carolina Wilmington's campus.

Annual Food Day celebrates healthy, sustainable eats

Port City Daily

Healthy, affordable and sustainable eats are on the menu during Food Day Wilmington. Sponsored by Feast Down East and community partners, this year's free event gets underway today (Friday), with events scheduled throughout the day on the campus of UNC Wilmington and Tidal Creek Cooperative.

Area happenings
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A museum style exhibit on the Russian/Ukrainian migration to St. Helena and the Cape Fear area is open at Pender County Public Library in Burgaw. "Push and Pull: Eastern European and Russian Migration to the Cape Fear Region," put together by graduate students of UNCW's Public History Department, shares the stories of Russian/Ukrainian families who immigrated to southeast North Carolina throughout the 20th century.

Company provides space, tools, support for developing ideas
Star News
Think of the building tucked away on a short stretch of 18th Street as a gym for your brain, says Edward Hall, chief operations officer of Elite Innovations. The company's space is a place to bring your ideas for new products. The Center at the University of North Carolina Wilmington can be the next step to move a nascent product and its creator toward establishing a business, but people who have gone to the center first with a business idea are often referred to the mind gym on 18th Street.

LINC joins forces with city, Coastal Horizons
Star News
LINC, or Leading Into New Communities Inc., has formed a partnership with the city of Wilmington and Coastal Horizons Center. LINC will provide housing for some of the ex-offenders participating in a re-entry program funded by a $600,000 grant. Two professors at the University of North Carolina Wilmington will monitor program participants and report on the outcomes.

Tight District 9 Senate race making for intense campaign
Star News
The race to be the next New Hanover County state senator is largely focused on decisions made in Raleigh that neither of the candidates had a hand in making. "This is certainly one of the more interesting local races," said Craig Burnett, a political scientist at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. "It seems to have caught the interest of a number of people."

ILM airport practices mass casualty exercise
Dozens of planes touch down and take off from Wilmington's International Airport each day. With heavy flight traffic airport officials are not taking any risks when it comes to safety and efficiency. This year's mass casualty exercise consisted of 200 volunteers. "It was very life like," said UNCW nursing student, Diana Ban. "It was something you would see in reality, and something you would definitely see on the news."

Disease battle topic of luncheon talk
Star News
As Ebola grabs front-page headlines, the 2014 UN Day luncheon at the University of North Carolina Wilmington seems especially pertinent. Mike Beard, executive director of United Nations Foundation Advocacy and global health director of a Better World Campaign, will speak on the World Health Organization and the United States' role in fighting disease.

Shucking and jiving at Airlie Gardens
Lumina News
The 2014 Airlie Gardens Oyster Roast, held Oct. 17, celebrated a centuries-old tradition while raising funds and awareness for environmental issues affecting the garden's future. University of North Carolina Wilmington students collected and cleaned the empty oyster shells after the event.

Author Behind Show Coming to Town
Winston-Salem Chronicle
Jason Mott (UNCW alumnus) is on a cross-country book tour promoting his latest - "The Wonder of All Things." That tour will bring him to Winston-Salem on Tuesday, Oct. 28.

School news: New STEM and archery programs, district calendar meeting
Port City Daily
Laney High School has launched a new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) program for the 2014-15 school year. Students in the new STEM program have been involved with a variety of lab activities and cross-curricular assignments. The engineering cohort has had the opportunity to visit the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Two-plus-Two engineering program.

UNCW students will be running to the polls
With the midterm election's just around the corner, UNCW students are lacing up their shoes to spread the word. UNCW's Election Campaign Communication will hold its 1st Run to the Polls event Oct. 30. This event will bring members of the UNCW area community together as they run, walk, or bike from campus to the board of elections to take part in early voting.

Midnite Madness event gives students first look at UNCW hoops
Star News
With the usual pomp, UNCW welcomed in what it hopes is a new era for both programs at its annual preseason celebration Friday night at Trask Coliseum. The men's team showed off a new coach in Kevin Keatts and all-teal Adidas practice uniforms. The women's team finally has a full roster, which it took full advantage of in a short choreographed dance routine.

Pair of Seahawks earn All-CAA preseason honors
Port City Daily
UNCW seniors Cedrick Williams and Kelva Atkinshave garnered preseasonAll-CAA recognition from the league's coaches,media relationsdirectors and media members just a few weeks before the start of the 2014-15 college basketball season.

Hoops (M): UNCW picked ninth in CAA preseason poll
Star News
Kevin Keatts said he expected UNCW to be picked 10th in the Colonial Athletic Association preseason poll, but his team narrowly avoided the conference basement. The Seahawks landed ninth, ahead of only newcomer Elon, in the rankings released at Tuesday's CAA media day.
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Keatts seeing a new side to some familiar faces
Star News
Kevin Keatts is a rookie on the Colonial Athletic Association scene. The first-year UNCW men's basketball coach is no stranger, however, to his new colleagues. Keatts bounced from one interview to another at his first CAA media day here Tuesday, detailing his plan to turn around UNCW in a skyscraper overlooking the Inner Harbor.

Excitement builds for UNCW basketball at Midnite Madness
Port City Daily
Although practice has already kicked off officially for both squads, the UNCW men's and women's basketballteams christened the 2014-15 season in style with the annual "Midnite Madness" celebration Friday night at Trask Coliseum.

UNCW freshmen developing into key contributors
Star News
Aidan Heaney didn't need to promise playing time to land a commitment from Brayden Smith. The UNCW men's soccer coach merely offered the defender from Forsyth County a fair shake to get on the field early. Smith has become a fixture at center back for the No. 23 Seahawks. He and fellow freshman Kalvin Kromer are regular starters, fresh faces on a deep squad that appears headed for the NCAA tournament.

UNCW's Murphy changes tactics to make men's basketball program fit new style
Star News
Back in August, Pat Murphy popped into Kevin Keatts' office for one of their daily chats and walked out with a compliment months in the making. Keatts arrived at UNCW from the bench at national power Louisville, with promises for an exciting style and the best-conditioned men's basketball team in the country. After a summer under Murphy's watch, the Seahawks were starting to look the part, the coach said.

Seahawks and Pride play to 1-1 tie

UNCW rallied from a late one-goal deficit to tie Hofstra, 2-2, in Colonial Athletic Association women's soccer action early Sunday at the UNCW Soccer Stadium.

UNCW rallies to tie Hofstra in women's soccer
Star News
Katrina Guillou scored the equalizer about 90 seconds after Hofstra had taken the lead, and UNCW (7-8-2) finished with a 2-2 tie in CAA women's soccer Sunday at UNCW.

UNCW Roundup - Women's soccer falls to Northeastern
Star News
Kayla Cappuzzo's goal in the 31st minute was the only score of the night as Northeastern knocked off UNCW 1-0 on Friday night at the UNCW Soccer Stadium. Lisa Rahkola had four saves for UNCW (7-8-1, 2-5).