UNCW in the News

Nov. 14-18

Announcing the 2016 Health Care Heroes Award Winners
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
More than 350 attended the event, which is in its fourth year, to recognize providers and volunteers in nine categories spanning a range of health care fields in the Wilmington area. Community Achievement: Antonio Puente, UNCW psychology professor and clinical neuropsychologist at Clinical Neuropsychology; Community Outreach, Dan Johnson, UNCW associate professor in recreation therapy.

UNCW hosts 24th Annual Intercultural Festival
WECT
A celebration of cultures across the globe will kick off on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. The 24th Annual Intercultural Festival takes place in the middle of the school's International Education Week.
 
Climate change event features film, talk
StarNews
University of North Carolina Wilmington professors and Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours will host a free film screening on climate change this week. UNCW faculty members Roger Shew, of the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, and Anthony Snider, of the Department of Environmental Studies, will speak about industrial agriculture and climate change.

CoastLine: After Election Season, Resolving Conflict at the Thanksgiving Table
WHQR
Interview with Remonda Kleinberg, professor of international politics and international law and director of the Graduate Program in Conflict Management and Resolution at UNCW. 

Top salaries of Wilmington region's public officials
StarNews
Jose V. Sartarelli is the highest-paid official in higher education and the University of North Carolina Wilmington occupies the five highest-paid positions in the higher education category.

CoastLine: Distrust of the Media
WHQR
Dr. Jennifer Brubaker, associate professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington in the communications studies department, weighs in on how the news media has changed over the years--and specifically, how it's adjusted to this unorthodox election cycle. 

We Need to Redefine November 11, Veterans Day, as a Day of Peace
History News Network  
Essay by Philip Gerard, author of ten books and professor of creative writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

UNCW hosts JDRF walk for type 1 diabetes
WECT
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation walk was held on the UNCW campus Sunday afternoon.

Special Pedals: Idea to reality
WWAY
Special Pedals founder Leah Sherrill says a lot of things have changed since the idea of having a bike shop for those with disabilities first came about when she was a student at UNCW.

Presidential election sparks protests at UNCW
WWAY 
Across the nation people are protesting the election of Donald Trump as president. One also happened Friday on the UNCW campus.
Additional coverage: WECTWCNC

BEAUTIFUL AND EXCITING: UNCW theatre department’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is great for young thespians
Encore
UNCW’s Department of Theatre is running a lovely retelling of “Beauty and the Beast” by Lucy Kirkwood, directed by Christopher Marino. This is not Disney’s musical, and outside of the name, it shares very little with that incarnation.
Additional coverage: StarNews

PHOTOS: UNCW's Intercultural Festival
StarNews
UNCW's Intercultural Festival is part of a weeklong celebration highlighting cultures and countries represented in Wilmington and at UNCW.

CFWIT welcomes two new board members
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Laurie Patterson, an associate professor and department chair of computer science at UNCW, has been appointed to the Cape Fear Women in Tech’s advisory board.

CHANGING CLIMATE: Film and speaker series takes on agriculture and water pollution
Encore
Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours will host the third and final installment of the Climate Change Film Screening and Speaker Series at the Ironclad Brewery on Nov. 17. Dr. Anthony Snider of UNCW’s Department of Environmental Studies and Roger D. Shew from the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences will open the evening.

Communique: New "Beauty & The Beast" Adaptation From UNCW Theatre for Family Audiences
WHQR
Director Christopher Marino and actor Katherine Carr talk about UNCW Theatre’s adaptation of "Beauty & the Beast." 

Takeaways from Cucalorus Connect 2016 in Wilmington
WRAL Tech Wire
Cucalorus Connect is a partnership between UNCW’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE), tekMountain, and the Cucalorus Film Festival, which celebrated its 22nd anniversary this past week.

UNCW students write positive messages with sidewalk chalk
WWAY 
In the wake of a divisive election season, UNCW students were out on Chancellor’s Walk Wednesday afternoon with sidewalk chalk to spread messages of positivity.

UNCW chancellor: Speech that upsets us not necessarily threatening
WWAY
UNCW’s chancellor sent a statement to the campus community after the school received several inquiries recently from the community about a faculty member’s criticism of a student.
Additional coverage: WECT

Wilmington Chamber presents annual economic scorecard
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce’s flagship initiative, Cape Fear Future, released its second annual Regional Economic Scorecard on Wednesday to a captive audience at the convention center downtown. UNCW’s Adam Jones and Diane Durance weigh in on the results. 
Additional coverage: StarNews

Building Biotech through Business-Science Partnerships
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (*sponsored content provided by Daniel Baden, Distinguished Professor and Executive Principal MARBIONC at UNCW CREST Research Park)
The story of UNCW’s Crest Research Park and MARBIONC emphasizes the close relationships between academic researchers and associated businesses, many of which share quarters on the seaside campus.

Wilmington resident competes in Stone Cold Steve Austin’s ‘Broken Skull Challenge’ (video)
Port City Daily
Wilmington resident Terra Jackson will test her might at Steve Austin’s 2,100-acre Broken Skull Ranch in the back country of South Texas. She studied physical education at UNCW and hopes to contend for the $10,000 prize money.
Additional coverage: StarNews

Fall Report: UNC Wilmington
D1BASEBALL.com 
If you’re looking for the next Coastal Carolina — an established mid-major power with a chance to get over the hump and make an Omaha run this year — you might start by looking a couple hours up the coast. Like the Chanticleers, UNC Wilmington has been an NCAA tournament regular over the last decade, making eight regionals since 2003, including four in the last five years.

Keatts happy to see UNCW pass first test; Talley update
StarNews
Midway through the first half of Monday’s game at Eastern Kentucky, the UNCW men’s basketball team looked like it was on its way to an easy road victory.

CAA volleyball tourney goes on without UNCW
StarNews
After practice wrapped up this week, UNCW volleyball coach Amy Bambenek gathered her team to discuss the weekend. The school is hosting the 2016 CAA conference tournament starting Friday and Bambenek wanted her players to be on-hand and help run the event.

UNCW's Nicole Lott named first-team All-CAA
WECT
UNCW
 senior outside hitter Nicole Lott was named first-team All-Colonial Athletic Association for the second straight year as the league office unveiled the all-conference teams on Thursday.

Taylor product moves up in the UNC Wilmington hoops program
Kokomo Herald
University of North Carolina Wilmington women’s basketball head coach Adell Harris has named Brittni Oliver as director of women’s basketball operations. Oliver is a native of Kokomo and a Taylor High School graduate. She is in her fifth year with the NCAA Division I Seahawks program and previously served as the program’s administrative assistant.

Wando alum Kep Brown commits to UNCW
WCSC
The UNCW baseball team has landed a verbal commitment from Spartanburg Methodist outfielder Kep Brown.

UNCW can't handle shooting touch of ECU Pirates
WWAY 
Graduate student forward Kristen Gaffney led four East Carolina players in double figures with a game-high 17 points as the Pirates spoiled UNCW's road debut with a 75-65 decision at Minges Coliseum on Wednesday afternoon.

UNCW baseball lands top junior college recruit
WECT
The UNCW baseball team has landed a verbal commitment form Spartanburg Methodist outfielder Kep Brown.

Video: Joe Cats hits the ice with 'DUB' (UNC Wilmington) Club Hockey
Port City Daily
During the course of Tuesday's practice, Port City Daily’s Joe Cats caught up with UNCW Head Coach Brian Hapeman and Team Captain Tyler Evangelous.

Understanding U.S. Incentives for Keeping Foreign Earnings Abroad
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (*sponsored content provided by Robert Burrus, Dean of the UNCW Cameron School of Business)
Zhan Furner, UNCW assistant professor of accounting, has done research about tax policies that permit U.S.-based multinational corporations (MNCs) to accumulate their foreign earnings overseas without paying U.S. taxes.

UNCW adds pitcher from North Duplin; signing ceremony at South Colombus
WWAY
UNCW’s softball team picked up a pitcher from North Duplin High School on Tuesday. Rylee Pate signed with the Seahawks.

UNC Wilmington beats Claflin 110-64
Washington Times
Chris Flemmings had 28 points, C.J. Bryce added 23 and UNC Wilmington opened the season with a 110-64 win over Division II Claflin on Friday night.
*This story ran in all major media markets. 

College Hoops: Seahawk women hold on for result against Norfolk State (video highlights)
Port City Daily
UNCW knocked down six shots from long range in the opening quarter and held off a late surge by Norfolk State on Friday afternoon as the Seahawks grabbed a 64-58 victory at Trask Coliseum.
Additional coverage: WECTStarNews

Seahawk VB wins dramatic senior day
WECT
UNCW sophomore Maddy Kline's 16 kills led three Seahawks in double figures as UNCW closed out its season with a 3-1 win over conference-leading College of Charleston on Sunday at Hanover Hall.

UNCW Secures Commitments from Mack Nesbit and Charlotte Watts
SwimSwam
Mack Nesbit of California and Charlotte Watts of North Carolina have both given verbal commitments to the University of North Carolina Wilmington for the 2017-18 season.

Faith Christian's Roupp signs with UNCW
Rocky Mount Telegram
Landen Roupp has known his future for a while now. And on Monday, the Faith Christian School right-hander took another step toward it. Roupp signed his letter of intent to play baseball at UNC Wilmington.

Laney’s Caroline Cahill takes Mideastern Conference Golfer of the Year award
Port City Daily
Caroline Cahill won nearly every league match this season and posted a 73 to win the Central Regional Golf Tournament moving into the state event. She has verbally committed to play golf and continue her education next year at UNC Wilmington.
 
Seahawks improve to 2-0 with overtime win
WECT
The UNCW men's basketball team was a very good road team during its CAA championship run in 2015-16 and the Seahawks continued that trend Monday night in their first visit away from home game in the new season.
Additional coverage: StarNewsDaily Press (Newport News, VA), Daily Progress(Charlottesville, VA), WKYTPort City DailyWLEX (Lexington, KY)
 
Why big man C.J. Gettys is on his way to being a Rutgers fan favorite
NJ.com
The graduate transfer who came to Piscataway this season after four years at UNC Wilmington had 13 points, nine rebounds, two blocks and two assists in Rutgers' 87-66 victory over the Dragons.

Draughn’s Jodway signs with UNC Wilmington for baseball
The News Herald (Morganton, NC)
Draughn senior pitcher Nick Jodway has the ability to continue playing baseball at the next level and now he knows his destination. The senior signed with UNC Wilmington on Monday to continue his career on the diamond in college.

Hoggard, Topsail student-athletes commit to Appalachian State, Clemson, UNC Wilmington
Port City Daily
Topsail High School’s Hunter Bizzell committed to UNC Wilmington in softball. Bizzell’s presence at shortstop, Grizzle’s play in center field and Elder’s imposing figure in the circle helped the Pirates to a 46-13 record over the past two seasons.

Catching up on (college) commitments
Asheville Citizen-Times
As of today, the following 64 athletes from Western North Carolina have committed to play college sports. They include: North Henderson, Caroline Marsh, to UNC Wilmington, volleyball.

Winthrop basketball (season prep included scrimmage with UNCW)
The Herald (Rock Hill, S.C.)
Winthrop played UNC Wilmington in one of its closed-door scrimmages to get an idea of what it’ll be like against Masiello’s crew.