UNCW in the News

Nov. 28 - Dec. 2

UNC Wilmington Gives Voice to Young Writing Talent
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
The University of North Carolina Wilmington’s creative writing department and publishing laboratory enhanced their innovative programs by forging a partnership with HarperCollins Publishers, which gives students access to crucial publishing industry information and individuals.

UNCW increasing efforts to prevent ‘stop-outs’
UNCW is stepping up its efforts to keeps students of all levels enrolled in college.

EDITORIAL, Nov. 30: Saunders-White's inspiring life cut way too short
Debra Saunders-White was no stranger to Southeastern North Carolina. From 2006 to 2011, she was vice president for information technology at UNCW.

UNCW offering new “Hawk Wheels Bike Share” program
Seahawks, are you tired of walking to class? If so, UNCW is making it much easier to get around with a new program called “Hawk Wheels Bike Share.”

NCCU Chancellor Debra Saunders-White dies of cancer
Greensboro News & Record
Debra Saunders-White, the eleventh chancellor of North Carolina Central University, died from cancer on Saturday, the school announced. She came to the university from the U.S. Department of Education after working in higher education administration at Hampton University and UNC Wilmington.

NCCU chancellor fondly remembered at campus ceremony

“She was just a remarkable woman,” said former student Quincey Farmer. Farmer, now a teacher in Durham, says he first met Debra Saunders-White as an undergrad at UNC Wilmington, and then later at NCCU when she awarded him a post-baccalaureate diploma. Farmer says she inspired him to pursue education.
Additional coverage: Durham Herald-Sun 
UNCW offering new bike-sharing program
Taking a bike ride on the UNCW campus is about to get easier. The university has announced the start of its Hawk Wheels Bike Share Program.
Additional coverage: WSFX

Sightings could increase as humpback whales enter region
Bill McClellan, an associate professor in marine biology at UNCW, said, until recently, the humpback whale spent 40 years listed as endangered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association. But with up to 1,000 baby humpbacks now born each year, McClellan said sightings are likely to increase as the species' numbers swell.

Cultural Factors Complicate Zika Prevention in American Samoa
NBC News
Michaela Howells, an anthropologist who teaches at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, has researched women's health in American Samoa and studied recent Zika prevention efforts by the federal government. She said that the Zika problem is not only compounded by poverty. 

Living with the water a part of life in eastern N.C.
New Bern Sun Journal
Doug Gamble, a University of North Carolina Wilmington climatologist, describes why the eastern half of North Carolina is susceptible to flooding.

Will Independence Mall auction ever happen?
Edward Graham, a finance professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington who specializes in real estate, weighs in on the continuing delays of Independence Mall's foreclosure auction.

UNCW Professor Allowed to Harass LGBTQ Students
Daily Beast
UNCW’s Mike Adams calls trans people ‘mentally ill’ and compares same-sex marriage to ‘rape.’ And the school can’t—or won’t—stop him.

TIM BASS: Classroom liberal-bias charge too broad
Op-Ed by Tim Bass, coordinator of the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Duke Energy settles final suit over coal-ash pollution from Wilmington’s Sutton Plant
Charlotte Business Journal
Duke Energy agreed to invest $1 million in the Cape Fear River Restoration and Preservation Fund. The fund, which could total $1.5 million, will be administered by Cape Fear River Watch, the Waterkeeper Alliance, Duke, the UNCWDepartment of Environmental Studies, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, and the Southeastern North Carolina Environmental Justice Coalition.

Sampson County's Carr honored with administrative award
Sampson Independent
Jeana Carr was recently recognized as the regional Administrator of the Year for the North Carolina Association of Educational Professionals. She earned an undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Tobacco Use: Readiness Issue for Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune
Camp Lejeune Globe
Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune’s Tobacco Cessation Program Coordinator Angela Adams looked at how the tobacco cessation program was working at Camp Lejeune and said, "We can do better." She graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a bachelor’s degree in Community Health Education.

After professor's post, UNCW's minority students push for change
Area Conservation Groups Look Ahead With Duke Energy Settlement Plan
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
The funds will be administered and invested by an oversight board made up of representatives from Cape Fear River Watch, Waterkeeper Alliance, Duke Energy, the Department of Environmental Studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association and the Southeastern North Carolina Environmental Justice Coalition.

My turn: Exercising your freedom of speech
Some people are outraged that UNCW hasn't done more to stifle the opinions of Dr. Mike Adams. But I say good for UNCW for not getting involved. 
Additional coverage: BuzzFeed

More whales being seen off our coast
William McLellan with UNCW says the animals are showing up now that the waters have cooled off and will stay here through the spring until the waters warm up again.

Cape Fear Revolutionary War Round Table explores 'other' war
Dr. Chris E. Fonvielle Jr., author, historian and associate professor in the department of history at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, is the new president of the Cape Fear Revolutionary War Round Table.

New gallery brings local art to Wilmington International Airport audience
Port City Daily
Local North Carolina artists are getting a wider audience through a new gallery in the Wilmington International Airport (ILM). The inaugural installation, appropriately entitled “Flight,” was directed by Gabriel Lovejoy, a Wilmington based artist and educator, and graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

UNIFYING THE DIVIDE: Wilmington's Gathering for Peace welcomes open-minded responses to political and civil unrest
Lauren Krouse, a Wilmington resident and UNCW graduate student in creative writing, is co-organizing Wilmington’s Gathering for Peace to build bridges between a divided community and country.
Additional coverage: WECT

Verna Marie Holliday Jordan, 69, accomplished ballroom dance instructor
Port City Daily
Verna grew up in Raleigh, N.C., attended classes at UNCW and later went on to become a highly accomplished ballroom dance instructor, teaching classes at UNCW.

UNCW student sells hats, feeds Indian students
Mikey Hayes, a University of North Carolina Wilmington student, has sold enough hats to feed more than 1,000 children at a school in India.  

Wilmington peace gathering welcome to all after election
UNCW graduate student Lauren Krouse created the event, “Wilmington Gathering for Peace,” which will take place on Saturday at Maides Park with speakers, poets, musicians and local organizations all scheduled to appear. 

UNCW to Offer Business Analytics Degrees
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (*sponsored content provided by Rob Burrus, dean of the Cameron School of Business)
The Information Systems and Operations Management department in the UNCW Cameron School of Business is soon introducing a new concentration in business analytics as a response to the increasing demand from industries for students with the knowledge and skills in this area.

Free Speech or Harassment? Controversial Professor Tests the Limits
NBCNews (NBC Out)
Many students and faculty members at the University of North Carolina Wilmington have had it with Professor Mike Adams, and there's currently an online petition to get the professor removed from his job.
Additional coverage: Yahoo FinanceAdvocate.com

When Do Public Rebukes of Students Cross a Line?
Chronicle of Higher Education
The University of North Carolina Wilmington is the latest campus roiled by an instructor's criticism of a student online.

Wilmington police explain notification delay after 'heinous' crime
The victims in the Nov. 22 case were identified as “college students,” in the Wilmington police release.

6 things to do this weekend, Dec. 2-4
Under the direction of University of North Carolina Wilmington professor Daniel Johnson, The Port City Tuba Quartet and the Cape Fear Tuba Ensemble team up annually for “Tuba Christmas.” The free show starts at 3 p.m. on Dec. 4 at the Wilmington International Airport.

Former UNCW Seahawk agrees to terms with Dodgers
The Dodgers have agreed to a one-year contract with former UNCW pitcher Chris Hatcher, avoiding arbitration.

UNCW's Chris Flemmings nominated for 2017 Allstate NABC Good Works Team
The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) has honored UNCW senior forward Chris Flemmings by naming him as a nominee for the 2017 Allstate NABC Good Works Team.
Additional coverage: WWAY

UNCW men's hoops overcomes slow start for 97-92 win over Western Michigan
After an exciting weekend at the Challenge in Music City, UNCW now advances to 6-1 on the young season after a win over Western Michigan 97-92.
Additional coverage: WWAY

UNCW evens record with 67-58 win at Davidson
UNCW made its first visit to Davidson since 2002 a winning one as the Seahawks held off a second half comeback by the Wildcats to earn a 67-58 victory at John M. Belk Arena on Wednesday evening. 

UNCW heads to Kalamazoo for 6th win of season
Fresh off a successful appearance in Nashville’s Challenge In Music City, the 5-1 UNCW men’s basketball team travels north Wednesday to Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Additional coverage: StarNews

Local Stars
New Bern Sun Journal
Jaylen Fornes (Pamlico) is a freshman guard at UNC Wilmington. Fornes scored four points in six minutes in the Seahawks’ 102-77 win over Toledo on Sunday. Fornes is scoring 3.2 points per game.

Youth/Rec Notebook
The purpose of Diamond Trainer Baseball Clinics is to teach proper fundamentals that lead to individual development as a baseball player. Former UNCW pitcher Evan Phillips, who finished last season with the Double-A Mississippi Braves, will be one of the guest instructors for the pitching/catching clinic.

UNCW's men's basketball team forces 18 turnovers in a 102-77 win over Toledo
After two days of drama, UNCW finally got an afternoon of dominance. The Seahawks closed their time at the Challenge in Music City by dictating pace on both ends of the court in a 102-77 victory over Toledo.
Additional coverage: WECT

College Hoops: UNC Wilmington women struggle in back-to-back games on campus (video highlights)
Port City Daily
The UNCW women's basketball team dropped a pair of games at Trask Coliseum over the weekend during the Hampton Inn Thanksgiving Classic.
Additional coverage: StarNewsWECT

UNC Wilmington baseball lands top junior college recruit in latest signing class
Port City Daily
UNCW Head Coach Mark Scalf announced the signing of 11 student-athletes who will play for the Seahawks beginning in 2017-18.