UNCW in the News

Nov. 7-11

CAPE FEAR VOICES: UNCW students hone civic skills
StarNews
Op-Ed by Aaron King and Ben Taylor, UNCW assistant professors of political science.

Clare Beams makes formidable fiction debut for UNCW's Lookout Books
StarNews
Laws of nature are suspended in almost all the stories in Clare Beams' debut collection, "We Show What We Have Learned," just published by Lookout Books, the literary imprint of the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Happening this week: UNCW Theatre Presents 'Beauty and the Beast'
WWAY
It's a tale as old as time, but you haven't seen it like this. UNCW Theatre presents “Beauty and the Beast.” This is not the Disney version, but one adapted from the French original ‘La Belle et la Bête,’ originally produced at the Royal National Theatre in London.

NEW ON STAGE: UNCW's non-Disney 'Beauty and the Beast,' and a variety show
StarNews
UNCW's theater department presents a fresh take on 'Beauty and the Beast' while The Willis Richardson Players stage a variety show.

CONNECT TO INSPIRE: Cucalorus grows its entrepreneurial spirit for second year of Connect
Encore
Presented by Wilmington’s tekMountain and UNCW's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE), CONNECT is more focused this year thanks to the help of Laura Brogdon, as well as tekMountain’s Sean Ahlum, among others.
 
STORIED DANCE: Dance-a-lorus celebrates more than a decade with Cucalorus Film Festival
Encore
Opening the festivities on November 9 at Thalian Hall, Dance-a-lorus synthesizes both film and dance in visually stunning performances. The one-of-a-kind stage event is made possible by UNCW’s Kristen Brogdon, Cucalorus executive director Dan Brawley and others.
 
Coastal Sketch: April Clark Strikes a Balance
Coastal Review Online
April Clark, an entrepreneur and member of the North Carolina Coastal Federation Board of Directors, has mastered the enviable task of working for a living, having fun and doing good things for her community and its environment. She holds a master's degree from UNC Wilmington.

UNCW Honors Veterans Across Campus 
WWAY
UNCW is spreading school spirit in a different way this week. Instead of seeing teal everywhere, the campus is a bit more patriotic than usual. Several students and staff placed 1,700 flags across campus honoring veterans in honor of Veterans Day. 

Cucalorus Connect to shine spotlight on Wilmington tech w
orld
StarNews
Diane Durance of the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship said Cucalorus Connect will hold 40 events aimed at creatives from any industry.

UNCW graduate becomes president of Roanoke-Chowan Community College
Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald
UNCW graduate Jimmy Tate was recently named the eighth president of Roanoke Chowan Community College. 

UNCW gives refreshing take on the classic Beauty and the Beast
WSFX
The UNCW Theatre will put on its presentation of Beauty and the Beast with a different twist starting November 11.

Unique Algae-Growing Device Earns UNCW Global Attention
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (*sponsored content provided by professor Daniel G. Baden)
Marine science researchers in Wilmington, along with one of our private-industry partners, have attracted favorable attention to UNCW’s marine science research and begun generating sales of related commercial products.

Hundreds gather for walk in support of suicide prevention
WECT
Hundreds gathered for the fifth annual Out of Darkness walk at Wrightsville Beach Park to raise awareness for suicide prevention Saturday afternoon. All proceeds go to UNCW.

B2B: From businessman to business adviser
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Jerry Coleman didn’t plan it that way, but his career might seem an ideal preparation for his new role as director of Cape Fear Community College’s Small Business Center. Both CFCC and University of North Carolina Wilmingtonwere partners in Porta-Nails Inc. growth, his family’s business.

FACES: People in the Trump rally crowd
StarNews
UNCW students Rachel Ross and Anna Burns missed Donald Trump's appearance on campus in August and weren't prepared to let him slip by again.

Cucalorus links business and artistic spheres
Lumina News
Cucalorus is pairing creativity and entrepreneurship this weekend as it launches its annual independent film-screening festival in downtown Wilmington in conjunction with the Cucalorus Connect business conference. The conference is presented by tekMountain and the University of North Carolina WilmingtonCenter for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. 
Additional coverage: StarNews

Bird Beaks Are Cooler Than You Think — Literally
Live Science 
Scientists suspected that conchae evolved in birds to meet specific conditions within the animals' ecosystems, and that the structure's evolution would influence a beak's size and shape, according to study co-author Raymond Danner, an assistant professor in the department of biology and marine biology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
Additional coverage: The Asian Age 

Art colony draws guest artists to Bald Head Island
StarNews
Guest artists from Asheville, Charlotte and Raleigh will join colleagues in Wilmington for "No Boundaries," the annual art colony which will have a two-week residency in November on Bald Head Island. During their residency, the artists will meet with students from DREAMS of Wilmington and interns from the studio art program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

UNCW student receives DAR-Stamp Defiance scholarship
StarNews
McAllie Danielle Givens, a UNCW student, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from Daughters of the American Revolution Stamp Defiance Chapter.

UNCW students discuss feelings following election night
WECT
UNCW students came together Thursday night to discuss their feelings following election night.

Season opening doubleheader tonight at Trask Coliseum for UNCW Basketball
WWAY
The UNCW men's basketball team and the women's basketball team both open the season tonight at Trask Coliseum.

UNCW men's hoops signs five recruits
WECT
Two-time Colonial Athletic Association Coach-of-the-Year Kevin Keatts has announced the signing of five players to National Letters of Intent during the Fall Signing Period for the 2017-18 basketball season.
Additional coverage: WWAY

UNCW's Lane named CAA Diver of the Week
WECT
UNCW senior Nathan Lane has been named the Colonial Athletic Association Diver of the Week. 

Adell Harris sees light at end of tunnel for UNCW women's basketball
StarNews
The UNCW women's basketball team has nine new faces for 2016-2017.

COLLEGE BB: Taylor product Oliver lands UNCW promotion

Kokomo Tribune
UNCW recently named former Kokomo native Brittni Oliver its director of women's basketball operations.

Start of UNCW men's basketball season brings new excitement, same questions
StarNews
Despite 2016 success and many returning players, the Seahawks have questions to answer as a much-anticipated season begins.

CFCC men's hoops makes a few big changes
StarNews
The Sea Devils met with UNCW coach Kevin Keatts in the offseason to learn aspects of his press defense.

Local tennis players gearing up for state tourney
StarNews
Several former UNCW standouts will be part of a team looking to capture the North Carolina crown this weekend. Kristen Mears, Lindsey Hess, Carry Wyeth and Cassie Martin all played for the Seahawks.

Samara's Village holds charity kickball tournament
WWAY
Samara’s Village held its first charity kickball tournament at Town Creek Park. Four teams participated from UNCW, South Brunswick High School, West Brunswick High School and the Southport area.

Seahawks overwhelm Mount Olive in exhibition win
StarNews
Fans who came to Trask Coliseum on Sunday to get a first look at the UNCW men's basketball team were treated to an offensive clinic from the Seahawks.

USA TODAY Sports' preseason college basketball bracketology for 2016-17
USA Today
Leaders or highest RPI from projected one-bid conferences (23 total): Vermont (America East), FGCU (Atlantic Sun), Montana (Big Sky), Winthrop (Big South), UC Irvine (Big West), UNC Wilmington (CAA), UAB (C-USA), Valparaiso (Horizon), Princeton (Ivy), Monmouth (MAAC), Akron (MAC), Hampton (MEAC), Wichita State (Missouri Valley), San Diego State (Mountain West), Wagner (Northeast), Belmont (Ohio Valley), Bucknell (Patriot), Chattanooga (Southern), Stephen F. Austin (Southland), Texas Southern (SWAC), North Dakota State (Summit), Texas-Arlington (Sun Belt), New Mexico State (WAC).

UNCW names Oliver director of women's basketball operations
WECT
UNCW Head Women's Basketball Coach Adell Harris has named Brittni Oliver as director of women's basketball operations.
 
UNCW basketball's Chuck Ogbodo finds comfort in family
StarNews
Chuck Ogbodo has blossomed into the most popular UNCW basketball player on campus thanks to his gregarious personality and ever-present smile.
 
UNC Wilmington basketball gears up for season-opener (video)
Port City Daily
UNCW is coming off a memorable 2015-16 campaign in which it tied a school record for wins, earned a share of its second straight CAA regular-season title and claimed a CAA championship for the first time since 2006.
 
Food events: Prep for the holidays, or just procrastinate and indulge
StarNews
If your idea of fun is pairing food and sports talk, then you might be interested in this unique experience at Bluewater Waterfront Grill. The restaurant will host the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s "Chalk Talk" series with men's basketball coach Kevin Keatts for the 2016-17 men’s basketball season.

William & Mary and UNCW Win Big In Dual Meets
SwimSwam
UNCW’s men’s and women’s teams combined for an impressive 22 event wins as the Seahawks sailed past Delaware, sweeping the Blue Hens in a dual meet at the Colonial Athletic Association pod meet at the Savage Natatorium on Saturday.

Seahawk volleyball sweeps Elon
WECT
Senior Alyssa Desjardins' double-double of 20 assists and 12 digs pushed her over the 1,000 career-dig plateau as UNCW swept visiting Elon 3-0 (25-16, 28-26, 25-19) on Monday at Hanover Hall.
Additional coverage: WWAY, Burlington Times-News, Raleigh News & Observer

CAA men's basketball preview: Will W&M ever make NCAAs?
Daily Press
LOOK FOR SEAHAWKS TO REPEAT: UNC Wilmington returns its top three scorers from last season's 25-win team, including Preseason Player of the Year Chris Flemmings. After taking over a program coming off its sixth straight losing season, Coach Kevin Keatts has the Seahawks winning again.

Sprint Freestyler Mary Arsenault Verbally Commits to UNCW
SwimSwam
Georgia-based Mary Evan Arsenault has made her college decision, as she’s announced her verbal commitment to join the University of North Carolina Wilmington women next fall.

UNCW's Men's soccer season comes to an end with loss to Charleston Cougars
Port City Daily
The season for the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Men's Soccer team came to an end Saturday night after the Seahawks fell 2-1 to the Cougars from the College of Charleston. 
Additional coverage: WECT

James Madison volleyball downs Seahawks 3-2
WECT
UNCW landed three players in double-figure kills, but James Madison's Janey Goodman, the conference's preseason player-of-the-year, totaled 30 kills as the Dukes edged past UNCW.