UNCW in the News

UNCW in the News

Nov. 3 - 7

Fundraising Dinners Support Local Food, Literacy And Literature
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Two feasts this week celebrate more than good cuisine, they also support good causes. On Friday, Ecotone, UNCW's award-winning literary magazine, and nonprofit food system initiative Feast Down East, will host a farm-to-table dinner in celebration of the launch of Ecotone's fall Sustenance issue.

LITERARY SUSTENANCE: Ecotone release party focuses on food heritage and tradition at farm-to-table dinner
Each fall and spring UNCW's literary magazine, Ecotone, releases an edition of thoughtful, provocative, and insightful poetry, short fiction, essays, and art. On November 7, The Sustenance Issue will make its debut. Ecotone and Feast Down East will host a release party with a farm-to-table supper, prepared by the chef of UNCW Campus Dining, Ryan Andress.

A tasty end to Writers' Week, and a delicious magazine
Star News
Writers' Week comes to an end with a bang on Friday at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Following at 6 p.m. is the Writers' Week climax: A farm-to-table supper of local ingredients, courtesy of Feast Down East, in the courtyard of UNCW's Kenan Hall, headquarters of the creative writing department.

Writers Week eyes 'Writing the storm'
Star News
It's Writers' Week again at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and this fall's activities should literally cook up a storm. This year's keynote speaker, along with poet Patrick Phillips, will be Kathryn Miles. They will give readings at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Room 1008 of the CIS building. Like virtually all events at Writers' Week, the program is free, and the public is invited.

"Writing from the Margins" at UNCW.
Star News
Tuesday (Nov. 4) highlights fromUNCWWriters' Week include a big reading at 8 p.m. in Room 100 Morton Hall (the big auditorium), on the campus of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Featured will be short story writer Belle Boggs and novelist Chantel Acevedo.

Of spies, arsonists and hurricanes
Star News
Coming up on Thursday (Nov. 6) for Writers' Week at the University of North Carolina Wilmington is Novelist Brock Clarke. Clarke is best known for his 2007 novel "An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes of New England," a best-seller that was a New York Times Book Review editors' choice, a No. 1 Book Sense Pick, an Amazon Best Book of the Month and an American Library Association Notable Book of the Year.

'Basetrack' shares experiences of deployed Marines
Star News
After a four-day residency on the campus of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, the En Garde Arts company will present "Basetrack Live" 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in UNCW's Kenan Auditorium. Admission is free for veterans, active-duty military personnel and their families.

Ben on Film - Actor Stormare to hold talk at UNCW
Star News
The name Peter Stormare doesn't exactly draw crowds, and you don't see it in 6-foot letters on any marquees. "He's in everything from Coen Brothers classics to bombastic blockbusters to wacky comedies to edgy indies to 'Scooby Doo' and 'Adventure Time,'" said Dave Monahan, chairman of the film studies department at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

The good guy behind the bad: Iconic character actor Peter Stormare to appear in Wilmington tonight
Port City Daily
Call him prolific. Voracious. Dedicated. Determined. Peter Stormare prefers enthusiastic. Stormare will be in town tonight for a discussion at UNC Wilmington. The free presentation, which includes a screening of film clips and a question-and-answer session, runs from 7 to 9 p.m. in King Hall Auditorium.

Those in poverty face uphill battle to break the cycle
Star News
From 2000 to 2012, poverty rates across Southeastern North Carolina rose steadily. Those mired in generational poverty face obstacles to health, education and opportunity. And poor nutrition adversely affects education, said Charles Hardy, dean of the college of health and human services at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Leadership group helps soldiers
Star News
Challenge a group of Leadership Studies students to fundraise for a positive cause and you know you're setting up a win-win situation. This is exactly what Dr. Joanne E. Nottingham, faculty coordinator of Leadership Studies atthe University of North Carolina Wilmington, did with her students. They enthusiastically rose to the challenge, choosing the local nonprofit group Step-Up For Soldiers to benefit.

The Gift That Keeps Giving
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
There are a host of wonderful opportunities for your year-end giving; many of these opportunities are just as important as the phonograph. ("The gift that keeps on giving" was first trademarked as a slogan for the phonograph.) As an institution that values community engagement and civic responsibility, theUNCWfamily certainly wants you to give to the charities that are most dear to you.

Photo exhibit at UNCW highlights area surfing history
Star News
"Shooting the Curl," an exhibit at UNCW's Randall Library, celebrates the iconic images made over the last 50 years of surfing in the area, and runs through the end of the current semester. Many have contributed to the collection, and certain names, like the ones that follow, appear more than once.

News & Notes - Free admission at aquarium; Art for the Masses; Composers Love Critters
Star News
UNCW makes art available to all during its "Art for the Masses" event 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Burney and Warwick centers on campus. More than 150 local artists will participate in the event, from which they retain 100 percent of their sales. The show is free to attend and open to the public.

N.C. Book Awards honor familiar authors
Salisbury Post
The North Carolina Book Awards will be presented during the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association meeting Nov. 7. The free afternoon program will feature Diane Chamberlain, author of a series of New York Times bestsellers. The evening speaker, Philip Gerard of Wilmington, is author of three novels and five nonfiction titles, including "The Patron Saint of Dreams" and "Down the Wild Cape Fear." He is professor of creative writing at UNC Wilmington.

"Salt Marsh King" to make local debut
Star News
Bancroft Press of Baltimore published "The Salt Marsh King" in June, the debut novel for Drew Krepp, a graduate student in creative writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Now, Krepp is coming to town for a reading and signing at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9,at Old Books on Front Street, 249 N. Front St.

Cucalorus Launches Film To Business Matchup With 10x10
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
The 10x10 program is intended to introduce creatives in the film world to creatives in the world of emerging business and to showcase the growing community of entrepreneurs working in the Cape Fear region. The project is made possible through a partnership between the film festival, Castle Branch Corp.'s tekMountain incubator and the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

EasyVote's Software Promises Smoother Running Elections
EasyVote Solutions, a Wilmington, NC company, has developed software that automates data entry, poll worker scheduling, election night reporting, and other tasks that even today remain manual processes in much of the country. For the last eight months, EasyVote has operated from startup co-working space at the University of North Carolina Wilmington'sCenter for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

North Carolina book and history awards to be presented
Lumina News
The North Carolina Literary and Historical Association will meet at the Tryon Palace History Education Center Friday,Nov. 7. The evening program will feature speaker Philip Gerard of Wilmington, author of three novels and five nonfiction titles. He is professor of creative writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Award-winning children's author and literacy expert to speak in Emporia
Emporia Gazette
Matthew Gollub and Dr. Barbara Honchell will be keynote speakers at the 17th annual Kansas Reading Recovery® and Early Literacy Conference. Honchell has worked with struggling readers through Reading Recovery for more than 20 years. Currently, she is an associate professor of literacy education at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

UNCW's Chancellor Search Committee meets for first time
The search for a new chancellor is officially underway at UNCW, after the committee choosing candidates met this morning. The 16-member search committee is made up of university staff, city leaders, alumni and a search firm, among others, in hopes to get feedback from all corners of the community in picking the right person for the job.

UNC system looking at campus centers, cuts may follow
NC Policy Watch
Leaders of the state's university system are midway through a review of the academic centers and research institutions at 16 campuses across the state, a process that could lead to cuts and consolidations of programs. Including is the Center for Marine Sciences at UNC Wilmington, the James B. Hunt Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy at UNC-Chapel Hill and the North Carolina Sea Grant program at N.C. State University.

Retrofit projects divert stormwater at Wrightsville
Lumina News
Wrightsville Beach's stormwater manager JonathanBabin, working with the NCCF,UNCWand the City of Wilmington, has put into action a plan to reroute stormwater and eliminate its impact on coastal waters.UNCW's Dr. Mike Mallen will test bacteria levels in local waters in spring 2015 and compare them to baseline measurements to give the town and residents a precise measure of the project's effectiveness.

Fishing for those flat bottom girls
Lumina News
The Flat Bottom Girls Flounder Tournament is set for Saturday, Nov. 8. In what will be the 11th year of the tournament, event organizer and flounder enthusiast Tim Barefoot said all flounder caught will be kept alive and transported to the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Center for Marine Science for research.

CoastLine: Election Epilogue 2014
On this edition of CoastLine, we explore likely policy changes, whether gridlock will continue, and the impact of local elections on southeastern North Carolina. The two guests in-studio guests helping to sort through the results are Dr. Jim Leutze, former Chancellor of UNCW, and Dr. Craig Galbraith, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Technology Management at UNCW's Cameron School of Business.

Republican tide sweeps over N.C., but local vote tells different story
Star News
The overall message to come out of Tuesday, however, was that it wasn't good to be associated with the president. "It's just really tough for the party of the president in a midterm election," said Craig Burnett, a political scientist at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Provisional ballots could alter New Hanover commissioner results
Star News
Republican Skip Watkins emerged as the preliminary winner in the race for two seats on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners. Results won't be final until the canvass, which is Nov. 14 in New Hanover County. Craig Burnett, assistant professor of political science at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, doesn't believe the new dynamic will heighten tension on the board.

Hagan/Tillis race could drive small boost in voter turnout
Star News
At least one attention-grabbing contest is likely to boost voter turnout for midterm elections in Southeastern North Carolina on Tuesday. But not by much. "We do have a close Senate race, so you might see it higher, but you're not going to see an increase of 10 percentage points," said Craig Burnett, an assistant professor of political science at theUniversity of North Carolina Wilmington.

Editorial - Not a plot against students, but let's address the problem
Star News
Better training for poll workers and a little common sense all around might have prevented a flare-up Tuesday over student voting at theUniversity of North Carolina Wilmington. Poll workers were enforcing rules that have been in place for quite some time. Voters must state their name and the street address of their residence. Students who did not have the correct form of address were asked to fill out provisional ballots to be reviewed later.

Seniors help UNCW to volleyball sweep of Elon
Star News
As Morgan Kline nears the end of a decorated volleyball career at UNCW, each match offers the chance to improve her position in the program record book. Playing the final home match of her career, Kline added to those impressive totals Wednesday night in UNCW's dominating sweep of Elon.
Other coverage: The Times-News

UNCW men and women to host exhibition basketball games on Saturday; Kevin Keatts Show starts Sunday
Highlights of Saturday's men's basketball exhibition game vs. Catawba and a profile of junior point guard Craig Ponder will be featured on the debut of "The Kevin Keatts Show" scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 9, on WWAY-TV 3 and The CW Network. The 30-minute program featuring UNCW's first-year coach begins at 11:30 a.m. on Wilmington's ABC affiliate.

UNCW Hoops Schedule Countdown: Delaware
Star News
UNCW kicks off its first regular season under Kevin Keatts on Nov. 15 at Old Dominion. We'll run through all 20 of the Seahawks' regular season opponents, one for each week day until the opener. DELAWARE (Jan. 8 at Trask Coliseum, 7 p.m. and Feb. 19 at Bob Carpenter Center, 7 p.m.) is the 14th entry on the list.

UNCW volleyball sweeps William & Mary
Seven players collected at least four kills as UNCW clinched a spot in the Colonial Athletic Association volleyball tournament with a sweep of visiting William & Mary on Sunday at Hanover Hall.

Stupienski making case to become UNCW starting catcher
Star News
Stupienski is relying on family lessons more than ever as he makes a bid to be UNCW's starter. He helped his case with a blistering summer offensively in the Coastal Plain League, but as fall ball winds down, he's still trying to prove to coach Mark Scalf that he's ready to handle the position.

Transfers inject new blood into CAA hoops
Kevin Keatts arrived at UNCW in March without a specific blueprint for remaking his new team. Finding the right balance between roster veterans and outside additions is an inexact science and an annual challenge, even for established coaches.

Soccer (M): UNCW takes No. 2 seed in CAA Tournament
Star News
The UNCW men's soccer team took care of business Saturday with a 3-0 win at Drexel to end the regular season, but it wasn't enough to bring the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament to Wilmington. The Seahawks instead settled for the No. 2 seed.
Other coverage: WECT

UNCW Roundup - Seahawks honored by CAA
Star News
UNCW men's soccer player Jamie Dell was named the Colonial Athletic Association co-player of the week and also grabbed a spot in the College Soccer News national team of the week after his two goals in the regular-season finale.

Seahawks finish strong at UNCW Men's Tennis Fall Invitational
Port City Daily
The UNCW men's tennis team finished 17-2 on the final day of the UNCW Men's Tennis Fall Invitationalon Sunday at the UNCW courts. Every member of the UNCW team closed with a winning record over the three-day event, which also featured Liberty, Richmond and USC Upstate.

Cota makes pledge to UNCW baseball
Star News
For the last few years, Topsail baseball player Clark Cota's Twitter biography has described him as a UNC baseball commitment. As of a few days ago, that is no longer the case. Cota's school choice has gone from Chapel Hill to Wilmington. The senior has pledged to play atUNCWin spring 2016.

UNCW Hoops Schedule Countdown: Hofstra
Star News
UNCW kicks off its first regular season under Kevin Keatts on Nov. 15 at Old Dominion. We'll run through all 20 of the Seahawks' regular season opponents, one for each week day until the opener.