UNCW in the News

UNCW in the News

Nov. 4-8

TR Reid talk to target health care delivery fix
T.R. Reid is an absolute evangelical about the moral imperative of fixing the delivery of health care in the United States, which he calls "unfair, expensive and ineffective."

Bookmarks - 'Writers' Week' returns to UNCW
"Old Friends" might be the theme of this fall's Writers' Week, which opens Monday at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Adults become students again on UNCW's College Day
About 140 "students" were on campus for a daylong session put on by UNCW's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, or OLLI.

More languages heard in Southeastern NC as diversity grows
The diversity of the area may partly be attributed to the location of the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

November Spotlight
Wilma Magazine
ALLY FAVORY, a senior at University of North Carolina Wilmington majoring in studio art, has been honored with the Ann Flack Boseman Scholarship.

Aloha Y'all online boutique melds high tech with personal touch
Students at the University of North Carolina Wilmington will have it even easier. The online boutique will host trunk shows on campus in the coming months.

Surprise trip allows paralyzed dad to see son play soccer at UNCW
Michael Parrish's parents surprised him with a visit from their hometown of Houston. Travel is difficult for his father, who is paralyzed.

UNCW men top Methodist in final exhibition game
In their 92-51 exhibition win over Methodist University on Sunday, UNCW's men's basketball team showed an ability to work around these new...

UNCW hopes Eblen's arrival keeps the ball in their court
Like so many of his predecessors at point guard for the UNCW men's basketball team, graduate transfer Ben Eblen flashes an easy smile, carries himself well and speaks quickly when it comes to the game.

UNCW forwards will share load to replace Rendleman's big stats
While there's plenty of familiarity in the backcourt of UNCW's men's basketball team, the frontcourt is more of an unknown entity.

UNCW women hope attitude fosters faster revival
Confidence is not an issue among the six freshmen on the UNCW women's basketball team, and for good reason.

UNCW Sports - Seahawks sweep Towson in volleyball
Freshman Nicole Lott tallied a match-high 16 kills and senior Christi Laite added 12 to lead UNCW to a 3-0 sweep of Towson in Colonial Athletic Association volleyball action Friday at Hanover Hall.

Seahawks, Tribe play to draw in key CAA game; Pride boots UNCW women's soccer from tournament
Port City Daily
David Sizemore scored twice for UNCW, but nationally ranked William & Mary managed a goal in the 87th minute to forge a two-all draw in a key Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) game on Saturday at the UNCW Soccer Stadium.

Community forum seeks causes, solutions to gang violence
About 150 people gathered Monday evening in Wilmington's city hall to figure out how to root out the systemic causes of the city's gang violence.

Community solution to gang violence starts with a conversation
Hundreds of people piled into City Hall in downtown Wilmington Monday night to begin an open discussion about stopping the gang violence plaguing the Port City.

Community leaders discuss the "cycle" of gang violence
After hundreds of gunshots have been fired throughout 2013, former gang members sat shoulder to shoulder with local politicians to say they've had enough.

UNCW Kenan Auditorium to host multi-Grammy-award winners
The event is three months away but mark your calendars and snag your tickets now, because Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell are coming to the Port City.

UNCW women's basketball falls to UNCP; Seahawks earn weekly CAA accolades
Port City Daily
Junior forward Kierra Haney made several key baskets down the stretch to lift UNC Pembroke past UNCW 64-60 in a preseason women's basketball game Monday night at Trask Coliseum.

Health care expert to speak at UNCW
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Tuesday evening at University of North Carolina Wilmington, he will share what he has learned over the past decade in a program called "Future of Health Care."

Earl Sheridan and Charlie Rivenbark: Wilmington City Councilmen, 2013-2017
It wasn't until close to ten o'clock last night that incumbent Earl Sheridan, a political science professor at UNCW, pulled slightly ahead of Skip Watkins, a local financial advisor.

O'Grady, Rivenbark and Sheridan win Wilm. council seats
Earl Sheridan won his seat in 2005, was re-elected in 2009 and currently serves as Mayor Pro-tem for the city. He teaches political science at UNC Wilmington, and previously served as chairman of the Political Science department.

Facial hair for a good cause: Mustaches for Kids kicks off Tuesday
Port City Daily
Mustaches for Kids is gearing up for its tenth year of fuzzy fundraising. The local chapter of the national organization raises money for local children's charities.

Books and Bites
encore Online
Jason Mott, author of "The Returned," will be at the Luncheon with Carolina Authors. Mott received his BFA in fiction and MFA in poetry at UNCW.

Seahawks, Northeastern face off in season finale with playoff implications on the line
Port City Daily
The Seahawks and Northeastern close out the regular season Wednesday with a 7 p.m. kickoff at the UNCW Soccer Stadium as both teams battle for seeding in the upcoming Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) tournament.

State leader speaks to Wilmington students on fast track to college
State Transportation Secretary Tony Tata made a visit to UNCW on Friday to speak with students during a Launching Leaders program.

The Scene: A look at arts and entertainment in the Port City
Port City Daily
Los Angeles-based choreographer Lionel Popkin presents "Ruth Doesn't Live Here Anymore," a piece inspired by the career of modern dance pioneer Ruth St. Denis, Saturday at UNCW's Kenan Auditorium.

UNCW's top tennis tandem heads to the Big Apple
Port City Daily
UNCW's emerging doubles tandem of Rafael Aita and Sam Williams head to the mecca of U.S. tennis this week to compete in the 2013 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships.

Pairings set for CAA Men's Soccer Tournament
The pairings are set for the 2013 CAA Men's Soccer Championship following one of the tightest and most competitive regular-season races in league history. Second-seeded UNCW (11-2-4, 6-1-3 in CAA) will meet the W&M/Hofstra winner.

UNCW Seahawks Men's Soccer Preview: Northeastern
Beach Carolina Magazine
The Seahawks and Northeastern closed out the regular season Wednesday with a 7 p.m. kickoff at the UNCW Soccer Stadium as both teams battle for seeding in the upcoming Colonial Athletic Association tournament.

Fundraising group bestows annual awards
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Attendees at the Cape Fear Region chapter of AFP's annual National Philanthropy Day Awards Breakfast filled University of North Carolina Wilmington's Warwick Center to celebrate the impact of the nonprofit community on the area and recognize the winners of this year's awards.

Olympic gold medalists to lead free running clinic at UNCW
Star News
Reigning Olympic gold medalist Kirani James and 1976 gold medalist Coach Harvey Glance will be holding a free running clinic at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Greene Track & Field Complex at UNCW.

Enrollment falling among education majors
Star News
In New Hanover County Schools, the number of teachers close to retirement is up. And these days, the idea of being a teacher is often met with raised eyebrows and questions in North Carolina. That's what members of the New Hanover County Board of Education and UNCW's Watson College of Education talked about in a meeting Thursday.

Funding woes threaten buoy off Jacksonville's coast
Jacksonville Daily News
Thursday, U.S. Rep Walter Jones, R-N.C., spoke out in defense of a widely used data buoy off the coast of Jacksonville that is in danger. The Coastal Ocean Research and Monitoring Program (CORMP) at UNCW facilitated the original deployment of buoy 41036 in 2005.

More From the Brass Section
University of South Florida - News
Now in its fourth year, this annual finale trombone concert will feature the USF Trombone Octet, USF Trombone Band with soloist Jerald Shynett, visiting from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, as well as other USF Trombone Ensembles.

A game of inches in store for UNCW men
Star News
UNCW truly does have a tall task in its 2013-14 season opener Friday night at Carver-Hawkeye Arena (9:30 p.m., 104.5 FM).