UNCW in the News

UNCW in the News

Nov. 11-15

UNCW to host forum to discuss city crime issue
A forum to discuss the gang issue in Wilmington was held downtown earlier in November.This week, UNCW will host a forum of its own to discuss the continuing crime problem in Wilmington.

2 tenants locate in new MARBIONC facility
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
The University of North Carolina Wilmington's MARBIONC has welcomed its first tenants. The new public-private partnership building, situated on the university's Crest campus, will be officially dedicated later this month.

Center to host crowdfunding program
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
A representative from crowdfunding company Indiegogo will stop by University of North Carolina Wilmington's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) on Nov. 18 to talk about the early-stage fundraising concept.

Wilmington startup Next Glass wins statewide tech award
Port City Daily
UNCW's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship tenant Next Glass is North Carolina's "emerging" company of the year, per a statewide award bestowed Thursday night in Durham.

Veterans Day calendar of events
Star News
"'The Things We Carried': Veterans Exhibit Opening Reception, 11:15 a.m.- 1:15 p.m. Nov. 11 at Randall Library, UNCW. In conjunction with the book "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien, the UNCW Office of the Dean of Students is putting together an exhibit of items that students, faculty and staff carried with them while they were deployed.

More than a third of the films at Cucalorus have N.C. ties
Star News
One of the Cucalorus Film Festival's prominent screenings with Port City ties is "Don't Know Yet," the feature-film directorial debut from University of North Carolina Wilmington film professor Terry Linehan.

Roland-Grise teacher to lead state panel on education
Star News
Middle School teacher Elizabeth Jones has been tapped by Gov. Pat McCrory to lead a panel dedicated to improving the education climate in North Carolina. Jones received a dual master's in school administration and curriculum, instruction and supervision from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

UNCW women face tough start at Notre Dame
Star News
The UNC Wilmington women's basketball traveled to South Bend, Ind., to face No. 6 Notre Dame in the season opener with one of the youngest rosters in the country.

UNCW student wins brand new car
One UNCW student is getting around a little easier tonight thanks to her win in the Parent Relief Program. Rachel Gracy picked up the keys to her brand new 2014 Mazda 3 from Stevenson Mazda Friday afternoon. She also won a $5,000 scholarship from UNCW.

UNCW honors its veterans
Port City Daily
When UNC Wilmington-formerly known as Wilmington College-opened its doors in 1947, nearly 75 percent of the 238 students who made up that first class were veterans. Today, UNCW continued its strong tradition of serving those who serve their country with its annual Veterans Day ceremony.

More dolphins wash ashore as virus impacts East Coast population
Port City Daily
The mid-Atlantic surf continues to shove dolphins ashore, dying or dead of an apparent marine virus. "We're seeing really significant impact in North Carolina and South Carolina now," said Dr. William McLellan of the UNCW Marine Mammal Stranding Program.

Bonner named player of the week as Seahawks gear up for CAA semifinals
Port City Daily
Colin Bonner recorded his first career hat trick with three goals in UNCW's 4-2 victory over Northeastern last Wednesday. Bonner raised his season goals total to six as he posted the first hat trick by a UNCW player since 2011.

UNCW to host community forum on gun violence
Star News
On Wednesday, a community forum on gun violence will feature a discussion panel at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
Also picked up by: WRAL, San Francisco Chronicleand WBTV

Open Doors 2013: International Students in the United States and Study Abroad by American Students are at All-Time High
Open Doors, Institute of International Education
UNCW ranks 9th in the nation for universities within the same Carnegie classifications for sending students abroad.

Wilmington ranks 14th in list of nation's top 100 housing markets
In the 2014 market outlook report, the Wilmington area ranked 14 out the nation's top 100 housing markets. Economists, like UNCW's Woody Hall, said they're not surprised to see Wilmington near the top of the list because it was one of the hardest hit by the economic downturn.
*This interview ran in all major media markets statewide: Charlotte, Raleigh, Triad, Sandhills and Coastal

A Writer's State of Mind
The North Carolina Writer's Network Fall Conference will be held once again at the Wrightsville Beach Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort. Rebecca Lee, UNCW professor and short story writer, heads the Fiction Master Class at the NC Writer's Conference.

Fuzzy animal costumes and dance parties: Expect unique for 'Cucalorus'
Out of more than 200 independent pieces showing this year, more than 50 have North Carolina ties. These films include Don't Know Yet directed by UNCW film studies lecturer, Terry Linehan.

Magazine Makeover: UNCW's Atlantis launches fall 2013 edition
Atlantis, the collegiate magazine of UNCW, is more than just an award-winning publication of literature and art. Founded in 1971, it is a creative force for sponsoring the catalogue of student work, including art exhibits, readings, multimedia events, musical performances and literary contests.

Seahawks happy to be on even terms
Star News
With its season opener at national power Notre Dame behind them, the UNCW women's basketball is looking forward to playing three of its next four games at Trask Coliseum.

UNCW forum examines recent spate of gun violence
Star News
It was UNCW professors' turn Wednesday to hammer home what is quickly becoming a familiar refrain: Different sectors of the city are going to need to come together and find tangible solutions to end Wilmington's recent outburst of gun violence.

Gun & Gang forum at UNCW
A panel of professors at UNCW held the second community forum about gun and gang violence Wednesday night.

Panel discusses root of Port City violence
After hundreds of shots fired in Wilmington this year local law enforcement has promised increased patrols, but a panel of doctors from UNCW says we can't arrest our way out of the current crime wave.

Community forum on gun violence scheduled for UNC Wilmington campus; panel discussion planned
The Republic
Professors at the University of North Carolina Wilmington are gathering for a discussion on gun violence.
Also picked up by: KVUE, The Dispatch and Port City Daily

Area exhibits kick off this year's The Big Read, 'The Things They Carried'
Port City Daily
People in attendance at UNCW's Veterans Day ceremony Monday get a glimpse of 'The Things WE Carried,' a new photo exhibit at Randall Library tied to this year's The Big Read of Greater

Volunteers set to package 300,000 meals this Saturday
Over 1,000 volunteers will descend upon UNCW this weekend to package food for starving people around the world.

A Studious Affair: Fulbright Scholar directs premiere of Alan Ayckbourn's 'Private Fears'
According to Dr. Paul Castagno, founding chair of the UNCW Department of Theatre, the decision to produce Alan Ayckbourn's "Private Fears in Public Places" was a no-brainer for the 2013 fall season.

The Scene: A look at arts and entertainment in the Port City
Port City Daily
The UNCW Department of Theatre presents "Private Fears in Public Places," at 8 p.m. tonight through Saturday and at 2 p.m. The play explores the lives of six people with separate but strangely linked circumstances.

Topsail to hold public meeting on proposed paddling trails
Star News
A public meeting will be held on Topsail Beach's proposed paddling trails. UNCW officials, as well as a representative with the N.C. Paddle Trails Association, will attend, and a map of the proposed paddling trails will be available.

Editorial - Layoffs a reminder of the fragile nature of our economic recovery
Star News
Last week both Corning and Invista announced impending layoffs of dozens of workers, adding to other high-profile job cuts that make the road to economic recovery bumpier. In the first quarter of this year, manufacturing employment was down nearly 20 percent from the beginning of the recession in 2008, said Woody Hall, an economist with the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

UNCW basketball teams bring 'Stay In To Win' program to Williston Middle School
Port City Daily
Members of the UNCW men's and women's basketball teams began working with local middle school children recently as part of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) "Stay In To Win" program.

UNCW tops Charleston Southern 80-78 in OT
The Post and Courier
Addison Spruill's 3-pointer with 24 seconds left in overtime lifted UNC Wilmington to an 80-78 victory over Charleston Southern on Wednesday night.

UNCW branding initiative launches survey
A UNCW branding survey is live tonight on the Opinion-Lab website.According to the survey, the university is looking for resident input pertaining to what the region's new brand should be.

Gun Violence Prevention: A Community Affair
Professors lectured the standing-room-only crowd packing a UNCW auditorium about trends in gun control, media portrayal of violence, the influence of hip-hop culture and the mechanisms of gang hierarchy.

News & Notes - Atlantis fall edition; parade entries sought; USO dance; seeking baby boomers
Star News
Atlantis, the University of North Carolina Wilmington's creative magazine, holds an event to celebrate the fall edition 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at The Calico Room, 107 S. Front St., Wilmington.

WWAY's Thursday night sports - November 14
UNCW junior Mateo Cardona scored twice and the Seahawks narrowed their deficit to one goal several times.