UNCW in the News

UNCW in the News

Nov. 17 - 21

Professors of the Year Reveal What Makes Their Classes Stand Out

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Patricia H. Kelley, a UNCW professor of geology, is one of four national winners of the 2014 U.S. Professors of the Year awards, which are being announced today.

Additional coverage: Inside Higher Ed

UNCW professor receives top professor award
Star News
University of North Carolina Wilmington professor Patricia Kelley has been named U.S. Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The Jellyfish Whisperer

Is it ever too early to inspire? Not if you ask UNCW graduate students who, with the help of professor Rob Condon, helped launch a weather balloon with a group of elementary students earlier this month.

The Business Of Thankfulness
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (paid content)
During this time of reflection and gratitude, the UNCW Cameron School of Business reflects on our students who come from all over the world to study business and we give thanks for the key part they play in the Cameron experience. At Cameron, we recognize the importance of exposing students to diverse, multicultural perspectives in a global business environment.

UNCW honors Coastal Land Trust founder with Albert Schweitzer Honors Scholars Award
Port City Daily
Camilla Herlevich, founder and executive director of the North Carolina Coastal Land Trust, has been named 2014 recipient of the Albert Schweitzer Honors Scholars Award. Schweitzer Honors Scholars Award recipients, past and present, demonstrate passion and commitment to the community, and they take action to inspire change, said Kate Bruce, UNCW Honors College director.

Craig Galbraith and Tori Jones - Tales of the midterms
Star News
There are three stories in the recent midterm election, and combined they all point to America's desire to return to traditional Republican Party principles. But these are stories that must be understood under the light of economic history.
Op-ed written by Craig S, Galbraith, a professor of management at UNCW's Cameron School of Business.

Sports Authority
As the senior woman administrator at UNCW, Adrianne Swinney is in charge of the university athletic program's compliance with Title IX. "My role is basically overview and testing of gender equality," says Swinney, who was hired for the position earlier this year. She works with the deputy coordinator for Title IX on campus with ongoing review of the university's programs to ensure gender equality standards are met.

The Scene: Art for the Masses returns with handmade pieces for every budget 

Port City Daily

A variety of canvas creations, sculpted works and handcrafted pieces will be on display-and for sale at affordable prices-during the annual Art for the Masses event this Saturday at UNC Wilmington.

The Plan - Plenty of options available this weekend

Star News
Oceans Rock and Art for the Masses are both happening on the campus of UNCW this weekend.

College cost for NC residents likely to increase

The cost for North Carolina residents to continue their education at the University of North Carolina Wilmington will likely increase in both 2015-16 and 2016-17.

Additional coverage: Star News

UNCW wants to scale back play-for-pay basketball games
The head of UNCW athletics says the school's basketball players are spending too much time playing away games for money.

Transition into winter months also means a change in local, fresh seafood


UNCW Center for Marine Science Senior Research Associate Troy Alphin says he looks forward to the change of season. "This is the time of the year where we start harvesting a lot of our oysters and that's what we're after right now."

Lifestyle Center Marked New Retail Format
Greater Wilmington Business Journal

William "Woody" Hall, professor of economics at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and another UNCW economics professor, Claude Farrell, were part of a university research team contracted by Mayfaire developers to study the economic impact of the project before it was built, a study completed in 2000.

Questions linger over Beyond Coal campaign


"Because many nonprofits are granted tax exemptions by the U.S. government not granted to private businesses, they are expected to comport themselves by certain standards that serve the public interest," said Jeffrey Brudney, the Betty and Dan Cameron family distinguished professor of innovation in the nonprofit sector, at UNC Wilmington.

Talk, Not Tear Gas: Colleges Soften Their Approach to Student Protests
The Chronicle of Higher Education

The way administrators deal with student protesters "is not shoot-from-the-hip anymore, like it was 30 or 40 years ago," says Mark E. Boren, a professor of English at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and the author of Student Resistance: A History of the Unruly Subject.

Birthday girl Aileen Hill saves day with quick thinking
Fayetteville Observer
For Aileen Hill, a quiet dinner turned into a night where she put her training as a registered nurse to use and possibly saved a fellow restaurant patron from choking to death. The Heimlich maneuver is a routine part of nurse training, Hill said. She first learned it 27 years ago as part of the first class of nurses at UNC Wilmington. When she took the course at UNCW, the student nurses had a dummy to practice on that they affectionately called Choking Charlie.

Wilmington's Frye to judge writing competition
Star News
Jason Frye will be final judge for the 2015 Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Competition conducted by the N.C. Writers' Network. This is the second year that the statewide writers' group has turned to local talent. The 2014 Rose Post judge was Hannah Dela Cruz Abrams from UNCW. Like Abrams, Frye is a product of UNCW's creative writing department, earning his MFA in 2005.

Bringing competitive spirit to coast leads to White House invite
WRAL TechWire
A competitive spirit led UNCW's CIE to compete for a $50,000 grant from the Small Business Administration. The CIE was one of nine new accelerators to win. Their submission included a new Open Device Lab, the need to implement a formal boot camp curriculum, a partnership with the new Elite Innovations Makerspace and a need to expand the facility.
*Blog written by Jim Roberts

Entrepreneur Discusses Internet Of Things, New Venture Demands
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
In addition to talking about his current company and the benefits of the Internet of Things, Scott Moody offered some frank advice to the entrepreneurs in his audience at University of North Carolina Wilmington's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Wilmington's Next Glass launches beer and wine app
Port City Daily 

A graduate of UNCW's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Next Glass is available for download-for free-to solve the age-old problem of what to drink next.

Additional coverage: WHQR and WRAL Tech Wire

City, County Officials Hear Update On Economic Development Priorities
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
City and county elected officials heard recommendations Monday on ways to improve the area's economic development efforts. At the end of the ession, officials planned to meet again on the recommendations in the next 90 days, said Jim Roberts, one of the discussion's facilitators and director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

City, county talk economic development

Lumina News 

Jim Roberts, University of North Carolina Wilmington Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) executive director, said the lack of local high-income investors for startups is sending the startups to places like Raleigh to find investors.

UNCW, state and local leaders meet to discuss underage drinking concerns
A new effort to reduce underage drinking was introduced today at UNCW. NC ABC Chair and New Hanover County District Attorney announced a partnership that will allow for deferred prosecution of underage offenders charged with drinking offenses to take part in education programs instead. This program is for one-time offenders and those who are under 21.

Software firm nCino stakes future on boosting clients' profitability
Star News
nCino produces cloud-based bank operating software and plans to go public, possibly by 2018. It also looks to boost employment by 50 percent next year. That would add to the swath of casually dressed young people working on two spacious floors just off Independence Boulevard. Many of them have made the transition from surfboard to UNCW to work, says the company's CEO, Pierre Naudé.

Wilmington families see impact of Obama immigration plan

UNCW student Marisela Bautista watched the President's announcement on immigration. She says she can see the impact of President Obama's executive order and what it could mean for the Hispanic community.

My Turn: Primary purpose for UNCW basketball coach is education?
UNCW men's basketball coach Kevin Keatts' contract clearly states on the first page that the primary purpose for that position is education. There are opportunities each year for him to receive upwards of 100,000 dollars extra based on the athletic achievements of the Seahawks Basketball Team. But only a 10-thousand dollar bonus should the team's academic progress meet its goal.

'The Remaining' arrives on Blu-ray, DVD Jan. 27
Star News
Affirm Films' locally filmed horror movie "The Remaining" will hit Blu-ray and DVD Jan. 27. "The Remaining" began local production in early 2013 with scenes shot in downtown Wilmington, on the UNCW campus, in Dramtree Park and on the EUE/Screen Gems Studios lot.

UNCW Skim Club hosts a contest in Wrightsville Beach
The UNCW Skim Club held a skimboarding contest today free and opened to all ages down at the south end of Wrightsville Beach. Over 20 people competed for the top title, but Club President Kyle Willcox says there is really no competition in between the competitors.

UNCW players on unfamiliar stage in NCAA soccer tournament
Star News
UNCW enters its first NCAA Tournament since 2009. Jacob VanCompernolle will make his 71st career start for the UNCW men's soccer team Thursday night. 

UNCW defeat Bucknell 2-0 in NCAA 1st round
Freshman midfielder Kalvin Kromer and junior midfielder Daniel Escobar each scored a goal in the second half to lead UNCW (13-4-2) to a 2-0 victory over Bucknell University Thursday.

Additional coverage: Star News, WWAY and Lumina News

First win for Kevin Keatts as UNCW head coach
UNCW answered UNCG on nearly every occasion in an entertaining 84-72 men's basketball victory Tuesday night at the Greensboro Coliseum to deliver Kevin Keatts his first win as the Seahawks' head coach.
Other coverage: Star News, Port City Daily, News & Record, Daily Reporter and The Telegraph

Seahawk women's schedule features more time at Trask
Star News
Adell Harris has spent a lot of time talking to her team before, during and after games in opposing locker rooms during her first two seasons as UNCW women's basketball coach. That will change this year, as the Seahawks have 17 regular season home games on the schedule, beginning with Sunday's season opener against UNC Pembroke at 2 p.m.

Seahawks open season with victory
Senior guard Kelva Atkins (Granville Central H.S./Stem, N.C.) and sophomore guard Amber Reeves (North Cobb H.S./Marietta, Ga.) each recorded a "double double" as the UNCW women's basketball team opened its regular season with a 75-38 victory over UNC Pembroke at Trask Coliseum on Sunday afternoon.
Other coverage: Star News, Port City Daily and Daily Press

Seahawk women top Campbell in high-scoring affair
Star News
Kelva Atkins scored a team-high 29 points to lead the Seahawks to an 89-80 victory over Campbell on Wednesday evening at Trask Coliseum.
Other coverage: WWAY and Port City Daily

UNCW's young guards will play a key role this year
Star News
Craig Ponder never asked to be a mentor. It's not a bad gig, though. Freshmen Jordon Talley and Malik Pugh joined the UNCW men's basketball team over the summer and started peppering Ponder with questions. The fourth-year guard was a big brother figure for the newcomers before he even had a chance to think about it.

Seahawks headed to a new level in volleyball
Star News
Amy Bambenek came into her sixth season as UNCW volleyball coach with a different outlook compared to past years. After eclipsing 20 wins for only the ninth time in the program's 40-year history in 2013, Bambenek said it was time to focus on maintaining success and achieving goals that once seemed unreachable.

UNCW soccer earns at large-bid, home game in NCAA Tournament
Port City Daily
UNCW has earned its first at-large berth to the NCAA Tournament and will host Patriot League champion Bucknell in a first-round game at 7 p.m. Thursday at the UNCW Soccer Stadium.
Other coverage: WECT, Star News and WWAY

Hoops (M): Short-handed UNCW tries to fill minutes
Star News
The UNCW men's basketball team took just 10 players to Ted Constant Center for Saturday's 76-56 loss at Old Dominion and Coach Kevin Keatts had to navigate the short bench best he could through early foul trouble and late fatigue/ineffectiveness, plus a couple of minor injuries.

UNCW's promising start crumbles in 2nd half at Old Dominion
Star News
The Seahawks started with promise Saturday night in their debut under Keatts, but those good feelings crumbled into an all-too-familiar result. They were blitzed by the Monarchs in the second half of a 76-56 loss at Ted Constant Convocation Center. This makes the fifth time in six years UNCW lost its opener.
Other coverage: WWAY