UNCW in the News

Dec. 14 - 18

UNCW Students Turn The Tassel At Saturday's Graduation
TWC News
Hundreds of UNCW students can now call themselves graduates. Business, education and health students walked across the stage Saturday morning, while those graduating with an art or science degree followed in the early afternoon.

Appointments, Resignations, Deaths
Chronicle of Higher Education
Michael Wilhelm, director of the Office of International Students and Scholars at West Virginia University, appointed to associate vice chancellor for international programs at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Two local groups net national arts grants
The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded a $10,000 grant to the University of North Carolina Wilmington, to help support publication of the Ecotone journal, a literary magazine featuring writing and art that reimagines the idea of place. One of the planned issues will carry a theme of urban and rural environments.

Great White Shark Washes Ashore In North Carolina, Cause Of Death A Mystery
The Inquisitr 
A young great white shark was found dead on a North Carolina beach earlier this week, and despite an extensive examination conducted at UNCW, the animal's cause of death remains something of a mystery.
Additional coverage: StarNews

Bernice A. King to speak at UNCW
The youngest daughter of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and chief executive officer of the King Center, Bernice A. King, will be the keynote speaker for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at UNCW.

$2 Billion Connect NC Bond to Bring New Nursing Building to UNCW
TWC News
A new nursing building at the University of North Carolina Wilmington is just one of many projects that would be funded by the proposed Connect NC. The $2 billion would fund infrastructure projects in 76 counties across the state. 

Minority Enterprise Development Week event provides information, networking
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Some came to learn; some came to share what they know. But everyone who attended the inaugural Cape Fear Region MED Week event at UNCW came to make connections.

CoastLine: Aging in Place, Facing Practical and Psychological Challenges as a Senior
Dr. Angela Wadsworth is a Senior Lecturer in the Sociology and Criminology Department at UNCW.  Some of her classes include The Sociology of Aging and the Sociology of Death and Dying.

Fish Tales
Susanne Brander’s journey to University of North Carolina Wilmington as an assistant professor in the biology and marine biology department wasn’t an easy one. Coming from a family in which no one had even been to a four-year college, she didn’t even know what one would need to do to become a scientist.

Students Begin Oyster Spat Monitoring Program in Carteret County
Time Warner Cable News
Students in Carteret County are taking on an Oyster Spat Monitoring program. The project will include restoring oyster populations, understanding how they breed, and how much habitat is available. The project kicked off at Bogue Sound Elementary school on Tuesday as students learned about restoration efforts through researchers with UNCW.

Law Enforcement and UNCW are teaming up for Community Discussions Near You
You could call it a triple team. The Wilmington Police Department, New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, and UNCW professors are teaming up to host community dialogues.

VOICES OF CONSCIENCE: Businessman mentors others at SCORE
After a successful career, Arthur Kareff mentors small business clients at for Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) and business school students at UNCW.

Cameron Executive Network Links Students, Mentors
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (*Sponsored Content)
In 2002, the UNCW Cameron Executive Network (CEN) was formed. At first, the program was quite small. With only a few mentors involved, student participation was limited. However, over the last 13 years the network has grown to nearly 250 experienced business executives, both active and retired mentoring approximately 400 Cameron business school students.

Want a job around here that pays well? Better look in Wilmington
“Being a little casual with the scaling, New Hanover County lost fewer manufacturing and construction jobs and gained more professional and business service jobs than the other two counties," Adam Jones, a University of North Carolina Wilmington economist, wrote in an email. Jones added that the presence of Wilmington, an urban core, in New Hanover County meant faster growth could be expected there.

Local law enforcement, UNCW plan neighborhood forums
Port City Daily
Two local law enforcement agencies have joined with the University of North Carolina Wilmington for a series of talks scheduled for more than 20 communities in the area.

Trap Door Theatre Presents DUCHESS OF MALFI
Broadway World
The Duchess of Malfi is the third in a trilogy of Jacobean plays Christopher Marino has directed this year. He is currently on faculty at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

UNCW housing, meals fees to go up next year
Port City Daily
UNCW students will see a slight hike in some on-campus fees next school year. Earlier this month, the university’s board of trustees approved an approximately three percent increase to both on-campus housing and meal plans.

Night Sorosis announces award winners
The Night Department of N.C. Sorosis hosted its second annual Scholarship Celebration on Nov. 16. Selected were Leah Ann Sherrill, 2015 UNCW Watson College of Education winner of the Teresa S. Lee Scholarship; Melissa Parthemore, 2015 UNCW Creative Writing Scholarship winner; and Dr. Anne Russell, 2015 Creative Writing Award recipient.

State-Of-The-Art Lab Makes Good Home For Chemical Firm
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (*Sponsored Content)
Rapidly growing high-tech businesses often need to make major capital investments in research and development facilities, investments that may exceed a young company’s short-term revenue. Collaboration with an existing academic laboratory, like UNCW’s CREST Research Park, has allowed such businesses to focus more on their work, and less on raising money.

Nature played some cruel games in 2015
The Daily News
The dead great white that washed ashore at Wrightsville Beach on Dec. 7 is a vivid reminder that danger lurks off just offshore. A necropsy took place at UNCW, which runs a marine mammal stranding program.

Sports Spotlight: UNCW Volleyball Head Coach Amy Bambenek
We sat down Monday afternoon with UNCW Volleyball head coach Amy Bambenek, after the Seahawks finished one of the most memorable seasons in school history.

UNCW's Colin Bonner gets invite to MLS Player Combine
Following an outstanding college career, UNCW senior forward Colin Bonner will have a chance to showcase his talents for professional scouts after being invited to the 2016 Adidas Major League Soccer Player Combine.
Additional coverage: WECT

UNCW's perfect start ends against Georgetown
The UNCW men's basketball team's perfect start ended with an 87-82 loss to Georgetown at Verizon Center on Saturday afternoon.
Additional coverage: WWAY; WECT; Port City Daily

UNCW women hold off Norfolk State for road win
Port City Daily
Led by a career-high 13 points and eight rebounds from sophomore forward Rebekah Banks, UNCW passed its first test on the court after fall semester final exams with a 61-57 victory over Norfolk State at Joseph G. Echols Hall on Sunday evening.

Area schoolchildren pack Trask Coliseum, late jumper sinks UNCW women
Port City Daily 
Playing in front of a near-capacity crowd, UNCW battled back from a slow start against Stetson to tie the game with 34 seconds remaining.
Additional coverage: WECT; StarNews

Pirates face toughest home test
Greenville Daily Reflector 
UNCW has won four of the last five meetings between the schools — including the last two in Minges — and owns a 35-27 lead in the all-time series. East Carolina's last victory over the Seahawks was a 99-85 blowout in Wilmington on Dec. 3, 2008.

UNCW's Jordon Talley shrugs off tough start
With eight turnovers in 22 minutes against Division II Barton College, the sophomore from Virginia seemed to reach rock bottom before the season officially began. Over the past five games, though, he's looked more like the floor general whose steady play lifted UNCW to a share of the Colonial Athletic Association regular-season title in 2014-2015.

Hammerheads sign former Seahawk Michael Mecham
Wilmington Hammerheads FC announced today the addition of defender Michael Mecham to the 2016 USL regular season roster. Mecham makes his professional debut with the Hammerheads after playing locally at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.