UNCW in the News

UNCW in the News

Dec. 2-6

A profile of UNC Wilmington
Our tour of the 17 member institutions in the UNC system continues with a story detailing just a few of the many innovative programs at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Sucralose, Splenda, your health, and the environment
The Washington Times
Millions of people around the world use sucralose. The artificial sweetener has been found in waters in the U.S. and around the word. A 2013 study by the University of North Carolina Wilmington found sucralose in the Cape Fear River as well as in the waters of the Gulf Stream, 80 miles off the coast.

Broadband helps North Carolina emerge as 'The Connected State'
More than 250 N.C. educators, researchers, government officials, and business leaders joined to discuss the future of high-speed internet during NCREN Community Day 201. Also announced were the winners of this year's annual NCREN Community Awards, which included winner UNCW's Dan Noonan, manager of Distance Education and Video Network Services.

Internet safety on Cyber Monday
There are several cyber security tips to be aware of when shopping online Monday. UNCW technology information team lead Chelsea Deaner says, "think before you click. Make sure you know the website you're putting your information on is encrypted and make sure it is secure."

Native Americans of the Cape Fear still intrigue scholars
Lumina News
On Nov. 28, U.S. citizens will celebrate Thanksgiving Day, taking time to reflect on the relationship between the European settlers and the Native Americans. Dr. David La Vere, a professor of history at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, explained that a number of historical texts and documents have made reference to a group of Native Americans known as the Cape Fear Indians. But compared with other local tribes, he said little is known about them.

"Empty Rooms" coming in paperback
Star News
Jan. 14 will be the official release date for the paperback edition of "A Town of Empty Rooms," the latest novel by Wilmington resident and UNCW creative writing lecturer, Karen E. Bender.

Abrams to judge non-fiction competition
Star News
Wilmington author and UNCW professor Hanna Dela Cruz Abrams will be final judge for the 2014 Rose Post Creative Non-Fiction Competition, sponsored by the North Carolina Writers' Network.
Also picked up by Mountain Xpress

"The Returned" makes a best-of-2013 list
Star News
Over at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, they're slapping high-fives in the creative writing department. Two UNCW creative writing alumns had novels that landed on Kirkus Reviews' "Best Fiction of 2013″ list.

UNCW athletes hear from New York Yankees general manager during leadership summit
Port City Daily
UNCW student-athletes heard from the general manager of the New York Yankees and networked with Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) officials as a part of the CAA Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Leadership Summit earlier this month.

Bryan Brothers exhibition supports Wilmington tennis legend
Lumina News
The University of North Carolina Wilmington's Trask Coliseum was transformed into an indoor tennis arena for an exhibition featuring world-class athletes to benefit One Love Tennis on Sunday, Nov. 24.

HOOPS (M): The plethora of post possibilities
Star News
UNCW went from two true post players to four in the span of about 48 hours. On Wednesday afternoon, they announced that Chuck Ogbodo can play immediately after the NCAA cleared him for eligibility.

WWAY's Sunday night sports - December 1
Junior forward Cedrick Williams swatted away a game-tying attempt by Prince Williams as time expired to preserve a 70-68 victory for UNCW over East Carolina in college men's basketball late Sunday at Minges Coliseum.

HOOPS (M): UNCW tourney travel in 2014-15
Star News
When I caught up with UNCW men's basketball coach Buzz Peterson on Monday, we were already discussing future schedules. The Seahawks announced Wednesday evening that they'll be playing in the Gulf Coast Showcase next November in Estero, Fla., home of Florida Gulf Coast University - yes, Dunk City.

UNCW approves tuition increase
Star News
Most students at the University of North Carolina Wilmington will see a small increase in the cost of their tuition and fees next year. The university's board of trustees voted unanimously Monday to accept a proposal that increases all students' fees by $48.60.
Also picked up by WECT and WWAY

Tonight: Community meeting on gang and gun violence
Port City Daily
A notice from the city said the focus of tonight's meeting-open to the public-will be the role of education in crime and violence issues. It will include a panel discussion with UNCW Chancellor Gary Miller, CFCC President Ted Spring, New Hanover County Schools Superintendent Tim Markley, District Judge James Faison and Wilmington Housing Authority Board Chairman Jeff Hovis.

News & Notes - Pancake breakfast; cards for veterans; give gift of health; club provides scholarships
Star News
The Wilmington Woman's Club recently presented scholarships to four local students, three from Cape Fear Community College, and one from UNCW, for the 2012-13 academic year.

Seahawks find ways to move forward
Star News
The UNCW men's basketball program has said over and over throughout the first four weeks of the season that it is putting the past in the past. Based on their results, the Seahawks truly believe it, too.

ECU Held Off by UNC-Wilmington, 70-68
Beach Carolina
ECU was outscored, 48-32, in the paint and 19-7 on second chance opportunities, but had a 14-9 advantage over UNCW in points off turnovers.

Triple play in March
Star News
Clyde Edgerton is chairman of the board for the Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County. As such, he's arranging a pretty amazing writers' reunion in March to help raise money for the arts council. Edgerton says he also plans to bring the reunion to the University of North Carolina Wilmington for an appearance probably on March 8.

Next Glass eying area locations for new lab space
NextGlass, a fast growing Wilmington-based tech and research firm, is looking for adequate laboratory space to help grow its operation. They will also maintain their space in and continue their involvement with the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Girl Scout council encourages love of science, tech
Star News
The Girl Scouts of the North Carolina Coastal Pines is partnering with companies and organizations to engage and support girls' interest in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM. According to its website, the Coastal Pines Girl Scouts offers more than 50 STEM events every year including World Water Day event, March 22, in conjunction with New Hanover County Girl Scouts and UNCW.

NHCS Board urges state to repeal mandate
Dozens of teachers and their supporters wore red in support of education at the New Hanover County School Board meeting. "Right now there is a mass exodus of highly qualified, fabulous North Carolina teachers leaving," said Janna Robertson, a UNCW professor.

Reserves dominate as UNCW men down Campbell
Star News
Reserves dominated the play in a game-turning first-half run to push UNCW out to a huge lead before starting forward Shane Reybold rescued the Seahawks late in a 69-50 victory at Trask Coliseum.

UNC Wilmington defeats Campbell 69-50
Basketball player Shane Reybold scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead UNC Wilmington to a 69-50 win over Campbell Tuesday night at Trask Coliseum.
Also picked up by Port City Daily, Washington Post, WWAY and Fox Carolina

UNCW men's soccer lands three on all-state squads
UNCW junior defender Jacob VanCompernolle was voted to the first team while David Sizemore and Colin Bonner were second-team selections as the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association announced its all-state men's soccer teams on Monday.

Kidd named to UNC Wilmington board
Y.G. Kidd has been named to the Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Kidd was sworn in by District Court Judge Lee Gavin.

UNCW builds marine research capabilities with MARBIONC expansion
The University of North Carolina Wilmington has long had a role in marine research. Now, the university expanding with a new big step forward with the opening of the new biotechnology building last month, the latest addition to the university's millennial CREST campus offering laboratories and housing research equipment for partnerships between UNCW and industry.

More than 2 dozen dead dolphins wash ashore
More dead dolphins are washing up on the shores in Southeastern North Carolina. Officials with the UNCW Marine Mammals Stranding Program said they've seen a significant increase in dolphin strandings this past week.

UNC Wilmington defeats Campbell 69-50
WRAL Sports
Shane Reybold scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead UNC Wilmington to a 69-50 win over Campbell Tuesday night at Trask Coliseum.

Mandela's influence felt in the Port City
As the world mourns the loss of Nelson Mandela many in the Port City are celebrating his life by trying to further his message of peace. "I remember seeing pictures of him many times and discussing if he would ever get out of jail, and I didn't think he would ever get out," said UNCW professor and Wilmington City Councilman Earl Sheridan.

Civil War historian to speak at Fort Fisher
Star News
Civil War historian Chris E. Fonvielle will be speaking at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the Fort Fisher State Historic Site, off U.S. 421 south of Kure Beach. Fonvielle is an associate professor of history at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Area jobless rate falls
Star News
Despite the big drop in the jobless rate here, only 900 more people were employed in the area in October than they were a year earlier. That indicates a reduction in the number of people in the work force, said William "Woody Hall, an economist at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Dixon eyes return to form after slow start for UNCW
Star News
As the leading returning scorer for the UNCW men's basketball team, guard Chris Dixon was expected to provide leadership - and points - for a team hoping to claw its way up the Colonial Athletic Association standings.