UNCW in the News

Feb. 1 - 5

Sheerer named provost, vice chancellor at UNCW
Dr. Marilyn Sheerer has been named provost and vice chancellor of the Office of Academic Affairs at UNCW, the university announced Monday. Sheerer had been the interim provost at UNCW since June.
Additional coverage: WWAY; Greater Wilmington Business Journal; StarNews; Time Warner Cable News

$66M UNCW health care building included in statewide 'Connect' bond headed to voters
Port City Daily
UNC Wilmington stands to gain a new state-of-the-art healthcare building as part of a comprehensive statewide bond.

UNCW, CFCC groups pay to promote bond initiative
With the vote for the $2 billion Connect NC Bond drawing nearer, local institutions are paying to get the word out about how the bond can help them. Using their nonprofit arms, the University of North Carolina Wilmington and Cape Fear Community College have given a combined $72,000.

The need for humanities in education
An essay endorsed by the following UNCW faculty members: Bill Alexander (Anthropology), Diana Ashe (English), Herb Berg (International Studies, Religious Studies), Jess Boersma (World Languages & Cultures/Spanish), Raymond Burt (World Languages & Cultures/German), Cara Cilano (English), Matt Eshleman (Philosophy), Regina Felix (World Languages & Cultures/Portuguese), Scott James (Philosophy), Sue McCaffray (History), Beverley McGuire (Religious Studies), Vibeke Olson (Art History), Diana Pasulka (Religious Studies), Tom Schmid (Philosophy), Helena Spencer (Music), Paul Townend (History), Patricia Turrisi (Philosophy, Graduate Liberal Studies) and Heath White (Philosophy).

Hermann: Dragons’ need to develop “winning attitude”
The Triangle Online 
On Jan. 21, speaking to reporters, University of North Carolina at Wilmington chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli spoke for a bit about the direction in which the UNCW athletic department is heading in addressing a shake-up in the school's fundraising arm.

Festival celebrates cultures from around the world
From Korea to Mexico, UNCW visitors got a chance to see the world at the university’s annual Intercultural Festival.
Additional coverage: StarNews

Ripples of Kure Beach whale encounter still felt
William McLellan, North Carolina state stranding coordinator at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, said the idea circulating among biologists is that the mother whale was headed south to the Caribbean to give birth to her new calf when the juvenile whale – estimated to be 1 or 2 years old -- was dropped off to live as an adult.

Chicago, Macbeth take top honors at Wilmington Theater Awards
The fifth annual show Friday night honored the best performances of the past year. Best play direction was awarded to Christopher Marino for the UNCW Department of Theatre production of “Hamlet.”

Search of New Hanover County's slave records slows to a crawl
James C. Burke, an instructor at Cape Fear Community College, and a small army of interns and student volunteers have been steadily working their way through the county's antebellum deed books. Burke also recruited a "peer review panel," including such local experts as former local history librarian Beverly Tetterton and UNCW historian Chris Fonvielle, to critique the work and offer suggestions.

UNCW preps for homecoming
Crews were busy Friday prepping UNCW's campus for homecoming this weekend.

Lunch With A Friend
Salt Magazine
Patricia Kelley’s curiosity and enthusiasm make other people curious and enthusiastic too, which accounts for the popularity of her classes at UNCW, where she is a professor in the department of geography and geology.

Papadaddy’s Mindfield
Salt Magazine
professor Clyde Edgerton weighs in on the fresh food subscription service Blue Apron.

Salt Magazine
Virginia Holman, who teaches in the creative writing department at UNCW, pens essay on restoring striped bass to the Cape Fear River.

Under the Sea
Wilma Magazine
Peggy Sloan, director of North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, studied environmental science as an undergraduate and received her master’s degree in marine biology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and has spent more than two decades in a career working with animals.

Bebop Babes
Wilma Magazine
A few key teachers at the University of North Carolina Wilmington opened local singer/songwriter Vanessa Lynch up to jazz.

American Anthem
Salt Magazine
Essay by Philip Gerard, UNCW professor of creative writing.

DocuTime Film Festival 2016 at UNCW
Saturday, February 6 marks Wilmington's 14th annual DocuTime one-day documentary film festival. DocuTime takes place at UNCW’s King Hall Auditorium from 9:30 a.m. to 7p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6.

CoastLine: Community Conversations Aim to Foster Understanding Between Police and Citizens
It was just last year that concerns around violence between law enforcement officers and, mostly, people of color coalesced into a series of community conversations. The intention: to foster understanding and to build trust. The conversations have gone through something of an evolution and are now formalized as a series shaped by facilitators from the community and professors at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

UNCW to offer free health assessments to Navassa residents
All Navassa residents may soon get free health information through the University of North Carolina Wilmington. University nursing faculty and nursing students will provide basic health screenings and education about common health problems at a Navassa location, said Angela Medina, UNCW’s public health program associate, at a recent town council meeting.

The Scene  
Port City Daily
The Fisher Student Center at UNCW hosts the premiere of the latest student-produced film from Building a Better Wilmington Campaign, “Wilma Daniels: Living a Life of Legacy,” from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight. A panel discussion about community outreach, featuring representatives from the public, private and non-profit sectors, will follow the screening. Admission is free.

New Hanover school board voices funding frustrations
The $2 billion Connect NC bond will be on ballots in March, but board members noted that K-12 education funding was not included as part of it. The Connect NC bond does include funding for UNC System schools, including the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and community colleges.

Paws4people: Never walk alone
Lumina News
In the program, UNCW students work with paws4people dogs to prepare them to be service animals. For two semesters they care for the dogs before giving them up to help a person in need.

Dr. Frederick Mathew Hornack Sr., Professor Emeritus at UNCW
Port City Daily
Dr. Frederick Mathew Hornack Sr., passed away Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 in Wilmington. Dr. Hornack taught chemistry at UNCW from 1964-1996. Upon retirement, the Department of Chemistry at UNCW recommended that he be granted Emeritus Professor status for his many contributions to the department and university for 32 years.

FBI now tracks animal abuse cases
The FBI is more serious than ever about tracking those who intentionally hurt innocent animals. The bureau has started tracking animal cruelty, just like it tracks homicides and assault. "If you harm an animal, it is something you can see and document pretty well so I think that's something that makes sense," says Dr. Kate Nooner, a professor at UNCW and licensed clinical psychologist.

DocuTime film fest offers a compelling mix
DocuTime 2016, the day-long documentary film festival, will be held in the auditorium of King Hall, home of the film studies department at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. The event is a co-production of the UNCW film studies department and public radio station WHQR.
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DISTORTED REALITY: Arthur Miller's classic 'Death of a Salesman’ Opens at Thalian this week
Interview with Charles Grimes, who teaches dramatic literature and play analysis part-time in University of North Carolina Wilmington's Department of Theatre. He’s directing “Death of a Salesman," Arthur Miller's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, which opens tonight at Thalian Hall.

Busy final hours of annual dogfish tournament
Lumina News
Dogfish group together by age and gender, said UNCW student Tiffany Yang, who attended the tournament in hopes the fishermen would donate some of their catch to her dogfish research. She and other UNCW students are comparing the local dogfish population to populations further north, because understanding their migratory patterns could help maintain fishing quotas along the East Coast.

UNCW students discuss religion and politics, and guest pastor talks faith
UNCW'S Ratio Christi student organization hosted Charlotte Pastor Bobby Conway Wednesday night.

NHCS announce African American History Month activities
On Feb. 8, students from New Hanover High School and Laney High School will attend a workshop with the Dance Theatre of Harlem. Students from Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus and Pender counties will also be attendance for the workshop, which will take place at Kenan Auditorium at UNCW.

WELCOME TO MARDI GRAS: Randy McQuay Trio debuts on Fat Tuesday at Waterline Brewing
Randy McQuay is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer rooted in soul and blues. For almost two decades he’s been an entertainer, with much time spent in the Port City after graduating from UNCW with a double major in music and business. He’s now a part of a growing community at Art Factory, which consists of entrepreneurs and creatives including Carolina Pine Music Series, Waterline Brewery, collage artist Elizabeth Singletary, and November1718 Films.

UNCW intercultural week goes through Friday
This week you have a chance to learn about different cultures around the world. UNCW is hosting its 23rd Intercultural week, also known as iWeek. It is free and open to the public. 

New on stage - A tragic 'Death' and a comic 'Couple'
Charles Grimes teaches dramatic literature and play analysis as a part-time instructor in the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Department of Theatre. He's also served as a dramaturg for many plays produced at UNCW. He’s directing “Death of a Salesman," Arthur Miller's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1949 tragedy on the main stage of Thalian Hall.

Classical ballet meets black culture in Dance Theatre of Harlem's work
Few ballet companies can claim such a wide, dynamic range -- beauty and power in perfect balance -- as the Dance Theatre of Harlem. The company will offer a sample of its renowned dynamism in Wilmington on Monday during a performance at UNCW's Kenan Auditorium.

Dance Theatre of Harlem coming to UNCW
The Countywide CDC Humanities and Arts Committee will present the Dance Theatre of Harlem Company at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, at Kenan Auditorium at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Making The Most Of Customer Feedback
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (*sponsored content)
If you would like to learn more about converting qualitative customer feedback data into actionable insights, UNCW’s Swain Center offers a Data Analytics Using Excel class that is scheduled to be taught this spring.

UNCW grad Jordan Sasser makes Top 24 on American Idol
UNCW graduate Jordan Sasser claimed the last spot for the men on American Idol Thursday night. He will continue on to the next round.

UNCW alum Brandon Beane keeps pounding with the Carolina Panthers
For UNCW alumnus Brandon Beane and the Carolina Panthers, posting a 15-1 regular season record and winning the National Football Conference Championship isn’t enough.

UNC Wilmington rallies to beat Hofstra 70-67
Washington Post
C.J. Bryce scored 24 points and Denzel Ingram sank the winning 3-pointer to lift UNC Wilmington into sole possession of first place in the Colonial Athletic Association with a 70-67 comeback win over Hofstra on Thursday night.
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What does Kevin Keatts like about this year's UNCW basketball team?
The UNCW Seahawks are on a roll. They're 16-5 overall. They're tied for first place in the CAA and they've won seven games in a row.

UNCW's Flemmings named Player of the Week
UNCW guard Chris Flemmings has been named the CAA men's basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.
Additional coverage: StarNews

UPDATED: UNCW-Puerto Rico women’s soccer friendly game moved to tonight

Port City Daily
Building on one of the most successful seasons in the program’s history, the UNCW women’s soccer team opens its spring exhibition schedule TONIGHT by playing host to the Puerto Rico National Team at the UNCW Soccer Stadium.

UNCW women's soccer play to scoreless draw against Puerto Rico
The UNCW women’s soccer team opened its spring exhibition schedule by earning a 0-0 draw against the Puerto Rico National Team in an international friendly at the UNCW Soccer Stadium on Tuesday evening.
Additional coverage: Port City Daily

Homecoming win for UNCW! Seahawks now 8-2 in CAA
Junior guard Chris Flemmings poured in 25 points and UNCW bucketed 30 points off College of Charleston turnovers to scoot past the Cougars, 65-55, before a sellout crowd on Saturday night at Trask Coliseum.
Additional coverage: StarNews

UNCW ready for tonight's first place CAA showdown
It's been weeks in the making and the time has finally arrived for Colonial Athletic Association frontrunners UNCW and Hofstra to lock horns in a battle for sole possession of first place in the competitive 10-team circuit.
Additional coverage: Lumina News; StarNews

UNCW women end four-game losing streak
Junior guard Jasmine Steele scored 17 points, including the eventual game-winning jumper with 18 seconds remaining, as UNCW ended a four-game losing streak by edging Towson, 53-51, in a thrilling Colonial Athletic Association game at Trask Coliseum on Friday evening.
Additional coverage: Port City Daily; StarNews

St. Andrews to host Puerto Rican National Team
Laurinburg Exchange
As part of its training for the upcoming Rio 2016 Olympic Qualifier Tournament, which begins Feb. 10, the Puerto Rican Women’s National Team will travel to North Carolina to play four friendly games. The Puerto Rican soccer club will compete against St. Andrews University, the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Winthrop University and a semi-pro team, the Charlotte Eagles, over the course of a week.

Knights' Marsh maps out volleyball future
USA TODAY High School Sports
Being at the beach was half the battle for UNC Wilmington. But it took a lot more than that to land the top volleyball player in North Henderson history. Caroline Marsh has been named a MaxPreps All-American each of the past three seasons. She chose the Seahawks over competing offers from Western Carolina University, Memphis and Davidson.