UNCW in the News

Feb. 15 - 19

UNCW announces installation celebration plans for Chancellor Sartarelli
The University of North Carolina Wilmington has announced plans for the celebration surrounding the installation of Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli.
Additional coverage: WECT

UNCW names a director of Women's Studies and Resource Center
The University of North Carolina Wilmington has named Katherine Montwieler the director of the Women's Studies and Resource Center starting July 1.

The Uncertain Path to Full Professor
Chronicle of Higher Education
Vague criteria may signal to some faculty members, especially women and minorities, that a promotion to the top is out of their reach. Douglas Kline, an associate professor of information systems at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, “wasn’t trying to push the clock” in applying for a promotion, he says. His application, which included two binders of material, was successful.

UNCW Police: Assault did not happen as reported on campus

Port City Daily
One week after a student reported an assault on the campus of UNC Wilmington, university police have concluded the assault did not happen on campus as it was reported.
Additional coverage: WWAY; StarNews; WECT

Hear Holocaust survivor speak at university
“My Holocaust Story" will be the topic of a free lecture at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Marion Blumenthal Lazar, author of "Four Little Pebbles" and "Holocaust Survivor," will speak at 6 p.m. on Feb. 24 in McNeill Hall on the UNCW campus.

New congressional districts have pluses and minuses
The redrawn congressional district map approved Thursday by the General Assembly would leave the Wilmington area with a single member of Congress, but a host of issues to handle if the March 15 primary is held as scheduled. Aaron King, a professor of political science at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, said there are pluses and minuses to being represented by a single member of Congress.

Health care consultant to speak at UNCW
Tom Main, a leading consultant who promotes innovation in the health care industry, will visit the University of North Carolina Wilmington to address “The Patient-to-Consumer Revolution.”

Re-imagining of Greek tragedy to perform at UNCW
The UNCW Department of Theatre is opening its newest production, Seamus Heaney's The Burial at Thebes. It's a re-imagining of the Greek tragedy Antigone.

There's something about 'Mary Tudor' and its Shakespearean take on history

Feb. 18 marks the 500th anniversary of Mary Tudor's birth, and during the intermission of the performance at Thalian Hall on that date, cake will be served in her honor during a short talk by UNCW history professor Paul Townend.

29 Amazing Literary Magazines You Need To Be Reading

Ecotone, published at UNCW, comes in at number three on this list celebrating excellent literary magazines.

MODERN TO ITS ROOTS: 'The Burial at Thebes' opens at UNCW
The UNCW theatre department presents “The Burial at Thebes” this Thursday on the main stage at UNCW's Cultural Arts Building.

ACT scores rising in New Hanover, Pender, Brunswick
To be marked as proficient, students must at least meet the minimum composite score of 17, which is the University of North Carolina System's minimum requirement for admission. In the University of North Carolina Wilmington's most recent freshmen class, the average ACT score was 25. The highest possible composite score is a 36.

Redistricting hearing at Cape Fear draws crowd, calls for reform
Public hearings at Cape Fear Community College's North Campus on redrawing congressional maps across North Carolina were plagued early on by repeated problems. Anna Nunn, a professor of American government at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, said she believed the timing, site and cramped classroom were chosen purposely to discourage people from attending.

Center for children with autism fundraises for school bus
Oasis NC, a non-profit organization that helps kids with autism, is fundraising to purchase a school bus to help transport students on field trips to places such as UNCW.

"Burial at Thebes" is "Antigone" Reimagined
The Burial at Thebes is on the Mainstage in the UNCW Cultural Arts Building February 18-28. The curtain goes up at 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.
Additional coverage: StarNews

Community Discusses Importance of Early Childhood Development
Time Warner Cable News
More than 200 people gathered at the 'First 2,000 Days Summit' to discuss new ways to offer support for children in the community.  “We need early childhood people, working with university people, working with faith-based people, working with businesses," said Dr. Janna Robertson, a professor at UNCW. 

How UNCW's CIE Breaks Down Barriers
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (*sponsored content)
A lot of people ask me exactly how the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) fits into the bigger picture at UNCW. This is actually a very important question. UNCW has taken a true “best practices” approach to its mission.

Fiction: 'Year of the Goose,' by Carly J. Hallman
Dallas Morning News
May-lee Chai, co-author of “China A to Z” and a faculty member in the MFA program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, reviews Carly J. Hallman’s “Year of the Goose.”

UNCW Chemist's Work Saved Lives, Prevented Economic Disaster
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (*sponsored content)
Working here in our laboratories in Wilmington is a biochemist who over the course of 30 some years has made the world a safer place, and helped to protect the way of life of thousands of fishermen on several continents. Jeffrey Wright, Ph.D., is a member of UNCW’s faculty who, from his early years as a researcher in Canada until now, has discovered and analyzed three dangerous toxins. 

Studying Abroad: An Eye-Opening And Educational Experience
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (*sponsored content)
Essay by Corinne Conto, an International MBA student at UNCW.

Carolina Cancer Care symposium at UNCW
The fifth annual Carolina Cancer Care, co-hosted by Hope Abounds, SEAHEC and the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s College of Health and Human Services, will be held on Saturday, March 19 at UNCW’s Warwick Center.

Feast Down East Conference focuses on small farmers

The 6th annual Feast Down East Conference took place at UNCW Friday.

Indoor paintball facility looks to open in April
Crossfire Paintball has leased the 15,000-sq.-foot climate-controlled facility with an eye on opening in April. Owner Kirk Walsh, a graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, said the business arose after seeing that only a few businesses in the Port City were serving a year-round activity for the younger set. 

UNCW Hall of Fame inducts four athletes for 11th annual class
UNCW athletics held their 11th hall of fame induction ceremony on Saturday. College baseball coaching legend Rick Jones, track and field athlete Anna Raynor Marbry, Tressa Reese Mckeithan from women's basketball, and John Goldsberry, whose jersey hangs in the rafters at Trask Coliseum, were inducted.
Additional coverage: StarNews

Streaking Seahawks grab school record 11th straight win on national TV
Port City Daily 
The UNCW men's basketball team continued its torrid run on Saturday, cranking out its school-record 11th consecutive victory with an 86-78 pounding of James Madison before a sellout crowd in a nationally televised game on NBC Sports Network.
Additional coverage: StarNews; WECT; WWAY; NBCSports

UNCW women fall short in comeback
A furious comeback in the final six minutes fell just short for the UNCW women's basketball team on Friday night as senior forward Samantha DeFreese poured in 26 points to power Northeastern to a 72-66 victory over the Seahawks in a Colonial Athletic Association action at Trask Coliseum.
Additional coverage: StarNews

UNCW Baseball 2016: Mark Scalf's enthusiasm still makes the difference
UNCW Baseball Coach Mark Scalf enters 25th season the on cusp of 800 wins - and plenty of dreams still to be realized.

UNCW softball opens season with split
UNCW opened its 2016 softball season by earning a split against Saint Francis (Pa.) and Eastern Kentucky at the Fairfield Inn and Suites Seahawk Softball Bash at Boseman Field on Friday afternoon.

UNCW receives 4 votes in this week's AP men's basketball poll
The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 14. While not in the top 25, UNCW received 4 votes.

Hoops (M): Seahawks suddenly have more scoring options
UNCW (20-5, 12-2 CAA) kept rolling along last week, adding two wins to a streak that now ranks as the third longest nationally. The Seahawks haven’t lost since Jan. 7 and could clinch the Colonial Athletic Association regular season title by the end of the week.

Letters to the Editor, Feb. 16
Regarding Sports Editor Dan Spears’ column on the UNCW men’s basketball team, “Glory Days Are Back, So Where Are the Fans?” I think I know where a lot of them were — trying to find a parking place.

Problems for UNCW fans do have solutions
The more behind Kevin Keatts and the UNCW Seahawks at Trask, the better. To get them there will take a little bit of creativity from both sides.

Diamond Hawks exude quiet confidence heading into season opener
Port City Daily
Coming off a memorable 41-18 season as Colonial Athletic Association Champions, the UNCW baseball team is just a few days away from the start of the 2016 season.

Can UNCW make it an even dozen with another win on Thursday?
The Seahawks, who face William and Mary at 7 p.m. on Thursday, have done extremely well through 25 games and wrap up the regular campaign with road dates against the Tribe and Cougars followed by a pair of home contests vs. Hofstra (Feb. 25) and Towson (Feb. 27).
Additional coverage: StarNews

Local athletes to be inducted into hall of fame
Lumina News 
Gwen Austin, John Bunting, Larry Honeycutt and Charlie “Barrel” Niven will be inducted into the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame during an annual banquet at the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Burney Center on May 1. The 2016 inductees were announced on Feb. 10.

Race 13.1 half-marathon, 10K, 5K series returns to Wilmington this weekend
Port City Daily
Former UNCW men’s basketball player Dan Mercer serves as Regional Vice President for Race 13.1, a series of road races, extending from the southeast to as far west as St. Louis, Missouri. The series has extended to 18 different races from Sunday’s race in the Port City to Dec. 3, 2016, in Baltimore, Maryland.

Winning streak for UNCW comes to an end in Williamsburg
William & Mary rallied from 12 points down midway through the second half and closed out the game with a 38-8 run over the final 10 minutes to end UNCW's 11-game winning streak with an 87-69 victory over the Seahawks.
Additional coverage: StarNews; Daily Press; WECT; NBC Sports

Thorburn embraces center stage for UNCW baseball
Robbie Thorburn is moving back to the outfield after playing second base last season for UNCW.