UNCW in the News

Feb. 8 - 12

Chronicle of Higher Education
Marilyn Sheerer, interim provost, to provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Additional coverage: Port City Daily

What a Face!
UNC Wilmington researchers design new facial recognition technology that reveals your current and future health.

Top recent business news
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.

Three UNCW professors earn agriculture grants
North Carolina Farm Bureau awarded its Ag in the Classroom “Going Local” grant to three UNCW professors. Lisa Buchanan, Lynn Sikma and Amy Taylor from the Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, Literacy and Special Education, each received a $500 agricultural outreach grant through the program.

McIntyre papers to go on display at UNCW
Lumina News
The University of North Carolina Wilmington's Randall Library will open an exhibit featuring Congressional papers and artifacts of former Congressman Mike McIntyre.

Entrepreneurs have growing support network in Wilmington
Lumina News
At the University of North Carolina Wilmington, the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship also offers office space and mentoring, with a goal of preparing small business startups for research and development grants from the government Small Business Administration.

Feast Down East sets table for conference
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
The sixth annual Feast Down East Regional Conference will take place Friday at UNCW's Burney Center from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The theme for this year’s conference is Local Food on Everyone’s Plate.
Additional coverage: StarNews

Daniel Beaty tackles big issues in his one-man show 'Emergency' at UNCW
On Friday, Daniel Beaty will perform his one-man, 40-character play "Emergency" at Kenan Auditorium as part of the UNCW Presents series.

Review - Strong acting makes for a solid 'Salesman'
"Death of a Salesman" runs through Sunday at Thalian Hall. As directed by Charles Grimes, a theater professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, the play makes Arthur Miller's 1949 vision of a dysfunctional American family hemmed in by unfortunate emotional realities feel as relevant as ever.

UNCW will dig for old plantation at Brunswick riverwalk site
Beginning May 15, a University of North Carolina Wilmington group will conduct a month-long field school at the park, digging for what Belville Commissioner Joe Breault hopes will prove to be remains of Alfred Moore's "Buchoi" plantation.

UNCW hosts DocuTime Film Festival
UNCW’s Film Studies program held their 14th annual DocuTime Film Festival at King Hall to recognize the international variety of independent films. Audiences experienced four films ranging from documentaries such as western terrain, a rock bandand more.

UNCW to host free informational programs on Spanish immersion
Port City Daily
UNCW's Spanish department will screen 'Speaking in Tongues,' a documentary about language immersion education, as part of two events on the topic.

FIT student aims to help troubled coral reefs
Florida Today
A scholarship awarded to Florida Institute of Technology graduate student Carly Randall may help provide answers to issues facing coral reefs. She earned her master’s degree in marine biology in 2009 from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where she studied the impacts of climate change on the reproduction of a critical, reef-building coral.

Here's a breakdown of enrollment trends at UNC education schools
News & Observer
Enrollment in UNC system schools of education has dropped 30 percent since 2010, according to figures from the UNC general administration that we reported last week. Enrollment in education schools since 2010 has increased at only one campus in the system — UNCW, where the combined enrollment in bachelor’s and master’s programs was up 3.5 percent from 2010 to 2015.

Trying to start a business? UNCW's CIE center can help
Helping business start-ups get off the ground and grow - that’s the goal of UNCW’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. 

Evidence Mounts of Shorelines' Success
Coastal Review Online
SEPI Engineering in Wilmington is in the process of bringing a new type of structure to North Carolina to build a nearly mile-long living shoreline project along the Cape Fear River in front of the Brunswick Town State Historic Site. Collective efforts are being made to get grants that will allow researchers at UNCW to closely monitor the project.

UNCW alum advances to 'American Idol' Top 24
A University of North Carolina Wilmington alum is one step closer to seizing the title of the final “American Idol” with a spot in the Top 24 competitors. Jordan Sasser was one of two dozen finalists chosen to advance past the Hollywood rounds in the 15th and final season of the Fox singing competition last week.

Sigvaldsen named to WWII Coalition board
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
The World War II Wilmington Home Front Heritage Coalition recently named Doreen Isherwood Sigvaldsen to its board of directors. Sigvaldsen earned an arts degree in London and at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Political endorsements carry uneven weight
For the most part, endorsements matter more during the primary election season, when more people who pay attention to issues and candidates head to the polls, said Aaron King, professor of political science at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

UNCW grad competes in American Idol's Top 24
UNCW graduate Jordan Sasser will fight for a spot in the Top 10 Wednesday and Thursday nights on Fox Wilmington.

Hoggard students bring youthful outlook to Wilmington Symphony Orchestra
Lumina News
Violinist Alexei Mejouev and pianist David Oh performed with the orchestra atthe University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Kenan Auditorium. Mejouev, a junior, and Oh, a senior, are co-winners of the high school division of the orchestra’s 39th Annual Richard R. Deas Student Concerto Competition.

CFCC opens contemporary dance series with athletic, evocative Gaspard & Dancers
Cape Fear Community College's stock has risen with the opening of its Humanities and Fine Arts Center. True to director Shane Fernando's broader vision, contemporary dance is about make its first appearance at the hall in the form of North-Carolina-based troupe Gaspard & Dancers. “It's personally something I'm very passionate about, and have been since my days building dance programs at UNCW and with Thalian Hall,” Fernando said.

Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame announces 2016 class
On Sunday, May 1, the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame will welcome the 2016 inductees into membership at their annual banquet at the Burney Center on the campus of UNCW.
Additional coverage: Port City Daily; StarNews; WWAY

UNCW baseball team holds annual media day as new season approaches
With the 2016 season just nine days away, UNCW's baseball team held its annual media day allowing all media in southeastern North Carolina a chance to meet the Seahawks and long-time Head Coach Mark Scalf.
Additional coverage: StarNews

Can UNCW break school record for consecutive wins tonight?
The sizzling UNCW men's basketball team returns to its home floor on Thursday night to open a two-game homestand when Elon visits Trask Coliseum for the second time as a member of the Colonial Athletic Association.

Sherwood comfortable in any role
Dylan Sherwood only logged eight minutes in last Thursday's 70-67 win at Hofstra, but the fifth-year forward was on the floor when Denzel Ingram swished the go-ahead 3-pointer in the final seconds.Sherwood's playing time in the comeback victory underscored his changing role with the Seahawks.

UNCW win streak presents new challenges
The Seahawks can make more history by beating Elon at Trask Coliseum on Thursday. They’ve never had a winning streak reach 10 games.

UNCW soars to 18 in mid-major poll; more CAA honors for CJ Bryce
Guess what men’s basketball team in the CAA is starting to attract some national attention? It’s none other than UNCW. The Seahawks are up to #18.
Additional coverage: WECT

Seahawks, Panthers follow their leaders on big weekend
There always will be aberrations and exceptions to rules, yet what happened to the UNCW men's basketball team and Carolina Panthers over the past week fell directly into the form they've created over the past two years.

Seahawk Club still has room to grow
Can new direction from chancellor raise donations to new heights?

Seahawks tie school record with win at Northeastern
Port City Daily
Junior guard Chris Flemmings exploded for 23 of his game-high 25 points in the second half and tied a school record for field goal efficiency as UNCW solidified its hold on first place in the Colonial Athletic Association with a 90-73 thumping of defending conference champion Northeastern on Saturday night at Matthews Arena.
Additional coverage: StarNews; WECT

Cole and Raque lead UNCW to conference win
The triumvirate of senior guard Shatia Cole, junior guard Jasmine Steele and sophomore guard Madison Raque combined to score 41 points as UNCW pulled away in the second half to earn a 59-44 Colonial Athletic Association victory over William & Mary at Trask Coliseum on Sunday afternoon.
Additional coverage: StarNews

UNCW women's beach volleyball team gears up for first tournament
UNCW's beach volleyball team is hitting the sand hard before tournament play.

Local leaders unite in Carolina fandom for Super Bowl 50
UNCW athletic director and coaches share their Super Bowl predictions.