University Relations

Jan. 30-Feb. 3

Innovate Program Heads into Second Year
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
After a year of intensive behind-the-scenes work, officials with Innovate Southeast North Carolina (SENC) say their initiative is ready for prime time. Earlier this month, the team at InnovateSENC was buoyed by the news of a $250 million project, in which UNCW is a partner.

Book published by UNCW is a finalist for PEN/Bingham Prize
Clare Beams' "We Show What We Have Learned," a publication of UNCW's Lookout Books, is a finalist for the PEN/Bingham Prize.

UNCW grad Susan B. Crispell mixes magic in debut novel
Book review: UNCW graduate Susan Bishop Crispell's debut novel, "The Secret Ingredient of Wishes," is literally magical.

Landmark live oak tree reigns near Shallotte
The tree near the Shallotte River has no doubt weathered dozens of hurricanes and thousands of lightning storms. Live oak trees can survive for centuries because they are well adapted to our ecosystem, said Roger Shew, a lecturer of geology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. 

HCA poetry competition winner advances to state
Sampson Independent
Harrells Christian Academy junior Miranda Wells of Rose Hill has won the HCA Poetry Out Loud recitation competition. Mark Cox, a poet and UNCW professor, helped judge the contest.

Christmas trees become new dunes in Carolina Beach
UNCW students helped turn Christmas trees into new dunes at Carolina Beach on Saturday morning.

Youth Musicians Win WSO Awards
Quentin Lovette is one of the talented youth musicians being recognized for their talent and will have a unique opportunity to perform with the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra. Lovette is a senior at UNCW where he is pursuing a degree in music education. 

Winners from the 2017 Wilmington Theater Awards
UNCW student Mickey Johnson and faculty members Randall Enlow and Mark Sorensen are among the winners of the 2017 Wilmington Theater Awards.

Jacksonville hosts nonprofit training session
The city of Jacksonville is hosting a workshop to help nonprofits. UNCW's nonprofit enhancement agency helps put on the training. 

UNCW Chancellor Sartarelli responds to Trump travel restrictions
Echoing statements from other college administrators across the U.S., UNCW Chancellor Sartarelli addressed President Trump’s travel restriction executive order in a letter to staff and students on Monday. 
Additional coverage: WECT

Wednesday on Coastline: The Future of Marine Biotechnology in North Carolina
On Wednesday's CoastLine, meet Dan Baden, Distinguished Professor and Executive Principal of MARBIONC at UNCW’s CREST Research Park.

Docutime film festival at UNCW includes an Oscar nominee
"Life, Animated," directed by Roger Ross Williams, will open the festival at 9:30 a.m. in UNCW's King Hall Auditorium. 
Additional coverage: WHQRGreater Wilmington Business Journal

UNCW swimmer Kathryn Ostrom proves to have the heart of champion
After a two-year absence, the Seahawk senior returned to the pool and form after life-altering surgery.

Love of Life
Wilma Magazine
University of North Carolina Wilmington chooses an Albert Schweitzer Honors Scholar each year. This school year’s award went to Lorraine Perry, who serves as the healing arts coordinator and bereavement counselor at Lower Cape Fear Hospice’s Healing Arts Program.

ACHIEVING MORE: 'Late Fear with Wills Maxwell' moves to TheatreNOW
Wills Maxwell’s talk show, “Late Fear,” moves his comedy talk show to its new digs at TheatreNOW. He won UNCW’s Last Seahawk Standing contest in 2010.

UNCW students take extra precautions when holding homecoming bonfire
UNCW students celebrated their third night of homecoming with a bonfire on Tuesday night.

Support the Port kicks off 'Wilmington in Color' book tour
With the help of area teacher Elizabeth Felts and University of North Carolina Wilmington professor Janna Robertson, the book "Wilmington in Color" was created.

Food conference to focus on strengthening local food system
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Feast Down East will present the seventh annual Local Food Conference on Feb. 10 at the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Burney Center.

Master of Science in Accountancy Opens Door to Exciting Careers
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (*sponsored content provided by Rob Burrus, dean of the Cameron School of Business)
UNCW offers a 32-hour program that can be completed in 10-13 months. 

Diamond Hawks ranked 30th in National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Preseason Poll
UNCW received its second preseason national ranking on Tuesday when the Seahawks were ranked 30th in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association preseason poll.
Additional coverage: WWAY

UNCW men's soccer releases spring schedule
UNCW head men's soccer coach Aidan Heaney has announced the Seahawks' six-game spring season schedule.

Winning helping increase membership of UNCW's Seahawk Club
Winning isn't a cure-all, but it sure helps. Just ask UNCW's Seahawk Club.

Henry Earns CAA Co-Player of the Week Honors
UNCW redshirt senior forward Jordan Henry has been named as a co-recipient of the Colonial Athletic Association Women's Basketball Player-of-the-Week Award.

Mid-Major Madness Power Rankings: The low-majors start to surge
Mid-Major Madness
There have been a few constants this season in our power rankings. We've seen a surge from the lower majors, with UNC Wilmington and New Mexico State creeping up.

UNCW's Kevin Keatts explains first CAA setback of season
UNCW Seahawks head coach Kevin Keatts explained the 96-78 setback on his weekly show.

Three Under-The-Radar College Baseball Players to Watch in 2017
HERO Sports
An All-American and the returning Colonial Athletic Association MVP, UNC Wilmington’s Nick Feight led the NCAA in RBI-per-game (1.52) as a sophomore in 2016 and ranked No. 2 by homering 21 times. The home run total tied a school single-season mark as did his 24 doubles.

UNCW women make enough plays to down Charleston
It was UNCW's third win in four games after dropping five in a row to open CAA play.
Additional coverage: WECT

Jordan Talley using hoop skills at UNCW
Richmond Free Press
Jordan Talley has carried his winning basketball formula from Central Virginia to the North Carolina coast. The former Henrico High School guard is stirring a hoops revival at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, a mid-major program flirting with Top 25 recognition.

William & Mary upends Colonial leader UNCW 96-78
USA TODAY (*This story ran in most media markets)
Omar Prewitt and Daniel Dixon combined for 55 points and William & Mary knocked off Colonial Athletic Association leader UNC Wilmington 96-78 on Saturday, ending the latter's nine-game win streak.

Charleston women lose 2 wins for wrong size basketballs
New Jersey Herald  (*This story ran in most major media markets)
College of Charleston's women's team is being forced to give up two wins after using the wrong size basketballs in games against William & Mary and UNC Wilmington.
Brantley's late layup, free throw gives Charleston 67-66 win
USA TODAY  (*This story ran in most major media markets)
Jarrell Brantley completed a 3-point play in the final seconds and the College of Charleston upset the Colonial Athletic Association's leader UNCW 67-66 on Thursday night.