University Relations

Feb. 20-24

UNCW professor explores the psychology behind moral judgments
Dr. Dale Cohen, a psychology professor, presented “How People Make Moral Judgments" Wednesday night in the Fisher Student Center on the UNCW campus. 

“UNCWednesday” speaker focuses on moral judgements
UNCW psychology professor Dale Cohen took a deeper look into moral judgements Wednesday night. The event was part of the “UNCWednesday” series put on by the College of Arts and Sciences.

UNCW's 'Boeing Boeing' is a funny, well-staged look at the deceptions of love
The French farce runs through Feb. 26 at the Cultural Arts Building's Mainstage Theatre at UNCW.

Oyster 'highway' along New River gains support
News & Observer
The oyster habitat restoration project will support the work of Pat Donovan-Potts, the storm water manager and marine biologist for the City of Jacksonville in Onslow County. The UNC Wilmington graduate has worked to improve the water quality in the New River.

C-SPAN shoots special about Cape Fear region history
While there are many iconic places, the crew plans to stop at UNCW, Cape Fear Museum, Fort Anderson, Fort Fisher and the USS North Carolina Battleship.
Additional coverage: Port City Daily

CoastLine: The Battle Against Fake News Starts with Consumers Going Beyond Own Echo Chamber
David Pernell, a lecturer in the UNCW Department of Communications Studies, discusses “fake news” and the rapidly-changing media landscape. 

Europe? Check. Asia? Check. Former UNC Wilmington students are driving across Africa
Port City Daily
UNCW graduates Cameron Seagle and Natasha Alden have been traveling the world for the past four years. 

BALANCE OF LOVE: French farce sheds funny light of stressful love amidst a visual throwback to yesteryear  
UNCW's theatre department has the antidote to the winter doldrums: “Boeing Boeing,” by Marc Camoletti.

Cross-cultural musical collaboration, the Nile Project, stops in NC
Montgomery Herald
The stops of the Nile Project in North Carolina are part of a statewide initiative of the Bardo Arts Center at Western Carolina University, the Batte Center at Wingate University, N.C. State LIVE, the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts at Appalachian State University, the S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts Series at East Carolina University and UNC Wilmington Presents.

UNCW professor pens list of concerns to UNC system accrediting body
A group of UNC system faculty sent a memo to its accreditor outlining concerns about the state legislature and Board of Governors. UNCW professor Gabriel Lugo, chairman of the Faculty Assembly, and representatives from the 17 public schools in the system sent the letter to the Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges.

UNCW celebrates sixth annual breaking down the Wall of Hate
This week, blank walls were put up at UNCW. Students wrote negative messages on one and positive messages on another. They tore down the Wall of Hate, while the Wall of Hope stands tall.

False alarm: UNCW mistakenly reports 'shots fired' on campus
UNCW says officials are investigating how the erroneous alert was issued. 
Additional coverage: StarNewsWECTTWC News 

LS3P Adds Architect; VP is Honored
Greater Wilmington Business Journal 
Paul Davis Boney has been appointed by the national AIA President to the 2017 AIA National Ethics Council. Boney is a member of the University of North Carolina Wilmington Foundation and the N.C. State University Board of Visitors.

Faculty cite concerns about legislature, board to UNC accreditor
Charlotte Observer
A UNC system faculty group has told a major higher education accrediting body via a memo that actions by North Carolina’s legislature and the UNC Board of Governors could put state public universities’ accreditation at risk. Gabriel Lugo, chairman of the Faculty Assembly and a professor at UNCW, said sending the memo to the commission was a difficult decision.

Chef Sam Cahoon spices up Latin fare
Sam Cahoon's instinctive culinary creativity and natural ease with management -- a trait he credits to his father Larry, a marine biology professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington -- provided an edge over his peers that he would later hone in culinary school.

Former WECT reporter to run for council seat
Former WECT reporter and Whiteville native Justin Smith announced his intention to run for a District 1 council seat in the November General Election. He has a master’s degree in public administration from UNC Wilmington.

Smooth flight turns bumpy in UNCW comedy
The UNCW Department of Theatre performs a French farce as its latest production. Marc Camoletti’s Boeing Boeing, translated by Beverly Cross and Francis Evans, runs for two weekends on campus.

Communique: "Apeman-Spaceman" First in Discussion Series with Dr. Jimmy Reeves
UNCW chemistry professor Jimmy Reeves has been teaching for 40 years. He says science is neither as well-understood nor as respected as it ought to be.

Female health workers speak to UNCW students
The Female Future Professionals’ Association and the Feminist Student Alliance, two student organizations on UNCW’s campus, host monthly panels surrounding different fields of work. For this month's panel, they invited women in the health industry.

Laura Taylor wins CFCC teaching award
Cape Fear Community College recently announced Laura Taylor as the recipient of the 2016 Marilyn Goodman Anderson Award for Excellence in Teaching. She received her undergraduate degree from UNCW and taught at South Brunswick High School.

UNCW grads to join the Proclaim Interactive team
Port City Daily
UNCW graduates Dan Walsh and Emily Hall recently joined the Proclaim Interactive team.

Cary man accused of online threats has Wilmington connections
A spokesperson for the University of North Carolina Wilmington confirmed Garrett Grimsley graduated from UNCW in July 2016 after earning a bachelor's degree in computer science. 
Additional coverage: Port City DailyWWAYWECT

UNC Wilmington clinches Colonial Athletic Association title (*This story ran in most major media markets)
C.J. Bryce scored 28 points on 11-of-16 shooting, Devontae Cacok had 11 points and 10 rebounds, and UNC Wilmington clinched the Colonial Athletic Association with an 83-78 victory over Towson Thursday night.

CAA title on the line for UNCW men's basketball against Towson
Eight weeks of competition has set up Thursday’s matchup between UNCW and Towson, with the top spot in CAA standings within reach for the Seahawks.

UNCW's Kevin Keatts speaks out about NC State job
UNCW Men's Basketball Coach Kevin Keatts isn't thinking about the head coach opening at N.C. State.
Additional coverage: WECT

UNCW baseball is Golden after opening weekend sweep
Senior outfielder Casey Golden made key plays to help the Seahawks start 3-0 ahead of a top-25 showdown at Mississippi this weekend.

UNCW baseball ready for big game atmosphere
The Seahawks are using this weekend’s trip to Mississippi as a chance to get ready for the NCAA postseason.

10 Swimmers to Watch at the CAA Championships
Swimming World Magazine
UNCW’s Meagan Johnson enters the meet with faster seed times than her performances she swam last year. The sophomore is the first seed in the 400 IM after finishing 10th in the event in 2016. She’s also seeded third in the 500 free and second in the 200 fly.

UNCW swim coach, tennis pioneer, former big leaguer highlight 2017 Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame Inductees
Port City Daily
Dave Allen, the founding father of the swimming and diving program at UNCW, is among the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame’s new class. The class also includes Dr. Hubert Eaton (posthumously), who served on the Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina Wilmington and was a leading civil rights activist.
Additional coverage: WWAY;

UNCW baseball offense again does its job in season-opening win
There are more games to be won, and more important mile markers in the upcoming marathon, but the UNCW baseball team's offense came sprinting out of the gates to start the 2017 campaign.
Additional coverage: WECT

UNC Wilmington holds off Hofstra in 83-76 win
Washington Times (*This story ran in most major media markets)
Chris Flemmings scored 27 points, including a key tip-in, to help UNCW hold off Hofstra for an 83-76 win Saturday.

How a motherly assist helped Chris Flemmings transition from D-II to UNCW
Sports Illustrated
Like most mothers, Tracey Flemmings figured she knew best. So when her son, Chris, was mulling a transfer from Division-II Barton College to Division-I UNC Wilmington, Tracey took it upon herself to drive to UNCW’s campus and explore.

JMU Women's Basketball Leads Wire-to-Wire in 70-59 Win at UNCW
After forcing UNCW into four straight turnovers to start the game, JMU led buzzer-to-buzzer and notched a 70-59 win to remain in a tie with Elon for first place in the Colonial Athletic Association standings.