University Relations

March 20-24

UNCW professor wins Board of Governors award
UNCW psychology professor Carrie Clements won a UNC Board of Governors award for Excellence in Teaching. The award is presented annually to an outstanding faculty member at each of the 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system.

Announcing the 2017 Young Lions Fiction Award Finalists
New York Public Library Blog
Clare Beams' We Show What We Have Learned was announced a finalist for The New York Public Library's Young Lions Fiction Award. The story collection was published by Lookout Books, the literary book imprint of the UNCW Department of Creative Writing.

UNCW sets 24-hour record for donors
On Wednesday officials announced 1,369 donors gave an estimated $235,747.40 in gifts and commitments.

Wilmington student wins first place at business competition
UNCW student Mary Jaskowiak won the first place in the 2016 Discovery Forum Series by BB&T. 

Redefining New Hanover County's Impact on Health
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
New Hanover County recently sat down with community leaders to begin a conversation about the most pressing health issues in our county and how we can work together to create effective solutions that address those problems. A panel on March 27, moderated by Charles Hardy, founding Dean of UNCW's College of Health and Human Services, will discuss why the overall public's health matters to our community.

UNCW’s Publishing Laboratory, Professors Featured as Part of C-SPAN's Wilmington City Tour

Book TV on C-SPAN2 aired interviews with UNCW faculty members Chris Fonvielle, Philip Gerard and Dana Sachs and visited the Publishing Laboratory at the University of North Carolina Wilmington as part of its city tour series.

Fairy prom-mother: UNCW employee collects dresses for Brunswick students
UNCW’s Assistant Dean of Students Stephanie Ganser collected 103 gowns from students, faculty and staff for Brunswick County students. 
Additional coverage: WWAY

Wilmington Sister Cities Association Discusses Brexit
Paul Townend, vice chancellor and dean of undergraduate studies at UNCW, says the impact of Brexit on America has yet to be seen.

Dress for Success Fashion Show about more than clothes
The Dress for Success Fashion Show is a business attire event designed to teach students how to dress appropriately for interviews and workplace situations. The event is happening today in Leutze Hall on the UNCW campus.

In 2007, Daryl Dockery, an expert in non-profits and UNCW graduate, opened the doors to WRAAP. The organization offers after school and outreach programs that give at-risk children something to focus on in New Hanover County.

African musicians of The Nile Project bring a week of concerts, lectures to Wilmington
Thirteen singers and musicians from countries lining Africa's Nile River are coming to Wilmington for a week of cultural exchange. The Nile Project's five-day residency, which is part of the UNCW Presents series, will begin with a concert 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Kenan Auditorium on the campus of the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
Additional coverage: encore

Fish 2.0 Workshop Draws Seafood Industry Startups
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Oysters, crab, shrimp, lobster and scallops were on the menu at this week’s Fish 2.0 South Atlantic & Gulf Coast Shellfish Workshop, hosted by the University of North Carolina Wilmington at the university’s MARBIONC facility.

UNCW (adjunct) professor helps film students, others, find their way in Wilmington’s new economy
Port City Daily
Over one-third of UNCW Adjunct Professor Suzanne Altobello’s business class students are film majors. That tells you something about Wilmington, but also something about what attracts students to Altobello’s class.

Camp readiness: How to know when your child is ready
As we get closer to summer, parents may be wondering if their child is ready for camp. Sue Kezios, director of UNC Wilmington's youth programs, has been collecting observations and finding trends in youth learning that can help you determine if your child is ready for summer camp.

Future GLOW Academy students build relationships through robots
The Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington, GLOW Academy, hosted a learning circle at UNCW Saturday and it was all about robotics.

Play review: Profane, hilarious and deep, 'Hand to God' is a must-see
Kait Distler plays Jason, and his devilish puppet alter ego Tyrone, in "Hand to God," presented by the UNCW theater department's student lab series.

Film showcases Wrightsville Beach efforts to reduce plastic use
Lumina News
“Straws,” a documentary by Linda Booker about the movement to eliminate the use of plastic straws to reduce the amount of plastic entering the world’s oceans, has prompted organizations to take action. “Our goal is really to reduce the waste load, to get people to use and reuse recyclable products,” said Bonnie Monteleone, Plastic Ocean Project’s executive director and an administrative associate in UNCW’s chemistry department.

NC State hires Kevin Keatts as its next basketball coach
News & Observer (*Similar stories ran in most major media markets)
N.C. State athletic director Debbie Yow moved quickly to find a new basketball coach and agreed to a deal with former UNCW head coach Kevin Keatts, the school announced on Friday.

Siddle named Interim Head Coach of Seahawks, players have team meeting
UNCW promoted assistant coach Takayo Siddle to interim head coach until a replacement can be found. 
Additional coverage: StarNews

UNCW students react to Coach Keatts's departure
On campus, many students and faculty have mixed feelings about Kevin Keatts moving on from UNCW.
Additional coverage: WECTStarNews

My turn: Coach Keatts moving on, UNCW feels the pressure
The pressure will be on Coach Keatts to build a winning team for the Wolfpack Nation. But this same move has the leaders at UNCW feeling the pressure now. 

3 names to watch in the UNCW coaching search
North State Journal
With Kevin Keatts departing for NC State, UNCW has a highly coveted spot for any rising mid-major coach.

UNCW basketball signee released from letter of intent
Clayton Hughes, a 6-foot-5 forward at Hargrave Military Academy, who signed with UNCW in November has reopened his recruitment in the wake of coach Kevin Keatts' departure for NC State.

UNCW baseball evens record with win over Maryland
UNCW plated eight runs in the first three innings and Zarion Sharpe pitched four innings of one-run baseball as UNCW tripped up Maryland, 10-7, on Tuesday at Brooks Field.

Siddle Named Interim Head Coach of the Seahawks
Wilmington Journal
Takayo Siddle, who played a pivotal role in the resurrection of the UNCW men’s basketball program over the last three seasons, has been named interim head coach for the Seahawks.

Four Seahawks earn post season honors
Four members of the two-time Colonial Athletic Association champion UNCW men’s basketball team have been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District 10 Team. Senior guards Chris Flemmings and Denzel Ingram were joined by sophomore guard C.J. Bryce and sophomore forward Devontae Cacok on the NABC All-District 10 Team Second-Team in voting by members of the organization.

Special Olympics athletes inspire at Trask Coliseum
Three hundred Special Olympics athletes participated in the annual event on Wednesday. It was a day of skill games, drills, competitions and basketball with UNCW players like Devontae Cacok joining in to support the event.
Additional coverage: WWAY

Maryland uses long ball to edge UNCW
The long ball has helped the UNCW baseball team's offense come alive after a slow start, but Maryland flipped the script and out-homered the Seahawks at Brooks Field.
Additional coverage: WWAY

UNCW softball beats Campbell 1-0 in 13 innings
Senior infielder Lauren Moore drove in the game's only run in the bottom of the 13th inning as UNCW edged Campbell, 1-0 on Wednesday evening.

Next head basketball coach of the UNCW Seahawks will be?
Who will be named the next men's basketball coach at UNCW? We list some possibilities.

Sponsored Content: A Letter of Thanks from Coach Keatts
Former UNCW men’s basketball coach Kevin Keatts expresses his gratitude and appreciation for Seahawk Nation.

UNCW's Golden captures CAA honor
UNCW outfielder Casey Golden was named the Colonial Athletic Association's baseball player of the week on Monday after a successful weekend pitching against VCU. Golden homered in all three games of the Seahawks' sweep.

UNCW softball completes weekend with 4-1 victory over Georgetown
Port City Daily
Sophomore Kali Jones posted three hits and scored a run as UNCW finished play at the Lafayette Ford Lincoln of Fayetteville Showcase by defeating Georgetown, 4-1, at Boseman Field on Sunday afternoon.