University Relations

May 29 - June 2

37 individuals become U.S. citizens Wednesday at UNCW
On Wednesday, 37 individuals from 20 different countries became United States citizens during a naturalization ceremony held at UNCW. The candidates pledged their oaths of allegiance and heard from Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli, who became a U.S. citizen 14 years ago. 
Additional coverage: Port City DailyStarNewsWWAY

UNCW will have a digital arts program in fall 2017
After high demand and years of planning, UNCW is excited to offer a new major in the digital arts.

Cucalorus Connect Forms Executive Board, Names President
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Diane Durance, UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship director, and Laura Brogdon-Primavera, CIE manager, have been named to the Cucalorus Connect Executive Board.

Report: New Hanover 11th healthiest NC county
Access to care is a factor in the overall health of residents, said Dr. Stacy Kolomer, director of the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s School of Social Work.

BOWIE AND THE BARD UNITE: Local fundraiser helps launch Shakespeare production
Bowie and the Bard, both inherently theatrical, will highlight a fundraiser to launch “Much Ado About Nothing,” part of UNCW’s Lumina Arts Festival in July. 

For its 25th year, Cape Fear Shakespeare on the Green returns to its roots
University of North Carolina Wilmington theatre professor Stan Norman, who died in 2009, started Wilmington’s free annual Shakespeare festival in 1993. For nearly a quarter of a century, families and couples have been packing a picnic and sitting under the stars at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater to enjoy some of the most famous words in literature.

Why Angery Rodriguez is our #WCW
Angery Rodriguez has lived in Wilmington for 10 years, but Costa Rica will always be home. The rising UNCW junior is studying international business and Spanish. She is actively involved in UNCW’s Centro Hispano, participating in two of their student mentoring programs, Centro Hispano Embassadores and MI CASA.

Offering ‘the best pot on the beach,’ UNCW entrepreneurs bring low-country cooking to you
Port City Daily
Located in Carolina Beach, the Cape Fear Boil Company is a homecoming for former UNCW student Ty Graham, who helped create the business.

More Research Necessary to Identify Predictive Behaviors of Violent Gun Owners, Prevent Shootings
On this week's CoastLine, UNCW psychology professor Richard Ogle outlined the difficulties in identifying those who are more prone to violence. 

The Economic Value of the Natural Environment
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (*sponsored content provided by Robert T. Burrus, Jr., Dean of the Cameron School of Business)
Peter Schuhmann, UNCW professor of economics, offers insight on the merits of environmental protection.

AP Carlton, former head of American Bar Association, dies in Raleigh 
News & Observer
Alfred P. Carlton Jr., a Raleigh corporate lawyer and former president of the American Bar Association, died Thursday at age 69. A North Carolina native, he was a former member and chairman of the University of North Carolina Wilmington Board of Trustees.

Poet Inspired By Roots, Meter (And Banjo) | Anna Lena Phillips Bell's “Ornament”
Anna Lena Phillips Bell just published her debut collection of poetry, Ornament, the recipient of the Vasser Miller prize in poetry. She is an instructor at UNCW and the editor of Ecotone.

Unique training: Claflin leads geosciences, geospatial intelligence project
The Times and Democrat
The geosciences and geospatial intelligence, or GEOINT, training is a three-year project at Claflin University funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation. Dr. Narcisa Pricope of the University of North CarolinaWilmington is one of the instructors.

Port City Music Festival kicks off June 4
The Port City Music Festival returns to UNCW’s Beckwith Hall for a free performance on June 9. 

Hunter Houck joins agency as insurance producer
Greater Wilmington Business Journal 
Hunter Houck recently joined Marsh & McLennan Agency Mid-Atlantic as an employee benefits insurance producer. He graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and is licensed in health and life insurance in North Carolina.

Eastern Guilford names former Page player and assistant Shamiah Harvey girls basketball coach
Greensboro News & Record 
Former Page player and assistant coach Shamiah Harvey has been named girls basketball coach at Eastern Guilford. After graduating from UNC Wilmington in 2009, she returned to her alma mater in 2012 and served as junior varsity coach until 2016, compiling a 52-12 record. 
Additional coverage: Burlington Times News

UNCW releases nonconference hoops schedule
Six in-state opponents and two invitational tournaments highlight the UNCW men's basketball nonconference schedule, which was released on Thursday.
Additional coverage: StarNews

Brown realizes dream by signing D-1 scholarship at UNC Wilmington
Carolina Coast Online
It took a long and winding road to get there but, Jacque Brown finally made his dream a reality. The former East Carteret standout has earned a Division I basketball scholarship. Brown, who spent a season apiece at Mount Olive College and Cape Fear Community College, announced Thursday night that he will play at UNC Wilmington for the next two years.

Delaware beats UNCW 10-3 to take home CAA Championship
Delaware exploded for nine runs in the bottom of the first inning as the Blue Hens claimed their first Colonial Athletic Association tournament title with a 10-3 win over second-seeded UNCW on Saturday at Brooks Field.
Additional coverage: StarNewsThe News Journal