University Relations

Aug. 14-18

Jobs 101: Higher Ed's Future Focus
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Cape Fear Community College, led by President Amanda Lee, and the University of North Carolina Wilmington, led by Chancellor Jose Sartarelli, have been adding new programs and facilities.

Volunteers welcome thousands of UNCW students for move in day
Around 2,000 new UNCW students received a warm welcome by more than 1,800 volunteers on Saturday.
Additional coverage: WWAYSpectrum NewsStarNews

UNCW Chancellor responds to Charlottesville violence
UNCW Chancellor Zito Sartarelli has issued a response in the wake of a white supremacist rally that spiraled into deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend.
Additional coverage: WWAY

Renovated military resource lounge now open at UNCW
As UNCW gears up for another school year, a newly renovated military resource lounge is now open with a mission to help military spouses.
Additional coverage: WECT

Robert Tyndall caps off four decades in education
One of three StarNews Lifetime Achievement Award winners, Robert Tyndall spent more than four decades in education, including 28 years in leadership jobs at UNC Wilmington

Wilmington Tech Firm Raises $3.4M
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Lapetus Solutions Inc. has raised $3.4 million in a private equity offering, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Karl Ricanek, a professor of computer science at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, is a co-founder.

Thursday on CoastLine: Teen Suicide
Kate Nooner, UNCW associate professor of psychology, will discuss teen suicide on Thursday’s CoastLine.

Professor worried about violence after Charlottesville protests
Videos online showcase the actions of the white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia. UNCW associate professor Barry Salwen says this is a reminder of what Nazi Germany was like.

The Hub Brings MOOYAH Burgers to UNCW
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
The Hub, UNCW’s newest dining space, opened its doors Aug. 12, just in time for the university’s move-in day.

GenX: Can't We All Get Along
Tonight, UNCW's Lumina Theater will play host to a panel discussion on GenX and the other unregulated chemical compounds in the area water supply.

UNCW cancels Beach Blast event


UNCW has canceled its Beach Blast event scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 15, due to the high risk of rip currents.

Historian explains Confederate symbolism, NC law protecting statues
UNCW faculty member and historian Chris Fonvielle said Confederate statues hold different meanings for different people.

Why Are There So Many Opioids and Overdoses in Wilmington?
North Carolina Health News
Wayne Ray, director of Launch Pad, a full-service recovery community near Wrightsville Beach, hitchhiked from Goldsboro to Wilmington a couple decades ago to be near the water. He’s been in recovery for 21 years from cocaine addiction and said that people often come to the water for healing and a new start. He believes that the University of North Carolina Wilmington, which is considered a “party school,” adds to the problem.

New Director for UNCW Business and Tech Center Takes Helm
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
The University of North Carolina Wilmington has announced the hiring of Heather McWhorter as the regional director of the Small Business and Technology Development Center.  

GenX: What Comes With 140 Parts Per Trillion?
Next Wednesday there will be a GenX forum at the Lumina Theater on the UNCWcampus.
Additional coverage: WECTWWAY

Marines and dependents get specialized education paths
Jacksonville Daily News
The University of North Carolina Wilmington continues a commitment started in 1947 with satellite classrooms aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River.

Hometown huzzahs: Successes and achievements in the Cape Fear
Port City Daily
The Colonial Athletic Association has recognized UNCW's softball and women's golf teams with the inaugural Team Academic Excellence Award.

UNCW students reflect on Charlottesville 
Students and faculty came together on the UNCW campus Thursday night to reflect on the violence in Charlottesville, VA.

Vaughan inducted into NCHSAA Hall of Fame
Fayetteville Observer
Former Fayetteville Observer scholastic sports editor Earl Vaughan Jr. was announced as a member of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame on Thursday. A graduate of UNC Wilmington, he completed a 44-year career at the Observer in September. 

Seahawks unveil 2017-18 CAA women's hoops slate
Coach Karen Barefoot and the UNCW women’s basketball team will begin their 2017-18 Colonial Athletic Association schedule on Friday, Dec. 29, with a visit to defending league champion Elon.

UNCW men's soccer picked to finish third in CAA
The Seahawks were picked to finish third in the nine-team circuit.  

UNCW women's soccer ready for stout start to season
The Seahawks will face four 2016 NCAA Tournament opponents in their first six games.

UNCW's Waters earns preseason All-CAA honors
UNCW senior forward Serenity Waters has been named as an Honorable Mention selection on the 2017 Preseason All-Colonial Athletic Association Women’s Soccer Team in a vote of the league’s head coaches. 

UNCW women's soccer downs Western Carolina 3-0
Senior forward Serenity Waters scored a goal and added an assist as UNCW earned a 3-0 victory over Western Carolina.