University Relations

Nov. 27-Dec. 1

UNCW ranked most military-friendly university in North Carolina
UNCW has been ranked 1st in North Carolina and 40th nationally on a list compiled by Military Times

Navassa Stakeholder Meeting Set for Saturday
Coastal Review Online 
A presentation of the book “Facing Community Change,” by the University of North Carolina Wilmington, is on the agenda.

Thursday on CoastLine: How Do We Learn To Express Ourselves Civilly?
UNCW faculty members Don Habibi and Dana Stachowiak will discuss how to engage civilly.

Local expert weighs in on possible repeal of net neutrality
UNCW faculty member Lucas Layman breaks down what exactly net neutrality is and what happens if it is repealed.

Wednesday on CoastLine: #MeToo and Sexual Harassment
On Wednesday’s CoastLine, what has been the effect of the #MeToo campaign? We’ll talk with three experts from UNCW about handling sexual assault on campus and how victims access support.

STD rates rise slightly as population, opioid use swell
Ruthanne Palumbo, an assistant professor in the UNCW School of Nursing, said scaled back funding for STD education and a resistance to teaching it at an early age in schools are foundational causes for higher case numbers. 

Two Critical Questions to Ask Before Joining a Board
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Sponsored content by JC Lyle, executive director of Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry and current UNCW MBA candidate.

French historian to be topic of UNCW lecture
French scholar Micha Roumiantzeff will speak on historian Marc Bloch on Nov. 30 at UNCW.

Prologue: "The Beautician's Notebook" by Anne Barnhill
On Monday, Dec. 11, Ben Steelman of the StarNews will discuss “The Beautician's Notebook,” written by North Carolina author and UNCW graduate Anne Clinard Barnhill.

Learn about Kwanzaa during event at UNCW 
The UNCW Upperman African American Cultural Center will host a pre-Kwanzaa celebration tonight at 6 p.m. in the Burney Center.

Why are North Atlantic right whale numbers declining? 
New Bern Sun Journal 
UNCW’s Ann Pabst and Bill McLellan weigh in on the decline of one of the Atlantic ocean’s most at-risk whales.
The Best Way to Counteract Rude Behavior 
Psychology Today
Research by University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Andrew Woolum and colleagues shows how disruptive and upsetting rudeness can be.
'The Takeover' Shows How Chicken Farming Is Sharecropping 
Flagpole Magazine 
The University of Georgia Press recently published Monica R. Gisolfi’s The Takeover: Chicken Farming and the Roots of American Agribusiness. Gisolfi is an associate professor of history at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Festivalgoers enjoy sunshine, plump oysters 
Chuck Weirich, N.C. Sea Grant marine aquaculture specialist, brought several “pot luck” oysters with him. They came from the same species, but a different strain, and were grown in different parts of the state. The oysters were used in a collaborative project with the University of North Carolina Wilmington and Carteret Community College.
Why I Teach: 'I want to make an impact in students' lives' 
The Wilson Times 
UNCW graduate and Vinson-Bynum Elementary School first-grade teacher Lauren Hong is featured in this week’s “Why I Teach.”

UNCW welcomes new assistant coach for golf programs 
Port City Daily 
UNCW Athletics has announced the hiring of Jonathan Bowden as the assistant coach for the men’s and women’s golf programs.

Evelyn's 30 points lead Valpo past UNC Wilmington, 79-70 
Bakari Evelyn had a career-high 30 points on 8-of-11 shooting and Tevonn Walker scored seven of his 16 points in the final 48 seconds to help Valparaiso beat UNC Wilmington 79-70 on Saturday night at the Savannah Invitational.
*This story ran in most major media outlets.
Jay Estime works to make people know his name 
Jay Estime is the very first recruit to sign and play for UNCW under Coach C.B. McGrath.

Suggs tallied 20 in Seahawks' win over Catawba
Sophomore guard Lacey Suggs scored a game-high 20 points and redshirt senior forward Jenny DeGraaf added a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead UNCW past Catawba, 74-59, in a non-conference women's basketball game at Trask Coliseum on Friday afternoon.

NCCSIA honors program-record six UNCW men's soccer players
A program-record six UNCW men's soccer student-athletes, including three First-Team selections, have been named to the 2017 North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association All-State Teams. 

Seahawks outlast VCU for 83-67 home victory
Sophomore guards Timber Tate and Lacey Suggs combined to score 40 points, including 25 in the second half, as UNCW remained unbeaten at home after defeating VCU, 83-67, on Wednesday night inside Trask Coliseum. 
Additional coverage: StarNews

Seahawks face Pirates one day after Lebo leaves ECU
The UNCW and East Carolina's men's basketball teams will play each other for the 65th time Thursday night and ECU will have a new coach.

Tyson's 30 points help ECU beat UNC Wilmington 93-88 in OT
B.J. Tyson scored nine of his career-high 30 points in overtime and Isaac Fleming finished with 21 points to help ECU beat UNC Wilmington 93-88 on Thursday night.
*This story ran in most major media outlets.

Lacey Suggs and Jordon Talley named Seahawks of the Week
UNCW stars Lacey Suggs and Jordon Talley are WWAY’s “Seahawks of the Week.”