University Relations

Dec. 11-15

More than 2,000 students graduate from UNC Wilmington
More than 1,671 undergraduates, as well as 373 graduate students and 15 doctoral students, participated in UNCW’s commencement exercises on Saturday.
Additional coverage: WWAY

PHOTOS: UNCW Fall Commencement
The University of North Carolina Wilmington celebrated its fall commencement ceremonies this weekend.

UNCW Board of Trustees approves tuition, fee changes for 2018-19

The UNC Wilmington Board of Trustees met Monday morning to discuss changes to tuition, fees and room and board for the 2018-19 school year.

CoastLine: UNCW And NHC Public Schools Collaborate to Battle Teacher Shortage
In October of this year, New Hanover County Schools and the Watson College of Education joined forces to establish the first Future Teachers Career Academy at Isaac Bear Early College. The program begins next fall. 

Thursday on CoastLine: The Metamorphosis of Holiday Traditions
UNCW religious scholar Herbert Berg will explore how holiday traditions have changed over time and what that says about us.

Iconic Rock Spring found underground at Water Street Parking Deck 
The Rock Spring was a freshwater spring that provided water to locals and travelers for more than 175 years, said Chris Fonvielle, associate professor of history at UNC Wilmington who participated in the dig.
Additional coverage: WWAY

UNCW, CFPUA water study discovers new compounds
Two additional compounds have been discovered in raw and finished water and the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority and UNCW are working together to learn more about them.
Additional coverage: WHQR

Two Men and Men and a Truck deal with logistics of political movements
Fairfax Times
Employees at Two Men and a Truck never know what to expect when they show up for work. Sometimes they even get calls to the White House. UNCW graduates Martin Pollack and Adam Slack opened the franchise in Alexandria on Sept. 14, 2013.
Cameron to Offer Master's in Finance and Investment Management
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (*sponsored content provided by Robert Burrus, Dean of the Cameron School of Business) 
The Master of Science in Finance and Investment Management at UNCW's Cameron School of Business will offer students the opportunity to gain a specialized finance graduate degree, as well as the opportunity to prepare for the CFA exams. 

Thursday on CoastLine: North Carolina Teacher Retention
On Thursday's CoastLine, Van Dempsey, dean of UNCW's Watson College of Education and John Welmers, assistant superintendent for Human Resources at New Hanover County Schools, will explore the support system for North Carolina educators.

UNC board weighs conservative center to foster diversity, counter ‘mono-culture’
World Tribune
Gabriel Lugo, a UNC Wilmington math professor and chairman of the UNC system's Faculty Assembly, told the Raleigh News & Observer that if the center were to interfere with the faculty's prerogative to set curriculum, “that would be like inserting themselves into a hornet's nest.”

Morganton native finds success as actress
Morganton News Herald 
UNCW graduate Hayley Lovitt, a Morganton native and actress, is talented in many ways when it comes to being in front of the camera, as evident with her recent role in Fox’s new TV drama, “The Gifted.”

Composting system starts

New Hanover County is piloting a composting program by mixing discarded food from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and animal waste and straw from the Tregembo Animal Park.

8 ways to take in Wilmington arts and culture Dec.15-17 
Tonight, Durham bandleader and bassist John Brown leads his jazz orchestra for the final 2017 performance in the UNCW Presents series.

Technology Firm Setting Up Lab in UNCW Facility
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
MicroSolv Technology Corp., a firm that manufactures and markets technology used in analytical, organic and biochemistry laboratories, has leased about 900 square feet in the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s MARBIONC center, part of the university's CREST Research Park.

Here's how this week's sewage spills could impact local waterways
Port City Daily
Over the weekend, a broken sewer line in Wrightsville Beach dumped 75,000 gallons of sewage into the Intracoastal Waterway. UNCW research professor Mike Mallin says strong tidal activity may help dilute the spills, especially the smaller Whiskey Creek Spill.

Cape Fear Faces: Protecting the coast
Ted Wilgis is the North Carolina Coastal Federation’s education coordinator in the southeast region. He holds a bachelor’s from Connecticut College and is completing his thesis on oyster reef ecology at UNCW.

Gen-X Bill Tops $1.7 Million
Spectrum News
UNC Wilmington scientists are already working on using the $250,000 allotted by the NC General Assembly in early December for further Gen-X research.

Experts, Vietnam Veterans to Meet over Montagnards 
VOA Khmer 
Experts on indigenous minorities and Vietnam War veterans will meet in North Carolina early next year to discuss challenges facing the Montagnard highland community in the United States and Southeast Asia. The one-day conference will be held Feb. 3 at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Service-Learning Enhances Student Experience
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (*sponsored content provided by Aswani Volety, dean of the UNCW College of Arts and Sciences)
Applied learning is a hallmark of the UNCW student experience. Every student is required to participate in experiential learning during his or her time at the university and faculty use these opportunities to engage students and enhance teaching. 

Archaeological dig set at demolished Water Street parking deck

Artifacts found during the excavation are legally owned by the landowner, but the condominiums being built will incorporate any historical remnants uncovered, according to Chris Fonvielle, an associate professor of history at UNC Wilmington.

CFPUA: Costs of GenX treatment surpass a $1 million
The latest update from the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority sheds light on the ticket price of GenX so far. Included are CFPUA’s partnership and contract with UNCW to identify other unregulated contaminates and to include them in the pilot study.

Lacey Suggs receives scholarship from UNCW
Coach Karen Barefoot called it the “perfect Christmas present” as she and the UNCW Women's Basketball team offered local star Lacey Suggs a scholarship.

UNCW women's team tallies first road win
The triumvirate of redshirt senior Jenny DeGraaf, junior Chinyere Bell and sophomore Lacey Suggs combined to score 45 points as UNCW earned its first road win of the season with a 65-60 victory over Wofford in a non-conference women's basketball game at Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium on Saturday night.

Work underway on UNCW baseball indoor facility
Weather soon won’t be an issue when the UNCW baseball team needs to practice. Builders are putting up the steel for an indoor facility just past the center field wall at Brooks Field. 

Seahawks not using time away from home as an excuse
When the UNCW men's basketball team returns to campus Wednesday night, it will mark a whirlwind five-day road stretch. 

UNC Greensboro rallies to beat UNC Wilmington 71-58
Francis Alonso scored 19 points with five 3-pointers, Marvin Smith added 15 points with three 3s, and UNC Greensboro rallied to for its third-straight win, 71-58 over UNC Wilmington on Wednesday night.
*This story ran in most major media outlets.

Ty Taylor making the most of his time back on the court
Ty Taylor is finally getting his chance to play for the UNCW Seahawks after transferring from Wichita State. But even though he is finally eligible, he had to adjust to a new staff after the coach that recruited him left. 

UNCW men's basketball not panicking after slow start to season
Losing isn’t something head coach C.B. McGrath experienced much at North Carolina, and he doesn’t plan on continuing the early losing trend at UNCW.