University Relations

Jan. 15-19

UNCW breaks ground on $66 million health building
StarNews
After years of planning, UNCW leaders broke ground Thursday on the $66 million project, which will house CHHS and several programs from the College of Arts and Sciences. The building will be dubbed “Veterans Hall” in honor of the school's military students and alumni. 
Additional coverage: WECT; Greater Wilmington Business Journal 

OPINION, Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli: UNCW leading the way online
StarNews
Op-ed by Jose V. Sartarelli, chancellor of the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Woody White sworn in as newest member of UNCW Board of Trustees
WECT
UNCW welcomed Woody White as their newest Board of Trustees member on Thursday.

Woody White joins UNCW trustees
StarNews
New Hanover County Commissioner Woody White is the newest member of the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Board of Trustees.
Additional coverage: WWAYGreater Wilmington Business Journal

Charlotte speakers say King's legacy is built through education and critical thinking
WBTV
Donyell Roseboro, a UNC Wilmington administrator, said young people may forget that Martin Luther King Jr. was not just a protest leader but a prolific writer who earned a doctorate and strategized carefully. 

People on the fence over President Trump's alleged comment
WWAY
UNCW professors and student react to President Trump’s latest comments surrounding immigration.


ACAPPELLOOZA brings a 'pitch perfect' free a cappella concert at UNCW 
Port City Daily 
The second annual ACAPPELLOOZA concert, hosted by the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s own Seabelles, will feature 10 performing university a cappella groups from across the state, including University of North Carolina Greensboro, NC State and Appalachian State University.

League of Women Voters co-sponsoring redistricting reform
StarNews
The League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear is co-sponsoring an event for public education concerning “Redistricting Reform for Fair Elections” in North Carolina. The event will be held 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at Lumina Theater in the Fisher Center at UNCW

Work Smarter, Not Harder
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (*sponsored content provided by Robert Burrus, Dean of the Cameron School of Business)
Analytics help users anticipate client needs and deploy the right resources. Want to work smarter, not harder? Consider analytics degree and non-degree options in the Cameron School of Business.
 
Foothills Conservancy names new associate director 
Morganton News Herald 
Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina is pleased to announce the promotion of Beth Willard Patton to associate director. Patton is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
 

UNCW grad looks ahead after season finale of 'The Gifted'
WECT
With Fox Television Network airing the two-hour season finale of The Gifted on Monday night, Hayley Lovitt, a 2009 graduate of UNC Wilmington, and the rest of the actors on the show are waiting to see what the next season has in store for the band of underground mutants.

Wednesday on CoastLine: Working Women, Working Mothers
WHQR
Jean-Anne Sutherland, assistant professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, will explore the topic of changing gender roles on Wednesday's CoastLine.

At 16th annual DocuTime festival, some of the best documentaries in the world
StarNews
The power of art will be a recurring theme at the 16th annual installment of DocuTime, Wilmington’s one-day documentary film festival. DocuTime is co-sponsored by WHQR Public Radio and the UNCW Department of Film Studies.

Theater in Wilmington, Jan. 18 to 28
StarNews
Locals can see “Angels in America,” Tony Kushner’s award-winning play on Jan. 20 at UNCW’s Kenan Auditorium.
 
SPIRITUAL HOMECOMING: Martha Redbone Roots Project heads to UNCW
encore
The Martha Redbone Roots Project is coming to UNCW's Kenan Auditorium on Jan. 19. 

UNCW to Develop Graduate Programs in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (*sponsored content provided by Aswani Volety, dean of the UNCW College of Arts and Sciences)
UNCW plans to develop new graduate programs in pharmaceutical sciences to meet regional workforce needs.

NC says Masonboro oyster farms in violation 
StarNews
Researchers at the University of North Carolina Wilmington are completing an ongoing study of how oyster farms affect their surrounding ecosystems.

Don't Call It an Insurgency: Only 'Disparate Cellular Structures' Of ISIS Remain in Iraq, DoD Says 
Task & Purpose 
While ISIS has been badly mauled in Iraq, the group’s future is unclear. Right now, ISIS in Iraq only has one or two cells that can launch operations, so it is too early to tell if the movement has political mass, according to Daniel Masters, who teaches international relations at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
 
UNCW employee speaks out about controversial snow day policy 
WECT
The head of staff for the UNC System is weighing in on a controversial policy that cost many UNCW employees their vacation time when it snowed in Wilmington earlier this month.

Seahawks' annual Pink Game set for Sunday
WWAY
Coach Karen Barefoot and the UNCW women’s basketball team will play in their annual Pink Game on Sunday, Jan. 21, when the Seahawks welcome James Madison to Trask Coliseum for a 2 p.m. Colonial Athletic Association tilt.

Keeping it real 
Jamaica Observer
Sydney Schneider, a University of North Carolina Wilmington freshman, is leading Jamaica's Under-20 Reggae Girlz team in U-20 World Cup chase.

UNCW men's basketball team shortening up bench during conference grind
WECT
On Wednesday at his weekly media availability, Seahawks first-year head coach C.B. McGrath said he’s reducing the number of players who get on the court.

UNCW's Daniel Etoroma making the most of his opportunities
WWAY 
Many casual UNCW fans may not recognize the name Daniel Etoroma, but he has been with the team since last year when he was a practice player. This season, his role is beginning to change.
 
Fornes finds his rhythm for UNCW
StarNews
The Seahawk guard saw big success last week he hopes to carry on.

Seahawks Down FGCU in Men's Tennis
WECT
The UNCW men's tennis team gained a split of its opening weekend matches in the Sunshine State by edging defending Atlantic Sun Conference champion Florida Gulf Coast, 4-3, on Sunday.

Charleston holds off UNC Wilmington 80-76
USA TODAY
Nick Harris slammed home a dunk with a minute remaining to give Charleston enough cushion to hold off UNC Wilmington 80-76 on Thursday night.
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