University Relations

Feb. 12-16

UNC should rethink how it teaches future teachers, study says 
News & Observer 
A new statewide advisory board for the University of North Carolina System’s undergraduate teacher preparation programs will be co-chaired by former Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Ann Clark, North Carolina A&T College of Education Dean Anthony Graham and UNC Wilmington Provost Marilyn Sheerer.

Local students, educators discuss restorative justice following Florida school shooting
The teenager who allegedly shot up his former high school in Florida on Wednesday had previously been expelled from school, which sparked conversation from students and educators at UNCW on Thursday night. 

How personal values matter when making choices 
Making a moral decision isn't just based on emotion or logic, says a new study from UNCW. Your values play a key role. “A moral decision is any decision that involves right and wrong,” explains UNCW professor of psychology Dale Cohen.

Experts, Veterans Gather to Discuss Vietnam Hill Peoples’ Fate
Voice of America: Cambodia
Organized by the Fainting Robin Foundation, in collaboration with the University of North Carolina Wilmington, a conference held early this month focused on the Montagnards.

Here’s your chance to learn about the school-to-prison pipeline
Port City Daily 
Professor Mara Schiff from Florida Atlantic University’s School of Criminology and Criminal Justice was the keynote speaker at the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s symposium on the school-to-prison pipeline.

Communique: The Devil Is In the Details | Inventive Theatrical Adaptation Of "Dr. Faustus" 
Dr. Faustus is onstage at UNCW Mainstage Theatre through Feb. 25.


Spectrum News
After hearing stories about unwanted groping from a friend, UNCW student Elise Yost started a petition to get bars in New Hanover County to post her flyer.

UNCW kicks off 70th Homecoming weekend Saturday
UNCW celebrated its 70th Homecoming this weekend with a full schedule.

'Great American Songbook' concert to showcase great film songs
The Academy Awards won't be presented until March 4, but Oscar fans will get a preview Saturday when WHQR presents the Oscar edition of its “Great American Songbook Live” concert series at Kenan Auditorium on the campus of the University of North Carolina Wilmington

The week ahead in Wilmington arts and culture, Feb. 11-18
Billed as “a valentine to young artists,” this Thursday’s evening of music will help fund student scholarships to the 2018 Community Music Academy summer camp. Held at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and organized by the Department of Music, the summer camp aims to bring musical instruction to K-12 students of all skill levels. 
Play preview: 'Dr. Faustus' sells its soul to rock 'n' roll
UNCW opens a rock-show version of Marlowe’s 16th century play on Feb. 15.

Wilmington area considers bike share program, team meeting this month to review bids
If a bike share program comes to the Wilmington area, officials want it to work with the system at UNCW.

Carolina Beach State Park hosting Battle of Sugarloaf Dune Discussion Hike
UNCW history professor and Civil War expert Chris Fonvielle will lead a discussion on The Battle of Sugarloaf Dune on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the park. 

Kids in psych center say staff sexually, physically abused them. Why didn't officials listen? 
Charlotte Observer 
The Strategic Behavioral Center suffered problems in management, said Art Frankel, a UNC Wilmington social work professor who conducts regular surveys to measure patient outcomes.
How a UNCW student hopes to change a troubling trend in Wilmington’s bar scene
Port City Daily
One UNCW student is hoping to get local bars and restaurants to help address a problem that often takes place in social situations: unwanted touching or groping.

Three Tools to Make Your Startup Social Media Painless
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (*Sponsored content provided by Diane Durance, director of the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship)
Nikki Kroushl, social media and content manager for the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, provides insight into social media management.

Communique: "Valentine Gala" with Acclaimed Wilmington Musicians 
UNCW's Community Music Academy is hosting a Valentine Gala at Beckwith Recital Hall on Feb. 15 to benefit young musicians.

Lab to farm to table: Science, research are keys to future of NC oysters
Ami Wilbur directs the Shellfish Research Hatchery at UNC Wilmington. Her team breeds oysters in temperature-controlled tanks fed from bubbling cauldrons of nutritious algae. 

Surfrider club hosts event honoring beaches
The University of North Carolina Wilmington Surfrider club hosted the second annual “We Love Our Oceans” event Sunday.

UNCW club to lobby against offshore drilling in Washington
Seven members of the Surfrider Club are going to D.C. to lobby on Capitol Hill on Friday as part of Ocean Recreation Hill Day.

UNCW's Devontae Cacok named CAA co-player of the week
The Colonial Athletic Association named UNCW forward Devontae Cacok the league's co-player of the week on Monday.

UNCW hoops prepares for long week
The Seahawks will squeeze three games into a five-day span.

Excitement surrounds UNCW Softball in 2018
If there’s one word to describe the upcoming 2018 season for the UNCW Softball team, it’s excitement. A historic year has led to new expectations and with the season beginning Saturday, the team is ready to roll.
Additional coverage: WECT

UNCW baseball in an arms race
The Seahawks have a plethora of pitching depth coming into the 2018 season.

Taylor, Cacok lead UNC Wilmington to 87-63 win over Elon USA TODAY
Ty Taylor II had 19 points and Devontae Cacok added 17 with 21 rebounds as UNC Wilmington got off to a fast start and easily defeated Elon 87-63 on Thursday night. 
*This story ran in most major media outlets.

White provides UNCW women's hoops with a helping hand
Team manager Ashley White, who lives with autism, has provided the Seahawks an emotional boost.

UNCW hosts event to celebrate National Girls & Women in Sports Day
On Friday, UNCW celebrated National Girls and Women in Sports Day with an event at Hanover Hall.
Additional coverage: StarNews

UNCW reverses 20-point loss to Hofstra with 20-point win
Devontae Cacok scored 25 points and grabbed 16 rebounds and UNC Wilmington reversed a 20-point loss to Hofstra just 10 days ago with a 90-70 victory over the Pride on Saturday night.
*This story ran in most major media outlets.