University Relations

Feb. 19-23

UNCW Speaker Discusses Lessons Learned from Friendliness of Dogs
You’ve heard of survival of the fittest, but what about survival of the friendliest? UNCW’s Honors College presented its annual Spring Speaker Thursday night at an event called “Survival of the Friendliest: From Dogs to Democracy.”

Art on exhibit: New Wilmington shows opening in March
“Veronica’s Veils” opens with a public reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 1 at the UNCW Cultural Arts Building Gallery.

CREATIVELY UNIQUE: UNCW theatre presents a modern update on 16th century 'Dr. Faustus'
Director Christopher Marino of UNCW’s theatre department tackles a new take on Christopher Marlowe’s 16th century “Dr. Faustus.” 
Additional coverage: StarNews

PHOTOS: UNCW All-Student Art Show at the Boseman Gallery
The UNCW All-Student Art Show at the Boseman Gallery in Wilmington features a juried exhibition of student work. 

Communique: Opera Wilmington Explores Caterina Jarboro
Opera Wilmington presents "Celebrating Caterina Jarboro: Wilmington's First Operatic Diva. The free symposium begins Friday morning, with a performance in UNCW’s Beckwith Recital Hall on Friday evening. 
Additional coverage: StarNews

Area group asks businesses to 'skip the straw' to reduce single-use plastic
Port City Daily
Keep New Hanover Beautiful, Surfrider Cape Fear Chapter and the UNCW Plastic Ocean Project have bonded over a collective passion to protect the ocean from unnecessary waste. Campaigns around the region collaborate to get restaurants and businesses on board with the simple proposal to skip the straw.

Kiwanis Club of Wilmington
The Kiwanis Club of Wilmington will meet at noon on Feb. 28 at the First Baptist Church Activities Center. The speaker will be UNCW’s Earl Sheridan.

The Big Impact of a Little Rudeness at Work

The Wall Street Journal
Witnessing a rude act in the morning can color a person's entire day and diminish job performance. These findings, from a team of researchers led by Andrew Woolum, an assistant professor of management at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, add to a growing body of research showing the serious costs of rudeness.

2018 Coastal Entrepreneur Awards
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
The Greater Wilmington Business Journal and UNCW's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Coastal Entrepreneur Awards and recognize the region's significant growth in entrepreneurial activity during a special dinner on May 23 in UNCW's Burney Center. 

GenX found in rainwater on UNCW campus
Researchers at the University of North Carolina Wilmington found trace amounts of GenX in rainwater on campus, a university scientist told state legislators Wednesday. The concentration was about 25 parts per trillion, well under the state's health goal for the compound.
*This story ran in most major statewide media outlets.

UNCW's Blake McShea named CAA Golfer-of-the-Week for third time
UNCW's Blake McShea has been named CAA Golfer-of-the-Week three times this season.

Player of the Week: UNCW's Devontate Cacok almost sees a 20-20 average
CBS Sports
UNC Wilmington's Devontae Cacok is a junior power forward for the Seahawks who averaged 23.0 points and a ridiculous 19.0 rebounds in a win against Elon (87-63) and a loss to Charleston (88-64). 

Seahawks need big final week to prepare for CAA Tournament
UNCW must play well in their last few games to carry momentum into the postseason. 
Additional coverage: StarNews

Pierce leads Tribe to 96-83 comeback victory over Seahawks
Washington Post
Justin Pierce scored 22 and shot 5 of 7 from beyond the 3-point arc as William & Mary took down UNC Wilmington 96-83 on Thursday night.
*This story ran in most major media outlets.