University Relations

May 21-25

UNCW Announces Lucy Holman as University Librarian
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Wilmington native Lucy Holman has been named university librarian. She begins her appointment at UNCW on July 2.

UNCW researcher's device to study coral reefs attracting worldwide interest
WECT
After eight years of work, UNCW researchers have found a way to study coral reefs without disturbing the environment.

A look at higher education in Southeastern North Carolina
StarNews
Seventy years after its founding, UNCW has become a nationally recognized university with more than 16,000 students enrolled from across the U.S and nations around the world.

Boyhood book helped forge local historian’s career
StarNews
Civil War historian Chris Fonvielle is retiring from UNCW at the end of the spring 2018 semester.

Coastal Research Projects Receive Funds
Coastal Review Online
Joanne N. Halls of the University of North Carolina Wilmington with Wesley MacLeod of Cape Fear Council of Governments and Pat O’Mahony of Pender County, will look at how freshwater and saltwater wetlands are affected by flooding and sea level rise.

Cohousing: The new Bay Area trend in senior living
The Mercury News
Some say living-together options are the future of aging. “These folks are really pioneering a new way of living,” says Anne Glass, a professor of gerontology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Sprawling ahead: Growth pushes out from Wilmington
StarNews
In general, people opt to move to new developments in rural areas because homes are more affordable than in areas like central Wilmington or Hampstead, said Kirsten Kinzer, an assistant professor in the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Department of Public and International Affairs.

His debut novel got him fame and a TV show. But author's North Carolina home keeps him grounded.
News & Observer
North Carolina native and bestselling author Jason Mott writes a cautionary tale about the end of the world as we know it if good people turn a blind eye to the chaos around them. Mott is the writer-in-residence at UNC Wilmington, where he received a bachelor's degree in fiction and a MFA in poetry.

Wilmington theater: Proud history, active present
StarNews
Located in UNCW’s Cultural Arts Building, the handsome Mainstage Theatre features productions by the university’s theater department.  Kenan Auditorium is home to UNCW’s Office of the Arts, which schedules a performing arts series of dance, theater and music. 

UNCW baseball rained out; Seahawks No. 4 seed at CAA tourney
WECT
Rain washed away the UNCW baseball team's regular season finale against College of Charleston on Saturday, meaning the Seahawks will be the No. 4 seed at next week's Colonial Athletic Association tournament.
Additional coverage: StarNewsWWAY

Seven Seahawks named to All-CAA baseball teams
WWAY
Seven members of the UNCW Baseball team were honored with all-conference selections from the CAA. 
Additional coverage: WECTStarNews

Mason Berne again named CAA Player-of-the-Week
WWAY
For the second time in as many weeks, UNCW senior Mason Berne was named Colonial Athletic Association Player-of-the-Week after leading the Seahawks to a 2-1 week, including a season sweep of nationally-ranked North Carolina.
Additional coverage: WECT

UNCW baseball finds power in the pen
StarNews
The Seahawks focused on building pitching depth in the offseason which has led to success this year.

Community Bulletin
New Bern Sun Journal
UNCW's coaching staff and players are coming to New Bern for a beach volleyball camp.

Weiss lifts UNCW to dramatic CAA opening win
StarNews
With the game deadlocked in the bottom of the ninth, Cole Weiss’ double off the wall in the right bounced around long enough for Jones to touch home from first, capping a thrilling 2-1 win against Delaware in the opening game of the CAA Tournament.
Additional coverage: WECT

High fives and floor burns: Barefoot's high-energy approach earns her No. 1 recruiting class
WECT
High fives and floor burns - that's women's basketball coach Karen Barefoot's motto as she works to rebuild the program at UNCW.