UNCW in the News

June 27 - July 1

Area colleges receive national recognition
WWAY
UNCW, Duke and North Carolina Central are partners in a $1 million dollar research grant. 
Additional coverage: WSFX

Wilmington education, church leaders talk school
StarNews
New Hanover County Schools Superintendent Tim Markley -- joined by University of North Carolina Wilmington Chancellor Jose Sartarelli and Cape Fear Community College president Amanda Lee -- spoke at a luncheon hosted by the United Methodist Business Leaders Network Thursday.
 
UNCW professors earns service award
StarNews
Carol A. Pilgrim, professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, has received the 2017 SABA Award for Distinguished Service to Behavior Analysis. In addition, the UNCW psychology department received the 2017 SABA Award for Enduring Contributions to Behavioral Analysis.

UNCW partners with university in France

WECT
UNC Wilmington has established a partnership with a university in Brest, France. University officials recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a collaboration with L’Université de Bretagne Occidentale.

Hardy Selected for NC Institute of Medicine
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
The N.C. Institute of Medicine recently selected Charles Hardy, dean of the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s College of Health and Human Services, for membership. Hardy joins 100 other leaders in health care, academic, business and policy across the state in the group.

USU official for LGBTQIA programs reflects on job, gay progress

The Herald Journal
Utah State University's departing program coordinator for LGBTQIA Brooke Lambert has accepted a position as the program coordinator of University of North Carolina Wilmington’s LGBTQIA Resource Office.
Additional coverage: WECT

UNCW Chemists Work With Pharmaceutical Company to Help Develop Potential Medicines
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (*sponsored content)
University researchers are finding new ways to collaborate with the pharmaceutical industry through a program meant to rapidly advance biomedical science. UNC Wilmington is now part of Eli Lilly’s unique Open Innovation Drug Discovery (OIDD) program, which streamlines the process of identifying potentially useful new substances.

Ocearch founder says people have “irrational” fear of sharks
CBS News
OCEARCH founder Chris Fischer mentions the recent shark expedition involving UNCW, NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher, SeaWorld and others.

NC Commerce secretary Skvarla talks small business, HB2

StarNews
N.C. Department of Commerce Secretary John Skavarla spoke to businesses owners about small business in the state during a talk at UNCW's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. 
Additional coverage: Greater Wilmington Business Journal

Survey participants: Illegal drugs are a problem in BSL

WECT
A recent community survey is shedding some light on how some Boiling Spring Lakes residents within feel about their community. Earlier this year, a survey was mailed to citizens with their monthly water bill and an online version was made available to them. Graduate students from the UNCW Master of Public Administration Quantitative Methods class then analyzed and released the results.

Players Involved in Area's Biggest Projects Share Updates, Insights
Greater Wilmington Business Journal 
ACME opened a plant at Pender Commerce Park in February 2015. Richard Nordt, vice president of ACME Smoked Fish, said the workforce availability, boosted by Cape Fear Community College and the University of North Carolina Wilmington, along with the location and readiness of the commerce park to accommodate the plant were factors in the decision. 

Flashlight tour of Oakdale Cemetery
StarNews
An Evening Flashlight Walking Tour of Oakdale Cemetery will take place on July 16 at Oakdale Cemetery. The tour will be given by local historians Chris Fonvielle, Robin Triplett and Oakdale Cemetery Superintendent Eric Kozen. Fonvielle is an associate professor of history at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and Triplett is a retired history teacher.

Sarus Festival traffics in the beautiful, and the unusual
StarNews
This year’s festival emphasizes duration and development of material rather than quantity of performances by focusing on longer pieces by fewer artists. On July 8, internationally acclaimed pianist and teacher Barbara Lister-Sink and classical guitarist/electroacoustic artist Samuel Allen Taylor will join dancers/choreographers Lüttringhaus and Naomi Greenberg at the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Kenan Auditorium stage for “The Pattern Sings in Crystal Constellations.” 

Lifeguard stand memorial honors former guard

Lumina News
Grey Liston’s memorial plaque on stand No. 12 reads “Stoked to Go Out,” a phrase that describes how he lived his life: enthusiastically and full of activity. During his four years attending UNCW, he was a member of Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue, and the Seahawks’ swim team. He loved climbing, hiking, biking, swimming and skiing.

AGAINST THE GRAIN: Ann Conner’s latest woodcuts and drawings hang as part of New Elements’ latest exhibit 
encore

Since childhood, Ann Conner—Professor Emerita in the Department of Art and Art History at UNCW—has been drawn to the pen and paper. When looking at her current work hanging in New Elements Gallery, as part of the collection “Vibrant Lives,” the same curvaceous shapes finely crisscross into a pattern of tightly wound lines across spacious wooden blocks in the Post Oak series. 

It Was Dumb to Allow a Simple Majority to Decide an Issue as Big as Brexit
History News Network
Robert Toplin, professor emeritus at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, says securing a second vote on Brexit will not be easy, but it’s worth a try. 

Fourth of July - Holiday closings
StarNews
UNCW offices will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.

LIVE LOCAL, LIVE SMALL: GigSalad is connecting local entertainers with more opportunities
encore 
GigSalad acts as an online marketplace for people to book live entertainment at events, according to participating member Justin Lacy. Lacy graduated with a double major in English and music from UNCW.

UNCW 's Shatia Cole named 2nd team NCCSI All-State

WECT 
UNCW senior guard Shatia Cole has been named as a second-team selection on the 2015-16 North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association University Division All-State Women’s Basketball Team. 

Sharks' Jeffers prepares to always be on the move
StarNews                                      
UNCW's Ryan Jeffers is trying to get a few reps with the Wilmington Sharks after not having a big role with the Seahawks this spring.

UNCW Tennis stays close to home with latest recruit
WECT
Marshall Warren always wanted to be a Seahawk. As a teen, he would attend UNCW's tennis camp, and fly a Seahawk flag at his home. Also a Tar Heel fan, he developed his way to become one of the top prep players in the area by his senior season. 

Meadows steps down as baseball coach at North Davidson
Lexington Dispatch
Mike Meadows began to ponder his future after his son, Jackson, committed to the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Mike also played at UNCW and the opportunity to watch his son play was too much to pass up.

UNCW's Adell Harris reflects on the life of Pat Summitt
WECT
Hall of Fame coach Pat Summitt, who led the Tennessee to eight national titles in her 38 seasons at the university, died Tuesday morning. UNCW head basketball coach Adell Harris said that Summitt changed the landscape of women’s college basketball.
Additional coverage: StarNews

Diamond Hawk duo in SoCal for USA Baseball national trials
Port City Daily
The USA Baseball Collegiate National Team welcomed 29 of college baseball’s top underclassmen earlier this week as the squad opened training camp in southern California. UNCW rising juniors Nick Feight and Brian Mims made the cross-country trip as Team USA will play five games against teams from the California Collegiate League before the final roster is set.

Chuck Ogbodo follows his heart to stick with Seahawks
StarNews
Chuck Ogbodo explored his transfer options but will return to UNCW for his senior season.

CAA part of officiating alliance
StarNews
The entire pool of officials will be available to everybody meaning the CAA can/will benefit if it sticks with playing conference games on Thursdays. UNCW often ended up with ACC crews for its Thursday games last season. The quality for the midweek games should increase with Big East officials available, too.

Volleyball: Lessons of the sport: UNCW volleyball brings camp to New Bern
New Bern Sun Journal
UNC Wilmington recently took its indoor team and transitioned it to the sand. The Seahawks, Colonial Athletic Conference Champs in the 2015 fall indoor season, started a beach volleyball team that posted a 10-15 record in its initial campaign.

Baseball - Josh Roberson, Justin Crump aim for summer progress
StarNews
Most of UNCW's pitchers are taking a break from the mound this summer. After a four-month season, they'll focus more on lifting and conditioning than throwing. Josh Roberson and Justin Crump are notable exceptions.

AREA ROUNDUP: Former Bengal aiming for chance in pro soccer
Martinsville Bulletin
James Craig graduated from Bassett High School in 2013 after receiving All-Region and All-District honors for the Bengals soccer team. In the three years since graduating, Craig spent a year as a member of the soccer team at Eastern Mennonite University before transferring to UNC Wilmington where he graduated in May.

SECU awards scholarship to local student
Sampson Independent
State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) members, via the SECU Foundation, presented a $5,000 two-year college scholarship to Brittany Elizabeth Price, a senior at Sampson Early College High School. This scholarship was awarded for study at UNC Wilmington, part of North Carolina's 17-campus University of North Carolina System. 

Feight sets record with sixth All-America honor
WECT
UNCW's Nick Feight earned his sixth All-America honor on Monday, the most ever by a Seahawk baseball player.

Coastal Carolina's Gary Gilmore thanks UNCW's Mark Scalf for advice
StarNews
With a mix of gutsy pitching, unlikely offense and some monkey magic, the Coastal Carolina baseball team is on the brink of a national title. In the press conference ahead of the series with Arizona, coach Gary Gilmore said he’s sought advice from several colleagues as he’s navigated his Chanticleers in unfamiliar territory. UNCW’s Mark Scalf was the only one who got a shout-out by name.