UNCW in the News

July 4 - 8

UNCW Psychology Department, professor win awards
UNCW’s Department of Psychology and professor Carol Pilgrim will receive prestigious awards for their work from the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis. The department has been named the 2017 recipient of the Award for Enduring Contributions to Behavioral Analysis, and Pilgrim will receive the 2017 Award for Distinguished Service to Behavior Analysis.

UNCW Promotes Morgan to Run Campus Facilities
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
University of North Carolina Wilmington officials recently announced Mark Morgan as the associate vice chancellor for business affairs-facilities.

Communique: "John Brown Jazz" Kicks off Wednesday Art Matinees for All Ages at Kenan Auditorium
The Office of the Arts at UNCW presents a summer series of performances for youth, families and even regular grown-ups called Seahawk Family Art Matinees. The kick-off performance was by North Carolina jazz icon John Brown and a selection of his performers. Coming up this Wednesday, Karola Luttringhaus of Alban Elved Dance Company performs selections of her storytelling-in-motion. 

Wilmington-area unemployment fell sharply in May
Wilmington metro actually lost 100 jobs over the past 12 months, but added 1,000 jobs in May compared to April. Adam Jones, an economist at theUniversity of North Carolina Wilmington, said statistically speaking, that's virtually flat growth.

Laura Lunsford Joins Swain Center as New Director
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (*sponsored content)
Laura Gail Lunsford has been named the incoming director of the UNCW Swain Center. She is set to join the center full-time in August.

James Leutze: City needs to minimize tree loss
UNCW Chancellor Emeritus James Leutze shares his views on tree conservation.

Dance Revolution
Wilma Magazine
Karola Lüettringhaus is the creator of the annual SARUS Festival. The festival typically has around 40 groups involving 70 participants that take place in various locations throughout Wilmington including UNCW and CFCC.
Additional coverage: WSFX

The often-overlooked nonviolent roots of the American Revolution
Independence Day in the United States is often wrapped up with the Revolutionary War, or even other past military campaigns like World World II. “The result of those campaigns was the achievement of default political independence in the British colonies in North America,” says Walter Conser, a history professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Marketing Unique Biological Specimens Helps to Finance Continued Research
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (*sponsored content)
Fortunately for the marine science work at UNC Wilmington, creation of the MARBIONC public-private partnership allows support of aspects of the work by marketing unique biological materials to other researchers using a program income or service justification.

UNCW student researchers lead statewide beach access survey 
Port City Daily
Student researchers from the University of North Carolina Wilmington are collecting answers for a survey to assess a state-run beach access program.

The Garner Report Update
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Providing support for small and new businesses through increased communications and identifying resources that will help them grow was identified as a priority. In terms of startups, the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship continues to encourage those kind of companies, according to a presentation UNCW leaders made to the city council on June 20.

WMU hires new enrollment manager
Western Herald
Dr. Terrence Curran, pending Western Michigan University’s Board of Trustees approval, will officially take on the new role of WMU’s Associate Provost for Enrollment Management on Aug. 1. He is currently Associate Provost for Enrollment Management for the University of North Carolina Wilmington.   

‘We Can Be Heroes:’ 15 David Bowie Songs Of Individualism
The Federalist
The author Robert Dean Lurie received his MFA in creative writing from theUniversity of North Carolina Wilmington.

Decade of Design Leads To Eagle Point Gig
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Bridgett Mazer, owner of a Wilmington-based design company, has several area golf clubhouse projects included in her portfolio. Mazer was a psychology minor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where she earned an education degree before getting her design credentials at Cape Fear Community College.

Millennials, retiring baby boomers spark expansion of apartment complexes
Unlike apartments near UNCW, apartments scattered around the county are occupied by residents of all ages.

Nonprofits compete for limited amounts of public money
The governments of New Hanover County and Wilmington have similar application processes for nonprofits, which see a lengthy list of agencies competing for a limited pool of money. Added to the list was a $167,000 line item for the University of North Carolina Wilmington's track program. The city gave the same program $100,000.

NHRMC EMS & UNCW athletic training partner with Emergency Care Response
UNCW Athletics recently partnered with New Hanover Regional Medical Center EMS (NHRMC-EMS) to provide prompt, efficient care to student-athletes during Seahawk athletic events on campus.

UNCW to conduct Seahawk Warning Siren test on July 11 
UNCW is expected to conduct a full-volume test of the Seahawk Warning Siren System on Monday, July 11 at noon.

LGBT Issues are easier to talk about at USU, program coordinator says
Utah Public Radio
Brooke Lambert is leaving USU this year for a new position in the LGBT office at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, but hopes the university will continue to have a strong social program for LGBT students.

UNCW's swim school boosts community, athletic department
Thousands of dollars return as athletic scholarships thanks to longtime program.
UNCW's David Kostyal II qualifies for Carolinas Amateur
According to sectional qualifying results of the 102nd Carolinas Amateur Championship, David Kostyal II, UNCW, earned medalist honors after shooting 4-under par 67. 

CAA's future comes with questions
New Colonial Athletic Association commissioner Joe D’Antonio arrives with a good understanding of the issues facing college sports. The conference plans to hire an associate commissioner in charge of football. UNCW athletic director Jimmy Bass said it’s an important step, even if it doesn’t directly affect the Seahawks. 

Mark Scalf named ABCA East Region Coach of Year
The 2016 ABCA/Diamond Regional Coaches of the Year have been announced in all college and high school divisions. UNCW’s Mark Scalf was named ABCA East Region Coach of the Year. 

UNCW Volleyball to host CAA Tournament upcoming season
UNCW, the reigning Colonial Athletic Association champion, has announced its schedule for the 2016 season and will host the CAA Championship tournament in mid-November.
Additional coverage: StarNews

UNCW's Mark Scalf named regional baseball coach of the year
The 2016 ABCA/Diamond Regional Coaches of the Year have been announced in all college and high school divisions. UNCW’s Mark Scalf is among them. 

UNCW Rugby wins division title at Cape Fear 7s Tourney
The 42nd annual Cape Fear 7s Rugby Tournament concluded Sunday at Ogden Park with UNCW earning a division title over James Madison.

UNCW Top 10 People's Choice
The votes are in. We wanted to see how your UNCW Top 10 lists compared with ours. Turned out pretty similar, though the people’s choice vote gave more weight to unprecedented success by the volleyball and women’s soccer teams. 

Henrys have solid showings in Olympic Swimming Trials
News & Observer
Clayton High graduate Evan Phillips has been promoted to Double-A in the Atlanta Braves’ organization. The 21-year-old right-handed pitcher was drafted by the Braves out of UNCW in 2015.

Seahawks chasing Chanticleers' blueprint
The UNCW baseball team's lofty goals haven't changed, but they've got work to do to match the example set by Coastal Carolina.

Salt Lake's DeLoach finds comfort in change
Salt Lake Bees pitcher Tyler DeLoach was drafted out of UNCW in 2012 by the Los Angeles Angels. After four years in the minors, he has found his niche inside the seemingly never-ending MLB farm system.