UNCW in the News

Aug 1 - 5

Editorial, Aug. 4: UNCW and region should work together closely
A year ago, UNCW Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli said that one of his top priorities was to work with the trustees, faculty, staff and students to develop a five-year strategic plan. A year later, the plan is complete. 

UNCW's Sartarelli to push enrollment, new programs in 2016-17

As UNCW Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli implements his five-year strategic plan this fall, the coming year will see the first steps toward ambitious benchmarks across campus
Additional coverage: WWAY

UNCW Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli talks minor league baseball in Wilmington

UNCW Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli was asked Monday if a partnership to bring minor league baseball back to Wilmington in a new stadium had been discussed. He said he’d be open to the idea, although he’s not actively pursuing it at the moment.

UNCW Chancellor declines car allowance provided by state
UNCW Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli is paying for his own car, despite having a car allowance provided through his employment with the state.

Marine animals found mutilated, dead at UNC Wilmington
Campus police at UNC Wilmington say several marine animals at the school's Center for Marine Science have been mutilated and killed.
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[Note: Editorial corrections have been requested as applicable.]

Love of children drives Pender's teacher of the year

Pender County’s Teacher of the Year Christy Bishop said her motivation is simply her love of children. Bishop received a bachelor's of science in elementary education from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where she later returned to get her master's

UNC Wilmington names Laura Lunsford as new head of Swain Business Center
Port City Daily
Author, speaker and mentor Laura Gail Lunsford was named director of the H. David and Diane Swain Center for Business and Economic Services following a national search. She will take the helm as the center’s first director on Aug. 15.

Communique: Brian Todd Barnette Wants to Wipe Out Boredom
Brian Todd Barnette, founder and director of Bits and Peaces Productions, got an idea from his niece. She was bored way too often. Brian has started the project Get in the Car and Go. Students from UNCW's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) are helping Brian get this project on the road (so to speak).

New state budget includes local impacts
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Local leaders in the Wilmington area remain bullish on the budget and the economy. “The legislature has been focused on continued tax cuts while at the same time enhancing teacher pay and investing in higher education, which is of utmost importance for our schools to retain quality teachers, and for growingUNCW,” said Mitch Lamm, chairman of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce.

Surviving the Epidemic: Addressing Wilmington's opioid abuse problems
In an effort to address a growing epidemic, law enforcement, and medical professionals gathered Friday at Wilmington City Hall for an opioid drug summit. The Wilmington and UNCW Police Departments along with the New Hanover Regional Medical Center were among the groups leading the summit.

Adopt a Cop program reaches more than 1,100 officers in Cape Fear
Adopt a Cop is a way for folks to simply reach out and say thank you to police officers. UNCW Police are among the agencies involved.

Intern Katie Hoffman shares the spotlight with eight released turtles
The Topsail Advertiser
Katie Hoffman is not new to the area, or to the turtle hospital. The marine biology major was exploring various internships with her advisor at UNCW and was referred the hospitals’ Saturday internship program.

Interview with the Vice Chairman and CEO: Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.
The Wall Street Transcript
David S. Congdon is the Vice Chairman of the board and CEO of Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc., a transportation and logistics corporation founded by his grandparents. He has been named among Triad’s Most Influential People and was named one of three UNC Wilmington’s Cameron School of Business Alumni of the Year in 2008.

Heat training vs. altitude - the latest developments
New research is out on the benefits of running in the heat, compared to altitude training. “I’ve always compared training down here to going to altitude from a difficulty standpoint, but never thought of it from being a physiological adaptation," said Layne Schwier, UNCW head cross country coach. "That was pretty shocking news to me." 

Marine Sleuth
Wilma Magazine
Jennifer McCall is finding success with her Wilmington-based business SeaTox Research Inc., which she started with her fellow biologist and husband in 2013. McCall’s company is located within the UNCW Marine Biotechnology in North Carolina (MARBIONC) facility. She also teaches at UNCW

CAM exhibit combines visual and writing works
Wilma Magazine
The Cameron Art Museum is currently presenting a visual art/writing exhibit entitled She tells a story, and those asked to be a part of it in the Wilmington community jumped at the chance. Amrita Das, associate professor of Spanish atUniversity of North Carolina Wilmington, felt personally challenged by the opportunity and knew it was one she had to accept.

Do Your Homework to Understand Educational Offerings
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (*sponsored content provided by Robert Burrus, Dean of the UNCW Cameron School of Business)
When it comes to the delivery of an education from a baccalaureate, masters or Ph.D. degree-conferring university, the determination of quality derives from a voluntary process of accreditation. UNCW is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The Cameron School of Business at UNCW is also fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Our Natural Environment is the Tie That Binds Economic Growth
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (*sponsored content provided by Scott Johnson, Chairman of the Cape Fear Economic Development Council) 
In the fall of 2015, the North Carolina Coastal Federation, the Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors, and UNC Wilmington hosted the region’s first water summit, where water experts made recommendations to local officials, planners and water providers. 

Southport-Oak Island chamber give out annual business awards
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce announced the recipients of its 2015-16 Small Business Awards at its annual membership meeting this summer. The Small Business and Technology Development Center at UNCW reviewed the submissions.

Mayor Saffo Hopes New Community Relations Advisory Committee Will Keep Dialogue Flowing
Back in January, the Wilmington Police Department and the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office partnered with the University of North Carolina Wilmington to conduct a series of community discussions.  Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo hopes a new Community Relations Advisory Committee will continue that conversation between law enforcement officers and local citizens.  

Opera Wilmington delivers solid performance of Mozart's 'Cosi Fan Tutte'

This solid, light-spirited performance at the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Main Stage Theatre (in the Cultural Arts Building) should satisfy opera buffs while providing an enjoyable introduction to those who've never seen an opera before.

Project making waves for a cleaner future
People with the Plastic Ocean Projectwork to clean up the world’s oceans. The project stationed at UNCW uses a machine that ingests the plastic, and 80 percent of plastics put through the machine are turned into oil. 

Hoops (W): UNCW announces nonconference schedule
The UNCW women's basketball team unveiled its nonconference schedule Tuesday, highlighted by trips to Tennessee and N.C. State. 
Additional coverage: WWAY

Wrightsville surfer receives scholarship 
Lumina News
Wrightsville Beach surfer Michael Casper approaches life with dedication, said Dylan McNamara, University of North Carolina Wilmington surf team coach. That dedication earned Casper the 2016-17 UNCW Surf Team Scholarship.

Nonprofit profile: UNCW Surfrider Foundation

The UNCW Surfrider Foundation is a nonprofit organization started by students. Its mission is to protect the ocean, waves and beaches. UNCW was the first college to have its own UNCW Surfrider chapter.

Top recruiting targets coming into focus for UNCW basketball

Under coach Kevin Keatts, UNCW has done a good job of being efficient in its pursuit of top recruiting targets. They don’t have any commitments yet, but it’s a good bet that will change soon.

Former UNCW pitcher Frankoff gets new start
Former UNCW pitcher Seth Frankoff is now in the starting rotation with the Tulsa Drillers.

Paul Zeise: Dan Burt cultivates diverse family environment at Duquesne
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Dan Burt has built one of the most diverse women’s basketball teams on the planet. He rose from an assistant at UNC Wilmington to running one of the top 30-35 programs in the country. 

Four SCC athletes earn academic honors
Mount Airy News
Surry Community College’s Jeremy Bottoms was recognized with the Superior Academic Achievement Award by the National Junior College Athletic Association .He plans to finish up his educational career at UNC Chapel Hill or UNC Wilmington

Albemarle High School names Corey Dick as new head baseball coach
Stanly News & Press
Corey Dick, the county’s all-time leading career home run hitter, has been named as the new Albemarle head baseball coach. He said he learned much from his time playing for UNC Wilmington.

Family of missing swimmer Charles 'Chuck' Kuebler still 'holding out hope’
Port City Daily
Two days into the search for missing swimmer Charles “Chuck” Kuebler, hundreds of people gathered at a vigil held on Wrightsville Beach to show their love and support Thursday evening. Notable people from the local sports community included Mark Scalf (longtime UNCW baseball coach).