UNCW in the News

Aug 15 - 19

EDITORIAL, Aug. 18: An exciting future for UNCW and community
Did you hear that boom on College Road? It wasn't the Seneca Guns. It was the sound -- symbolically, at least -- of 15,000 students arriving at UNCW. The little school that enrolled 250 students in its 1946 inaugural year now boasts its highest enrollment ever.

Move-in Day 2016: UNCW freshman find their new dorms
Thousands of new students moved into their dorms at UNCW on Saturday morning.
Additional coverage: WWAY; StarNews Video & Photo Coverage

UNCW students and their families piled into Mayfaire this weekend
UNC Wilmington welcomed more than 2,000 new students into the Seahawk family yesterday, so you may be seeing a lot more teal around town. The Mayfaire Town center rolled out the teal carpet, as students and families took advantage of a free shuttle to the shopping center. 

Construction begins on new dining facility at UNCW
Construction has begun on The Hub, UNC Wilmington's new dining facility. The 10,000-square foot building will be located between the Galloway and Graham-Hewlett dorms.

Writers to read from memoirs at UNCW library
Memoir will be the focus of the "Thirsty Tome" reading Aug. 25 at UNCW's Randall Library.

Dr. Jessica Weinkle: Science panels must stick to facts, not advocacy
Op-Ed by Jessica Weinkle, assistant professor in the UNCW Department of Public and International Affairs. 

Spending Your Tax Dollars
Inside Higher Ed
New research on public master's universities finds that they are generally efficient, but economies of scale favor undergraduate over graduate education. Marvin A. Titus, an associate professor of higher education at the University of Maryland, College Park; Adriana Vamosiu of the University of San Diego; and Kevin R. McClure of the University of North Carolina Wilmington analyzed cost efficiency for general and educational spending at 252 public master’s institutions using data from 2004 to 2012.

Environmental activist shows students how to reduce plastic waste

Rob Greenfield, an environmental activist, is working with students and staff in UNCW’s environmental studies department to bring more awareness specifically to plastic waste created from food packaging.

UNCW alum, family rescued from Louisiana flood waters

UNCW alum Katie Beal, her husband, and their 7-month-old daughter were rescued from rapidly rising flood waters outside their home in Denham Springs, LA, over the weekend.
Additional Coverage: Fox Wilmington

Cucalorus Film Festival looking for filmmakers/entrepreneurs

The 22nd Annual Cucalorus Film Festival and Connect Conference seeks applications for Norwood Cheek’s 10×10 filmmaking challenge. The challenge is supported by the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and tekMountain. 

Students spruce up Wilmington Children's Museum
The Children's Museum of Wilmington was very fortunate on Aug. 2 to receive a significant amount of volunteer help from 100 resident assistants from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Communique: John Golden & Rob Nathanson Celebrate 30+ Years of Music
John Golden and Rob Nathanson have been playing and writing music together for more than 30 years. These two talented gentlemen are marking their long history of friendship and musicianship with a concert at UNCW's Beckwith Recital Hall on Thursday,

Cameron School of Business in the Community
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (*sponsored content provided by Robert Burrus, Dean of the UNCW Cameron School of Business)
In support of UNC Wilmington’s responsibility to be engaged in the community, Cameron School of Business students devote hundreds of hours to working in the community through true volunteerism or experiential learning. 

Coldwell Banker Commercial SunCoast has expanded its property management division to three full-time staff. Alison Hammett has been promoted from front desk manager to assistant property manager. She is a graduate of UNC Wilmington with a B.A. in biology. 

Political Musings - Trump came and the Port City didn't implode

The media frenzy wasn’t caused by anyone attending Donald Trump’s rally at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, but by the candidate himself.

Got an artifact? Ask an archaeologist
"Ask an Archaeologist" will be presented from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Bellamy Mansion Museum. A panel of experts will try to identify odd things that area residents might have found in their yards or on their property. Among those scheduled to participate are UNCW archaeologists Nora Reber and Scott Simmons and UNCW historian Chris Fonvielle.
Additional coverage: WECT

Nationally known environmentalist shares story
Lumina News
Students and community members filled a University of North Carolina Wilmington lecture room Monday night to hear a presentation by Rob Greenfield who, in his five years since graduating college, has bicycled across America twice — without spending money, producing trash or using electricity — and then settled down in a 50-square-foot house in San Diego.

Lambda Chi Alpha, in Partnership with Feeding America, Raised More Than 4.4 Million Pounds of Food over the Last Year
Lambda Chi Alpha's recent record-setting semesters were led by the Alpha-Lambda chapter at Oregon State University with 330,720 pounds, the Delta-Sigma chapter at the University of North Carolina Wilmington with 260,399 pounds, and the Lambda-Alpha chapter from the University of New Orleans with 257,500 pounds.

Finding balance with a healthy mind and body
Smoky Mountain News
As a yoga instructor and a massage therapist, Candra Smith knows that staying healthy requires a sound mind and body, which is why her business — Maggie Valley Wellness Center — provides services for both. Smith, who has a degree in exercise science from University of North Carolina Wilmington, opened Maggie Valley Wellness about 10 years ago.

UPDATED: Wrightsville Beach reviewing citations after helicopter dollar drop at Beach Blast
Lumina News 
Wrightsville Beach police issued citations to the helicopter company that dropped flyers over students at UNCW's Beach Blast on Tuesday, Aug. 16. 
Additional coverage: StarNewsWWAY

College students face high textbook prices
Students at UNC Wilmington started fall classes Wednesday and they had the pricey textbooks to prove it.

nCino tops list of local companies on Inc. 5000 list 
Greater Wilmington Business Journal 
Eight Wilmington-area companies made the “2016 Inc. 5000” list of the nation’s fastest-growing privately held companies. For Jason Ruegg, founder of Off the Hook Yacht Sales and a 2011 graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, finding out his firm had made the list has been both exciting and humbling.

What bars and students need to know about underage drinking
With students returning to the University of North Carolina Wilmington for fall semester, the N.C. Alcoholic Beverage Commission recently held two training seminars for local ABC permit holders that focused on underage drinking prevention.

Company apologizes after helicopter "cash drop" at Wrightsville Beach
The social media app company Likeli has issued an apology following a helicopter cash drop during a UNCW back-to-school event Tuesday.
Additional coverage: Lumina NewsGreater Wilmington Business Journal 

UNCW men's CAA schedule released
With the exception of final times and date changes due to live television, the 2016-17 men’s basketball schedule for UNCW’s defending Colonial Athletic Association champions came into clearer focus on Thursday with the release of the conference slate.
Additional coverage: StarNewsWWAY

UNCW men's soccer picked finish 4th in CAA
UNCW sophomore midfielder Joel Bylander earned honorable mention notice on the Preseason All-Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Soccer Team in a vote of the league’s head coaches. In addition, the Seahawks were picked to finish fourth in the league’s standings.

UNCW volleyball picked to finish second in CAA

UNCW, the defending Colonial Athletic Association champion, was picked to finish second behind preseason favorite Hofstra by the league's nine head coaches. 
Additional coverage: StarNewsPort City Daily

Hoops (M): Six more Seahawk schedule thoughts
There weren’t a ton of surprises when the UNCW men’s basketball nonconference schedule was released Tuesday. The main highlights of this 13-game slate — a Thanksgiving tournament in Nashville and a December trip to Clemson — had already been revealed elsewhere.

UNCW has a new gateway entrance for soccer; Seahawks edge Bulldogs in exhibition
UNCW earned a 1-0 victory over Gardner-Webb in the Seahawks’ exhibition opener at UNCW Soccer Stadium on Monday evening.
Additional coverage: WECT and StarNews Blog, Video & Photo Coverage 

UNCW athletics: Looking forward following a season of success

Unprecedented is one way to describe the 2015-1016 UNCW athletic season. The Seahawks watched the women’s soccer, volleyball, men’s basketball and baseball teams as they qualified for NCAA Tournaments, and individual representation in three other sports. So after a year of success that helped elevate the UNCW athletic profile, how do the Seahawks build on this momentum?

Landfall 12-and-under tennis team places second at Southerns
Star News 
UNCW senior David Kostyal II advanced to the round of 32 at the N.C. Amateur Match Play Championship, which was held at Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club in Southern Pines last week. UNCW’s Patrick Cover and Stephen Saleeby both lost in the round of 16.

UNCW Students Enjoy Last Day before Classes during Beach Blast

TWC News 
Thousands of UNCW students celebrated their last day of summer on Tuesday, grabbing their towels before they grab their textbooks. 
Additional coverage: StarNews

Wilmington native helps TV ace golf
Eddie Brock Jr. has one of the most important, albeit fairly unknown, jobs on the Olympic golf course. He walks with the golfers and becomes the eyes and ears for the TV producers, relaying information to the booth so the telecast goes smoothly. He was a golfer while he attended UNC Wilmington.

Hoops (M): UNCW announces 2016-2017 nonconference slate
The UNCW men's basketball nonconference schedule might not have a ton of name-brand sizzle, but coach Kevin Keatts believes the 13-game slate offers the right preparation for defending its Colonial Athletic Association title.
Additional coverage: WWAYWECT

UNCW volleyball team holds media day

UNCW, the defending CAA champions, held media day for the 2016 season on Tuesday. 

UNCW Track and Field begins preps for next season
The UNCW Track and Field and Cross Country teams showed up before sunrise Tuesday morning to begin workouts. 
Additional coverage: StarNews

UNCW women's soccer receives votes in national preseason poll
Port City Daily
Coming off a school record 15 wins and trip to the NCAA Tournament, the UNCW women’s soccer team received votes last week in the National Soccer Coaches Association Division I Preseason Poll.