UNCW in the News

Aug 22 - 26

In Depth: UNCW Chancellor Jose Sartarelli
Time Warner Cable News
Rob Boisvert discusses the start of the new school year with UNCW Chancellor Jose Sartarelli.

Reduce your waste, strengthen your soil: Composting workshop set for Sunday
Port City Daily
Kat Pohlman, a member of the non-profit Coastal Composting Council and the sustainability coordinator at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, will teach tips and tricks of the trade during a backyard-composting workshop called “From Garbage to Garden.”

UNCW turns teal one t-shirt swap at a time
On Tuesday, students were asked to stop by the tent outside of Leutze Hall with an old college t-shirt from a different school in exchange for a brand new UNCWt-shirt. 

The Schoolboys: UNCW staffers are educators by day, rockers by night
Rock cover band The Schoolboys is made up of five University of North Carolina Wilmington employees - Rick Olsen on keys, Frank Trimble on guitar, James Hunt on drums, Bill DiNome on bass and Bill Bolduc on guitar.

4 pieces of advice for college freshmen
Star News 
The StarNews asked Wilmington locals to give their college advice to the UNCWclass of 2020.

Political expert weighs in on importance of NC this election
UNCW Department of Public and International Affairs professor Aaron King said North Carolina, along with states like Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida, are battleground states.

Pence preparations begin in Leland
Aaron King, an assistant professor of political science at UNCW, said Pence’s visit proves the importance of winning the area, especially since southeastern North Carolina has seen tight races in the past.

UNCW students premiere feature film
"On the Air," written and directed by a 60-person crew, most of them UNCW students, premiered Wednesday in Lumina Theater.

UNCW volleyball's Sydney Brock takes the long road back
Sydney Brock is back on the court for UNCW volleyball after two knee surgeries.

Schools have 70 newly-hired teachers
Wilkes Journal Patriot
Wilkes County school officials increased recruiting efforts in the 2015-16 school year and this increased potential teacher applicant contact information. This included fall and spring recruitment at Appalachian State University, Western Carolina University, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Gardner-Webb University, the University of North Carolina Wilmington and a regional job fair held for school systems of northwestern North Carolina.

Little school, big NCAA Tournament threat: UNC Wilmington Seahawks
Today’s U sports
This series looks at some of the best small-school teams that could be viable threats in the 2017 NCAA Tournament. Today, we examine the UNC Wilmington Seahawks. Coming off a successful run to the 2016 NCAA Tournament, UNC Wilmington got a taste of the action, taking Duke down to the wire in the first round only to fall short, 93-85. 

UNCW's Sarah Hamon preparing for World Mountain Running Championships
UNCW cross country runner Sarah Hamon will compete at the World Mountain Running Championships in September.

Pack, Whitley announce college intentions
Herald-Tribune (Sarasota, Fla.)
A couple of top-notch area basketball players announced their college intentions Monday night. Sarasota High senior Madison Pack will attend Columbia University. Riverview High senior Brion Whitley will be heading to the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
Additional coverage: StarNews; WECT

UNCW’s C.J. Gettys to transfer to Rutgers for his final season
Back in April we told you UNCW center C.J. Gettys intended to leave the Port City in order to play basketball somewhere else.
Additional coverage: StarNewsSB Nation BT PowerhouseNJ.comAsbury Park Press

Union High School's Julie Hunter named Principal of the Year for Sampson County Schools
Sampson Independent
Julie Hunter, principal of Union High School, was recently named Principal of the Year for Sampson County Schools. The Sampson County native graduated from Hobbton High School in 1985, before attending the University of North Carolina Wilmington where she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. 

Miss Riverfest 2016 crowned on USS North Carolina
Samantha Rapp was crowned Miss Riverfest 2016 aboard the Battleship North Carolina. Rapp is attending UNCW.

Anna Kooiman leaving Fox News, moving to Australia
Charlotte Observer
Anna Kooiman, a Charlotte native who rose to co-host Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends Weekend” will leave the network next month because she is moving to Australia. Kooiman, 32, graduated from Myers Park High School and UNC Wilmington. She started her career at Wilmington’s ABC affiliate before she went to Toledo.

UNCW graduate named to Trump team in N.C.
Bethany Hudson, the newly hired director of coalitions, attended UNCW where she was heavily involved in the College Republicans.

VIDEO: HurricaneTrack.com, Great Website to Follow as Hurricane Season Heats Up
The tropics are getting busy with 99L, Fiona and a new system coming off of Africa that bears watching over the coming days. Mark Sudduth, the founder and editor of HurricaneTrack.com, breaks it all down in this discussion. He is a graduate of UNC Wilmington and studies the effects of hurricanes on our society.

Local girls shine in all-female Wahine Classic
Nicole Mason, 20, of Wrightsville Beach, and Swain Curtain, 17, of Southport, were causing a buzz Saturday. The two advanced surfers have taught alongside Wahine Classic organizer Jo Pickett, who also coaches many of the girls competing Saturday. Curtain, an incoming freshman at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, teaches classes for Pickett's surf camp in Oak Island, where Curtain grew up swimming.

Local affordable housing survey results released
Greater Wilmington Business Journal‎
Almost all of those who responded to a local affordable housing survey said they think affordable housing is an issue in New Hanover County. The Cape Fear Housing Coalition, in conjunction with the University of North Carolina Wilmington, offered the survey online and on paper copies throughout the community.

Wilmington YMCA to host 12th annual Pier-2-Pier race
The Pier-2-Pier race is held every year in memory of Ryan Young, a former UNCW swimmer who passed away seven years ago in an accident.

UNCW names Schwier cross country & track and field coach
The UNCW cross country and track and field programs will remain under the direction of Head Coach Layne Schwier.

Colonial Athletic Association Champion UNCW men's basketball releases 2016-17 schedule
Port City Daily
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 this week.

Soccer (M): Preseason check-in

UNCW starts the season Aug. 26 at Campbell.

Most threatened historic places exhibit on display in Wilmington
The Historic Wilmington Foundation unveiled the eight most threatened historic places exhibit at the New Hanover County library in downtown Wilmington. It will be seen in several public libraries, the UNCW library and Thalian Hall through next spring.

University of North Carolina Wilmington's men's soccer readies for season opener
Port City Daily
Two years removed from a result at the NCAA Tournament, the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s men’s soccer team is looking to get the program back to the national stage. 

Lessons abound for young Seahawks
The UNCW women's soccer team is going through a transition after replacing 12 seniors with 11 freshmen.

Rutgers lands 7-foot grad transfer from UNC Wilmington 
Rutgers landed a commitment from seven-footer C.J. Gettys on Monday night. Gettys is a graduate transfer from UNC Wilmington, where he averaged 5.3 points, 5.1 boards and 1.4 blocks for a team that reached the NCAA tournament.

Local brothers grow unique sport in Cape Fear
Skim boarding is a board sport you might not be too familiar with, but brothers Will and Matt Buchanan are no strangers to it. Matt is currently the president of the UNCW Skim Club. He says their Facebook page help build the skim boarding community within the Cape Fear. 

Seahawk Women's Soccer routs South Carolina State

Freshman forward Nikki Cox recorded the first hat trick of her college career by scoring three goals as UNCW earned its second consecutive shutout with a 7-0 victory over South Carolina State at Oliver C. Dawson Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

McLeod Brown: Thanks for showing me how good Wilmington is – sports included
McLeod Brown came to the StarNews as a freshman at UNCW and has covered a little bit of everything since. He was the correspondent for the Wilmington Hammerheads this season on top of several other duties.