UNCW in the News

Aug 29 - Sept 2

American Graduate: UNCW Chancellor Jose Sartarelli
A native of Brazil, UNC Wilmington Chancellor Dr. Jose V. Sartarelli is a huge proponent of international travel. He encourages his students to travel and learn a foreign language in order to gain a better understanding of the importance of global connectivity and to prepare them for the global workplace.

UNCW professor awarded grant to study binge drinking
UNCW professor of psychology Kate Nooner was awarded nearly $500,000 to study risk factors for binge drinking in adolescents. UNCW graduate and undergraduate students will also help with the research.

UNCW CIE to receive $23,500 donation
Wilmington Chamber of Commerce Interim President & CEO Dick Blouse and First Vice Chairman Charlie Mattox (BB&T) will present $23,500 to the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) on Thursday, Sept. 1.

UNCW CIE receives $23500 from Chamber of Commerce
The UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship received a check to further invest in economic growth. Members from the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce presented the center with a check for $23,500 Thursday morning.

FALL PREVIEW: Wilmington-area fine arts, dance, jazz and classical music
Kristen Brogdon’s first planned season of events as the cultural arts director of the University of North Carolina Wilmington coincides with the 25th anniversary of the UNCW Presents series.

FALL PREVIEW: Wilmington-area theater and comedy
'Punk Rock' and 'Beauty and the Beast' at UNCW are just some of what the upcoming fall theater season has to offer.

Brunswick County Schools to remain open on Friday
Port City Daily
The University of North Carolina Wilmington earlier in the day had announced that it was monitoring the latest storm information prior to making any decisions regarding campus closings.

Brunswick housing cost survey underway
Brunswick Family Assistance, a Shallotte-based nonprofit organization, is undertaking a countywide affordable housing survey. The survey is being conducted by Dr. Kristen DeVall and Dr. Christina Lanier, co-directors of Social Science Applied Research Center at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
Additional coverage: Brunswick Beacon

Divorce after 50
Shelley Morse, director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Wilmington, an educational program for adults 50+, says she sees two types of loss with their students, divorce and death.

Wilmington area's jobless rates tumbled in July
Adam Jones, an economist with the University of North Carolina Wilmington, said he was “cautiously optimistic” about July’s jobs report. He said the numbers weren’t just good because of the falling unemployment rates.

'Ephemera' brings collage from around the world to UNCW
Subtitled 'International Female Perspectives on Collage,' the exhibit opens with a reception on Sept. 1 at UNCW's Cultural Arts Building.

Record-Low Interest Rates, Out-Of-Control Budget
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (*sponsored content provided by Robert Burrus, Dean of the UNCW Cameron School of Business)
Dr. Thomas Simpson, Ph.D., Executive in Residence for the Department of Economics and Finance at UNC Wilmington, discusses yields on benchmark Treasury securities and the outlook for the federal budget deficit. 

UNCW hires associate general counsel
The legal team at the University of North Carolina Wilmington has a new member. University officials announced Tuesday they have hired Julia Wicker Lee as associate general counsel.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Returns to the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Broadway World
Alice Klock's International Commissioning Project supported creation will be developed by Hubbard Street 2 and receive its premiere as part of the 25th anniversary season of UNCW Presents at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

YWCA appoints six to board of directors
Joining the YWCA Board of Directors are Eva Battle, Acquinetta Beatty, Suprena Hickman, Joan McKillop, Linda Reece and Kelly Sanderson. McKillop is retired and recently received her master’s in liberal studies from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Reece is an enrollment research analyst at UNCW. 

UNCW helping Wilmington Police become pals
The University of North Carolina Wilmington is working with the Police Activities League toward community improvement.

Navigating NCino: Banking Software Firm Continues To Grow
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
About one-third of nCino’s employees are University of North Carolina Wilmington graduates, in line with the company’s commitment to hire locally when possible. Spears Maus interned with nCino when he was still a UNCW student double-majoring in finance and computer programming and was hired by the company as a sales engineer in January 2015.

Registration is open for the annual Pier-2-Pier ocean swim in Wrightsville Beach
Port City Daily
The Pier-2-Pier race is held each year in memory of Ryan Alea Young, a formerUNC Wilmington swimmer who passed away in a February 2009 car accident.

Wilmington charter wants "college going culture" for girls
Star News 
Peeking out the bus windows, girls dressed in royal purple uniforms saw a crowd of hundreds dotted with dignitaries -- Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo, University of North Carolina Wilmington Chancellor Jose Sartarelli, a handful of county commissioners -- all cheering for them.
Additional coverage: GWBJ

Survey results show support for affordable housing in Wilmington and New Hanover County
Port City Daily
The joint city of Wilmington and New Hanover County committee on workforce and affordable housing will be holding its first meeting Tuesday at the New Hanover County Executive Development Center. One item the committee may use to help guide it is a community survey, which was conducted a few months ago by University of North Carolina Wilmington professors Kristen DeVall and Christina Lanier.

Derek Denton getting started with Seahawk Club
New executive director Derek Denton just finished his first week on the job. He's banking on a team approach to reach UNCW's lofty fundraising goals.

Five-time RWGA champ Lyberty Anderson enrolls at UNCW with junior eligibility
Five-time Richmond Women’s Golf Association champion Lyberty Anderson has been admitted to UNC Wilmington with junior eligibility. She is expected to play golf for the Seahawks in 2016-17.

Success matters: A lesson from the infamous Rutgers tweet
Rutgers caught some serious flak around the internet this week for a now-deleted Twitter post touting $1.1 billion in career NBA earnings for players coached by the new men’s basketball staff. Don’t expect the Seahawks to roll out an infographic featuring David West, Marreese Speights or P.J. Hairston any time soon.

Cox repeats as CAA Rookie of the Week
Freshman forward Nikki Cox of UNCW has been named as the Colonial Athletic Association's Women's Soccer Rookie-of-the-Week for the second straight time after guiding the Seahawks to a 1-0-1 record.

Area Sports Briefs: Salisbury, A.L. Brown battle to soccer draw
Salisbury Post
Former Salisbury swimmer Todd DeSorbo is the associate head coach of the N.C. State swimming and diving program. He swam at Kentucky and UNC Wilmington and was an assistant coach at UNC Wilmington before coming to N.C. State.

University of North Carolina Wilmington soccer and volleyball open season on a high note
Port City Daily 
UNCW’s men soccer overcame an early deficit by scoring four unanswered goals to claim a 4-1 victory over Campbell in the season opener for both teams at the Eakes Athletic Complex. The UNCW women’s soccer team is 1-1 after the opening weekend. The UNCW volleyball team suffered a 3-0 straight set sweep at the hands of Davidson College to close the Courtyard by Marriott Classic inside Hanover Hall on Sunday.

UNCW hoops counting down to a new season.
StarNews (Video — may not work on mobile devices)
UNCW men’s basketball coach Kevin Keatts discusses his team’s summer progress. 

Former UNCW golfer Adams getting close to pro goal
Hard work has given former UNCW standout Lori Beth Adams a chance to play on the LPGA tour.

Seahawks struggle in loss to Davidson
The UNCW volleyball team closed its annual home tournament with a loss to Davidson.
Additional coverage: WECT

Hoops: UNCW adds commitment from Evan Cole
UNCW bolstered its front court for the future Sunday with a verbal commitment from 6-foot-8 forward Evan Cole.

UNCW swaps students' t-shirts to promote Seahawk pride
It’s Teal Tuesday at UNCW. It’s probably one of the university’s biggest traditions campus-wide, but now, there’s a little something new in place that has students giving the shirts off their backs. If a student is seen wearing a t-shirt from another other school, they will give them a chance to swap it for a UNCW one.

Cox Repeats as CAA Rookie of the Week
Freshman forward Nikki Cox of UNCW has been named as the Colonial Athletic Association's Women's Soccer Rookie-of-the-Week for the second straight time after guiding the Seahawks to a 1-0-1 record.

UNCW's Sarah Hamon prepared to represent Team USA in Bulgaria
Sarah Hamon is getting set to begin her final season running for the Seahawks, and is coming off a successful year in which she finished first for UNCW in five of seven races, including the CAA Championships. 

Deloach Joins SC State Men's Basketball Coaching Staff
Live 5 News
South Carolina State head coach Murray Garvin announced the addition of Trevor Deloach to the men’s basketball coaching staff. He brings a plethora of playing experience and has served coaching stints at respected Division I men’s basketball programs, including UMES, UNCW and South Carolina.