UNCW in the News

Sept 12 - 16

U.S. News’ Best College ratings give high marks to NC schools
The News & Observer
As many high school seniors begin the journey of finding the right college, they often turn to a list that set off rankings fever 32 years ago – U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges. Here’s how N.C. schools fared: Best regional universities (South) UNC Wilmington (16th).
Additional coverage: StarNews

UNCW offers new online Executive MBA program
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
A new online Executive Master of Business Administration program offered by the University of North Carolina Wilmington is taking applications for classes that begin in January 2017.

Peter Ho Davies' 'The Fortunes' spins stories from Chinese-American struggles
Dallas Morning News
May-lee Chai, who teaches in the department of creative writing at theUniversity of North Carolina Wilmington, reviews Peter Ho Davies’ bold, inventive novel “The Fortunes.”

UNCW to hold Constitution Day event Monday
StarNews
New Hanover District Attorney Ben David will be the speaker at a special event at the University of North Carolina Wilmington for Constitution Day.

Swimming race held in honor of UNCW student
WECT
The 12th annual Pier-to-Pier swim race kicked off Saturday morning in honor of Ryan Young, who swam for UNCW. Proceeds from the event went to the Cape Fear Aquatics Club and Wilmington Family YMCA.
Additional coverage: Lumina News

Senior Men's Club of Wilmington
StarNews
The Senior Men's Club of Wilmington will meet on Sept. 16 at the Cameron Art Museum. UNCW Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli will present a program.

Kiwanis Club of Wilmington
StarNews
The Kiwanis Club of Wilmington will meet on Sept. 21 at the First Baptist Activities Center. The guests will be Ashley Miller of the American Heart Association and Charles Hardy, Dean of UNCW's College of Health and Human Services.

Socialism or Capitalism? The Debate Comes to Campus
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (*sponsored content provided by Robert Burrus, Dean of the UNCW Cameron School of Business)
Regardless of your personal preference, the economic systems will be the subject of a debate at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18 in UNCW's Burney Center. The on-campus debate is sponsored by the BB&T Global Center for Capitalism and Ethics in the Cameron School of Business.

Making the most of retirement savings
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Local retirement planners Daniel Hill Owen and David Shucavage say proper planning and receiving sound professional advice are keys to enjoying retirement. Shucavage teaches classes in retirement at Brunswick Community College and the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

DA, ABC commission to announce tougher stance on fake IDs
Fox Wilmington
In an effort to curb underage drinking and the use of fake IDs, District Attorney Ben David announced a new component of his underage drinking deferred prosecution program Monday, Sept. 12. David was joined by NC ABC Commission Chairman Jim Gardner and UNCW Police Chief David Donaldson at a press conference on the UNCW campus.
Additional coverage: WWAYStarNewsWECT

Greater Wilmington Business Journal Adds Winkel, Snow
GWBJ
The publication also recently hired former journalist Hilary Snow, who began a new role last month as the content marketing editor/writer for the Business Journal and WILMA Magazine. A Cape Fear native and University of North Carolina Wilmington graduate, Snow has nearly 15 years of experience in journalism and marketing writing.

UNCW basketball starts hunting for walk-on help
StarNews
Kevin Keatts doesn't have to strain to imagine a best-case scenario for UNCWmen’s basketball walk-on tryouts this week.

Moncada earns CAA Player of Week Honors
WECT
UNCW junior forward Julio Moncada has been named as the Colonial Athletic Association Men's Soccer Player-of-the-Week for the week ending Sept. 11.

Brock earns CAA Co-Player of Week Honors after North Texas Tourney
WECT
Junior middle hitter Sydney Brock hit an even .500 for the weekend, tied aUNCW match record for hitting average and was named Colonial Athletic Association Co-Player-of-the-Week on Monday.

UNCW Soccer wins SpringHill Suites Classic
WECT
Junior forwards Julio Moncada and Stian Sandbekkhaug each scored a goal asUNCW extended its winning streak to four straight games with a 2-0 victory over Winthrop in the finale of the UNCW SpringHill Suites Classic at UNCW Soccer Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

UNCW XC's Hamon finishes 34th for Team USA 
WECT
Junior runner Sarah Hamon of UNCW finished third on the USA team and 34th overall in the 32nd Junior World Mountain Running Championships over the weekend in Sapareva Banya, Bulgaria.

Seahawk Women's Soccer takes down undefeated Furman
WECT
Led by two goals from senior Madison Melnick, UNCW jumped out to a 4-0 lead and held on to hand Furman its first loss of the season with a 4-2 non-conference verdict at Stone Soccer Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

John Goode looking forward to guiding Lakewood High School
Sampson Independent
John Goode recently began his first year as the principal of Lakewood High School. He earned a degree in history from the University of North CarolinaWilmington.

Edgecombe names new assistant manager
Rocky Mount Telegram
Edgecombe County has a new assistant county manager. William Johnson, 27, will be Edgecombe County Manager Eric Evans’ right-hand man. He holds a master’s degree in public administration from UNC Wilmington.

Escape rooms escalate in Port City
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Josh Skidmore, a recent graduate of the Cameron School of Business at theUniversity of North Carolina Wilmington, co-owns The Exit Games with his father.

What are local officials doing to address affordable housing?
StarNews
Last November, local leaders gathered to discuss housing affordability, a meeting that is beginning to pay off. Now, 10 months later, a pair of UNCWprofessors have completed a survey that was borne out of that meeting, with 92 percent of 659 respondents indicating that many residents think affordable housing is a problem. 

Experts warn college students about "drunkorexia" dangers
WECT
Whether it is to save calories or save money, the majority of college students have engaged in some kind of “drunkorexic” behavior, and it has health experts concerned. Katrin Wesner, UNCW Student Health Center Director, said studies show eight out of ten students have purposely skipped meals before drinking alcoholic beverages.

Foreign Trade Zone Request Picking up Speed
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
The move to create a designated Foreign Trade Zone along the southeastern coast of North Carolina may be steaming closer to port. The N.C. Foreign Trade Promotion Council and UNCW will present a conference about FTZ benefits Oct. 12-13 to bring attention to the trade zone and provide more information about resources for interested businesses.

Stories of New Hanover County, as told by its residents, set to be unveiled
Port City Daily
After collecting submissions for an anthology of writings about New Hanover County, the public library system is hosting a launch party for the e-book. “There’s poetry, prose, anecdotes, essays and some short reflections on life in New Hanover County,” said Dorothy Hodder of the New Hanover County Library system, who edited the pieces along with Emily Pierce, a senior majoring in creative writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Joseph Anthony Schlegel, 84, former CEO of WWAY
Port City Daily
Joseph “Joe” Anthony Schlegel, 84, of Castle Hayne, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter. He graduated from New Hanover High School, proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and then went on to graduate from UNCW.

2016-17 Preseason Power Rankings: The Colonial Athletic Association
Mid-Major Madness
Going into 2016-17, the defending champion UNC Wilmington Seahawks return most of their championship team and are the early favorites to repeat.

UNCW volleyball earns 3-0 win over Campbell
WECT
Nicole Lott posted her sixth double-double of the season as UNCW swept Campbell (25-19, 25-21, 25-19) to extend its winning streak to seven on Tuesday at Hanover Hall.

Sports Notebook: Batts named head basketball coach at Carrboro
News & Observer
Justin Batts, a former head coach at Charlotte 4A Hough has been named the new basketball head coach at Carrboro High School. A UNC Wilmington grad, Batts started his coaching career at Huntersville Hopewell, working there three years before becoming the first head coach at Hough when it opened in 2010.

CAA assessing plans for conference championships in North Carolina
WECT
The Colonial Athletic Association is assessing plans to hold conference championships in North Carolina this school year, following on the heels of a decision by the NCAA to pull seven championship events from North Carolina. The CAA, which includes UNC Wilmington, is scheduled to hold championships for volleyball and baseball in Wilmington this year, along with women's golf in St. James.

Cost of attendance stipends can make a difference at UNCW
StarNews
UNCW men's and women's basketball players are already thankful, as stipend money helps cover expenses beyond the traditional scholarship. UNCW officials hailed the move to give players $2,000 this year – eight payments of $250 starting this month – to cover expenses beyond the traditional scholarship as necessary to keep up in the increasingly competitive recruiting world.

UNCW volleyball wins North Texas Invitational
WECT
Nicole Lott's 14 kills led three Seahawks in double figures as UNCW finished off its weekend sweep at the North Texas Invitational with a 3-1 win (25-16, 25-15, 21-25, 25-18) over the host Eagles on Saturday. 

UNCW men's soccer beats Dayton 3-0
WECT
UNCW tallied two goals in the first 19 minutes to build an early lead and never looked back as the Seahawks opened their home slate with a 3-0 victory over Dayton at the UNCW Spring Hill Suites Classic on Friday evening.
Additional coverage: StarNews

University of North Carolina Wilmington runner represents USA at World Mountain Running Championships
Port City Daily
Junior Sarah Hamon, of the University of North Carolina Wilmington’swomen’s cross country team, made the international trip to Saparva Banya, Bulgaria, this week after being selected by USA Track & Field to join three other runners representing the United States at the 32nd World Mountain Running Championships.

Marshall Waren starts strong
StarNews
New Hanover graduate Marshall Waren won his UNCW tennis debut Friday.