UNCW in the News

Sept 26 - 30

UNCW Votes promotes voter registration
UNCW Votes Week is geared toward making sure everyone is registered early. The initiative features workshops, speakers and debate watching parties. 

Author Jill McCorkle to give a reading at UNCW
Author Jill McCorkle, who is serving as this semester's visiting author at UNCW,will give a reading on Sept. 30.

UNCW ranks 6th among public universities, 11th for veterans 
Jacksonville Daily News
A recent report by U.S. News & World Report has ranked the University of North Carolina Wilmington 6th in the category of Top Public Schools and 11th in Best Colleges for Veterans, along with some other recognitions.

State jobs and contract fair set for Friday at UNCW
Port City Daily
The University of North Carolina Wilmington is hosting “The Opportunity NC Jobs and Contractor Forum,” a state-organized event meant to let students and the public know about what state jobs are available, and what contracts with the state are up for bid.

WRAL launches new show about education policy
The first show will focus on the challenges in our teacher pipeline, examining the declining enrollment in teacher preparation programs and increase in teacher turnover. Guests include the deans of the Schools of Education from NC State and UNC Wilmington and two public school teachers.

Deadly bacteria in seafood is on the rise due to climate change, study says
The higher water temperatures in the North Atlantic are more hospitable for Vibrio bacteria, many of which can make people very sick. Lawrence Cahoon, a professor of biology and marine biology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, says “it's one of the scarier bacteria out there."

Dine with author Philip Gerard in Hampstead
Dine with author and musician Philip Gerard on Oct. 18 at Georges at Olde Point. Gerard, a performing musician and distinguished professor in the creative writing department at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, will give insights on the creation of his newest novel, "The Dark of the Island."

CFCC panel: Humanities vital to a democracy
Scholars from UNCW, Chapel Hill and the National Humanities Center defended humanities teaching at a "town hall meeting" in CFCC's Wilson Center.

UNCW Names New Associate General Counsel
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Julia Wicker Lee has been appointed Associate General Counsel for theUniversity of North Carolina Wilmington.

UNCW holds National Voter Registration Day event for students
As just one event during this week's UNCW Votes Week, the university hosted a campus-wide voter registration event to inform and educate the students on the importance of voting and being an engaged citizen.

State's top school official visits Wilmington Tuesday
State Schools Superintendent June Atkinson told members of the New Hanover County Retired School Personnel organization about a girl who graduated from a Tyrrell County school in June and arrived at the University of North Carolina Wilmington with enough college credits to be a junior -- 35 percent of the state's high school graduates now leave school with at least some college credit.

UNCW Theatre's 'Punk Rock' is a powerful, upsetting look at the pressures of high school
For whatever reason, non-musical stage plays set in high school are rare, but the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Department of Theatre has found a good one in "Punk Rock," which is running at the Cultural Arts Building's Mainstage Theatre on campus through Sunday.
Additional coverage: encore

Red Cross blood drive happening Thursday at UNCW
The University of North Carolina Wilmington and the American Red Cross are teaming up for a blood drive from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday at Trask Coliseum.
Additional coverage: WSFXWWAY

UNCW affirms commitment to free speech after professor erases students' pro-Trump chalkings
Washington Times
The University of North Carolina Wilmington has affirmed its commitment to free speech.

Durance Heads Up CIE During Next Phase
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Diane Durance took the helm of UNCW’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship this summer. As director, one of her jobs is to chart a plan for the center’s role ahead. 

In the Loop: Upcoming area business events
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
The U.S. Small Business Administration is partnering with UNCW's CIE for a series of small business workshops called SBA Entrepreneurial Academy through Nov. 7. The UNCW Swain Center will holds its annual Outlookconference, a forum on the region’s economic activity and forecasts, on Oct. 6. 

Special use permit arguments linger on
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
In 2011, county commissioners approved a special use permit ordinance that replaced an outdated 1969 policy. A revised SUP process has been in the works for a few years.  “The effects could come in a couple different types, an effect on the level of growth and an effect on the type of growth,” explained Adam Jones, regional economist in the Cameron School of Business at UNCW

Craft brew shows no sign of slowing 
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
“The craft brewing business has gone through a dramatic and swift evolution in North Carolina in the last few years,” said Steve Harper, professor of management in the Cameron School of Business at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. 

Intern Becomes Entrepreneur through CIE Support
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (*sponsored content provided by Diane Durance, director of UNC Wilmington's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship)
Sarah Ritter came to UNCW knowing that she wanted to create a startup. The hardest part was figuring out what kind of startup, exactly, she wanted to create.

Volunteers clean shoreline to end National Estuaries Week
The North Carolina Coastal Federation celebrated the end of National Estuaries Week with a shoreline cleanup at Carolina Beach State Park. Vance Lanier, a freshman at UNCW, fulfilled class credit by volunteering, but said the experience goes beyond a letter grade.

Port City Heroes honor six 'Officers of the Year'
For more than 18 years, Lieutenant Robert Johnson has served the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office. He is also serving as a volunteer in the Community Dialogue Circles between the Sheriff’s Office, the Wilmington Police Department and UNCW.

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage has promoted Tom O’Neill to vice president, director of sales. A UNCW graduate with a degree in Information Technology, O'Neill started his real estate career in 2004

With tax help comes some affordable housing
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
The Cape Fear Housing Coalition, in conjunction with the University of North Carolina Wilmington, recently released the results of a survey that was offered online and on paper copies throughout the community. 

Law enforcement, community town hall to be aired at UNC campuses
Greenville Daily Reflector
The North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police and the North Carolina Central University School of Law is holding the “Unity in the Community” town hall meeting on Wednesday on NCCU’s campus. It will be aired at Fayetteville State University, Winston-Salem State University, the University of North Carolina at Asheville, the University of North Carolina Wilmington and Elizabeth City State University.

UNCW students come together to watch presidential debate
Millions of Americans tuned in to watch Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in 2016’s first presidential debate, including dozens of students at a UNCW watch party.
Additional Coverage: WWAY

‘UNCW Votes' Aims to Increase Voter Registration in College Students
Time Warner Cable News
A student led effort on the University of North Carolina Wilmington's campus is aimed at getting more college students to vote in the upcoming election.

Brunswick teachers aim to improve math class
The current grant, Math Teacher Leader Collaboration, focuses on increasing teacher content knowledge in math, raising student math achievement, improving classroom instruction and developing a partnership with theUniversity of North Carolina Wilmington.

Registration open for Nuclear Science Week events
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and Duke Energy today announced that registration for the 7th Annual Nuclear Science Week “Big Event” is open. TheUniversity of North Carolina Wilmington will be the focal point of the local activities taking place October 20-22.

Unity in the Community forum touches on transparency, change between police and residents
Fayetteville Observer
"Unity in the Community" was hosted by the N.C. Association of Chiefs of Police and N.C. Central University. The forum's purpose was to foster a dialogue between law enforcement and their respective communities. Similar discussions were held on other campuses across the state including UNC Wilmington and Winston-Salem State University.
Additional coverage: TWC News

Runners, visitors irritated by UNCW parking policy
Since August runners and visitors said they have noticed changes in the parking system around campus at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

University of North Carolina Wilmington Athletics, American Red Cross Team Up for CAA Blood Challenge
Port City Daily
One of the Colonial Athletic Association’s most important public service projects gets underway this Thursday (Sept. 29) in the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Trask Coliseum. The annual CAA Blood Drive Challenge is open to all students, faculty, staff and the local community from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Schedule is out for UNCW baseball team
Highlighted by a home-and-home series with reigning national champion Coastal Carolina, a trip to Ole Miss and 32 home games, UNCW Head Coach Mark Scalf has announced his team's schedule for the 2017 season.
Additional coverage: WECTStarNews

Persistency, relationship building key for Coastal Christian’s Hunter Henderson, new director of video operations for UNCW men’s basketball
Port City Daily
For Coastal Christian High School alum Hunter Henderson, the road less taken for many college graduates has him poised to enjoy what could be a special season for the UNCW men’s basketball team after being named to the Seahawk staff by third-year Head Coach Kevin Keatts.

Eastern NC native Zac Cuthbertson commits to UNCW basketball
The UNCW men's basketball team continued its strong run on the recruiting trail with a commitment from junior college small forward Zac Cuthbertson.
Additional coverage: New Bern Sun Journal

Seahawks set for opening practice
The UNCW men's basketball team officially kicks off the season Friday with an afternoon practice at Trask Coliseum. 

NC police chiefs, NCCU Law School to host town hall meeting
Raleigh News & Observer
Members of the N.C. Association of Chiefs of Police will gather at six University of North Carolina campuses Wednesday for a town hall meeting with students, scholars and community activists to discuss ways police can strengthen relationships with residents of the communities they serve. The town hall meeting, dubbed “Unity in the Community,” will take place at the N.C. Central University School of Law and broadcast via live video at Fayetteville State University, Winston-Salem State University, UNC-Asheville, UNC Wilmingtonand Elizabeth City State University.

Goodrum named CAA Rookie of Week
UNCW freshman forward Phillip Goodrum has been named the Colonial Athletic Association Men's Soccer Rookie-of-the-Week for the week ending Sept. 25.

Addison Spruill preparing for D-League shot
Addison Spruill blossomed at UNCW under Kevin Keatts as an undersized power forward. The Pender High School graduate turned into a matchup nightmare with his linebacker physique and near-automatic midrange jumper. Now Spruill is banking on an entirely different formula for success to make the next step in his career.

West's Mast takes her game to a higher level
Lexington Dispatch
Anyone who can shoot a 72 is going to draw attention. West Davidson’s Rachel Mast verbally committed to UNC Wilmington and she believes that in itself has fueled her momentum.

Another tournament could be leaving North Carolina due to HB2, but UNCW tourney's are spared for now
Port City Daily
Another college athletic association is threatening to pull a tournament out of North Carolina unless the state repeals HB2, however, University of North Carolina Wilmington's upcoming tournaments are spared from that decision.
Additional coverage: TWC NewsStarNewsWWAYBurlington Times News;Greater Wilmington Business Journal 

Kline leads UNCW volleyball past Hofstra
Behind a career-high 19 kills from Maddy Kline, UNCW, the defending Colonial Athletic Association champions, topped preseason favorite Hofstra, 3-1 (24-26, 25-16, 25-18, 25-19), on Sunday at Hanover Hall.
Additional coverage: StarNews

UNCW men's soccer played to draw with William & Mary
Sophomore goalkeeper Ryan Cretens made two saves as UNCW opened its Colonial Athletic Association schedule with a 1-1 double overtime tie against William & Mary at the UNCW Soccer Stadium on Saturday evening.