UNCW in the News

Sept 5 - 9

UNCW to conduct siren test next week
WECT
UNC Wilmington will conduct a full-volume test of its Seahawk Warning Siren System at noon on Monday, Sept. 12.

North Carolina's Cucalorus Film Festival announces features exploring clowns, comedians, lady golfers, poets and teenage powerlifters 
The Business Journals 
Entering its second year, the Cucalorus Connect Conference showcases innovation driven leaders with more than 40 events covering industries like marine sciences, healthcare, film production and financial services through the lens of technology and education. Organized through an ongoing partnership with UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and tekMountain, the event highlights include a keynote by Louis Foreman of Edison Nation, the 10x10 Challenge, a Virtual Reality Theater, Cuctails and Port City Pitches.

Lee Joins UNCW as Associate General Counsel
Inside Counsel
The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) has appointed Julia Wicker Lee as associate general counsel. University officials announced on Aug. 30 that prior to joining the UNCW legal team, Lee was a partner with Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein in Raleigh, where she managed and led client service teams for two Fortune 500 clients.

Clyde Edgerton, Painter? A Noted North Carolina Novelist Gets Visual with Photographer John Rosenthal
The Independent Weekly
Clyde Edgerton, UNCW professor of creative writing and author of ten novels, including several New York Times Notable Books, is also a painter. Edgerton shows paintings based on photographs by John Rosenthal and others in a new exhibit set to run through October 9 at FRANK Gallery.

A Comedian and an Academic Walk Into a Podcast …
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Shane Mauss, a stand-up comic who likes picking professors’ brains, has become an unlikely but engaging science educator. Mauss has even started doing live shows of this podcast. He’s literally bringing scholars into the stand-up world. And as Kate B. Nooner, a psychology professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, who was a guest on his first live show, says, "That’s a public service."

Leadership to inspire
Sampson Independent
Jennifer Naylor joins Lakewood High as assistant principal. She earned a bachelor’s in education from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and a master’s from East Carolina University and an administrative master’s from UNCW.

Adult Scholars Leadership Program Informative
StarNews
The Adult Scholars Leadership Program is offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute through UNCW.

5 Wilmington ties to 9/11
StarNews
Dick McGraw: In 2001, the Wilmington resident was serving as principal deputy assistant secretary of defense of public affairs at the Pentagon when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the west side of the national defense headquarters. His impressive career in corporate and government communications was detailed in an oral history available online through UNCW.

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Beginning with the End
WWAY
Tanya Fermin is using a conversation at the dinner table to help us all start a conversation with our own loved ones about a tough subject. With the help ofUNCW and other local groups in the film industry, she wrote, directed and produced The Arrangements.

UNCW women's basketball schedule complete
StarNews
The UNCW women's basketball team revealed the rest of its 2016-2017 schedule Wednesday.

UNCW men's basketball add Hackert and Henderson to staff
WECT
The UNCW men's basketball coach Kevin Keatts has finalized his coaching staff for the upcoming season adding Travis Hackert and Hunter Henderson.
Additional coverage: StarNews

UNCW's lineup features new and familiar faces
StarNews
Find out who to watch when the Seahawks take the court this season.

Jordon Talley focused on jumper, conditioning
StarNews
Jordon Talley has been working hard in preparation for his junior season with the UNCW men's basketball team.

TDS Men’s Team of the Week: Sept. 5
Top Drawer Soccer.Com
Julio MoncadaUNC Wilmington – The senior forward scored twice in the Seahawks 3-1 win over UMBC on Friday night. Moncada’s two-goal outburst lifted UNCW to the victory on the road as the CAA program starts the season 2-0. 

20 Years Ago Today: Hurricane Fran Destroyed Parts of North Carolina
WCNC (Charlotte, NC)
Extensive damage from 1996’s Hurricane Fran included Galloway Hall at UNC Wilmington, which lost a portion of its roof and suffered significant water damage.
Other coverage: WVEC (Norfolk, VA)

Sellers ready for new leadership role at Roseboro-Salemburg Middle School
Sampson Independent
Shajuana Sellers, the new principal of Roseboro-Salemburg Middle School, graduated from East Duplin High School in 1995 where she played volleyball, softball and basketball. She later earned a bachelor’s in math from theUniversity of North Carolina Wilmington

Seahawks come up short vs. N.C. State
StarNews
The UNCW women’s soccer team didn’t have much trouble creating quality chances Sunday against N.C. State. The final piece of the offensive puzzle didn’t come quite as easily in a 2-0 loss.
Other coverage: Port City DailyWECTRaleigh News & Observer