News Archive

  • PAL Crosstown Championship: Keeping Kids Out of Trouble WECT
  • Branding Team Defines Focus, Next Step GWBJ Article
  • Quality of Life May Lure Businesses to Area, Group Says StarNews Online
  • Efforts to Create Branding Inch Along WECT
  • Officials Seek Clever Hook to Attract Business, 'renaissance' Concept Suggested Port City Daily

  • Art for the Masses StarNewsOnline.com

  • UNCW puts community service impact at $2 million StarNewsOnline.com

  • UNCW Professor's Work Making Strides in NextPhase of Biometrics
    UNCW professor Karl Ricanek hasn't discovered the fountain of youth, but his work is making breakthroughs in the field of aging. In addition to being a faculty member in the computer science department and director of the UNCW Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies in Identity Sciences (I2SIS), Ricanek recently launched FaceMyAge.com.
  • UNCW's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship will host the inaugural Coastal Connect Entrepreneur and Capital Conference (CCECC) on September 4, with entrepreneurial leaders and investors from the Southeastern region, the University announced today. Innovators, creators and budding entrepreneurs who register for the all-day event are invited to attend the networking breakfast, the keynote "riverside chat" with Hugh Forrest (SXSW), and hear from over fifty speakers during the conference's breakout sessions and panels. Guests are also invited to attend a networking deck party at 4 p.m.
  • New Issue of UNCW Magazine Explores University's Impact on the Community
    From developing the Miracle Field in Wilmington to helping child trafficking victims in Costa Rica, UNCW faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends are making their communities and the world a better place.
  • UNCW'S Jenni Harris is Named Founding Chair of UNC Engagement Council
    UNCW's Assistant to the Chancellor for Community Partnerships Jenni Harris has been named the Founding Chair of a new system-wide Engagement Council, the University announced today. Click here for more information.
  • Regional Branding Initiative: The University of North Carolina Wilmington's Office of Community Partnerships and the Cameron School of Business have partnered with 20 individuals representing local governments, economic development organizations and a few key industries in the area. Residents of Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties participated in the survey. Click here for the link to the Regional Branding Project and survey results. While the Wilmington region has embarked on a regional branding initiative, the State of North Carolina is now in the process of creating a distinctive identity for the Tar Heel state, and they want the public to help via a competition. Click here for more information.
  • Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. July 17, 2014, 4 p.m. - Tom Fisher, Senior VP & CIO of Cloud at Oracle Corp. - Fisher has been at the C-Level for tech giants such as Qualcomm, eBay, and Gateway Computers. Email cie@uncw.edu to RSVP. Thank you to our Event Sponsor, Carlyle & Conlan.

  • UNCW Communication Studies to host Integrated Marketing Communication Camp The Department of Communication Studies is pleased to announce our first Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC) Camp to be held May 16-17, 2014. The Camp is a training and professional development opportunity hosted by the Department of Communication Studies, taught by faculty who specialize in these four areas: Market Research and analytics; Social Media; Brand Identity & Management and Media & communication Training. IMC Camp is ideal for communication professionals looking to sharpen their skills and expand their knowledge base, small business owners who are looking to leverage limited resources to make an impact, and anyone who finds their role increasingly dependent on effective communication with internal and external audiences.

  • Collaborations Lead to Help for Troubled Creeks: A young woman's idea to build a rain garden to help two impaired coastal creeks has now become a collaborative effort among two universities, two nonprofit groups, a local business and the city. "This project is important to the City of Wilmington as there is a major push to address the health of Hewletts and Bradley creeks," said Roger Shew, a professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, one of the partners. The tidal creeks are on the federal "black list" of sorts for polluted waters, known as the 303(d) list. Hewletts and Bradley creeks are on the list because they've been polluted to the point where harvesting oysters and clams is no longer allowed because of high levels of bacteria. The culprit is polluted stormwater runoff, the number one cause of water quality impairment along the N.C. coast. For more information, click here.

  • North Carolina Azalea Festival SEAHAWK SWEEP: Get involved in North Carolina's Azalea Festival Seahawk Sweep in preparation of Wilmington's largest event, The Azalea Festival, the following week (April 9-13). Together as a community, we can make a difference in Wilmington, NC by cleaning up trash in various parts of the city, especially downtown. The garbage collected will be separated between trash and recyclables, at which point both will be weighed in order to determine how much of each was collected. Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing how this community can make a difference for other cities to emulate! For more information, click here.

  • UNCW Hosts 2014 Pathways to Achieving Civic Engagement Conference: Over 250 community partners, presidents, faculty, and staff from 40 higher education institutions and organizations, will travel to Wilmington from nine states to attend our first Pathways to Achieving Civic Engagement (PACE) conference on North Carolina's coast. For more information, please click here.
  • UNCW Hosts 2014 Civic Engagement Institute: Launched in 2007, this Institute is designed to thoroughly explore one civic engagement topic during a day-long gathering. Teams of faculty, staff and administrators, from NC Campus Compact member campuses, are invited to attend. Focus of this years' Institute is "Anchoring Community Vitality: Linking Campus Community Engagement and Economic Development." For more information and to register, click here.
  • Art for the Masses!: Art for the Masses will be held from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 23 in the Burney and Warwick Centers at UNCW. This event will showcase all-original fine art priced at $250 or less with nearly 200 artists registered. UNCW, Cameron Art Museum instructors, DREAMS of Wilmington and Cape Fear Community College students' art will also be available for purchase. Parking is free and restaurant meal service will be available. Art for the Masses is free and open to the public, with a requested door donation to help fund public art projects at the university.

    For more information, see www.uncw.edu/artforthemasses, or email artforthemasses@uncw.edu.