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UNCW in the News

Nov. 10 - 14

‘Hawks for Hunger’ campaign to provide holiday meals for local families
Port City Daily
Alumni and students who haven’t donated to UNCW this fiscal year have the chance to double the impact of their gift during November. University Advancement is teaming up with several campus and community organizations for “Hawks for Hunger,” an initiative to provide local families with at least one holiday meal to enjoy, according to a notice from the university.

Health Care Heroes Lifetime Achievement: Antonio Puente
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Antonio Puente is one of the finalists for the 2014 Health Care Heroes Lifetime Achievement award. In addition to operating his private practice, Puente’s list of achievements include founding and co-directing Cape Fear Clinic’s mental health program; teaching in the psychology department at UNCW; and serving as a voting member of the American Medical Association’s Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) editorial panel.

The coming crisis: Too few teachers for NC
News & Observer
While the past year has been tumultuous, North Carolina is only now feeling the forward winds ahead of the real storm. Our state’s colleges of education, the training ground for our most successful career teachers, are seeing substantial declines in enrollment, and a potentially serious teacher shortage is looming.
*Op-ed Written by: Scott Imig and Robert Smith with UNCW's Watson College of Education

Hurricane hits as researchers explore oceangoing litter
Star News
Over the past five years, researchers from the University of North Carolina Wilmingtonhave been going to the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences to collect open-ocean surface samples in the North Atlantic gyre to measure the abundance and distribution of plastic particles. The research includes comparing the abundance of Sargassum to the amount of plastics they found in the researchers' surface net, known as a manta trawl.

NHC-TV to air documentary produced by UNCW students
Port City Daily
“Building a Better Wilmington: Giving and Volunteering in the Port City,” a documentary produced by UNCW students, will air four times per week throughout November on New Hanover County Television. “Building a Better Wilmington” is a campaign to promote volunteerism and community engagement and to increase the effectiveness and sustainability of nonprofit organizations in southeastern North Carolina.

UNCW play goes beyond the surface
UNCW continues its mainstage season with a play that takes a deeper look at small town life. The theater department is staging Middletown by Will Eno. Middletown looks beyond the surface to find the angst, fears and anger some of the characters feel in their seemingly mundane lives.

Congressman Mike McIntyre Donates Congressional Papers and Memorabilia to UNCW Randall Library Special Collections
Congressman Mike McIntyre, North Carolina's Seventh District Representative, continues his longstanding support of the University of North Carolina Wilmington and the region through a donation of his congressional papers to theWilliam Madison Randall Library Special Collections.

UNC-Wilmington Receives Two Decades Worth of History
TWC News
*This segment aired statewide in all markets: Coastal, Triangle, Sandhills and Charlotte

Rep. Mike McIntyre donates Congressional papers to UNCW

McIntyre donates papers to UNCW's library
Star News

U.S. Rep. McIntyre Donates Legislative Documents to UNCW Library
Port City Daily

Rep. Mike McIntyre donating papers, memorabilia to UNCW

Vertex Rail readies for North Carolina start-up
Railway Age
Vertex Rail Technologies LLC announced that it will be opening a new plant in Wilmington, N.C. Salaries at the site will average approximately $40,000 annually and its operations will ultimately spur $1.1 billion in annual economic impact, according to an analysis by Dr. William ‘Woody’ Hall, Senior Economist at the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Cameron School of Business.
Other coverage: Port City Daily

The Plan - 5 things to do this weekend
Star News
If moving pictures just aren't your thing, here are a few other ways to spend your weekend. Small towns reek with the biggest secrets, and the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Department of Theatre aims to dig up a few of them with its production of Will Eno's 1998 play "Middletown." For classical music fans, Sunday evening will serve up the sweet sounds of the North Carolina Symphony's latest Wilmington performance from the stage in Kenan Auditorium on UNCW's campus.

CIE Director Visits White House To Accept Award
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Jim Roberts, executive director of University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) and Ron Vetter, associate provost for research and dean of the UNCW Graduate School, traveled to DC on Wednesday as one of 50 winners of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s first-ever Growth Accelerator Competition this summer.

Young wounded veterans find a helping paw, thanks to Moss Creek Marines
The State
William Reiser, a retired Marine Corps lieutenant, and retired Marine veteran Tony Mullis received dogs through Paws4Vets, a North Carolina charity that places service dogs with children and veterans who need them. From birth to the final hand-off, dog training takes about two years. At 6 weeks old, the dogs are taken to the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where they are socialized by mental-health patients. At a year old, they're taken to the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where students teach them to respond in public.

UPDATED: Veterans Day discounts at local restaurants, stores
Port City Daily
In honor of those who have served, UNCW Campus Life Arts and Programs is happy to offer two tickets to Thursday’s final Arts in Action Performance of the semester, The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, to any UNCW or Wilmington veterans in honor of their service.

WWI memorial relocated, rededicated in Veterans Day ceremony
Port City Daily
Attendees gathered for a ceremony to rededicate the recently moved World War I memorial on Tuesday. Attendees heard from Mayor Bill Saffo; Si Harrington, formerly of the North Carolina Department of Archives and History; Taylor Fain, an associate professor at UNCW; and U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre, who serves on the House Armed Services Committee.
Other coverage: WWAY

CCP gives high school students a head start with college prep
The Stanly News & Press
CCP allows qualified high school-age students to get a jumpstart on their workplace and college preparation by taking tuition-waived classes. One of our CCP students took six classes, totaling 18 college credit hours, while still in high school. This student is now enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW). All of the classes that this student took at SCC transferred into her program.

Mustaches for Kids unites UNCW and surrounding communities to raise funds for local children’s charities
Port City Daily
Mustaches for Kids, a nonprofit organization that has benefited children’s charities, has begun its annual mustache-growing fundraiser. “Having two teams of UNCW’s University 101 students helping will make an incredible,” chapter president Ryan McInnis said of the new and unique partnership with freshman leaders from the local university.

Fuzzy Peach entrepreneurs hop aboard IT provider CloudWyze
Star News
Two years out of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wells Struble and Rocco Quaranto founded Fuzzy Peach frozen yogurt in 2010 with partner Jason Nista. By the time they sold the company last February in an $830,000 deal, they had grown it into a multi-state franchise business.

Star News
Some of the best plays I’ve ever seen in Wilmington have been produced by the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Department of Theatre. With that in mind, for this week’s Free Ticket Tuesday we’ve got two tickets to UNCW’s production of “Middletown” by Will Eno, which opens Nov. 13 for a two-week run.

News & Notes - Roller derby fundraiser; religion in antebellum Wilmington; Beach Bash benefit; CAT Adoption Team fundraiser; homelessness discussion
Star News
UNCW professor Walt Conser speaks about religion in Wilmington during the antebellum period 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Latimer House, 126 S. Third St. in Wilmington.

Uncovering the past, informing the future
Lumina News
What began as a school assignment morphed into a project preserving a forgotten piece of New Hanover County’s story. Students Christine Ingram Hockaday and Billy Koch have documented a fraction of the county’s enslaved population using property records. Hockaday was pursuing a career in social work when she signed up for the critical thinking class last year. Now she is an undergraduate history major at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

State university system reviewing three UNCW centers
Three UNCW centers are among 91 statewide flagged for further review by the UNC Board of Governors. The analysis follows last year's state budget that asked UNC to consider reducing state funds for centers and institutes. The UNCW centers under review are the Center for Marine Science, Swain Center for Business and Economic Services, and Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

UNCW women’s soccer helps raise funds for ‘adopted teammate’ undergoing cancer treatment
Port City Daily
While the UNCW women’s soccer team had a goal of winning every match during the 2014 season, there was another goal on the mind of the players and coaches. The Seahawks wanted to do their part to help adopted teammateBaylee Adkins, a young girl who joined the team as part of the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation in 2012. Adkins has been undergoing treatment for brain cancer after being diagnosed in June 2012.

Hoops (M): UNCW ready for life on the road
Star News
UNCW plays its first four games of the Kevin Keatts era on the road and doesn’t have its first regular season home game until December 3rd. Just three of 11 nonconference games are at Trask.

Soccer (M): UNCW heads to CAA Tournament well-rested
Star News
In earning a bye through to the semifinals of the CAA Tournament, the UNCW men’s soccer team got almost two full weeks off between the end of the regular season and the start of the postseason. That break ends Friday when the second-seeded Seahawks meet No. 6 James Madison on Friday afternoon.

Seahawks get a second chance
Star News
Adell Harris has high expectations for her point guards, and with good reason. During her first two seasons as the women's basketball coach at UNCW, Harris hasn't had a true point guard. That is one of the reasons the team has struggled to just 10 total wins during that stretch. With Coastal Carolina transfer Shatia Cole available to play this fall, the Seahawks will finally have a floor general.

Hoops (M): Malik Pugh, Jordon Talley shine in UNCW debut
Star News
UNCW’s Malik Pugh walked into the media room at Trask Coliseum on Saturday night, joking that he hoped he didn’t stutter through the postgame press conference. The freshman guard wasn’t expecting to face reporters after his first game with the Seahawks, but his performance in a 97-68 exhibition victory over Catawba warranted that treatment.

UNCW men's basketball signs four
UNCW men's basketball head coach Kevin Keatts cast a wide net on the recruiting trail this fall and made an impressive haul that he believes will put his UNCW Seahawks on a strong foundation for years to come.
Other coverage: Star News and WWAY

Five Fort Myers Green Wave athletes sign with schools
The Fort Myers Green Wave celebrated the college signings of five senior student-athletes Wednesday afternoon. Basketball player Mark Matthews signed with the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

VanCompernolle and Heaney take home top honors
Senior defender Jacob VanCompernolle and Head Coach Aidan Heaney were named Defensive Player-of-the-Year and Coach-of-the-Year, respectively, as UNCW earned six All-Colonial Athletic Association honors on Wednesday.
Other coverage: Star News

SC, DHC seniors sign
Daily Reflector
A handful of seniors from Pitt County high schools signed Thursday to play college sports. South Central standout sprinter Nyasia Daniels is headed south to continue her track career, as she has signed with UNC Wilmington. She is slated to specialize in the 100- and 200-meter sprint events at UNCW.

Topsail's Cota, others ready to sign
Star News
Topsail baseball player Clark Cota’s school choice has gone from Chapel Hill to Wilmington. The senior has pledged to play at UNCW in spring 2016. He expects to sign his National Letter of Intent on Friday at 4 p.m. The early signing period starts Wednesday and runs for a week.

UNCW downs Mount Olive 83-63
Senior guard Kelva Atkins and sophomore guard Johanna McMillan each scored 13 points as the UNCW women's basketball team broke away in the second half to earn an 83-63 victory over the University of Mount Olive in an exhibition game at Trask Coliseum on Saturday afternoon.
Other coverage: Star News

UNCW looks to step up 3-point shooting numbers
Star News
As UNCW looks for improvement in its first season under Kevin Keatts, 3-point shooting is a decent place to start. It may not be a strength anytime soon, but the team at least needs to be able to knock down open looks more consistently.

College hoops, soccer playoffs, state tennis championships return to Port City on Saturday
Port City Daily
College basketball returned to the Port City this weekend at Trask Coliseum as the UNCW men’s and women’s basketball teams played in a doubleheader on Saturday, Nov. 8, in the teams’ only exhibition games before the season opener.

Pender’s Pittman signs, has jersey retired
Star News
Brianna Pittman’s success on the volleyball court led to state and national records, as well as Division I scholarship offer. On Thursday, it also led to her jersey being retired. She joins several other standout athletes, including current UNCW men’s basketball player Addison Spruill, to have the honor.

UNCW play goes beyond the surface

UNCW continues its mainstage season with a play that takes a deeper look at small town life. The theater department is staging Middletown by Will Eno. Middletown looks beyond the surface to find the angst, fears and anger some of the characters feel in their seemingly mundane lives.

Area Sports Briefs - UNCW soccer; UNCW basketball; Wrightsville Beach Marathon; Wallace-Rose HIll soccer
Star News
UNCW earned six All-CAA men’s soccer honors on Wednesday. The UNCW men’s basketball team also signed all four prospects it had oral commitments from Wednesday.

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