UNCW in the News

February 3 - 7

'Sandwich Generation' struggles to care for kids, aging parents
Star News
One of the fastest-growing groups in America is the so-called Sandwich Generation. Dorothy Miller is widely credited with coining the phrase to describe middle-age adults caring for aged relatives while still looking after adolescent children. Richard Ogle, chairman of the psychology department at UNCW knows the phenomenon all too well.

Winter weather causes headache for some businesses
Star News
The economic impact on Southeastern North Carolina is hard to judge so soon after the event. Some will try to make up lost business next week, but the storm "sort of stimulated activity prior to the storm," said William "Woody" Hall, an economist at the Swain Center for Business and Economic Services at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

UNCW students thankful to be in class
Despite being the only school in the area in session Friday, students at the University of North Carolina Wilmington were thrilled to be back in class.

Conference To Focus On Local Food Economy
A local foods cook-off and discussions centered on food safety, the business of farming and urban composting programs are a few of the agenda topics at the information-packed Feast Down East 4th Annual Regional Conference8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Feb. 6 at the University of North Carolina Wilmington Burney Center

Biggest Loser Contestant Appears at UNCW
Beach Carolina Magazine
Joe Ostaszewski, a finalist on last year’s popular NBC television series “The Biggest Loser,” will appear at UNCW’s Trask Coliseum on Monday (Feb. 3) to address two of today’s key lifestyle topics – health and wellness.

UNCW grad’s SnapYeti puts big foot forward
Port City Daily
A UNCW graduate is coming back to his alma matter with a $50,000 grant and a growing new business–led by a gigantic cryptozoological creature–to tell local entrepreneurs about.

Wilmington apparel firm focuses on sustainable clothing
Star News
UNCW graduate Keith Meyers is the operations manager for HRB Movement, a Wilmington-based sustainable clothing and apparel firm, with fabrics ranging from organic cotton and recycled polyester to hemp and bamboo.

Wilmington writer an Amazon finalist
Star News
We’re going to have to impose a quota on posts involving Rebecca Lee. Nina de Gramont notes that the UNCW creative writing professor’s short story collection “Bobcat” has just been named a fiction finalist in Amazon.com’s 2013 Discover Awards.

Concert review: Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell were extraordinary at UNCW
Star New
Hot off the heels of their recent Grammy win for Best Americana Album, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell wooed a packed house at UNCW’s Kenan Auditorium Saturday night.

February Spotlight
Judy Girard, former HGTV and Food Network president, and Georgia Nix Miller, a veteran nonprofit manager and wife of University of North Carolina Wilmington Chancellor Gary Miller, are heading up an effort to open a charter school in Wilmington for disadvantaged girls.

Sound Check
If the words reverb effect, baffles, and high hat make your ears perk up (and you actually know what they mean), then you probably have a lot in common with Trent Harrison of Hourglass Studios. He became interested in recording in high school and decided to further his education and earned his bachelor’s in entrepreneurship at UNCW.

6 Odd College Courses In America
Check the catalogs at colleges these days and you will see that you can study theater, act in plays and explore a whole lot more, such as The History of Surfing, which is in the academic catalog of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Paul Townend, chairman of the history department at UNCW, unflinchingly defends the academic side of hanging 10. "Everything, of course, has a history," Townend says.
Story also picked up by North County Public Radioand Capital Public Radio

Chancellor Discusses Importance Of Community Engagement
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Colleges and universities must work strategically in partnership with local leaders to ensure that the public understands the value they bring to their communities and their state, University of North Carolina Wilmington chancellor Gary Miller said Tuesday at the North Carolina Campus Compact conference.

UNCW hosts NC Campus Compact
Hundreds of people came together at UNCW today for the annual meeting of North Carolina Campus Compact. This is the first time the annual conference has been held away from its home site at Elon University.

Administrator Hiring Drove 28% Boom in Higher-Ed Work Force, Report Says
The Chronicle of Higher Education
The report, "Labor Intensive or Labor Expensive: Changing Staffing and Compensation Patterns in Higher Education," says new administrative positions drove a 28-percent expansion of the higher-ed work force from 2000 to 2012. Patricia L. Leonard, vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, said that growth in student services might reflect colleges’ response to increased regulation and pressure from parents and policy makers.

14 New Hanover rivers, creeks below standard
Star News
Fourteen rivers and creeks in New Hanover County are classified as impaired and are more than likely still suffering from pollution and contamination. Mike Mallin, a research professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Center for Marine Science, comments on the significance of algae blooms and how they relate to this issue.

News & Notes - Author to serve on commission; science fair winners; chicken dinner
Star News
Chris E. Fonvielle has been appointed by Gov. Pat McCrory to the N.C. Historical Commission. His five-year term will run through March 2019. A native of Wilmington, Fonvielle is an associate professor of history at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Museum celebrates the anniversary of the Battle of Forks Road
Star News
The program begins with an opening ceremony 10 a.m. Saturday, with remarks by Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo, Civil War historian Chris E. Fonvielle and Malcolm Beech, president of the U.S. Colored Troops Living History Association.

Poet departing UNCW
Star News
Fans are mourning on Facebook: Sarah Messer, the poet and author of the memoir “Red House,” has announced her departure from the University of North Carolina Wilmington at the end of the spring semester.

The Plan - Heart Ball, arts festivals on tap this weekend
Star News
The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra will play an 8 p.m. concert Saturday at UNCW's Kenan Auditorium in honor of Black History Month. The concert is being billed as “A Change Is Gonna Come.”

Initiatives target local business growth
Lumina News
New Hanover County and the University of North Carolina Wilmington are working on two separate but related initiatives to bring business to Wilmington. Dr. Thomas Porter, chair of the UNCW department of marketing, conducted recently released UNCW survey research and was asked to stay on as a nonvoting member.

Port City Java Grows Again
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
A new downtown Wilmington store, an Oleander Drive relocation on the way and a fundraising campaign to benefit University of North Carolina Wilmington athletics signal expansion for Port City Java.

Panel on film industry coming to New Hanover library
Star News
The local film industry will be the topic of discussion Monday at the "Hollywood East" panel, hosted by the New Hanover County Public Library.

24 hours to write, perform plays for UNCW company
Star News
Just after dinner time on Friday, as most people are winding down their day or preparing to head out for a night on the town, the STAGE Company at the University of North Carolina Wilmington will be settling in for an ambitious night of "24 Hour Theatre."

Unemployment continues decline in Wilmington area
Star News
The unemployment rate for metropolitan Wilmington continued a decline in December. "If it had not been for the relative strength in employment growth in the second and third quarters of last year, the bulk of the drop in the unemployment rate over the year could be attributed to workers exiting the labor force," said William "Woody" Hall, an economist at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
Story picked up by Bloomberg Businessweek

Bona brings Baroque this weekend
Star News
Suzanne Bona is heading to the Port City for a weekend of musical events. On Saturday afternoon, she'll sit in with a master class of flute students at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Dance troupes from across the state coming to town
Star News
The N.C. Dance Festival enters its 23rd season this year, having grown incrementally from its birthplace in Greensboro to residencies in five North Carolina cities. "Our dancers have sharpened their skills, and our choreographers are creating at a new, higher level," said Nancy Carson, director of the Wilmington leg of the festival, as well as a University of North Carolina Wilmington faculty member and Dance Cooperative board member.

UNCW soccer legend, NFL and racing star among inductees to ILM Sports Hall of Fame
Port City Daily
The Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame announced its 2014 induction class on Wednesday as four new members during an ceremony May 4at the UNCW Burney Center. The year’s inductees include: former New Hanover High School standout Alge Crumpler and UNCW soccer legend Calvin Lane, in addition to Ricky Benton (auto racing) and Bob Boyd (golf), posthumously.
Story also picked up by Star News

William & Mary holds off NC-Wilmington 54-50
The Washington Post
Marcus Thornton scored 19 points and collected a key rebound at the buzzer as William & Mary fended off a late rally and held on to defeat UNCW 54-50 on Wednesday night.

Seahawks streak hits 13
The Tribe won for the fourth time in five tries to improve to 14-8 overall and 6-3 in the CAA. The loss extended UNCW's losing streak to 13 games and left the Seahawks with a 6-18 record in all games and 0-9 in the circuit.
Story also picked up by Star News

‘Imaging Justice’ opens tonight at UNCW
Star News
The University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Upperman African American Cultural Center and Department of Art and Art History present “Imaging Justice: The Wilmington 10 Story,” a visual art exhibition featuring works of multiple mediums inspired by the story of the Wilmington 10.

Feast Down East Regional Conference brings chefs, farmers together
Star News
The pungent aroma of garlic leeks sautéing in butter quickly filled the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Burney Center Thursday afternoon as a quartet of the area's finest chefs displayed their chops at the Feast Down East Regional Conference.
Story also picked up by WWAY

Turtle hospital news - Focus remains on patient care
Topsail Advisor
On Jan. 25 we opened our hospital doors to fire, police, rescue and the staffs and elected officials (and members of their families). The work was in full-swing with our new crew of UNCW interns cleaning tanks, making salt water and bathing and treating our cold-stuns and other ailing patients.

UNCW ballclub gearing up for Opening Day
Port City Daily
Opening day is a week away for the UNCW ballclub as the Diamond Hawks look to add to the tradition under longtime skipper Mark Scalf with their third straight conference title and NCAA Tournament appearance.

Lady Seahawks look to change the culture of UNCW softball
Port City Daily
Opening day is here for the UNCW softball team as the Lady Seahawks look to change the culture of the program under second-year coach Kristy Norton.

Flowers' UNCW growth finally begins
Star News
Ryan Flowers is the only true post player on the UNCW women's basketball roster. Against William & Mary on Jan. 23, she scored 17 points and grabbed 20 rebounds to lead the team to a 60-59 victory.

Cheap Seat - Seahawks relish chance to meet track star Symmonds
Star News
Members of the UNCW track and field were part of the field for the Hilton Garden Intercollegiate indoor meet in Winston-Salem. The meet coincided with the Camel City Elite Races, headlined this year by Nick Symmonds, the American 800-meter runner known as much for his stances on social issues as the blazing speed that led him to a silver medal at last year's world championships.

Signing Day: Trinity's Bricker chooses track UNC-Wilmington
The Sentinel
David Bricker is known for his speed. So it wasn’t necessarily surprising that Trinity’s senior track star quickly made up his mind regarding the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

UNCW Sports - Seahawk swimmers drop close contest
Star News
UNCW held an eight-point lead going into the 200 freestyle relay, but Campbell won the event, placing first and third, to rally past UNCW, 103-102, in women's swimming action on Saturday at the Johnson Natatorium.

Seahawks face a tough schedule to close out regular season
Star News
College basketball coaches and players often talk about nonconference and conference games as two different parts of the regular season. Often, they approach the two differently. UNCW had that mindset. A tough nonconference schedule was supposed to prepare the team for Colonial Athletic Association action.

Losing skid continues for Seahawks, Heels beat Wolfpack, East Bladen girls lose for first time
Senior forward Carl Baptiste ignited a late rally as Colonial Athletic Association frontrunner Delaware survived a scare from stubborn UNCW, 66-65, in a televised men’s basketball game early Saturday at the Bob Carpenter Center.

UNCW women fall to Hofstra
Star News
Annie Payton scored 18 points to lead Hofstra to a 55-43 Colonial Athletic Association women's basketball victory over the UNCW Seahawks at the Mack Sports Complex on Friday night.

Despite losses, opposing coaches think UNCW still dangerous
Star News
If anyone in the CAA understands what it's like to be stuck in a losing streak, it's Towson University’s Pat Skerry. "(UNCW has) been in every game. Delaware's the best team in our league and they could've won that game. It's just a matter of time."

SOCCER (M): Former Seahawk Roberts joins soccer staff
Star News
Daniel Roberts is returning to a place he knows for a new role. The former UNCW soccer standout has taken a job as an assistant coach on Aidan Heaney’s staff for the 2014 season.

Northeastern bounces back with 56-44 victory over UNCW
Women Play Ball
Samantha DeFreeseled the Huskies’ offense for the second time this year as the Northeastern women’s basketball team broke a five-game winless streak after defeating UNC Wilmington, 56-44, on Sunday afternoon at Cabot Center.

UNCW men drop 12th game in a row
Star News
The UNCW Seahawks' latest loss, which dropped them to 6-17 overall and 0-8 in the Colonial Athletic Association, was similar to most of their other league defeats.

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