UNCW in the News

February 17 - 21

UNCW’s Watson College Wins Grant
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
A $50,000 grant from the Institute of Emerging Issues and the State Employees Credit Union (SECU) will enable University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Watson College of Education to tackle some of the root causes of teacher attrition.

Researchers to study mortality rates, lives of Southern flounder
Star News
This May, a team of researchers will begin tagging Southern flounder in the New River. "We're tracking mortality in the estuary, both from fishing and natural rates of death," said Fred Scharf, a fisheries biology professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and one of three researchers on the project.

UNCW again seeks OK for two doctoral programs
Star News
Last year, UNCW proposed adding three doctoral programs to its offerings: in nursing, psychological science and marine science. But the board of governors recommended in January that UNCW add only the doctorate in nursing. This week, the board of governors will vote on that proposal.

UNCW Names New CAS Dean
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
The College of Arts and Sciences at University of North Carolina Wilmington has named Aswani Volety as its new dean.

Dean chosen for arts and sciences
Star News
Volety, who is currently interim dean of Florida Gulf Coast University's college of arts and sciences, will join UNCW on July 1. At UNCW, Volety will manage more than 400 faculty members in departments including history, biology and marine biology, computer science and film studies.
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Review - Bold take on topic of race in 'Proud to Present'
Star News
A play by Jackie Sibblies Drury is being staged locally for the first time. It's a viscerally affecting production, well-staged by director and UNCW theater professor Anne Berkeley and her all-student cast, with a gut punch of a finale that had some audience members in tears.

News & Notes - 12 science fair winners nominated for Raleigh event
Star News
More than 14 different school districts, as well as various private schools, participated in the 2014 Regional Science Fair on Feb. 8, at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Author works with Seahawks
Star News
Matt Treppel, head of Fellowship for Christian Athletes (FCA), works with athletes and coaches at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He speaks to teams and mentors players, encouraging them to live life to a higher standard.

IT Panel to Discuss Local Innovation
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
A local industry group plans to meet this month to talk about innovation in the Port City. The event takes place at University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Bookmarks - Publishing is focus of CFCC conference
Star News
It is Writers' Week at Cape Fear Community College. There will be a panel discussion on the publishing industry which will include UNCW's Emily Louise Smith and Lavonne Adams.

UNCW performs show with extremely unique name
WECT
UNCW's new show has quite a unique name. It's called We are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, from the German Sudwestafrika Between the Years 1884-1915 by Jackie Sibblies Drury.

Greenhouse tour brings warmth to winter
Star News
UNCW's Kresge Greenhouse: Opened in 1975, it is used today as a classroom and laboratory. Beautifully organized by plant type, this is a greenhouse that is only open to the public during tours. Don't miss it.

UNCW to hold Fitness Expo this weekend
Star News
UNCW will welcome more than 400 personal trainers, students and yoga instructors from along the East Coast this weekend, all registered for the 20th annual Southeastern Collegiate Fitness Expo hosted at the Student Recreation Center Friday through Sunday.

The Scene: Art for All 4 to offer up affordable original creations
Port City Daily
The Enter/Exeunt reading series kicks off at Cameron Art Museum with a reading of “Much Ado About Nothing” at 7 p.m. Saturday. This is held in collaboration with UNCW’s Department of Theatre. UNCW’s Flicker Film Society presents The Reel Teal Film Festival from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Lumina Theater in the Fisher Student Center.

Poetry reading at UNCW
Star News
Michael A. Papadeas, a retired engineer who divides his time between Burlington and Kure Beach, will give a poetry reading at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, in the Special Collections section of UNCW’s Randall Library.

News & Notes - Antique car show; 'virtual dementia tour'; Black History Month story time; poker tournament; Fort Fisher stories; 'Are You Listening?'; Humanist event; sorority history
Star News
Chris Fonvielle, professor of history at UNCW, shares stories from his book “Faces of Fort Fisher: 1861-1864,” 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at The Latimer House, 126 S. Third St., Wilmington.

UNCW shoots 'lights out' in practice
Star News
The Seahawks outscored their opponents by at least six points in the second half of all three games last week.

UNCW loses control against No. 1 Virginia
Star News
A record crowd packed Brooks Field on Sunday afternoon, eager to see how a UNCW baseball team laden with preseason expectations could stack up with Virginia, an early favorite to advance to Omaha.

UNCW baseball falters after nightmare fifth inning
Star News
UNCW center fielder Josh Abshire took off for the left-center field gap, thinking he could make a play that would get the Seahawks out of the fifth inning against Kentucky on Saturday afternoon.

UNCW baseball team pays tribute to fallen Marine
Star News
At the UNC Wilmington baseball game at Brooks Field, a moment of silence was held in tribute to Torian, who volunteered with the UNCW grounds crew when he wasn't deployed overseas.

James Madison edges UNCW 64-62 on Curry's basket
Washington Post
JMU led 34-26 at halftime and was up by as many 13 points with 18:31 minutes left before UNCW worked its way back to take a one-point lead with 4:18 remaining. A basket by Curry with 1:32 left gave JMU a 62-59 lead. Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

UNCW, CFCC Sunday roundup
Port City Daily
Sophomore righthander Josh Sborz struck out four over six hitless innings and Derek Fisher had two hits and two runs batted in as top-ranked Virginia topped UNCW 7-2 on Sunday before a Brooks Field record crowd of 3,826 at the Hughes Bros. Challenge.

UNCW Women's Basketball Preview: William & Mary
Beach Carolina Magazine
The UNCW women’s basketball team concludes its Virginia road swing Sunday with a 2 p.m. matinee against long-time foe William & Mary.

UNCW reports spike in private support for athletics
WECT
In a quarterly report sent last week to the UNCW Board of Trustees, Athletics Director Jimmy Bass explained that Seahawk Club donations were up 92 percent year to date at the end of 2013. And in the same year membership in the club totaled 1,068, exceeding the goal of 750.

Baseball: Record crowd packs Brooks Field for Hughes Brothers Challenge
Star News
On Sunday, 3,826 fans came out to watch the UNCW Seahawks take on top-ranked Virginia, setting a Brooks Field record.

Local Sports Notes - Stanley in good condition
Star News
The UNCW Athletic Hall of Fame will celebrate three new members Saturday, and the women's basketball program will retire its first jersey Sunday afternoon.

Former Laney Buc named Big South Freshman of the Week; local standouts open college baseball season
Port City Daily
Locally, sophomores Christian Wolfe (Ashley) and Steven Linkous (North Brunswick) made appearances for UNCW at the annual Hughes Bros. Challenge.

Seahawks Rip UNCG In Women’s Tennis
Beach Carolina Magazine
The UNCW women’s tennis team won for the third time in four outings late Sunday with a convincing 6-1 victory over UNC Greensboro at the Piedmont Indoor Tennis Center.

William and Mary runs away from UNC Wilmington 93-70 | VIDEO
Daily Press
William and Mary broke open a relatively close game in the first 12 minutes of the second half and ran away to a 93-70 win against fatigued UNC Wilmington at Kaplan Arena.

Hoggard’s O’Donnell debuts for Wolfpack; Seahawk earns rookie honors in softball
Port City Daily
UNCW freshman Merritt Wilkinson received Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week honors after helping the Seahawks to a 3-1 weekend record in the team’s first set of home games at Boseman Field this year.

Hoops (M): Marcus Graham makes most of rare opportunity
Star News
The UNCW men’s basketball team slogged through a forgettable loss Monday night at William & Mary, closing its Colonial Athletic Association road slate with a disappointing performance.

Scientists fear sponges are outcompeting coral on reefs
KeyNews.com
Sponges are beginning to outcompete coral along the Florida Keys reefs, according to several scientists. Joe Pawlik, a biologist at University of North Carolina-Wilmington, has been tracking the growth since 2000 and has witnessed the change. The deeper the reef, the more likely it will be overcome with sponges, he says.

Wilmington Hammerheads FC preseason schedule includes UNCW matchup
Port City Daily
The Hammerheads will host one preseason match at Legion Stadium against Coach Aidan Heaney’s club from UNCW on Saturday, March 22. Admission is free for all ages.

UNCW Hall of Famer chose unique path to standout hoops career
Star News
Shawn Williams could have followed high school teammate Dominique Wilkins to the University of Georgia back in 1979. UNC-Charlotte was also high on his list of college basketball suitors. Once UNCW joined the recruiting race and coaxed the Washington, N.C. native to campus for a visit, the decision came easily.

Lull in schedule provides time for Seahawks to regroup
Star News
After Monday's blowout loss at William & Mary, UNCW men's basketball coach Buzz Peterson coach said the team's four-day road trip through Virginia felt like it spanned weeks. The Seahawks will actually get to stay home that long now after playing eight games in 17 days.

Hoggard’s O’Donnell debuts for Wolfpack; Seahawk earns rookie honors in softball
Port City Daily
UNCW freshman Merritt Wilkinson received Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week honors after helping the Seahawks to a 3-1 weekend record in the team’s first set of home games at Boseman Field this year.

CAA hoops notes: William & Mary’s Brandon Britt shines, Delaware falls
Star News
William & Mary guard Brandon Britt made just the second start of his senior season Monday against UNCW and responded with a season-high 22 points in the Tribe’s 93-70 win.

UNCW baseball coach Mark Scalf works through lineup
Star News
UNCW coach Mark Scalf has declared open competition for several spots and wants his players, especially the youngsters, to earn their roles early in the season. Twelve different position players started at least once on opening weekend, and 18 saw action.

UNCW baseball, softball weekend preview
Port City Daily
UNCW returns to Brooks Field this weekend when it hoststhe Buffalo Wild Wings Battle at the Beach with Liberty and Ohio. Due to inclement weather expected in the area Friday, the opening game between Liberty and Ohio has been pushed to Saturday at 10 a.m.

Baseball: Rain alters Buffalo Wild Wings Battle at the Beach schedule
Star News
The UNCW baseball team enjoyed several days of beautiful weather for practice this week, but the forecast isn’t as promising Friday. UNCW coach Mark Scalf was already looking forward to the challenge of playing four games in three days as a chance to utilize his full lineup and continue the competition for various roles. Now the Seahawks will be playing an even further condensed schedule.

UNCW women's rally comes up short vs. Charleston
Star News
After a week that saw the UNCW women's basketball team lose two games by a combined score of 189-87, the team returned home to Trask Coliseum looking to right the ship against CAA newcomer College of Charleston.

Late run pushes Cougars past Seahawks
WECT
Senior guard Afreyea Tolbert scored 16 points to lead three players in double figures as the College of Charleston pulled away late from UNCW, 67-53, in a Colonial Athletic Association women's basketball game Thursday night at Trask Coliseum.

UNCW Sports - Tennis team posts shutout win
Star News
The UNCW women's tennis team handed regional rival Coastal Carolina its first loss in eight matches this season with a 7-0 shutout over the Chanticleers on Thursday at the UNCW courts.

 


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