UNCW in the News

Feb. 18-22

Actor Romeo poses for photos with fans at UNCW
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT)
Actor Romeo took time to take photos with some UNC Wilmington Seahawks Thursday afternoon at the university. Romeo, formerly known as Lil Romeo, is the son of rapper Master P.

UNCW's Rendleman an 'absolutely relentless' rebounder
StarNewsOnline.com
UNCW coach Buzz Peterson calls Rendleman a natural rebounder, someone who can chase down a ball out of his position. In three years as Rendleman's coach, he's never mentioned rebounding or effort on the glass.

BioMarine group tours Wilmington
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Members of BioMarine, a group focused on marine bio-resources that puts on an international business convention, visited Wilmington on Thursday as part of its North Carolina tour.

Area business leaders convene to discuss entrepreneurship
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Officials at the University of North Carolina Wilmington moved to jump-start a regional conversation about entrepreneurship by hosting an Entrepreneurship Summit Thursday.

Religions deal differently with disasters
The Daily Utah Chronicle
Natural disasters are often attributed to divine intervention and retribution by conservative Christians in the media. Professor Beverley McGuire said the responses are often mistakenly categorized and unrepresentative of most religious groups.
McGuire, an associate professor in religion and philosophy at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, spoke at the Marriott Library on Wednesday..

City aims to build pedestrian bridge across College Rd. by UNCW
Triangle - News14.com
WILMINGTON—The city of Wilmington is moving forward with a plan to make UNCW students crossing College Road safer. The city council approved plans Tuesday night to move forward with plans to build a walking bridge over south College Road near Randall Parkway.

Wilmington moving forward with pedestrian bridge near UNCW
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Wilmington City Council is moving forward with plans to try and make crossing a busy street a lot safer. Concern ...

Progress Energy rate increase hearing held
Lumina News
During the first of six North Carolina Utilities Commission public hearings allowing North Carolinians to voice opinions about the proposed Progress Energy Carolinas rate increase, community members and customers of the utility company gave testimonies in favor and against the increase.

Review - Much to love in engaging mash-up of Bard's ‘Dream'
StarNewsOnline.com
In what is most likely a failure of imagination, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" is usually presented during summer. A re-imagining of Shakespeare's comedy being staged by UNCW's Department of Theatre, however, is a perfect fit for a cold, midwinter's day.

UNCW job fair sees increased numbers
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Power suits and firm handshakes were in heavy supply Wednesday as students at University of North Carolina Wilmington met company ...

College Road pedestrian bridge proposal moves forward
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – City Council in Wilmington approved four transportation-related resolutions Tuesday night, including one to move forward on building a pedestrian walkway bridge over South College Road, near the intersection with Randall Parkway.

North Carolina author to take in play
TriCities.com
Acclaimed Southern writer Clyde Edgerton will read from his works at an appearance in Abingdon on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 4:30 p.m. at the Washington County Public Library.

Environmental film forum tackles big questions
StarNewsOnline.com
Can mushrooms save the planet? Can a car really run on water? Those are some of the questions to be fearlessly pursued by the Cape Fear Environmental Film Forum, coming up Friday and Saturday, mostly at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

L.A.-based dance troupe making most of local residency
StarNewsOnline.com
Sixth graders weave around each other in a circle, then stop to dance with a partner for a couple of turns, spins and bumps. The twosomes move apart and go in opposite directions before dancers grab the next partner's hand and wind through the group again.

World’s best musicians to perform at South Carolina Chamber Music Festival
SCNow.com (AP)
Master players from around the world will play in Florence concerts
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UNCW grads make name for themselves in film industry
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Two graduates from UNCW are making a name for themselves in the film industry. A documentary produced by Logan Hendricks and Kyle Clark made its debut Monday night at the Big Sky Film Festival in Montana.

NCSA, ASU among UNC schools designated as ‘StormReady’
Winston-Salem Journal (AP)
Five universities in the University of North Carolina system have been recognized by the National Weather Service for weather-related emergency preparedness. Appalachian State University, UNC Greensboro, East Carolina University, the UNC School of the Arts and UNC Wilmington have been designated StormReady.

Fake sweetener Splenda fills our oceans, scientists find|
(NaturalNews)
A new study by scientists from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington found that the bulk of the popular sweetener Splenda, which is used all over the world, is winding up in the Gulf Stream, the "conveyor belt of water transport" that circulates in the Atlantic Ocean.

Data Facts, Inc. Names Senior Account Executive for Background Screening Division
Feb 19, 2013 (PRWeb.com via COMTEX)
Data Facts, Inc. one of the nation's leading providers of comprehensive background screening, mortgage lending solutions and business credit reporting, recently announced the addition of Ben Wright, to its Background Screening Division. Ben has a double major in Communications and Political Science from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. About Data Facts, Inc. For...

Alexis Gonzalez crowned Miss Lake Norman
Examiner.com
Alexis Gonzalez was crowned Miss Lake Norman 2013, Miss North Carolina Arlie Honeycutt announced Feb. 17 on Facebook. The local title qualifies her to be a contestant in the Miss North Carolina Pageant.
"I was proud to represent North Carolina and my school, the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where I study criminology," she wrote at...

Insurance Considerations for the Art Collector
ArtId.com
Insurance Considerations for the Art Collector As a serious art collector, you're likely quite aware that if your most prized piece of art is ever damaged or stolen, no amount of money or insurance will ever be able to truly replace it.
...news and consumer information for HomeInsurance.com since 2008. She graduated from the University of North Carolina in Wilmington in 2005 with a...

Insurance company hires Stoy
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Wilmington-based James E. Moore Insurance Agency Inc. has hired Laura Stoy as a commercial lines coverage specialist. Stoy’s focus is on helping owners manage the property and liability risks of their businesses, according to a news release.
...businesses, according to a news release. She has been a Wilmington resident since 2002 and graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington...

Thousands return to UNCW for Homecoming 2013
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Thousands of UNCW graduates came back to Wilmington on Saturday for homecoming. Reunions and events took place all over campus all day.

Time columnist to talk about lessons from Middle East Wars
Time Magazine columnist Joe Klein will speak at UNCW on Feb. 18.

Pedestrian bridge would cross College Road at UNCW
Port City Daily
“Safety concerns regarding pedestrian and bicyclists crossings of South College Road are documented among UNCW staff,” City Manager Sterling Cheatham
explained to Wilmington City Council in a request to apply for funds that would cover most of the ...

CAA Honors Rendleman For Sparkling Play
UNCWsports.com
"Keith has been very steady all season and we're extremely pleased that he's been recognized for his hard work," said Buzz Peterson.

Facelift for UNCW athletics won't be easy
Forming a 20-person committee to review the UNCW athletic department was a natural action, chancellor Gary Miller said Monday during an interview in his office.


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