UNCW in the News

February 24 - 28

UNCW celebrates homecoming in style
Star News
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had its homecoming parade cancelled on Friday because of thunderstorms. The rest of the weekend followed a memorable script for the Seahawks. The men's basketball team outlasted College of Charleston in double overtime.

Overfishing of Caribbean coral reefs favors coral-killing sponges
National Science Foundation
Scientists already demonstrated that overfishing removes angelfish and parrotfish that feed on sponges growing on coral reefs. Now, new research by Joseph Pawlik and Tse-Lynn Loh of the University of North Carolina Wilmington suggests that removing these predators by overfishing alters sponge communities across the Caribbean.

Overfishing removes predators that protect coral reefs
PHYS.org
Scientists already demonstrated that overfishing removes angelfish and parrotfish that feed on sponges growing on coral reefs. Now, new research by Joseph Pawlik and Tse-Lynn Loh of the University of North Carolina Wilmington suggests that removing these predators by overfishing alters sponge communities across the Caribbean.
Story also picked up by Practical Fishkeeping

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The teacher of teachers
WWAY
Donyell Roseboro is forever a teacher. Once a high school teacher, she is now Director of the Professional Development System at UNCW's Watson College of Education.

19 years of classes leads to UNCW degree
Star News
Carlton, an administrative assistant in the English department at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, has spent the past two decades taking at least one class every semester. It started as a way to try something new, she said. But as she started racking up class after class, Carlton realized she’d be able to get her bachelor’s degree.

Clark Named Chancellor Of LSU Shreveport
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Larry Clark, dean of the Cameron School of Business at University of North Carolina Wilmington, has been named chancellor of Louisiana State University Shreveport, the Louisiana university announced Thursday afternoon.
Story also picked up by Star News

Debate over branding the Wilmington region heats up
Time Warner Cable News
What's in a name? That's what the Brand Identity Leadership Team (BILT) is trying to figure out for the Wilmington region. "We want to create an identity for Wilmington so we can mass market that," said Alfred White, chair of BILT.

Officials seek clever hook to attract business; ‘renaissance’ concept suggested
Port City Daily
The setup of BILT and the push to create a new brand here–”Virginia is for Lovers” being an example–began in the public eye last summer as officials from New Hanover County and Wilmington’s governments, with counterparts from UNCW, argued the need to stand out as competition between regions for business stiffens.

Efforts to create Wilmington brand inch along
WECT
The Brand Identity Leadership Team (BILT), comprised of government, non-profit and business leaders, held its first open meeting Wednesday at UNCW, although it met twice previously starting in October.

Branding Team Defines Focus, Next Step
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
The Regional Branding Initiative Leadership Team (BILT) spent two hours Wednesday morning considering what companies look for when choosing a location. BILT’s goal is to establish a brand that can be used in whole or in part by a variety of business and governmental organizations, said Jenni Harris, UNCW’s assistant to the chancellor for community partnerships.

Quality of life may lure businesses to area, group says
Star News
The key to luring business to Wilmington may be its quality of life, according to members of the Brand Identity Leadership Team. They met Wednesday to examine data, which showed not only what business wants when it decides to locate, but what Wilmingtonians say the area has to offer.

ONLINE UPDATE: BILT sharpens focus on targeted businesses
Lumina News
Determining the type of businesses the Brand Identity Leadership Team would be targeting in its economic development campaign was the primary goal for the group’s meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 26.

Teens add their perspective on gang violence panel
Time Warner Cable News
A panel of teens and their mentors gathered at the MLK Center in front of a packed house Tuesday night during the sixth and final community meeting about gang violence. Panelist and UNCW student Nick Deluca said he would like to more opportunities given to youth in the Port City.

UNCW job fair helps students with new techniques in search process
WWAY
The job market is tough, especially as you come out of college to start your career. At UNCW students got a look at possible jobs and how the way to find jobs is changing.

UNCW explores darker and lighter side of alcohol
WECT
Students at UNCW heard about both the darker and lighter sides of using alcohol Monday evening. The College of Arts and Sciences presented the event at Morton Hall on the university's campus.

UNCW athletics fee to increase next year
Star News
The UNC system Board of Governors on Friday approved an athletics fee increase for UNCW, beginning next school year.

Endangered Right Whale Freed from Yards of Fishing Gear off Georgia Coast [VIDEO]
Science World Report
The aerial survey was conducted by researchers from the University of North Carolina Wilmington for the U.S. Navy. The crew spotted the whale dragging yards of fishing gear behind it.

Local scientist turns research into traveling art project
WECT
A researcher at the University of North Carolina Wilmington turned her research of plastic debris in the ocean into artwork and will take it on a tour around the country.

UNCW Students Organize International Film Festival
WECT
UNCW's film studies department has grown greatly over the past few years, and with that growth comes more opportunities for students to show what they've learned.

Center Events Stretch Entrepreneurial Thinking, Boundaries
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
The UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) is drawing increasingly large audiences for the seminars director Jim Roberts programs.

Law changes treatment of student Greek groups
Star News
A new state law that will affect how fraternities and sororities across the state are treated. It won't affect UNCW, since the university doesn't have large fraternity or sorority houses. But it could cause problems at other universities, such as UNC-Chapel Hill, school officials said.

Wilmington Tree Commission asks for Heritage Tree nominees by April 30
Star News
Coastal coniferous celebrities include many of the trees we commonly see around our community. First coming to mind are our native pines, designated as the State Tree of North Carolina. The longleaf and the loblolly are seen most frequently. Large stands of longleaf pine remain on the campus of UNC Wilmington and Hugh MacRae Park.

Paddling trails coming to Pender?
WTOC
Students at the University of North Carolina Wilmington are looking into the possibility of creating paddling trails in Topsail Beach. According to officials in the beach town, the students received a grant to begin working on a study to see where the trails would go and what kind of information about the environment would be posted along the trail for paddlers to read.

NC State Ports Authority will have a new executive director by March or April meeting
Star News
As part of the Cape Fear Future initiative, the chamber also raised $120,000 in commitments designated to support the new Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

School news: New assistant superintendent, Read to Achieve
Port City Daily
Dr. LaChawn Smith, currently director of instructional services, has been named assistant superintendent of instruction and accountability. Smith received a Bachelor of Arts degree in special education and a master’s degree in school administration from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and also completed her doctorate in educational leadership at UNCW.

Fuzzy Peach sold in deal worth up to $830,000
Star News
Fuzzy Peach, a frozen yogurt store started by a group of UNCW graduates, has been sold.
Story also picked up by the GWBJ, Triangle Business Journal and WWAY

Seahawks snatch another home win in double OT
Star News
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rallied from eight points down with less than three minutes left in regulation and then needed a Shane Reybold tip-in at the buzzer to force overtime.

Seahawks win 2OT thriller
WECT
Graduate guard Ben Eblen swished a three-pointer – his only basket of the game – with 40 seconds left in the second overtime to lift UNCW past the College of Charleston, 57-55, in a Homecoming Game thriller Saturday.

UNCW to retire jersey of former women's star Gwen Austin
Star News
Former UNCW star Gwen Austin will become the first Seahawks women’s player to have her jersey retired Sunday. Austin, who played for the Seahawks from 1981-85, remains the program’s leading scorer and rebounder.

Atkins hits clutch free throws in frantic UNCW rally
Star News
Trask Coliseum hosted a dramatic, down-to-the-wire game for the second consecutive day.

Hoops (M): Seahawks feel comfortable with new substitution pattern
Star News
Buzz Peterson has no plans to abandon the hockey-style substitutions that have sparked his basketball team the past two weeks.

UNCW almost perfect in blowout win over Liberty
Star News
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sophomore Nick Monroe is always watching his teammates in the batter's box, even on days he's pitching.

UNCW reliever hopes bad times are in the past
Star News
William Prince was one of the most steady relievers in the UNCW bullpen during his first two seasons with the baseball program. But 2013 provided a year he'd rather forget.

Youthful lineup sparks UNCW to baseball win over Ohio
Star News
After another less-than-stellar performance from its regular starters in Saturday's opener, UNCW baseball coach Mark Scalf decided to shake up the lineup for the second game of the doubleheader at the Buffalo Wild Wings Battle at the Beach.

Former Seahawk has number retired, UNCW gets win; CFCC bounces back
Port City Daily
Junior Kelva Atkins sank a pair of free throws with 1.4 seconds remaining to erase a one-point deficit and lift UNCW to a 60-59 victory over Towson in a Colonial Athletic Association women's basketball game on Sunday.

UNCW softball falls to Michigan State; Seahawk track at Va. Tech
Port City Daily
A pair of school records by Emily Mauro and Dylan Skinner in the 600 meters highlighted an impressive opening day for UNCW at the Virginia Tech Invitational on Friday at Rector Fieldhouse.

Diamond Hawks take two at Brooks Field; Lady Seahawks earn Sunday split
Port City Daily
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sophomore Nick Monroe faced the minimum 27 batters and allowed a one-out single in the ninth to come up just short of a perfect game as UNCW raced past Liberty 11-0 in the final game of the Buffalo Wild Wings Battle at the Beach on Sunday.

Nick Monroe one-hits Liberty
WECT
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sophomore Nick Monroe faced the minimum 27 batters and allowed a one-out single in the ninth to come up just short of a perfect game as UNCW raced past Liberty, 11-0, in the final game of the Buffalo Wild Wings...

Diamond Hawks split Doubleheader
WECT
Freshman Casey Golden collected three hits and three runs batted in while Kelly Secrest retired all seven batter he faced as UNCW topped Ohio, 6-3, in the Buffalo Wild Wings Battle at the Beach on Saturday at Brooks Field.

Diamond Hawks split double bill; Hoyas top UNCW softball
Port City Daily
Freshman Casey Golden collected three hits and three runs batted in, whileKelly Secrest retired all seven batters he faced as UNCW topped Ohio 6-3 to earn a split in the twin bill at Brooks Field Saturday after Liberty dealt the Seahawks a 14-6 setback earlier in the day.

UNCW inducts three into its athletic hall of fame
Port City Daily
Elite diver Dean Berman, women’s swimming standout Adrienne Sutton and basketball player Shawn Williams were honored Saturday during the 10th induction of the UNCW Athletic Hall of Fame.

UNCW’s scoreless overtime draws national attention; Atkins named CAA Co-Player of the Week
Port City Daily
Saturday night’s scoreless first overtime period in UNCW’s 57-55 victory over the College of Charleston was unusual by most standards. Junior guard Kelva Atkins was named the Colonial Athletic Association’s Co-Player of the Week on Monday. She is the first UNCW player to receive the honor this season.

Diamond Hawks take two at Brooks Field; Lady Seahawks earn Sunday split
Port City Daily
UNCW sophomoreNick Monroefaced the minimum 27 batters and allowed a one-out single in the ninth to come up just short of a perfect game as UNCW raced past Liberty 11-0 in the final game of the Buffalo Wild Wings Battle at the Beach on Sunday at Brooks Field.

Hoops (M): UNCW commit Malik Pugh eager for opportunity
Star News
At high school games and AAU tournaments, coaches regularly praised Malik Pugh, the 6-foot, 165-pound point guard. Pugh gave an oral commitment to UNCW earlier this month.

NCAA regional rematch on tap for Elon baseball team
Times-News
With an overhauled lineup, today’s matchup might not register as all that special for Elon’s baseball team. It won’t pass without acknowledging that the visit from UNC Wilmington brings about a rematch from two games in last spring’s NCAA regional in Charlottesville, Va.

PAL Crosstown Championship: keeping kids out of trouble
WECT
Several officers with the Wilmington Police Department are involved in the Police Athletic League (PAL), a basketball program for kids in the Boys and Girls Clubs in the Cape Fear area. The PAL Crosstown Championship game will take place Feb. 27 at 5 p.m. where two all-star teams will play inside UNCW's Trask Coliseum. It is free and open to the public.

Pair of UNCW players earn CAA honors
WECT
Sophomore pitcher Nick Monroe and freshman Casey Golden were honored as Colonial Athletic Association Pitcher and Co-Rookie-of-the-Week, respectively, after a solid weekend for UNCW.

Shane Reybold earns respect on trip from unknown to UNCW starter
Star News
It's Friday, Jan. 31, and the UNCW men's basketball team has traveled for a Saturday game at Delaware. Shane Reybold is on the court, his first full-contact session since injuring his foot in December. His return caused a feeling in the UNCW locker room. The Seahawks were minutes away from facing the Colonial Athletic Association leaders, and Tanner Milson had a hunch something was about to happen.

Hoops (M): UNCW commit Malik Pugh eager for opportunity
Star News
Malik Pugh plans to bring his motivated attitude to Trask Coliseum next season after giving an oral commitment to UNCW earlier this month.

UNCW edged by Elon; Lady Seahawks beat Campbell
Port City Daily
Pinch hitter Wil Leathers singled in Sebastian Gomez from second base in the bottom of the eighth to lift Elon to a 3-2 win over visiting UNCW on Tuesday at Latham Park.
Story also picked up by WECT

Hoops (M): Senior Night Q-and-A with Zack Allen
Star News
Zack Allen’s job can be thankless, but the former Hoggard High School star knew what he was getting into when he walked on to the UNCW men’s basketball team last year.

UNCW Surf Club bringing back Surf Fest
WECT
The UNCW Surf Club is bringing back a classic -- the Cape Fear Surf Fest. The Cape Fear Surf Fest is a weekend long event aimed to bring together area surfers for a friendly competition.

UNCW baseball team sets off on road less traveled
Star News
Mark Scalf has built more than two decades of UNCW baseball success on preparation, so it's no surprise he's worked to plan the Seahawks' first trip to California in painstaking detail.

Awesome playoff results for local high school basketball squads; WWAY's sports - Feb. 26
WWAY
The home schedule is now complete for the UNCW men's basketball team. Buzz Peterson's basketball squad lost to Delaware on "Senior Night" at Trask Coliseum.

Delaware pulls away from NC-Wilmington 70-57
The Sacramento Bee
Jarvis Threatt scored 24 points and Carl Baptiste added 10 points and a career-high 16 rebounds as Delaware pulled away from UNC Wilmington for a 70-57 win Wednesday night.
Story picked up by WECT

CFCC tops Brunswick; UNCW men’s basketball program honors seniors
Port City Daily
Wednesday night was more than just another game for the UNCW men’s basketball team as the program recognized six of its seniors before the start of the final Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) home game of the season.

UNCW Seahawks Open CAA Meet In College Park
Beach Carolina Magazine
The 12-time defending champion UNCW men’s team stands second and the women are tied for seventh after the opening day of the Colonial Athletic Association Swimming & Diving Championships at the University of Maryland.

UNCW Baseball Preview: USD Tournament
Beach Carolina Magazine
UNCW visits the Golden State for the first time in the program’s history this weekend when it continues a five-game road swing with the USD Tournament beginning Thursday with an 8 p.m. Eastern Time first-pitch against host San Diego.

UNCW softball embraces second chance
Star News
The UNCW softball team talks between innings Saturday against UMBC at Boseman Field on the campus of UNCW in Wilmington.

UNCW opens west coast trip with setback to San Diego; Seahawk softball on campus this weekend
Port City Daily
The UNCW softball team hosts its second home tournament of the season this weekend as it welcomes Bucknell, Brown and UNCG to Boseman Field for the UNCW Beach Bash.


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