UNCW in the News

March 19-23

Annual azalea festival in Wilmington will go ahead, regardless of whether flowers are blooming
Daily Reporter The annual North Carolina Azalea Festival is going on as planned in Wilmington this year, regardless of what the flowers themselves have to do about it....11. It's a major economic boost for the region, with a University of North Carolina Wilmington study last year estimating it's worth about $50...

Tuition hike reduction plan unveiled
Qnotes Cuts could affect center…has released a plan to curtail tuition hikes at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. His idea includes reducing a few programs...

Should Students Discover A Musical Instrument Or Play Educational Video Games?
Arkham City
Do you think that which educational movie games may improve the childs levels? Do you think that which educational movie games may show your youngster “non-gaming”skills needed to achieve victory in daily life? There is a movement going on on the way to implementing educational games into the classroom...

Review - 'Creative nonfiction' in Patron Saint of Dreams
Philip Gerard is a solid, professional, mainstream novelist, best known in these parts for "Cape Fear Rising," his 1994 historical epic about the 1898 Wilmington race riot.
...where he currently chairs the creative writing department at the University of North Carolina Wilmington Gerard is one of the foremost proponents...

Father and son actors find success in locally filmed productions
"I had no clue what I wanted to do with my life when I went to college," said Devin, a Winston-Salem native and University of North Carolina Wilmington graduate.

Burglaries, thefts are area's most prevalent crimes
"It's an everyday occurrence," Darrell Irwin, an associate professor of criminology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, said about property crimes. "Violent crime is less common, and people are shocked when they run into violent crime or it ...

More than 150 employees make over $100K annually at UNCW
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - When UNCW announced a nine percent tuition hike for students next semester, they said it was a necessity. But, despite recent budget cuts, WECT has learned the university is still paying more than 150 employees more than $100,000 a year.
...Peterson is the highest paid person on staff, making $410,000 a year. Chancellor Gary Miller comes in second with an annual salary of $275,000.

Staff members learn about TEACCH program
Fayetteville-Manlius Schools
On March 15 and 16, about 38 F-M staff members took part in a two-day professional development workshop led by experts in the TEACCH Model, which focuses on educating and working with individuals with an autism spectrum disorder.

Kenneth Teitelbaum - Despite widely held perceptions, teaching isn't easy
A teacher education student recently told me about someone who questioned why she needs to attend college for four years in order to teach first-graders.

Piano trio to perform at Art Trail Gallery Sunday
FLORENCE, SC -- The Atlantean Piano Trio will perform Beethoven Trio in E-Flat Major Op. 1 No. 1 and Brahms Piano Trio No. 2 in C major,...was formed in 2005 by Department of Music faculty members at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. The trio s name was created to complement...

Masters Review Authors Selected
The top ten authors to be published in the 2012 Edition of The Masters Review were selected this week. These ten authors were chosen as the best fiction and narrative nonfiction writers currently enrolled in a graduate-level creative writing program. They represent the best emerging talent...

N.C. natives to be honored by film festival
...with projects in the N.C. Black Film Festival include University of North Carolina Wilmington professor Maurice Martinez, whose films, "Black...

Middle school students learn ways to prevent relationship abuse
‎NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – UNCW and the Rape Crisis Center of Coastal Horizons Center, Inc. teamed up to help teach middle school students ways to ...

Red River has low spring crest
Based on craniofacial superimposition analyzed by three independent sources, James Bailey, a professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, said the matches between the skull and a photo of Miller was “remarkable.

Gym Class Heroes coming to ILM on March 22
StarNewsOnline.com (blog)
Getting all the members of Gym Class Heroes – who play UNCW's Kenan Auditorium on Thursday, March 22 - in the same place at one time seems to be a daunting task in itself. The members, like the music they create, tend to go off in different directions.

Popular Local Historian Speaks At Next Brunswick Civil War Round Table
Southport Times (press release)
March 20, 2012 - Southport, NC - Well known and well respected historian, author and UNCW history professor Chris E. Fonvielle, Jr., Ph.D., will be the guest speaker at the next monthly meeting of the Round Table on Tuesday, April 3rd.

“1491″ author's talk rescheduled
StarNewsOnline.com (blog)
The UNCW Honors College will play host to his lecture at 7 pm Tuesday, March 27, in Room 134, Dobo Hall, on the UNCW campus.

UNCW to host two-day poverty conference
The University of North Carolina Wilmington will host a two-day poverty conference next week focused on local issues of poverty and how to deal with them.

UNCW students recycle trash into palm trees
‎WWAY NewsChannel 3
UNCW finished second in the CAA last year. Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or ...

Student films showcased during Visions
Lumina News
by Daniel Bowden On Friday, March 30, the University of North Carolina Wilmington will host its second
Visions Film Festival and Conference. Visions is an undergraduate student-run film festival showcasing…

At the Newton Free Library
Wicked Local
Lookout Books is the literary imprint of the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Publishing Laboratory.
The evening begins with opening remarks by NPR's Tom Ashbrook, followed by host William Novak ...

A very special Free Ticket Thursday — Rebecca Skloot lecture
‎StarNewsOnline.com (blog)
Usually we give away tickets to area events on Free Ticket Tuesday, but UNCW's Shane Fernando contacted me yesterday with an offer I couldn't refuse.

Movers and Shakers
Lumina News
WetBird Productions wins two awards in Nashville WetBird Productions was awarded with two Emmy Awards for its film "Marching Once More" at the MidSouth Emmy Awards in Nashville last weekend.
...Luxembourg for the 60th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. UNC Wilmington professor receives award of excellence Michael Messina, a professor of...

Art initiative takes up residence at UNCW
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
At a news conference Thursday, UNCW Chancellor Gary Miller said that the university will provide a new permanent home for Art for the Masses (AFTM), a yearly exhibition that enables local artists to showcase their work directly to area art lovers

UNCW will be the permanent home for a Wilmington tradition called
Art for the Masses - www.whqr.org/post/uncw-partnering-art-masses
Michelle Bliss reports that at the annual event, artists can sell their work, earning 100 percent of the profit, while art lovers can buy local masterpieces for $250 or less.

UNCW Recycling Center is expanding and looking to campus community...
‎UNCW Seahawk
How manyUNCWstudents think themselves criminals? Not many is my guess, but in fact, being ignorant of the law does not, by rule of law, justify breaking..

UNCW professor awarded Excellence in Teaching honor
Mike Messina won't stop moving. He's at his desk in his office at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, sitting – but not still. His feet, clad in red Chuck Taylors, cross and uncross.
...won't stop moving. He's at his desk in his office at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, sitting but not still. His feet, clad in red Chuck..

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