UNCW in the News

April 14-17

UNCW, CFCC officials updating graduation plans
School officials at Cape Fear Community College and the University of North Carolina Wilmington are developing updated graduation plans under the new Comprehensive Articulation Agreement, which creates clearer paths for students to transfer to four-year universities.

Color Me Rad race returns to UNCW in September
Port City Daily
UNCW will host the second annual Wilmington Color Me Rad 5K on Sept. 6 to help support scholarships for student-athletes on campus.

Opera Company Sings Out
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Nancy King has taught voice, vocal studies and opera at UNCW for 15 years. She will serve as artistic director and perform in Opera Wilmington.

Former UNCW runner finds success overseas
Port City Daily
Confronting a rigorous course load in the UNCW International Masters of Business Administration (IMBA) program, former UNCW track and field 800 meter champion Bob Vanderham still continues to compete as a professional.

Finley Woolston keeps a song in his heart while teaching the art of music to others
Jacksonville Daily News
Finley Woolston has performed with several Eastern North Carolina choruses, including the UNCW Concert Choir.

Richard Pitino calls Kevin Keatts ‘one of the best recruiters in the country’
UNCW tapped into Rick Pitino's impressive coaching tree when it hired Kevin Keatts as its men's basketball coach.

Clutch failures punctuate UNCW's series loss to Hofstra
The UNCW baseball team is still looking for its first CAA series win after dropping the rubber match of their weekend series Sunday in a 3-1 loss to Hofstra.
Other coverage: WECT, Port City Daily

UNCW's McLeod posts top-10 finish
Port City Daily Payne McLeod posted his second straight top-10 finish and fourth of his senior season with a fourth-place showing to lead UNCW at the River Landing Intercollegiate on Saturday.
Other coverage:WECT

Hammerheads win road opener; UNCW soccer shuts out NC State
The UNCW men’s soccer team raised more money for Cape Fear Soccer’s Top Soccer program and tacked on a 2-0 victory over N.C. State as well in the second annual “Harry’s Game” Saturday night at the UNCW Soccer Stadium.

UNCW Roundup - Seahawks win 2 track events
Sarah Goodnight led the Seahawk women with a third-place finish in the 3000 meters with a time of 12:11.63.

Patience at the plate pays off for UNCW in 9-2 win
UNCW took the opposite tack Friday night, its patience cracking Hofstra in a 9-2 victory at Brooks Field.

UNCW Roundup - Men's tennis team prevails
Star News
UNCW defeated UNC-Charlotte 5-2 in a five-hour men's tennis marathon Friday.
Other coverage: WECT

Keatts finally can get started on his goals with Seahawks
Star News
The new UNCW men's basketball coach has begun the process of putting his personal stamp on the program, no matter his still-sparse workspace. Keatts directed his first on-court workouts with the Seahawks late last week and greeted fans Saturday from the university's float in the Azalea Festival Parade.

UNCW sweeps top seed for CAA tennis tournament
UNCW's women made history Monday when Coach Evan Clark's team joined the men as the top seeds for this week's Colonial Athletic Association Tennis Championships in Williamsburg, Va.

Ryan Foster earns CAA Co-Pitcher-of-the-week award
UNCW sophomore Ryan Foster was named Colonial Athletic Association Co-Pitcher-of-the-Week for the first time.
Other coverage: Star News

UNCW’s McLeod posts top-10 finish
Port City Daily
Payne McLeod posted his second straight top-10 finish and fourth of his senior season with a fourth-place showing to lead UNCW at the River Landing Intercollegiate on Saturday.

Baseball: UNCW honors 2004 CAA championship team
Star News
UNCW baseball honored its 2004 CAA championship squad on Saturday.

N.C. Treasurer To Speak In Wilmington
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
State treasurer Janet Cowell will be in Wilmington next week to deliver opening remarks at UNCW’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s breakfast event April 24: The Big 5 Employers: Pains That Keep Us Up at Night.

Investment group offers funding for North Carolina start-ups
Time Warner Cable News
Starting a company can come with challenges, and raising money is often one of the biggest. That’s where Innovation Fund North Carolina hopes to step in. The program is a statewide initiative that came to the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) on Tuesday. The goal was clear: to raise awareness of funds it offers early-stage companies.

Technology Earns Startups Time On Stage
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Two Wilmington startups, both housed in UNCW’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, are among eight new ventures selected by the N.C. Technology Association to participate in its new Mobile Startup Showcase. The eight North Carolina-based companies were chosen because they are developing “standout mobile technology.”

Study: Nutrition linked to aggression
Star News
When you see those storm clouds gathering in your significant other's eyes, give them some carbohydrates – and fast. At least that's the advice of a team of researchers – including social psychologist Richard Pond of the University of North Carolina Wilmington – who examined the connection between low blood sugar levels and aggression in married couples.
Story also covered by The Columbus Dispatch

Bookmarks Thoreau’s descendant?
Star News
Wilmington writer (and UNCW faculty member) David Gessner was included in high-powered company in the online edition of Pacific Standard. Canadian essayist Eva Holland, in a piece titled “Writing From the Woods: Surveying the Literaure of Opting Out,” surveyed authors from Henry David Thoreau to Annie Dillard. And Gessner was included in the list.

News & Notes - Science Olympiad winners, man wins science award; scholarships offered; science & engineering fair
Star News
The 2014 Southeast Regional Science Olympiad competition for middle and high school students was recently held on the campus of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Nearly 1,000 students participated. The varsity team winners will advance to the State Science Olympiad Tournament in Raleigh later this month.

UNCW netters sweep top seeds in CAA tennis
Port City Daily
UNCW women made history Monday when Coach Evan Clark’s team joined the men as the top seeds for this week’s Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) tennis championships in Williamsburg, Va.

UNCW's Tuesday game with ECU cancelled
UNCW's baseball game Tuesday against visiting East Carolina has been cancelled due to forecasted inclement weather and will not be made up. The Seahawks will head to Greenville Wednesday for a 6 p.m. start against the Pirates.

Audiences around the world will see movie written & directed by UNCW professor
A small budget movie filmed in Wilmington will be seen by audiences worldwide. Terry Linehan, the UNCW professor who wrote and directed Don't Know Yet, has signed a distribution deal with Devolver Digital in Austin, Texas for video on demand and internet distribution. This means, starting in September, the film will be available for audiences to stream online around the world.
Story also covered by Star News

Porterfield named dean of NKU Haile/US Bank College of Business
The Lane Report
Dr. Rebecca I. Porterfield has been named dean of the NKU Haile/US Bank College of Business. Dr. Porterfield currently serves as graduate associate dean of the University of North Carolina Wilmington Cameron School of Business. She will begin at NKU on July 1.

UNCW students seek tuition hike for sustainability
UNCW students concerned about our environment are doing what they can to make a positive difference, but it's at a price. The students behind the Green Initiative Fund want an additional $5 added to every student's tuition bill every semester to raise funds for their cause.

UNCW Roundup - Swinney joins administrative staff
Star News
UNCW announced Wednesday it has hired Adrianne Swinney as senior associate athletic director/senior woman administrator. She fills the position previously held by Pat Howey, who retired last fall.

UNCW's Aita matures into anchor for Seahawks' tennis rise
Star News
Rafael Aita only found tennis at age 12 after he was beaten out by his brother for a spot on the local U-14 soccer team, but he improved rapidly in a sport that receives little attention in his home country. He's honed a well-rounded game, with a forehand and serve that have helped separate him in the college ranks. Three-set matches have become a strength.

Ex-Seahawk feels effects of grueling travel schedule
Star News
Josh Brock, a 2007 New Han-over High School and 2011 UNCW alumnus, has been a pro for nearly three years now. This winter, he embarked on a precocious journey to advance his game and maybe get a chance or two on the PGA and Web.com tours

Big inning lifts ECU past UNCW; Seahawk softball falls to N.C. State
Port City Daily
Big inning baseball sank the Seahawks Wednesday night as East Carolina overcame an early deficit with five runs in the fourth inning to knock off visiting UNCW 8-5 at Clark-LeClair Stadium.

ECU Scores Eight Unanswered Runs To Defeat UNCW 8-5
East Carolina scored eight unanswered runs behind Dylan Brown’s three-hit, two-RBI performance and Reid Love’s 7.2 innings of relief topping UNC Wilmington 8-5 Wednesday night at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium.

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