UNCW in the News

April 21-25

University of North Carolina Wilmington Chancellor Gary L. Miller and Cape Fear C.C. President Ted Spring
Wilmington Business Radio
Dr. Gary L. Miller and Dr. Ted Spring were interviewed on Wilmington Business Radio on Friday afternoon. Dr. Miller is the fourth chancellor and seventh leader of the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

UNCW Business Leaders Ask Cape Fear Region's Top Five Employers to Reveal Their Needs
Roberts has coined an upcoming CIE breakfast the “aspirin event.” Thursday morning, leaders from the region’s five largest employers—PPD, General Electric, Castle Branch, the North Carolina Military Business Center, and UNCW—will reveal their most pressing needs. North Carolina Treasurer Janet Crowell [sic] will also be on hand, to provide opening remarks.

2014 Coastal Entrepreneur Award Winners Announced
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Ten area companies and organizations, representing nine categories, have been chosen as this year’s Coastal Entrepreneur Award winners.  The Coastal Entrepreneur Awards program is run by the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Greater Wilmington Business Journal.

Spotlighting a law that stripped U.S.-born women of citizenship
Los Angeles Times
The Expatriation Act of 1907 required a woman who married a foreigner to 'take the nationality of her husband.' "There are all these people doing their genealogy, and they come across relatives who were declared alien enemies during World War I, and they're trying to figure out why that would be if they were born in the United States," said Candice Bredbenner, a history professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

UNCW tennis teams sweep CAA championship matches
Star News
UNC Wilmington swept the CAA Tournament finals Sunday, dropping the College of Charleston in both the men’s and women’s tennis championships at William and Mary. A 4-0 win gave the men their fourth conference title in five years while the women’s 4-3 victory was their first CAA championship in school history.

Sensational Sunday for Seahawks
The No. 1-seeded Seahawks won their 11th straight match and it couldn't have been any more dramatic as Coach Evan Clark's team edged No. 2 seed College of Charleston, 4-3, to capture their first Colonial Athletic Association Women's Tennis Championship late Sunday at William & Mary's Millie West Tennis Facility.
Other coverage: WECT

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.

A decade on the NCAA baseball scene, Seahawks keep building
In 2004, UNCW baseball players dressed in Trask Coliseum and hiked to the diamond where they won the program's first Colonial Athletic Association tournament. Now, the team is headquartered across the street in Fisher Fieldhouse.

Sage Island Welcomes New Team Members
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Stephanie DeLuca and Regina DiPerna recently joined the digital marketing agency Sage Island. DiPerna will concentrate on web marketing and development. She has an MFA in creative writing from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and also worked as an editor of the literary journal Ecotone.

DC's Pugh headed to UNC Wilmington
State Gazette
As a youngster, Malik Pugh had dreams of one day playing college basketball at the highest level. On Thursday at DCHS in front of his family, teammates and coaches, a smiling Pugh signed his name on a National Letter of Intent to continue his career at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, proving that yes, dreams do come true for those dedicated to becoming the best they can be.

Mat Batts and Steven Linkous earn CAA honors
UNCW infielder Steven Linkous and lefthanded pitcher Mat Batts were named Colonial Athletic Association Co-Player and Pitcher-of-the-Week, respectively, following UNCW's two-game sweep of Towson last weekend.

Golden's two home run's power Seahawks past Tigers
Casey Golden homered twice and Steven Linkous added four hits as UNCW rallied from an early deficit to beat Towson, 11-8, and finish off a two-game Colonial Athletic Association series sweep on Sunday at Brooks Field.

Seahawk netters sweep CAA Tennis Championship
Port City Daily
Displaying the dominance that has been prevalent during their current nine-matchwinning streak, UNCW won its fourth Colonial Athletic Association men’s tennis championship with a 4-0 victory over the College of Charleston. The UNCW men’s tennis team earned an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament.

UNCW grad student designs education app
A new education app will soon be available for download online all thanks to a UNCW graduate student. Alex Vidor, a graduate student at UNCW's Cameron School of Business, has spent the last year and a half designing a special tool to help teachers and students in the classroom.

African-American schools focus of lecture
Star News
The Rosenwald School movement and its impact on African-American schools in the South will be the topic of a lecture Thursday at Poplar Grove Plantation. Glen Harris, associate professor of history at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and Claudia Stack, writer-director of the documentary "Under the Kudzu," will talk about Rosenwald schools in Pender County.

'Godfather' of the patient-centered medical home to speak at UNCW
Star News
Dr. Paul Grundy, the global director of health care transformation for IBM, will speak at 7 p.m. April 29 at the Burney Center at UNCW. Grundy’s a lecture is sponsored by UNCW’s College of Health and Human Services and the New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

New Hanover has boozy lifestyle, CDC survey finds
Star News
New Hanover County's excessive drinking rate staggers at around 18 percent. So why is New Hanover still bellied up to the bar long after Burke, Robeson and Wayne have called it a night? You might think it's because New Hanover is a college community. Statistics from the University of North Carolina Wilmington show that in fall 2012, 45 percent of students were binge drinkers. That's down from 62 percent in 2005.

Wilmington's "green" initiatives on Earth Day
Organizations in Wilmington celebrated Earth Day by encouraging green practices. The Surfrider Foundation at UNCW asked fellow students to taste test tap water and bottle water and then explained many of these of bottles end up in the Atlantic Ocean.

Bites & Sips - Area chefs show flair with vegan cuisine
Star News
Newcomer Emily Lyons, who can be found running the grills at Sealevel City Gournet, is finding fans dropping her name. While relatively new to kitchens – she's only been cooking professionally for a couple years while wrapping up her accounting degree at the University of North Carolina Wilmington – Lyons earns admiration for actively practicing a vegan diet in her own life.

Basketball (M): UNCW adds Takayo Siddle, Casey Stanley to staff (UPDATED)
Star News
Kevin Keatts has tapped into his past to begin building the UNCW men’s basketball staff. The first-year coach announced the additions of assistant coaches Takayo Siddle and Casey Stanley on Tuesday.
Other coverage: WECT

UNCW takes advantage of Elon's erratic pitching in win
Star News
Ryan LaGrange's nifty scoop and throw beat Elon's Quinn Bower to first base by half a step, and UNCW baseball players met at the Brooks Field mound Tuesday night to celebrate Christian MacDonald's first career save.

UNCW outslugs Elon, ECU trims UNC; Kevin Keatts names two assistants to hoops staff
Drew Farber homered and knocked in four runs as UNCW raced to an early 8-0 lead before holding off long-time rival Elon late for a 10-7 win on Tuesday at Brooks Field.

The Dub Hub Baseball: Lineup shake-up sparks Seahawks vs. Towson
Star News
UNCW scored a much-needed two-game sweep of Towson over the weekend, fighting through the rain with 22 total runs in the pair of wins.

Panelists Identify Economic Development Priorities
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Rachel Lewis Hilburn of WHQR turned to Jim Roberts, executive director of UNCW's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, who was in the audience.
Story also ran in Port City Daily

Families dealing with autism get test flight
April is Autism Awareness month and Coastal Autism Solutions is teaming with UNCW and ILM to give families that have children with autism a chance to go through the entire airport experience.

FBI agent, best-selling author to discuss art theft cases
On Monday, Robert K. Wittman, a former FBI agent specializing in art crime, will give a lecture at Lumina Theater on the campus of the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Special Olympics NHC Spring Games begin at UNCW
Hundreds of students from New Hanover County Schools and group homes hit the track at UNC Wilmington Wednesday morning for the 2014 Special Olympics New Hanover County Spring Games.

Historic square grand openings
Lumina News
One exhibit will be the What Goes Around Comes Around Plastic Ocean Project art exhibit by University of North Carolina Wilmington researcher Bonnie Monteleone.

Rhode Island senator whistle stops Wrightsville Beach

Lumina News
Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse met with coastal scientists from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

'Under the Dome' fans can get peek behind curtain at NC's Screen Gems
Spartanburg Herald Journal
Pam Stilwelll has assembled a team of 10, including film and theater undergraduates and recent graduates from University of North Carolina Wilmington,to act as guides for tours of EUE/Screen Gems Studios.

Local surf teams win big out of town
Lumina News
The University of North Carolina Wilmington Surf Team came home from the National Scholastic Surfing Association’s 2014 East Coast Championships with its sixth consecutive title in April.

UNCW can save season at CAA tournament
UNCW is the three-time defending champion and trying to extend a four-year NCAA run, but the Seahawks will have their work cut out for them at the Founders Course. The 54-hole event starts at 9 a.m. Friday, with rounds scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.

UNCW Roundup
UNCW will send 17 track and field athletes to the third most watched meet in the world this weekend when the group heads to the prestigious Penn Relays hosted by the University of Pennsylvania at historic Franklin Field in Philadelphia.

Area sports briefs
UNCW’s Steven Linkous and Mat Batts are the newest Colonial Athletic Association Co-Player and Pitcher of the week.

NC State baseball team cools off UNCW
UNCW's bullpen held NC State in check over the final 7.1 innings, but the damage was done as NC State scored seven runs in the opening inning on its way to a 10-2 win over the Seahawks on Wednesday at Doak Field.
Story also ran in Port City Daily; WRAL

Companies Discuss Challenges; Ask For Solutions
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
An event Thursday enabled company representatives to ask members of their audience to hand them some aspirin – metaphorically, of course. Hosted by UNCW’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, representatives of five large economic drivers in the area spoke about their biggest headaches and invited attendees to offer solutions.
Story also covered by Star News

Cape Fear Region's Largest Employers Share Needs with Local Entrepreneurs
UNCW’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship has unveiled the business sector’s answer to matchmaking. At a breakfast on Thursday, the CIE challenged the Cape Fear region’s largest employers to share some as-yet unsolved problems with more than two hundred area business people.

Talking pain points: What keeps employers up at night
WRAL TechWire
Five of the larger employers in the Wilmington area agreed to reveal some of their challenges in hopes of connecting with some of the entrepreneurs in the room at UNC Wilmington's Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurships (CIE) "Pains that Keep Us Up at Night" event.

tekMountain to help tech startups grow
Port City Daily
tekMountain. That’s the name of the long discussed business incubator being developed on the top floor of Castle Branch’s new world headquarters, Finley announced Thursday to a crowd gathered for a CIE-arranged discussion. The UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE), which opened in September at 803 S. College Road, is another example of local incubator space and is currently working with 19 hopeful Wilmington companies.

Performance at UNCW is entirely student-run
A new show at UNCW is being put on entirely by students. It's called Forget About It, and it's even writtenby local student Zeb Mims.

News & Notes - Atlantis summer issue; Moral Movies Series; Earth Day festival; boating course; arboretum celebrates anniversary
Star News
Atlantis, the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Creative Magazine, hosts an event in celebration of the Summer 2015 issue 8:30 p.m. tonight at Bourgie Nights, 127 Princess St., Wilmington.

UNCW hoops coach begins to put staff in place
Port City Daily
New UNCW men’s basketball coach Kevin Keatts took the first steps in building his staff this week with the addition of Takayo Siddle and Casey Stanley as assistant coaches.

NCAA rules on feeding athletes have UNCW officials weighing options
Star News
NCAA rules allow teams to provide meals before and after home games. Last week, the NCAA opted to relax rules that have curbed the way schools can feed athletes. Its potential implications for smaller schools such as UNCW remain less clear. Extra food for the athletes would mean more costs for budget-conscious athletic departments.

UNCW's Aita and Sekely CAA top performers
Seniors Rafael Aita and Angie Sekely, who keyed UNCW's impressive sweep of the Colonial Athletic Association Tennis Championships last weekend, have been named the Most Outstanding Performers at the three-day event in Williamsburg, Va.

UNCW Roundup - Wolfpack tops Seahawks, 10-2
Star News
UNCW’s bullpen held N.C. State in check over the final 7.1 innings, but the damage was done as the Wolfpack scored seven runs in the opening inning Wednesday on its way to a 10-2 win over the Seahawks.

UNCW pitcher Batts always ready for what's ahead
Star News
It took one start for Drew Farber to learn in-game visits with Mat Batts would be different. Batts was cruising in his February 2012 UNCW debut when the catcher headed to the mound, ready to talk strategy.

Local Golf Notes - UNCW can save season at CAA tournament
Star News
The Colonial Athletic Association men's golf tournament returns to St. James Plantation this weekend, but to a different part of the complex after last year's event at the Reserve Club. UNCW is the three-time defending champion and trying to extend a four-year NCAA run, but the Seahawks will have their work cut out for them at the Founders Course.

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