UNCW in the News

June 18-22

Spivey’s Corner queens shine on the stage
The Sampson Independent
And the 75th Miss North Carolina 2012 is…That question cannot be answered until Saturday evening at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium where Mary Catherine Tucker, Miss Spivey’s Corner, and 36 other young women are vying for the title of Miss North Carolina.
...young women are vying for the title of Miss North Carolina. Tucker is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, with a B.A.

UNCW opens to local youth
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Local middle school students will get a taste of college life during UNCW’s annual Junior Seahawk Academy this week from June 18-22. The academy is designed to help all children, especially underserved kids, develop and maintain an interest in learning math, science and technology while participating…

Three with local ties vying for Miss North Carolina
StarNewsOnline.com
Three Wilmington residents hope to be among the top 11 finalists vying for the Miss North Carolina crown Saturday night. They are Miss Greater Wilmington Alexis Gonzalez, Miss Central Carolina Brooklyne Williamson and Miss Spivey's Corner Mary Catherine Tucker.
...Corner Mary Catherine Tucker. All three are graduates of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. The 75th annual Miss North Carolina Scholarship...

Poetry into Ploughshares
Star News Online Blogs
“Poem Begoinning With a Line by Ikkyu” by Wilmington author Sarah Messer appears in the Spring 2012 issue of Ploughshares, a nationally known literary magazine.
...Flynn, the novelist. An associate professor of creative writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Messer is best known for her 2004...

NCAA Penalizes UNCW Men's Hoops Program
UNCWsports.com
The NCAA made it official Wednesday: the men's basketball team will not be allowed to compete in the postseason in 2012-13.

Student-directed plays have bright spots, rough patches
‎StarNewsOnline.com
The play – written, directed by and starring UNCW student Jacob Keohane – is running back-to-back with another one-act play, "Wake Up," ...

UNCW Surf Team Placed Third Nationally
Beach Carolina Magazine
The UNCW Surf Team has placed third at the 2012 NSSA National Interscholastic Championships.

NASA Undersea 'Asteroid' Mission Passes Halfway Mark

LiveScience
Four aquanauts have spent the last week living and working beneath the waves off Florida's coast, conducting research that could help future astronauts explore an asteroid in deep space.
...U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and managed by the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. The research station sits on...

UNCW Surf Team takes homes national title
WECT-TV6
The surf team at UNCW came home with a national championship title this weekend after competing in the 2012 National Interscholastic ...

Double Feature
encore Online
Browncoat Pub and Theatre will deliver twofold this week with originally scripted plays, “Jeez'm Crow” and “Wake Up,” written by UNCW

How to Cut Costs
National Review Online (blog)
UNC-Wilmington has stopped renting space around the city of Wilmington, consolidating all its functions on campus.

North Carolina Central University to cut majors
NBC17.com
Some were cut and others merged as North Carolina Central University tries to ... Meanwhile, UNC-Wilmington also had similar requests for program changes ...

Peterson awaits APR report during team camp
WWAY NewsChannel 3
WILMINGTON,NC (WWAY) -- Team basketball camp is one of the long standing traditions of the campus of UNC Wilmington. For the third year in a row the camp falls under the umbrella of UNCW head coach Buzz Peterson.

History meet fantasy in novella
JDNews.com (AP)
Former Camp Lejeune resident and writer Joseph Baneth Allen has made Topsail Island the setting of his newest novella. His latest piece, “Neptune’s Tear” was recently bought by Ruby Lioness Press and expected for release on July 6.
...was wounded during the Beirut bombing, Allen transferred to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, earning his bachelor s degree in...

O.C. surfers seeking national scholastic titles
The Orange County Register (AP)
Dana Point’s Salt Creek Beach is hosting the NSSA National Interscholastic Championships. Collegiate competition was held Saturday. Today and Monday the focus is on top surfers in high school and middle school.
...Chandler Parr was second. In longboarding, Tony Silvagni from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington is national champ. Josh Gandulla from...

Education briefs for June 17, 2012
The Robesonian
slideshow slideshow slideshow Applications being taken LUMBERTON — Applications are being accepted for the Linwood Singletary Memorial Scholarship presented by Robeson County Crop Promotion Association and funded by Robeson County Agribusinesses and the Singletary Family.

Scott joins Duke, SRMC heart center
Allison L. Scott, a certified family nurse practitioner, has joined Duke Cardiovascular Surgery of Lumberton and Southeastern Heart Center, which is managed by Duke Medicine and located on the campus of Southeastern Regional Medical Center.
...Center. A native of Robeson County, Scott completed an associate degree in nursing at Robeson Community College in 2003. She completed a master..

UD President Appointed to 4-Year Term on NCAA Board of Directors
RICHMOND, VA -- University of Delaware President Dr. Patrick T. Harker has been appointed to a four-year term on the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) Board of Directors.
...Athletics Nick Gannon to the NCAA Championships and Competition Cabinet; UNCW Chancellor Gary Miller as the Chair of the Council of Presidents; and...

NASA’s NEEMO: Bringing Space to the Deep
GeekDad - Wired
The name “Nemo” automatically brings to mind visions of the deep for many people. From the infamous anti-hero captain in Jules Vernes’ Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea to the lovable lost clown fish in Pixar’s Finding Nemo, the name has become linked to life in the ocean.
...National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and operated by the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. The Aquarius Base is an 85-ton..


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