UNCW in the News

Aug. 26-30

Ann Conner Woodcuts Exhibit
StarNews (Online Photo Gallery)
Guests attend a reception in honor of nationally acclaimed Wilmington, N.C. artist Ann Conner at the Cultural Arts Building on the campus of University of North Carolina Wilmington Thursday, August 29, 2013. Conner is retiring from the UNCW Department of Art & Art History after many years of dedicated service.

National, state economic headwinds could affect local realty market
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Tom Simpson, a professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s department of economics and finance, said Tuesday that economic uncertainty at the state and national levels could mean slower than usual investment and growth at the local level.

Strategic thinking underlies Biotech Center’s cost-cutting measures
Triangle Business Journal
Norris Tolson axed several NCBC programs, including the Summer Biotechnology Workshops for Educators – a program that last year helped five educators present comprehensive workshops to high school teachers, including “Introductory Biotechnology” at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

A Salute to Our Top Campus Leaders | Lambda Chi Alpha
Cross and Crescent | Lambda Chi Alpha (featuring SGA president Zach Steffey)
The following undergraduate brothers who serve as one of the top ranking student leaders on their campuses for the fall 2013 semester.

Pedestrian bridge for UNCW held off, for now
Port City Daily
If a pedestrian bridge for UNCW is ever to be built across College Road, it won’t be for at least another year.

Seahawks hope familiar faces equal soccer wins
With only one senior on his 2013 roster, UNCW men's soccer coach Aidan Heaney will have the same nucleus on the field for the next two seasons.

Area jobless rate falls
Star News
After adjusting for the height of tourist season, the number of people with a job actually climbed, said William "Woody" Hall, senior economist at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Artist turns from realistic to abstract painting
Star News
Hosier has been studying painting at UNCW for years, following a long career in IT management.

Seahawk volleyball seeks last push over the hump
Star News
Figuring out how to finish the fifth set is the priority for the UNCW volleyball team this season.

2 Wilmingtonians recall March on Washington
Star News
Frankel, now a professor of social work at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, recalls the day when he joined the march on August 28, 1963.

Volleyball memorial raises money for college athletes
WECT
The sixth annual "Spike for Mike" Volleyball Tournament is held each year in honor of Mike Foucht, a former UNCW baseball player killed by a drunk driver in 2007. All proceeds go to a scholarship fund for a UNCW baseball player.

UNCW receives national recognition
News14
UNCW has received honors from Colleges of Distinction and Washington Monthly.

Geology, Biology Host Guest Speaker Sept. 27
Missouri AG Connection
The Western Illinois University departments of geology and biology are hosting a guest speaker, Patricia Kelley, a professor of paleontology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Catching up with the competition and words written
Star News
Yes, college football begins this weekend, but so do individual workouts at UNCW.

More apartments slated for Kerr Avenue corridor
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
A local developer has plans to construct a three-story, 30-unit apartment building along Kerr Avenue, called Kerr Oak Station. Kerr Oaks could join an explosion of new multifamily units being constructed near the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

UNCW athletics department has plan to balance, boost its budget
Port City Daily
During the UNCW Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, Chair Wendy Murphy stated her commitment to setting the college’s struggling athletics program back on track.

UNCW reaches new record for enrollment
Star News
For the first time ever, the University of North Carolina Wilmington has more than 14,000 students.

UNCW sets enrollment record
GWBJ
At its meeting Thursday, the University of North Carolina Wilmington board of trustees learned that the university has set a new enrollment record.

Editorial - Skipping plastic bottles on move-in day a smart choice for UNCW
Star News
UNCW used hydration stations to quench the thirst of move-in crews instead of handing out single-use plastic water bottles.

Fall to bring a stream of artists here
Hispanic Business
Arts lovers won't be bored this fall in Southeastern North Carolina. UNCW will have multiple events like the Cello Festival, Wilmington Symphony opening night and Sister Hazel.

Some worry technology will kill local drive-in
Gaston Gazette (featuring Dave Monahan, Department Chair, Film Studies)
Booths will need to be remodeled to protect the digital equipment from the elements.

A signing for Marine books
Star News
Participating will be Melton McLaurin, professor emeritus of history at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and author of “The Marines of Montford Point.”

UNCW women think they've found balance on soccer field
Star News
The UNCW women's soccer team isn't rebuilding for the 2013 season. The Seahawks return five starters, including an all-CAA freshman team member.

Still natural after all these year
Carolina Country
Frank Nesmith, 86, who with a visiting vacationer, the late Claudia Sailor of Fayetteville, put up a mailbox that included a notebook of love letters in the 1970s. Now, the filled notebooks will go to the archives at UNC Wilmington.



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