UNCW in the News

Sept. 12-16, 2011

Magazine bumps up UNCW's national ranking
StarNewsOnline.com (blog)
by Amanda Greene The issue isn't even out until next Tuesday, but already officials at the University of North Carolina Wilmington are yelling it to the rafters — UNCW tied with the College of Charleston as the number
4 public master's university in ...

UNC SERVES aims to ease transition for military-affiliated students
The Daily Tar Heel
The UNC-Wilmington Onslow Extension Site, a partnership between UNC-W, Coastal Carolina Community College and Camp Lejeune, is one program that offers degrees to military-affiliated students in the Jacksonville area. ...

REMINDER/Canadian Space Agency Astronaut David Saint-Jacques to Participate in NASA Undersea Mission
News Blaze – 09/16/11
Canadian Space Agency Astronaut David Saint- Jacques has been assigned to his first mission. He will take part in NEEMO 15 (NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations), in which he will test exploration concepts in an undersea environment off the Florida coast. ...Steven Squyres, and James Talacek and Nate Bender of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. CSA Astronaut Jeremy Hansen will assume the...

Eshelman Foundation steps into spotlight
Greater Wilmington Business Journal – 09/16/11
PPD, Inc., founder Fred Eshelman and his daughter Kimberly Eshelman Batten are pursuing a higher profile for the Eshelman Foundation after "staying under the radar" since its founding in 2008. ...children s health and educational needs. While studying at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Batten began talking about establishing...

Lifelong love of rocks led to original jewelry designs
Star News Online – 09/16/11
You would never know it to look at him, but Guy Pushée is a real rock star. The owner of well-known Wilmington jewelry store Tavernays, Pushée's interest in rocks started when he was just 8 years old. ...and fossils that he later donated to his alma mater, the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Pushée comes from a family of French Huguenots...

Local business briefs - Study: 1 in 5 homes here 'under water'
Trading Charts – 09/16/11
(Star-News - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- A fifth of all Wilmington-area residential properties with a mortgage were in negative equity at the end of the second quarter, the real estate research firm CoreLogic said Thursday.
...commitments with his appointment to the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Wheeler is a wealth consultant and...

Don’t freak out when you hear sirens on UNCW’s campus on Monday
Green Business expo opens next week in Wrightsville Beach
Lumina News – 09/15/11
The Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association and the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Cameron School of Business are teaming up again to present the 2nd Annual Emerging Green Business Conference later this month.Green Business expo opens next week in Wrightsville Beach The Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association and the University of North Carolina...

Swimmers compete between Crystal and Johnnie
Lumina News – 09/15/11
Staff photo by Allison Potter Competitors finish the Pier-2-Pier Swim at Johnnie Mercer’s Pier on Saturday, Sept. 10. The 7th annual event was hosted by the Wilmington Family YMCA’s Cape Fear Aquatic Club. ...first, second and third in the men s division respectively. University of North Carolina Wilmington swimmer Mike Smiechowski took fourth. First place...

UNCW Commemorates 9/11
Lumina News – 09/15/11
Supplied photo courtesy of UNCW/Jamie Moncrief University of North Carolina Wilmington students, staff and faculty join community members and first-responders on the Hoggard Hall lawn on Friday, Sept... UNCW Commemorates 9/11 Supplied photo courtesy of UNCW/Jamie Moncrief University of North Carolina Wilmington students, staff and faculty join...

Chamber names Jason Wheeler to board
Star News Online Blogs – 09/15/11
Jason Wheeler of Pathfinder Wealth Consulting has been appointed to the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Raiford Trask, of Autumn Hall. ...commitments with his appointment to the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Wheeler is a wealth consultant and...

Local foods lead to wins
Star News Online – 09/14/11 15:27
When a milkman made a delivery in a movie Mom and I were watching recently, she looked at me and said, "Ah, the good old days. I wish they were back." The thought lingered as I composed this column.
...bacon and one with red wine-poached pears. Lots of newbies University of North Carolina Wilmington graduate Ben Boyatt opened Kat 5 Kava at 123..

U.S. Department of Education Awards 42 Grants Totaling $14.8 Million to Support Teacher Training and Improve Classroom Instruction for English Learners
U.S. Department of Education – 09/13/11
The U.S. Department of Education announced today the award of 42 National Professional Development program grants totaling $14.8 million to support professional development activities designed to improve classroom instruction for English Learners (ELs). ...English Language Acquisition, which administers the grant program. Students achievement and success in the science, technology, engineering,

War veteran shares her unique story with UNCW students
WWAY NewsChannel 3 – 09/12/11
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY)-- Jennifer Crane is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom. As a victim of post-traumatic stress disorder, Crane now travels the country trying to raise awareness
about what many service members are going through in their post-war lives.
War veteran shares her unique story with UNCW students WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY)-- Jennifer Crane is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom. As...

UNCW creates position to focus on community partnerships

WWAY NewsChannel 3 – 09/12/11 17:10
WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) -- The University of North Carolina Wilmington has hired Jennifer B. Harris to fill a new position of Assistant to the Chancellor for Community Partnerships.

Sports memorabilia exhibit opens at UNCW
Houston Chronicle
WILMINGTON, NC (AP) — A collection primarily focused on memorabilia from college and professional football and basketball is on display at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. The John Gunn Collection also includes publications related to ...

Gessner keeps on roll with 'Tarball'
StarNewsOnline.com
Gessner, an associate professor of creative writing at UNCW, will also give a public reading at the university at 7 pm Thursday in Room 1111 of Kenan Hall on the UNCW campus. Last week, this column noted some storm damage from Hurricane Irene to the ...

MPMA awards scholarships
Jacksonville Daily News (AP) – 09/10/11
Montford Point Marine Association and its Ladies Auxiliary recently awarded scholarships to six graduates of Onslow County schools. Recipients of the $1,000 scholarships are Tiersa Carlos, University of North Carolina at Wilmington;
Deshah Johnson and Keegan Johnson, North Carolina A&T University; Recipients of the $1,000 scholarships are Tiersa Carlos, University of North Carolina at Wilmington; Deshah Johnson and Keegan Johnson, North...

UNCW students hold 9/11 memorial
Coastal - News14.com –
WILMINGTON — A group of UNCW students, faculty, and staff took a break from classes to honor those killed on 9/11. Nearly 1,500 Seahawks gathered to line up in a formation that represented the twin towers and the Pentagon in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the tragedy.

UNCW, Cape Fear Future partner on website to share educational information
Greater Wilmington Business Journal –
UNCW’s Watson School of Education (WSE) and Cape Fear Future (CFF) have jointly introduced a new web-based resource to maximize teacher/parent access and student use of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs across the region. ...a new web-based resource to maximize teacher/parent access and student use of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs across...

UNCW students come together to honor 9/11 victims
WWAY NewsChannel 3 –
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- UNC Wilmington students remembered 9/11 in their own unique way today. Students honored local first responders and those who served on September 11.


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