UNCW in the News

Sept. 19-23, 2011

August unemployment rates in region highest since 1984
Star News Online – 09/23/11
Unemployment rates in New Hanover and Pender counties in August were the highest since at least 1984, according to a University of North Carolina Wilmington economist. ...August were the highest since at least 1984, according to a University of North Carolina Wilmington economist. In New Hanover, the jobless rate,

University leaders to Super Committee: Don't slash higher ed
Under the Dome | NewsObserver.com – 09/22/11
A half dozen university leaders from North Carolina have joined dozens of others in a plea to members of the Congressional super committee crafting a plan for deficit reduction. Richard Brodhead, president of Duke University; Philip Dubois, chancellor of UNC Charlotte; Gary Miller, chancellor of UNC Wilmington; Tom Ross,

UNCW students to sweep Carolina Beach

‎WECT-TV6 - Debra Worley
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Students at UNCW will join the Surfrider group and the Center for Leadership Education Saturday for a morning of cleaning the beach, ...

Equestrian Center opens 2011-12 competition season Saturday
UNCW tackles the absurd
WSFX FOX 26 News – 09/22/11
"It's a major challenge," said actress Tori Keaton in response to UNCW's first two student productions of the year.

Students explore local coastal issues for climate change documentary
Lumina News – 09/22/11
Staff photo by Benton Sampson The "We Sea Change" documentary team from left, Jessica Lama, Dustin Chamber, Keela Sweeney, Evan Lucas and Megan Ennes. Students explore local coastal issues for climate change documentary Staff photo by Benton Sampson The "We Sea Change" documentary team from. ..

The Dish - Floating islands a treat for dessert
Star News Online – 09/22/11
Perhaps because I complained about there being too much crème brulee in Wilmington, I was treated to not one but two "floating island" desserts last week. ...also have food trucks on their minds. Brittany Solomon, a University of North Carolina Wilmington graduate student, says her Ms. Cheesy truck,

Recalling the Tuscarora War
Star News Online – 09/22/11
North Carolina is at the beginning of a four-year-long celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. However, Sept. 22, 2011, is the 300th anniversary of the beginning of the Tuscarora War in North Carolina. ...haunts both Native North Carolinians and the North Carolina government. David La Vere is a professor of history at UNC Wilmington. David La Vere

New NASA Undersea Mission Begins October 17
Softpedia – 09/20/11
Officials at the American space agency announce that a team of astronauts is now ready to descend beneath the waves of the Atlantic Ocean, off the coasts of Key Largo, Florida. ...Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) the owner of Aquarius and the University of North Carolina, in Wilmington, which operates the underwater facility.

PRIDE Vigil Demonstrates UNCW Solidarity for Equality
‎UNCW Seahawk - Angie Hunt
Many students held signs, others held hands, but most just sat and watched as UNCW's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) organization and People ..

Human condition explored in UNCW plays
‎StarNewsOnline.com - John Staton
"Pinter's plays are like Rorschach tests," director Charles Grimes writes in the program for a pair of one-acts opening at UNCW this week. ...

Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper changing guard
The Spokesman-Review - Blogs – 09/21/11
CONSERVATION — Jennifer Ekstrom, executive director of the Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper has announced she's moving on to another career opportunity. Shannon Williamson will step in as the new Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper on Monday, Sept.
...well as notes on where Ekstrom is headed. Williamson earned her bachelor s degree in marine biology (studying dolphin communication) from the. ..

New NASA Undersea Mission Begins October 17

Softpedia – 09/20/11
Officials at the American space agency announce that a team of astronauts is now ready to descend beneath the waves of the Atlantic Ocean, off the coasts of Key Largo, Florida. ...Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) the owner of Aquarius and the University of North Carolina Wilmington, which operates the underwater facility.

Pentecostal Bishop Charles Brown booked with sexual battery
NOLA.com – 09/20/11
The spiritual head of a local Pentecostal denomination has been arrested and booked with sexual battery on a teenage girl more than 23 years ago. New Orleans court records show that Bishop Charles E. ... In 2001, a national survey of successful congregations by the University of North Carolina in Wilmington and the University of Notre Dame sing led...

CHAT: UNCW releases report on near-campus shooting
WECT TV6 – 09/20/11
WILMINGTON, NC (WSFX) - UNC Wilmington officials released a report concerning a summer near-campus shooting and recommendations to the university's response. CHAT: UNCW releases report on near-campus shooting WILMINGTON, NC (WSFX) - UNC Wilmington officials released a report concerning a summer ne ar-campus..

UNCW releases report into alert system failure during shooting ...
‎WWAY NewsChannel 3 - Cliff Pyron
WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) -- A shooting near UNCW back in July posed a threat to students when the gunman ran through campus, but a campus safety alert system ... UNCW's Emergency Response Too Slow, School Officials Say‎ WHQR Public Radio.

“Tornadoes” author to address mental health gathering
Star News Online Blogs – 09/20/11
Randi Davenport, author of the award-winning memoir “The Boy Who Loved Tornadoes” is coming to Wilmington on Oct. 5 for a series of speaking events. Davenport, an academic at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will speak at a lunch for NAMI-Wilmington for a series of speaking events. Davenport, an academic at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will speak at a lunch for NAMI-Wilmington...

NASA Announces 15th Undersea Exploration Mission Date and Crew

Sun Herald –WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2011 -- /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --
An international crew of astronauts will venture into the Atlantic Ocean on Oct. 17 to test innovative solutions to engineering challenges during a crewed mission to an asteroid. ...Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and operated by the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. The NEEMO crew also includes Japan. ..

Why do some critics love 'Blue Velvet'?
Star News Online
So why all the fuss over "Blue Velvet"? The movie's not to everyone's taste. Rogert Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times, while admitting it had scenes of "raw emotional energy," deplored a story line "marred by sophomoric satire and cheap shots" and accused director David Lynch of "pretending it's all ..Monahan, chairman of the film studies department at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, recalled how audiences laughed nervously..

Male teachers are a rarity in classrooms
StarNewsOnline.com
That's a real fear," said Donyell Roseboro, associate professor at the Watson School of Education at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Also, the General Assembly voted this year to end soon the 25-year-old Teaching Fellows education ...

UNCW professor writing about NC Indian war
StarNewsOnline.com (blog)
24,you'll have a chance to catch UNCW historian and author David La Vere. He's giving a lecture for the Family History Society of North Carolina at 1 pm in Cullman Hall at the new NC History Center, next to Tryon Palace at 529 S. Front St., New Bern. ...

UNCW's Gessner finds more to Gulf oil spill in 'The Tarball Chronicles'
StarNewsOnline.com
Gessner, an associate professor of creative writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, continues the philosophy (voiced in his earlier "My Green Manifesto") of avoiding as much gloom and doom as possible. Much of the Gulf, he notes, ...

Poet Cairns to speak on Mt. Athos monks
StarNewsOnline.com
"I kind of assumed they were all holy," said Cairns, this semester's visiting writer at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. "I thought they were all growing in mystical apprehension. I do think they're all on their way, but they're in ...


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