UNCW in the News

Nov. 7-11, 2011

Harry Potter marathon at UNCW
Star News Online Blogs
Alright Harry Potter fans. This is a dream come true. It’s an all out 23-hour Harry Potter marathon in a movie showing that shall not be named. Admission is free for faculty, staff, students and the public. There will be a canned food drive at the event.

Chancellor: UNCW needs strong sports
Star News Online
UNC-Wilmington chancellor Gary Miller was raised in the Shenandoah Valley during a period when the flagship athletic programs at Virginia and Virginia Tech were floundering.

UNCW invites bid for 4,300 flash drives

Star News Online Blogs
This is interesting. I have Dana Fischetti from the public relations department checking into this, but I wanted to highlight how much of a stickler to detail the university is in their work orders. Fischetti said these are likely used for incoming students and are uploaded with student resources. I will update this post...

Opinion Lab expands to Wilmington
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
For any business, responding to customer feedback is a critical component for staying competitive.

Planned apartment complex aims to cater to students
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
University Housing Group plans to build 228 apartment units near the intersection of Randall Parkway and Kerr Avenue. Once completed, Carolina Cove Apartments will have a similar look to these apartments in Conway, S.C. Planned apartment complex aims to cater to students University Housing Group plans to build 228 apartment units near the intersection of Randall...

Autumn reading suggestions from North Carolina Bookwatch

Richmond County Daily Journal
It is reading time again. So, courtesy of UNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch, I have some autumn reading — and early Christmas gift — suggestions for your consideration. ...Meant to Do That is a humorous memoir of a young college graduate from Greensboro making her way in a less than friendly but highly addictive...

How many slaves work for you? Website explores global issue
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – If you thought slavery was over, think again. According to one website, you may even have several slaves working for you. Next time you buy a pair of shoes, a piece of jewelry, a new shirt or even a cup of coffee, you could be contributing to a global slavery problem. ...thought to." Yunus Kaya, an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington said a healthy majority of the products we buy...

Raynor returns to UNCW as coach

WILMINGTON, North Carolina – Following a five-year professional career, including a stint with the Pittsburgh Pirates, John Raynor has joined the UNCW baseball coaching staff as he completes his undergraduate degree. "We're excited to have a former ...

A mighty book, a mighty man: Invisible Man and Arnold Rampersad
UNCW Seahawk
Arnold Rampersad, biographer and literary critic, came to UNCW on Wednesday, Nov. 2, to speak about Ralph Ellison, who was known best for his novel, Invisible Man. An air of hushed anticipation filled Lumina Theater last Wednesday afternoon as students ...

An Ecotone release party, happiness
UNCW Seahawk
Professors from the UNCW Creative Writing Department chat in their seats in WHQR's MC Erny gallery, waiting for opening remarks to begin at a release party for Ecotone Magazine. When you walk into the gallery, you're surrounded by paintings of dogs and ...

A failure to act at Penn State as scandal unfolded
Philadelphia Inquirer
There's always another layer above you," said Tom Barth, professor of public administration at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington."Everybody is responsible for their little piece of the pie." In 2002, current assistant coach Mike McQueary ...

Part UNCW student, part ironman
‎UNCW Seahawk
Chris Warner, a junior at UNCW, sprints toward the finish line in the Beach2Battleship Half-Ironman race. Imagine standing on Wrightsville Beach at 9 am. in ...

The Edge: UNCW a friendly campus with plenty of activities
Roanoke Times (AP)
The North Carolina campus is also known as "The Dub." ...raise a hand. Yup. #ThatAwkwardMoment. In late October, I toured the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, also known as UNCW or "The Dub."

Wilmington naturalist McCrary leaves local legacy
Star News Online
Anne B. McCrary, a Wilmington-born scientist whose love of nature earned her a city park named in her honor, died Monday night at her home near Wrightsville Beach. ...Posey, former chairman of the biology and marine biology department at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. "She knew the coast and she knew...

Voters turn out in light numbers to polls
Star News Online
Dorothy Monroe, sitting in a hushed polling place in the heart of Wilmington on Tuesday, spoke to a huge topic of debate and discussion: Why voter turnout always seems so light for local elections. ...Electoral Assistance. Ralph Kornegay, a political science professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, said part of the problem is that...

JUST ADD HOPE: UNCW students learn to train dogs, change lives
WWAY NewsChannel 3
WILMINGTON, NC -- We often hear from viewers who want to see more coverage of the positive things going on in our community. In an effort to do that, we're showcasing the Assistance Dog Training Program at UNC Wilmington, a unique opportunity for students to learn how to use service dogs to

Fuel for Passion:
Encore Magazine
Kenneth Price captures hip-hop Grammy winner 9th Wonder in latest documentary ...Americatown, he has also managed to pick up a handful of degrees at UNCW and UNC Greensboro. Along the way, he took an interesting left turn...

Biotech Center posts new chief exec job in Wilmington
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
The North Carolina Biotechnology Center has launched its search for a new executive based in Wilmington to lead its statewide marine biotechnology work. ...biotechnology work. The position will have an office at the University of North Carolina Wilmington s Center for Marine Science beginning in...

UNCW Seahawk Shuttle routes and schedules - Effective October 1
Docstoc – 11/08/11 09:09

UNCW study: Azalea Festival has $50 million impact on Wilmington
WTKR – 11/08/11 07:58
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A study by the University of North Carolina Wilmington concludes the 2011 North Carolina Azalea Festival had a total economic impact on Wilmington's economy of more than $50 million. ...

Gloriana returns to Wilmington for a good cause
WSFX FOX 26 News
WILMINGTON, NC - Some familiar faces returned to Wilmington for a homecoming weekend. ...Mike Gossin led their band Gloriana for a couple of performances in Wilmington. Tom Gossin attended UNC Wilmington, and along with his younger...

Summer Ventures program for NC high schoolers in science and math faces budget cuts
The Daily Tar Heel
A summer program that has offered N.C. high school students an opportunity to engage in the sciences since 1985 is shrinking due to budget cuts. Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics is a state-funded program that provides four weeks of science and math instruction to rising juniors and seniors…

Enriching Realism:
encore Online
UNCW junior Lauren Berg as Nina in the 'play within the play,' Anton Chekhov's The Seagull. With hopes to produce entertain- ing fare, free from macabre overtones or depressive oeuvre, UNCW's theatre department will present Russian ...

Writer Edith Pearlman Gets Some Overdue Recognition
Here & Now
Brookline, Massachusetts author Edith Pearlman, 75, has published four collections of short stories and her work is regularly chosen for the “Best American Short Story” compilations. ...permission of Lookout Books, an imprint of the Department of Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. All rights reserved.

Hoop Links: It’s all on the record now

Star News Online Blogs
Here’s the game story from last night’s exhibition. Strong comments from freshman guard Adam Smith. He’s confident and said he’ll embrace the pressure situations. Maryland at 8 p.m. Sunday. I m meeting with UNCW chancellor Gary Miller this afternoon. Looking forward to hearing his thoughts on a wide variety...

Operation Marry Me to host two on Veterans Day
Jacksonville Daily News (AP)
Two local couples will be heading down the aisle on Veteran’s Day for a dream wedding experience. Operation Marry Me Military, an organization that provides free weddings in honor of troops, is providing lucky active military brides and grooms with a chance to say “I do” in front of family and frie ...Moser is a disabled veteran, a single mother and a full time student at University of North Carolina at Wilmington. The couple also runs the...

Jewish scholar to speak at UNCW
Star News Online Blogs
This one was too late for the book calendar: David Shneer, author of Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War and the Holocaust, will speak Nov. 13 at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Shneer, director of Jewish studies at the University...

Local films, filmmakers well-represented at Cucalorus 17
Star News Online
This year's Cucalorus Film Festival will screen pictures from 14 different countries, from Israel to Paraguay. Filmmakers from six foreign countries are expected to attend. ...Israel to Paraguay. Filmmakers from six foreign countries are expected to attend. Still, the festival which opens Thursday and runs through Nov.

Book Review - Almond shows adept touch in 'God Bless America'
Star News Online
Lookout Books, the fiction imprint of the creative writing department at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, hit one out of the park with its first release, Binocular Vision by Edith Pearlman. ...

An evening at Ecotone
Star News Online Blogs 
Thanks to Caroline Cropp of UNCW for a couple of images from the Nov. 3 launch party for the “Happiness” issue of Ecotone, the literary magazine at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Naturalist writer offers different take on Gulf oil spill
Gessner, a naturalist, environmental writer and teacher at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, offers a firsthand account of what happened in the Gulf of Mexico in the months following the massive April 2010 oil spill. ...

Bookmarks - 100 new children's books go to library
Former Wilmington resident Shawna Kenney, who earned an MFA in creative writing from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, received some good news recently. Her memoir  I Was a Teenage Dominatrix has been optioned by Wild West Picture Show, ...

UNCW student trains dogs for Canines for Service
Megan Crayton, a sophomore at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, is raising a service dog named Sebastian while juggling school. Megan works with Sebastian at Canines For Service on skills he will need before he can be placed with a client. ...

New Hanover News & Notes - Writing award; volunteers needed; food program
The scholarship is given annually to a female UNCW student majoring in creative writing. The public is invited to attend. Following the presentation, refreshments will be served and a book signing will take place with Virginia Wright-Frierson, ...

Free Ticket Tuesday testimonial
StarNewsOnline.com (blog)
She saw the Dobet Gnahore concert at UNCW's Kenan Auditorium last night (Nov. 3) and felt compelled to send me the f0llowing email: “Thanks a million!!!! The show was definitely AWESOME!!!! I could not get my nephew to go with me; I bet he could kick ...

Peterson Radio Show back for year two
StarNewsOnline.com (blog)
by Brian Mull Have a question for UNCW men's basketball coach Buzz Peterson? Now you have a chance to ask it. The Buzz Peterson Radio Show cranks up again at 7 p.m. Monday on Sunny 104.5 FM, the radio home of the Seahawks. For the second year in a row, ...

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