UNCW in the News

Dec. 19-23

Appalachian leads nation in number of alumni teachers who become National Board Certified
University News Appalachian State University
BOONE – Appalachian State University leads the nation in the number of alumni who became National Board Certified teachers in 2011, according to information released this month by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).
ther North Carolina schools on the list for 2011 are East Carolina University at No. 2, UNC Chapel Hill and UNC Greensboro tied at No. 7, N.C. State at No. 14, UNC Charlotte at No. 18, UNC Wilmington at No. 20…

American Land Title Association Names Director of Government Affairs
Financial Technology
WASHINGTON --(Business Wire)-- The American Land Title Association (ALTA), the national trade association of the land title insurance industry, announced the appointment of Jessica McEwen as director of government affairs. She also graduated cum laude from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration Finance.

Interview With The CEO; Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. (ODFL) - David S. Congdon
Yahoo! Finance US
The Wall Street Transcript has just published its Transportation and Logistics Report offering a timely review of the sector to serious investors a ...giving for the United Way of Greater High Point, NC. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where he received his B.S...

Sculptor sees a whole other world in glass creations

Richard Ritter was at home when he received an email from Sarah Watstein, the university librarian at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, congratulating him on receiving the 2011 North Carolina Living Treasures award presented by UNCW's Randall Library and Museum of World Cultures. ...email from Sarah Watstein, the university librarian at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, congratulating him on receiving the 2011...

Drop in Wilmington crime rates reflects national decline
Darrell Irwin, a professor of criminology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, said that while the city's numbers might be trending down, the spate of high visibility crimes creates a different perception to the public. ...

Female Marines Look Back at Iraq Attack That Almost Killed Them
Lives can change in an instant, and for one female engagement team in Iraq, it did on June 23, 2005. That day, 14 female Marines were riding in a seven-ton truck, part of a three-vehicle convoy escorting them back to their barracks at Camp Fallujah, when a car with an Iraqi man, woman and child  ... Oyoana Allende, now 28, is graduating this December with a degree in recreational therapy from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and...

UNCA’s Center for Creative Retirement gets $2 million from Bernard Osher Foundation
Mountain Xpress
FROM UNCA (full release) UNC-Asheville's North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement (NCCCR) will be awarded a $2 million endowment from the Bernard Osher Foundation, with the first half of the endowment expected to be awarded in summer 2012, according to Catherine Frank, NCCCR executive director. ...(OLLI) across the country including OLLI-sponsored programs at UNC-Wilmington and Duke University. View the original link Posted by Margaret...

UNCW board recommends tuition, fee increases
The Daily Reflector
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The board of trustees at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington has voted to recommend tuition and fee increases that would see in-state undergraduates paying more than $600 a year more for school.

City launches Gun Crime Reduction Task Force
When Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous convened a press conference in July to publicize the record number of illegal guns that had been seized, the collection of revolvers, semiautomatic pistols and rifles displayed on the table beside him spoke to the gravity of the city's gun problem.
...findings. But Darrell Irwin, a professor of criminology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, cast doubt on whether the effectiveness of...

UNCW trustees approve 10.7 percent tuition increase
With emphatic endorsements from multiple board members and the student body president, University of North Carolina Wilmington trustees voted unanimously Friday to raise tuition and fees for in-state students by about $600 a year. ...will also fund UNCW's applied learning programs, Miller said. Provost Cathy Barlow said the goal of applied learning programs was to make sure...

More than a thousand Seahawks leave nest on Saturday
About 1119 undergraduate, 250 graduate and nine doctoral students graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington on Saturday, Dec. 17. Two ceremonies were held in Trask Coliseum. The 9:30 am event was held for ...

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