University Relations

Jan. 23-27

UNCW Announces Shellfish Workshop, Initiative for Businesses
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Hosted by UNCW and the Wilmington-based Marine Bio-Technologies Center of Innovation, the South Atlantic and Gulf Coast Shellfish Workshop is open to startups and established businesses from select states that are involved in the shellfish industry.

More than 200 electric charging stations headed to NC
WECT
Southeastern North Carolina will see eight new charging stations. They’ll be implemented in Southport, Cape Fear Community College and UNCW.

Your 5-minute guide to the best things to do in Charlotte
Charlotte Observer
UNC Wilmington creative writing faculty member Nina de Gramont talks about her literary mystery, “The Last September,” at noon on D.G. Martin’s North Carolina Bookwatch.

County libraries to host 'Let's Talk About It!' book discussion series
Carolina Coast Online
Michelle Manning, senior lecturer from UNC Wilmington, is among the slated speakers for the series.

Mother of twins selected to be on Disney Parks Moms Panel
WSFX
Donyell Roseboro, a department chair in the UNCW Watson College of Education and mother of twins, was selected for the Disney Parks Moms Panel because of her exceptional Disney vacation knowledge.

Thursday on CoastLine: How Are Teachers Adapting to Meet the Needs of Special Education Students
WHQR
On Thursday's CoastLine, we'll hear from Amelia Moody, associate professor in UNCW's Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, Literacy and Special Education, about how education is adapting to meet the diverse needs of its students.

Amit Peled pays homage to legendary cellist Pablo Casals
StarNews
Cellist Amit Peled and pianist Noreen Polera, a winner of the accompanying prize at the Eighth International Tchaikovsky Competition, perform Sunday at UNCW’s Beckwith Recital Hall.

Second City comedy troupe to blend its history with Wilmington's
StarNews
Second City's 'GreenCo' is coming to UNCW's Kenan Auditorium Jan. 26.

Award-winning author speaks, Civil War-era musicians entertain, at the next Civil War roundtable
Port City Daily
The early 6 p.m. starting time for this special meeting features the music of John Bennett, retired award-winning UNCW professor of health and applied human sciences, and a favorite professor among his thousands of students over the years.
 
One man's trash is another's treasure: Public Archaeology Corps invites everyone to salvage history
Port City Daily
Wes Nimmo, a student in University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Anthropology Department, and Samuel Timken, a student in Eastern Carolina University’s Anthropology Department, have been working at an excavation site for the Public Archaeology Corps. 

UNCW police looking for suspect in bathroom fire
WSFX
The UNCW Police Department is investigating after a small fire was set in the Fisher University Union earlier this week.

IMPROV FOR ILM: The Second City brings jokes just for Wilmington
Encore
On Jan. 26, the Second City comedy troupe brings to UNCW's Kenan Auditorium a show with the energy of Chicago’s vibrant comedy community and a healthy portion of Port City culture.

PHOTOS: Biennial Faculty Exhibition at the CAB Art Gallery
StarNews
The Biennial Faculty Exhibition at the CAB Art Gallery features current work by University of North Carolina Wilmington studio art educators. 

Communique: Amit Peled + Pablo Casals' Cello
WHQR
The performance, Hommage à Pablo Casals, is at Beckwith Recital Hall on Sunday, Jan. 29. This special event concert benefits music scholarships at the UNCW Music Department.

DocuTime Film Festival 2017 at UNCW
WHQR
February 4 marks Wilmington's 14th annual DocuTime one-day documentary film festival. DocuTime takes place at UNCW’s King Hall Auditorium from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

UNCW announces Robert Smith as first recipient of the Wendy and Dell Murphy Distinguished Professorship in Education
Port City Daily
Watson College of Education professor Robert Smith is the recipient of the first Wendy and Dell Murphy Distinguished Professorship in Education at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. The Murphy family established the distinguished professorship to support teaching, scholarship and engagement in WCE.

First UNCW a cappella group to compete at international competition
WECT
The Seabelles, UNCW's only all-female a cappella group, competed in the quarterfinals of the International Collegiate Championship of A Cappella this weekend.

Tara Mulvey is AIG Teacher of the Year
StarNews
Tara Mulvey has been the gifted education specialist at Winter Park Elementary School for eight years, but her successful nomination as the 2016-2017 New Hanover County School Gifted Education Teacher of the Year was still humbling. She received her Gifted Education certificate from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Local travel agents 'are useful again' and seeing more business
Port City Daily
Marta Corbitt, a UNCW graduate, just re-branded her company as Concierge Travel and specializes in assisting professional athletes with their travels. 

Mixed Emotions: Residents react to Inauguration
WWAY
On Inauguration Day, the UNCW College Republicans gathered at Blue Water Grille to reflect on all their hard work over the past year.
Additional coverage: WECT

Cacok sets conference record with 24 rebounds in UNCW win
Washington Times (*This story ran in most major media markets)
Devontae Cacok scored 12 points and set a Colonial Athletic Association record with 24 rebounds, helping UNC Wilmington stay perfect in the conference with an 87-74 win over Drexel on Saturday.

CAA Basketball: Why UNC Wilmington is a top 25 team
Busting Brackets 
UNC Wilmington’s Seahawks continue to establish themselves as the top team in the CAA. They are now in sole possession of the league with an 8-0 conference record. The Seahawks are 19-2 overall.

Seahawks gaining more support in Top 25 polls
WECT
While it still hasn't cracked the Top 25 poll, the UNCW men's basketball team continues to gain votes.
Additional coverage: WWAY

College Baseball Central 2017 Preseason Top 25
College Baseball Central
It’s a big year in the preseason rankings for teams from the Carolinas, as there are six in the top 15. UNC Wilmington gives the region seven teams total, as they check in at 24.

UNCW podcast - The Beat and The Beard: Episode 3
StarNews
UNCW beat writer Alex Riley and Seahawk super fan Michael Barnes talk all things teal in this weekly podcast.

UNCW favorite to win baseball title in CAA
WECT
The UNCW baseball team is the overwhelming favorite to win the CAA crown this season, according to the league's preseason poll.
Additional coverage: StarNews

UNCW basketball's Marcus Bryan growing into bigger role
StarNews
The UNCW junior forward has seen more playing time in different situations as he continues to elevate his game.

UNC Wilmington reaches 20 wins, stay unbeaten in Colonial
USA TODAY (*This story ran in most media markets)
Chris Flemmings led with 18 points and six players reached double figures as UNC Wilmington broke away from James Madison 87-76 on Thursday night to remain undefeated in Colonial Athletic Association play.

Bubble Watch: SEC will struggle to put more than three teams in the field
Sports Illustrated
Among the small conference powerhouses, UNC Wilmington (19–2, 8–0 CAA) is likely the only one that could possibly make an at-large case, if it comes to that point. The Seahawks’ only losses this year are to fellow mid-major behemoths Middle Tennessee and Clemson. 
Additional coverage: Mid-Major MadnessBlasting News

GOAL! Watch UNCW soccer's top 10 tallies video from the fall season
Port City Daily
Competing in one of the toughest divisions in all of NCAA Division I Soccer year in and year out, UNC Wilmington has had a rich history of success and recently released a highlight reel of its Top 10 goals from the 2016 season.

NCCU seeks hike in student athletic fees to aid football program
Durham Herald Sun
Several UNC institutions say they want to raise athletic fees to keep up with inflation. A couple of submissions explicitly said officials treat sports as a marketing tool. UNC Wilmington’s was the clearest on the point.