University Relations

March 27-31

4 topics tackled during UNCW schools forum
StarNews
Teacher pay, preschool and the skyrocketing cost of college were hot topics during an “Issues of Education” debate Thursday at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Lending Tree Founder Gives Talk at UNCW's Business Week
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Doug Lebda, who founded the online lending aggregator Lending Tree, uses what he calls Effectuation as an alternative to the traditional business startup approach. He talked about the core principles of effectual thinking Wednesday at the University of North Carolina Wilmington as part of the university’s Business Week.
Additional coverage: WECT

1898 riot survivor's descendant archives racial violence
StarNews
For Geoff Ward, documenting the history of racial violence can lead to an understanding of the past and provide research for reconciliation. Ward presented his research Wednesday at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.


'Concussion' doctor Bennet Omalu speaks at UNCW
WWAY
Bennet Omalu spoke at UNCW on March 29. He first diagnosed CTE after performing an autopsy on former Pittsburgh Steelers center Mike Webster.

Communique: "The Children's Hour" at UNCW
WHQR
Professor Robin Post is directing the upcoming show from UNCW's Theatre Department.

Wilmington Dance Festival will celebrate movement this weekend
WECT
The event is produced by the Dance Cooperative in partnership with UNCW.

The 3rd annual Wilmington Dance Festival is bound to be a moving production

StarNews
The Wilmington Dance Festival, a two-night extravaganza of modern dance at Kenan Auditorium, is a collaboration between the Dance Cooperative and the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Office of Cultural Arts.
Additional coverage: encore

A Visionary Community: UNCW's Visions brings undergraduate filmmakers to the spotlight
encore
Visions Film Festival is UNCW’s annual event, completely organized and operated by students for students, featuring young filmmakers and alumni who have gone on to work in the film industry.

HOUSES DIVIDED: Sister Cities Association hosts panel on Brexit
encore
Paul Townend, UNCW Vice Chancellor and Dean of Undergraduate Studies, participated in a Brexit discussion at the annual meeting of the Wilmington Sister Cities Association.

Is education system failing or flourishing? Issues up for debate at UNCW
Port City Daily
The UNCW Watson College of Education is hosting a discussion of the top issues in education facing North Carolina.

New Hanover County holds public health forum
WWAY 
New Hanover County leaders held a health forum to explain how different factors affect the community’s health Monday night on UNCW's campus.

New on stage: 3 new shows open in Wilmington, including 'Gypsy'
StarNews
Allison Grady and Mackenzie Kirkman star in "The Children's Hour" for UNCW's Department of Theatre, which opens March 30.

PHOTOS: Dress for Success Fashion Show
StarNews
The 15th annual Dress for Success Fashion Show was held at UNCW on Friday.

Bill would allow concealed carry permit holders to have guns on UNCW campus
WECT
A NC House bill filed earlier this month would allow concealed carry permit holders to have guns on UNC and community college campuses.

Four home runs in a week earn Feight Player of Week Honors
WECT
UNCW junior Nick Feight was named Colonial Athletic Association Player-of-the-Week Monday after powering the Seahawks to a 3-2 record with wins over Maryland and William & Mary.

UNCW's Jordan named pitcher of the week
WECT
UNCW senior Peyton Jordan has been named the CAA Softball Pitcher of the Week after several stellar performances for the Seahawks last week.

UNCW men's basketball interim head coach resigns
WECT
UNCW men's basketball interim head coach Takayo Siddle has resigned, university officials confirmed. 
Additional coverage: WWAY


UNCW men's soccer to host annual 'Harry's Game' to benefit children with special needs
Port City Daily
Coach Aidan Heaney and the University of North Carolina Wilmington men's soccer team will welcome Wake Forest to the UNCW Soccer Stadium for the fifth annual Harry’s Game to benefit children with special needs.
 
UNCW men's basketball coaching search narrows to three
StarNews
Joe Pasternack of Arizona, C.B. McGrath of North Carolina and Joe Dooley of Florida Gulf Coast are the three candidates who will interview to become UNCW's next men's basketball coach. 
Additional coverage: WECTWWAY

8 straight wins for UNCW softball, Seahawks sweep ECU in doubleheader
WWAY
Sophomore Kali Jones collected five hits and senior Merritt Wilkinson drove in five runs as UNCW extended its winning streak to a program-record eight straight games.

UNCW falls short against defending national champs
WWAY 
Kevin Woodall had two hits and drove in two runs as Coastal Carolina benefitted from 10 walks as the Chanticleers beat UNCW, 13-2, on Wednesday at Springs Brooks Stadium.

UNCW's Peyton Jordan named CAA Pitcher-of-the-Week
Port City Daily 
After tallying a career-high 10 strikeouts in 12 innings against Campbell on Wednesday, Jordan became the fourth pitcher in UNCW history to record a no-hitter when she earned a 3-0 win over Drexel in the CAA series opener on Saturday.

McGrath expected to be named UNCW coach; Board of Trustees to meet Monday
WECT
Sources have told WECT that UNCW officials are in talks with North Carolina assistant coach C.B. McGrath to take the Seahawks' vacant head basketball coaching job. The UNCW Board of Trustees are scheduled to hold a special meeting Monday.
Additional coverage: WWAYStarNews