University Relations

March 6-10

Brexit the topic of Sister Cities event
WECT
The Wilmington Sister Cities Association's annual meeting will focus on why people voted to leave the European Union, and what the future implications are for relations within and outside the region. Paul Townend, Vice Chancellor and Dean of Undergraduate Studies at UNCW, is one of the featured speakers. 

1 weekend, 3 big events has New Hanover preparing for crowds
StarNews
The Wells Fargo golf tournament, "One Tree Hill" convention and UNCW’s graduation are all happening the first weekend of May.

Communique: Poet Keegan Lester | Friday at Bottega
WHQR
Keegan Lester will be joined by WHQR's Isabelle Shepherd, an MFA student at UNCW. 

Could bike-sharing be coming to Wilmington?
StarNews
A bike-sharing program similar to the one at UNCW could soon be expanded citywide.
Additional coverage: WECT

Technology Industry Report Spotlights Areas of Activity
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
The technology industry is an increasingly healthy part of North Carolina’s economy, according to a new report published by the N.C. Technology Association. Randall Johnson, executive director of N.C. Biotechnology Center’s Southeastern Office, said, “In partnership with UNCW, we will soon announce several new tools and initiatives to support the region’s clinical research industry cluster workforce.”

911 calls at UNC Wilmington shed light on alleged racial profiling incident
News & Observer
UNC Wilmington campus police have released audio of calls to campus police that resulted in a search of a university lecturer and his claim that he was racially profiled.

UNCW students help locals file taxes
StarNews
UNCW offers the IRS-sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, which lets people file taxes with help from accounting students. Anyone making less than $64,000 can get free help through the program.

Tree Commission seeks award nominees
StarNews
The Wilmington Tree Commission annually presents awards in two categories: Heritage Trees and Tree Awards. Students from the UNCW Environmental Studies Department are working with City Arborist Aaron Reese to learn the skills necessary for identifying Heritage Trees.

A Refugee's Story of War: Msenwa Oliver Mweneake to Speak at UNCW
WECT
The Interfaith Refugee Ministry-Wilmington, along with UNCW's Department of International Studies, is sponsoring a presentation by author Msenwa Oliver Mweneake on March 14 in Morton Auditorium.

Bryce leads UNC Wilmington to CAA title over Charleston
News & Observer (*This story ran in most major media markets)
UNC Wilmington clinched its second straight NCAA Tournament berth with a 78-69 victory over College of Charleston in the Colonial Athletic Association championship Monday night.

Fans welcome UNCW Men's Basketball team after CAA Championship win
WWAY
Fans came out to celebrate the big win as the team arrived back at UNCW on Tuesday afternoon. 
Additional coverage: WECTStarNews

CAA championship triggers big bonuses for coach Keatts
WECT
A CAA tournament championship for the UNCW Seahawks brings more than prestige for head men's basketball coach Kevin Keatts.

My Turn: Hanging on to Coach Keatts
WECT
Seahawk nation is soaring this week as the UNCW men's basketball team is heading back to the “Big Dance.” And let's consider this my earnest plea to Coach Kevin Keatts to please stay.

UNCW women's hoops has nothing to lose at CAA
StarNews
After struggling through the regular season, the Seahawks head to the CAA Tournament looking to make noise.

Seahawks having selection show gathering in Trask
WECT
The UNCW's men's basketball team is having an NCAA selection show viewing party in Trask Coliseum on Sunday.

Ingram, Flemmings pace UNCW to 105-94 win in CAA semifinal
USA TODAY (*This story ran in most major media markets)
Denzel Ingram scored 27 points and Chris Flemmings 26 as top-seeded UNC Wilmington defeated William & Mary 105-94 on Sunday, advancing to the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament championship game.

UNCW offense stalls again as FGCU clinches series
StarNews
The Seahawks dropped their sixth-straight with a 5-1 loss to Florida Gulf Coast. UNCW (3-6) recorded eight hits, but couldn’t string together enough timely offense to scratch out a win, stranding nine men on base.

UNCW women end season with loss to James Madison 52-27
WECT
Redshirt junior forward Jenny DeGraaf scored eight points, but it was not enough as seventh-seeded UNCW dropped a 52-27 decision against second-seeded James Madison in the quarterfinals of the Colonial Athletic Association Women’s Basketball Championship on Thursday evening. 

UNCW Trio Named to CAA All-Academic Team
Port City Daily
A trio of UNCW student-athletes – senior guard Amber Reeves, junior center Rebekah Banks and redshirt junior forward Jenny DeGraaf – has been named to the 2016-17 Colonial Athletic Association Women's Basketball All-Academic Team.

UNCW women down Charleston in CAA tournament
WECT
Led by redshirt senior guard Jasmine Steele, UNCW held off College of Charleston to earn a 49-44 victory in the opening round of the 2017 Colonial Athletic Association Women's Basketball Championship.

Playing on First Day Has its Perks
Yahoo Sports
UNC Wilmington coach Adell Harris has played in the first round of the conference tournament in four of her five years at the helm of the Seahawks. She has recognized a pattern from the other bench in the quarterfinals.

Potential top seeds want to avoid these Giant Killers in NCAA tourney
ESPN
Teams as various as UNC Wilmington, Princeton and East Tennessee State could pose very real threats to higher seeds.

UNCW softball beats Robert Morris 3-2 in 11 innings
WECT
Sophomore Rachel Willis drove in the game-winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning as UNCW edged Robert Morris for a 3-2 win.

College Baseball: Wolfpack blasts past UNCW
Burlington Times News
Brad Debo and Will Wilson each hit their first collegiate home runs and junior Evan Mendoza also homered for North Carolina State in Wednesday's 8-5 victory against UNC Wilmington in non-league baseball at Brooks Field.
Additional coverage: StarNewsWWAY