University Relations

April 17-21

UNCW releases active shooter PSA
WECT
Run, Hide or Fight is the theme around the PSA. It explains what to do and how to react, whether to escape the situation, find shelter or seek out a weapon.
Additional coverage: Spectrum News

Communique: International Mentoring Association Holds Conference in Wilmington | Dr. Laura Lunsford  
WHQR 
Laura Lunsford, author, scholar and director of the Swain Center, talks about the International Mentoring Association Conference, being held April 26-28 at the Swain Center.  

Composting Plan Aims to Extend Landfill's Life
Coastal Review Online
New Hanover County’s Department of Environmental Management, which oversees the county’s landfill, is partnering with University of North Carolina Wilmington on a pilot program beginning this July that aims to divert some of the university’s food waste into compost that can then be sold within the county for farming, landscaping and gardening.
 
'Flytrap Frolic' to celebrate, try to save, North Carolina's carnivorous curiosities
Port City Daily
The North Carolina Coastal Land Trust will be highlighting Venus Fly Traps this weekend during the 7th annual “Flytrap Frolic” event at the Stanley Rehder Carnivorous Plant Garden. Students studying plant biology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington will field any questions folks have about the tiny carnivores.
Additional coverage: StarNews
 
UNCW students hold public forum about trolling
WWAY
UNCW assistant professor of communication studies Chadwick Roberts assigned his students to research trolling and how it started.
 
UNCW announces Razor Walker Award winners
WWAY
A district attorney, a school superintendent and community leaders make up some of the winners of this year’s UNCW Razor Walker Award winners.

Carousel Center's Brooks named Smart Start's Children's Champion
StarNews
Smart Start of New Hanover County named Lisa Brooks its 2017 Children’s Champion. She holds a degree in social work from the University of NorthCarolina Wilmington.

‘U.S. and Them' recalls a Cold War childhood
StarNews
Patricia Bjorklund earned an MFA from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and she now directs the Downtown Writers’ Workshop. As she recounts in her childhood memoir “U.S. and Them,” she grew up in a tight, devout Italian-American family in Bridgeport, Conn.

High Seas, UNCW's all-male a cappella group, holding free performance Saturday

WECT
The High Seas are celebrating their ninth year on campus with a free performance at Kenan Auditorium on April 22.
 
A STELLAR NIGHT: Cape Fear Museum hosts annual Star Party
Encore
UNCW departments, faculty and alumni all help make Cape Fear Museum’s annual Star Party a success.

Hamlet and Associates Hires Michael Sullivan
Greater Wilmington Business Journal 
Hamlet and Associates has hired Michael Sullivan as a paralegal at the law firm. Sullivan is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington where he earned a business administration degree with a concentration in finance. 

Benny Hill Trio to jazz up unexpected tunes at Pleasure Island Seafood Blues and Jazz Fest
StarNews
Saxophonist Benny Hill and his trio will headline the Pleasure Island Seafood Blues and Jazz Fest. Hill received a music performance degree from UNCW.  
 
East picks Hines as new football coach
Lexington Dispatch
David Hines was named head football coach at East Davidson. Hines, a 2001 graduate of UNC Wilmington, will teach physical education at East.

UNCW's Golden gets back on track
StarNews
After a lengthy slump at the plate, UNCW senior Casey Golden put together a solid effort against James Madison.

Seahawks blank Wolfpack in softball
WECT
The UNCW softball team closed out its non-conference slate with a 6-0 shutout of NC State on Wednesday.

Junior college goalkeeper signs with Seahawks
WECT
Goalkeeper Caitie Broderick has joined the UNCW women's soccer team.
 
UNCW freshman pitcher receives CAA honors
WWAY
Freshman Zarion Sharpe was honored as the Colonial Athletic Association Pitcher-of-the-Week following UNCW’s weekend sweep over James Madison.

Harris on UNCW resignation: “I gave it everything I got”
WECT
Adell Harris resigned as the head coach of UNCW women’s basketball on April 11. On Monday, she delved into what inspired her decision and her next steps.

Former Tar Heel Manuel hired as assistant coach at UNCW

WECT
Jackie Manuel, a member of North Carolina's 2005 national championship team, has been hired by head coach C.B. McGrath as an assistant coach for the UNCW men's basketball team. 
Additional coverage: StarNews

UNCW stays 'Sharpe'; sweeps JMU series
StarNews
After a rocky start that's included an eight-game losing skid, UNCW (16-18, 5-4 CAA) has now won five of its last seven heading into a rematch against East Carolina at Brooks Field on Tuesday. 
Additional coverage: WECT

UNCW's Anderson wins CAA women's golf title
WECT
UNCW junior Lyberty Anderson won the CAA Women's Golf Championship by one stroke. 

Fisher runs her way to next level at UNC Wilmington
Carolina Coast Online
Emme Fisher put pen to paper Thursday to sign a partial cross country and track scholarship to UNC Wilmington.

Softball swept by Hofstra in doubleheader
WECT
Senior Lauren Moore and sophomore Hannah Adamczyk each collected three hits, but it was not enough as Hofstra swept a Colonial Athletic Association doubleheader from UNCW on Saturday afternoon at the Seahawks' Boseman Field.