University Relations

May 15-19

Bill McCarthy Obituary
StarNews
William J. McCarthy III passed away on May 15, 2017, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was an associate professor of history at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.  

City council approves $300,000 for UNCW proposal, $3500 for Haynes’ expenses
WECT
Wilmington City Council has approved spending $300,000 on an agreement with UNCW that gives residents the opportunity to use university athletic facilities.

Military spouses face uphill employment battle
StarNews
UNCW’s Siobhan Norris and Rebecca Christiansen talk about their unique departmental partnership to help military spouses.

Berliner to speak on the art of film
StarNews
UNCW professor Todd Berliner will speak on Hollywood style at 6:30 p.m. on May 18 at Cameron Art Museum.

Second graders experience farm-to-table process first hand
WECT
Wrightsboro and Winter Park Elementary students will make their own veggie spring rolls and sauce in a professional kitchen on the UNCW food truck. The foods they will use are procured from local farmers through Feast Down East.


Wilmington Stormwater Efforts Recognized

Coastal Review Online
Researchers led by Michael Mallin, a research professor at UNCW, found that infiltration chambers installed at one site reduced polluted stormwater discharge into Banks Channel by 93 percent, leading to a 96 percent load reduction in fecal bacteria. 

World-class flute player Nicole Esposito plays for StarNews Live
StarNews
Nicole Esposito was joined by UNCW music professor and violinist Danijela Zezelj-Gualdi, who was also involved with the Ronald Sachs International Music Competition at UNCW May 12-13.

Wilmington doesn't have a jobs problem, it has two
Port City Daily
Adam Jones, a professor of economics at University of North Carolina Wilmington, points to two things: the national decrease in manufacturing jobs due to automation and the high level of lower income, part-time hospitality jobs in the Cape Fear Region.

Onslow County guidance counselor gets recognition
WCTI12.com
Onslow County Schools recognized Sue Lynn Whitehurst as the 2017 OCS School Counselor of the Year. She received a bachelor of arts in elementary education from UNCW.

7 ways entrepreneurs raise money for businesses 
StarNews
Ed Hall had the idea for Petrics soon after graduating from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Hall invented a pet collar that not only tracks pet activity, but also unlocks the food bowl as the pet approaches. Even after raising hundreds of thousands in capital funds, he said there’s still a long way to go.

Local project helps veterans with unseen wounds of war. Video by UNCW
StarNews
Area veterans are invited to participate in the Wilmington-based project, which begins May 20, as a way of healing.

Corps looks to build up Eagles Island
StarNews
Michael Mallin, a research professor in the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s biology department, said adding dikes to Eagles Island’s southern end likely wouldn’t pose an environmental problem unless there was a breach at one of the sites. 

CoastLine: Road Trip!
WHQR
UNCW professor and author Philip Gerard will talk about some favorite, as well as lesser-known, places to see in the Carolinas.

WWAY Special Report: SportGait focuses on recognition and treatment of concussions
WWAY
UNCW psychology professors Len B. Lecci and Julian Keith discuss concussions in youth sports.

Council approves money for UNCW track, Haynes expenses
WWAY 
UNCW is getting money from the City of Wilmington to renovate the track.
Additional coverage: Spectrum News

Bill to end Outer Banks' ban on plastic bags would blight the N.C. coast
News & Observer
According to the Plastic Ocean Project, UNCW research students found that 1 out of every 7 items taken out of the ocean was a form of plastic film off the shore of Cape Lookout in North Carolina.

Wilmington's 'Nothing Bundt Cakes' plans to bring something sweet to the beach
Port City Daily
Greg and Cat Marinich first met while attending UNCW in 1983. After traveling the world with a long career in the U.S. Army, they decided to settle down, and agreed Wilmington was the place to open their business, “Nothing Bundt Cakes.”

Karen Barefoot officially introduced as UNCW Women's Basketball Head Coach
WWAY
Karen Barefoot was officially introduced to the community on Wednesday afternoon.
Additional coverage: WECTStarNewsSpectrum News

ITA Names Wetherell Carolina Region's Top Assistant Coach
Tennis World
Former UNCW men's tennis standout and current assistant coach Alex Wetherell has been named the Carolina Region Assistant Coach-of-the-Year by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

UNCW softball earns program-record 34th victory
WECT
The list of records compiled by the UNCW softball team this season continues to grow as the Seahawks earned their program-record 34th win of the year with a 5-1 victory over Campbell at the Lynchburg Regional of the National Invitational Softball Championship at Liberty Softball Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.

Cover and Eldridge close out play at NCAA golf tournament
WECT
UNCW golfers Patrick Cover and Thomas Eldridge finished tied for 39th and 62nd overall, respectively, as they concluded their junior season of golf at the NCAA College Grove Regional on Wednesday at The Grove.

UNCW baseball looking to seal CAA title with road wins
StarNews
Mark Scalf and the UNCW baseball team will try to lock up the CAA regular season title this weekend at Towson.

Seahawks ink third recruit for 2017-18 Season

WWAY
Long range sharpshooter Jeffrey Gary of Colorado Springs, Colo., has signed a National Letter of Intent to play men’s basketball next season at two-time defending Colonial Athletic Association champion UNCW.

Wilmington hosts Roy Williams, Tar Heel Tour
StarNews
Roy Williams will get to see more of New Hanover County in the coming months. He owns a house at Wrightsville Beach and expects to speak at UNCW men’s basketball’s tip-off dinner in September, where he will note the work of former longtime assistant C.B. McGrath, the Seahawks’ new head coach.

UNCW to formally introduce Barefoot on Wednesday
WECT
UNCW will formally introduce new women's basketball coach Karen Barefoot at a press conference on Wednesday, May 17.

Two Seahawks compete in NCAA Golf Regionals
WWAY
UNCW juniors Patrick Cover and Thomas Eldridge are back in the NCAA Regional for the second straight season.

UNCW notes: Softball excited for first postseason berth, baseball back on the road, more
StarNews
UNCW plays at the Lynchburg, Va., regional and will face Liberty at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The winner plays at 3 p.m. Wednesday, while the loser returns to action at noon. Ohio, Campbell and Iona are the other teams in the regional bracket.

UNCW's Moe Holmes' semester - iTunes and gold medals
WECT
The start of the 2017 outdoor track season was not ideal for Moe Holmes. A hamstring injury at the opening meet put him in the training room for weeks.
 
New Hoggard gym could be named after former coach Sheila Boles
WECT
The New Hanover County Board of Education is studying a proposal to name the new gymnasium at Hoggard High School in honor of coach Sheila Boles. Before her teaching and coaching career, Boles was a member of UNCW's first women's basketball team in 1973 and the first female recipient of a scholarship there.

UNCW seeks help from city, county in replacing track facility
WECT
UNCW is inching closer to getting a new track facility, and it's turning to the City of Wilmington and New Hanover County to help. 
Additional coverage: WWAY

Matt Lynch joining UNCW staff as video coordinator 
WECT
Matt Lynch, who most recently served on the staff at Horizon League member Youngstown State, has joined UNCW men’s basketball head coach C.B. McGrath’s new staff as video coordinator.

UNCW softball to face Liberty in first round postseason matchup
WECT
The UNCW softball team will face Liberty University to begin play for the National Invitational Softball Championship.
 
Seahawks drop series finale vs. Elon
WECT
Elon freshman Kyle Brnovich struck out 10 as Elon averted a Colonial Athletic Association sweep against UNCW with a 5-3 victory on Sunday at Latham Park. 

Top-seeded Wake Forest ends UNCW's season
WWAY 
Atlantic Coast Conference regular season champion and top national seed Wake Forest needed just 1:40 to eliminate youth-laden UNCW, 4-0, in a first-round match of the Winston-Salem Regional late Friday indoors at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex.