University Relations

July 24-28

UNCW Announces 2 New Online Business Master's Degrees
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
The University of North Carolina Wilmington will begin offering two online master’s degrees in the fall 2018 semester. One master’s degree includes a concentrated one-year master’s program in finance and investment management. The other is a one-year professional science master’s degree program in business analytics.
Additional coverage: WECT

UNC Wilmington Reports Record $17.2M in Gifts for 2016-17
U.S. News & World Report
UNC Wilmington says it received a record of more than $17.2 million in gifts and commitments from donors during the fiscal year 2016-17.
Additional coverage: WRAL

UNC Wilmington reports record $17.2M in gifts for 2016-17
Charlotte Observer 
Donors contributed a record of more than $17.2 million in gifts and commitments to the University of North Carolina Wilmington during fiscal year 2016-17.
Additional coverage: WECT

Alcami Teams With UNCW to Set Up Lab Course
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Alcami Corp., a pharmaceutical development and manufacturing firm with a major presence in Wilmington, has teamed up with the University of North Carolina Wilmington for a new laboratory course this fall.

UNCW students display work with nonprofits
WWAY
UNCW students got a chance to showcase their hard work and involvement with 20 nonprofit organizations in the local community Wednesday.


UNCW graduate named a Presidential Scholar
WECT
UNC system president Margaret Spellings announced in a news release that UNCW graduate Farris Smith is one of the UNC system graduates who will serve as Presidential Scholars for the 2017-18 academic year.

Rain garden installed on UNCW campus
WECT
UNCW is doing its part to help heal local waterways with the recent addition of a rain garden on campus.
Additional coverage: WWAY

Students help preserve copies of the Wilmington Record, burned by whites in 1898
StarNews
In January, John Jeremiah Sullivan and Joel Finsel, with support from the creative writing department at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, started working with students from Williston Middle School and the Friends School of Wilmington to find and save copies of the Wilmington Daily Record, a black-owned newspaper.

CoastLine: Satan in Popular Culture
WHQR
Nicholas Laudadio, assistant professor of English at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, discusses how depictions of evil have evolved over the years and how they show up in our modern culture and thought. 

'Much Ado' about Shakespearean music for StarNews Live
StarNews
Musical director Adrian Varnam played tunes he’s created for “Much Ado About Nothing,” which opened July 22 at UNCW.
 
UNCW Police, Special Olympics NC come together for bowling fundraiser
WWAY
Cardinal Lanes on Shipyard Boulevard was taken over by the UNCW Police and the Special Olympics Saturday for a good cause.

How America Is Failing Native American Students
The Nation
The roots of the current crisis in American Indian education were planted 130 years ago. Dr. Susan Faircloth, a professor of education at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and a member of the Coharie tribe, pointed out that history “make[s] it difficult, if not impossible, for many American Indian families and their children to fully engage with schools and educators.”

Play review: Impressive ‘Ado’ balances humor with darkness
StarNews
Alchemical Theatre debuts with Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ at UNCW’s Lumina Festival of the Arts.

Anna Kooiman on the "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast
WECT
Assignments and stories have taken Anna Kooiman across the United States in the dozen years since she graduated from UNC Wilmington

UNCW Exercise Science major forms bonds at YMCA
StarNews
Sara Boul reached the Port City by way of a Midwest birthplace, an across-the-pond stint and through non-traditional student matriculation from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Opera Wilmington's 'Carmen' finds laughter as well as tears
StarNews
It’s not the Met, of course, but Opera Wilmington mounts an impressive edition of “Carmen” as part of the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Lumina Festival of the Arts. The final two performances are Friday and Sunday at the Mainstage Theatre in the Cultural Arts Building on the campus of UNCW, but both are sold out.

Commentary: Military spouse employment is a national security issue
Military Times
According to economist Dr. Adam Jones of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, data shows that “while the economy is not in recession, military spouses live in recession.”
 
A FULL RANGE: Alchemical Theatre reveals comedy, reverence and human experience in ‘Much Ado About Nothing’
Encore
New theatre company Alchemical Theatre of Wilmington partnered with the Lumina Festival of the Arts at UNCW to produce the Bard’s comedy, “Much Ado About Nothing.”

Doggy Doody Patrol takes aim at being number one, for removing number two

Port City Daily
Twenty-four-year-old Dustin Ainsworth is an entrepreneurship and business development student at UNCW. After working different jobs over the years, he decided to combine his knowledge of the business world with his love of animals.
 
NC Dames Names UNCW Graduate In New Internship
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Allayna Dail, a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington,was selected for the first internship offered by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of North Carolina.

The Syllabus: The facilities arms race in higher ed 
Greensboro News & Record (blog) 
Kevin R. McClure, an assistant professor of higher education at UNC Wilmington, suggests maybe you shouldn’t believe a facilities “arms race” is taking place in higher education.
 
Leaders discuss off-campus housing problems at UNCW meeting
WECT
The University of North Carolina Wilmington and Wilmington city officials held their quarterly Community Relations Alliance meeting Wednesday night. 

UNCW's Cover advances to U.S. Amateur Championship
WWAY
Rising senior Patrick Cover qualified for the United States Amateur Championship on Aug. 14-20 in Pacific Palisades and Los Angeles, Calif. UNCWteammate Christian Park earned a spot as a reserve.

Seahawk Club Coaches Caravan to begin at Battleship North Carolina
WECT
The Battleship North Carolina will host the first of three stops of the Seahawk Club Coaches Caravan on Tuesday, Aug. 29. The event will give UNCW fans the chance to meet the school's head coaches.

Raduenz joins women's hoops staff as DOBO
WWAY
New UNCW women’s basketball head coach Karen Barefoot has completed her staff with the addition of Patti Raduenz as Director of Basketball Operations for the Seahawks.
 
Robbie Monday leaving UNCW baseball staff
WECT
After five seasons with the Seahawks, volunteer assistant coach Robbie Monday is joining the Winthrop baseball program as a full-time employee in August.

SOLA Offers A Creative Foundation for Life
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Steve Adams is the owner and director of the School of Learning Arts. Although his journey to SOLA was unexpected, he has always had a talent for mentoring kids and creative design. Since graduating from UNCW in 1992, he has spent 20 years coaching baseball, basketball and Ultimate Frisbee.

Making a List: Top 20 PDL prospects
Soccer America
UNCW junior Julio Moncada is on the 2017 PDL list of top 20 prospects.