University Relations

Aug. 28-Sept. 1

Faculty Member at UNC Wilmington Dies Suddenly of Meningitis
U.S. News & World Report 
The University of North Carolina Wilmington announced on Tuesday that Hannah Frank, a faculty member in film studies, died on Monday.
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UNCW partners with New Hanover County Schools to enhance D.C. Virgo Performance
WECT
UNCW is partnering with New Hanover County Schools and D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy to open a proposed laboratory school next summer at Virgo.
Additional coverage: StarNews

UNCW sending help to Harvey victims
StarNews
Eight different Seahawk groups have collected items to send to Houston.

NC legislators approve controversial GenX proposal
StarNews
Approval of the first state funds to clean up GenX is now headed to Gov. Roy Cooper’s desk. Thursday’s debate was a lengthy one with discussion largely focused on the $435,000 appropriation that will be split among Cape Fear Public Utility Authority and the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
*This story ran in most major media outlets.

UNCW’s “Coffee with a Cop” bridges communication with students
WECT
UNCW police officers chatted up students to give them a peek behind the badge during “Coffee with a Cop."

Innovation and Economic Outlook
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (*sponsored content provided by Robert Burrus, Dean of the Cameron School of Business)
Adam Jones, UNCW associate professor of economics and regional economist for the Swain Center, offers insight as to how might Wilmington fare in this technology driven future.

State takes first steps toward GenX funding
StarNews
The N.C. General Assembly took the first steps Wednesday to fund GenX efforts. HB56 now includes $250,000 for UNCW’s research efforts, which would quantify the amount of GenX and other related chemicals in the river.
Additional coverage: WECT

Looking out for veterans, giving back to community
Camp Lejeune Globe
Retired Gunnery Sgt. Richard E. Gorton serves veterans as a Disabled Veteran Outreach Program specialist with the Onslow County NCWorks Career Center. He earned a teaching degree from UNCW

UNCW earns highest rating for protecting free speech

WECT
The University of North Carolina Wilmington and Appalachian State have earned the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education's highest "green light" rating for protecting student and faculty free speech.

CFPUA signs contract partnering with UNCW to test water quality

WWAY 
Cape Fear Public Utility Authority has signed a contract with the University of North Carolina Wilmington to begin identifying the other per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in the Cape Fear River, and to test the efficiency of the Sweeney Water Treatment Plant in removing them from the water.
Additional coverage: StarNews

UNCW Professor Receives Distinguished Award
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Joseph Pawlik, a professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, is the recipient of the Frank Hawkins Kenan Distinguished Professorship of Marine Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences. Established by the C.D. Spangler Foundation, the award recognizes international achievement in marine science and a commitment to outstanding research and student mentorship.

CFPUA signs contract with UNCW to research water; IX testing begins
WECT
The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority and UNCW have entered a contractual agreement to research compounds in our drinking water.

Rising Seas: NC Coast Faces Chronic Flooding
Coastal Review Online
According to a new report, 13 coastal North Carolina communities will face “chronic inundation,” flooding that covers more than 10 percent of usable land at least 26 times a year, by 2035. Larry Cahoon, a biology and marine biology professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, said the effects on infrastructure will be felt far in advance of regularly occurring flooding.

OLLI keeps seniors active and learning
StarNews
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of North Carolina Wilmington offers lifelong learning programs, with classes in topics ranging from educational to exercise, plus live broadcasts of Met opera and London theater, day excursions and international trips.

Mooyah opens at UNCW
StarNews
Mooyah is serving up a “better burger” concept at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

UNCW Men's Soccer sweeps weekly CAA Honors
WWAY
UNCW redshirt senior forward Julio Moncada and freshman defender Hjalmar Ekdal have been recognized by the Colonial Athletic Association for their roles in leading the Seahawks to a pair of men’s soccer victories last week.

“Drugs Uncovered” event aimed at parents, adults
 
StarNews
With sponsorship from the N.C. Medical Society Alliance and hosted by the University of North Carolina Wilmington, the Tri-County Community Collaborative for Children, Youth & Families is pleased to offer the “Drugs Uncovered: What Parents & Other Adults Need to Know” program presented by the Poe Center of Raleigh.

3 small business tips from UNCW's business center
StarNews
Heather McWhorter, the new director of the UNCW Small Business and Technology Development Center, shares her top three tips for small businesses and what she plans to offer in her new position.
 
Wilmington community turned boring gray wall into bright, colorful mural
StarNews
UNCW Watson College of Education professor Janna Robertson is one of 600 people who helped create a 240-foot-long mural on the side of the DREAMS building on the city’s Northside.

How Much Is a Theatre MFA Worth? 
American Theatre
Nick Basta is an actor and instructor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He graduated from the institute in 2003 and estimates that around half of the members of his graduating class are no longer acting.

New head coach C.B. McGrath looks to keep UNCW's momentum going
WECT
C.B. McGrath, UNCW men’s basketball coach, discusses his transition from assistant coach to running his own college basketball program; his thoughts on what makes a good college recruiter; whether college athletes should be allowed to transfer if their head coach leaves for another job and how the move to Wilmington is impacting his family during a “1on1 with Jon Evans” podcast.

UNCW volleyball focuses on the details
StarNews
After a tough end to the 2016 season, the Seahawks aren’t looking too far ahead.
 
UNCW men down Jacksonville 2-0
WECT
Redshirt senior forward Julio Moncada tallied two goals to lead UNCW to a 2-0 victory over Jacksonville in the season opener for both teams at Southern Oak Stadium on Friday evening. 
 
Serenity Waters leads UNCW past UMBC 1-0
WECT
Senior forward Serenity Waters scored the game’s only goal in the 88th minute as UNCW posted its second straight shutout win by edging UMBC, 1-0, at Retriever Soccer Park on Friday evening. 
 
First UNCW Coaches Caravan docks at the USS North Carolina
WWAY
On Tuesday night, nearly all of the UNCW coaches came together on the USS North Carolina Battleship. 
Additional coverage: StarNews
 
UNCW women's basketball helping Hurricane Harvey victims
WECT
The UNCW women's basketball team is doing its part to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Coach Barefoot and her team packed up as many supplies as they could and shipped them to Texas.

Barefoot, McGrath feel fans’ support at Coaches Caravan
WECT
With new basketball coaches Karen Barefoot and C.B. McGrath at the helm, it’s full steam ahead for UNCW basketball fans. Supporters gathered on the USS North Carolina Battleship Tuesday for the Seahawk Club’s Coaches Caravan.

UNCW's Sydney Brock batting back after injuries

WECT
UNCW’s Sydney Brock is ready to end her senior season on a high note.

UNCW men's soccer hoping for home field advantage

StarNews
With a top five opponent in town, the Seahawks want strong fan support for Friday’s battle with UNC.