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UNCW in the News

April 16-20

UNCW a 'hub' for military-affiliated students in southeastern NC
UNCW is the first university subchapter of the Braxton Bragg chapter of the Association of the United States Army in North Carolina.

Cops at the Doughnut Shop event aims to raise money for Special Olympics
Officers will be at the Krispy Kreme on South College Road from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. as part of the two-day event. All donations of $6 or more will receive a coupon for a free dozen doughnuts. The WPD will also be joined by officers from the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office and the UNCW police.
Additional coverage: WWAY

On stage in Wilmington: Comedy, tragedy, musicals and more
The UNCW Department of Theatre concludes its 2017-18 season with Hedda Gabler. A student cast is thoughtfully and precisely directed by theater professor Paul Castagno, and the show's aim is dead-on in capturing the surface formality of an upper-class domestic world and the roiling emotions and motivations beneath it.

4 art shows to see during Fourth Friday Gallery Nights in April
Expo 216 presents its third annual “Plastics to Art” gala, an exhibition celebrating local artists who transform plastic waste into works of art. It’s presented by the Plastic Ocean Project, a University of North Carolina Wilmington organization that aims to inspire solutions to the growing plastic pollution epidemic that threatens the health of our oceans and marine life. 

Communique: Baritone Ronald Holmes Is Don Giovanni
The Wilmington Symphony is cooperating with the UNCW Opera Outreach Project, directed by Nancy King.

The science of dirt
UNCW believes it has the right mix for baseball infield.

UNCW hoops adds grad transfer O'Connell
On Wednesday, UNCW got new interior help as Georgia Southern graduate transfer Shawn O'Connell decided to join the Seahawks.
Additional coverage: WECT

Seahawks seek second CAA women's tennis crown
The UNCW women's tennis team is looking for a repeat performance this weekend after nearly capturing the CAA Championship one year ago at Elon's Jimmy Powell Tennis Center.

7 things to do in Wilmington this weekend, April 20-22
An opera and a play are some of what’s on tap at UNCW.

Ground broken for $65M Civil War history center in Fayetteville
The Fayetteville Observer
The center for the study of the Civil War and Reconstruction period will run in partnership with Fayetteville State, UNC Pembroke and UNC Wilmington.

Cal Poly president suspends all Greek fraternities and sororities indefinitely
In an effort to address the concerns of underrepresented students on campus, Cal Poly is hiring "an independent African-American diversity and inclusion specialist," Kimberly McLaughlin-Smith from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

UNC Greensboro Researchers Use VR Technology to Address Major Human Health Challenges
YES! Weekly
UNC Greensboro has been awarded a $22,500 Inter-Institutional Planning Grant by the UNC System to study the use of virtual reality technology to solve major human health challenges. They are bringing the collective expertise of researchers from UNCG, UNC-CH, NCSU, ECU, WSSU, NCA&T, UNCW, Elon University, High Point University, Guilford College, Cone Health System, and UNC Hospital/Rex Healthcare.

New UNCW student organization spreads random acts of kindness
UNCW sophomore Victoria Rause recently started a new student organization called PERK (People Encouraging Random Kindness) that aims to do exactly what it says - encourage random kindness.

Forum: UNCW students share their perspectives on consent and the #MeToo movement
WECT brought together eight UNCW students from different backgrounds and genders to talk about consent, gender roles and sexual assault.

Islam is focus of panel discussion
A panel discussion on mainstream Islam and Islamic extremism, geared for high school students, will be held at 7 p.m. April 19 at UNCW.

Play review: UNCW's 'Hedda Gabler' captures compelling characters
A production of the classic by the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Department of Theatre brings these characters to vivid life, and a student cast is thoughtfully and precisely directed by UNCW theater professor Paul Castagno.

Rylee Pate wins first weekly CAA honors for UNCW softball
Sophomore pitcher Rylee Pate of UNCW has earned Colonial Athletic Association Softball Pitcher-of-the-Week honors for the first time in her young career.

UNCW’s Gage Herring wins Rookie-of-the-Week again
Six shutout innings and carrying a no-hitter into the sixth landed UNCW freshman pitcher Gage Herring Colonial Athletic Association Rookie-of-the-Week honors on Monday.

Wednesday on CoastLine: An Ornithologist's Quest to Find Harpy Eagle Nests Using Drone Technology
UNCW’s Jamie Rotenberg discovered the only harpy eagle nest in Belize. Using drone technology, he and a student are analyzing data to find other nests. 

Anti-Litter Campaign Targets Straws, Plastics
Coastal Review Online
The University of North Carolina Wilmington Plastic Ocean Project is one of several conservation and environmental organizations trying to eliminate single-use plastic straw use with the Ocean Friendly Establishments initiative.

Events on the horizon: Charlotte Venture Challenge, Small Business Awards Luncheon, Red Hat Summit & more
WRAL Tech Wire
The Certified Global Business Professional Workshop (May 21-22) at the UNCW Swain Center is one of several technology and life science events happening across the state in May.

Wilmington arts and culture: 6 things to see and do, April 18-22
The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra teams up with the UNCW Music Department’s Opera Outreach Project to perform Mozart’s opera based on the legend of famed seducer Don Juan.

Unfriending Happens
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (*sponsored content provided by Robert Burrus, Dean of the Cameron School of Business)
Christopher Sibona, assistant professor of information systems, shares his insights on being “unfriended” online.

UNCW's Devontae Cacok leads nation in rebounding
For the second straight year, UNCW forward Devontae Cacok is a NCAA Division I men's basketball statistical leader. 
Additional coverage: WWAY

UNCW Blanks Blue Hens Behind Herring, Jeffers
Freshman Gage Herring tossed six shutout innings and Ryan Jeffers had four hits as UNCW blanked Delaware, 10-0, on Sunday in the Colonial Athletic Association series finale at Bob Hannah Stadium.

UNCW golf Lyberty Anderson hoping for one more tournament in teal
Anderson started her college career at the University of Virginia before transferring to UNCW for her final two seasons.

UNCW baseball beats Coastal Carolina in 13 innings
Ryan Jeffers provided the game-winning punch with a two-run homer at the end of a wild game.
Additional coverage: WWAY

This weekly roundup is a sampling of local, regional and national media placements for the university and includes articles which mention UNCW in a variety of contexts.