UNCW in the News

UNCW in the News

Feb. 9 - 13

UNCW earns accolades for efficiency, academic standards
Port City Daily
UNC Wilmington has been named one of the most efficient regional universities in the country. The local campus was fourth on the list, recently compiled by U.S. News and World Report. UNCW has also received commendations from the publications Kiplinger's Personal Finance, The Daily Beast and Military Advanced Education.

Different ideas to the table
Lumina News
UNCW faculty members from across disciplines will provide a tour of the history, sociology and science of an interest shared by every living organism on the planet: food. The Food for Thought faculty research symposium will begin at 7 p.m. on Feb. 17. Seven presenters will discuss their research before a discussion among presenters and audience members commences. Desserts prepared by Feast Down East will be available following the symposium.

WWAY INVESTIGATION: Are beaches worth the money?
WWAY
Our beaches keep much of our economy afloat, but they take a lot of maintenance. UNCW's Spencer Rogers, a coastal engineer and geologist with North Carolina Sea Grant said Lockwood's Folly Inlet, like many others, oscillates back and forth, and has highly-variable shorelines. While structures like terminal groins are comparable in cost, UNCW coastal geologist Andrea Hawkes said they can ruin the look of one beach, as they take sand away from another.

UNCW celebrates homecoming, awards alumni
Port City Daily
Hundreds of Seahawks will converge on the campus of UNCW later this week show their love for "The Dub" during this year's homecoming celebration. The event, which runs Friday, Feb. 13 through Sunday, Feb. 15, includes reunions, basketball games and other sports activities, as well as the Homecoming Step Show, Reel Teal Film Festival, and many sports activities.

Martin Named UNCW Associate Vice Chancellor For HR
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
The University of North Carolina Wilmington named Rosalynn Martin the associate vice chancellor for human resources, according to a news release. Martin began her duties this month.

Feast Down East draws hundreds to UNCW
Star News
A record crowd packed the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Burney Center Friday, with more than 300 area farmers, chefs and foodies attending the Feast Down East annual conference. Participants spent the day swapping growing tips, marketing advice and other knowledge during the event, which has shown steady growth since its launch five years ago.

Feast Down East Honors Local Chef And Farmers At Conference
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Feast Down East, also known as Southeastern NC Food Systems Program, held its fifth annual conference Feb. 6 at UNCW. The non-profit economic development program works to alleviate poverty in rural and urban communities by helping small-scale farmers build and sustain their farms as well as connect with local markets.

Black History Month: Slave quarters stay a 'life-changing experience' for UNCW students
Port City Daily
Black History Month is a week underway, with events aimed at recognizing the contributions and heritage of African-Americans. But for a group of students at UNC Wilmington, an opportunity to learn from and immerse themselves in that history came a week in advance of the monthlong observance.

Bookmarks - Vermeer inspires UNCW author
Star News
'About 10 years ago I was in the midst of a bad divorce," said poet Michael White, chairman of the creative writing department of UNCW. Ultimately, White set himself the task of actually seeing, with the naked eye, every known Vermeer painting.

Book review - Fort Anderson and the Battle for Wilmington
Star News
Just in time for this week's 150th anniversary celebration, this profusely illustrated volume recounts the history of Fort Anderson. Chris E. Fonvielle Jr., associate professor of history at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, wrote a short history of Fort Anderson back in 1999 that is now out of print. "To Forge a Thunderbolt," however, is more than just a second edition of the earlier book.

Marine organizations attempt whale rescue after rare Ocean Isle spotting
WWAY
Visitors called the Ocean Isle Beach Turtle Protection Organization when they found an 8-foot long Pigmy Sperm Whale on the east end of Ocean Isle Beach. The UNCW Marine Biology team also responded to the call. They say the whale had likely been sick for a while and was about 100 miles off course.

FREE TICKET TUESDAY: Jazz and love
Star News
Jazz and love in the air for this week's Free Ticket Tuesday, during which you can enter a random drawing to win one of two pairs of tickets to local concerts this weekend. First up, Irvin Mayfield & The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra plays on Valentine's Day at Kenan Auditorium as part of the UNCW Presents series.

The Plan - Romantic things to do this weekend
Star News
Your choices are simple this weekend: Either lock yourself inside and pull the blinds tight, or succumb to an onslaught of hearts and roses. One activity this weekend is the Intercultural Festival at the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Burney Center.

To be or not to be Shakespearean
Lumina News
Theatre students at the University of North Carolina Wilmington will tackle one of the world's most famous plays. From Feb. 19-22 and Feb. 26-March 1, they will bring Shakespeare's "Hamlet" to the Mainstage Theater of UNCW's Cultural Arts Building.

OF MAGIC AND REVENGE: PRODUCTIONS OPEN AT UNCW AND BROWNCOAT PUB AND THEATRE THIS WEEK
Encore
A cloaked dagger and the weighted question, "To be or not to be," have long been clich├ęs thanks to "Hamlet." The iconic prince once again will find himself onstage in Wilmington this weekend at UNCW. Under the direction of Christopher Marino, this production will take on the First Quarto incarnation of the script.

Battle re-enactment at Fort Anderson guaranteed to be loud
Star News
There won't be nearly as many re-enactors when locals gather this weekend to mark the fall of Fort Anderson, Brunswick County's largest Civil War battle. Educational activities will be going on both days. Chris Fonvielle, associate professor of history at UNCW, will give lectures about Fort Anderson and its fall, based on his new book, "To Forge a Thunderbolt."

Inaugural Duke Energy LEAD Award presented to former Wilmington Chamber of Commerce chairman
Port City Daily
Hal Kitchin, 2013 Chairman of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, was presented the inaugural Leadership in Economic Advancement and Development Award on Feb.3. He was selected by local elected officials to serve on the New Hanover County Economic Development Initiative Steering Committee. In addition to his work with the chamber, he serves on the Board of Trustees for the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

UNCW's Reel Teal Film Festival gets rolling Friday night
WWAY
UNCW's student-run Reel Teal Film Festival, featuring films from both across our area and includes some international submissions, kicks off Friday at 7 p.m. at UNCW's Lumina Theater. to the event.

The Scene: Lots of local love for Valentine's Day
Port City Daily
Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and there is no shortage of ways to show that special someone you care. Innovative and award-winning group Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra play at UNCW on Saturday.The UNCW Flicker Film Society also hosts the ninth annual student-run Reel Teal Film Festival on Friday in Lumina Theater.

Underage drinking pilot program launched at NC universities
WCNC
Some North Carolina universities are attempting to change the preconceived notion that underage drinking or substance uses are a "rite of passage for college students." A pilot program, aimed at prevention and treatment, is in full effect at six North Carolina universities: East Carolina University (ECU), UNC Chapel Hill, North Carolina A&T, UNC Charlotte, UNC Wilmington and UNC Greensboro - in 2015.

Wilmington-based company says it's built a better baby bottle
Star News
A Wilmington-based company says it's built a better baby bottle. Aimed at moms who breastfeed, the bottle's the closest thing to the real thing, says Brendan Collins, CEO of mimijumi, whose office is at the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

2015 College Conference Preview: Colonial Athletic Association
Baseball America
BA breaks down the Colonial Athletic Association, including our projections for regional teams, player of the year, pitcher of the year and top prospects. CAA teams include UNC Wilmington, Delaware, Elon and William & Mary.

Senior trio leads UNCW baseball into new season
Star News
To Corey Dick, it felt like a rite of the UNCW baseball season, same as the spring training banquet, opening day and the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament. The Seahawks gathered at Buffalo Wild Wings to watch the NCAA selection

Diamond Hawks pitching staff comes into focus ahead of Friday's opening day
Port City Daily
The Seahawks enter their first season since 2011 without Mat Batts, the two-time Colonial Athletic Association Pitcher of the Year, but they do return three starters from last season. UNCW will have a strong bullpen again in 2015 with a combination of veterans and newcomers.

UNCW basketball remains near top of CAA with bounce-back win over CofC
Port City Daily
Jordon Talleyand Addison Spruill keyed a 22-0 run in the second half as UNCW broke open a close game and completed a sweep of the regular season series with a 58-45 victory over the College of Charleston in men's basketball on Wednesday night at Trask Coliseum.
Other coverage: WECT and Star News

Former Seahawk great has jersey retired during special ceremony
Port City Daily
With family, friends and a near-capacity crowd at Trask Coliseum watching in delight during halftime of Saturday's men's basketball game with William & Mary, all-time great John Goldsberry became the fourth UNCW men's basketball player to have his jersey retired.

Jim Moore inducted into Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame
Star News
Mel Gibson, former NBA player who coached UNCW men's basketball from 1973-86, will be inducted into the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame in a ceremony starting at 6:30 p.m. May 2 at UNCW's Burney Center.
Other coverage:Port City Daily, WWAY and WECT

Tribe use late run to beat the UNCW men 56-53
WECT
William & Mary used a 7-0 spurt with eight minutes remaining to overcome UNCW and take sole possession of first place in the Colonial Athletic Association with a 56-53 men's basketball victory over the Seahawks Saturday night at Trask Coliseum.
Other coverage: Star News and Daily Press

Teague steps up to make big impact for UNCW
Star News
Naqaiyyah Teague impacts basketball games in a number of ways. Her versatility is one of the reasons third-year UNCW women's coach Adell Harris wanted her to be a part of a still-developing program.

UNCW women earn first road win
Star News
Sophomore guard Naqaiyyah Teague scored 20 of her career-high 24 points in the second half as the UNCW women's basketball team earned its first road win of the season with an 86-82 Colonial Athletic Association victory over Elon at Alumni Hall on Thursday evening.
Other coverage: WECT and ABC 4

Strong start leads Delaware past UNCW women
WECT
Sophomore forward Naqaiyyah Teague posted her first "double double" of the season with 14 points and 10 rebounds, but it was not enough as the UNCW women's basketball team dropped a 69-60 Colonial Athletic Association decision against Delaware at the Bob Carpenter Center on Sunday afternoon.

UNCW Roundup - 5 finish in top 10 in track & field
Star News
UNCW senior Hailey Blackburn took sixth in the finals of the 60 meters, and the Seahawks had five top-10 finishers at the Buccanner Invitational at East Tennessee State on Saturday.

Seahawks hope to get back on track
Star News
Saturday's 56-53 loss to William & Mary in front of the largest Trask Coliseum crowd of the season didn't provide the introduction to meaningful February basketball the Seahawks wanted. Coach Kevin Keatts hopes the defeat can serve as a teaching tool for a group not used to those stakes.

Seahawks staff rely on new attitude
Star News
Nick Monroe earned a place in UNCW's weekend rotation last spring with one of the most dominant performances in program history. Monroe will take the ball Friday afternoon in UNCW's season-opener against Richmond.