UNCW in the News

UNCW in the News

Feb. 16 - 20

Editorial - Higher ed worth the investment
Star News
Public money invested in higher education comes back into our economy many times over, and don't believe anyone who says differently. Want it quantified? A recent study put the total impact of the state's public and private higher education institutions at $63.5 billion, the equivalent of 1 million jobs. Locally, the University of North Carolina Wilmington and Cape Fear Community College added $1.2 billion to the economy.

UNCW, CFCC Added $1.2B To Regional Economy In A Year, Analysis Says
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
UNCW and CFCC added $1.2 billion in income to southeastern North Carolina's economy in one year, according to study results the schools released Thursday.

UNCW and CFCC generate over $1 billion in added regional income
WECT
The University of North Carolina Wilmington and Cape Fear Community College created a total of $1.2 billion in added regional income for the 2012-2013 fiscal year.

Study shows UNCW, CFCC create $1.2 billion regional impact
Star News

The academic family affair between the University of North Carolina Wilmington and the Cape Fear Community College also produced a powerful financial relationship.

UNCW named one of the top universities in the U.S.
WECT
The University of North Carolina at Wilmington has been named one of the top 50 institutions in the country by The Business Journals. Featuring 484 four-year colleges and universities, The Business Journals' rankings are based on 19 indicators of academic excellence and affordability.

UNCW named one of 'top 50′U.S. universities
Port City Daily
UNC Wilmington has racked up yet another accolade. Just weeks after being recognized by publications like U.S. News, Daily Beast and Kiplinger's, the university announced Friday that it had been named of the top 50 institutions in the country in The Business Journals' 2015 rankings of U.S. public colleges.

UNCW Ranked in Top 50 List for Best Colleges in the US
Time Warner Cable News
The University of North Carolina at Wilmington is one of the top 50 colleges and universities in the country. That's according to a new ranking of 484 four-year schools based on 19 standards of academic excellence and affordability by the business journals.
*This segment aired statewide in all markets: Coastal, Triangle, Sandhills and Charlotte

'Like a baseball': UNCW interim chancellor on campus' strengths and challenges
Port City Daily
Dr. William Sederburg won't be UNC Wilmington's top administrator much longer, but he does have some thoughts about the campus' future. And what is most crucial to that future, the interim chancellor said, is leadership.

For Less Corporate Fraud, Add Female Executives
The Atlantic
According to a new study from Wake Forest and the University of North Carolina Wilmington, the IRS estimates that in 2006, corporate-tax evasion was responsible for around $67 billion in losses. And prior to that, unethical behavior related to the reporting of corporate finances was also an issue in major cases of fraud, including WorldCom and Enron.

UNCW chancellor committee to meet

Star News
The University of North Carolina Wilmington Chancellor Search Committee will meet in closed session to interview candidates for chancellor Friday through Sunday at the Embassy Suites in Cary.

UNCW Islamic group to honor three slain Chapel Hill Muslims
Port City Daily
The UNCW Muslim Student Association will hold "A Night of Remembrance," a vigil for 23-year-old Deah Barakat, his wife, 20-year-old Yusor Abu-Salha, and her sister, 19-year-old Razan Abu-Salha, at 7 tonight in the Burney Center. "A Night of Remembrance" will feature several speakers, including the leader of a Wilmington mosque and a family member of the victims.

UNCW students plan vigil to honor three killed in Chapel Hill
Star News
Students at the University of North Carolina Wilmington will hold a vigil Wednesday night to honor three Muslim students slain last Tuesday by a gunman in Chapel Hill. Students with UNCW's Muslim Student Association have organized the vigil, set for 7 p.m. at the school's Burney Center.

UNCW community honors three murdered students
WECT
Students, faculty and staff packed into the Burney Center at the University of North Carolina Wilmington to remember and honor the lives of Deah Shaddy Barakat, his wife Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha and her sister Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha. The students were shot to death in a Chapel Hill condominium complex last week.
Additional coverage: WWAY, Star News, and Shallotte News

Examining The Lasting Effects of Wilmington's 1898 Coup D'état
WHQR
After taking back control of the legislature during the state elections, supremacists overthrew the elected local government. WHQRspoke with Philip Gerard, author ofCape Fear Rising, about the coup and its significance.We'll hear from Todd McFadden, Director ofUNCW's Upperman African American Cultural Center, and Clyde Edgerton, who teaches Crossroads: Race & Southern Literature, during this week's CoastLine.

'Re-energized' UNCW draws big homecoming crowd
Star News
UNCW has recently drawn its largest men's basketball crowds of the season for homecoming, but rarely have those games come with any meaningful stakes. The athletic department was expecting to push close to a sellout crowd for Saturday's showdown with Northeastern.

UNCW's Swain Center Awaits Report From UNC System Group
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
The Swain Center for Professional and Continuing Education at UNCW is one of 34 centers at UNC system institutions that is on a narrowed list for review by a special working group of UNC's Board of Governors. The review is not politically motivated and has no agenda, except to determine how effectively the centers are fulfilling their mission, and how good a fit they are with their respective institutions.

Panel Leaves UNCW's Swain Center Off List Of Recommend Closures
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
A UNC Board of Governors panel on Wednesday spared UNCW's Swain Center for Professional and Continuing Education from its list of recommended cuts and further scrutiny for university system centers.

Multitude of styles help Blue 13 company tell its stories
Star News
A warm wind will blow through UNCW's Kenan Auditorium Thursday night, one charged with the passion and energy of a dance fusion born of India, Europe and America. Blue 13 Dance Company is not easily categorized, though one could say, accurately, that it's a modern American dance troupe.

UNCW hosts pottery showcase, acclaimed Irish folk band
Lumina News
Hand-made lidded ceramic jars of all shapes and sizes will be displayed in the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Art Gallery, located in the Cultural Arts Building, Feb. 26-April 9. On the eve of the Lidded Forms reveal, another arts event will take place at UNCW. The Chieftains, a Grammy-award-winning Irish folk band, will take the stage in UNCW's Kenan Auditorium Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 8 p.m.

Four! Quartet of new shows to hit the ILM boards
Star News
With Valentine's Day behind us, love will be put to the test in two productions opening on Wilmington stages this week and next, one of which is a production of 'Hamlet' by UNCW's Department of Theatre.

FREE TICKET TUESDAY: UNCW takes on "Hamlet"
Star News
For one of Shakespeare's most famous plays, Wilmington audiences haven't gotten a chance to see "Hamlet" performed very often over the years. That won't be the case this week, when UNCWopens the tragedy under the direction of Christopher Marino, assistant professor of performance and also the artistic director of one of Wilmington's newest companies, Dram Tree Shakespeare.

The Chieftans come to town for performance at UNCW
Star News
The Chieftains have been on the road for 52 years. Critics have credited them with sparking the worldwide popularity of traditional Irish folk music. They were among the first musical guests on NBC's "Saturday Night Live." Now, the group is coming to Wilmington for a Wednesday performance at UNCW's Kenan Auditorium.

UNCW to host biotech event featuring 12 startup pitches
WRAL TechWire
UNCW's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is hosting an event that will include pitches from 12 biotech startups as well as a tour of the Marine Biotechnology Center in North Carolina.

Collegiate Fashion Week at UNCW February 17 -19
WECT
YOUniveristy Drive is coming to UNCW to host their Collegiate Fashion Week February 17 -19. Collegiate Fashion Week. Each day features fashion-themed workshops conducted by local and regional corporate, community and civic leaders, industry experts and UNC Wilmington alumni.

Wireless Technology Goes To The Dogs
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
When a household includes multiple pets that require different foods, feeding time can become a time-consuming process. Such was the case for Ed Hall who created the Tepi Technologies Inc. pet food bowl last year. Originally from Durham, Hall served four and a half years as a cryptologic technician supervisor in the U.S. Navy before enrolling in the entrepreneurship and business development program at University of North Carolina Wilmington. That was where he discovered a passion for business.

School news: Science fair winners, PE grant recipient
Port City Daily
Nineteen New Hanover County students recently took home awards at the 2015 Regional Science Fair, held earlier this month at UNC Wilmington. Nine projects were selected to represent the region at the North Carolina Science and Engineering Fair on March 27-28 at Meredith College in Raleigh.

Winners named at science, engineering fair
Jacksonville Daily News
Onslow County Schools recently held its Science and Engineering Fair for elementary and secondary students. 10 elementary and 10 secondary projects qualified for the regional competition, which was held Feb. 7 at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Gaines Appointed To State Industrial Commission
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
The N.C. Industrial Commission has tapped area attorney Lori W. Gaines to be one of seven new deputy commissioners, according to a recent news release. Gaines holds degrees from both the University of North Carolina Wilmington and Campbell University School of Law.

UNCW hoops alumni backing their boys
Star News
UNCW fell to William & Mary, but the tense clash in a sold-out arena with first place in the Colonial Athletic Association on the line lived up to the hype. After going 42-80 in four losing seasons under Buzz Peterson, UNCW has reversed its fortunes quickly with Kevin Keatts.

Late start hasn't kept Lane from diving into contention for UNCW
Star News
If Nathan Lane hadn't taken his aerial act to the pool as a junior in high school, he likely wouldn't have ended up at UNCW. Lane is the only athlete in UNCW's 40-member pep band. He said he likes "the hype" of basketball games and can usually be found at Trask Coliseum jamming out on his trombone.

Jackson leads Seahawks past Northeastern
Star News
The UNCW men's basketball team continues to navigate its way through uncharted territory at the top of the Colonial Athletic Association, but the challenges are starting to feel more familiar. The Seahawks share the conference lead after taking another slugfest at Trask Coliseum on Saturday over Northeastern.
Other coverage: WECT, WWAY,Port City Daily, Boston Globe and The News Tribune

UNCW wins 7th-straight baseball season opener
Star News
UNCW will play only twice on opening weekend. Sunday's games have been canceled because of the expected cold weather. The Seahawks were scheduled to play Kentucky. The Wildcats made an NCAA regional in 2014 and started their season Friday with an 11-7 win over Ball State.
Other coverage:Port City Daily andWECT

Seahawks baseball escapes with win over Ball State
Star News
The UNCW baseball team showed it can win in a variety of ways during its opening weekend. After some clutch two-out hits propelled the team to victory on Friday, the Seahawks used small ball to escape Brooks Field with a 4-2 victory over the Ball State Cardinals on Saturday.

UNCW baseball uses strong bullpen for 2-0 start; Seahawk softball splits weekend twin bill
Port City Daily
Led by freshman reliever Austin Magestro'sfour strikeouts,UNCW's bullpen combined for four innings of two-hit, shutout baseball as the Seahawks edged nationally ranked Ball State 4-2 on Saturday at Brooks Field.

UNCW women set to host Northeastern
Star News
The UNCW women's basketball team hosts Northeastern at 2 p.m. Sunday in its annual "Play 4Kay" game. As part of the team's involvement in the initiative, the Seahawks will wear pink uniforms for the second straight year.

Atkins leads UNCW women past Northeastern 84-78
WECT
If UNCW senior guard Kelva Atkins had been playing in the video game "NBA Jam" against Northeastern on Sunday, the voice inside the game might have described her as "on fire." The Seahawks, who won their second game in a row following a three-game losing streak, improved to 10-14 overall and 6-7 in the CAA while climbing into sixth place in the league standings.
Other coverage: Star News

UNCW men sink Navy tennis
Star News
The No. 55 UNCW men's tennis team won the doubles point and then swept all six singles matches to halt Navy's seven match win streak, 7-0, Saturday at the UNCW courts.

UNCW women fall to N.C. State
Star News
N.C. State grabbed the doubles point with a sweep and then ran through singles with only one loss, topping UNCW 6-1 in women's tennis action in Raleigh on Sunday.

UNCW Roundup - Teague, Talley honored by CAA
Star News
UNCW sophomore guard Naqaiyyah Teague received co-player of the week honors for women's basketball, the Colonial Athletic Association announced Monday. Freshman Jordon Talley is the CAA men's basketball rookie of the week after the Seahawks' 2-0 effort last week.

UNCW's Teague named CAA co-player of the week
WECT
After leading the UNCW women's basketball team to a pair of victories, sophomore guard Naqaiyyah Teague has been named as a co-recipient of the Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week award for the week ending Feb. 15.

UNCW freshman selected as CAA Rookie-of-the-Week
WECT
Freshman playmaker Jordon Talley has been selected the Colonial Athletic Association's Rookie-of-the-Week after propelling the UNCW men's basketball team back into a share of first place in the conference standings.

UNCW adds baseball game today against Wake Forest
WWAY
With Tuesday's postponement of the NC State game, UNCW has added a game with Wake Forest for Wednesday (Feb. 18) with first-pitch slated for 3:30 p.m. at Brooks Field.

UNCW's Chuck Ogbodo explains correct way to pronounce his name
WWAY
Over the last year or so we've heard a variety of pronunciations when it comes to UNCW basketball sophomore Chuck Ogbodo. We decided we would put an end to the confusion. After all, some of Ogbodo's teammates even have difficulty saying it the correct way.

UNCW beats Wake Forest in baseball
WWAY
Robbie Thorburn homered and added a pair of RBI singles as UNCW plated nine runs in the middle three innings for a 10-3 win over visiting Wake Forest on Wednesday at Brooks Field. The Seahawks upped their record to 3-0 with the home win while the Demon Deacons evened their mark at 2-2 with the road loss.
Other coverage: Port City Daily, WECTand Star News

With Dukes in town, UNCW women see a path to success
WECT
Kenny Brooks has taken James Madison to new heights in his first 12 years as
the women's basketball coach at James Madison. Third-year UNCW coach Adell Harris is hoping she can imitate Brooks' success and turn the Seahawks into a force in the Colonial Athletic Association in the near future.

Seahawk basketball alum to host this weekend's Race 13.1

Port City Daily

Former UNCW men's basketball player Dan Mercer is giving back to the community by promoting Race 13.1, a series of road races across the southeast set to debut in Wilmington on Sunday.

UNCW baseball off to 3-0 start after win over Wake Forest
Port City Daily
The Seahawks upped their record to 3-0 with the home win, while the Demon Deacons evened their mark at 2-2 with the road loss.

Seahawks hope to stick to the plan
Star News
UNCW baseball coach Mark Scalf could not ask for much more from his team three games into the season. The Seahawks are undefeated and executing their coach's game plan to perfection. UNCW wants to get an early lead, then allow a revamped bullpen to seal the win.

Seahawks fall at Delaware; No. 23 James Madison defeats UNCW women
Port City Daily
The University of Delaware erased a 10-point halftime deficit and held league-leading UNCW to just five second-half field goals en route to a 70-59 Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) victory Thursday night at the Bob Carpenter Center.
Other coverage: WECT and Star News

UNCW basketball now tied for first place in CAA; UNCW women lose, 20 for CCU's Elijah Wilson
WWAY
Delaware used a monster second half, shooting 65.2 percent and holding league leading UNCW without a field goal over the first 9:18 of the period, to upset the Seahawks, 70-59, in Colonial Athletic Association men's basketball action Thursday night at the Bob Carpenter Center.

Dukes take down UNCW women 85-49
WECT
Junior guard Shatia Cole and sophomore guard Brie Mobley each scored 11 points, but it was not enough as the UNCW women's basketball team dropped an 85-49 Colonial Athletic Association decision against No. 23/21 James Madison at Trask Coliseum on Thursday evening.