UNCW in the News

UNCW in the News

April 13 - 17

Dr. Jose V. "Zito" Sartarelli Named Next Chancellor of the University of North Carolina Wilmington - UNCW.edu, 4.10.15
Dr. Jose V. "Zito" Sartarelli has been elected chancellor of the University of North Carolina Wilmington by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina. UNC System President Tom Ross nominated Dr. Sartarelli during the Board of Governors' quarterly meeting held April 10 at East Carolina University.

WVU Business Dean elected next chancellor of UNCW

UNC Board of Governors Elects New Chancellor for UNCW
Time Warner Cable News

West Virginia University administrator named UNCW chancellor
Port City Daily

WVU Business School Dean To Be Next UNCW Chancellor
Greater Wilmington Business Journal

Zito Sartarelli named UNCW chancellor

New UNCW chancellor plans to fundraise, students hope for stability

New UNCW chancellor has international, corporate background
Star News

Editorial - Trust us, UNCW board insists
Star News

New chancellor named for UNC Wilmington
News & Observer

New chancellor named at UNC-Wilmington
News & Record

New UNCW Chancellor-elect marks entrepreneurship as a priority
Triangle Business Journal

WVU dean Jose "Zito" Sartarelli elected chancellor of University of North Carolina at Wilmington
State Journal

West Virginia University's business dean selected chancellor of UNC Wilmington; starts July 1
Star Tribune

Dr. Jose V. "Zito" Sartarelli Named Next Chancellor of a University of North Carolina Wilmington
North Carolina News

WVU dean Jose "Zito" Sartarelli elected chancellor of University of North Carolina at Wilmington

AP wire story resulted in coverage in the following outlets:
Washington Times
Raleigh Times
Myrtle Beach Online
Times Leader
Journal Times

UNCW gets approval for filmmaking master's degree
UNC Wilmington got the green light to start a Master of Fine Arts in Filmmaking degree during a meeting of the UNC Board of Governors Friday.

UNCW to add master's degree in filmmaking

Port City Daily
It's lights, camera, action on a Master of Fine Arts in filmmaking at UNC Wilmington. Last week, the UNC Board of Governor approved the university's proposal-years in the making-for the graduate degree program.

UNC Wilmington to Soon Offer Master of Fine Arts in Filmmaking
Time Warner Cable News
The UNC Board of Governors approved a program last week at UNCW, which will include courses in cinematography, screenwriting, editing, sound design, producing and directing.

As North Carolina painfully fades from the film scene
News & Observer
The film industry showed an interest in the community, too, and in its university. UNCW Department of Film Studies' Chairman David M. Monahan notes, "Our Film Studies Program was initiated largely by Frank Capra Jr., one of the players responsible for bringing feature film and television production to Wilmington and North Carolina."

Most Local Farmers Markets not Equipped for Food Assistance Programs

There's a correlation between food insecurity and obesity - another health issue that's widespread in North Carolina. Dr. Jill Waity is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at UNCW. She says that link might sound counter-intuitive, but healthier, less calorie-dense, higher-quality foods usually cost more.

UNCW considers wireless internet upgrades
UNCW leaders are considering a project to improve wireless internet connections on campus. UNCW's Board of Trustees will vote on the upgrade Friday. The UNC Board of Governors will have to sign off on the financing.

Proposal would cap tax money used for university fundraising


According to the old saying, it takes money to make money, but Gov. Pat McCrory wants to limit the amount of state tax dollars public universities can spend on fundraising. At UNCW, the effect could be "borderline devastating," according to Eddie Stuart, vice chancellor for university advancement.

Local author in Southern Humanities Review
Star News
Currently a lecturer in the English department at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Hannah Dela Cruz Abrams was a 2013 winner of the Whiting Writers Award and is a former winner of the Rona Jaffe National Literary Award.

Technology's Future Role In Education Focus Of WITX Keynote
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
The future of learning was woven into two keynote talks at the Wilmington Information Technology Exchange (WITX) conference Tuesday at University of North Carolina Wilmington.

John Lithgow gets personal in his touring one-man show
Star News
John Lithgow's father was a producer and theater manager. Decades later, when his father was ailing, the actor would read stories to his dad. That experience helped inspire Lithgow's current one-man show, "Stories by Heart," which the star brings to UNCW's Kenan Auditorium Friday.

John Lithgow on His Best Work, Breakthroughs, and his New First Act

John Lithgow's one-man show, Stories by Heart, plays Kenan Auditorium at UNCW Friday, April 17. As of 5 p.m. April 15, a spokesperson at the Kenan Box Office reported good seats are still available.

Study: About 30 percent of NHCS kindergartners obese or overweight

New Hanover county officials in partnership with UNCW and the NHC school system just completed a health assessment of the public kindergarten cohort that entered the system last August.

Cast of 'Hamlet' returns with a twist
UNCW's theater department recently performed William Shakespeare's classic Hamlet. Now that same cast is coming back for a new twist on the story. The students are performing Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard.
Additional coverage: Lumina News and Star News

Jewish Film Festival to screen 6 features
Star News

Six features - from France, Germany, Argentina the United States and elsewhere - will be screened at the 2015 Wilmington Jewish Film Festival, opening Sunday in Thalian Hall. After the films, several UNCW professors will lead Q&As.

Additional coverage: Port City Daily

Visions film festival returns to UNCW
Lumina News
Visions is hosted and organized by UNCW film studies undergraduate students.

UNCW plans Earth Day event to help students find green jobs

Students on the campus of UNCW will celebrate Earth Day in a unique way this year, by working to find a green job. The first ever 'Your Green Future' event will take place on Earth Day, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the outdoor amphitheater on campus.

At 'Big' UNCW print show, size makes all the difference
Star News
According to Wilmington printmaker Shannon Bourne, you're not alone if you think the phrase "artists driving steamrollers" sounds a little confusing. But 11 area artists and four classes of college students will do just that on Saturday during UNCWs second annual "Print Big!," a steamroller printmaking extravaganza to be held outside of UNCW's Cultural Arts Building.

Charities in Wilmington area see fundraising fatigue
Star News
If you are inclined both socially and altruistically, you could attend a fundraising event in Wilmington almost any weekend in the spring and fall. A good example was Saturday, March 21. On that night you had a choice of five charitable events, including ones sponsored by the Red Cross, Feast Down East and the Junior League.

Crowds come out for Azalea Garden Tour kickoff
Star News
The 62nd annual Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Garden Tour kicked off with a ribbon cutting at Greenfield Lake. Proceeds from the tour benefit local horticultural programs and scholarship grants at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and Cape Fear Community College.

From NASCAR pit crew to Coast Guard
Star News
Terry is an intelligence specialist stationed in Portsmouth, Va. For more than three years he worked as a NASCAR pit crewman before enlisting in the U.S. Coast Guard. A Wilmington native, Terry graduated from Laney High School, then earned a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from UNCW.

People in Business - April 12, 2015
Star News
Rachel Kaylor has been named group manager, and director of digital and social media at Sweeney, a marketing and public relations agency. She graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a bachelor of arts in communication studies and a minor in digital arts.

Tribe Baseball Drops Game Two 5-1 at UNCW
Williamsburg Yorktown Daily
The William &Mary baseball team suffered a 5-1 setback at UNCW on Saturday afternoon as the Seahawks scored five unanswered runs to take the series.

UNCW baseball, tennis and golf teams get bragging rights over the weekend
The UNCW men's tennis team sent seniors out on a winning note with a 4-3 victory over rival Georgia State. The Seahawks broke out of a three-match slide to improve to 10-7 this spring heading into this week's Colonial Athletic Association Men's Tennis Championships in Williamsburg, Va.

Diamond Hawks extend win streak to six games
The Seahawks tied their longest winning streak of the season with their sixth straight win and improved to 24-8 overall and 7-1 in the Colonial Athletic Association. The Tribe, meanwhile, dropped to 14-17 and 6-5 with their third consecutive loss.

Diamond Hawks complete sweep of Tribe
Zach Shields drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and Andy Austin started a game-ending double play with the bases loaded in the ninth, as UNCW rallied again for a 6-5 win and a series sweep of William & Mary on Sunday at Brooks Field. Additional coverage: Port City Daily and Star News

Seahawks sweep with help from dugout
Star News
UNCW broke open a tie game Saturday with four runs in the eighth. The Seahawks exploded in that inning again Sunday, batting around with four more to surprise the Tribe (14-18, 6-6).

UNCW women's golf tied for fourth at River Landing Classic
Star News
Mallory Warrick shot a 1-under-par 71 in the opening round of the River Landing Classic in Wallace on Saturday. As a team, the Seahawks shot 603 (300-303) and sit in a three-way tie for fourth with Eastern Michigan and East Carolina.

UNCW's Connelly changes meaning of 'hit man'
Star News
All eyes turned to Terence Connelly when UNCW coach Mark Scalf's preseason overview of college baseball rule changes reached the section on batters hit by pitches.Hitters now have to make an effort to get out of the way in order to be awarded first base. They can no longer simply stand their ground and get plunked, an art Connelly has perfected.

Longtime Wilmington official to be honored with Golden Whistle Award
Port City Daily
Longtime Wilmington referee Larry Honeycutt is among four individuals from the world of high school officiatingwho will be honored with an award forlifetime achievement, according to a news release from the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA). He was a longtime coach and faculty member at UNCW.

Larry Honeycutt to receive Golden Whistle Award

Larry Honeycutt began his officiating career while attending Wilmington College (now University of North Carolina at Wilmington) as a student, after quarterbacking Raleigh Broughton's football team to a 1961 NCHSAA football title. He wound up returning to UNCW as a coach and faculty member in 1970. Additional coverage: Go Blue Ridge

Sullivan's home stretch could result in more road trips
Star News
Ryan Sullivan's life as a professional golfer has honed his travel skills to a fine edge. The former UNCW standout has bounced all over the Western Hemisphere in the past two years, participating in the PGA Tour's Latin American swing and playing as many Web.com Tour events across the country as his status allows.

UNCW Sports - Sprinter Shaw earns CAA honor
Star News

Senior sprinter Cameron Shaw was named the Colonial Athletic Association's men's track athlete of the week after resetting his own mark with the conference's best time in the 200 meters this spring.

UNCW's Mallory Warrick earns CAA Golfer of the Week honors
Senior Mallory Warrick of the UNCW women's golf team has been named as the recipient of the Colonial Athletic Association Women's Golfer of the Week award for the week ending Apr. 13, it has been announced by CAA officials.

UNCW soccer to host annual 'Harry's Game' to benefit TOPS Soccer
Port City Daily
Fresh off an appearance at the NCAA Tournament in 2014, the UNCW men's soccer team has been working through its spring schedule and will wrap up training with its third annual Harry's Game, set for April 18, tosupport special needs children.
Additional coverage: WECT

Golf gods haven't been on Seahawks' side this spring
Star News
Cindy Ho put painstaking care into building a lineup capable of challenging for a Colonial Athletic Association women's golf title this spring. The UNCW coach watched it fall apart in a matter of weeks, amid a barely believable string of events.

Women's tennis enters CAA Tournament with young talent
The Pendulum
James Madison, UNCW and College of Charleston represent some of the best women's tennis teams the CAA has to offer.

Deadline approaching to Save UNCW Track
The deadline is approaching for folks hoping to save UNCW track. The program was cut months ago, but if they can raise enough money they'll be able to save the program for the upcoming year.

UNCW men's tennis takes home CAA honors
The No. 63-ranked UNCW men's tennis team has collected numerous All-Conference honors once again heading into this week's 2015 Colonial Athletic Association Tennis Championships in Williamsburg, Va.
Additional coverage: Star News

Women's tennis looks to take down defending champions
The Breeze
After facing UNCW in the CAA tournament last year and once again this during the regular season this year, head coach James Bryce feels as though the team has a firm grasp on how the Seahawks play.

UNCW surf team clinches second in East Coast championship
Lumina News
The University of North Carolina Wilmington surf team again asserted itself as one of the top teams on the East Coast with a strong showing in the National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) East Coast Regional Championships in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., April 9-11.

UNCW Roundup - Baseball washed out at ECU
Star News

The UNCW baseball team made the trip to Clark-LeClair Stadium on Tuesday, but rain wiped out its rivalry game at East Carolina. The teams hope to make it up, but it's unlikely that will be possible.
Additional coverage: WWAY and Port City Daily