UNCW in the News

UNCW in the News

April 20 - 24

New UNCW chancellor aims to strengthen reach into community
Star News
When UNCW's Chancellor-elect Jose "Zito" Sartarelli was announced, he applauded the university's community and city engagement, noting the special relationship between the university and the city. The Chancellor-elect said engagement throughout Southeastern North Carolina will remain a part of his vision moving forward.

Editorial - Maine sets a good example
Jose "Zito" Sartarelli is a name folks will hear more and more often as he prepares to become the next chancellor of UNCW. His name already is familiar at the University of Southern Maine, where Sartarelli was one of three finalists to become the school's president before pulling out of the running in February.

MI CASA: Mentoring Creates Path to College
The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
Featuring Chris Montero, UNCW MI CASA program advisor and community liaison, on page 24.

As region's population ages, what does future hold for retirees?
Star News (Featuring William "Woody" Hall, Barbara Lutz and Stacey Kolomer)
The folks at the Census Bureau in Washington are busy churning out the facts about residents of North Carolina, numbers that reflect the state's graying. They can be daunting or delightful, depending on your point of view, but more important, your income level.
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UNCW officials to launch filmmaking master's degree despite industry slowdown
UNCW leaders say there's a need for their recently approved master's degree program in filmmaking. "While the feature film and television industry in Wilmington is something that does benefit our program and brings students here, it's only one part of the motion picture business and the motion picture art and craft," said UNCW Film Studies Chair Dave Monahan.

UNCW trustees OK more dining options for students
Star News
Students at UNCW soon will have more dining options. Trustees approved a ground lease to Aramark to be able to construct a new 10,000-square-foot, two-story dining facility adjacent to Galloway Hall, Belk Hall, Graham-Hewlett Hall and the University Apartments.

Longtime area economist set to retire in June
Star News
William "Woody" Hall's time at UNCW will end in June when the South Carolina native retires as a teacher, researcher and as senior economist at the Swain Center for Business and Economic Services of the Cameron School of Business.

Jenni Harris leaves UNCW for job with NC Commerce
UNCW's Assistant to the Chancellor for Community Partnerships is leaving the university to take a job in state government. Jenni Harris, a Wilmington native and UNCW alumna, has served in the role since it was created in 2012.
Additional coverage: WECT

Money raised to replace Onslow Bay buoy
The Topsail Advertiser
A grassroots effort to fund a replacement weather buoy in Onslow Bay for one that was removed earlier this year after money for its upkeep ran dry was successful. But the buoy's long-term future remains in limbo if a reliable funding source for its maintenance can't be secured by the UNCW-based Coastal Ocean Research and Monitoring Program (CORMP).

CoastLine: Science Panel Weighs in on Potential Impacts of Seismic Testing off NC Coast
A group of scientists sent a letter to the President urging his administration to reject the Department of the Interior's analysis concluding seismic testing would have a negligible impact on marine species.The scientists who put their signature on that letter come from all over the world.Those from the U.S. include experts at Stanford, Cornell, Duke and UNCW.

Venomous Portuguese men-of-war spotted on area shorelines
Port City Daily
Beach-goers may notice an unusual sight-Portuguese men-of-war-among the shells and driftwood of New Hanover County's beaches. The venomous sea life has recently been seen washed ashore along our coast, according to Dr. Robert Condon, a UNCW professor who heads up the university's Biological Oceanography Lab.

Venomous jellies surface on Wrightsville Beach
Lumina News
The Portuguese man o' war that lives at the ocean's surface is making an appearance at Wrightsville Beach and shorelines as far south as Bald Head Island. Dr. Joseph Pawlik of the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Department of Biology and Marine Biology speculates the wind may have driven them onshore.

Azalea Festival Official: Bigger Numbers Reflect Better Economy
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
An economic stimulus study conducted in 2011 by faculty members and students from UNCW determined the festival's annual impact at $50,000, Collins said that festival officials believe that number has risen 20 percent to about $60,000.

UNCW professor profiles 2 who saw West worth saving in new book
Star News
There's more than a little of the late George Plimpton in David Gessner, who teaches creative writing at UNCW. For "Soaring With Fidel," he followed the migratory path of an osprey from New England to Cuba's Sierra Maestra mountains to South America.

UNCW sees turnover in top ranks
When Zito Sartarelli starts work as UNCW's chancellor in July, he will take the helm of a university that's experienced significant turnover of senior leadership in the past year. Michael Shivar, chair of UNCW's Board of Trustees, says administrators have left for attractive career and personal opportunities.

Funds raised to replace Onslow Bay weather buoy
Star News
A grassroots effort to fund a replacement weather buoy in Onslow Bay was successful. Nearly $16,000 has been raised in the past few weeks, which will allow researchers from UNCW to deploy a new buoy in the waters about 48 miles east of Wrightsville Beach.

Funds raised to replace Onslow Bay weather buoy
Jacksonville Daily News
A grassroots effort to fund a replacement weather buoy in Onslow Bay was successful. Nearly $16,000 has been raised, which will allow researchers from UNCWto deploy a new buoy in the waters roughly 48 miles east of Wrightsville Beach.

UNCW goes beyond 'Hamlet' to Stoppard's fun homage
Star News
After staging Shakespeare's "Hamlet" in February, UNCW's Department of Theatre has decided to do The Bard one better. Last week, the department opened a challenging but fun and intellectually stimulating production of Tom Stoppard's "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead."

Photography exhibit showcases local plant and animal species
Lumina News
Photographs of trees, flowers and sunsets will adorn the walls of the Boseman Gallery at UNCW April 23-Aug. 17. "An Observant Eye: Images of Nature in Southeastern North Carolina" showcases the work of Andy Wood, an ecologist and conservation educator.

UNCW professor accused of crossing the line
Sociology and Criminology Professor Mike Adams has folks talking again at UNCW.A group of students say that Adams's remarks on women, the mentally ill and theLGBT community have made them very uncomfortable on campus.
Additional coverage:College Fix

Head of LGBT office at UNCW resigning
The coordinator of a resource center for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students at the University of North Carolina Wilmington has resigned. Amy Schlag of the university's LGBTQIA Resource Office resigned for personal reasons.
Additional coverage: StarNews

WWAY INVESTIGATION: UNCW Snaps: Social media gone wild
Letting it all hang out, as they say, is nothing new on college campuses, including right here at UNC Wilmington. But nowadays students are using social media to let it all hang out for anyone to see.

"One Tree Hill" star Moira Kelly will sing at UNCW jazz concert
Star News
The annual UNCW Music Department Scholarship fundraiser will be held in conjunction with the Cape Fear Jazz Society Friday, April 24 at Beckwith Hall. "One Tree Hill" actress and Wilmington resident Moira Kelly will perform along with Gerald Shynett and the UNCW Big Band

Print Big! Festival supports Full Belly Project
Lumina News
Rain didn't stop 250 children and adults from enjoying the second annual Print Big! Steamroller Print Festival at UNCW's Cultural Arts Building Saturday, April 18.

More than 400 athletes compete at Special Olympics Spring Games
Port City Daily
More than 400 athletes from across New Hanover County competed in the annual Special Olympics Spring Games at the Greene Track and Field Complex on the campus of UNCW on Wednesday.Additional coverage:WECT andWWAY

Mozart's 'Magic Flute' at UNCW
Star News
On Saturday, the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra and the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Opera Outreach Program offer the opportunity to experience a fully staged performance of Mozart's masterwork, "The Magic Flute," sung in English by a cast of talented young singers.
Additional coverage:Port City Daily

My Reporter - What is the percentage of full academic and athletic scholarships at UNCW?
Star News
Q: What is the percentage of full academic scholarships and full athletic scholarships at UNCW? A:UNCW currently awards four full academic scholarships (including tuition, fees, room, board and books) through its Leutze Merit Scholarship Fund. The athletic department has 38 athletes on full athletic scholarship this school year.

Dreams of working in movies in NC beginning to fade
Sun Herald
When Leigh Wiley was a film student at UNCW, she dreamt of the day when she could pack up her degree and see the world one production at a time. But Wiley, a North Carolina native, found the opportunity and community of the local film industry right outside her door too comfortable to leave behind.
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George Singleton inducted into Fellowship of Southern Writers
Wofford College professor and acclaimed author George W. Singleton III will be inducted into the Fellowship of Southern Writers April 17. Singleton came to Wofford in 2013. He has been a visiting writer at the University of South Carolina, the University of North Carolina Wilmington and other colleges.

Erin Carey works to help improve the health of Wilmington waterways
Erin Carey is the watershed coordinator for Heal our Waterways, an initiative set forth by the Wilmington City Council. Carey transferred to UNCW from Ithaca College in New York to complete a degree in environmental science in 1999. She returned to UNCW in 2004 to pursue her master's degree in marine science, where her study focused on water quality.

Wilmington Symphony Season Finale this Weekend!
Beach Carolina
The Wilmington Symphony is pleased to present its 2014-15 Masterworks season finale with Mozart's operatic masterpieceThe Magic Flute this Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. in UNCW's Kenan Auditorium.

Special Olympic athletes prepare for 2015 Spring Games
Fox Wilmington
More than 400 Special Olympic athletes ages 8 and older will run, jump and throw Wednesday as they compete for the gold medal. The games will be held April 22, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Few anti-war protests took place in Wilmington during Vietnam War era
Star News
Like much of the South, Southeastern NC remained largely pro-military during the Vietnam War, but that doesn't mean there was no anti-war sentiment in the Port City. Students at the University of North Carolina Wilmington joined anti-war protesters on campuses across the country in protesting the U.S. involvement in the conflict from time to time.

Student Housing Firm Proposes 36 Duplexes, 46 Cottages On Kerr
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
A company that specializes in student housing and apartments proposes to build 36 duplexes and 46 four-bedroom cottages in the 300 block of S. Kerr Avenue near UNCW, according to site plans submitted to the city of Wilmington.

UNCW men's soccer to hold 3rd Annual Harry's game
The UNCW men's soccer team excels on the field, but they also give back to the community.On Saturday, The Seahawks take on Wake Forest in the 3rd annual Harry's Game. All proceeds will benefit the Wilmington Hammerheads Youth Top Soccer Program.
Additional coverage:Port City Daily

For UNCW basketball recruits, excitement level turns up
Star News
Trey Grundy and fellow recruits Mark Matthews, Devontae Cacok and C.J. Bryce pledged to be part of the turnaround effort before UNCW had even played a game under Keatts.

Hoops (M): MTSU transfer JaQuel Richmond commits to UNCW
Star News
JaQuel Richmond, former Middle Tennessee point guard, has committed to UNCW.

Diamond Hawks extend winning streak to eight games
Casey Golden's two-run home run in the eighth inning broke a 6-all deadlock and lifted UNCW to an 8-7 win over Hofstra on Friday. The win extended UNCW's winning streak to eight games and raised its record to 26-8 overall and 9-1 in the CAA.
Additional coverage:Star News and Port City Daily

UNCW in fourth after first round of CAA golf championship
Star News
Mallory Warrick, UNCW senior, knew she wouldn't see much of her coaches once she teed off at the CAA women's golf championship. With three freshmen to counsel, coach Cindy Ho trusted Warrick to work through St. James Plantation's Reserve Club on her own. She proved up to the challenge, riding a hot putter to an even-par 72.

UNCW women's golf finishes 6th at CAA Championship
Junior Lyche carded an even-par score of 72 to lead UNCW to a sixth place finish at the CAA Women's Golf Championship after the final round at St. James Plantation on Sunday afternoon.

UNCW softball overhaul still work in progress
Star News
Sunday's bus ride back from James Madison dragged for Kristy Norton, understandable after her UNCW softball team was outscored 25-1 in three disheartening losses.

UNCW women's tennis fall in CAA Championships
Fifth-seeded James Madison avenged a regular season loss to No. 5 UNCW by shutting out the Seahawks, 4-0, in one of four quarterfinal matches Friday in the 2015 Colonial Athletic Association Women's Tennis Championships.

UNCW men's tennis blanks Delaware
Two-time defending CAA champion and top-seeded UNCW cruised in its first match of the 2015 CAA Men's Tennis Championships by hammering No. 8 seeded Delaware, 4-0, on Friday at William & Mary's Millie West Tennis Facility. The Seahawks won their second straight match to improve to 11-7 on the campaign and advance to the CAA semifinals for the eighth consecutive season.

UNCW men's tennis upset by Cougars
Fourth-seeded College of Charleston seized the early point and then added wins in the final three singles matches to stun No. 63 and top-seeded UNCW, 4-3, in the semifinals of the CAA Men's Tennis Championship on Saturday. The Seahawks now stand 11-8 on the season and are waiting to hear on a possible at-large berth into the NCAA Regionals.

'Save UNCW Track' Group over Halfway to Fundraising Finish Line
Time Warner Cable News
It's a race against the clock as the Save UNCW Track and Field group works to raise $250,000 by May 31. It's truly been a team fundraising effort as members of the Wilmington community and passionate runners from out of state have stepped up to help them reach their goal.

UNCW's Casey Golden lands CAA honor
Star News
UNCW baseball player Casey Golden was named Colonial Athletic Association Co-Player of the Week on Monday. The sophomore center fielder had a pair of late game-winning hits in a weekend sweep of Hofstra. He hit .400 for the series with four doubles, a home run and five RBI. He split the award with Charley Gould of William & Mary.

Cheap Seat - UNCW's season of excitement hits high gear
Star News
Plenty of folks, however, have chosen to brave the Seahawks so far in 2015. They have acquired at least two things: a strong stomach and a perfect ability to laugh, then shake their head in disbelief. UNCW is now 28-8 thanks to a 10-game winning streak.

Seahawks pick up national ranking as UNCW welcomes Carolina to Brooks Field
Port City Daily
The Seahawks continue their winning ways as they moved into the lead in the CAA with a weekend sweep on the road at Hofstra.UNCW also extended its winning streak to 10 games with the sweep.

Golf (M): Young Seahawks gear up for CAA championship
Star News
Matt Clark has spent the spring tinkering with the UNCW men's golf lineup. The coach finally believes he's settled on the right mix to be competitive. The Seahawks will send three freshmen, a sophomore and a junior out at this weekend's CAA Championship.

Prospective lifeguards vie for WBOR spot
Lumina News
Between 40 and 50 prospective Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue lifeguards will complete an ocean swim, a beach run, two mock rescues and an interview to earn a spot on the 2015 squad. "We get a lot of UNCW swimmers, we're really fortunate to have the swim program at UNCW to draw from," Jeremy Owens said.

Tar Heels outlast Seahawks in 12 innings
Port City Daily
UNCW's 10-game winning streak came to a halt on Wednesday as North Carolina was able to take advantage of a balk to score the go-ahead run in a 6-5 win over the Seahawks at Brooks Field.
Additional coverage:WECT, Star News and WRAL Sports

Jimmy Bass talks new UNCW chancellor Jose 'Zito' Sartarelli
Jose "Zito" Sartarelli won't officially take over his new post until July 1, but he's already doing his part to sell the university he's been tapped to lead. He ran across a prospective women's basketball recruit in town on an official visit and made his pitch to the girl and her mother. "He did a nice job with that," said UNCW athletic director Jimmy Bass

Seahawks face a new, old rival
Elon and UNCW will meet for the 18th straight season, but this is the first time it's part of a weekend Colonial Athletic Association series.

Cape Fear Academy alum leads UNCW golf
Port City Daily
Cape Fear Academy graduate and Seahawks freshman Ross Robisonpicked up a big win in the first match when he defeated Chris Crawford, the CAA's top-rated golfer, 2 and 1.

Mistakes cost Seahawks against UNC in 12 innings
Comeback victories and late-inning rallies have paced the UNCW baseball team throughout this 2015 season. Against the University of North Carolina, an in-state rival and college baseball powerhouse, the Seahawks uncharacteristically let the game slip away with some untimely mistakes as UNCW (28-9) fell to the Tar Heels 6-5 in 12 innings.

Kostyal learns, grows through sea of changes

After stops at St. Andrews and Oral Roberts, plus a stint as a full-time caddie at Eagle Point, David Kostyal has settled in at UNCW. The walk-on has been a fixture in the lineup this spring and will represent his hometown school this weekend.

Mount Olive's Lancaster not slowing down after joining rare 1000-win club
After graduating from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Karl Lancaster returned to Eastern Wayne as a football assistant to Gardner before eventually becoming the head baseball coach.