UNCW in the News

UNCW in the News

June 1 - 5

UNCW Names New Business School Dean
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Robert Burrus, who has served as interim dean of the Cameron School of Business at University of North Carolina Wilmington, was tapped for the permanent position, the university announced Wednesday morning.
Additional coverage: WECT, WWAY and Star News

UNCW names director of the Office of the Arts

UNCW announced Kristen D. Brogdon will be the director of the Office of the Arts in a news release Friday. Brogden will assume the role on July 1, but will begin transitioning into the position as the office's part-time director June 1.
Additional news: Star News

Educators From Every UNC System University Expand Online Teaching Abilities
TWC News
This week, 28 teachers from every UNC school are in Wilmington for the Instructional Innovation Incubator (i3) conference to learn more about teaching online. "Most of them have never taught online before. So they are brave and they are very motivated to learn more about teaching in online environments," said Diana Ashe, with the UNCW Center for Teaching Excellence.

UNCW's Chief Diversity Officer focused on cultural competence
UNCW's first ever Chief Diversity Officer says he's focused on cultural competence, open dialogue and understanding. Dr. W.Kent Guion arrived to campus in April and reports directly to the Chancellor in a position that was recommended by the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force.
Picked up by: WBTV

UNCW to keep physical education and health degree
Star News
Following a review and a vote by UNC's Board of Governors to discontinue several academic programs, two at UNCW have been affected but not both discontinued. The two programs affected are the physical education and health degree and the Bachelor of Music in Performance.

Editorial - Par for the course on UNC cuts
Star News
(Revised to include correction)

Down the Line
When Kathy Ibbotson was in high school, an influential teacher piqued her interest in chemistry. She credits the teacher with inspiring her decision to pursue a career in chemical engineering. Now it is Ibbotson's turn to instill a passion for science and engineering in the next generation through her current role as UNCW's K-12 engineering program coordinator.

Another newspaper plugs Gessner's new book

Star News 

"All the Wild That Remains," the new book by UNCW professor David Gessner, picked up another literary plug in the June 3 edition of the San Francisco Chronicle.

Beach hazard warns of Portuguese man o' wars
Star News
The National Weather Service Monday issued a beach hazards statement for New Hanover County's beaches after lifeguards reported several Portuguese man o' wars. If stung, Matt Babineau, a marine biologist at UNCW, suggests applying vinegar to the wounded area.

Cucalorus Festival renews "10x10" filmmaking program
Yes! Weekly
The 21st annual Cucalorus Film Festival, Nov. 11-15 in Wilmington, will be reprising its "10x10 Filmmaking Challenge" this year. This program has been made possible thanks to an ongoing partnership between the Cucalorus festival, CastleBranch Corp.'s tekMountain, and the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UNCW.

Safer Streets: UNCW's youth violence prevention plan still moving forward
It's been over a year since staff members at UNCW were tasked with helping find a solution to Wilmington's youth violence problem. Public Administration professor Tom Barth said his students have helped facilitate prevention efforts by setting up meetings, doing research, and compiling databases.

Camp Lejeune honors new graduates with commanding general's ceremony
Camp Lejeune Globe
The graduation aboard Camp Lejeune is special in that it gives students enrolled at off-site universities the opportunity to participate in a formal graduation. The educational institutions represented at the event include Coastal Carolina Community College, Southern Illinois University, UNCW, American Military University and Webster University.

The Tony Awards® And Carnegie Mellon University Announce Winner And Finalists For Theatre Education Award
PR Newswire
The Tony Awards® and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have announced Corey Mitchell, UNCW graduate and Theater Arts Teacher at the Northwest School of the Arts in Charlotte, N.C., as the winner of the inaugural Excellence in Theatre Education Award.

Mentor works to be the best he can be
Star News
Montae Willis jokes that he should buy a lottery ticket, because it seems he just can't lose these days. Within a week's time, he graduated from UNCW as the class of 2015 Most Outstanding Student in Exercise, received a Senior Medallion, was promoted to staff sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps, was promoted at his job at TOPS Athletics and received the Rachel Freeman Servant Leadership Award.
Additional coverage: Jacksonville Daily News

Bookmarks - Local author gets 'magical' book deal
Star News
Susan Bishop Crispell of Wilmington has achieved almost every writer's dream: a two-novel contract with Thomas Dunne Books, a literary imprint of St. Martin's Press, a division of Macmillan. "I like weird, quirky things," said Crispell, who earned a BFA in creative writing in 2003 from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Artful Living Group celebrates the art of Jillian Boivin
Star News
On June 4, Artful Living Group in Carolina Beach celebrates the colorful works of local artist Jillian Boivin."The ultimate goal with my work is to create joyous, original, affordable art that becomes part of one's home," Boivin, a graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, states.

Five sea turtles released
Jacksonville Daily News
Jordan Dickinson had tears in her eyes as she watched Masonboro, a loggerhead sea turtle she rescued last July, crawl back into the Atlantic. Masonboro was one of five injured turtles released Wednesday. Dickinson, a marine biology major at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, was amazed by the turtle's progress.

Locals, tourists spin in the sand during Port City Salsa Splash
Lumina News
Latin ballroom enthusiasts flocked to Wilmington for the Fourth Annual Port City Salsa Splash. The festival was organized by Summer McPherson, owner of Wilmington Latin Dance. "We were thankful to be able to find the Burney Center at the UNCW and the battleship," McPherson said.

Woman's Club awards four scholarships
Sippican Week
The Mattapoisett Woman's Club has awarded four scholarships. One is the Bristol County Agricultural High School scholarship, which went to Abigail Rotter who will study at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Diamond Hawks open NCAA Regional with rout over Tulane
Port City Daily
UNCW topped Tulane 10-1 on Friday in game two of the Baton Rouge Regional at Alex Box Stadium. The win also gave UNCW a split of the season series between the two teams. Tulane knocked off the Seahawks 8-4 on Mar. 31, in Wilmington.

UNCW's Foster steps up at NCAA Regional
Star News
It was telling that Scalf named Ryan Foster his starter to open the NCAA Regional back on Tuesday. While Tulane's David Pierce and LSU's Paul Mainieri waited to tip their respective hands until late in the week, UNCW's veteran skipper went all in on Foster.
Additional coverage includes: Star News and WECT

UNCW uses big third inning to eliminate Tulane with 8-2 win
USA Today
Casey Golden hit a two-run single to jumpstart UNCW's six-run third inning, and the Seahawks eliminated Tulane with an 8-2 victory in the Baton Rouge Regional on Sunday night. With the win, the second-seeded Seahawks advanced to take on top-seeded LSU on Monday in the championship round..
Additional coverage includes: Charlotte Observer, Houston Chronicle, Port City Daily and WWAY

UNC-Wilmington Baseball Players Show Off WWE Moves During Rain Delay
Bleacher Report
College baseball rain delays are becoming must-see shows. Sunday's NCAA game between Tulane and UNCW was delayed. As a result, the players had to find a way to stay loose. During the rain delay, a couple of Seahawks players turned the field into a wrestling ring and showed off their best WWE moves.

UNCW baseball fans head to Cajun country
Star News
While UNCW has been an NCAA Tournament regular, it's much less used to getting placed so far from home. There will be a pocket of teal mixed in among the purple and gold of LSU whenever Mark Scalf's club plays. UNCW sold 101 tickets for the regional through its office for Friday's opener against Tulane.

Seahawks shutout against LSU 2-0 in Baton Rouge
The UNCW Seahawks fell to the LSU Tigers 2-0 on Saturday while playing in the Baton Rouge Regional. The Seahawks will now move to the elimination game Sunday at 4 p.m. against Tulane. If they win, they will play LSU again at 8 p.m. to see who still has a shot to get to Omaha.
Additional coverage: Star News

LSU - UNCW in Regional finals postponed to Monday
Officials have decided to postpone LSU's next game in the postseason to Monday. The Regional final will be played at noon. LSU will play UNC Wilmington.

LSU defeats UNCW 2-0 in Baton Rouge Regional Championship
The UNCW Diamond Hawks fell in the Baton Rouge Regional final to top-ranked LSU, 2-0, at Alex Box Stadium on Monday. LSU advanced to the Super Regional with a 51-10 record while the Seahawks saw their season come to an end with a 41-19 mark.

Additional coverage includes: Port City Daily, Charlotte Observer and ESPN\

Davie Co. grad helps UNCW hold its own
Winston-Salem Journal
Ryan Foster, a 2012 graduate of Davie County High School, found himself on the mound at Rich Park on Friday night as he got the start for UNC Wilmington as the Seahawks began play in the Baton Rouge Regional in the NCAA Tournament.

For UNCW baseball, right steps are being taken
Star News
The Seahawks reached the end of the line Monday with a 2-0 loss to host LSU in the regional final here. Afterward, the Seahawks' longtime head coach sat on a dais in front of a blue NCAA background inside Alex Box Stadium and turned his attention to a dream at least another year in the future.

Ex-UNCW pitcher Mat Batts in second stint with Fort Myers club
Star News
While he is a familiar name here in Wilmington, Mat Batts has had to introduce himself quite a bit since leaving town in the summer of 2014. In the past week, the former UNCW standout has been promoted to his fourth minor league baseball team, the High-A Fort Myers (Fla.) Miracle.

Today: Announcement on UNCW Track; Seahawks advance to championship round
UNC Wilmington Track and Field Program saved? According to "Save UNCW Track and Field" officials, they hit their first monetary goal. The team had until yesterday to come within 10 percent of $250,000 to save the program for one more year. UNCW is expected to officially announce the saving of the program

UNCW and Save UNCW Track Announce Fundraising Success
Coverage includes: Star News, Time Warner Cable News, Port City Daily, WWAY and KPHO

UNCW Track and Field head coach talks future of program
It's been a long six months of rallying for the track and field program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, but Sunday, the "Save UNCW Track and Field" officials said they hit their first monetary goal.

UNCW's Shaw 22nd in 100 meters at NCAA regional
Star News
Senior Cameron Shaw ran a time of 10.57 seconds on Friday night in the 100-meter dash quarterfinals but couldn't move on at the NCAA East Regional track & field meet. He finished in 22nd place.

Editorial - Back on track at UNCW
Star News
Thanks to a grass-roots fundraising effort, men's track & field and cross country and women's indoor & outdoor track will compete for at least one more season.

UNCW Saves Its Track Teams, For Now
Runner's World
On Monday, officials at the University of North Carolina Wilmington announced that the school's track and cross country programs will continue for their 2015-16 seasons. It came down to the wire, but the total on Monday was $255,781.59, accumulated thanks to 766 donations.