UNCW in the News

UNCW in the News

September 14-18

UNCW diversity chief embraces challenge
Star News
UNCW Chancellor Jose “Zito” Sartarelli has made diversity one of his key goals and intends to highlight it in a new strategic plan. But to move forward with such a plan, Sartarelli also has said different pieces will have to be delegated -- and on the diversity front he said he will look to Chief Diversity Officer Kent Guion, the first in UNCW's history, for guidance.

UNCW again ranks among best colleges; earns new accolade for focus on veterans
Port City Daily
UNCW is once again at number 16 on U.S. World News and Report’s “Best Regional Universities” rankings. It also kept its place among the top 10 public universities in the south. For the first time, UNCW received recognition on their “Best Colleges for Veterans” list, coming in at number 14 among all universities in the south, and fourth among the public universities on the list.

Sartarelli, Lee: Keep Higher Education Affordable, Innovative, Useful
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
The new top administrators at University of North Carolina Wilmington and Cape Fear Community College are not looking back because they say their focus is firmly on the future. UNCW Chancellor responded to the question about dealing with the university's recent leadership transition by saying “We’re all about the future. The best years at UNCW are ahead of us.”

UNCW, CFCC heads talk business
Star News
It wasn't breakfast that drew a crowd of nearly 600 local political, business and community members early yesterday morning. They wanted to hear two higher education leaders speak as part of Greater Wilmington Business Journal's “Power Breakfast Series.” UNCW’s Chancellor Jose “Zito” Sartarelli and CFCC’s President Amanda Lee covered numerous topics from their visions for their institutions to how their schools can better engage with the local business community.

UNCW receives research grant
Star News
The UNCW’s College of Health and Human Services announced Monday it had received $390,000 from the Duke Energy Foundation to develop a program dedicated to clinical research and economic development in Southeastern N.C.’

UNCW and the City of Wilmington to host meeting on 'Reducing Youth Gun Violence in Wilmington' report
WECT
UNCW, whopartnered with the City of Wilmington to developa report, "Reducing Youth Gun Violence in Wilmington," will be hosting a community meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17 to share steps taken since the report was finalized in 2014.

UNCW's Michael White inspired by Vermeer's paintings
Star News
While still reeling from a divorce and a nasty custody fight, Michael White, who chairs the creative writing department at UNCW, took a vacation to the Netherlands. Happening into one of the great museums to see something else, he happened on some paintings by Johannes Vermeer.

UNCW Receives $390,000 for Workforce Development in Clinical Research
WECT
The University of North Carolina Wilmington'sCollege of Health and Human Services received a $390,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation on Monday to develop a program dedicated to clinical research and economic development.

Duke Energy funds UNCW program to enhance workforce development
Port City Daily
UNCW chancellor Dr. Zito Sartarelli believes the development of “human capital” is crucial. In an effort to better prepare more students for the workforce—and keep them working here in the Port City—UNCW’s College of Health and Human Services is expanding its offerings to include more on-the-job training and internship opportunities specifically in the fields of biostatistics and clinical operations.

SPARTAN ALUMNUS NAMED CHANCELLOR OF UNC-WILMINGTON
Michigan State University Alumni Magazine
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.

NHCS Names Four New Administrators
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
The New Hanover County Board of Education has named one new principal, two new assistant principals and a new program director. Ogden Elementary School’s new assistant principal Stephanie Washington is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington and earned her master's degree from Gardner-Webb University.

Giant barrel sponges are hijacking Florida’s coral reefs
Science News
Huge sponges are taking over coral reefs in Florida. Between 2000 and 2012, the giant barrel sponge Xestospongia covered territory on two reefs off Key Largo. The number of sponges per square meter increased by an average of 122 percent as baby sponges attached to the reefs and existing sponges grew, says study coauthor Joseph Pawlik, a marine biologist at UNCW.

The National Book Awards Longlist: Nonfiction
The New Yorker
UNCW creative writing professor Michael White is among the writers selected for The New Yorker’s National Book Awards.

Local novelist releases first murder mystery
Lumina News
Many great American writers sought inspiration at Cape Cod. Nina de Gramont, author and professor of creative writing at UNCW, said her experiences living at Cape Cod influenced the plot and setting of her newly released novel, “The Last September.”

Ecotone Magazine Celebrating 10 Years; "Lookout" Publishes 1st Novel
WHQR
We celebrate 10 years with Emily Louise Smith and Anna Lena Phillips Bell. Smith is a senior lecturer in UNCW’s Creative Writing Department and the Founder/Publisher of Lookout Books, the sister book imprint of Ecotone Magazine.Anna Lena Phillips Bell is also a lecturer with the Creative Writing Department and the editor of both publications.

UNCW entrepreneurship center creates 'paying advisory board'
WECT
UNCW’s chancellor says members of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s new advisory board won’t receive any undue access or influence in exchange for the $2,500 they are each expected to contribute each year.

Found bones likely from old cemetery
Star News
Human remains, found during the renovation of a county office building at 320 Chestnut St. may have been part of a cemetery or burial plot long forgotten as the city of Wilmington grew around it, according to a report on the remains compiled by the UNCW Department of Anthropology.

Nina De Gramont holds book signing for ‘The Last September’
WWAY
Wilmington author Nina De Gramont will sign her newest novel at Pomegranate Books in Wilmington. ‘The Last September’ is a coming of age novel about awoman faced with a tragic turn of events and unsure where to place the blame. De Gramont teaches in the MFA program at UNCW.

T-Pain to perform at UNCW's Kenan Auditorium
WECT
T-Pain will be the entertainer for UNCW's 2015 Fall Show, according to the university's Association for Campus Entertainment's Facebook page. The concert will be held in UNCW's Kenan Auditorium on Thursday, October 29.

4 things to do this weekend
Star News
Of the many events happening this weekend, one you should check out is "Duets, Pirouettes and Silhouettes” with local musician Joe Cordero. Sculptor Doug Campbell integrates set design with the dance, and Danijela Zezelj-Gualdi (violin) and Robert Nathanson (guitar) of UNCW's music department perform with dancers choreographed by Tracey Varga.

New coach looks for mental toughness, improved fitness from young UNCW women’s tennis team
Lumina News
During Sunday’s final round of the Seahawk Invitational, the UNCW women’s tennis team needed the mental toughness that its new coach had been working to instill. Coach Hans Olsen’s message to his players has been to be mindful of the mental side of the game of tennis.

Ramsey shrugs off tough finish
Star News
Jordan Ramsey made his move to the bullpen this spring look natural for the UNCW baseball team. After three years in the rotation, his smooth transition to the closer’s role paved the way for the Seahawks' return to the NCAA Tournament.

U.S. standout Blake in town for Landfall Legends
Star News
The Landfall Legends of Tennis event gets underway Friday, and this year's featured guest is former U.S. Open and Australian Open quarterfinalist James Blake. Clinics for children and sponsors run simultaneously Saturday morning and play begins at 1 p.m. Proceeds from the event go to the Landfall Foundation and the UNCW Seahawk Club.

Nationally ranked Seahawks shut out Duke; Coastal Carolina slips past UNCW volleyball
Port City Daily
After earning its first national ranking of the season earlier in the day, the No. 24 UNCW men’s soccer team extended its win streak to five consecutive games with a 3-0 victory over No. 16 Duke Tuesday evening.
Additional coverage: WWAY and Star News

Seahawks continue Invitational dominance
Star News
For the fourth consecutive year, the UNCW women’s soccer team protected its home field and finished unbeaten at the Hilton Garden Inn Mayfaire Invitational. The Seahawks dominated possession for nearly the entire 90 minutes, and scored a goal in each half to defeat Campbell 2-0 on Sunday afternoon in the final game of the tournament.

UNCW women's soccer beats Richmond 4-0
WECT
Senior forward Maddie McCormick scored two goals as UNCW (4-3-0) earned its third straight win with a 4-0 victory over Richmond (2-3-0) in the UNCW Hilton Garden Inn Mayfaire Invitational at UNCW Soccer Stadium on Friday evening.

UNCW Soccer posts 5-0 victory over South Carolina to end homestand
Beach Carolina
Led by two goals from freshman midfielder Ben Fisher, the UNCW men’s soccer team surged out to a 3-0 lead in the first half and never looked back en route to a 5-0 victory over South Carolina at the UNCW Soccer Stadium on Saturday evening.
Additional coverage: WECT

UNCW volleyball snaps Carolina’s 24-match home-winning streak
Port City Daily
Behind a team-high 17 kills, including one on the final point of the match by junior Nicole Lott, UNCW rallied to edge North Carolina in volleyball action on Friday at Carmichael Arena. It was UNCW’s first win in the series and their victory snapped a 24-match home-winning streak at Carmichael for the Tar Heels.

UNCW tennis team stages Seahawk Invitational under new coach
Port City Daily
UNCW women’s tennis coach Hans Olsengot his first look at his new team when the Seahawks played host to Campbell, East Tennessee State and Wisconsin in the Seahawk Invitational.

Area high school runners slosh their way to top finishes
Star News
More than 800 participants from all age groups competed in various races in the Seahawk Cross Country Invitational. The annual event is looked upon as arguably the biggest regular-season cross country competition for area high schools, its importance heightened even more so with the recent developments concerning the UNCW cross country and track and field programs over the last nine months.