UNCW in the News

UNCW in the News

Sept. 28 - Oct. 1

Region's jobless rates continue to fall
August figures, released by the N.C. Department of Commerce on Wednesday, showed the state saw its unemployment rate tumble to 6.1 percent from July's 6.3 percent and last August's 6.5 percent. All but 14 of the state's 100 counties fell from their previous month's rates, while four rose and 10 stayed the same. Adam Jones, an assistant professor and regional economist at UNCW, said the statewide growth from February 2014 to February 2015 was 1.7 percent, but has since slowed to an average 0.7 percent per month -- something he said is a healthy step towards leveling off.

Women to Watch Finalists
Wilma Magazine
Natasha Davis, Director of UNCW’s Quality Enhancement for Nonprofit Organizations (QENO), Julie-Ann Scott-Pollock, associate professor of communication studies, and Jen Adler, associate director of CARE (Collaboration for Assault Response & Education), are all WILMA Magazine 2015 Women to Watch finalists.

Sculpture conference features 6 exhibits around town
Greensboro sculptor Jim Gallucci’s “Morning Glory Listening Bench” is on display in the "Tri-State Sculptors Membership Outdoor Exhibition” on the lawn outside of UNCW’s Cultural Arts Building.
Additional coverage: encore

A Seaside Gem
Wilma Magazine
Cameron Johnson’s hand-crafted sea glass earrings and necklaces simulate the ocean in their weathered texture and coastal colors and are available for purchase at her Etsy store. Originally from Emerald Isle, she received her bachelor’s degree in business management from UNCW.

Shared Lab Space Offers Young Tech Company Room To Grow
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Having a great new product isn’t always enough to help a company keep growing. Sometimes an investment in infrastructure is necessary, too, and that can be a major obstacle for a small firm. Offering state-of-the-art laboratory space to our tenants is one way that UNCW’s CREST Research Park can help a young enterprise develop.
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Artwork has permanent home on school district grounds
Blue Springs Examiner
The steel sculpture "Fortitude III" by North Carolina artist Mark Krucke, has been purchased by the Blue Springs Public Art Commission. Krucke is an Ohio native but now resides in North Carolina after graduating from the University of North Carolina Wilmington several years ago.

Actually She Can works to empower college women
The Oracle
The “Path to Success” panel, held at the University of North Carolina Wilmington on Sept. 23, was geared toward helping women in the audience achieve their personal goals and find career success.

Post-Graduation Preparation in Cameron's Classrooms and Wilmington’s Business Community
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (sponsored content)
In April, NerdWallet, a San Francisco-based financial planning website, released a report of its findings on best places to start a business. Wilmington was ranked second on the list of 183 metropolitan areas analyzed. For UNCW Cameron School of Business students, this is excellent news.

Homeless female vets, adrift on the streets
The Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates that there are well over 4,000 homeless female veterans in the US. It's a sad situation, and one that's addressed in Robin Bradford's play "Low Hanging Fruit," which is being produced by UNCW’s Department of Theatre under the direction of Anne Berkeley.

Broadway, N.C. Symphony to make CFCC debuts
The shows are coming in rapid succession at Cape Fear Community College's Humanities & Fine Arts Center. N.C. Symphony's 'Russian Spectacular' starts at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, at the CFCC Center. UNCW music professor and pianist Dr. Barry Salwen will give a pre-concert talk.

Floods that hit New York City every 500 years now hit every 24
New Scientist
The main reason for higher storm surges is an increased sea level. But the models also showed a rise in the most extreme kinds of storm – those with stronger maximum wind speeds and large ones like Sandy that move slowly. “Think of it like a snowplough,” says Andrea Hawkes of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, who was not involved in the study. “The size of the shovel at the front gets bigger, so you’re shoveling more water. The slow-moving storms mean that for days you have all this water getting shoved in front, and you’re more likely to have it hit [the coast] at high tide.”

This Bike Lock Doubles as a Breathalyzer
Outside Magazine
Riding your bike to the bar always seems like a good idea: it’s eco-friendly, a BUI seems better than a DUI,but drinking and riding is a real problem in the U.S. Just because you’re under the legal limit doesn’t mean you’re okay to drive. Susan Bullers, PhD, a sociology professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, says BAC itself isn’t a helpful measurement, as people function differently at different levels

Duke opens cardiology clinic in Pembroke
Red Springs Citizen
Dr. Matthew Cummings and Allison Scott, a nurse practitioner, will provide care at Duke Cardiology of Lumberton at Pembroke, which will be located at 5103 Candy Park Road. Scott completed a master’s degree in Nursing with a family nurse practitioner focus from UNC Wilmington in 2010.

All girl charter school to open in Wilmington
An all-girl charter school is set to open soon in New Hanover County. The League of Women Voters met with the Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington Principal Laura Hunter Monday about the new school. Hunter said they still have still have the challenge of finding a location for the school. She hopes it will be near UNCW.

UNCW research shows sponges taking over as coral dies
Corals may be disappearing from reefs in Florida, but a team from the University of North Carolina Wilmington says one organism is effectively taking over the real estate left behind: giant barrel sponges

CNN correspondent to lecture at UNCW
Longtime CNN foreign correspondent Gerlind Younts-Peretz will speak Oct. 1 at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Bookmarks -- UNCW writers vie for awards
Two of UNCW’s writers are among the semifinalists for the National Book Awards, one of America's highest literary honors. "Travels in Vermeer," a volume of essays by UNCW professor Michael White, made the awards' "long list" in the fiction category. "Refund," a collection of short stories by Karen Bender, who has been a lecturer and a visiting writer in the creative writing department, made the long list for fiction.

Lit Notes: Authors visiting Triangle book stores this week
News & Observer
Nina de Gramont, a professor in the UNCW Creative Writing Department, has just had her second novel for adults, “The Last September,” published. She’ll be at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Enter violent world of forestry
At last weekend's Southeast Independent Booksellers' convention in Raleigh, one of the stars was a new little debut novel from Lookout Books, the literary imprint of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. 'Honey from the Lion' by Matthew Neill Null explores the virtual deforestation of the Mountain State during the presidencies of Teddy Roosevelt and William Howard Taft.

Philip Gerard - Why we should rename Hugh MacRae Park
The UNCW professor of creative writing says Hugh MacRae Park should be renamed — as it should have been years ago -- to honor someone or something that all citizens can value.

SpeedFaces looks to ease advisor scheduling
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
SpeedFaces allows students to schedule meeting times with faculty, conduct meetings via video conferencing and retain chat notes. UNCW assisted in refining the pilot program over the summer, and SpeedFaces is currently rolling out the pilot to five schools at a time.

Proposal writing workshop comes to North Carolina
Jacksonville Daily News
Learn how to read a request for proposal, plan proposal content and write your proposal during the upcoming Federal Proposing Writing Workshop. The Wilmington workshop is scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 8 at the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UNCW.

Five NC firms to pitch at Biomarine convention
WRAL Tech Wire
Five North Carolina companies developing marine-oriented technologies are among 15 from around the world that are scheduled to meet with possible investors and partners during an international convention co-hosted by the North Carolina Biotechnology Center,

UNCW students head to Philadelphia for Pope Francis' visit
Tomorrow the pope heads to Philadelphia. A group of UNCW students packed their boarded a bus for the city of brotherly love. Students with the Catholic Campus Ministry have been planning their trip for about a year.
Additional coverage: Philly Voice

Monk working towards success at SCC
Sampson Independent
O’Sheena Monk does not give up easily. In her last semester at Sampson Community College, she has fought hard to maintain her high GPA while working on campus and part-time at BoJangles, all while attending to her duties at home, caring for her relatives. She plans to pursue a four-year degree in social work at either UNCG or UNCW.

Contract approved to start Belville riverwalk
The elimination of an observation deck not only reduced overall project costs but eliminated a potential obstacle to obtaining a Coastal Area Management Act permit for the project. UNCW officials had submitted a concern to CAMA officials about disturbing an underwater archaeological site located near the planned deck.

NHRMC Announces New Medical Staff, Award
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Philip Brown, currently chief of the New Hanover Regional Medical Center medical staff, will become NHRMC’s chief physician effective Jan. 1. Practicing in Wilmington since 2004, Brown finished undergraduate work at the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 1988, then earned his medical degree at the Brody School of Medicine in 1995 at East Carolina University.

Neblett hired as mortgage sales manager
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Suzanne Neblett has been hired as a sales manager for SunTrust Mortgage in its Wilmington office, the company announced recently. Neblett, who has earned two degrees at University of North Carolina Wilmington, has more than 18 years’ experience in lending.

UNCW men's soccer continues to climb in national polls
After securing its first Colonial Athletic Association victory of the season last weekend, the UNCW men’s soccer team continues to climb the regional and national rankings in three different polls.

Outdoors - Day dive brings back world record
Spearfisher Mark Winneberger of Wilmington hauled in this world-record hogfish earlier this year off Frying Pan Tower. He is a senior at UNCW majoring in environmental science with a conservation focus.

UNCW men's basketball host media day
In one of the earliest starts in the program's history, the UNCW men's basketball team takes the court on Friday, Oct. 2, to officially begin drills for the much-anticipated season in 2015-16.
Additional coverage: Port City Daily; StarNews

Cacok hungry to make impact on UNCW basketball
Devontae Cacok hopes the path to an immediate impact on the UNCW men's basketball team is paved with peanut butter sandwiches, green apples and Muscle Milk. The freshman forward has focused on bulking up to get ready for his debut season.

Seahawks aim to best last year's historic season
Lumina News
With a national ranking and a win over an in-state rival already this season, UNCW’s men’s soccer team is poised to build on its successful 2014season that ended with the Seahawks’ first ever NCAA tournament win. If they are to advance farther in the NCAAs this season, they will do so with a crew of new freshmen players who are guided by some core senior leaders.

Hoops (M): Jaylen Fornes found the right fit in UNCW
Jaylen Fornes didn’t want to rush his college choice. The 6-foot-3, 180-pound guard made official visits to UNCW and UNC-Greensboro earlier this month and had another scheduled to Appalachian State. When UNCW coach Kevin Keatts showed up for a 5 a.m. workout at Word of God Christian Academy in Raleigh, Fornes gave an oral commitment to the UNCW men’s basketball coach later in the day.

Tennessee Swimming Triumphs in Opener Against UNC Wilmington
Swimming World Magazine
Tennessee Swimming took home a sweep from their annual season-opening trip to UNC Wilmington. The men won 185-93, while the Lady Vols posted a 221-58 victory.

UNCW settles for tie
Katrina Guillou scored twice, but the UNCW women's soccer team had to settle for a 2-2 tie Sunday against Delaware. The draw in wet weather snapped a seven-game winning streak for the Seahawks.
Additional coverage: WECT

UNCW WEEKEND SPORTS ROUNDUP: Volleyball, soccer and swimming
Various Seahawks sports update from the weekend.

Lott leads UNCW volleyball past College of Charleston
Fueled by 20 kills from junior Nicole Lott and a school-record tying 11 total blocks by freshman Anna Moss, UNCW edged preseason Colonia Athletic Association favorite College of Charleston, 3-2 (25-19, 25-14, 14-25, 20-25, 15-9), on Friday in the league opener for both teams at Hanover Hall.
Additional coverage: StarNews

UNCW volleyball to play two matches in Trask Coliseum
Port City Daily
The UNCW Athletics Department announced this week the volleyball team will play two matches this season in Trask Coliseum. The Seahawks will play Delaware and Towson on Oct. 5 and 16, respectively, in the arena.

UNCW women's beat Drexel to open CAA play
Junior forward Moa Jarl (Gothenburg, Sweden) scored a goal and assist as UNCW extended its win streak to seven consecutive games with a 3-2 victory over Drexel in the Colonial Athletic Association opener for both teams at UNCW Soccer Stadium on Friday evening.

Will Tidey - UNCW soccer bandwagon still has room
Like all college coaches, UNCW’s Aidan Heaney is forever recruiting. It's not easy, but as the Seahawks' soccer reputation grows, so does the draw of playing here. Gifted players want to come; Heaney's job is to ensure they have the requisite mentality.

Brie Mobley done with UNCW basketball program
Junior guard Brie Mobley (Winter Haven H.S./Winter Haven, Fla.) is no longer a member of the UNCW women’s basketball team due to a violation of team rules.