UNCW in the News

UNCW in the News

Oct. 19 - 23

A Global Chancellor
Chronicle of Higher Education (3rd Story on Page)
Jose V. Sartarelli spent three decades working in global industry before deciding he wanted to make better use of his Ph.D. and return to academe. Now, as the new chancellor of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, he is drawing from his international business background as he pushes the university to think more expansively.

In Depth: UNCW Chancellor Jose Sartarelli
Time Warner Cable News
We are well into the new school year but this fall was met with big changes on UNC Wilmington’s campus with a new chancellor. Chancellor Jose Sartarelli took the helm of the university this past summer.

UNCW Chancellor Sartarelli praised for his openness
Following his report at Friday's quarterly UNCW Board of Trustees meeting, a couple of board members voiced their appreciation of Chancellor Jose "Zito" Sartarelli's work during his first few months in the position.

UNCW Hispanic center recognized
The University of North Carolina Wilmington has been recognized with two distinctions from the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.

Cucalorus unveils highlights of new startup-focused conference
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
The film festival, held annually throughout downtown Wilmington since 1994, partnered with the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE), tekMountain and Wilmington Downtown Inc. for the Cucalorus Connect conference, aiming to attract local and national entrepreneurs to the Port City.

News & Notes
The 14th annual Sherman Emerging Scholar Lecture will be at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 22 in the Burney Center at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Week of events precedes Food Day
Next Saturday marks Food Day, a national celebration created by the Center for Science in the Public Interest and held every Oct. 24 to increase food sustainability awareness. The University of North Carolina Wilmington, Feast Down East and other local organizations have events scheduled throughout the week building up to Food Day Wilmington 2015 to be held on campus Oct. 23.

The Scene: Celebrate sustainable eats with Annual Food Day
Port City Daily
Healthy, affordable and sustainable eats are on the menu during the 2015 Food Day Wilmington. Sponsored by Feast Down East and community partners, this year’s free event gets underway Friday, with events scheduled throughout the day on the campus of UNC Wilmington.

UNC system faculty decry presidential search process
Charlotte Observer
Faculty leaders in the UNC system said they have been ignored during the process of the UNC presidential search, and they warn that the next leader will face a trust deficit right off the bat. In a statement Thursday, the UNC system's Faculty Assembly said the secretive search process has cut out the participation of professors and staff — key constituents who have not had the opportunity to meet with and discuss important issues with the candidate. The statement was signed by Stephen Leonard, a UNC-Chapel Hill professor and chair of the assembly, and Gabriel Lugo, UNC Wilmington professor and chair-elect of the group.

Do the 'Trask Trek' tonight to kick off UNCW's annual Midnite Madness
Port City Daily
A number of events take place at the actual “Midnite Madness” affair on the redesigned floor of Trask Coliseum until 11 p.m., including performances by the UNCW Dance Team, dance group Physical Graffiti, UNCW Pep Band, and UNCW Cheerleaders.

Seahawks slowly finding comfort zone
The UNCW basketball programs team get their official introduction to the 2015-2016 season Friday night with the usual smoke-machine and spotlight pageantry of Midnite Madness. The annual kickoff event at Trask Coliseum presents a stark change from three weeks of hardly glamorous work for the Seahawks.

UNCW Surf Team in Contest for Free Trip to Hawaii
Time Warner Cable News
The UNCW Surf Team is one of eight handpicked from around the country to compete in the "Red Bull bracket reel," an online surf video contest. The team with the most likes advances to the next round.

Top college golfers converge for 14th Annual Landfall Tradition
Port City Daily 
With a 14-year history of fond memories and greatness, the Landfall Tradition returns to the Country Club of Landfall this weekend (Oct. 23-25) to add yet another chapter to the tourney’s growing legacy.“Everyone will have a chance to see some incredible golf this weekend,” said Cindy Ho, UNCW's veteran women's golf coach. “It's a special event.”

Seahawks lose close game to nationally ranked ODU
Lumina News
The UNCW men’s soccer team suffered its fourth loss of the season against #14 Old Dominion University Wednesday night at UNCW Soccer Stadium with the only goal of the game coming thirty seconds into the second half.

Navassa nonprofit to fight for pollution victims
Navassa is taking steps to obtain restitution for residents who believe their family members contracted debilitating or fatal illnesses from land contaminated by the Kerr-McGee wood treatment plant. Navassa is setting up a nonprofit organization, the Navassa Community Economic Environmental Development Corporation, to address this and other concerns citizens have about the Superfund cleanup. Members have met with experts at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and state and human services personnel to develop strategies to address the compensation issue.

Finance Day A Success At Center For Innovation And Entrepreneurship
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (sponsored content)
UNCW’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) has been gaining momentum in the past months with our introduction of monthly community business events. As an incubator for startup businesses, not only do we provide resources to help bring entrepreneurs’ ideas to fruition but we also endeavor to create learning opportunities for our tenants and CIE members.

UNCW lecture to focus on 1970s energy crisis
The energy crisis of the 1970s will be the subject of this year's Sherman Emerging Scholar Lecture Series at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Christopher Dietrich, assistant professor of history at Fordham University, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in UNCW's Burney Center. Admission is free. A reception for Dietrich will precede the lecture.

Local coalition to host public forum on water supply
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
The Coastal Federation has joined with the Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors (WRAR) and the University of North Carolina Wilmington Master of Public Administration program to form the Three Star Alliance. The alliance's first project is to host a forum on water issues: the 2015 Water Supply Summit, scheduled for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 28. The event will feature a variety of experts on water resources.

Feast Down East and UNCW host Food Day 2015
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
With a focus on healthy, affordable and sustainable food, Feast Down East and University of North Carolina Wilmington present Food Day Wilmington on the university campus Oct. 23.

However abstract they get, New York troupe's dances are rooted in narrative

Since its debut a decade ago, New-York-based company Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre has developed an expansive repertoire of innovative, original dance productions, earning much critical acclaim along the way. The eight-dancer company will bring its brand of contemporary dance to the stage of Thalian Hall on Friday for a performance co-presented by the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Office of the Arts.

Dining deals, Beer Week highlight week's events
Feast Down East and community partners will present Food Day Wilmington on Friday. This free public event will take place throughout the day on the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s campus, 601 S. College Road.

Reach Out and Touch Faith: Art and Sensory Devotion in Late Middle Ages
University of Arkansas Newswire
The University of Arkansas Department of Art is pleased to present an evening with Vibeke Olson. The lecture will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, at Hillside Auditorium, Room 206. Olson is an associate professor of art history and interim director of the Women's Studies and Resource Center at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Top college athletes set to compete in Landfall Tradition
Dozens of the country's top female college athletes will be in the Port City this week to participate in the Landfall Tradition Golf Tournament. The UNCW Lady Seahawks will be hosting the tournament for the 14th year in a row.
Additional coverage: StarNews

14th ranked ODU edges UNCW in soccer
Senior forward Josue Henriquez scored on a breakaway early in the second half as No. 14 Old Dominion held off UNCW to earn a 1-0 victory in a non-conference game at UNCW Soccer Stadium on Wednesday night.

Athletes come together, compete at NHC Special Olympics
Hundreds of athletes from across the area put their skills to the test at Legion Stadium Wednesday during the New Hanover County fall Special Olympics. This is in preparation for the big Olympics event in the spring at the University of North Carolina Wilmington where more than 500 athletes participate.

UNCW's McCormick receives CAA award for second time
UNCW senior Maddie McCormick, who is a forward for the UNCW's Women's Soccer Team, has been selected as a co-recipient of the Colonial Athletic Association's Women's Soccer Player of the Week award for the week ending October 18.

The Second Level - Tayloe's time near home well worth it

In his own words, Spencer Tayloe is a “typical Wilmington kid.” That’s why it was not surprising that the soccer defenseman decided to stay in town following his graduation from Hoggard in 2011. After a successful freshman season at Cape Fear Community College, Tayloe joined the UNCW program.

BigShots showcase gives UNCW commit Matt Elmore and others a chance to shine
Laney High School was the place to be over the weekend for a BigShots showcase basketball event. It featured future UNCW Seahawk Matt Elmore and 79 more high school basketball players, who all have aspirations to play at the next level.

Batts all set for life moving forward
Mat Batts, the two-time CAA baseball pitcher of the year and UNCW alumnus, recently announced that he was retiring from professional baseball after two quality seasons in the Minnesota Twins organization (combined record of 15-7 and ERA of 2.36 over 202 innings). Here, he looks back on baseball and life as he moves on.

UNCW's Lauren Moore honored as NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete
Junior infielder Lauren Moore of UNCW has been named as an All-America Scholar-Athlete by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association for the 2014-15 academic year.

Goldsberry heads 2016 UNCW Hall of Fame class
Seahawk basketball legend John Goldsberry will headline the 11th UNCW Athletics Hall of Fame ceremony in February.

Time gives UNCW's Bryan space to grow
Forward Marcus Bryan transferred to the UNCW basketball team from Charlotte before last season. After a redshirt year, he's ready to play for the Seahawks.

SEAHAWK WEEKEND SPORTS ROUNDUP: UNCW wins in soccer, falls short in volleyball
Senior forward Maddie McCormick recorded the second hat trick of her college career with three goals in the first half and added an assist as UNCW secured a berth in the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament with an 8-0 victory over Towson at UNCW Soccer Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Conference-leading James Madison held off upset-minded UNCW to stay in first place in the Colonial Athletic Association volleyball standings on Sunday at Hanover Hall.
Additional coverage: Lumina News; StarNews; WECT

Seahawks find OT winner at William & Mary in men's soccer
Port City Daily
Junior midfielder Kellen Foster scored the game-winning goal with 1:27 left in the second overtime period as UNCW rallied to earn a 2-1 Colonial Athletic Association victory over William & Mary at Martin Family Stadium on Saturday evening.

College golfers compete at Landfall Tradition this week
A strong field of collegiate golfers hit the links this week to raise money for UNCW golf programs at the Landfall Tradition.

Lessons continue for Gettys
C.J. Gettys took part in all nine basketball practices in Wilmington leading up to UNCW's August trip to the Bahamas. The 7-foot, 275-pound center did everything to get ready but pack a bag and board the bus bound for the airport. Gettys – left home for “not meeting team expectations” – had to come up with his own plan to round out summer vacation.

Season ends for former UNCW baseball standout Chris Hatcher
Daniel Murphy stole an uncovered third base and went on to score the tying run, then hit a go-ahead homer off Zack Greinke to lead the New York Mets over the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 Thursday night and into an NL Championship Series matchup with the Chicago Cubs. Former UNCW baseball standout Chris Hatcher pitched one inning of relief on Thursday. He struck out one and faced three batters in a 3-2 season ending loss.