UNCW in the News

UNCW in the News

Oct. 26 - 30

Chancellor, Seahawks find a groove
Chancellor Zito Sartarelli has been plenty busy this fall, spreading his ambitious vision for UNCW to all corners of the state and beyond. As Sartarelli gets comfortable at UNCW, leader's new vision brings athletics closer into university fold.

UNCW professor to appear on History Channel
The History Channel is taking a cue from a University of North Carolina Wilmington professor's book about the fate of the Lost Colony for a new documentary set to air Monday. David La Vere's book "The Lost Rocks: The Dare Stones and the Unsolved Mystery of Sir Walter Raleigh's Lost Colony" examines the engraved stones first discovered the 1930s that claim to detail what happened to America's first settlers, who famously disappeared from Roanoke in the 1580s.

At 21, Cucalorus Aims To Look Forward With Focus On Business, Film Innovation
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
This November’s Cucalorus 21, organizers believe, represents a new era as the film festival reaches the age of "majority." This year’s festival integrates an entire entrepreneurship conference, featuring well-known entrepreneurial leaders from within and beyond North Carolina. Cucalorus has teamed up with local game-changers CloudWyze, tekMountain and UNC Wilmington’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) for the weeklong event.

Editorial - Local writers earn acclaim
UNCW graduate Jason Mott cracked into The New York Times Book Review. Michael White, who chairs the creative writing department at UNCW, was a National Book Award semi-finalist in the non-fiction category for his collection of essays, "Travels in Vermeer."

The 2015 Women to Watch Award Winners
Wilma Magazine
UNCW professor Julie-Ann Scott-Pollock and Natasha Davis, director of UNCW’s Quality Enhancement for Nonprofit Organization (QENO), are among the women selected as this year’s WILMA Women to Watch Award winners.  Also at the event, WILMA distributed scholarships to University of North Carolina Wilmington students Kristina McCarty and Amanda Mills.

UNCW recognized for commitment to military students
In the 2016 “Military Advanced Education & Transition Guide to Colleges & Universities,” UNCW was designated as a “Top School.”
Additional coverage: WCTI; Daily Journal

Female innovators share wisdom with local entrepreneurs
The women behind the Tiger Eye Security System met with local innovators and entrepreneurs to talk strategy at the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Tiger Eye is a quarter-sized, voice activated piece of wearable tech that is aimed at helping women in the event of an emergency.
Additional coverage: WECT

Port City prose and poetry
Lumina News
Twenty-seven Wilmington novelists, essayists and poets joined forces to create an anthology of fiction and nonfiction literature that depicts the Port City’s vibrant past and present. Emily Louise Smith, who oversees the publishing laboratory at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, contributed an essay about running on Wrightsville Beach titled “Winter Beach Run.”

Region's job market continues to improve

As with August, New Hanover County bested the state average by notching a 5.1 percent rate, a slight drop from its 5.2 percent this time last year. The slowing gap between year-over-year declines -- New Hanover fell to 5.6 percent in August versus 6.0 in 2014 -- is something economists have expected, said Adam Jones, an assistant professor and regional economist at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Lawmakers, business leaders split on funding Export-Import Bank
Asheboro Courier Tribune
Aaron King, a political scientist at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, said the GOP’s internal squabble over the future of Ex-Im is one of several issues coming up where conservative legislators might be ready to draw a proverbial line in the sand.

New EPA rule could impact local waterways
Lumina News
Many ditches and streams within 1,500 feet of navigable waterways, such as the Cape Fear River, may soon be under federal rule, according to a proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency. Larry Cahoon, a biology professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, said the rule would help improve environmental regulation.

Food Day promotes healthy eating, sustainable farming
Lumina News 
With the goal of improving eating habits, the University North Carolina Wilmington invited students and members of the public to participate in Food Day on Friday, Oct. 23. Attendees heard comments from UNCW Chancellor Jose Sartarelli, Wilmington Mayor Pro-Tem Margaret Haynes and New Hanover County Commission Chairman Jonathan Barfield Jr

UGA Graduate School honors 2015 Alumni of Distinction
UGA Today
The University of Georgia Graduate School recently honored 12 graduates with the 2015 Alumni of Distinction Award for achieving exceptional success in their professional careers and in service to their community. Among the nominees were Antonio Enrique Puente, who teaches psychology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and is a visiting professor at the Universidad de Granada in Spain.

UNCW plans Mindfulness Meditation Workshop
Fayetteville Observer
UNCW will host a Mindfulness Meditation Workshop for veterans, service members and their spouses. The event is part of the Invisible Wounds of War Project, an exhibit that includes writing and photography from veterans.

UNCW Surf Team Makes Finals in Contest for Trip to Hawaii
Time Warner Cable News
The UNC Wilmington Surf Team has made it to the finals in an online surf video contest. Voting got underway on Monday.

WDI board announces new leadership, membership
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Wilmington Downtown Inc. (WDI) recently elected new officers and members to its board of directors. In addition to new officers, WDI elected seven new board members including Lee Knight, director of planned giving at UNCW.

UNCW Frothers Surf Club in finals to win free trip to Hawaii
UNCW Frothers Surf Club is now in the finals after being hand-picked by Red Bull to compete against seven other collegiate surf teams in a video contest.

Locals react to election of UNC president
The UNC Faculty Assembly had complained about the search process. UNCW mathematics professor Gabriel Lugo is the group's chair elect.

Clyde Edgerton's artwork to grace 2015 StarNews Commemorative Cup
The novelist and painter Clyde Edgerton has been selected as the artist for the 2015 StarNews Commemorative Cup. The UNCW professor of creative writing will sign limited editions of the cup while supplies last.

What's NaNoWriMo? Find out Saturday
November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), an event that’s a little older than the century, in which dogged participants will set out on Nov. 1 to write at 50,000-word novel by midnight on Nov. 30. At the University of North Carolina Wilmington, novelist Dana Sachs is having students in her honors class complete a NaNoWriMo assignment.

Letters to the Editor - Oct. 30, 2015
A University in Peril, written by Daniel Belk Plyler, former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at UNCW.

New Hanover County tourism board adopts resolution opposing offshore drilling
Lumina News
Lindsey Deignan, a marine biology doctoral student at University of North Carolina Wilmington, took New Hanover County Tourism Development Authority board members through a presentation that outlined the potential risks of offshore drilling.

Bites & Sips - Secret ham biscuit recipe revealed (kind of)
The Ministering Circle's gourmet sale fast on Halloween is a fundraiser for area nursing students at Cape Fear Community College and the University of North Carolina Wilmington. This annual event has awarded more than $42,000 in scholarships.

Speeding has become a problem on Racine Dr.
Some students who walk to class at UNCW are concerned with drivers who are speeding through Racine and and College Acres drives.

Rolls Royce and first-class tickets: A look at what T-Pain wanted from UNCW
When celebrities perform, they are known to make some outlandish requests in their contracts. We took a look at T-Pain's $40,000 agreement with UNCW and found a few requests worth sharing. Being a university event, he was denied the transportation request and instead traveled in the Campus Life Van. UNCW laid down the gauntlet on some other high-dollar requests made in his contract too. 

UNCW men's tennis team has a familiar feeling
The UNCW men's tennis team concludes its fall season with a three-day home tournament, starting this morning at its courts on campus.
Additional coverage: WECT

Women's soccer visits UNCW to commence CAA playoffs
The News Journal
Maddie McCormick, a former Delaware high school player of the year at A.I. du Pont, is a senior forward for UNCW who leads the CAA with 12 goals.

UNCW Softball and Miracle League host skills clinic
Dozens of athletes with developmental disabilities were stars Thursday evening – taking ground balls, hustling around the bases, and hitting home runs. The UNCW Seahawk Softball team partnered with the Miracle League of Wilmington to create a skills clinic event.

Lott earns CAA honors with defensive efforts
After helping sweep the northeast portion of UNCW’s volleyball schedule over the weekend, junior outside hitter Nicole Lott was named the league’s Defensive Player-of-the-Week on Monday.

Landfall Tradition brings in $40K for UNCW golf scholarships
The annual Landfall Tradition Golf Tournament brought in around $40,000 to benefit the UNCW golf scholarship programs.

UNCW to host Delaware in CAA quarterfinal game Sunday
After an impressive finish to the regular season, the UNCW women’s soccer team begins its run at the school’s second Colonial Athletic Association championship by hosting Delaware in a quarterfinal game at UNCW Soccer Stadium on Sunday, Nov. 1.  

Hoops (M): 2015-2016 CAA Preseason Ballot
The Colonial Athletic Association will roll out its preseason poll and all-conference selections at Tuesday's media day in Baltimore. UNCW seems likely to end up in the bottom half of the CAA preseason poll.

Midnite Madness starts Seahawks' drive
It was a usually enthusiastic night with perhaps more reason for hope than recent editions. A solid crowd showed up in UNCW’s Trask Coliseum to help both the men and women’s basketball teams ring in the new season.
*Photo gallery: UNCW Midnite Madness

UNCW men's basketball picked to finish sixth in CAA; get seven live TV appearances
Port City Daily 
Coach Kevin Keatts' second men's basketball team at UNCW has been picked to finish sixth and senior guard Craig Ponder was named Honorable Mention All-CAA by the league's coaches and media.
Additional coverage: StarNews; WWAY; WECT

Lady Seahawks preseason pick to finish 7th in CAA
The UNCW Lady Seahawks were picked to finish seventh in the CAA preseason poll which was released Tuesday. In addition to the preseason poll, UNCW junior guard Naqaiyyah Teague was been named as an Honorable Mention selection on the 2015-16 Preseason All-Colonial Athletic Association Women's Basketball Team.

The Rawle Alkins Blog: From N.Y. to N.C.
USA TODAY High School Sports
The USA Today basketball rankings are coming out soon. Rawle Alkins, a five-star combo guard, thinks himself, Jaylen Fornes, a knockdown shooter who’s committed to UNCW, and Jalen Harris, a point guard bound for Buffalo, rank in the top 5.

UNCW men's soccer concludes CAA regular season with setback to Charleston
Junior forward Hamilton Carlin scored the game's lone goal with 8:03 remaining in regulation as College of Charleston edged UNCW by a 1-0 margin in a Colonial Athletic Association game at UNCW Soccer Stadium on Wednesday evening.
Additional coverage: Port City Daily

UNCW soccer teams eye tournament play
Lumina News 
With a 4-0 win over College of Charleston on Sunday, the University of North Carolina Wilmington women’s soccer team equaled the most wins in school history and earned the right to host a home game in the conference tournament this weekend.

UNCW's Ingram ready to be himself
Charlotte transfer Denzel Ingram played some pretty good opposing point guards on the UNCW basketball scout team last season. Now he's ready to do that for the Seahawks.

Track project remains high on athletic wish list
UNCW hopes to raise at least $800,000 to resurface its track. Fundraising efforts are hoping to garner one major donor, who could have their name put on that part of the facility.

UNCW finishes in a tie for 10th at the Landfall Tradition
Senior Meghan Theiss shot a one-over par round of 73 as UNCW ended play at the 14th annual Landfall Tradition in a tie for 10th place following the final round at the Country Club of Landfall on Sunday afternoon. Duke claimed the team title.
Additional coverage: Port City Daily; StarNews; Lumina News 

Seahawks down Hofstra for Head Coach Amy Bambenek's 100th win
UNCW totaled 19 blocks and hit .253 on the match as the Seahawks swept host Hofstra to give UNCW Head Coach Amy Bambenek her 100th career win on Friday at the Mack Physical Education Center.

UNCW men's golf battle conditions in Ireland
Despite constant rain and gusting winds, UNCW’s Pat Cover and Preston Harrington played well enough to enter the final round of the Jerry Murray Notre Dame Invitational on Saturday in the top 10 and in position to make a run at the championship.

UNCW alum helps Northern Ireland secure Euro 2016 berth
Port City Daily
Serving as an assistant coach, former UNCW men’s soccer player Austin MacPhee has helped Northern Ireland secure a berth in the Euro 2016 finals. McPhee, who played at UNCW from 1999-2002, coached a Northern Ireland team that will make its first appearance in a major tournament since 1986.

UNCW women's soccer ends regular season with 4-0 win
Senior forwards Stephanie Bronson and Maddie McCormick each scored a goal and added an assist as UNCW secured the third seed in the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament by shutting out College of Charleston, 4-0, in the regular season finale for both teams at UNCW Soccer Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

UNCW men's soccer play to 1-1 draw against Delaware
rallied from an early deficit to tie the game midway through the second half against Delaware, but neither team was about to score the game winner as the teams earned a 1-1 draw in a Colonial Athletic Association game at Stuart & Suzanne Grant Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Prep notebook: Smithfield-Selma great Reggie Carmichael dies
News & Observer
Anna Raynor Marbry, a South Johnston High graduate and teacher, will be inducted into the UNC Wilmington Athletic Hall of Fame next year.