UNCW in the News

UNCW in the News

Nov. 2 - 6

Editorial - Another big step for UNCW
StarNews
Fifty years ago, Wilmington College was just starting to grant bachelor’s degrees as it made the transition from a junior to senior college. Half a century later and now the University of North Carolina Wilmington, the school is adding two new doctoral degrees, which will see students graduate with the highest academic credentials in their field.

UNC Wilmington to Offer Two New PhD Programs
Time Warner Cable News (Video Included)
UNC Wilmington is doubling their number of doctoral programs. The university says the new options will provide students with a high level of education in fields that have a promising outlook.

Cape Fear legislators split on $2 billion state bond
StarNews
UNCW is the big local winner in the state's proposed $2 billion bond. The school would receive nearly $66 million for a new allied Health and Human Services and Nursing building that would complement UNCW's existing nursing building.

UNCW to add two new Ph.D. programs in 2016
Port City Daily
UNCW's psychology department will add a Ph.D. program, as will the nursing school, in an effort to better serve the healthcare needs of N.C. residents.
Additional coverage: StarNews; WECT; Time Warner Cable News

UNCW professor named head of the American Psychological Association
WECT
A professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington has been elected the 2017 president of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Antonio Puente, a psychology professor at UNCW, is the first person from the UNC system to ever be elected to the position. The only other person from North Carolina to be elected to the position was from Duke University, nearly 70 years ago.

UNCW Honoring Veterans with New Exhibit
TWC News 
UNC Wilmington is using a new exhibit to explore mental injuries some soldiers receive as a result of combat. Invisible Wounds of War opened Thursday and is showcasing veterans from around our state.
Additional coverage: WWAY

PharPoint Research expands in Wilmington
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Contract research organization PharPoint Research Inc. has expanded its presence in Wilmington. Through a relationship with the University of North Carolina Wilmington, PharMore has established an internship program for students in such fields as clinical studies, math and statistics and computer science.

Sex Assault: Holding college campuses accountable

WECT
The University of North Carolina Wilmington is not under investigation, but they are paying close attention to the schools that are. The university has made several revisions to their misconduct policy and worked hard to follow new guidelines that are coming down about how campuses must report sexual assaults. In 2014,16 sex offenses were reported at UNCW.

UNCW fraternity walks in heels for sexual assault victims

WWAY
Some UNCW fraternity brothers are walking in heels for a good cause. The Chi Phi fraternity held a ‘Walk in Her Shoes’ awareness event for the Rape Crisis Center of Coastal Horizons. The organization sold raffle tickets throughout the day. All of the proceeds benefit the center.

"Invisible Wounds of War" Exhibit + Workshop, Lecture, Film This Month
WHQR
The Invisible Wounds of War project explores the psychological, spiritual, and moral injuries of war through mindfulness and writing workshops, lectures, book readings, plus self-portrait photography sessions with veterans. The opening reception for the exhibit of the work accomplished this year is on Thursday, Nov. 5 at Randall Library, UNCW from 6 to 8 p.m.  

Authors Bender, Boneham and Edgerton talks to benefit University Women
StarNews
Clyde Edgerton, Kenan Distinguished Professor of creative writing at UNCW, is one of three area writers who will be featured in "Lunch With Carolina Authors" on Nov. 7, sponsored by the Wilmington branch of the American Association of University Women.

Andi Steele: Amalgamation
Roanoker
Artist Andi Steele, associate professor of sculpture at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, exhibits her site-specific installations and large-scale sculptures nationally. She is exhibiting through February 27, 2016 in the Wetherill Visual Arts Center.

Few voters expected to head to polls
StarNews
Voters tune out of local races for various reasons. Area municipal races are typically nonpartisan. As much as people decry political parties, the words Democrat and Republican are helpful cues to voters, said Aaron King, an assistant professor in the Department of Public and International Affairs at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Vatican astronomer to speak at UNCW
StarNews
The director of the Vatican Observatory will speak Thursday at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Brother Guy Consolmagno, who was appointed in September by Pope Francis, will speak on "Big Bang Cosmology and Divine Creation" at 7 p.m. in Kenan Auditorium.

U.S. Chamber report looks at Wilmington economy, innovation
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Aspects of the area economy covered in this segment of the report include the port and tourism, as well as the importance of University of North Carolina Wilmington and Cape Fear Community College to the local economy.

Unexpected Research Results May Lead To Medical Advances
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (*sponsored content)
Experiments have shown that chemicals isolated from sea life – such as the toxic algae that produce “red tide” – can offer major benefits to human health. This research is being done by a talented team that includes several members of the UNCW Center for Marine Science faculty, and partners from UNC Charlotte’s department of biology.

Speed Bumps: Reduced Speeds And Lowered Housing Values
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (*sponsored content)
This Insights is contributed by Edward Graham, professor of finance, and Adam Jones, assistant professor of economics in the Department of Economics and Finance, the Cameron School of Business at UNCW.

Attend Cucalorus CONNECT November 11-15
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (*sponsored content)
Cucalorus Connect is a combination of 2014's UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE)'s Coastal Connect Conference and the Cucalorus Film Festival.

Regional Economic Scorecard Will Provide Impetus To Address Challenges
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (*sponsored content)
The scorecard will be published annually so we will be able to measure our progress in the key areas of economic development outcomes, human capital, innovation and entrepreneurship, and quality of place. The research, conducted by UNCW’s Adam Jones, Ph.D., reflects data collected from New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick counties.

UNCW Fraternity partners with Comfort Socks
WECT
The Kappa Sigma fraternity at UNCW has partnered with Comfort Socks, a local non-profit, as the holidays approach in an effort to help those in need.

Emotional testimony from the Connaways in Hutton trial

WWAY
It was an emotional day in the Michael Hutton trial. His victim, Hannah Connaway, took the stand but only for a short time. Hannah is now a student at UNCW and said she would like to become an English professor. However, after the incident, her memory is not what it used to be.

Fernando: Fine Arts Center ticket sales brisk for season offerings
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
While the performing arts aspect of the Humanities and Fine Arts Center has been operating for most of October, the building’s academic operations are beginning this week, as faculty members and students move in to classrooms, offices and laboratories. Several thousand students are expected to be taking classes in this facility each semester as part of their studies. Some of those students, as well as interns from University of North Carolina Wilmington, have already been learning in the building as they work alongside tech crews on shows.
 
COMPLEMENTARY ARTS: Film and dance combine for powerful experience in dance
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When Kristen Brogdon took the job as executive director of UNCW Presents, she immediately met with Cucalorus director Dan Brawley to immerse herself into Wilmington’s creative community. As it happened, Brawley was looking for a Dance-a-lorus coordinator for the 21st festival.

Beneath the Surface
Wilma Magazine
Jennifer Brier, an addiction therapist and integrative health coach with the Veterans Affairs’ Wilmington clinic, is one of the participants in “Invisible Wounds of War.” Throughout the month, a collection of the veterans’ writings, self-portraits – including Brier’s pieces – and wooden plaques with personal messages is on display at University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Randall Library exhibit area.

A Career Uncorked
Wilma Magazine
As vice president of sales for her company’s Eastern region, Shanna Windham is a driving force behind ONEHOPE Wine. Windham’s passion for her work also extends to developing the future workforce. She aligned with University of North Carolina Wilmington to hire six interns over the past five years, hiring one of them post-graduation for a regional manager position.
 
UNCW's Sartarelli not included in UNC BOG raise vote
WECT
UNC Wilmington Chancellor Dr. Jose "Zito" Sartarelli was one of five chancellors across North Carolina who did not receive a raise from the UNC Board of Governors last Friday. sSartarelli was not included in the list of executives getting raises in this adjustment, because he was hired under the salary range suggested by Buck Consultants for the market earlier this year.
Additional coverage: Winston-Salem Journal

Four From Area In Current Leadership North Carolina Class

Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Kathy Browder, associate dean, UNCW College of Health & Human Services, is one of four area residents selected as members of the new 55-member Leadership North Carolina (LNC) Class XXIII for 2015-2016.

Exhibit to honor veterans' service
StarNews
The University of North Carolina Wilmington will host an exhibit to honor the service of N.C. veterans. UNCW's Randall Library has collaborated with a counselor and physician to host "Invisible Wounds of War," a project that explores the psychological, spiritual and moral injuries of war.

10 Best Colleges for Beach Lovers
TIME
These 10 colleges exude beachy vibes and academic chops. They’re each high-value colleges with comparatively strong graduation rates and career outcomes. It's not just that students can easily dash off to the four-mile long Wrightsville Beach that helps UNCW snag a spot on this list. The college also has a strong marine science program, Division I beach volleyball team and competitive surfing club.

City asked to help pay for UNCW shuttles
StarNews
Wave Transit is looking to the city of Wilmington to help pay for four additional shuttle buses to serve the University of North Carolina Wilmington. For the first few weeks of classes this year, shuttles serving a route that included Randall Parkway were so full UNCW dispatched a bus to augment Wave's shuttles and pick-up students that would not fit.
Additional coverage: WECT

Entrepreneurship Week at UNCW aims to show realities of startups
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Topics ranging from social entrepreneurship to an examination of the artist as entrepreneur are featured as part of Entrepreneurship Week currently underway at University of North Carolina Wilmington.
 
Lee - Nonprofit could sustain new Humanities and Fine Arts Center
StarNews
At the University of North Carolina Wilmington, the arts are sustained through various funds according to Kristen Brogdon, the director of the office of the arts. She said her office, which oversees Kenan Auditorium and the UNCW Presents series, operates with money from both school allocations and sales.

Cucalorus Film Festival adds business, entrepreneurship to the mix
WECT
This year, the annual Cucalorus Film Festival will have a whole new side. The Cucalorus Connect Conference will take place alongside Cucalorus, introducing the art of business and entrepreneurship to the film festival. Cucalorus partnered with the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, tekMountain and the City of Wilmington for the Connect Conference.

Dance-a-Lorus features inspired multimedia collaborations
StarNews
If you're not starting your Cucalorus Film Festival experience at Dance-a-lorus, you're not Cucalorus-ing correctly. The current Dance-a-lorus coordinator is Kristen Brogdon, who, prior to becoming the University of North Carolina Wilmington's director of the arts in July, worked as the general manager of Hubbard Street Dance in Chicago and as the director of dance programming at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

Have Lunch with 3 Carolina Authors: Edgerton, Bender, & Boneham
WHQR
Sandra Kalom, a member of The American Association of University of Women joined us to talk about the organization's Lunch with Carolina Authors. This year, guest authors are UNCW faculty member Clyde Edgerton, Karen Bender and Sheila Webster Boneham.  

Prologue: "The Last September" by Nina de Gramont
WHQR
On Nov. 9 at Prologue, Ben Steelman of the StarNews talks to writer and professor in the UNCW Creative Writing Department, Nina de Gramont, about her novel The Last September. 

UNCW and USS North Carolina Launch 'Buckets For The Battleship'
WWAY
UNCW Athletics is partnering with the USS North Carolina Battleship on “Buckets for the Battleship” to raise funds to repair the hull of the famed battleship docked on the Cape Fear River in downtown Wilmington.
Additional coverage: Greater Wilmington Business Journal 

Tama Tea to serve a world of tea as well as food items
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Kelly and Wells Struble, and partner Rocco Quaranto, feel the timing is right to bring a specialty tea café to Wilmington. Quaranto credits Kelly Struble with the vision behind Tama Tea. Struble's husband, Wells, along with Quaranto, were friends at University of North Carolina Wilmington and formed two-thirds of the Fuzzy Peach frozen yogurt partnership.

UNCW students win trip to surf Oahu's north shore
Lumina News 
This December, seven UNCW surfers will travel south to ride the massive waves on Oahu's north shore—and the trip is free. Shane Burn, Justin Parr, Dylan Domnick, Zach Valenti, Michael Casper, Evan Barton and Jacob Laham earned plane tickets and lodging by beating seven other collegiate surf teams from around the country in a bracket-style surf video contest organized by Red Bull.

UNCW Hoops partners with USS North Carolina
WECT
UNCW basketball and the USS North Carolina are joining efforts for a campaign called Buckets for the battleship. Supporters of the initiative can pledge one dollar for every three pointer the teams make this season, towards repairs of the hull of this historic ship, where holes have begun to allow water into the interior.

Hoops (M): Barton College excited for Trask Coliseum visit
StarNews
Barton College has played exhibitions at UNC, NC State, Duke, East Carolina and a few other Division I schools during Ron Lievense’s tenure. The Division II Bulldogs add UNCW to that list Sunday with a 4 p.m. tip-off at Trask Coliseum. UNCW plans to use the exhibition to get a lineup with seven newcomers ready for the regular season.

UNCW women's soccer team take home top CAA honors
WECT
After leading UNCW to a record-setting season, Head Coach Paul Cairney has been named 2015 Colonial Athletic Association Women’s Soccer Coach-of-the-Year in a voting of the league’s head coaches.

UNCW women’s soccer takes hot streak into semifinals
Lumina News
Coming off its fourth consecutive shutout, the University of North Carolina Wilmington women’s soccer team heads into the Colonial Athletic Association tournament semifinals this weekend on a record-setting pace as it eyes its first conference title since 2009.

UNCW transfer's confidence pays off
StarNews
This is the final installment in a weekly series highlighting the seven new additions to the UNCW men's basketball team -- on and off the court -- leading up to the start of the season.

UNCW cross country runner earns school's first conference honor in 19 years
Lumina News
Sophomore Alex Boseman led all UNCW cross country runners at the Colonial Athletic Association meet Oct. 31 with a time of 25:10 in the 8K race. His 10th place finish earned him all-conference honors, making him the first Seahawk to earn the recognition in almost 20 years.

Seahawks dominate tournament with teamwork and experience
Lumina News
While tennis is an individual sport, UNCW men’s tennis head coach Mait DuBois said teamwork contributed to his players’ dominating performance in the 2015 Seahawks Men’s Tennis Fall Invitational at the UNCW courts Oct. 30-Nov. 1.
 
UNCW's Maddie McCormick honored by Top Drawer Soccer
WECT
UNCW senior forward Maddie McCormick has been named to the National Team of the Week by website Top Drawer Soccer for the week ending Nov. 1.

Seniors lead UNCW Soccer as post season begins
WECT
Outscoring opponents 19-0 over their last four games, UNCW women's soccer is playing at as high a level as they have all season. A big reason why? The senior class and Maddie McCormick, who had two goals Monday in a four to nothing win over Delaware.

UNCW men's soccer drops 3-1 decision in regular season finale at Charlotte
Port City Daily
Sophomore midfielder Kalvin Kromer gave UNCW men’s soccer a 1-0 lead in the first half, but host UNC-Charlotte answered by scoring three times in the second half to earn a 3-1 victory over the Seahawks at Transamerica Field on Tuesday evening.
Additional coverage: WECT

CAA Men's Soccer Championship pairings set
WECT
The semifinals will be played on Friday, November 13 in Hempstead, N.Y. with top-seeded Hofstra (11-7, 6-2 in CAA) facing the CofC/JMU winner and #2 Elon (13-4, 6-2 in CAA) meeting the Delaware/UNCW winner.

UNCW men's soccer drops first matchup against Florida Gulf Coast
Port City Daily
Senior forward Skylar Wilks scored the game's lone goal in the 11th minute as Florida Gulf Coast outlasted UNCW to earn a 1-0 non-conference victory over the Seahawks at UNCW Soccer Stadium on Saturday evening.

UNCW women's soccer sets school record, advances to CAA semifinals
Port City Daily 
Senior forward Maddie McCormick scored two goals and added an assist as third-seeded UNCW advanced to the semifinals of the Colonial Athletic Association Women's Soccer Championship with a 4-0 victory over sixth-seeded Delaware at UNCW Soccer Stadium.
Additional coverage: WWAY; StarNews; Lumina News

Mecham brothers get final chance to spend time on field for UNCW soccer
StarNews
The Mechams – best friends despite a three-year age gap – are the first set of brothers to play for UNCW coach Aidan Heaney in his 15-year tenure.

Cairney's place at UNCW is secure

StarNews
Paul Cairney is in his 20th season as head coach for UNCW women's soccer.

Seahawks meet with Luck
StarNews
Oliver Luck talks daily with conference commissioners, athletic directors and the power brokers shaping the future of college sports. His conversations with athletes have been much less frequent in his first year as the NCAA’s executive vice president of regulatory affairs. Luck saw opportunity Sunday evening in meeting with a group of UNCW athletes at the invitation of Chancellor Zito Sartarelli, his friend and former West Virginia University colleague.

Volleyhawks knock off league leading James Madison; CFCC hoops win season opener
Port City Daily
Nicole Lott's 13 kills paced a UNCW offense that combined to hit .313 as the Seahawks swept Colonial Athletic Association leader James Madison 3-0 (25-18, 25-16, 25-21) on Thursday at Sinclair Gymnasium.