UNCW in the News

UNCW in the News

Nov. 23 - 27

Local Business Leaders Suggest Targeting Economic Development Towards Higher Paying Jobs
At a recent roundtable focused on the lack of affordable housing in the Cape Fear region, local representatives suggested ways of lowering the high cost of housing. UNCW Chancellor Jose Sartarelli says the region needs to welcome a more diverse range of industry.

UNCW Researcher Earns National Award
Coastal Review Online
University of North Carolina Wilmington research professor Steve Ross has received national recognition for a project he co-led studying deep-sea canyons of the Mid-Atlantic and the diverse ecosystems they support.

2015 Health Care Heroes Announced At Event
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Stephanie Smith, director of community engagement and impact and director of the Center for Healthy Communities at University of North Carolina Wilmington’s College of Health and Human Services, was announced the winner in the category of Community Outreach.

'Macbeth,' 'Mary Poppins' lead Wilmington Theater Award nominations
UNCW faculty and students are among the 2016 StarNews Media Wilmington Theater Awards nominees that were announced Monday during a ceremony at TheatreNOW.

QENO sets nonprofit seminar
QENO at the University of North Carolina Wilmington has enlisted a nationally known consulting group for a two-day seminar designed to help nonprofit leaders effectively guide their organizations through change and challenging times.

THE ART OF WAR: Reflecting on Veterans Day
From November 5 through December 15 UNCW provides an opportunity for some veterans to remove bandages, air out wounds and create space for healing with the “Invisible Wounds of War” exhibit spearheaded by local health-care providers Jen Johnson and Kyle Horton.

UNC board falls back on secrecy
The University of North Carolina’s Board of Governors has been behaving badly again. Earlier this month, they went into secret session and voted to give 12 of the UNC system’s 17 chancellors – the officials who actually run the individual campuses – highly generous raises, ranging from 8 to 19 percent. Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, being a newbie, missed out on the goodies. Others did quite well.

US university gifts books to IIU
The News International
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA, has gifted more than 50 books to International Islamic University (IIU), Islamabad.

US envoy visits Faisal Mosque
Pakistan Today
David Hale, United States Ambassador to Pakistan paid a visit to Faisal Masjid, International Islamic University, Islamabad.  He was also made aware about the recently developed understanding between IIUI and University of North Carolina Wilmington USA for academic excellence by the authorities.

Debate over Thanksgiving Day shopping continues
Tracy Meyer, the marketing department chair at the University of North Carolina Wilmington who teaches retail, said the reason stores keep inching farther into Thanksgiving with their Black Friday deals is all about the consumer. “Consumers only spend so much money during the holidays,” she said.

9 N.C. turkey facts
A half-century ago, wild turkey numbers had declined rapidly in North Carolina, according to James F. Parnell, professor emeritus of biology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, partly from over-hunting and habitat loss. By 1970, only about 2,000 of the birds were estimated to be left in North Carolina.

Forging a water alliance
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
The N.C. Coastal Federation, the Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors and the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Master of Public Administration program, formed the Three Star Alliance to host a recent water summit and plan to hold similar issue-oriented events in the future.

AAIPharma to expand in Wilmington
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Once complete, AAIPharma/CML’s expanded presence is expected to add $16.8 million to the Wilmington area's gross regional product, according to an economic impact assessment by the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Swain Center for Business and Economic Services, the release said.

Review - Time-travel tale features plenty of Port City references
Not too many science fiction novels have been set in Wilmington, so it's faint praise to say Derek Nikitas, who earned his MFA in the UNCW creative writing department, has written one of the best.

UNCW Volleyball reflects on CAA Win
It was a storybook conclusion to the conference tournament that saw UNCW Volleyball win their first CAA title, and advance to their first ever NCAA Tournament.

Strong second half lifts Richmond past UNCW for 63-53 win
Junior forward Jordan Henry posted her second consecutive “double double” for UNCW, but it was not enough as Richmond used a strong second half to hand the Seahawks a 63-53 defeat at the Robins Center on Monday evening.

Seahawks still adjusting to rule changes
UNCW men’s basketball coach Kevin Keatts had some candid comments about the officiating so far during his weekly coach’s show on Monday. Both Keatts and Western Michigan coach Steve Hawkins voiced clear displeasure with the referees on Saturday night. The Trask Coliseum crowd didn’t seem too happy with all the whistles, either.

UNCW volleyball team earns historic first bid to NCAA Tournament
Nine kills and five blocks from freshman Anna Moss helped UNCW sweep College of Charleston in the championship game of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament and send the Seahawks to the first NCAA tournament for the first time in program history.
Additional coverage: StarNews; WECT; Port City Daily

UNCW women fall to UVA 2-0 in NCAA Tournament
Junior goalkeeper Carolyn Huddy made a season-high 10 saves, but it was not enough as UNCW dropped a 2-0 decision against top-ranked Virginia in the second round of the NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Championship at Klöckner Stadium on Friday evening.
Additional coverage: StarNews; Richmond Times-Dispatch; Daily Press; Port City Daily

UNCW basketball remains unbeaten with thriller against Western Michigan
Port City Daily
Junior guard Chris Flemming keyed a long distance barrage as host UNCW held off Mid-American Conference foe Western Michigan 80-76 in a non-conference men's basketball game Saturday night at Trask Coliseum.
Additional coverage: WECT; StarNews; Charlotte Observer

Seahawks await long-range focus
Kevin Keatts arrived promising offensive freedom for the UNCW men's basketball team but admits that tenant of his system had its limits in his debut season. That particular concern has disappeared in Year 2. Keatts remade his roster with improvement there in mind. He wants this group to fire away, for better or worse.