UNCW in the News

UNCW in the News

Jan. 5 - 9

Secrets of Tidal Creeks
The vibrant ecosystem of Hewlett's Creek is what's known as a tidal creek. That means the water level rises and falls with the tides. "There's a lot going on in this little package," explains Troy Alphin, Senior Research Associate with the Center of Marine Science at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

A Whale's Journey
Wrightsville Beach Magazine
UNCW researchers indicate North Carolina has the highest species diversity of marine mammals of any state along the East Coast.

UNCW Announces Its First Chief Diversity Officer
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
University of North Carolina Wilmington has hired its first chief diversity officer, school officials announced Thursday. Kent Guion, currently vice president for diversity and inclusion at Georgia Regents University (GRU) in Augusta, will begin his new job at UNCW on Apr. 13.

Fine arts calendar packed with events for beginning of 2015
Star News
The first couple of weeks of January are a little bit slow when it comes to the fine arts in Wilmington, but the new year will start with a roar. Among the highlights: Part of UNCW Presents, the Blue 13 dance troupe will perform "Fire and Powder," a contemporary adaptation of "Romeo and Juliet." Irish music favorites The Chieftains, credited with helping to bring traditional Irish music into the mainstream, will be at UNCW in February.

UNCW's CIE, veterans team up to launch, foster start-ups
Port City Daily
At UNCW's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE), veterans have found camaraderie, a common sense of purpose, and the support they need to succeed as inventors and start-up founders, organizers say.

2014 Year In Review
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
UNCW was included in the 2014 year in review for leadership changes and the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship's first year as a revamped facility.

Weeklong memorial to honor Dr. King
Lumina News
The 2015 southeastern North Carolina tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. features a week of cultural events including a Saturday morning breakfast at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

My Turn: My wishes for 2015

Here are some of my wishes for 2015. My wish for UNCW is that the search committee finds a chancellor who can bring harmony and a focus on mission back to that institution.

The Union Takes Wilmington
Our State (written by Philip Gerard)
The morning after a six-hour battle at the mouth of the Cape Fear River, Fort Fisher lies in ruins under a chilly drizzle. The mysterious explosion of the main powder magazine at dawn has left a yawning crater in which are entombed hundreds of men who survived the earlier battle, blue and gray alike.

UNCW Health Center holds Ebola Training
Staff at the University of North Carolina Wilmington Student Health Center held an Ebola Training Tuesday. As part of the training, staff members discussed various scenarios and what they would do in each case.
Other coverage: WSFX

Health officials on alert as flu deaths rise
Star News
Local health organizations are making efforts to inform people about how to avoid the flu and what to do if they experience symptoms. University of North Carolina Wilmington students return to classes Monday and will be greeted by posters and fliers advising them of prevention measures and encouraging them to get flu vaccinations, which are available on campus.

Coastal federation announces new series of talks to inform, inspire
Lumina News
On April 8, hear Dr. Paul Hearty, University of North Carolina Wilmington environmental studies department professor describe current research that studies carbon dioxide levels during past geologic eras to more accurately predict sea level. On June 10, UNCW Center for Marine Science's Dr.Michael Mallin provides an update on the condition of southeastern North Carolina's waterways and explain the role of stormwater run-off pollution and land use on water quality.

Captured and Exposed: Civil War images hold secrets revealed
Lumina News
Exposing anomalies found in Civil War photos is the gist of Dr. Kemille Moore's lecture. Moore, UNCW associate professor of art history, who also serves on the board of the HSLCF, likes to remind her audience she is a native of the American Southwest and not a Civil War buff, per se.

Historic Wilmington Foundation hosts series of talks
Star News
The Historic Wilmington Foundation is working to schedule three future talks featuring David La Vere, professor of history at the University of North Carolina Wilmington; Beth Pancoe, the president/CEO of SDI Construction of Wilmington; and other speakers.

Historical Society hosts annual meeting
Star News
The Lower Cape Fear Historical Society will hold its annual membership meeting and membership drive on Sunday, Jan. 11. Dr. Kemille Moore, interim associate dean at UNCW, will present a lecture titled "Civil War Photography: Truth or Fiction."

Next Glass founder named to Forbes' '30 under 30′ list
Port City Daily
Kurt Taylor, the 26-year-old founder and CEO of Next Glass, has been named to Forbes magazine's "30 under 30″ list. A graduate ofUNCW's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship - which provides mentoring, low-cost office space and other business services to startups - Next Glass is now expanding its headquarters to 21 Front St.

Year in review: UNCW changes and Brunswick County school board decisions top list of most-read education stories
Port City Daily
We take a look at the top stories of 2014 as determined by readership and community impact. Among those included in the top five stories as it relates to education are UNCW employee named in UNC scandal, UNCW chancellor's resignation and UNCW athletic programs cut.

Physics and fashion
Star News
Lea Bullard was into her late 30s when, after years of teaching science, biology and anatomy, and after years of schooling at UNC Wilmington, Memphis, and, finally, chasing a doctorate at Michigan in science education, she discovered the answer to everything just might be the French word for hooks: crochet.

Experience at Hargrave forged path for UNCW's Keatts
Star News
It's been less than four years since Keatts left the familiar comfort of Hargrave, yet much has changed for him and his young family. The UNCW men's basketball coach hasn't forgotten the unique stop that launched his career. And the point of that impromptu tour was to make certain his sons know the history, too.

Hoops (M): Kevin Keatts talks seven-man rotation
Star News
Kevin Keatts has essentially used a seven-man rotation the past two games. The UNCW men's basketball coach said Wednesday it's not necessarily a choice to tighten up his substitution pattern for Colonial Athletic Association.

Seahawks' centers are gaining attention
Star News
Kevin Keatts will have his starting lineup set when he arrives at Matthews Arena for Monday's game at Northeastern. The UNCW men's basketball coach, however, won't share that part of the plan with his players until the final minutes before tip-off.

'Chalk Talk with Coach Keatts' luncheon series begins Thursday
Port City Daily
"Chalk Talk With Coach Keatts," a series of four luncheons featuring UNCW men's basketball coach Kevin Keatts, makes its debut this Thursday, Jan. 8, at Bluewater Grill in Wrightsville Beach.

UNCW women looking for Flowers to step up
Star News
The season didn't begin the way Ryan Flowers had hoped, but she broke out of her slump in a big way against Charleston Southern on Dec. 20 in the second of back-to-back wins at the Seahawks Hampton Inn Christmas Invitational.

Flowers nabs weekly CAA honor
Star News
Sophomore center Ryan Flowers was named the CAA Player of the Week on Monday, becoming the second UNCW women's basketball player to earn the honor this season.
Other coverage: WECT

Seahawks take first CAA win of season
Star News
The road trip didn't start the way UNCW planned, but it finished with a 75-68 win over CAA favorite Northeastern on Monday at Matthews Arena. The Seahawks shook off the strange itinerary and their recent second-half struggles to produce their most complete performance of the season.
Other coverage: WWAY, Boston Herald and Port City Daily

UNCW men stumble in CAA opener
Star News
The Seahawks are hoping for better results this time through the Colonial Athletic Association, but they fell into a well-known narrative in their conference opener under their new coach. The home team wilted down the stretch Saturday in a 68-56 loss to the Pride at Trask Coliseum.

Overtime win for UNCW Seahawks!
UNCW erased a six-point deficit in the last 42 seconds of regulation to force overtime and rallied in overtime for a heart-stopping 74-73 victory over Delaware in Colonial Athletic Association action Thursday night at Trask Coliseum.
Other coverage: Star News, Port City Daily

Florida Atlantic's late free throws sink UNCW
Port City Daily
Junior guard Ali Gorrell and freshman guard Lauren Williams each hit a pair of free throws in the final eight seconds of regulation as Florida Atlantic University held off a strong effort from UNCW to edge the Seahawks by an 84-80 margin at FAU Arena on Monday, Dec. 29.

UNCW women defeat William & Mary in CAA opener
Port City Daily
Sophomore forward Ryan Flowers scored the game-winning lay-up with 1.9 seconds remaining in regulation as UNCW rallied to defeat William & Mary by a 63-62 margin in the Colonial Athletic Association opener for both teams at Trask Coliseum on Sunday, Jan. 4.
Other coverage: Williamsburg Yorktown Daily and WECT

James Madison women defeat UNCW on the road
Port City Daily
Junior guard Precious Hall scored 19 of her game-high 25 points in the first half as defending Colonial Athletic Association champion James Madison surged to an early lead en route to a 74-57 victory over UNCW at the JMU Convocation Center on Tuesday evening.
Other coverage: WWAY and Star News

UNCW chancellor will hear track & field group
Star News
The group of UNCW track & field supporters working to rescue the program will get the chance to state its case before Interim Chancellor William Sederburg and other high-ranking university officials.