University Relations

Oct. 16-20

New Hanover, UNCW team up to solve teacher shortage
StarNews
Next fall, the Future Teachers Career Academy will open at Wilmington’s Isaac Bear Early College High School. A joint project between New Hanover County Schools and the University of North Carolina Wilmington, FTCA will prepare high schoolers to enter the teaching workforce.

Researchers discuss GenX at UNCW chemistry event
StarNews
A group of various researchers and experts outlined where the Lower Cape Fear region has been on GenX and where it might be headed during a University of North Carolina Wilmington event Thursday evening.

Innovator Oscar Lewis Discusses Business Challenges at Conference
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Oscar Lewis, president of The Lewis Company, spoke during the Cape Fear Region Minority Enterprise Development Week Conference at UNCW on Thursday.

First Presbyterian to mark bicentennial
StarNews
Walter Conser, a professor of American religious history at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, will give a lecture on the early history of the church on Sunday in the church’s Gilmour Hall.

UNCW signs agreement with Brunswick Community College

Brunswick Beacon
A new partnership between the University of North Carolina Wilmington and Brunswick Community College became official Oct. 4 when UNCW Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli signed an articulation agreement that establishes a direct transfer opportunity for students earning an associate of applied science in health and fitness science.

Future of oceans off NC coast debated at forum
WECT
Experts from both sides of the off-shore drilling debate gave their opinions at a forum on Tuesday night. The event was hosted by CFCC, UNCW and Cape Fear Realtors and focused on creating open dialogue between opposing sides. 
Additional coverage: WHQRStarNewsWWAY

Experts: Islamic State 'death spiral' most dangerous part of fight for US coalition
UPI.com 
Daniel S. Masters, an associate professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and lecturer on national security policy, Middle Eastern political systems and terrorism, told UPI the U.S.-led coalition is entering the most dangerous phase in the downfall of any terrorist organization.

New Bridge Middle School science teacher aims to help students love to learn, achieve
Camp Lejeune Globe
UNCW graduate Emily Kelly, 8th grade science teacher at New Bridge Middle School, was named the 2017 Teacher of the Year by a panel of judges from Onslow County School District.

Foster named Principal of the Year
Jacksonville Daily News
UNCW graduate Tim Foster has been named Onslow County Schools’ Wells Fargo Principal of the Year.

EDITORIAL, Oct. 15: Shortage of mental health providers hurts us all
StarNews
With its new doctoral program in clinical psychology, UNCW should play an active role in meeting this critical need. There are other important resources at UNCW -- the School of Social Work trains clinical counselors, and the School of Nursing trains nurse practitioners. These are excellent resources that need to be leveraged toward filling the provider gap.

Panel discussion about climate change, solutions
WECT
Professors, business leaders and politicians met Saturday at UNC Wilmington for a panel discussion about climate change.

These pro-Israel students remain steadfast in midst of anti-Semitic whirlwind 
The Times of Israel 
It’s not uncommon for Jewish students to hear Israel’s presence in the West Bank and Gaza is directly responsible for many social injustices including police shootings against African Americans and Islamaphobia, said Jarrod Tanny, an associate professor and Block Distinguished Scholar in Jewish History in the Department of History at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Athenians plan feminist bookstore
StarNews
The core group of Athenian consists of executive director Lori Wilson, a former marketing coordinator with Pomegranate Books and former editor of Atlantis at the University of North Carolina Wilmington; creative director Kelly Rae Williams, a published poet and author of “Real Girls Have Real Problems;” and program coordinator Daisuke Shen, an MFA candidate at UNCW.

University of North Carolina Adds Michael Baric to Coaching Staff
Swimming World Magazine
Michael Baric, a North Carolina native and graduate of UNCW, has been named an assistant swimming coach at the University of North Carolina.

UNCW women's basketball team has new vibe as Seahawks host media day
StarNews
Culture showing signs of changing before season begins under new coach Karen Barefoot.

Towson edges UNCW women's soccer on first half goal for 1-0 Win
WECT
Senior midfielder Maddie Bove scored the game's only goal in the 20th minute to lead Towson to a 1-0 victory over UNCW in a Colonial Athletic Association women's soccer contest at the Tiger Soccer Complex on Sunday afternoon.

Men's Soccer: No. 15 Seahawks Fall at James Madison, 2-0
WECT
James Madison used a pair of first half goals to take an early lead en route to a 2-0 Colonial Athletic Association victory over No. 15 UNCW at Sentara Park on Saturday evening.

UNCW's new basketball coaches meet fans

WECT
UNCW’s two new head coaches met the community at the annual UNCWBasketball Tip-Off Luncheon on Monday.
Additional coverage: WWAY

UNCW baseball announces 2018 schedule
WECT
The UNCW baseball program has announced its schedule for the 2018 season, one that includes 35 home games and a series in Arizona.

Seahawk golfer finishes fourth in Tennessee
WECT
UNCW golfer Pat Cover carded a 6-under par 66 on Sunday to finish in a tie for fourth place at the 20th annual Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate. 

New faces on top in the CAA? It's certainly possible
StarNews
UNCW is chasing history. Since the CAA took shape in 1983, Navy is the only school to capture three straight league tournament titles, doing so from 1985-87.
 
UNCW women's basketball looking to win with area players
WECT
For the first time since the 1986 season, UNCW has three local players on the roster: Paige Powell (East Columbus High School), Lacey Suggs (East Bladen) and Julia Buehler (Hoggard).

NC State scores late goal to beat UNCW men 2-1
WECT
Senior forward Ade Taiwo's goal with 4:07 remaining in regulation lifted NC State to a 2-1 victory over UNCW in a non-conference men’s soccer contest at Dail Soccer Stadium on Tuesday evening.

UNCW picked to finish eighth in CAA women's basketball poll
WECT
The UNCW women's basketball team, under the direction of first-year head coach Karen Barefoot, finished tied for eighth on the CAA preseason poll.
Additional coverage: StarNews

Raque recognized on Preseason All-CAA Team
WWAY
UNCW senior guard Madison Raque has been named as an honorable mention selection on the 2017-18 Preseason All-Colonial Athletic Association Women’s Basketball Team in a vote of the league’s head coaches.