UNCW in the News

UNCW in the News

March 2 - 6

33rd Annual Business Week: Connecting Current And Future Business Leaders
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
This year's Business Week program will feature more than 100 sessions with prominent UNCW alumni and business executives from the community and surrounding areas.

Life Sciences Conference Links Startups With Advice, Resources
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
A baker's dozen life sciences startups with local connections showcased their concepts at a conference Thursday held at UNCW's MARBIONC Center.

5th Annual Police Athletic League Championship game
WWAY
The 5th Annual Police Athletic League Championship game was at Trask Thursday night at UNCW. The P.A.L. is a national community that uses sports as a tool to promote gang resistance and awareness.

100+ young girls attend technology summit
Star News
About 100 young women from New Hanover and Pender County middle schools went to UNCW for GE Hitachi's seventh annual "Girls in Technology Summit."

'Orange is the New Black' writer to speak at UNCW tonight
Port City Daily
In that spirit of sharing, Piper Kerman will give a talk at 7 p.m. Tuesday at UNC Wilmington's Burney Center. Admission is $10 for the general public and free for UNCW students, faculty and staff. It was the rampant curiosity Kerman faced after her release that first motivated her to put pen to paper.

The original "Orange" at UNCW
Star News
Piper Kerman, author of the best-selling memoir "Orange is the New Black," will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday (March 3) at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

'Orange' author Kerman talks about her time in prison
Star News
She's been portrayed in fan fiction and impersonated by followers in Halloween costume. On Tuesday night, best-selling author Piper Kerman faced a sold-out crowd at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
Additional coverage: WECT

Books for inmates

Star News
Before "Orange is the New Black" author Piper Kerman spoke Tuesday night (March 3) at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, she paid a visit to the New Hanover Correction Center.

UNCW intern honored for work on St. James oyster reef project
Star News
Today, Madison Lytle is finishing her second year as a UNCW intern dedicated to the ongoing St. James oyster reef project. St. James Mayor Becky Dus presented Lytle and UNCW researcher Troy Alphin with certificates of appreciation at Tuesday's monthly town meeting.

UNC Board of Governors approves tuition increases for UNCW
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Undergraduates at the University of North Carolina Wilmington will see a roughly 4 percent undergraduate tuition increase for the next academic year. The new in-state tuition rate for undergraduates in 2015-16 will be $4,188, up from the current $4,026. Out-of-state undergraduate tuition for next year will remain the same, at $18,054.

UNCW students react to tuition hike
WWAY
UNCW undergraduate and graduate students will see a $100-$400 increase in tuition with an increase of $42 in fees.

Editorial - A narrow view of higher ed
Star News
UNCW learned that lesson when it denied tenure to Mike Adams, a criminology and sociology professor who has been outspoken about what he perceives as liberal suppression of conservative speech on campus. It cost the university $50,000 to the professor and $615,000 in attorney fees and court costs.

Editorial - A college degree gets pricier
Star News
As an effort to save four running programs slated for elimination at UNCW gets new life, all current and prospective students face a more pressing issue: The cost of their education is going up yet again. The University of North Carolina Board of Governors has approved $284.96 in tuition and fee increases for UNCW next year, bringing the cost of a year of schooling to $6,599.66. The next year, they'll rise again, to $6,859.66.

CoastLine: Black History Month II - How Treatment of History Informs Current Cultural Conversation
WHQR
Although the celebration is 89 years old and some question the need for a separate month, local African history experts say that need is as strong as ever. Todd McFadden, Director of UNCW's Upperman African American Cultural Center, agrees that so much of Black History is still heavily focused on slavery. "And our history doesn't begin at slavery, of course. It begins long before that."

Sons of Confederate Veterans preserving history
Star News
Wilmington historian Chris Fonvielle, a professor at UNCW who has Confederate ancestors, has discussed the slavery issue at The Sons of Confederate Veterans meetings.

Get excited for the Rowan Reading Rendezvous
Salisbury Post
Jason Mott is the only author who also was a guest at the original Rowan Reading Rendezvous last year. Mott received both his BFA and his MFA from UNCW, and is also the author of two poetry collections.

Gov. McCrory Appoints Area Residents To State Bodies
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has appointed seven area residents to a variety of boards, commissions and councils over the past month, including Stephanie Smith, from New Hanover County. Smith was reappointed to serve on the N.C. Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service. Smith is the director of community engagement and impact in UNCW's College of Health and Human Services.

UNCW Bestows Awards On Three Alumni
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
As part of the University of North Carolina Wilmington's homecoming weekend, the UNCW Alumni Association honored three alumni, two of whom live in the Cape Fear area.

Save UNCW Track' reaches agreement with university to keep program running
Port City Daily
UNCW Interim Chancellor William Sederburg released a statement late Wednesday saying while the university still intended to cut the programs beginning with the 2015-16 season, it would allow a private effort to raise funds for the program's operations and upgrades to UNCW's track and field facilities.

Sederburg - Track agreement will end the debate
Star News
The four running teams slated for elimination can continue in 2015-2016 if the Save UNCW Track group can raise $250,000 by May 31. The future beyond that hinges largely on raising at least $800,000 to renovate the Greene Track Complex by Feb. 1, 2016.
Additional coverage: WWAY

Cost of success keeps rising for UNCW students
Star News
To Jimmy Bass, the proposal made perfect sense. The UNCW athletic director wanted to add about $70 more per student to the university's athletic fee in each of the next two school years, a boost he felt necessary to squeeze his department's ever-increasing costs into an already tight budget.

Seahawks claim CAA title share, but miss chance to stand alone

Star News
The Seahawks completed their worst-to-first turnaround by backing into a four-way tie atop the Colonial Athletic Association. They got a piece of the regular season title for the first time since 2005-2006 but missed the chance to stand alone with a 74-55 loss to Elon.
Additional coverage: WECT, Port City Daily and WWAY

NE Basketball: Perfect for Princeton
Boston Herald
William & Mary will be the top seed because its record against the other 12-6 teams - NU, North Carolina Wilmington and James Madison - is better. UNCW owns the second seed, followed by the Huskies and James Madison.

UNCW knows best effort will take care of everything
Star News
Kevin Keatts won't embargo cell phones and laptops on Saturday afternoon. The UNCW men's basketball coach realizes it's inevitable that his players will keep an eye on the online Colonial Athletic Association scoreboard.

CAA domination for UNCW swim team comes to an end on Saturday
WWAY
Strong swims from Valtteri Halonen and the UNCW 400 Freestyle Relay of Drew Gartner, Adam Salzman, William Swiss and Alex Labonge earned them All-Colonial Athletic Association honors on Saturday at the CAA Championship at the Collegiate School Aquatic Center.

Everybody's got a shot at CAA tourney
Star News
UNCW has the No. 2 seed, heading into a CAA Tournament that doesn't figure to be any more predictable. The Seahawks will start their quest for a title on Saturday at 6 p.m. in Baltimore against Drexel or College of Charleston.

Watch UNCW men's hoops on Bounce
WECT
You can watch the CAA's quarter-final men's basketball game on the Bounce Network this Saturday starting at 6 p.m.

Kelva Atkins' dedication pays off during senior season stretch at UNCW
Star News
Adell Harris was familiar with Kelva Atkins before she took over as the women's basketball coach at UNCW in May 2012. Harris knew that Atkins, then a freshman at Columbia State Community College in Tennessee, was too good to play for her at nearby Division II Tusculum College. So when she took over the Seahawks, Harris was excited to finally have the chance to recruit the high-scoring guard.

Seahawks ready to claim CAA tourney title
WWAY
The UNCW men's basketball team hasn't won the CAA Men's Basketball Championship since 2006. Will this be the year the Seahawks do it again? Will the drought end? There's a very good chance it will. We caught up with UNCW head coach Kevin Keatts on Wednesday and his three seniors to get their take.

Keatts, UNCW players honored by CAA
Star News
Kevin Keatts expected progress in his first season at UNCW, but he tried to keep modest goals. Every time he set the bar, his Seahawks found a way to clear it. Keatts was honored for leading the swift turnaround Thursday as the CAA Coach of the Year.

Keatts named coach of the year in CAA; Spruill named All-CAA
WWAY
On the eve of the 2015 Colonial Athletic Association Men's Basketball Championship, the UNCW men's basketball team has landed several postseason honors in the end-of-the-regular season balloting by the league's coaches and media members.
Additional coverage: WECT

UNCW men's basketball, CAA teams battle for ticket to Big Dance
Port City Daily
After one of the most competitive races in CAA history, with a four-way tie for the regular-season title between James Madison, UNCW, Northeastern and William & Mary, the CAA Men's Basketball Championship is set for March 6-9 in Baltimore, Maryland.

UNCW's best plays of the 2014-15 season
WWAY
We showcased the best UNCW men's basketball plays of the season on our sports segment on Thursday night. Did you see it? If you did it's worth a second look.

UNCW women extend winning streak to three
WECT
If one of the goals for a basketball team is to be playing its best at the end of the season, UNCW is certainly heading in the right direction. The Seahawks used a combined 43-point performance from sophomore guard Brie Mobley and senior guard Kelva Atkins to earn their fifth win in the last six games, a 76-65 Colonial Athletic Association victory over the College of Charleston at TD Arena on Sunday night.

UNCW Roundup - Softball wins pair, baseball falls
Star News
Darian Roberts drove in five runs for UNCW (6-3) as the Seahawks won a pair of games at the Seahawk Softball Spring Classic on Saturday at Boseman Field.
Additional coverage: Port City Daily

Mobley, CAA Player of the Week, guides surging Seahawks
Port City Daily
Sophomore guard Brie Mobley of the UNCW women's basketball team has been named the CAA Player of the Week award for the week ending March 1, CAA officials announced Monday.

UNCW women win a squeaker in home finale
Star News
Kelva Atkins left the press room at Trask Coliseum with a smile on her face. On Wednesday night, in her final home game, the senior guard scored 18 points and dished out seven assists to help the Seahawks come away with a hard-fought 76-75 victory over Hofstra.

UNCW cruises past N.C. Central 9-3
Star News
In a season with more than 50 games, a midweek contest against an overmatched opponent most likely will be just another score in the annals of UNCW baseball.
Additional coverage: WECT

UNCW women pick up 76-75 win on senior night; Diamond Hawks cruise over Central
Port City Daily
Guard S. Cole led five players in double figures by scoring a game-high 20 points as UNCW held off a late rally by Hofstra to earn a 76-75 CAA victory on Senior Night at Trask Coliseum. Luke Dunlap had four hits and knocked in three runs, while Joe Bertone added two hits, including a home run, as UNCW topped visiting North Carolina Central 9-3 in baseball action on Wednesday at Brooks Field.

UNCW's freshman point guard Talley takes over
Star News
In an alternate history, Jordon Talley might have called Towson's SECU Arena home. The point guard had a scholarship offer from the Tigers in hand and plans to visit before Kevin Keatts landed at UNCW.

Hammerheads add keeper to roster heading into preseason match at UNCW
Port City Daily
The Hammerheads take the field for their first preseason match at 6 p.m. March 6 at UNCW Soccer Stadium. Admission to the match is free. The team kicks off their 2015 USL regular season at 7 p.m. March 28 versus the Richmond Kickers at Legion Stadium.

Bunch of 'surfer dudes' representing NC at ice hockey nationals
WRAL
Nobody goes to the University of North Carolina Wilmington to play ice hockey, yet somehow the school by the beach has been able to put a team on the ice for the last 10 years.