UNCW in the News

UNCW in the News

March 30 - April 2

UNCW announces 3 business dean finalists, dates for campus visits

Greater Wilmington Business Journal

The field of candidates for dean of University of North Carolina Wilmington's Cameron School of Business has been narrowed to three, the search committee chairman announced this week in a memorandum.

UNCW professor named one of best in North Carolina
Port City Daily
Another UNC Wilmington professor has received statewide recognition. Cara Cilano, English professor and grant program director, has been selected to receive a 2015 UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching

No big change in North Carolina jobless rate for February at 5.3 percent
ABC 11
North Carolina's jobless rate fell slightly in February, registering at 5.3 percent for the
month, the state Commerce Department reported Friday. "Up until about six months ago, the major portion of the improvement in the unemployment rate was http://bit.ly/1GQ4uPJpeople leaving the labor force," said William "Woody" Hall, an economist at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
Additional coverage: Citizen-Times and News-Argus

Lost renourishment funding, lower property values?
Lumina News
Researchers from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Duke University and Ohio State University have completed a study of the connection between beach renourishment funding and coastal property values.

Sand Cents
Carteret County News-Times

Dylan McNamara, associate professor of physics and physical oceanography at UNCW, said the expectation that the federal government will continue to provide subsidies for erosion-control measures has significantly inflated property values in many coastal communities.

Value of oceanfront homes likely to plummet if federal sand subsidies disappear

The value of oceanfront homes could suffer a massive drop, tantamount to the bursting of an economic bubble, say researchers in a new study. "Where the sand goes is not just a physical problem, it's also an economic issue," said D. McNamara, associate professor at UNCW and lead author of the study.

WATCH OUT! Oceanfront property values could crash
Asbury Park Press
Oceanfront property values could plunge by up to 34 percent in New Jersey if federal subsidies for beach replenishment vanished, according to a new study. "If that happened tomorrow, (there) would be a pretty severe loss of value up and down the coastline," said Dylan McNamara, study lead author and associate professor at UNCW.

Conference on poverty to be held at UNCW
Star News
James Johnson will be the keynote speaker at Taking the Pulse on Poverty, a conference at UNCW, from 7-9 p.m. March 30 at the Burney Center. Johnson's lecture will be followed by a panel discussion.

Theater review: UNCW student show "MilkMilkLemonade" is funny, touching
Star News
"MilkMilkLemonade," Joshua Conkel's one-act about a fifth-grade farm boy with a penchant for Broadway musicals, contains a gratifying amount of depth. The play is an entirely student-led production directed by Kristina Auten for the UNCW Department of Theatre's Student Lab Series.

Tom Barth - Thank you, Coach Braswell

Star News

I teach a leadership class in the Master of Public Administration program at UNCW, and the way in which Scott Braswell built the football program at Hoggard from day one is a case study in how to build a winning culture and instill pride and determination in his players that will serve them the rest of their lives.

Wilmington Startup Among Winners At Charlotte Competition
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Wilmington-based Surgilum, a former tenant of University of North Carolina Wilmington's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, came away from Tuesday's Charlotte Venture Challenge with a check for $7,500 and an expanded business network.

UNCW Officials Look At CIE's Future
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
What's next for UNCW's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, following the departure Thursday of Jim Roberts, the center's executive director?

Three Ways Wilmington Behaves Entrepreneurially

Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Optimism is a sign of the entrepreneurial spirit. For demonstration of how that is played out in Wilmington, look at all the support systems we have put in place in the past three years: UNCW's Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Castle Branch's tekMountain, Elite Innovations' Makerspace, and CloudWyze's new downtown facility that we're calling Ignition.

Racial disparities at heart of N.C.'s struggle with poverty, experts agree
Star News

Racial disparities stood at the forefront at Taking the Pulse on Poverty, the annual conference held Monday night at UNCW.

UNCW students put spotlight on human trafficking

Star News
University of North Carolina Wilmington SOAR Ambassadors set out Tuesday to inform members of their community and students on their campus about a rising and relevant problem in the Cape Fear Region - human trafficking.

UNCW hosts Human Trafficking Awareness Fair
Star News
Student leaders under the SOAR scholarship at the University of North Carolina Wilmington will host a Human Trafficking Awareness Fair, "Put the Brakes on Human Trafficking," from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Warwick Center.
Additional coverage: WECT

Rotary club celebrates 100 years in Wilmington
Star News
On Saturday, the Wilmington Rotary Club marked its 100th anniversary with a dinner and gala at the Wilmington Convention Center, featuring a lecture by Dr. Peter Salk. Wilmington Rotary endows scholarships at both UNCW and CFCC. It has "adopted" Williston Middle School, in the words of Principal Jerry L. Oates.

5 things you didn't know about this year's artist
Star News

You might know Clyde Edgerton as the local author of 10 novels, a book of paternal advice and a memoir. But do you know Clyde Edgerton, the painter? The critically acclaimed author and professor of creative writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, is the 2015 N.C. Azalea Festival featured artist.

Every Trick in the Book

Wilma Magazine

Scooter Hayes, New Hanover County Youth Services Librarian, attended the communications program at University of North Carolina Wilmington with several other now popular local entertainers such as magician Michael Rosander and radio personality and general manager Beau Gunn.

Observers say film interest in N.C. alive even as exodus grows
Star News
Leigh Wiley was a film student at UNCW and dreamt of the day when she could pack her degree and see the world one production at a time. An NC native, she ended up landing a six-year stint on "One Tree Hill." Less than a month ago, however, Wiley joined the growing exodus of crew members who have sought refuge in other states as film jobs in NC become scarce.

The Scene: Break out your baskets for Easter-themed activities
Port City Daily

UNCW's resident pianist, Norman Bemelmans, performs solo works at 8 p.m. tonight at Kenan Auditorium as part of the university's Piano Masterworks Series, featuring classical repertoire for the keyboard.

Man uses experience to help poor

Star News

Jamir Jamoke, currently a junior at UNCW, overcame his humble beginnings to help other young people get jobs as program manager for the United Way's Hometown Hires.

Jazz performance and album to benefit cancer research

"Unexpected Journey," an elaborate jazz composition in four parts, was composed by her grandson, New York-based jazz musician and visual artist Zac Greenberg. Greenberg received his training at the prestigious Idyllwild Arts Academy in California and, later, the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

River cruises highlight value of nature, threat of development

Star News
The tour's participants were the "Women on Wednesday" group from the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, which offers learning opportunities for people 50 and up. 

UNCW athletics names Swinney Deputy A.D. 


UNCW announced Wednesday it has elevated Adrianne Swinney to deputy athletic director. The move cements her as the department's second-in-command behind athletic director Jimmy Bass.

Additional coverage: Star News 

Black Film Festival continues through Sunday, March 29
Lumina News
The 14th Annual North Carolina Black Film Festival continues through Sunday, March 29. Films are being shown at the Cameron Art Museum, the University of North Carolina Wilmington and the Hannah Block USO Community Arts Center.

UNCW student-athletes team up to fight hunger
Port City Daily
UNCW's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is teaming up with the Colonial Athletic Association to fight hunger by conducting the third annual CAA Food Drive Challenge.

Smith named to UNCW Dean's List
Avery Journal
Mary Chesnut Smith was named to UNCW's Dean's List for the seventh-straight semester. She plans to graduate in May from the Cameron School of Business. She majored in Business Administration with concentrations in both Accountancy and Finance.

Kenworthy promoted at ports authority

Greater Wilmington Business Journal 

The N.C. State Ports Authority announced in a news release the promotion of Lance Kenworthy to the position of director, bulk and breakbulk. Kenworthy has an MBA from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

UNCW's Kelva Atkins named first team all-state 


Senior guard Kelva Atkins of UNCW has been named as a first team selection on the 2014-15 North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association University Division All-State Women's Basketball team.

In busy week, Seahawks baseball looks inward for inspiration

Star News

Terence Connelly didn't try to defend UNCW baseball's lethargic performance Tuesday in an 8-4 loss to Tulane.

Nelson leads at eGolf Championship

Star News
Three UNCW alumni are in the field: Thomas Bass, Ryan Sullivan and Josh Brock. Bass tees off in Thursday's second round at 8:30 a.m. off No. 1; Brock goes at 8:40 off No. 10; and Sullivan at 12:40 p.m. off No. 1.

Keatts to receive $50000 pay increase
UNC Wilmington Men's Basketball Coach Kevin Keatts is set to receive a $50,000 pay increase. This increase could be the first of many provisions in the coach's contract used to supplement his current salary of $300,000.

Franklin News Post

Kevin Keatts, who guided the University of North Carolina-Wilmington (UNCW) to a share of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) regular-season championship in his first year as a head men's college basketball coach, has been honored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).

UNCW Roundup - Keatts honored by NABC
Star News
The National Association of Basketball Coaches recognized UNCW first-year men's basketball coach Kevin Keatts and senior guards Addison Spruill and Freddie Jackson for their turnaround season in 2014-15.
Additional coverage: WECT

UNCW Roundup - Women's tennis wins 7-0

Star News
The UNCW women's tennis team won its fifth straight match with a 7-0 victory over visiting Delaware.

UNCW alum waits for the right time to return to ballpark
Star News
Rick Jones settled into a teal seat behind home plate at Brooks Field a few minutes before first pitch on a recent sun-splashed evening, just another fan in the crowd. Jones, a seldom-used reliever on UNCW's 1975 NAIA World Series team, hadn't seen a game at Brooks Field since 1984.

Kostyal rebounds from poor opening round
Star News
UNCW's David Kostyal wanted everything to be perfect for his first home tournament. By the turn Sunday morning at the Seahawk Intercollegiate, the Wilmington native just wanted his round to be over.

High school baseball players shine on big stage
Star News
The experience of playing a game atUNCW's Brooks Field wasn't lost on either the Wallace-Rose Hill or West Columbus high school baseball teams on Monday night. For most of the players, it was a chance to show off.

Tigers too much for Diamond Hawks

Casey Golden collected three hits, including a home run and a double, but Towson scored four runs in the third and three more in the fourth, all with two outs, to beat UNCW and avoid a sweep on Sunday at Schuerholz Park.
Additional coverage: Port City Daily and Star News