UNCW in the News

UNCW in the News

March 9 - 13

Nursing students bring health care to Latin America
Star News
It's off to Belize for a team of 22 nursing students and three faculty members from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Mission: bring free health care evaluations and guidance March 8-15 to the Latin American country's poor and underserved.

Environmental film forum returns to UNCW
Lumina News
Film enthusiasts and environmentalists joined forces to bring the series of four documentaries to King Hall Auditorium at UNCW. Each film screening will be followed by a panel discussion made up of filmmakers, UNCW professors and other environmental activists. Associate professor André Silva selects at least two UNCW students to help him plan the forum.

Raise The Barn Aims To Raise Support For Farms, Fisheries
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Feast Down East and its partners will host the second annual Raise the Barn Farm Dinner on March 21. The fine dining farm-to-table event will benefit local farms and fisheries. The event will feature a number of local chefs Ryan Andressof UNCW Campus Dining.
Additional coverage: Port City Daily

Unearthed: Feast Down East
Our State
Based in Wilmington, North Carolina, Feast Down East is a nonprofit that ensures the livelihoods of small-scale farmers through community outreach.

Keatts is voted Coach of the Year in CAA
The Franklin News Post
First-year UNCW head men's basketball coach Kevin Keatts, a former standout player at Ferrum College, has been voted Coach of the Year in the Colonial Athletic Association.

PAL Hoops host cross-town championship game
WECT
The Police Athletic League held their annual championship game for their all-star kids at Trask Coliseum Thursday night. Dozens of friends and family of the players were on hand to witness the cross-town rivalry match. Organizers say it's a great way for the kids to be in the spotlight and recognized for their hard work. Advocates for the PAL program stress how important it is to have a positive relationship between police and young people, so they are more comfortable when say see one another in the streets.

'Jekyll' to bring taste of Broadway to UNCW
Star News
On Wednesday, the cautionary tale of the pitfalls of human nature will play out on the stage of UNCW's Kenan Auditorium when the touring Broadway musical "Jekyll & Hyde" rolls into town for one night only. Billed as the first full-scale Broadway production brought to Wilmington, the 7 p.m. show will incorporate tunes of the Tony-nominated musical.

NC's First All-Girls Charter School Set to Open in 2016
Time Warner Cable News
North Carolina's first all-girls public charter school is set to open in New Hanover County. The fourth grade girls were specially chosen by principals of four public schools because of their desire to learn. "For the past year we've been taking them through programs that UNCW has put together for us and today we're taking them through this Cape Fear technology program," said Judy Girard, co-founder of Leadership Academy for Young Women.

Wilmington writer wins essay contest
Star News
Jillian Weiss won first place in the 2015 Rose Post Creative Non-Fiction Competition. A Winston-Salem native, Weiss spent much of her adolescence in England. She returned to N.C. to study at Elon and is currently pursuing an MFA degree in creative writing from UNCW.

Two UNCW students, friends biking for charities this summer
Port City Daily
Zach Wasielewski decision to hop on a bike this summer inspired his friend, Erin Danneker. Giving new meaning to the age-old idiom, one good turn deserves another, the two UNC Wilmington students are taking different paths this summer with the same purpose-to give back to those in need.

Personal loss from suicide leads woman to begin again
Star News
Susan Novello became a widow in 2006. That's an emotionally trying time for anyone, but it was especially wrenching for her. She was raising two teenagers, working odd jobs as she tried to put her life back together. Today, she is about to graduate from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a degree in social work.

New website offers safer way for college students to shop and sell online
WWAY
A new local start-up may be changing the way college students buy and sell things in the Port City. Flippze, started by a UNCW student, caters to students at UNCW and Cape Fear Community College looking to sell anything from textbooks to surfboards.

Workshop on recognizing learning disabilities set for Tuesday, March 10
Lumina News
"What Does a Learning Disability Look Like?" is one in a series of free workshops presented by the Hill School of Wilmington. The workshop is open to the public and runs from6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10 at UNCW's Watson Collegeof Education, room 162.

UNCW Tops CofC 79-53 To Reach First CAA Semifinal Since 2008
WCSC
Second-seeded UNCW knocked off 10th-seeded College of Charleston, 79-53, in the quarterfinals of the 2015 Colonial Athletic Association Men's Basketball Championship on Saturday night.
Additional coverage: Fresno Bee, Star News, WWAY and WECT

Dan Spears - Season's end just the beginning for Hawks
Star News
Kevin Keatts' introduction to UNCW wasn't a bombastic display. His hopes for the men's basketball program he inherited were big, but his goals measured. Whether UNCW plays in the CBI or CIT or no postseason tournament at all this year is irrelevant. This group put in the work Keatts asked. A fan base that craved passion and defense received it in spades.

Will the UNCW Seahawks earn a postseason bid?
WWAY
Northeastern won the CAA Men's Basketball Championship on Monday in Baltimore against William & Mary. The Huskies will head to the NCAA's next. William & Mary will head to the NIT. Where will UNCW land? Is 18-13 good enough to land UNCW an invitation to the NIT?

UNCW men fall to Northeastern in CAA Basketball Tournament
WECT
Senior forward Scott Eatherton scored a game-high 21 points, including eight during a key second-half stretch, to lead Northeastern to a 78-71 victory over UNCW in Sunday's second semifinal game in the Colonial Athletic Association Men's Basketball Championship at Royal Farms Arena.
Additional coverage: Port City Daily and Mid-Major Madness

UNCW's turnaround season ends in CAA semis
WWAY
The UNCW men's basketball team likely won't be playing in the NCAA Tournament in a couple of weeks, but history may remember their season as a major turning point in the program's history.

UNCW still angling for postseason options
Star News
Kevin Keatts made it clear Sunday he wants theUNCWmen's basketball team to continue its season. Those plans could be set as early as Wednesday, according to athletic director Jimmy Bass. He said the program was looking into options with both the CBI and CIT, two independently sponsored postseason tournaments.

Keatts to cash in on winning season for the Seahawks
WECT
UNCW Men's Basketball Coach Kevin Keatts will be able to cash in on a successful season for the Seahawks. According to Senior Associate Athletic Director Joe Browning, Keatts is eligible for a $25,000 bonus for a regular season conference championship.

UNCW's Atkins, Mobley earn spots on All-CAA teams
WECT
After leading UNCW to a fifth place finish in the CAA standings, senior guard Kelva Atkins and sophomore guard Brie Mobley have been named to the All-CAA women's basketball teams in a vote of the league's head coaches.

With an extra day to rest, UNCW now tired of watching
Star News
The UNCW women's basketball team closed the regular season strong, winning four in a row and six of seven to earn the No. 5 seed and a quarterfinal matchup with No. 4 Elon at 2:30 p.m. Friday.
Additional coverage: Port City Daily

Ware takes his turn at top for UNCW
Star News
John Ware's path to becoming the interim women's tennis coach atUNCWisn't a typical one. Ware's collegiate career on the court lasted all of one semester, but the journey from Valdosta State prepared him in a different way for his first head coaching opportunity.

UNCW's Magestro in it for the long haul
Star News
Austin Magestro recognized the stakes long before Mark Scalf pointed down to the Brooks Field bullpen to call him into Tuesday's game against Toledo. The true freshman has emerged as a reliable relief option for UNCW this season. His four scoreless innings in the 7-3 win over the Rockets reinforced that notion.

UNCW diamond Hawks route Toledo 7-3
WECT
UNCW overcame an early deficit for a 7-3 win over visiting Toledo on Tuesday in a non-conference game at Brooks Field. The Seahawks raised their record to 10-4 on the season and 10-1 at Brooks Field.
Additional coverage: Port City Daily and Star News

Seahawks improve to 10-4 on the season
WWAY
Steven Linkous and Zach Shields had three hits apiece as UNCW overcame an early deficit for a 7-3 win over visiting Toledo on Tuesday in a non-conference game at Brooks Field. The Seahawks raised their record to 10-4 on the season and 10-1 at Brooks Field. The Rockets, meanwhile, fell to 4-11 on the young season.

CAA weekly baseball report
WECT
CAA baseball player of the week is Corey Dick, UNCW. Dick batted .400 with two doubles, two homers and eight RBI's at UNCW went 3-1 last week including a pair of victories over 12th-ranked Maryland.

UNCW baseball team completes doubleheader sweep of nationally-ranked Maryland
WECT
UNCW plated six runs over the seventh and eighth innings to overcome a 7-5 deficit for an 11-7 win in the nightcap and finish off a doubleheader sweep of nationally-ranked Maryland on Saturday at Brooks Field.
Additional coverage: Star News

12th ranked Maryland get past Diamond Hawks 11-9
WECT
Steven Linkous had three hits and three runs batted in for UNCW, but Maryland scored eight runs over the final four innings for an 11-9 win over the Seahawks on Sunday at Brooks Field.
Additional coverage: Star News

Seahawk softball sweeps weekend; No. 12 Maryland tops UNCW baseball
Port City Daily
Sophomore Peyton Jordanscattered four hits over 10.0 innings as UNCW (11-4) extended its winning streak to five consecutive games with a doubleheader sweep at the University Area Hampton Inn Showcase at Boseman Field on Sunday afternoon. Steven Linkoushad three hits and three runs batted in for UNCW, but Maryland scored eight runs over the final four innings for an 11-9 win over the Seahawks on Sunday at Brooks Field.
Additional coverage: Star News

UNCW Track and Field fundraises at home meet
WWAY
Saturday was the UNCW track and field team's first home meet of the season against Coastal Carolina. After Interim Chancellor William Sederburg announced they would cut the teams after the 2015 season, the team started fundraising, then only a few weeks ago Sederburg decided to give the team another chance to raise money to fund another season.

Local Businesses Help With Fundraising for "Save UNCW Track"
Time Warner Cable News
Fundraising efforts for the UNCW track and field team have taken off. The "Save UNCW Track" group is teaming up with local businesses to reach their goal of $250,000 by May 31st. The TrySports store in Mayfaire is one of them.

Businesses backing the 'Save UNCW Track' group
WECT
Different restaurants around Wilmington have jumped on board to help the "Save UNCW Track" group raise enough money to keep the school's track and field programs going.

UNCW club hockey team is first from NC to play in national collegiate tournament
WWAY
In the opener of the national tournament Hope College defeated UNCW 5-2 on Tuesday afternoon. The club ice hockey team at the University of North Carolina Wilmington was founded in 2004-2005.

Hammers' roster includes local talent, overseas experience
Lumina News
Wilmington Hammerheads fans got a first look at the 2015 team and its newest additions Friday, March 6 as the Hammerheads took on the UNCW men's soccer team. Striker Aaron Wheeler, a new addition to the Hammerheads team, converted a late penalty kick, but the Seahawks held on to win 2-1.