UNCW in the News

UNCW in the News

April 6 - April 10

UNC Board of Governors expected to elect new UNCW chancellor Friday
The UNC Board of Governors is expected to elect a new chancellor for UNC Wilmington during a regular meeting Friday, April 10. According to University of North Carolina officials, the meeting will begin at 9 a.m. on the ECU Health Science Campus in Greenville.
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UNC System Board Could Name UNCW Chancellor This Friday
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Officials anticipate that the top choice for UNCW's new chancellor will be placed before the University of North Carolina's Board of Governors at its regular meeting this Friday at East Carolina University.

New UNCW chancellor expected to be named Friday
Port City Daily
The UNC Board of Governors is expected to elect a permanent campus leader during a meeting Friday morning at East Carolina University in Greenville, according to a UNCW spokeswoman.
Additional coverage: Star News

UNC Board of Governors expected to elect UNCW chancellor Friday
The UNC Board of Governors is expected to elect a new UNCW chancellor Friday morning during its monthly meeting, according to a news release.

UNCW names finalists for business school dean
Port City Daily
UNC Wilmington officials have narrowed its list of candidates for dean of the Cameron School of Business down to three.

UNCW to celebrate a healthy laugh
Star News
The University of North Carolina Wilmingtonis adding some laughs to Health and Human Services Week, which will be celebrated on campus April 6 through April 10.

Rosenwald Project aims to improve education for African Americans
Educators, students and community members will gather at UNCW Friday for the 4th bi-annual African Americans and Education: The Rosenwald School Legacy Conference.

Local tech conference attracts nationally recognized keynote speakers
Port City Daily
CastleBranch and tekMountain are lead sponsors of UNCW's Wilmington Information Technology eXchange Conference on April 14. Attendees of WITX will have the rare opportunity to hear from keynote speakers Don Burton and Mark McDowell. Both are renowned leaders in their respective industries.

NHC School board votes to continue partnership with UNCW
The New Hanover County Board of Education voted Tuesday to continue its relationship with UNCW. The partnership helps UNCW students get classroom experience by interning in public schools.

Bills would affect BCCC: Commercial fishing, aquaculture courses subject of legislation
The Washington Daily News
A bill urging community colleges in NC's coastal areas to offer courses in commercial fishing and aquaculture was referred to the N.C. House's Committee on Education. Carteret Community College offers course credits that may be transferred to four-year marine-biology courses at ECU or UNCW.

Energy officials try to ease concerns over seismic testing 

Lumina News
In a state with roughly 300 miles of coastline, it's no surprise that the prospect of offshore seismic oil and gas exploration has NC residents worried about potential harm. Roger Shew, a geology and geography instructor at UNCW, does not necessarily oppose seismic testing or oil and gas exploration but says it is imperative that regulators do everything possible to minimize the impact of seismic blasts on ocean life.

Scientists Call For Halt to Oil & Gas Exploration Program

Seismic testing gauges oil and gas deposits by shooting loud blasts of compressed air into the ocean. William McLellan of UNCW's Marine Biology Department is one of seventy-five scientists who wrote to President Obama in opposition to the planned oil and gas exploration program off the Atlantic coast. They are concerned about impacts to marine wildlife.

Writer Philip Gerard Relives the Civil War
Our State
A writer revisits the personal challenges, successes, and doubts in discovering and documenting North Carolina's role in the Civil War.

Unlikely Heroes: UNCW Department of Theatre presents 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead'
UNCW's Department of Theatre returns to the stage this month to perform Tom Stoppard's "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead," a play depicting "Hamlet's" chaotic world through the perspective of two unlikely characters.

Officials work together to help citizens returning from prison
A new reentry council hosted by LINC is bringing together several members of different organizations to help citizens returning from prison. The council is made up of officials from the WPD, the city of Wilmington, UNCW, CFCC, the Department of Juvenile Justice, First Citizens Bank, Coastal Care, probation and parole officials and others.

Bookmarks - Literary world takes note of locals
Star News
Outside magazine gave a rave review to "All the Wild That Remains" by UNCWprofessor David Gessner.

Seahawks name new deputy athletic director
Port City Daily
Adrianne Swinney has been named UNCW's deputy athletic director, according to Athletic Director Jimmy Bass, who made the announcement this week.

UNC Wilmington teacher-students on Ambergris Caye
San Pedro Sun
A group of 26 students and two professors from UNCW are on Ambergris Caye. Their visit is part of the university's study abroad program in which their student-teachers work in Belize along with licensed teachers.

Steamroller print festival to leave big mark
Lumina News
Artists will bring 14 4-foot by 6-foot hand-carved wooden printing blocks to the parking lot of the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Cultural Arts Building for the second annual Print Big! Steamroller Print Festival.

New Hanover students score big at UNCW math contest
Port City Daily
The county's brightest young mathematicians recently faced off during a competition sponsored by UNCW. The 2015 High School Mathematics Contest featured an intensive 80-minute, 30-question exam covering a variety of concepts.

Two UNCW student organizations bring controversial display to campus

Two UNCW student organizations invited the Genocide Awareness Project, a project of the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, which is an exhibit that juxtaposes images of aborted embryos and fetuses with images of victims of historical and contemporary genocides and other injustices.
Additional coverage: WWAY

Local garden club offers grants
Star News
For more than 50 years, the Cape Fear Garden Club has returned thousands of dollars to New Hanover County. In addition, funds support scholarships at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and Cape Fear Community College, and finance conservation efforts at Battery Island, a National Audubon Society sanctuary and the largest nesting site in North America for ibis, egrets and herons.

UNCW pitcher organizes bone marrow drive
The UNCW baseball team, led by freshman relief pitcher Clay Lockamon, is looking to add another victory in the win column. This time, over cancer.
Additional coverage: WECT

UNCW reliever finds the right cause
Star News
UNCW reliever Clay Lockamon is organizing a bone marrow drive to be held during Saturday's game.
Additional coverage: Port City Daily

UNCW unloads for 17 runs against UNCA
Andy Austin came off the bench to knock in four runs on three hits asUNCWraced past visiting UNC Asheville, 17-5, in a non-conference series opener on Thursday at Brooks Field.
Additional coverage: Port City Daily andStar News

UNCW baseball picks up win number 20
Kennard McDowell pounded out three hits while Ryan Foster and Jordan Ramsey combined to limit UNC Asheville to five hits as the Seahawks topped the Bulldogs, 4-3, on Friday to win the non-conference series at Brooks Field. The Seahawks raised their record to 20-8 while the Bulldogs dropped to 15-16.
Additional coverage:Port City Daily

UNCW men take Championship at Colonial Relays
Behind a tremendous effort in the relays on Saturday, UNCW's men's track and field program took first place at the 50th edition of the Colonial Relays, hosted by William & Mary, at Zable Stadium. The Seahawk women finished second behind Villanova of the Big East Conference.

Clutch production gives Seahawks another win
Star News
Casey Golden is in the middle of an inconsistent season for the UNCW baseball team. His performance on Saturday against UNC-Asheville was a perfect example of his mixed, yet clutch production.

Baseball: Barnes shining for UNCW
Sun Journal
Former New Bern Bear southpaw hurler Whitman Barnes found adapting to college baseball a year ago, in his freshman season, as most do - challenging. This season, Barnes has assumed a larger role for the Seahawks coming out of the bullpen as a sophomore.

Linkous leads UNCW baseball to three-game sweep over UNC-Asheville
Port City Daily
Steven Linkous scored three runs, including the eventual game-winner in the eighth inning, as UNCW finished off a sweep of visiting UNC Asheville with a 3-2 win on Saturday at Brooks Field.

UNCW, N.C. State washed out; Diamond Hawks return to conference play Friday
Port City Daily
Wednesday's baseball game with N.C. State was canceled due to rain and will not be made up. This is the second time this season weather has forced the cancellation of a UNCW-N.C. State baseball game.
Additional coverage: Star News

Knee injury sidelines UNCW golfer
Former West Bladen golf standout Kayla Thompson was forced to withdraw after two rounds of play at the Bryan National Collegiate this weekend. Kayla Thompson, a freshman, is a member of the UNCW women's golf team.

UNCW Roundup - Yeatts, Warrick open with 79
Star News
Freshman Alaina Yeatts and senior Mallory Warrick each carded a 7-over-par 79 to lead the UNCW women's golf team during the opening round of the Bryan National Collegiate in Greensboro. The Seahawks sit in 17th place after posting a 323.

UNCW Roundup - Men's golf sits in 8th place
Star News
The Seahawks are tied for eighth in the team standings with No. 48 N.C. State at 18-over-par. Top-ranked Florida State leads the 15-team field by nine strokes over No. 13 Auburn. The tournament concludes with 18 holes today.

UNCW takes CAA diving honors
Star News
UNCW's Devin Hall was named the Colonial Athletic Association Diving Rookie of the Year. The freshman from Goldsboro finished fourth on the 3-meter board and seventh on 1-meter at the CAA championship.

Seahawks track & field banks future on momentum
Star News
Moe Holmes believes there's a bright future for UNCW track & field. Since the university offered the program a lifeline on Feb. 26, Holmes has been inundated by calls, text messages and e-mails. Save UNCW Track must raise $250,000 by May 31 to continue the program in 2015-2016. It had brought in $95,173.05 from 345 donors, as of late Thursday afternoon.

More than $100K raised so far for UNCW track and field program
Many businesses in the community have jumped on board to help the UNCW track team raise enough money to keep the program going. As of April 6, more than $100,000 has been raised in support of the track and field program.

Your turn: $pring to $ave UNCW track
I am a 1972 graduate of UNCW having started at Wilmington College in 1968. As an alumni, I know that an important role is to speak out on tough issues related to the university they love. Track and field is a championship sport with thousands of stellar athletes. They are proven winners with the complete recipe for success.

Youth Rec Notes - Masters swimmers keep their title
Star News
The Hawk Masters UNCW swim team brought another title back to Wilmington from the recent NC Masters State Short Course championship. The group defends its crown from 2014, winning by 500 points over the Raleigh Area Masters in a field of 35 teams at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary.