UNCW in the News

UNCW in the News

June 22 - 26

Fitbit use tied to increase in activity
Postmenopausal women who are given an activity level goal for the week end up getting more activity when using a Fitbit than a traditional pedometer. "Most people know they should be more physically active, but they have no way of knowing how much more activity is necessary," said Wendy Donlin Washingtonof UNCW.
Additional coverage: Huffington Post, Fox News, Superior Telegram

Joseph Pawlik, UNCW - Killer Sponges
The Academic Minute
Joseph Pawlik, a professor at UNCW, discusses how the health of coral reefs around the world has declined over the past 3 decades, but corals are particularly threatened on Caribbean reefs.
Picked up by: Inside Higher Ed

Janna Siegel Robertson - Don't send children to prison for misdemeanors
Star News
North Carolina is one of only two states in the nation that places 16 and 17 year old children in the adult criminal justice system. At a time when we want to increase school graduation and future outcomes for all of our children, we write off many 16 and 17 year olds who have committed crimes.
*Written by Janna Siegel Robertson, professor of education and co-coordinator of the UNCW Dropout Prevention Coalition.

Art of the Wild: Gessner, Stegner, and Abbey
The writer, UNCW professor, and environmental provocateur David Gessner's latest book, All The Wild That Remains, is his encomium to two giants of American literature. With All The Wild That Remains, Gessner has limned a quest for truth, and perhaps a bit of redemption, as he peers through the eyes of wise and voluble elders whose voices live through the printed word.

UNCW's Cahoon tells People magazine about sharks
Star News
We've always thought that Larry Cahoon was as nice as people can get. Now People magazine has turned to Cahoon - a professor of biology and marine biology at UNCW - to explain how people can avoid shark attacks.

Is there any place to search for fossils in our area?
Star News
With "Jurassic World" all the rage, fossil hunting will likely see a spike this summer as amateur archaeologists look to the ground for a peek into the past. But is Southeastern North Carolina a hotbed for a prehistoric finds? Roger D. Shew, a geology professor at UNCW, thinks so.

Writing Circle
Dozens of ambitious writers looking to pen the next great American novel converge in Wilmington this weekend to learn the ins-and-outs of the writing industry. UNCW hosts its third annual Summer Writers Conference this week, bringing authors and those interested in the publishing world together.

Nearly 50 girls graduate leadership camp
Forty-nine girls graduated from the summer leadership academy this afternoon at UNCW. The camp exposed the girls to marine science and engineering. The girls who attended this camp will be recruited to be part of the first all-girl public charter school in NC named The Girls Leadership Academy for Young Women.

New law makes more veterans eligible for in-state tuition
Gov. Pat McCrory signed a law Tuesday that will make more veterans eligible for in-state tuition at public colleges and universities. The new law, which goes into effect July 1, will save qualifying veterans $2,304 at Cape Fear Community College and $6,932 at UNCW, according to full-time tuition rates listed online.

Editorial - An uninvited visitor
Star News
An invasive species of red algae is growing near Zeke's Island and the shallows around Masonboro Island. Byron Toothman, a Ph.D candidate in marine biology at UNCW, thinks the algae could be causing a rise in highly toxic organic mercury, which can spread through the food chain. Professor Larry Cahoon, who is overseeing Toothman's research, says it's starting to get interesting.

Celia Rivenbark - Dysfunctional family memoir wickedly funny
Star News
Gwendolyn Knapp earned a master of fine arts degree in creative writing from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and developed a modest reputation in the area for her band Marstellar. Her new memoir is "After a While You Just Get Used to It."

Miss Dunn Kate Peacock takes home Miss N.C. crown
Star News
The crown passed to a new Miss North Carolina on Saturday: Kate Peacock. Miss Wilmington Paxton Webster did not make it into the semifinal round. Webster is a rising junior at UNCW. Beth Stovall, a former UNCW student, represented Greater Sampson County in the 2014 Miss North Carolina pageant.

Bookmarks - Knapp's tell-all didn't anger Mom
Star News
"People tell me that it's funny, but it's depressing," said Gwendolyn Knapp about her new memoir, "After a While, You Just Get Used to it." "Well, it's about real life." Knapp, who earned her MFA degree in creative writing from UNCW in 2006, has been attracting a lot of notice for her first book.

Review - 'Seabreeze' mixes nostalgia, music and clam fritters
Star News
Many locals have heard of Seabreeze, the seaside spot that served as a gathering place for African-Americans during its heyday in the mid-20th century. Written and directed by Zach Hanner for TheatreNOW, the nostalgic dinner theater show brings Seabreeze alive through stories, music, dance and food. Hanner's work leans heavily on a master's thesis written by Jenny Edwards when she was a student at UNCW.

Magic poses challenge for pirates
Star News
The Museum of Coastal Carolina and No Sleeves Magic present the Pirates Have Problems Magic Show at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 7. No Sleeves Magic was founded by Michael Rosander. Rosander graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmingtonwith a B.A. in theater.

Jones earns scholarship
Jacksonville Daily News
A Carteret Community College student has been awarded a scholarship to continue her education at UNCW. Hunter Jones recently was presented with the Crumley Roberts Next Step Scholarship.

'Budding and Blooming Art Show' returns June 27 to the campus of UNCW
Star News
In an effort to foster young artists with anunderstanding of entrepreneurship in the arts, the Wilmington Art Association presents the "Budding and Blooming Art Show," an annual non-profit event in which 40 young, "budding" artists. The show runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 27 at the Warwick Center on the campus of UNCW.

Ministering Circle has long history of service
Star News
Back in 1888, a small group of Wilmington women set out to promote the welfare of the community and formed an organization called the Ministering Circle of the National Order of King's Daughters. Currently, the Circle supports eight nursing scholarships and one each in radiography and sonography at the UNCW and CFCC.

UNCW's Bonetti relishes his new dad role
Star News
A.J. Bonetti is used to leading a team, but the associate head coach of the UNCW volleyball team now has another team to root for. Bonetti, 33, is celebrating his first Father's Day after the birth of his son Anderson Everett Bonetti on March 28.

Clothes make the UNCW men
Star News
Seahawks looking good, feeling better thanks to new apparel deal with Adidas.

Carter Jenkins captures NC Amateur title; UNCW's Thomas Eldridge finishes 3rd
Nine golfers with area ties made the cut at this week's 55th North Carolina Amateur Championship at the Country Club of Landfall. UNCW's Thomas Eldridge came awfully close to winning the title, but Eldridge finished two shots back in third place.

UNCW men's soccer adds Swedish native to roster
Port City Daily
UNCW Men's Soccer Coach Aidan Heaney announced the addition of Joel Bylander to the team heading into the 2015 season as the native of Sweden recently signed a National Letter of Intent to attend the local university.

UNCW baseball ranks high in efficiency
Efficient. That is a word that can be connected to the baseball program at UNCW according to ValuePenguin.com, which ranked the Seahawks as the third most efficient program over a ten-year period.

UNCW's Ritchie earns Scholar Athlete-of-the-Year award
UNCW's Alyssa Ritchie has earned the CAA Women's Tennis Scholar Athlete-of-the-Year award the University announced on Monday. Ritchie earned a 3.971 grade point average while going undefeated in league play during the 2015 season.

Share your #UNCWRewind photos
Star News
UNCW fans had plenty to get excited about in 2014-2015. The Seahawks were improved in the most high-profile sports, almost across the board. Now we'd like to see how you'll remember the 2014-2015 season.