UNCW in the News

UNCW in the News

July 13 - 17

UNCW recognized for online degrees
Star News
An online education-reviewing site has ranked the University of North Carolina Wilmington in the top 10 for best online colleges for two popular online degrees. UNCW ranked No. 7 in nursing and No. 10 in education for online degrees.

Brunswick Community College, UNCW rated among top in NC
Brunswick Community College and UNCW have been ranked among the top colleges in North Carolina, according to BestColleges.com. BestColleges.com ranks UNCW seventh among the state's four-year colleges and universities behind Duke, UNC Chapel Hill, Davidson, NC State, Wake Forest and Elon.

Wilmington business leaders praise UNCW head's corporate credentials
Wilmington's business community has high hopes for Chancellor Zito Sartarelli. "We are thrilled to have a new Chancellor with such a strong corporate background and an understanding of the needs of business in regards to education, and in the university's role in entrepreneurship and economic development," said Chamber President & CEO Connie Majure-Rhett.

UNCW Summer Program Aims To Give Teachers Subject Matter Enhancement
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
UNCW recently debuted its Summer Institute, which is part of its online master's degree in history. The program is distinct for its approach toward educating teachers. "We don't teach teachers how to teach. We just look to support and strengthen their love of subject. We want to feed the historian inside the teacher and make them a better teacher by strengthening their love of their subject," said Paul Townend, chair of UNCW's history department.

Combined UNCW program seeing success
Star News
Inter-professional collaboration is the college's fundamental pillar of success, said Charlie Hardy, CHHS's founding and current dean. Such interaction would have been difficult if not impossible before the creation of UNCW's College of Health and Human Services five years ago.

Belize governor-general visits Port City
Star News
Belize Governor-General Colville Norbert Young is scheduled to arrive in Wilmington late Tuesday, according to a news release. Young will be a guest of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, the Consortium for Belize Educational Cooperation and the Consulate of Belize, according to the release.

NC researchers test computer modeling to forecast dangerous rip currents at beaches
News & Observer
Researchers are narrowing in on a way to forecast rip currents with the same accuracy as meteorologists. "On the East Coast, like in beach towns here in North Carolina, you get these rip currents that kind of pop in random places and hang around a handful of minutes and then just go away," said Dylan McNamara, associate professor of physics and physical oceanography at UNC Wilmington.
Story also ran in: The Charlotte Observer

What to Watch for When Banking on Your Phone
US News & World Report
Mobile banking is convenient, but experts also warn about security risks. "Mobile banking apps are connected to wireless networks, and these networks are inherently insecure as they broadcast their messages into the open air," says Ron Vetter, a computer science professor at UNCW and co-founder ofthe technology companyMobile Education LLC.

Dolphin washes ashore after being bitten by shark in North Carolina
A dolphin washed ashore Friday after being bitten by a shark. When officials at UNCW got the call that the dolphin was still alive, they mobilized immediately. Dr. Ann Pabst, a professor at UNCW, said he had a few superficial shark bites, including one to the tail that looked rather deep.
Additional coverage: Star News, WMBF, WITN and Hawaii News Nows

Samples From Stranded Dolphin Tested for Morbillvirus
Time Warner Cable News
Samples from a male bottlenose dolphin that was found stranded Friday on Kure Beach are being tested. UNC Wilmington professors believe the dolphin may have stranded itself due to shark bites, one of which severed a major vein.

Northview grad Morge elected to NCCTM Board of Directors
The Brazil Times
UNCW's Watson College of Education associate professor Shelby Morge has been elected to serve on the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics Board of Directors as the state college vice president. She assumed the two-year post during the NCCTM Board of Directors meeting in Greensboro on April 24-25.

Oyster reef building unites residents of St. James
Star News
Since 2007, volunteers have built oyster reefs in the Intracoastal Waterway bordering St. James Plantation. On Thursday, nearly 100 volunteers from St. James, the UNCW's Ocean 17 Camp, and the Waccamaw Boys and Girls Home teamed up to complete another oyster reef and plant thousands of spartina marsh grasses.

Grant makes veterans exhibit possible
Star News
The Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County will present its upcoming "Invisible Wounds of War" project thanks to a grant from the N.C. Humanities Council. The "Standing Together: The Humanities and Experience of War" grant will award up to $5,000 for the project, which will be presented July 15 until Dec. 15 at the UNCW's Randall Library.

State symphony moves ILM performances to CFCC
Star News
The North Carolina Symphony announced Monday that it will move its annual, six-concert Wilmington series from UNCW's Kenan Auditorium, where it has performed locally for decades, to the new Humanities and Fine Arts Center on the campus of Cape Fear Community College.

Wilmington's Got the Summer Brews!
Ideal Living
A growing trend throughout the United States is the popularity of microbrews; Wilmington, NC is no exception. Wilmington Brewing Company is the creation of alumni from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

What's Gwendolyn Knapp reading?
Knapp is the author of a new memoir, After a While You Just Get Used to It: A Tale of Family Clutter. We caught up with Knapp, who holds a master of fine arts in creative writing from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, by phone from her home in Louisiana.

People in Business - July 12, 2015
Star News
Gov. Pat McCrory has appointed Justin Burgess of Wilmington as a member to the State Board of Certified Public Accountant Examiners. Burgess is an Investment Advisor with Copley Investment Management. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and Business Development from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Season tickets for UNCW basketball, soccer now on sale
Port City Daily
Season tickets for the much-anticipated 2015-16 UNCW men's basketball season and men's and women's soccer campaigns are on sale now.

Seahawks hire Olsen as head women's tennis coach
Port City Daily
Hans Olsen, who has guided tennis programs at three different NCAA Division I institutions to a combined eight NCAA Tournament appearances, has been named the 13th head women's tennis coach in UNCW history.

UNCW soccer uses summer experiences to prepare for 2015 season
Port City Daily
Several members of the UNCW men's soccer team have spent their summer vacation playing the sport they love, while preparing for the upcoming NCAA season.

Hoops (M): Keith Rendleman looks back on Hornets summer league opportunity
Star News
The final stats show Keith Rendleman averaged 1.3 points and 0.7 rebounds in 5.3 minutes over three games with the Charlotte Hornets at the Orlando Pro Summer League. The former UNCW star doesn't believe those figures tell the full story of his first NBA experience, though.

Seahawk Digital Network reaches UNCW faithful around the globe 

Port City Daily

It's more than 7,300 miles from the sandy white beaches of North Carolina to the striking skyline of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, but for UNCW graduate and avid Seahawk fan Haitham Behbehani, the considerable distance doesn't really matter. With the help of www.UNCWsports.com and the Seahawk Digital Network, Behbehani stays in touch with his favorite college team from halfway across the world.

UNCW's Eldridge finishes tied for 8th at Carolinas Amateur
Final results of the 101st Carolinas Amateur Championship from Greensboro Country Club's Farm Course on Sunday, July 12. The best amateur golfers in the Carolinas put on a show at Greensboro Country Club's Farm Course Sunday.