UNCW in the News

UNCW in the News

August 31 - September 4

Editorial - A new and bold vision for UNCW
Star News
If you get a chance to sit down and chat with UNCW Chancellor Zito Sartarelli, be prepared to stay awhile. Not because he is going to have a lot to say – he is. But because what he says will grab your attention and likely keep it. Meeting on Friday at the StarNews with the publisher and a handful of reporters and editors, Chancellor Sartarelli spoke informally about visiting place around the region.

UNCW names cultural center leader
Star News
The University of North Carolina Wilmington announced a new leader for the Upperman African American Cultural Center, which falls under the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion. Candace Thompson, an associate professor in UNCW's Watson College of Education, was named the center's interim director Thursday.

Plate coral found at Pulley Ridge just outside the marine sanctuary
A team of scientists are close to wrapping an exploration of a little known deep reef, Pulley Ridge. Using the remotely operated vehicle Mohawk, owned by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation and the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary and operated by the Undersea Vehicles Program at UNCW, the team has been collecting seafloor images and taking samples of marine life.

An inside look at UNCW chancellor’s historic Wilmington home
Tucked behind a stone wall off of busy Market Street in Wilmington is the Kenan Mansion. Built in 1911, the house is now home to the new UNCW chancellor and his wife, Zito and Kathy Sartarelli.

Concert checklist - Big names set to play area this fall
Star News
What makes the fall music lineup in the Wilmington area exciting isn't just the volume of shows, but the variety of acts represented. Familiar acts and veteran performers will grace local stages. Here is a list of concerts coming to UNCW, CFCC and other stages this fall.

Classical music, dance and jazz on tap this fall
Star News
Much anticipation surrounds the start of Kristen Brogdon's tenure as director of the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Office of the Arts, as well as the impending opening of Cape Fear Community College's Humanities and Fine Arts Center. As you'll see with the upcoming schedule, we are quite fortunate.

Fall theater preview - From Shakespeare to Broadway, and beyond
Star News
In some ways, autumn will be a season of firsts for Wilmington theater. A Broadway tour is coming to Cape Fear Community College's new Humanities and Fine Arts Center. Of course, the tried and true companies -- the Thalian Assocation, Big Dawg Productions, the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Department of Theatre and others -- will be doing their things as well. Check below for what's coming up.

Lifeguards seeing rise in jellyfish, stingray stings
Lumina News
Wrightsville Beach has seen a noticeable spike in stingray and jellyfish. Common jellyfish for New Hanover County shores are the sea nettle, the cannonball jellyfish, sometimes called the cauliflower jellyfish, the Portuguese man-of-war and the moon jellyfish, said UNCW assistant marine biology professor Robert Condon.

July jobless numbers show improving economy
Star News
Unemployment rates in July continued to fall when compared to the same time last year, although the jobless figures showed a slight uptick in all three local counties and in the Wilmington-metro area compared to June. Adam Jones, an assistant professor and regional economist at UNCW, said the recent unemployment numbers continue to show a slowly improving economy.

Ocean Heroes
(Featuring Bonnie Monteleone, Plastic Marine Debris Research and Lab Assistant, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, p. 42)
Meet today’s ocean heroes who are passionate about what we can do to save the oceans.

Manatee visits St. James Plantation
Star News
John Winter said he had experienced manatees before, but in Florida. He took this video about4:30 p.m. or 5 p.m. Wednesday in St. James Plantation Marina. Manatee dos and don'ts including calling and reporting sightings to UNCW's marine mammal stranding program at 910-962-7266.

Art for the Masses now accepting applications for fall show
Port City Daily
Calling all craftsmen–Art for the Masses is now accepting applications. The popular annual event was put on hold for a couple of years, but UNCW offered Art for the Masses a permanent home in 2012. The program is coordinated through Campus Life Arts and Programs and the Department of Art and Art History.

Healing Invisible Wounds: Jen Johnson & Dr. Kyle Horton
Writer Jen Johnson and Dr. Kyle Horton both had a deep interest in helping veterans suffering with post-war adjustment issues. They joined forces and created Invisible Wounds of War. Right now, their focus is on a combined writing and photography project that will be exhibited at UNCW's Randall Library.

Local Start-up Expands To Second Space In Downtown Wilmington
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
At less than a year old, Elite Innovations has opened a second location. The staff of Elite Innovations includes four full-time employees who graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, two UNCW graduates who are contract programmers and one Cape Fear Community College graduate.

Digital Marketing Firm Rolls Out
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Wilmington-based Blooswell LLC, focuses on helping its clients improve their search engine optimization, search engine marketing and social media management. Founder Antoine Delanglade knew he wanted to be involved in the tech industry from his first internship, which was with digital-marketing agency Hiveworks in London. He transferred to University of North Carolina Wilmington after his first year at Kedge Business School in Marseille, France, and did two other internships beside Hiveworks – Dailymotion and Invibox.

Natalie Boeyink returns to Louisville for WorldFest
Leo Weekly
Bassist Natalie Boeyink has deep Louisville roots, as she worked for public radio and attained her master’s at University of Louisville. Now a jazz faculty member at UNCW, Boeyink recently earned her doctorate at Indiana University in Bloomington.

UNCW athletic facilities update Thursday
Star News
UNCW’s to-do list when it comes to athletic facilities hasn’t gotten much shorter lately. The volleyball team got its locker room refurbished, the baseball team has a new turf practice field and softball’s Boseman Field continues to get attention. Most of the other projects are still in the fundraising and planning stages.

UNCW cross country runners size up new future
Star News
Coach Layne Schwier will try to keep that balance for all his runners this fall, mindful that UNCW is an injury or two away from major trouble. He has to figure out how to get the most out of the Seahawks without wearing them out.

UNCW soccer tries to make its house a home
Star News
Aidan Heaney watched the record crowd filter out of UNCW Soccer Stadium last September and did his best to soak in the memory. His Seahawks had treated 2,613 fans to a 4-3 win over nationally ranked North Carolina. The next question for UNCW is how to get its facility up to those increasingly lofty standards.

UNCW Men’s Soccer earns road win at UNC-Greensboro
Port City Daily
Senior forwards Colin Bonnerand Nathaniel Goodwineach scored a goal as UNCW (1-0-1) posted its first win of the season with a 2-1 non-conference victory over UNCG (1-1-0) on Monday night.

UNCW volleyball tops Clemson; Seahawk soccer earns draw in home opener
Port City Daily
UNCW opened the season with a 3-0 win over Clemson at the Big Orange Bash on Friday at Jervey Gymnasium. For the Seahawks, it was the second all-time win over an ACC member and the fourth straight season-opening victory.
Additional coverage: WECT and Go Blue Ridge

UNCW's Powell tabbed as volleyball player of the week
After leading UNCW to the Big Orange Bash tournament title at Clemson last weekend, Kristen Powell has been named the CAA Player of the Week.

UNCW women's soccer fall at No. 23 Clemson
Facing its second nationally-ranked opponent of the season, UNCW used a goal by senior Katrina Guillou to build a 1-0 halftime lead at No. 23 Clemson on Sunday afternoon. But, the Tigers answered with two goals in the second half to take a 2-1 victory over the Seahawks at Riggs Field.

Hammers' Glaeser embracing life shift
Star News
Matt Glaeser is winding down his pro soccer playing career, but he's already in the middle of his coaching preparation for the future. In his second season with the Hammers, Glaeser has extended his reach far beyond that of a backup goalkeeper and assistant coach. He works for the franchise's youth program and also joined the coaching staff of the UNCW women's soccer team.

Ex-UNCW Phillips minds his business with Braves
Star News
For most of his UNCW career, Evan Phillilps battled the same dispiriting pattern. The smallest sign of trouble could trigger thoughts of ‘Here we go again.’ Nearing the end of his first professional season, Phillips finally feels like those struggles are in his past. After being drafted this summer by the Atlanta Braves, Phillips has posted a 2.33 ERA with 32 strikeouts in 27 innings out of the bullpen.