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UNCW in the News

May 14-18


UNCW chancellor discusses his recovery from bypass surgery
WECT
UNCW's chancellor is on the mend after having heart surgery. 
 
UNCW marine researcher downplays effectiveness of sunscreen ban
WECT
Instead of banning popular sunscreens containing certain chemicals, a UNCW marine researcher says there are bigger fish to fry when it comes to saving our oceans.
 
Educators of educators face challenges
WECT
Van Dempsey, dean of UNC Wilmington’s Watson College of Education, says policy changes enacted in the early 1980s that reduced support and resources “have been detrimental” to the teaching profession.
 
Venus Flytrap Could Get Federal Protection
Coastal Review Online
UNCW faculty member Roger Shew discusses the poaching and habitat destruction of flytraps.
 
Who should lead Veterans Affairs? Five veterans explain what they're looking for in a leader.
The Washington Post
Sharryse Piggott joined the Marines in April 2011, despite her parents urging her not to, because she wanted to earn money for a college education. Last weekend, she graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with an English degree.
 
UNCW Professors Awarded Governor's Highest Honor
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
UNCW professors Larry Usilton, Walter Conser and Chris Fonvielle have been presented with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine award.

Port City Music Festival celebrates 10 years in June
StarNews
PCMF welcomes back local favorites Clark Spencer and Danijela Žeželj-Gualdi of the UNCW Music Department. 
 
Climate Change Conference Saturday
Coastal Review Online
University of North Carolina Wilmington professors, nonprofit organizations, environmental justice advocates and leaders of faith will discuss climate change adaptation and resilience during the second annual Solutions to Climate Change for NC conference.

Applied Learning Prepares UNCW Students for Post-Graduate Success
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (*sponsored content provided by Aswani Volety, dean of the UNCW College of Arts and Sciences)
Students at UNCW have access to an abundance of experiential learning opportunities, including faculty-directed research, internships, service learning and study abroad. 

Rudeness in the Workplace
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (*sponsored content provided by Robert Burrus, Dean of the Cameron School of Business)
Andrew Woolum, assistant professor of management in the Cameron School of Business, offers insight into rudeness in the workplace.

Time, Talent, Then Treasure: How Milestone-Based Fundraising Puts Entrepreneurs First
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (*sponsored content provided by Diane Durance, director of the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship)
Successful traded sector startups need the three Ts of “time, talent and treasure.”

WITN’S Teacher of the Week: Jennifer Rice of Fred A. Anderson Elementary
UNCW graduate Jennifer Rice is WITN's Teacher of the Week.
 
Visitors Bureau celebrates 3 Wilmington tourism pioneers
StarNews
UNCW’s Dr. Donald Barnes delivered Friday’s keynote address, directing his remarks to the difference between customer satisfaction and customer delight -- and how achieving the latter can positively affect the bottom line.
 
Bridge to Bridge Torch Run raises money for Special Olympics
WWAY
Members of the community got together with the Wilmington Police Department, New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, and UNCW Police over the weekend to support the Special Olympics with the Bridge to Bridge Torch Run.
Additional coverage: WECT
 
RoboCon celebrates robots, fosters interest in STEM
WECT
The 6th annual RoboCon drew students, families, and teachers to UNCW Saturday to learn about robotics and showcase their engineering creations.
Additional coverage: WWAY
 
Girl Scouts puts emphasis on STEM programs
Rocky Mount Telegram
Girl Scouts-North Carolina Coastal Pines offers numerous STEM events throughout the year including MarineQuest, where girls explore the marine habitats of the coast and participate in lab experiments with the UNCW Center for Marine Science
 
Report: Wilmington ranks on list of best cities for recent college grads
WWAY
According to a report, Wilmington is one of the best places in the country to find a job and live for those just getting out of college. UNCW held its graduations earlier this month, and ceremonies for Cape Fear Community College were this past weekend.
  
Former UNCW student posts paycheck on Facebook to draw attention to teacher pay
WECT
A former UNCW student, who is now a teacher in Stokes County, posted a picture of his paycheck on Facebook last week to bring awareness to creating fair teacher pay in North Carolina.
 
Book review: In novel by UNCW alum, ‘Boy Bites Bug’ and the fun begins
StarNews
Rebecca Petruck earned her MFA in creative writing from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2007 and made her debut in 2014.
 
UNCW’s Scalf notches win No. 900
WECT
A 10th-inning squeeze play helped UNCW's baseball team edge Northeastern on Friday and gave Seahawks head coach Mark Scalf his 900th career victory.
Additional coverage: WWAYStarNews
 
UNCW men's golf ready for NCAA tournament
WECT
Fresh off a Colonial Athletic Association championship, the UNCW men’s golf team has its eyes set on the NCAA tournament.
 
UNCW men's tennis ready to battle Vols in NCAA tournament
WECT
The UNCW men’s tennis team has a motto: anybody, anytime, anywhere. That creed will be tested when the Seahawks face 17th-ranked Tennessee on Saturday at the NCAA tournament in Chapel Hill.
 
Diamond Hawks rally past Northeastern for 6-4 series clinching win
WECT
UNCW rallied with three runs in the eighth and three more in the ninth highlighted by a two-run home run by Ryan Jeffers, as the Seahawks topped homestanding Northeastern, 6-4, to win the Colonial Athletic Association series on Sunday at Friedman Diamond.
 
No. 20 Vols Blank Seahawks in NCAAs
WECT
No. 20 Tennessee shook off the early-summer heat to defeat Colonial Athletic Association champion UNCW for the second time in the NCAA Men's Tennis Regionals on Saturday.
 
UNCW Softball Season Ends in CAA Tournament
WWAY
Sophomore Dominique Travers extended her hitting streak to nine straight games, but UNCW was limited to just five hits as the Seahawks were eliminated from the Colonial Athletic Association Softball Championship with a 4-0 loss against the College of Charleston on Thursday afternoon.

Josh Roberson: Marlin on the Rise
Fish Stripes
Nearly a year removed from Tommy John surgery, former Seahawk Josh Roberson looks to resume his promising pitching career.

UNCW men's golf finishes ninth at NCAA Regional tournament
WECT
The UNCW men’s golf team finished ninth at the Bryan (Texas) NCAA Regional tournament.
Additional coverage: WWAY
 
UNCW's Cole Weiss named CAA Co-Player-of-the-Week
WWAY
Cole Weiss was named Co-Player-of-the-Week by the Colonial Athletic Association on Monday after helping UNCW to a series win at conference-leading Northeastern last weekend.
 
Mason Berne and Clark Cota enter UNCW Baseball record books
WWAY
Two former Topsail High School baseball team members etched their names in the UNCW baseball record books.

Community Bulletin
New Bern Sun Journal
UNCW's coaching staff and players are coming to New Bern for a beach volleyball camp. 
 
McGrath prepping for Year 2 at the helm at UNCW
WECT
Two days before most of his players will be back on campus, UNCW men's basketball coach C.B. McGrath discusses the offseason and his upcoming second season with the Seahawks.

This weekly roundup is a sampling of local, regional and national media placements for the university and includes articles which mention UNCW in a variety of contexts.