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UNCW mourns the loss of professor Phil Furia

Notes of mourning and appreciation were posted this past week on office door of  the late Phil Furia.

Jonny Berrios, Staff Writer

April 13, 2019

Phil Furia, a prolific writer and astounding teacher, passed away on the morning of Wednesday, April 3 at age 75. Teachers and students mourn the loss of this beloved faculty member and reflect on his highly interesting life and his impact at UNCW. Phil's obituary can be found here. “He was always great to work with. He was gentle. He didn’t get ruffled. He seemed so steady about the work, even when the work was...

Randall Library hosts Human Library Project

Photo (from left to right): Christopher Robinson, Outreach and Engagement Librarian and co-chair of the Randall Library Diversity Committee; Eva Sclippa, First Year Engagement Librarian and co-chair of the Randall Library Diversity Committee; Lisa Coats, Humanities Librarian

Fairley Lloyd, Assistant News Editor

April 11, 2019

The UNC Wilmington Randall Library Diversity Committee hosted a Human Library Project at the school’s library Tuesday to raise cultural awareness on campus, which was led, among many staff members, by Randall Library Diversity Committee co-chairs Christopher Robinson and Eva Sclippa. The Human Library...

UNCW hosts Peace Corps send-off for student volunteers

Christopher Cardona, far right, the Peace Corps Regional Recruiter at UNCW, speaks to several volunteers on Wednesday at a sendoff for UNCW Peace Corps student volunteers.

Fairley Lloyd, Assistant News Editor

April 11, 2019

UNC Wilmington hosted a ceremonial send-off on Wednesday for seven students invited to serve in the Peace Corps after graduating from UNCW Wednesday night at Watson. The Peace Corps is a national volunteer program run by the United States government. The program recruits Americans to live and volunteer...

Pianovich, Kowadlo go in-depth on their plans for UNCW

From left to right: SGA President-elect Nick Pianovich; Sammy C. Hawk; SGA Vice President-elect Rachel Kowaldo.

Fairley Lloyd, Assistant News Editor

April 5, 2019

It has been a few weeks since the UNC Wilmington student body elected the 2019-2020 SGA president and vice president, Nick Pianovich and Rachel Kowadlo. While much of their plans are still in progress, both Pianovich and Kowadlo went into more detail on their plans for UNCW’s campus in an exclusive...

Annual poverty symposium examines impact of Hurricane Florence

Annual poverty symposium examines impact of Hurricane Florence

Jonny Berrios, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019

The eighth annual poverty symposium in southeastern North Carolina, “Taking the Pulse on Poverty,” took place Wednesday in McNeill Hall. Given the events that took place in September, this year's symposium focused on Hurricane Florence. “The Disparate Impact of Hurricane Florence” began with...

DNA Discussion Project tackles race and identity during DIVE IN Week

Anita Foeman, Director of the DNA Discussion Project at West Chester University

Fairley Lloyd, Assistant News Editor

April 3, 2019

Members of the UNC Wilmington community and larger Wilmington community participated in DNA testing under West Chester University’s DNA Discussion Project. The project, led by Anita Foeman, offers DNA testing via Ancestry DNA to participants and then discusses the results in a larger forum. Foeman...

Gallery: 3OH!3 performs at UNCW’s Kenan Auditorium

3OH!3 member Sean Foreman during the duo's performance at UNCW on April 3, 2019.

Noah Powers, Assistant Sports Editor

April 3, 2019

3OH!3, an electronic rock duo which has performed at venues and music festivals worldwide, paid a visit to UNCW's Kenan Auditorium on Wednesday night. The team of Sean Foreman and Nathaniel Motte played hits such as "Dont' Trust Me," "Starstrukk" and "My First Kiss," as well as others. 3OH!3 was opened...

Sartarelli re-signs Seahawk Respect Compact as part of DIVE IN Week

From left to right: Dara Arroyo, SGA Director of Diversity and Inclusion; Latisha Rivera, Student Ambassador; Cole Tillet, SGA President; Chancellor José Sartarelli; SGA Treasurer Sean Clark.

Fairley Lloyd, Assistant News Editor

April 2, 2019

Chancellor José Sartarelli, the student government cabinet, and several other members of UNC Wilmington’s faculty and staff attended the Seahawk Compact Respect Reauthorization Ceremony on Tuesday afternoon in the Clocktower Lounge on the third day of DIVE IN Week -- UNCW’s newest programming promoting...

SGA and Ambassadors DIVE IN to representation

Student Ambassadors table for DIVE IN week on Chancellor's Walk on Monday.

Fairley Lloyd, Assistant News Editor

April 1, 2019

UNC Wilmington students gathered down Chancellor’s Walk and inside the Fisher University Union on Monday afternoon for the “Represent Your Flag” event hosted by the school’s Student Ambassadors and Student Government Association. Students were offered buttons representing country flags of...

UNCW students elect Pianovich, Kowadlo as SGA president and VP

From left to right: College of Health & Human Services Senator Laura Bussiere, Senior Class President Julian Coley, SGA Vice President-elect Rachel Kowaldo, SGA President-elect Nick Pianovich, and Junior Class Senator Sofia Bonilla.

Fairley Lloyd, Assistant News Editor

March 28, 2019

Over 1,000 UNC Wilmington students voted for in 2019 student government elections, setting a record for voter turnout within the school. The results, announced Thursday at 5 p.m., ushered in the future of SGA: President Nick Pianovich and Vice President Rachel Kowadlo. Both Pianovich and Kowadlo expressed...

SGA elections: Dunagan and Fink look to enhance student experience

Nolan Dunagan, left, and Anna-Kelly Fink, right

Jonny Berrios, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019

The UNC Wilmington 2019 Student Government Association elections will conclude Thursday at 4 p.m., crowning a new president and vice president of the UNCW student body later that afternoon. Three teams of candidates have announced their campaigns for office, and one is focusing on improving day-to-day...

SGA elections: Bey and Tyson team up to keep students safe on campus

Drizzle Bey, left, and Zachery Tyson, right.

Jonny Berrios, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019

The UNC Wilmington Student Government Association elections are in full swing. Election polls opened Monday at 9 a.m. and will close Thursday 4 p.m. Election results will be announced at 5 p.m. in the Gateway Lounge outside of the CAIC office, which is located in the Fisher Student Center. SGA...

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