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Archive for August, 2009

UNCW bucks UNC system trend of administration growing faster than teacher posts

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Associated Press

The number of administrators at University of North Carolina system schools has grown 28 percent in the past five years, faster than the growth of teaching positions or student enrollment.

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WWAY’s John Rendelman, international students enjoy UNCW World Games

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

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Life as a new UNCW student certainly has its fair share of challenges, especially if you are just learning the culture. Monday 35 international students participated in the first ever UNCW World Games.

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could have this much fun on campus every day?

“There is some water involved in some of the events, so some of you might end up getting a little wet,” Michael Regina warned participants in the first ever UNCW World Games.

A little wet is a reference to the balloon toss. It was just one the events in the international relay. UNCW international students gave their best college try in the dizzy bat race, the toilet paper competition, and a sit on the chair to burst the balloon event; just to name a few.

These events all have a purpose – to get the new Seahawk students acclimated to life at an American university.

The Office of International Programs sponsored Monday’s orientation session.

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videoLife as a new UNCW student certainly has its fair share of challenges, especially if you are just learning the culture. Monday 35 international students participated in the first ever UNCW World Games.

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Residents start Web site to voice health care concerns

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Local resident Kay Zwan’s videotaped appeal for residents to contact their legislators about health care reform is featured on a new Web site designed to collect people’s personal stories.

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Answers on convention center possible at City Council’s Tuesday night meeting

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

By Patrick GannonPatrick.Gannon@StarNewsOnline.com

The proposed convention center hotel is still a big question mark, but Wilmington City Council might provide answers at its meeting Tuesday.

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Wilmington family business offers fresh meat at farmers markets

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

By Robby Nelms,StarNews Correspondent

Ron Koster of Tarheel Beef Co. said, “Meat in supermarkets is raised to fit into the plastic trays we all see, but my stuff doesn’t do that,” showing off his marbled prime-aged beef.

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