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					                                                                                                                                        VOLUME FIVE NUMBER SEVEN - NOVEMBER 21, 2003




                                           A BIWEEKLY NEWSLETTER FOR FACULTY AND STAFF OF NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY



                                       Gillette, A&T Establish $1 Million Partnership Program

                                       G
                                       Gillette will provide the university                                                                                              Gillette Company and N.C.
                                       with $1 million over the next three                                                                                               A&T are making a difference in
Dr. Chi Anyansi-Archibong,
                                       years to fund scholarships for                                                                                                    the lives of our students and their
professor of strategic and
                                       students majoring in engineering,                                                                                                 ability to respond to the growing
international management, is one
                                       accounting and finance; faculty                                                                                                   challenges of the future.
of seven recipients of the 2003
                                       fellowships; internships at Gillette;
Beyond Grey Pinstripes Faculty
                                       faculty exchange programs and                                                                                                     "Our promise to Gillette is that
Pioneer Awards, an international
                                       the creation of a Gillette                                                                                                        there will be many, many
awards program that celebrates the
                                       Project Center.                                                                                                                   dividends from (their) investment
contributions of exceptional
                                                                                                                                                                         at A&T."
faculty who demonstrate
                                       The Project Center will be housed
leadership in integrating social and
                                       at N.C. A&T and it will provide                                                                                                   David Hoard, vice chancellor for
environmental impact
                                       opportunities for students to work                                                                                                development and university
management into MBA programs
                                       on product development and                                                                                                        relations, said that the Aggie
and significantly influence
                                       testing, while the faculty exchange                                                                                               Family is very enthusiastic about
business education and practice.
                                       program will allow professors to                                                                                                  the collaborative, interdisciplinary
Candidates for the Pioneer Awards                                              Pictured left to right are James C. Renick, chancellor, N.C. A&T; Elizabeth Henry,
                                       spend time at Gillette learning         university relations representative, Gillette; Rigoberto Ramirez, assistant human         opportunities for Gillette, A&T
are nominated by their peers, and
                                       about the company's latest              resources representative, Gillette; Jane Roiter, vice president of workforce diversity,   and local communities.
winners are selected by a panel of
                                       technological advances and              Gillette; Royall M. Mack Sr. '69, corporate vice president of civic affairs, Gillette;
judges drawn from corporations
                                       management initiatives.                 Harriet Frink Davis '75, director of alumni affairs, N.C. A&T; Paul Burt, electrical      "This gift puts us over the half-
that are committed to bridging                                                 control systems manager, Gillette; Cherice Claxton-Howse, university relations            way mark for the $100 million
academic and business                                                          and diversity project manager; and Terence Franklin '81, control engineering
                                       "This partnership is good for the                                                                                                 capital campaign," Hoard added.
environments.                                                                  manager, Duracell.
                                       university, good for its students
                                       and good for Gillette," said Royall     more African American engineers              Chancellor James C. Renick said              Headquartered in Boston, Mass.,
Phyllis O. Cole, director of
                                       Mack Sr., corporate vice president      and technologists than any other             that it was a momentous occasion             The Gillette Company is the
evening/weekend programs in the
                                       of civic affairs. "As one of the        university in the country. We                for The Gillette Company and                 world leader in male grooming, a
Office of Continuing Education,
                                       world's leading marketers of            are proud to become a part of                North Carolina A&T.                          category that includes blades,
and Veronica M. Ford, associate
                                       consumer products, we are always        that history."                                                                            razors and shaving preparations.
director of evening/weekend
                                       looking to attract the best and                                                      "It is definitely a win-win                  Gillette also holds the number
programs, were elected to serve a
                                       brightest graduates.                    Mack, an A&T alumnus, added,                 situation where all aspects of the           one position worldwide in
two-year term (2004-2006) on the
                                                                               "Walking around campus today                 campus will benefit from the                 selected female grooming
North Carolina Adult Education
                                       "In addition, this partnership will     and meeting some of the students             scholarships, faculty fellowships,           products, such as wet shaving
Association Board of Directors.
                                       provide us with top-notch, highly       and faculty of the university, I felt        internships, faculty exchanges and           products and hair epilation
                                       skilled minority graduates. North       a sense of thrill at the prospect of         community outreach," said                    devices. In addition, the company
Shirley R. Douglas, associate
                                       Carolina A&T is regarded as one         being able, in the not-too-distant           Renick. "It illustrates Gillette's           is the world leader in alkaline
director of summer sessions, has
                                       of the nation's leading institutions    future, to address some of them as my        expanded access to the rich talent           batteries and in manual and
been elected to serve a one-year
                                       of higher learning, graduating          colleagues and coworkers at Gillette."       pool here at A&T. Together, The              power toothbrushes. ■
term as secretary of the North
Carolina Association of Summer
Sessions Board of Directors.

Dr. Anthony Graham, adjunct
                                       Provost Recognized for Career Achievement
assistant professor in the                                     Once            with fiscal management of an $85             publications to her credit. Her              as well as technology, but our
department of curriculum and                                   again,          million budget.                              papers have been presented in                society is far from tapping their
instruction, appears as a guest                                Provost                                                      over half the United States as well          full potential."
author in the newly released book,                             Carolyn         Meyers received her B.S.M.E.                 as Canada, England and Sweden.
Journey to the Ph.D.: How to                                   W. Meyers       degree from Howard University,               She has been instrumental in                 "Dr. Meyers continues to
Navigate the Process as African                                has made        and her M.S.M.E. and Ph.D.                   securing millions of dollars in              passionately promote science,
Americans. The purpose of the                                  history.        from the Georgia Institute of                research grants from the National            mathematics, engineering and
book is to offer a guide to the                                She is one      Technology. Prior to her most                Science Foundation, TRW                      technology to students and in the
formal application process and to                              of the first    recent appointments at A&T,                  Corporation, General Motors,                 community," said Chancellor
the personal, emotional and                                     winners of     Meyers was a program officer for             General Electric Foundation,                 James C. Renick. "If there were
intellectual challenges that persons           Meyers           the            the National Science Foundation              United Technologies, and                     more like her, I feel confident
interested in pursuing a doctorate                              Emerald        (1999), dean of A&T's College of             EXXON Corporation.                           that our country would be the
of philosophy may encounter.           Honors for outstanding women in         Engineering (1996-97) and a                                                               world's foremost leader in all
Graham’s chapter, “Pressing            research science and technology.        professor of mechanical                      According to USBE &                          areas of education, but particularly
toward the Mark: An African                                                    engineering, a title she still holds         Information Technology, "women               in her chosen field." ■
American Man’s Reflection of the       Meyers has been a mechanical            at the university.                           are up to the challenge of science
Doctoral Process at a                  engineering pioneer for several
Predominantly White Institution,”
highlights his experiences as a
                                       decades, receiving commendations
                                       never before awarded to black
                                                                               At Georgia Tech, Myers was an
                                                                               associate professor of mechanical
                                                                                                                              Rooney Visits Campus
minority male in a majority            women by the National Science           engineering and director of the
population in higher education.        Foundation, the Society of              SUCCEED Coalition Center for
The chapter provides strategies        Automotive Engineers and the            Professional Success. She has been
and practical applications that        Foundry Educational Foundation.         an engineering instructor at
future doctoral candidates may use     In September, she received a            Atlanta University Center
to maintain their motivation to        Women of Color Research                 Corporation, a systems faculty
achieve academic success in            Sciences and Technology Award           research fellow in the Air Force
graduate programs.                     from Career Communications              Materials Laboratory at Wright-
                                       Group, Inc., publisher of US Black      Patterson AFB, and an analyst
Dr. Tamrat Mereba, director of         Engineer & Information Technology       with General Electric Company.
the Academy for Teaching &             magazine. The recognition is for        She also has done engineering
Learning and New Media Center,         career achievement.                     consulting with the U.S. Army
conducted a workshop at the                                                    Materials Laboratory, Georgia
World Conference on E-Learning         As the first provost of North           Dome, New Jersey Institute of
in Corporate, Government,              Carolina A&T State University -         Technology and Neodyne
Healthcare, and Higher Education       she also holds the position of vice     Corporation.                                   CBS News and "60 Minutes" icon Andy Rooney brought his wry sense of
in Phoenix, Ariz., Nov. 7-11. The      chancellor for academic affairs -                                                      humor to North Carolina A&T on Nov. 14. The three-time Emmy Award
workshop covered the various           Meyers is second in command and         Meyers has an impressive list of               winner gave a lecture and autographed books. The program was part of the
forms/models of instructional          she oversees all university             awards, honors, presentations,                 Fall Lecture Series sponsored by the Department of Journalism and Mass
                                       operations and activities, along        technical journals and                         Communication, where Dr. Teresa Jo Styles is chair. Styles, pictured with
                                                                                                                              Rooney, is a former CBS producer.
                  continued on back
Malone to Address December Grads
                                                                   A native of Elizabethtown, Ky., Malone
                                                                   began her career in nursing with a
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                                                                   bachelor’s degree in nursing from the
                                                                   University of Cincinnati in 1970. Two years
                                                                                                                     NOVEMBER 21                                     DECEMBER 1-6
                                                                                                                     - Essentials for Supervisors Workshop:          - Black Nativity, Triad Stage, 232 S. Elm
                                                                   later, she gained a master’s degree in adult
                                                                   psychiatric nursing at Rutgers, the State           Wage/Leave, 1020 E. Wendover-                   St. (Greensboro), 8 p.m., $
                                                                   University of New Jersey. She earned a              Room 009, R
                                                                   doctorate in clinical psychology at the           - Literacy, Development and Teacher             DECEMBER 2
                                                                   University of Cincinnati in 1981.                   Preparation Programs, Dowdy-Room              - Essentials for Supervisors Workshop:
                                                                                                                       304, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., F                           Performance Management, 1020 E.
                                                                   Malone is a former dean of the N.C. A&T           - The Rites of Passage: The Journey               Wendover-Room 009, F, R
                                                                   School of Nursing in 1986. Under her                Continues, Memorial Union-Stallings
                                                                   leadership, graduate rates rose and student         Ballroom, 1-3 p.m., IEW, F                    DECEMBER 3
                                                                   enrollment increased 300 percent. In 1994,        - Chancellor & Company, WNAA 90.1               - University Jazz Ensemble Concert,
                                                                   she served as interim vice chancellor for           FM, 5:30 p.m.                                   Harrison Auditorium, 7:30 p.m., F
                            Malone                                 academic affairs.                                 - Dance All Night to the Beat of the
                                                                                                                       World, Memorial Union-Exhibition              DECEMBER 4
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical                          Malone has served on numerous task forces,          Hall, 9 p.m.-12 a.m., IEW                     - Skill Building Course: Problem Analysis
State University will hold its fall 2003                           commissions and boards. Notably, she was                                                            and Decision Making, 1020 E.
commencement ceremonies at 8:30 a.m.                               elected to two terms as president of the          NOVEMBER 22                                       Wendover-Room 009, F, R
Saturday, Dec. 13, in the Greensboro                               Washington, D.C., based American Nurses           - No electrical power in IRC, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Coliseum. The commencement speaker is                              Association (ANA), a professional                 - No network services, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.            DECEMBER 9
Dr. Beverly Malone.                                                association and trade union representing          - Intercollegiate Conference, Williams          - Essentials for Supervisors Workshop:
                                                                   180,000 nurses across the United States.            Cafeteria, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., F                  Recruitment and Selection, 1020 E.
Malone is general secretary of the Royal                           She also served on President Bill Clinton’s
College of Nursing, the United Kingdom’s                                                                                                                               Wendover-Room 009, F, R
                                                                   Advisory Commission on Consumer
largest professional association and trade                                                                           NOVEMBER 23                                     - Administrative Support Workshop: FRS
                                                                   Protection and Quality in the Health Care
union of nurses. RCN has a membership of                                                                             - University Choir Holiday Concert,               from the Accounting Side, 1020 E.
                                                                   Industry, and she was appointed several
over 340,000 registered nurses, student                                                                                Pfeiffer Chapel, Bennett College, 5 p.m., F     Wendover-Computer Lab, 9 a.m.-12
                                                                   times by Clinton to represent the United
nurses and trained health care assistants.                         States at the World Health Assembly. In                                                             p.m., F, R
                                                                   March 1998 she was appointed to the               NOVEMBER 24
Since assuming her RCN role in 2001,                               Health Care Quality Measurement and               - Music Faculty Recital featuring Sonya         DECEMBER 10-12
Malone has served on numerous boards and                           Reporting Committee.                                Bennet-Brown and William Trice,               - Essentials for Supervisors Workshop:
committees in the U.K. In 2002,                                                                                        Pfeiffer Chapel, Bennett College, 7 p.m., F     Equal Employment, Raleigh, R
Management Today magazine identified her                           Twice included in Ebony magazine’s list of
as one of the top 50 most powerful women                           the 100 Most Influential African-Americans        NOVEMBER 25
in Britain.                                                        (1996, 1998), Malone was named deputy             - Faculty Senate, Dudley-Multipurpose           IEW U.S. International Education Week
                                                                                                                                                                     $ Admission - F Free
                                                                   assistant secretary for health within the U.S.      Room, 3 p.m.                                  I Invitation Only - R Registration required
Malone’s career has mixed policy, education,                       Department of Health and Human Services
administration and clinical practice. She is                       in 2000, the highest position a nurse has         NOVEMBER 27-28                                  The N.C. A&T Ticket Sales Office is located in
the author of many articles on nursing,                            ever held in U.S. government.                                                                     Brown Hall, corner of Laurel and Bluford
                                                                                                                     - Thanksgiving Holiday/University               streets. For information, call (336) 334-7749.
diversity and health care, and she has                                                                                 Offices Closed
published book reviews for various journals,                       Malone has received many awards and                                                               For current information on activities at North
including the Journal of Psychotherapy                             honors. She is a fellow of the American           NOVEMBER 29                                     Carolina Agricultural and Technical State
Practice and Research, American Journal of                                                                                                                           University, call the Aggie Infoline: (336) 334-
                                                                   Academy of Nursing. ■                             - No Internet service, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.            7325. Calendar items are subject to change
Nursing and Journal of Psychosocial Nursing.                                                                                                                         without notice.
                                                                                                                     NOVEMBER 30                                                              ■
                                                                                                                     - Black Nativity, Triad Stage, 232 S. Elm
                       is published biweekly by the
                                                                   Faculty and Staff Notes continued                   St. (Greensboro), 3 p.m., $
 North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State                   design in an e-learning environment needed
 University Office of University Relations. Send in-               to foster the alliance between technology
 formation to:                                                     and instruction for transforming the
    OFFICE OF UNIVERSITY RELATIONS
                                                                   academic environment, while highlighting
            NC A&T State University                                different interactive learning styles that
               The Garrett House                                   utilize different technologies and teaching
    400 Nocho Street, Greensboro, NC 27411                         strategies that enable active student
   Phone: (336) 256-0863. Fax: (336) 256-0862                      engagement with one another, content,
            email: smbrown@ncat.edu
                                                                   instructor and software. The workshop is
  The deadlines to submit information for the next two
                                                                   published on the digital library website of      ✒ Need a nicesetting forto hostfaculty and staff to hold small retreats, meetings, meals is
                                                                                                                      the perfect
                                                                                                                                  location
                                                                                                                                             A&T
                                                                                                                                                    a gathering? The quaint atmosphere of The Oaks Club
 Aggie Reports are Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003 and Jan. 8, 2004.        the Association for the Advancement of
                                                                   computing in Education (AACE),                        and collegial exchange. Never visited The Oaks? Then drop in Tuesday through
 Chancellor ................................ James C. Renick       www.aace.org.                                         Friday of each week for morning snack (7:30-9 a.m.) or lunch (11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.) to
 Vice Chancellor/Development and                                                                                         get a feel for the charming house that once served as the chancellor’s residence. In
  University Relations .................... David Hoard
 Associate Vice Chancellor/University
  Relations ....................................... Mable Scott
                                                                   2003 Holiday Schedule                                 addition, Chancellor Renick hosts Chancellor’s Thursday from 4-7 p.m. on the first
                                                                                                                         Thursday of each month, and Provost Carolyn Meyers hosts Conversations & Coffee
 Editor ........................................... Sandra Brown   The university                                        and Desserts & Discussions on the second and fourth Wednesdays, respectively, at
 Contributing Writers .............. The Hubbell Group,
   Mable Scott                                                     will be closed                                        7:30-9 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. For further details, or to submit suggestions for future use
 Photographer ........................... Charles E. Watkins                                                             of The Oaks Club, contact Vanessa Bullock, Office of the Provost, (336) 334-7965 or
 Graphic Designer ........................... Joyce Parham         Dec. 23, 24, 25
                                                                   and 26 as state                                       bullockv@ncat.edu.
 North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State
                                                                   approved holidays.
 University is committed to equality of educational
 opportunity and does not discriminate against
 applicants, students or employees based on race,
                                                                                                                    ✒ A session on Basic Blackboard Trainingawill be held announcement, staff information
                                                                                                                      IRC 102. Topics include login; adding banner, an
                                                                                                                                                                          1-4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, in
 color, national origin, religion, gender, age or
 disability. Moreover, North Carolina Agricultural and
                                                                   Employees should indicate eight                       and external links; creating folders; copying and pasting text; attaching files; creating
 Technical State University is open to people of all               hours of vacation leave on their                      discussion boards and using digital drop box. Other training options include on-
 races and actively seeks to promote racial integration.                                                                 demand training with advanced training offered in the Academy for Teaching and
 North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State                   documents for Monday, Dec. 22.
 University is an ADA compliant institution, and                   The university will reopen Monday,                    Learning Center, training at departmental sites and drop-in sessions. Dates and times
 University facilities are designed to provide                                                                           must be negotiated for these options. Call (336) 256-0210 for information.
 accessibility to individuals with physical disabilities.          Dec. 29, and will be closed
                                                                   Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004, to observe
 5,000 copies of this public document were printed
 at a cost of $787.55, or $0.157 per copy.
                                                                   New Year’s Day.                                  ✒ Join thein Holland Bowl, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Come prepared to play or cheer
                                                                                                                      Dec. 6,
                                                                                                                               International Students Association (ISA) for a game of football Saturday,

                                                                                                                         on the teams. Experience international football at its finest! For information contact
                                                                                                                         Loreatha Graves, (336) 334-7551 or loretha@ncat.edu.

                                                                                                                    ✒ N.C. A&T’s Police Department will sponsor its second annual Police Awards
                                                                                                                         Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, in Stallings Ballroom. Greensboro Police
                                                                                                                         Chief David Wray is the guest speaker. Dinner, music and dancing are included in the
    NORTH CAROLINA
      AGRICULTURAL                                                                                                       cost of $11 per person. Contact Capt. Bigelow, (336) 334-7128, for payment, or stop
     AND TECHNICAL                                                                                                       by police headquarters in Ward Hall, 406 Laurel St.
    STATE UNIVERSITY

    1601 East Market St.
   Greensboro, NC 27411
                                                                                                                    ✒ Supervisors, don’t them in acollectsecure location until needed. The forms should be
                                                                                                                      your area and file
                                                                                                                                         forget to
                                                                                                                                                   safe,
                                                                                                                                                           emergency information forms from employees in

                                                                                                                         accessible by another individual in your area in the event of your absence.

				
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