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					Vol. 7                                  October 15, 2005                                     No. 5



On Campus
Campus construction update for October

                      Auxiliary Services – Phase II of this project is on schedule with no change
                      to expected occupancy dates. Expect normal construction traffic in the area
                      of this project. Please avoid the sidewalks on the north side of Faculty Row
                      near the construction entrance to the project. This main entrance to the site
                      experiences a high level of traffic and walking conditions may vary due to
                      loose gravel.

Moore Hall – The new projected turnover date for the first phase is November 7. Faculty
members are working with Office of Facilities Planning and Construction on moving plans.
Expect normal construction traffic in the area of this project. Faculty and staff are asked to park
only in designated areas in the Jacobs lot, and not along the sidewalks. There has been a great
deal of congestion in the area due to temporary parking and contractor traffic.

New Classroom Building – Construction documents were submitted to State Construction Office
on August 11. Anticipated approval to bid is expected at the end of October with a bid opening at
the end of November. A contractor award is projected for December, with a 14-month
construction duration.

Lumbee Hall Banner Training Room Renovation – Work on this project will begin October 13
and take approximately one month.

Roofing Projects – New roofs are being installed at Jacobs Hall, GPAC and Lumbee Hall. Final
work is being performed on these completed projects.

Fire Alarm Projects – New or upgraded fire alarm systems are being installed in the U.C.,
Sampson-Liver more Library, Jacobs Hall, and D.F. Lowry. This work should not be disruptive
to the building occupants.

University Drive/Ditch Repairs – This is a N.C. Department of Transportation project, but our
information is that this work should be complete by November. Expect delays in the area until
November.



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Education Building HVAC Renovations – The Education Building will be vacated during the
summer of 2006 to allow for complete replacement of the heat and air conditioning system,
ceilings, lights and roof drains. Work is ongoing with faculty to plan for relocation of offices and
classrooms during this period.

Information Kiosk - The map for this structure has been updated.

Track Field Event Relocation – Work will begin October 10 to relocate field events (high jump,
long jump, etc.) from the north end of the track to the west side. This work is being coordinated
with the Athletic Department to avoid disruptions to the soccer schedule. Work should be
complete by mid-November, weather permitting. This work should not affect use of the track.

Questions about construction should be forwarded to the Office of Facilities Planning and
Construction at extension 6233 or email bess.tyner@uncp.edu.

DeCinti attends NCAA conference for
faculty athletic representatives

                   Mike DeCinti (Mass Communications) attended a NCAA (National Collegiate
                   Athletic Association) conference for Division II faculty athletic
                   representatives on October 7 – 9. He is beginning his second year as UNCP’s
                   faculty athletic representative.

                   Thirty faculty representatives from across the country were invited to the
                   leadership conference in Indianapolis, Ind., the NCAA’s national
                   headquarters. DeCinti said the conference was a good one for someone still
new to the position.

“It was energizing to be there,” he said. “I am still fairly new at this, so it was an informative
conference to be around faculty who have been doing this for 20 years or more in some cases.”

“Student welfare is one of the most important parts of our job,” DeCinti said. “I learned a lot
about the wide scope of responsibilities in this position.”

Tim Wise speaks Wednesday at GPAC

Tim Wise, a prominent anti-racism speaker and writer will speak Wednesday, October 19, 10
a.m. at GPAC. Wise is the author of “White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged
Son.”

The event is sponsored by the Leadership and Service Opportunities Program (LSOP), the Office
of Multicultural and Minority Affairs and the University Center. Contact Melanie Clark at 521-
6163 for more information. More information about the speaker may be found at
www.timwise.org.

UNCP shines in Geography Bowl again

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UNC Pembroke's geography team recently competed in the North Carolina World Geography
Bowl at UNC Greensboro. The competition included UNC Charlotte, UNC Greensboro, East
Carolina University, Appalachian State and North Carolina Central universities.

UNC Charlotte won the competition while UNCP tied for fourth with East Carolina and N.C.
Central. UNCP was third in total points scored.

Faculty members Dr. Martin Farley, Dr. Lee Phillips, and Dr. Tom Ross (Geography and
Geology) served as judges and moderators.

UNCP undergraduate student Jenny Bruns repeated as a member of the elite State of North
Carolina Geography Bowl Team. Bruns was the fourth highest overall scorer in a competition
that included graduate students. She will compete against teams from 10 states in the
southeastern U.S. at the southeast meeting of the Association of American Geographers in West
Palm Beach, Fla., November 19 - 22.

Other team members included Eric Williamson, Nick Adrian, Heather Bowden, Roger Campbell,
Leslie Lizcz and Deb James.

State Fair expert speaks at library

                  The Friends of Sampson-Livermore Library present Dr. Melton A.
                  McLaurin, UNC Wilmington Randall Library Fellow and Professor
                  Emeritus of History, to speak on “The North Carolina State Fair:
                  The State’s Oldest and Biggest Annual Party.” The event will be in
                  the Main Reading Room at 7 p.m., Thursday, October 27.

                  The talk is free and open to the public with a question and answer
                  session and reception following Dr. McLaurin’s comments.



Grant writing 101 offered by Sponsored Research

The Center for Sponsored Research and Programs presents a grant writing “101” workshop
“From Idea to Submission: Proposal Development Techniques" Tuesday, October 25 and
Wednesday, October 26 at 2 - 3:30 p.m. in the Conference Room in the office of the College of
Arts and Sciences, Room 241, Old Main.

In this workshop, faculty and staff members who have a project or research idea for which they
would like to pursue financial support will learn about the structure of grant proposals, as well as
grant-writing techniques and helpful tips that will assist them in developing a proposal for
submission to potential funding sponsors.




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For more information or to RSVP (optional), please call Deborah Lundin at extension 5781 or
email deborah.lundin@uncp.edu. The workshop will be presented twice to accommodate faculty
and staff schedules.

Breast cancer video premiers October 20 at UNCP

 “A Healing Faith: Lumbee Oral Traditions in the Face of Breast Cancer,” a new video
production of the Native American Resource Center at UNC Pembroke will have its premier
showing at 3 p.m., Thursday, October 20 at the museum.

In observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Lumbee women will tell their stories of
breast cancer survivorship, said Dr. Stan Knick, director and curator of the museum.

“These women see their illness and healing as part of a greater purpose,” Dr. Knick said. “They
share their stories as hope for the Indian community, and to raise awareness of how faith and
medicine are both part of healing.

“A Healing Faith” was produced, edited and directed by Christina Strickland and Dr. Knick.

Everyone is welcome, and there is no admission charge. For more information, call 910-521-
6282 or email to stan.knick@uncp.edu.

Papers, proposals invited for AIS conference

Proposals are invited for papers and panels, which address the study of Southeast American
Indians for the second annual Southeast Indian Studies Conference on “Tradition, Identity and
Recognition.”

The conference is April 13-14, 2006, at the University and is sponsored by the Department of
American Indian Studies, the Museum of the Native American Resource Center, the Department
of Sociology and the Regional Center for Economic, Community, and Professional
Development.

Topics may include: prehistory, history, socio-cultural issues, religion, literature, art, identity,
sovereignty, health and other matters. Proposals are welcome from academic scholars, graduate
students and community leaders. Paper presenters should plan for a 25-minute presentation.

Panels of two to four presenters will be scheduled for 90-minute periods. Proposals and abstracts
should be submitted by Nov. 21 2005 to Dr. Jay Vest, American Indian Studies Department. For
more information, please contact Dr. Vest at (910) 521-6895 (jay.vest@uncp.edu).




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Vance Houston ’64 to speak on entrepreneurship, franchising

                   The Distinguished Executive Speaker Series of the School of Business will
                   host Vance Houston, CEO of Houston Enterprises, Inc.

                   Houston, a 1964 UNCP graduate with a degree in business administration,
                   will speak on “Entrepreneurial Business Risk vs. Benefits.” The event is
                   3:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 19 at UNCP’s Regional Center for
                   Economic, Community and Professional Development at COMtech.

 After a successful career in textiles, Houston was terminated. In 1987, his second career began
at age 50 with two Subway restaurant franchises, which he has built into 11.

For more information, please contact the School of Business at (910) 521-6214 or email
business@uncp.edu. For information about UNCP’s MBA program please call (910) 521-6750
or email mba@uncp.edu.

Tennis Team doubles tournament is Oct. 22

The Women's Tennis Team’s 6th Annual Doubles Fun Tournament will take place Saturday,
October 22 at 9 a.m. at the University tennis complex. The entry fee is $25 per adult, with a
special student entry fee of $10. This is a fundraiser for the UNCP team. There will be food and
prizes. For more information, contact Coach Robin Langley at 521-6809 or by email at
robin.langley@uncp.edu.




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Campus People

LEGACY




Patrick Lynn Jacobs, son of Debbie (Disability Support Services) and Mark
Jacobs, was an honoree at the 3rd Annual Alumni Legacy Banquet held
 in the Faculty Dining Room on Saturday, October 8. Pictured from left are:
 Patrick, Debbie '91, and the Alumni Association's 1st Vice President Jason
 Bentzler '96. The event recognizes UNCP students whose parents are alumni.
 The legacies were honored with a special pin for choosing to continue the
 UNCP tradition. Four legacies were recognized this year along with their parents.

John Johnson hired as staff development specialist

                   John Johnson’s bookshelf in his Lumbee Hall office holds reference materials
                   on “respect,” “diversity” and “teamwork.”

                   Those resources will be useful in Johnson’s new job with the Office of
                   Human Resources as staff development and training specialist and trainer. He
                   started work on October 4.

                    A 21-year Army veteran, Johnson will provide a wide range of training
programs to staff and faculty to improve supervisory and employee skills. He will instruct
classes in a wide range of subjects from leadership to performance management.




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HR Director Pamela Barkett said Johnson has a strong background in human resources from his
experience in the military and the private sector.

Johnson, who retired while stationed at Ft. Bragg, spent 21 years with the Army, all in personnel.

“The Army is a good place to learn leadership skills that transfer into the private sector,”
Johnson said. “I was blessed that two weeks after separating from the service, I was working in
HR for a large company.”

The Washington, D.C., native also has experience in teaching. He taught career management at
Cape Fear High School for three years and was named to “Who’s Who Among American
Teachers.”

“I like to teach and facilitate learning,” he said. “HR is what I came through, and working at
UNCP is an opportunity to remain in that field and to continue teaching.”

UNCP has been a pleasant surprise for Johnson.


“I have been on many campuses, and this is the most beautiful,” he said. “I have already started
making contacts on campus, and everyone is very friendly.”

Johnson received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Campbell
University and is currently taking graduate courses in psychology and counseling. He resides in
Fayetteville, N.C., with his wife Sherry. They have two children Tiffanie, 28 and Taylour, 10.

Johnson may be contacted at (910) 521-6764 or by email at john.johnson@uncp.edu.

Denise Carroll to direct Business Services office

                     Denise Carroll has been named director of Business Services.

                     Carroll will direct operations for the University’s purchasing, receiving,
                     printing, post office, central stores, vending, surplus and the Brave Card
                     departments. She comes to UNCP from Columbia University in New York
                     City where she directed the school’s federal Small Business Administration
                     program.

                      With considerable experience in purchasing in higher education and
business settings, Carroll brings considerable experience to the position, said Neil Hawk, vice
chancellor for Business Affairs.

“With nearly 30 years in purchasing in higher education and business settings, Denise brings
considerable experience to the position,” Hawk said. “Denise’s background will allow her to
have an immediate impact on Business Services. She has invaluable university exposure to all of



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the areas she is responsible for, has excellent communication skills, and brings a strong desire to
build a team with a desire to improve customer service.”

      ”I think UNCP is very fortunate to have attracted Denise Carroll and I look forward to
some very positive changes in Business Services,” he said.

A New York City native, Carroll explained her decision to leave the big city for the Carolinas.

“I had the ideal job at Columbia, but when this position came open, a grandchild and her parents
tipped the balance,” she said. “They live in Myrtle Beach (S.C.).”

Although she has yet to try chicken and pastry, North Carolina has treated her well, she said.

“Everyone said it would be a culture shock, but Southerners are so easy to get along with,”
Carroll said. “I love the people, and there’s a job to be done here.”

Carroll worked as a troubleshooter in several earlier positions, but that is not the case at UNCP.

“This is an outstanding department with clean audits, but there is plenty to do to make our
services seamless and friendly,” she said. “We are a resource for the entire campus, and our job
is to assist departments throughout the process.”

One of the challenges ahead will be a move to new headquarters next door.

“We’re waiting for hardhats to come in so we can tour our new home, and we expect to move in
the middle of December,” Carroll said. “We will have to change some operations to fit the new
facility, but we’re looking forward to the opportunity to improve our services.”

Carroll said she grew up in a “rural” area of the Bronx. (“No kidding, I had a pig.”) She received
a degree in business administration from Mercy College and completed most of the requirements
for a law degree from Pace Law School.

A Certified Purchasing Manager, Carroll worked nearly 10 years at Fordham University and Iona
College as director of purchasing and other service areas. She also worked in international
purchasing for an industrial group of Iranian companies and at the headquarters of Combustion
Engineering, Inc.

For questions about the Office of Business Services, please call (910) 621-6337 or email
denise.carroll@uncp.edu.




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Dr. Porrua completes work on doctorate

                  Dr. Enrique Porrua (Languages) successfully defended his dissertation on
                  September 23, 2005, at Texas Tech University.

                  His thesis topic was “The Post-modernist Discourse in the Galician Trilogy of
                  Camilo Jose Cela.” Cela, who died in 2002, was a contemporary Spanish
                  novelist and Nobel winner.

                    Dr. Janet Perez, one of the foremost authorities on contemporary Spanish
literature, chaired Dr. Porrua’s dissertation committee.

A native of Madrid, Spain, Dr. Porrua received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Universidad
Complutense De Madrid and a Master’s degree from Texas Tech. His dissertation is being
reviewed for publication by a regional publisher in Spain.

Dr. Porrua is also the author of “The Diary of Antonio de Tova in the Malaspina Expedition,
1789-94.” He joined the faculty in 2003.

Curtis interviewed for story on Chinese space program

                  With China about to launch its second manned space flight on October 12, Dr.
                  Anthony Curtis (Mass Communications) was interviewed on that subject by
                  the Singapore Straits Times newspaper, Singapore's largest English
                  broadsheet.

                  The interview was conducted via e-mail by a journalist for the newspaper
                  stationed in Beijing, China.

In 2003, China launched a spacecraft piloted by Yang Liwei into Earth orbit. His flight made
China the third nation able to send a man to space, following a trail blazed by Russia and the
U.S.

“The Chinese have come a long way in the 2,300 years since religious Mandarins first tossed
ceremonial bamboo tubes packed with gunpowder into festival fires to drive off evil spirits,” Dr.
Curtis told the Times. “In 1970, the Peoples Republic of China became the fifth nation in the
world to launch a satellite to orbit above Earth. Then they launched Yang in 2003.”

Piloted flights are launched from desert launch pads at the super-secret Jiuquan Satellite Launch
Center in China's remote Gansu province.

“That base has been used since the 1960s to launch a variety of important space projects
including recoverable Earth observation satellites, micro-gravity missions and now manned
flights,” Dr. Curtis said. “However, most Chinese commercial space flights take off from other
spaceports.”



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“The capsules and rockets for piloted space flights are assembled at sites around Beijing, then
shipped nine hours by train to the Jiuquan site in the Gobi Desert,” Dr. Curtis said.

Dr. Curtis pointed out that launches and landings from Jiuquan usually occur during northern
hemisphere autumn and winter months because the seas are calmer for China’s tracking ships
stationed on oceans around the world.

"China calls its astronauts yuhangyuans," Dr. Curtis said. "The word yuhangyuan is Chinese for
space navigator.

"And they call their spacecraft Shenzhou, which in Chinese means divine vessel. It is a dome-
shaped capsule about 30 feet long. It weighs about 17,000 pounds," he said.

Dr. Curtis said that, in space, the yuhangyuans in their Shenzhou capsule take off their 22 lb.
space suits so they can move around as they conduct science experiments. They are able to wash,
rest in sleeping bags and heat their food.

"The Shenzhou design looks much like a Russian Soyuz capsule, which originally was designed
in the early 1960s," Dr. Curtis said. "Back then, that early Soyuz design was said to be similar to
the General Electric Company's proposal for America's Apollo capsule.

“Russia is still using Soyuz capsules to carry cosmonauts and astronauts to and from the
International Space Station,” Dr. Curtis said.

"Shenzhou is a bit larger that a Soyuz, which can seat up to three persons," he said. "It's likely
that China eventually will fly four “yuhangyuans” in one Shenzhou capsule."

China has a deep commitment to extensive ambitious plans for space exploration, the professor
said.

"I'm sure this two-person Shenzhou flight, which is referred to as number six, will be followed
by a Shenzhou-7 piloted flight during which one “yuhangyuan” will go outside of the capsule for
a walk in open space," Dr. Curtis said. "They could do a space walk during Shenzhou-6, but
probably won't until Shenzhou-7.”

"Then I expect them to send up two piloted spacecrafts at about the same time to demonstrate
their ability to rendezvous in orbit," Dr. Curtis said.

Since this interview, Dr. Curtis has been interviewed by Reuters news service for a news report.




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Dr. Ginny Jones presented a workshop on poetry

                  Dr. Ginny Jones (English) presented a
                  workshop at the recent North Carolina
                  English Teachers” Conference entitled
                  “Icarus Falls: Teaching Poetry Through
                  Art and Myth.”




First AIS Book Review Forum was September 20

Sponsored by the American Indian Studies Department on September 20, Dr. Jay H. C. Vest
(American Indian Studies) chaired the first of three American Indian Quarterly Book Review
forums for the Fall 2005 semester. Presenters included: Dr. Richard Kania (Criminal Justice),
who reviewed “Leslie A. White: Evolution and Revolution in Anthropology” by William J.
Peace; Dr. Vibrina Coronado (Theatre) reviewed “NDN Art: Contemporary Native American
Art” by Charleen Touchette and Suzanne Deats; and Dr. Vest, who reviewed “Landscape
Traveled by Coyote and Crane: The World of the Schitsu'umh” (Coeur d’Alene Indians) by
Rodney Frey.

Business student, professor co-publish paper

                 An article by Longge Gao, a 2005 graduate of the MBA
                 program, and Dr. William “Rick” Crandall (Business) was
                 published in the Society for the Advancement of
                 Management’s (SAM) quarterly Advanced Management
                 Journal (Summer 2005; pp. 30-37).


                Entitled, “An Update on Telecommuting: Review and
                Prospects for Emerging Issues,” the article discusses the
                growing phenomena of telecommuting, which includes
                working at home or virtually anywhere that is not a the
                traditional office – trains, planes and coffee houses with the
                laptop). Gao was MBA Student of the Year for 2004-05.




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Drs. Parnell, Crandall submit conference papers

                 A paper by Dr. Donald L. Lester and Dr. John A. Parnell (Business)
                 (2005) entitled, “The Progression of Small and Medium Sized
                 Enterprises (SMEs) Through the Organizational Life Cycle,” was
                 presented at the 28th annual conference of the Association for Small
                 Business and Entrepreneurship in Albuquerque, N.M., and received
                 the conference’s best paper award.


                 A second paper by Dr. John A. Parnell (Business), Dr. William
                 “Rick” Crandall (Business) and Dr. Donald L. Lester and Dr. Shawn
                 Carraher (2005) entitled, “To go .. or not to go? Assessing Business
                 Student Interests in Working Abroad,” will be presented at the
                 annual meeting of the Southern Management Association in
                 Charleston, S.C., on November 12.

Dr. Vest participates in Fulbright orientation

                   Participating in the Fulbright scholars program, Dr. Jay Hansford C. Vest
                   (American Indian Studies) attended an orientation program September 26-28
                   in Ottawa, Canada. The program included a reception with the Foreign Affairs
                   Office of Canada, an academic workshop considering the sharing of the North
                   American continent between Canada, the U. S. and First Nations; a gala
                   celebration of the 15th anniversary of the U.S. - Canada Fulbright program; a
                   tour of Parliament and a meeting with the Hon. Peter Milliken, speaker of the
                   House of Commons; a tour of the National Gallery of Canada; a tour of the
National Museum of Civilization; and a reception hosted by the David Wilkins, U.S. ambassador
to Canada. The orientation serves as preparation for Dr. Vest’s semester as the Fulbright research
chair at the University of Alberta beginning in December 2005.

Dr. Simmons is president of new state education association

                  Dr. Sara Simmons serves as president of the newly formed North Carolina
                  Association of Elementary Educators (NCAEE). This is the first such
                  professional organization in the country to focus expressly on issues of
                  importance to elementary level teachers and elementary school children. This
                  group will take over the responsibility for the annual Elementary School
                  Conference sponsored by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.

             Dr. Sara Simmons (Education) recently had a manuscript, “NC TEACH and
NC TEACH OnLine: Viable Alternative Routes to Teaching in North Carolina,” published in



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Action in Teacher Education in a themed issue on alternative certification. The journal, the
official refereed publication of the Association of Teacher Educators, focuses on policy, practice,
and research in the field of education and serves as a forum for the exchange of information and
ideas related to the improvement of teacher education.

                 Drs. Jane Huffman (Education) and Sara Simmons were co-presenters for a
                 session, entitled “Quality Counts: The UNCP teacher candidate assessment
                 system,” at the 23rd annual North Carolina Teacher Education Forum held in
                 Raleigh, N.C., on September 29 - 30. Dr. Simmons served as co-chair of the
                 Forum Planning Committee. The forum was attended by approximately 230
                 educators from around the state. Guest speakers included Superior Court
                 Judge Howard Manning, Jr., who presides over the Leandro school finance
                 case, and Dr. June Atkinson, who took office as the state superintendent of the
Department of Public Instruction in August.

Dr. Sara Simmons recently led two workshops on writing portfolio entries for candidates seeking
certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. One workshop, held on
September 24, was provided as part of UNCP’s National Board Support Program, which is
sponsored by the Office of University-School Programs under the direction of Pam Carroll. The
second workshop, on October 8, was sponsored by Moore County Schools as part of a new
program to support candidates from that school system

Drs. Sara Simmons and Jane Huffman were co-presenters for a session, entitled “Teaching for
IMPACT: How to Design Powerful Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction,” at the 2nd annual
Elementary School Conference held in Durham, N.C., on October 10-11. The conference was
attended by more than 850 North Carolina educators.

Stephenson's ‘Possum’ wins poetry award
                   Dr. Shelby Stephenson's (English) collection of poems entitled, “Possum”
                   (Bright Hill Press, $6 paperback), won the Brockman-Campbell Award. It was
                   presented in Southern Pines, N.C.

                   The North Carolina Poetry Society awards the prize annually for the best book
                   of poems by a North Carolinian in the preceding year. Here is a question and
                   answer session with the poet:

Q. Shelby, why possum-driven poems?
A. What did I have to lose? The possum is a lowly character, and I wondered if I could make him
a serious character. He's maligned, and there are always road-kill jokes. I grew up with possum,
hunted possum, and my father would bake the possum with Winesap apples. A lot of stuff in
“Possum” comes right out of my experience.

Q. Your Possum reminds me of humankind. He dreams a lot, sets his sights on a perfect
persimmon.




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A. But life keeps running him over, shooting him in the foot. I didn't intentionally make
“Possum” symbolic or allegorical. But Possum is the human predicament, surviving against the
greatest odds. Possum is part of the natural state of things, and so are we.

Q. The poet Lee Upton selected "Possum" from among 19 entries and called it an "unforgettable
collection, obsessive, original and unrelenting." She also said, "Nothing about this cleverly
inventive poetry ever plays dead." Did you have fun writing it?
A. I got so involved with the possum -- he's North America's only domestic marsupial and has
opposable thumbs -- there were times when I was writing that I felt I was not wearing my
clothes, not even wearing my body.

Q. I love the rollicking rhythm of "Possum," and one of my favorite poems is "Possum Learns
Playing Dead's a Dead End." The poem closes: "Where tires crossed the spot of Playing Dead /
He had a virtual coffin / Where tires kept rolling over the stain where Playing Dead had been /
He felt pavement / No one remembered." Does one have to play dead to write poetry, a genre
few read and fewer still remember?
A. I think one has to do it. And recognition? I salute Emily Dickinson, who had no recognition
in her lifetime. I just have to do it. I feel better when I do.

Q. What about writing poetry makes you feel better?
A. It’s the most beautiful therapy in the world to try to give some shape to feelings and put some
art to it. And it doesn't have to be turned-wrong-side-out confessional either.

Q. How is a poet like a possum?
A. The poet goes out into the dark and into the wilderness and onto the big highway and into the
woods and stays there. The possum is a possum everywhere, and the poet is a poet everywhere,
even when the person of the poet physically comes back home. And sometimes the poet, like the
possum, rolls over and says, “I can't take it anymore.”

UNCP turns out for Chevy to Levee

The University community turned out in force for the October 9 Chevy the Levee road race in
Lumberton. Here are the winning results:

5K RACE:
Male overall winner - Michael Jimenez (UNCP grad) Fayetteville, N.C.; 16:33
Females, ages 26 - 30 - first place, Torrey Warriax (student); 29:56
Males, ages 26 - 30 – first place, Paul Powers (UNCP grad), Garner, N.C.; 19:09
Females, ages 31 - 35 - third place, Tina Jenkin (student) Lumberton, N.C.; 33:16
Males, ages 31 - 35 – second place, Jeff Bolles (Phys. Education) Lumberton, N.C.; 25:39;
              - third place, Keats Ellis (Bookstore) Bladenboro, N.C.; 31:11
Males, ages 46 - 50 – second place, John Haskins (Athletics) Lumberton, N.C.; 24:11
Males, ages 51 - 55 – second place, Dan Kenney (Athletics) Lumberton, N.C.; 32:08

5 MILE ROAD RACE:
Female overall – third place, Sonia Tinsley (Phys. Education) Lumberton, N.C.; 41:10


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Males, ages 40 - 44 – second place, Eric Dent (Business) Lumberton, N.C.; 47:33
Females, ages 55 - 59 – first place, Marion Thompson (English) Lumberton, N.C.; 48:02


Birthdays, October 16 – 31
William Barber
Sharon Bien
Sharon Campbell
William Clifton
Anthony Curtis
Brenda Deese
Dinna Edgell
Lee Hafer
Margaret Houston
Billie Jo Hunt
Willie Hunt Jr.
Steven Jones
John Labadie
Robin Langley
Judith Lee
Xin Li
Tulla Lightfoot
Bobby D. Locklear Jr.
Margaret Locklear
Pamela Locklear
Wayne K. Locklear
Ken Oxendine
Melissa Oxendine
Kevin Pait
P. Lee Phillips
Warren Sampson
Michael Schaeffer
Gary Tremblay

Deaths
Jimmy Ray Hunt, husband of Terry Hunt (Housekeeping), died over the weekend of October 8 –
9.

Births
Sherlene B. Chavis (Police and Public Safety) is the proud grandparent of a baby girl born Oct.
3, 2005. The baby weighed 8 lbs., 1 oz., and mother and child are doing great.

Congratulations to Willie Scott (Physical Plant) and Bobbie A. Scott (Academic Affairs) on the
birth of their granddaughter Kayleigh Erica Deese. Kayleigh was born September 20 at 5:11 p.m.
She weighed 6 lbs., 14 oz.



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New Hires
Tammy Britt - Accounting Technician, Controller’s Office
Larry Blue - Computer Training Specialist, Human Resources
Paula Cummings - Personnel Technician, Human Resources
Grant Florita - Police Officer, University Police Office
Robert Wolf - Instructor Librarian, Library

Free flu shots are available

In an effort to protect state employees from the winter flu season, our partner in health care Blue
Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) is offering free flu shots to members and
participating dependents.

For more information about free flu shots you may log on to the following Web site:
http://statehealthplan.state.nc.us/news/09.03.05_flushot.html.


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