After a combined 70 years of service, two premier pilots choose to
l e a v e t h e c o c k p i t
FLYING FOR A HIGHER PURPOSE
The same could be said for Fearing and Benson. They will finish their
careers at the end of the year – and until that day will continue to fly
with the same enthusiasm and enjoyment they found here more than
three decades ago.
Non-recu rring s tate funding to be
r e d u c e d 4 p e r c e n t
With Massey Award, good
on Gloria Fortune
Housekeeper Gloria Fortune, winner of a 2008 C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Award, stands in front of Dey
Hall, the building that she has helped to clean for nearly 19 years.
JOY OF COOKING
THE PEOPLE SERVED
FAITH IN PEOPLE
CREATING A BOND
Michael Goy surveys the pantry shelves at the homeless shelter
for men in downtown Chapel Hill. He heads a cooking team that for
the past 16 years has prepared meals each month at the shelter.
WHEN LESS IS MORE
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Note to ghoulies and ghosties from Brian Curran, Chapel Hill chief of police: ‘Find
Last year, for the first time, some money was earmarked to improve
student advising. Gray-Little suggested that a smaller amount be
devoted to student advising during the next few years in order to pay
for the additional staff that will be needed for some of the new
C I VI C DU TY Chancellor Holden Thorp casts his ballot last Friday at the Morehea d Building on campus, one of
the early-voting sites in Orange County.
S O AP B O XES A N D TRE E S TU MP S
A man from Burlington votes in the presidential election of 1956 that featured a rematch between incumbent Dwight
Eisenhower and Adlai Stevenson. The photo is one of 250 pieces from the North Carolina Collection Gallery’s exhibit
on display in Wilson Library through Jan. 31, 2009, “Soapboxes and Tree Stumps: Political Campaigning in North
Carolina.” The show focuses on the period from 1890 to 1990. See library.unc.edu/ncc/gallery.html.
University awards honor
Excellence in Management Awards
Chancellor Holden Thorp (center, first row) and Dwayne Pinkney (center, third row) assistant vice chancellor for
finance and administration, presented Chancellor's Awards and Excel lence in
Management Awards Oct. 10. Pictured are: (first row, from left) Karen Moon, Thorp, Kimberly Walker -Barnhardt;
(second row) Bonita Summers, Katrina Coble; (third row) Ed Phillips, Pinkney, Robert Connolly. Not pictured: Todd
A J OB W ELL D ON E Dawn Ray, who works in the McLendon Clinical Laboratories administrative office, received
the 2008 Margaret O. Gulley Award for Secretarial Excellence
in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Oct. 27.
Why is this happening now?
What has Human Resources done to alert employees to this pending change?
How did employees react at those meetings?
Why is the number of vendors being reduced from seven to two?
How did the selection process work?
Has the reduction in vendor choices been a major complaint? And is it a bad idea
to limit employees’ investment choices?
How can you have as many choices with two vendors as with seven?
What tier would someone choose if they don’t want to make investment choices
What about someone who wants to have more control over
What about Tier III and Tier IV?
What if I want to maintain my relationship with an independent investment adviser
from another company who charges fees?
What should employees with 403(b) accounts do now?
Will an employee with any of these
discontinued vendors have to transfer their funds to either Fidelity or TIAA -CREF?
RE S O URCE S B RIE FS
WINTER BLOOD DRIVE
BENEFITS ENROLLMENT DEADLINE
MA S C O T L O VE Sheila Meadows gets a hug from Rameses at the annual Employee Appreciation Fair O ct. 16.
Carolina employees gathered in the Pit on the sunny fall day to take part in the annual event, which included live
music, food, games and other entertainment.
For nearly two years now, Diane Adamson, far right and bottom right, has served as a USO volunteer at Raleigh -
Durham International Airport on the first and third Sundays of each month.
LOOKING OUT FOR OTHERS
A SENSE OF GRATITUDE
And she prays that day will come soon.
STONE CENTER LECTURE SET FOR OCT. 30
LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL
‘TRUMBO’ MOVIE PRODUCER SPEAKS
THE PROCESS SERIES
TALK EXAMINES EFFECT OF JIM CROW ON CHILDREN
AWARD DEADLINE TO WATCH
UHLMAN SEMINAR EXAMINES
‘CE-YO’ STIRS IT UP
FREE AIDS TESTS
5K RUN HONORS EVE CARSON
MULTICULTURAL FAIR SET FOR OCT. 31
LUNG CANCER SUBJECT OF SYMPOSIUM
HIGHLIGHTING SURVIVAL, HUMAN
DIGNITY DURING WAR
CELEBRATE 6 MILLION BOOKS
FOCUS IS ON EATING DISORDERS NOV. 8
The conference, “From DNA to the Dinner Table: Couples and Families
in the Treatment of Eating Disorders,” features guest speakers covering
topics such as couple-based therapy for anorexia nervosa, involving the
family in treatment, parent training for childhood weight control,
nutrition and brain chemistry in individuals with eating disorders and
dialectical behavior therapy for eating disorders (962-2118;
GREEN DAYS Josh LeMere, left, of Coastal Geothermal, talks with Jim Ward, associate director for horticulture at
the North Carolina Botanical Garden, about the installation of piping linking the 28,500 -foot-deep geothermal wells
at the garden. Part of the garden’s new Visitor Education Center, scheduled for completion next spring, the
alternative energy program was funded by the student Renewable Energy Special Projects Committee. Tours of the
site were just one of the activities planned during Campus Sustainability Days,
Oct. 22–24, sponsored by the UNC Sustainability Office.
DISCUSSION “Intellectual Property and Copyright in Arts and Humanities.” Laura N. Gasaway, Deborah Gerhardt.
Institute for the Arts and Humanities. University Rm, Hyde. 4–6 pm. snipurl.com/4kr7h
PERFORMANCE “An Evening of John Cage and Others.” Music professor/pianist Stefan Litwin, other faculty and
students perform concert for piano and orchestra. Gerrard. 7 pm. $
READING Paul Austin reads from “Something for the Pain: One Doctor’s Account of Life and Death in the ER.” Bull’s
Head Bookshop. 3:30pm.
CONFERENCE Fourth Annual Conference on Eating Disorders: “From DNA to the Dinner Table: Couples and Families in
the Treatment of Eating Disorders.”
Eating Disorders Program. Friday Ctr.
8:30 am–4:45 pm. $ snipurl.com/4krti
LECTURE “The Memory of War and the Erasure of Iraq.” Marita Sturken, NYU. Hyde Hall. 4 pm. snipurl.com/4kovt
READING Robert Cantwell reads from
“If Beale Street Could Talk: Music, Community, Culture.” Bull’s Head Bookshop.
READING Joseph Flora reads from Reading Hemingway’s ‘Men Without Women’: Glossary and Commentary.” Bull’s
Head Bookshop. 3:30 pm.
TRADESHOW Material and Disbursement Services’ Information Technology Vendor Tradeshow. Great Hall, Union.
9 am–1 pm. Call 962-3477; e-mail email@example.com.
CONFERENCE “Global Encounters: Legacies of Exchange and Conflict, 1000–1700.” Keynote: Karen Ordahl Kupperman,
NYU; Alfred J. Andrea, U Vermont. Friday Ctr. (continues on 11/15) mems.unc.edu
LECTURE “Communal Genocide: Personal Accounts of Eastern Galicia.” Omer Bartov, Brown U. Friday Ctr. 7:30 pm.
READING Dick Vitale signs “Dick Vitale’s Fabulous 50 Players and Moments in College Basketball: From the Best Seat in
the House During My 30 Years at ESPN.” Bull’s Head Bookshop. Noon.
READING John and Dale Reed read from “Holy Smoke: The Big Book of North Carolina Barbecue.” Bull’s Head
Bookshop. 3:30 pm.
LECTURE “Folk Scare: The Resurrection of Tom Dooley.” Robert Cantwell. Ackland Art Museum. 1 pm. $
READING Betsy Greer reads from “Knitting for Good! A guide to
Creating Personal, Social and Political Change Stitch by Stitch.” Bull’s
Head Bookshop. 3:30 pm.
O R N E TTE C OLE MA N One of the great innovators in jazz, Pulitzer Prize-winning saxophonist/composer
Ornette Coleman plays a seminal role in American music. Identified with the free jazz movement of the 1960s, his
influence extends far beyond the realm of his chosen medium. He performs Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall.
Call 843-3333. Click here (snipurl.com/4lp5a) for a National Public Radio story about Coleman – and to listen to
samples of his music.