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Volume 24, Number 16 GREENVILLE, NC June 28, 2002
Archaeology Uncovers ‘Time Capsule’ in the Sand
By George Threewitts
n archaeology site near the Tar
River in Pitt County has turned up
evidence of human occupation
going back more than 11,000 years and
the dates could be pushed back even
further as an archaeology team from East
Carolina University continues its work.
“The site contains the prehistory of
the coastal plain in a nutshell,” said Dr.
Randolph Daniel Jr., an ECU archaeolo-
gist, in describing a location on Barber
Creek where numerous settlements of
Native Americans lived.
Daniel calls the site, just east of
Greenville, a “giant sand time capsule.”
He says the stratified layers of mostly
sand covered by topsoil serve as a
measuring stick to show a series of
occupations over time.
So far, the artifacts and other
materials found at the site have been dated
to the early Archaic Period of 11,000
years ago and continuing forward through
the Woodlands Period that began about
3,000 years ago. As the archaeologists
dig deeper, the remains of human life at
the location could extend further back in
Another unusual aspect of the site is LABOR INTENSIVE - Digging into a sand dune for relics from shovel-loads of sifted sand at the Barber Creek Site
that its location was once a fairly large from coastal North Carolina’s prehistoric past can be hot near Greenville go back more than 11,000 years. The site is
sand dune. It’s nothing compared to work, but members of a Summer Archaeology Field School being called the “oldest radiocarbon dated component
Jockey’s Ridge, the famed dune on the team don’t seem to mind. The artifacts that they are retrieving (archaeological site) in the state.” (Photo by Marc Kawanishi)
Outer Banks, but it’s a dune none the less,
built over eons of time by blowing sand.
With a sand dune that is gradually old as 9,000 years. of charcoal, chips of bone and bits of the flakes of stone removed to sharpen the
expanding in size, the oldest materials are This summer, the team has carefully hickory nutshells. The Barber Creek site edges of the stone tools include rocks
found at the deepest levels. Thousands of scraped to a depth of more than three feet is particularly beneficial to archaeologists from the coastal plain region as well as
years of human occupation can be stacked into the earth. because these materials are found in from the Piedmont sections.
on top in measurable layers. “We have materials that date back to layers combined with stone tools and A scraper found in one pit may have
Daniel is leading a summer field 11,220 years,” said Daniel. pottery that early people used with their come from as far away as Morrow
school of ECU students in conducting “To the best of my knowledge, this campfires and food items. Mountain near Albemarle in Stanly
work. The initial efforts to investigate the is the oldest radiocarbon dated component Among the artifacts found at the site County.
site began two years ago when a team led (archaeological site) in the state,” he said. are pieces of pottery and stone tools such “It indicates that there was move-
by Daniel dug square and rectangular pits Radiocarbon dating (Carbon 14) is as hammers, scrapers and projectile
into the sand and uncovered materials as done with organic materials such as pieces points. Some of the stone implements and continued on page 3
Vice Chancellor Finalists Complete Campus Visits
By John Durham affairs at the Tennessee Board of Regents; feedback from individuals across the Medicine.
Dr. Robert J. Thompson, interim vice campus and will prepare a list of accept- All three were in Greenville for
Campus visits by finalists for two chancellor for academic affairs at ECU; able candidates for Chancellor William V. campus interviews and presentations the
vice chancellor positions were completed and Dr. William Swart, dean of the Muse’s consideration. week of June 24. Dr. Phyllis Horns,
this week, and the search committees are College of Engineering and Technology at Finalists for vice chancellor for interim vice chancellor for health sci-
finishing their work. Old Dominion University. health sciences are Dr. Michael J. Lewis, ences, chairs the search committee that
Candidates for the position of All the candidates were on campus vice chancellor for health sciences, West will report to Muse. In addition, Muse is
provost and vice chancellor for academic for at least two days meeting with Virginia Higher Education Policy Com- conducting the search for the new vice
affairs are Dr. Fred J. Maryanski, vice individuals and groups, and all gave a mission; Dr. Michael G. Kienzle, profes- chancellor for institutional advancement.
chancellor for academic administration at public presentation open to all members sor in the Department of Internal Medi- Two candidates have made visits: Dr.
the University of Connecticut; Dr. Greg of the ECU community. cine, University of Iowa College of William E. Shelton, former president of
Weisenstein, dean of the College of The search committee, chaired by Medicine; and Dr. James H. Scully Jr., Eastern Michigan University, and Sandra
Education, Health and Human Develop- Dr. Thomas Feldbush, vice chancellor for professor and chair of the Department of K. Waterkotte, assistant vice president and
ment at Montana State University; Dr. research, economic development and Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, director of development at the University
Paula Short, vice chancellor for academic community engagement, is collecting University of South Carolina School of of Oklahoma.
East Carolina University
June 28, 2002 Pieces of Eight Page 2
News in Brief Med School Wins Silver Award
The Brody School of Medicine at years. ECU earned one of four silver
East Carolina University was the top awards, which means the school gradu-
LeClair Relinquishes Head Coaching Duties medical school among 17 schools ated a three-year average of 25 - 29.9
recognized for success in making family percent of medical students into first-year
ECU head baseball coach Keith LeClair announced on June 19 that he was stepping practice a top choice among graduating positions in family practice residency
down from the position due to health concerns. LeClair is struggling with the effects of medical students. The American Academy programs. ECU ranked first in the total
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. He will remain of Family Physicians presented the listing with 27.1 percent of its graduates
with the Athletics Department as special assistant to the Director of Athletics, Mike awards during this year’s annual meeting headed into a family medicine residency
Hamrick. During LeClair’s tenure as head coach, ECU’s baseball team earned a 212-96- of the Society of Teachers of Family program in 1999, 2000 and 2001.
1 record, participated in four consecutive NCAA Regional appearances, three Colonial Medicine April 27 - May 1 in San Gold awards are given to medical
Athletic Association championships, and one Conference USA Tournament Champion- Francisco, Calif. schools having 30 percent or more of their
ship. Last year, the Pirates advanced to the NCAA Super Regionals and finished with a The awards were created to promote medical students heading into family
No. 11 national ranking. LeClair continued to motivate the 2002 baseball team, both from the goal of having 25 percent of graduates practice. No school earned the award this
the dugout and from the inside of his van parked in right field. When the Pirates defeated in accredited U.S. medical schools enter year. Thirteen medical schools earned
Houston in the Conference USA tournament, players celebrated with a large bucket of the specialty of family practice. bronze awards for graduating a three-year
water, showering the hood and windshield of LeClair’s van. This year’s award is based upon the average of 20 to 24.9 percent of medical
The search for a new Pirates head baseball coach will begin immediately. average percentage of students entering students into first-year positions in family
family practice residency training from practice residency. ECU also earned a
the graduating classes of the last three silver award last year.
First Doctoral Graduate Returns to Campus
Ceremony Honors ACP Grads
ECU’s first doctoral graduate returned to campus in April to keynote the Annual ECU employees were honored May Smith-Registrar; Anne Suggs-Recre-
Meeting and Banquet of the ECU Chapter of the Scientific Research Society of Sigma Xi. 1 with a graduation ceremony celebrating ational Services; MikeVan Derven-
Thomas E. Curry, a former graduate student in the Department of Anatomy at the School completion of the Administrative Certifi- Facilities Services; Kimberly Wilson-
of Medicine, earned ECU’s first doctoral degree in 1983. He was inducted into Sigma Xi cation Program, a staff development and Division of Continuing Studies;
while a student at ECU. training program offered by the Depart- Housekeeping Services: Christo-
Curry is now professor and vice chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, at ment of Human Resources. pher Amyette; Jesse Daniels; Bruce
the University of Kentucky. Focusing on research conducted in Kentucky, Curry’s ad- The program features topics such as Panneton; Terry Williams; William
dress was entitled, “The Ovarian Matrix Metalloproteinase System: What, Where, Why ECU budget policies, employee leave, Yarrell;
and How?” employee relations, interviewing and Brody School of Medicine: Cathy
During the Sigma Xi business meeting, past president Ronald Newton (Biology) hiring, and salary administration. In the Alphin-Business Affairs; Denise Brigham-
passed the gavel to new president Charles Boklage (Medicine). Max Poole (Graduate Fall, Human Resources will offer the Surgery; Catherine Cahoon-Business
School) was elected to the executive committee as president-elect. Cindy Putnam-Evans Supervision Institute, a program designed Affairs; Casey Carawan-Patient Services;
(Biology) and Robert Fainter (Virtual Environment for Learning) remain on the commit- to develop effective supervisory skills. Diana Coppage-Patient Services; Caroline
tee as secretary and treasurer, respectively, for a second year. Graduates of the Administrative Dorman-IM, Pulmonary; Jo Edwards-
Certification Program were: Business Affairs; Ann Everette-Boyd-
Kerri Askew-Admin. & Finance; Psychiatric Medicine; Barbara Harris-
Ann Beckner-Nursing; Pauline Brown- Administration; Nedra Harris-Business
Brody SOM Researchers Link Mother’s Diet, Diabetes Education; Robert Cooley-Facilities Affairs; Joyce Lewis-Business Affairs;
Services; Deborah Cruz-Publications; Sandy Mooring-Billing and Reim-
Researchers at the Brody School of Medicine discovered that women who consume Melinda Doty-Allied Health; Sheryl bursement; Jackie Lynn Nichols-Endocri-
a high-fat diet or drink significant amounts of alcohol during pregnancy increase their Gardner-Student Health Services; Kim nology and Surgery; Janet Pierce-Patient
child’s risk of developing diabetes as an adult. The research team was led by Sam Higdon-Planning & Design; Angela Services; Terry Pridgen-Patient Services;
Pennington and included C.W. Elton, J. Sue Pennington, Steven Lynch and Melinda Carver. Jones-Architect Services; Carolyn Delores Reeves-Health Sciences Library;
They found that insulin resistance, a major aspect of type 2 diabetes, is much more likely McKeel-Allied Health; A. Virginia Parker- Pamela Roebuck-Business Affairs;
to develop in the adult offspring of mothers who consumed a high-fat diet or alcohol Social Work and Criminal Justice; Melody Roughton-Billing & Reimburse-
while pregnant. The research was supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse Brandy Piner-Registrar; Diane ment; Karen Sabo-Patient Services; Renee
and Alcoholism. For additional information, see www.ecu.edu/med/NewsAndEvents/ Roberson-Operations, ITCS; Betty Shafer- Safford-White-Administration & Finance;
NewsReleases/NR_PennResearch.htm. Eastern AHEC Administration; Judy and Mary Worsley-OB/GYN.
Athletics Partners with Lowe’s for Habitat for Humanity ‘Party School’ Ranking a Myth
Members of ECU’s Athletic Department joined together with employees of Lowe’s Urban Legend: A tale of McMillen said, that “Playboy has
Home Improvement Warehouse on June 19, to work on a Habitat for Humanity house contemporary folklore, that is told responded to incessant queries about
under construction in Greenville. This fall, Lowe’s is planning to donate construction and retold until it is believed without the party school rankings by offering
materials to build another Habitat home, with labor provided by ECU student-athletes. evidence. a free subscription to any student
Since its inception in 1976, Habitat for Humanity has provided more than 100,000 houses One such legend prevails at who can find his or her college listed
around the world for families in need. The joint effort was initiated earlier this year, when East Carolina University – that ECU there.”
Lowe’s of Greenville became a corporate sponsor and member of the ECU Pirate Club. was once ranked as top party school Unfortunately, the legend may
in the nation by Playboy magazine. serve to encourage alcohol and drug
It never happened. use. According to McMillan, a major
Brian McMillen (Professor of driving force for college alcohol and
Pharmacology, Brody School of drug use is the perception that
Pieces of Eight Medicine), co-chair of the Initiative everyone else is doing it. He quoted
to Reduce the Impact of Alcohol, a recent survey in which only 3.5
www.news.ecu.edu/poe/poehome.htm Drugs and Violence at ECU, tired of percent of ECU students approved
hearing the myth and decided to of frequently being drunk. Yet 50
Pieces of Eight, a newspaper for East Carolina University faculty investigate. He contacted the percent of those students believed
and staff, is issued on alternate Fridays during the academic year
by the ECU News Bureau (News & Communications Services). magazine and discovered that their colleagues found frequent
Playboy ranked the nation’s top drunkenness acceptable.
Items may be sent to the Editor via campus mail addressed to party schools only once - in January, In that survey, 25 percent of
Howard House, East Campus; delivered in person to Howard
House, corner of East Fifth Street and Rotary Avenue; or e-mailed 1987 - and not one school from ECU students reported abstinence
to email@example.com. Phone inquiries to 328-1162. North Carolina was included. from alcohol, and 33 percent said
“The myth is so prevalent they preferred social functions
Editor: Joy Manning Holster among college campuses,” without alcohol present.
East Carolina University
June 28, 2002 Pieces of Eight Page 3
Articles by Medicine faculty Joseph Garry, Chamber Works of Heitor Villa-Lobos’ Bachians
Lauren Whetstone and Susan Morrissey, Brasileiras,” in the Proceedings of the Interna-
“Progress toward Healthy People 2000: Physical tional Villa-Lobos Congress. Also by Rey for the
Activity and Weight Status in Eastern North Caro- Society for Ethnomusicology, “Intersecting Iden-
lina,” in North Carolina Medical Journal. Also, tities: A Tripartite Model of Music Subcultures
by Garry and Whetstone, “Physical Activity and Among Cuban Youth,” and “Drumming and Divi-
Exercise at Menopause,” in Clinics in Family nation: Gender Roles and Sexuality in the Toques
Practice; and by Garry, “An Approach to Muscu- of Cuban Orisha Worship.”
loskeletal Injury in the Postmenopausal Woman,”
in Athletic Therapy Today. Essay by Resa Crane Bizzaro (English), “Mak-
ing Places as Teacher-Scholars in Composition
Article by David Tait and Diane Semer (Medi- Studies: Comparing Transition Narratives,” in
cine) with co-authors, “Prognosis for Papillary College Composition and Communication.
Serous Carcinoma of the Endometrium after Sur-
gical Staging,” in the International Journal of Studies by Lida Dutkova-Cope (English) in the
Gynecological Cancer. Also critical commentar- Southwest Journal of Linguistics, “The Language
ies by Tait in Women’s Oncology Review: “Mo- of Czech Moravians in Texas: Do you know what
lecular Evidence for the Independent Origin of Párknu káru u hauza means?” and “Texas Czech:
Extra-Ovarian Papillary Serous Tumors of Low The Language of Texans who say they speak ‘a
Malignant Potential,” and “Immunological Con- different type of Czech.’” KEEPING RECORDS - Organic materials such as pieces of charcoal, chips of
solidation of Ovarian Carcinoma Recurrences with bone and bits of hickory nutshells are stored in plastic bags that are marked with
Article by Michele Turner Sharp (English), the depth and the area within the archaeological site where the items were found.
Monoclonal Anti-Idiotype Antibody ACA125: “Elegy Unto Epitaph: Print Culture and Com-
Immune Responses and Survival in Palliative Treat- These organic items may later be radiocarbon dated to determine age. (Photo
memorative Practice in Gray’s ‘Elegy Written in by Marc Kawanishi)
ment.” a Country Churchyard,’” in Papers on Language
Book, co-edited by Kenneth De Ville and Loretta and Literature.
Kopelman (Medicine), Physician Assisted Sui-
cide: What Are the Issues? Articles included in the
book are: by De Ville, “Physician-Assisted Sui-
Article by Jim Holte (English), “Blade: A Return
to Revulsion,” in The Journal of Dracula Studies. ‘Time Capsule’ in the Sand
Also, The Fantastic Vampire: Studies in the Chil-
cide and the States: Short, Medium and Long
dren of the Night, edited by Holte and celebrating occurred on the river over time. He said
Term”; by Kopelman, “Does Physician-Assisted continued from page 1 geologists have also been studying the
the 100-year history of Bram Stoker’s Dracula,
Suicide Promote Liberty or Compassion?”; and by contains Holte’s “Resurrection in Britain: Chris- sand dune with hopes that the layers will
De Ville and Kopelman, “The Contemporary ment of people during these periods,” said provide more insight about such things as
topher Lee and the Hammer Draculas.”
Debate Over Physician Assisted Suicide.” the frequency of major flooding.
Daniel. He said life at Barber Creek was
Article by Sandra Warren (Education), “A Re- an intensive operation or there were Both archaeologists and geologists
Article by Lester Zeager (Economics), “The Role
view of Policy Tensions between Special Educa-
of Strategic Threats in Refugee Resettlement: The repeated visits by hunters and gatherers find the place ideal for their work because
tion and Charter Schools,” in SPEDTACS Issue
Indochinese Crisis of 1978-79,” in Rationality and from other places. it is in an area that has never been plowed
Brief No. 1. Also by Warren with co-author,
Society. The archaeological site was discov- for agriculture or used for construction.
Mentoring Induction Resource Guide, published
Article by Mario Rey (Music), “Narrative in the by the Council for Exceptional Children. ered about 25 years ago by Dr. David The archaeological materials are embed-
Phelps, a retired ECU archaeologist. The ded in layers of undisturbed earth that can
location is close to where the creek be literally measured in time.
Presentations empties into the Tar River. The property is
part of the Greenville Utilities
And so far, as the archaeologists dig
deeper into the sand time capsule on
Presentations by Telemedicine staff at the Ameri- at the Council for Exceptional Children, Teacher Commission’s Wastewater Treatment Barber Creek, the time period for Native
can Telemedicine Association 7th Annual Meet- Education Division National Conference in St. Plant. American occupation in North Carolina
ing and Exposition in Los Angeles, Calif.: by Pete Beach, Fla. Daniel said the sand dune may also slips backwards, further and further into a
David Balch as session chair, “Telemedicine in hold information useful in understanding past that can only be imagined and
Homeland Security – Part II”; by Vivian West, Presentation by Michael Vitale (Education) with floods and periods of drought that have dreamed about.
“Internet 2 for Transmission of Cineangiograms”; co-presenters, “Toward a Knowledge-Based
Framework for Teaching Science Understand-
by Scott Simmons, “Deployment of Wireless
Telemedicine Network in Eastern N.C.”; and by ing,” at the Florida Academy of Science, Barry Balch Appointed to Telehealth
University, Miami, Fla.
Lori Maiolo, “Telemedicine Training in Home-
land Security.” Presentation by Cheryl McFadden and Kermit
Homeland Security Task Force
Presentation by Lu Ann Jones (History), “The Buckner (Education), “Assistant Principals in
PCS,” at the Leadership Academy of Pitt County ECU’s David C. Balch, director of preparation and response to terrorist
Chicken Business: Southern Women and Poultry the Telemedicine Center at the Brody activity.
Production, 1900 – 1940,” at a conference on The Schools. Also by Buckner, “Mentoring and Coach-
ing Teacher Leaders,” at the National Association School of Medicine, was appointed by Initial responsibilities of the Task
Chicken: Its Biological, Social, Cultural and In-
dustrial History, From Neolitic Middens to of Secondary School Principals 86th Convention, Gov. Michael Easley as state representa- Force will include the development of an
McNuggets,” sponsored by the Program in Agrar- Atlanta, Ga. tive on a newly established Telehealth/ inventory of existing telecommunications
ian Studies at Yale University, New Haven, Conn. Presentation by Carol Brown (Education), “The Homeland Security Task Force. The group and health care resources.
Use of Technology by Teacher Education Faculty held its first meeting, May 20-21, in According to Balch, this “pilot
Presentations by English faculty Marie Farr, Ri- Washington, D.C. initiative linking existing telehealth
chard Taylor, Roberta Martin and Ellen Arnold, for Problem Solving and Higher Order Thinking,”
at the MidSouth Educational Research Associa- The Southern Governors’ Associa- systems within the state and the Southern
as participants in the roundtable discussion,
“Women and the Academic Hiring Process: A tion Annual Meeting in Little Rock, Ark. tion (SGA) created this regional Task region, may prove to be a successful
Progress Report,” at the Seventh Annual Women’s Force to improve the Southern region’s national model in which all Americans
Performance by Mark Richardson (Music) with readiness in the event of a biological or can benefit.”
Studies Conference in Valdosta, Ga. the College Music Society of the University of
New Mexico, Santa Fe.
chemical terrorist attack. Led by Gov. The SGA is an association of
Presentation by English faculty at the Conference Don Sundquist of Tennessee, the SGA governors from approximately 16 south-
on College Composition and Communication in Performances by Britton Theurer (Music): at the intends to develop a seamless communica- ern states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin
Chicago, Ill.: by Laura Micciche, “Emotional International Trumpet Guild; at Centre College in tion network for communities across the Islands. Established in 1934, the associa-
Subjects for Composition,” as part of a panel Danville, Ky.; and as principal trumpet for the
entitled Professional Life, Emotion and Rhetorical South, providing access to leading experts tion represents the common interests of
Eastern Symphony Orchestra’s Ballet, “The Nut- that can help communities in both southern states’ chief executives and
Agency; by Patrick Bizzaro, “Writing Program cracker.” Theurer offered a national premiere of
Administrator as Problem Solver: An Overview of offers a regional forum to shape policy
a new commission, “Ryoko,” at the National Asso-
Our Times”; and by Resa Crane Bizzaro, “WPA ciation of College Wind and Percussion Instruc-
and solve state and regional problems.
as Agent of Decentralization: Moving the Writing Membership includes governors
Center from the English Department to Academic
tors in Nashville, Tenn. In Memoriam from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida,
Affairs.” As a featured conference speaker, Resa Performance by Mary Burroughs (Music) for the Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland,
Bizarro presented, “Composition Pedagogy in Opera Company of North Carolina’s production of Sherrill C. Hiott, father of Dorothy
H. Muller (Undergraduate Studies), Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina,
Native American Colleges: Connecting the Past to Verdi’s “La Traviata,” and as guest horn recitalist Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee,
the Present.” at the Southeast Horn Workshop at Appalachian died May 27.
Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.
State University in Boone. Mattie Frances Langley (formerly
Presentation by Sarah Williams (Education), Additional information on the SGA and
“Portfolio Development Reflections: Transforma- Performance by Perry Smith (Music) as tenor Jones Cafeteria) died May 8. the Task Force is available at www.south-
tion of a Preservice Teacher Education Program,” soloist in a choral concert at Duke University. erngovernors.org.
East Carolina University
June 28, 2002 Pieces of Eight Page 4
Campus Calenda r
Legally Blonde, Hendrix Theatre, 7:30
Legally Blonde, Aqua Theatre, SRC Pool,
State holiday (no classes)
Vanilla Sky, Aqua Theatre, SRC, 9 p.m.
Practical Exercises in Self-Defense, Stu-
dent Health Center, 10 a.m. – noon.
Vanilla Sky, Hendrix Theatre, 7:30 p.m.
Practical Exercises in Self-Defense, Stu-
NOT SO LAZY DAYS OF SUMMER: Children of all ages Summer Band Camp conducted by the School of Music.
dent Health Center, 10 a.m. – noon. are enjoying a variety of camps at ECU this summer, with The camp included private lessons, small ensembles and
Vanilla Sky, Aqua Theatre, SRC, 9 p.m. topics ranging from basketball and soccer to classical guitar, masterclasses, and featured four concert bands with a full
art or theatre. Above, a visiting musician practices during camp concert on June 21. (Photo by Marc Kawanishi)
Vanilla Sky, Hendrix Theatre, 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY 13 WEDNESDAY 24 AUGUST
Eastern AHEC program for people with America’s Sweethearts, Aqua Theatre,
Exhibitions diabetes, Hilton Inn, Greenville. Registra- SRC, 9 p.m. THURSDAY 1
tion begins at 8:15 a.m., program begins
at 9 a.m. THURSDAY 25 The Glass House, Hendrix , 7:30 p.m.
The Chair Show , Gray Gallery,
(through Sept. 21). America’s Sweethearts, Hendrix Theatre,
TUESDAY 16 Second Summer session classes end.
Joyner Library’s North Carolina Col-
America’s Sweethearts , Hendrix, 7:30
lection-history and development of TUESDAY 30
the Collection (through the summer).
The Glass House, Hendrix Theatre, 7:30
ECU School of Art graduate students’ p.m.
exhibition, the Office of the President Summer Salsa Dance, Willis Bldg., 7:30 ECU Retired Faculty will not meet
Exhibition, UNC General Administra- p.m. – 11 p.m., Sponsored by ECU Folk WEDNESDAY 31 for the monthly Dutch Luncheon in
tion Building (through Sept. 30). and Country Dancers and Folk Arts Soci- The Glass House, Aqua Theatre, SRC, 9 July. Meetings will resume Aug. 1.
ety of Greenville. p.m.
In the Spotlight SEANC Ralliers
Appointments/Elections Trenton G. Davis (Environmental
Health Sciences and Safety) on WNCT-
Teresa Conner-Kerr (Allied TV regarding the health impact of
Health) was appointed to the program elevated ozone levels, June 14.
planning committee for the Symposium Donald Hoffman (Medicine) on
on Advanced Wound Care and Medical WITN-TV, on fire ant stings and allergies
Research Forum (SAWC) to be held in to them, June 17.
Las Vegas next year.
Laureen Tedesco (English) was
elected to the Article Awards Committee Service, Honors and
of the Children’s Literature Association. Professional Activities
NewsMakers Lathan Turner (Intercultural
Student Affairs) was the guest speaker for
Vincent Sorrell (Medicine) on the 8th grade graduation ceremony at
WITN-TV and WCTI-TV, June 3, and in Pamlico County Middle School, May 24.
The Daily Reflector, June 4, discussing Lt. D.J. Gregory was selected as
the Cardiovascular Imaging Center Open the ECU Police Department’s Spotlighted
House. Employee for the quarter. Shirley
Charlie Sang, Jon Moran and Johnson was named Dowdy Student Approximately 25 state employees, including 14 from ECU, traveled to
Glyn Young (Medicine) on WNCT-TV, Stores’ Spotlighted Employee for the Raleigh on June 12 for the State Employees Association of North Carolina
WITN-TV and WCTI-TV, June 7, and in quarter. (SEANC) Legislative Rally, held in downtown Raleigh. Six ECU employees
The Daily Reflector, June 8, on the Department of Sociology 2002 spoke with state legislators Edith Warren, Joe Tolson and Gene Rogers
Samaritan’s Purse Children’s Heart about crucial issues. The large crowd of employees from across the state
Teaching Excellence Award recipients heard speeches from SEANC officers, then marched around and into the
Project. were: lower division award, Rebecca Legislative Building. The goal of the Rally was to draw legislators’ attentions
Nettie Evans (Medicine) on WCTI- Carter and Kevin Ousley; upper division to important state employee issues, including the ongoing budget crisis
TV, WNCT-TV and WITN-TV, discussing award, Rebecca Carter and Christa and its effect on pay and benefits. (Photo by William Dawson, Chemistry)
the Heath Careers Institute, June 7. Reiser.
East Carolina University
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and $400 for non-members. Registration
Positive Changes and a $100 deposit is required by July 25.
in Diabetes Care For additional information, contact Gus
Hemmer at 328-6387.
A community program for people
with diabetes and their families will be
held at the Greenville Hilton, July 13. The
program is designed to empower people
with diabetes to make positive changes in The Adventure Program in the
their diabetes care and to motivate them to Department of Recreational Services is
be their own diabetes team leader. offering a rock-climbing excursion July
The day-long program will provide 20, to Pilot Mountain. Register by July 12.
featured speakers in the morning, fol- Cost is $40 for SRC members and $50 for
lowed by lunch and breakout sessions in non-members. For additional information,
the afternoon. see www.recserv.ecu.edu/adventure/
Hands-on components will include tripscamp.cfm.
eye and foot exams, and diabetes experts
will be on site to answer questions.
Diabetes product companies will display
their wares. A $20 registration fee covers Workshops
the cost of lunch and breaks.
Registration begins at 8:15; the The ECU Police Department is
program starts at 9 a.m. Pre-registration is offering free Self-Defense Workshops for
required by July 1. To register, contact all ECU students, faculty and staff.
Eastern AHEC, PO Box 7224, Greenville, Sessions will include practical exercises
NC 27835-7224. For additional informa- in self-defense, hands-on participation,
tion, contact Nancy Leggett-Frazier and information on safety, crime preven-
(Medicine) at 816-3038. tion and self-awareness.
The first class was held June 25.
More classes are scheduled for July 9 and
Wilderness First July 10, from 10 a.m. to noon at the
Responder Class Student Health Center.
Additional classes will be held at
A Wilderness First Responder Brody 2W-40 on July 11 from 11:30 a.m.
session, providing first aid training for to 1 p.m. and July 13 from 9 a.m. to 11
outdoor adventure professionals, will be .am.
ECU faculty and staff turned out in large numbers June 5 to celebrate Employee offered at the Student Recreation Center Workshops are free, but preregistra-
Health and Fitness day. Sponsored by Recreational Services and Human (SRC), Aug. 1 – 9. Classroom sessions tion is required. Contact Lt. LaFrance
Resources, the event included a one- and two-mile fitness walk, massages, free will be held at the Center, with practical Davis at 816-2246, or by e-mail at
blood pressure screenings, and information on fitness and Student Recreation
Center membership. Above, Rebecca Allen, group fitness instructor, leads the exercises conducted at the challenge firstname.lastname@example.org for additional
group in warm-ups. (Photo by Marc Kawanishi) course. Cost is $350 for SRC members information.
ECU Macintosh User Group Cranks Up with 100 Members
ECU’s new Macintosh Users Group overview of the MUG; “Buying Macs:
(ECU-MUG) held its first meeting May Student Store vs. Apple Retail Stores vs.
29, with featured speakers Fred Brackett, Buying Online”; “OS X vs. OS 9”; and
higher education representative for Apple “The State of the Mac at ECU.”
computers in North Carolina; Timm Open to all ECU faculty and staff,
Hackett, ECU campus representative for and already boasting over 100 members,
Apple computers; and Mike Dixon, ECU- the users group provides a forum for Mac
MUG faculty advisor and instructional users to learn about new technologies,
technology consultant for both the School receive technical support from expert
of Music and the School of Art. users, and collaborate with fellow Mac
The meeting served as both an users in the ECU community. Members
introductory event and an update on also have access to a website and monthly
current Apple computing technologies. newsletter.
Among the covered topics were a brief ECU-MUG meets bi-monthly, with
the next meeting scheduled for July 17, 9
a.m. – 10:30 a.m., at Joyner Library. At
this event, a videoconference will feature
Steve Jobs, Apple Computer’s Chief
Vital Records Executive Officer, and his keynote
address to the MacWorld New York 2002.
MARRIED: Jessica E. Everett, Faculty and staff interested in
daughter of Kaye Everett (Univer- joining the group should contact Timm
sity Unions) and Bill Everett Hackett at email@example.com. Member-
(Facilities Services) to Todd J. ship in the group is free. Additional
Wahler, on June 1 in Windsor. Timm Hackett, ECU representative for Apple computers, welcomes members to
information on mac user groups is the new Macintosh Users Group. The ECU group will meet bi-monthly to share in
available at www.apple.com/usergroups/. new technology and receive technical support. (Photo by Marc Kawanishi)
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