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Volume 24, Number 16                                                               GREENVILLE, NC                                                                   June 28, 2002


Archaeology Uncovers ‘Time Capsule’ in the Sand
       By George Threewitts



A
         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
time.
       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.

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                      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 holsterj@mail.ecu.edu. 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.


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                            Publications
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.

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                                                             Campus Calenda r
                 JULY

TUESDAY                                     2
Legally Blonde, Hendrix Theatre, 7:30
p.m.
WEDNESDAY                                   3
Legally Blonde, Aqua Theatre, SRC Pool,
9 p.m.
THURSDAY                                    4
Independence Day
State holiday (no classes)
MONDAY                                      8
Vanilla Sky, Aqua Theatre, SRC, 9 p.m.
TUESDAY                                     9
Practical Exercises in Self-Defense, Stu-
dent Health Center, 10 a.m. – noon.
Vanilla Sky, Hendrix Theatre, 7:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY                               10
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)
THURSDAY                                11
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.
                                                                                              7:30 p.m.
  Joyner Library’s North Carolina Col-
                                                America’s Sweethearts , Hendrix, 7:30
  lection-history and development of                                                          TUESDAY                              30
                                                p.m.
  the Collection (through the summer).
                                                                                              The Glass House, Hendrix Theatre, 7:30
                                                                                                                                                Dutch Luncheon
                                                FRIDAY                                  19
  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.

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                               On Campus
                                                                                                        Upcoming Events
                                                                                                                                        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
                                                                                                                                             Rock Climbing
                                                                                         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
                                                                                                                                                Self-Defense
                                                                                         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           davisl@mail.ecu.edu 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 thackett@mac.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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