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                                                  Graduate student orientation                                                                     Last day to receive book allowance
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                                                                                                apply for spring graduation                        Last day for undergraduate students to           Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative
                                                  JANUARY 5
                                                                                                                                                   apply for spring graduation                      Celebration, Speaker: Julia Hare, Harrison
                                                  Residence halls open for continuing           Last day to add or audit a course
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Auditorium, 7 p.m., F
                                                  students, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.                       Last day to drop and receive                       JANUARY 19
                                                                                                financial credit                                   29th Annual Air Force ROTC Blue and
                                                                                                                                                   Gold Invitational Drill Competition,
                                                                                                                                                   Corbett and Moore Gyms, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., F

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                                                            Aggie RepoRt
                                                            A Biweekly Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University                                     VOL 9 • NO 10 • January 4, 2008

                                        Year in Review 2007
                                        The Aggie Report takes a look back at some of the newsmakers of the fall semester

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  1) July 9, 2007 – Former N.C. A&T First              2) Sept. 8, 2007 – BET’s “106 and             3) Oct. 2, 2007 – Former NASA astronaut            5) November 2007 – N.C. A&T                      university’s Veterans Day program.
  Lady Elizabeth Dowdy (center) is among               Park” co-host and former N.C. A&T             Charles F. Bolden Jr. prepares to present a        employees, retirees and students make            Proctor is a 1968 graduate of N.C. A&T
  the first to welcome Chancellor Stanley F.           student government president Terrence         $10,000 scholarship from the Astronaut             a difference in the State Employees              State University.
  Battle and First Lady Judith Rozie Battle to         Jenkins (center) returns to Aggieland to      Scholarship Foundation to N.C. A&T junior          Combined Campaign by giving $47,365
  Aggieland. During the Fall Convocation in            participate in the hip-hop summit, “Get       Matthew Pittman.                                   more than the university’s $120,000 goal.        7) Nov. 13, 2007 – William B. DeLauder,
  October, Chancellor Battle announced the             Your Money Right” Financial Literacy                                                             The campus campaign was led by Frankie           president emeritus of Delaware State
  establishment of the Lewis and Elizabeth             and Empowerment Tour. Hip-hop mogul           4) Oct. 22, 2007 – Civil rights activist Al        Day, Karen Guy, Mary Pardue, Doris               University and former dean of arts and sci-
  Dowdy Scholars Program – a unique                    Russell Simmons, celebrities and financial    Sharpton jumpstarts Homecoming Week                Mitchell, Gail Torres, Joyce Edwards, Sheila     ences at N.C. A&T, supports study abroad
  initiative for incoming freshmen in all              experts spoke on the importance of home       with a speech titled “Sleeping Giants in a         Whitley and James Gooch.                         experiences during an International
  majors and academic disciplines – that               ownership, credit repair, entrepreneurship,   Crumbling Society.” Sharpton challenged                                                             Education Week program at A&T.
  will offer scholarships for both in-state            auto financing and other topics on            Aggies to be active participants in the            6) Nov. 8, 2007 – Retired Maj. Gen.
  and out-of-state students based on                   personal finance. Terrence J is joined by     fight against social injustice.                    Hawthorne L. Proctor (right) converses           8) Dec. 15, 2007 – Commencement:
  academic performance.                                90.1 WNAA-FM program director D. Cherie’                                                         with Aggie ROTC cadets following the             hard work pays off.
                                                       Lofton and his BET co-host Rocsi.

More Aggieland headliners
  A&T Ranks Third in UNC Research Funding                         A&T Researcher Develops Process                              A&T Hosts the Tavis Smiley                                     Two Vice Chancellors Named
  For the third consecutive year, North Carolina                  for Allergen-Free Peanut                                     Talented Tenth HBCU Tour                                       Two vice chancellors have been appointed by the
  A&T State University is ranked third in sponsored               An agricultural researcher, Mohamed Ahmedna,                 North Carolina A&T State University was the second             chancellor to serve on North Carolina A&T State
  research funding in the University of North Carolina            has developed a simple post-harvest process to               stop for Tavis Smiley’s The Talented Tenth HBCU Tour           University’s senior cabinet: Robert Pompey Jr.,
  System, only behind perennial leaders UNC Chapel                take peanuts grown today and make them free of               Sept. 21. Influenced by the teachings of W.E.B. Du             business and finance, and Sullivan A. Welborne Jr.,
  Hill and North Carolina State. N.C. A&T finished fiscal         allergens. The new process – believed to be a first          Bois, talk show host/editor/writer Smiley targets              student affairs.
  year 2007 with $41.5 million in research funding.               for food science – could provide relief to millions of       youth for the future of black leadership and hopes to
  Major federal sponsors include the National Science             peanut allergy sufferers and be an enormous boon             inspire new leaders from five of the nation’s colleges         Barrios Receives State Employees’
  Foundation and the Departments of Defense,                      to the entire peanut industry.                               and universities.                                              Award of Excellence for Innovation
  Education, Agriculture, Commerce, and Health and                                                                                                                                            Tucked away on North Carolina A&T State
  Human Services.                                                 National Conference on Environmental                         Chancellor Announces                                           University’s farm, Teodoro “Teo” Barrios, swine unit
                                                                  Science and Technology Convenes at A&T                       New Cabinet Appointments                                       coordinator, is putting his best foot forward. For his
  Professor has Technology                                        Some of the nation’s top agencies and decision               Chancellor Stanley F. Battle has announced the                 efforts, Barrios received the 2007 State Employees’
  to Monitor Bridge Safety                                        makers in the fields of environmental science and            appointment of four special assistants who will serve          Award of Excellence for Innovation.
  A&T professor Mannur Sundaresan has developed a                 industrial technology, as well as educators and              on his senior cabinet: Dorothy C. Browne, research
  technology that possibly could have prevented the               students from across the nation, participated in             and public health; William A. Clay, development;               Two New Senior Administrators Named
  bridge collapse that occurred in Minneapolis (Aug.              the Third National Conference on Environmental               Henry L. Nichols, finance, contracts and athletics; and        Chancellor Stanley F. Battle has announced the
  1, 2007). Sundaresan’s single channel continuous                Science and Technology that was held at N.C. A&T,            Wendell F. Phillips, community outreach and special            appointment of two more senior administrators:
  sensor has the potential to detect and locate early             Sept. 12-14. The conference provided a forum to              projects.                                                      Valerie L. Green, chief general counsel and ethics
  crack growth in structures, thereby providing timely            address pollution prevention problems, solutions                                                                            and compliance officer, and Linda R. McAbee, vice
  information to prevent catastrophic failures.                   and research needs.                                                                                                         chancellor for human resources.
fACULtY & StAff notes   Chi Anyansi-Archibong, a professor
                        in the department of business
                        administration, School of Business and
                        Economics, chaired a panel session
                        titled “Faculty Involvement in Program
                        and Curricula Development in Non-
                        traditional Locations” at the Council
for International Education Exchange (CIEE) conference
that was held in Toronto, Canada, Nov. 14-17, 2007.
Anyansi-Archibong also presented a paper at the same
conference. “Developing Appropriate Business Curriculum
for Studying Abroad in a Non-Traditional Location” was
one of the papers designed for trends toward students’
experiences in developing societies.

                        Karen Guy was elected to a two-year

                                                                                Aggie BitS
                        term as president of North Carolina-
                        Association of Colleges and Teacher
                        Educators during the 2007 Fall Forum in
                        Raleigh, N.C. Guy is director of student
                        teaching, internships, partnerships                     Effective Jan. 1, Office Depot is the exclusive office supply vendor for North Carolina A&T State University. Office Depot was awarded the
                        and school services in the School of                    exclusive N.C. Term Contract 615A for this procurement category.
Education. The purpose of NC-ACTE is to provide a profes-                            The scope of this contract is limited to the following categories of office supplies and is accompanied by the percentage discount off the list
sional organization that promotes a continuous search of                        price: general office supplies (71%); toner, inkjet and fax cartridges (30%); office equipment, e.g. fax machines (10%); and limited quantity printer/
ideas and practices that are most effective in the educa-                       copier paper on order sizes less than $200 (50%).
tion of professional education personnel. It is the single                           When preparing office supply orders, catalog prices may not reflect the discounted pricing that is available to state agencies. To access these
largest body of teacher educators in the state and acts as                      prices, access the Office Depot website, customer service line, store or order online with a procurement card.
a voice for teacher education institutions in North Carolina                         The office supply contract can be located online at
in respect to strengthening and developing education and                             Open purchase orders with other office supply vendors will be valid until the funds are exhausted. Purchase requests received for office
teacher preparation. Membership is composed of all                              supplies to any vendor other than Office Depot will be returned to the department.
public and private colleges and universities in North                                Questions? Contact the Purchasing Office at (336) 334-7555.
Carolina with teacher education programs.
                                                                                Puerto Rican painter and sculptor Samuel Lind will exhibit his work in H.C. Taylor Art Gallery, Jan. 25 through March 8.

                        Karen L. Hornsby’s article, “Developing                 All undergraduate, graduate and professional students taking six or more credit hours, and all international students are required to have
                        and Assessing Undergraduate Students’                   medical insurance coverage as a condition of enrollment.
                        Moral Reasoning,” was published in the                       Students who have health insurance coverage on their own or through their parent(s)/spouse may submit proof of insurance and waive the
                        International Journal for the Scholarship               Student Health Insurance Plan, prior to the Feb. 1 deadline.
                        of Teaching and Learning (Vol. 1, No. 2).                    Access the following website to waive the coverage online: Enter the student data information along with current
                                                                                insurance information and submit. Print and keep the confirmation page as a receipt and proof of compliance with the university’s requirement.
                        The American Society of Landscape                       Adjustments will not be made after the deadline without the confirmation page or confirmation number.
                        Architects (ASLA) inducted Perry                             Students who do not appropriately waive coverage by the Feb. 1 deadline will be enrolled in the University Student Health Insurance Plan.
                        Howard, FASLA, as the 60th president                    The Sebastian Health Center staff is available to assist with questions regarding the waiver, enrollment process and plan benefits. Call Sebastian
                        of the 18,000 member Society during                     Health Center, (336) 334-7880, or send an email to for further assistance.
                        the 2007 Annual Meeting and EXPO in
                                                                                The 29th Annual Air Force ROTC Blue and Gold Invitational Drill Competition will be held in Corbett and Moore gymnasiums,
                        San Francisco. Since 1989, Howard has
                                                                                Jan. 19, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
                        served as program coordinator for the
                                                                                     This event gives high school Junior ROTC cadets the opportunity to demonstrate their talents in drill and discipline. Approximately
landscape architecture department at N.C. A&T. He has a
                                                                                23 schools from North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland will be represented at this year’s meet.
long history of service with ASLA, serving as secretary of
                                                                                     Coordinated by the cadets of AFROTC Detachment 605 – and their biggest fundraiser of the year – this meet also provides high school
the Florida chapter and national trustee and most recently
                                                                                students the opportunity to learn more about the Air Force ROTC program at North Carolina A&T. This event is free and open to the public.
president of the North Carolina chapter.

Ioney James, an associate professor in the curriculum
and instruction department, participated in the Oxford
                                                                                hare to Speak at MLK Celebration
Roundtable Conference in Oxford, England. She presented
                                                                                Author, motivational speaker and educational psychologist                     How to Find and Keep a BMW (Black Man Working).
a paper titled “Questioning and Informational Texts:
                                                                                Julia Hare will be the keynote speaker at North Carolina A&T                       Julia Hare’s written work has been featured in magazines and
Scaffolding Students’ Comprehension of the Content Areas.
                                                                                State University’s annual MLK Commemorative Celebration,                      newspapers including The New York Times, The Washington Post
                        Perry V. Mack, professor of biology
                                                                                Thursday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. in Harrison Auditorium.                          and The Miami Herald.
                        and health professions advisor, recently
                                                                                      Hare, along with her husband Nathan Hare, formed The                         The Tulsa, Okla., native has a Ph.D. in education from
                        attended an international Premedical
                                                                                Black Think Tank located in San Francisco. Their consulting firm              California Coast University. She is the recipient of numerous
                        Advisors Conference in Guadalajara,
                                                                                focuses on issues affecting the black family.                                 honors and awards such as The Carter G. Woodson Education
                        Mexico. The conference was sponsored
                                                                                      The Hares co-authored The Endangered Black Family, Bringing             Award, The Abe Lincoln Award for Outstanding Broadcasting,
                        by the Universidad Autonoma de
                                                                                the Black Boy to Manhood: The Passage and The Miseducation of the             and the Association of Black Social Workers’ Harambee Award.
                        Guadalajara School of Medicine.
                                                                                Black Child: Crisis in Black Sexual Politics. Her most recent book is

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