$ - Admission | F - Free | I - Attendance by Invitation Only | R - Registration Required | T - Ticket Required | W - Workshop or Conference JANUARY 4 JANUARY 7 JANUARY 11 JANUARY 21 CALeNDAR of eVeNtS New student orientation, advisement and Classes begin Late registration ends (includes tuition Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (University registration waivers) closed) Late registration begins, $ Graduate student orientation Last day to receive book allowance Last day for graduate students to JANUARY 24 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 Happy The N.C. A&T Ticket Sales Office is located in Brown Hall, corner of Laurel and Bluford streets. New Year For information, call (336) 334-7749. the 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 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 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 www.doa.state.nc.us/PandC/615a.pdf. 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: www.studentinsurance.com. 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 email@example.com 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 the Aggie RepoRt North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University ____________________ First Class Mail ____________________ N.C. 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