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Vol. 9 September 15, 2007 No. 4 On Campus WHAT’S INSIDE FOOTBALL FEVER! Distinguished professorship is named for Chancellor Emeritus Oxendine. - page 6 Book edited by Dr. Lewis on author Neal Stephenson is published. – page 9 Harmony Walk is What they said about the historic September 20. two weekends of Braves’ football - page 12 Nine busses and more than 2,000 Braves fans traveled to It’s your Davidson College to witness history Saturday, birthday! September 1, 2007, as the University played its first - page 14 football game in 56 years. Fans were not disappointed when the Braves’ second half rally against Davidson College fell short, 32-21. They waited only a week for a victory against Greensboro College, 26-20. On September 8, a crowd of 4,209 jammed into Braves Stadium, which officially holds 3,000. A publication of University & It was an auspicious start for the resurgent Pembroke Community Relations football program. Below is what was said about the historic return of football. The Brave Bulletin Page 1 September 15, 2007 Pete Shinnick (Head Football Coach): “To walk out and see that atmosphere ... the crowd was great. The band was great; the cheerleaders were great.” Matt Evans, quarterback: “To hear the crowd do that and scream like they did, it sets the tone for the future of this school. I think we proved to everyone, we’re coming to play.” Dan Kenney (Athletics): “What a great present for our student body and our students and our community and our boosters to get this win. Everything about it gives me goose bumps. It made me proud.” Jesse Oxendine, quarterback 1947-49: “I didn’t think this would happen in my lifetime. This is history right here.” Bryan Howington, senior: “There’s nothing like a college football game. It’s crazy. Who would have thought a little school for Indian teachers would have turned into this.” Jessie Dobbin, senior: “I’ve seen everything grow from the bottom up, and I am overjoyed. Football is a campus tradition.” Khary McGhee, sportswriter for The Robesonian: “Rarely are sports teams afforded such unconditional love.” Marty Spitzer (Music), director, Spirit of the Carolinas Marching Band: “As we entered the stadium on the UNCP drum line cadence and paraded down the Davidson track to our end of the stadium to ready for pre-game, that it became evident to all of us just how worthwhile everyone’s efforts to field a marching band had been!” James Bass (Alumni): “The word I kept hearing at Davidson was ‘miracle.’” Dr. Stephen Bourquin, (Math) faculty football liaison: “The long hours of practice, the endless meetings, and the countless sacrifices paid off in the first of many victories for the Braves.” Ernest T. Brown, UNCP graduate and tailgater: “We’re proud of this school, and we’ll be here all season. We’ve got a group of about 30.” Dr. Charles Jenkins (Education): “We’re having a great time. I came with a group from Scotland Memorial Hospital. It’s all been very well organized.” Jermaris Genwright, sophomore: ‘I had fun, and I saw some of the game too. It’s a good feeling.” Mac Campbell, graduate, former trustee and member of the Football Advisory Committee: “I think this is one of the most exciting days in the history of this school.” The Brave Bulletin Page 2 September 15, 2007 Bob Caton, former trustee and namesake of the Bob Caton Fieldhouse: “It is truly wonderful to see all of these people supporting UNCP and its football team. Everything has been great today.” Mike McIntyre, U.S. Congressman: “This is a great turnout and the beginning of a new era of community pride. This really does put Pembroke on center stage in Southeastern North Carolina. As I look around the stadium, I can see how football fever is creating pride in the students, alumni and the entire community. This is an exciting time for this part of North Carolina.” Pembroke Day draws large crowd to ‘town and gown’ event Pembroke Day set attendance records on September 12 for crowds and vendors at the annual day of celebration of town and gown. It was the 18th Pembroke Day, and it was again coordinated by The Division for University and Community Relations. Sodexho Food Services served a picnic- style lunch of barbecue and chicken to 2,719. Vendors, including 38 area businesses, 45 student clubs and organizations and 22 University departments were represented. The crowd was entertained by Southern Sun Indian drum group, the Spirit of the Carolinas Marching Band, directed by Marty Spitzer and Tracey Wiggins, the Pembroke Singers, directed by Dr. Gary Wright, the Concert Choir, directed by Jaeyoon Kim, and the Concert Band, directed by Dr. Tim Altman. Alexis Locklear, daughter of Marla Locklear (Athletics), performs Local beauty pageant queens and princesses also entertained a crowd estimated at 5,000. They included Miss UNCP Deidre Locklear, Miss UNCP Outstanding Teen Alexis Locklear, Miss UNCP Carolina Princess and Little Miss Lumbee Kenda Brooke Hunt, Miss UNCP Outstanding Teen Tala Locklear, Teen Miss Lumbee Joycelyn Hunt, Teen Miss Lumbee Alexis Rising and Junior Miss Lumbee Taley Anna Strickland. Vocalist Kent Hunt also performed. The Brave Bulletin Page 3 September 15, 2007 Dr. Tim Altman directed the UNCP Concert Band. All ages joined in the fun! The Brave Bulletin Page 4 September 15, 2007 Serene scene – Stephen Lowry plays base for the Concert Band in the Amphitheatre with the Water Feature as a backdrop. Dunked! - Troy Stewart takes a bath at the Health Careers Club dunking booth. The Brave Bulletin Page 5 September 15, 2007 Newest edition of online social work journal includes video The publication of the fall 2007 edition of The Journal of Social Work Values and Ethic (JSWVE) was announced by Senior Editor Dr. Stephen Marson (Social Work). JSWVE presented the three winners of our national term paper contest in the issue. They are: • first place: Amber McGuigan, Catholic University of America. • second place: Leslie Green, Simmons College. • third place: Andrea B. Bauman, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. “Social work faculty can show support for this students by reviewing their papers and acknowledging their success to other social work students,” Dr. Marson said. “In addition, these students are a positive reflection of the campuses they represent.” Also in this issue, Jerry Finn reports on his survey of JSWVE subscribers and listserv subscribers attitudes toward including videos presentations. The fall issue includes the first effort in producing a video. “In the future, we will be publishing video interviews with authors rather publishing traditional book reviews,” Dr. Marson said. “Because JSWVE is an online journal, we would like to give our subscribers an alternative to the traditional manner book reviews are represented.” Because of the nature of the fall issue, only one article is included: “Preparing BSWs for Ethical Practice: Lessons from Licensing Data” by Daley and Doughty. The next issue will be available prior to December, 2007. January 2008 is the anniversary of the 5th year of publication for the journal, which is unique in the field of social work. People Distinguished professorship named for Chancellor Emeritus Oxendine A new endowed distinguished professorship will be named for Chancellor Emeritus Joseph B. Oxendine (Physical Education). The distinguished professorship will be in the School of Education and funded by the C.D. Spangler Foundation, Inc. It will be the first of as many as five chairs at UNCP funded by the foundation which pledged The Brave Bulletin Page 6 September 15, 2007 $26.9 million to establish up to 96 professorships at the 16 UNC campuses. Spangler, who was president of UNC from 1986-97, requested that the chair be named for Dr. Oxendine, who was chancellor of UNCP from 1989-99. In a letter dated August 9 with a check for $250,000, UNC President Emeritus Spangler requested the naming. “This chair is to be named for Chancellor Emeritus Joseph B. Oxendine, who has provided time and energy in support of our University,” Spangler said. “I encourage you to see that a well- qualified professor is selected for this honor.” To read more of this article, please go to: http://www.uncp.edu/news/2007/joseph_oxendine.htm Dr. Menefee returns as Thomas Distinguished Professor Dr. Mike Menefee can be forgiven if he is experiencing déjà vu this fall. The new Thomas Family Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship was the University’s William H. Belk Distinguished Professor from 1990-94. Dr. Menefee returns to UNCP from a distinguished 13-year career at Purdue University where he was an Allen C. Peterson Faculty Fellow and a Burton D. Morgan Fellow at the Center for Entrepreneurship in the university’s Discovery Park. At UNCP, Dr. Menefee will lead several entrepreneurship programs. That too will be a familiar role because in the early 1990s, he played a role in the birth of UNCP’s Regional Center for Economic, Community and Professional Development. Dr. Menefee will help start-up the Thomas Family Center for Entrepreneurship. He will also help plan new undergraduate programs in entrepreneurship. Dr. Eric Dent (Business), dean, is pleased to have Dr. Menefee at the Center and on his faculty. “Mike Menefee is the perfect person to fill this important role for the University and region,” Dr. Dent said. “He is a top-notch scholar with tremendous expertise in entrepreneurship. The Brave Bulletin Page 7 September 15, 2007 “He is also very familiar with our region and already has a network of connections that will accelerate what the Thomas Center can do to help organizations in the region,” he said. “It’s good to be back at a place where there are so many good people, and I have so many good relationships,” Dr. Menefee said in an interview from his office at COMtech. COMtech, a business incubator in Robeson County, is also the location of UNCP’s Regional Center and the biotechnology research and training facility, which will break ground this fall. “Returning to UNCP to teach, research and work in entrepreneurship is an opportunity to do here what I did successfully at Purdue,” he said. “I’m very excited about the mission of the Thomas Entrepreneurship Center. Dr. Menefee started and directed the Purdue entrepreneurship program, located at the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship at Discover Park, which quickly grew to include more than 700 students. He also directed the Public Policy Institute as a Kettering Fellow. Awarded professor emeritus status, Dr. Menefee won several awards, including the 2007 Thomson-South-Western Outstanding Educator Award, the 2007 Federation of Business Disciplines Educator of the Year Award and the 2007 Southwest Case Research Outstanding Educator. He has an outstanding record of scholarship also. Dr. Menefee is co-author of “Human Behavior in Organizations,” which is going into its second printing. Over the years, he collaborated with several UNCP business professors on articles that were published in business journals over the past several years. “I have co-authored a number of articles with Dr. John Parnell, the current William H. Belk Distinguished Professor, and Dr. Rick Crandall, Dr. Ed Powers and Dr. Christopher Ziemnowicz, and we plan more joint projects,” Dr. Menefee said. “I am looking forward to working with the faculty.” Dr. Menefee said he is pleased to see UNCP’s growing enrollment. “A lot of good things are happening at UNCP,” he said. “This University is a well-kept secret that people are just beginning to discover. “UNCP has so much to offer in terms of small classes, great faculty and diversity,” Dr. Menefee added. “This is a University on the move today with potential for more growth and development opportunities for the region.” Dr. Menefee is familiar with the region’s economy having performed development work in several municipalities and counties. The Brave Bulletin Page 8 September 15, 2007 “This University has helped the region in many ways and is in a position to do even more with programs in entrepreneurship,” he said. “While the University raises the skill level of entrepreneurs, the Thomas Family Center will stimulate entrepreneurship through assistance to start-ups and existing small businesses. “I had a good conversation with Jim Thomas before taking this position,” Dr. Menefee said. “I appreciate his vision to help people here.” A grant from the Thomas Family Foundation launched the Entrepreneurship Center and the distinguished professorship. Thomas is a Pembroke, N.C., native who is a successful commercial real estate developer in Los Angeles. Dr. Menefee will assist the University in hiring a director for the center and an additional professor of entrepreneurship. “I’ll feel better when we are fully staffed,” he said. “When a director is on board, we will begin working with area constituencies, planning events and writing grants.” With a Bachelor of Science degree in management from Northern Illinois University, Dr. Menefee earned a Master of Science degree in civil engineering and management and a Ph.D. in administrative science from Purdue University. He has earned certificates as a financial analyst from Dunn and Bradstreet, corporate accounting, human resource management, mediation from UNCP and Bible studies and counseling from Moody Bible Institute. “Being a generalist has worked well as far as entrepreneurship is concerned,” he said. “I’m glad to be back here working in entrepreneurship.” The Thomas Family Center for Entrepreneurship may be contacted at 775-4208. English professor edited book on contemporary author A volume of essays on author Neal Stephenson edited by Dr. Jonathan Lewis (English) was published recently by Cambridge Scholars Press. “Tomorrow Through the Past: Neal Stephenson and the Project of Global Modernization” (2006) began with a seminar at the 20th Century Literature Conference at the University of Louisville, Dr. Lewis said. “I had sent out a call for papers for a conference seminar,” Dr. Lewis said. “And out of nowhere I got an email from someone in the U.K. who asked if I want to expand the project into a book.” The result is a book with an introduction by Dr. Lewis, eight essays and an interview with author Neal Stephenson. The Brave Bulletin Page 9 September 15, 2007 Dr. Lewis said Stephenson is a Seattle, Wash., based writer whose third novel, “Snow Crash,” is a landmark work of the cyberpunk genre. To read more of this article, please go to: http://www.uncp.edu/news/2007/jonathan_lewis.htm Robert Orr to lead information services at UNCP Robert L. Orr joined the University as chief information officer (CIO) and associate vice chancellor for Information Services. In his new position he will lead the Office of University Computing and Information Services (UCIS) with responsibility for campus information technology and support of teaching and learning with technology. A native of Hendersonville, N.C., Orr comes to UNCP from Western Carolina University, where he worked for 24 years and was associate CIO. He reports to Dr. Charles Harrington, provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs. “Bob comes to UNCP with an impressive administrative and technical portfolio,” Dr. Harrington said. “Over the years, he has clearly established himself as one of the most forward-thinking professionals working in higher education information technology. “He will undoubtedly be a major asset to the University and our desire to position ourselves more strategically to take advantage of emerging technologies in teaching and learning,” he said. Orr started his career in higher education as a microcomputer technician with Western Carolina. To read more of this article, please go to: http://www.uncp.edu/news/2007/robert_orr.htm Oxendine, Cummings accepted to Leadership North Carolina Teresa Oxendine (Advancement) and Dr. Robin Cummings, chair of UNCP Foundation, Inc., were accepted into Leadership North Carolina’s 2007-08 program. Class XV begins orientation October 3-5 in Boone, N.C. The class meets in five, three-day sessions with 25 separate segments. The Brave Bulletin Page 10 September 15, 2007 Admission to Leadership North Carolina is a competitive process with applicants from all over the state who have demonstrated community and professional leadership experiences. The mission of the program is to develop committed leaders for North Carolina. Participants learn about the critical issues facing the state through interaction with key leaders. “I was elated to learn I had been accepted,” Oxendine said. “I look forward to learning about issues affecting North Carolinians and about ways in which I can make a difference in my community.” A 1997 UNCP graduate, Oxendine is assistant vice chancellor for advancement and director of donor relations and former alumni director. She has a lengthy resume of community involvement that includes the Red Cross, Boys and Girls Club and the Pembroke Area Chamber of Commerce, which awarded her the Harry West Locklear President’s Award for Service in 2004. A Pinehurst, N.C., resident, Dr. Cummings is a retired cardiothoracic surgeon. He was appointed chair of the Foundation board for a three year term beginning July 1. The UNCP Foundation Board of Directors provides direction for the University’s fundraising efforts while accepting and administering the full range of private contributions. Graduates of Leadership North Carolina include Dr. Eric Dent (Business), Lorna Ricotta (Advancement), Jackie Clark (Enrollment Management), Sylvia Pate (Regional Center) and Dr. Diane Jones (Student Affairs), who was a member of the first graduating class. nt) and Dr. Diane Jones (Student Affairs), who was a member of the first graduating class. Papers by Dr. Harrington, Dr. King and Oxendine to be presented Dr. Charles Harrington (Academic Affairs) and Dr. Beverly King (Institutional Effectiveness) had their paper “The Relationship between Part-time Faculty Utilization and Student Retention: Implications for Practice” accepted for presentation at the National Symposium on Student Retention on September Harrington King Oxendine 24 - 26 in Milwaukee, Wis. Dr. Harrington and Cammie Oxendine (Business) had their paper “Regional Universities and the Entreprenurial Impertative: Could this be Boyer’s Fifth Domain?” accepted for presentation at the 25th Annual Academic Chairpersons Conference, February 2 - 5, Orlando, Fla. The Brave Bulletin Page 11 September 15, 2007 Column by Dr. Parnell published in Raleigh N&O An opinion piece written by Dr. John Parnell (Business) was published in the News & Observer, on September 10 as a “Point of View.” I was titled” Importing Problems with Chinese Goods.” It is available online: http://www.newsobserver.com/print/monday/opinion/story/698543.html. Dr. Parnell is the Belk Distinguished Professor of Management in the School of Business. Dr. Tom Ross contributed to two books Dr. Thomas Ross (Geography) contributed chapters and research to two books that were published recently. He wrote the cuisine section and an essay on “Barbecue: The State Food of North Carolina” for the Compass American Guides’ (Fodor's) “North Carolina” 4th edition by Sheila Turnage, Jim Hargan, and Thomas Ross Dr. Ross also penned two entries on Meherrin and Saponny Indians for “The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Ethnicity,” Vol. 6, University of North Carolina Press), edited by Charles Reagan Wilson, general editor, and Celeste Ray, volume editor Meherrin Indians and Saponny Indians. Dr. Zsilinsky presents paper at Queens College Dr. Laszlo Zsilinsky (Mathematics) presented a paper at Queens College in New York City in September. He was the recipient of the UNC Research. Dr. Zsilinsky also gave a presentation titled “Completeness properties of hyperspaces” at the University of Milan Biacocca in Italy on May 23, and another entitled “Baire spaces and topological games” at the Mathematical Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava, Slovakia, on June 20. The title of the talk in New York was “The Baire property of hyperspace topologies.” He was invited to give all these talks to present my results on hyperspaces. Dr. David B. Oxendine conducts diversity workshop Dr. David B. Oxendine (Education) conducted a Diversity Workshop on August 24 for the faculty and staff of Seventy-First High School in Fayetteville, N.C. The 3½-hour workshop focused on prejudice, discrimination, stereotypes and the diversity of cultures that may be found in our classrooms. Dr. Oxendine announced at the beginning of his presentation that “this is a topic that some people find sensitive and that this venue is exactly the type where these discussions should be openly brought forth.” The Brave Bulletin Page 12 September 15, 2007 Dr. Oxendine said that every time he conducts this type of workshop, “it is very interesting to see how some ethnic groups are more open to naming stereotypes they are familiar with and how other ethnic groups are reluctant to openly voice stereotypes about other ethnic groups different than themselves.” “Once folks understand that in this particular environment that it is alright to voice these stereotypes, individuals become more comfortable openly discussing these topics,” he added. There were more than 150 faculty and staff in attendance, and Dr. Oxendine was rewarded with a school t-shirt because he was wearing a shirt displaying one of the school’s rival colors. Author Lisa Huggins Oxendine at the Bookstore On Wednesday, October 10, the Bookstore will host guest author and Professor Lisa Huggins Oxendine (School of Education). Oxendine will speak on her book, “Pink Begonia Sisterhood Caribbean Retreat,” during the store’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month promotion. The program is 10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. in the Bookstore. “The Pink Begonia Sister's Caribbean Retreat” was the first in a planned series of books about three fictional Native American women from Southeastern North Carolina. Breast cancer sets them on a continuum of personal and spiritual growth intended to encourage readers to “aspire, succeed, interject, and live-all by the grace of God.” During the program we will have information on hand concerning Breast Cancer and Cancer Awareness. At the close of the event, we will have a book signing by the author and opportunity for people to purchase “Pink Begonia Sisterhood Caribbean Retreat.” History professor speaks at Sequoyah Convention Dr. Rose Stremlau (History) was a speaker at the State of Sequoyah Convention, which is hosted by the Cherokee Nation during their 2007 National Holiday. She shared research on the history of Cherokee political leadership. The Brave Bulletin Page 13 September 15, 2007 Dr. Stremlau teaches American Indian history courses among others. Regional Center director completes economic development course Sylvia Pate (Regional Center recently completed the UNC School of Government’s 35th Annual Basic Economic Development Course. The course which is accredited by the International Economic Development Council was held on August 6 – 9 in Chapel Hill, N.C. The course included sessions on trends in economic development, strategic planning, research and analysis, marketing communities, the site selection process, business retention and expansion, financing economic development projects, real estate development and reuse, entrepreneurship and business creation, workforce development, community development and managing economic development organizations. Pate said it was most informative to hear about the new strategies and techniques in economic development. The course can lead to becoming a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) through the International Economic Development Council exemplifying a commitment to personal and professional growth in the field of economic development and is a national recognition denoting mastery of principal skills, positioning the best of professionals in the economic development practice. Dr. Farley attends meeting in Panama Dr. Martin Farley attended the 40th annual meeting of AASP, the Palynology Society, at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama from September 8 - 12. The society is an international group with more than 500 individual members. Activities of the meeting included scientific presentations and a fieldtrip to the Smithsonian’s ecological reserve on Barro Colorado Island in the Panama Canal. Dr. Farley coordinated the judging of student posters and oral presentations as part of his activities as Chair of AASP’s awards committee. Friends of the Library presents Nina Marie Martinez The Friends of the Library and the Office of Multicultural and Minority Affairs will present Author Nina Marie Martinez, author of “Caramba!: A Tale Told in Turns of the Cards,” in a free program and reception at 7 p.m., September 25, in the Mary Livermore Library. Nina Marie Martínez was born in San José, Calif., to a first generation Mexican-American father, and an American mother of Germanic descent. A high school dropout, she possesses a Bachelors degree in literature from the University of California at Santa Cruz. The Brave Bulletin Page 14 September 15, 2007 For more information, please call extension 6212. UNCP stages 4th annual Harmony Walk on Sept. 20 The Office of Multicultural and Minority Affairs (OMMA) will “Celebrate Diversity One Step at a Time” on Thursday, September 20, at 3 p.m. with its 4th Annual Harmony Walk. Former Fayetteville, N.C., Mayor Marshall Pitts is the guest speaker. Pitts was the first African- American mayor of Fayetteville. He is an attorney and civic leader. Held in conjunction with International Day of Peace, Harmony Walk is a celebration of diversity and a commitment to making the world a better place through community service. The event is sponsored by the Center for Leadership and Service, Diversity Committee for Communities of Interest, and Student Life, said Robert Canida (Student Life) event coordinator. “The purpose of this day is to show collaboration, unity and commitment with our students and the greater community,” Canida said. “We are talking about building and strengthening relationships; we are talking about building communities of diversity and respect.” Harmony Walk will begin at 3 p.m. at the Amphitheatre by the Water Feature. The walk will take participants across campus to the James B. Chavis University Center accompanied by the Spirit of the Carolinas Marching Band, directed by Marty Spitzer. The Voices of Serenity Gospel Choir will perform on the lawn. In the event of rain, the program will be held in the Givens Performing Arts Center. Questions may be directed to OMMA at extension 5790. Faculty authors showcased on October 10 at library The Fall Faculty Showcase featuring campus authors will be Wednesday, October 10 at 10:15 a.m. in the Main Reading Room of the Mary Livermore Library. Zeigler Porrua Zimnowicz Crandall Parnell Featured authors are Dr. David Zeigler (Biology), author of “Understanding Biodiversity,” Dr. Enrique Porrua (Languages), author of “El Discurso Postmodernista en la Trilogia Gallega de Camily Jose Cela” and co-authors Dr. Christopher Zimnowicz, Dr. Rick Crandall and Dr. John Parnell (Business) and their book, “Rediscovering Schumpter; Creative Destruction The Brave Bulletin Page 15 September 15, 2007 Evolving into Mode 3.” For more information, please contact Karen Orr Fritts at extension 4242. ‘Follies’ raise funds to endow the Stockley scholarship The Student Music Council has taken on a project of raising $10,000 to endow a memorial scholarship in the name of Travis R. Stockley, deceased Musical Theatre program director. On September 4 in GPAC, members of the faculty presented an evening of fun and surprises – the "Faculty Follies." Many door prizes were given away, to the delight of all in attendance. Faculty members performing included Dr. Irene Aiken (Education), Dr. Monika Brown (English), Dr. Anita Guynn (English), Dr. Kevin Freeman (Political Science), Dr. Jay Hansford Vest (American Indian Studies), Dr. Tim Altman (Music), Dr. Janita Byars (Music), Hal Davis (Musical Theatre), who served Cindy Clemmer (student) and Jaeyoon Kim as the Master of Ceremonies, Joanna Hersey (Music), Jaeyoon Kim (Music), Seung- Ah Kim (Music), Marty Spizer (Music), Dr. Robyn Stevens (Music), Tracy Wiggins (Music) and the drumline, and Dr. Gary Wright (Music). Children of faculty members Dr. Aiken, Dr. Mark Canada (English), Dr. Jamie Litty (Mass Communications), and Dr. Carmen Calabrese (Business) performed with Drs. Byars and Aiken on ‘The Flight of the Bumblebee.” Also performing were students Cindy Clemmer and Jessica Horton. The evening raised $389.26, bringing the total earned for the scholarship to $4,435.63. Donations are always welcome and checks may be made to the UNCP Foundation, for the Travis R. Stockley Memorial Scholarship Fund. The Brave Bulletin Page 16 September 15, 2007 Left to Right: Joanna Hersey, Robyn Stevens, Marty Spitzer, Gary Wright, Timothy Altman and Hal Davis (Photos by Cindy Saylor, Library) Paul Van Zandt retrospective on display at Fayetteville State Professor Emeritus Paul Van Zandt (Art) has a retrospective exhibition titled “From Clay to Metal” in the Rosenthal Gallery at Fayetteville State University. The Exhibit is from August 31 - October 5. Dolphin Expedition and Marine Science Exploration Last summer, Layla Locklear, daughter of John D. Locklear (Physical Plant) and Tonya E. Locklear (Social Work), was selected by Immersion Presents, to participate in a Dolphin Research /Marine Science Project in Nassau, Bahamas, with Dr. Kathleen Dudzinski, for a week. Layla playing with a new friend. Princess, at Dolphin Encounters The Brave Bulletin Page 17 September 15, 2007 Immersion Presents is a science education program for kids founded in 2002, created by oceanographer and explorer, Dr. Robert Ballard. Layla was introduced to the program at the Boys & Girls Club of the Lumbee Tribe, where she is a volunteer. Six students were selected in the U.S., and Layla was selected from North Carolina. “She has a passion for marine life, and is hoping for another opportunity to explore the ocean,” Tonya said. Deaths Mary Bullard Locklear, sister of Airo Jacobs (Physical Plant), passed away. Birthdays in September September 16- 30 Albrecht, Dawn F. Altman, Timothy Beasley, Cherry M. Bishop, Ollie G. Breeden, Von A. Brown, Joyce R. Bullard, Gregory A. Busko, Robert W. Campbell, Glen L. Chavis, Eric Chavis, Herbert D. Cheek, Kelly J. Cook, Weston F. Craver, Lisa A. Cummings, Carlene O. Dalmida, Tiffany Davis, Jeannie Q. Deese, Loletta Dial, Heather K. Dial, Paulette Floyd, Shirley C. Gales, Larry Harrison, George B. Hays, John O. Haywood, Mary L. Hunt, Frances A. Jacobs, Jean G. Jacobs, Terra T. Leach, Lindsay A. Locklear, Michelle F. The Brave Bulletin Page 18 September 15, 2007 Locklear, Phillip R. Locklear, Sherry L. Myers, Frank B. Normandy, Elizabeth L. Odom, Patsy A. Osburn, Monica Z. Oxendine, Linda E. Pate, Sylvia H. Sellers, Alice F. Shaffer, Craig C. Storms, Meredith L. Strickland, Donna W. Strickland, James E. Trapp, Frank J. Tyner, Bessie H. Valdes, Tara R. Van Hooser, Timothy L. Wilson, Cary A. New Hires Position Department Ryan Anderson Assistant Professor History Thelma Bates Assistant Professor Nursing Dorea Bonneau Assistant Professor Education William Brandon Assistant Professor Chemistry & Physics Nancy Cerezo Assistant Professor Education Young Chae Assistant Professor English, Theatre, Languages Mihwa Choi Assistant Professor Philosophy & Religion Linda Davis Administrative Associate University Center Teagan Decker Assistant Professor English, Theatre, Languages Alayna Defalco Lecturer Physical Education Natalie Fields Lecturer English, Theatre, Languages Loo Gan Associate Professor Business Susan Gebhard Assistant Professor Education Roger Guy Assistant Professor Sociology and Criminal Justice Shannon Hart Assistant Professor Education James Helgeson Lecturer English, Theatre, Languages Joanna Hersey Assistant Professor Music Marni Highsmith Admin. Support Associate Housing Services Mary Jacobs Assistant Professor American Indian Studies Anthony Johnson Lecturer History Patrick Kennedy Lecturer Physical Education Marjorie Labadie Assistant Professor Art Debbie Locklear Environmental Tech Physical Plant Georgianna Mack Lecturer Sociology & Criminal Justice Jennifer McNeill Assistant Director Admissions Michael Menefee Professor Management/Marketing The Brave Bulletin Page 19 September 15, 2007 Sara Metcalf Coordinator Disability Support Services Jennifer Morgan Lecturer English, Theatre, Languages Anna Netterville Associate Professor Sociology & Criminal Justice Nathan Phillippi Lecturer Geology & Geography Erin Poliakon Lecturer Geology & Geography Frankie Powell Associate Professor Education Pauline Privitera Lecturer Athletics Myia Revels Social Worker II Youth Empowerment Program Daniel Roose Lecturer Physical Education Melinda Rosenberg Assistant Professor Political Science & Public Admin Maria Santisteban Assistant Professor Biology Laura Smith Assistant Professor Social Work Rachel Smith Assistant Professor Chemistry & Physics Young Sohn Assistant Professor Sociology & Criminal Justice James Thigpen Lecturer English, Theatre, Languages Amelia Trevelyan Assistant Professor Art Aaron Vandermeer Lecturer Music Theresa Walker Assistant Softball Coach Athletics Adam Walls Assistant Professor Art Glen Walter Professor Physical Education Dana Welte Lecturer Education O.C. Williams Lecturer Physical Education Kristin Wojieck Assistant Volleyball Coach Athletics Mary Zets Lecturer Biology Promotions McDuffie Cummings Director Police & Public Safety Janice Locklear Environmental Supv. Physical Plant Amber Dial Admin. Support Specialist Registrar Brenda K Jacobs Human Services Coord. III Regional Center Ricky Ransom Administrative Asst. III Regional Center Steven Bourquin Associate Professor Math & Computer Science Thomas Dooling Professor Chemistry & Physics Beverly King Asst. Vice Chancellor Institutional Effectiveness Re-Assignments Freddie Bell Admin. Support Associate Athletics Human Resource’s Announcements State Health Plan Due to the benefit changes and rate increases, the State Health Plan is allowing a special fall enrollment to allow employees to enroll in a plan or switch to a different coverage option. The The Brave Bulletin Page 20 September 15, 2007 special fall enrollment period is from August 1through September 10. All change forms must be received in HR by 5 p.m. on September 10, 2007. Benefits Fair is October 10 Please mark your calendar for Wednesday, October 10 and make plans to attend the annual UNCP Benefits Fair. The Benefits Fair will be held in the U.C. Lounge from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Flu season is just around the corner and anyone can be a potential target. The best protection against the debilitating effects of a virus is to get a flu shot. For this reason, Human Resources Department is sponsoring an onsite flu shot drive in the University Center Lounge during the Benefits Fair. This is at no cost to you as long as you are enrolled in the North Carolina State Health Plan. Just bring your insurance card and a photo ID. Please look for updated information via email and flyers posted throughout the campus. Contact Paula Cummings at ext. 5717 or Glen Campbell at ext. 4046 if you plan to participate in the on- site flu shot drive. NCFlex annual enrollment Oct. 1 - Nov. 2 Employees will have the opportunity to enroll or change your benefits in the NCFlex program between October 1 and November 2. New 2008 NCFlex booklets will be coming soon, but now is the time to look over your current elections and assess your needs for the New Year. A sneak peak into upcoming program changes can be found at www.ncflex.org. The NCFlex Flexible Benefits Program includes the following plans: dental, vision care, Cancer, group, term life, accidental death and dismemberment, and health care and dependent day care flexible spending accounts. * * * The Brave Bulletin is a publication of University & Community Relations. The Brave Bulletin’s mission is to publicize the landmark events and outstanding accomplishments of the University and its faculty, staff and their families. For information or to submit your news, please call extension 6351, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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