The weekly newsletter for faculty and staff of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte
October 5, 2005
Vol. 34, No. 35
Online at www.uncc.edu/public_relations/newsletter/index.html
What’s happening... Mayor proclaims October UNC Charlotte
Cyber Security Awareness Month
6 Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory
International Coffee Hour proclaimed October as “UNC Charlotte
4 – 6 p.m. Cyber Security Awareness Month.”
Prospector Cafeteria, The proclamation was made in
Faculty/Staff dining room recognition of the wide use of the Internet
in Charlotte to carry on both personal
Latin Dance Night and professional business, as well as
6 – 8 p.m. UNC Charlotte’s extensive research
Cone Center, Lucas Room and educational programs in computer
security. The university’s College of
Information Technology (CIT) has
7 been designated a Center of Academic Mirsad Hadzikadic, dean of the College of
Excellence in Information Assurance Information Technology at UNC Charlotte,
Volleyball vs. Duquesne Education by the National Security center, receives the official City of Charlotte
7 – 9 p.m. Agency, a branch of the U.S. Department proclamation from Mayor Pat McCrory
Dale F. Halton Arena of Defense. declaring October “UNC Charlotte Cyber
The College of Information Technology Security Awareness Month.” He is joined
has planned a series of events during by Olin Broadway, executive in residence,
October in recognition of National Cyber right, and David Stone, a graduate stu-
Security Awareness Month. Nationally, the dent in the Department of Software and
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Information Systems, which is coordinating
continued on page 3 the Cyber Security Awareness events.
Congratulations to More than 100
the 2005 Employees UNC Charlotte
of the Year nominees employees honored
and finalists at awards events
Five UNC Charlotte staff members have Walcott, Godlewski
been selected as the 2005 Staff Employee of recognized for 35 years service
the Year finalists from among 13 nominated More than 100 UNC Charlotte
Some 10,000 students, staff and by their peers for outstanding service to the
employees were recognized this week
community members enjoyed the university. for their service at the annual Awards
2005 annual International Festival All five were the special guests of Luncheon on Oct. 3 and Awards Breakfast
in and around the Barnhardt Student Chancellor Philip L. Dubois at the Staff on Oct. 6 during Staff Recognition Week.
Activities Center Saturday, Sept. 24. Awards Luncheon this week where two Two people--Senior Associate Provost
If you didn’t get to enjoy the 30th continued on page 3 continued on page 3
anniversary of Ifest, you can get a
feel for what it was like by reading
The Charlotte Observer’s University
City Neighbors Reporter Emily
Benton’s online blog, written live
from the event at http://ucneighbors.
20th annual staff week activities provide camaraderie, fun
More than 150 UNC Charlotte horseshoes, 44 played golf and 16 played Here are the winners and the scores from
employees participated in this year’s billiards. Twenty-one participated in the annual competitions:
20th Annual Staff/Faculty Recognition the annual 5K Walk-Run event last
Week activities, according to Barbara Wednesday. 17th annual bowling tournament
Greene, who chairs the committee for the Greene credited the volunteers who • Individual Awards: (Their scores are in
Department of Human Resources. coordinated each event for their success. parenthesis.)
“We had good participation in all of the They included Charlie Bowling, bowling; o Men’s high game - David Rhodes (278)
activities,” Greene said. “Everybody had a Charlie Donehue, horseshoes; Matt Boyer o Men’s high series - David Rhodes (710)
good time and I’d say everyone won, even and Dandy Duncan, golf; Mat Boyer o Women’s high games - Shannon Randall
though officially we do have winners who and Matt Perry, the 5K; and Sharon (194)
earned bragging rights for the year. I hope Scott and Linda Spurrier, billiards. Also o Women’s high series - Shannon Randall
even more staff and faculty members come helping coordinate the annual Employee (490)
out next year.” of the Year awards luncheon were Jeanne
The bowling tournament was very Madorin and Michelle Smith. “These are • Team Awards:
popular this year, drawing 78 participants. the key people,” Greene said. “Without o First place team: Steam Machine -
Twenty university employees pitched them, it just couldn’t happen. Howard Jaecks, Eddie Calvert, David
Rhodes, Stevan Norman (Score 2396)
o Second place team: Bosco the Bull -
Charlie Donehue, Chris McKinney, Jeff
Brindle, Charlie Bowling (Score 2304)
o Last place team: Spare Parts - Kelly
Lusco, Lou Ann Lamb, Wayne Maikranz,
Mark Hare (Score 2108)
Third annual horseshoe tournament
• First place: Charlie Donehue and Charlie
• Second place: Chris McKinney and Jim
Runners take off at the start of the annual 5K Walk/Run.
• Third place: Kemet Gatchell and Matt
20th annual faculty/staff golf tournament
• Closest to the pin: Jack Piel
• Longest drive: Curtis Whalen
• Best score: 62
• Winning foursome: Curtis Whalen, Randy
Duncan, Dan McClintok, Chuck Lynch
Winning first place in the Horseshoe Tournament Scott Fitzgerald left, receives the first place Seventh annual nine ball tournament
was the team of Charlie Donehue and Charlie medal for winning the 5K Run. • First place: Gary Johnson
Bowling from Housing and Residence Life. • Second place: John Malarz
• Third place: Earl Aldridge
• Fourth place: William Snyder
Ninth annual 5K walk/run
• First place: Lonnie Bateman (Not pictured)
• Second place: Cindy Edwards
• Third place: Sara Carson
• First place: Scott Fitzgerald
The winning foursome in the Golf Tournament were, from left, Randy Duncan, Dan • Second place: Kemet Gatchell
McClintock, Curtis Whalen and Chuck Lynch. • Third place: Trey Hogan
October 29, 2004 Campus News Page 2
continued from page 1 South County Regional Library, 5801 managers, software developers, systems
Rea Road, Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. administrators, information security
and the National Cyber Security Alliance North County Regional Library, professionals and policy makers.
also declared October to be Cyber 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville, Speakers will include Pulitzer Prize
Security Awareness Month. Oct. 9 at 3 p.m. finalist Robert O’Harrow, author of No
CIT will conduct free public workshops In addition, the annual 2005 Fall Place to Hide: Behind the Scenes of Our
at Charlotte-Mecklenburg County Public Computer Security Symposium for Emerging Surveillance Society, as well
Library branches the week of Oct. 3 - 9. computer security professionals will be as industry leaders and representatives
Scheduled workshops include: held Wednesday Oct. 12, in the Cone from the U.S. Department of Homeland
Main Library, 310 North Tryon St., Center. Security and the FBI.
Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. The conference is open to cyber For more details or to register for the
Beatties Ford Road Branch Library, security professionals, including symposium, visit www.coit.uncc.edu/
2412 Beatties Ford Road, Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. business continuity professionals, IT symposium/2005/site/index.cfm.
continued from page 1 Technology Transfer; John Conn, Facilities and Culture Studies; Jonathan Hawn,
Management - Preventive Maintenance; Police and Public Safety; Yogendra
people—one FLSA Subject and one FLSA Reba Foster, Mail Services; Adrian Grant, “Yogi” Kakad, Electrical & Computer
Exempt—were named the 2005 Employees Recreational Services - Student Activity Engineering; Bernadette Flanagan, 49er
of the Year. The award recipients receive a Center; Bonnie Newman, Atkins Library Card Office; Donnie Leak, Facilities
plaque and a check for $2,000. - Administration; Denise Shropshire, Management - Housekeeping; Bonnie
The five finalists include: Charlie Department of Music; and Angela McDaniel, Student Activity Center -
Bowling, Housing and Residence Life; Williams, Languages and Culture Studies Recreational Facilities; Nicholas McEntire,
Mark Lariviere, Parking Services; Art Serving on the 2005 Employee Alumni Affairs; Sam Nixon, College
Sutherland, Facilities Management of the Year Selection Committee of Education; Doug Pierce, Purchasing
- Maintenance; Al McCool, Facilities were: Ann Bennett, College of - Receiving; Jane Sanges, Student Affairs;
Management - Capital Planning; and Architecture; Kathleen M. Burgess, Deborah Wilson, International Programs;
Michelle Pass, Department of Biology. Family and Community Nursing; and Melanie Witherspoon, Facilities
Other nominees for the annual Christine Reed Davis, Housing and Management - Administration. Barbara
awards included: Carolyn Brieger, Residence Life; Dan DeVos, Department Greene in Human Resources chaired the
Enrollment Management; Ruth Burnett, of Athletics; Michael Doyle, Languages annual Staff Recognition Week activities.
Dianne Blackwelder in Financial Services; - Grounds; and Mary Pat Young in
Employees Honored Laura Clay in Facilities Management Academic Affairs.
continued from page 1 - Administration; Bonnie Gable in the Those early morning and night shift
for Academic Affairs Wayne Walcott College of Architecture; Hoyle Gray in staff members receiving special recognition
and Director of Systems Development Facilities Management - General Services; during the Awards Breakfast included:
Barry Godlewski--received 35-year service Cecilia Hamilton in the College of Arts • 15 Years Service: Sylvester Steele,
awards. and Sciences; Jackie Harper in the Belk Facilities Management - Housekeeping
Awards are presented for 10, 15, 20, 25, College of Business Administration; • 10 Years Service: Cynthia Mitchell,
30 and 35 years of state service, most are Pamela James in the Atkins Library Housing and Residence Life, and
given during smaller ceremonies within the - Access and Outreach Services; Marian Elzy Neely, Facilities Management-
departments. Lambert in the UNC Charlotte Uptown Housekeeping
Each year, staff members with 20 Center; Diane Locklin in Continuing • 5 Years Service: Cannise Evans,
years of state service are inducted into Education - Extension and Summer Steve McMiller, Beulah Shankle and Lee
the “Twenty Year Club.” This year’s Programs; Toni Maddox in Financial Tisdale (all in Facilities Management –
inductees include: Nancy Allman in Services - Purchasing; Thomas McCaskiel Housekeeping), and Billy Riley in Housing
Undergraduate Admissions; James Barrier Jr. in Information and Technology Services; and Residence Life.
in Facilities Management - Grounds; Isaac Nelson in Facilities Management
September 28, 2005 Campus News Page 3
McInnes to talk Continuing Education courses
about “The Slaves offer discounts to faculty and staff
of Davidson” Up to 50 percent of the registration fee is discounted for qualifying UNC Charlotte
Bob McInnes, manuscripts curator at faculty and staff for upcoming Continuing Education programs. The prices listed below are
UNC Charlotte, will be giving a presentation the discounted fees.
entitled “The Slaves of Davidson” on Friday Oct. 7 Presentation Skills for New Trainers. Instructor: Cliff Hebard, Human
Oct. 14, at noon in Atkins 124. Technologies Consulting. $120.
With the use of documentation found in Oct. 7 Strategic Planning and Management (HR). Instructor: Tim Hanson.
the Patterson Family Papers, McInnes will $120.
chart the life and times of “Joe,” a Patterson Oct. 11 - 12 Investment Management. Instructor: Dan Coggin. $500.
family slave, from 1828 forward as Joe was Oct. 11 - 12 Project Schedule Development and Control. Instructor: Michael Petko,
transferred by inheritance from one master Palma Project Professionals. $500.
to another. McInnes will look at how events Oct. 12 Microsoft Access – Basic. Instructor: Elizabeth A. Carpenter. $120.
taking place in the world around Joe had a Oct. 13 Whole Brain Reading and Learning. Instructor: Sylvia Middleton.
great effect on Joe’s life. $120.
Ultimately, the written record on Joe Oct. 14 E-Learning. Instructor: Beverly Mitzel. $120.
ends with his emancipation in 1865. The Oct. 14 Financial Reporting Update (FASB). Instructor: Richard L. Townsend,
Patterson Family Papers (Mss Collection University of Tennessee, Knoxville, $120.
341) is one of the richest sources of Oct. 18 Retailing: Finding Success in an Increasingly Competitive Environment.
information on African-American genealogy Instructor: Cindy Fox, Department of Marketing. $397.50.
in the Charlotte area. Oct. 19 Hot Topics in Employment Law. Instructor: Kristi K. Walters, Poe,
Adams & Bernstein, LLP. $120.
Oct. 20 - 21 The Emerging Role of the Process Manager. Instructor: Susan Williams,
Orion Development Group. $500.
Oct. 21 Wall Street for Professionals-- Basic. Instructor: Tom Sgritta,
Department of Management. $120.
Oct. 25 - 26 Communicating for Managerial Effectiveness. Instructor: Gary Kohut,
Department of Management. $500.
Oct. 25 - 26 Cost Estimating and Cost Management. Instructor: Jim Branden,
Project Success Mentors. $500.
Oct. 26 – Apr. 17 EMS Management Institute. $725.
Health Services Oct. 26 – Nov. 30 PHR/SPHR Exam Review. Instructor: David Siler, Distinctive Human
Research Academy to Resources, Inc. $350.
Oct. 27 Leading and Motivating: Rekindling Commitment. Instructor: Sunil
hold reception Erevelles, Department of Marketing. $120.
The Health Services Research Academy Oct. 27 - 28 Financial Markets. Instructor: Cheryl Kane. $500.
fall reception will be held on Monday, Oct. Oct. 28 Human Behavior in Organizations. Instructor: Kelly Fairbairn, PPS
17, from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., in SAC Salon E. International Limited. $120.
At the meeting, Karen Schmaling will Oct. 28 Mind-Mapping for Professional and Personal Success. Instructor: Sylvia
introduce the Health Services Research Middleton. $120.
Ph.D. program and its students, and David Oct. 29 - Nov. 19 LSAT Test Prep Course. Instructor: Steven Shotts, Instruction for
Swindell will introduce the Health Policy Educational Testing Consultants, Inc. $450.
concentration in the Public Policy Ph.D. Oct. 31 Microcomputer and Internet Technology Update. Instructor: Taghi
program and its students. Following the Mostafavi, Department of Computer Science. $120.
program, there will be time for networking.
Wine and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. For more information on courses and programs, visit www.ContinuingEd.uncc.edu.. For
For more information, contact Bill additional information on program discounts—including directions on how to register--visit
Brandon at ext. 7-3886, or email wilbrand@ www.continuinged.uncc.edu/discounts/ or, contact the Continuing Education Registration
email.uncc.edu. and Records Center at ext. 7-2424.
September 28, 2005 Campus News Page 4
Around Campus (continued)
Staff and faculty get special Botanical Gardens
rate on dance/theater tickets hosts fall plant sale,
Season tickets on sale now through Oct. 26 Oct. 14 - 15
The Department of Dance and Theatre in residence "Actors from the London University City Garden Club
at UNC Charlotte is offering special rates Stage," Feb. 8 – 11 at 8 p.m. (Note: asks for your support
to university employees for their 2005-06 Single performance tickets for this
season of plays and dance concerts. production are $18 for general admission, UNC Charlotte will host a fall plant
Season tickets, on sale now through $15 for faculty/staff, $10 for students. sale Friday through Saturday Oct. 14 - 15,
Oct. 26, are a great deal for faculty Admission is included in the season ticket 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sponsored by the
and staff at $45. General admission purchase.) McMillan Greenhouse, the sale will
subscriptions are $55, $25 for seniors and • Spring Dance Concert, featuring a broad focus on hardy, outdoor plants such as
students. Unless otherwise listed, single palate of characters in moving stories, wildflowers and other perennials, as well
tickets for faculty and staff are $10 for each choreographers may include faculty as shrubs, trees and even a few cold-
production ($12 for the public, $5 seniors members E.E. Balcos, Sybil Huskey and weather annuals. For the indoor gardener,
and students.) Delia Neil March 29 - April 1 at 8 p.m. the greenhouse will offer a selection of
All productions will take place in one of and April 2 at 2 p.m. houseplants that include succulents,
the university’s newest facilities, Robinson • The Tempest, Shakespeare’s classic story orchids, and the unusual butterfly
Hall for the Performing Arts. Tickets of a man who realized that the way to amaryllis.
are available at the box office located in regain his humanity is to relinquish his Prices will be $2 for annuals, $5 - $10
Robinson Hall, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday control, directed by James Vesce and for perennials and wildflowers, $8 - $40
- Friday and one hour prior to curtain. choreographed by Sybil Huskey April 19 for trees and shrubs and $ 3 - $25 for a
The 2005-06 dance and theatre – 22 at 8 p.m. and April 23 at 2 p.m. range of indoor plants. During the sale,
production schedule includes: Also on the 2005-06 performance the University City Garden Club will
• An Enemy of the People, Henrik Ibsen’s schedule, but not included in the Season have a bake sale to support the “budding”
classic tale of small town life and the Ticket package, is a Studio Theater organization.
courage to stand alone, directed by Lon performance of Flyin’ West by Pearl To join, contact Dana Cox at dfcox@
Bumgarner Oct. 26 – 29 at 8 p.m. and Cleage in February. Directed by Dennis uncc.edu or ext. 7-2925. Meetings are
Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. Black, this engaging drama tells the held the third Tuesday of every month at
• Fall Dance Concert, showcasing the story of four courageous women who 6 p.m. in the McMillan Greenhouse. The
beauty, grace, and athleticism of dance. headed west after the Civil War following Botanical Gardens also are looking for
Choreographers may include faculty the hopes independence through the volunteers to help with its “Fall Planting
members E.E. Balcos, Sybil Huskey and ownership of land. Showtimes are Feb. 22 Day” on Saturday (Oct. 8) from 9 a.m.
Delia Neil Nov. 16 – 19 at 8 p.m. and – 25 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. in to noon. Volunteers will meet at the
Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. the black box theater. All tickets are $5. McMillan Greenhouse ready to plant cool-
• The Merchant of Venice, Shakespeare’s For additional information, call the box weather annuals. For more information
dramatic comedy about love and office at ext. 7-2599. about volunteering, contact Paula Gross at
forgiveness, performed by guest artists ext. 7-2555 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holocaust survivor to speak at UNC Charlotte, Oct. 6
Louis de Wijze will speak of his experiences and perspectives
Holocaust survivor and author Louis Netherlands, to Monowitz, a labor camp Sponsored by the UNC Charlotte
de Wijze will speak at UNC Charlotte outside Auschwitz. He survived life in History Department and University
about his struggle and survival on the camp and wrote about his experience Honors Program, history professor Oscar
Thursday Oct. 6, from 7 - 9 p.m. in in his memoir, “Only My Life: A Lansen uses de Wijze’s book in several
the Cone Center’s McKnight Hall. The Survivor’s Story.” De Wijze, a Dutch of his classes at the university. For more
event is free and open to the public. At Jew, accompanied Queen Beatrix of the information, contact Oscar Lansen at
the age of 21, De Wijze was deported Netherlands to the 60th anniversary of email@example.com or visit www.
from Westerbork, a transit camp in the the liberation of Auschwitz. uhonors.uncc.edu.
September 28, 2005 Campus News Page 5
Around Campus (continued)
Multicultural Leadership Conference seeks presenters
UNC Charlotte will host a university- enhancement. • Develop and implement reliable
wide conference exploring diversity and The Conference Planning Team invites outcome measures.
leadership issues in higher education on proposals for presentations (individual
Saturday, Nov. 5, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. The and/or team) that highlight academic and For more information on presenting, please
purpose of the conference is to bring practical approaches and address efforts to: contact Ginny Adair, assistant director of
together students, faculty and staff to • Encourage inclusive higher education the Multicultural Resource Center at vfa-
celebrate diversity and develop leadership environments, programs and curriculum, firstname.lastname@example.org or call ext. 7-4160.
skills. The conference will encourage an • Improve the campus climate, The deadline for proposals is Oct. 7 at 5
understanding of and commitment to • Increase opportunities for educational p.m.
diversity issues and offer opportunities access and success for underrepresented
to exchange resources related to diversity populations, and
News of Note (continued)
Hurricane Rita Related Service Updates
The following updates are provided
by the U.S. Postal Service regarding mail
delivery to areas affected by Hurricane
Rita. The situation in Texas remains
dynamic and the Post Office will be
posting updates on www.USPS.com as
Effective immediately, all drop ship-
ments into the Texas 3-digit ZIP Codes
770, 773, 774, 775, 779, 783, 784 and
785 are suspended until further notice.
Under no circumstances should drop ship-
ments for these ZIP Codes be entered at Louisiana ZIP Code ranges of 705 and Lake Charles (70601)
alternate sites. This emergency action has 706. Effective immediately, retail and Drew (70605)
been taken due to the mandatory evacu- delivery service as well as drop shipments Moss Bluff (70611)
ations in these areas due to Hurricane of standard mail, periodicals and parcels East Side (70615)
Rita. to the following offices are suspended: Bell City (70630)
Also effective immediately and until Cameron (70631)
further notice, retail and delivery service Abbeville (70510) Creole (70632)
in the following 3-digit Texas ZIP Code Delcambre (70528) Grand Chenier (70643)
ranges are suspended: 770, 773, 774, Erath (70533) Grant (70644)
775, 779, 783, 784 and 785. Gueydan (70542) Hackberry (70645)
Kaplan (70548) Hayes (70646)
Lake Arthur (70549) Lacasine (70650)
Louisiana Maurice (70555) Leblanc (70651)
Mandatory evacuations have been Welsh (70591) Sulphur (70663)
announced for some locations in the Youngsville (70592) Vinton (70668)
September 28, 2005 Campus News Page 6
EPA grant funds UNC Charlotte
research on urban revitalization issue
Two profes- environmental Researchers will be working closely
sors at UNC liabilities into with the City of Charlotte Planning
Charlotte won community Department, which has a specific unit
a $200,000 assets. devoted to brownfields projects. Last
Environmental The title of year, the UNC Charlotte brownfields
Protection the grant research received seed-grant support via a
Agency (EPA) is “Verifying new program sponsored by the universi-
grant to take a the Social, ty’s Belk College of Business. It is the first
new look at how Environmental project among the inaugural Belk College
communities and Economic Seed Grant recipients to be awarded
redevelop urban Promise of external funding.
industrial sites Brownfields.”
called “brown- Peter Schwarz Ken Chilton The project
fields.” is expected to be completed over a two- Bosley speaks
The EPA defines “brownfields” as land year period. Only six grants were at Harvard Club
which may be complicated in redevelop- awarded nationally from 26 applicants.
ment because of the presence or potential Other recipients were Duke University, Deborah Bosley, director of the
presence of hazardous contaminants. the University of Louisville, Rutgers Center of Writing, Language and
Taking an interdisciplinary approach University, the American Planning Literacy and associate professor of
to the problem, Ken Chilton, assistant Association and the Northeast-Midwest English at UNC Charlotte spoke
professor of geography and earth sci- Institute. at The Harvard Club in Boston in
ences, and Peter Schwarz, professor of The research will center on case study September. She presented on “Using
economics, will integrate economic, projects in Charlotte, analyzing condi- Research Results to Inform Health
social and environmental analyses to tions around industrial sites before they Communication Products” and the
advise policy-makers attempting to turn are cleaned up, and then afterwards. Health Communication Forum.
SEANC sponsors Information and Technology Services
Youth soccer team Faculty/Staff Technology Training
SEANC District 13 is sponsor- Fall 2005 Schedule—Upcoming Classes
ing a soccer team this fall through the
Harrisburg Youth Association. Tuesday Oct. 11
The team is in the 11-12 year –old Getting Started with Outlook* 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
division and is called the Porson (SEANC) Getting Started with MS Project 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
team. Ed Porson is the coach and wel- Liven up your PowerPoint Slideshow* 2 – 4 p.m.
comes member support.
The games will be played each Saturday Wednesday Oct. 12
through Nov. 12 at Frank Liske Park, Getting Started with HTML* 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Field #2. Using PowerPoint with Breeze 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
For a complete schedule of dates and FrontPage templates, style sheets and site designs* 2 – 4 p.m.
times, visit the SEANC website at
www.seanc.org, click on Online Office, * Macintosh seats available
District Bulletin Boards, and District 13 Register online at http://training.uncc.edu and click on the Online Registration
Bulletin Board. link. Or call the Help Center at ext. 7-3100. Classes are located in Atkins 121.
The SEANC district meeting was Oct. Send questions to email@example.com and visit http://training.uncc.edu for
4. Please look for information from that a full schedule.
meeting in future Campus News editions.
September 28, 2005 Campus News Page 7
wins national scholarship
Paolo Batoni, a doctoral student at UNC
Charlotte, has been awarded the presti-
gious Institute of Electrical and Electronics
Engineers (IEEE) Charles LeGeyt Fortescue
The Charles LeGeyt Fortescue Scholarship
was established by the IEEE in 1939 as a
memorial to Charles LeGeyt and his contri-
A group of students from UNC Charlotte, Queens University and Johnson C. Smith butions to the field of electrical engineering.
University along with UNC Charlotte biology professor Mark Clemens receive recognition The $24,000 scholarship is awarded annually
following the academic competition at the university’s fourth annual Biotech Conference. to an outstanding full-time graduate student
in the field of electrical engineering.
Batoni is the first Fortescue Scholarship
Biotech Conference showcases recipient awarded to a university student in
technology, applications the Carolinas. Past recipients have included
students from the University of California
As the third largest home for biotechnol- sion on “What is Hot and What is Not in
at Berkeley, the Massachusetts Institute
ogy in the nation, North Carolina’s place Biotech Investments” and the controversial
of Technology, Stanford University, the
in the biotech field continues to grow. In topic of genetically modified crops. With
California Institute of Technology, Princeton
recognition and response to this, the Office about 20,000 people working directly in
University and Columbia University.
of Technology Transfer and the Department the biotech field in North Carolina, several
Batoni is currently working on his Ph.D.
of Biology hosted UNC Charlotte’s fourth speakers incorporated comments about
in electrical engineering under the direction of
annual Biotech Conference on Sept 26. Kannapolis’ emerging role in the area.
electrical and computer engineering professor
The event showcased the wide application The highlight of the conference was
of biotechnology including the traditional the academic competition that included
Currently, Batoni works in the Stokes
application of biotech (biologics), medi- students from UNC Charlotte, Queens
Research Group investigating the develop-
cal devices, pharmaceuticals, biosensors for University and Johnson C. Smith
ment of wide bandgap semiconductors that
military defense, vaccines and cutting edge University. UNC Charlotte students placed
could lead to improvements in optical tech-
research in muscular dystrophy, cancers and first in the competition after a sudden death
nologies such as lasers, solid-state lighting and
stroke. round against Queens University. The teams
sensing applications. After graduating from
The conference also included a discus- were awarded over $1,000 in cash prizes.
UNC Charlotte, Batoni plans to pursue a
career as a research and development scientist.
Zhang dissertation Expo winners He would like to work as a professional engi-
neer and teach at the college level.
defense open to public Dress for success
Information Technology Ph.D. student
Longhua Zhang is scheduled to hold his
The University Career Center is proud
to announce the winners of the “Dress for
dissertation defense on Monday, Oct. 24 Success” promotion for the 2005 Fall Career Program students Assist
from 2 – 4 p.m. in STECH 441. His dis-
sertation title is “Role-Based Delegation:
Expo: Novlette Slade (Ipod shuffle), Laura
Smallwood ($50 bookstore gift certificate)
at Expo Fair
Models and Mechanisms.” Zhang’s disser- and Kristy McBryde (UNC Charlotte portfo- The University Career Center appreciates
tation is under the direction of Gail-Joon lio). Employers at this year’s Expo commented the continued support of the Business Honors
Ahn. The dissertation defense is open to on how professional the UNC Charlotte Program students who have assisted with the
the public. students and alumni were dressed and also Expo fairs in past years. This year the follow-
on how prepared they were. Thank you to all ing students donated their time: Mike Bassett,
faculty and staff who encouraged students to Megan Cobb, Erika Escalera, Julie Patrick and
dress appropriately for the job fair. Danielle Vaccaro.
September 28, 2005 Campus News Page 8
Pass the Word
Teaching and e-Learning newsletter is available
The Faculty Center for as a PDF file (291 KB) at • Call for proposals: UNC- Scholarship of Teaching
Teaching and e-Learning www.fctel.uncc.edu/aboutcen- TLT Conference in and Learning Fair at
announces the latest issue of ter/newsletter/sept2005.pdf Raleigh WCU
the • New workshops • WebCT Vista update and
“Teaching and e-Learning In this issue: • Come join a teaching timeline
News” (Vol. 2, Issue 1), an • Explosive growth of e- circle Past issues are also avail-
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Charlotte faculty, is now avail- • Save gas (and time!) with with your PC aboutcenter/newsletter.html
able. The newsletter is posted virtual meetings • Call for proposals:
Student Activity Fee Commission The 2006
seeks at-large member Holiday Schedule
Applications are now being accepted The time commitment and training The officially observed university
for what is considered by some to be involved in being part of this commis- holidays for 2006 are as follows:
the most powerful student group on sion are not excessive. Students will go New Year’s Day Jan. 2
campus. through an interview process and are Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Jan. 16
The Student Activity Fee appointed by the Chancellor. Independence Day July 4
Commission is in search of one at-large Faculty who know of students inter- Labor Day Sept. 4
member for the 2005-2006 academic ested in being part of SAFC should ask Thanksgiving Nov. 23 - 24
year. At-large members assist in ulti- the students to contact Casey Hurst in Winter Holidays Dec. 25 – 29
mately deciding how student activity fee Cone SGA Complex or email cphurst@
funds are allocated to clubs and orga- email.uncc.edu for an application. For more information, contact the
nizations, graduate organizations, the The deadline for applications is Friday, Benefits Office at ext. 7-4271, ext. 7-
programming board and student media. Oct. 7. 2892 or ext. 7-2208.
Fall is time to "Take Back the Night"
Take Back the Night, an event spon- event will be held on Oct. 6, 6:30 - 8 Ya session held in Cone 113 8:30 - 10
sored by Women’s Programs, VDay and p.m. at the Belk Tower. The night will p.m.
other organizations, raises awareness of include survivor stories, a candlelight To help or for more information,
domestic violence within the student vigil, a tree dedication ceremony for the contact Tiffany Garner at ext. 7-2613
population as well as in society. The victims of violence and a Gumbo Ya- or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Instructor positions available
Educational Testing Consultants, Education. Positions require proof of To apply, send an e-mail message
Inc. is looking for instructors to teach success on standardized tests (e.g., a high to email@example.com with “UNCC
GRE, GMAT and LSAT test prepara- GRE score), previous teaching or public instructor position” in the subject
tion classes on campus through the speaking experience and a willingness to line. Interviews will be conducted in
UNC Charlotte Office of Continuing work evenings and/or weekends. Charlotte.
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Department of Music hosts notable
musicians for one-night only performance
St. Louis Brass Quintet performs Oct. 12
The St. Louis Brass Quintet will hour prior to curtain time. General
perform works ranging from Stephen admission tickets are $10, $7 for UNC
Foster to Duke Ellington, 8 p.m. Charlotte faculty and staff and $5 for
Wednesday Oct. 12, at Rowe Recital students and senior citizens with a valid
Hall, Rowe Arts Building as part of the identification.
UNC Charlotte Department of Music’s For a complete listing of concerts and
“Guest Artist Series.” more information, visit www.music.
Tickets are available at the box office uncc.edu/. Tickets may be purchased by
in Robinson Hall, open 10 a.m. – 5 calling the UNC Charlotte Box Office
p.m., Monday through Friday and one at ext. 7-2599.
SPA interim BRIDGES gathering for women
performance review faculty and administrators
coming up in October coming up Oct. 5 and Nov. 10
Oct. 1 – 31 is the time for all SPA All women faculty and administrators BRIDGES is a statewide academic lead-
employees to receive their semi-annual are invited to join informal network- ership program for women.
interim performance counseling. This ing sessions on Wednesday Oct. 5 and For more information, contact
counseling opportunity is intended for Thursday Nov. 10 from 8:15-9:30 a.m. Charlynn Ross, director, University
supervisors to discuss performance with in the Faculty Dining Room. Meet new Center for Academic Excellence, ext.
SPA employees and, if necessary, to devel- faculty and renew old friendships. Future 7.3540 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
op plans for correcting problems during programming ideas will be addressed.
the second half of the annual perfor-
mance cycle, before official performance
reviews are to be conducted and finalized. Honorary degree committee
For more information, contact
Shirley Greene Jackson, Training and
seeks nominations by Oct. 24
Development, ext. 7-2636, Cynthia One of the highlights of UNC for this honor.
Edwards, Employee Relations, ext. Charlotte’s commencement is the rec- The deadline for nominations is Oct.
7-6015 or Mark Beam, Performance ognition of individuals for exceptional 24. Nominations should be directed
Evaluation Administration, ext. 7-2010. and distinctive service to the university to Julie Putnam, program assistant to
or the larger community with an honor- faculty governance, Office of Academic
ary degree from UNC Charlotte. The Affairs, Reese 533. For more informa-
WE WANT YOUR NEWS: Faculty Honorary Degree Advisory tion or questions, contact Cem Saydam
• Upcoming events Committee is accepting nominations at ext. 7-2047 or email@example.com.
• Service updates/reminders MSW program to host information
• Departmental/program requests
• Human interest
workshop on/off campus Oct. 26 - 27
• Meetings UNC Charlotte’s Master of Social the Cone Center, Room 111, and on
• New faculty and staff Work (MSW) program will host an Wednesday Oct. 26, noon - 1:30 p.m.
informational workshop on its pro- at the Mecklenburg County Mental
firstname.lastname@example.org. grams of study. The events will be held Health Dept.’s Sam Billings Center, 429
Thursday Oct. 27, 4:30 - 6 p.m. in Billingsley Road, Charlotte.
September 28, 2005 Campus News Page 10
Phi Beta Delta seeks presenters for McNair Post-
third annual "Brown Bag" Series Baccalaureate
The Mu Chapter of the Phi Beta Department of Chemistry Achievement Program
Delta Honor Society for International Wednesday, Nov. 2, noon
Scholars is pleased to sponsor the third Denny 119 accepting applications
annual series of brown bag presentations
by UNC Charlotte faculty working on
The program is not about Chemistry;
but rather, about impressions of science
through Nov. 4
international issues. Please mark the and research in China today. Applications are now being accepted
following event on your calendar: To make a brown bag presentation for the UNC Charlotte Ronald E.
“Vignettes from a Peruvian Chemist during the spring semester, contact McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement
in Beijing” Mehdi Miri at email@example.com or Eddy Program. This program, funded by
Presented by: Daniel Rabinovich, Souffrant at firstname.lastname@example.org. the U.S. Department of Education,
is named after the astronaut and
Harshini V. de Silva Graduate Mentor Challenger space shuttle crewmember,
Ronald E. McNair.
Award announces annual competition Nominate a student for the McNair
The Harshini V. de Silva Graduate perspective on the role of mentoring Post-Baccalaureate Achievement
Mentor committee is soliciting nomina- in graduate education, and no more Program by contacting Dee Ellington at
tions for the 2006 award. This award than six letters of support from gradu- ext. 7-4353 or email@example.com.
was established in memory of Harshini ate students, faculty, alumni and others. Applications are available in Fretwell
de Silva, an associate professor of biol- All materials should be sent to: The 318-G and Burson 260. The applica-
ogy, who was noted for her deep dedica- Harshini V. de Silva Graduate Mentor tion deadline is Nov. 4.
tion to the academic and professional Award Selection Committee, The
development of graduate students. Graduate School, 210 Cato Hall no later
Nomination materials should include than 5 p.m. on Oct. 28.
a letter of nomination, a copy of the Direct questions to Tom Reynolds, INTERESTED
nominee’s curriculum vita, a statement dean of the Graduate School, at ext. 7-
from the nominee discussing his or her 3372 or firstname.lastname@example.org. IN SAVING
Career Center seeks 100 percent
representation at Majors Day Fair Save Energy.
Students attend the Majors Day Fair The University Career Center would Some ideas for saving energy
to talk with department representatives like to see all departments represented at everyday to save money
about majors, double majors and/or this year’s event, Tuesday Oct. 18, 11 a.m. and the environment:
minors they are considering. Many - 2 p.m. in Cone Center Lucas Room.
1. Use an automatic shutoff
students are already inquiring about For more information, or for registra- thermostat.
departments that will be attending and tion materials, contact Rita Baker, senior
2. Use a fan instead of air
are eager to talk with representatives at assistant director, at email@example.com. conditioning when possible.
the fair. edu, or ext. 7-2231.
3. Heat small meals in a microwave.
Program helps teachers learn 4. Insulate your water heaters.
5. Install low-flow shower heads.
more about Mexico on Oct. 13 6. Dry your clothes on a clothesline.
Mexican education, literacy and For more information, contact the For more tips on saving energy, please
culture will be the topic of “Preparing College of Education’s Office of the
contact Katharine Smith at the Office of
K-12 Teachers: Global Study Program Dean at ext. 7-8722. Please advise the
Waste Reduction & Recycling at ext. 7-
to Mexico” on Thursday Oct. 13, 4 - Dean’s Office of plans to bring large
5:30 p.m. at Barnhardt Student Activity groups, such as university classes. 4283 or Kesmith3@uncc.edu.
Center, Salons B aand C.
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Spotlight on Research
Successful business techniques at the
Ben Craig Center take the Spotlight
UNC Charlotte showcases its faculty of the Ben Craig Center program. The • Nov. 10, “The Sibling Resilience
at the weekly “Spotlight on Research” president of Charlotte-based software Research Project: Examining Risk
seminar series. Each lecture is free and company Companion Cabinet will also Resources and Adaptation Among
open to the public and is held at 4 p.m. share his experiences in starting a tech- Children Facing Major Life Stresses,”
Thursdays in Atkins Library 143. nology company. Ryan Kilmer, Department of
Ben Craig Center President Mark Psychology
Schaffner will discuss how this UNC Upcoming topics include: • Nov. 17, “The History of the Slave
Charlotte program helped area entrepre- • Oct. 13, “Landfills and Soil Reparations Movement,” John David
neurs raise over $150 million dollars of Contamination,” John Daniels, Smith, Department of History
venture capital investment on Oct. 6.. Department of Civil Engineering • Dec. 1, “Bioinformatics Research at
Schaffner, who worked as an execu- • Oct. 20, “Mecklenburg Voices at the UNC Charlotte,” Lawrence Mays,
tive at high tech and growth companies Millennium,” Boyd Davis, Department Department of Computer Science and
for over 15 years, has led the Ben Craig of English the Center for Bioinformatics
Center for the past seven years. He • Oct. 27, “Riparian Buffers for For more information, contact Norm
believes deeply that solving any business Reducing Soil Erosion and Water Schul at firstname.lastname@example.org or call
or cash-flow problem and attracting capi- Pollution,” Craig Allan, Department of ext. 7-2309. To see a complete schedule
tal begins with creating a predictable pro- Geography and Earth Sciences of upcoming Spotlight on Research semi-
cess for generating sales. He will share • Nov. 3, “Location and Survival of an nars, visit http://library.uncc.edu/video/
the techniques that have worked for him Actor in the Big City,” Dennis Black, shows/spotlight/liveschedule.htm.
and his clients, as well as an overview Department of Dance and Theater
Bulletin Board Channel 22
Upcoming Intramural Events Highlights of the
Enjoy sports, recreation and fun with fall Register early for best time slot next week include:
intramural events. (For more information, Teams: Men’s, Women’s and Co-Rec Teams Thursday, Oct. 6
visit www.recservices.uncc.edu.) Play begins: Oct. 23, Belk Gym Democracy in America:
Event: Fall Golf Tournament Civil Rights—Demanding Equality
Event: Slam Dunk and 3-point Qualifier Registration: Oct. 3 – Oct. 14, Belk 222 2 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Registration: Register at the event Teams: Open format, four-person scramble
Date: Oct. 12 Tournament: Oct. 28, Charles T Myers Golf Monday, Oct. 10
Time: 7 – 9 p.m. Course Biography of America:
Location: Halton Arena Fee: Students: $20, Faculty/staff: $40 The Reform Impulse
Compete against Chancellor Dubois’ Team 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Event: North Carolina Collegiate Flag for the Intramural Championship
Football Tournament For a complete program schedule,
Registration: Oct. 3 – Oct. 14, Belk 222 Event: 3-on-3 Basketball visit www.uncc.edu/cabletv.
Teams: Men’s, Women’s and Co-Rec Teams Registration: Oct. 12 – Oct. 21, Belk 222
Location: Recreation and Intramural Fields Register early for best time slot Contest: Nov. 1, 4 p.m., Afterhours
Games: Oct. 21 – Oct. 23 Teams: Men’s, Women’s and Co-Rec Teams
Compete against teams from colleges and Play begins: Oct. 30, Belk Gym Group Fitness Instructor Training
universities throughout N.C. Days: Fridays, Oct. 14 - Nov. 5
Event: Sports Trivia Contest Time: 2 - 4 p.m.
Event: Volleyball Registration: Oct. 17 – Oct. 28, Belk 222 Location: SAC Aerobics Room
Registration: Oct. 3 - Oct. 14, Belk 222 Format: Individuals Fee: $30
September 28, 2005 Campus News Page 12
Personnel Announcements Swap N’ Shop
Swap ‘N’ Shop is a free service
The following vacancies are posted for faculty and staff members only.
Although it does not have to appear in
with a closing date of Oct. 14 the ad, please include your name in the
• Housekeeping assistant, Pos. #9898 and Pos. #9850, Grade 50 submission (sent via campus mail, e-mail
• Processing assistant III, Pos. #5701, Grade 57 at email@example.com or fax to
ext. 7-6379). Ads may run only once per
• Office assistant III, Pos. #744 and #3012, Grade 57
• Administrative services assistant V, Pos. #318 and Pos. #2355, Grade 61
Swap ‘N’ Shop is provided
• Police officer, Pos. #10217, Public Safety Officer Band as a convenience to the campus
• Administrative assistant II, Pos. #1205, Grade 65 community. UNC Charlotte makes no
• Accounting specialist I, Pos. #289, Grade 67 representations about items offered.
• Registered nurse, Pos. #12039, Grade 70
• Computing consultant III, Pos. #1887, Grade 74 Kohler & Campbell Piano. Spinet.
• Systems programmer/administrator I, Pos. #8085, Grade 79 Plays well, last tuned 1.5 years ago. $900
OBO Picture available. Contact Anne at
ext. 7-3012 for more info.
a closing date of Oct. 7 15 Cubic Foot Freezer. Kenmore 15
cubic square foot freezer from Sears.
• Housekeeping assistant, Pos. #10049 Approx. five years old. Comes with oper-
• Administrative assistant I, Pos. #6757 ating manual and a key. $200 OBO. Call
• Research technician II, Pos. #2583 ext. 7-3700 for more information.
For more detailed information, please refer to the Human Resources website at http:// 2000 VW Golf GLS. 44,000 miles,
jobs.uncc.edu or stop by the Human Resources Office to view the job vacancy board. 4-door hatchback, dual front and side
airbags, air conditioning, power package
Campus News (windows, locks, and mirrors), heated
seats and mirrors. 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
engine (33 mpg highway/26 mpg city).
One owner. Non-smoker. Very clean and
Published for the faculty and staff of UNC Charlotte each Wednesday well maintained. $8,500. Call Kirk at
by the Office of Public Relations at ext. 7-6181.
1998 Harley Davidson Sportster
1200 XLH Custom: Two-tone anniver-
Deadline for submission of announcements: sary paint, midnight red/ champagne,
5 p.m. the Wednesday prior to publication. Screaming Eagle pipes, detachable
windshield, engine guard with highway
E-mail submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org. pegs, 2-up seat with anniversary sissy
bar, luggage rack, authentic Iron Braids
Notification of availability of each new issue is e-mailed to faculty and additional chrome. Awesome bike,
and staff subscribed to the Campus News listserv. a must see. Matching DOT helmet and
anniversary bike cover included. All
To subscribe to the listserv, send an e-mail with the subject line, required maintenance done with records
“subscribe to Campus News,” to: and receipts. Asking $6,900 OBO. Call
Cricket at ext. 7-3190.
Two oak Thomasville end tables and
Comments and suggestions are welcomed. hutch. One square and one octagonal,
both with lower storage doors. $175 for
both. Hutch top, $50. Call ext. 7-2647.
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