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									                                                                                                    Lean Times                                         ‘Gap Year’
                    Vigil, Volunteerism                                                             ECU Deals with                                     Provides Adventure for
                    Highlight MLK Day Celebrations, p. 4                                            Budget Issues, p. 2                                ECU Professor, p. 7

ECU Faculty and Staff Newspaper                                                   January 30, 2009                        

 University Awarded
 Carnegie Distinction
          By John Durham                       skills, knowledge and resources.
                                                      Mageean cited four projects as par-
       East Carolina University has            ticularly compelling examples of ECU’s
become one of only 195 institutions            engagement:
nationwide to receive the “community
engagement” classification from the                    ARISE
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement               ARISE, or “A Real Integrated
of Teaching.                                   Sports Experience,” provides commu-
       The foundation, widely known for        nity members, ECU students, faculty/
assessments of colleges and universi-          staff, and alumni with and without dis-
ties, has announced that 119 campuses          abilities the opportunity to participate in
received the engaged distinction for 2008,     a variety of unique sports, fitness and rec-
joining 76 that were identified in 2006.        reational activities – all modified specifi-
       Chancellor Steve Ballard said,          cally for individuals with disabilities. A
“Receiving this classification confirms          partnership between community members
what we at ECU already know – that             and individuals from Campus Recreation
the commitment and practice of engage-         & Wellness, Adapted Physical Education,
ment are woven throughout our teach-           Recreational Therapy and Allied Health,
ing, research, service and outreach enter-     ARISE enables participants to exercise in
prises. This is our history and a core         a supportive environment that meets their
strength as we pursue our mission to serve     physical, cognitive and emotional needs.
as a national model for public service and
regional transformation.”                             Wounded Warrior Battalion East
       Deirdre Mageean, vice chancellor               ECU’s Psychophysiology Lab and
for research and graduate studies, coordi-     Biofeedback Clinic is assisting Marines
nated the university’s application effort,     of the Wounded Warrior Battalion East
which involved dozens of individuals           at Camp Lejeune in returning to civil-
across the campus. “We tried to reflect the     ian life. The Training for Optimal Per-
breadth and depth of our commitment to         formance, or TOP program, was imple-
our community, region, state and nation,”      mented to provide a continuum of ser-
Mageean said.                                  vices for Marines returning from war
       Community engagement is a col-          with the ultimate goal of assisting them in
laboration between a university and its        adjusting to their disabilities and/or help
communities in mutually beneficial part-        them transition to civilian life.
nerships, she said. These partnerships
respond to community needs by sharing                        continued on page 11

ECU, PCMH Dedicate
 New Heart Institute
                                                                                              RARE EVENT: ECU student Elisabeth Williams took advantage of a rare
                                                                                              opportunity to enjoy a book outside in the snow Jan. 20, on a bench near
                                                                                              Spilman Building on campus. Icy roads and parking lots forced officials to close
                                                                                              the university for two days after a winter storm blanketed the area with several
            By Doug Boyd                       wood, who is chief of cardiothoracic sur-      inches of snow. (Photo by Cliff Hollis)
                                               gery and vascular surgery in the Depart-
       Officials from East Carolina

                                                                                             Trustees Approve Increase
                                               ment of Cardiovascular Sciences at the
University and University Health Systems       Brody School of Medicine at ECU. He is
of Eastern Carolina dedicated the East         also senior associate vice chancellor for
Carolina Heart Institute Dec. 11.              health sciences at ECU.
       Several hundred invited guests                 The dedication ceremony, held                    By Christine Neff                  which is expected to take action in
joined leaders from the two organizations      at the institute, capped more than four                                                    February.
to celebrate the facility. The heart insti-    years of work to bring a world-class car-           The East Carolina University Board           Chancellor Steve Ballard said he
tute puts ECU and Pitt County Memorial         diovascular disease institute to eastern      of Trustees approved an increase in          recognized the difficult financial envi-
Hospital “at the forefront of progress and     North Carolina. In 2004, the N.C. Gen-        tuition and fees for the 2009-10 academic    ronment facing students and their par-
the cutting edge of the future,” said Dr.      eral Assembly approved $60 million for        year at a meeting held Dec. 11.              ents and wanted to keep ECU’s tuition
W. Randolph Chitwood Jr., director of the      a research, education and outpatient care           For undergraduate students, trustees   increase below 3 percent. “I think this is
institute.                                     facility at ECU. PCMH secured private         approved a 2.82 percent increase in rates,   a reasonable compromise while paying
       “What we dedicate today is a con-       funding for a $160 million bed tower.         which calculates to an increase of $69       great attention to the needs of our
cept called the East Carolina Heart Insti-            Many who attended the ceremony         for North Carolina residents and $366 for    students,” he said.
tute that encompasses these new facilities,    also toured the two facilities after the      out-of-state students. Tuition rates will          The new tuition rates for undergrad-
dedicated to the people of this region, and    event ended.                                  increase by $69 for all graduate students.   uates will be $2,514 for in-state students
to the physicians, researchers, educators                                                          The proposal must be approved by
and staff devoted to their care,” said Chit-                continued on page 10             the UNC system’s Board of Governors,                      continued on page 12

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Viewers Invited ‘Inside ECU’
            By Doug Boyd                            Stansbury, a 1993 ECU gradu-
                                             ate, spent 11 years as an award-winning
       Greenville has a new way to learn     sports reporter for WNCT Channel 9 in
the latest accomplishments of faculty,       Greenville and in Nashville, Tenn. He
staff and students at East Carolina Uni-     also hosts an ECU football postgame call-
versity.                                     in show on WGHB-AM 1250.
       “Inside ECU” is a 15-minute news             Topics of the January show
magazine airing on Suddenlink Cable          included an interview with Dr. Paul R.G.
Channel 99, also known as ECU-TV.            Cunningham, the new dean of the Brody
The first episode aired Jan. 26 at 8 p.m.     School of Medicine, and a look at the
Monthly episodes will air the last Monday new community policing program with
of each month at 8 p.m. and be rebroad-      the ECU Police Department. Future top-
cast during the following weeks at vari-     ics include heart research and care at
ous times.                                   ECU; Second Life, the virtual reality
       The show’s host is Chris Stansbury, application being used at ECU; and the
communications coordinator in the ECU        university’s economic development work
College of Technology and Computer Sci- in eastern North Carolina.                              Kevin Seitz, vice chancellor for administration and finance, and Phyllis Horns,
ence and an experienced broadcaster.                The show provides an avenue to              interim vice chancellor for health sciences, addressed the ECU Staff Senate Jan.
       “This is a university-wide show       make people aware of successes on cam-             22 with updates and a question and answer session on the university’s budget
with buy-in from both campuses, the aca- pus and across eastern North Carolina.                 situation. (Photo by Cliff Hollis)
demic deans and directors, the provost’s            “‘Inside ECU’ will allow us to

                                                                                                ECU Deals with Budget Issues
office and, of course, Chancellor Steve       shine the spotlight on our students, uni-
Ballard,” Stansbury said. “We have com- versity community and industry part-
mittee and subcommittee members from         ners,” said Austin Bunch, associate
just about every unit at ECU submitting      provost, who spearheaded the show’s                                                               Phyllis Horns attended a meeting of the
story ideas, setting up interviews and exe- development. “There are some unbeliev-                        By John Durham                       Staff Senate last week, and Seitz and oth-
cuting the project plan. This is a collabor- able success stories occurring every day                                                          ers will be at an open forum on the bud-
ative effort, and it’s wonderful to see this                                                           As economic conditions continue         get from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 18 in
kind of interdisciplinary partnership.”                     c o n t i n u e d o n p a g e 10    to deteriorate, the university is taking a     Hendrix Theatre.
                                                                                                number of steps to respond to and prepare             The latest budget management
                                                                                                for current and future budget reductions.      guidelines for the University stipulate
                                                                                                       Chancellor Steve Ballard last week      that for transactions involving state-
                                                                                                announced the creation of a campus-wide        appropriated funds:
                                                                                                budget committee whose charge is to help              • All vacant positions, includ-
                                                                                                provide input to university leaders as they    ing those resulting from new funding in
                                                                                                respond to the budget challenges. The          2008-09, must remain unfilled until
                                                                                                committee will be led by Provost Mari-         June 30.
                                                                                                lyn Sheerer and Jan Tovey, chair of the               • All new salary increases, includ-
                                                                                                faculty.                                       ing stipends, career progression/in-range
                                                                                                       Ballard said that in addition to man-   salary adjustments, etc., are prohibited.
                                                                                                datory one-time reversions in the current      Requests for exceptions must be approved
                                                                                                fiscal year totaling more than $15 mil-         by the appropriate vice chancellor.
                                                                                                lion, ECU has been instructed to develop
                                                                                                options for 3 percent, 5 percent and 7 per-           • All non-essential travel must be
                                                                                                cent permanent budget reductions for the       eliminated.
                                                                                                2009-2011 fiscal years.                                • All non-essential purchase of
                                                                                                       University leaders are meeting          materials, supplies, services, furniture,
                                                                                                with various campus constituencies to          equipment, etc. must cease.
Host Chris Stansbury and videographer Mike Myles film a segment for the new                      answer questions about budget reduc-                  • Energy conservation efforts must
show, “Inside ECU.” (Photo by Doug Boyd)                                                        tions. Vice Chancellors Kevin Seitz and        be increased to reduce utility costs.

 Graduates, Families Celebrate at 100th Fall Commencement
          By Christine Neff                     cation in ECU’s College of Education,                 Other speakers at the fall com-             Jokingly, Chancellor Ballard said,
                                                delivered the commencement address.             mencement included Matthew Hojatza-         “Okay, you can’t start to party until you
       Excited, soon-to-be graduates of                 “From this standpoint, it is a beau-    deh, senior class officer; Chair of the Fac- get your degrees.”
East Carolina University paraded into           tiful sight: a sea of purple. We are truly in   ulty Jan Tovey; and Phillip Dixon of the          Ballard then conferred the degrees,
the Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum           Pirate territory,” Warren said.                 UNC Board of Governors.                     and Kemal Atkins, vice provost for
Dec. 13 to loud applause from family and               Warren, a native of North Caro-                Hojatzadeh encouraged graduates       student life, led the students in the time-
friends.                                        lina, joined the ECU faculty in 1994. He        to face life’s challenges with strength,    honored tradition of turning their tassels
       “Thank you for such a great turnout      received the UNC Board of Governor’s            determination and knowledge from les-       as graduates, family and friends cheered.
for a great day in the life of this univer-     Distinguished Professor for Teaching            sons learned at ECU. “I challenge you
sity. It’s another great day to be a Pirate,”   Award and was the recipient of the Max          to always strive for greatness, no mat-
said Chancellor Steve Ballard, as cheers        Ray Joyner Award for faculty service            ter what your occupation may be. Always
filled the arena. “We are very proud and         through continuing education at ECU.            find happiness in what you do because, if
honored to have you here with us today at              Warren congratulated the gradu-          you don’t, you’ll never find true success,”
this 100th fall commencement.”                  ates for their achievements and noted the       he said.
       About 600 graduates participated         characteristics that make ECU’s students              Tovey said graduates should nurture
in the ceremony. More than 3,000 stu-           unique, including perseverance, humility        their ECU connections and know they
                                                                                                                                                                                            Photo by Cliff Hollis

dents were eligible to participate, includ-     and sense of gratitude to the university.       will not be forgotten. “We wish you well
ing 2,218 graduates from the fall semes-               “My challenge here to you today is       as you leave our world and set up on your
ter and 889 graduates from the summer,          to continue to be what you already are:         own,” she said. “As you take your leave
according to the ECU’s registrar’s office.       the best,” he said. “And remember that          today, remember, no matter where you
Of those graduates, 2,108 received bach-        in life, there are some challenging times       are, you will always be a Pirate.”
elor’s degrees; 951 were awarded grad-          and there are good times. But no matter               After the graduates from each
uate degrees and 48 earned professional         what life throws at you, you can handle it,     college stood to be recognized, they        Graduates expressed mixed emotions
degrees.                                        because you are an East Carolina Univer-        launched into a spontaneous cheer of        as they celebrated their achievements at
       Louis Warren, professor of edu-          sity graduate.”                                 “purple, gold!”                             ECU’s 100th fall commencement.

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January 30, 2009                                                                       Pieces of Eight                                                                                       Page 3

                      News in Brief
             Joyner Offers Document Delivery Service
       Joyner Library is offering a free document delivery trial service for ECU east cam-
pus faculty who seek journal articles available only in Joyner’s print volumes. Faculty
may request copies of an article through the ILLiad system. Library staff will retrieve
and scan the article, then send the faculty member a link to retrieve the scan electroni-
cally. To use the service, select “interlibrary loan” under library services on the library’s
Web page. Then select “make a request/ILLiad logon.” Enter ILLiad user name and pass-
word or register as a first time user. Once logged in, select “faculty document delivery
request” and provide as much information as possible, including call number and loca-
tion. Requests should be fulfilled within 48 hours, Monday through Friday. The direct
url to log onto ILLiad is For details, contact
William Gee, head of Interlibrary Loan, at 328-2268 or

 African American Heritage Luncheon Set for February
       The Organization of African American Staff will sponsor an African American The Hiroshima Cenotaph Eternal Flame monument in Hiroshima Peace Park
heritage luncheon, “A Celebration of the Legacy of ECU’s African American Faculty holds a registry of names of all who died from the bombing. (Photographs courtesy
and Staff,” in the Mendenhall Student Center Great Room, Feb. 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 of John Tucker, ECU College of Arts and Sciences)
p.m. Members of the ECU community are invited to enjoy the meal and success stories
shared by ECU panelists Paul Cunningham, dean and senior associate vice chancellor
for medical affairs at the Brody School of Medicine; Mark Newell, assistant professor
in trauma and surgical critical care; Virginia Hardy, senior associate dean for academic                Hiroshima Exhibit Visits ECU
affairs at the school of medicine; David Dennard, history professor and director of the
African and African American Studies program; Lathan Turner, senior associate dean of          East Carolina University will host    to the bombing will be shown. These
students; Kimberly Baker-Flowers, chief diversity officer; Kemal Atkins, vice provost     the Hiroshima Nagasaki A-bomb poster        include at 10:30 a.m., the award-winning
for student affairs; and Linner Griffin, associate vice chancellor for academic programs. exhibition at Joyner Library beginning      documentary, “Hellfire: A Journey from
The event is ticketed and seating is limited. For information about the event, contact   Jan. 27, along with a public reception      Hiroshima,” in which Japanese artists Iri
Lola Thompson at 328-5358 or Jacquelyn Cannon at 328-0239. For ticket information,       highlighting the exhibit Jan. 31.           and Toshi Maruki use mural paintings
contact the ticket office at 328-4788.                                                          The Hiroshima Peace Memorial          to depict the consequences of the bomb-
                                                                                         Museum in Hiroshima Peace Park devel-       ing; at 1 p.m., “Barefoot Gen,” an anima-
                                                                                         oped the exhibit to communicate the         tion from a young boy’s perspective of
      Mills Symposium to Highlight Individuals, Health                                   tragic reality of the atomic bomb and       life in the final days of WWII; and at 3
      The 5th annual Jean Mills Health Symposium, “Empowering Individuals to Take        heighten the importance of world peace.     p.m., “Black Rain,” an examination of the
Responsibility for Their Own Health,” will be held Feb. 6, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Green- Based on museum displays, posters in        attack as experienced by a young woman
ville Hilton and Greenville Convention Center. Keynote speaker is Camara Jones,          the exhibit will include photographs of     engaged to be married. “Barefoot Gen” is
research director on social determinants of health and equity in the Centers for Disease the mushroom cloud, aerial photos of the    based on the best-selling comic book by
Control and Prevention. Other experts will present and lead discussion. The symposium    city before and after the blast and graphic Neiji Nakazawa. “Black Rain” is based
will describe research and services that empower individuals to take responsibility for images of human suffering caused by the      on a novel by Masuji Ibuse.
enhancing their health, thereby reducing health disparities. Visit http://www.eahec.ecu. atomic bomb.                                       ECU Japanese professor
edu or for details. The symposium is spon-            At the reception, scheduled from
sored by the College of Allied Health Sciences in collaboration with the ECU Medical & 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., several videos related                    continued on page 12
Health Sciences Foundation, Pitt Memorial Hospital Foundation and Eastern AHEC.

     Literacy Partners Program to Hold Final Training
                                                                                                        Siguaw Named New Dean,
       The Food Literacy Partners Program will offer its final training program March                    College of Human Ecology
14 and 21 at J.H. Rose High School in Greenville, beginning at 8 a.m. on the first day.
Food Literacy is a learn and serve program through which volunteers receive a free two-                                   By Christine Neff                much national recognition and to develop
day training on nutrition and fitness. In return volunteers commit to give back 20 hours                                                                    a stronger international reputation. I am
of community service. Program planners are especially interested in volunteers willing                               Judy Siguaw has joined East Caro-     excited about being part of CHE’s efforts
to present workshops on physical activity and nutrition in April for 9th graders at Rose lina University as dean of the College of                         in that regard, as well as the role CHE
High. Funding is provided by the Pitt Memorial Hospital Foundation, Nutrition and Human Ecology.                                                           will play in facilitating ECU’s over-
Physical Activity Partners and ECU’s Department of Family Medicine. For additional                                   The marketing and hospitality         all objectives for growth and heightened
information, contact Kay Craven at 744-5463.                                                                  expert comes to ECU from the Cornell-        prominence,” she said.
                                                                                                              Nanyang Institute of Hospitality Manage-            Siguaw received a bachelor’s
      Seeking Nominations for Student Employee Award                                                          ment in the Nanyang                          degree in marketing from Lamar Univer-
                                                                                                              Business School in                           sity, and earned her DBA in marketing at
       The Student Employment Office is seeking nominations for its 2nd annual Stu- Singapore, where,                                                       Louisiana Tech University.
dent Employee of the Year award to honor dedicated student workers April 13-17 dur- since 2005, she had                                                           From 1991 to 1996, she taught in
ing National Student Employment Week, which recognizes the 4,000-plus students who served as a professor                                                   the College of Business at the University
contribute to the ECU community as student employees. Winners of the competition will and dean.                                                            of North Carolina at Wilmington. After
receive a monetary award, an engraved plaque and eligibility for the regional competi-                               Provost Mar-                          a year at Kennesaw State University, she
tion through the Southern Association of Student Employment Administrators. Winners, ilyn Sheerer said                                                     moved to Cornell University in 1997.
nominees and nominators will be recognized at the awards banquet scheduled for April Siguaw’s interna-                                                     There, she served as a professor and held
15. Nomination forms are due by Feb. 9. Forms and additional information, including tional experience                                                      administrative roles, including interim
eligibility requirements, are available at (click on events).                         and entrepreneur-                            director of graduate studies and area aca-
                                                                                                              ial skills will benefit         Siguaw
                                                                                                                                                           demic director for Marketing, Informa-
                            Pieces of Eight                                                                   the university. “She is                      tion Systems, Strategy and Tourism.
                                                                                                              exactly the right person at the right time          Her professional memberships
                            Volume 31, Number 5
                                                                                                              for this position,” Sheerer said. “I know    include the American Marketing Associa-
                            Pieces of Eight, a newspaper for East Carolina University faculty and staff,      she will look closely at the college and     tion; Academy of Marketing Association;
                            is issued monthly during the academic year by the ECU News Bureau (News
                            & Communication Services). Items may be sent to the editor via campus
                                                                                                              maximize its strengths, and I am looking     Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Insti-
                            mail addressed to Howard House, East Campus; delivered in person to               forward to her strong leadership as she      tutional Education; and Hospitality Sales
                            Howard House, corner of East Fifth Street and Rotary Avenue; or e-mailed to       takes over as dean.”                         and Marketing Association International.
                   Phone inquiries to 328-1162. Editor: Joy Manning Holster
                                                                                                                     Siguaw said she is excited to head           In addition to her role as dean,
                            5,000 copies of this issue were printed at an approximate pre-tax cost of $595 or the college. “The College of Human           Siguaw will be a professor in ECU’s
                            12 cents per copy.                                                                Ecology is well positioned to garner         Department of Hospitality Management.

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 ECU Opens                                        Vigil, Volunteerism Highlight MLK Day
 New Clinic                                                 By Christine Neff
            By Doug Boyd
                                                          For some students at East Caro-
                                                   lina University, the Jan. 19 holiday in
       East Carolina University has                honor of Martin Luther King Jr. was
opened a new clinic for people with pul-           not a day of rest, but a day of service
monary arterial hypertension, a disease            in which they remembered and emu-
that limits a person’s physical activity           lated the civil rights leader.
and can lead to death.                                    About 150 students partici-
       The clinic is led by Dr. Zia ur             pated in the 2009 MLK Day Chal-
Rehman, a clinical assistant professor in          lenge. The annual event, organized by
the pulmonary and critical care division           ECU’s Volunteer and Service-Learning
at the Brody School of Medicine at ECU             Center, offered students the opportu-
and staffed by him, Dr. Pete Pancoast              nity to volunteer with local non-profit
and Dr. Sunil Sharma. Dr. Walter Tan, an           organizations.
ECU cardiologist and associate professor                  “Dr. King was all about bring-
of cardiovascular sciences, collaborates           ing people together through service,
with the clinic.                                   and this is a way to honor that legacy
       The clinic sees patients Mondays            and involve our students in community
and Tuesdays at Moye Medical Center at             projects,” said Shawn Moore, ECU’s
521 Moye Blvd.                                     community partner coordinator. “We
       Pulmonary hypertension is high              think it’s a really great way to engage
blood pressure in the small and medium-            the students.”                              Students celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a march and candlelight vigil,
sized blood vessels in the lungs caused                   Students registered online to par-   along with service to non-profit organizations Jan. 19. (Photo by Cliff Hollis)
by a stiffness of the arteries. These arter-       ticipate in one of 14 projects. Among
ies carry blood from the heart to the lungs        the good deeds they did were prepar-
to pick up oxygen. Pulmonary hyperten-             ing food items for distribution at the       delivered by Lathan Turner, assistant       whose enduring fight for equality and
                                                   Food Bank at Greenville, packing care        vice chancellor for intercultural stu-      civil rights has led us to where we are
                 continued on page 8               packages for deployed troops with            dent affairs.                               today – on the eve of the inauguration
                                                   Give to the Troops, moving mattresses               “It’s pretty incredible to get 150   of an African-American president.”
Book Studies                                       and furniture at the Greenville Com-
                                                   munity Shelter and socializing dogs
                                                                                                kids to come out on their day off to
                                                                                                help these organizations,” Moore said,
                                                                                                                                                   Students lit candles while the
                                                                                                                                            Black Student Union Ensemble per-
 Memorials                                         at the Humane Society of Eastern
                                                                                                adding that some students used the day
                                                                                                to get to know local agencies and start
                                                                                                                                            formed. They then marched en masse
                                                                                                                                            down College Hill and through the
                                                           Some students visited assisted       volunteering on a regular basis. “This      ECU campus, ending at the Menden-
                                                   living facilities – Red Oak, Tar River       lets them dip their toe in the water,”      hall Student Center.
          By Christine Neff
                                                   Manor, Spring Arbor and Sterling             she said.                                          Many who marched noted the
                                                   House – to do painting, landscap-                   Later that night, more than 100      significance of honoring King the
      A new book co-authored by an East            ing and interact with residents. Oth-        students gathered in front of Belk Hall     day before President Barack Obama
Carolina University geographer looks at            ers helped out at the Ronald McDon-          on College Hill to participate in a vigil   took the oath of office. “By elect-
how America remembers Martin Luther                ald House, Boys and Girls Club, Lit-         and march in honor of Martin Luther         ing a black president, America is tak-
King Jr. and the Civil Rights movement             tle Willie Center, RHA Howell Center,        King Jr.                                    ing one more step towards fulfilling
in public places.                                  Hope Lodge and ECU’s ARAMARK                        The purpose of the march, said       King’s dream,” said Allen Thomas,
      In “Civil Rights Memorials and the           Dining Services.                             Montique Warren, president of Alpha         president of the BSU. “It is time for us
Geography of Memory,” Derek Alder-                        The event began on campus with        Phi Alpha fraternity and co-chairmen        to become eager and continue on with
man, associate professor of geography at           breakfast and an inspirational message       of the program, was to honor a “man         that dream.”
ECU, and Owen Dwyer of Indiana Uni-
versity, carry out the first critical exam-

                                                Health Services Provided through AgriSafe – NC
ination of the monuments, museums,
parks and streets dedicated to the Afri-
can-American struggle for civil rights.
      “There is a power to monuments                                                                 In an effort to improve health for     challenges. Farmers can also select and
and memorials that often doesn’t get                      By Christine Neff                    farmers and their families, the institute    be fitted with personal protective equip-
                       recognized,” said                                                       has brought AgriSafe-North Carolina, a       ment such as respirators, safety glasses,
                       Alderman, a nation-            They work in one of the most dan-        program that provides agricultural occu-     hearing protection and chemical resistant
                       ally known expert        gerous professions in North Carolina, yet      pational health and safety screenings at     clothing for the prevention of injury and
                       on the politics of       about 27 percent of the state’s agricultural   low to no-cost, to eastern North Carolina.   illness.
                       naming streets and       families do not have health insurance,               Through AgriSafe-NC, the insti-               Tutor called this a “one-stop shop.”
                       other public places      according to research by the North Caro-       tute partners with Tri-County Community      “We want to look at the farm family’s
                       after Martin Luther      lina Agromedicine Institute at East Car-       Health Council to provide health screen-     total wellbeing, not just their physical
                       King Jr.                 olina University and the Cecil G. Sheps        ings and follow-up health services for       wellbeing. We want to address the whole
                             “By putting        Center for Health Services Research.           farmers, their families and non-migrant      person,” she said. “And we recognize that
                       a memorial on the              Many farmers must choose between         farm workers. Services are provided at       farmers have unique demands on their
                       landscape, it cre-       paying for farm operations and paying for      the Carolina Oaks Health Center in Four      time and resources.”
     Alderman          ates not just a visual   health insurance, which can cost as much       Oaks or at other locations convenient for           The AgriSafe Network started in
                       record of what went      as $500 to $1,200 per individual. And if       the individual such as a farm, agribusi-     Iowa, where it has been successful in
on, but plays a powerful role in shaping        farmers do visit a doctor’s office, their       ness, Cooperative Extension office or         reducing health insurance claims costs for
the views of present and future genera-         physician may not consider the unique          other community location.                    farmers. A $100,000 grant from the Kate
tions,” he said.                                occupational hazards they face, such as              AgriSafe staff includes a family       B. Reynolds Charitable Trust Founda-
      The book discusses memorials              skin cancer, respiratory illness, arthritis    nurse practitioner, community outreach       tion funded the one-year pilot program in
that commemorate people, places and             and mental health disorders, said Robin        worker and family advocate. Services         eastern North Carolina. Funding will con-
moments from the movement, including            Tutor, interim director of the N.C. Agro-      include health care with an emphasis on      tinue through March, and Tutor said the
the lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C.,          medicine Institute.                            agricultural exposures, as well as educa-    institute is actively seeking new partners
where sit-in protests were held, the Kelly            “We all enjoy farmers’ products          tion and outreach to prevent illness and     to keep the program going.
Ingram Park in Birmingham, Ala., where          every day. We eat them; we wear them.          injury on the farm.                                 For more information, call the
police attacked peaceful protesters and         These people provide us with so much, so             Staff can help to identify resources   North Carolina Agromedicine Institute at
                                                we need to serve our farmers in return,”       for affordable dental care, medications,     (252) 744-1000 or Carolina Oaks Family
                continued on page 8             Tutor said.                                    diabetic supplies and dealing with family    Health Center at (919) 963-6400.

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First Leader in Residence Named
       Thomas J. “Tommy” Spaulding,                  Spaulding said, “Our world is starv-
former president of Up With People, has       ing for better leaders. Universities should
been named the first Leader in Residence       develop graduates, but, more importantly,
at East Carolina University.                  they should develop future leaders. ECU
       Spaulding, who was the univer-         has the opportunity to be a true leadership
sity’s spring commencement speaker            university, and I’m proud to be a part of
last year, will serve in his new role dur-    this tremendous vision.”
ing the 2009 calendar year. He will assist           Spaulding, a 1992 graduate of ECU,
with the develop-                             has recently formed a leadership consult-
ment of programs                              ing and speaking firm based in Denver. In
and activities to                             2000, he established Leader’s Challenge,
ensure the universi-                          the largest high school civic and leader-
ty’s success as “the                          ship program in Colorado.
leadership univer-                                   While a student at ECU, he served
sity,” which is one                           as senior class president, president of
of the five major                              Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, and presi-        R. Ward Sutton holds hardware from the casket of a child at the site of a forgotten
directions outlined                           dent of the Inter-fraternity Council, and       graveyard near the planned ECU School of Dentistry. (Photo by Doug Boyd)
in ECU’s strategic                            he earned the Most Outstanding Leader
plan.                                         award. In 2006, he received an ECU Out-
                                                                                              Cemetery Handled With Care
       Chancellor                             standing Alumni Award.
Steve Ballard said, “Tommy is a perfect              He holds an MBA from Bond Uni-
match for our leadership initiative. He has
a proven track record in leadership deve-
                                              versity in Queensland, Australia, and an
                                              MA in non-profit management from Regis            On New Dental School Site
lopment and has earned the respect of         University in Denver. He serves on the
other well-known leaders. He is one of us     board of trustees for the Museum of Out-                    By Doug Boyd                              ECU discovered the cemetery in
and we couldn’t be happier to have him        door Arts and on the board of directors of                                                     the spring and spent the past six months
join our team in this critical role.”         Leader’s Challenge.                                    Before heavy equipment rolls in         determining its size, the number of graves
                                                                                              and starts pounding the ground, a gentler      and developing a relocation plan. The
                                                                                              and more meticulous bit of digging had to      Greenville City Council approved relo-
ECU Professors Bring Mobile                                                                   be done on the site of the new East Caro-
                                                                                              lina University School of Dentistry.
                                                                                                                                             cating the remains to Homestead Memo-
                                                                                                                                             rial Gardens.
Health to Indian Communities                                                                         Crews spent several days in mid-
                                                                                              December relocating between 40 and 50
                                                                                                                                                    ECU contracted the work of iden-
                                                                                                                                             tifying the bodies in the graveyard and
                                                                                              graves discovered in an area that will         seeking family members as well as dis-
                                              improve the health and quality of life for      become a parking lot for the new school.       interring, transporting and reburying the
      By Erica Plouffe Lazure
                                              more than 30,000 residents of impover-          The graves were spread over three plots        remains to R. Ward Sutton Cemetery Ser-
                                              ished villages in remote northern India.        on both sides of MacGregor Downs Road          vices of Rocky Mount.
       The efforts of two East Carolina
                                                     While Tong-Len USA is new,               and included graves dating to the early               Graves included those of adults and
University professors have brought a
                                              Maher’s involvement with the people             1900s.                                         children. Most of the identified remains
mobile health van and wound clinic to
                                              of this region is not. Since 2006, he’s                “What the vast majority of the pub-     were from the Forbes family.
some of the poorest people in India.
                                              brought three groups of students from           lic doesn’t realize is these gravesites are           Ewen said the university and Sut-
       Derek Maher, co-director of ECU’s
                                              ECU to India through the summer study           everywhere, these abandoned cemeter-           ton’s company had done a thorough job
religious studies program, and Sylvie
                                              abroad program. Just after the first group       ies are everywhere,” said Charles Ewen, a      to make sure as many graves as possible
Debevec Henning, professor of foreign
                                              left, Maher met a Tibetan Buddhist monk,        professor of anthropology at ECU whose         were identified, families notified and the
languages, received a $22,000 grant from
                                              Jamyang, who had begun to do health             students used ground-penetrating radar to      remains carefully moved.
the Greenville Noon Rotary Club and
                                              and education outreach in these villages.       assist in locating the graves.                        Utility work for the school should
Rotary International Matching Grant pro-
                                              Maher was intrigued by the efforts of this             “There are hundreds of these things     begin this year, and the school is sched-
gram for a medical van, equipment and
                                              monk, who told Maher he was inspired to         in eastern North Carolina.”                    uled to open in 2011.
salaries for a nurse and project coordi-
                                              help after hearing the Dalai Lama speak
                                                                                              Voyages of Discovery Lecture
nator. The medical van, Maher said, can
                                              about the importance of service.
visit approximately 10 of the 35 com-
                                                     In the past two years, the residents
                                                                                              Series Continues This Spring
munities in the Himachel Pradesh region
                                              of these villages have come to know
of northern India two or three times a
                                              Maher well. He’s brought students from
month, helping more than 7,000 residents.
                                              ECU to play and visit with the children
       “We’d love to add a second and                                                                 As part of its spring program, the     recently, “Civilizations.”
                                              and to offer basic health care and educa-
third van to our fleet, and extend what                                                         2008-09 Thomas Harriot College of Arts               His recent honors include the Caird
                                              tion; they sponsored a community picnic
the vans do to provide outreach and                                                            and Sciences’ Voyages of Discovery Lec-       Medal of the National Maritime Museum
                                              and helped to build a community space
more health services for these residents,”                                                     ture Series presents the Lawrence Brews-      (1995) and the John Carter Brown Medal
                                              for children who are unable to attend the
Maher said. “We are feeling responsible                                                        ter Lecture in history.                       (1999). His journalistic works have been
                                              Tong-Len boarding school to begin to
to keep a good thing going and to con-                                                                Felipe Fernández-Armesto will          widely syndicated and appear frequently
                                              prepare for basic educational training.
tinue these endeavors in the future.”                                                          deliver the Brewster Lecture, “The Man        in The Times of London and regularly in
                                                     It became clear, after Maher’s first
       The grant has also bolstered efforts                                                    Who Gave His Name to America” on              the Sunday edition of The Independent.
                                              encounter with this community, that their
by Maher, his wife Jill Jennings, and                                                          Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. in Wright Auditorium.      Fernández-Armesto also contributes to
                                              needs were greater and more far reaching
Henning to found Tong-Len USA, a new                                                                  Alan White, dean of the Harriot        BBC Radio, most often as a panelist on
                                              than an annual visit. Last year, Maher and
non-profit organization designed to help                                                        College, said, “Dr. Fernández-Armesto’s       “Room for Improvement,” “International
                                              Jamyang met with members of the Rotary
                                              Club of Dharamsala to seek their sup-            prodigious scholarship on the nature of       Question Time” and “Night Waves.”
                                              port of the Tong-Len project. That group         exploration and discovery in world his-              The Department of History spon-
                                              partnered with the Noon Rotary Club in           tory makes him a superb fit for the Voy-       sored the first Brewster Lecture in 1982
                                              Greenville to sponsor the Matching Grant         ages of Discovery Lecture Series. We          as part of the university’s 75th anniver-
                                              that has funded the mobile clinic.               look forward to Dr. Fernández-Armesto’s       sary celebration and has published the
                                                     “One of the founding Rotarians in         remarks illuminating significant ironies       lectures since 1984. The series bears the
                                              Dharamsala told us that people had done          in the voyages of discovery that led to the   name of the late professor emeritus of
                                              similar grant projects for years for the ref-    naming of our continent.”                     history whose generosity supports the
                                              ugee Tibetans, but this was the first time               Fernández-Armesto is author of the     series.
                                              they had done a matching grant for the           best selling book, “Millennium: A His-               Tickets are free for ECU faculty,
                                              poor Indians of the region,” Maher said.         tory of the Last Thousand Years,” which       staff, and students, and $10 for the public,
A mobile medical van acquired by efforts             Back in Greenville, Maher met             inspired CNN’s “Millennium,” and such         available at ECU’s Central Ticket Office,
of ECU faculty will benefit communities                                                         critically acclaimed works as The Times       328-4788. For additional information,
in Northern India. (Contributed photo)                       c o n t i n u e d o n p a g e 1 1 Atlas of World Exploration and, most          visit

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Page 6                                                                        Pieces of Eight                                                               January 30, 2009

Zary Gives to Community Every Chance She Gets
In coordination with the Recognition and                                                                                            tative; a member of the political science
Rewards Committee of the ECU Staff                                                                                                  honor society, Pi Sigma Alpha; a partic-
Senate, the Pieces of Eight series honor-                                                                                           ipant in intramural sports; and treasurer
ing exceptional ECU staff recognizes                                                                                                for Silver Wings, support group for the
Joani Zary.                                                                                                                         Air Force ROTC.
                                                                                                                                           Kelsey, a senior at Rose High
             By Judy Currin                                                                                                         School, is battalion commander of the
                                                                                                                                    Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps,
       “When you give blood, you have                                                                                               captain of the girl’s soccer team and a
to wait 56 days to donate again,” said                                                                                              volunteer with both the Pitt County Ani-
Joani Zary, site coordinator for the Brody                                                                                          mal Shelter and the Red Cross.
School of Medicine Blood drives.                                                                                                           Kyler, a sophomore, plays the trum-
       She should know. Zary donates                                                                                                pet in the Rose High School symphonic
every chance she gets.                                                                                                              and marching bands. He fences with New
       A research specialist in the Depart-                                                                                         Bern Salle Fencing Club.
ment of Anatomy and Cell Biology at                                                                                                        For the past six years, Zary has
Brody, Zary coordinates the drives as                                                                                               served as an American Heart Associa-
part of her responsibilities with the ECU                                                                                           tion CPR (cardio pulmonary resuscita-
Staff Senate. She has served on the senate                                                                                          tion) instructor for Brody. She teaches six
since April 2007.                                                                                                                   classes a year.
       Zary works closely with Elizabeth                                                                                                   “The blood drives and CPR classes
Clark, account manager for the American                                                                                             are areas I feel passionate about,” Zary
Red Cross’s mid-Atlantic Blood Services     ECU research specialist Joani Zary is passionate about her service for the American said. “These services can make a real dif-
                                            Red Cross. She is the site coordinator for the organization’s blood drives at the
in Greenville. She said the Red Cross                                                                                               ference for someone, anyone. You never
                                            Brody School of Medicine. (Photo by Cliff Hollis)
usually sets the dates but allows flexi-                                                                                             know when someone will need blood or
bility for problems that might arise with                                                                                           may collapse from heart failure.”
room scheduling.                                  Zary came to Brody in 1994 as a             “If I’m at an event, I always ask if         “In the spirit of ECU’s motto, ‘to
       “I schedule the room, send out       research tech under the tutelage of        there is something I can do,” said Zary.     serve,’ we have been hearing renewed
e-mail announcements, hang up posters,      Dr. Hubert Burden. She has been volun-     “I’m just not the kind of person to sit      calls for professionalism and for commu-
help set up on the day of the drive and     teering since she was a Camp Fire Girl     around and do nothing.”                      nity service,” said Dr. Cheryl Knudson,
sometimes help with registrations,” Zary    growing up in Pittsburgh, Pa.                     A mother of three, Zary strives to    professor and chair of the Department of
said. Occasionally Zary recruits student          While in high school, she worked     pass on the value of service to her son,     Anatomy and Cell Biology at Brody.
groups to help promote the blood drive.     with a rehabilitation center and a local   Kyler, and daughters, Kelsey and Katrina.           “Joani Zary continues to exemplify
       “As Brody’s blood drive coordina-    Red Cross agency.                                 Katrina, an ECU senior political      the ability of an individual to pursue both
tor, Joani has consistently accomplished,         While earning her bachelor’s from    science major, serves as SGA represen-       calls cheerfully.”
and most often exceeds her established      the University of Pittsburgh, Zary vol-

                                                                                          From Wrestler to Writer:
goals,” said Clark. “Joani is a pleasure    unteered with her sorority and at a local
to work with. She takes on her role with    hospital.

                                                                                         ECU Instructor Pens Novel
enthusiasm and a real sense of responsi-          In addition to her work for the Red
bility, knowing that the blood collected at Cross, Zary is president of the J.H. Rose
Brody will directly benefit many people      High School JROTC Booster Club and a
in need, many times over.”                  member of the Rose Band Boosters.
                                                                                                  By Christine Neff                 Here.” Self-published, the book follows
                                                                                                                                    high school sophomore Robbie Ren-
                                                                                              Milt Sherman, an instructor in East fro through his first season as an ath-
         This has been a test...                                                       Carolina University’s Department of          lete while he deals with trouble at home,
                                                                                       Exercise and Sport Science, recently pub- racial tension and a neighborhood bully.
                                                                                       lished a young adult novel drawn from               “Though the book is a work of fic-
                                                                                       his vast experience as a wrestling athlete tion, a lot of the situations are similar to
                                                                                       and coach.                                   experiences I had coaching thousands of
                                                                                              Sherman joined his high school’s      kids over the years,” Sherman said.
                                                                                       wrestling team at age 14, a decision,               And the lessons are the same, too.
                                                                                       he said, that changed the course of his             Through sports, Robbie gains confi-
                                                                                       life. He continued his athletic career at    dence and friends, enjoys going to school
                                                                                       East Carolina University, achieving an       more and learns that extra effort can
                                                                                       impressive 101-13                            mean extra rewards. “Athletics are not the
                                                                                       record. After col-                           only place where kids will hear these les-
                                                                                       lege, he became a                            sons, but frequently, it sinks in better in
                                                                                       teacher and wres-                            that environment,” Sherman said.
                                                                                       tling coach at                                      Well aware of how athletics can
                                                                                       D.H. Conley High                             shape a person’s life, Sherman said, in
                                                                                       School, rallying his                         writing the book he tapped into another
                                                                                       teams to 470 wins,                           powerful force: creativity.
                                                                                       including a state                                    “I’m not an active wrestler; I’m not
                                                                                       championship.                                an active coach. So writing the book was
                                                                                              Wrestling               Sherman       a creative outlet for me,” he said. “As a
   In mid-December, ECU performed testing in preparation for installing outdoor        brought this former                          young athlete, I did not look upon wres-
   speakers throughout campus. Above, an employee of Atlas Speakers installs           All-American and member of the ECU           tling as a creative activity; it was physi-
   speakers temporarily at the Cotanche Building. The company worked with              Athletic Hall of Fame success, not just      cal activity. But looking back on it now,
   ECU’s Information Technology and Computing Services to compute how                  in athletics, but in life, he said. “I never I realize that athletics and coaching are
   the tones and voice commands were heard at varying distances throughout             would have enrolled in college if I hadn’t areas of creativity because you have to
   campus. The results of the weeklong testing will be the basis for deciding where    gone out for the wrestling team in the       think fast, make decisions and react in
   and how many outdoor speakers are needed to reach people outdoors on                ninth grade.                                 your own way.”
   campus and on which buildings to place the speakers. Funds provided through                                                             For additional information or
                                                                                              “For many kids, sports are the key
   the UNC General Administration safety initiative will pay for the speakers and
   the installation. This outdoor emergency notification system is a very important     influence,” he said.                          to purchase a copy of the book, go to
   tool for us to have ready access to when needed,” said Tom Pohlman with                    Recently, Sherman turned his expe-
   ECU’s Environmental Health & Safety. (Photo by Cliff Hollis)                        riences on and off the mat into a young      and click on the book title or e-mail
                                                                                       adult novel called, “Wrestling Spoken

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January 30, 2009                                                             Pieces of Eight                                                                              Page 7

‘Gap Year’ Provides Adventure for ECU Physician
            By Doug Boyd                                                                                                              interesting things.” Sinar worked out a
                                                                                                                                      schedule for the year that suited him and
       It’s commonly known as a “gap                                                                                                  his partner, Kathryn.
year,” the term normally reserved for                                                                                                        “Kathryn was incredibly under-
teenagers who spend the year between                                                                                                  standing of my need to do this,” he said.
high school and college working, travel-                                                                                              “I planned it so that I was gone for a
ing, volunteering or all three, but                                                                                                   block of time, then home for a block, so I
Dr. Dennis Sinar called it his “year of                                                                                               was home for about half the year, work-
adventure.”                                                                                                                           ing with her on our house remodeling
       From July 2007 through last June,                                                                                              projects.”
Sinar traveled to Alaska, Nepal, Romania                                                                                                     He offered these suggestions to
and New Jersey, learning and practicing                                                                                               people interested in a gap year:
skills he wants to use at work and away                                                                                                      • Consider things you always
from work.                                                                                                                            wanted to explore but didn’t for one rea-
       A gastroenterologist and professor                                                                                             son or another.
of medicine at the Brody School of Med-                                                                                                      • Choose guides well. They are
icine, Sinar learned stonework in Alaska,                                                                                             crucial to the success of the adventure.
eastern medicine in Nepal, furniture refin-                                                                                                   • Set realistic goals. Packing mul-
ishing in New Jersey and archaeology in                                                                                               tiple adventures into a short time lessens
Romania.                                                                                                                              the value of each by imposing a sense of
       “Everyone I’ve talked to who’s 50                                                                                              hurriedness.
or older says, ‘I wish I could do that.’                                                                                                     • Mind your health. An adventure
Well, you can,” Sinar said. “It’s rejuve-                                                                                             can be a challenging physical experience.
nating to do it.”                              Dr. Dennis Sinar of the Brody School of Medicine learned stone masonry in Alaska Prepare with preventive measures and
       Sinar, 61, chose the four trips to      during his “year of adventure.” He’s now back at work as a gastroenterologist and reasonable physical activity. Give your-
complement his vocation – medicine             professor of medicine. (Contributed photo)                                             self permission to try new foods.
– and one of his favorite avocations –                                                                                                       • Keep a diary or blog. People
restoring old houses.                                                                                                                 will want to know about your adventure.
       “At the start, I needed to break out    giving,” Bull said. “The reality is you    he learned while away.                      While photos help, they do not capture
of a routine,” said Sinar, who has been on     can take this kind of time, and you don’t         “In Nepal, all of the patients I saw the granularity of daily life. Family and
the ECU faculty since 1981. “In Alaska         have to take a full year.” Even a month,   with my preceptor spoke either Tibetan or co-workers love to stay in contact and
and Nepal I learned artistry from a stone      she said, “can give you that infusion of   Nepali, so the interview was done in their live your adventure through your journal.
mason, compassion and a commitment to          energy.”                                   native language by the preceptor,” Sinar           • Decide if this is to be a solo
patient care from eastern medical physi-             Sinar returned home between each     said.                                       adventure or an adventure with a partner.
cians, and countless lessons from the peo-     leg of his travels. He kept costs low with        “I relearned that a lot of informa-         • Let each adventure create its own
ple of Alaska and Nepal. In New Jersey         no-frills accommodations, often sharing    tion can be gained in the medical inter-    opportunities for mental challenge.
I learned artistry. In Romania, I felt curi-   quarters with others. That also provided   view by nonverbal clues. The language              Sinar said he wouldn’t change any-
osity about life in the USA from a peo-        more local flavor to his travels, such as   difference made me focus more on those thing about his year of travel and plans
ple who produced Vlad Dracula. I felt          in Nepal, where he stayed with a Tibetan   nonverbal clues of body language, vocal     to return to Alaska this summer to learn
their spirit in the rugged and beautiful       family and a pair of Buddhist trainee      tone, facial expressions to assess the      more about building and the state’s health
hills of Transylvania. Any of these les-       volunteers.                                patient’s complaint. I do more of that      care delivery system.
sons required some work on my part to                “They had heard that I was an        form of listening with my patients now,            ECU doesn’t have programs for
take the first step, but the reward was well    astrologer – apparently the local transla- and think I gain more information than I    adults to travel abroad, as it does for
worth it.”                                     tion for ‘gastroenterologist’ – and were   did before.”                                students who study abroad, but could
       Overcoming fears about cost, time       disappointed I could not map their star           For people who don’t have a month develop a program with enough interest
away from work, family commitments             charts,” he said.                          to spare or cannot afford to be gone that   among faculty or staff, said Brandi Dud-
and other topics is the first step to taking          Sinar has put his stonework skills   long, Bull’s organization can set up pro-   ley, assistant director for the study abroad
a gap period, said Holly Bull, president       to use on brickwork at his home in Wash-   grams as brief as a weekend. “It can        program.
of the Center for Interim Programs, who        ington. He also said the travels reaffirmed really be tailored to your situation,” she         Sinar’s blog and photos from his
helped Sinar set up his travels.               why he went into medicine – the patient    said. “For people who are thinking about travels are online at http://year-of-
       “A lot of my job is permission-         contact – and he has used listening skills a sabbatical, this is a way to do some

ECU Reports to General Assembly on Climate                                                                                                 Changes Noted in
           By Christine Neff                   storms, extremes in precipitation, acceler-          “People who live at the coast and      Printing Schedule
                                               ated coastal erosion, as well as social and   manage the coast have to make difficult
       North Carolina should anticipate        economic changes that could affect things     decisions, but they need the geological              To support expense reductions
and plan for events related to climate         like public health and tourism.               context to do that,” Culver said. “The idea   at ECU during current lean economic
change, particularly in the state’s coastal          “As a state, we need to accept that     of this project is to document the last two   times, Pieces of Eight is reducing the
region, said a special report recently pre-    these changes are taking place and adapt      million years of history in the North Car-    number of issues published annually.
pared by East Carolina University for the      to them, rather than maintaining the status   olina coast. If we understand the past and           Beginning with the next sched-
North Carolina General Assembly.               quo,” Culver said.                            understand the modern-day coastal pro-        uled issue, we will publish every six
       Faculty experts in a variety of dis-          The report was compiled in              cesses..., we can project what can possibly   weeks through the end of the 2009
ciplines provided material for “Global         response to a July 2008 request from Sen-     happen in the future.”                        academic year. Previously issues
Warming and Coastal North Carolina.”           ator Marc Basnight, president Pro Tem-               Lead authors on ECU’s report to the    were published on a four-week
       “The interdisciplinary nature of        pore of the N.C. General Assembly. Bas-       General Assembly were Okmyung Bin             schedule.
this report makes it very educational,”        night asked all universities in the UNC       (Economics), Jennifer Brewer (Geogra-                The next publication will be
said Steve Culver, an ECU geologist who        system to report on climate change and its    phy), Robert Christian (Biology), D. Reide    distributed in mid-March. Deadline
coordinated the project.                       potential impact on the state.                Corbett (Geology), Scott Curtis (Geogra-      and publication information is posted
       Key findings were that global                  In addition, the geology department     phy), Bob Edwards (Sociology), Lauris-        on the Pieces of Eight Web site at
warming is real, driven in large part by       has released three documents for outreach     ton King (Coastal Science and Policy), Pat
the burning of fossil fuels and emission       purposes. The reports, including “North       Long (Sustainable Tourism), David Mal-        home.cfm.
of greenhouse gases, and that eastern          Carolina’s Coasts in Crisis: A Vision for     linson (Geology), Lloyd Novick (Pub-                 For additional information,
North Carolina faces serious risks. Those      the Future,” have been sent to represen-      lic Health), Mike O’Driscoll (Geology),       contact Joy Holster at 328-1162 or by
risks include rising sea levels, an increase   tatives in the media, government, state       Stan Riggs (Geology) and John Rummel          e-mail at
in the severity and frequency of tropical      agencies and coastal towns and counties.      (Coastal Science and Policy).

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Tardy Award Honors Smith
      East Carolina Alumni Associa-                ment professionals. Other institutions
tion Director of Membership and Market-            whose members have received this honor
ing Doug Smith ’00, ’07 was selected as            include the universities of Arkansas,
recipient of the 2009 Council of Alumni            Nevada – Las Vegas, Illinois, South Caro-
Association Executives Tardy New Pro-              lina, Houston, Connecticut, Missouri and
fessional Award.                                   North Carolina – Chapel Hill.
      Named in                                            Paul J. Clifford, East Carolina
honor of Indiana                                   Alumni Association president and CEO,
University Alumni                                  said, “Doug Smith is a national leader in
Association’s for-                                 our profession and this is recognition of
mer president and                                  all his efforts. The honor is well-deserved
CEO, the late Jerry                                for Doug and the Alumni Association.”
F. Tardy, the award                                       Smith said he received the award
provides alumni                                    not just as a personal honor, but also as
association profes-                                one “on behalf of our entire staff who
sionals an oppor-             Smith                work together to accomplish great things
tunity to visit other                              for our 123,000 alumni.” Smith will
CAAE member alumni associations and                receive $2,500 to cover travel expenses             At left, Brody School of Medicine faculty member Stanley P. Oakley, associate
the CAAE summer institute. Recipients              to other institutions where he will learn           professor of psychiatric medicine, shared the stage with Oscar-winning actress
have one to five years experience in the            from fellow alumni professionals.                   Patty Duke during the annual meeting of the American Academy of Family
field.                                                     For details, contact Jenni-                  Physicians in San Diego in September 2008. Oakley was invited to give the
      The award is one of the highest              fer Watson, at 328-4902, Jennifer.                  plenary session address at the scientific assembly. He presented “The Face of
honors presented to university advance-                              Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment of Bipolar Disorders.” Duke told her story of
                                                                                                       bipolar disorder and her long road to recovery. The two then conducted a joint

Book on Civil Rights Memorials
                                                                                                       panel discussion with attendees about living with and treating bipolar illness.
                                                                                                       (Contributed photo)

continued from page 4                              local-level activists and women.

the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn.,
where King was assassinated.
                                                          “Certain stories are told, and cer-
                                                   tain stories are forgotten,” Alderman said.        New Clinic Opened at ECU
                                                   “Historians know the Civil Rights move-
       Dwyer and Alderman found that               ment is better conceptualized as some-             continued from page 4                               were hospitalized for treatment, accord-
social and geographic marginalization              thing that happened nationally while                                                                   ing to the Centers for Disease Control and
often accompanies the creation of civil            being driven at a local level by grassroots        sion causes symptoms such as shortness              Prevention.
rights memorials.                                  organizations and people who, if we don’t          of breath during routine activity such as                 Though pulmonary hypertension
       When communities disagree about             pay attention to how they are remembered           climbing two flights of stairs, tiredness,           has no cure, doctors have made advances
how and where to remember the move-                now, will be forgotten forever.”                   chest pain and a racing heartbeat.                  in the last decade in understanding the
ment, it calls attention to the still unfin-               With a timely topic, as Amer-                     As the disease worsens, its symp-             disease process and its treatment.
ished nature of the struggle for racial            ica welcomes its first African-American             toms might limit all physical activity,                   In addition, newer therapies have
equality and social justice, Alderman              president to office and celebrates Mar-             according to the National Heart, Lung               greatly added to the quality of life and
said. “While these monuments celebrate             tin Luther King Jr. Day, the book encour-          and Blood Institute.                                improved survival of patients with pul-
the victory of the Civil Rights movement,          ages readers to critique the version of the              The strain pulmonary hyperten-                monary hypertension. Early identification
they also signify the limitations of that          movement presented by public places.               sion puts on the heart can lead to conges-          and treatment are key to controlling the
victory,” he said.                                        The book is published by the Center         tive heart failure, the most common cause           disease.
       The researchers also found that             for American Places at Columbia College            of death in people who have pulmonary                     For more information, call 252-
memorials often recognize national, male           Chicago and distributed by the University          hypertension. In 2002, more than 15,600             744-4653 or 252-744-1600 to make an
leaders of the movement, while omitting            of Georgia Press.                                  people died from it, and 260,000 people             appointment.

Article by C.W. Sullivan III (English), “Mid-      “Teachers’ Perceptions of the Preparation for      Engineering; and with Tijjani Mohammed              Mizelle, Steve Sligar and Allied Health Sciences
deleeuws Welshe Keltische mythes, legendes         Teaching Linguistically and Culturally Diverse     (Technology Systems) and co-authors, “Enhanc-       Dean Stephen Thomas.
en folklore in twintigeste-eeuwse fantasy”         Learners in Rural Eastern North Carolina,” in      ing Students’Math and Science Education through
(“Medieval Welsh Celtic Myths, Legends and         Rural Educator.                                    Information Technology Skills in Robotics,”         Monograph by Bonita Sasnett (Health Services
Folklore in Twentieth-Century Fantasy”) in the                                                        presented and published in the proceedings of       and Information Management), “Interdisciplinary
Dutch journal, Kelten.                             Article by Education faculty Sandra Seay, Karl     the International Journal of Modern Engineering     Health Science Education Leadership – A Study
                                                   Wuensch, Lynn Bradshaw and James McDow-            Conference, Nashville, Tenn.                        of the Quentin Burdick Interdisciplinary Health
Excerpt from a novel by Batya Weinbaum (Eng-       elle, “First-Generation Graduate Students and                                                          Science Leaders Across the United States,” pub-
lish), “The Nightmares of Sasha Weitzwoman,”       Attrition Risks,” in the Journal of Continuing     Article by Allied Health faculty Anne E. Dick-      lished by VDM – Verlag Dr. Mueller.
appeared in Bridges.                               Higher Education.                                  erson, Timothy Reistetter, Meredith Parnell,
                                                                                                                                                          Article by John Howard (Communication),
                                                                                                      Stephanie Robinson, Kristin Stone and Kristin
Article by Helena Feder (English), “Biogenetic     Article by Sandra Seay and William Grobe                                                               “‘Tower, am I cleared to Land?’: Problematic
                                                                                                      Whitley, “Standardizing the RT-2S Brake Reac-
Intervention (Or ‘gardening,’ Shakespeare, and     (Education) with consultant and ECU gradu-                                                             communication in aviation discourse,” in Human
                                                                                                      tion Time Tester,” in Physical & Occupational
the future of ecological thought)” in Green Let-   ate Carol Turner-White, “The Effect of Highly                                                          Communication Research.
                                                                                                      Therapy in Geriatrics.
ters Spring 2008.                                  Qualified Teachers on Student Achievement in                                                            Chapter by Brian L. Massey (Communication)
Book by Gregg Hecimovich (English), “Puz-          High School Algebra I in North Carolina,” in       Article by Denise K. Donica (Allied Health),        and co-author, “Corporate change and Australian
zling the Reader: Riddles in Nineteenth-Century    the Southern Regional Council on Educational       “Spirituality and Occupational Therapy: The         regional newspapers,” in State of the Print News
British Literature.”                               Administration 2008 Yearbook.                      Application of the Psychospiritual Integration      Media in Australia: 2008 Report.
                                                                                                      Frame of Reference,” in Physical & Occupational
Special issue on American Indian Literatures       Article by Qin Ding (Computer Science), “An Ef-    Therapy in Geriatrics.                              Articles by Jay Juchniewicz (Music), “The Influ-
and Cultures in the South for the Mississippi      ficient Algorithm to Mine Association Rules from                                                        ence of Physical Movement on the Perception of
Quarterly, co-edited by Ellen Arnold and Wm.       Spatial Date,” in IEEE Transactions on Systems,    Article by Bonita Sasnett (Allied Health) and       Musical Performance,” in Psychology of Music;
Joseph Thomas (English). Included in the issue,    Man and Cybernetics. Also by Ding, “Parallel       Maria Clay (Medical Humanities), “Leadership        and “Music Therapy Students’ Recognition of
an essay by Christopher Arris Oakley (History),    Hierarchical Clustering on Market Basket Data,”    Styles in Interdisciplinary Health Science Educa-   Popular Song Repertoire for Geriatric Clients”
“The Legend of Henry Berry Lowry: ‘Strike          accepted for presentation at the IEEE Conference   tion,” in the Journal of Interprofessional Care.    in Journal of Music Therapy.
at the Wind’ and the Lumbee Indians of North       in Italy, but Ding was unable to attend.
Carolina,” and an interview with Allison Adelle                                                       Publication co-edited by Mark A. Stebnick (Al-      Article by David Batts (Technology Systems),
Hedge Coke co-authored by Arnold.                  Articles by Tarek Abdel-Salam (Engineering)        lied Health), The Professional Counselor’s Desk     “Comparison of Student and Instructor Percep-
                                                   with co-authors, “Two-Stage Direct Expansion       Reference. Chapter contributors included Allied     tions of Best Practices in Online Technology
Article by Education faculty Debra O’Neal,         Solar-Assisted Heat Pump for High Temperature      Health faculty Paul Alston, Martha Chapin,          Courses,” in MERLOT Journal of Online Learn-
Marjorie Ringler and Diane Rodriguez,              Applications,” in the Journal of Applied Thermal   Lloyd Goodwin Jr., Michael Hartley, Nathalie        ing and Teaching.

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                                                                In the Spotlight
       Larry Tise (History) in the
Virginian Pilot on origins of the name for
turkeys, Nov. 27.
       Charles W. Calhoun (History)
received a review of his new book,
“Minority Victory: Gilded Age Politics
and the Front Porch Campaign of 1888,”
in The Wall Street Journal, Dec. 3.
       Paul Isom (Student Media) in Col-
lege Media Review on benefits and poten-
tial pitfalls of the online social network-
ing site, Facebook, Winter 2009.
       Jason Bond (Biology) in The Chi-
cago Tribune on his experience naming
a spider after Stephen Colbert and sub-
sequent naming rights for new species,
Dec. 8.
       Dr. W. Randolph Chitwood Jr.
(East Carolina Heart Institute director)
News 14 Carolina, “Talk of the Town” on
WTIB-FM and cable channel 7, and The
Daily Reflector on the dedication of the
East Carolina Heart Institute, Dec. 11.
       Mickey Dowdy (University
Advancement) in The Daily Reflector on
                                                  HOLIDAY CHEER: The Organization of African American             Academy. Members of the organization pictured above
the Second Century Campaign, Dec. 13.             Staff held its holiday celebration and toy drive Dec. 12        are Jackie Cannon (Library Services), Kimberly Baker-
       Jim McAtee (Career Center) in              at Ledonia Wright Cultural Center. The organization was         Flowers (Institutional Diversity), Lathan E. Turner
The Daily Reflector on the job market for          able to brighten the holidays for more than 50 children         (Intercultural Student Affairs), Lola Thompson (Academic
graduates, Dec. 14.                               and their families during a community Christmas/                Programs), Ty Davis (Health Sciences) and Rhonda
       Michael Rotondo (Medicine) in              holiday celebration sponsored by the Stars Leadership           Brown (International Study). (Photo by Cliff Hollis)
The Daily Reflector on reconstructive sur-
gery for a Moldovan woman, Dec. 25.
       Moahad Dar (Medicine) in The                  Thomas Eamon (History) in The          Medicine/Health Sciences Campus and,         along with featured speakers Michael
Daily Reflector, on ways people spend           Rocky Mount Telegram, on the signifi-         for spirit, were Emikyo Washington with      Dahl, nationally noted author, and Ann
Christmas Day, Dec. 25.                        cance of the election of North Carolina’s    Academics and Veronica Rosales with          Martin, president of the American Associ-
       Suzanna Kitten (Medicine) on            first female governor, Jan. 9.                Housing/SRC.                                 ation of School Libraries.
WNCT-TV News, on tips for keeping                    Dennis R. Sinar (Medicine) in The             Cynthia Bickley-Green (Art and               Holly Garriott (Art and Design)
New Year’s resolutions, Dec. 31.               New York Times on his “gap year” taken       Design) and Gloria Bailey (Fine Arts         was selected to design an ornament that
       Chris Knighten (Music) in The           to recharge from medicine, Jan. 10.          and Communication), on behalf of their       expressed the spirit of North Carolina for
Daily Reflector, on the ECU Marching                                                         respective units, accepted a Friends of      the White House Christmas tree. Garriott
Pirates’ trip to the Liberty Bowl, Jan. 1.                                                  the Arts Award from the North Caro-          went to the White House Dec. 2, where
       Erich Connell (Construction Man-              Service, Honors and                    lina Art Education Association during the    she was greeted by then First Lady Laura
agement) in The Daily Reflector on teach-            Professional Activities                 organization’s conference in Asheville in    Bush and enjoyed the opportunity to meet
ing an interactive global sustainability                                                    November.                                    with other selected artists.
class from ECU to students at HAN Uni-                                                             Ron Sessoms (Construction Man-               The City Art Gallery featured the
versity in the Netherlands, Jan. 4.                   The 2008 Facilities Services Super-   agement) was selected to join Omicron        work of three ECU faculty members in an
       Jalil Roshandel (Political Science)     visors Awards for Excellence recipients      Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor     exhibit entitled, “How it Happens.” Art-
interviewed on the Israeli-Palestinian war     include Tommy Walston with Grounds           society, in recognition of the leadership    ists included Dr. Randolph Chitwood
in Gaza, on WITN-TV, Jan. 4.                   for ambition, and Richard Garris with        contributions he has made at ECU. Ses-       (East Carolina Heart Institute, Health Sci-
       Judi Bailey (Enrollment Manage-         Utilities Services – HVAC for leadership.    soms will attend the formal spring initia-   ences), Linda Darty (Art and Design)
ment) in The Daily Reflector on ECU                    The 2008 Fourth Facilities Services   tion ceremony April 26.                      and Terry Smith (Art and Design). ECU
spring enrollment, Jan. 5.                     Awards for Excellence recipients include            ECU’s School of Communication         graduate Richard Fennell and master of
       Peter L. Francia (Political Sci-        Kevin Sugg with Moving Services and          hosted approximately 300 students from       fine art candidate Jeremy Fineman also
ence) in the Wall Street Journal, in a story   David Modlin with Grounds Services for       17 high schools across the state at the      had works in the exhibit.
by Kris Maher, “SEIU Plans to Spend Big        service.                                     High School Media Workshop Oct. 28.                 Tony Boudreaux (Anthropol-
on Its Agenda,” on the significance of the             The 2008 Campus Operations            The event allowed students involved in       ogy) received the C.B. Moore Award for
Service Employees International Union’s        Awards for Excellence recipients are Ron     high school yearbooks, newspapers and        Excellence in Southeastern Archaeology
upcoming legislative campaign, Jan. 7.         Michalowicz with Facilities Services         broadcast media to learn ways to improve     by a Young Scholar. The award was pre-
       James Kleckley (Business) in The        Maintenance Engineering for service and      their work. Communication faculty and        sented by the Lower Mississippi Survey,
Daily Reflector, on Pitt County and the         Jonathan Wallace with Facilities Service     staff participants and topics covered        Peabody Museum of Archaeology and
economy, Jan. 7.                               Center for spirit.                           included: Tami Tomasello, design prin-       Ethnology at Harvard University. Bou-
       Bettie Ann Carroll (Child Devel-               The 2008 Housekeeping Supervi-        ciples for Web content; Brian Massey,        dreaux accepted the award during the
opment and Family Relations) in The            sors Awards for Excellence recipient was     the audience appeal of strong journalism;    Southeastern Archaeological Conference
Daily Reflector, Jan. 8, on an ECU sem-         William Yarrell for service.                 Geoff Thompson, sports reporting; Tom        annual meeting in Charlotte.
inar training participants to provide ser-            The 2008 Third Quarter House-         McQuaid, facility tours; Ken Wyatt,                 A play by Joe Horst (English),
vices for military families with deployed      keepers Awards for Excellence recipi-        studio and video production; and Steve       “Calliope,” was selected from among
members.                                       ents, for service, were Debra Jenkins        Row, writing reviews.                        approximately 200 submissions to be
                                               and Doris Whichard with Academics,                  The Teaching Resources Center         among the top 20 plays for the Camino
                                               Regina Greene with Housing/SRC and           of ECU’s Joyner Library sponsored the        Real Playhouse’s Show Off at the Annual
        Vital Records                          Bobby Knox with Brody School of Med-         4th Annual Librarian to Librarian Net-       Capistrano Playwriting Festival.
                                               icine/Health Sciences Campus. The 2008       working Summit Jan. 10, with the theme,             A collection of stories by Liza
   BORN: to Stephanie West-Puckett             Fourth Quarter Housekeepers Awards           “Navigating the Info Zone.” Open to K-       Wieland (English), “Way in the Middle
   (English) a daughter, Violet Ember,         for Excellence recipients, for service,      12 school media personnel across the         of the Air” is a finalist for the Spokane
   Dec. 5.                                     were Kellie Acklin with Academics and        state, the event included numerous break-    Prize in Fiction at Eastern Washington
                                               Johnny Barnhill with Brody School of         out sessons by experts in the profession     University Press.

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ECU Allied Health Faculty
Contribute to Convention
       Faculty from the ECU Department                late talkers.” Heilman, with co-authors,
of Communication Sciences and Dis-                    presented “Let me explain: Teenage
orders made a signficant contribution                  expository language samples.”
with presentations at the 2008 American                      Andrew Stuart, with co-author,
Speech-Language-Hearing Association                   presented “Contralateral suppression of
annual convention Nov. 19-23 in Chi-                  TEOAEs in children with sickle cell dis-
cago, Ill. The international meeting was              ease.” With co-presenters, Joseph Kalin-
attended by approximately 10,000 speech               owski presented “SpeechEasy: A panel
language pathologists, audiologists and               presentation of clinical data across labs,”
speech and hearing scientists from around             “Anticipatory anxiety under exacerbat-
the world.                                            ing and ameliorating conditions in stut-
       Marianna Walker, Michael Rastat-               tering,” “Differential levels of bi-modal
ter, Gregg Givens and doctoral student                psuedostuttering in drawing and speaking
Matthew Carter presented, “Effects of                 tasks,” and “Neural correlates of speech
rate on decoding profiles of adults with               and nonspeech motor differences between              Dr. W. Randolph Chitwood Jr. speaks during dedication of the new East Carolina
reading disorders,” and “Effects of FAF               people who stutter and fluent speakers.”              Heart Institute Dec. 11, in Greenville. Chitwood, a heart surgeon at East Carolina
on reading disordered adults’ reading                 With doctoral students D. Hudock and J.              University, is director of the institute. (Photo by Cliff Hollis)
comprehension.”                                       Zhang, Kalinowski presented “Nonstut-

                                                                                                           Heart Institute Dedicated
       Givens and Walker with Andrew                  terers’ abilities to identify famous people
Stuart and doctoral student Lauren Smith              who stutter” and “Stutterers and nonstut-
presented “An investigation of auditory               terers’ autonomic responses to stuttered
and visual temporal processing in chil-               and fluent speech.” With Michael Rastat-                                                            sign of a new approach to heart disease
                                                                                                           continued from page 1
dren with reading disorders.” Walker and              ter, Hudock and Zhang, Kalinowski pre-                                                             for ECU and PCMH. The two organiza-
Rastatter presented, with Monica Hough                sented “Priming anxiety into people who                     The celebration marked “the most       tions have also redefined their model for
and doctoral student and ECU clinical                 stutter: Arousal’s influence on fluency.”              significant collaboration University           treating cardiovascular illnesses. Both
supervisor Kristin King, “Picture naming                     With co-presenters, Laura Ball pre-           Health Systems and East Carolina Uni-         have organized their clinical staffs around
and word reading: Differential tasks for              sented “Survival of speech among per-                versity have ever undertaken,” said UHS       illnesses and disease processes, rather
children following TBI?”                              sons with ALS,” “AAC Grand Rounds,”                  chief executive Dave McRae. “It’s the         than following a traditional model based
       Hough and John Heilman, with doc-              “Effects of parent versus computer-led               biggest step of a journey we started more     on academic specialties. That new model
toral student Aphroditi Gouvousis and                 home practice compliance,” “Identifying              than 30 years ago, when a small county        encourages more information sharing
co-authors, presented “Prosodic produc-               factors affecting delayed AAC referrals              hospital and a fledgling medical school        among doctors and puts new emphasis on
tion in young children with autism spec-              for individuals with ALS,” and “Tradi-               committed to forming the world-class          patients’ best interests, Chitwood said.
trum disorder.” Heilman, Gouvousis, doc-              tional and AAC Strategies for Apraxia of             academic medical center we’re part of                The prevalence of cardiovascu-
toral student D. Wolfe and co-authors                 Speech in Adults and Children.”                      today.”                                       lar disease in North Carolina justifies
presented “Oral narratives of third-grade                    Monica Hough presented, “Melodic                     ECU and PCMH have been “joined         the massive investment in treating and
children in response to intervention.”                Intonation Therapy and aphasia: Another              at the hip” for decades, ECU Chancel-         researching heart and vascular illnesses.
Heilman and Wolfe presented, “Role of                                                                      lor Steve Ballard said. “The East Carolina    Cardiovascular disease is the second-
examiner utterance length in treatment for                            c o n t i n u e d o n p a g e 12
                                                                                                           Heart Institute is the latest partnership     leading cause of death in the state, and
                                                                                                           between us, and it will make a major and      nearly a quarter of North Carolinians suf-
                            Presentations                                                                  lasting impact in eastern North Carolina,
                                                                                                           the entire state and beyond,” Ballard said.
                                                                                                                                                         fer from cardiovascular ailments.
                                                                                                                                                                Planning for the institute dates to
                                                                                                                  The new buildings are not the only     2003. Groundbreaking was held in 2006.
Presentation by Alan R. Bailey (Academic Li-          Haisch (Surgery), H. Keith Pittman (Surgery)

                                                                                                           Viewers Invited ‘Inside ECU’
brary Services), “How Inclusive, Or Exclusive, Is     and graduate student M. Joshi, “Adoptively-
Your Library Collection?” at the North Carolina       transferred Vascular Endothelial Cells Localize
School Library Media Association Conference in        to Tumor Vasculature in a Murine Model: Role
Winston-Salem.                                        of E-selectin and SDF-1alpha.”
                                                                                                           continued from page 2                               “We’ve taken ‘Inside ECU’ from
Presentation by Sylvia Escott-Stump (Nutrition        Presentation by Robin Tutor (Agromedicine),                                                        the drawing board to broadcast-ready in
and Dietetics) as invited Cooper Lecture Award        as invited speaker and exhibitor at the 2008         on our campuses, and they just need to be     a matter of months thanks to efforts of
speaker at the Food and Nutrition Conference          Southeast Strawberry Expo in Charlotte, “Worker      told. ‘Inside ECU’ is the perfect opportu-    the Division of Academic and Student
and Exhibition in Chicago. The recognition is         Protection: Meeting Health, Practical, and Legal     nity to do that.”                             Affairs, our communication and market-
the second highest given to a member of the           Needs.”                                                     Bunch suggested the show last year,    ing members at ECU and, of course, stu-
profession of dietetics. Escott-Stump spoke on the                                                                                                       dent focus groups,” Bunch said.
                                                                                                           and a committee of communications pro-
impact of nutrition on gene expression and chronic    Presentation by Center for Health Services Re-
diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s,          search and Development staff James L. Wilson         fessionals at ECU set to work in the fall           Comments and story ideas for
autism, schizophrenia, heart disease, pediatric       and Denise A. Kirk at the 2008 American Public       developing the format and brainstorming       “Inside ECU” can be e-mailed to
stroke and essential hypertension.                    Health Association meeting in San Diego, Calif.,     story ideas.                        

                                                                                                            Campus Dining Awarded
                                                      “U.S. County Maps Showing Premature Mortality
Presentations by Art Education faculty at the         from Selected Causes Based on Life Expectancy
North Carolina Art Education Association Confer-      at Age of Death 2001 – 2005.”
ence in Asheville: by Alice Arnold, “32nd INSEA
World Congress: Report from Osaka, Japan” and         Presentation by James L. Wilson, Denise A. Kirk             ECU ARAMARK Campus Dining              on the number of notes they receive,
“Creating Identity Portraits: A Cross-Cultural Art    and Christopher J. Mansfield (Health Services         has been recognized on a national level       employees earn a chance to win prizes in
Exhibit”; by Cynthia Bickley-Green, “Network-         Research and Development), “Spatial Interpola-       for its positive employee relations and       a drawing at their location and $2,500 in
ing and Sharing: N.C. Special Needs Students in       tion: A Public Health Application” at the 2008       employee recognition program.                 an annual national and local drawing.
Art Education” and “Social Action Art: Violence       Southeast Division of the Association of American
and Underage Substance-Abuse”; by Nanyoung
                                                                                                                  Mike Lysaght, resident district               The THRIVE program quickly
                                                      Geographers meeting in Greensboro.
Kim, “East Carolina University’s 2008 Summer                                                               manager, accepted two awards at the           gained momentum at ECU, leading to the
Study Abroad”; and by Robert Quinn, “Social           Presentation by Kirk S. Amant (English), “Glo-       ARAMARK Higher Education National             implementation of several original
Networking Websites in Art Education” and             balizing Technical Communication: Perspectives       Conference in Orlando, Fla.                   initiatives on campus. Additional efforts
“Using Apple’s iWeb for Art Education.” Bick-         and Practices,” as keynote speaker at the 25th              The first award was for the “Most       to develop the THRIVE program led to
ley-Green serves on the organization’s board of       Annual Practical Conference on Communication         THRIVE Thank Yous” in the 2008 fiscal          ECU receiving a second national award
directors as chair of Very Special Arts. Quinn        in Chattanooga, Tenn.                                year. The THRIVE program is designed          at the conference, the “THRIVE Innova-
served on the board as student chapter sponsor                                                             to thank employees when they exhibit the      tion Award.”
                                                      Presentation by Stephanie West-Puckett (Eng-
during the past year.                                                                                      six THRIVE attributes: thoughtful, heart-            Lysaght said, “I am excited that the
                                                      lish), Todd Finley (Education) and co-presenter,
Presentation at the National Cancer Institute meet-   “E-Commenting: Asynchronous Video Response           felt, results driven, innovative, valued      efforts of my team have gained attention
ing – Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy:            in a Web 2.0 World,” at the N.C. English Teacher’s   and trusted and engaged.                      at a national level. Creating a successful
Realizing the Promise – in Bethesda, Md.; by          Association Annual Fall Conference in Winston-              Managers recognize employees           campus dining program at ECU is depen-
Kathryn M. Verbanac (Surgery), Carl E.                Salem.                                               with hand-written thank you notes. Based      dent upon employee satisfaction.”

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                                                               Campus Calendar
                                                  Preparing for Students’ Return
                                                                                                                                          SATURDAY                               21
                                                                                                                                          The 6th TALGS Conference, Bate Build-
FRIDAY                                  30                                                                                                ing, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tenure and Promotion Workshop, Menden-
hall 244, 1 – 4 p.m.                                                                                                                      SUNDAY                                 22

                                                                                                                                          University Chorale, Wright Auditorium,
SATURDAY                                31                                                                                                3 p.m.

Great Decisions Program, consecutive
Saturdays through March 7, Rivers West                                                                                                    MONDAY                                 23
Building Auditorium 105, 10 a.m.
                                                                                                                                          Lecture, “Who was the First Physician?”
                                                                                                                                          Dr. R. Lee West, Evelyn Fike Laupus
             FEBRUARY                                                                                                                     Gallery, Laupus Library, 4:30 p.m.

TUESDAY                                    3                                                                                              WEDNESDAY                              25

Lecture, Dr. Jean Goeppinger of UNC-CH,                                                                                                   Voyages of Discovery Brewster lecture
“An Empowerment Approach to Eliminat-                                                                                                     in History, Felipe Fernández-Armesto,
ing Health Disparities,” Health Sciences                                                                                                  Wright Auditorium, 7 p.m.
Nursing Wing Rm. 1150, 2 p.m.                                                                                                             New Music Festival, through March 1. See
Guest artist Sara Laimon, piano, A.J.                                                                                           
Fletcher Music Center, 7 p.m.
                                                                                                                                          THURSDAY                               26
THURSDAY                                   5      While ECU students were enjoying a break from their studies during the
                                                  winter break, Aubrey Butts was working hard in the Dowdy Student Store,                 Education Career Fair, sponsored by ECU
Lecture, Dr. James Johnson Jr. of UNC-            preparing for their return by checking on shelves of textbooks for the new              Career Center, Greenville Convention
CH, “Health and Economics: A Paradigm             semester. Classes resumed on Jan. 9. (Photo by Cliff Hollis)                            Center, 9 – 11:30 a.m.
Shift,” East Carolina Heart Institute first
floor auditorium, 2 p.m
                                               ECU Loessin Playhouse, “Bat Boy: The          Spring Grad Expo, The Wright Place.                     Exhibitions
ECU Percussion Ensemble Concert,               Musical,” McGinnis Theatre. Through Feb.
Fletcher, 8 p.m.                               17, performances nightly at 8 p.m., except    WEDNESDAY                               18   “Russia in Transition,” through February,
                                               Sunday at 2 p.m.
FRIDAY                                     6                                                                                              Joyner Library.
                                                                                             ECU Percussion Players Ensemble,
                                               SATURDAY                                 14   Fletcher, 8 p.m.                             “A.R. Ammons’ Poetry and Art – A
The 5th Annual Jean Mills Health Sympo-                                                                                                   Documentary Exhibit), Joyner Library
sium: Empowering Individuals to Take           Contra Dance, Willis Building. Lesson, 7                                                   Special Collections, Dec. 18 – June 30,
Responsibility for Their Own Health,                                                         THURSDAY                                19
                                               p.m.; dance, 7:30 – 10 p.m.                                                                2009.
Greenville Hilton & Convention Center.
                                               Motown Review, Wright, 8 p.m.                 6th Annual Conference on Service-            The Hiroshima Nagasaki A-bomb poster
Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensem-                                                         Learning, Mendenhall Student Center.         exhibition, Joyner Library second floor,
ble A concert, Wright Auditorium, 8 p.m.                                                                                                  through March 10. Reception Jan. 31, 10
                                               MONDAY                                   15                                                a.m. – 4 p.m.
St. Cecilia and Choral Scholars, St. Paul’s                                                  FRIDAY                                  20
Episcopal Church, 3 p.m.                       Bath Duo: Joanne Bath, violin; Charles                                                     Deidre Scherer - Fabric and Thread Artist,
                                                                                             Salsa Dance, Willis Building. Lesson, 7
                                               Bath, piano; recital, Fletcher, 3 p.m.        p.m.; dance, 7:30 – 10 p.m.                  Greenville Museum of Art, focusing on end
TUESDAY                                 10                                                                                                of life and aging, through Feb. 27. Closing
                                                                                             Met Opera baritone Nathan Gunn with          ceremony, Feb. 27, 5 p.m.
                                               TUESDAY                                  16
ECU Symphony Orchestra concert, Wright                                                       John Wustman, Wright, 7:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                          Sixth Photographic Image Biennial,
Auditorium, 8 p.m.                             Symphonic Band, Concert Band concert,         Jazz at Night Series, Greenville Hilton      Wellington B. Gray Gallery. Through Feb.
                                               Wright Auditorium, 8 p.m.                     Hotel Ball Room, 8 p.m.                      18.
THURSDAY                                12

Department of Biology Darwin Day and           Professors Provide Mobile Medicine to India
Spider Naming Celebration, Open house
and tours, B103 Howell Science Complex,                                                      Rotary funds for the mobile clinic. The      student organizations, including ECU’s
6 – 8 p.m.                                     continued from page 5
                                                                                             $22,000 grant from the local club and        Rotaract Club, a student group of the
                                               with members of the Greenville Noon           international organization was sufficient     Rotary Club. The student group is hold-
                                               Rotary Club, Henning, Harry Adams and         to purchase the van and to hire a nurse      ing fundraisers to provide immunizations,
       Career Fairs                            Ed Davis, who helped to provide partial       and project coordinator.                     natal care, nutrition, wound care and
       Set for Spring                          funding for a wound care clinic. Maher
                                               raised the remaining funds from friends
                                                                                                   The medical van arrived in August
                                                                                             2008 and has been helping residents of
                                                                                                                                          other treatments.
                                                                                                                                                In addition, a major survey is
                                               and family.                                   Himachel Pradesh ever since. In the past     underway among the residents of the
        Spring Career Fairs sponsored                The following year, he again part-      few months, Maher and Henning have           region to establish a baseline of health
  by ECU’s Career Center are sched-            nered with Henning and others to seek         sought help from area service groups and     and quality of life, Maher said.
  uled for February and March at the

                                               University Awarded Carnegie Distinction
  Greenville Convention Center. An
  Education Career Fair will be held
  from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 26,
  and an All Majors Fair will be held          continued from page 1                         community-driven health services.
  March 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.                                                                                                         and adverse weather and climate patterns,
        To prepare for the fairs, stu-               Tillery Wellness Program                       Sustainable Tourism Outreach          as well as other obstacles in implement-
  dents may meet with a Career Center                This innovative, community-built               In 2007, North Carolina tour-         ing sustainable practices.
  career coach.                                wellness program is a testament to a suc-     ism generated more than $1.3 billion in            “These projects are just a few
        A list of employers attending          cessful 10-year collaboration between         state and local tax revenues. A partner-     examples of the tremendous range of
  each fair is available at       ECU occupational therapy faculty and          ship between the Office of Engagement,        work that our faculty are involved in with
  career.                                      students and residents of Tillery, a com-     Innovation and Economic Development,         the communities of North Carolina.”
        For additional information or          munity in Halifax County. This model          the Center for Sustainable Tourism and       Mageean said. “We applaud all their
  to schedule an appointment with a            of ECU partnerships with communities          the N.C. Division of Tourism, Film and       efforts which have helped ECU gain this
  coach, students should call the center       focuses on implementation and evalua-         Sports Development hopes to find prac-        recognition. It is well deserved and con-
  at (252) 328-6050.                           tion of health services and resulted in the   tical and applicable solutions to industry   firms ECU’s historic role as a university
                                               identification of best practices for           problems created by rising energy prices     of and for the people of this region.”

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                                                                                                                                         and $13,325 for out-of-state students.
                                                                                                                                         Graduate students from North Carolina
                                                                                                                                         will pay $2,995 in tuition; out-of-state
                                                                                                                                         graduate students will pay $13,311.
                                                                                                                                                Trustees previously approved an
                                                                                                                                         increase in tuition and fees for the Brody
                                                                                                                                         School of Medicine and the School of
                                                                                                                                         Business MBA/MSA program. Trust-
                                                                                                                                         ees voted to raise the cost per credit hour
                                                                                                                                         for the MBA/MSA program from $60 to
                                                                                                                                         $100, and to increase tuition by $1,000
                                                                                                                                         for all medical students. Medical students
                                                                                                                                         now pay $7,144 yearly. Trustees also
                                                                                                                                         approved a $25 increase in general fees,
                                                                                                                                         $15 of which will be dedicated to athlet-
                                                                                                                                         ics and $10 to Student Health Services.
                                                                                                                                                Trustee David Redwine said he sup-
                                                                                                                                         ported the Chancellor’s proposal. “In
                                                                                                                                         these tough economic times, it is difficult
                                                                                                                                         to ask more of students,” he said. “We
                                                                                                                                         ought to keep it as small an increase as
                                                                                                                                         possible.” Robert Greczyn, chair of the
                                                                                                                                         trustees, applauded the recommendation.
                                                                                                                                         “I think this has been well considered by
                                                                                                                                         the leadership of the university, and I am
ECU students take the Polar Bear Plunge into the Student              dived into the icy water. The first 500 participants received       in full support,” he said.
Recreation Center outdoor pool during the annual event Jan.           free t-shirts. An increasingly popular campus tradition, the              Ballard said other sources of rev-
22. With temperatures in the 30s and snow still on the ground         Polar Bear Plunge was begun in 1997 with only 35 jumpers           enue for the university, including enroll-
from a winter storm two days before, more than 600 jumpers            participating. (Photo by Cliff Hollis)                             ment growth, endowments and federal
                                                                                                                                         and state funds, continue to grow. Of the
‘Weeks of Welcome Back’ Jumpstarts Semester                                                                                              tuition increase, he said, “This is not how
                                                                                                                                         we grow our budget. This is just how we
                                                                                                                                         earmark a couple of things to try to make
       East Carolina University’s Weeks of    and West End Dining Halls; Get a Clue         movies, tee shirts, popcorn, bowling, bil-   a difference.”
Welcome Back program greeted new and          Again, a student organization fair; and       liards and other munchies.                          If approved by the UNC Board of
returning students arriving on campus for     academic skills workshops and free tutor-           The Weeks of Welcome Back pro-         Governors, the increased rates will gener-
the spring semester with a flurry of activ-    ing offered by the Pirate Tutoring Center.    gram is supported by ARAMARK Cam-            ate $2,634,000 in revenue, which will be
ities designed to engage and acclimate              Pirates seeking employment were         pus Living and Dining, Ledonia Wright        used to support faculty salaries, financial
them. Events began with new student           invited to ECU’s Virtual Job Fair, Jan. 9     Cultural Center, the Office of Co-Curricu-    aid and programs that focus on student
orientation Jan. 7 and ran through Jan. 28.   – 22. In the virtual fair, students could     lar Programs, the Pirate Tutoring Center,    success and retention.
       Students enjoyed ECU Stars, a          search for on- and off-campus jobs using      the Student Employment Office, the Stu-

                                                                                                                                         Joyner Exhibit
campus version of “American Idol” with        the Career Connections online jobs data-      dent Organization Center and the Volun-
monetary prizes awarded to first, second       base. Random Acts of Welcome included         teer and Service-Learning Center.
and third place winners. The top two win-     free food, hot chocolate and coffee for             For additional information about
ners were invited to perform at ECU bas-      students headed to early morning classes.     the Weeks of Welcome program, visit          continued from page 3
ketball games on Jan. 24 and Jan. 28.         Additional give-aways included free 
       Additional events included the 13th
                                              Deidre Scherer’s Work Displayed
                                                                                                                                         Nobuaki Takahashi and Trudy McGlo-
Annual Polar Bear Plunge, where hun-                                                                                                     hon of ECU’s Joyner Library applied to
dreds of students took an icy plunge in                                                                                                  the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
the outdoor pool at the Student Recre-                  By Crystal Baity                    shows nationally and internationally. She    to secure the exhibition. The universi-
ation Center; Premium Night at Todd                                                         received the 2008 Humanities Award           ty’s Asian Studies Program is hosting the
                                                     A community-campus consortium          from the American Academy of Hospice         reception, sponsored by the North Caro-
                                              has brought the fabric and thread art of      and Palliative Medicine and was featured     lina Teaching About Asia Network based
      In Memoriam                             Deidre Scherer to the Greenville Museum       last year in an hour-long documentary by     at UNC – Chapel Hill.
                                              of Art through Feb. 27.                       Vermont Public Television.                         The exhibit runs through March 10.
    Retired Col. Ellis J. Hall Jr.                   Scherer uses fabric as paint, thread          Combining the techniques of layer-    For information contact Takahashi at 328-
   (retired, Health Sciences) died Dec.       as brushstrokes and mortality as theme in     ing, piecing and machine sewing, Scherer     6543 or,or McGlo-
   10.                                        two traveling exhibitions depicting inter-    builds a rich, tactile surface of images     hon at 328-0408 or
                                              generational and nontraditional families      with contours, highlights and shadows.

   Robert M. Woodside Sr. (retired,           from culturally diverse groups.               Her unique approach to fabric and thread
   Mathematics) died Dec. 17.                        The artwork in the two series, “Sur-   medium serves to tell stories and gives
                                              rounded by Family and Friends” and            figures 3-D quality.
   William Riley Roberson Jr. (former         “The Last Year,” is made possible in                 Area teachers, community college      continued from page 10
   director, ECU Medical Foundation           part by a grant from the North Carolina       and university faculty are encouraged
   and former president, ECU Educa-           Humanities Council, a state affiliate of       to bring classes to the museum, which        variation on a theme,” and with co-
   tional Foundation) died Jan. 3.            the National Endowment for the Human-         is open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday         presenter, “Using AAC to enhance func-
                                              ities. It is sponsored by the End of Life     through Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.     tional communication in an adult with
   Jacquelyn Ashby Odom (retired,             Care Coalition of Eastern Carolina in col-    Special exhibit event hours are available    chronic nonfluent aphasia.” With Kristin
   Social Work and Criminal Justice)          laboration with East Carolina University      by arrangement.                              King, Hough presented “Use of Seman-
   died Jan. 5.                               faculty and staff, surrounding community             For more information on the artist,   tic Feature Analysis to enhance word
   Mavis Ray (retired, Theatre and            members, entities and businesses.             visit For information      retrieval in an adult with anomic aphasia.”
   Dance) died Jan. 11.                              Scherer studied at the Rhode Island    on the exhibit or special programs, call           With co-presenter, Marianna Walker
                                              School of Design and developed her dis-       Annette Greer at ECU at 744-1263, Susan      presented “Gender differences in the
   Lessie L. Bass (Social Work) died          tinctive narrative approach with fab-         Redding at the End of Life Care Coali-       neurolinguistic processing of emotion.”
   Jan. 18.                                   ric and thread in the 1970s. She has pre-     tion at 847-0868, or Charlotte Fitz at the   With co-presenters, Rose Allen presented
                                              sented in more than 150 solo and group        Greenville Museum of Art at 758-1946.        “Supervision Research: Past and Present.”

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