Tyner dons U.S. Coast Guard tartans
Bess Tyner (Planning and Construction) auditioned and was accepted into the U.S. Coast Guard Pipes and Drums, the Coast Guard's pipe band. She is pictured here wearing her uniform top and Coast Guard (CG) tartan kilt.
Tyner, a Lieutenant Junior in the CG Auxiliary, played at two events with the band. The most recent performance was on St. Patrick's Day, when 5th CG District Commander, Admiral Brice-O'Hara, inspected the Coast Guard station at Wrightsville Beach, N.C. Tyner is a piper with the band.
For more info on the band, go to their web site at: www.uscgpipeband.org.
Dr. Jones publishes in The N.C. English Teacher
An article by Dr. Ginny Jones (English) appeared in The North Carolina English Teacher (Winter 2004; Vol. 60, No. 1). The title is “Blurring Our Social Roles: Empowerment and Diversity in Writing Groups.”
The work includes findings from Dr. Jones’ dissertation on composition theory, history, and collaborative writing groups. It specifically discussed the teacher's roles in students’ planning and writing a group research product.
Dr. Osburn presents paper at counseling conference
Dr. Monica Osburn (Counseling and Testing) presented a paper at the American Counseling Association’s National Conference in Kansas City, Mo. The invitation came from the president of the American College Counseling Association.
This presentation, one of three invited presentations, was entitled, “Eating Disorders and College Women Athletes: Counseling/Case Management Interventions.” Dr. Osburn has worked with eating disordered athletes for several years and continues to conduct research in this area.
Fricke named co-chair of MENSA committee
David Fricke (School of Business) has been named national co-chair of the Selection and Search Committee for the MENSA Education and Research Foundation (MERF) Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award. MERF’s Distinguished Teacher Award recipient will be selected from nominations nationwide and presented at the annual meeting.
The ongoing mission of Fricke’s committee, comprised of educators from around the country, will be formalizing policies and procedures for judging the annual award.
MENSA Education and Research Foundation is a charitable organization, that is funded by American MENSA and other charitable donations. The foundation board is comprised of volunteers. The foundation awards college scholarships through the volunteer efforts of MENSA local groups and gives awards for research and other projects related to gifted children. More information on MERF is available at: http://merf.us.mensa.org/.
Steeds’ print in Rutgers’ exhibit
Professor Ralph Steed’s (Art) work was exhibited recently at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.
This was an invitational exhibition sponsored by the 2004 International Conference of the Southern Graphics Council. The show, presented in a portfolio format, included 16 printmakers from a wide geographical area of the United States. All 16 artists work in the traditional print processes.
Steeds’ portfolio, titled “Y Chromosomes,” was included in the collection of the Mason Gross School of the Arts at the Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper.
Also, Prof. Steeds and Art Department Chair Janette K. Hopper will exhibit their prints with the North Carolina Printmaking Guild from May 13 to June 20 at the Durham Art Guild. A reception will be held on May 20, 5 – 7 p.m.
Dr. Vest presents paper at Diversity Conference
Dr. Jay Vest (American Indian Studies) presented a paper, entitled “Native, Aboriginal, Indigenous: Who Counts as Native American in Virginia?” at the Mid-Atlantic Diversity Conference, held at Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, Va., March 18-19.
Tyner attends conference on preserving history
Blake Tyner (Art) attended a conference on March 27, entitled “Preserving the Legacy of African-American Schools.” It was sponsored by the Inez Moore Parker Archives at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte. Tyner has conducted research on the historic Rosenwald African-American schools in Robeson and surrounding counties.
Dr. Reising gives presentation on Jim Thorpe
Dr. Robert Reising (English) gave a presentation Friday, March 19, at UNC Chapel Hill at the national conference on “New Directions in American Indian Research.” His talk, featuring excerpts from the 1951 film “Jim Thorpe, All American,” was entitled “Balancing, Straightening and Refocusing the Picture of Jim Thorpe.”
Dr. Parnell presents two papers at business conference
Dr. John Parnell (Business) presented two papers at the 2004 annual meeting of the Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, March 24-26, in Albuquerque, N.M.
The papers included: “Utilizing e-commerce in small business” by
Patty Pool, John Parnell and Shawn Carraher and “The complete life
cycle of a family business” by Don Lester and John Parnell. It
was selected as a conference distinguished paper.
Dr. Simmons and Dr. Brown lecture on literacy
Dr. Sara Coble Simmons and Dr. Betty Wells Brown (School of Education) presented a workshop at the North Carolina Reading Association’s annual conference, March 3-5, in Winston-Salem. With over 1,500 educators in attendance, the workshop, “Promoting Literacy through Responsive Teaching,” was well received by the teachers and administrators.
Frazier and Dr. Sigmon in production of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’
David Thaggard (GPAC), a member of the Board of Directors of Robeson Little Theatre (RTL), announced that two University faculty members would perform in the upcoming production of “Jesus Christ Superstar.”
Mark Frazier (Music Department) serves as musical director for the production. Dr. Dennis Sigmon (English, Theatre and Languages) will be making his RLT debut in the role of the show-stopping King Herod.
“Jesus Christ Superstar” runs April 1-3 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 4, at 2:30 p.m. at the Carolina Civic Center in downtown Lumberton. UNCP faculty, staff and students will be admitted at the special rate of $5 with a University ID.
For more information, please call the Carolina Civic Center at (910) 738-4339.
Dr. Hossfeld receives the Spivack Award
Dr. Leslie Hossfeld (Sociology) received the prestigious Sydney S. Spivack Program in Applied Social Research and Social Policy Community Action Research Award from the American Sociological Association.
Dr. Hossfeld was also a speaker for the Southern Atlantic States Association for Asian and African Studies annual meeting held at St. Andrews College in Laurinburg. She presented the paper, “Mother Earth: Gender and Land Reform in Southern Africa.”
Dr. Hossfeld also wrote a grant for the Feminist Lectureship Award of the Sociologists for Women in Society to host feminist lecturer Margaret Andersen. UNCP was awarded the lectureship series and will host Dr. Andersen during the 2004-2005 academic year. Dr. Andersen is an internationally recognized feminist scholar, who has written many books on the intersections of race, class and gender. The Department of Sociology, the Distinguished Speaker Series, the Office of Minority Affairs and the Teaching and Learning Center will co-sponsor Dr. Andersen’s visit.
Dr. Spivey gives a lecture on his book
Dr. Michael Spivey (Sociology) gave a presentation on his book, “Native Americans in the Carolina Borderlands: A Critical Ethnography” (Carolinas Press, 2000), at a national conference at UNC-Chapel Hill in March. The presentation was entitled “New Directions in American Indian Research: A Gathering of Emerging Scholars.” It will be published in a forthcoming proceedings volume.
Dr. Spivey also attended two conferences in April and March. At the North Carolina Sociological Society's annual meetings in Chapel Hill, he was accompanied by student officers of the newly reorganized Sociology Club. Dr. Spivey attended a service-learning conference at Elon University with other faculty and staff members.
Dr. Lightfoot named Arts Advocacy Assistant
Dr. Tulla Lightfoot (Art) was appointed Arts Advocacy Assistant to the President of the North Carolina Art Education Association. This will allow her to attend all board meetings and make excellent contacts state wide.
Birthdays April 1-15
Nicky Bullard - Office Assistant, School of Education
Gary Locklear - Information Processing Assistant, Registrar’s Office
Paramount’s Carowinds Fun Club
The new 2004 Carowinds Fun Club membership cards have arrived. Faculty and staff may receive $20 off holiday visits, $12 off e-tickets, $10 off Sunday – Friday and $5 off Saturday admissions. Discounts are available for general admission gate price for ages 7 – 54. The discounts are good for up to six admissions per card.
Congratulations to James and Vonda (Regional Center) Graham on the birth of their daughter, Mariah Grace, on March 12.