Dr. Parnell’s book on management is published
Dr. John A. Parnell, the William Henry Belk Distinguished Professor of Management in the School of Business, announced the publication of his new book, “Strategic Management: Theory and Practice” (2004, Atomic Dog Publishing).
Michelle Locklear to perform Senior Recital
Michelle Locklear (Music Department) will perform her Senior Recital at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 4 in Moore Hall Auditorium.
The piano performance major is concluding an undergraduate career that has been both distinguished and varied. She will graduate in December with a Bachelor of Music degree in Performance.
Four composers are on her
program: Beethoven’s “Waldstein
Sonata,” Bach’s “Toccata in G Major,” Mussorgsky’s “Pictures
at an Exhibition” and Ravel’s “Jeaux D’Eau.”
Locklear took several years off to make two CD with her sisters who make up the well-known group, A Chord of Three. She also wrote a musical, “Joseph,” which is a serious look at the Biblical story, she said.
At times, Locklear’s music could be heard in all corners of the University. At large University events, Locklear sang and played with A Chord of Three. At events at the Chancellor’s Residence and Dining Room, she entertained solo on piano.
Elizabeth Maisonpierre, who with her husband Jonathan are her instructors, said the commitment has paid off.
“Michelle is an extremely gifted pianist,” Maisonpierre said. “On Tuesday evening, November 4, she will present a full hour-long program. She is an amazing and well-rounded musician who not only plays all styles of piano music, but also sings beautifully. She has been a true pleasure to teach.”
Tuesday’s concert in Moore Hall is free.
CNN International Interviews Dr. Curtis
Dr. Anthony R. Curtis (Mass Communications) was interviewed on Oct. 13 by Stan Grant, host of the CNN International morning television show “News Biz Today,” originating in Hong Kong. The show airs across Asia from 6 - 9:30 a.m.
During the two-minute interview, Grant asked Dr. Curtis about the impact of China’s planned October 15 launch of an astronaut to space. With a successful launch, China will become only the third nation, behind the United States and Russia, to have the capability to launch men and women to space.
“China joins a very exclusive club,” Dr. Curtis said, “and will become a respected player as the International Space Station and exploration of the planets move forward.”
Dr. Curtis was on an audio link to Hong Kong and the television screen showed a photo of him and a map of North Carolina indicating Pembroke.
In September and October, reporters in Reuter’s news bureaus in Beijing and Shanghai also interviewed Dr. Curtis about the upcoming space launch.
On the same day as the CNN interview, Dr. Curtis also was interviewed by the Santa Barbara News-Press newspaper about the final launch of a Titan II rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on October 15.
Dr. Curtis is founder and editor of the non-profit, news website “Space Today Online” at www.spacetoday.org. He is interviewed regularly by media as an analyst when space events happen. In February, he moderated online web forums for both USA Today and The Washington Post discussing the shuttle Columbia disaster.
Doubles Fun raises money for Tennis Team
The Women’s Tennis Team put on a Doubles Fun Tournament October 25. The tournament raised money for the team.
Ten teams entered the tournament, and the players ranged from local contestants to faculty. Andrea Dizal and Robin Langley (Athletics) won the tournament defeating Jeff Geller (Philosophy and Religion) and Mic Correll in the finals.
In the consolation bracket, Kyle and Kelly Fields defeated Brian and Dr. Leszek (Mathematics and Computer Science) Piatkiewicz to clinch third place.
Krista Dees competed in Miss N.C. Teen USA
Pattie Dees’ daughter, Krista, was in the Miss North Carolina Teen USA Pageant October 24 – 25. Out of 94 contestants, she was a top 12 finalist. Pattie is with Housekeeping in Physical Plant.
The competition consists of evening gown, swimwear, interview and talent.
“She enjoyed being in this pageant and is already planning to compete in next year’s pageant,” Pattie said. “She had a blast this year and met some beautiful young ladies and made so many friends. She’s excited about this.”
Dr. Kania wins Founders Award
Dr. Richard Kania (Sociology, Social Work and Criminal Justice) was given the Founders Award of the North Carolina Criminal Justice Association at its annual meeting in Statesville, N.C. on Friday, October 24. The award is given “for outstanding contributions to criminal justice as an academic endeavor” in North Carolina. Dr. Kania has been a member of the association for 22 years and serves as secretary-treasurer and editor of its newsletter.
Paper by Dr. Cabe presented at symposium
Dr. Patrick Cabe (Psychology and Counseling) presented a paper at the
He also presented a poster at the meeting titled, “The Cornell doctoral students of Eleanor J. Gibson.”
Counseling and Testing wins $175,000 grant
The Office of Counseling and Testing has been awarded a three-year, $175,000 grant from the National Institutes on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) to study the effects of stronger community-campus ties in reducing abusive drinking. UNCP is one of five North Carolina campuses partnering with Wake Forest University.
Lee Phillips presents paper at paleontology conference
Lee Phillips (Geology) traveled to St. Paul, Minn., October 17 where he presented a talk titled, “The role of synsedimentary carbonate cementation in the preservation of dinosaur tracksites: an example from the Dakota Formation” to the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology.
Dr. Horton Lopez in Meredith College show
Dr. Ann Horton Lopez’ (Art) work has been accepted into a juried photography show. Her photograph, “Dragon Fly,” is entered in the 23rd North Carolina Photographers Annual Exhibition 2003 at the Gaddy-Hamrick Art Center on the campus of Meredith College. The opening reception is Sunday, November 9, 2 - 4 p.m.
Chancellor’s Breakfast – Pictured at the October 24 event are (from left) Cindy Revels (Bookstore), June Mills (Library), Bobbie Scott (Chemistry), Chancellor Meadors, Angela Weton (Chancellor’s Office), Carolyn Parsons (Chemistry) and Teresa Lowery (HCAP).
Friends of the Library officers – Seated from left: Susan Whitt, Treasurer, and Nickie Blanton, Secretary. Standing from left: Elinor Foster, Executive Secretary; Dr. Raymond Rundus, Immediate Past President; Lillian Brewington, Alumni Representative; Dr. Bruce Ezzell, President, and Dr. Nancy Barineau, Faculty Representative. Absent for the photo are: Dan Kenney, Staff Representative; Helen Pate, Vice President/President-elect; Dr. James Ebert, Community Representative, and Sheila Swift, Student Representative.
Birthdays November 1-14
NCFLEX enrollment is open until Nov. 7
NCFLEX open enrollment begins October 13 and ends November 7. If you
do not wish to participate, please recycle your NCFLEX booklet by returning
it to HR. When submitting your completed form, please do not fold or
401(k) plan update
The state’s 401(k) plan is now administered by the Prudential. If you wish to keep the your money in the mutual funds of the old BB&T plan, you must inform Prudential by December 1, 2003. There will be additional administration fee for the BB&T mutual funds, and new payroll deductions will go to funds in the Prudential plan. Prudential will automatically put fund balances and payroll deductions into similar mutual funds unless members designate otherwise.
Account changes may be made by contacting Prudential at 1-866-627-5267 or www.prudential.com/ncplans.
Employee Benefit Fair is Nov. 6
The Employee Benefits Fair will be November 6 in the U.C. Lounge, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The following companies will be available to answer any questions you
may have: Alltel, Student Health Services, AFLAC, State Employees Association
of N.C. (SEANC)
Pembroke Family Practice will be administering flu shots during the Benefits Fair to state employees who participate in the state’s Major Medical Plan. The shot is free to state employees. If you wish to get a flu shot, you must bring a copy of your health insurance card (front and back). If you have any questions, you may contact Donna Strickland at ext. 6565.
Employee Bash is December 18
The Staff Council’s Employee Recognition Committee announced the Employee Bash will be Thursday, December 18, noon to 2 p.m. in the University Center Lounge. Come enjoy entertainment, door prizes and food. This year, there will be lunch served during the Employee Bash.