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Service learning seminar is Jan. 19
The Offices of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs are hosting a “Moving Into Service-Learning” (MISL) conference at UNCP on Wednesday, Jan. 19. at the University Center, Room 213.
Please confirm your attendance with Melanie Clark at email@example.com, or at extension 6163.
Meeting schedule is as follows:
John Barnhill, executive director of the North Carolina Campus Compact (NCCC) and Dr. Patti Clayton from NC State will co-facilitate dialogue on service learning. For more details on service learning and NCCC, please view the following website: www.elon.edu/nccc.
Dr. Janita Byars in concert Jan. 24
Dr. Janita Byars (Music) will present a recital and lecture entitled, “Be the Music” Monday, January 24, 7:30 p.m. in Moore Hall Auditorium. The featured clarinetist will be joined by Michelle Locklear McCallum on piano, vocalist Gail Morfesis (Music) and Christopher Kresse on bagpipes. The program focuses on “representational” music - music that stands for ideas or evokes particular images.
The recital repertoire includes “The Flight of the Bumble Bee” as well as music by Mozart, Stravinsky, JeanJean and Dr. Byars
Janette Hopper’s work in Durham synagogue
Janette Hopper (Art) will have an exhibit, opening January 22, of her German Jewish cemetery drawings at the gallery of the Judea Reformed Congregation in Durham, N.C.
The new synagogue and complex was completed in 2003. The facility is near the Lerner Community Day School. The complex includes a gallery and permanent collection, where juried exhibits and special exhibits are shown.
Hopper will give a talk about her works at the exhibit’s opening.
Miss UNCP Pageant is January 27
The annual Miss UNCP Scholarship Pageant is 7 p.m., Thursday, January 27 at GPAC. Five contestants will compete for the crown and the right to compete in the Miss North Carolina pageant.
True to its scholarship format, the winner takes home a $1,000 scholarship, a $1,000 wardrobe allowance to compete in the Miss N.C. Pageant, a class ring and free room and board for a semester. Talent, swimsuit, eveningwear and interview competition will determine the next winner.
Comedian Rickey Smiley to perform Homecoming weekend
One of America’s hottest comedians will perform at GPAC on Saturday, February 5.
Rickey Smiley, a host of BET’s Comic View, will bring his unique humor to campus. Opening for Smiley and making his third appearance on campus is Gary Owen, a UNCP favorite and former Comic View host.
The performance is part of Homecoming 2005. Showtime is 9 p.m. Ticket prices are $15 for the public, $10 for faculty, staff and alumni and $5 for students.
Smiley is the host of BET’s highly popular nightly comedy showcase, “Comic View,” which is in its ninth season. It is consistently among the network’s highest rated programs and is a launching pad for numerous superstars of comedy, such as Cedric the Entertainer, Bruce Bruce and D.L. Hughley.
Smiley first took the stage at an amateur comedy night at The Comedy Club in his hometown of Birmingham, Ala. From there, it was on to the big leagues, touring the country with such acts as George Wallace, Will Downing, Dottie People and Najee.
Smiley’s television appearances include Showtime at The Apollo, HBO’s Def Comedy Jam and Snaps, The Nashville Network, the Uptown Comedy Club, Comic Escape, and of course, BET’s Comic View, where he competed in the show’s notorious “grandstand.” He also appears frequently on the Tom Joyner Morning Show, the highest rated urban contemporary radio program.
Smiley takes everyday situations and turns them into humor. He does it all with the help of imaginary friends, like “Ms. Bernice Jenkins,” a 90-year-old church lady, and “Lil’ Daryl,” a character who gained notoriety on BET’s Live from L.A.
Smiley is a 1992 graduate of Alabama State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. When in Birmingham, Smiley is part of the “Home Team” morning show on WBHJ-95.7. His character, “Ms. Bernice Jenkins,” can also be heard with her daily church announcements on “Heaven 610.”
Gary Owen is a favorite of students, faculty and staff at UNCP and he has an impressive resume. Many people recognize Gary as the dancing “Mr. Broccoli” in the blockbuster movie “Daddy Day Care” starring Eddie Murphy. He was also the goofy redneck deputy in the movie “Held Up,” starring Jamie Foxx.
Owen made numerous appearances on Comedy Central, as well as hosting MUN2’s hit comedy show Loco Comedy Jam. Not one to sit and wait for things to happen, Gary recently released his first comedy CD “Live from Tampa” and his first comedy DVD “Breakin’ Out The Park.”
Past UNCP comedy shows featured Bruce Bruce, D.L. Hughley, Dave Chappelle, Bill Bellamy and Tommy Davidson.
For more information on the 2005 UNCP Homecoming comedy show call 910-521-6207. For ticket information call (910) 521-6287.
Scholar to speak at GPAC on Feb. 16
Dr. Margaret Andersen will deliver a lecture Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. in GPAC.
Dr. Andersen is an internationally recognized scholar on race, class and gender and is the recipient of the 2004-05 Feminist Lecturer Award by the Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS).
Dr. Andersen’s lecture is co-sponsored by the Office of Multicultural and Minority Affairs, the Distinguished Speakers Series, the Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice and Social Work, the Gender Studies Minor, the Teaching and Learning Center and a grant from Sociologists for Women in Society.
Professor Andersen's interests are the sociology of race and gender. She co-authored “Thinking About Women: Sociological Perspectives on Sex and Gender; Race, Class, and Gender,” (5th edition); “Sociology: Understanding a Diverse Society” (3rd edition); “Sociology: The Essentials,” (3rd edition); “Understanding Society: Readings in Sociology,” (2nd edition); and “Social Problems.”
Dr. Andersen is the former president of the Eastern Sociological Society and has served as the editor of Gender & Society. She is the recipient of the University of Delaware's Excellence in Teaching Award and received a grant from the Hewlett Foundation to transform undergraduate education through the development of new introductory level courses across the curriculum.
She has served as Dean of the College of Arts and Science at the University of Delaware, where she is also the former vice provost for Academic Affairs. Dr. Andersen currently serves as chair of the National Advisory Board at the Stanford University Center for Comparative Study in Race and Ethnicity.