Disability Services featured in national newsletter
The University’s Office of Disability Services (DSS) was prominently featured in the fall edition of the national newsletter Disability Compliance for Higher Education.
The newsletter focused on DSS’s program for new students with disabilities. The feature article is entitled “Program retains first-year students with camaraderie, opportunities.”
Director Mary Helen Walker and Misty Sykes, disabilities counselor, were quoted.
“Our goal is to reach every student who has a disability to make sure they get accommodations,” Walker said.
“Freshmen take part in group discussions so they can learn about themselves and others and how to self-advocate,” Sykes said.
DSS sponsored an orientation program for new students before classes started.
Dr. Reising published in Journal of Popular Culture
The February, 2005, issue of The Journal of Popular Culture carries an article by Dr. Robert Reising (English) entitled "From the Big Top to the Big Leagues: Burt Lancaster's Baseball Odysseys (Oddities?)."
The piece discusses two New York Giant right fielders portrayed in films by Lancaster: Jim Thorpe, the Olympic champion and Native American and "Moonlight" Graham, born in Fayetteville in 1876. “Jim Thorpe, All-American” was a Hollywood hit in 1951; “Field of Dreams,” in 1989. Graham was the brother of former UNC-Chapel Hill president and candidate for the U.S. Senate Frank Porter Graham.
Dr. Crandall co-authors article for magazine
Dr. Rick Crandall (Business) published an article in APICS: The Performance Advantage, a practitioner magazine devoted to operations management issues.
The article is entitled "The life cycles of management programs" and
appeared in the
Labadie named advisor to East Indian organization
After three years of involvement as a participant and advisor to the Indian Documentary of the Electronic Arts (http://retiary.org/idea/), Dr. John Antoine Labadie was named a special advisor to the newly formed Academy of Electronic Arts based in New Delhi, India (www.theaea.org/).
The Academy of Electronic Arts is a learning, sharing, mentoring, networking,
benchmarking and empowering institution that evolves continuously to
address all e-creative practices and practitioners, whether already existing
or as yet inconceivable, whether professional or not, and whether formally
recognized as art forms and artists or not so, on a public-benefit basis
into the future.
AIS hosts campus book forum
The first American Indian Studies Book Forum was held recently on campus.
Dr. Jay Vest (American Indian Studies) was chair. Dr. Judy Curtis (Mass Communications) presented a book review of “Cultural Politics and the Mass Media” by Patrick J. Daley and Beverly A. James (Alaska Native Voices; Champaign, Ill.; University of Illinois Press; 2004).
Dr. Tulla Lightfoot (Art) presented two reviews on “Whadoo Tehmi: Long Ago People’s Packsack; Bags: Tradition and Revival” by Dene Babiche and Jo Orten (Gatineau, Quebec, Canada; Museum of Civilization; 2004) and “Woodland Reflections: The Art of Truman Lowe” by Suzan Marie and Judy Thompson (Madison, Wis.; The University of Wisconsin Press; 2003).
Dr. Vest presented a review of “The Vengeful Wife and Other Blackfoot Stories” by Hugh A. Dempsey (Norman, Okla.; University of Oklahoma Press; 2003).
Dr. Hossfeld speaks at Washington gender conference
In November, Dr. Leslie Hossfeld (Sociology) was an invited speaker to the Center of Concern Gender, Trade and Development Project in Washington, D.C., for their Conference on the impact of trade liberalization on women’s economic security in the U.S.
Dr. Hossfeld also presented her research on “Gender and Job Loss in North Carolina.” The conference, entitled, “Beijing +10 Meets World Trade Organization +10,” is part of the International Gender and Trade Network’s preparation for the upcoming Commission on the Status of Women in which findings from the conference will be presented to the United Nations in February.
Dr. Labadie proposal accepted
Dr. John Antoine Labadie’s proposal entitled "Teaching visualization through design thinking" was accepted for presentation at a workshop session at the University of North Carolina Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference.
Steeds’ prints appear in Washington show
Twenty-three printmakers including Ralph Steeds (Art) have produced a portfolio of 23 prints in 23 sets. The show is entitled "Beat For Jesus" and explores the darker sides of religion.
This folio has been accepted to be shown at the Corcoran Museum of Art, in Washington D.C. The exhibition is at the invitation of the Southern Graphics Conference. The print folio will be shown at the Corcoran Museum from March 30 through the month of April.
R.A. Fountain General Store celebrates ‘Possum Day’
Dr. Shelby Stephenson (English) will read his book-length poem “Possum” at R.A. Fountain, General Store and Internet Café, on Thursday, February 3. Dr. Stephenson’s homage to the much-maligned marsupial is part of R.A. Fountain’s Possum Day celebration. Area residents are invited to share their favorite possum stories after Stephenson’s reading, which will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is free.
The author of eight books of poetry, Dr. Stephenson is editor of Pembroke Magazine. He was honored in 1999 as writer of the year by the North Carolina Writers Conference, and in 2001, he received the North Carolina Award in Literature.
Dr. Stephenson and his brothers, Marshall and Paul, and wife, Linda,
have attracted large crowds to R.A. Fountain for their three Bluegrass
“Possum” was published in 2004 by Bright Hill Press in Treadwell, N.Y. Copies will be available at the reading for $5.50. For more information, phone (252) 749-3228 or visit www.rafountain.com.
Will Clark named pre-season all-conference
Will Clark, a second baseman for St. Andrews College, was named to the pre-season all conference team by the Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference baseball coaches. He is the son of Sallyann Clark (Mass Communications).
Birthdays, February 1-14
Sherry Harrelson – Aministrative Assistant, Sponsored Research & Programs
Willie Scott - Maintenance Mechanic III
Susan O. Locklear's father, Hartley J. Oxendine, passed away on Monday, December 27, 2004. Susan works at Physical Plant.
Mrs. Francine Alessi Dunlavy, mother of Dr. Patricia Valenti (English), passed away on Saturday, January 29.
Bruce Jacobs (Housekeeping) passed away on Sunday, January 30.