Dr. Michael Spivey (Sociology) was invited to attend the annual Oxford Round Table at the University of Oxford, England, March 27 to April 1.
The Oxford Round Table was established as a colloquium for small groups of academics, governmental and business leaders to engage in discussions that affect states and nations. Alumni of Round Tables include ministers of education, legislators, governors, corporate business leaders, university presidents, professors, lawyers, physicians and other professionals.
Participants live in the college, dine in the old halls and attend activities in the examination schools, the Oxford union debating hall and the Bodleian Library. Approximately 40 participants from around the world are invited to the Round Table after a formal screening process. They are selected for their recognized work in the specific area of discussion.
The topic for the session of the Oxford Round Table which Dr. Spivey will participate is devoted to: “Social and Economic Stratification: The Consequences of Poverty.”
"I was very surprised and pleased to find out that I was invited,” Dr. Spivey said. “I am very proud to represent UNCP at this prestigious event. I would like to thank the Office of Sponsored Research and the Department of Sociology, Social Work and Criminal Justice for financially making it possible for me to attend."
For more information on the Round Table: www.oxfordroundtable.com/newhistory.htm
Student-led tsunami relief fundraiser set for Feb. 22
The UNCP chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
is putting on a “tsunami relief” raffle and showcase entitled “Helping
Piece Their Lives Together.” The raffle and showcase proceeds
will go towards helping the victims of the tsunami in Southeast Asia.
The showcase will feature the talented students of UNCP and also will raise money. Collie will be the host of the tsunami showcase.
“Our goal is to raise $1,000 dollars for the victims,” said Collie. “I feel that we can surpass that.” The showcase will be held on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 in the James B. Chavis University Center on campus from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tickets will be sold in the University Center Mall February 14 - 18 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. The tickets will also be sold on the day of the showcase. A $1 donation is requested for entry to the showcase.
Additional donations will be welcomed by PRSSA. The grand-prize winner will receive a percentage of the proceeds. Other prizes will be awarded to the second and third place winner.
For information, please contact Angela Collie at 910.797.9222.
Spirit Contest winner – The Music Department, led by Brenda Jacobs and Daren Sellers, won the 2005 Homecoming Spirit Contest. They won a pizza party for their efforts.
UNCP Poetry/Short Prose Contest deadline is Feb. 28
The Sampson-Livermore Library and Kiwanis of Robeson are sponsoring the 6th annual Poetry/Short Prose Contest.
Top prize is $200 in three categories: high school, UNCP students and general public. Second place is worth $150 and third place $100.
Contest entries must be postmarked by February 28.
Winners will be invited to read their work on April 13 at a special program. Winning entries will be read by the authors during the program, and first place entries will be published in Library Lines, the library’s quarterly publication.
Entry forms and rules are available by calling contest coordinator Jean Sexton at 910.521.6659 or the library at 910.521.6516. Forms and rules are online at www.uncp.edu/library/.
“This event is designed to reward writers and to give their writing skills public recognition,” Sexton said. “Each year our judges get high-quality entries, and the high school category has proved especially difficult to judge.”
Briefly, the rules state that only one entry may be accepted per writer, entries are limited to 500 words and must be typed not handwritten.
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