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North Carolina lighthouses are topic of Nov. 1 talk
Cheryl Shelton-Roberts and Bruce Roberts, collaborators in the book “North Carolina Lighthouses: a Tribute of History and Hope,” will present slides and commentary on the topic “Lighthouses of North Carolina: Their Past, Present and Future,” on Monday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. in Moore Hall Auditorium at UNC Pembroke.
The program is free and open to the public. It will be followed by a reception and book signing by the authors, whose books will be available for purchase.
Marching Band concert is November 4
On Thursday, November 4 at 7:30 p.m., the University’s “Spirit of the Carolinas” Marching Band will present its annual fall concert at GPAC.
The Marching Band performed this fall for parades and University functions, but this is the only chance to see the band’s full indoor extravaganza. Utilizing GPAC’s full space, the band will surround the audience with music by composer Gustav Holst, including the “Chaconne” from the First Suite and movements from “The Planets.” Also on the program is one of the 20th century’s most popular songs “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” In addition, there will be solo and ensemble performances featuring the talented members of the band.
Admission is free.
Carter Family tribute is Nov. 8 at GPAC
“Keep On The Sunny Side” is the story about Alvin P. Carter, his wife Sara, and their sister-in-law Maybelle Carter, who formed a shy gospel trio that would become the most influential group in country music history. From their landmark first recording session in Bristol, Tenn., in 1927 to their recordings with Victor, ARC and Decca Records, the years of the Great Depression, and their final retirement in 1952, “Keep On The Sunny Side - the Songs and Story of the Carter Family” brings to life the love story that launched country music. Over two dozen songs are featured, including “Worried Man Blues,” “Wabash Cannonball,” “Will The Circle Be Unbroken,” “Wildwood Flower” and their signature song, “Keep on the Sunny Side.” $15 admission for faculty and staff.
CNN’s Judy Woodruff to speak at UNCP
CNN political analyst Judy Woodruff will speak at GPAC
on Monday, November 15, at 7 p.m. as part of the Distinguished Speaker
Woodruff has received numerous awards and accolades throughout her career. CNN received the 2002 Edward R. Murrow Award in the “Continuing Coverage” category for coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The reports are anchored by Woodruff and Aaron Brown.
In 1997, Woodruff won the News and Documentary Emmy Award for outstanding instant coverage of a single breaking news story for CNN's coverage of the Centennial Olympic Park bombing. In 1996, Woodruff and co-anchor Bernard Shaw won a CableACE Award for Best Anchor Team for their work on Inside Politics.
In 1995, Woodruff won the CableACE for Best Newscaster. In 1995, the Freedom Forum awarded Woodruff and her journalist husband, Al Hunt, the Allen H. Neuharth Award for Excellence in Journalism. In October 2003, Woodruff received the International Matrix Award from the Association for Women in Communications.
In 1994, Woodruff became the first recipient of the National Women's Hall of Fame President's 21st Century Award. That same year, she and her husband were named Washingtonians of the Year by Washingtonian magazine for their fundraising work to fight spina bifida.
Woodruff is also a founding co-chair of the International Women's Media Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting and encouraging women in communication industries worldwide. She serves on the boards of the Freedom Forum and Urban Institute. She earned a bachelor's degree from Duke University, where she is a trustee emerita.
Tickets are $5 for faculty and staff. Other speakers in the 2004-05 Distinguished Speaker Series include activist and Princeton religion professor, Dr. Cornel West on February 24 and legendary basketball analyst Dick Vitale who is slated to appear April 11, 2005. The series is sponsored by UNCP Office of Student Activities.
Free HIV testing from Student Health Services
Free HIV testing is November 3 and 17, 9 – 11 a.m. at Student Health Services. Contact Student Health Services at 521-6219 for an appointment.
Free blood pressure screenings at the U.C.
There are free blood pressure screenings Wednesdays, November 24 and December 8 from 10 - 11:30 a.m. at the University Center.
Employee Benefit Fair is November 30
The annual Benefits Fair will be in the U.C. Lounge, 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
Music Department performances in Nov. – Dec.
All performances are free.