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    Piedmont Natural Gas has restored service to campus this evening. As a result of the work performed today there will be detours on Faculty Row for both vehicles and pedestrians. Please use extreme caution and do not attempt to go around the barricades.

    Facilities and Piedmont Natural Gas personnel will continue working with the natural gas infrastructure on campus throughout the week. Service disruption is not anticipated, but could be possible. This work is being performed to make every effort to maintain a safe and healthy campus environment. 

    Dining services will resume standard operations for Sunday, January 22. We appreciate your patience today and apologize for any inconvenience.


Dr. Jose Rivera

Jose Rivera is coordinator of Music Education, Assistant Professor of Choral Music, and Conductor of the University Chorale at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. At UNCP he teaches conducting, rehearsal and vocal techniques, and supervises student teachers. Previously, he was on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and served as a clinician for numerous workshops, honor choirs, and clinics around the country. Rivera received his Ph.D. and M.M.E. degrees in Music Education and Conducting from Florida State University. During his tenure in Florida, he was a successful public music teacher at the elementary, middle, and high school levels where his advanced choirs received various regional and national awards.

Rivera's research interests include conducting and rehearsal techniques, teacher preparation, and analysis of twentieth-century Latin American choral music. His article "Roberto Sierra's Misa Latina" was recently published in the Choral Journal. In addition, his research work has been presented at the MENC and ACDA regional conferences.