Spivey’s book is reviewed in journal
Dr. Michael Spivey’s book, “Native Americans in the Carolina Borderlands: A Critical Ethnography” (Carolinas Press, 2000), is the subject of a book review in the current issue of the international journal Sociology, Symbolic Interaction.
The reviewer concludes: “His book should take its place among other important pieces that serve to both inform scholars and to lay the foundation for further investigation into Native American tribal organizations.”
Dr. Spivey recently signed a new book contract with Carolinas Press for a follow-up book entitled: “Mr. Brayboy’s School: An Oral History of the Struggle for Native American Identity in South Carolina.”
Dooling wins award, D’Arruda elected at NCAAPT meeting
At a meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers, North Carolina Region (NCAAPT) held at UNCW, Dr. Tom Dooling (Chemistry & Physics) won an award for the most interesting demonstration on relative motion.
Dr. Jose D’Arruda (Chemistry & Physics) was elected to the position of college representative for the NCAAPT. At the request of Dr. D’Arruda, the NCAAPT voted that its fall 2005 meeting will be held at UNCP in the new Oxendine Science Building. This will be the first time the NCAAPT meeting has ever met on the UNCP campus.
Holly Tyler is crowned ‘Princess’
Holly K. Tyler (2nd from right in photo) poses here with other Lumbee royalty at the annual LRDA Pow Wow on November 1. Holly was crowned Miss American Indian Mothers, Inc., Princess at a banquet held on October 30 at the Farmer’s Market in Lumberton.
Holly’s platform is “Abstinence” and plans to speak at several schools in the area in an effort to educate youth on this issue. Holly is the daughter of Darlene Cummings, Graduation Manager in the Office of the Registrar.
Schneider presents paper, publishes another
Dr. Robert Schneider (Political Science/Public Administration) was an invited participant and presenter at a National Science Foundation funded Hazards Management workshop in Denver, Co., October 21-24. The workshop, co-sponsored by the Natural Hazards Institute at the University of Colorado and by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Administration), was held to formulate a national model for a hazards/disaster/emergency management higher education curriculum.
Dr. Schneider also has a new publication. His article, “An Overview of the New Emergency Management,” appeared in the Journal of Emergency Management (Vol.1, No.3, Fall 2003). Another version of this article also appears on the FEMA/Emergency Management Institute Higher Education website.
McLaughlin’s article published in journal
Vance McLaughlin’s (Criminal Justice) most recent research article, “Instrumentality and Wounds in Civilian Homicides in Savannah,” recently was published in Journal on Firearms and Public Policy (Vol. 15, Fall 2003). Prior to joining the faculty, McLaughlin was the Chief Planner for the Savannah Police Department, and performed internal crime studies for the city.
Dr. Cabe presents research at conference
Dr. Patrick Cabe (Psychology & Counseling) attended the Psychonomic Society annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on November 6-9. He presented a talk on his research at the Tactile Research Group conference associated with the Psychonomic Society meeting. His paper was titled “Perception of disk diameter from moment of inertia: Flywheel effects.”
Article by Dr. Kania is published in Russia
An article by Dr. Richard Kania (Sociology, Social Work and Criminal Justice) on “Gender Differences among American Mystery-Detective Fiction Writers,” originally presented at a conference in Moscow, has been published in the papers of the First International Conference “Gender: Language, Culture, Communication,” (November 1999) published in Moscow in 2001.
Although the article has been in print almost two years, Dr. Kania only learned of its actual publication this fall. Dr. Kania still does not have a copy of the book, and only learned of the publication details from a colleague who recently had access to it in Russia.
Crandell and Parnell attend online instruction conference
Dr. Rick Crandell and Dr. John Parnell (Business) will lead a symposium at this year’s Southern Management Association meeting, to be held in Clearwater, Fla., from Nov. 11 - 15. The symposium is entitled: “On-line teaching successes, failures, and other atrocities.”
Also assisting with the presentation will be Dr. Chris Ziemnowicz of Concord College, Athens, W. Va., and Dr. Jack Spillan of the University of Pennsylvania - Dubois. The symposium will focus on the good and not so good things about online teaching.
Steeds’ work to appear in Minnesota art show
Ralph Steeds (Art) had a lithograph accepted into the Minnesota National Print Biennial at the University of Minnesota.
Birthdays November 15-30
New payroll deduction benefit launched
North Carolina’s National College Savings Program offers options families need to make real gains in saving toward a college education for children or someone else.
This exciting “529” plan was authorized by the Congress and the state. It is maintained by the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority and is administered by College Foundation, Inc. (CFI).
The National College Savings Program is accessible, affordable, comprehensive, flexible and tax free (when used to pay for qualified higher education expenses). More information will be made available in the near future. Please contact Donna Strickland at ext. 6565 with questions.
Physical Plant employees win attendance awards
The following Physical Plan employees won Perfect Attendance Awards for the year ending October 2003:
Benefits Fair winners announced
Donna Strickland (HR) thanks the employees who participated in the Benefits Fair on November 6. The door prize winners were:
Jane McGirt (Post Office) $50 gift certificate donated by Cyna's Jeweler's
Special thanks for helping with the Benefits Fair go to: Physical Plant, Campus Police, Cashier’s Office, Judy Monroe (University and Community Relations), Penny Oxendine (Student Activities), Cynthia Oxendine (UC), Penny Locklear (Accounting), Ed Schempp (Business Services), Regenia Maynor (Athletics), Ron Sanders (Baptist Student Union), Lori Sweeney, Cora Bullard (Student Health Services) and the HR staff.
Employee Bash is December 18
The Staff Council’s Employee Recognition Committee announced the Employee Bash will be Thursday, December 18, noon to 2 p.m. in the University Center Lounge. Come to enjoy entertainment, door prizes and food. This year, lunch will be served during the Bash.