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HAPPENINGS A Newsletter for the Fayetteville State University Family

Vol. 3, No. 5

Published by the Office of Public Relations

COL David Allen, Associate VC for Programs, Planning and Assessment, served as master of ceremonies and speaker at the US Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) Annual Memorialization Ceremony held on May 25 in Fayetteville, NC. Six families of soldiers killed in action were honored. Major General Herbert Altshuler, Commanding General, USACAPOC, presided. Dr. Sherrice Allen, Department of Natural Sciences was awarded the 2006 American Society for Microbiology (ASM) General Meeting Minority Travel Grant. The travel grant provided funding to attend the 106th ASM General Meeting in Orlando, Florida from May 21-25, 2006. In addition, Dr. Allen served as the representative for the North Carolina Branch of ASM in the 2006 ASM Council Meeting as well as other meeting events. • Dr. Sherrice Allen and Dr. Erin White were awarded a grant for the purchase of a LI-COR Model 4300 DNA Analysis System through the Genomic Education Matching Fund (GEMF) program. The DNA Analyzer will be used in various courses in the forensic science, biotechnology, and biology programs. David Garrett Izzo, Department of English and Foreign Languages, will speak on Sunday, June 18, about Thornton Wilder after the performance of his play, “The Matchmaker” by the Triad Stage Group in Greensboro. • McFarland Publishing will release Dr. Izzo’s 13th book, Henry James Against the Aesthetic Movement, in late June. • On July 5, Dr. Izzo will speak at the Philadelphia Free Library about the progressive activist Scott Nearing.

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Dr. Ruth W. Johnson, Department of Nursing, was the guest speaker to Health Team Relations classes at Terry Sanford High School on April 27, 2006. Dr. Don. A. Okhomina, an assistant professor in the Department of Management, was appointed on January 6, 2006 to the editorial board of Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal (AEJ) for a three-year term (2006-2009) • On April 8 in Orlando, Florida, Dr. Okhomina presented a paper entitled The Moderating Role of Environment in Entrepreneurial Orientation: The Case of Used Car Dealers at the Society for Advancement of Management (SAM) International Conference. • At the Academic Business World International Conference, Dr. Okhomina presented a paper entitled The Interactions of Supportive Environment and Psychological Traits: Evidence from Used Car Entrepreneurs, May 30, 2006 in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Joseph Osei, Department of Government and History, has been invited by Central Michigan University as an adjunct professor to teach Phil 345, the Civil Rights Movement (1954-1985) from a philosophical perspective. The course, which is offered as part of their Summer I Distance Education Program at CMU’s East Lansing Campus, is for two weekends in May and a final one ending on June 3. I’m pleased for the opportunity it affords me to share the ideas and vision of Rev Dr. Martin Luther King, the philosopher King of the Civil Rights Movement with more members of Generation X in other parts of the country.

Fraternity Annual Cookout The Brothers of the Epsilon Zeta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. held its annual cookout for students before the conclusion of the school year. More than 150 students were treated to hot dogs, hamburgers, and various side dishes on the Alpha plot. The cookout, which is also open to faculty and staff, is held each April. It’s the Epsilon Zeta Chapter’s way of saying “thanks” to their fellow students and Greeks for their support throughout the year.


CONGRATULATIONS! Budget Office Employee Receives SEANC Scholarship Linda Parker, an accounting technician in the Budget Office, has been selected as the SEANC District 22 scholarship winner. Linda is a senior majoring in sociology at FSU. Linda’s scholarship is in the amount of $300 and her application will be submitted to the SEANC Scholarship Foundation board for consideration for an additional scholarship award at the State level. Linda will be formally recognized and presented with the award at the Annual District 22 meeting held on Thursday, June 15, 2006. Linda has been employed with FSU for 4 years, working in the cashier’s office, contracts and grants, and currently in the budget office. Linda’s co-workers in the budget office are very proud of her accomplishment! Budget Office Employee receives Leadership Award Lisa Shirley, FSU’s budget director, was awarded the “Spirit of the League Leadership Award” at the Junior League of Fayetteville’s annual dinner held on May 8, 2006. To be nominated for this award, a member must exemplify the spirit of the Junior League by her outstanding dedication, service, and continual commitment to the mission of the Junior League of Fayetteville while serving in a leadership position. Lisa has been a member of the Junior League for 8 years. This year, she chaired the Done in a Day Committee and co-charied the Kids in the Kitchen committee.

FSU Master of Social Work Program Foundation Endowed Scholarship

“Class of 2006 Master of Social Work Program Graduate Hooding Ceremony”

The Master of Social Work (MSW) Program at Fayetteville State University established the Foundation Endowed Scholarship for MSW students. Awarding a scholarship to a deserving student is one way the MSW Program recognizes outstanding graduate students. The scholarship will provide supplemental awards to eligible graduate social work students to recognize academic excellence and help defray the costs of tuition. This scholarship will provide the MSW Program an opportunity to recognize students with outstanding academic abilities and help relieve some of their financial burdens.

Our goal is to raise $10,000 to support the endowment. Once this goal is achieved, the University will annually provide supplemental awards to students who meet certain criteria. If you have any questions about this particular scholarship or would like to make a donation, you may contact the Department of Social Work Chair, Dr. Terri Moore Brown at 672-1853. Would you like to learn more about establishing a scholarship as an individual or department? If so, please contact Wendy Jones at 672-1729 or wjones3@

“Class of 2006 Master of Social Work Program Graduate Hooding Ceremony” FSU Students are Case Competition Winners Both Dr. Okhomina and Dr. Kathy Gurley, co-advisors of FSU SAM chapter, facilitated five FSU students’ participation in the Student Case Competition drawn from students from twenty-five universities. While two FSU students, Ms. Lee Ann Henry and Javon Boone won individual regional awards, the five-member team had respectable performance in the case competition entitled “ Sustaining A Competitive Edge” relative to Apple Computers, Inc.


FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY Center for Continuing Education



To introduce students to the fundamentals of swimming. They will develop their crawl stroke, backstroke, open turn, treading water, surface turns, underwater swimming, back float and standing front dive. Students will be grouped according to skill levels. July 10-27, 2006 (Monday – Thursday) 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM (YOUTH) 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM (TODDLERS)


Health, Physical Education & Recreation – Complex Pool


Dr. Roosevelt Holmes & Staff


$80.00 - YOUTH $50.00 - TODDLERS $25.00 - LATE REGISTRATION (Cost include: Instruction, Red Cross Card and T-shirt) NO REFUNDS!! 6 – 13 Years of Age (Youth: Boys & Girls) 3 – 5 Years of Age (Toddler: Boys & Girls) **Toddlers must be accompanied by an adult in the water** REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 26, 2006 SWIM CAMP REGISTRATION FORM ***ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED***

Name____________________________Age_______Sex_______ T-Shirt Size _____ (Children or Adult)

Address ___________________________________________Telephone#___________ Please mail registration form and money by June 26, 2006 to: FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY CONTINUING EDUCATION BUILDING 1200 MURCHISON ROAD FAYETTEVILLE, NC 28301-4298 Telephone (910) 672-1228/1229

Fayetteville State University is a Constituent Institution of The University of North Carolina


FSU Comments on Family Fun Day The Office of Public Relations would like to thank everyone who took time to comment on FSU’s first Family Fun Day. Due to space limitations, only the below comments have been included. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I think Family Fun Day was a great success. I personally would like to thank the Chancellor, Dr. Bell and everyone that had a hand in the Family Fun Day. It really gave us a chance to let our hair down, forget about the office and enjoy our families and each other for a change. It allowed us to meet and network with people who work on campus that we never get to see or know what they do on a daily basis. I hope this is not a one-time thing but something that we can look forward to for years to come. It really was a great day for the FSU family. Veronica J. Mangum College of Basic & Applied Sciences I think that Family Fun Day was a complete success! And I am glad to see that some of the ideas and suggestions from post school conference were actually addressed. Hopefully this is not the first and last fun day put on the calendar. This kind of function would work for pre-school conference as well, to jump start faculty and staff for the new school year - like a “Pep Rally” would a game. Thanks to everyone involved! My son had a ball!!! Byron Riddick FSU Copy Center I thought the family fun day was a wonderful way to wrap up the end of the year. Much preferred over meetings! We all had a chance to just relax with each other in an informal setting, with our families in tow, and remember the reasons we’re happy to work at FSU. My grandson had an absolute ball…and that makes me very happy. I hope Family Fun Day becomes a regular event! Great job! Phoebe Hall Performing and Fine Arts Department I thought Family Fun Day was a blast! I loved being able to bring my son to work. We all spend so much time at our jobs that it was really nice for FSU to create a day where we could spend time with our families and colleagues. Family

Fun Day was the first time my 1 year old ate a sno-cone, threw a frisbee, or saw a live pony. Along with these memories, I will always remember his sticky and grinning face and be thankful that FSU made such a day possible. I, for one, can’t wait for the next Family Fun Day!! Jessica Lockamy Research Center for Health Disparities My name is Glenda Simpson, and I am employed at the Fort Bragg extension of FSU. I had a wonderful time at the FSU Family Fun Day event. My 7-year-old daughter also enjoyed herself immensely! The pony ride was her biggest attraction, along with the face painting. Thank you for a wonderful, well-put together employee fun day. The only suggestion that I have is perhaps scheduling the event to end at the same time the usual workday ends. This will accommodate those employees who brought their children by allowing them to be able to go home from the event; besides, the food was so good, it was hard for anyone to return to work after that! Two thumbs up!!!!! My two grandsons and I had a great time at the Fun Day. Hope it becomes a tradition. Wanda Kendrick Department of Natural Sciences Family Fun Day was the “best” that has happened in a while. Everything was done just right! The only additions I have to add are: 1) If there could be more tables and more seats. 2) More than one “food tent”. Have another one at another location surrounding the Gazebo. 3) And if possible, that we may be released to go home afterwards. It is very difficult to come back to your office and try to work on a full stomach! Thank you! Joan Milligan Chesnutt Library I thought family day was perfect. When I came to FSU, it felt right… after family day I knew it was home. Thanks to the chancellor and all who planned this event. Roxie M. Shabazz Enrollment Management

FSU HAPPENINGS I had a great time at Family and Fun Day. I didn’t participate in any of the games, but I really enjoyed the atmosphere. Everyone there seemed to be happy as well as relaxed. I don’t know about anyone else but my job can become very hectic and stressful at times and I think that we all needed a social gathering such as this. Everything was awesome --- the atmosphere, games, delicious food and the dynamic band. Three cheers for FAMILY FUN DAY!!!!! Walter Palmer Special Programs The day as a whole was a lot of fun, and everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves. I know I did. Some of the comments I received are that it would be nice if it could be held on a Saturday or Sunday so that spouses that work and school age children could attend without having leave work/school early.

out of school, this was really a good day. This was a first!” I have to agree with him, it was a very good afternoon. Alvin Marshall Facilities Management This was an outstanding event for wife and family. Recommend that a day like this be scheduled for the beginning of the school year. Maurice A. Wingfield University Career Services

Lisa Shirley Budget Office The Fun Day was real fun, well organized and executed. The lunch was good, and the band played some good music. How sweet and pleasant it was for faculty, staff and administration to come together as one and have a good time. My only regret was that I forgot my blue t-shirt, and my fear is that it may not happen again. Kwame Boakye-Sarpong Department of Government and History Family Fun Day was a great day for my son and I. I got out of school a little early so that he could attend. His exact words to me were “Dad thanks for coming and getting me

FSU Students Cast in FAME Two FSU students have been cast in the Cape Fear Regional Theatre’s production of FAME. Tamika Spencer and Melony Tisdale are both in the cast. FAME runs June 9-25, 2006. Phoebe Hall, Assistant Professor & Director of Theatre Performing and Fine Arts Department

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