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A Newsletter for the Fayetteville State University Family Published by the Office of Public Relations

Vol. 3, No. 10

Summer 07

Faculty in Motion Middle Grades, Secondary, and Special Education Accomplishments 2006-2007 Charletta Barringer-Brown • Marquis Who’s Who in American Education (2007-2008) • Marquis Who’s Who (2007) Emerging Leaders. 1st Edition • Selected as an Exemplary Member at Large for Epsilon Pi Tau (Professions in Technology) Bowling Green State University (2006) Barringer-Brown, C. H. (2007). Using Student Assessment of Learning gains (SALG) Data to Inform Course-Evaluation Revision. Proceedings of Eighth Annual Conference of the University of North Carolina TLT. Raleigh, NC, March 21-23. Kodippili, A.. Barringer-Brown, C. H., & Senaratne, D. (2007) is Computer Generated Interactive Math Homework as Effective as Traditional Instructor Graded Homework. Proceedings of Eighth Annual Conference of the University of North Carolina TLT. Raleigh, NC, March 21-23. Barringer-Brown, C. H. (2006). Developing a Dialogue Skill for a Team Building Activity Course: A Case Study (Survey of Exceptional Education). pp. 141-149 in Proceedings of STEC 43rd Annual National Conference. Epsilon Pi Tau. (Journal of Technology Studies), Nashville, TN, November 2-5. Barringer-Brown, C. H. (2006). Integrating Assistive Technology in K-12 School Systems. Lausanne Collegiate School. 10th Annual Laptop Institute. Memphis, Tennessee, July 15-20. Barringer-Brown, C. H. (2006) Reading and Listening Activities in the

Elementary and Middle Grades (exceptional education programming) Proceedings for 23rd Annual Conference of North Carolina Association of Teacher Assistants. Greensboro, North Carolina, May 23-25. Barringer-Brown, C. H. (2006) Developing a Dialogue Skill for a Team Building Activity Course: A Case Study (Computers in Education). Proceedings of Seventh Annual Conference of the University of North Carolina TLT. Raleigh, NC, March 15-17. Virginia J. Dickens, Scholarly Activities 2006-2007 • Served on 3 doctoral committees-Blackmon, Boyle, Houser • Served on 1 master’s committee-Parks (Psychology) • Served as FSU representative to the UNC Board of Governor’s • Special Education Cooperative Planning Consortium; attended fall (Nov. 2006) and spring (March 2007) Consortium meetings, Chapel Hill, NC V. Dickens and C. Kosterman revised the Area of Special Education Advisement Handbook and Area of Special Education Field Experience Handbook, spring 2007. V. Dickens and C. Kosterman co-chaired the SPED Accreditation Committee for Department of Public Instruction and co-prepared the DPI Report and exhibit boxes, fall 2006-spring, 2007 (with assistance from SPED faculty) LaDelle Olion • Served as Executive Editor and Secretary/Treasurer, Negro Educational Review Journal. • Served on the Advisory board of Employment Source, an organization that provides work opportunities for persons with disabilities.


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Served as a Senior Advisor to Monarch Project, an organization that provides technical assistance to HBCU's and minority universities. Served on the Board of Directors of 100 Black Men of America. Served as President of the local chapter of 100 Black Men of America. Served as National Scholarship chairman of 100 Black Men of America. Served on SOARS state committee, this organization works with undergraduate research scholars.


Morgan, Phyllis, Fogel, Joshua, Hicks, Pauline, Wright, Laura, & Tyler, Indira. (2007). “Strategic enhancement of nursing students’ information literacy skills: Interdisciplinary perspectives.” ABNF Journal, 18(2), 40-45. Laura Wright, MSLS, Interlibrary Loan and Reference Librarian Charles W. Chesnutt Library Institution: Fayetteville State University Email: Indira Tyler, MS, RN, Lecturer, Doctoral Student at Hampton University School of Nursing in Hampton, VA Institution: Fayetteville State University Email:

Dr. Sherrice Allen served on the Division of Integrative Systems Proposal Review Panel Meeting for Symbiosis, Defense and SelfRecognition, Physiological and Structural Systems Cluster on May 14-16, 2007 at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, VA. Dr. Allen presented on oral presentation entitled “Opportunities in Undergraduate Education” at the 107th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology held in Toronto, Canada, May 21-25, 2007. Dr. Allen attended the National Institutes of Health Regional Seminar in the Research Triangle Park from April 24-26, 2007. Also, she attended the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Minority Opportunities in Research (MORE) Program Director’s Meeting in Atlanta, GA (June 2-4,2007). The meeting was sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. Finally, Dr. Allen participated in the Project Learning Tree Biotechnology Research/Writing Workshop at North Carolina State University on June 14, 2007. Dr. Abdelmajid Kassem, Department of Natural Sciences, published five articles this academic year (2006-2007):W 1.

“An Updated ‘Essex’ by ‘Forrest’ Linkage Map and first Composite Interval Map of QTL Underlying Six Soybean Traits” in Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Volume 113, Issue 6, October 2006.


“A Microsatellite Map Developed from Late Maturity Germplasm 'Essex' by 'Forrest' Detects Four QTL for Soybean Seed Yield Expected from Early Maturing Germplasm” in Reviews in Biology & Biotechnology. Volume 6, Issue 1, January 2007.


“Loci Underlying SDS and SCN Resistance Mapped in the 'Essex' by 'Forrest' Soybean Recombinant Inbred Lines” in Reviews in Biology & Biotechnology. Volume 6, Issue 1, January 2007.


“Genetic Analysis of Soybean Plant Height, Hypocotyl and Internode Lengths” in Journal of Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Sciences. Volume 1, Issue 1, March 2007.

The fifth article is accepted and will be published in BIOS A Quarterly Journal of Biology. Volume 78, Issue 2, September 2007. 5. 2

“Genomic Regions Containing QTL for Plant Height, Internodes Length, and Flower Color in Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.]” in BIOS A Quarterly Journal of Biology. Volume 78, Issue 2, September 2007.


CONGRATULATIONS!!! Birth Celebration Ceremony: It’s a Girl! Dr. Abdelmajid Kassem & Mrs. Sanaa Rajaallah have been blessed with a baby girl. Her name is Sakinah. She was born on June 6th, 2007 at 1:57 a.m. Sakinah, who weighed 6.9 lbs., and her mom are in good health. A birth celebration ceremony will be held on July 21st, at the Pine Forest Recreation Center from 12-4 p.m.

Sophomore Summer Improvement Grant By Zelphia Hinnant-Jones

University College is in its third year of offering the Sophomore Summer Improvement Grant to students as they enter into their second year of college. The grant helps first-year students stay on track to graduate in four years by improving their GPA and bringing their earned hours closer to thirty. Those students who have earned 30 credit hours by the beginning of their sophomore year with a GPA of 2.0 or higher are acknowledged at the fall Convocation and awarded with a Certificate of Academic Achievement. The grant covers in-state tuition and fees for two courses (six to seven credit hours) for first Summer Session. The awarding of the grant is based on

completion and submission of the FAFSA and enrollment in at least two courses (6-7 credit hours) for Summer Session I. The student must be recommended by their Freshman Seminar Instructor. The Sophomore Summer Improvement Grant starts off with a reception for the recipients of the grant. The students are offered advisement and academic support activities during the Summer Session. Students are also offered the opportunity to learn more about Learning and Study Strategies and to discuss the results of their assessments with an Academic Coach. Especially beneficial to the students is the opportunity they are given to match their values, interest

and activities with an occupation. This allows the student to explore majors in more depth and also to look at their minor or concentration options. Career Services set up sessions to discuss the results of a Career Interest survey with the students. The student’s progress is monitored weekly by the University college counselors to assess any tutoring needs or academic difficulties. If you would like additional information about the program, please contact the Second-Year Initiatives Coordinator, Zelphia Hinnant-Jones at 910-671-1639 in the Helen T. Chick Building, Room 107.

FSU Launches New Website On May 24, 2007 Fayetteville State University launched its new website with a greater focus on usability, accessibility, consistency and aesthetics. This web redesign project will be an ongoing process as individual websites will be revamped according to proposed guidelines that have already been established. These content guidelines will ensure that information provided on FSU’s website can be easily located by prospective students and other visitors. To learn more about the entire project, visit the Website Redesign Project website at http://www.

To guarantee a smooth and efficient transition, Public Relations hired a new web editor to assist with developing and reviewing content for the new website. Web Editor, Johanna Thatch-Briggs, will be partnering with ITTS to make certain that the content on FSU’s website stays fresh and accurate. If you know of any newsworthy information, upcoming events or student, faculty, and alumni achievements that can be highlighted on FSU’s website, please call our web editor at (910) 672-1859. 3

FSU HAPPENINGS FSU-RISE Scholars Participate in Summer Research Nine FSU-RISE Scholars are currently participating in summer research experiences at Fayetteville State University, UNCChapel Hill, North Carolina State University, University of Georgia, Morehouse School of Medicine/CDC, and Texas A&M. The students are as follows:

Scholar Saed Abokor David Ahlstrom Ryan Caple Justin Graham Ernest Hooper Nicole Joyner Jasmine Newman Lorra Moses Mychal Smith

Host University UNC-Chapel Hill FSU-SCORE Texas A&M University of Georgia FSU-SCORE Morehouse/CDC NCSU NCSU NCSU

Discipline Mentor Pharmacology Dr. Ken McCarthy Chemistry Dr. Cevdet Akbay Fungal Genomics Dr. Dan Ebbole Fungal Genomics Dr. Stephen Hajduk Chemistry Dr. Cevdet Akbay Public Health Dr. Tonya Scott Animal Science Dr. Brenda Alston-Mills Biochemistry Dr. Carla Mattos Biochemistry Dr. Carla Mattos

In addition, one student in the Dept. of Natural Sciences is also participating in a summer research experience at NCSU.

Student Charlie Lawrence

Host University NCSU

Discipline Forestry

Mentor Dr. Glenn Catts

New Face in FSU Early College Program Greeting Broncos, I would like to introduce myself to everyone with whom I am unfamiliar. I am Del Ruff and I have recently taken on the responsibility of the Early College Liaison here at Fayetteville State University. I am a graduate of


this University (B.S. Biology) and have returned after an eventful career in education. As the Liaison, I serve as the main point of contact for Cross Creek Early College High School (CCECHS) to the University and vice versa. This is a unique opportunity for all parties involved. The high school students have an opportunity to gain college credits while they become acclimated to college culture. The high school faculty and staff have the opportunity to work within a professional learning environment with individuals who have chosen higher education and lifelong learning, academia, and research as a career focus. The University has the opportunity to instill

Bronco Pride in students in a way that may impact them in such a way that upon graduation those students may decide to continue their matriculation here at FSU. Instructors have the opportunity to mold students into learners who seek knowledge and academic challenge through research as lifelong learners or well prepared professionals within the workforce. As the Liaison, it is my responsibility to proceed with the best interest of the University and the students in mind. Advisement of CCECHS students on class choices, interaction with educators on rigor, policies and procedures at the University, as well as ensuring students and educators

are duly informed about activities and programs on campus are all in the realm of the responsibilities of this position. Thank you in advance for your assistance in serving the University and the students of CCECHS. I am sure that both the University and the students will benefit from our work together. If you have questions, comments, or concerns dealing with the Early College High School and its students or staff, please contact me via phone at 910-672-1907, stop by Butler 137, or by email at, Finally, thank you for all that you do to make the University and CCECHS a success.

FSU HAPPENINGS Taking a Closer Look at Dr. Booker T. Anthony Dr. Booker T. Anthony, associate professor of English, was selected to the Educational Testing Service (ETS) Visiting Scholars Program in Princeton, New Jersey, June 4 to June 29, 2007. The Visiting Scholars Program was established by ETS to further its commitment to creating a corporate environment that reflects the cultures of its tests. Each summer, Visiting Scholars from underrepresented groups come to ETS to study fairness and other issues of test design and development while learning to write and review test questions and related materials for a variety of testing programs. Scholars may also work on educational measurement and policy issues related to equity. Through open dialogue, both scholars and ETS staff learn to think about fairness in testing from different perspectives. Each scholar was in residence at ETS from June 4-29; participate in orientation and training sessions; write and review test questions and related materials for ETS programs; offer advice on test fairness issues; participate in other fairnessrelated activities; function subsequently as an outside item writer and reviewer or as a contributor in a related capacity; provide a link between ETS and the academic world, serving to explain the ETS mission and procedures; serve as a resource to ETS in helping to increase the equity of ETS products (e.g. PRAXIS, SAT, GMAT, and GRE) and to attract staff from underrepresented groups. Dr. Anthony came to FSU in August 1986; has served as director of Internal Review (assessment) for the College of Arts and Sciences, as chairman of the Department of English; as executive assistant to the chancellor, and as associate vice chancellor for academic affairs. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from St. Augustine’s College and the M. A. and Ph.D. degrees in English from The Ohio State University. He is a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Management Development Program (MDP) and has a Certificate of Achievement from the American Association of State College and Universities Millennium Leadership Institute (MLI).

For the past eighteen years, Dr. Anthony has served as a reader and table leader for the College Board Advanced Placement Reading of English Literature. Recently, he was appointed by the College Board to be a senior reviewer of AP course syllabi. He currently serves as the President of the College Language Association (CLA), an organization founded in 1937 by a group of Black scholars for teachers of English and foreign languages. In addition to teaching American literature, Dr. Anthony serves as a member of the North Carolina Humanities Council’s Speakers Bureau. He lectures statewide on religion, literature, and African American culture. He is also an ordained Baptist minister and local pastor.

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Who’s Who® Dr. Charletta H. Barringer-Brown to be Profiled in a Marquis Who’s Who® Publication Who’s Who®

Fayetteville, North Carolina, December, 1, 2006 – Charletta H. Barringer-Brown, of Fayetteville, has been selected to be included in a biographical directory published by Marquis Who’s Who®, the leading biographical reference publisher of the highest achievers and contributors from across the country and around the world. Barringer-Brown will be profiled in the (2007) 1st edition of Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders, which was available in January. Since 1899, when A.N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who’s Who in America®, Marquis Who’s Who has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor – including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who’s Who in America® remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world.

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Today's rapid pace of change across many fields of study and business requires the most successful men and women be exceptionally innovative, forward thinking and dedicated to their field. Marquis Who's Who recognizes these select achievers in the Premier Edition of Who's Who of Emerging Leaders, 2007. This highly anticipated First Edition features over 25,000 of the most accomplished individuals under the age of 40 from across the globe. Among this new generation of achievers will be visionary business people, award winning doctors, scientists and researchers, renowned entrepreneurs, heads of state, Olympic athletes, filmmakers and entertainers, and more.

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FSU’s Summer Study in China four foreign language skills to include listening, speaking, reading, and writing. CLC02 was designed to facilitate students’ learning of Hanyu Pinyin, a Romanized pronunciation system that aids the learning of Chinese language, particularly its Hanzi (characters).

Dr. Yali Li, Director of Foreign Language Laboratory, Department of English & Foreign Languages, successfully conducted a study abroad program to Inner Mongolia, China, during Summer Session I, from May 23- June 15, 2007. A group of 10 students participated in a Chinese Language and Culture II (CLC02) course at international partner institution Inner Mongolia Normal University (IMNU) as a continuation of CLC 01, an introduction to modern standard Chinese, commonly called Mandarin. In this course, students learned more conversations, grammar, and vocabulary, and further developed

The FOREIGN LANGUAGE PORTION of this course was taught within 36 teaching hours. Students learned simple situational conversations as well as fundamental Chinese grammar. At the end of the course, students learned to master daily Chinese usages and a certain amount of Chinese characters. The FOREIGN CULTURAL PORTION focused mainly on an introduction to Chinese history and the Mongolian people of Inner Mongolia. Topics included folklore and Chinese arts such as painting, calligraphy, and paper cutting. Visits to a museum and an art show were also included. The cultural portion of this trip comprised 6 teaching hours. In addition, a one hour visit to a Chinese Buddhist temple introduced students to the Buddhist culture.

2007 International Infusion Program

EXPERIENCE CHINA As a part of the university’s strategic planning, the IEC has developed an International Infusion Program designed to immerse foreign language teaching into the university curriculum and surrounding communities, and to provide a shadow of support to the university's existing foreign language offerings and new Hindi, Persian, and Chinese I & II curriculum. These critical foreign languages are all considered extremely important to our economic and international security, which the International Infusion Program goals are in direct reflection of the national security initiatives of the United States Department of State and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC). Collectively, these two government agencies have formed the National Security Language Initiative (NSLI) as a U.S. government interagency effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages of Arabic, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu. Accordingly, the IEC has developed a pilot immersion program that innovatively offers foreign languages learning to all public and private school students. For starters, children from all backgrounds will be offered a head-start learning of the Chinese language. The initial topics include pinyin (roman pronunciation system), simple conversation/phrases, and Chinese characters which are intended to serve these students as an overall cultural experience and incentive towards advance learning of the Chinese Language. These topics will introduce students to everyday Chinese words and phrases they will need to, for example, find their way around, shop, dine, make small talk, and deal with emergencies, and to help students to overcome initial difficulties and quickly master the basic Chinese characters that are fundamental to this language. The three (3) teachers are foreign exchange students Rina Su, Xiaorui Sun, and Xiaohui Wu. They are all Chinese graduate students studying at FSU based on the university’s Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with China’s Inner Mongolia Normal University (IMNU), which is an international partner institution established by the Honorable Chancellor T.J. Bryan. In addition, the IEC is primarily working with the Trinity Christian School of Fayetteville to include the participation of individual students representing, Pine Forest High, Overhills Middle, Highland Elementary, Souder Elementary, Reid Ross Classical, Maxx Abbott Middle, E. E. Miller Elementary, Carver Heights Elementary, Dillard Middle, Dillard Academy Charter School, Goldsboro Middle, William T. Brown Elementary, and CASTLES' 21st Century Community Learning Center located in Goldsboro for approximately 60 student participants. 6

FSU HAPPENINGS 1,000 Broncos giving $1,000….charging towards $1 million The 1,000 Broncos Campaign is an umbrella organization designed to generate support for Fayetteville State University athletics. The campaign helps to ensure that FSU's student-athletes enjoy the best possible athletic and collegiate experience. Our organization oversees fundraising efforts, initiates communication and plans events that seek to connect alumni, parents and friends with Fayetteville State University athletics, with the goal of achieving and sustaining excellence in intercollegiate athletics. Becoming one of the 1,000 Bronco donors entitles you to the following: • Membership in the Chancellor's Club (membership includes special amenities during football season) • Name will be listed in the FSU Annual Report • Recognition in both football and basketball game programs • Recognition at our Annual Athletics Banquet • Recognition on our upcoming 1,000 Broncos Campaign billboard in the football stadium • Recognition as a donor to the 1,000 Broncos Campaign on the official FSU Athletics website How do you make a gift? 1. Mail it to: Fayetteville State University Department of Athletics 1200 Murchison Road Fayetteville, NC 28304

2. Make a donation online: Visit and click on Ways of Giving. 3. Credit Card: Use your American Express, Visa or Master Card. Call (910) 672-1670 4. Payroll deduction: all employees of Fayetteville State University can utilize payroll deduction. You can choose the amount of the deduction that will be withdrawn from your check monthly. Call 672-1729 to get a form or log on to ia/development/ for a printable form.

The Faculty, Staff, and Student Body of Fayetteville State University in conjunction with

The FSU National Alumni Association cordially invite you to share in a

Celebration of Achievement honoring

Chancellor T. J. Bryan in recognition and celebration of her tenure at the university and the milestones accomplished under her leadership

Tuesday, the Seventeenth Day of July, Two Thousand and Seven Half Past Five O’Clock until Half Past Seven O’Clock in the Evening The Felton J. Capel Arena FSU West Campus, Corner of Langdon Street and Murchison Road, Fayetteville Music by The Optimism Band


6:15 p.m. Program

Business Casual

Contributions to the Mary and Joseph Bryan Scholarship Fund are appreciated in lieu of gifts.


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