Director of Facilities Services Sharon Campbell was named Front Line Manager of the Year for the Southeast Region of the Aramark Higher Education Division. This award is given to those that have thrived and demonstrated consistent engagement, results, innovation, fiscal excellence and stewardship.
Assistant Professor of History Dan Fountain’s review of “The Quarters and the Fields: Slave Families in the Non-Cotton South.”appeared in the April issue of the North Carolina Historical Review. In June, he was an invited guest blogger for LSU Press's blog. Click http://blog.lsupress.org/guest-blogger-daniel-l-fountain#more-569 here to read his post.
Sports Information Director and Assistant Athletics Director Greg Jarvis has been named to the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Committee. Jarvis is one of eight members of the committee, which deals primarily with the administration of NCAA championships. Committees recommend championship sites, formats and dates, and select teams and individuals for championships competition. Committee members include conference commissioners, associate and assistant commissioners, athletics directors, assistant and associate athletics directors, and head coaches from different regions throughout the country.
Director of Residence Life Heidi LeCount was a faculty member and presenter at the Regional Entry Level Institute (RELI), sponsored by the Southeastern Association of Housing Officers (SEAHO) and hosted by Duke University. The RELI is an intensive four-day professional development opportunity featuring activities for housing professionals with one to three years of experience who aspire to mid-level positions in housing and residential life. LeCount was one of eight faculty members from the organization’s 10-state region. Each faculty member mentored four cluster participants throughout the institute. Faculty will continue to mentor their cluster participants through phone calls and email throughout the year and at next year’s SEAHO conference.
Assistant Professor of Business Karen Mishra was quoted in a Huffington Post article about the importance of color in branding. Click http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/30/best-colors-for-your-office-products-and-packaging_n_1640420.html here to read the story, which ran on June 30.
Director of Research, Planning and Assessment Dianne Raubenheimer presented two papers at the American Society for Engineering Education conference. She and Anita Vila-Parrish from NC State won the best paper award in the Industrial Engineering division at the conference for their presentation “Towards Developing a Framework to Assess Engineering Problem Solving Processes”. She is the external evaluator for the second paper presented, “Improving Engineering Education with Enhanced Calibrated Peer Review Assessment – a Collaborative Research Project.”
Professor of Theatre Catherine Rodgers was quoted in a Christian Science Monitor article about the 2012 Tony Awards. The story was also published in The Alaska Dispatch. Click http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2012/0611/Tony-Awards-put-Broadway-s-booming-box-office-on-display here to read the full story.
Gallery Director Ann Roth, art adjunct faculty, will give a gallery talk about the influences of quilts upon the pieces in her two-person exhibition, “In Response: Weaving by Ann Roth and Vita Plume,” on July 25 at 6 p.m. The exhibition, which is on view through August 31, and the talk are at the Gregg Museum of Art & Design in the Talley Student Center at NC State. Summer hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.
Associate Professor of Mass Communication Doug Spero was quoted in a Forbes magazine column about journalist Ann Curry’s exit from NBC’s Today Show. The story ran on the magazine’s website on June 21. Click http://www.forbes.com/sites/jennagoudreau/2012/06/21/ann-currys-exit-behind-the-scenes-of-a-public-demotion/ here to read the story.
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