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Freshmen Jeremy Blankenship (left), John Rice and Danny Dodd
Photo by Glory Attaochu
Freshmen Jeremy Blankenship (left), John Rice and Danny Dodd hang out in the West Hall courtyard on Nov. 23. West Hall is over 40 years old and houses male students, particularly underclassmen.
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Actress Kerri Brackin
Photo by Wade Allen
Actress Kerri Brackin, star of Avenue Q, greets fans at the GPAC stage door following the performance. Brackin has several stage credits including a role in the national touring production “Hairspray.”
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UNCP football players, parents, community members and students cheer
Photo by Nick Phillips
UNCP football players, parents, community members and students cheer as ESPN announces that the Braves will be part of the 2009 NCAA Division II football playoffs. The celebration was held in the U.C. on Nov. 8 at 3 p.m.
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Freshman Sharissa Dice poses with outed CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson
Photo by Tony Lewis
Freshman Sharissa Dice poses with outed CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson following her speech in GPAC Nov. 5. Plame Wilson spoke to a crowd of 500 people as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series.
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UNC-TV’s Shannon Vickery
Photo by Kayloni Wyatt
UNC-TV’s Shannon Vickery moderates a panel of community leaders at the televised town hall meeting held in the Annex Oct. 13.
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Wade Allen

Opinion

Editorial:
The infamous Lumbee Hall runaround strikes again
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International Programs Director Sara Brackin
Photo by Wade Allen
International Programs Director Sara Brackin browses items for sale in the gift shop of the Native American Resource Center in Old Main on Oct. 22. Brackin was present for the open house anniversary celebrating the 30th anniversary of the re-opening of Old Main after being destroyed by fire in 1973.
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20-inch iMac
Photo by Wade Allen
Two 20-inch iMac computers, just like this one, were stolen from the education building on two separate occasions between Sept. 28 and Oct. 2. According to Dr. Bob Orr, associate vice chancellor for information resources and chief information officer, the iMacs were valued between $1,600 and $1,700 each.
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The band plays in support of the Braves football team that defeated Webber International
Photo by Grant Merritt
The band plays in support of the Braves football team that defeated Webber International during the 2009 homecoming game. The Braves are now 6-1.
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UNCP quarterback Cory Smith
Photo by Nick Faulkner
UNCP quarterback Cory Smith receives a snap in the Braves’ Homecoming game against Webber International. Smith passed for 212 yards and a touchdown in the 30-3 win.
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Bowles’ challenge: Bring me a
Photo by Wade Allen
UNC system President Erskine Bowles prepares to deliver his charge to the chancellor search committee. Bowles will present a recommendation for a new UNCP chancellor to the UNC Board of Governors.
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Sarah Beal sanitizes her hands
Photo by Glory Attaochu
Freshman Sarah Beal sanitizes her hands before she enters the cafeteria for lunch.
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Chubby Checker
Chubby Checker signs autographs and greets fans in the GPAC lobby following his concert on Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. in GPAC.
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Bill Nye inspires UNCP

Nye inspires sold out crowd to ‘change the world’
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Charles Jenkins

Photo by Glory Attaochu
Interim Chancellor Charles Jenkins addresses the crowd at his first town hall meeting on the budget Aug. 20 in Moore Hall.
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Dr. Charles Jenkins, former provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, was named interim chancellor for UNCP effective July 1.
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Chancellor Allen C. Meadors, shown here at December 2008 commencement, is leaving after 10 years at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He is moving to Conway, Arkansas, to lead the University of Central Arkansas.
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Photo by Wade Allen
Katy Helen Locklear was crowned Miss UNCP 2009 in GPAC.


Photo by Christian Felkl
Mail dunked as delivery cart skids into the Water Featu


Photo by Jessica Knapton
Students are riveted by the unfolding story on the big screen in the James B. Chavis University Center after noon on Jan. 20, 2009, as President Barack Obama delivers his inaugural address.


Photo by Wade Allen
Beverly (Bev) Perdue, on Jan. 10, 2009, made North Carolina history when she was inaugurated as the state's first female governor.


UNCP file photo
Director of New Student and Family Orientation John McMillan was killed in a Valentine's Day automobile accident.


UNCP Photo
Black and Gold football wins their season 9-1

Gnurf.net computer crash cartoon
Courtesy Gnurf.net
UNCP e-mail was lost for 15 days


The Native American Resource Center museum reopened after remodeling and reconstruction.



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• New dorm coming, West remaining

With UNCP experiencing unprecedented growth and the largest freshman class in history, the question of where students are going to reside becomes an issue quickly.

At the Student Affairs and Campus Life Committee meeting on Nov. 16, Director of Housing and Residence Life Preston Swiney discussed and presented a plan for a new residence hall.


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• ‘Avenue Q’ ushers touchy issues, famous stage stars

When the Tony award-winning Broadway production “Avenue Q” came to GPAC on Nov. 16, the house was filled with people of all ages wanting to see the show that had been promoted as controversial. A parental advisory was attached to all promotional materials and advertisements for “Avenue Q,” making some curious as to what exactly the show was about.

Nearly 1,000 patrons got that opportunity as the production unfolded as part of the Broadway and More Series. “Avenue Q” revolves around puppets, handled by performers, discussing topics of interest that could be considered controversial by society including gay rights, sex before marriage, racism and pornography.


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• Veteran's day greeting from Chancellor Jenkins

Veiw Veterans Day Greeting

• Braves make Division II playoffs

UNCP made Division II football history when they received a bid to the 2009 NCAA Division II postseason. The Braves became the youngest team in Division II history to make the playoffs, earning a spot in their third season of modern football at the University.

“Any time you are part of a history-making event, we are nationally ranked for the first time, in the playoffs for the first time, it’s just not many times student-athletes and the University has the opportunity to make history,” said Chancellor Charles Jenkins.


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• Former CIA officer speaks to audience of 500 in GPAC

When former CIA Covert Operations Officer Valerie Plame Wilson visited campus on Nov. 5, many students wanted a chance to see her in-person, snap a photograph with her and obtain an autograph.

Nearly 500 people got that opportunity when Plame Wilson opened the floor for questions following her speech in GPAC at 7:30 p.m. She was appearing as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series.


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• UNC-TV airs town hall meeting

UNC-TV came to UNCP on Oct. 13, to tape the first in a series of town hall meetings discussing what’s next for rural communities trying to develop economically.

The series “NC Rising” has been an ongoing series over the last year with a grant by the Golden Leaf Foundation.


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• Editorial:
The infamous Lumbee Hall runaround strikes again

As a senior at UNCP and only one semester away from accepting that hard-earned diploma from the hand of Chancellor Charles Jenkins, I’ve made hundreds of trips to Lumbee Hall and rarely had a problem.

I’ve heard my peers talk disgustedly about the so-called Lumbee Hall runaround. That is being sent from office to office on a never-ending quest to get someone to help them solve a problem. I had never personally experienced it before.


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• Old Main marks 30 years after destructive fire

On Oct. 22 in the Native American Resource Center, the Old Main building was honored with an anniversary celebration marking 30 years re-opened after nearly being destroyed by fire in 1973.

Old Main is the oldest building and first permanent brick structure built on campus. It has proven itself to be a symbol of pride and strength within the Native American community.


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• Nearly $4,000 in 20-inch iMacs stolen from education building

Two 20-inch iMac computers are missing after thefts on two separate occasions in the education building.

“These are big [computers],” UNCP Police Detective Ed Locklear said. “It’s a different thing than a laptop where someone would put it in a backpack.”


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• Action-packed Homecoming week celebrates school spirit and pride

School spirit reigned high from Sept. 28 to Oct. 3 as students sought the hawk within and partipated in homecoming events.

• Packed homecoming week shows spirit

The Braves checked in at No. 25 in the NCAA Division II Coaches poll and made it into the poll after just 28 weeks of play in their first three seasons of football.
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• Braves’ home cooking leads to dominating 30-3 win

In front of a home crowd of 4,842 students, fans and alumni, the Black and Gold football team used a dominating 30-3 win Oct. 3 over Webber International to give the Braves’ fans something to smile about on Homecoming weekend.

• Braves offense pounds Webber International’

The Braves checked in at No. 25 in the NCAA Division II Coaches poll and made it into the poll after just 28 weeks of play in their first three seasons of football.
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• Bowles’ challenge: Bring me a
leader with a passion for this job

• Bowles to committee: ‘I will have no qualms in calling another search’

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• System requires budget cuts
include high-level positions

• Dr. Jones: ‘Everybody had to make cuts’

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• Annual blood drive breaks county record

UNCP collected 183 units of blood during their annual blood drive on Sept. 23 in the University Center sponsored by the Wrestling Team and Student Health Services


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• Pictures from the 2nd annual Givens Performing Arts Center Golf Tournament held at the Pinecrest Country Club in Lumberton on Oct. 1 at 1 p.m. 

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• Swine Flu cases spark questions,
caution from campus community

H1N1, or Swine Flu, has arrived on campus with five reported cases. As of Sept. 8 all those confirmed cases have been told to go home or stay insolated until their fevers go down.

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•Trustees appoint search committee

When the UNCP Board of Trustees met on Sept. 10, they voted unanimously to appoint 15 people to compose the chancellor search committee.
Committee nammed

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Headline:  Chubby Checker twists, thrills in GPAC

More than 1,000 fans of all ages watched in amazement as 68-year-old rock and roll icon Chubby Checker worked his way through nearly two hours of the biggest dance hits of the 1960s on Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. in GPAC. 


“I’m the wheel that rock rolls on,” Checker said.

 

 

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• Nye inspires sold out crowd to ‘change the world’

When seven-time Emmy award winner Bill Nye walked onto the GPAC stage on Sept. 8 at 7:45 p.m., he was welcomed by a sold-out crowd that applauded for more than a minute and gave him the first of what would be two standing ovations.  Nye was appearing as the kick-off speaker for the 2009-2010 Distinguished Speaker Series.

 

 

 

 

 

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• Bowles appoints former provost Charles Jenkins as interim chancellor

 

When Dr. Allen C. Meadors, who had been chancellor at UNCP for 10 years, left over the summer to become the president of Central Arkansasu niversity in Conway, Ark., a temporary replacement had to be found in order for a search committee to be appointed to begin the quest for hiring a new chancellor. University of North Carolina System President Erskine Bowles turned to a familiar face around UNCP, Dr. Charles Jenkins, to serve as interim chancellor for one year.

 

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New chancellor search involves many stages

The process for finding a new chancellor will take most of the school year, but the steps are clear for UNCP.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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State asks $6 million be trimmed from budget

Gov. Bev Perdue's signing of the recommended 2009-2010 budget has put into perspective UNCP's economic position for the year. Overall UNCP is looking at a decrease of approximately $6 million in their $61.8 million budget.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dr. Charles Jenkins, former provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, was named interim chancellor for UNCP effective July 1

Local rivalry brings new meaning to Braves’ football

Chancellor Allen C. Meadors, shown here at December 2008 commencement

Katy Locklear is Miss UNCP 2009

UNCP watches Barack Obama take office

North Carolina Welcomes Bev

John McMillan dies in car crash

Winter Commencement graduates 444

Mail dunked as delivery cart skids into the Water Feature

Pembroke voters reveal thirst for liquor by the drink

Pop music legends The Lettermen dazzle, surprise GPAC audience

UNCP Black and Gold football streaked 9-1 through first winning season in modern football history

Braves Football Scoreboard:
Season Record 5-1
won at Fayetteville State (Two Rivers Classic) 41-34 W (double OT) Aug 29, 2009
won at home St. Paul's 37-0 W Sept. 5, 2009
lost at Carson-Newman 22-35 L Sept 19, 2009
won at home Lane 43-3 W Sept 26, 2009
won at HOMECOMING Webber International 30-3 W Oct. 3, 2009
won at Fairmont State 38-7 W Oct. 10, 2009
--- Open Oct. 17, 2009
won at Concord 27-9 W Oct24, 2009
won at Frostburg State 52-7 W Oct. 31, 2009
won at North Greenville 42-14 W Nov 7, 2009


BB gun in dorm leads to evacuation and charges

Entrepreneurship certificate program offered to undergrads

Porter elected SGA vice president

Crash! UNCP e-mail was lost for 15 days

Enrollment up ninth consecutive year

Holiday Inn Express expected in 2009

Reflective seasonal spirit blankets a peaceful campus on holiday until Jan. 5

UCIS morphs into DoIT

Native American Museum remodeled

Mosby-Jones inspires students

Late night coffee available for students



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