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Budget cuts lead to job losses

The University’s plan to meet the mandatory budget reduction of $3,194,283 has been finalized.

According to a statement from Chancellor Kyle R. Carter, operational and instructional expenses were cut significantly more than was originally proposed, which left less to be cut in personnel expenses. . . Full Story

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Campus recreation makes changes

Campus recreation is going through a transition period that will change the whole outlook of the program.

Some changes such as the building of a campus recreation office inside the English Jones Center, the building of a university-owned intramural field and addition of new exercise equipment to the exercise room are just some of the physical changes as compared to the complete organizational restructuring going on in the area of campus recreation. . . Full Story

Cartoon by Andrew Alekseev

Student video shakes up campus

An idea for a campus-wide “Harlem Shake” Homecoming video received backlash from 13 professors on Oct. 13.

Dr. Jaime Martinez, assistant professor in the department of history, sent an open email to Chancellor Kyle R. Carter on behalf of 12 other faculty members citing several problems they had with filming a Harlem Shake video. . . Full Story


Opinions voiced at student fee forum

Students, faculty and staff had an opportunity to attend the Tuition and Student Fees Student Forum on Oct. 16  in the UC lounge at 2 p.m.

This forum was an open discussion of the tuition and student fees process where students could share their concerns or recommendations before the Tuition and Fees Review Committee, which makes a recommendation on tuition and fees to Chancellor Kyle Carter. . . Full Story


Government reopens

The 17-day government shutdown ended when President Barack Obama signed a bill on Oct. 17 ending shutdown and extending the national debt limit.

Congress passed the bill late on Oct. 16.  Furloughed employees returned to work on Oct. 17. . Full Story

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Campus, community celebrate Pembroke Day

The event was sponsored by the University and the Town of Pembroke.

The festival was held in the Quad between Old Main and the Livermore Library. . . Full Story


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Dr. Ritter named PURC director

Physics Professor Dr. Timothy Ritter has been named Director of the Pembroke Undergraduate Research and Creativity Center.

The PURC Center helps undergraduate students with opportunities in research experiences that are mentored by faculty members. . . Full Story

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SGA president has goals for campus

Recently elected SGA President, junior Emily Ashley has had big plans in progress for the 2013-2014 academic school year.

A goal of making a student section called “BraveNation” at sporting events has already been accomplished this semester. . . Full Story


Shutdown affects UNCP students

The shutdown of the federal government caused some UNCP students to withdraw from classes on Oct. 1.

According to Campus Administrative Coordinator at the UNCP Ft. Bragg Military Installation Tiffany Dalmida, only two students have dropped classes that began after Oct. 1. . . Full Story

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Paster Hector Miray links campus ministries

The link that connects all of UNCP’s campus ministries together is a full time youth pastor who has dedicated his life to helping college students.

Hector Miray is the associate pastor of Berea Baptist Church. . . Full Story

Photo by Sherry Jacobs

Job cuts part of budget plan

On Sept. 20, Chancellor Kyle R. Carter released information in a statement about the university’s proposal to deal with a $3,194,283 mandatory state budget cut. . . Full Story

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Mighty J's sold to new owners

Mighty J’s has officially been sold, and the last day they will be open is Sept. 28.

The owners, Jason Kennedy and James Freeman, opened the sports bar on Oct. 27, 2010, after graduating from UNCP. . . Full Story

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Day of Service honors 9/11

A day of service held in memory of the 9/11 victims took place on Sept. 14.

It was held on the UC lawn, and it started at 9 a.m. and continued until 3 p.m.          

The event opened up with all the participants grouping together to form a circle around the flagpole. . . Full Story

Photo by Sherry Jacobs

Clawson advocates for veterans

Earning 22 awards and decorations during his 28 years of service in the United States Army,  Military and Veterans Services Coordinator Michael Clawson is now heading the Veterans Task Force at UNCP. . . Full Story

Photo by Skyler Jones

Silent Walk brings students together

The National Council Of Negro Women and the fraternity Phi Beta Sigma Inc., organized a Silent Walk on Sept. 11 in remembrance of 9/11 victims.

The event began at 8:30 p.m. in front of the University Center. Gathering around the table set up in front of the UC, students received balloons. The balloons represented the colors of the U.S. flag. . . Full Story

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Downtown project moves forward

On Aug. 23, Chancellor Kyle R. Carter received confirmation from the Economic Development Administration that the $932,000 grant for the Downtown Development Project had been approved. . . Full Story

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Dr. Jones uses his passion to help students on campus

Dating back to his time in the National Guard, Dr. John R. Jones, III, has experience working with a team for a grander goal. To him, there are many commonalities between working in the military and working for a university. . . Full Story

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'Got Your Six' shows military support

The Student Veterans of America, along with support from the Military and Veteran Services, collected around 300 signatures during a pledge signing for the Got Your 6 campaign on Aug. 28 during the Involvement Fair and on Aug. 29 in the University Center Lounge. . . Full Story

Photo by Emily Thacker

Organizations gather at annual fair

On Aug. 28 students gathered on the UC lawn to see what different organizations on campus had to offer them.

The organizations’ main focus of the day was trying to recruit new members and get their name out to the student body. . . Full Story

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CBS Sports Director meets with students

CBS Sports director Mark Grant spoke with students at the TV studio inside of Old Main on Sept. 5 about his career and life lessons.

Grant, a Baton Rouge, La., native, is an Emmy-winning director who has worked at nearly all levels of the TV production business. . . Full Story


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Dr. Nikkel to speak at graduation

Graduating seniors and graduate students will be walking across the stage on Dec. 7-8.
Delivering their keynote address will be Dr. David H. Nikkel, associate professor of religion and the chair of the philosophy and religion department....Full Story

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SGA honors past presidents with wall

Chancellor Kyle R. Carter, four former Student Government Association presidents, current senators and other faculty and staff members celebrated the past, present and future of SGA with speeches and a commemoration of the SGA Presidents' Wall in the UC on Oct. 24...Full Story

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Enrollment up slightly, budgets still impacted

A major worry for students and faculty alike was whether enrollment was going to drop again, like it did between fall 2010 and fall 2011...Full Story

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New dining hall offers more options

Students returned this semester to a newly renovated dining hall complete with all-new food options. According to General Manager Jim Halcombe, talks of a cafeteria renovation have been in the works for more than two years...Full Story

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Broadcast students simulate TopGear

Top Gear is an award winning British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) television show pushing cars to their limits to find out if they are as good as manufacturers claim...Full Story

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The Regional Center changes its name

The university's Regional Center for Economic, Community and Professional Development has changed its name to simply The Regional Center...Full Story

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Pembroke farmers market is scrumptious in year two

The sweet corn was plentiful Thursday at the Pembroke Farmers Market.

The conversation was all about gardening and cooking healthy food...Full Story

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Student uses news writing to reach out to Latino Community

From the time she was a child, Maria Plana knew she wanted to be a journalist when she grew up...Full Story

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Culinary student wins gold

Does the taste of granola awaken your taste buds?

What if it's mixed into a buttery cookie bar that's rich and gooey in the center, but so light and crispy, it melts in your mouth when you bite into it...Full Story

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New program hopes to get students, faculty closer

From social awkwardness to daunting exams, college life can be filled with stress and difficulty...Full Story

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DoIT is upgrading BraveWeb services for students

Applying for graduation is a pain. So is requesting a transcript. Running a degree audit is even worse...Full Story

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670 celebrate spring commencement

In two commencement ceremonies on May 4-5, speakers invoked history, both recent and long past, to challenge and counsel graduates. In the two events, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke celebrated the achievements of 670 graduates and its own 125-year history...Full Story

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There's an old timey movie theatre in Lumberton

The Carolina Civic Center, located in Lumberton, is a 1920's theatre that hosts a Friday Night Classic Film series on the third Friday of the month...Full Story

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Editors chosen to lead student publications

The Student Publications Board chose Shanetta Monk, Mary Hunter, Allyson Betot and Kelly Mayo as student editors of the three student publications for the 2012-2013 academic year...Full Story

Despite anniversary, turnover rate is high

Change is a constant in life. Everything and everyone has to adjust to changes that take place. A university setting is no different...Full Story


Pine Needle earns national awards

The Pine Needle has been recognized by the American Scholastic Press Association as one of the top university newspapers in the United States....Full Story

Nunnery secures SGA bid

The Student Government Association held its general elections on March 28-29. Sophomore senator Robert Nunnery won the presidency, and current vice president Hillary Coleman won a second term...Full Story

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Canada chosen as Dean of Arts & Sciences

Dr. Mark Canada was hired as the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences effective April 2...Full Story

Dr. Mabe adresses students during Last Lecture

Graduate education professor, Dr. Larry Mabe, delivered the "Last Lecture" in GPAC April 11 at 3 p.m...Full Story

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Campus-wide blackout happens second time

The campus experienced another power failure on March 14, leading to a four-hour shutdown for all utilities and facilities on university property...Full Story

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University adds program, school on the horizon

Chancellor Kyle R. Carter announced the creation of the Southeastern American Indian Studies program to an audience of about 50 guests in a press conference in front of Old Main on March 15...Full Story

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Alumni to help honor campus heritage

UNC Pembroke was alive with excitement as it prepared to welcome alumni, community leaders and other distinguished guests to begin the celebrations for the 125th anniversary of the university on March 14 at 4 p.m. in the main gym of the English E. Jones Health and Physical Education Center...Full Story

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Students voice opinions during SGA Food Forum

Four members of UNCP Dining Services listened to students' concerns and answered questions at the SGA Food Forum in the UC lounge on Feb. 15...Full Story

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300 photos submitted for 36 hours project

More than 300 photos were submitted to Student Involvement and Leadership for the 36 hours photo project that focused on a day in the life of UNCP...Full Story

Photo by Kelly Mayo

Library remembers long-running play

About 80 people visited Mary Livermore Library to reminisce about the Lumbee historical drama "Strike at the Wind!" on Jan. 24...Full Story

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University vehicles vandalized

Nine vehicles at the physical plant were vandalized on Jan. 8.

"We found a spot where someone cut the fence on the back side and went through several vehicles," Public Safety Supervisor Sgt. Ed Locklear said...Full Story

Student number is down again

This year's spring enrollment had a drop of 6.2 percent from fall 2011, Provost Ken Kitts told the Faculty Senate Feb. 1.

The spring 2012 count was 5,862.

The fall 2011 count was 6,251...Full Story

Sanctions being addressed

Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Dr. Kenneth Kitts said that UNCP's master's programs will still operate normally despite recent sanctions levied by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

Full Story

photo by Nick Faulkner

Campus set to crown its 60th Miss UNCP

Several contestants will compete Feb. 2 in the 60th Miss UNCP Pageant. The seven students in the competition are Shanetta Monk, Nivea Mitchell, Arlene Grady, Lauren Mock, Jocelyn Hunt, Saudia Horton and Stephanie Wall.

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