The College of Arts and Sciences recognizes the achievements of our faculty, staff and students:
Dominiqua Fritts Selected as Chancellor for a Day, Monday, November 8, 2010
By Treva Bentley
Ms. Dominiqua Fritts is from Asheville, North Carolina and is a junior majoring in Criminal Justice. She has been on the Dean’s List and the Chancellor’s Honors List consistently at FSU. Having taken courses in Forensic Science, she wants to be a crime scene investigator for the FBI when she graduates. Dominiqua is a member of The Marketing Club, NABCJ (National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice), and The Student United Way at FSU. She is proud to be Miss NABJA for the 2010-2011 school year.
Dominiqua has strong commitments to the community and believes in reaching back and giving back. Fayetteville’s Find a Friend Program, and The Salvation Army’s Feed the Homeless are two places in the community in which she volunteers much of her time. During the holidays, she speaks to high school students on the value of studying hard and getting an education. Coupled with her academic work and community service, she works as a Certified Nurse’s Assistant to help pay for her college expenses. She takes pride in her time management skills and believes in going above and beyond to get the job done.
“I want to be Chancellor for a Day because I believe it would be a great experience to learn a little more about exactly how Dr. Anderson runs his day as being FSU’s Chancellor. It is also a great opportunity to see some of the things he has to handle on a day-to-day basis. I also, believe that an experience such as this can further enhance my leadership skills,” stated Dominiqua.
The Chancellor for a Day program was instituted by Chancellor James A. Anderson and is designed to enable students to gain a better understanding of the day-to-day operations of the University by shadowing the Chancellor for one day. The student selected participates in all of the activities and meetings scheduled for the Chancellor. The main goals of the program are to: 1.) give students an opportunity to be a part of the administrative process; 2.) emphasize the role of the student in the university; 3.) give students experience in the decision making process; and 4.) enable students to gain some understanding of the leadership skills required for managing a multifaceted organization and the synergy required for operating as a whole.
Students interested in being selected “Chancellor for a Day” must send in an email letter of application of no more than 500 words. It should include: 1.) why you want to be Chancellor for a Day; 2.) evidence of your interest in leadership from your participation in student or community organizations, or activities in the academic major; and 4.) the compelling factors about yourself which demonstrate that you are the best person to be Chancellor for a Day, and your telephone number, home address, and email address. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher.
Applications will be reviewed by the Chancellor for a Day Selection Committee which is comprised of members of the Student Government Association, faculty, and the Chancellor’s Office. All applications are due by January 23 to serve in February 2011; and by March 25 to serve in April 2011. APPLY NOW.
Send applications to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Bertha Miller
Office of the Chancellor
This article appeared in the University Campus Announcements
Justin Evans, a junior chemistry major, was recently awarded a scholarship through the Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. Evans was selected for the scholarship because of his commitment to pursue a research career in biomedical sciences. The scholarship provides Justin up to $20,000 of financial support per academic year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses during his remaining two years at FSU. In return, Justin agreed to a service obligation payback, which includes working in a NIH laboratory with an NIH research mentor for 10 weeks each summer for each year of support. After graduation, Justin must also work in a NIH research lab one year for each year of scholarship support, unless he enters directly into a Ph.D. or MD-Ph.D. program in which case he would be expected to begin the service repayment after completion of the Ph.D. degree or after licensure of a medical program leading to a doctorate degree.
Justin is an outstanding scholar with a 3.557 Cumulative GPA. He is an active member of several campus organizations including the Fayetteville State University Honors Program, Bio Phi Chem Science Club, and Beta Kappa Chi Scientific Honor Society. The most striking characteristic of Justin Evans is his unique energy and passion to pursue a research career. Justin began this career path during his senior year of high school when he volunteered over 360 hours in a Signal Transduction Laboratory with Dr. Maria Teresa Rizzo at Methodist Research Institute in Indianapolis, Indiana. His performance, enthusiasm, commitment and work ethic led him to a series of research opportunities both at Methodist University and at FSU. As a freshman at FSU, he volunteered to work with Dr. Valeria Fleming and Mr. Tony Washington in the Biotechnology Laboratory in the Department of Natural Sciences. He joined the FSU- Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (FSU-RISE) program during his sophomore year. Justin demonstrated exceptional talent and commitment to biomedical research immediately after joining the RISE program. In October 2008, Justin received an award at the national Louis Stokes Mississippi Alliance for Minority Participation (LSMAMP) Conference in Jackson, Mississippi for an oral presentation of his research work from the summer of his freshman year. His presentation was entitled, “Prostaglandin E2 Activates Rap-1 and the Extracellular Signal Regulated Kinase (ERK) in Human Endothelial Cells.” He also received an award the next month when he presented the same work at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in Orlando, Florida. During the summer of 2009, Justin continued his research with Dr. Rizzo examining how PGE2 decreases brain endothelial cell-pericyte coculture permeability via a signaling pathway involving activation of Epac. This summer Justin will participate in a summer internship at NIH in the research lab of Dr. Howard Alan Fine, who is interested in developing novel experimental therapeutics for children and adults with tumors of the central nervous system using animal models.
As a recipient of the UGSP, Justin is required to maintain a minimum 3.5 Cumulative GPA and receive a well-rounded research training experience at NIH during summers to prepare him for competitive entry into a nationally recognized Ph.D. program in the biomedical sciences. Justin plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Neuro-oncology to investigate how nanoparticles can be used as a tool for treating brain cancer. We look forward to Justin making an outstanding contribution to the area of cancer research and the scientific body of science as a whole.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds that are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. For more information on the UGSP, visit https://ugsp.nih.gov/home.asp?m=00. The overarching goal of the FSU-RISE program is to increase diversity in biomedical research fields by preparing FSU undergraduate students from disadvantaged backgrounds for competitive entry into graduate schools. For more information or to obtain a FSU-RISE application, visit www.uncfsu.edu/fsurise or Shawnta Porter, Program Assistant, in LS 312-A at (910) 672-1081 or Dr. James Raynor, Director, at Jraynor@uncfsu.edu.
James L. Thomas, a prospective May 2010 FSU graduate in chemistry, has been accepted into pharmacy school at the Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CUCPHS). Enrolled at Fayetteville State University as a freshman in 2006, Thomas is an active member of the FSU Honors Program, Beta Kappa Chi Scientific Honor Society, and FSU Student Activities Council (SAC). As a North Carolina Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (NC-LSAMP) scholar, James participated in scientific research with Dr. Shubo Han, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, studying the antioxidant capabilities of Epicatechins. During the summer of 2008, James participated in the Pharmacy Readiness & Enrichment Program (PREP) sponsored by CUCPHS, which is an intensive one week enrichment program that provide summer participants insight into the pharmacy profession and help students become more competitive for pharmacy schools. James will begin the Pharm.D. Program at CUCPHS in August of 2010.
FSU is a partner institution with Campbell University. CUCPHS works closely with the FSU Pre-Pharmacy Club and Dr. Daniel Autrey, Associate Professor of Chemistry, who is the faculty advisor for the organization. Campbell University CPHS also sponsors an annual health fair/ recruitment visit in January to identify prospective students for summer PREP, school of pharmacy, or the graduate clinical research program. Dr. Raynor, Associate Professor of Cellular and Molecular Biology, has worked closely with CUCPHS with recruitment since 2004 and has been a member of the Diversity Board at since 2006.
Celine Charron from Université de Technologie de Compiègne (UTC), France, will complete her one month internship at Fayetteville State University from January 19 to February 17, 2010.
The Université de Technologie de Compiègne is a public institution specialized in science and technology. It was created in 1972 as a new model in the French higher education system to integrate the research requirements of companies and the professional insertion of its students, student autonomy, and interdisciplinary research. Its model has been duplicated in France in the cities of Troyes (UTT) and Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM) and abroad in China (Shanghai) and Chile (Vina del Mar).
Since its creation, UTC has pursued an ambitious international policy. One of the UTC priorities has always been to give its curricula and research an international dimension. At UTC, students must complete one month mandatory credit course, Internship Abroad, within their first two years at the university. Meanwhile, nearly 500 foreign students study at UTC. Being very active in creating partnerships with universities all over the world, UTC has international partnership with 205 universities in 46 countries (108 universities in 24 countries in Europe, 8 universities in 4 countries in Africa and Middle East, 12 universities in USA, 15 universities in Canada, 9 universities in China, 35 universities in 8 countries in Latin America, and 27 universities in 8 counties in Asia and Oceania).
Although Ms. Charron is at FSU for less than a week, she has already completed editing the French materials in CAN8, provided assistance to French classes, and visited FSU library and Biotechnology Laboratory. Now she is working on Survival French on CAN8 and willing to contribute more to FSU in French language and cultural teaching and learning, internationalization activities, and other related campus activities. If you would like to meet with Ms. Charron, please contact the Lab Director, Dr. Yali Li at 910-672-1897 or email@example.com.
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In order to further the relationship between Inner Mongilia Normal University and Fayetteville State University (FSU), we are planning to offer a Chinese Scholarship to support 2 FSU students as they work toward a Master degree in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language at Inner Mongilia Normal University. >> View criteria.
Dr. Terri Moore-Brown, chair of the Fayetteville State University (FSU) Department of Social Work, was among 12 deans and director of university social work programs accepted for the 2009 Leadership Academy in Aging. Now in its second year, the Academy is a nationwide, year-long executive training series for social work administrators to build their leadership skills in the field of aging care. >> View Press Release
Juried Art Competition for FSU and Cross Creek Students
“COLLAGE FRIDALESQUE” (Please view flyer)
OPEN to all Fayetteville State University and Cross Creek High School students.
$2.00 one entry form per artist.
All entries must be ORIGINAL collage works. All contest entries and designs must be submitted on a CD/jpeg format. All fabricated 2-D and 3-D media are accepted.
JURIED ONLINE EXHIBITION:
“FRIDALESQUE” will be an on-line exhibition.
Trophies /1ST. 2ND, 3RD, 2-Honorable Mention. Individual categories for Undergrads and High School.
FOR MORE ART COMPETITION QUESTIONS CONTACT:
Assoc. Professor, S. Hernandez-Hinek, 910.672.1773. Rosenthal Bldg, Rm 118. firstname.lastname@example.org
***DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 16, 2009, 5PM***
ENTRY FORMS EMAIL: email@example.com
Entry forms will be sent/received email.
Explore the life and work of Mexican painter, “Frida Kahlo” at the following links:
In her first job at the Texas Roadhouse, Amanda Foskett knew college was a viable outlet for a rewarding career. Growing up in Fayetteville with her 3 dogs and 2 cats, Amanda was very active. She played the viola in the orchestra and volunteered for Cape Fear Valley Health System’s Hospice Care. During high school, she maintained an A average leading to National Honor Society status and ultimately a full scholarship.
Amanda joined the Fayetteville State University (FSU) family because it was close to home and had the popular Forensic Science major. Originally only minoring in Criminal Justice, Amanda decided to focus on this discipline full time. Currently working at the USASOC, she has been exposed to many things that will aid in her future as an Army officer. She is grateful for the opportunity of being selected as the global scholar for criminal justice and is excited about the experience she will receive.
The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) selected Amanda during their Fall semester opening meeting. She was among many students that met stringent requirements to qualify as a Global Scholar. This past Spring, 102 CAS faculty and staff donated over $4,200. Dr. David Barlow, Dean, reported “even faculty who did not return this Fall still donated to this initiative.” Barlow also stated he wants to continue to raise money for other students and even challenged the Schools of Education and Business to start similar initiatives in their programs.
According to the Honors Program website, “The Global Scholars Program is designed to provide an understanding of languages, cultures, and customs different from the student’s own but essential to success. The program is open to honors and other high-achieving students.” Students with a GPA of 3.3 or higher are eligible to apply for the Honor’s Program. For more information, please visit their website
Story by Jennifer Draper, Photos by Stephanie Pacquette
is proud to sponsor a writing contest. (View for more information)
FSU and Cross Creek students are invited to submit poems, short stories, or nonfiction essays on the theme of women and history (or “her story,” to borrow a phrase from Virginia Hamilton). Submissions may explore the collective experiences of historical figures and/or the individual experiences of female family members.
GUIDELINES: Submit typed copies of your submissions and a cover page with your name, grade level, address, email, and telephone number by February 26, 2010. One entry per genre is allowed.
Non fiction essays should be 3-5 pages, short stories 3-10 pages. No line restrictions have been set for poetry.
1st place, 2nd place, and 3rd place will be awarded in each genre.