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Jan. 31, 2006 -- No. 45

Briefs

School of Nursing will host art fundraiser
to benefit student, faculty trip to Gulf Coast

An art sale will be held at UNC’s School of Nursing on Feb. 7 to raise funds needed to send UNC students and faculty to help Gulf Coast residents affected by Hurricane Katrina.

The sale is from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the first floor of Carrington Hall.

Proceeds from the event will go toward covering transportation expenses for volunteers from the schools of nursing and public health, who will travel to the Mississippi towns of Ocean Springs, Biloxi and Long Beach to provide care to those displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Volunteers will staff medical clinics, community work crews, a distribution center and a food kitchen.

The trip will take place during UNC’s spring break in March. The schools also are seeking volunteers from the university and surrounding community to join the trip. For more information, contact Dr. Sonda Oppewal, clinical associate professor and associate dean for community partnerships and practice in the School of Nursing, at (919) 843-6169 or soppewal@email.unc.edu.

Artists from the juried arts showcase Chatham Studio Tour will be on-site throughout the day. They are donating a portion of their sales to support the UNC trip.

About 100 pieces in different media will be available, with prices ranging from $10 to $300. Included are paintings, silkscreen prints, ceramics, scarves and shawls and jewelry.

Carrington Hall is located on the corner of Columbia Street and Medical Drive.

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WUNC-FM reporter honored
for work in media by YWCA

The YWCA of the Greater Triangle will honor a North Carolina Public Radio-WUNC reporter as an African-American woman who has excelled in the media.

Leoneda Inge, who has worked at WUNC-FM (91.5) for more than four years, is one of the YWCA’s "Back to Our Roots" honorees. She will be honored Friday (Feb. 3) at a ceremony at the YWCA, located at 554 E. Hargett St. in Raleigh.

Among her awards, Inge received Gracie Allen Awards from the Foundation of American Women in Radio and Television in 2003 and 2004.

As the station’s "Changing Economy" reporter, she frequently does stories on tobacco, textiles and technology in North Carolina. Inge also contributes to National Public Radio’s "Tavis Smiley Show."

"Back to Our Roots" has honored the achievements of African Americans in the Triangle since 1987. For more information on the ceremony and honorees, call (919) 834-7386 or visit http://www.ywcatriangle.org/Events.html.

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N.C. MBA Career Fair on Feb. 24
will feature students from four schools

Recruiters will have the opportunity to meet with master of business administration students from four regional business schools at a single venue during the fourth annual North Carolina MBA Career Fair on Feb. 24.

The career fair brings together MBA and Executive MBA students from:

Representatives from national, international and local organizations looking for top MBA talent will participate. More than 450 students interested in summer internships or full-time employment are expected to attend.

UNC Kenan-Flagler is hosting the career fair this year at the Carolina Club at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center. The event includes a recruiter networking luncheon.

Companies may register at the North Carolina MBA Career Fair Web site: http://www.fuqua.duke.edu/admin/cso/nc_careerfair/?epasid=85906&suspectid=-1

For more information about the fair, contact Shawn Graham, associate director of MBA Career Services at UNC Kenan-Flagler, at (919) 962-3106 or Shawn_Graham@unc.edu.

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UNC School of Nursing contact: Amanda Dindino Meyers, (919) 966-1412

UNC Kenan-Flagler contact: Allison Adams, (919) 962-7235

News Services contact: Deb Saine, (919) 962-8415 or deborah_saine@unc.edu