Campus briefs

Mar. 24, 2014 @ 11:39 AM

Durham native honored with distinguished professorship chair
DURHAM – Fayetteville State University has named a distinguished professorship in economics for retired educator William T. Brown.
Brown, a Durham native, now resides in Fayetteville. He served on the Fayetteville State Board of Trustees and the UNC Board of Governors.
The goal of the endowed professorship, according to Fayetteville State University, is to attract a well-known scholar show can develop an economics program that attracts national attention.
Brown is the brother of Walter M. Brown, who was the first dean of N.C. Central’s School of Education.


Carolina Playmakers history is topic of exhibit, lecture
CHAPEL HILL -- The original Carolina Playmakers ― a precursor to today’s Playmakers Repertory Company ― is the focus of an exhibition this spring in the Wilson Special Collections Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
“Making a People’s Theatre: Proff Koch and the Carolina Playmakers” is on view in the North Carolina Collection Gallery through June 8. The free public exhibition is sponsored by the North Carolina Collection and the Southern Historical Collection.
Frederick “Proff” Koch established the troupe of students, faculty and community members in 1918 when he arrived to teach the university’s first course in playwriting. The exhibition will use photographs, artifacts, playbills and original documents from the Wilson Library collections to tell the story of the groundbreaking collegiate group that helped to establish the genre of American folk drama.
On April 8, UNC historian Cecilia Moore will deliver the talk “Defining the Folk Drama: The Carolina Playmakers” as the Gladys Hall Coates University History Lecture. The free public lecture will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room of Wilson Library. Attendees can visit the exhibition during a reception that will begin at 5 p.m.

Morehead to host STEMville symposium for kids
CHAPEL HILL -- Registration has opened for the first-ever STEMville Science Symposium on April 5 at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The STEMville Science Symposium will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a keynote address and continue with hands-on activities that include programming robots, constructing solar cells, extracting DNA from strawberries, building catapults, making recycled artwork and more. The symposium concludes at 12:30 p.m. More than 100 students in fourth through seventh grades will participate in the Saturday event.
Details and online registration are available through this link:  http://bit.ly/STEMsymposium .
Registration is open through Friday. The $20 registration fee includes conference backpack, T-shirt, name badge, notebook, breakfast and snacks. Some scholarships are available for students who qualify.