Archive for October, 2009

NCCU Homecoming (October 23-November 1)

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

For additional details, visit North Carolina Central University’s Homecoming Website.


Centennial Comedy Show

Description: The comedy show will feature Kevin Hart, Benji Brown, and Corey Holcomb. [Purchase Tickets]

Time: 7 p.m.
Location: McDougald-McLendon Gym


Homecoming Eagle Jam and Pre-Dawn Dance

Description: Join the students and the Eagle family for an evening of fun and dance during the Pre-dawn Dance. Shawty Lo will be performing at this event. NCCU student ID required.

Time: 10 p.m.
Location: LeRoy T. Walker Complex


Mr. & Miss NCCU Coronation

Description: You will find royalty at its best when Chavery McClanahan and Tremain Holloway are crowned Mr. and Miss NCCU. The royal court and organization queens and kings will be presented in a setting of royalty. Please dress for the occasion.

Time: 6 p.m.
Location: B. N. Duke Auditorium


Choir Ball

Description: The Choir Ball is a variety show with members of the University Choir showcasing their
talent in song and dance. Meet many of today’s top artists through the imitations of talented choir members. Only one show will be held for Homecoming 2009.
[Purchase Tickets]

Time: 8 p.m.
Location: B. N. Duke Auditorium


Lyceum Event: Tye Tribbett

Description: Grammy nominated gospel artist, songwriter, producer, director and singer, Tye Tribbett, will perform at this program.

Time: 7 p.m.
Location:McDougald-McLendon Gym


The Centennial Revue Faculty and Staff Variety Show

Description: New on this year’s schedule is the Centennial Revue, a variety show by faculty and staff.

Time: 7 p.m.
Location: B. N. Duke Auditorium


SGA Fashion Show

Description: "To Kill A Runway: The Fashion Massacre" presents the fashion troupes of NCCU in rare form. They design the clothes and choreograph the routines. [Purchase Tickets]

Time: 8 p.m.
Location: B.N. Duke Auditorium


Founder’s Day – SOGE Induction

Description: The Class of 1959 will be inducted into the Society of Golden Eagles. Dr. Mattie Giles, ’59 will be the Founder’s Day Convocation speaker.

Time: 9 a.m.
Location:McDougald-McLendon Gym

Society of Golden Eagles Luncheon

Description: Members of the Society of Golden Eagles will gather for their annual luncheon. The society members, 50-year graduates, will welcome the class into the fold. This event is invitation only.

Time: 12 p.m.
Location: Sheraton Imperial Hotel

Homecoming Golf Tournament

Description: Hosted by North Carolina Central University and Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial, the Homecoming Golf Tournament proceeds will help support the NCCU Student-Athlete Book Fund Scholarship.

Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Hillandale Country Club

Class Reunion Registrations

Description: While our university is growing rapidly and some changes are inevitable, preserving the tradition of class reunions on homecoming weekend remains a strong foundation of Eagle pride.  Come out and show your eagle pride as we celebrate those classes ending in 4s and 9s. [Download Headquarter Hotel Listings]

Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Class Headquarters

Mock Funeral & Eagle Cook-out

Description: The Eagles will host a mock funeral for the Central State Marauders. The NCCU football team, coaches, and cheerleaders will be present to witness this sad occasion for the Marauders. The Mock Funeral will be followed by the Eagle Cook-out at 3 p.m. This event is for students only.

Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Ruffin Hall Amphitheatre

Tribute to Ernie Barnes

Description: NCCU will honor noted artist and alumnus Ernie Barnes with an exhibit of his work. Barnes famous 1971 Sugar Shack appeared on the television sitcom Good Times and on the cover of the Marvin Gaye album, I Want You.

Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Art Museum

All-Class Reunion Banquet

Description: The 11 reunion classes will unite for an elegant evening of dining and dancing. Each class will present a Centennial gift to the university. [Purchase Tickets]

Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Sheraton Imperial Hotel

Pan-Hellenic Step Show

Description: The 9 fraternities and sororities of the Pan-Hellenic Council will do their thing in the annual step off. A winner will be declared from the sororities and the fraternities. [Purchase Tickets]

Time: 8 p.m.
Location:McDougald-McLendon Gym


Homecoming Parade

Description: The parade will begin at W.G. Pearson Elementary School on Fayetteville Street travel to Lawson Street, ending at the Mary Townes Science Building on campus. [Download Application]

Time: 9 a.m.
Location:Fayetteville Street

Homecoming Game

Description: The NCCU Eagles will take on the Central State University Marauders from Ohio. Prior to the game, enjoy E-Town, the pre-game show, half-time activities with the NCCU Marching Band, and the post-game show with the Central State University Marching Band. [Purchase Tickets]

Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium

Alumni Dance

Description: All alumni are invited to attend the annual Alumni Dance. Sandy B. and the All Stars will be the featured band for the evening. Doors will open at 8 p.m. Purchase tickets online at, the Office of Alumni Relations, Eagleland or Ideas Coffee House.

Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Sheraton Imperial Hotel

Dance Show

Description: "Bad Habits Unleashed: Dawn of the Dead" showcases the talent of NCCU dance troupes. [Purchase Tickets]

Time: 7 p.m.
Location: B.N. Duke Auditorium


Gospel Concert

Description: The NCCU Worship and Praise Choir will celebrate their anniversary with a concert featuring college and university gospel choirs. Choirs will be represented from various colleges and universities throughout North Carolina.

Time: 4 p.m.
Location: B. N. Duke Auditorium

Fall Fest ’09 (October 12-18)

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

PrintDear WNCU Supporter,

There are among us special individuals whose commitment to the community organizations they care about goes far beyond the ordinary. Through your exemplary level of generosity to WNCU, you have shown that you are one of those special people.

Every day we are bombarded with news of the economic crisis we face today. This, of course, is a concern for everyone. The crisis affects the way we all spend our time, our money and energy. Public radio stations depend heavily on financial support from individual donors, like you. In difficult times, we need your continued support.

You are a huge part of the reason why we are here and we are more determined than ever to keep the programming services you love in place without fail. We are hopeful that all of our listeners will continue to stand with us and support our efforts as we campaign to keep WNCU on the airwaves during Fall Fest 2009 from October 12-18, 2009.

WNCU provides an invaluable community service through our enriching radio programming. We offer listeners the highly praised favorites they look forward to hearing on WNCU: Morning, Afternoon and Evening Jazz; Democracy Now; 8-Track Flashback; and Hallelujah Praise,  just to name a few. It is the programming we offer that has personally moved our volunteers to become members of the station.

Our continued success depends in great measure on the generosity of loyal members and listeners. Please contribute today.  Please click here to keep WNCU on your radio dial and online.


Uchenna Bulliner

Development Director
WNCU 90.7 FM

Centennial Speaker at NCCU to Connect the Education Dots

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

mcloudWhat would happen if a surgeon walked into an operating room without a scalpel? Not much. What would happen if a teacher ran out of chalk? A lot.  Today, the classroom is different and Dr. Patricia Russell-McCloud is ready to move students, professors, administrators, and the community to new levels of collaboration.

Russell-McCloud is coming to North Carolina Central University as part of the institution’s Centennial Lyceum program on Tuesday, October 13, 2009, at 6 p.m, in the McDougald- McLendon Gymnasium.  The topic of the lecture is Education UpgradeEmpowering, Energizing and Enlightening!

According to the motivational speaker’s biography, she is an “internationally acclaimed orator and author who motivates and encourages students, and faculty… to increase their educational opportunities for mainstream opportunities in the public and private sector job markets.”

The lecture Education UpgradeEmpowering, Energizing and Enlightening! is free and open to the public. For additional information, please contact:  Natasha Adams at (919) 530-6932 or email: <[email protected]>.