Recently, David Westling and Karena Cooper-Duffy, both professors of special education, traveled to Jamaica to propose ways to help special education programs in the country. The faculty also met with The Honorable Ronal Thwaites, the Minister of Education and Elaine Foster Allen, the Permanent Secretary.
Daniel Wright, assistant principal of Bunn High School, was selected as the Assistant Principal of 2014 for Franklin County Schools. He is a graduate of the Master of School Administration program in our college. See the district website for more information.
Jennifer Kelly, graduate of the Middle Grades Education program at WCU, was featured in an article in The Mountaineer newspaper of Waynesville, NC. The article highlights her teaching and family. See the full article on the Mountaineer website.
Students can now apply to participate in the Rural-Urban Exchange, a collaborative project with the School of Education at North Carolina A&T State University. Six students will be selected from WCU to participate in exchange events in March and April and can earn course credit. Contact Dr. Tom Oren (Reid 105) or Dr. John Habel […]
Catherine Carter, associate professor of English and director of the English education program, and other faculty, will read from their published works in City Lights Cafe at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, as part of an a Netwest Open House event. For more information, see the article in The Reporter.
Students can apply for scholarships administered through our college until December 1 of this year. The application form can be found online: http://goo.gl/QX9ps3
Sam Fowlkes, an adjunct parks and recreation management instructor at WCU for 15 years and chair of the American Canoe Association’s safety and rescue committee, served as co-chair of the ACA’s 2013 Swiftwater Rescue Conference, which was held Oct. 24-26 in Western North Carolina. For more information, see the article in The Reporter.
The college newsletter for Fall, 2013 has been published and can be accessed here: http://goo.gl/X3rTLl
Suite 201 is hosting a 1960′s themed Halloween party to kick off our college’s involvement in “1960′s: Take it All In,” the interdisciplinary learning theme for the campus for this year. Drop in to suite 201 between 10 am and 2 pm to visit with various characters from the 1960′s and enjoy some snacks.
A new directory for all faculty and staff in our college and their role has been created and made available on our college website. LInks to the directory are on the Resources for Current Students and Faculty and Staff pages. It is also accessible through this link: http://goo.gl/h2W1OT
Michael Yudin, acting assistant secretary for special education and rehabilitative services for the U.S. Department of Education, will present “Current Events in the U.S. Department of Education and the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services” at Western Carolina University on Friday, Oct. 25 at 10 am in the UC Theater. For more information, see […]
Professor Schuyler Huck, distinguished professor at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville, will speak at the Psychology Colloquium about a project to use Facebook to increase statistical literacy. The talk is open to everyone and will be held Wednesday, October 23rd at 4:00 pm in Killian 102.
Ms. Karyn Dickerson, the North Carolina Teacher of the Year, will give a presentation on Thursday, October 24 at 4 pm in the Blue Ridge Conference Room. A reception will be held at 3:15 pm. This event is hosted by the WCU Teaching Fellows.
About 140 student support services staff members from the region took part Friday, Sept. 27, in the 16th annual Break by the Lake conference, which was sponsored by counseling programs within Western Carolina University’s Department of Human Services. For more information, see the article in The Reporter.
Kelly Kelley, assistant professor of special education, and David Westling, the Adelaide Worth Daniels Distinguished Professor of Special Education, have been awarded a $225,000 grant to help develop tools and resources to better enable students with intellectual disabilities to transition into the workforce or enroll in post-secondary education. For more information, see the article in […]
William Hoffman will defend his doctoral dissertation, “Principal Perceived Preparedness to Lead the Implementation of the Common Core” on Wednesday, October 16 at 3:30 pm at Biltmore Park. The public is welcome to attend.
The Collegiate Middle Level Association will host a Scholastic Book Fair for all ages from Sept. 26 to Oct. 1 in Suite 203 of the Killian Building. The event will raise money for a trip to the Association of Middle Level Educators Conference, where nine students will present an ongoing research project. For more information, […]
The Parks and Recreation Management student club raised $480 from the Fifth Annual Cullowhee Canoe Slalom. All proceeds will go to development of the proposed Cullowhee River Park.
WCU faculty and students will present at the Farm to School conference to be held at UNC-Asheville on November 2nd. Patricia Bricker, associate professor of science education, along with faculty from the school of health sciences, will present on integrating the program into academic programs. Students Christin Wilson and Olivia Jacobs will present on the […]
The online application for scholarships administered by the college is now open for the fall. Scholarships are available for nearly every academic program in the college. The deadline to apply is December 1, 2013. Use this link to begin the application process: http://goo.gl/QX9ps3
Two WCU alumnae have been honored by Macon County Schools. Shirley Parks, East Franklin Elementary School principal has been named Principal of the Year. Also, Melissa Faetz, South Macon Elementary School teacher has been named Teacher of the Year. See the article in the Macon County News for more information.
The Western North Carolina P-16 Education Consortium will hold a mathematics conference on Sept. 19-20 in Cullowhee. The group will facilitate collaborative dialogue among key stakeholders to address education needs that will improve the knowledge and skills of the region’s workforce. Dale Carpenter, interim dean of the college, is serving as a co-chair. For more […]
Kofi Lomotey, a scholar who has served as a teacher, principal, tenured professor, department head, provost and chancellor, has been named Western Carolina University’s first Chancellor John Bardo and Deborah Bardo Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership. For more information, see the full article in The Reporter.
Students in the first cohort of Western Carolina University’s recently relaunched EdD program say the redesigned curriculum offers exactly what they need to better address problems at their schools and organizations. See the article in the Reporter.
Former Principal Chief Joyce Conseen Dugan has been appointed to the WCU Board of Trustees for a four year term. Chief Dugan earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from WCU and worked in the Cherokee Central Schools in positions ranging from teacher assistant to superintendent. She was also recognized as a Peak Performer of […]
The WCU chapter of the Student North Carolina Association of Educators will have an interest meeting on Thursday, September 5th at 5:00 pm in Killian 102. The meeting is for anyone who plans to become a teacher and would like to learn more about the organization. Questions can be directed to Dr. Sarah Meltzer: email@example.com
Dr. Kelly Kelley, assistant professor special education, has been awarded a three year, $300,000 grant from the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities. The grant will support research on “The Role of Transition Services in Raising Expectations and Attitudes for Students with Intellectual Disabilities.”
A new scholarship has been established in the name of the late Jack Wakeley, former professor of psychology and interim chancellor of WCU. The new John H. Wakeley Endowed Scholarship Fund established by Sue Wakeley will provide financial support for students majoring in psychology. Source: The Reporter.
Cindy Simmons, graduate of WCU and former women’s basketball and volleyball coach at Smoky Mountain High School, was inducted in to the N.C. High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame. She is already a member of the WCU Athletic Hall of Fame. Source: The Sylva Herald.
Ms. Karyn Dickerson, North Carolina Teacher of the Year will give a presentation on October 24, 2013 in the Blue Ridge Conference Room. A reception will begin at 3:15 with the program starting at 4. The WCU Teaching Fellows Program is hosting the event. All students, faculty, and staff in CEAP are invited to attend.
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