Austrian group visits WCU to learn about UP Program

UP Program LogoA group representing Die Padagogische Hochschule Salzburg Stefan Zweig (The Salzburg University of Education) spent a day and a half at WCU to learn more about the University Participant Program (UP). The UP program is a two-year living and learning community for college aged adults with intellectual disabilities. The Austrian school is hoping to start a similar program at their school. Read the full Citizen-Times article here:http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2017/02/13/austrian-group-visits-wcu-learn-up-program/97850622/

Scales & Tracy Publish Joint Article

Kelly TracyRoyascalesDr. Roya Scales and Dr. Kelly Tracy, both Associate Professors in the School of Teaching and Learning have co-published an article in the journal Literacy Research and Instruction. The article, “Using Text Sets to Facilitate Critical Thinking in Sixth Graders” can be read here: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/PPFupMNIDezDcWZHmjzG/full

McCants selected as 2016 Park Ranger of the Year

Park RangerThomas “Zabo” McCants, a Park and Recreational Management alumnus has ben selected as the national 2016 Park Ranger of the Year. Ranger McCants is helping to transform Poinsett State Park, SC and the experiences for park visitors. See the full story here: http://www.servicewearapparel.com/ranger/index.php

Dr. Yancey Gulley edits new case study book

GulleyA new case study book edited by Dr. Yancey Gulley, assistant professor of Higher Education Student Affairs has been published. The book, “Using the CAS Professional Standards: Diverse Examples of Practice” is available for pre-order and will be released in March. See the full information here: https://www.naspa.org/publications/books/using-the-cas-professional-standards

Schoof selected as Regional Teacher of the Year

WCU SealLeslie Schoof, a 2009 MAEd. in Science Education graduate was named Teacher of the Year for the Western North Carolina region by the state’s Department of Public Instruction. Schoof, a biology and physical science teacher was already recognized as Teacher of the Year for Madison Early College High School and the entire Madison County Public School system. Read the entire story here: http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/madison/2016/12/19/schoof-named-wnc-teacher-year/95520480/

Dr. Sharon Dole Published Two Articles