LEAD students support opening of emergency shelter

HCESWCU LEAD students were recently involved in the grand opening of the Haywood Pathways Center’s Haywood Christian Emergency Shelter. The shelter will serve both men (14 bed) and women (10 bed) who are in need of emergency shelter. WCU’s student group, “Rock Your Socks Off” collected socks in the community to donate to the shelter and completed the finishing touches of preparing the shelter for its opening. The LEAD Minor which is located in the Department of Human Services is directed by Mike Corelli a graduate of the WCU’s College Student Personnel Master’s Degree Program.

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Menickelli publishes Article on Physical Education Curriculum

Justin MenickelliJustin Menickelli, associate professor of HPER, published a research article in the Journal of Physical Education, Fitness and Sport titled “The Impact of Two Curricular Models on Motivation, Engagement and Achievement in Physical Education.” The research study indicated that a Sport Education curricular model moved students towards more autonomous forms of motivation, which in turn resulted in greater levels of engagement in classes.

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Project Discovery awarded $115,000 grant

Project DiscoveryProject Discovery, within the department of Human Services, has won a grant in partnership with the NC Appalachian Collaborative for Higher Education at App State.  The grant is from the US Department of Education for $115,000 and is for work with students, teachers, parents, and other Gear Up agencies to facilitate college access programs.

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Lindsey Wins Thesis Presentation Award

Counseling MaskLaura Lindsay, student in the clinical mental health counseling program, won the “People’s Choice Award” in the 3 Minute Thesis competition held by the WCU Graduate School on Nov. 4th. Her research is titled “The Art of Stress Management: The Importance of Creative Interventions with Adolescents.”.

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Study Abroad Trip to Germany Planned

Germany mapElementary, Inclusive and Health and Physical Education Students can travel to Germany and take a class in your program this summer from May 10-26.  Contact Drs. Nancy Luke or Dan Grube for more information.  Interact with German students, learn about culture, policy, and schooling, participate in active and cooperative learning activities, and visit schools. Additional travel to the Bavarian and Swabian regions of southern Germany are part of the trip.

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Robinson from UGA to speak at Psychology Colloquium

Dawn Robinson UGADr. Dawn Robinson, professor of sociology at the University of Georgia, will speak at the Psychology Colloquium on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 12:15 pm in Killian 102.  Her topic is “Modeling Face-to-Face Behaviors within and across Cultures.” Dr. Robinson’s research examines how macro-level social structures are produced, conserved, and altered during face-to-face interaction. In particular, she works with formal models of identity and emotion that attempt to model the link between structure, culture, and individual social action and experience.

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