WCU Named Top Adventure College Three Years in a Row

BikingFor the third year in a row, WCU has been named the Top Adventure College by Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine. See the WCU news release for more information: http://news-prod.wcu.edu/2016/05/wcu-blue-ridge-outdoors-magazines-top-adventure-college/

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Irish Times Quotes Bobilya

Andrew BobilyaAn article in the Irish Times on outdoor learning quotes Andrew Bobilya, associate professor of Parks and Recreation Management, from his recent keynote presentation at a conference in Ireland. See the original article here: http://www.irishtimes.com/news/education/a-wild-education-of-which-patrick-pearse-would-be-proud-1.2652367

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Carpenter Speaks to Alumni in Greensboro

Carpenter speaking in GreensboroDean Dale Carpenter spoke to 350 Triad area alumni on Monday, May 23 at the Greensboro Grasshoppers baseball game.

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Principal Licensure Programs Accepting New Applicants

CEAP Conceptual FrameworkThe Masters in School Administration and Post-Master’s Certificate programs are accepting applications for Fall 2016 enrollment. Applications may be submitted to the WCU Graduate School. For further information visit our website at http://principalprep.wcu.edu or contact Dr. Ann Allen at alallen@email.wcu.edu or 828-713-7325. The hybrid redesign of our MSA/PMC program will allow students to complete their degree in 5 and 4 semesters respectively. Courses will integrate online classwork with face-to-face sessions at WCU’s Biltmore Park instructional site. On the Graduate School application website you will apply for your program of choice by and clicking on the link “START YOUR GRADUATE APPLICATION”. Although it states “currently not accepting applications,” it will work for applicants who have contacted Dr. Ann Allen.

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21 EdD Candidates Hooded at Commencement

EdD Cohort 2016Congratulations to the 21 Ed. D. candidates who were hooded at the Graduate Commencement on May 6. The purple and gold stoles are kente cloth, custom woven in Ghana for this cohort and presented to them by the faculty. The program obtained special permission for the candidates to wear the stoles during commencement.

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CEAP Faculty Funded by Provost’s Internal Grant Program

CEAP Conceptual FrameworkTwo groups of faculty across all three departments had grant proposals funded by the Provost’s Internal Grant program. These include Alvin Malesky and Cathy Grist for “A Cross-Disciplinary Assessment of the Effectiveness of Anti-Cheating Protocols Used by UNC System Institutions” and Kelly Kelly and David Westling for “Identification of Factors Associated with Successful Supported or Independent Community Living by Adults with Intellectual Disabilities.”

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