Belinda Petricek will defend her doctoral dissertation on Monday, October 6 at 2 pm in Killian 204D. Her title is: “’Whoa, This Is What College Is Like? I’m Going To Tell My Parents:’ Exploring The Experiences of First-Generation Female Sophomore Students.” All are welcome to attend.
David McCord, professor of psychology, was elected to be Chair-Elect of the WCU Faculty in a special election. The Chair-Elect serves for one year, then rotates into the position of Chair of the faculty.
Dr. Andrew Bobilya, associate professor of PRM, will co-present a workshop titled, “Should Wilderness Program Staff Always Accompany Their Group? Three Views” at the Wilderness Risk Management Conference held Oct. 1-3, 2014 in Atlanta, GA. The conference trains professionals to mitigate the risks inherent in exploring, working, teaching, and recreating in wild places.
Nine faculty and staff from WCU gave five presentations at the North Carolina Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators (NCACTE) on September 25 & 26 in Raleigh, NC. Presentations covered topics such as edTPA implementation, international partnerships, program assessment, and accreditation.
Margaret Dutnell will defend her doctoral dissertation on Thursday, October 9 at 3:30 pm in room 343 of Biltmore Park. Her title is: “A Phenomenological Study: The Experience of Women Veterans in Transition and Adaptation to Higher Education.” All are welcome to attend.
On Sept 17, students in PRM 254 and HPE 305 spent the afternoon on Cedar Cliff Lake learning the basics of stand up paddle boarding (SUP) with instructors Debby Singleton (HPE-PRM) and Andrew Bobilya (PRM). The SUPs are new to the PRM program this year.