Bobilya Publishes Article

Andrew BobilyaDr. Andrew Bobilya, Associate Professor of Parks and Recreation Management, and colleagues, have published an article, “Spending time alone in nature is good for your mental and emotional health,” in Conversation US. The full article can be viewed here: https://theconversation.com/spending-time-alone-in-nature-is-good-for-your-mental-and-emotional-health-92652

 

EdD Students Attend NC Graduate Education Day

EDD studentsRebecca Ensley and Chris English represented the Educational Leadership Program and WCU graduate students by attending N.C. Graduate Education Day on Wednesday, May 30th at the N.C. General Assembly. They met with NC policymakers including, Sen. Jim Davis and Representatives Cody Henson, Mike Clampitt, Brian Turner, and Kevin Corbin. Gov. Roy Cooper declared the entire week as “Graduate Education Week” in North Carolina.

Whee Teach Serves Jackson County

wheeteachWhee Teach, a student organization for teacher education majors, put in over 600 hours of service this year. On May 5, 2018 they served at Bridges to Peace Family Fun Day. Whee Teach focused on educating families on the impact of bullying with a focus on encouraging anti-bullying.

Wells and Colleagues Publish Article

WellsDr. Gayle Maddox Wells, faculty member in the Health and Physical Education Program, along with English colleagues Emily Virtue and Dr. Drew Virtue published an article entitled, “Supporting Sophomore Success Through a New Learning Community Model” in the journal  Learning Communities Research and Practice (vol5/iss2/6).

Gordon Recognized with Chancellor’s Teaching Award

windyawardDr. Windy Gordon, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Psychology, was named the recipient of the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award at the annual Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards on Friday, April 27, 2018. This recognition is the most prestigious on-campus award and recognizes superior teaching and meritorious performance.

Blair Invited Speaker at Paulo Freire

EllieBlairDr. Ellie Blair, Associate Professor in the School of Teaching and Learning, was invited to speak at Paulo Freire: The Global Legacy, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Blair presented, “Jamaican Teachers and the Struggle to Redefine Teachers’ Work in the Shadow of Decolonization.”