Andrew J. Bobilya, associate professor of parks and recreation management, serves as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education and Leadership, which recently released its 16th issue. The journal publishes manuscripts to share the latest knowledge related to outdoor recreation, education and leadership, and to help develop theory and practice. (From an article in The Reporter.)
Adriel Hilton, director of the College Student Personnel program, has been selected as the 2014 Distinguished Scholar for the North Carolina College Personnel Association. He was selected for his research on Black males in post-secondary education, Black graduate education, HBCUs and graduate student education.
Dr. Andrew Bobilya, associate professor of Parks and Recreation Management, will co-present two research papers and lead a workshop at the Association for Experiential Education International Conference in Chattanooga, TN October 23-26.
The Student Council for Exceptional Children at WCU are holding a bake sale Tuesday, October 21 from 8 am to 5 pm at one of the ground floor entrances to Killian. The group is raising funds to attend a conference on teaching exceptional children.
Mary Jean Ronan Herzog, professor in the School of Teaching and Learning, has written an op-ed article for the Asheville Citizen-Times titled “Education problem in NC is political.” See the newspaper website for the full article: http://goo.gl/b1nZZk
Students in HPE 305: Adventure Based Physical Education participated in an overnight backpacking trip during the weekend of Oct 4-5. Students hiked the Deep Creek Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. They learned how to set up a backcountry camp site, cook a meal, navigate using map and compass, and restore the site using Leave No Trace principles. With temperatures dropping overnight into the low 30’s, students also learned a valuable lesson in being prepared for changing conditions in the backcountry. Students said their best memories were sitting around the fire (to stay warm), eating backcountry cheesecake, and discovering a new lifetime outdoor pursuit.