Ten graduate students and 12 undergraduate students gave presentations at the 60th annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association in Nashville, TN. Joseph Melnyk was awarded the Graduate Student Research Award for the entire conference. Martha Davis was also a semi-finalist for this award.
Students in education and other majors are traveling to Jamaica for a service-oriented spring break. Among other activities, the group will deliver donated laptops to a rural school near Montego Bay. See the full article in The Reporter.
Beth McDonough will give her doctoral defense on Wednesday, March 19th at 1:00 pm in Killian Room 202. The topic is “Critical Information Literacy in Practice: An Interpretive Synthesis.” All are welcome to attend.
Anne Wade will give her doctoral defense on Wednesday, March 19th at 3:00 pm in Biltmore Park, Room 330. The topic is “Community College Instructors’ Perceptions of Incivility in the Classroom.” All are welcome to attend.
Amy Jones will present her doctoral defense on Monday, March 17 at 2 pm in Biltmore Park room 330. Her topic is “Explaining North Carolina Traditional Public School Principals’ Perspectives on Charter Schools.” All are welcome to attend.
The second CEAP Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, March 29 at the High Vista golf course in Mills River, NC. The tournament will benefit scholarship funds in the college. Those interested in playing or sponsoring can find more information on the registration form: www.wcu.edu/WebFiles/PDFs/CEAP_Golf_2014.pdf
Dr. Patricia Bricker, associate professor and associate director of the School of Teaching and Learning, has been appointed to the Committee on Preservice Teacher Preparation of the National Science Teachers Association. She will serve a three year appointment on this national committee that promotes excellence and innovation in science teaching.
The Teacher Education program has released a statement on handling extreme weather conditions for students in Intern II and Student Teaching this semester. Students in Intern II and Student Teaching are strongly encouraged to read it: www.wcu.edu/WebFiles/PDFs/CEAP_ExtremeWeather_Internship_Spring14.pdf
Jamie Laws Johnson will give her doctoral defense on Wednesday, February 26th at 4:00 pm in Killian 202. The topic is “Sustaining Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS).” All are welcome to attend.
Justin Menickelli and Chris Tuten, both of the Health and Physical Education program, used an Innovation Grant from the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) to teach elementary school girls at Cartoogechay Elementary School in Macon County how to play the sport. For more information, see the PDGA article.
Students participating in the Alternative Spring Break to Jamaica are collecting items to take to Jamaican schools. See the list of needs posted in Killian 120 and drop of any items you wish to donate there by Friday, February 28th.
Dan Grube, director and associate professor in the School of Teaching and Learning, has been named to the Executive Committee of the North Carolina Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators (NCACTE). NCACTE is the state organization of the American Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators.
The Teaching Fellows are holding a book drive to collect books for area teachers and children. All genres in the range from Pre-K to Young Adult will be accepted in McKee G22. New or gently used books can be donated. The collection will end March 21st.
A new Smart Board for student use has been installed in the Curriculum Materials Center of Hunter Library thanks to a $18,000 grant. The project is a collaboration between the library, CEAP, and the Coulter Faculty Commons. For more information, see the Hunter’s Clarion article.
David Maennle, graduate of the University Participants program, was featured as the WLOS Person of the Week on December 27th. Watch the video here: http://goo.gl/l8mnar
WCU presented its first Lily Community Engagement Award to Adam Ray, who majored in social sciences education and history. Ray was a Teaching Fellow and also received honorary membership in the Cullowhee Lily Society. For more information, see the WCU News article.
James Adam Schrum, a May graduate of WCU, has been named the Outstanding Mathematics Education Student for the western region by the NC Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Schrum was also a Teaching Fellow prior to graduating magna cum laude in mathematics education. See the WCU News article for more information.
Western Carolina University’s graduate program in teaching English to speakers of other languages will host a conference for students and professionals in the field at the university’s instructional site at Biltmore Park. The 11th annual TALGS Conference (TALGS stands for TESOL/Applied Linguistics Graduate Students) will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. […]
More than 60 National Ski Patrol instructors from across the Southeast came to WCU this fall for the organization’s daylong annual Outdoor Emergency Care Instructors training. Ben Tholkes, associate professor of parks and recreation management assisted in setting up the training. For more information, see the article in The Reporter.
Recently, David Westling and Karena Cooper-Duffy, both professors of special education, traveled to Jamaica to propose ways to help special education programs in the country. The faculty also met with The Honorable Ronal Thwaites, the Minister of Education and Elaine Foster Allen, the Permanent Secretary.
Daniel Wright, assistant principal of Bunn High School, was selected as the Assistant Principal of 2014 for Franklin County Schools. He is a graduate of the Master of School Administration program in our college. See the district website for more information.
Jennifer Kelly, graduate of the Middle Grades Education program at WCU, was featured in an article in The Mountaineer newspaper of Waynesville, NC. The article highlights her teaching and family. See the full article on the Mountaineer website.
Students can now apply to participate in the Rural-Urban Exchange, a collaborative project with the School of Education at North Carolina A&T State University. Six students will be selected from WCU to participate in exchange events in March and April and can earn course credit. Contact Dr. Tom Oren (Reid 105) or Dr. John Habel […]
Catherine Carter, associate professor of English and director of the English education program, and other faculty, will read from their published works in City Lights Cafe at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, as part of an a Netwest Open House event. For more information, see the article in The Reporter.
Students can apply for scholarships administered through our college until December 1 of this year. The application form can be found online: http://goo.gl/QX9ps3
Sam Fowlkes, an adjunct parks and recreation management instructor at WCU for 15 years and chair of the American Canoe Association’s safety and rescue committee, served as co-chair of the ACA’s 2013 Swiftwater Rescue Conference, which was held Oct. 24-26 in Western North Carolina. For more information, see the article in The Reporter.
The college newsletter for Fall, 2013 has been published and can be accessed here: http://goo.gl/X3rTLl
Suite 201 is hosting a 1960′s themed Halloween party to kick off our college’s involvement in “1960′s: Take it All In,” the interdisciplinary learning theme for the campus for this year. Drop in to suite 201 between 10 am and 2 pm to visit with various characters from the 1960′s and enjoy some snacks.
A new directory for all faculty and staff in our college and their role has been created and made available on our college website. LInks to the directory are on the Resources for Current Students and Faculty and Staff pages. It is also accessible through this link: http://goo.gl/h2W1OT
Michael Yudin, acting assistant secretary for special education and rehabilitative services for the U.S. Department of Education, will present “Current Events in the U.S. Department of Education and the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services” at Western Carolina University on Friday, Oct. 25 at 10 am in the UC Theater. For more information, see […]
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