For 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/
An 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
The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Congratulations 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.
Two 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.”