PRM-HPE Colleagues Present at CREW 2016

Debby TomDebby Singleton (PRM) and Tom Watterson (HPE) co-presented two workshops at CREW 2016 (Collaborative Regional Education Workshop) held at Cherokee Central Schools on October 6, 2016.  The workshops were “Brain Breaks & Energizers” and ” DAP: Developmentally Appropriate Physical Activities”.  Over 1200 regional educators attended the professional development day with many HPE and PRM alumni in attendance.

PRM Represented at State Conference

Debby HannahDebby Singleton presented a workshop on “Work-Life-Leisure Balance” at the NC Recreation and Park Association (NCRPA) Conference in Charlotte, NC October 24-26, 2016.  Also attending was PRM senior, Hana Miller, who completed her capstone internship with NCRPA this past summer.  Hana assisted with the organization of the conference.

College Releases Fall 2016 Newsletter

Gordon to Present Second “Last Lecture”

Windy Gordon
Source: The Reporter

Windy Gordon, assistant professor of psychology, will speak on the topic “Keep Listening Because Life Is Happening” as he presents the university’s annual “Last Lecture” on Wednesday, Nov. 2. The Last Lecture Award is the only teaching award at WCU in which the recipient is selected solely by students. See The Reporter for more information.

Phipps co-authors book on Cooperative Learning with wife

Phipps Book CoverMaurice Phipps, professor of parks and recreation management professor, and his wife Cindy Phipps, a school psychologist in Sylva, co-authored a book on Cooperative Learning. The book, titled “The Group Book: Effective Skills for Cooperative Groups,” is designed to help other instructors use collaborative learning methods in their courses. See The Reporter for more information.

Middle Grades Majors Present at National Conference

AMLE 2016On October 9th, 2016, three middle grades education majors presented their course experiences at the Symposium on Middle Level Teacher Education at the national conference for the Association of Middle Level Educators with Drs. Pinter, Winter, and Strahan. The students are Jessica Bane, Alex Swanger, and Jessica Vickery. Katie Neumann also attended.