Middle Grades Present at Conference

Middle GradesEight middle grades majors presented at the North Carolina Middle Level Education Conference in Greensboro, NC. L to R: Addison Starnes, Nicole Wiebelhaus, Claire Chester, Alex Swanger, Elizabeth Vickery, Liz Chandler, Brian Gatti, and Jessica Bane.



Scales Named Associate Editor

RoyascalesDr. Roya Scales, Associate Professor of Literacy Education has been named as the new Associate Editor of Reading and Writing Quarterly, a Tier 2 research journal published by Taylor and Francis.

Austrian group visits WCU to learn about UP Program

UP Program LogoA group representing Die Padagogische Hochschule Salzburg Stefan Zweig (The Salzburg University of Education) spent a day and a half at WCU to learn more about the University Participant Program (UP). The UP program is a two-year living and learning community for college aged adults with intellectual disabilities. The Austrian school is hoping to start a similar program at their school. Read the full Citizen-Times article here:http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2017/02/13/austrian-group-visits-wcu-learn-up-program/97850622/

Scales & Tracy Publish Joint Article

Kelly TracyRoyascalesDr. Roya Scales and Dr. Kelly Tracy, both Associate Professors in the School of Teaching and Learning have co-published an article in the journal Literacy Research and Instruction. The article, “Using Text Sets to Facilitate Critical Thinking in Sixth Graders” can be read here: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/PPFupMNIDezDcWZHmjzG/full

McCants selected as 2016 Park Ranger of the Year

Park RangerThomas “Zabo” McCants, a Park and Recreational Management alumnus has ben selected as the national 2016 Park Ranger of the Year. Ranger McCants is helping to transform Poinsett State Park, SC and the experiences for park visitors. See the full story here: http://www.servicewearapparel.com/ranger/index.php

Dr. Yancey Gulley edits new case study book

GulleyA new case study book edited by Dr. Yancey Gulley, assistant professor of Higher Education Student Affairs has been published. The book, “Using the CAS Professional Standards: Diverse Examples of Practice” is available for pre-order and will be released in March. See the full information here: https://www.naspa.org/publications/books/using-the-cas-professional-standards