Schultz, Wells and Davis Win UNC Research Award

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Dr. Callie Schultz, Dr. Gayle Wells, Tacquice Davis and two colleagues from Elizabeth City State Univ. won the UNC-System Undergrad Research Program Award. The project includes purchasing a poverty simulation kit, training how to run the simulation, facilitating 6 iterations of the Poverty Simulation in 2018-2019, and managing 4 undergraduate research projects based on student experiences and community impact of the simulation. For more information email Dr. Schultz.

Bobilya Publishes Article

Andrew BobilyaDr. Andrew Bobilya, Associate Professor of Parks and Recreation Management, and colleagues, have published an article, “Spending time alone in nature is good for your mental and emotional health,” in Conversation US. The full article can be viewed here: https://theconversation.com/spending-time-alone-in-nature-is-good-for-your-mental-and-emotional-health-92652

 

EdD Students Attend NC Graduate Education Day

EDD studentsRebecca Ensley and Chris English represented the Educational Leadership Program and WCU graduate students by attending N.C. Graduate Education Day on Wednesday, May 30th at the N.C. General Assembly. They met with NC policymakers including, Sen. Jim Davis and Representatives Cody Henson, Mike Clampitt, Brian Turner, and Kevin Corbin. Gov. Roy Cooper declared the entire week as “Graduate Education Week” in North Carolina.

Drs. Hinnant-Crawford and Gordon Finalist for Teaching Award

teachingawardDr. Brandi Hinnant-Crawford, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, and Dr. Windy Gordon, Assistant Professor of Psychology, were recognized as a finalists for the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award. The award encourages, recognizes, and rewards superior teaching and meritorious performance at WCU. The recipient will be announced at the annual Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards on April 27th.

PRM Students Volunteer at Healthy Living Festival

Students in Parks and Recreation Management 255, Active Recreation & Leisure, volunteered at the Jackson County Healthy Living Festival on  March 24, 2018.  Students worked in groups to organize, instruct, and lead festival participants in a variety of family friendly games. Activities included Corn Hole, Twister, Horse Shoes, Spike Ball, Kan Jam, Disc Golf, Toss Across, and Waterfall Safety Awareness.

HESA Student and Faculty Recognized for Service

Higher Education Student Affairs graduate student, Savannah Matherly, and faculty member Dr. April Perry were recognized with ‘Apple Polishing Awards’ by the Order of Omega National Greek Leadership Honor Society for their commitment and service to WCU Sorority and Frarernity students.