Faculty to speak at United Nations Leadership Development Workshop

Dr. Kirk Smith, assistant professor of Human Resources, will speak at the Leadership Development Workshop for UN Women Representatives and Managers to be held September 24-28 in Turin, Italy.  Dr. Smith was invited to speak by the United Nations System Staff College, which is conducting the event.  His presentation is titled “Leading for Results: Decision-Making from a Leadership Perspective.”

WCU Programs at Biltmore Park to host Open House on Sept. 27

Western Carolina University will hold an Open House on Thursday, Sept. 27, for its new instructional site in Biltmore Park Town Square, where more than 500 students reported for classes earlier this fall semester. The Open House, to feature tours of classrooms and laboratories, is set for 5:30 until 7 p.m. WCU Chancellor David O. Belcher will deliver remarks at 6:30 p.m. Those interested in attending the event are asked to respond to Christy Lennox at 828-654-6498 or cslennox@wcu.edu before Thursday, Sept. 20. For more information, see the article in The Reporter.

Registration opens for annual Old Cullowhee Canoe Slalom

The fourth annual Old Cullowhee Canoe Slalom is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8.  There is an entry fee of $5 per person, with proceeds going toward a proposed river park in Cullowhee. Registration forms are at Base Camp Cullowhee. Students in the Parks and Recreation Management Club are organizing the event. For more information, see the WCU News article.

Professor and Alum edited book published

Dr. Russ Curtis, associate professor, and Eric Christian (MAEd, ’99) have co-edited a book: Integrated Care: Applying Theory to Practice and an accompanying instructional DVD.  The two were also interviewed about the topic of Integrated Care for the American Counseling Association’s Podcast Series: Hot Topics.

Break by the Lake Conference Scheduled

The Counseling program will hold its annual Break by the Lake Conference for Student Services Personnel at Lake Logan Episcopal Center on Friday, September 28th.  In its fifteenth year, the conference provides regional school personnel including counselors, nurses, social workers, resource officers, psychologists, administrators, and teachers as well as community mental health partners a full day to learn and collaborate with one another on services provided to youth and their families.  For more information about the conference go to breakbythelake.wcu.edu.

New Killian Student Commons Opens

The new Student Commons room in Killian 105 has opened for students to use.  The commons have six student workstations, wifi and power outlets for personal laptop use, and tables for small group meetings.  The presentation station will be active soon for students to practice using the Smart board or giving a presentation.