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

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.

Faculty Selected for Japan Studies Institute Fellowship

Dr. Marie-Line Germain, a Human Services faculty member in the Human Resource master’s program received one of 16 university fellowships from across the United States to attend the Japan Studies Institute held at San Diego State University. The two-week program was designed promote good will and an understanding of how leaders in the Japan work to promote future growth while honoring traditional cultural foundations. While there, Marie-Line met and talked with Japanese corporation representatives, diplomats, film makers and scholars. The knowledge gained by Dr. Germain’s participation in this program will support the college’s initiatives to promote international competence of students and faculty.  For more information, see the Institute’s website.

Scholarship Applications Open for Fall 2012

Students can now apply for CEAP administered scholarships using our online form: The deadline for applications is December 1st. Some scholarships require additional materials to be submitted; see the criteria list (linked from the application form) for more information.