Dr. Dale Carpenter has been selected to serve as the Interim Dean of the College of Education and Allied Professions. This appointment will be effective July 1, pending official approval through various university channels. Dr. Carpenter is currently a professor of special education in the School of Teaching and Learning.
The college awarded two alumni with the Peak Performer award for 2012 at our Honors and Awards ceremony. Dorothy Smith (BS, 1972; MAED, 2002) is a master educator with 20 years of experience in special education as a teacher, published author, and autism specialist. Dee Dasburg (MS, 1994) is the Interim Dean of Students at Brevard College and serves as the Coordinator for Counseling Services.
Dr. Ron Morrow, national presenter and author, will speak on “Addressing Homophobia and Hetersexism” on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 5pm in the UC Multipurpose room. Dr. Morrow is an alumnus of WCU and is the past president and past executive director of the North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (NCAAHPERED)
STUDENTS: PRINT OUT YOUR COURSE SCHEDULE NOW FOR THE NEW ROOM NUMBERS. All rooms in the Killian building are being renumbered, including all offices and classrooms. Course schedules in MyCat reflect the NEW room numbers. Facilities should complete physical renumbering by this Friday.
See our college’s Resources page for building layouts with the new room numbers AND a “cheat sheet” showing the old and new numbers for our classrooms. (These will be posted by 5 pm, Thursday, January 5).
April Hicks, a 2010 graduate from the BSEd in Elementary Education program, was featured in the most recent issue of Imagine Magazine, produced by the Honors College at WCU. The article describes how she engaged in undergraduate research with Dr. Tommy Hodges (Assistant Professor in the School of Teaching and Learning) on strategies for teaching multiplication. She continues to use the strategies in her first year of teaching, and is working with Dr. Hodges to publish the results of her research.