Fifteen students pursuing the Minor in Leadership traveled to Seville, Spain for 16 days in May. The trip was the culminating event of LEAD 494: Global and International Perspectives in Leadership, which develops personal leadership skills and global/cultural competency. The group stayed in the homes of families, visited businesses, attended lectures, and went on historic tours.
Dr. Lynn Sacco, University of Tennessee – Knoxville, will speak at the Ron Morrow Lecture Series on the topic “Act Like a Man: Easier Said Than Done…what it means to be a man and how nobody really knows what that means.” The presentation will be held Wed, Feb. 17, 5 pm, in Killian 102. Q&A session to follow. All are welcome.
Carrie Rogers, elementary education, and Ashley McLendon, MAED 2014, published an article in Multicultural Perspectives, the peer-reviewed journal of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME). The article is titled “Shayla: A Portrait of the Schooling Experiences of an Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian Youth.”
The experiences of seven teacher education students and one faculty member who traveled to Kenya in October are detailed in an article in The Reporter titled Fifteen days in Kenya: Drinking up the lessons of life. Russ Binkley, the faculty member accompanying the group, hopes to repeat the trip in future years.
Travel & Study in Germany! Travel Dates: June 5-19, 2016. Students will earn course credit and collaborate with English-speaking German Student Teachers and German school children. The course is available to Elementary, Inclusive, Middle, and Health & Physical Education majors. For more information, attend the interest meeting on Monday, Dec. 7 11:30-noon in Killian 222 or contact Dr. Nancy Luke or Dr. Dan Grube.
Patrons of the Waynesville center of LifeSpan Services, a disabilities assistance nonprofit group serving North Carolina, came to campus to take part in fun and fulfillment by participating in games and activities created by 45 students taking a class taught by Ellen Sigler, professor of psychology. For more information, see the article in The Reporter.