The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute awarded $5,000 to David Strahan, a faculty member in the School of Teaching and Learning, for a project titled “PARI Project Evaluation.” Originally reported in The Reporter.
Dr. David McCord, alumnus, professor, and head of the department of psychology, has been named one of five members of the University of Minnesota Press Test Division Advisory Board. The Board reviews all publications produced by the Test Division and sets priorities for its operations.
Dr. Sherri P. Merritt of Cary, NC died unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 13th. Dr. Merritt was actively enrolled in WCU’s Post Masters Certificate in Public School Leadership program. Dr. Merritt held degrees from Campbell University and NC State University including her doctorate. Dr. Merritt taught in the Wake County School System for many years and she also taught at UNC-Greensboro. She was currently serving as the Director of K-12 Literacy for the Wake County School System.
Student Affairs has contacted Dr. Merritt’s family to express the university’s condolences.
The Western Carolina University Board of Trustees unanimously endorsed a new strategic plan that is designed to guide the institution’s direction and development over the next decade while strengthening relationships with the communities and regions it serves. The plan calls for WCU to focus on curricular areas of creative arts, education, environment, health, innovation and technology, and recreation and tourism. See the2020commission.wcu.edu for more information. « WCU News.
Western Carolina University is consolidating graduate and undergraduate academic programs currently offered at locations across Buncombe County to a new off-campus instructional site in Biltmore Park Town Square effective this fall. For more information, see biltmorepark.wcu.edu