David Solomon (graduate student), Jenna Cordrey (undergraduate psychology major) and Dr. Asberg (faculty sponsor) just learned that their poster, titled “Personality Traits as Predictors of Adult Psychological Adjustment”, was accepted for presentation at ABCT’s 45th Annual Convention to be held on November 10-13, 2011 in Toronto. ABCT is the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and gathers researchers in clinical and counseling psychology for the purpose of informing psychotherapy treatments. For more information, check out the website at ABCT.org.
Two faculty members in CEAP have been selected as honorary inductees to the WCU chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda, the national honor society for nontraditional students. The faculty members are Cathy Grist from the department of Human Services and David McCord, department head of Psychology.
See the article in the Reporter for more information.
Maridy Troy and Maurice Phipps, faculty in health and physical education and parks and recreation management respectively, have completed a research study examining the ‘energy mile’ theory. The results generally confirm the 35 year old theory and give greater insight to the energy requirements for backpackers.
Dr. Meagan Karvonen has won a $900,000 research grant from the US Department of Education. The grant is to develop more meaningful ways of assessing the progress of students who have significant cognitive disabilities.
For more information, see the announcement in The Reporter.
Several embers of our college won university-level awards for 2011.
Star Staff Award: Barbara Schade, licensure specialist
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award: Gayle Wells, assistant professor of HPER
Provost’s Instructional Improvement Grants: Lisa Bloom, Sharon F. Dole, HS