PRM Faculty Present at International Experiential Education Conference

AEE LogoParks and Recreation Management faculty,  Glenn Middleton and Andrew Bobilya represented WCU at the Association for Experiential Education Annual International Conference in Montreal, Quebec November 8-12.  They co-presented on Spirituality and Experiential Education and Bobilya also facilitated a workshop titled, “21st Century Participants: Can We Achieve the Same Outcomes with Different Levels of Risk?” Middleton and Bobilya also presented individual papers at the Symposium on Experiential Education Research.  Dr. Bobilya began a three-year term co-chairing the research symposium.

Blair Presents Paper at Annual Meeting

WCU SealEllie Blair, faculty member in the School of Teaching and Learning, presented a paper, titled, “Transformative Teacher Leadership in Jamaica & The United States: Re-Envisioning a Profession for the 21st Century” at the annual meeting of the American Educational Studies Association, an international social foundations of education group, in Pittsburgh, PA.  Blair addressed teaching and learning in Jamaica and the United States by providing a cross-cultural examination of a profession in transition.  She also highlighted the most salient features of teachers’ work that both impedes and promotes its growth and development as a profession.

Phipps to Present in Australia

Dr. Lynn Sacco to Speak at Ron Morrow Lecture Series

Lynn SaccoDr. 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.

Speaker to Present on Every Student Succeeds Act

CEAP Conceptual FrameworkDr. Lou Fabrizio will present on “The New Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and What It Means for North Carolina” on Thursday, February 11, 4 pm, in Killian 102. Dr. Fabrizio is the Director of the Division of Data, Research and Federal Policy for the NC Department of Public Instruction.

Project WILD Workshop to be held December 5th

Project WILDTanya Poole will lead a Project WILD workshop on Saturday December 5 from 9-3:30 in Killian 102. The workshop is open to all interested educators. Project WILD is a wildlife-focused conservation education program for K-12 educators . Participants receive a K-12 curriculum and activity guide with integrated and student-centered lesson plans. Register at:  For more information, contact Patricia Bricker.