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.
An article in the Irish Times on outdoor learning quotes Andrew Bobilya, associate professor of Parks and Recreation Management, from his recent keynote presentation at a conference in Ireland. See the original article here: http://www.irishtimes.com/news/education/a-wild-education-of-which-patrick-pearse-would-be-proud-1.2652367
Andrew Bobilya recently visited four current WCU Parks and Recreation Management students who have been studying at GMIT in Ireland. He met with key faculty, explored the outdoor field study sites, and presented a keynote address at the Outdoor Education Conference which gathered students, faculty and practitioners from across Ireland, the UK and abroad in celebration of 50 years of formal outdoor education in Ireland.
The college has released the Spring 2016 edition of CEAP News, the newsletter for the college. The newsletter showcases students, alumni, faculty, and staff, including awards, scholarships, and service both locally and internationally.
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.