Faculty Propose Help for Jamaica Students with Disabilities

Recently, David Westling and Karena Cooper-Duffy, both professors of special education, traveled to Jamaica to propose ways to help special education programs in the country. The faculty also met with The Honorable Ronal Thwaites, the Minister of Education and Elaine Foster Allen, the Permanent Secretary.

College Newsletter for Fall, 2013 Published

The college newsletter for Fall, 2013 has been published and can be accessed here: http://goo.gl/X3rTLl

Herzog wins international award

Hal Herzog, professor of psychology, recently received the 2013 Distinguished Scholar Award from the International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations and the International Society for Anthrozoology. The award, presented at the American Veterinary Medical Association annual convention held in Chicago, honored Herzog for contributing through his published works to the understanding of human-animal interactions and relationships. See the article in The Reporter.

WCU professor to present keynote address at Brazil event

Kirk Smith, assistant professor of human resources and leadership at WCU, will deliver a keynote address Thursday, April 11, for the HR Metrics and Indicators Special Forum to be held in Brazil.Smith will present via videoconference “How Performance Metrics and Indicators of Human Capital May Contribute to Improving Organizational Quality, Innovation and Productivity.” For more information, see the WCU News article.

Finland Interns Holding Fundraisers

The team of teacher education students who will travel to Finland are holding two fundraisers on Saturday, Feb. 16th. Starting at 7:30 am, they will hold a yard sale in the parking lot of Stanberry Insurance in Sylva. From 1:00-3:00 pm they will hole a bake sale on the 2nd floor of the UC. Please come support their efforts.

Fundraiser Yard Sale for Finland Interns set for Feb. 16

The team of teacher education students who will travel to Finland for an internship are holding a yard sale. The sale will be held Saturday, February 16th starting at 7:30 am in the Stanberry Insurance parking lot on Main Street in Sylva. Funds will be used to support the students’ travel.