Faculty, staff members help host regional training event

More than 60 National Ski Patrol instructors from across the Southeast came to WCU this fall for the organization’s daylong annual Outdoor Emergency Care Instructors training. Ben Tholkes, associate professor of parks and recreation management assisted in setting up the training. For more information, see the article in The Reporter.

Faculty member co-chairs national conference held in WNC

Sam Fowlkes, an adjunct parks and recreation management instructor at WCU for 15 years and chair of the American Canoe Association’s safety and rescue committee, served as co-chair of the ACA’s 2013 Swiftwater Rescue Conference, which was held Oct. 24-26 in Western North Carolina. For more information, see the article in The Reporter.

PRM Club Raises Funds for Cullowhee River Park

The Parks and Recreation Management student club raised $480 from the Fifth Annual Cullowhee Canoe Slalom. All proceeds will go to development of the proposed Cullowhee River Park.

Registration Opens for Fifth Annual Cullowhee Canoe Slalom

The fifth annual Old Cullowhee Canoe Slalom is scheduled for September 13-14. There is an entry fee of $5 per person per event, with proceeds going to the Proposed River Park. Register in advance at Base Camp Cullowhee. Students in the Parks and Recreation Management Club and Base Camp Cullowhee are organizing the event.

CEAP Spring 2013 Newsletter Released

The Spring 2013 edition of the college’s newsletter has been released. This issue highlights many awards and initiatives in the college. Go here to view it: http://goo.gl/IXuH4

PRM students, faculty survey boaters’ satisfaction with recreational river flow releases

A temporary release of greater water flow on the Upper Nantahala River in late September provided recreational boaters with an opportunity for a thrill – and provided students and faculty members in the Parks and Recreation Management Program an opportunity to research their satisfaction with it. For more information, see the full article in The Reporter.