The Parks and Recreation Management and Recreation Therapy programs had a record attendance the 24th Annual Adventure Education Conference held at North Greenville University on November 4, 2016. WCU was well-represented with 44 students and 4 faculty from both programs. WCU will host the 25th Adventure Education conference in the fall of 2017.
Debby Singleton (PRM) and Tom Watterson (HPE) co-presented two workshops at CREW 2016 (Collaborative Regional Education Workshop) held at Cherokee Central Schools on October 6, 2016. The workshops were “Brain Breaks & Energizers” and ” DAP: Developmentally Appropriate Physical Activities”. Over 1200 regional educators attended the professional development day with many HPE and PRM alumni in attendance.
Debby Singleton presented a workshop on “Work-Life-Leisure Balance” at the NC Recreation and Park Association (NCRPA) Conference in Charlotte, NC October 24-26, 2016. Also attending was PRM senior, Hana Miller, who completed her capstone internship with NCRPA this past summer. Hana assisted with the organization of the conference.
Maurice Phipps, professor of parks and recreation management professor, and his wife Cindy Phipps, a school psychologist in Sylva, co-authored a book on Cooperative Learning. The book, titled “The Group Book: Effective Skills for Cooperative Groups,” is designed to help other instructors use collaborative learning methods in their courses. See The Reporter for more information.
Registration for the Old Cullowhee Canoe Slalom has opened. The course will be open Friday afternoon, September 9th for practice runs. The slalom events will be held Saturday, September 10th. Register for the canoe, kayak, and stand-up paddleboard classes through Base Camp Cullowhee.