PRM-HPE Colleagues Present at CREW 2016

Debby TomDebby 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.

PRM Represented at State Conference

Debby HannahDebby 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.

Phipps co-authors book on Cooperative Learning with wife

Phipps Book CoverMaurice 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.

PRM Students Revitalize Trail at Fairview Elementary

Old Cullowhee Canoe Slalom Registration Opens

PRM 427 Students Reach Summit of Downs Mountain

PRM 427Andrew Bobilya, associate professor of parks and recreation management, led a group of WCU students on a 15 day mountaineering course (PRM 427) in the Wind River Range of Wyoming in June. During the course, the group reached the peak of Downs Mountain (13,350 ft). All students in the course received the Outdoor Leadership Certificate through the Wilderness Education Association.