12 Middle Grades Majors Attend National Conference

groupphotoTwelve students attended the Annual Conference for Middle Level Education (CMLA) in Orlando, FL. Mac Chapman and Nate Buchanan, interns at the Catamount School, presented with Dr. Holly Pinter and Dr. Kim Winter. The other students were part of the CMLA Summit and served as Facilitators.

Fowlkes Featured in Publication

samLongtime PRM Canoeing and Whitewater Rescue Instructor, Sam Fowlkes, is featured in the November issue of the American Canoeing Association’s Paddle publication. Fowlkes has been a recognized leader in paddlesports for 40 years and has recieved multiple awards and honors over his career. His contributions include curriculum development, programming and instructional mentorship. Read the entire article here: https://issuu.com/_aca/docs/paddle_emag_november_2018_final

PRM Students Present at Adventure Ed Conference

prmstudentsThe 26th Annual Adventure Education Conference was held at UNCA on November 2.  Over 50 PRM and RTH students attended the conference along with faculty members; Andrew Bobilya, Debby Singleton, Callie Schultz, Glenn Middleton, Maurice Phipps, and Jennifer Hinton.  PRM students presented two presentations.  “Star Power Stimulation: Poverty within Recreation” led by Tayler Carrigan and Krista Patton.  “Partnering with Outside Agencies” presented by Seth Blanton, Emily Dobson, and Allie Pratt.

PRM Receives Intentional Learning Grant

WCU SealParks and Recreation Management has received an Intentional Learning Grant for  the course, PRM 321: Interpretation and Environmental Education.  The grant, sponsored by the Office of the Provost will allow students to experience a unique, immersive opportunity  through a four day service learning project on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Floyd, VA.

PRM Faculty & Student Present at NCRPA Conference

prmpresentDebby Singleton (PRM Faculty) and Jake Burcaw (PRM student) presented “Hungry Hippos to Harry Potter: Move More through Pop Culture” at the annual NC Recreation & Parks Association conference held in Winston Salem, October 24-26.  The workshop focused on how to use pop culture to create engaging and fun physical activities.  Ms. Singleton also presented a workshop entitled, “Strategies for the Life-Work Pendulum”.

STL Grad Student Featured in Science Journal

NSTABetty Jo Moore, a current middle grades education graduate student with a STEM concentration, will be featured in the November/December 2018 “member spotlight” in the National Science Teacher Associateion (NSTA) Science Scope Journal. Moore is in 11th year of teaching science and currently teaches at the Wiley Magnet Middle School in Winston-Salem, NC.