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Faculty, students test ‘energy mile’ theory in lab

Maridy Troy and Maurice Phipps, faculty in health and physical education and parks and recreation management respectively, have completed a research study examining the ‘energy mile’ theory. The results generally confirm the 35 year old theory and give greater insight to the energy requirements for backpackers.

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Teaching Fellows Recognized with Multiple Campus Awards

Teaching Fellows students have won multiple awards across the campus for this academic year (2010-2011). The full list is below.

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Psychology Student wins Service Learning Award

Kenya Crocker, an undergraduate student in psychology, received the “Outstanding Student Achievement Award” from the Department of Service Learning. The Service Learning Awards ceremony was held April 28, 2011.

This award is given to the student who has demonstrated continued service in a course and beyond. Kenya developed a service activity site in Fall, 2010 for a psychology course, helping to tutor children at a local church on Tuesday evenings (“Tuesday Night Tutoring”).  She continued the activity through Spring 2011 getting other students involved and overseeing their work.

CEAP Student, Haywood County Teacher Wins Presidential Award

Amanda Northrup of Riverside Elementary School in Haywood County is the winner of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Professor wins Department of Education Research Grant

Dr. Meagan Karvonen has won a $900,000 research grant from the US Department of Education. The grant is to develop more meaningful ways of assessing the progress of students who have significant cognitive disabilities.

For more information, see the announcement in The Reporter.

HPE Majors Club Named WCU Organization of the Year

The Health and Physical Education Majors’ Club was named the WCU organization of the year for 2011 by the University Center Office for Leadership and Student Development. Continue reading “HPE Majors Club Named WCU Organization of the Year”