Faculty to present research on tacher candidate’s perceptions of themselves as leaders

Carrie Rogers and Roya Scales will present the results of their study of 2011 Interns’ perceptions of themselves as leaders. Based on a comprehensive analysis of responses to the Teacher Leadership Essay (EE6), they will offer insights into our graduates’ conceptions of leadership and of this electronic evidence. The presentation will be held March 26 at 4:00 in Killian 202.

CEAP students to present at WCU Graduate Research Symposium

Several students from our college will present their work at the WCU Graduate Research Symposium on March 22.

Teaching Hispanic Students: Through Project-based/Student Directed Learning
Presenter: Cheryl Wright; Sponsor: Dr. Frederick Buskey

An Assessment of Students’ Environmental Sustainability Literacy at Western Carolina University
Presenter: Sarah Burkhardt, Annaleise Camacho, Becca McGrath; Sponsor: Dr. Cheryl Daly

The Entry Experiences, Challenges, and Mediating Strategies of Public School Superintendents
Presenter: David M. Sutton; Sponsor: Dr. Meagan Karvonen

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Rural Urban Exchange Panel Discussion set for Thurs. March 15

Students from WCU and NC A&T describe their experiences in the eleventh annual Rural-Urban Exchange (RUE) as they visit communities, public schools and university campuses that are very different from those with which they are familiar. The goals of the RUE include providing teacher-education students at WCU substantial field experience in urban communities where they interact with P-12 students from diverse ethnic, racial, socioeconomic and language groups. This program also supplies teacher-education students at NC A&T with significant field experience with students in rural communities.

In addition, the RUE provides students at WCU and NC A&T opportunities to work with university and public school faculty who provide valuable skills and preparation for working with diverse students in our schools. For more information, contact John Habel at 227-3367 (habel@email.wcu.edu) or Tom Oren at 227-3290 (oren@email.wcu.edu).

Herzog featured for WCU book signing on March 14

The WCU bookstore will hold an author reading and signing event for Hal Herzog’s recent book, “Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why it’s so hard to think straight about animals.” Herzog, professor of psychology, will read an excerpt from the book and be available to sign copies. The event begins at 3 PM on Wednesday, March 14, 2012.

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