Psychology Students and Professor Collaborate on Research

David Solomon (graduate student), Jenna Cordrey (undergraduate psychology major) and Dr. Asberg (faculty sponsor) just learned that their poster, titled “Personality Traits as Predictors of Adult Psychological Adjustment”, was accepted for presentation at ABCT’s 45th Annual Convention to be held on November 10-13, 2011 in Toronto. ABCT is the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and gathers researchers in clinical and counseling psychology for the purpose of informing psychotherapy treatments. For more information, check out the website at ABCT.org.

CEAP Faculty Selected as Honorary Inductees to Honor Society

Two faculty members in CEAP have been selected as honorary inductees to the WCU chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda, the national honor society for nontraditional students. The faculty members are Cathy Grist from the department of Human Services and David McCord, department head of Psychology.

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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.