Did you know- Gordon Kayaked 1,882 miles?

mapDr. Windy Gordon was featured in the September 9th Citizen-Times ‘Answer Man’ column. In 1997, Gordon  and a Bette Purnell (Brevard staff member) took seven students down the French Broad River from Rosman, NC to the Gulf of Mexico as part of an interdisciplinary program called ‘Voice of the Rivers.’ Gordon said,”We put in the water at Rosman, NC, where I think the French Broad is about 20 feet wide,” Gordon said. “Three and a half months later we were floating in the ocean. We averaged 20 miles a day. The shortest day was 4 miles, the longest day was 37.” The total mileage was 1,882. They left in August and arrived in December. Read the entire column here.

Ford Co-Authored Psychology Book

MSHR Consulting Initiative Teams with NC Center for Nonprofits

GermainThe HR Consulting Initiative in the MSHR program- is pleased to collaborate with the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits to offer nonprofit Members of the Center pro bono expertise on a variety of human resources topics and issues. The North Carolina Center for Nonprofits’s mission is to educate, connect, and advocate for NC nonprofits. It has 1,480 nonprofit members. To date, over 610 Master’s in HR students have provided free HR consulting to over 200 organizations nationwide. For more information, go to HRconsulting.wcu.edu.

Blair Receives 2018 AESA Critics Choice Book Award

bookcoverDr. Ellie Blair’s recently published text, “By the light of the silvery moon:  Teacher moonlighting and the dark side of teachers’ work” is the recipient of the American Educational Studies Association 2018 Critics Choice Book Award.  AESA is an international group of noted scholars in the foundations of education

Chandler Appointed Chief Faculty Marshal

chandlerActing Provost, Dr. Carol Burton, has appointed Dr. Resa Chandler, Health and Physical Education faculty member, as Chief Faculty Marshal. Faculty Marshals are senior members of the faculty who are nominated by the academic deans based on their outstanding service to the institution, excellence in teaching, and the respect of their faculty colleagues.  They serve the institution as official ambassadors at university events including commencement and convocation.

Menickelli, Grube, Lowell Publish Study

WCU SealHealth and Physical Education Faculty, Justin Menickelli, Dan Grube & Sarah Lowell publish study. The results of their study, “Convergent Validity of a Low-Cost Accelerometer with a Research-Grade Pedometer in a Physical Education Setting”, were published in the International Journal of Physical Education, Fitness and Sports.