Archive for January, 2009

Malcolm Abel

Malcolm Abel, associate professor of business law, recently made a presentation to the Asheville Area Paralegal Association centered on the U.S. Supreme Court. Abel discussed the emergence of Justice Anthony Kennedy as the swing vote on the court and the range of decisions in 2007-08 that culminated in the landmark decision about the right to […]

Roseanna Belt

The Cherokee Preservation Foundation awarded $15,000 to Roseanna Belt, director of the Cherokee Center, to promote awareness of Cherokee culture and support for WCU student organization Di-Ga-Li-I and student residential community Judaculla House, which are both centered on Cherokee and Native American culture.

Louis E. Buck Jr.

The Small Business Technology and Development Center awarded $3,500 to Louis E. Buck Jr., director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, to facilitate and promote involvement of faculty members and students in the work of the SBTDC, and sponsor research and instruction activities on small business issues.

Victoria Clement

Victoria Clement, assistant professor of history, presented “Alternatives to Western Aid: Educational Sponsorship from within the Muslim World” at Columbia University in January and will present “Cross-cultural Contributions: Turkish Educational Networks in Central Asia” at the United Nations’ Alliance of Civilizations Secretariat International Conference to be held Jan. 29-31 in Kennesaw, Ga. Clement also recently […]

Dr. Claire DeCristofaro

Dr. Claire DeCristofaro, associate professor of nursing, recently gave a continuing education presentation titled “Pain Diagnosis and Management and Controlled Substance Prescribing” at an annual regional conference for physician assistants. The conference was hosted by the South Carolina Association of Physician Assistants in Kiawah Island, S.C.

John Habel and Thomas Ford

The North Carolina General Assembly awarded $73,457 to John Habel, associate professor of psychology, and Thomas Ford, professor of psychology. Habel, an educational psychologist, and Ford, a social psychologist, will help educators at Isaac Dickson Elementary School in Asheville learn to create educational environments sensitive to the unique experiences of students who might otherwise be […]

Vincent Hall

The Jonas Center awarded $22,310 to Vincent Hall, director of the School of Nursing, to work with Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College to implement a model for dually admitting qualified students as part of an effort to increase the number of professional nurses with baccalaureate degrees.

Michael Hubble

The North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services awarded $91,510 to Michael Hubble, director of the emergency medical care program within the College of Health and Human Sciences, to conduct an assessment and analysis of the North Carolina EMS work force and provide recommendations to address recruitment and retention issues. This assessment will allow the […]

William T. Thompkins Jr.

The Marketing Association for Rehabilitation Centers awarded $6,000 to William T. Thompkins Jr., professor and senior policy fellow with the Institute for the Economy and the Future, to conduct a study to propose and evaluate applications of the “Net Present Value (NPV) Rule” to rank, evaluate and manage social investment projects.

Tonya Westbrook

University of North Carolina General Administration awarded $221,945 to Tonya Westbrook, assistant professor of social work, to provide educational and financial support to students who commit to taking jobs as child welfare services social workers for N.C. county social services offices after completing their degrees. Ten undergraduate social work students will receive service awards of […]

Bruce Yarrington

The Internal Revenue Service of the U.S. Department of the Treasury awarded $4,281 to Bruce Yarrington, manager of Qualla Financial Freedom, a nonprofit program offered at WCU’s Cherokee Center, for a voluntary income tax assistance program that assists elder Cherokee tribal members with free income tax e-filing service. The program was one of 111 chosen […]

Rob Young

Rob Young, director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines, has been appointed to the North Carolina Offshore Energy Exploration Study Committee. The committee will study the implications from financial to environmental of leasing federal waters off North Carolina’s coast to energy companies for oil and natural gas exploration.

Comments on Space Management Policy Due Feb. 4

Comments and concerns about a revision to a Western Carolina University policy related to space management may be e-mailed to policy@email.wcu.edu until Wednesday, Feb. 4. The revised policy, which includes a description of how to request space, how space is assigned, how it becomes available for reassignment and how to request modest renovations to space, […]

The Reporter goes live in new online format

With the Monday, Jan. 26, issue of The Reporter, what was a printed campuswide newsletter has transformed into The Reporter online news site for the faculty and staff of Western Carolina University. Published by the Office of News Services, which is part of the public relations arm of the Division of Advancement and External Affairs, the new online format was introduced as a cost- and paper-saving measure.

WCU faculty panel to discuss how to help students make a difference in their world

Reviews show Western Carolina University students highly value their engaged-learning experiences, from learning the art of filmmaking while creating short documentaries about community organizations, to learning engineering skills while helping design a new engine part for an auto-racing company. Five representatives from recipients of this year’s Chancellor’s Engaged Teaching Award will discuss how they developed […]

Inside the Staff Breakroom with Trevor Jones

Trevor Jones, who has worked as a museum curator and as coordinator for a historical digitization institute, recently joined the staff of the Mountain Heritage Center. In his role as curator, Jones will write, design and build exhibits; oversee the museum’s collection of artifacts; and assist visitors as they learn about the region.

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