Archive for May, 2009

Professor wins regional 2009 Outstanding Teaching Award

Aaron Ball, professor of engineering and technology, was honored with the 2009 Outstanding Teaching Award from the Southeastern section of the American Society for Engineering Education.

Rock photo exhibit curated by Jon Jicha wins top honors at Ohio art awards event

An exhibition of gelatin silver photographs chronicling the early days of rock ‘n’ roll music that debuted at Western Carolina University’s Fine Art Museum was recently named best cultural exhibition by Northern Ohio Live during its 2009 Awards of Achievement celebration in Cleveland.

Appalachian Heritage magazine features three faculty authors

The spring 2009 issue of Appalachian Heritage, the literary magazine of Berea College in Kentucky, features work by three WCU faculty members.

WCU leaders present at national conference

Carol Burton, associate vice chancellor for undergraduate studies; Beth Tyson Lofquist, associate provost; and Anna McFadden, director of Coulter Faculty Center, presented “Connecting the Dots with Community Engagement:  Teaching, Scholarship and Service” at a conference.

Scholarly article by professor and student published

Jayne Zanglein, assistant professor of business law, and Anna Mackey, a business law student and candidate for graduation in May 2009, co-authored an article to be published in a LexisNexis “Emerging Issues Analysis” publication.

Photography exhibit gives aphasics a voice

A reception for an exhibit of photographs by people with aphasia will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 7, at the University of North Carolina at Asheville’s Reuter Center.

Drinking water exceeds quality standards

The 2009 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report for Western Carolina University is available from the reports link on the Facilities Management Web site.

Multiple areas of study, global experiences encouraged in restructured communication degree program at WCU

New requirements and courses designed to better prepare students majoring in communication for careers in the rapidly evolving industry will begin this fall at Western Carolina University.

Craft Revival Project to celebrate Web launch at Folk Art Center

History buffs, educators and appreciators of the region’s crafts tradition will celebrate the official launch of the Craft Revival Project online collection Friday and Saturday, May 22-23, at the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

WCU magazine moves online for the spring edition

Because of the impact of state budget cuts on the ability of North Carolina government agencies to print and mail publications, Western Carolina University is temporarily taking its quarterly magazine for alumni and friends into the online environment.

University holds two commencements for record-breaking class

Rainy skies outside didn’t dampen the enthusiasm inside Western Carolina University’s Ramsey Regional Activity Center as the university held a pair of commencement ceremonies to honor a record-breaking spring class of approximately 1,150 graduating students, and another group of about 100 students who will complete requirements for their degrees later this summer.

Yellow Bike Project to roll out on campus this fall

Student volunteers started gathering donated bicycles, repairing them and painting them yellow in anticipation of distributing them across campus this fall for all students, faculty and staff to use.

Employees to ride on National Bike to Work Day

The second annual Bike to Work Day in Sylva will be held on Friday, May 15, and WCU employees are invited to meet for a casual group ride to campus. “I have never ridden my bike to work, but on the 15th I’m going to,” said Karrie Joseph.

WCU students work with kindergarten through eighth-grade schoolchildren from non-English speaking homes

Amber Jones practiced her Spanish, which she was studying in a WCU course, and spoke in English as she helped a Cullowhee Valley School first-grader from a Spanish-speaking family with her reading and writing skills. “She was so happy someone had taken an interest in her language and wasn’t battling for someone to understand what she had to say,” said Jones.

Government, agricultural officials from Russia visit WCU campus

A delegation of Russian regional governmental officials and agricultural business executives visited Western Carolina University on Monday, May 4, to explore potential partnership and exchange opportunities with the university.

Registration open for training in the latest research tools

Hunter Library will host “Get Ready for … A Summer of Productive Research” on Wednesday, May 13, at the library.

Music faculty give to, raise money for scholarship fund

The Western Carolina University School of Music faculty reached into their pockets to the tune of $3,200 for the School of Music Faculty Scholarship Fund.

Commencement ceremonies planned for May 8 and May 9

Spring commencement ceremonies will be held Friday, May 8, and Saturday, May 9, at the Ramsey Regional Activity Center to accommodate the largest graduating class in university history.

WCU Relay For Life meets $25,000 goal

Western Carolina University’s Relay For Life, an awareness and fundraising event for the American Cancer Society, drew more than 350 participants April 24 and met the $25,000 fundraising goal, said student organizer Brittany Phillips.

Professor’s poetry presented on the London stage

A poem by professor Catherine Carter will enjoy a new life as a musical creation on the London stage this summer.

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