Archive for November, 2009

Mary Adams to read from her poetry at Sylva bookstore

Mary Adams, associate professor of English, will be one of the featured poets to read from recent works and answer questions at City Lights in Sylva at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5.

WORKING TITLES
Library group mixes business with pleasure
to develop leisure reading collection

The six members of Hunter Library’s Leisure Reading Group wear two hats: one for their jobs in cataloging, reference and collection development and resource management; another for their behind-the-scenes work choosing the horror, suspense/thrillers, contemporary fiction, nonfiction, sci-fi, romance and graphic novels for the library’s small but treasured collection of pleasure reads.

Fulbright awards take two WCU scholars abroad

This fall, Vicki Szabo, associate professor of history at WCU, is in Cardiff, Wales, helping create a database to identify whale species from artifacts and to examine historical whale-hunting patterns. Meanwhile, Paul Dezendorf, an instructor in WCU’s master’s degree program in public affairs, is in Moscow conducting research and teaching courses at the State University-Higher School of Economics.

Book examines national trends through Citadel

“Marching in Step: Masculinity, Citizenship, and The Citadel in Post-World War II America” is the first book for Alexander Macaulay, who coordinates Western Carolina University’s history graduate program and whose research interests include the modern South, modern American history and concepts of masculinity.

Professor helps build international community of Netherlandic history scholars with new books

Laura Cruz worked with scholars Benjamin Kaplan and Marybeth Carlson to produce “Myth in History, History in Myth: Proceedings of the Third International Conference of the Society for Netherlandic History (New York: June 5-6, 2006)” and Willem Frijhoff to prepare “Boundaries and their Meanings in the History of the Netherlands” for publication.

New football scoreboard to feature video screen and sound

Construction crews will spend the next six weeks installing a new scoreboard that features video and sound on the Ramsey Regional Activity Center side of E.J. Whitmire Stadium.

Dillsboro leaders to tour WCU campus to explore possible partnerships on Monday, Nov. 30

As part of Western Carolina University’s ongoing effort to apply the talents of its faculty, staff and students to help the neighboring town of Dillsboro, a group of merchants and leaders from the Jackson County municipality were scheduled to tour the campus Monday, Nov. 30.

Donations accepted through Dec. 11 for Angel Wings program

Financial donations and unwrapped, new toys for the nonprofit Jackson County Christmas Store, which helps families referred for assistance acquire holiday gifts, are being accepted in the Scott Hall office of the Department Residential Living as part of its annual Angel Wings program.

Rob Young co-authors book about monitoring geological changes

Rob Young, WCU professor of geology and director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines, co-authored “Geological Monitoring,” which was recently published by The Geological Society of America.

Jim Costa to appear on UNC-TV

Jim Costa, professor of biology and director of Highlands Biological Station, was among those interviewed for a segment of “North Carolina Now” to appear on UNC-TV at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30.

Spirit of giving at WCU shows through service

Members of the Western Carolina University community spent the weeks before Thanksgiving collecting hundreds of pounds of food for and volunteering their time at organizations that combat hunger.

Angel Wings program under way

Long-standing programs at Western Carolina University, Angel Wings and the Jackson County Christmas Store offer community members in need an affordable opportunity to acquire holiday gifts for their families.

H1N1 vaccine now available to employees

Western Carolina University Health Services has made doses of the H1N1 vaccine nasal spray available now not only to students but also to faculty and staff.

Honors College office open in Balsam Hall

The Honors College office has moved from Reynolds to Balsam Hall.

Representatives from WCU in Mexico to study Mayan language, art

Representatives of Western Carolina University’s Cherokee studies program and the Fine Art Museum have traveled to San Cristóbal de las Casas, in the Mexican state of Chiapas, to learn about the Mayan art and language.

Q&A on mediation (and how to keep the peace during the holidays)

Jayne Zanglein coached WCU’s nationally award-winning mediation team. In this Q&A, she shares her thoughts about the value of mediation and a few strategies for surviving the holidays.

Physical Education Majors Club to host ‘Parents’ Night Out’ on Friday, Dec.4

Children of Western Carolina University administrators, faculty and staff ages 3 and up are invited to a night of fun and physical activity from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4, in Reid Gym.

Campus police department honors officers

Eight Western Carolina University Police Department officers recently received medals, ribbons and certificates honoring educational and professional achievements.

SCENE ON CAMPUS: Kimmel School labs spark Scouts’ interest

“Our scouts are at an age that they are interested in Legos and building, and the trip to WCU gave them a practical idea of what they can do with this love of Legos in their adult lives,” said Deborah Lovern.

Flu vaccine arrives at WCU

More than 275 students were vaccinated against the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus at the first four clinics held on campus after the arrival of the first shipment of vaccine in early November.

WCU’s Health Center has treated more than 400 patients with flu-like symptoms this fall.

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