Archive for January, 2010

Math history conference at WCU wins grant funding

The National Science Foundation-Regional Undergraduate Mathematics Conferences awarded $1,200 to Sloan Despeaux, associate professor and associate head of the mathematics and computer science department, to support the fifth biennial Smoky Mountain Undergraduate Conference on the History of Mathematics.

International Programs and Services wins grant to support outreach

The Jackson County Arts Council awarded $500 to the Office of International Programs and Services to help support an outreach program in which Western Carolina University international students visit area schools to give presentations about their home cultures and countries.

Nominations sought for Jay M. Robinson eTeaching Award

Nominations will be accepted through 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, for the 2010 Jay M. Robinson eTeaching Award.

Students, faculty to perform with Land of the Sky Symphonic Band

Soloists at an upcoming Land of the Sky Symphonic Band concert will include Western Carolina University faculty Michael Shallock, associate professor of tuba and music education, and Will Peebles, professor and director of the School of Music.

Josefina Niggli celebration premiere to feature exhibit, photos and dramatizations

A semester of events celebrating the late novelist, poet, playwright and screenwriter Josefina Niggli begins Thursday, Jan. 28. “She was an amazing person who pioneered a place for women in her field and who did so much for Western Carolina,” said Amy Pisano, a senior theatre major from Asheville.

WCU-Dillsboro partnership committee to give progress report Jan. 28

Members of a committee coordinating a revitalization partnership effort between Western Carolina University and the Jackson County town of Dillsboro will provide a progress report for the community at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at the Applegate Inn in Dillsboro.

Student, incoming professor work in Canada during Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics do not start until Feb. 12 in Vancouver, British Columbia, but a Western Carolina University broadcast communication student and incoming professor are already there.

PAW PRINTS: 2010 Martin Luther King Jr. celebration photos

Western Carolina University celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. at events held Jan. 18-22.

Bill Yang receives a $5,000 Kimmel School Rapid Center Development Grant

Bill Yang, assistant professor of engineering and technology, has been awarded a Kimmel School Rapid Center Development Grant in the amount of $5,000 in support of his proposal “Fabrication of Optical Metamaterials Using Oxford Lasers DP100-5s.”

Nominations open for Academic Program of Excellence

Nominations for the Western Carolina University Academic Program of Excellence Award may be submitted to Sam Miller, vice chancellor for student affairs, through Friday, March 12.

Musical theatre faculty and students prepare for fundraising show on Sunday, Jan. 24

Faculty and students from the musical theatre program at Western Carolina University will present the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, at the Fine and Performing Arts Center.

Course taught by Chris Cooper in Netherlands becomes highest rated at MCTS for semester

The course Chris Cooper, associate professor of political science and public affairs, taught at the Netherlands for the Middleburg Center for Transatlantic Studies as part of a three-and-a-half week faculty exchange was the highest ranked course for the semester.

Faculty and staff smoking cessation programs to be held on campus

A three-week smoking cessation program for Western Carolina University faculty and staff members will be offered on campus in February and June.

Rob Young to serve on panel at ‘green economy’ conference

Western Carolina University coastal geology professor Rob Young will join a U.S. congressman and others for a symposium focusing on climate change at “The New Green Economy,” the 10th national conference on science, policy and the environment, which will be held Jan. 20-22 in Washington.

Professor and past football coach complete WNC youth health study, advocate for more physical fitness programs, education

What began as participation in a Western Carolina University community effort to help promote physical fitness and healthy lifestyles among middle school students has developed into a quest for Kent and Lisa Briggs.

Haiti disaster moves faculty, staff to give

Western Carolina University faculty, staff and students are starting to step forward to help after reports of tens of thousands dead and hundreds of thousands homeless in earthquake-devastated Haiti.

Q&A with Dr. Tom Archer

Dr. Tom Archer sees an average of 15 to 20 patients each day as one of the physicians working for Western Carolina University Student Health Services.

WCU event in Asheville on Jan. 20 to feature acclaimed author, natural resource steward

The first program of 2010 in an ongoing luncheon series designed to highlight Western Carolina University’s people and programs will feature a critically acclaimed author and an advocate of environmentally sensitive forestry who has helped Western North Carolina towns manage their watersheds.

Martin Luther King Jr. celebration set for Jan. 18-22

L. Douglas Wilder, the first African-American elected governor in the United States, will be the keynote speaker for Western Carolina University’s annual celebration in honor of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

Pat Brown wins national leadership award

The Association for Continuing Higher Education recognized Patricia Brown, dean of educational outreach at Western Carolina University, with the 2009 Leadership Award.

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