Archive for November, 2010

Chancellor search committee hears from campus, community

The search committee tasked with helping select the next chancellor of Western Carolina University spent four hours Monday, Nov. 22, listening to the people whose lives will be most affected by the leader who eventually is hired – those who work and study at WCU and those who support the university.

Dillsboro event draws several hundred WCU faculty, staff, students

Approximately 250 Western Carolina University faculty, staff and students converged on the town of Dillsboro on Nov. 18 for “Destination: Dillsboro!”

Blue Ridge Hall and Balsam Hall to be dedicated Tuesday

Chancellor John W. Bardo and members of the Western Carolina University Board of Trustees will dedicate WCU’s newest residence halls, Balsam Hall and Blue Ridge Hall, at the courtyard between the buildings at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30.

Drury named interim director of Fine Art Museum

Denise Drury, curatorial specialist at the Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University, has been named interim director of the museum in the wake of founding director Martin Dewitt’s retirement.

WCU to host World AIDS Day events Nov. 30

AIDS memorial crafts and ribbons, free AIDS testing and a panel discussion are planned in recognition of World AIDS Day.

Adams guides student design team in CANstruction competition

Erin Adams, assistant professor of interior design, led a team of students from Art Space Charter School in Swannanoa who won “Best Meal” in the third annual CANstruction competition held in Asheville.

Petrovich-Mwaniki leads development of inaugural Forum on Internationalizing Teacher Education; WCU faculty and staff participate

As chair of the University Council on International Programs, Lois Petrovich-Mwaniki, director of WCU International Programs and Services, helped lead the development of the recently held Forum on Internationalizing Teacher Education.

Environmental health faculty, students present at state meeting

Faculty and students from Western Carolina University’s environmental health sciences program recently presented at the annual meeting of the North Carolina Mosquito and Vector Control Association held in Atlantic Beach.

UC to celebrate the holidays Dec. 1-2

The A.K. Hinds University Center at Western Carolina University will host its “Holidays at the UC” celebration Wednesday, Dec. 1, and Thursday, Dec. 2.

Petrovich-Mwaniki presents workshop at regional conference

Lois Petrovich-Mwaniki, director of International Programs and Services, co-presented a workshop titled “Building Collaboration/Moving Toward Innovation: Teacher Education and Internationalization” at the recent Organization of International Educators regional conference held in Jacksonville, Fla.

UNC system president-elect delivers charge to chancellor search group

University of North Carolina President-elect Tom Ross had one simple requirement for the committee tasked with helping find the next chancellor of Western Carolina University – deliver him a superhero.

Chancellor search group to hold public forums Nov. 22

Members of the public will have an opportunity to have their voices heard by the search committee that will help select the next chancellor of Western Carolina University during a series of open forums Monday, Nov. 22.

From the breakroom with Sarah Nuñez

Sarah Nuñez, who was born in Colombia, is an assistant director of admissions based at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College and serves as a liaison between WCU and A-B Tech. Nuñez recently hosted a one-hour training session centered on working with Latino students at WCU and developed a Latino Student Resource Guide.

Jones coordinates student trip to movie set

Scenic shop assistants and students in a scenic technology class taught by Luther Jones, technical director for Western Carolina University’s School of Stage and Screen, recently traveled to Vonore, Tenn., where the movie “Alone, Yet Not Alone” was being filmed and met with the film’s producer.

Former Rockette teaching at WCU prepares students for holiday performance

The former Rockette at the helm of Western Carolina University’s dance program is preparing students to perform a Rockettes-inspired routine in the Asheville Holiday Parade on Saturday, Nov. 20, and make a surprise appearance at a WCU holiday show.

Lawrence to present at national convention

Brian Lawrence, assistant professor of English, will present “It’s All Right Now: Transformative Composition and Identity Development in the Lives and Classrooms of Three First-Year Teachers” with two of his students at the National Council of Teachers of English annual convention in Florida.

Debo presents at conference

Annette Debo, associate professor of English, recently presented “H.D.’s Chevalier: Norman Holmes Pearson and the Grooming of H.D. as ‘National Poetess-Heroine’” at the 2010 Modernist Studies Association conference held in Canada.

Duncan featured at author event

Pam Duncan, assistant professor of English and fiction author, recently read from her work at the Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series held at Barton College.

Gastle has essay published, prepares to lead SACS workshop

An essay by Brian Gastle, associate professor and head of the English department, titled “Gower’s Business: Artistic Production of Cultural Capital and The Tale of Florent” was recently published in “John Gower, Trilingual Poet Language, Translation, and Tradition.” Gastle also will be running a half-day workshop on writing compliance reports at the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools 2010 annual meeting.

Rash short story included in recently published collection

A short story by Ron Rash, WCU’s Parris Distinguished Professor of Appalachian Culture, was included in the recently published anthology “Degrees of Elevation: Short Stories of Contemporary Appalachia.

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