Archive for June, 2011

Honduras mission trip compels nursing student to cultivate clinical opportunities abroad

“The purpose of an international clinical rotation is not only to develop a sense of philanthropy, but also to take students back to a time when anesthetists always had a finger on the pulse, used their senses to assess their patients and never turned their back on the operating field,” said WCU student Kylee Baquero.

Fine and Performing Arts Center to bear Bardo’s name

John W. Bardo’s name will be permanently affixed to the Fine and Performing Arts Center in recognition of the retiring chancellor’s efforts to make the $30 million, 122,000-square-foot facility a reality.

WCU works with teachers to develop ‘responsiveness to instruction’ model

Western Carolina University will partner with Transylvania County Schools to develop a model for supporting teachers in identifying student needs in mathematics and literacy, and tailoring instruction and individual interventions to address those needs.

Inaugural leadership workshop deemed a success

“The retreat reminded me that we are all leaders – that leadership is not a job title. Every one of us is a leader every day in some aspect of our lives. The retreat reminded me that we are all leaders – that leadership is not a job title,” said Anne E. Aldrich.

Rash wins honors as he completes novel

Western Carolina University faculty member and writer Ron Rash is putting the final touches on his new novel even as he is honored for the contributions he has made to Southern literature through his previous novels, short stories and poems.

Recent leadership changes announced

Gibbs Knotts, Chris Cooper, Todd Collins, Ted Coyle and Robert Mulligan are among current WCU faculty who have accepted new leadership roles on campus.

Art museum offers desktop wallpaper from permanent collection

Tired of your computer desktop’s same old same old? Spice things up with a selection of desktop wallpaper offerings from the Fine Art Museum at WCU.

Summer ice cream socials to be held Wednesdays

WHEE for Life, A.K. Hinds University Center and Last Minute Productions have teamed up to host weekly ice cream socials on the UC lawn from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Outdoor summer concerts continue through July

Western Carolina University’s 2011 Summer Concert Series is under way. The concerts, sponsored by A.K. Hinds University Center, will be held on the University Center lawn at 7 p.m. on Thursdays in June and July.

Kreuter, Byrnes featured in Inside Higher Ed article; Kreuter becomes columnist

Inside Higher Ed featured Nate Kreuter, assistant professor of English, and Mary Byrnes, assistant professor of sociology, in an article titled “The Guts to Publish.” The piece explores the faculty members’ lighthearted bet to eat liver mush if they did not complete five scholarly articles before Memorial Day.

Gastle, Debo co-edit texts centered on teaching world literature

Brian Gastle, head of the English department, and Annette Debo, associate professor of English, co-edited books available this fall as part of the Modern Language Association’s Approaches to Teaching World Literature series. Each book in the series suggests resources and a range of strategies for teaching a specific literary work, literary tradition or writer.

Carol Burton presents at national meeting

Carol Burton, assistant vice chancellor for undergraduate studies, presented a session titled “Interdisciplinary Institutional Programs: Implications for Active Citizenship” at the annual American Association of State Colleges and Universities American Democracy Project Meeting in Orlando on June 4.

Eleanor Hilty edits books, one with WCU contributors

Eleanor Hilty, associate professor of educational leadership and foundations, edited two recently published books, “Thinking About Schools: A Foundations of Education Reader” and “Teacher Leadership: The ‘New’ Foundations of Teacher Education: A Reader.”

Carter writes for Ploughshares literary magazine

Catherine Carter, associate professor of English and director of the English Education Program, is writing blog posts for Ploughshares Literary Magazine.

Kurt Telford to be honored at University of Connecticut

W. Kurt Telford, an adjunct professor of educational leadership and foundations, was honored as Outstanding School Administrator from the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut’s annual Alumni Society Awards Dinner. Telford also recently completed the inaugural year of the Distinguished Leadership in Practice Program through the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

Educational Leadership and Foundations faculty present at national meeting

Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations faculty presented papers in April at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association held in New Orleans.

Claire DeCristofaro presents at regional conference

Claire DeCristofaro, associate professor in the master’s degree program in nursing and a medical doctor, gave two invited continuing education presentations at the regional Advanced Practice Nursing Conference in Litchfield, S.C. The topics were “Controlled Substance Prescribing Pharmacology: Focus on Pain Management” and “Diabetes Mellitus: 2011 Clinical Update.”

Cheryl Daly co-authors publications

Cheryl Daly, assistant professor of educational leadership and foundations, and director of the College Student Personnel Program, has two publications in press.

Rob Young elected Geological Society of America fellow

Rob Young, professor of geology at Western Carolina University and director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines at WCU, has been elected a fellow of the Geological Society of America.

Mark Kossick presents at Mission Hospital

Mark A. Kossick, professor of nursing, recently presented a lecture and a comprehensive EKG seminar to certified registered nurse anesthetists.

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