Archive for September, 2011

Axelle Faughn to lead group at international meeting in Korea, speak at national events

Axelle Faughn, assistant professor of mathematics, was accepted to lead a discussion group on mathematics teacher retention at the 12th International Congress on Mathematics Education to be held in Seoul, Korea, in July. Faughn also was invited to be a lead strand speaker to speak on the research perspective at the Mathematics Teacher Retention Symposium be held in Los Angeles in March. In addition, Faughn has been leading working groups on mathematics teacher retention for the past three years at the North American Chapter of the Psychology of Mathematics Education conferences, with the next event to be held in Reno, Nevada, in October.

Kadence Otto to speak at Berkeley

Kadie Otto, associate professor of sport management, will be a guest speaker presenting “A Philosophy Conflicted: The NCAA and its Principle of Amateurism” at the University of California-Berkeley in October. Otto will discuss the importance of ethics and morality in college athletics.

Rob Young works on coastal project in Bulgaria

Rob Young, director of Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines at WCU, spent a portion of his summer on the Black Sea Coast of Bulgaria at the invitation of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Young spent several days touring the Bulgarian coast from Romania to Turkey and developing plans for long-term collaboration with the Bulgarian […]

Mark A. Kossick presents seminar, selected as simulation coordinator

Mark A. Kossick, professor of nursing, presented a seven-hour EKG seminar sponsored by A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Health Care System, Dallas, and Northwest Anesthesia Seminars. The lecture was held in Las Vegas on Sept. 4 and attended by physicians and nurses specializing in anesthesia. Kossick also was selected to serve as the anesthesia graduate simulation education and research coordinator, a position developed in concert with the recently awarded $1.23 million Health Resources Service Administration grant for WCU’s graduate nurse anesthesia program

Claire DeCristofaro, Lydia Elliott co-authors on student’s journal article

An article by Carl Brad Torrence, a recent graduate of WCU’s family nurse practitioner program, and co-authored with Claire DeCristofaro, associate professor in nursing and a medical doctor, and Lydia Elliott, assistant professor and coordinator of the family nurse practitioner program, has been published in the Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. The article is titled “Empowering the Primary Care Provider to Optimally Manage Mild Traumatic Brain Injury” and is based on work Torrence engaged in as a graduate nursing student for his research project.

Technology Commons celebrates grand opening Sept. 28

The Office of the Provost and the Division of Information Technology invite faculty and staff to drop by the grand opening of Technology Commons on the ground floor in Hunter Library between 3 and 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28.

WCU police make arrest in theft of about $10,000 worth of textbooks

A Western Carolina University police investigation into the theft of about $10,000 worth of college textbooks from the WCU Bookstore led to the recent arrest of Alvin Ray Wilson II, 43, of Fayetteville, Ga.

WCU continues collaboration on successful Green Energy Park Youth Arts Festival

Western Carolina University’s College of Fine and Performing Arts continued its collaborative work this year with the Jackson County Green Energy Park on the annual Youth Art Festival, which was held at the park Sept. 17.

Theme for December Commencement Speaker Contest inspired by WCU Poverty Project

Undergraduate students at Western Carolina University are invited to compete for the chance to deliver the 2011 December Commencement address.

Deaf Awareness Week under way

Several events are being held at WCU in honor of Deaf Awareness Week, which began Monday, Sept. 26, and continues through Friday, Sept. 30.

Students help coordinate inaugural meeting of Smoky Mountain Paddling Club on Oct. 6

A meeting to organize the Smoky Mountain Paddling Club will be held at the meeting room in United Community Bank at 1640 East Main S. in Sylva at 6:30 pm. on Thursday, Oct. 6. Paddlers of all ages and levels of experience interested in kayaking, canoeing or stand-up paddle-boarding on flatwater or whitewater are invited […]

WCU surplus property yard sale set for Sept. 30

Items including used desks, chairs, file cabinets, tables, monitors and other equipment will be sold on a cash and carry basis from the campus warehouse from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30.

Movie and presentation planned for Disability Awareness Month

Several events are planned at WCU for Disability Awareness Month, which is in October.

Videos spotlight Cherokee artists, elders and linguists

WCU’s Mountain Heritage Center and Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual partnered to create videos of Cherokee artists, elders and linguists with help from a WCU motion picture and television production student.

WCU unveils Wells Fargo Business Center in recognition of $150,000 gift

Western Carolina University has named the newly refurbished auditorium in the Forsyth Building, home to the WCU College of Business, as the Wells Fargo Business Center in recognition of contributions totaling $150,000 from the financial services company.

N.C. Court of Appeals to convene Oct. 3 at WCU

The North Carolina Court of Appeals will pay a visit to the western part of the state Monday, Oct. 3, when it convenes at Western Carolina University.

Shoe drive begins Oct. 1

Students in Western Carolina University’s Criminal Justice Club will host a shoe donation drive on campus for the month of October as part of the WCU Poverty Project.

SLIDESHOW: Mountain Heritage Day draws crowd

WCU’s 37th annual Mountain Heritage Day brought thousands of visitors to campus Saturday to celebrate traditional Appalachian culture.

Fine Art Museum schedules programming at Jackson County Farmers Market

The Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University is hosting a free children’s arts series this fall during the Jackson County Farmers Market.

Free strength training class to be offered Sept. 21

The Western Carolina University employee wellness task force, WHEE For Life, will host a free drop-in basic strength training class from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, in Reid Gymnasium.

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