Archive for November, 2011

Byrd, students present research at state event

Brian Byrd, assistant professor of environmental health sciences, and three environmental health science students presented their research at the 2011 annual meeting of the North Carolina Mosquito and Vector Control Association recently held in Greenville.

Holidays at the UC events to be Nov. 30 and Dec. 1

The annual Holidays at the UC celebration at A.K. Hinds University Center will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, and Thursday, Dec. 1.

Students host childhood poverty awareness event Dec. 1

A group of students in a course taught by Teri Domagalski, an associate professor in the Global Management and Strategy Department, are hosting an awareness event of childhood poverty and the efforts of the nonprofit organization Luo at the central plaza between noon and dusk Wednesday, Dec. 1.

Submissions sought for scrapbook for Fred Hinson retirement event

Colleagues, students, alumni and friends are encouraged to send stories, notes and cards for inclusion in a scrapbook in honor of the retirement of Fred Hinson, senior associate vice chancellor for academic affairs, by Wednesday, Dec. 7. Hinson, who joined the Western Carolina University faculty in 1966 and spent nearly 30 years teaching courses such as microbiology, will retire from WCU effective Jan. 1 after more than 45 years of service.

Spaghetti dinner Dec. 6 raises money for service trip to Jamaica

Nursing students are sponsoring a spaghetti dinner fundraiser Tuesday, Dec. 6, in Illusions in A.K. Hinds University Center. The $5 dinner, which will be held from 5 to 8 p.m., includes spaghetti, bread, desserts and drinks. 

Honors College to host fundraising Big Wheel race Nov. 30

The Western Carolina University Honors College will host a Big Wheel race in the courtyard between Balsam and Blue Ridge residence halls to raise money for the American Red Cross relief efforts in Somalia at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30. The event has been postponed twice as a result of rain.

WCU to host FBI conference Dec. 1 on human trafficking

A conference titled “Life Under the Surface: Human Trafficking” will be held at Western Carolina University on Thursday, Dec. 1.

Bookstore to host author of ‘Moonshiner’s Daughter’

Author Mary Judith Messer will read and sign copies of her book, “Moonshiner’s Daughter,” at the Western Carolina University Bookstore from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30.

Opening night of Dillsboro luminary festival Dec. 2 designated as WCU Night

Western Carolina University Chancellor David O. Belcher and wife Susan will kick off “WCU Night” at the 28th annual Dillsboro Lights and Luminaries celebration Friday, Dec. 2, with a horse and buggy ride around the town.

Employee Appreciation Day celebration set for Wednesday

The annual Employee Appreciation Day celebration at Western Carolina University will be held Wednesday, Nov. 30, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the main arena and concourse of Ramsey Regional Activity Center.

‘Sounds of the Season’ concert to be Dec. 4

Western Carolina University student and faculty musicians and vocalists will join with the Smoky Mountain High School Show Choir, the Western Carolina Community Chorus and the Western Carolina Civic Orchestra in presenting the annual “Sounds of the Season” fundraising concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at WCU’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.

WCU hosts ‘Cuts Hurt’ forum, students to record messages to legislators

A discussion titled “The Western Carolina University Cuts Hurt Education Forum: Collaborating Toward the Success of North Carolina Education” will be held on campus Monday, Dec. 5.

Details announced for Valley of the Lilies Half Marathon, 5-K

The scenic Cullowhee Valley will serve as the backdrop when runners from throughout the region gather at Western Carolina University for the second annual Valley of the Lilies Half Marathon and 5-K on Sunday, March 25.

Carter’s poem nominated for Pushcart Prize

The North Carolina Literary Review included “In the Graveyard,” a poem by Catherine Carter, associate professor of English and director of the English Education Program, as one of its six nominations for the Pushcart Prize. Her poem appeared this year in the journal’s 20th issue.

Departments invited to submit nominations for new student employee award

Each department on campus is invited to have a supervisor nominate one student for the inaugural WCU Student Employee of the Year award.

Bibbee appointed business manager of state organization

Mistie Bibbee, WCU associate director for residence life, was recently appointed to a two-year term as business manager for the North Carolina Housing Officers organization.

Staff Senate plans drawing and scholarship fundraiser for Employee Appreciation Day on Nov. 30

Staff Senate will host a free drawing for prizes such as Campus Recreation Center memberships and meals at Courtyard Dining Hall at the Employee Appreciation Day celebration, which will be held at Ramsey Regional Activity Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30. Staff Senate representatives also will be promoting and collecting […]

Students present research co-authored with DeCristofaro and McDowell

Claire DeCristofaro, associate professor in the master’s degree program in nursing and a medical doctor, and Mason C. McDowell, assistant professor and assistant director for the WCU nurse anesthesia program, co-authored research by nurse anesthesia students Jed Godfrey and Bryan Haslam. Godfrey and Haslam recently presented “Does Clevidipine Possess the Clinical Attributes of an Ideal Parenteral Antihhypertensive Agent for Anesthesia Practice?” and provided information to anesthesia providers regarding a new anti-hypertensive agent at the annual conference of the North Carolina Association of Nurse Anesthetists held in Asheville.

WCU hosts state housing officers conference

Western Carolina University’s Department of Residential Living recently hosted the annual North Carolina Housing Officers conference at the Crowne Plaza Tennis & Golf Resort in Asheville after three years of planning.

Recreational therapy students help children with autism experience the fun of fly fishing

One clear, cool afternoon in mid-November, on the banks of Cullowhee Creek on the Western Carolina University campus, a small-scale fishing derby was under way.

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