Archive for December, 2011

Kossick presents at EKG Seminar

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 Nov. 14 and attended by physicians and nurses specializing in anesthesia.

Fall commencement set for Dec. 17 at Ramsey Center

Western Carolina University will honor its fall graduating class, and recognize a group of graduates who received their degrees after this year’s summer school sessions, as the university holds fall commencement at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17.

Faculty invited to submit scholarly and creative works for annual exhibit

Recent scholarly and creative achievements of Western Carolina faculty members will be displayed at Hunter Library during the 2012 Faculty Scholarship Celebration to be held in February 2012. Faculty members may submit items for the exhibit now by completing the form available online at submission form. Those who have submissions that are not in electronic […]

Employees honored for years of service

Western Carolina University faculty and staff recently enjoyed the 2011 Employee Appreciation Day celebration in their honor at Ramsey Regional Activity Center. At the event, employees were honored for reaching milestones in their years of service.

First shipment of Catamount ornaments sells out, more expected

The first 100 purple ornaments imprinted with the Catamount logo on sale for $10 each to raise money for WCU Staff Senate initiatives including the scholarship and employee emergency assistance funds sold out at the Catamount Clothing and Gift Store on Nov. 23. A second shipment of 100 ornaments – the last of this design – is expected to arrive in mid-December.

Students fund loans to small business owners abroad

Twelve students in a political science and public affairs course this fall not only discussed international development but also raised $306 to provide a loan to small business owners in developing countries.

WCU sends more than 1,300 cards to military members

The WCU Division of Educational outreach recently shipped 1,307 holiday cards, most of which were signed by members of the WCU campus community, to members of the U.S. armed forces as part of the Holiday mail for Heroes Program sponsored by the American Red Cross.

Students participate, win honors at Model United Nations event

Nineteen students in a new Model United Nations course at Western Carolina University recently participated in the Southern Regional Model United Nations Conference in Atlanta, and brought home two honors.

Funding awarded to support Highlands Nature Center

The State of North Carolina and the Grassroots Museums Collaborative have again provided operational support for the Highlands Nature Center, a natural history museum located on the campus of the Highlands Biological Station.

Online master’s degree program in project management earns reaccreditation

Western Carolina University’s online master’s degree program in project management was recently reaccredited and honored at the Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs accreditation awards ceremony.

WCU students boost Dillsboro businesses by giving town maps to train passengers

Communication students at WCU this fall helped train passengers make their way through Dillsboro while at the same time helping to raise awareness of the town’s businesses.

Retirement reception for Shirley Bateman set for Dec. 7

A retirement reception honoring Shirley Bateman, an administrative support specialist who works with WCU Programs in Asheville within the Division of Educational Outreach, will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 134 of the Camp Building.

Award-winning professor, faculty leader and administrator to retire after 45 years

Interim provost Beth Lofquist will never forget the advice Fred Hinson, the soon-to-retire senior vice chancellor for academic affairs, gave her when she was having a tough day. “‘Now Beth, the state of North Carolina pays us to be kind and nice, so you need to put on that North Carolina smile and handle it in a way that you can be kind and nice and still get the job done,’” said Lofquist. “That’s great advice.” … A celebration honoring Hinson will be Wednesday, Dec. 14.

Chancellor installation ceremony set for March 29

David O. Belcher will be formally installed as chancellor of Western Carolina University during a traditional ceremony capping a week of activities in late March designed to highlight and celebrate the accomplishments of the university’s students, faculty, staff, alumni and community partners.

Longtime professor Shan Manickam to retire

Shan Manickam, WCU professor of mathematics and computer science, plans to retire after four decades in the classroom.

Whee Adventure Guides now available

Student-created guides detailing how and where to enjoy fly fishing, hiking, mountain biking, snow sports, waterfalls and whitewater paddling close to Western Carolina University have been posted online and printed, and a guide about climbing is coming soon. The recently released Whee Adventure Guides were developed as part of a class project completed by students last spring in the parks and recreation management course “High Adventure Travel and Outfitting.”

Crowd explores Dillsboro during annual winter lights celebration’s ‘WCU Night’

Students, faculty and staff joined Chancellor David O. Belcher and wife Susan as well as other visitors on the opening night of the 28th annual Dillsboro Lights and Luminaries celebration Friday, Dec. 2, which was designated as “WCU Night.”

The Reporter looks back at the top stories of 2011

The top 10 most-clicked on posts published in 2011 that appeared in The Reporter newsletter for WCU faculty and staff included a marching band slideshow, a question-and-answer feature with Chancellor David O. Belcher and his wife and features ranging from construction nearing completion at the center of campus to nursing students donating their hair to Locks of Love.

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