Archive for April, 2012

Carter wins second in poetry contest

“The Young,” a poem by Catherine Carter, WCU associate professor of English, was the second-place 2012 William Matthews Poetry Prize winner. Carter will receive $250 and publication in The Asheville Poetry Review.

Costa delivers Bartram address at national meeting

James T. Costa, professor and director of the Highlands Biological Station, was one of two keynote speakers at the Garden Club of America annual meeting recently held in Savannah, Ga. Costa discussed the late 18th century botanical explorer William Bartram and his scientific and literary influence.

IT staff members and student to present at international conference, student wins scholarship to attend

Information Technology staff members Andy Voelker, Becca Hauge and Mark Ellersick along with Hunter Parker, a student employee of WCU student computing, have been selected to make presentations at the 2012 ResNet Student Technology Conference to be held in Claremont, Calif., in June.

Hartley attends meeting of national courts organization

Roger E. Hartley, associate professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Affairs and director of the Master of Public Affairs Program, was invited to attend the National Center for State Courts Research Advisory Council meeting in Williamsburg on April 20.

Kossick to serve on anesthetist association’s scholarship committee

Mark A. Kossick, professor of nursing, accepted an invitation by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Foundation Board of Trustees to serve on the AANA Foundation Scholarship Committee for 2011-12.

Provost candidates to visit campus

The provost search committee has invited David Pittenger, dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Marshall University, and Angela Brenton, dean of the College of Professional Studies at the University of Arkansas Little Rock, to visit campus and meet with members of the WCU community.

‘Dancing with the Catamounts’ a crowd-pleaser

Approximately 300 people turned out Friday, April 20, to watch WCU dance students matched with faculty and staff members perform routines in an event styled after the popular television show “Dancing with the Stars.”

Hunter Library announces its first all-sound collection

WCU’s Hunter Library has created a new, digital, all-sound oral history collection titled “Stories of Mountain Folk.”

Hunger banquet on April 24 to benefit Somalia

The Honors College Board of Directors is sponsoring a hunger banquet as part of the WCU Poverty Project to raise money for relief in Somalia on the lawn of A.K. Hinds University Center from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24.

Shuttles to run from campus to polling site April 25, 26 for early voting

Registered voters in Jackson County will be able to take a shuttle from behind A.K. Hinds University Center to the Jackson County Recreation Center in Cullowhee to participate in early voting for the May 8 primary on Wednesday, April 25, and Thursday, April 26.

WCU wins grant to continue project with Transylvania County Schools

The University of North Carolina General Administration awarded $150,000 to extend WCU’s collaboration with Transylvania County Schools through summer 2013 on a project centered on increasing student engagement and achievement.

Grant supports recycling at WCU

Lauren Bishop, energy manager, won a $5,000 from the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources to fund recycling storage and collection sites at the $46 million Health and Human Sciences Building under construction on WCU’s West Campus.

Controlled Chaos Film Festival set for April 27

Films created by Western Carolina University students will be screened at the fourth annual Controlled Chaos Film Festival in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center on Friday, April 27.

Campus community asked to complete mobile Web applications, sites survey

The Office of Web Services has formed a mobile web strategy team with representation from across the university to plan and make recommendations for the development and support of mobile Web applications and sites at WCU.

Professor’s book a ‘labor of love’

Joan Falconer Byrd enrolled in 1962 in the first glassblowing class ever to be taught at a university in the United States – not because of the allure of glass but because of the persuasiveness of Harvey K. Littleton.

Five faculty members vying for Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award

Five Western Carolina University faculty members are finalists for the highest teaching honor bestowed by the university – the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award. Established in 1976, the award is designed to recognize superior teaching and meritorious performance.

Nominees announced for universitywide awards to be presented Friday

The annual Spring Awards Convocation will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 27, in the performance hall of the Fine and Performing Arts Center.

Clay County proves strong partner for WCU anthropology program

Anthropology students at WCU are experiencing hands-on learning in Clay County through archaeological digs and participation in the ongoing construction of an outdoor museum exhibit that portrays a Cherokee village from 1650-1750.

2020 Commission presents draft plan, gathers comments

More than 150 faculty, staff, students and residents of the surrounding community came together Tuesday, April 17, to offer feedback to the 2020 Commission, the 36-member committee leading a strategic planning process to guide the university’s direction and development over the next decade.

Student hits three aces during regional disc golf competition

A Western Carolina University student dazzled the collegiate disc golf world recently when he recorded three aces – the equivalent of three holes-in-one in golf – during qualifying rounds at the National Collegiate Disc Golf Championship played at North Augusta, S.C.

Categories | The Reporter

Photos | WCU News Services

Commencement 2017
Commencement 2017


Africa! More Than A Continent