Archive for May, 2012

Dorondo book focuses on German cavalry

David R. Dorondo, associate professor in Western Carolina University’s Department of History, is author of the newly published “Riders of the Apocalypse: German Cavalry and Modern Warfare, 1870-1945.”

Shivers honored as advocate for first-year students

Will Shivers, academic adviser, won top honors among the staff and faculty students nominated as “first-year advocates” at the recent EYE on FYE Celebration. A student nominee described Shivers as caring, honest and going above and beyond to help students/

Faculty, staff honored with Center for Service Learning awards

Robert Ford, Jolene Coggins, Betty Farmer, Dan Clapper, Gabe Nucci, Susan Brown-Strauss and Barbara Jo White were among honorees recognized by the Center for Service Learning for their achievements in 2011-12.

Gaetano’s new composition performed at festival concert

A new composition for percussion ensemble by Mario Gaetano, professor of music, titled “Echo Canyon” was recently performed at the Virginia Band Association District 12 festival concert, in Chantilly, Va.

Hallyburton, Buchanan and Carstens author award-winning article

An article titled “Serving the Whole Person: Popular Materials in Academic Libraries” by Hunter Library faculty Ann W. Hallyburton, Heidi E. Buchanan and Timothy V. Carstens and published in Collection Building was chosen as a Highly Commended Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2012.

New ferry boat to sport WCU logo and colors

The N.C Department of Transportation will christen the newest addition to the state ferry system in honor of Western Carolina University in a ceremony Friday, May 11, at Cedar Island.

WCU’s student recruitment director, former designer collaborate on children’s book, sign copies on campus May 18

The Western Carolina University Bookstore will host a reception and book-signing Friday, May 18, featuring Phil Cauley, director of student recruitment and transitions at WCU, and Darrell Frizsell, a former member of the design staff in the university’s Office of Public Relations, who have collaborated on a new children’s book.

Honors College raises $500 for relief efforts in Somalia

The WCU Honors College raised $500 for American Red Cross relief efforts on Somalia during the 2011-12 academic year.

C-SPAN Campaign 2012 Bus to visit campus May 3

Leading up to the May 8 North Carolina Republican presidential primary and looking toward the Charlotte Democratic National Convention, the C-SPAN Campaign 2012 Bus will embark on a six-day tour of universities and towns throughout the Tar Heel state, including a stop Thursday, May 3, at Western Carolina University.

Board of Elections corrects early voting hours published in a voter guide

The Cullowhee Recreation Center One Stop Early Voting site will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Thursday, May 3; noon to 5 p.m. on Friday, May 4; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 5.

Jackson County student art on display at Hunter Library

A display of artwork by Jackson County students that started out at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center in April has moved to Hunter Library for an extended run through July 31.

Free leadership retreat opens registration online

WCU’s second annual leadership retreat open to all interested faculty, staff and graduate students is centered on the theme “Navigating the Future” and will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 31.

UP Program honorees celebrate accomplishments, learn disc golf

The first cohort of four University Participant Program students at Western Carolina University celebrated successfully completing requirements to earn an UP Certificate of Accomplishment from Educational Outreach on Friday, April 27, with a graduation ceremony and cookout in which they learned about disc golf.

Faculty Senate passes collegiality language

At its April 26 meeting, the last of the spring semester, Faculty Senate voted 14-11, with one abstention, to pass the addition of collegiality language to Section 4.04 C of the Faculty Handbook.

Hot water service to be interrupted to campus buildings

WCU’s shutdown of the university’s central steam plant and distribution system for required annual inspection and maintenance will affect heating and hot water availability to parts of campus starting Saturday, May 7.

Tree planted in memory of students who passed away

Members of the Western Carolina University campus family took part in a tree-planting ceremony Tuesday, April 24, in memory of four students who passed away during the past year.

Summer camps registration under way at WCU

Registration is under way for camps hosted at Western Carolina University centered on sports, creativity, theater, the culture of the region and outdoor adventures.

WCU presents 2011-12 awards for teaching, research, service

Western Carolina University presented its top faculty and staff awards for teaching, research and service for the 2011-12 academic year Friday, April 27, at its annual spring Awards Convocation.

Costa wins fellowship to pursue Darwin research at Berlin institute

Professor James T. Costa is recipient of a one-year fellowship at the Berlin Institute for Advanced Study to research Charles Darwin’s original experiments and how they can be used to enhance education today.

WCU to close out spring semester with three commencement exercises

The nearly 1,300 members of Western Carolina University’s spring graduating class will be honored for their academic achievements as the university holds a trio of commencement ceremonies over a two-day period, May 4-5, at Ramsey Regional Activity Center.

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