Archive for June, 2012

Young, WCU recognized for educating Klallam youth about ties to Elwha River

Rob Young and Western Carolina University, the environmental education program NatureBridge and the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe have won the 2011 E3 Washington Award of Excellence for Diversity in Action for the Elwha Science Education Project.

Hartley wins award for paper

Roger E. Hartley and Jim Douglas won Jesse Burkhead Awards for best paper published in Public Budgeting and Finance for 2011 for their paper “The Fly Ball Effect: A Theoretical Framework for Understanding the Impacts of Short-Term Seed Grants.”

Metcalfe to present in Wales

Sharon Metcalfe, associate professor of nursing, has been invited to present to the Sigma Theta Tau European International Nursing Honor Society in Cardiff, Wales, in July 14. Metcalfe will present on the topic of international collaborative nursing education using Wiki technology with professors from the schools of nursing at Napier University in Edinburgh, Scotland, and the University of Lahti in Finland.

Henderson publishes in Chronicle of Higher Education

Professor of psychology Bruce Henderson published an essay titled “Just because We’re Not Publishing Doesn’t Mean We’re Not Working” in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Read the essay here.  

Fariello presents at tribal association conference

Anna Fariello recently attended the 2012 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums, a conference  sponsored by the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums.

Carter to read at Malaprop’s

Catherine Carter, WCU associate professor of English, will participate in a reading at 7 p.m. Friday, June 29, at Malaprop’s Bookstore in Asheville.

Hampton wins Doris Betts fiction competion

Leah Hampton, associate director of the Writing and Learning Commons at Western Carolina University, is the winner of the 2012 Doris Betts Fiction Prize competition for her story “The Saint.”

McDowell presents lecture on perioperative management and clinical education

Mason C. McDowell, assistant professor and assistant director for the Western Carolina University Nurse Anesthesia Program, presented two lectures, “Updates in Perioperative Patient Management: Clinical Practice Guidelines” and “Clinical Education Recommendations for Nurse Anesthetists,”  as part of of an eight-hour continuing education conference in May in Asheville provided by WCU’s Nurse Anesthesia Program.

Kossick presents electrocardiography lecture

Mark A. Kossick, professor of nursing, presented a six-hour lecture on electrocardiography titled “Root Cause Analysis of ECG Changes Suggestive of Myocardial Ischemia and Infarction.”

WCU’s Miller receives UNC student government association’s highest honor

Sam Miller, Western Carolina University vice chancellor for student affairs, has been named recipient of the John L. Sanders Student Advocate Award, the highest honor bestowed upon a member of the University of North Carolina system community by the UNC Association of Student Governments.

Bardo named president of Wichita State University

Former Western Carolina University Chancellor John W. Bardo will take over the helm of president of Wichita State University in Kansas on July 1.

Some campus dining facilities open during summer

With summer school under way, selected campus dining operations are now open.

Concerts an opportunity for free outdoor fun

The Summer Concert Series at WCU is under way. Presented by ACE, the concerts happen at 7 p.m. each Thursday through June and July on the lawn of the A.K. Hinds University Center.

U-Club, 2 other campus structures in historic ‘hill area’ slated for demolition

Demolition of three buildings on the Western Carolina University campus, including the structure that had served as headquarters for the University Club for more than 15 years, will get under way later this year.

Angela Brenton of UALR appointed new provost

Angela Laird Brenton, dean of the College of Professional Studies at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has been appointed provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at Western Carolina University, effective Aug. 1.

New business and interim deans in place

  Darrell Franklin Parker, dean and professor of economics in the Johnson College of Business and Economics at the University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg, S.C., is the new dean of the College of Business at Western Carolina University.

Strategic plan gets OK from WCU trustees

The Western Carolina University Board of Trustees unanimously endorsed a new strategic plan designed to guide the institution’s direction and development over the next decade while strengthening relationships with the communities and regions it serves.

WCU trains dogs and their handlers in human remains detection

A group of four-legged students possessing powerful senses of smell visited the Western Carolina University campus recently as 66 dog handlers from across the eastern United States brought their canine partners to Cullowhee to take training in human remains detection.

Family and friends gather to remember Melissa ‘Mickie’ Nicholson

Family members and friends of the late Melissa Doreene “Mickie” Nicholson gathered recently at Western Carolina University’s chancellor’s residence to remember Nicholson’s love and laughter and to dedicate a tree planted in her honor beside the home that she kept spick-and-span.

Cullowhee roundup: Bridge replacement, river park, farmer’s market and community-based planning

A meeting to update residents and gather input on the replacement of the bridge over the Tuckaseigee River in Old Cullowhee will be held from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, in the Ramsey Center hospitality room on the WCU campus.

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