Archive for July, 2012

Claxton edits book of Dorothy Allison interviews

Mae Miller Claxton, associate professor in WCU’s Department of English, has edited a collection of interviews with Dorothy Allison, the acclaimed author of works including the groundbreaking 1992 novel “Bastard Out of Carolina.”

McDowell lectures at 2012 World Congress for Nurse Anesthetists

Mason C. McDowell, assistant professor and assistant director for the WCU Nurse Anesthesia Program, presented at the 2012 World Congress for Nurse Anesthetists in May in Lubljana, Slovenia. The lecture, “Identifying and managing perioperative conditions predictive of poor outcomes,” included data from McDowell’s doctoral work.

Reitz publishes article on Bloomfield-Zeisler

Christina L. Reitz, assistant professor of music, published “Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler: Concert Pianist Battling Gender Lines in the Early 20th Century” in the International Journal of Arts and Commerce, Vol. 1, No. 1 (2012).

Strahan receives grant

The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute awarded $5,000 to David Strahan, a faculty member in the School of Teaching and Learning, for a project titled “PARI Project Evaluation.”

Zanin-Yost presents at library conference

Alessia Zanin-Yost, research and instruction librarian and visual and performing arts liaison at WCU’s Hunter Library, and Serenity Richards, branch librarian at the Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, presented in June at the annual conference of the American Library Association in Anaheim, Calif.

Lofquist establishes education scholarship in wake of retirement

The campus community will recognize Interim Provost Beth Tyson Lofquist’s years of service with a dinner/roast in her honor of her retirement from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, in the Blue Ridge Conference Hall.

McDowell presents lecture for state association meeting

Mason C. McDowell, assistant professor and assistant director for the WCU Nurse Anesthesia Program, delivered an invited guest lecture for the North Carolina Association of Nurse Anesthetists district I and II meeting in May in Raleigh. McDowell was asked to speak on the subject of preoperative cardiovascular risk assessment and management by nurse anesthetists. The […]

WCU students plan July 14 Day of Service in Sylva

Western Carolina University’s Academic Success Program and representatives of the Walmart Supercenter in Sylva will partner for a Day of Service on Saturday, July 14, to benefit community-based programs.

Volunteers needed to help freshmen move into residence halls

Residence halls will open to incoming freshmen Friday, Aug. 17, and residential living staffers are looking for volunteers to help them move in.

Cherokee educational bus tour set for Sept. 15

Members of the Western Carolina University community are invited to join the Western North Carolina Historical Association on an educational bus tour to explore the history and the culture of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians on Saturday, Sept. 15. 

Farewell event for Seestedt-Stanford planned for July 16

An event to bid farewell to the Linda Seestedt-Stanford, dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences, will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Monday, July 16, at Club Illusions in the A.K. Hinds University Center.

Volunteers needed to work on trail

The staff members of Base Camp Cullowhee are looking for volunteers to clear parts of the approximately five-mile trail being constructed across Highway 107 on WCU’s West Campus.

Dulcimer virtuosos to present July 19 concert at WCU

The award-winning instructors from Western Carolina University’s summer dulcimer conference will be featured in a concert, “Dulcimers in the Round,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 19, in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.

WCU receiving federal funds to continue economic development program

Western Carolina University will receive a five-year Investment Award totaling $642,960 from the Economic Development Administration of the federal government to continue operation of the EDA University Center for Rapid Product Realization, which works to accelerate job creation and retention among existing businesses and emerging entrepreneurial enterprises in Western North Carolina.

Belly dancing workshop to be held July 17

Western Carolina University’s Department of Intercultural Affairswill offer a free belly dancing workshop from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, on the lawn of A.K. Hinds University Center.

Retreat encourages employees to re-examine leadership ideas

More than 120 WCU employees gathered to “navigate their futures” during the second annual WCU Leadership Retreat.

WCU alumnus plots Cullowhee Community Garden near campus

Plans are in the works for a community garden in Cullowhee near the WCU rear entrance off Old Cullowhee Road.

WCU appoints new director of entrepreneurship, innovation center

A corporate executive with more than 27 years in leadership roles with multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries is the new director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the College of Business at Western Carolina University.

López named BB&T professor

An economist, author and teacher from San Jose State University in California will join WCU’s faculty as the new BB&T Distinguished Professor of Capitalism.

State office praises WCU for sustainability efforts

The state Energy Office, part of the N.C. Department of Commerce, has recognized Western Carolina University for its achievement in reducing energy costs and promoting utility savings.

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