Archive for August, 2012

Collins wins grant for managed forests research

The U.S. Forest Service awarded $41,600 to Beverly Collins, associate professor of biology, for a project titled “Landscape-scale Thresholds of Early Successional Habitat: Can Aggregating Harvests Reconcile Biodiversity, Public Perception and Timber Yield in Managed Forests?”

CHOICE reviews book by Debo

The magazine “CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries” recently included a review of “The American H.D.” by Annette Debo, associate professor of English. The review highly recommends Debo’s work and describes the book as “a genuine pleasure to read.” Debo will be a visiting scholar in residence at the Beincke Rare Book & Manuscript Library […]

Ulrich hosts trumpet teachers forum on campus

P. Bradley Ulrich, WCU professor of trumpet, hosted the third annual American College Trumpet Teachers Forum at on campus August 7-9.

Chancellor, first lady to present September recital

Western Carolina University’s first couple will perform together on stage in Cullowhee this fall for the first time since David O. Belcher became chancellor last year.

Western Carolina PEAKS to host 5-K Night Race

The third annual Western Carolina PEAKS 5-kilometer Night Race run will be held on campus at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21. The race, which takes participants through campus, is designed for novice runners and walkers as well as competitive runners. Participants are encouraged to wear headlamps and glow sticks. 

WCU students collect donations for effort to give back to military service men and women

The WCU Student Veterans Association and Military Student Services are accepting donations to ship to men and women serving overseas in Afghanistan, with collections continuing through Monday, Sept. 3.

Epidemiologist to deliver annual Indian health lecture

World-renowned epidemiologist Richard Wilkinson, professor emeritus of social epidemiology at the University of Nottingham Medical School in England, will deliver the third annual Public Lecture on Indian Health at Western Carolina University on Wednesday, Sept. 5.

Campuswide learning theme for 2012-13: Citizenship and Civility

Members of the Western Carolina University community are invited to embark on a year-long interdisciplinary exploration of what it means to be a citizen and what it means to be civil – concepts that will be brought into focus with the November presidential election. Citizenship and Civility is the WCU 2012-13 interdisciplinary learning theme, and faculty and staff members are encouraged to weave the theme into curricular and co-curricular activities.

Documentary series kicks off on campus Sept. 4

A screening of “Joe Papp in Five Acts” will kick off the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers for the 2012-13 academic year at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, in the theater of A.K. Hinds University Center.

DeWald nets grant for elk study in GSMNP

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation awarded $11,378 to Laura DeWald for a project titled “Habitat Use of Elk in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.”

Registration open for Sept. 8 boating race on the Tuckaseigee

The fourth annual Old Cullowhee Canoe Slalom is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, just upstream from the bridge in Old Cullowhee.

Byrd presents in Wisconsin, Washington, D.C.

Joan Falconer Byrd, professor of art and author of “Harvey K. Littleton: A Life in Glass,” presented at the Bauscom in Highlands and has been invited to present at the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum in Neenah, Wis., and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond.

Kossick presents at national conference

Dr. Mark A. Kossick, professor of nursing, served as a clinical ultrasound instructor at the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists 2012 Annual Meeting held Aug. 6 in San Francisco. Kossick assisted attendees with learning basic principles and applications of ultrasound in anesthesia practice.

WCU seeks outside help with salary equity study

Western Carolina University issued a request for proposal for an external statistician to assist with a salary equity study on campus. Bids will be opened Friday, Sept. 14.

Provost’s remarks from Opening Assembly published

Remarks from Provost Angela Laird Brenton shared at the 2012 Opening Assembly have been posted on The Reporter website. Video of the event is live on WCU’s YouTube channel.

Faculty Showcase Concert set for Aug. 28

The School of Music at Western Carolina University will present a Faculty Showcase Concert on Tuesday, Aug. 28. One of the first Catamount Concert Series events of the year, the Faculty Showcase offers members of the Western Carolina community an opportunity to enjoy the diverse talents of the School of Music faculty members.

WCU’s fearless foliage forecaster predicts good, but spotty, fall colors in WNC

Visitors to Western North Carolina’s mountains can look forward to a good display of color this autumn, although some areas will enjoy brighter hues than others, predicts Kathy Mathews, Western Carolina University’s fearless fall foliage forecaster.

Infrastructure update: Sidewalks, a bridge and a guardrail

As Chancellor David O. Belcher noted in the 2012 Opening Assembly address, infrastructure might not be sexy but it is necessary.

UClub invites community members to join

The University Club, better known as the UClub, is encouraging Western Carolina University faculty and staff members to consider joining and is hosting a special open house event Friday, Aug. 24.

Drawing supports arts programming

Twenty-four works of art in Gallery 130 next to WCU’s Fine Art Museum not only reflect the range of talent of the artists invited to teach workshops at WCU this summer but also their generosity.

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