Archive for February 10th, 2016

Veteran psychology professor changes strategy after taking hard look at classroom texting

They lie in wait like potholes on the road to effective learning in the classroom – the plethora of potential distractions that can derail a student’s ability to pay attention to the academic topic at hand, regardless of the teacher’s fervent efforts.

Patricia Bricker wins statewide service-learning award

Western Carolina University faculty member Patricia Bricker has been honored for her contributions to the practice of service-learning by North Carolina Campus Compact, a coalition of 35 public and private colleges and universities in the state.

Faculty Scholarship Celebration showcases 187 works

In its 27th year, the annual Faculty Scholarship Celebration will unveil 187 creative and academic works by members of Western Carolina University’s faculty and staff at a reception and event Tuesday, Feb. 16, at the Blue Ridge Conference Center on campus.

Planning, preparations begin for 2016 Mountain Heritage Day festival at WCU

While Mountain Heritage Day is months away, Western Carolina University is already making preparations for this year’s festival as organizers begin groundwork for the showcase of Southern Appalachian music, crafts and culture.

WCU’s Mountain Heritage Center selected for small museum accreditation academy

Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center is among 10 museums selected to participate in the American Alliance of Museums’ new accreditation academy for small institutions.

As Zika virus spreads, WCU mosquito expert advises state

During the first week of February, the World Health Organization declared the mosquito-borne Zika virus a public health emergency, and three days later the first instance of it being transmitted sexually during the current outbreak was confirmed in Texas.

Fine Art Museum exhibit examines use of color in art

Western Carolina University’s Fine Art Museum will host an exhibition that explores the use and meaning of color in art, opening Thursday, Feb. 18.

Prospective students can get a taste of college life at WCU’s Open House on Feb. 20

Western Carolina University will be throwing open its doors for prospective students and their families as the university holds Open House on Saturday, Feb. 20.

WCU Programs at Biltmore Park to hold Feb. 16 Open House

Prospective students will have an opportunity to find out about the wide variety of graduate and professional programs offered by Western Carolina University during an Open House set for Tuesday, Feb. 16, at WCU’s instructional site in Asheville.

WCU class sponsors international festival at Smoky Mountain High

Students enrolled in an “Intercultural Communications” class taught by James Manning, WCU associate professor of human communication, collaborated with “cultural hosts” to sponsor an international festival for the students at Smoky Mountain High School late in the fall semester.

WCU Wind Ensemble presenting ‘A Night at the Theater’ concert Feb. 12

The Western Carolina University Wind Ensemble will be performing its first concert of the spring semester in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12. It is free and open to the public.

School of Stage and Screen presenting drama ‘Macbeth is the New Black’

Western Carolina University’s School of Stage and Screen opens its spring Mainstage theatre season Wednesday, Feb. 17, with the gripping drama “Macbeth is the New Black.”

Kossick lectures as visiting professor at East Carolina University

Mark A. Kossick, professor of nursing and graduate anesthesia simulation coordinator, presented three lectures on Friday, Jan. 29, as a visiting professor at East Carolina University in Greenville.

Chief Diversity Officer candidate forum for Dr. Roberto Sanabria, Feb. 11

Chief Diversity Officer candidate forum for Dr. Roberto Sanabria, Thursday, Feb. 11 | 11:15 a.m. | UC Raleigh Room

Sacco to present Ron Morrow Lecture Feb. 17

Lynn Sacco to present Ron Morrow Lecture | 5:00 p.m. | Wednesday, February 17, 2016 | Killian 102

Retirement Reception for Barb Schade, March 29, Blue Ridge A

Retirement Reception for Barb Schade | Blue Ridge Conference Room A | Tuesday, March 29 | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

12th Annual Service-Learning Awards Ceremony

NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN for the 12th Annual Service-Learning Awards Ceremony on April 21, 2016.

Learn to Find Funding for Your Research

Learn to Find Funding for Your Research | Thursday, February 11, 2016 | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. | Hunter Library Room 186

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