Achievements

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Collins receives award from alma mater in Tennessee

Shawn Collins, associate professor of nursing and interim associate director of WCU’s School of Nursing, recently received the Alumnus of the Year Award from the School of Nursing at his alma mater, Southern Adventist University in Tennessee.

Kossick is featured speaker for Carolinas HealthCare System

Mark A. Kossick, professor of nursing and anesthesia simulation coordinator, presented six lectures Nov. 19 as a visiting professor at Blue Ridge Healthcare in Morganton.

Aderinto’s work wins Nigerian Studies Association book award

“When Sex Threatened the State,” a research work by Saheed Aderinto, has won the Nigerian Studies Association’s Book Award for the most important scholarly book/work on Nigeria published in the English language during 2015.

Metcalfe presents study at health care conference

Sharon Metcalfe, associate professor and interim director of the School of Nursing, presented findings from a three-year study at the OMICS 10th International Nursing and Healthcare Conference held in Dallas in early December.

UNC Press announces forthcoming publication of books authored by WCU faculty

The University of North Carolina Press has announced plans to publish new books this coming February that were written, or co-written, by members of the WCU faculty.

Claxton recognized for career contributions at state convention

David Claxton, WCU professor of health and physical education, received the Honor Award at the annual state convention of the North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance and Sport Management, held recently in Winston-Salem.

Grube shares presentation at state convention

Dan Grube, director of WCU’s School of Teaching and Learning, gave a presentation titled “Moving and Learning: Experiential Education and Study Abroad” for members of the North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance and Sport Management.

Young added to UN environmental experts group

Rob Young, WCU professor of geology and director of the university’s Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines, has been asked to join the Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection, an arm of the United Nations Environment Program.

Haskett photo wins Inside Higher Ed contest

Mark Haskett, director of photography and videography services in WCU’s Office of Communications and Public Relations, entered an image he had taken of a snowy campus scene in a winter-theme photo contest sponsored by the magazine Inside Higher Ed, and won.

Young to be featured on radio show Dec. 1

Rob Young, professor of geosciences and director of WCU’s Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines, will be interviewed on the Fernand Amandi Show on NewsRadio 610 WIOD at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1.

Hinnant-Crawford publishes journal article

Brandi Hinnant-Crawford, assistant professor of educational leadership, had her article published in the international journal Black Theology.

Young to present at experts meeting in Nairobi

Rob Young, professor of geology and director of WCU’s Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines, is scheduled to give a presentation at a seminar titled “Environmental Aspects of Sand Mining” and taking place Wednesday, Nov. 16, in Nairobi, Kenya.

Costa elected trustee of London’s Charles Darwin Trust

James Costa, professor of biology and director of the Highlands Biological Station, was recently elected a trustee of the Charles Darwin Trust, an organization based in London, England, that is dedicated to teaching, learning and research relating to Darwin and evolutionary biology.

Kossick lectures at international conference

Mark A. Kossick, professor of nursing and graduate anesthesia simulation coordinator at WCU’s Biltmore Park instructional site, lectured at the “Current Topics in Anesthesia” conference held in Clearwater Beach, Florida, in July.

Reitz presents at music society conference

Christina L. Reitz, WCU associate professor of music, presented her research titled “The Transformative Elements of Higdon’s ‘Cold Mountain’” at the peer-reviewed College Music Society’s National Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on Friday, Oct. 28.

Cagle, Hillon present at small business conference

Two faculty members from WCU’s College of Business presented at the national conference of America’s Small Business Development Centers in September.

Young added to pool of experts in London

Rob Young, geology professor and director of WCU’s Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines, has been added to the Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection.

Homewood presents at SEMC conference

Denise Drury Homewood, executive director of the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center, recently presented at the Southeastern Museums Conference in a session titled “Visitor-Centered Exhibitions: Creating/Curating/Collaborating.”

Instructional coaches assist at new workshop for teachers

Jerad Crave and Jennifer Beck, instructional coaches with the College of Education and Allied Professions, assisted with a set of workshops focused on enhancing new teachers’ instruction at an institute for almost 200 first-year teachers in Raleigh on Friday, Sept. 30.

Schrodt presents at national physical activity conference

Lori Schrodt, professor of physical therapy, and several physical therapy alumni presented research on outcomes from a community balance exercise program this summer.

Physical therapy faculty, students, alumni attend conference

Faculty, students and alumni of the Department of Physical Therapy attended the June 8-11 national NEXT Conference and Exposition of the American Physical Therapy Association in Nashville.

Physical therapy faculty, alumna publish paper

Physical therapy professors Sue McPherson and Todd Watson, along with program alumna Lindsey Pate, had a paper published in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine in June.

Snyder to speak at indigenous languages conference

Sara Snyder, visiting assistant professor for WCU’s Cherokee Language Program, will present at the American Philosophical Society’s “Translating Across Time and Space” symposium Friday, Oct. 14, in Philadelphia.

Dills, Whitfield chosen to participate in Homegrown Leaders program

Angela Dills, Gimelstob-Landry Distinguished Professor in Regional Economic Development, and Meredith Whitfield, director of external relations, are among 36 participants chosen for “Homegrown Leaders,” a program of the North Carolina Rural Center.

Flood’s article now a popular download

An article co-authored by Chena Flood, director of the Office of Field Experiences in WCU’s School of Teaching and Learning, has been downloaded 75 times so far in 2016.

Book by Lopez published in Chinese

A Chinese translation of “Madmen, Intellectuals, and Academic Scribblers: The Economic Engine of Political Change,” a book by WCU’s Edward Lopez, was published recently by China Financial Publishing House.

Ulrich to perform with Canadian orchestra

P. Bradley Ulrich, WCU professor of trumpet, will be performing with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra in October.

Book by Sachs receives another award

“Home Rule,” a 2015 book penned by WCU assistant professor of history Honor Sachs, has been selected by the Kentucky Historical Society to receive a 2016 Kentucky History Award.

Garcia-Castanon presents at conference in Spain

Santiago Garcia-Castanon, WCU professor of Spanish, recently gave two presentations at an international conference focusing on Miguel de Cervantes, author of “Don Quixote.”

Rash named semifinalist for regional literary award; reading, book-signing set for Oct. 2

Ron Rash, WCU’s Parris Distinguished Professor of Appalachian Culture, was recently announced as a semifinalist for the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award, which is presented annually by the Western North Carolina Historical Association.

Farmer honored for volunteer work with Christmas Connection

Betty Farmer, WCU professor of communication and public relations, recently received an honorable mention in the PR Daily’s 2016 Nonprofit PR Awards competition.

Byrd’s article published in medical journal

An article by Brian Byrd, WCU associate professor of environmental health, was published in the September edition of the North Carolina Medical Journal.

Book by Anantatmula published

A book co-authored by Vittal Anantatmula, WCU professor of project management and director of the master’s degree program in project management, has been published by Business Expert Press.

Buchanan earns national employment support certification

Susan Buchanan, administrative support associate and career development coordinator for WCU’s University Participant Program, has earned Certified Employment Support Professional certification.

Hinnant-Crawford publishes two articles

Brandi Hinnant-Crawford, WCU assistant professor of educational research, published two articles in the Journal of Multicultural Education.

Steffen commended for work on architectural composites manual

Robert Steffen, WCU assistant professor of construction management, received accolades for his work as technical chairman for a committee that created an industry manual titled “Guidelines and Recommended Practices for Fiber-Reinforced-Polymer (FRP) Architectural Products.”

Sargsyan to lecture in Russia in October

Alex Sargsyan, assistant professor of nursing at WCU’s Biltmore Park Town Square instructional site, has been invited to lecture on “Animal Assisted Therapy for Patients Undergoing Surgical Intervention” at the Russian Federation Ministry of Health International Conference.

Facilities management staffers honored

Staff members from WCU’s Department of Facilities Management were honored recently during the department’s 2015-16 picnic and awards ceremony.

Causby serving on NCCAT Board of Trustees

Cory S. Causby, WCU associate vice chancellor for human resources, has been appointed to serve a four-year term on the Board of Trustees of the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching.

Exhibition featuring work of Ashcraft, Workingman Collective opens Sept. 2 in New York

Tom Ashcraft, Distinguished Professor of Visual Arts at WCU, and his colleagues in the Workingman Collective artist group are featured in the new exhibition “Tally” opening in New York City.

Collins to serve on hospital board, two committees

Shawn Collins, associate professor and director of WCU’s Nurse Anesthesia Program, will be serving on Park Ridge Health’s Board of Directors, beginning in September. The Park Ridge Health main campus and hospital is located in the Naples community in Henderson County.

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