SPRING - April 2012 - Volume 24
’10 SCHOLARS RETURN FROM ‘HOTLANNA’ (Atlanta, Georgia)
the ’10 Cohort (sophomores) of West Scholars spent a weekend in Atlanta,
Georgia to soak up a little history, big city culture, and enjoy the bonding
experience of being a West Scholar. The
group departed the Catawba campus on Friday, March 16th just after
lunch, and returned on Sunday night, March 18th. The trip was filled with surprises with a
lot going on in downtown – a St. Patrick’s Day Parade, an auto show, and the
Georgia Marathon, which began and ended all around our hotel, near Centennial
The Georgia Aquarium
by Jacob Regensburger, ’10 Scholar, Fayetteville, NC
While on our trip to Atlanta, we went to The Georgia Aquarium, which is the largest aquarium in the world. We saw elephant nose fish, divers cleaning the tanks, pirahanas, otters (both river and sea varieties), and weepy sea dragons, which look like funky multi-colored mobile seaweed. We saw a live dolphin show, where the audience and the dolphins helped the “Starspinner” reclaim his lost ship from the sea monsters. It was a musical production that included stage actors, live dolphins, and their trainers. The dolphins were awesome as they flipped, jumped, and swam all over the huge glass tank. The audience members closest to the tank got a little splash from time to time. Following the program, we exited the Dolphin Tales arena through a glass-ceiling tunnel, with a moving floor, allowing us to stand still, and look up at the countless fish, sharks, manta rays and whale sharks swimming right at arm’s length from us. It was quite educational and we learned that the whale shark is the largest shark species. We had great fun comparing the creatures to the characters in the animated film, Finding Nemo. We would have liked to see the penguin exhibit, but their habitat was closed for renovations. It was a most enjoyable morning.
The World of Coke
by Grover Moore, ’10 Scholar, Burlington, NC
The World of Coca-Cola was a great experience. We were able to see lot of original advertising signs, coolers, and other unique Coke items from around the world. A very cool thing was getting to see the vault where the original coke secret formula is being kept. We were even able to get our picture taken with some famous Coca-Cola advertising figures. However the best part of this terrific experience was the section where you got to taste Coca-Cola products from all over the world. There was definitely great variety and taste all over the world. Some places had very exotic flavors that I never even thought of making into a soda. This was an incredible experience and I highly recommend going to it if you are ever going through Atlanta.
by Cristin Ritchie, ‘10 Scholar, Salisbury, NC
During our trip to Atlanta, we spent an afternoon in Zoo Atlanta. While there, we saw animals from many different places including Asia, Africa, and the tropical rainforests. Other areas of display at the Zoo included a reptile house. In the reptile house there was a large mirror next to one of the snakes, and the caption said it was the most dangerous species on the Earth. My favorite part was definitely the pandas. At each of the exhibits there were information cards about the animals, giving the origin and other interesting facts. What was most interesting was that each animal had a rating based on how common it was in the world. The ratings scale was from common to severely endangered. Many of the animals at Zoo Atlanta were on the higher end of the scale. This Zoo also puts a huge effort toward conservation both within its walls, as well as outreach to the surrounding community. They were working to make others aware of the impact humans have on the Earth. Our human impact is only worsening as we develop more and take over more of the Earth’s natural areas. The Zoo was a great experience and a great learning opportunity to see animals and their habitats, that we often take for granted.
CNN Headquarters and Studio Tour
by Jana Burkhardt, ’10 Scholar, Willoughby, Ohio
On our last day in Atlanta we walked to the CNN Headquarters. We began our tour taking the world’s longest freestanding escalator, eight stories high, to our first stop on the tour. We entered a small theatre style room, and sat listening to what directors of broadcasts say during a live show. It takes a lot of work to be able to make all the camera angles, and time them together well. The tour guide then took us to an exhibit showing us the technology that is used by the anchors. We saw the telepromptors, and watched as she demonstrated the green wall where weather is delivered. She then showed us how Harry Potter’s
“Invisibility Cloak” worked for all the Potter buffs in the room. We walked to several areas that let us see the huge busy news rooms. There are so many people that worked together to get a show on the air. We were able to see the set that several of the CNN celebrities use, such as Nancy Grace, Anderson Cooper, Wolf Blitzer, and others. The building is incredibly large, and it was a lot of fun to understand from behind the scenes, how the things we see every day work.
Dr. B providing “G” with insight, Caroline and Anna had a session with Dr. Drew and I chatted with Anderson!
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site
by Caroline Bostian, ’10 Scholar, Pfafftown, NC
On our last day in Atlanta, we visited the Martin Luther King Historic Site. The museum contains circular pods of information defined by specific events during Dr. King’s life. Within each pod, there was still photography from the event or time frame, and video streaming from newscasts of the day, or interviews with people who actually experienced the event. There was an area that described segregation, the Ku Klux Klan, and Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream” speech. Each center of information was very moving in its own way, and they were thought provoking. There was a room off to itself that contained the wooden slat wagon that bore the casket of Dr. King through the streets, following his assination, for burial. We walked from the museum to his birthplace and it was interesting to see where he grew up. Across the street we saw both the old and new Ebenezer Baptist Church buildings, and had an opportunity to reflect at the gravesite where Dr. King and his wife, Coretta Scott King are buried. I was very moved, when I realized they were together finally.
by Anna Toole, ’10 Scholar, Raleigh, NC
“What’ll ya have?” ..... are the famous words shouted at customers when you are trying to decide what to order and eat at The Varsity Restaurant in downtown Atlanta. The Varsity is the world’s largest drive-in, fully equpped with a parking deck and two story eatery. Inside, there are many rooms and levels to sit and many people eating and ordering. The Varsity is famous for its hot dogs, chili dogs, cheeseburgers, fries, onion rings, shakes, and their own Varsity Orange Soda. The food is typical for drive-ins, cheap and loaded with grease, but delicious for our lunch. We enjoyed about one of everything on the menu and of course ended our meal with a picture in the vamous Varsity chef hats!
Summarizing The Atlanta Experience
by Kyle Griewisch, ’10 Scholar, Banner Elk, NC
Atlanta, Georgia was the place to be during St.
Patrick’s Day weekend. Not only was
there a sea of green, but there were festivities and a heightened atmosphere
that added extra excitement to our trip.
The West Scholars traveled by bus and arrived at the Embassy Suites –
Centennial Olympic Park in the middle of downtown, early Friday evening,
March 16th. The trip
consisted of two packed-full days of Atlanta touring. Friday evening, on our way into the city,
we stopped at the Mall of Georgia in Buford, and had dinner as a group. Saturday morning brought us an extravagant
complimentary breakfast provided by the hotel. This was great because we had a long day
ahead of us. On Saturday morning we
visited the Georgia Aquarium, The World of Coke, and on Saturday afternoon,
Zoo Atlanta. On Sunday, we toured CNN
Headquarters and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial site. During all of these events and activities,
we learned a lot about our history as a nation and the entrepreneurship that
shaped our country. The Aquarium and
the Zoo introduced us to hundereds of different species of animals. These animals made me realize how connected
we are to the rest of the world around us.
Although Catawba College has its’ own ecological niche, it was amazing
to see the species that inhabit niches all across the globe. The World of Coke furthered our
understanding of how one company can unite the world with something as simple
as a soft drink ... Coca-Cola. Coke
has over 60 different flavors of soda and they spread all across the world
from California to Africa. The CNN
studio tour was awesome because it provided us with an understanding of how a
major news network works. There are
hundreds of employees and millions of bits of information that flows in and
out of CNN every day. CNN made us
realize how the news across the country and across the world is brought
together into one channel on the television.
Lastly, we visited the MLK Memorial site. Of all the places we spent time, the MLK
Memorial was the most memorable to me.
The chilling past of American slavery and segregation is brought to
life through Dr. King’s history.
However, we learned that through this hardship America has set an
example that all people are equal.
America is telling the rest of the world that they can overcome
hardship and bias just as we are still doing today. So, if I had to take one idea away from
this trip, it would be the idea that we as West Schlars and as American
citizens are not limited to only the thoughts of one nation. We are connected through a maze of
alleyways such as ecology, industry, news, hardship, and progress. Our nation’s history is connected to the
entire world, and it is important to be globally aware of that.
WHAT SCHOLARS ARE DOING!
EDITOR’S NOTE: Cast, crew, and musical members of this production include a number of education majors, ’10 West Scholar, Allison Andrews, KaShara Davis, Katie Hopkins, and Kylie Beinke.
When Robin Tynes
wakes up, the music filters in immediately.
her as she walks between classes at Catawba College or hangs out at the
student center. Every evening, she
can't wait for another "Huck Finn" rehearsal and a chance to sing
and hear the music again. Billy Burke
composed the songs running through Tynes' head, as she prepares to play the
lead role of Huck Finn in a musical comedy first produced on the campus in
1955, then again in 1958.
The Catawba Singers and Chamber Singers will
offer their next concert, entitled "Departures: A Tale of Two Lovers in
a Time of War," at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, March 18 in the Omwake-Dearborn
Chapel on campus. This free concert program seeks
to illumine and honor the sacrifices made not only by those brave men and
women serving in the American armed forces around the world, but also by
those men and women who remain here on the home front. Through the spoken and
sung word, we will tell a tale of young love, bravery in the face of war, and
ultimate sacrifice, concluding with a resounding call for togetherness, hope,
and enduring peace in our time and forever. The concert will feature the music of Barber,
Monteverdi, Haydn, Ravel, Vaughan Williams, and Dubra, among others. The Catawba Singers and Chamber Singers
will deliver the concert again for Centenary United Methodist Church's Joshua
Hudson Memorial Concert at 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 25 at Centenary Church in
Winston-Salem, NC. West Scholars who
are part of the spring Singers Ensemble are Allison Andrews, Sherrills Ford, NC,
Hamptonville, NC, and Aubrey Barton, Salisbury, NC. Additional education majors who are
members of the Singers Ensemble are Gabriella Bressi, and Jesse Siak.
Honors Thesis Presentation, Tuesday, March 22nd
Honors Thesis Presentation was provided by Julie
Gilley, ’08 West Scholar, Dobson, NC on the topic, “Would
the Cream Still Rise? An Evaluation of
Upward Bound.” The Thesis
Committee Members were Dr. Gary Freeze, Dr. Bonita Bloodworth, and Dr. Maria
Can't believe college students
would be interested in opera? Come witness for yourself. Hearing is
believing! At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31, Omwake-Dearborn Chapel
will resound as Catawba College students wow with songs from various opera
scenes, including Mozart's "Cosí Fan Tutte" and "The Magic
Flute," Puccini's "Gianni Schicchi," and even Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess." This free
performance will include several selections in English, along with Italian,
French and German selections. Students who will be performing on March
31 include Allison
Andrews, ’10 West Scholar, of Sherrills Ford; Dallas Banks of
Barton, 109 West Scholar, of Salisbury; Sydney Berk of Encino,
Calif. ; Michelle Chaffee of Holly Springs; Jordan Clifton of Garner;
Brittany Coley of Salisbury; Devonte Jura Davis of Charlotte; Sara Holcomb of
Trinity; Michelle Lescure of Pitman, N.J. ; Quinn McRae of Hendersonville;
Zach McRae of Hendersonville; Patrick Moore of Concord; and Iliana Rivera of
By Sarah Robinson, Catawba College Student Intern
An air of excitement fills the student center. Dozens of students are lined up 20 minutes before the event begins. Sustainable Catawba hosted a successful kickoff Tuesday, February 21st, in the Cannon Student Center on the Catawba College campus. During the event, 193 students, faculty, and staff (including College President Dr. Joseph Oxendine) pledged to make sustainable behaviors a habit in their daily routines. In exchange, students were given T-shirts with the statement, "I Committed – Ask me how!" on the front to remind them of their pledges.
"I pledge to reduce my energy use. I use too much already," said freshman, West Scholar, Patrick Karriker from Kannapolis, NC. Senior Kim Renspie took a different approach."I pledge to lead by example and help others reduce their consumption," she said."As an R.A., I know my residents don’t use conservation practices. Little things can add up to a big difference."
Theo Shepard also pledged to lead by example. "I really like pledging to
lead by example, because it’s something that doesn't have to refer
specifically to the environment," he stated. Students wrote their individual pledges on
colorful stars which will be placed on a banner that reads, "I took the
Sustainable Catawba Pledge!" This
banner will soon be placed in the student center so that everyone can see
what their peers pledged to do. The
entire Sustainable Catawba pledge states: "I pledge to make Catawba College and the world better for myself
and future generations by living more sustainably. In my daily behavior I
will strive to reflect environmental integrity, social justice, and
sustainable economic success. I am committed to reducing my own environmental
impact by choosing one action in the following categories that will help our
campus and the world become more sustainable." Information related to the campus' current
sustainability projects, including a map that locates all available recycling
bins, was available for interested students. More information about Sustainable Catawba
and campus sustainability efforts can be found at catawba.edu/sustain and facebook.com/sustainablecatawba.
By Allison, Andrews, ’10 Scholar, Sherrills Ford, NC
On February 18th, 2012, The Blue Masque, Alpha Psi Omega, and The Gay-Straight Alliance collaborated to present a night of entertainment dedicated to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids, one of the nation's leading industry-based HIV/AIDS fundraising for a cure and grant-making organizations. The theme for this year’s Broadway Cares event was entitled “All You Need is Love” with an elegant color scheme of red, black, and white. At the event, a bake sale and silent auction took place to raise funds for the prestigious group as well as performances by students of Catawba College. Other West Scholar students that helped with the planning of the event include Suzy Williams, ’09 Scholar and Michelle Newberger , ’11 Scholar. This event is one of my favorites that take place at Catawba College. Not only do we get to raise money for a great cause, but we get to have fun while doing it. At the event, I had the pleasure of performing a song and acting with Catawba College’s impov troupe “Where are the Diamonds?” As a performer, there is no greater feeling than knowing that you have the opportunity to be a part of something greater than yourself and that is exactly the feeling I experienced at Broadway Cares. I cannot wait to be a part of next year’s event and to raise even more funds for this great cause.
“Buddy Day” with Dr. Boulter’s Class
By Taylor Lee, ’11 Scholar, Concord, NC
On Thursday, February 23, my Child
Psychology class took a trip to Isenberg Elementary School to test
Kindergarten and 5th graders’ cognitive development and Piagetian tasks. I worked specifically with two 5th grade
students using several different activities to determine how developed they
are cognitively. It was really neat to
experience one on one time with the students, and connect with them on a
personal level, when we had completed the required tasks. Engaging with the students in this way can
help future teachers become more comfortable with students in a
CATAWBA WEST SCHOLAR ATHLETICS NEWS
Spring sports heat up the campus! There has been so much exciting activity that there are too
many events to individually post.
PLEASE follow the link to the Catawba College Athletics website and
read all about our West Scholar athletes, and education majors participating in sporting events!
Following ’10 Scholar Cameron Beard, Conover, NC, and ’11 Scholars,
Salisbury, NC and Justin Morris, Rockwell, NC and physical education major, JJ Jankowski of McMurray, PA
#15 - BEARD #25 - LAURENS #2 – MORRIS #33 JJ Jankowski
Jankowski's Dominating Performance vs. Anderson Earns SAC Baseball Pitcher of the Week Honors
SC -- For the third time this season, Catawba senior pitcher JJ
Jankowski, PE major (McMurray, PA/Peters Township
HS/Miama, OH) has been named the South Atlantic Conference Pitcher of the
Week for baseball. It was announced earlier this week by the league
office. Wingate outfielder Dodson
McPherson earned the SAC Player of the Week honor.
# 15, Cameron Beard
Beard's Walk-off Single Completes Baseball's Weekend Sweep of Newberry
NC -- Catawba got a walk-off single from Cameron
(Claremont, NC/Bunker Hill HS) to complete a doubleheader sweep of visiting
Newberry in South Atlantic Conference baseball action on Sunday afternoon at
Newman Park. The 23rd-ranked Catawba Indians won by the scores of 10-2
and 4-3 to improve to 13-4 overall and 8-1 in the SAC. The Wolves fall
to 8-11 and 4-5.
Following ’09 Scholars,
Amanda Terry, Cordova, NC and Casey Baucom, Marshville, NC and ’11 Scholar,
Sydney Hyder, Asheboro, NC and elementary education majors, Brittany
Murray of Asheboro, NC and Alycia Stiles of Harleysville, PA
TERRY BAUCOM HYDER MURRAY STILES
Softball Wins Three Times at Mid-South Classic
SC – The Catawba softball team won three of five games at the Mid-South
Classic last weekend, which was held at Tyger River Park. The Catawba Indians earned wins over
Erskine, Lander and sixth-ranked Armstrong Atlantic, while losing to
fourth-ranked North Georgia and Columbus State. The Lady Indians are
now 16-8 on the year.
CATAWBA 6, Erskine 2
Selena Ashley (Walkertown, NC/E. Forsyth HS) tossed a
complete game to improve to 3-0. She
allowed a pair of runs off seven hits with three strikeouts. Ashley got offensive help from Amanda Terry (Cordova, NC/Richmond Senior
HS), who had three hits and three RBI.
Casey Baucom (Marshville, NC/Piedmont HS)
also had three hits and scored a pair of runs. Tara Gibbs (Waynesville, NC/Tuscola HS) and Kayla Myers (Bryson City, NC/Swain Co. HS) added two
hits apiece. Gibbs gave Catawba the
early lead with a double in the first.
singled home a pair of runs in the second to extend the lead to 3-0. Erskine cut the lead to 4-2 after three,
padded the lead with a RBI double in the fourth.
CATAWBA 7, Lander 3 (8 innings)
Emily D. Huneycutt (Oakboro, W. Stanly HS) singled home the winning run in the top of the eighth and Alicia Styles (Harleysville, PA/Souderton Area HS) later added a three-run homer to extend the lead. E.D. Huneycutt and Kelsey Burgess (Charlotte, NC/Gaston Christian/N. Greenville) had two hits, while Mollie Kovalcin (Latrobe, PA/Greater Latrobe HS) drove in two runs. Lander scored three times in the first inning to go on top before the Lady Indians rallied. Kovalcin cut the margin to a single run with a two-run single in the second. Terry’s two-out double in the fourth tied the game. Emily B. Huneycutt (Locust, NC/W. Stanly) kept Lander off the board after the first to improve to 8-1.
#4 North Georgia 4, CATAWBA 1
a tight match up with fourth-ranked North Georgia. The Saints went up on a two-run homer by
Sarah Johnson in the second. Gibbs
sliced the lead in half with a solo homer for Catawba in the fourth, but
North Georgia answered that with a pair of runs of its own. Michaela Boyd (Concord, NC/NW Cabarrus HS) had two hits
for Catawba along with Casey Baucom. Brittany
(Asheboro, NC/E. Randolph HS) took the loss although she allowed just six
hits and fanned three.
CATAWBA 2, #6 Armstrong Atlantic 1
Amanda Terry beat a throw to the plate on a fielder’s choice by Brittany Murray in the seventh inning to give the Lady Indians the upset win. Terry and Alli Justice (Bishopville, MD/Decatur HS) had each been hit by a pitch to start the inning. Burgess had singled home Kovalcin to tie the score in the bottom of the sixth after Armstrong had took the lead when Shelby Duff scored from third on a balk. Catawba had just three hits, coming from Terry, Kovalcin and Burgess. E.B. Huneycutt got the win as she surrendered just four hits and struck out three. She upped her record to 9-1.
Columbus State 24, CATAWBA 7
Columbus State took advantage of blustery wind, connecting on five home runs and scoring the most runs ever against Catawba. The 24 hits by the Cougars also was an opponent record. Columbus scored nine runs in the first inning, only one earned, to take the early lead. Catawba cut the lead to 10-4 after three, but a 10-spot by the Cougars in the fourth was too much to overcome. Justice had three hits for Catawba. She drove in a run and scored twice. E.D. Huneycutt and Alicia Stiles each had two RBI.
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Strong Pitching and Terry's Homers Help Softball to Two Wins
NC -- Catawba got a leadoff home run from Amanda Terry in each
game (Cordova, NC/Richmond Senior HS) and excellent pitching from Emily
Huneycutt (Locust, NC/W. Stanly HS) and Brittany Murray
(Asheboro, NC/E. Randolph HS) to win a pair of softball games at the Catawba
Invitational Softball Tournament on Saturday afternoon at Salisbury Community
Park. The Catawba Indians opened with
a 4-1 win over Shippensburg then followed with a 3-0 victory over
Queens. The wins improve the Lady
Indians to 11-5 on the year. Terry’s
homer in the bottom of the first looked to be all the support Huneycutt would
need as she no-hit Shippensburg for six frames. Casey Baucom
(Marshville, NC/Piedmont HS) singled home a run with two outs in the fourth
for Catawba and Tara
(Waynesville, NC/Tuscola HS) hit a two-run homer in the fifth to stretch the
lead to 4-0. Shippensburg finally got
to Huneycutt with one-out in the seventh as Taylor Weisman pulled a ball
sharply through the left side for the lone hit. A
pair of Catawba errors led to a run, but Huneycutt got a called third strike
for the final out as she improved to 6-1.
She walked three and struck out three.
Emily Estep had limited Catawba to just three this, but two of those
cleared the outfield fence. Murray
shutout Queens on four hits to even her mark at 4-4. She walked one and fanned six. Terry led off the game with a home run, riding
the wind tunnel for the second time over the right field fence. A Queens error led to a pair of insurance
runs for the Lady Indians in the fourth.
(Concord, NC/NW Cabarrus HS) singled home a run and Murray delivered a sacrifice
fly. Seven players had hits for
Catawba in game two with Terry collecting a pair of hits. Whitney Britt had two of the hits for the
Royals, including a triple.
Following Dan Couchenour, ’10 Scholar, Ft. Mill, SC and Jon Williams, ’11 Scholar, Hillsborough, NC
#27 COUCHENOUR #1 WILLIAMS
Men's Lacrosse Suffers First Loss With 13-8 Defeat By Florida Southern
LAKELAND, FL – Florida Southern handed visiting Catawba its first loss of the season as the Moccasins claimed a 13-8 win in Deep South Conference men’s lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at Bryant Stadium. Florida Southern improves to 3-4 on the season and 2-2 in the DSC. The 10th-ranked Catawba Indians fall to 6-1 and 2-1
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Ridolfo's Six Goals Help Men's Lacrosse Slide Past Pfeiffer
NC -- Catawba, ranked 10th in NCAA II, got six goals from Steven Ridolfo (Charlotte, NC/Providence HS/Gettysburg)
in a 9-8 victory over host Pfeiffer in men’s lacrosse action on Wednesday
afternoon at Lefko Field. The win keeps the Catawba Indians undefeated
at 4-0, while the Falcons fall to 1-2.
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Men's Lacrosse Opens League Play With Win Over Saint Leo
NC -- Catawba scored four of the first five goals and went on to top visiting
Saint Leo 14-11 in Deep South Conference men’s lacrosse action on Thursday
afternoon at Shuford Stadium and Kirkland Field. The 12th-ranked
Catawba Indians improve to 3-0 overall and 1-0 in the DSC. The Lions
fall to 1-1 and 0-1.
Following ’09 Scholar, Maggie McKee, Mt. Airy, NC
Women's Tennis Falls to Braves
PEMBROKE, SC -- The Catawba Lady Indians dropped a non-conference match to UNC Pembroke on Wednesday afternoon at the UNCP Varsity Tennis Courts. The Lady Indians fall to 7-9 while the Braves improve to 8-7.
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Tennis Splits Match with Mars Hill
NC -- The Catawba men squeezed by the Lions of Mars Hill 5-4 as the women
fell 6-3 to the Lady Lions Thursday afternoon at the Johnson Tennis Center.
The men improve to 7-4 overall and 1-2 in the South Atlantic Conference while
the women drop to 5-6 and 0-3.
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LMU Takes Pair from Tennis
NC -- The Catawba men dropped an 8-1 match and the women 7-2 to the
Railsplitters of Lincoln Memorial University Saturday at the Johnson Tennis
Center. The men fall to 6-4 and the women stand at an even 5-5. Maggie McKee (Mt Airy, NC/Mt. Airy HS) was the only
singles winner for the Lady Indians as she dispatched LMU’s Alexander Granger
4-6, 6-3 and 7-5 at #3.
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Tennis Swept by Anderson in SAC Opener
NC -- The Catawba women fell 8-1 and the men 9-0 to the visiting Anderson
Trojans Wednesday evening at the Johnson Tennis Center in the first South
Atlantic Conference match of the season for both teams. The men fall to 6-3
overall and 0-1 in the SAC while the women drop to 5-4 and 0-1.
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Lady Indians Drop Heartbreaker to Falcons
NC -- The Catawba Women’s Tennis team dropped a hard-fought match to Highway
52 rival Pfeiffer 5-4 Tuesday afternoon at the Knapp Tennis Center. The
Lady Falcons improve to 3-3, while the Lady Indians fall to 5-3.
Following ’10 Scholar, Jana Burkhardt, Willoughby, Ohio and ’08 Scholar, Samantha Lackey, Seville, Ohio
Kennedy Leads Women's Golf in Georgia
GA -- Madison Kennedy (Salisbury, NC/Salisbury HS) shot a
10-over-par 82 on Monday and Tuesday to lead Catawba to a ninth-place finish
out of 12 teams at the Lady Cougar Collegiate Classic at The Country Club of
Columbus. Columbus State University hosted the event. The Lady Indians finished the tournament
with a two-day total of 677, 13 strokes ahead of conference foe Wingate. UNC
Pembroke won the tournament shooting a 629. Columbus State’s Nikki Crowely
won the individual portion of the tournament with a four-over-par 148. Kennedy
finished tied for 18th overall. Other
finishers for Catawba were Samantha Lackey (Seville, OH/Wadsworth HS)
with a 166 (84, 82), Leslie Long (East Bend, NC/Forbush HS) with a 167 (87,
80), Tailar Murphy (Greensboro, NC/N. Guilford HS) with a 180
(92, 88), Kelly Wilson (Reidsville, NC/Rockingham Co. HS) with a
181 (93, 88) and Jana Burkhardt (Willoughby, OH/Willoughby
South HS) with a 183 (92, 91). Catawba will compete in the Hargett
Invitational at the Olde Sycamore Golf Club in Mint Hill, NC on Mar. 26-27.
Following ’10 West Scholars, Caroline Bostian, Pfafftown, NC, and David Garcia, King, NC and ’11 West Scholar, Courtney Tunstall, Mt. Airy, NC
Catawba Swimmers Wrap Up Season in Georgia
-- Catawba participated in the Bulldog Invitational Last Chance Meet on the
campus of the University of Georgia at the Gabrielsen Natatorium. Several
Indians bettered their respective event times to close out the swim
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Five Catawba Swimmers Garner All-Conference Honors
W.Va. -- The 2012 Bluegrass Mountain All-Conference team was announced
Thursday based on performances at the conference championships held at the
Mecklenburg Aquatic Center in Charlotte last weekend. The Catawba men placed
four on the team while the women had one.
Following ’08 Scholar, Matt Tamer, Winston-Salem, NC
Moore and Little Earn SAC Men's Basketball Post-Season Honors
ROCK HILL, SC – Catawba sophomore men’s basketball player Keon Moore (Colerain, NC/Bertie HS) has been named First Team All-South Athletic Conference, while Tyrece Little (Greenville, NC/Rose HS) earned All-Freshman team honors as announced by the league office on Thursday. Moore is the league’s #2 scorer, while Little led the SAC in rebounds and blocks.
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Men's Basketball Season Ends in Loss at Anderson
ANDERSON, SC -- Catawba saw its men’s basketball season come to an end with a 76-57 loss to top-seeded Anderson in the opening round of the 2012 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament on Wednesday night at the Abney Center. The Trojans improve to 23-4 overall and advance to the tournament semifinals on Saturday. The Catawba Indians wind up at 9-18.
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Men's Basketball Steals Regular-Season Finale from Newberry
SC -- Keon Moore (Colerain, NC/Bertie HS) led all scorers with 27 points as
he helped Catawba knock off Newberry 81-74 Saturday afternoon at Eleazer
Arena. The Indians improve their record to 9-17 overall and 6-12 in the SAC
as the Wolves drop to 15-11 and 9-9.
TEACHER EDUCATION NEWS
prepare reflective teachers who possess the professional knowledge, skills,
and dispositions necessary for effectively teaching students in a diverse
EDITOR'S NOTE: Alumnus Charles David (Dave) Robbins '66 majored in physical education and played football at Catawba. He was inducted into the Catawba College Sports Hall of Fame in 1998. Gastonia's Dave Robbins is hardly one to brag about his "other" sport, but most who know him recognize him as a talented golfer. So when he shot an uncharacteristic 95 three weeks ago at Lincoln Country Club, his friends were asking him why he was off his game.
Tuesday, the world knew as Robbins was announced as a member of November's
star-studded 2012 National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame induction
Salisbury Civitan Club Scholarship and Awards Ceremony
Scholar and music education major, Brent Messenger, Kannapolis, NC received The Civitan 2012 John Nelson Haden
Scholarship in Music, given annually by the Salisbury Civitan Club in memory of Nelson
Haden, a former Civitan and music student at Catawba College. Selection is made by members of the Catawba Music
faculty. Theatre arts education
major, Jamie Caputo received the 2012
Salisbury Civitan Club, Reverend
Milton B. Faust Scholarship in Education award, given annually in memory
of former Civitan and Catawba graduate the late, Rev. Milton Faust. This scholarship is awarded based on
recommendations provided by the Department of Teacher Education Faculty at
Catawba. The awards were presented at the annual
Scholarship Day Civitan Banquet.
By Collette Riddle '13
"The Facts: On October 6, 1998, a gay University of Wyoming
student, Matthew Shepard, left the Fireside Bar with Aaron McKinney and
Russell Henderson. The following day, he was discovered at the edge of town.
He was tied to a fence, brutally beaten, and close to death." (Kaufman
et al). This is a quote from the opening lines of "The Laramie Project:
Ten Years Later" to be offered by the Catawba College Theatre Arts
Department March 20-24 in the Florence Busby Corriher Theatre on campus. The
cast includes seniors Quinn McRae of Hendersonville and Mackenzie Westbrook
of Charlotte; juniors Aaron Alderman of Durham, Jodye Carroll of Mt.
Pleasant, S.C., Katie Johnson of Myersville, Md., John
Millbank of Carrboro, Collette Riddle of Roanoke, Va., Jeffrey Salerno of
Lake Mary, Fla., Donna Steele of Charlotte, and Adam Weiner
of Cherry Hill, N.J.; sophomore Cody Gasque of Salisbury, and freshman Eric
English of Horse Shoe. "The
Laramie Project: Ten Years Later" will be performed at the Florence
Busby Corriher Theater on Tuesday, March 20 and Wednesday, March 21 at 6:55
p.m., and Thursday, March 22 through Saturday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets
are $10 for adults and $8 for senior citizens and non-Catawba students. The
production is recommended for mature audiences only. For more details, please
call the Catawba College Theatre Box Office at (704) 637-4481.
Paul Fisher Service Awards
(Dr. Etters) (Baucom)
‘Sustainable Catawba’ Will Soon Be Unveiled
A collaborative effort called “Sustainable Catawba” will
soon unveil a new approach to sustainability on the Catawba College campus. Representatives from several campus
organizations gathered February 9 to discuss their vision for the effort as
well as to report on what their groups currently do to promote
sustainability. The groups represented
were Environment Catawba Outreach(E.C.O.), Green Education Outreach (GEO),
Chartwells, Catawba’s food service, and the staff and interns of the Center
for the Environment. “It’s about leaving a lasting impression,”
says senior Environmental Science major and Center for the
Environment intern Brittany Moore. Sustainable
Catawba is a new coalition of all environmentally-themed offices and
organization’s on Catawba’s campus.
Some ellaboration from senior Environmental Education major, Sarah Moore, ’08 Scholar, Mocksville, NC: “There needs to be a group that is helping
everyone work together and collaborate to move Catawba in the right
direction.” Sustainable Catawba
will be that group.
COPE Internship Program
Teacher Education majors as they begin their spring internships at Overton Elementary School:
Hannah Gagnier, Jill Totten, Jessica Everett, Denise Grissom, Hannah Rebecca Fisher, Whitney Corriher, Heather Cheek, Kristy Nicole Hinson, Kylie Beinke, Casey Baucom, Brittany Myers, Stacie Drye and Alli Parrish.
TEACHER EDUCATION ALUMNI NEWS
1970 Catawba Alumnus and Legendary Williamstown High School Athlete to Be Inducted Into Gloucester County Hall of Fame
Williamstown high school athlete Mike
Reynolds '70 will
be among the 13 new inductees to the Gloucester County Sports Hall of Fame
during the 32nd Annual Induction Banquet on March 27 at Auletto's Caterers in
Almonesson, the Hall's Executive Committee has announced. Reynolds was a multi-sport star at Williamstown
who graduated in 1966 who starred in baseball, basketball and football for
the Braves. His brightest moment was helping the Braves to a state
championship appearance in basketball in Spring 1966. He was a four-year starter on Catawba
College's football team through the 1970 season as a
defensive back, earning an All-District selection as a senior, and was also a
four-year starter as a catcher on the college's baseball team, earning an All-Conference
First Team honor. Reynolds was drafted
into Major League Baseball and played four seasons in the Chicago White Sox
farm system, earning All-Star status in two of those seasons. NOTE: Reynolds was a secondary education major in
physical education at Catawba College.
Catawba Alumnus Provides Music and Lyrics for New Production
Education alumnus Dan Ryan ’09, the
choral director at North Iredell High School for three years, announced that on March 8th, 9th, 10th,
North Iredell will be presenting an original musical called The
Millennium Problem. The theatre teacher at North Iredell wrote
the script and and Ryan wrote the music and lyrics for the show. North Iredell High School is about 35
minutes away from Catawba and Catawba is hoping for a lot of area support for
this new production. EDITOR'S NOTE: Dan Ryan, a 2009 graduate of
Catawba College, majored in Music and minored in K-12 Education. He has been
the choral director at North Iredell High School since 2009 and wrote
the music and lyrics for the upcoming original musical "The Millennium
Problem," which is set for March 8th, 9th, and 10th.
A link to learn more about the Academy for Teaching’s history
A link to learn more about the West Teaching Scholars program
A link to the West Teaching Scholars application
A link to the Department of Teacher Education
- Spring Break
March 5 – 9, 2012
- ‘10 Cohort Excursion – Atlanta, GA
March 16-18, 2012
- Catawba Conservation Camp applications being accepted
March 7 – 23, 2012
- KDP Induction Ceremonies
April 3, 2012
Jana Burkhardt, Willoughby, Ohio
’10 West Scholar
Since the start of her freshman year, Jana has been a consistent leader at Catawba College. Jana became the freshman class President, and immediately became a key player on the women’s golf team. She is the Student Government Association Secretary, and serves as a Resident Assistant in Stanback Hall. Jana is a classic example of the best of a West Scholar. She is involved in campus activities, volunteers to attend events for reflections, is an advocate for West Scholars within the Academy, and is a strong example of the scholar athlete at Catawba. We are honored to have Jana with us! She is currently running for SGA President.
Please enjoy the Scholar reflections on our Atlanta, Georgia Excursion!
Atlanta Photo Opportunities!
Jacob Regensburger and Dr. B have a chat at the South Carolina state line
Cristin Ritchie at the Mall of Georgia
Jana Burkhardt and Kyle Griewisch at the Mall of Georgia
Rooftop pool at Embassy Suites – Centennial Olympic Park
View of Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta
The Georgia Aquarium
Amazing sealife at the Aquarium
In the Aquarium tunnel, back row, left to right, Cristin Ritchie, Jana Burkhardt, Caroline Bostian, Kyle Griewisch, and Grover “G” Moore; front row, Anna Toole and Jacob Regensburger
The World of Coke Vault
The “Ramblin Wreck” was part of the St. Paddy’s Day festivities
Zoo Atlanta resident
A Red Panda sleeping
The Train Ride at Zoo Atlanta
Cristin, Caroline and “G” at CNN
Mural at the King Center
The new Ebenezer Baptist Church
The gravesite for Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr. and his wife Coretta Scott King
Jacob Regensburger and “G” Moore with pride in their Varsity hats
6:45 a.m. at the Georgia Marathon!
Lining up to race (we just watched)
Thousands of people on and around Marietta Street in downtown Atlanta ready for the Marathon
Georgia’s Olympic Torch
Ready to head home
King’s Mountain tells us we are
Photos from the Broadway Cares Event on February 18th
’10 Scholar, Allison Andrews, Sherrills Ford, NC – performs at Broadway Cares Event
’11 Scholar, Michelle Newberger, Lutz, Florida – working the Broadway Cares Event
Summer Job/Camp Fair
Wed., Feb. 29
Dr. Cyndi Osterhus provides information to Catawba Students about summer camp counselor opportunities working for two camps, The Catawba Conservation Camp and Camp Invention.
Feb. 27 through March 2
’11 West Scholars, Zach Veitenheimer, Tobaccoville, NC, Patrick Karriker, Kannapolis, NC, Taylor Lee, Concord, NC, and Nick Rodriguez, Dunn, NC are members of the wind ensemble
’09 Scholars, Amelia Baity, Hamptonville, NC, Aubrey Barton, Salisbury, NC and ’11 Scholar, Allison Andews, Sherrills Ford, NC are members of the singers ensemble
From the Vernaculars Spring Performance ... Zach Veitenheimer on guitar!
That is Zach on the far right
And in his other life, he plays
Spring Scholar Athletes!
(L) Dan Couchenour, #27, ’10 Scholar, Ft. Mill, SC
Amanda Terry (R) , ’09 Scholar,
(L) Casey Baucom, ’09 Scholar, Marshville, NC - minor injury by a bad pitch
Cameron Beard, ’10 Scholar, Conover, NC
Relaxing at before a swim meet, (L) Caroline Bostian, ’10 Scholar, and (R ) Courtney Tunstall, ’11 Scholar
Tennis – ’09 Scholar, Maggie McKee
’10 Scholar, Jana Burkhardt
’08 Scholar, Samantha Lackey
Our golfers, (L) Sam Lackey, ’08
Scholar, Seville, OH and (R) Jana Burkhardt, ’10 Scholar, Willoughby, OH
From A Facebook Raid
(Thank you scholars!)
These two are from our only snow!
Kelly Schumacher, Sydney Hyder and Taylor Hardy,
Kelli Ferguson, and her fiance’ Nate! Someone is getting married soon!
July 15 -20, 2012
A residential science camp serving middle school girls from Rowan, Cabarrus, Davidson, Davie, Iredell, and Stanly Counties in NC. Campers will study and learn the concepts found within the
H I P P O curriculum!
For more information call:
July 23 – 27, 2012
The INNOVATE Program of Camp Invention serves Kindergarten through 5th grade students in a day camp at the Catawba Center for the Environment. In a lab environment, children will build their own motorized creature and bring it to life while helping scientists harness the power of nature! Cost is $215.
July 9 – 14, 2012
The 2012 National Environmental Summit for High School Students is an intensive experience for high school students who will be juniors and seniors in the fall. Students will use their talents and interests in writing, science, acting, music, etc., as they learn skills that environmental leaders need to create a sustainable world. Center for the Environment staff, Rocky Mountain Institute scientists and Catawba professors will provide the leadership and instruction. Cost is $300. Scholarships are available.
For more information, call:
Catawba received a Duke Energy 2011 Power Partner Award during a luncheon sponsored by Duke Energy and held on campus Wednesday, Jan. 25th. Catawba was one of 11 award winners in Duke Energy’s service territory recognized for strategic energy solutions and economic development efforts. We are receiving the award for our participation in Duke’s Smart Metering and SmartBuilding Advantage programs. The Smart Metering program allows us to have real-time access to energy usage data in campus buildings, while our participation in the Smart Building Advantage program allowed us to upgrade some HVAC and lighting systems on campus
Catawba College Admissions Website Ranked Top in the Nation
College is proud to announce that its Admissions website is among the most
highly rated in the country, scoring in the top 100 of all sites rated. The
site was recognized in the 13th annual My College Options® Enrollment Power
Index® (EPI), an analysis of the admissions websites of nearly 3,000 colleges
and universities. "We are proud to have our
admissions website recognized by My College Options as one of the leading
sites in the nation," said Lois Williams, Catawba's Vice President of
Enrollment. "We developed our site in-house with the knowledge that
potential students would be looking here for critical admissions information.
As a result, we have made strides to constantly update our site with the
latest tools and information that meet the needs of students and ensure that
they can learn about what we have to offer."
Of the 2,500 four-year colleges in the United States, Catawba has been ranked among "The Best 376 Colleges" by the prestigious Princeton Review in its 2012 annual college guide. This places Catawba among the top 15 percent of American colleges.
Catawba College continues to be ranked as one of the nation's Best Regional Colleges, according to the 2012 edition of "Best Colleges,"
published by U.S.News & World Report and released September 13. Catawba ranked 16th among 99 of these Best Regional Colleges in the South. In total, 371 colleges are ranked as "Best Regional Colleges"
according to geographic region (North, South, Midwest, and West). Highlights of these rankings are published in the magazine available this month on newsstands and available online at www.usnews.com/colleges.
is one of only 20 North Carolina public and private institutions included in Forbes' "America's Top Colleges 2011," and
is ranked 476 among the 650 best undergraduate colleges. The Forbes' rankings were prepared by the Center for College
Affordability and Productivity, a Washington, D.C. think tank founded by Ohio
University economist Richard Vedder. The rankings focus on post graduation
success (30%) which evaluates pay and prominence of alumni; student
satisfaction (27.5%) which includes evaluations of professors and retention
rates from freshman to sophomore year; debt (17.5%) which penalizes schools for
high student debt loads and default rates; four-year graduation rate (17.5%);
and competitive awards (7.5%) which rewards schools whose students win
prestigious scholarships and fellowships such as the Fulbright, the Rhodes,
and the Marshall.
in Tune Magazine has named Catawba College among 45 institutions in the nation as “The Best Music Schools of 2012.”
For four consecutive years, Catawba College has
been named one of the nation's Best Music Schools by In Tune magazine.
Catawba was one of only 45 institutions included in the magazine's listing of
The Best Music Schools of 2012. Catawba offers a bachelor's degree in Music with
concentrations in Music Business, Music
Music and Sacred
Music, and offers a bachelor's degree in Musical Theatre. In Tune's
Best Music Schools for 2012 special feature was included in the October 2011
edition of the magazine. The publication is a classroom magazine for music
students, grades 7-12. In Tune was founded in 2003 by veteran Billboard,
Forbes and Business Week publishing executive Irwin Kornfeld, former
Musician, EQ and Gig magazines publisher Angelo Biasi, and Grammy-winning
music producer Will Edwards.
We have thirteen confirmed acceptances of the West Teaching Scholarship from incoming 2012 Freshmen!!
Interviews continue as we build the ’12 Cohort.
Please spread the word about Catawba College and the Teacher Education Department, Academy for Teaching and the wonderful West Scholars Program!
Until next issue.....farewell.