SPRING - May 2012 - Volume 25
WEST SCHOLARS AMONG AWARD RECIPIENTS
AT SPRING CONVOCATION!
Catawba College President Brien Lewis had a chance to meet and learn about the achievements of some of the college's best and brightest students during his first week on the job. That opportunity came for Lewis at the college's annual Awards Convocation held April 19 in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel. Lewis explained that the Awards Convocation allowed the campus community "to honor and celebrate people who are already demonstrating just how high their potential can be." Referring to the institution's mission statement, he said, "Catawba College prepares students to reach their highest potential. It is at the core of who we are and what we do. And we are confident in making this part of our mission because we can point to generations of alumni who stand up and say, 'Catawba prepared me — Catawba enabled me — to be the person I am today.' " Most of the awards distributed during the convocation were eco-friendly, made of Catawba blue, 100% recycled glass. These symbolized the college's commitment to environmental responsibility and are an ongoing campus initiative to promote a greener, more sustainable lifestyle.
Outgoing SGA president Yakir Malul of Rishon Le-Zion, Israel was presented with a gavel traditionally awarded to the retiring president of the Student Government Association (SGA). Malul served as SGA president during '11-'12 academic year. SGA officers for the 2012-2013 academic year were installed at the convocation. They include President Jana Burkhardt of Willoughby, Ohio; Vice President Christian A. Crifasi of Ramseur; Justin M. Smith, of Greensboro, Secretary; and Treasurer Leah Constan-Tatos of Johannesburg, South Africa.
Kelly M. Schumacher of Easton, Md., was the recipient of the annual Paul Fisher Service Award and Scholarship. It is presented to the member of the Catawba College community who has made the greatest contribution throughout the year in service to others and makes service an integral part of his or her life. The recipient of the annual scholarship award is chosen from those persons who have been designated as monthly Paul Fisher Service Award winners and receives a scholarship provided by F&M Bank and the recycled glass award.
Seventeen students were announced as inductees into Who's Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Nominated by members of the college community and selected by a committee of faculty and students, these students are active leaders and scholars on campus, to include Sarah A. Moore of Mocksville, ; Julie R. Gilley of of Dobson; and Sarah Y. Morse of Berwick, Maine.
Elizabeth G. "Lizzle" Davis of East Bend was the recipient of the Dr. Charles Turney Award. This award was established by family and friends in memory of Dr. Charles Turney, retired Chair of the English Department at Catawba. The recipient of the award is a rising senior English major with at least a 3.5 GPA and a demonstrated aptitude for and interest in the discipline of English studies.
Elizabeth G. "Lizzle" Davis of East Bend also was selected by the English Department faculty to receive the Martha H. Morehead Award. The award, given in honor of a late Catawba professor emeritus of English, it is presented for the outstanding single work – poem, short story or graphic contribution to the Arrowhead, the college's annual literary publication. Her winning work was her poem, "5th Car, 3rd Wife, 2nd Attitude."
Jessica Everett of Winston-Salem and Elizabeth G. "Lizzle" Davis of East Bend shared the Bethany and Aidan Sinnott Poetry Award. This award was established by the English Department in honor of Dr. Bethany Sinnott and in memory of Dr. Aidan Sinnott. The award is given to the student(s) who demonstrates the greatest potential as a poet, based on a portfolio of his or her work.
The Elisabeth Scranton History Award was presented to Julie Gilley of Dobson. It is given in honor of a former professor of history to the student(s) who has attained the highest academic average during his or her senior year and who represents the ideals of liberal scholarship in the area of history.
The Braun Award in Physics, given by 1934 alumna Mrs. Anne Blodgett Bashore, was shared by Frank Villa of Kannapolis and Jacob Regensburger of Fayetteville. It is given in recognition of the student showing the most meritorious work in the field of physics.
Brittany Myers of Shelby received the Student Education Association/Cynthia Osterhus Award. It is given to the student who has made an outstanding contribution to the student education association and who has shown potential to become an excellent teacher. The award is named in honor of Cynthia Osterhus '73 of Salisbury, a former North Carolina Teacher of the Year, and now a faculty member in Catawba's Teacher Education Department and director of the College's Shirley Peeler Ritchie Academy for Teaching.
Jacob Hill of Salisbury and Maggie McKee of Mount Airy received the Dean
Grove Award, given annually to a student athlete(s) majoring in mathematics
or science who demonstrates leadership abilities in both areas. The late Dr.
Rodger H. Lofland '61 established the Dean Grove Award in tribute to Dean N.
Grove '40, Lofland's high school coach, biology teacher and mentor.
The ’08 Cohort of West Teaching Scholars Graduating in May
Enjoy the “then and now” photos of our ’08
Cohort, from freshman year, to student teaching. Freshman year is on the left, senior year
is on the right. Do you think they
have changed much?
Jessica Clark, Salisbury, NC, Taylor Doss, Boonville, NC
Julie Gilley, Dobson, NC Alanna Hantho, Great Falls, VA
Bridgett Henderson, Statesville, NC Samantha Lackey, Seville, OH
Alecia Marsha (Shay) Meeks, Kings Mtn., NC Brent Messenger, Kannapolis, NC
Sarah Moore, Mocksville, NC Sarah Morse, North Berwick, ME
Stephanie Riddle, Faith, NC Matt Tamer, Winston-Salem, NC
A few members of the ’08 Cohort of West Scholars, trickled out into the world over the past year, finishing early. Shay Meeks actually “walked” in May of 2011, but remained in school doing her student teaching and playing a last season of volleyball, as a post baccalaureate student. At the end of the fall semester of this year, Jessica Clark, Sarah Morse, and Stephanie Riddle, each completed their academic requirements and finished a semester early. So, here we are, in May of 2012 ,and we will see the official graduation of our ’08 Cohort. We wish them all well, as they leave our campus, venturing into the world of education as teachers.
WHAT SCHOLARS ARE DOING!
by Jacob Regensburger, ’10 West Scholar
Big Year was a very interesting movie. It's about three men who are birders (bird
watching pros). Here in America a
competition called "The Big Year has started, in which you attempt to
see as many species of bird as you can in a year’s time. One of the characters has already won this
competition, while the other two are attempting it for the first time. As this is a comedy, they run into each
other intermittently all across the country while birding. In the end, the champion retains his title,
while the other two competitors fall short on the birding, but rediscover
what is more important among their friends and family. A life lesson and good film.
Activism! And How…..
Catawba, freshman, and ’11 West Scholar, Gareth Cobb, of Salibury has made the news! The article that appeared in the Salisbury Post on Saturday, March 31st is so like Gareth. During fall semester Gareth went with a group of students to Washington, DC in the fall to protest the construction of an oil pipeline. He’s most definitely an activist, and this Salisbury Post article is just another example of Gareth’s passion! Just so you know, he’s also been very involved with SNCAE on campus. SNCAE is usually not the “home” of a large number of freshmen. They tend to wait to get involved with the Student North Carolina Association of Educators until the end of their sophomore year, just before officially entering the teacher education program at Catawba. Gareth jumped into SNCAE from the start. We hope you enjoy reading about his latest activism related to high gas prices. We loved it.
‘Poor college kids’ make statement against high gas prices with cardboard car
By Sarah Campbell, email@example.com
Lunch and Learn Event Presented by West Scholar
for the Environment hosted a Lunch and Learn Event in the Hurley Room of the
Cannon Student Center, on Thursday, April 5th. The topic was EcoDorms and
Green Offices; Creating a Framework for Catawba Campus Sustainability.
The presentation and the open discussion / input session focused on the types
of sustainable behavior Catawba would like to see on its campus and how we as
students, faculty and staff hope to get there. The presenters and facilitators of this
Lunch and Learn were Catawba students Dan
Couchenour, ’10 West Scholar, Fort Mill, SC and Tory Kiefner.
Self Defense Workshop Held
by Anne Mabry, ’10 Scholar, China Grove, NC
On April 2, a self-defense workshop was held for all
female students, faculty, and staff of Catawba College who wished to
participate. The SGA Student Issues
Committee hosted the event. The hour
and a half session was taught by Master David Mitchell, an 8th
degree black belt in Chayon-Ru martial arts along with Sargent Lanier and the
PIT Team (Police Intervention Team) of Salisbury. Master David Mitchell is the karate/self
defense teacher here at Catawba and has taught at Catawba since 1984. At promptly 7:00 p.m., several girls
gathered in the auxiliary gym on the bottom floor of Abernathy Physical
Education Center. At the beginning of
the event, the Salisbury Police Intervention Team informed all of the
participants of their rights and who to call and what to do after you are
attacked and answered any questions that were asked. Master Mitchell along with the PIT Team gave
one on one instruction to the girls that came, on basic self-defense
techniques such as how to get away if someone were to
grab your wrist, or if someone were to choke you. All of the girls, including myself, learned
valuable tactics that can be used if someone were to attempt to harm us. This workshop was very beneficial to all of
the girls who came. All of the women
who took part made an important step toward being prepared to protect themselves
in the case of a violent crime.
West Scholar Receives Honorable Mention in Poetry Competition
Janice Fuller, Professor of English and Writer-in-Residence at Catawba announced
to the college campus that English major Lizzle
Davis's poem "Logic of a Masochist" has been selected as an honorable
mention for the Anthony Abbott Undergraduate Poetry Competition. The annual competition sponsored by the
Charlotte Writers Club received 65 entries from undergraduates from across
the state. The winner and the other five
honorable mentions attend UNC Chapel Hill, Davidson College, and Elon
University. Lizzle has been awarded $50 and has
been invited to read her poem at a special reception and public reading in
conjunction with renowned poet Dorianne Laux at Central Piedmont Community
College on April 17, 2012.
Another Successful Brady Symposium
The 26th Annual Brady Author's Symposium on
Thursday, March 29, 2012 featured author Jane Hamilton. ‘09 Scholar, Lizzle Davis, East Bend, NC, can be seen in several photos of the event.
More Than a Golfer
Samantha Lackey, ’08 West Scholar, crushing one down the fairway for Catawba.
Compliments of The Pioneer, and Jarrett Murphy, Sports Editor, Writer, April 1, 2012
Many students have interesting journeys to find their true calling in life, but none was more interesting to me than Samantha Lackey’s. Sam is a senior Elementary Education major from Wadsworth, Ohio who is one the elite golfers on our girls team at Catawba. The story behind how Sam got her start in golf is quite amazing. Sam always loved golf ever since she was young but never thought she was good enough to play competitively until one day her dad made a bet with her. He said “if you beat me in golf, you’re going start playing.” Sam ended winning that round between her and her dad and she hasn’t looked back since. Sam began playing in competitions competitively when she was eight years old and continued throughout high school. Sam was eventually recruited by Catawba after her stellar play in high school, and by going to college, she got a chance to fulfill her other dream of becoming an elementary school math teacher. Sam realized her dream of becoming a teacher back when she was in seventh grade and she had the most amazing math teacher. Sam informed me that her teacher made her love the subject and made learning fun for her. After this experience, Sam realized what she wanted to do for the rest of her life, and that was to make kids love learning.
is one of Sam’s favorite teachers here at
Catawba and is one of the teachers that truly made her appreciate teaching. But Sam‘s new found appreciation for
teaching made her feel like she was leaving out her teammates on the golf
team. I feel like Sam loves both golf
and teaching, but being a senior and about to graduate in May, she has to
focus a little bit more of her attention on her future career. I, as well as many others, know that Sam
will make a good teacher because of her experiences growing up with all five
of her siblings. Moving on from
Catawba will be a big step for Sam because she will miss being a part of a
team and hanging out with her friends at Catawba. Even though Sam will miss a lot of things
about Catawba, she informed me that she is ready to move on and grow up. I know that Sam will eventually become a
great teacher once she graduates from Catawba and shape young minds like her
seventh grade math teacher did for her.
Athlete Spotlight: Brett Underwood
Student Performance Hour
Zack Veitenheimer Patrick Karriker Allison Andrews Taylor Lee
Presented by the Catawba College Department of Music
March 30, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. - Omwake-Dearborn Chapel
Maggie Saunders, mezzo-soprano
Taylor Lee, trumpet, ’11 West Scholar, Concord, NC
Allison Andrews, mezzo-soprano, ’10 West Scholar, Sherrills Ford, NC
Ashton Tibbitt, baritone
TyNia Brandon, soprano
Patrick Karriker, tuba, ’11 West Scholar, Kannapolis, NC
Spencer Ann Bowden, soprano
Zack Veitenheimer, tuba, ’11 West Scholar, Tobaccoville, NC
Nick Rodriguez, tenor saxophone, ’11 West Scholar, Dunn, NC
SGA Elections Completed
Student affairs notifies us that the Executive Board of the Student Government Association (SGA) has been officially selected by closed student ballot and the results are no surprise to us.
President – Jana Burkhardt, rising junior, and ’10 Scholar
Vice President – Christian Crifasi
Secretary – Justin Smith
Treasurer – Leah Constan-Tatos
Congratulations, madam President!
compliments of Jana’s Facebook page!
Scholar Reflection on The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later
by Taylor Hardy, ’11 Scholar, Jacksonville, NC
The night of Tuesday, March 20th, I went to Hedrick
Theater to see the production The
Laramie Project: Ten Years Later. I
went to this play for my class, Foundations of Movement, but I was drawn to
it anyway. Since I have a sister who
is in a long term relationship with another female, I was interested in the
effect this hate crime had on Laramie, Wyoming. Another reason why I wanted to see it was
because before Matthew Shepard went to the University of Wyoming, he attended
Catawba College. This play was based
on a homosexual boy named Matthew Shepard. He was taken to the edge of Laramie by two
young men, tied to a fence, and brutally beaten to the point of death. This act of a hate crime shot through not
only the small town of Laramie, but the whole nation as well. Matthew Shepard’s death put many different
movements into action. As a teacher,
this play would be an excellent topic for a civics class. It would give them all the information of
this specific case, and then the students could enter a debate on whether or
not they believe same sex marriages should be legal. This play would also show students why hate
crimes are so horrible and must be stopped. I personally loved the play because it
taught me a lot about Matthew Shepard’s case, which was very influential in
the state of Wyoming. Because of this
case, same sex marriages are now legal in Wyoming. I do think it is terrible that something so
drastic had to happen to someone for people to start standing up for what
they believe in. However, I appreciate
what so many people have done on behalf of Matthew Shepard.
Two Pioneer Articles Written by West Scholar
Special Education Major Available at Catawba
Compliments of The Pioneer, by Writer, Sydney Smith, ’11 Scholar, Salisbury, NC March 19, 2012
If you are a Teacher Education student looking for a way to expand your capabilities, look into one of Catawba College’s newest majors, Special Education. Classrooms are diversified environments. Because a teacher can never predict the make-up of his or her classroom, being prepared for any situation is crucial. It is difficult to watch a student struggle through classwork due to a learning challenge or disability. However, knowing how to help this student learn and understand while remaining in a normal classroom setting can make all the difference.
Although Catawba only grants licensure for teachers to work with kids facing mild to moderate learning challenges, being able to teach special needs students makes a teacher more versatile. Demand for special education teachers is expected to rise 17% between 2008 and 2018, as determined by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Through Catawba, an education student can learn to teach not only an average classroom, but also a special needs one, making them more marketable in job searches. If you are already following a path built around an elementary education major or secondary education minor, it is possible to fit the courses necessary for special education licensure into your schedule. Only a few supplemental classes are required, depending on the age group you wish to teach. The classes also include a chance to work first-hand with special needs students as a student teacher.
to assist in a special needs student’s success in the classroom is an
extremely rewarding experience. Dr.
Lyn Boulter, a professor teaching many of the courses for the special
education major, expresses the importance of wanting to work with special
needs children and helping them gain knowledge, despite their learning
challenges. “How do we know we want to
work with children? We just know,” she said. For more information regarding this opportunity, contact Jane Snider
or Dr. Lyn Boulter.
English Becomes More Versatile at Catawba
Compliments of The Pioneer by writer, Sydney Smith, ’11 Scholar, Salisbury, NC - March 19, 2012
Recently, Catawba College split its English major into
two separate majors: English Literature and English Writing. What does this mean for anyone interested in
studying English at Catawba? The chance to obtain two degrees. Before splitting the English major, a
student pursuing an English degree chose a concentration in either literature
or writing. Now, like many other colleges and universities, Catawba offers an
opportunity to double major in English.
Because numerous English courses apply as credits for each of the two
majors, an English student can easily major in both. By following this route,
a student can earn two degrees for the price of about one and a half since
many courses required for each separate degree meet the requirements for
both. This is also an excellent opportunity for education students majoring
in English — before, education students wanting to teach English had to major
in English concentrated in literature studies. Although education students
studying in English still must major in English Literature, they can easily
double major by adding English Writing if they are interested in both. This split still offers great benefits for
students not interested in pursuing both degrees. If a student enjoys
literature, he or she can major in English Literature and immerse themselves
in courses dealing with different types of literature. If the student desires
to focus more on writing improvement, he or she can focus on classes
revolving around different types of writing styles. For more information regarding English
courses, contact Dr. Gordon Grant.
Getting to Know the Real Maggie McKee
Compliments of The Pioneer, by Jarrett Murphy, Sports Editor and Writer, March 12, 2012
NOTE: Maggie McKee, Mt. Airy, NC, is a member of the ’09 Cohort of West Scholars
When you look at some people at first glance, you never get to know their real persona. However, after my interview with Maggie McKee, I learned who she really is – she is much more than she seems. Maggie’s journey began back in her hometown of Mount Airy, North Carolina where she had great aspirations of becoming a success. Growing up, Maggie participated in various athletic programs, including basketball, tennis, and track & field. But nothing was more important to Maggie than gymnastics and cheerleading. When Maggie was very young, she was involved with several all-star teams for her efforts as a cheerleader. Since Maggie was involved in gymnastics at a young age, cheerleading came easy to her, but due to some unfortunate events, Maggie had to give up her two favorite sports.
Once Maggie had started high school, she needed something to fill that competitive void that she had in her life. She decided to go out for a few sporting teams while she was in school. Maggie soon began playing tennis, basketball, and participated in track and field. Being involved with athletics at young age made Maggie more than ready to show people what she could do when given the opportunity. Maggie began to excel in every sport that she was involved with, commanding the attention of everyone who saw her compete. In addition to excelling in sports, Maggie was also excelling in the classroom as well. She soon found one subject that she was passionate about in school, which was mathematics. I, as well as many others, find math to be a very hard subject, but in Maggie’s eyes, “math is just fun” to her.
was recruited to play tennis at Catawba, she decided to focus all her
attention on that and cheerleading. When
Maggie is not cheerleading and lighting it up on the tennis court, she is
hard at work in the classroom, working on her dream of one day becoming a math teacher. To me,
being a teacher suits Maggie well because she is already a teaching scholar who goes out to different schools
helping young kids learn math. Other
than helping young kids around the Salisbury area, she is also one of the
best tutors on Catawba’s campus, helping students with their calculus and
pre-calculus work. When Maggie
graduates from Catawba with her degree in
mathematics and her minor in education, she will soon join the workforce
as a promising young teacher. But
before her dreams come true, and while she is not busy in the classroom or
participating in other extracurricular activities, Maggie just likes to relax
and catch up on some of her favorite TV shows. I know that Maggie will go on
to fulfill her dreams and make an impact on the world. Maybe one day everyone can get to see the
real Maggie McKee that I got to know – a smart, helpful, and kind person who
is willing to help anyone who she comes in contact with.
West Scholar being Published
’09 Scholar, Elizabeth Grace (Lizzle) Davis, East Bend, NC
Janice Fuller, Catawba Writer-in-Residence, and Professor of English,
announced that creative writing students Lizzle
Jubilee Meehan, and Morgan Soulantikas have each had two of their poems
accepted for publication by The
Lyricist, Campbell University's annual literary magazine. Publication in the magazine is the result
of a statewide contest open to all adult poets in North Carolina. Congratulations to these fine poets!
CATAWBA WEST SCHOLAR ATHLETICS NEWS
The activity has been
exciting all year long. 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! www.gocatawbaindians.com
Following ’10 Scholar Cameron Beard, Conover, NC, and ’11 Scholars, Matt Laurens, Salisbury, NC and Justin Morris, Rockwell, NC and PE major, JJ Jankowski of McMurray, PA
#15 - BEARD #25 - LAURENS #2 – MORRIS #33 JJ Jankowski
Baseball Gets Non-Conference Win over Wingate in Extra Innings
Baseball Splits Twin Bill with Tusculum
Tusculum Squeaks by Baseball with Big Fourth Inning
Baseball Edges Barton on Ninth-Inning Comeback
(3/31/12) catawba athletics website
Baseball Splits Doubleheader with Carson-Newman
SALISBURY, NC -- Ethan Satterfield (Madison, NC/McMichael HS) went 6-for-7 from the plate with four RBI as Catawba defeated Carson-Newman 13-6 in game one and lost 4-3 in the second Saturday afternoon at Newman Park. The Indians are 28-8 overall and 19-2 in the SAC while the Eagles go to 19-20 and 10-11. The Indians did the bulk of their damage in game one during the second off reliever Brandon Timmerman who had to come in for starter Robby Thigpen after just one inning due to an arm injury. The inning should had ended on a Ryan Bostian (Kannapolis, NC/S. Rowan HS/Montreat) grounder to Eagle shortstop Troy Zawadzki, but an error allowed Bostian to reach and the Indians jumped on the opportunity. The error scored Greg Lawson (Charlotte, NC/Providence HS) and two singles by Julio Zubillaga (China Grove, NC/Carson HS) and Garrett Furr (Gold Hill, NC/Mt. Pleasant HS) brought in two runners. Chris Dula (Troutman, NC/S. Iredell HS) then hit his second home run in as many days to drive in three more for the early 6-1 advantage. Winning pitcher Nick Lomascolo (Mooresville, NC/Lake Norman HS) gave up his only earned run in the second and coasted through his remaining five innings of work giving up five hits while striking out 10. The junior improved to 7-3 on the season.
scored two in the eighth and three in the ninth off relievers Ross Whitley (Mooresville, NC/Lake Norman HS) and Graham Lawing (Huntersville, NC/NW Cabarrus/Wilkes CC)
to make it look respectable. Ryan McClintock finished things off with the final two
outs. Carson-Newman got a two-run
blast from Kyle Koeneman in the first inning of game two to jump out to the
early lead on Catawba starter John Tuttle (Kannapolis, NC/A.L. Brown HS). The Eagles
made it 3-0 in the fourth as Cody Fox scored when a fielding error by Dula
allowed him in. Two straight doubles
by Satterfield and Cameron Beard (Conover, NC/Bunker Hill HS) to lead off
the Catawba fourth helped revive the Indians. Beard brought in Satterfield and Beard scored on a wild pitch to make it a one-run game. Catawba tied the game at three in the sixth
when pinch-runner Justin Morris (Salisbury, NC/E. Rowan HS) came in from
third on a passed ball from winning pitcher Ryan Fillers. Morris was running for JJ Jankowski (McMurray, PA/Peters Township HS/Miami,
OH) whose lead-off single set up the dramatics. The jubilation would be short-lived as
Philip Duncan’s double down the left field line to start the seventh would
set himself up to score the winning run. Three batters later Lance Reed’s single to right plated Duncan for the
4-3 lead. Satterfield hit a two-out
single to center in the Indian seventh, but Beard struck out swinging to end
the threat and game. Nate King (2-2) (Vancouver, WA/Skyview HS/NC State)
took the loss for Catawba after pitching 2 1/3 and giving up a run and three
hits. Zubillaga had five hits on the day with an RBI and two runs
scored. Catawba hosts St. Andrews for
a non-conference matchup on Tuesday, Apr. 3 at 6 p.m.
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
Gibbs' Walkoff Homer Gets Softball a Split With Mars Hill
Late Rally Gets Softball a Split at Anderson
Murray Claims SAC Softball Pitcher of the Week Honors
(3/31/12) catawba athletics website
Softball Splits Doubleheader With SAC-Leading Tusculum
GREENEVILLE, TN -- Catawba splits a South Atlantic Conference softball doubleheader against host Tusculum on Saturday afternoon at Edmonds Field. The teams traded shutouts with the Catawba Indians winning the opener 4-0 and the Pioneers taking game two 1-0. The Lady Indians stand at 26-13 overall and 6-3 in the SAC, while Tusculum is 26-15 and 9-3. Brittany Murray (Asheboro, NC/E. Randolph HS) tossed a two-hitter in helping Catawba to the game one win. She improved to 11-7 as the senior walked two and struck out five. Only one Pioneer runner advanced past first base. Mollie Kovalcin (Latrobe, PA/Greater Latrobe HS) gave Catawba the lead with a solo homer with two outs in the second. Sydney Hyder (Asheboro, NC/SW Randolph HS) and Tara Gibbs (Waynesville, NC/Tuscola HS) had back-to-back to RBI doubles in the fifth to help the Lady Indians extend their lead. Kelsey Burgess (Charlotte, NC/Gaston Christian HS/N. Greenville) singled home the final run. Hyder had three hits in the opener, while Burgess had a pair of hits. Catawba collected 10 hits off Elizabeth Johnson, the nation’s winningest pitcher, who fell to 22-9. Kaytlin Stroinski shut out Catawba in game two on three hits. The Pioneers scored the lone run in the second on back-to-back double with two outs by Katie Brennan and Paige Sneed. Stroinski walked one and fanned four in improving to 1-3. Emily B. Huneycutt (Locust, NC/W. Stanly HS) also surrendered just three hits, but the consecutive doubles led to the loss, dropping the sophomore to 12-6. Gibbs and Burgess had hits for Catawba along with Alli Justice (Bishopville, MD/Decatur HS).
(3/26/12) catawba athletics website
Softball to Host Strike Out Cancer Game on April 6
Catawba's softball team will be hosting the Second Annual
Strike Out Cancer Game on Friday, April 6, 2012. The Lady Indians will be hosting Mars Hill
in a South Atlantic Conference doubleheader at Whitley Field beginning
at 1 p.m.
(3/24/12) catawba athletics website
Softball Upended at Lincoln Memorial
HARROGATE, TN -- Catawba fell to host Lincoln Memorial 9-1 in softball action on Saturday afternoon at Neely Field. Game two of the scheduled doubleheader was rained out. The win ups the Lady Railsplitters to 12-22 overall and 3-6 in the SAC, while the Catawba Indians fall to 24-11 and 5-2. Take a look at the softball statistics as of March 22nd!
MULTIPLE HIT GAMES 2 3 4 5+ Tot
Tara Gibbs.......... 7 2 - - 9
Amanda Terry........ 6 3 - - 9
Alli Justice........ 7 1 - - 8
Casey Baucom........ 3 2 - - 5
Mollie Kovalcin..... - 3 - - 3
Emily D. Huneycutt.. 3 - - - 3
Kelsey Burgess...... 1 1 - - 2
Kayla Myers......... 2 - - - 2
Michaela Boyd....... 2 - - - 2
Brittany Murray..... 1 1 - - 2
Sydney Hyder........ 1 - - - 1
Kimberly Fesperman.. 1 - - - 1
Alycia Stiles....... 1 - - - 1
TEAM 35 13 0 0 48
MULTIPLE RBI GAMES 2 3 4 5+ Tot
Tara Gibbs.......... 3 4 - - 7
Mollie Kovalcin..... 3 1 - - 4
Amanda Terry........ 2 2 - - 4
Alli Justice........ 3 1 - - 4
Emily D. Huneycutt.. 3 - - - 3
Alycia Stiles....... 1 1 - - 2
Brittany Murray..... 1 - - - 1
Kayla Myers......... 1 - - - 1
TEAM 17 9 0 0 26
HITTING STREAKS Longest Current
Alli Justice........ 9 1
Michaela Boyd....... 8 8
Amanda Terry........ 8 -
Mollie Kovalcin..... 7 -
Tara Gibbs.......... 7 6
Lauren Lewis........ 6 6
Kelsey Burgess...... 6 1
Casey Baucom........ 5 -
Brittany Murray..... 5 1
Emily D. Huneycutt.. 3 -
Sydney Hyder........ 3 -
Kayla Myers......... 3 1
Alycia Stiles....... 2 2
Brittany Allen...... 1 -
Kimberly Fesperman.. 1 -
Following Dan Couchenour, ’10 Scholar, Ft. Mill, SC and Jon Williams, ’11 Scholar, Hillsborough, NC
#27 COUCHENOUR #1 WILLIAMS
Lacrosse (M) (4/10/12)
Men's Lacrosse Advances Past Wingate in DSC Tourney
Lacrosse (M) (4/10/12)
Six Earn Post-Season Deep South Men's Lacrosse Honors
Lacrosse (M) (4/7/12)
Artem Sparks Men's Lacrosse Past Wingate
(4/1/12) catawba athletics website
Late Surge Leads Men's Lacrosse Past Tampa 13-9
SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba handed visiting Tampa its first league loss with a 13-9 victory in Deep South Conference men’s lacrosse action on Sunday afternoon at Shuford Stadium. The Catawba Indians scored four goals in the final five minutes to snap a tie and improve to 10-2 overall and 5-2 in the DSC. The Spartans fall to 10-4 and 6-1.
(3/24/12) catawba athletics website
Men's Lacrosse Falls at Mars Hill 16-10
MARS HILL, NC -- Mars Hill used a big second quarter to
pull away from visiting Catawba and posted a 16-10 victory in Deep South
Conference men's lacrosse action on Saturday night at Mears Stadium.
The 12th-ranked Lions improve to 10-1 overall and 5-1 in the DSC, while the
Catawba Indians fall to 8-2 and 3-2.
Following ’09 Scholar, Maggie McKee, Mt. Airy, NC
Tennis Splits with Brevard
Tennis Sweeps Belmont Abbey
Wingate Wins Pair Over Tennis
(3/28/12) catawba athletics website
Tennis Teams Fall to Newberry
(3/24/12) catawba athletics website
Tennis Splits with Carson-Newman
(3/20/12) catawba athletics website
Tennis Takes Pair Over Lenoir-Rhyne
SALISBURY, NC -- The Catawba women blanked Lenoir-Rhyne 9-0 and the men brushed aside the Bears 8-1 Tuesday afternoon at the Johnson Tennis Center. The men improved to 13-5 overall and 2-2 in the South Atlantic Conference while the women boosted their record to 8-9 and 1-3.
(3/15/12) catawba athletics website
Women's Tennis Falls to Braves
PEMBROKE, NC -- 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.
(3/8/12) catawba athletics website
Tennis Teams Close out Hilton Head Trip with Pair of Wins
HILTON HEAD, SC -- The Catawba tennis teams wrapped up competition
Wednesday afternoon with victories over Trine University at Hilton Head. The
Lady Indians won 7-2 and better their record to 7-8 while the men triumphed
9-0 and stand at 12-5.
Following ’10 Scholar, Jana Burkhardt, Willoughby, Ohio and ’08 Scholar, Samantha Lackey, Seville, Ohio
Women's Golf Twelfth in McAmis Invitational
(3/27/12) catawba athletics website
Women's Golf Competes in Hargett Memorial
MINT HILL, NC -- Catawba College placed 14th out of 17 teams shooting a 683 in the annual Ralph Hargett Memorial Tournament at the Olde Sycamore Golf Club in Mint Hill. Freshman Madison Kennedy (Salisbury, NC/Salisbury HS) led five Lady Indian golfers with a two-day total of 160 (79-81) finishing tied for 18th. Nationally ranked Barry University won the team event with a 625, 14 strokes better than second place Columbus State. Meghan Moore of UNC Pembroke was the victor in the individual tournament as she shot an eight-over par 152 to beat out Daniela Murray of Barry by one stroke. Samantha Lackey (Seville, OH/Wadsworth HS) shot a 170 (82-88) for the Lady Indians and completed the tournament tied for 52nd. Tailar Murphy (Greensboro, NC/N. Guilford HS) and Kelly Wilson (Reidsville, NC/Rockingham Co. HS) both shot a 179. Catawba next plays in the Agnis McAmis Memorial at the Link Hills Country Club in Greeneville, TN on Apr. 2-3.
Following ’10 West Scholars, Caroline Bostian, Pfafftown, NC, and David Garcia, King, NC and ’11 West Scholar, Courtney Tunstall, Mt. Airy, NC
(2/27/12) catawba athletics website
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 season.
Matt Tamer, Winston-Salem, NC
Photo from the basketball team’s “Senior
Day” vs Tusculum
TEACHER EDUCATION NEWS
“To prepare reflective teachers who possess the professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for effectively teaching students in a diverse society.”
The 2012 KDP Induction and reception took place in the Ketner Hall Tom Smith Auditorium and Atirum, beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3. There were 17 student members, 5 honor graduates – seniors, and 3 graduate students initiated into the organizaiton. Kappa Delta Pi is a national honor society in teacher education. Membership is composed of students, faculty, and educators from the community. The purpose of the organization is to further the cause of good teacher education. Juniors and seniors majoring or minoring in teachere education with a 3.2 GPA and are recommended by the Department of Teacher Education faculty, are eligible for membership. The event not only inducted new members, but installed KDP officers for the 2012-2013 academic year. The new officers are Co-Presidents, Jamie Caputo and Elizabeth (Lizzle) Davis, Vice President, Suzanne (Suzy) Williams, Co-Secretaries, Amelia Baity and Denise Grissom, Co-Treasurers, Whitney Corriher and Hannah Gagnier, and Historian Christina Faircloth. Dr. Rhonda Truitt, Department Chair in Teacher Education is the KDP Advisor.
Initiates into KDP were: Student Members, Amelia Baity,
Casey Baucom, Gabriella Bressi, Jamie Caputo, Whitney Corriher, Elizabeth
Davis, Christina Faircloth, Hannah Fisher, Hannah, Gagnier, Danielle Garzon,
Denise Grissom, Misty Jenkins, Katie Marlowe, Maggie McKee, Carol Ottinger,
Chelsea Starr, Suzanne Williams; Honor Graduates – Seniors
were: Stacie Drye, Alanna Hantho,
Kristy Hinson, Samantha Lackey, Margaret Steele; Graduate Students were: Ann Miller, Cari Murphy, Melissa Tullock; Current
members receiving honor cords were:
Melissa Bishop, Jessica Clark, Marissa DiMarco, Taylor Doss, Gina
Frey, Rachel Fries, Julie Gilley, Stephanie Riddle, Amber Stanley, Jennifer
SNCAE Spring Conference
Catawba College education students attended the annual SNCAE (Student North Carolina Association of Educators) Conference in Raleigh, NC, where Jamie Caputo and Jordan Farmer presented a session about grantwriting entitled Show Us the Money: Tips for Writing the CLASS and SOAR Grants.
Jamie Caputo wrote a CLASS (Community Learning through America’s Schools) grant this year allowing our Catawba College SNCAE to host a benefit concert featuring local performers as well as Christian Rock Group, Grace Reigns Down. Admission was free with the donation of school supplies to benefit local area schools. The grant was funded by the NEA (National Education Association) and raised over 400 school supplies for local schools. One school supply was defined as one package, so a package of 24 glue sticks would equal ONE school supply resulting in over 6 large boxes of donations for Rowan Salisbury schools.
Jordan Farmer wrote a SOAR (Student Organizing Assistance and Resources) which will fund a special education awareness fair to be held in the Catawba College Student Center April 26 from 5:30-7:00 pm. Students and area teachers will educate our Catawba community about special education awareness, inform students about our Catawba College SNCAE chapter and our new special education licensure program.
Other students attending Spring Conference and assisting with the
presentation were Danielle Garzon and Hannah Fisher. Students attended a variety of breakout
sessions on topics related to entering the teacher profession. Topics included, but were not limited to,
Mainstreaming EC students, Praxis II, Classroom management and Implementing
Common Core Standards. Students also
attended General Sessions which included presentations by the 2011-12 North
Carolina Teacher of the Year, Tyronna Hooker, and NCAE Political Action
Committee members. There were networking
opportunities with students from colleges from across the state. Students also voted in a new slate of state
officers for 2012-2013.
Goodman School Dean Returns from South Africa Mission Trip
During the Catawba spring break, Dr. Jim
Stringfield, Dean of the Goodman School of Education and PE, spent his spring
break away from campus on a mission trip with ten other volunteers, to
Capetown, South Africa. The trip was
sponsored church sponsored, and provided Dr. Stringfield and his wife, Donna,
the opportunity to teach classes in a local school and experience a little of
life in the city of Capetown.
End of Year Vocal Performances
The Catawba Campus was invited to two vocal recitals at 7:00p.m. on Monday April 2, 2012 in the Omwake-Dearborn Chapel. Each recital was presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree in their major.
RACHEL ABBATIELLO - Music Education & Vocal Performance
CHAFFEE - Vocal Performance
- Holiday - Easter
April 6 & April 9, 2012
- All Cohort Meeting
April 12, 2012
- Conservation Camp Parent Meeting
April 17, 2012
- Spring Awards Convocation
April 19, 2012
- Preview Day (Admissions Office)
April 28, 2012
- Last Day of Classes
April 30, 2012
May 2 – 8, 2012
May 11, 2012
May 12, 2012
The Academy gears up for TWO summer camps!
Farewell, ’08 Cohort. You join the ranks of your predicessors as West Scholar Alumni! We hope you will keep in touch, just as they have!
Dr. Cyndi Osterhus will be the Director for two summer
camps, sponsored by the Ritchie Academy for Teaching, with invaluable
contributions by the Center for the Environment!
AWARDS CONVOCATION PHOTOS
Jana Burkhardt, SGA President
SGA Officers (Jana Burkhardt)
Julie Gilley at the end of row two.
Julie Gilley, 5th from the right.
For the ’08 Cohort remembering
“Oh The Places
Ft. Pulaski National Monument
St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, GA
Lady and Son’s Restaurant
Tybee Island, Georgia
Statue of Liberty
New York City
Ellis Island Museum, NYC
Ocracoke Island, NC
Wright Brothers Memorial
NCCAT at Ocracoke
Columbia, South Carolina
South Carolina State Museum
The World of Coke
CNN Headquarters, Atlanta, Georgia
All along the way….bus rides galore!
Fun photos of our Westies!
Senior, Matt Tamer, honored as a player on the Indian’s basketball team, at the Tusculum game – “Senior Night.”
Junior, Whitney Corriher at the top of her Cheerleading game.
Junior, Casey Baucom, #7 - playing for the Lady Indians softball team (outfield)
Top Left, Sophomore, Jana Burkhardt and bottom right, Senior, Samantha Lackey at the Rendleman Invitational Golf Classic.
Junior, Amanda Terry, #6 - playing for the Lady Indians softball team (outfield)
#27, Daniel Couchenour, is a Sophomore, playing his second year of Lacrosse for the Indians.
Anna Toole, Sophmore, earned second team All-South Atlantic Conference honors in women’s soccer this year.
Baseball infielder, #15, Cameron Beard, is a Sophomore West Scholar.
Sophomore, Kyle Griewisch, #22 on the Indians’ men’s soccer team
Sophomore, Anne Mabry is a Catawba cross country runner.
’09 Cohort members, Hannah Gagnier, Whitney Corriher, Brittany Myers, and Aubrey Barton – fun in Atlanta, GA.
Junior, Heather Cheek from Ramseur, NC
Facebook snag of Aliyah Khan in science lab.
A closer look at Aliyah!
Davis attending the
KDP Induction Ceremony and Reception Photos
Thanks to all the Scholars who
attended, and to David Garcia, Jamie Gynn and Haley Campbell
for volunteering to serve at the reception!
Saying a final fond farewell to the last of the ’08 Cohort of West Scholars
Intramural sports ref and basketball team member, Matt Tamer, Winston-Salem, NC – Senior!
Environmentalist extraordinaire, Sarah Moore, Mocksville, NC – Senior!
“Music Man” and Catawba’s drum major, Brent Messenger, Kannapolis, NC – Senior!
Big plans for the future, Julie Gilley, Dobson, NC – Senior!
A photo from move-in day, golfer….Samantha Lackey, Seville, Ohio – Senior!
Taylor Doss and Sam Lackey at a reception.
Bridgett Henderson, Statesville, NC, ’08 Scholar and Senior!
Alanna Hantho, Great Falls, VA, ’08 Scholar and Senior!
Alanna and Taylor Doss
Volleyball star, Taylor Doss, Boonville, NC, ’08 Scholar and Senior!
Bridgett Henderson and Taylor Doss
Stephanie Riddle and Jesse Clark
Julie Gilley, Sarah Morse and Alanna Hantho
Samantha Lackey and Sarah Moore
We celebrate with you as you leave Catawba and move on with your lives!
Lastly, not really goodbye – she’ll be around some during the fall – however; officially, Dr. B retires ….
(for the 2nd time in her life)!
Dr. Bonita Bloodworth
Ritchie Academy for Teaching
And…we know where you are!
Catawba College is one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S.A. and Canada, according to The Princeton Review. (April 19, 2012)
The Salisbury, North Carolina-based college was one of 322 schools included in the third annual edition of "The Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2012 Edition." Catawba joins 10 other North Carolina colleges and universities included in this free, downloadable book, published in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The book is a comprehensive guide that focuses solely on colleges that have demonstrated a notable commitment to sustainability.
Catawba College is one of 16 colleges and universities nationwide recognized by University Business magazine's Models of Efficiency program, which is sponsored by Higher One, a technology and payment services company serving higher education. The Models of Efficiency program recognizes innovative approaches for streamlining higher education operations through technology or business process improvements.
Posted April 3, 2012
For the fourth consecutive year, Catawba College
has been selected for the President's Higher Education Community Service
Honor Roll. This year, Catawba was among 110 colleges and universities
nationwide named to the Honor Roll with distinction. This designation
was awarded to the college for demonstrating a strong institutional
commitment to service, developing campus-community partnerships resulting in
measurable impact, and engaging students in meaningful service. Honorees were chosen based on a series of
selection factors including scope and innovation of service projects,
percentage of student participation in service activities, incentives for
service, and the extent to which the school offers academic service-learning
Receives Duke Energy Power Partner Award
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.
intune 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 Education, Music Performance, Popular 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.
Our last newsletter for a while.