April 2006 Entries
Catawba College English Professor Participates in Professional Conference
Dr. Laurel Eason, a professor of English at Catawba College, recently presented a paper at the Association of Core Texts and Courses conference held April 7 in Chicago, Ill. Her presentation was entitled "Kipling's KIM and Monica Ali's BRICK LANE: Cross Currents of Migration in Literature."
Catawba College Students and Donors Come Together for Annual Endowed Scholarship Luncheon
A large group of student scholarship recipients and scholarship donors or donor representatives attended Catawba College’s annual Endowed Scholarship Luncheon Thursday, April 26, 2006 in Peeler Crystal Lounge on campus. The event was an opportunity for the two constituencies to meet each other and share their mutual interests in the College.
Catawba College Selects Students to Serve as Ambassadors
The Catawba College Admissions Office has announced the names of students selected to serve as Ambassadors during the upcoming academic year. These students will represent the institution to prospective students and their families, provide campus tours to prospects and their families, and participate in special admissions events like open houses.
Catawba College Student is a Finalist for National Scholarship
Victoria Hamilton of Wake Forest, a junior at Catawba College, has been named third alternate for the Alfred H. Nolle Scholarship given by Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society.
National Professional Business Fraternity Reactivated at Catawba College
Pi Sigma Epsilon National Professional Fraternity has been reactivated at Catawba College's Ralph Ketner School of Business. Last active on campus in 2000, the professional fraternity's membership will come primarily from marketing and business administration majors, but is also open to students in other majors who have an interest in marketing and/or Colllege/community service.
Catawba College to Host Graduation Exercises May 13
Catawba College is set to host two graduation exercises on Saturday, May 13 in Keppel Auditorium of the Robertson College-Community Center on campus. But you will need a ticket if you plan to attend.
Catawba Center for Environment To Be Rebroadcast on PBS Program
Catawba College's Environmental Science Program and Center for the Environment will be featured soon on PBS's "Simple Living with Wanda Urbanska." The TV crew filmed footage on campus in April for the fall program. Urbanska, the host and co-producer, said she and Frank Levering chose to feature Catawba's Center for the Environment because "it offers one of the premiere environmental education programs in the nation in an amazing physical setting – both the green building that houses the center a
Catawba College Community Recognizes Students at Annual Awards Convocation
Local students were among those honored April 20 during Catawba College's annual Awards Convocation. The event was held in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on campus and Catawba's Vice President and Dean of the College Dr. Barbara Hetrick noted that the convocation was an annual celebration of "all that is excellent."
Alpha Sigma Lambda Induction Held at Catawba College
Sixteen students in Catawba College's Lifelong Learning Program were inducted into the College's chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society during a ceremony held April 19 in Tom Smith Auditorium on campus.
Math Contest Finalists Announced
Catawba College was a qualifying site for the NC Council of Teachers of Mathematics State Contests in Algebra I and Geometry on April 6th. The College Mathematics Department hosted the contest which drew students from Salisbury, Charlotte and Greensboro.
Catawba College Professor Attends Conferences
Dr. J. Michael Bitzer, an assistant professor of political science at Catawba College, recently attended two conferences. The first was the annual North Carolina Political Science Association’s conference at High Point University, in which he helped to organize a roundtable discussion of North Carolina politics, presented a paper on Tar Heel voting patterns in the 2004 election, and was re-elected historian for the association.
Catawba College Theatre Arts Costumer Presents Paper
Eric Abbott presented a juried paper at The United States Institute for Theater Technologies held in Louisville, Kentucky March 28th through May 1st. He also gave portfolio reviews for students from other schools. He was accompanied to the conference by Junior Will Randall.
1964 Alumnus Honor His Father by Establishing Scholarship at Catawba College
Dwight L. Hedrick Sr. of Lexington never went to college, but his hard work and sacrifices ensured that his three children had that opportunity. As a way to pay tribute to his father, Dwight Hedrick Jr. '64 and wife Kathleen, also of Lexington, have established the Dwight L. Hedrick Sr. Endowed Scholarship at Catawba College. This scholarship will be available to any deserving student who demonstrates financial need.
One Voice Presents First Annual Black & White Ball at Catawba College
One Voice, a student gospel group at Catawba College, is sponsoring the first annual One Voice Black and White Ball between 7 and 10 p.m. Monday, April 24 in the Peeler Crystal Lounge on campus. The event will promote community unity, the value of community service, and will recognize two recipients of the inaugural One Voice Heroes (Helping Everyone Realize Opportunities while Experiencing individual Success) Awards.
Catawba's Kappa Delta Pi Inducts New Members
Catawba College's Theta Phi Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi education honor society inducted new members in a ceremony held in the Tom Smith Auditorium on the campus April 6, 2006.
Dr. Edith Bolick Promoted at Catawba College
Catawba College's Dr. Edith Bolick has accepted a promotion from associate dean of the College for Lifelong Learning to dean of the School of Evening and Graduate Studies.
Clean Air Conference Draws Participants from Across State
N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary William Ross summed up air quality and other environmental concerns March 22 with an analogy by scholar Jared Diamond: It's a horse race. The horses are environmental salvation and environmental destruction. And the race is picking up speed.
Catawba Announces Recipients of Prestigious First Family Scholarships
Fourteen incoming freshmen for Catawba College's fall 2006 semester have competed successfully and been awarded the college's prestigious First Family Scholarships. These students were among more than 65 who vied for the awards at a First Family Scholarship Weekends held in November and February on campus.
Catawba College Theatre Arts Presents Annual One Act Festival
Catawba College's Theatre Arts Department continues a tradition that's more than 30 years old when it presents the annual One Act Festival at 6 p.m. April 19-21 in the Florence Busby Corriher Theatre on campus. The Blue Masque's One Act Festival is an annual departmental tradition, featuring short plays written by well-known classic and unknown contemporary playwrights and performed by students. Directors for all productions are also students enrolled in a Directing II Class at the College.
Catawba's Music 515 Series Presents "A Tribute to Mozart"
This academic year's final performance of Catawba College's Music 515 Series is slated at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 11 in the Omwake Dearborn Chapel on campus. The performance will be a tribute to Mozart in his 250th anniversary year and features members of the Catawba Department of Music and the Catawba Brass.
Alcoa Foundation Presents Initial Grant to Launch Program
The Catawba College Center for the Environment announced today the creation of the Sustainable Communities Leadership Institute with an initial grant from the Alcoa Foundation.
Catawba's Vice President of Development to be Inducted in Mt. Airy Hall of Fame
Catawba College's Senior Vice President Tom Childress will be inducted into the Greater Mount Airy Sports Hall of Fame during an outdoor ceremony slated for 3 p.m. Sunday, April 9 at the Blackmon Amphitheater in downtown Mount Airy.
Catawba College Dance Team to Sponsor Charity Showcase
Catawba College's Dance Team will sponsor a Charity Showcase May 6 and local dance teams, whose members are age 15 and up, are invited to participate. The event will be held in Goodman Gymnasium on campus and teams have until April 22 to register.
Catawba College Student and Faculty Member Serve as Delegates at Convention
A Catawba College student and faculty member served as official delegates to the Alpha Chi Region III Convention held March 23-25 in Wilmington. Senior Ray Porter of Salisbury and Dr. Charlie McAllister, a professor history, were the delegates, representing Catawba's N.C. Omicron Chapter of Alpha Chi.
Catawba College Chemistry Professor to Participate in FBI's Visiting Scientist Program
Dr. Mark Sabo, an associate professor of chemistry at Catawba College, has been selected to participate in the FBI Laboratory's Visiting Scientist Program this summer at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va.
Catawba College Faculty and Students Attend N.C. Academy of Science Annual Meeting
Catawba College students and a faculty member attended and participated in the 103rd annual meeting of the N.C. Academy of Science held March 24-25 at Bennett College for Women in Greensboro.
Catawba College Students Place in Poetry Competition
Three Catawba College students have been chosen as runners-up for the 2006 Anthony Abbott Poetry Competition for North Carolina Undergraduate Writers sponsored by the Charlotte Writers Club. Each received a $50 award and read their winning poems on March 18 at the CPCC Spring Literary Festival in Charlotte.
Catawba's Dr. Gordon Grant to Chair Department of English
Dr. Gordon Grant, an associate professor of English at Catawba College, has agreed to serve as chair of the Department of English for a three-year term beginning in August, 2006. That announcement was made by Dr. Barbara Hetrick, vice president and dean of the College.
Tom Smith Scholarship Recipients Honored at Catawba College
Thirty-two Catawba College students, all recipients of Tom Smith Scholarships at the institution, were honored at a March 29 luncheon held in the Hurley Room of the Cannon Student Center.
Tower Society Members recognized at Catawba College
A total of 46 members of Catawba College Tower Society were honored Thursday, March 23 with a luncheon in the Hurley Room of the Cannon Student Center on campus. Established by Catawba in 1997, the Tower Society recognizes and honors the generosity of all alumni and friends who have made a planned giving agreement with the college or who have provided for Catawba in their estate plans.