April 2008 Entries
Hall of Famers Gather for the 2008 Ceremony
37 Catawba College Sports Hall of Famers returned to campus for the 31st annual Hall of Fame festivities April 25th and 26th. 72 golfers enjoyed perfect weather and a cookout on the 25th and a crowd over 140 watched as Ginger Hamric, Herman Helms' 48 (d), Charlie Little' 64, Joe Popp' 52, Tracey Scruggs' 90, and Ralph Wager became the latest inductees into the Hall on April 26th.
Catawba College Professor Speaks at International Conference
Dr. Sanford Silverburg, professor of political science in the Department of History and Politics at Catawba College, recently participated in an internal conference organized by the Middle East Studies Program at Santa Barbara City College in Santa Barbara, Calif. The conference, held April 18-19, was entitled, "Looking to the Future: New Paradigms and Perspective on the Middle East."
Catawba College Students and Faculty Member Attend Association Conference
Two Catawba College students who serve as tutors for the Writing Center, Meagan Kittle and Caitlin Springs, attended the Southeastern Writing Center Association Conference in Savannah, Georgia, February 7-9, along with the director of the Writing Center, Dr. Aaron Butler.
Catawba College Students Offer "Dreamland"
Two Catawba College Theatre Arts students will showcase their talents in a theatrical dance performance entitled, "Dreamland." Two performances will be offered at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 1 and at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 5 in the Florence Busby Corriher Theatre on campus and are free and open to the public.
Author Joanne Harris Speaks at 22nd Annual Brady Author's Symposium Held at Catawba College
Author Joanne Harris was the speaker at Catawba College's 22nd annual Brady Author's Symposium held April 24th in the Robertson College-Community Center on campus. Joanne Harris was born in Barnsley in 1964, the daughter of a French mother and an English father. She studied Modern and Mediaeval Languages at St Catharine's College, Cambridge and was a teacher for 15 years, during which time she published three novels...
Catawba College's Dr. Michael Baranski Receives Prestigious 2008 Elizabeth Ann Bartholomew Award
Dr. Michael Baranski, a Catawba College professor of biology, was recently honored with the 2008 Elizabeth Ann Bartholomew Award by the Southern Appalachian Botanical Society (SABS). The award was presented during the society's annual awards banquet held in Spartanburg, S.C. on April 18.
Couple's Love of Catawba Evolves into a Scholarship
Philip George "Pine" Cooper loves Catawba College and his wife of 49 years, Hattie, has grown to love it too. The couple has transferred their affection for the College into a new endowed scholarship which will assist deserving students from North Carolina or Virginia with the cost of tuition. The scholarship is established in memory of Pine's mother and father, Lillian Arena George Cooper, a member of Catawba's Class of 1907, and Benjamin Herbert Cooper.
Thirteen Students Commissioned as Catawba College Junior Marshals
Thirteen students from Catawba College's School of Evening and Graduate Studies were commissioned as Junior Marshals in an April 19 ceremony held in Tom Smith Auditorium. College Provost, Dr. Jesse McCartney commissioned the Junior Marshals, assisted by Dean of the School of Evening and Graduate Studies, Dr. Edith Bolick, and College Marshal, Professor David Pulliam.
Catawba College's Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society Holds Induction and Officer Installation
Catawba College's Theta Phi Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi education honor society installed new officers and co-officers for the 2008-2009 year and inducted 17 new members in a ceremony held April 1 in the Tom Smith Auditorium on the campus.
Eight Catawba College Students Inducted into Alpha Sigma Lambda
Eight students in Catawba College's School of Evening and Graduate Studies Program were inducted into the College's chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society during a ceremony held April 16 in Tom Smith Auditorium on campus.
At Catawba College, Cheen Lectures Bridge Classroom and Music Industry
More than ever, today's music industry is a fast-paced, hard-scrapple race for success. That is the critical message music business majors at Catawba College (Salisbury, NC) have been learning from industry veteran Jeffrey Cheen during the spring 2008 semester.
Catawba College Students, Faculty and Staff Recognized at Awards Convocation
Catawba College students, faculty and staff were recognized at the institution's annual Awards Convocation held Thursday, April 17, 2008 in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on campus. While this event is an opportunity for the entire campus community to recognize student achievements in a variety of academic and service areas, several faculty and staff members were also cited for their contributions to the institution.
Catawba College Theatre Arts Program Presents One Acts
On Thursday and Friday, April 24 and 25, 2008, in the Florence Busby Corriher Theatre on the Catawba College campus, the College Theatre Arts Department will present a series of One Acts that serve both as a part of the Theatre Arts' regular season and the culmination of the Department's Directing 2 studio class.
14 Original Dance Pieces on Tap for Danceworks, April 22-23
Fourteen original dance numbers, 13 of them choreographed by students, are on tap at Catawba College's Danceworks, slated at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, and Wednesday, April 23. Admission is free to this annual event which has been offered for over 20 years at the institution.
Catawba College Baseball Reunion Weekend, 2008
Over 90 former Catawba College baseball players returned to the campus this weekend to renew old friendships and to make new ones and also saw the 2008 squad clinch the regular season South Atlantic Conference Championship. Photo galleries of the weekend's activities are included...
BLOG: Random Thoughts of a Senior - Catawbapalooza
Catawbapalooza - by Casey Lane Hudgins '08. Catawba College students, including me, just finished enjoying Catawbapalooza, a week-long event that is sort of like a Homecoming weekend capped by a carnival on the very last day. Every year, there's a different theme — one year it was a luau theme, this year it was a Mardi gras theme.
BLOG: Spring Choir Tour - HOME!!!
Salisbury, NC (HOME!!!) - by Brianna Smith '08
BLOG: Spring Choir Tour - Dalton, GA
Dalton, GA - by Brianna Smith '08
BLOG: Spring Choir Tour - Smyrna, GA
Smyrna, GA - by Brianna Smith '08
BLOG: Spring Choir Tour - Gainesville, FL
Day 6: Gainesville, FL - by Brianna Smith '08
BLOG: Spring Choir Tour - Miami - Part II
Day 5: Miami (Part II) - by Brianna Smith '08
BLOG: Spring Choir Tour: Miami - Part I
Day 4: Miami (Part I) - by Brianna Smith '08
BLOG: Spring Choir Tour - Disney/Orlando, FL
Day 3: Disney/Orlando, FL - by Brianna Smith '08
BLOG: Spring Choir Tour - New Smyrna Beach
Day 2: New Smyrna Beach - by Brianna Smith '08
BLOG: Spring Choir Tour - Isle of Palms, SC
Isle of Palms, SC - by Brianna smith '08
BLOG: Random Thoughts of a Senior - My Life Is Coming Together!
My Life Is Coming Together! - by Casey Lane Hudgins '08
BLOG: Random Thoughts of a Senior - Trying Times
Trying Times - by Casey Lane Hudgins '08
BLOG: Random Thoughts of a Senior - Shaving Down the Bucket List
Shaving Down the Bucket List - by Casey Lane Hudgins '08
BLOG: Random Thoughts of a Senior - Spring Break
Spring Break - by Casey Lane Hudgins '08
BLOG: Random Thoughts of a Senior - The Whole Shebang
The Whole Shebang - by Casey Lane Hudgins '08
BLOG: Random Thoughts of a Senior - I'm Broke, So What to Wear
I'm Broke, So What to Wear - by Casey Lane Hudgins '08
BLOG: Random Thoughts of a Senior - My Senior "Bucket List"
My Senior "Bucket List" - by Casey Lane Hudgins '08
BLOG: Random Thoughts of a Senior - The End of the Road ... the Last Months of Being a Senior
The End of the Road ... the Last Months of Being a Senior - by Casey Lane Hudgins '08
BLOG: Being a Catawba Student and Environmental Education Major - It's Almost Fall
It's Almost Fall at Catawba - by Brittany Parker '09
BLOG: Being a Catawba Student and Environmental Education Major - What I Have Learned
What I Have Learned During My First Weeks of Class - by Brittany Parker '09
BLOG: Being a Catawba Student and Environmental Education Major - Thoughts on Majoring in Environmental Education
Thoughts on Majoring in Environmental Education at Catawba - by Brittany Parker '09
BLOG: Power 100 Student Summit
Attending the Power 100 Student Summit - by Aileen Thomson '08.
Catawba's CIO Shares Data Security Tips for "Wiping the Hard Drive"
by Joanna Jasper, CIO, Catawba College. Jasper is responsible for donating end-of-life computers and shares her experiences with data security technology and managing used technology in a secure and environmentally friendly way. Security issues are on the minds of all CIOs these days. Whether the CIO of a 1,300-student liberal-arts college or that of a 13,000-employee Fortune 100 company, never before has the issue of data security been more important.
Catawba College Selected as One of North Carolina's Campuses To Offer N.C. Teaching Fellows Program
Catawba College made application and has been selected to be one of 18 institutions across the State of North Carolina to offer a N.C. Teaching Fellows program within its nationally accredited Teacher Education Department. The announcement was made today by the N.C. Teaching Fellows Commission.
Catawba College to Offer A Musical Celebration of Ralph Vaughan Williams
At 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 20, 2008, singers from many of the major choral ensembles in the Salisbury area will unite with the choirs of Catawba College in a concert honoring the 50th anniversary of the death of the great composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. The concert will be held in the cathedral style-architecture and acoustic of the Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on the Catawba College campus.
Catawba College Trustee and Supporter Dies
Catawba College trustee and benefactor, Katharine Weisiger Osborne, of Salisbury died April 3. A graduate of Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, Va., she earned her bachelor's degree in sociology and religion. She taught at high schools in Mt. Ulla and Huntersville for several years after her graduation and then worked for two years at the National Security Agency.
Catawba College Students Participate in Poetry Competition
Two Catawba College creative writing students have been selected as runners-up for the 2008 Anthony Abbott Undergraduate Poetry Competition. They are Lauren Alston Smith of Greensboro and Kali McCullough of Columbia, Tenn.
Two Catawba College Students Participate in N.C. Academy of Science Meeting
Two Catawba College students recently attended the 105th annual meeting of the N.C. Academy of Science held March 28-30. Biology major, John Gurski of Norristown, Pa., was elected student president of the Collegiate Academy of the N.C. Academy of Science for the 2009-2009 year. David J. Idol of Kernersville...
Fundraiser to Raise Monies for Local Teen's Medical Treatment
The Catawba College Student Government Association and friends and family of 14-year-old Josh Lippard of Salisbury are sponsoring a Port-A-Pit Chicken Fundraiser to raise funds for his medical treatment. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 pm. on Saturday, April 19 at North Hill Christian School at 2970 W. Innes Street.
Catawba Student Receives Standing Ovation During Smart Start Celebration
Angela Draeger, an employee in the preschool program at South Lexington Elementary School and Developmental Wing, received a standing ovation when she shared how encouragement from Smart Start had brought her very close to achieving a lifelong goal. She will graduate soon from Catawba College with a degree in early childhood education.
Catawba College Mathematics Faculty Attend Conference
Two members of the Catawba College mathematics department, Dr. Paul Baker and Dr. Sharon Sullivan, recently attended the 87th annual meeting of the Mathematical Association of America Southeastern Section held at The Citadel in Charleston, S.C.
Robert Ingram Shares Solutions to Rising Health Care Costs
"Sound Solutions to Rising Health Care Costs" was the topic of Robert Ingram's speech at the inaugural Distinguished CEO Lecture Series held Tuesday, April 1 in the Peeler Crystal Lounge of the Robertson College-Community Center on campus.
Catawba College Sports Hall of Fame Announces Six New Members
Six new members will be inducted into the Catawba College Sports Hall of Fame on April 26, during the festivities of the Hall of Fame's 30th anniversary. The inductees are: Ginger Hamric of Salisbury; Charles E. Little '64; Joseph S. Popp '52; Tracey N. Scruggs '90; Ralph Wager; and the late Herman D. Helms '48.
Candidate Forum to be Held at Catawba College
Catawba College will host the Rowan County Commission Candidate Forum Tuesday, April 8, 2008 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. The event, sponsored by The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce, Catawba College, and The Salisbury Post, will be held in the Crystal-Peeler Lounge on the Catawba College campus. Catawba's Dr. Michael Bitzer, assistant professor of political science, will serve as moderator for the forum.