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October 2008 Entries
Catawba College Theatre Arts Department Presents "Urinetown: The Musical" Nov. 11-15
Come ready to laugh and confront contemporary issues all at once when the Catawba College Theatre Arts Department presents "Urinetown: The Musical" in Hedrick Theatre on campus at 6:55 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 11 and 12, and at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 13-15.
BLOG: News around Campus - Homecoming
by Amanda Sowards '10. Catawba College's homecoming game was a success with Catawba pulling a triumphant victory over Tusculum. The stands were packed with students, alumni, faculty, parents, and family to re-unite the Catawba community from all generations.
Catawba Students Weigh in on Political Scene
The Catawba College Student Government Association proudly endorses one of their own in the North Carolina Gubernatorial Race. Charlotte mayor Pat McCrory, class of 1978, is an alumnus who served on the SGA while a student at Catawba. Junior Katie Hill, SGA Executive Vice President from Fayetteville, NC can’t wait for election day.
Blue Masque Trunk or Treat October 31
Need a safe place for your children to trick-or-treat? The Catawba College Blue Masque would like to invite you to the 2nd annual Trunk-or-Treat on Friday, October 31, 2008 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Located in the parking lot behind the Robertson College-Community Center on campus.
Catawba College Professor Makes Presentations
Dr. James Slate, associate professor of economics at Catawba College, made a presentation entitled "Assessing the Current Economy and Financial Crisis in America" on October 22nd at First United Methodist Church in Lexington. He is slated to speak at an open lecture at Milford Hills United Methodist Church in Salisbury on November 3rd.
Catawba Professor Speaks on Political Polling
from "Political Polling has Limited Impact" by Jennifer Moxley, www.news14.com. Mike Caskey is one of hundreds of thousands of North Carolina voters heading to the polls early. He headed to the Rowan County Government Center late Thursday afternoon to cast his ballot.
S.C. Authors to Read at Catawba College
The English Department of Catawba College is sponsoring a reading by South Carolina authors Phebe Davidson and Debra Daniel. The event, which is free to the public, will be held on Tuesday, November 11, at 7:30 p.m. in Tom Smith Auditorium, Ketner Hall.
Catawba President Asks Trustees to "Dream for Us"
Catawba College's President, Dr. Craig Turner, asked college trustees to "dream for us" during remarks he made at that group's semi-annual meeting held October 20 and 21 on campus. The meeting marked Turner's first official one with trustees since joining the institution as its 21st president on June 1.
Tom Smith Honored by Trustees
Tom E. Smith of Salisbury, who has served for the past 11 years as chairman of the Catawba College Board of Trustees, turned the reins over to Paul Fisher of Salisbury at the Board's semi-annual meeting held October 20-21 at the college.
Area High School Students Invited to Catawba College Open House
Catawba College Admissions officials are hopeful that local students will be among those participating in an upcoming Open House, slated Saturday, November 8th at the College.
Catawba College to host Annual College Fair for Rowan County High Schools
Catawba College will host a College Fair for all Rowan County High Schools in the Peeler Crystal Lounge of the Robertson College-Community Center on Thursday, October 30th. Students from Davie and Davidson County High Schools have also been invited to attend.
Catawba Campus Marks National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week
Officials from the Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE), Rowan County Alcoholic Beverage Control, local police, emergency medical services and fire agencies converged near the Chapel lawn at Catawba College on Tuesday for a simulation of an alcohol-related car accident. The event, coordinated through the College's Office of Student Affairs was one of several planned during the week to mark National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week October 20th through October 24th.
Experienced Fund Raiser Joins Center for Environment Staff
An experienced fund raiser has joined the staff at the Center for the Environment at Catawba College. Jay Laurens, the center's new director of resource development, most recently served as executive director of the non-profit multi-agency Ada Jenkins Center in Davidson. He directed the efforts of a variety of health and human service components designed to assist those struggling with issues related to poverty.
Catawba College Professor Speaks at Conference and Community College
Dr. Sanford Silverburg, professor of political science at Catawba College, offered two lectures at the Chautauqua Andrews Valley Experience (AVE!) in Andrews, N.C. on October 13th and 14th.
Three Distinguished Catawba College Alumni Honored at Homecoming BBQ
Three Catawba College alumni were honored as recipients of the College's Distinguished Alumnus Award during a barbecue luncheon held Saturday, October 18th in the Goodman Gymnasium of the Abernethy Physical Education Center before the football game against Tusculum College.
Students Select New U.S. President in Mock Election
Democratic Presidential Candidate, U.S. Senator Barack Obama, will be the country's next president, according to the results of a Mock Presidential Election held at Catawba College on October 16th.
Corey Smith in Concert at Catawba College Oct. 24
Corey Smith will be in concert at Catawba College Friday, Oct. 24 at 8:00pm. The event will take place in Keppel Auditorium on the Catawba College campus. Ages 18 and older. Tickets can be purchased online...
Community College Officials Gather at Catawba College for Update Luncheon
Officials from five area Community Colleges gathered for lunch on Catawba College's campus on Thursday, October 9, 2008 to learn about new programs and initiatives and scholarship opportunities available to students transferring to Catawba. This is the third such annual event coordinated and emceed by Catawba Vice President for External Relations Phil Kirk and his staff since he joined the College administration in 2006.
Catawba College Students to Cast "Mock Ballots" for President
Catawba College students will cast 'mock ballots' for the presidential candidate of their choice between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 16 in the Cannon Student Center on campus. The Mock Presidential Election on campus coincides with the advent of early voting across North Carolina and occurs just over two weeks before the Nov. 4 election.
Estate Gift to Catawba College Establishes New Scholarship, Buys Choir Robes and Funds Choir Tour
The late Ruby Miller Sanchez of Chicago, Illinois, formerly of Spencer, N.C., was a 1947 alumnus of Catawba College. Through a gift from his estate, her husband, the late Jose R. Sanchez, memorialized her at the institution by establishing the Ruby Miller Sanchez Endowed Scholarship. Monies from his estate also funded the purchase of choir robes and the costs of an annual choir tour at Catawba.
Tribute to Dr. Shirley L. Haworth
Delivered by Dr. Lou Ann Kasias during the Pinning Ceremony for Students Admitted to the Teacher Education Program. My comments tonight will be directed in tribute to Dr. Shirley Lambert Haworth, former chairperson of the Department of Teacher Education at Catawba College. Shirley, we welcome you back to Catawba College.
Catawba Education Students Participate in Pinning Ceremony
Thirty-seven Catawba College students were honored in a pinning ceremony October 9 in Tom Smith Auditorium for their admission to the Teacher Education Program. The ceremony was sponsored by the Student North Carolina Association of Educators' (SNCAE).
PHOTOS: Field Hockey Reunion
The Field Hockey Alumni Reunion included an alumni game at 10am at Frock Field on Saturday, October 4. For a gallery of photos from the Field Hockey Reunion, visit the gallery...
Cast of Eight Recreates "The Last Journey of No. 6330"
Drawing on a cast of eight and a few puppets to create a world of characters, the Catawba College Theatre Arts Department brings to life "The Last Journey of No. 6330." The production will be performed in Hedrick Little Theatre on campus at 6:55 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 16-18, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19. A special free performance of the play will be offered at the Spencer Shops' Roundhouse at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25.
How a Music Nut Cracked the Music Business to Launch the Avett Brothers
Dolphus Ramseur describes himself as "a music nut" and says that he's trying "to sell art and leave a legacy of art" through his company Ramseur Records of Concord. Ramseur's independent record label has been home for the last half dozen years to the Avett Brothers, popular and quirky musicians whose major label debut is being produced by the legendary Rick Rubin for his American Recordings, a Columbia label.
Alpha Chi Induction Address from Professor Paul E. Oakley
Professor Paul E. Oakley of the Music Department delivered the address at the Alpha Chi Induction on September 19, 2008. "Madame President, Dr. Sinnott, distinguished members and inductees of the Alpha Chi Honor Society, faculty sponsors, family members and guests, it is indeed an honor to share in celebrating the academic achievements of these gifted young women and men, who represent the "brightest and best" of our students at Catawba College..."
RESULTS of Lord Salisbury Marching Band Classic
Marching bands from Rowan and surrounding counties competed on Catawba College’s campus on Saturday, October 4 in the third annual Lord Salisbury Marching Band Classic.
Candidate Forums Slated at Catawba College on October 23rd
In a special edition of the Catawba College Community Forum, the College, together with the Salisbury Post and the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce, will present candidates for the North Carolina General Assembly, along with candidates for the Rowan County Commission on Thursday, October 23 in Hedrick Little Theatre in the Robertson College-Community Center.
Students Majoring in Religious Studies to Benefit from New Catawba College Scholarship
Students majoring in religious studies at Catawba College will benefit from a new scholarship, the Raffaelli Family Foundation Scholarship that has recently been established.
Catawba College Professor Receives Poetry Award
The Poetry Council of North Carolina has awarded Dr. Janice Fuller, Catawba College's Writer-in-Residence, the 2008 Oscar Arnold Young Award for her poetry book Séance.
Four to Be Inducted in Second Annual Business Hall of Fame at Catawba College
Four outstanding business leaders will be inducted into the Catawba College Business Hall of Fame on Saturday, November 8 in the Peeler Crystal Lounge in the Robertson College-Community Center.
Area High School Students Invited to Catawba College Open House
High school students, and college students looking to transfer, are INVITED to Catawba College to learn about the opportunities to pursue higher education during one of the college's upcoming Saturday OPEN HOUSE events, scheduled for October 18th and November 8th.
Mr. Ralph W. Ketner Visits the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis
Mr. Ralph W. Ketner, a Catawba College trustee and chairman emeritus of the board of trustees of Food Lion, Inc., recently visited the new N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis. 2008 Catawba College alumnus Ryan Dayvault, an employee at UNC Chapel Hill’s core lab at the N.C. Research Campus, took Mr. Ketner on a tour of the facility.
Tom Smith Scholarship Recipients Attend Luncheon with Benefactor at Catawba College
Thirty-three Catawba College students, all recipients of Tom Smith Scholarships at the institution, were honored at a September 25 luncheon held in the Hurley Room of the Cannon Student Center. Christopher S. Beal, a student from Goldston, N.C., expressed the collective appreciation of the group to Tom and Martha Smith who attended the luncheon.
"People, Planet, Profits" Motivate Duke Energy's Decisions
Ellen T. Ruff, President-Duke Energy Carolinas, says her company strives to do business in a way "that is good for people, planet and profits." While these key factors are considered when her company makes decisions affecting the region's energy future, tradeoffs and choices, she notes, are also inevitably part of the decision-making process.
New Members Welcomed to Catawba's Business Advisory Board
Three new members were welcomed at the September 19th semi-annual meeting of the Catawba College Business Advisory Board for the Ralph W. Ketner School of Business. New members included Cobey Abramowski of Rockwell Farms; Heidi Whitesell of the Community Bank of Rowan; and Susan Cloninger of Cloninger Ford Toyota. Chairman Joey Popp introduced the new members.
Catawba College Students Become Part of the Election Process
Catawba College students met and spoke to representatives from local, state and national campaigns during Campaign 2008 Day held Tuesday, September 30 in the Cannon Student Center. Representatives from the Rowan County Board of Elections, on hand to register members of the Catawba College community to vote, reported that 22 individuals registered – 14 from Rowan County and 8 from outside of Rowan County.