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February 2010 Entries
Catawba College Named to 2009 Community Service Honor Roll
For the second year in a row, Catawba College is included on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The institution is one of more than 700 colleges and universities nationwide recognized for exemplary, innovative, and effective community service programs.
Sports Hall of Fame Weekend April 30-May 1, 2010
The 2010 Catawba College Sports Hall of Fame Weekend will feature our annual Golf Tournament at the Country Club of Salisbury on Friday, April 30th at 1pm, followed by a cookout at 5pm. There is a limit of 84 players. The Luncheon and Induction Ceremony will be Saturday, May 1st at noon in Kirkland Lobby of the Abernethy Physical Education Center. Reservations required for all events. Read more...
Church/College Award Presented and New Donors Recognized
A 1955 alumnus of Catawba College who is a long-serving minister in the United Church of Christ was honored February 15 as the recipient of the 2010 Catawba's Campus Ministry Church/College Award. The Reverend Dr. Thomas R. Hamilton '55 of Newton received the award in recognition of his more than five decades of service to both the Church and Catawba College at an event held in Peeler Crystal Lounge on campus.
Catawba Faculty Member and a Student Presented Paul Fisher Service Awards
Two individuals associated with Catawba College were honored as recipients of Paul Fisher Service Awards. Mr. Paul Fisher, chairman of the Catawba College Board of Trustees and the person for whom the awards are named, made the presentations to Catawba professor of history, Dr. Charles McAllister, and Catawba student, Amber Hughes of Seattle, Wash.
New Fund for Volunteerism Announced
Income from a new fund established at Catawba College will help underwrite the cost of volunteerism. The Olivia Morgan Najarian Fund for Volunteerism was recognized at the February 15th Campus Ministry/Lilly Center Dinner held in Peeler Crystal Lounge of the Robertson College-Community Center on campus.
Estate Gift Establishes Fund for Vocation and Values Development at Catawba
An estate gift in excess of $1.5 million will establish the Margaret Jenkins Davis Fund for Vocation and Values Development at Catawba College. The new fund was announced by Catawba student Drew Laurens to those gathered for a February 15th Campus Ministry/Lilly Center Dinner held in Peeler Crystal Lounge of the Robertson College-Community Center on campus.
New Scholarship Funds Honor Five Individuals Associated with Catawba College
Four new scholarship funds have been established at Catawba College in honor of five individuals associated with the institution. The scholarship funds are established in honor of College President and First Lady, Dr. W. Craig and Mrs. Annette Turner; Tom Childress; Director of the Ritchie Academy for Teaching and Associate Professor of Teacher Education, Dr. Cynthia Osterhus; and Director of Vocal Choral and Sacred Music Studies and Associate Music Professor Paul Oakley...
Singular Voices 2010 at Catawba College
Catawba News Service. The Catawba College Department of Music will present its annual Singular Voices concert on Sunday, February 28, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. in the Florence Busby Corriher Theater on the Catawba College campus. The concert is free and open to the public.
Catawba's Cannon Student Center Renovation/Addition Recognized
Catawba College's renovation of and addition to its Cannon Student Center were recognized Feb. 18 at a 2010 Awards Luncheon hosted by the Salisbury Community Appearance Commission (SCAC). The College received the Commission's 2010 award for Best Building Addition and Renovation in recognition of the contributions to the community that this renovation and addition provided.
VIDEO: The Catawba Difference (Highlights)
Experience various aspects of Catawba including academics, theatre, music, the preserve, science, sports, campus life, and students. Students and faculty discuss how Catawba offers real world education, getting the right fit, and how transfer students are welcomed.
VIDEO: Wait - What's My Promise?
Wait - What's My Promise? Not quite sure how "Our Purpose" is "Your Promise?" Learn how Catawba helps students achieve their goals both now and in the future. On a campus with faculty who care, students are made faster, stronger, smarter, and an overall better person in the world around them. Every student has a promise — and a promising future at Catawba.
A CATAWBA STORY: Welcome to My Photo Shoot
by Lisa Easter '10, Music Business Major. Here's a video of the photo shoot process for my album "Welcome to My World," which was released in June 2009. The video features the first single off of the album entitled "I'm Not." This experience was a dream come true. I enjoyed working with the photographer Adam Minton because he captured my vision of the album perfectly. My favorite thing about the whole process was seeing everything fall into place.
Blue-White Weekend Set for March 26-27, 2010
Our annual Blue-White Weekend is March 26th and 27th. Ladies Night with Chip Hester is set for Friday, March 26th at 7pm in the Michael Conference Room of the Hayes Field House. Come learn Tips, Tricks and Treats from Tippie Miller who always has fun in the kitchen. Enjoy hands-on demonstrations and take home recipes for all the foods prepared on the 26th.
Give New, Undesignated Gifts to Catawba before March 15 and Get a 2-to-1 Match
An anonymous donor hopes to help Catawba College with a two-to-one matching challenge of up to $1,000,000 for all new, undesignated gifts. The donor's generous offer will match every undesignated dollar raised for the challenge between now and March 15 with a two-to-one match. Undesignated funds made toward the challenge and raised after March 15 and through May 31, the end of the College's fiscal year, will be matched by the donor on a one-to-one basis.
Coach Moir's Players Gather to Reminisce
Former basketball players of Catawba College Coach Sam Moir, who played between 1960 and 1994, were on campus for an informal luncheon February 13. The luncheon, hosted by the Catawba Chiefs Club, was an opportunity for the players to reconnect with their coach and to reminisce. The event was held in the Frank "Dutch" Meyer Auxiliary Gym of the Abernethy Physical Education Center on campus.
Sharing YOUR Catawba Story Just Got EASY!
Catawba Stories is now accepting YouTube submissions! Just send us the link to your story's video on YouTube and you're done. It's easy! "Catawba Stories" is about sharing the wonderful stories and memories of Catawba through a digital format. These stories are diverse personal accounts that hold great importance for the person telling them and can be anything from recollections to facts historical in nature.
Catawba College Presents "Mary, Mary" Feb. 24-27
By Mike Innis, a Catawba Student. Reminisce on the 1960s as you enjoy Catawba College's blast from the past, "Mary, Mary." The production runs from February 24-27 in Catawba's Florence Busby Corriher Theatre. Directed by Dr. Kurt Corriher, "Mary, Mary" is a dry, witty comedy chock-full of snide, sarcastic retorts and situational humor. Mary and her soon-to-be-ex husband Bob are forced to come together after a nine-month separation to thwart a potential tax audit.
"Color Blind" Playwright Hopes Production Helps Shift Opinion
"Color Blind," an original play by Catawba College senior Tony Mullins of Charlotte is being produced to commemorate Black History Month at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25; at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26; and at 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27 in Hedrick Little Theatre on Catawba's campus. This student-written, produced and directed play is offered by Catawba's Diversity Club and is free and open to the public.
STUDENT BLOG: Twins on Tour - Day 8 (Raleigh, NC to Catawba)
by Quinn McRae '12. WE'RE COMING HOME! Whew! Everyone is D-O-N-E with tour in every way. So, my roommate Mike and I managed to make it through an entire tour without any insane host families. Our last was a very generous older couple who treated us to McDonald's for breakfast. Read more...
Catawba College's Student Newspaper Adds the Bling
Catawba College's student newspaper, The Pioneer, went online at the beginning of the academic year as part of the Green Pig initiative on campus and in order to meet the needs of a technology-based society. "Today, we live in an era where people want their information now," says Brandon Coble of Yadkinville, N.C., Pioneer Business Manager. "Since we are online, we can give people the news as soon as it happens.
Author Elizabeth Berg to Speak at Catawba's 24th Annual Brady Author's Symposium
Another New York Times bestsellers list author will be the keynote speaker at Catawba College's 24th annual Brady Author's Symposium on Thursday, March 18. Elizabeth Berg, with 21 books to her credit, including her latest, "Home Safe," will share remarks entitled, "The Story Behind the Stories," at the symposium. Her upcoming book, "The Last Time I Saw You" will be released in April.
STUDENT BLOG: Twins on Tour - Day 4 (Alexandria, VA to Washington, D.C.)
by Quinn McRae '12. For being on a Therma-Rest® on the floor, I slept great. Mollie Landers, Catawba grad and seminary student lent her house to seven of us. There was enough room for us to be comfortable and I really didn't mind the floor because it meant I could put my feet closer to the fireplace. Also, this house was literally 20 steps away from the church where we performed. Convenient. And bless her heart, she got up in the morning and bought freshly-made bagels for us.
Catawba College Mathematics Department to Sponsor Annual Contests
Catawba College's Mathematics Department will be sponsoring the eighth annual North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics Contests on Thursday, March 25, 2010. Catawba will be a qualifying site for the Algebra I, Geometry contests, and local students who are in (or have taken) Algebra I or Geometry during the 2009-2010 academic year are invited to participate.
Cheerleading Tryout Set for April 17, 2010
The Catawba College cheerleading squad will hold an open tryout for all new and returning students on Saturday, April 17 at 2:00pm. Anyone interested in trying out for the squad should meet new coach Katie Osteen in the Goodman Gym lobby at that time.
2-HOUR WEATHER DELAY for Friday, February 5th
As of 5:30 AM Friday morning, the college will operate on a 2 HOUR DELAY. The College will begin normal daily operations and resume the class schedule beginning at 10:00 AM. At that time, students should report to their regularly scheduled 10:00 AM classes and continue with their normal class schedule for the remainder of the day. College officials will continue monitoring the weather conditions throughout the day and make announcements as needed.
Catawba Women's Basketball Raising Money for Kay Yow Foundation
by Shavonne Potts, salisburypost.com. If you plan to attend the next Catawba College Lady Indians home basketball game, be prepared to enter the Pink Zone. The team is raising money to benefit the Kay Yow/WBCA (Women's Basketball Coaches Association) Cancer Fund.
Estate Gift from Col. Louis "Ike" Green Establishes Scholarship Fund at Catawba
Thanks to a gift from the estate of Col. Louis "Ike" Alpheus Green '42 of Lexington, N.C., a new scholarship fund has been established at Catawba College. Preference for the Ike and Vicky Green Annual Scholarship Fund will be given to football players.
Theatre Arts Professor Helps Re-Educate Bodies
By Shavonne Potts, salisburypost.com. When Catawba College theater arts professor Missy Barnes' students come to her office they ask her to "fix" them. The fix they are seeking is found in the Alexander Technique, which is a way to re-educate the body in how to move more efficiently. Essentially, it's not fixing at all, Barnes said.
Ralph Ketner No Fan of Waste
by Mark Wineka, SalisburyPost.com. At the front of his desk, Ralph Ketner keeps a cuss jar. Every time he utters an expletive — they are mild as swear words go — he fishes into his pants pocket for a quarter to deposit in the jar. Various folks around the Ketner School of Business at Catawba College, where Ketner has an office for as long as he likes, have laid claim to the money when the jar is full.
At 70, Retired Theatre Arts Professor Still Hoops It Up
By Shavonne Potts, salisburypost.com. When Dr. Jim Epperson retired as a theater arts professor at Catawba College, he soon got another job — sportsman. Epperson, 70, avidly participates in the Salisbury/Rowan Senior Games and competes nationally against athletes from all over the country...
New Digital Sign Promotes Events on Campus
Thanks to the generosity of a donor, a new digital sign is in place on Catawba College's campus. The sign, located on West Innes Street in front of the Robertson College-Community Center, became operational January 22nd, replacing a fixed sign that had been installed shortly after the College-Community Center opened in 1964.
February Community Forum: Understanding Islamic Fundamentalism
Milton L. Iossi, a retired diplomat, will speak on the topic of "Understanding Islamic Fundamentalism" at Catawba College's Community Forum for February. His remarks are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 16 in Tom Smith Auditorium on campus.
Upcoming Speaker and Energy Guru: Use Efficiency, Renewables, but Not Nukes
Energy thinker Amory Lovins will speak at Salisbury's Catawba College on Feb. 23. Lovins is co-founder of Rocky Mountain Institute, a "think-and-do tank" that applies market-based solutions to efficient use of resources. Time magazine last year named him one of the world's 100 most influential people. He talked with energy and environment writer Bruce Henderson; comments are edited for clarity and brevity.