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October 2010 Entries
ALUMNA BLOG: On Assisgnment in Indonesia - Safe and Sound
by Lauren Ebersole '07. So far I have been nowhere near any of the natural disasters that seem to strike Indonesia every few days. The latest earthquake and ensuing tsunami were on a different island and the volcano that is erupting is in Central Java. I apologize for the large lapse in emails and consequently probably a pretty low point in your life.
Ready, Set, Swim!
by Stephanie Cook '12. Did you know there is a paralympian within Catawba College's student body? The fact that Ashley Owens is a Lady Indian or student athlete on the swim team makes the student population even more different and interesting.
"Hello, Dolly!" Promises an Extravaganza of Music, Dance, and Spectacle
By Ashton Tibbitt, Catawba College Class of 2014. "Hello, Dolly!," a romantic comedy about finding love in unexpected places, is the Catawba College Theatre Arts Department's musical performance of the season. "Hello, Dolly!" will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, Friday, Nov. 12, and Saturday, Nov. 13 in Keppel Auditorium on campus.
Catawba College Open House on the DCCC Campus
Catawba College's School of Evening Studies will sponsor an open house on Tuesday, November 9, from 5:30-8 p.m. in the Conference Center on the main campus of Davidson County Community College in Lexington. Community college graduates who are interested in completing the bachelor's degree by attending Catawba classes on the DCCC campus are encouraged to attend.
"Own Your Own Life," Says BB&T CEO Kelly King
BB&T CEO Kelly King contends that leadership will help the United States recover from "the economic calamity we've been through." King spoke at the sixth installment of the Ralph W. Ketner School of Business' CEO Lecture series. Aiming his remarks, titled "Our Best Days Are Ahead," at attending students, King first offered a perspective on how the nation's recent financial crisis came to be. He then shared some principles for living, principles that guide both his bank's business philosophy...
Richard Stevenson Feimster Athletic Scholarship Established
Richard Stevenson Feimster '48 (1921 to 2009). Submitted by Luther Conger and Franklin Ivey, co-chairs of the Richard S. Feimster Athletic Scholarship Fund. Soon after Coach Feimster was laid to rest, two of his student athlete pallbearers decided on the front lawn of Concord Presbyterian Church that they wanted to create a lasting honor for their coach, teacher, mentor and friend.
Fourth Annual Business Hall of Fame to Tap Four Inductees
Catawba College's Ketner of Business will host the fourth annual Business Hall of Fame Saturday, November 6 in Peeler Crystal Lounge of the Robertson College-Community Center on campus. Four outstanding business leaders will be inducted at the event. Inductees include Paul E. Fisher of Salisbury, Richard "Dick" J. Seiwell '67 of West Chester, Pa., Jim L. Williamson '54 of Charlotte, and the late Lotan Corriher of Landis, who attended Old Catawba College in Newton from 1891 to1892.
Catawba College First-Year and Transfer Students Present "Nocturne" Oct. 28-31
Adam Rapp's "Nocturne" will be presented by Catawba College first-year and transfer students Oct. 28-31 in the Florence Busby Corriher Theatre on campus. This Blue Masque production runs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 28-30, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31. In this student-directed performance, students new to Catawba explore a haunting story of tragedy, grief and what happens when you pick yourself up and re-enter the world. Rapp's unique tale is, according to the Associated Press...
VIDEO: A Catawba Story - To Peru by Canoe
Bill "Scotch" Shaw '75 is making his way from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Iquitos, Peru on his freighter canoe, the Lucky Suz. He began his journey on August 30, heading down the east coast of North America. He'll travel through Central America, Eastern South America, to mouths of the Amazon, then, up the Amazon River, to Iquitos.
Three New Faculty Members Welcomed to Catawba College
By Susan Shinn, Catawba College News Service. This fall, the Catawba College community welcomed three new faculty members: Dr. Forrest Anderson, Dr. Eric Hake and Dr. Erin Wood.
Catawba College Alumnus and Hall of Famer Featured on the NFL Network
Source: NFLNetwork.com. 1989 Catawba Alumnus Randy Brown was recently featured on the NFL Network. The segment aired on Saturday, October 16. Brown spends half of his days coaching in the NFL and the other half as a mayor in New Jersey.
55 Catawba Students Pinned and Admitted to Teacher Education Program
Fifty-five Catawba College students were honored in a formal pinning ceremony held in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on Wednesday, October 13. For those students pinned, the event marked their admission into the Teacher Education Program at Catawba College. Ms. Julie Stoltz, Rowan-Salisbury Teacher of the Year presented the program for the early evening event, which was followed by a reception at the Peeler Crystal Lounge, sponsored by Debbie Suggs Catering. The ceremony was sponsored by the Student Nor
VIDEO: Political Science Professor Discusses Voters Lining Up Hours Before Polls Opened
As poll workers opened the doors at 8 a.m. on Thursday at the Hal Marshall Annex in uptown, a line of voters had already formed. Thursday was the first day of early voting in Mecklenburg. Voter Sam Spencer was the first to get in line three hours at 5 a.m. "It doesn't matter if you're voting Democrat, Republican, independent. What matters is that you have a myriad of opportunities over the next couple of weeks to let your voice be heard," Spencer said.
VIDEO: A Catawba Story - The Piano Player
by Rev. John A. Denlinger '65, Religion & Philosophy Alumnus - Denlinger shares one of his fondest memories of campus life that happened unexpectedly during an evening program at the old gym.
VIDEO: A Catawba Story - 45 Years of Friendship
by Vince Mizeras, John Little, and David McCoy (Class of 1965 Business Administration Alumni). Three alumni reflect on remaining friends, staying in close contact, and getting their families together almost every year despite the 45 years that have passed since their graduation.
Dr. Janice Fuller Reads Her Poems at Novello Festival Tribue
Dr. Janice Fuller, Writer-in-Residence at Catawba College, was invited to read her poetry as part of the recent Novello Festival Tribute, held at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. The reading was part of a launch of a new anthology Topograph: New Writing from the Carolinas and the Landscape Beyond. A celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Novello Festival of Reading edited by Jeff Jackson, the anthology includes five of Fuller's poems.
Catawba College Business Professor Attends Conference
Catawba College Assistant Professor Darin Spencer recently attended the N.C. Association of CPA's Accounting Educators Conference. That conference was held in Durham Oct. 1-2 and included forums on classroom technology, teaching international accounting standards (IFRS) and case studies on corporate governance (ethics).
Catawba College Political Science Professor to Sit on Panel of Experts
Dr. Michael Bitzer, associate professor and chair of Catawba College's Department of History and Politics, will be one of three individuals who will sit on the N.C. FreeEnterprise Foundation's Panel of Political Experts on Tuesday, Oct. 19 at the N.C. Farm Bureau Federation Auditorium in Raleigh.
Mr. Ralph Ketner Inducted into Entrepreneur Hall of Fame
Mr. Ralph Ketner, an adjunct professor of business at Catawba College and chairman emeritus of the board of Food Lion, Inc., was recently inducted into Queens University's McColl School of Business Carolinas Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. Ketner was a member of the first class of entrepreneurs to be so honored at a ceremony held Oct. 7 in Charlotte.
Catawba Names Gilroy as Initial Women's Lacrosse Coach
Catawba College has named Ashley Gilroy as the school's first women's lacrosse coach. It was announced by Dennis Davidson, Director of Athletics. Gilroy takes the reins of Catawba's newest intercollegiate sport which will celebrate its inaugural season in the spring of 2012. "We are pleased that Ashley has joined the Catawba College athletics staff," said Davidson. "It is exciting to have new women's sport and Ashley is energetic and passionate about women's lacrosse. With her background as a D
Homecoming Weekend 2010 Was a Blast!
Homecoming Weekend 2010, held October 8-10, was jam-packed with a winning football game over Brevard, a barbecue, an awards ceremony, tailgating, a king and queen, a marching band and more. Photo galleries will be posted from the various activities that took place during Homecoming Weekend below.
Catawba College Alumni Present Awards to Two during Homecoming
The Catawba College Alumni Association recognized two of its own as recipients of Distinguished Alumnus Awards during Homecoming activities on October 9. Gregory M. Alcorn '79 of Salisbury and Thomas E. "Tom" Burdette '73 of Clifton, Va., received the awards during a barbecue luncheon held in Goodman Gymnasium on campus.
"Dig Pink" with Catawba Volleyball for Breast Cancer
The Volleyball team will be collecting donations for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. We are excited to be a part of the Side-Out Foundation and Dig Pink campaign. Education is key to increasing awareness and knowledge about the disease.
Results of Lord Salisbury Classic Marching Band Contest
The fifth annual Lord Salisbury Classic Marching Band Contest at Catawba College enjoyed a wonderful day of great weather on Saturday, Oct. 2, and even better music and marching performances by 10 area high school marching bands. Participating bands were East Montgomery, Independence, William Hough, Salisbury, North Rowan, North Stanly, Central Cabarrus, Piedmont, Jay M. Robinson, and Porter Ridge.
Musician Jen Chapin Strikes a Chord with Students on Social Protest Music
For one class period, musician Jen Chapin turned professor and led some Catawba College honor students through a discussion about social protest music. She and the students talked about "Amazing Grace" and the history behind the well-loved and familiar hymn. They touched on Charles Mingus, a jazz musician who used his music to "speak" of segregation in the late 1950s.
Student-Produced "Audience/Protest" Plays at Catawba College Oct. 20-23
by Mara Stewart '11, Catawba College News Service. Do you want a brief glimpse into life in a totalitarian state? Audience-goers will see it in Catawba College's upcoming production of "Audience/Protest," to be performed at 7:30 p.m. October 20-23 in the Florence Busby Corriher Theatre on campus. The play is composed of two pieces that together illustrate the struggles individuals face when their emotional and moral needs are cast aside in the interest of national solidarity.
National High School Environmental Summit To Be Held on Catawba Campus
The Center for the Environment at Catawba College and the prestigious Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) will collaborate to offer a National Youth Environmental Summit that promises to bring 200 high school students from across the nation to the Catawba College campus in Salisbury. RMI sustainability designers, scientists and engineers will join a diverse group of Catawba professors and other visiting presenters to offer the landmark experience for high school students. The young leaders will engag
Catawba College Wins at Metrolina Theatre Association Awards Competition
Four members of the Catawba College Theatre Arts Department were winners in the Metrolina Theatre Association’s annual awards, presented in Charlotte on Sunday, October 3. Winners included John Stafford for Outstanding Musical Direction in Catawba's production of "Working; Theatre Arts Professor Christopher D. Zink and student Amanda Lederer for Outstanding Lighting Design in Catawba's production of "Working" and Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts Erin Dougherty for Outstanding Costume Design..
Summer Internship Becomes a Reality Thanks to Donors
Catawba College senior Anastasia Barkova of Belarus had "the best summer of her life" last summer thanks to the generosity of some Salisbury donors. The 22-year-old was one of 400 students from across the United States who completed two-month programs in Washington, D.C., offered through Georgetown University's The Fund for American Studies (TFAS).
2010 Blue Masque Hall of Fame Honorees Announced
Catawba College's Blue Masque Hall of Fame inductees will be honored as part of the college's Homecoming Weekend activities. This year's Blue Masque Hall of Fame induction ceremony and reception will held in Hedrick Little Theatre at 8 p.m. on Friday, October 8. Those being honored include Billy Burke, Class of '38; Dr. Susan Vick, Class of '67; Reid Leonard, Class of '76; and Greg Alexander, Class of '81.
Catawba College Vernaculars in Encore of Beatles Abbey Road Live
Last November, the Catawba College Vernaculars performed Beatles Abbey Road Live! to mark the fortieth anniversary of this monumental rock opus. The standing room only crowd has clamored for an encore, and this weekend it will get not just one but two. The Vernaculars will stage repeat performances of the entire Beatles album on Saturday, October 9th and Sunday, October 10th. Free and open to the public, both shows will be held in the college's Hedrick Little Theatre starting at 7:30 PM.
BB&T CEO Kelly King to Speak at Catawba College Oct. 27
Kelly King, chairman and chief executive officer of BB&T Corporation, will be the sixth keynote speaker to participate in the Ralph W. Ketner School of Business' Distinguished CEO Lecture Series on Thursday, Oct. 27, Catawba College announced today. King, who joined BB&T in 1972, will offer remarks titled "Our Best Days Are Ahead," beginning at 4 p.m. in Keppel Auditorium of the Robertson College-Community Center on the college campus.