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May 2012 Entries
Catawba Baseball Defeats #1 St. Mary's to Continue in World Series
Catawba College withstood a ninth-inning rally to defeat St. Mary’s University (Texas) 5-4 in an elimination game at the 2012 NCAA Division II College World Series on Wednesday night at the USA Baseball National Training Complex.
VIDEO: Bitzer on Early Negative Ads
In a recent WSOC-TV interview, Catawba College Professor of Politics and political expert Dr. J. Michael Bitzer commented on the early negative ads in the North Carolina Governor's race.
Catawba Baseball to Play in Second Game of Division II World Series Today, May 29
Catawba's Baseball team will play in its second game of the college Division II World Series today, May 29, 2012 at 4pm at the USA Baseball Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina.
Bitzer on Signs of Shift on Same-Sex Marriage among African-Americans
Catawba College professor of politics and political expert Dr. J. Michael Bitzer was featured in a recent article on The New York Times website. The topic was the effect of President Obama's self-described "evolution" on same-sex marriage that appears to be catalyzing an early similar shift among African-Americans.
Baseball Set for College World Series; WSAT to Carry Games
Catawba's Baseball team will take its first ever trip to the college Division II World Series. Catawba, ranked #4 nationally with a record of 43-15, will take on #11 ranked University of Indianapolis (46-14) in the opening round on Sunday at 1 pm at the USA Baseball Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina. During the regional playoffs, Catawba defeated nationally ranked #2 Tusculum, #4 Mt. Olive, #6 Francis Marion and #7 Armstrong Atlantic to claim the championship.
VIDEO: Bitzer on State Delegates' Busy Schedules at DNC
In a recent WSOC-TV interview, Catawba College Professor of Politics and political expert Dr. J. Michael Bitzer commented on the role the state delegates will play at the Democratic National Convention. Watch the video below...
Five Rowan-Salisbury Schools to Hold Graduations at Catawba College
Catawba College will be hosting the graduation ceremonies for five Rowan-Salisbury Schools in Keppel Auditorium of the Robertson College-Community Center on campus on Saturday, June 9th. The schedule for high schools graduating on June 9th at Catawba College is as follows...
VIDEO: Bitzer on Corporate Money Funneling into DNC Side Projects
In a recent WSOC-TV interview, Catawba College Professor of Politics and political expert Dr. J. Michael Bitzer commented on the fundraising group that is taking corporate money for the DNC. Watch the video below...
Catawba Baseball to Play in Its First Ever Division II World Series
Catawba's Baseball team will take its first ever trip to the college Division II World Series. Nationally ranked #21 Catawba, with a record of 43-15, will take on #15 ranked University of Indianapolis in the opening round on Sunday at 1pm at the USA Baseball Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina. During the regional playoffs, Catawba defeated nationally ranked #2 Tusculum, #4 Mt. Olive, #6 Francis Marion and #7 Armstrong Atlantic to claim the championship.
Deadline Extended for National Environmental Summit for High School Students
The deadline to apply for the 2012 National Environmental Summit for High School Students has been extended to June 14. The event, "Redesigning Our Future," is an intensive experience which is open to high school students who will be juniors and seniors in the 2012-2013 academic year. It will be held July 9-14 on the Catawba College campus.
Bitzer on Amendment One Outcome
By Karissa Minn, salisburypost.com - A local political analyst says that while he wasn't surprised that Amendment One passed, figuring out who voted for it and why is more complicated than it seems. Michael Bitzer, political science professor at Catawba College, said no exit polls from Tuesday's election show how voters made their choice. But the political and religious makeup of North Carolina and Rowan County could help explain it.
Catawba Awards 295 Degrees in May 12 Commencement Exercises
Jobs, better jobs, and more education were on the minds of Catawba College graduates Saturday, May 12, following two commencement exercises held in Keppel Auditorium.
Three Catawba College Graduates Recognized with Awards
Three Catawba College graduates were recognized for academic excellence during Commencement Exercises on May 12. Two were honored as the Whitener Award recipients during the 10 a.m. ceremony, while one student was honored as the Barbara Andrews Award recipient during the 2 p.m. ceremony.
'56 Alumnus Who is a Six-Time U.S. Ambassador Receives O.B. Michael Award
A 1956 Catawba College alumnus and six-time U.S. Ambassador, William Lacy Swing, received the O.B. Michael Award for 2012 at the college's 10 a.m. commencement exercise on May 12. Swing, a native of Lexington, N.C., has enjoyed a long career at the U.S. Department of State, serving as a six-time ambassador and managing some of the largest diplomatic missions and foreign development and humanitarian aid programs in two hemispheres.
Two Retiring Faculty Members Recognized at Catawba Graduation
Two long-serving faculty members at Catawba College were recognized during the college's commencement exercises on Saturday, May 12. Dr. Michael Baranski, a professor of biology with 38 years of service, and Dr. Laurel Eason, a professor of English with 21 years of service, will retire at the end of this academic year.
2012 Baccalaureate Service and Marshal's Walk
Catawba's 2012 graduating class participated in the Baccalaureate Service and Marshal's Walk on Thursday, May 10 as part of the 2012 Commencement activities.
This Week in N.C. Politics, According to Bitzer
After a busy week in North Carolina politics with several hot topics, Catawba College professor of politics and political expert Dr. J. Michael Bitzer was interviewed and featured by a number of local media outlets. Read Bitzer's comments and the full stories below...
Catawba Alumnus Advances in America's Got Talent Competition
Dennis Reed of Charlotte, 2006 graduate of Catawba College, has been selected by the America's Got Talent judges along with his troupe, Inspire the Fire (ITF), to move on from Las Vegas to the next round of competition in New York.
Spotlight on Five Graduating Seniors
by Stephanie Cook '12 - Every individual in the senior class has constantly been asked this school year about their plans post-graduation from Catawba. Since it is less than a month until the big day, many of us have our answers now. I have picked five different outstanding individuals to highlight based on what they will be doing after they walk across the stage to receive their diplomas. Their plans are all different and unique...
Bitzer on Crowded 9th District Congressional Race
North Carolina's most crowded congressional primary has been marked by personal attacks, calls to dismantle government, a detour into the "birther" controversy and one of the biggest self-funded campaigns in the country. And that's just the opening round. With 10 Republicans on the ballot, Tuesday's 9th District primary is almost certainly headed to a July 17 runoff. "I would be shocked if we don't," says Michael Bitzer, a political scientist at Catawba College...
New Media Students Keep Life on the Cutting Edge in the Classroom
"New Media is a high maintenance class," says Communication Prof. Cyndi Allison Wittum. "If it's in a book, then it's already 'old' media." Wittum does use a text that covers some of the history of media and includes some sociological and psychological studies related to media use. She thinks students need to know the background in order to understand the new technological world.
Salisbury Post: Bitzer is All Politics, All the Time
Dr. J. Michael Bitzer welcomes visitors to his "ivory tower," the third-floor office in the stone tower of Catawba College’s Hedrick Administration Building. Layers of neatly spaced term papers are on his desk, waiting to be read and graded. The whole wall behind him is filled with books on politics, history, sports and law — virtually all of which he has read.
New President, Former U.S. Ambassador, and Special Speakers to Figure in Catawba's May 12 Graduation Exercises
Catawba College's new president, a Catawba alumnus who has served as a six-time U.S. Ambassador, and a Fox Network television show star will figure in the college's commencement exercises slated for Saturday, May 12 in Keppel Auditorium of the Robertson College-Community Center.
Catawba's Chemistry Honor Society Inducts Members
Gamma Sigma Epsilon, Catawba College's chemistry honor society, recently initiated new members. The induction ceremony for the Alpha Delta Chapter took place April 25 on campus.
Catawba Alumnus and Salisbury Native New Dean at Northwestern
Bradley J. Hamm, dean of the Indiana University School of Journalism, has been named dean of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications, Northwestern Provost Daniel I. Linzer announced today. Hamm will join the faculty as dean-designate on July 1 and assume the deanship on Sept. 1.
Fourteen Catawba College Students Inducted into Alpha Sigma Lambda
Fourteen students in Catawba College's School of Evening and Graduate Studies (SEGS) program were inducted into the College's chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society during a ceremony held April 18 in Tom Smith Auditorium on campus.
Catawba Professor Speaks on Redistricting in N.C.
Dr. Michael Bitzer, associate professor of politics and history at Catawba College, was an invited speaker at the Asheville Chamber of Commerce's "Redistricting 101" public forum. Speaking to 40 business leaders, Bitzer described the process of redistricting in North Carolina, as well as his analysis of how the new district lines may impact the composition of the North Carolina General Assembly and the congressional delegation from the state.
Catawba Professor Invited to Serve on Digital Transformation Advisory Board
Dr. Stephen Hiatt, a Catawba College professor of management in the Ketner School of Business, has been invited to join other top management educators at Cengage Learning Headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, in early June as a member of an exclusive advisory board on digital learning. The advisory board, which includes other faculty from across the country, will discuss technology and teaching strategies in management.
Catawba Shares a Sweet Goodbye with Dr. Oxendine
Students, faculty and staff gathered behind Hedrick Administration building for ice cream and slushes courtesy of the Mr. Cone truck as a "sweet goodbye" to honor Dr. Joe Oxendine, who served as interim President at Catawba for the 2011-2012 year. View photos from the event...
Catawba College 2011-2012 Athletic Award Winners Announced
Catawba College has announced its 2011-12 athletic award winners for its student-athletes. The awards were presented at the annual athletic ceremony held at the Keppel Auditorium on Tuesday, May 1. Heading the list of award winners were Braden Artem and Dana Hicks, who were awarded the Kirkland and Lomax Awards for the top female and male senior athletes, and Steffi Cook and Jeb Bass, who were given the Wurster Awards for team leadership.