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April 2013 Entries
Two Catawba College Trustees and Alumni Honored with Adrian Shuford Award
Two Catawba College trustees who are also alumni were honored by their alma mater on Sunday, April 28, as recipients of the College's prestigious Adrian L. Shuford, Jr. Award for Distinguished Service. Recipients included Mr. Larry T. Cloninger '74 of Salisbury and Mr. Barry D. Leonard '65 of Lexington. College President Brien Lewis and Chair of the College Board of Trustees Darlene Ball made the presentations during a special President's Circle Event held to recognize the institution's...
April 25th CEO Lecture Features Founder of Lexington-based Clothing Company
Entrepreneur Brandi Tysinger-Temple, founder of the Lexington, N.C. kids clothing company Lolly Wolly Doodle that conducts business on Facebook, admits she did not even have a business plan when she launched her business. But today, Facebook recognizes her business as one of its largest retailers with a page touting almost 550,000 likes and 68,500 who are talking about it.
Students Share Their Research and Creativity at Showcase
Catawba College students shared their research with faculty, staff and other students at the annual Catawba Research and Creativity Showcase on Thursday, April 25. The event featured a wide variety of interdisciplinary research topics. View some quick quotes by the students about their research experience and a photo gallery...
Cleaning up the Mississippi River One Refrigerator, One Sink, One Tire at a Time
Seven million pounds of garbage – 961 refrigerators, 143 sinks, 67,000 tires, 3,700 55-gallon barrels, 63 messages in bottles and much, much more. That's how much trash Chad Pregracke and his organization have dredged up from the Mississippi and 16 other major rivers over the past 15 years. This dedicated river champion has been featured on CNN, the Discovery Channel, National Geographic, ABC, CBS and NBC. He was awarded the Jefferson Award for Public Service, a prize that is considered the U.S.
Author to Speak at Center for Environment on Local Communities Solving National Problems
Author Francis Koster will speak Thursday, May 16, on his recently published book, Discovering the New America: Where Local Communities Are Solving National Problems, at the Center for the Environment building on the Catawba College campus. The 6:30 presentation will be followed by a reception and book signing. His book will be available at a discounted price.
Children, Parents Learn about Air Quality and Environment at "Growing Green Kids" Event
Children made flower bursts while their parents learned about how to improve air quality at a "Growing Green Kids" family night on Earth Day, April 22. A joint venture of the Center for the Environment at Catawba College and Town Creek Commons Chick-Fil-A, the event site, the festivities drew children from age 2 to their teens. "A girls' soccer team from Iredell County came as they were on their way to East Rowan," says Sarah Moore, outreach coordinator for the Center.
Catawba College Recognizes Students, Faculty, Staff at Annual Awards Convocation
Members of the Catawba College community gathered in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on April 23 to celebrate achievement. The occasion was the annual Awards Convocation.Scheduled the day after Earth Day, the awards distributed were eco-friendly, made of Catawba blue, 100% recycled glass. They symbolized the college's commitment to environmental responsibility and are a reminder to the recipients to promote a greener, more sustainable lifestyle.
Ballet Pensacola Artistic Director Returns to Catawba for Student Workshops, Will Offer a Master Class for the Community on April 23
Catawba College alumnus Richard Steinert '81, the artistic director of Ballet Pensacola, will be back at his alma mater April 21-24 to work with college students and to offer master classes for them and the members of the Salisbury-Rowan community. Steinert, who visited campus in February 2012, has enjoyed a long and successful career as a dancer, a choreographer and an artistic director at some of the country's premier ballet companies.
Catawba Students Travel to Raleigh to See Legislative Process in Action
A group of students from the "Politics & Public Policy" class went to Raleigh to speak to members of the media, legislative staff, lobbyists, senators, representatives, and the Governor to see the legislative process in action. During the trip, the students sat in on the opening sessions of both chambers and were recognized by the Speaker and the Lt. Governor, along with sitting in on a committee hearing to witness debate on the voter identification bill pending...
Catawba College Alumna Has Article Published in Award-Winning Solar Energy Magazine
An article by 2011 Catawba College alumna Kacey Hoover is featured in the April 2013 issue of the award-winning magazine of the American Solar Energy Society, Solar Today. Hoover earned her degree in environmental science from Catawba in 2011 and is pursuing a master's in Technology with a concentration in Appropriate Technology at Appalachian State University. She works as an energy analyst and specializes in rate structure analysis and estimating utility bills.
Bitzer on GOP Lawmaking Slowing at Halfway Point
Catawba College professor of politics and political expert Dr. J. Michael Bitzer was recently featured on the Charlotte Observer's website discussing the slowing of GOP lawmaking momentum at the halfway point and how well the House and Senate work together could determine how messy it gets. Bitzer said how the relationship progresses will help define the session.
STUDENT BLOG: Catawba's West Teaching Scholars Experience Charleston, S.C.
by Sydney Smith of Salisbury, West Scholars Cohort '11 - Eighteen Catawba College sophomores and juniors who are West Teaching Scholars ventured to Charleston, S.C., to gain firsthand experience of the historic town. The April 5-9 excursion was led by Dr. Rhonda Truitt, associate professor of teacher education and chair of education department at Catawba, and Teresa Weddington, administrative assistant for Catawba's Academy for Teaching.
Catawba College Featured in 2013 "The Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green Colleges"
Catawba College is one of the 322 most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada, according to The Princeton Review (www.PrincetonReview.com). Catawba was also only one of 21 institutions among the 322 featured in the guide to be included in The Princeton Review's "Green Honor Roll" for receiving Green Ratings of 99.
Bitzer on McCrory's Preparation for the Next 100 Days
Catawba College professor of politics and political expert Dr. J. Michael Bitzer was recently featured on the WRAL.com website discussing Gov. Pat McCrory's plans to ignore peripheral issues, to stay away from legislative peccadilloes and spend time on his "Three Es:" economy, education and efficiency.
Center for Environment Speaker: 'Common Chemicals Impact Human Health'
Nearly 140 people learned about the harmful effects of common chemicals on the public health April 9 when research scientist Dr. John Peterson Myers spoke at the Center for the Environment building on the Catawba College campus.
Going, Going, Gone – Students Prep for Their Futures
As the 2012-2013 academic year comes to a close, Catawba College students are thinking about their futures. For some graduating in May, a next step — graduate school — is on their minds. For those with a year or so to go before they earn their undergraduate degree, thoughts are on how to enhance their future opportunities and make themselves ready for the next steps after Catawba.
April 21 Piano Concert Concludes Catawba College Artist Series for Spring
A piano concert by Steven Heyman at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 21 in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel will conclude the Catawba College Artist Series for spring semester. This concert is free and open to the public. Heyman is currently an Associate Professor and Co-Chair of the Keyboard Department at Syracuse University. In the central New York area, he has an active performing career including being the soloist with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra 27 times over a 35 year period.
VIDEO: Catawba Alumnus Featured in American Chemical Society's 'Perspectives' Video
2011 Catawba College Alumnus Joseph "Joe" S. Manser is now a graduate student at the University of Notre Dame's Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. He recently shared a video link to his research concerning assembling and testing quantum dot solar cells in the lab there.
Catawba Student Receives Scholarship from National Academic Honor Society
Elizabeth (Lizzie) White of Salisbury, a chemistry major at Catawba College and the college's current Alpha Chi chapter president, has been selected as one of 10 recipients of the 2013 Alfred H. Nolle Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded by the Alpha Chi National Academic Honor Society.
Catawba Students Present Research, Win Awards
Two Catawba College students were awarded 1st place Derieux Research Awards, in their respective divisions, for excellence in undergraduate research at the 110th Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Academy of Science (NCAS) Meeting. Marlon Ryan Barber of Mocksville and Mary Podgorak-Lagro of Salisbury were recognized at the annual meeting held April 5 and 6 at UNC Pembroke.
Bitzer on Charlotte Mayor's Decision to Not Seek Re-Election
Catawba College professor of politics and political expert Dr. J. Michael Bitzer was recently featured in a Winston-Salem Journal Journal article discussing Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx's decision to not run for re-election. Bitzer said Foxx will have numerous opportunities if he wants to continue in politics.
Bitzer on New Local Leaders Inheriting Divisive Issues
Catawba College professor of politics and political expert Dr. J. Michael Bitzer was recently featured in a WSOCTV.com article discussing how new local leaders might inherit divisive issues. Bitzer said that change is part of the job. "Those people that have risen to that level generally know this is the way that business works," he said.
Catawba Professor to Participate in Summer Music Workshop in Seoul
Dr. David L. Fish, associate professor of music and chair of the music department at Catawba College, has been accepted to take part in a traditional Korean music international workshop at Korea's National Gugak Center in Seoul. The all-expense paid workshop starts June 17 and runs for two weeks.
STUDENT BLOG: Sometimes You Just Need to Take a Day... (A Day in the Life of Theatre Majors)
by Leanna Hicks '16 - Has there ever been a moment where it seems like a lot of different things are hitting you at once and just when you feel like you've finally got everything under control, all of a sudden something drops and you find yourself under water?
Bitzer: Proposed Bill for Established State Religion
Catawba College professor of politics and political expert Dr. J. Michael Bitzer was recently featured in several local and national articles discussing the proposed bill for establishing a state religion in North Carolina.
Bitzer on New Legislation Cutting Back on Early Voting Days, Sites
Catawba College professor of politics and political expert Dr. J. Michael Bitzer was recently featured in a WSOCTV.com article discussing how new legislation might cut back on early voting days and voting locations. Bitzer said it could be an attempt at saving money.
Catawba College Sports Hall of Fame Announces Five New Members
Five new members will be inducted into the Catawba College Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 27, during the festivities of the Hall of Fame's 36th anniversary. The inductees are (with graduation year): Heath Bost '95; Charla Doss Hill '91; Stephanie McCormick '94; Red Richardson '49 (deceased); and Nick Sabol '98.
Catawba Students among 2012-2013 Golden LEAF Scholarship Recipients
The Golden LEAF Foundation awarded $420,000 to North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities to be distributed among NCICU's member colleges for the 2012-2013 academic year. The Golden LEAF Foundation has partnered with North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities to provide scholarship support for more than 10 years. During this time, the Foundation has contributed more than $5.8 million, helping over 1,200 students attend North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities.
Catawba Accounting Instructor Completes Seminar
Amy Hrinsin, an instructor of Accounting in Catawba College’s Ralph W. Ketner School of Business, recently completed a Teaching Effectiveness Seminar offered by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Hrinsin was evaluated on her teaching effectiveness by five faculty members with considerable experience in the classroom and she received critical constructive feedback.
Bitzer: How Free Are You Really?
Catawba College professor of politics and political expert Dr. J. Michael Bitzer was recently featured in a WBTV.com article discussing the difference in freedoms state-to-state. A new study from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University has ranked the states based on freedom. According to the study, people in South Carolina have significantly more freedom than people in North Carolina because there is less government oversight and regulation in South Carolina.