STUDENT BLOG: "Thanks for the Experience"
by LaTia Bostick '14 - This was supposed to be more of a reflection on myself and how I improved as a writer this fall semester because of my writing internship in the Public Relations Office at Catawba College, however, I would love to turn this into more of a "thank you." I want to thank the entire Catawba College community for assisting me in improving as a writer and also for taking the time out of their busy schedules to work with me and help me in my journey toward becoming a stronger writ
Catawba Students Interact More with Faculty than Their Peers at Other Institutions
Catawba College first-year students and seniors interact more with their faculty members and other students than their peers at other Southeast Private institutions. This according to the responses these students submitted while participating in the 2013 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).
VLOG: A Wayward Theatre Major in Italy - Part IV (A Day in the Life of Theatre Majors)
Video blog by Verity Pryor-Harden '15. Ciao, y'all! My name is Verity Pryor-Harden and I'm a Junior BFA Musical Theatre Major. This Fall, I was blessed with the opportunity to study Physical Theatre at the Accademia dell'Arte in Arezzo, Italy. The main focus of the Physical Theatre program is the study of Commedia dell'Arte, an ancient style of improvisational mask theatre.
Students Learn the Tale of the Red Wolf and the Coyote
The tale of the red wolf and the coyote unfolded in Dr. Joe Poston's Conservation Biology class at Catawba College this fall. His students learned just how difficult it can be to conserve a species labeled "endangered," and just how interconnected different species are to one another.
Catawba's Psi Chi Honor Society Inducts New Members
Catawba College's Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology inducted five new members on November 14. The new members are Timothy Conner of Statesville; Madelin Contreras of Salisbury; Kedtrin Gallagher of Little River, S.C.; Leah Ryan of Westborough, Mass.; and Ellen Stout of Statesville.
Students' Research to Tell Why People Visit Downtown Salisbury for Special Events
Catawba College students are getting hands-on experience in marketing research by helping ascertain why people visit downtown Salisbury on special themed event nights.
Catawba Wind Ensemble Offers Free Concert November 19
Catawba College's Shuford School of Performing Arts will present the 2013 College Wind Ensemble in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 19 in Keppel Auditorium on campus. The concert program will include wind ensemble music by N.C. composers and is free and open to the public.
Catawba College Faculty Member Successfully Defends Doctoral Dissertation
Phillip M. Frank, a visiting assistant professor of marketing in Catawba College's Ketner School of Business, has successfully defended his doctoral dissertation at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro's Bryan School of Business and Economics and been awarded his Ph.D.
Catawba's American Chemical Society Chapter Commended
Catawba College's student chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS) received a "Commendable" Award from the national organization for its activities during the 2012-13 academic year. Over 367 chapters were considered for the award, and Catawba's student organization was one of 85 earning the commendable award.
Catawba Presents the Rock Musical, "Little Shop of Horrors"
by Catawba Student, Maggie Saunders '15 - Catawba College's Shuford School of Performing Arts first musical of the 2013-2014 season is "Little Shop of Horrors," playing at 7:30 pm. November 15-16 and 21-23, and at 2:30 p.m. November 17.
Two Trustees, One Faculty Member Awarded Emeritus Status
Catawba College Trustees voted unanimously to award emeritus status to two of their long-serving members, Claude B. Hampton, Jr. '48 and Patricia Proctor Rendleman '47, both of Salisbury, at their October meeting. Hampton served as Catawba Trustee from 1985-2013, while Rendleman's service was from 1975-2013.
Catawba Faculty Member Blogs Again about Grilling – This Time for Sears
Cyndi Allison Wittum, a Catawba College instructor in Communication Arts and advisor to the student newspaper, The Pioneer, is blogging again about grilling – this time for the Sears fall tailgating series. Wittum has a new blog article on the Sears website: www.grillingishappiness.com/grillinghappiness/grilled-nachos. And if there's any truth to the old adage that you're known by the company you keep, Wittum is renowned, with her blog posted alongside blogs written by the top grilling...
Open House on Nov. 19 for Catawba's Evening Degree Program
Catawba College's School of Evening Studies will sponsor a drop-in open house on Tuesday, November 19, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in Ketner Hall, Room 203. Prospective students will be given an overview of the program and financial aid opportunities.
New Scholarship Honors Owners of Southern Lunch and Says 'Thank You' in a Public Way
A new scholarship at Catawba College has been established to honor and to publically say "Thank You," to the owners of Lexington's 88-year-old Southern Lunch. Employees and children of employees at Southern Lunch will be given preference for the Fred Lohr and Shirley Lohr Family Scholarship. Catawba alumnus Barry Leonard '65 and wife Clara of Lexington established the scholarship to pay tribute to the family and the business that gave them both jobs and Barry a chance to attend college while...
STUDENT BLOG: I Put A Spell On You ... And Now You're Mine (A Day in the Life of Theatre Majors)
by Leanna Hicks '16 - Photo(*cue Halloween movie music) MUAH HA HA HA Happy Halloween all you goblins and ghouls! ... okay so yeah, have some fun dressing up like a crazy person and eat a ton of candy! I love this holiday, it's a big family favorite in my household! My mother, my sister and I always try to come up with costumes that coincide with each other and we rock it out for Halloween! Another reason for my love of Halloween is because it is also my favorite person's birthday!
VLOG: A Wayward Theatre Major in Italy - Part III (A Day in the Life of Theatre Majors)
Video blog by Verity Pryor-Harden '15. Ciao, y'all! My name is Verity Pryor-Harden and I'm a Junior BFA Musical Theatre Major. This Fall, I was blessed with the opportunity to study Physical Theatre at the Accademia dell'Arte in Arezzo, Italy. The main focus of the Physical Theatre program is the study of Commedia dell'Arte, an ancient style of improvisational mask theatre.
Catawba Featured in New Report on Best Practices for First-Gen College Students
Catawba College is featured in a major new report from the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), Making Sure They Make It! Best Practices for Ensuring the Academic Success of First-Generation College Students. Catawba also is featured on the newly launched CIC/Walmart College Success Awards website at www.cic.edu/CollegeSuccessAwards.
North Hills Christian School Students Visit Catawba and Mark National Chemistry Week
Members of Catawba College's chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS) recently marked National Chemistry Week (October 20-26) by inviting a class of fourth grade students from North Hills Christian School to a chemistry demonstration on Catawba's campus.
Ceremony Marks Admission of 40 Students to Teacher Education Program
Forty Catawba College students and one faculty member were honored in a formal pinning ceremony held in Hedrick Little Theater on Tuesday, October 22, 2013. This event marked admission to the Teacher Education Program at Catawba and was followed by a reception in the Peeler Crystal Lounge that was sponsored by the Goodman School of Education.
Catawba Trustees Approve Two Percent Increase in Tuition and Room for '14-'15
Catawba College students will see only a two percent increase in tuition and room costs for the 2014-2015 academic year. However, a new state of North Carolina law that takes effect January 1, 2014 mandates that colleges and universities collect sales tax on student meals.* This caused a higher than expected increase in Catawba's board fees for '14-'15; board costs will increase by 5.7 percent.
VLOG: A Wayward Theatre Major in Italy - Part II (A Day in the Life of Theatre Majors)
Part II of video blog by Verity Pryor-Harden '15 - Ciao, y'all! My name is Verity Pryor-Harden and I'm a Junior BFA Musical Theatre Major. This Fall, I was blessed with the opportunity to study Physical Theatre at the Accademia dell'Arte in Arezzo, Italy. The main focus of the Physical Theatre program is the study of Commedia dell'Arte, an ancient style of improvisational mask theatre.
Catawba Transfers Scientific Instrumentation to Nutrition Research Institute
The recent transfer of state-of-the-art scientific instrumentation from Catawba College to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute (NRI), located at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, is part of a partnership between the two institutions. These instruments will expand research capabilities for NRI scientists while offering Catawba students real-life lab experience in developing applications that impact human health.
VLOG: A Wayward Theatre Major in Italy - Part I (A Day in the Life of Theatre Majors)
Video blog by Verity Pryor-Harden '15 - Ciao, y'all! My name is Verity Pryor-Harden and I'm a Junior BFA Musical Theatre Major. This Fall, I was blessed with the opportunity to study Physical Theatre at the Accademia dell'Arte in Arezzo, Italy. The main focus of the Physical Theatre program is the study of Commedia dell'Arte, an ancient style of improvisational mask theatre.
Internships at Nutrition Research Institute Transform Catawba Students
On the surface, Aliyah Khan and Thomas Benton's internships at the UNC Chapel Hill's Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) may appear to be all about the science, but if you ask these Catawba College seniors and the professor who helped land them their positions, they'll tell you it is also about communication skills and the softer skills that are harder to teach.
Catawba's Theatre Arts Department Launches Adopt a Senior Program
Catawba's Theatre Arts Department is issuing a call to alumni who work in the performance industry to Adopt a Senior. This Department's Adopt a Senior program is designed to create a capstone experience for students.
Catawba History Professor's Research Focuses on Military History and Local Heritage
Catawba College's Dr. Gary Freeze, professor of history, has been involved in several research projects during the past few months, with a focus on military history and local heritage. This summer, Dr. Freeze served as consultant and facilitator for the production and presentation of an art film on the American Revolution in the North Carolina back country. The film, "Troublous Times," written and directed by local armorer Luther Sowers, premiered to a packed house...
International Travel Opportunities Open to Catawba Students in 2014
Catawba College students will have plenty of international travel opportunities available to them in 2014. Trips to Europe, France, Japan, Wales, Spain and Bonaire are scheduled and interested students should contact the Glenn and Addie Ketner Center for International Studies for information and details on scholarships.
STUDENT BLOG: There's a Reason They're Hard to Come By (A Day in the Life of Theatre Majors)
by Leanna Hicks '16 - So exciting news, I don't know if you're aware, but Fall Break is this weekend... YESSSSS! While I know I need a break and I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels this way. I also get to see my best friend and I couldn't be happier.
Alumnus Phil Kirk '67 Speaks on Leadership, Contends Every Teacher Is a Leader
Alumnus Phil Kirk '67 returned to his alma mater on October 10 to deliver a keynote address to students, faculty and staff in Catawba College's Shirley Peeler Ritchie Academy for Teaching. His message was about leadership and his contention was that every teacher is a leader.
High School Juniors and Seniors Can Earn College Credits Tuition-Free at Catawba
Michael Jones and Taylor Parks of Salisbury both took college level courses at Catawba while they were still in high school. Michael, whose mother Jill is a Catawba alumna, graduated from North Hills Christian School. He took two Theatre Arts courses at Catawba while he was a senior in high school. Taylor, a graduate of West Rowan High School, took a General Chemistry course while she was a high school senior. Both are now enrolled at Catawba and they arrived with course credit.
Senior Theatre Arts Student to Direct "For Colored Girls…"
Catawba College's theatre production of Ntozake Shange's "For Colored Girls who have considered suicide when the Rainbow is Enuf" will be student directed. The show runs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 23, through Saturday, October 26 in the Florence Busby Corriher Theatre on campus.
Field Trip Allows First-Year Seminar Class To "Tour" the New South
Catawba College's first-year seminar class, The Food, the People, and the Art of the American South, took a field trip to the Museum of the New South in Charlotte on October 8th. The class, taught by Dr. Forrest Anderson, an assistant professor of English, was able to experience the South's recent past thanks to a docent-led tour of the Museum.
Catawba Student Wins Metrolina Theatre Association Award
Catawba College senior TyNia Brandon of Charlotte won a Metrolina Theatre Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in the college division for her role as Ti Moune in the college's production of "Once on this Island."
Catawba Professors Attend Conference and Make Presentations
Two Catawba College professors represented the institution recently at an international technology and higher education pedagogical conference held in Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 4-6. Dr. Erin Wood, an assistant professor of psychology, and Dr. Forrest Anderson, an assistant professor of English, submitted proposals for presentations and were approved via a competitive evaluative process to present at The Teaching Professor Technology Conference.
Catawba Theatre Arts Program Touted in Publication
Catawba College's Theatre Arts program has been selected as one of the top in the country and is profiled in the newest edition of "Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians and Writers." Catawba's program is one of only 250 programs included in the fourth edition of this book by author Elaina Loveland.
VIDEO: Ivory Layne Performs, Shares Insights with Catawba Students
Rising musical star Ivory Layne visited the Catawba College campus on September 19 and 20 during the College's Family Weekend activities. While on campus, Layne shared insights with students from Dr. David Fish's Songwriting class and performed a concert of original songs with Catawba's own talented popular music student Emma Stoneberg.
Turns Out, You Can Learn a Lot from a Belly Button
It turns out you can learn a lot about microbiology by simply sampling the bacteria from a belly button. Catawba College students enrolled in Dr. Carmony Hartwig's Microbiology and Immunology course last spring swabbed their own navels and discovered a new bacterial world.
New Members Inducted into National Honor Society at Catawba College
Twenty-five new members were inducted into Catawba College's Omicron Chapter of Alpha Chi, the national college honor society, during an initiation ceremony held September 20 in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on campus. The ceremony was held in conjunction with the college's annual Family Weekend.
Catawba Once Again Named One of Nation's Best Music Schools
In Tune magazine has for the sixth consecutive year included Catawba College as one of the nation’s Best Music Schools. Catawba was one of only 51 institutions included in the magazine’s listing of The Best Music Schools 2014. Catawba offers a bachelor’s degree in Music with concentrations in Music Business, Music Education, Music Performance, Popular Music and Sacred Music, and offers a bachelor’s degree in Musical Theatre.
Catawba Opens Theatre Season with "True West"
The Catawba College Theatre Department's first show of the 2013-2014 season is Sam Shepard's "True West," playing in the Florence Busby Corriher Theatre on campus at 6:55 p.m. September 24 and 25 and at 7:30 p.m. September 26 through 28. Shepard's brilliant writing makes this play one of the most realistic and chilling pieces of literature and it all takes place in the confines of one space in a house.
STUDENT BLOG: It's A Wonderful Life - A Day in the Life of Theatre Majors
*Cue Announcer guy in 5…4…3…2…1* "And now, ladies and gentlemen please welcome back Leanna Hicks!" Oh my goodness thanks so much! Wow, it is great to be back here on the beautiful campus of Catawba College! (thunderous applause, cheers, whistles, roses etc.) Alright enough of that, come on you guys didn't think I wasn't going to make the beginning of my first blog post for the 2013-2014 year not cheesy and dramatic did you? Well I have to apologize to you all, I know school started like...
U.S. News Ranks Catawba 17th among Best Regional Colleges in the South
Once again this year, Catawba College is included among the nation's Best Regional Colleges, according to the 2014 edition of "Best Colleges," published by U.S. News & World Report and released today. Catawba continues to be ranked 17th among 99 of these Best Regional Colleges in the South.
Catawba Welcomes New Faculty
Almost a dozen new faculty members joined Catawba College at the start of the 2013-2014 academic year. Their divergent academic and personal interests were as welcomed as each of them to the campus community.
Professor to Direct Catawba's Center for International Studies
Dr. Kurt Corriher is the new director of Catawba College's Glenn and Addie Ketner Center for International Studies. His appointment was announced in early September by Dr. J. Michael Bitzer, acting provost at the college.
Catawba Athletics Administrator to Serve as National Chair of NCAA Committee
Craig D. Turnbull, Senior Assistant Director of Athletics and Director of NCAA Compliance at Catawba College, was recently named National Chair of the NCAA Division II Men's and Women's Tennis Committee. He was appointed to this post for a two-year term by the NCAA based on his athletic administration experience and his previous membership on the NCAA National Men's Soccer Committee.
Catawba Nets Award Nominations from Metrolina Theatre Association
Past and present members of the Catawba College Theatre Arts Department — students, alumni and faculty — are among the award nominees in the 2012-2013 season of Metrolina Theatre Awards (MTA). The 10th annual Awards Ceremony is scheduled Sunday, October 6 at the Omni Charlotte Hotel at 132 East Trade Street in downtown Charlotte.
Junior Marshals Commissioned for Service during 2013-2014 Academic Year
Fifteen students were commissioned for service as Junior Marshals by Catawba College President Brien Lewis in a ceremony held Wednesday, August 28 in the Hurley Room of the Cannon Student Center.
Catawba's Opening Convocation Marks Institution's 162nd Year
Catawba College President Brien Lewis convened the college for its 162nd year of operation at Opening Convocation held August 29 in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel. The occasion was also an opportunity for the students, faculty and staff gathered to learn a little more about the business of how the college stays in business.
Washington Monthly Again Cites Catawba as a College That Is "Doing for the Country"
Washington Monthly magazine released its 2013 College Guide and Rankings in August and Catawba College is included in that publication's baccalaureate college rankings. Catawba is one of the institutions the magazine cites as educating students for the good of the country.
Catawba Welcomes Largest Class of First-Time Freshmen Since 2001
This fall, Catawba College welcomed its largest class of first-time freshmen into its traditional day program since 2001. Three hundred and thirty three first-time freshmen joined the student body, topping the 328 tally from 2001. The college's boarding population on campus also swelled to 675 students, up from 659 in 2012.
NCRC Internships Give Students a Supporting Role in Creation of Knowledge Database
Five Catawba College students spent their summer interning at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis helping to gather and organize data in a project that will ultimately result in a knowledge database to help improve human nutrition. The NCRC is a collaborative of 18 corporate, academic healthcare partners working to improve human health and nutrition.
Mipso Returns to Share Stage with Catawba Roots on August 31
Young roots music sensation Mipso returns to Salisbury for a concert in Catawba College's Hedrick Little Theatre on Saturday evening, August 31. The college's own Catawba Roots will open the show with an encore performance of selections from the "O Brother, Where Art Thou" soundtrack. The special two-fer concert begins at 8:00 p.m., and tickets will be available at the door the evening of the show. Admission is $12 for the general public and $7 for Catawba College students and employees.
Registration Underway for Catawba College Community Music Fall Classes
Registration is underway for fall classes in Catawba College's Community Music Program. Classes begin the week of September 9 and conclude December 8 with recitals. Jacob Hahn is director of the program that began in 1984 and offers a variety of quality musical experiences including private lessons, music classes and performance opportunities. The program's offerings help students of all ages and abilities in Salisbury and the surrounding areas develop lifelong musical foundations and skills.
The Catawba College Professor Who's Back from Borneo
During the academic year, his students and faculty and staff colleagues at Catawba College know him simply as Dr. Jay F. Bolin, an Assistant Professor of Biology. But when classes ended and summer began, Bolin became an international collaborator doing field research in exotic Borneo.
In Memoriam: Dr. Walter K. Hood
(August 19, 1928 to August 6, 2013) Dr. Walter K. Hood of Salisbury, a Catawba faculty emeritus who taught art history at the college for 19 years, died August 6 after a period of declining health. He is survived by wife Elizabeth "Liz" Welch Hood, a 2000 Catawba alumna, and son David of Hawaii. Arrangements, which are being handled by Summerset Funeral Home in Salisbury, are incomplete at this time.
The Princeton Review Names Catawba College One of "The Best 378 Colleges"
Catawba College is included as one of "The Best 378 Colleges" by The Princeton Review in its 2014 annual college guide. Only about 15% of America's 2,500 four-year colleges and only four colleges outside the U.S.A. are profiled in the book which is The Princeton Review's flagship college guide. It includes detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores for all schools in eight categories, plus ranking lists of top 20 schools in the book in 62 categories based on The Princeton Review's...
Catawba Welcomes a New, But Familiar Director of Choral Music
Dr. Phillip Burgess, who has served as an adjunct instructor of sacred music in the Catawba College Music Department for the past three years, will step in to serve as the College's Director of Choral Music this academic year. Burgess, well-known in the Salisbury-Rowan community for his role as organist and choirmaster at the downtown St. Luke's Episcopal Church, will also continue to serve in that capacity.
'99 Catawba Alumnus Makes News with His Role in Developing New App
Aaron Goss of Salisbury was only 16 years old when he graduated from Catawba College in 1999 with a degree in Information Systems. Since that time, he has earned an MBA and a law degree from Wake Forest University. He is now a practicing attorney at Wallace & Graham law firm, and has had a busy spring. Not only was he married in May, he and two partners have launched their first app.
Catawba Ranked Among North Carolina's Highest Return on Investment Colleges
The benefits of a Catawba College education outweigh the costs, according to yet another independent ranking issued this time by Affordable Colleges Online (AC Online). Catawba was ranked 15th on the AC Online's list of 35 N.C. colleges that show "consistent payoffs in the workplace." Catawba was among 192 colleges operating in N.C. that were analyzed by AC Online. It was one of only 35 publics and privates that were ranked as "top colleges in North Carolina with low net costs...
For Third Year, Forbes' Ranks Catawba College among "America's Top Colleges"
This year, Catawba College is included in Forbes' "America's Top Colleges." Catawba is one of only 19 North Carolina public and private institutions included in this annual listing and is ranked 170 among colleges in the South, 377 on the list of private colleges, and 590 among the 650 best undergraduate colleges.
Catawba Students Attend '13 Appalachian Energy Summit
Six Catawba College students recently attended the 2013 Appalachian Energy Summit held July 17-19 on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone. The students, all of whom volunteered to participate in the Summit, attended plenary presentations, experienced panel discussions featuring industry experts, and worked together with their peers from other institutions in a series of breakout sessions designed to inspire and organize the Summit's future collaborative efforts.
College Athletic Training Staff Recognized by South Atlantic Conference
The Catawba College Athletic Training Staff was named the "South Atlantic Conference Athletic Training Staff of the Year for 2012-2013." This is the fourth time that this staff has won the award and the second year in a row that they were voted on to receive this honor. This designation is equivalent to the "coach of the year" award and speaks well of the dedication and diligence of the athletic training staff to provide outstanding health care services...
Incoming Catawba Students Participate in Advantage Workshops
Almost 50 Catawba College first-year students participated in one of two Catawba Advantage Workshops held recently on campus. For these students, it was an early opportunity to ease their transition from high school senior to first-year college student.
Students Reflect on 2013 National Environmental Summit at Catawba College
As Catawba College's third annual National Environmental Summit closed July 13, participants reflected on what they had learned and how they can use it to bring positive change to their hometowns.
STUDENT BLOG: Honors in Italy - Eating in the Arts and Sciences
Students in the Eating in the Arts and Sciences Honors course took a trip to Italy March 1-8 during Spring Break as part of their course study, accompanied by Dr. Maria Vandergriff-Avery, Director of the Honors Program, and Dr. Mark Sabo, Professor of Chemistry.
A Catawba Education – It's Worth It
As students begin their college careers this fall, one of their looming questions is likely to be: Will the benefits of my education outweigh its cost? Students who are attending Catawba College now have some outside affirmation about the benefits of their education.
Campus Minister's Proud of the Far Reach of Catawba's Ministry Students
Ask Dr. Kenneth Clapp about his former students who have gone on to pursue careers in ministry and his face lights up. He'll share details of where they went to school after graduating from Catawba and where they answered their first call to serve. He'll explain with the pride of a father and the true spirit of a mentor. This past April, he made a trip of almost a thousand miles that reconnected him with a handful of his former students who are now sharing...
Evening Undergraduate Program Open House Set for July 9
Catawba's School of Evening & Graduate Studies will host a "drop-in" style Open House on Tuesday, July 9 from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. in room 203 of Ketner Hall on campus. Prospective students will be given an overview of the program and financial aid opportunities.
Catawba College Presidential Honor Roll Announced
A total of 139 students have been named to the Presidential Honor Roll List for the 2012-2013 academic year at Catawba College, according to Dr. J. Michael Bitzer, Provost of the College. Students named to the Presidential Honor Roll List have achieved a 3.7 grade point average in 30 or more semester hours.
Catawba College Dean's List Announced
A total of 280 students have been named to the Dean's List for the 2013 Spring Semester at Catawba College, according to Dr. J. Michael Bitzer, Provost of the College. Students named to the Dean's List have achieved a 3.5 grade point average in 15 or more semester hours.
BLOG: Business and Books: Conscious Capitalism
Madison Kennedy, a junior business student majoring in Accounting and Management, will be blogging about the 2013 business common summer reading selection, Conscious Capitalism. This book was chosen by the Ketner School of Business and Business Advisory Board at Catawba College.
Catawba's Incoming First-Year Students Can Select Their First-Year Seminars through July
Until July, incoming first-year students can select their top three choices from among all of Catawba's unique first-year seminars. First-Year Seminar (FYS) is an integrated comprehensive discussion and seminar course that approaches an interesting topic from multiple perspectives. All first time freshmen take FYS. Not only do students enjoy learning about various topics with their peers, but there are common elements across all First-Year Seminars.
Twelve RCCC Students Selected as Noyce Summer Interns
Twelve Rowan Cabarrus Community College students have applied and been accepted as the first cohort of Noyce Summer Interns. Funds from a $1.45 million National Science Foundation grant provide monies to pay the tuition for these students to take a three credit hour online Education course through Catawba College and to allow each of them a paid summer internship in a STEM occupation.
Catawba Announces Common Reading for '13-'14 First-Year Students
An article published in the March 17, 2008 edition of "The New Yorker" is the Common College Reading for the incoming class of first-year students at Catawba College. "The Real Work: Modern Magic and the Meaning of Life" by Adam Gopnick will be discussed by students during orientation in August and during their fall semester first-year seminar classes.
Catawba's Psychology Honor Society Inducts New Members
The Catawba College chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, welcomed three new members during an induction ceremony held in late April at DJ's Restaurant. The new members are Madelin Contreras of Salisbury, Kaitlin Johnson of Myersville, Md., and Cinthia Rodriguez of Salisbury. The advisor is Dr. Lyn Boulter, professor of psychology.
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 24 on campus.
New Members Inducted into Tri-Beta Honor Society at Catawba College
The Catawba College's Tau Eta Chapter of Beta Beta Beta, the national biological honor society, inducted nine members at its annual induction ceremony on April 25. Graduating seniors who are members of the society were also recognized at the ceremony.
Bitzer Tapped as Acting Provost at Catawba
Dr. J. Michael Bitzer will serve as Catawba College's acting provost beginning June 1. President Brien Lewis made that announcement to the campus community on May 20. Bitzer, an associate professor politics and history and chair of the Department of History and Politics at Catawba, joined the faculty in 2002. He will fill a vacancy left by the departure of Dr. W. Richard "Rick" Stephens, Jr. who will lead the academic administration at Alfred University.
BLOG: On Saying Goodbye (A Day in the Life of Theatre Majors)
by Sydney Berk '13 - I say goodbye to my position as Editor of the Spotlight with deepest gratitude for those that I work with as well as this program in general. Graduating is a funny thing...
Catawba College Commissions 13 SEGS Students as Junior Marshals
Thirteen students from Catawba College's School of Evening and Graduate Studies were commissioned as Junior Marshals in an April 20 ceremony. Dean of the School of Evening and Graduate Studies, Dr. Edith Bolick, and College Marshal, Professor David Pulliam, officiated at the ceremony.
Catawba's Mathematics Honor Society Inductees New Members
Catawba College's Zeta Chapter of the mathematics honor society, Kappa Mu Epsilon inducted eight new members in late April at a ceremony held in Ketner Hall. The inductees included Matthew Hodgson of Salisbury; Sydney Hyder of Asheboro; Lindsay C. King of Kannapolis; Ekaterina Kruglov of Karmiel, Israel; Jacob Regensburger of Fayetteville; Cristin Ritchie of Salisbury; Brinsley Stewart of Boonville; and Frank Villa Hernandez of Kannapolis.
Three Students Inducted into Foreign Language Honor Society
Three Catawba College students became members of the college's chapter of Phi Sigma Iota, the International Foreign Language Honor Society, in late April. The new members included graduating seniors Chelsea Starr of Weston, Fla., and Whitney Corriher of Salisbury, and rising senior Jordan Greene of Oak Island.
College Presents Awards, Gives Special Recognition at Commencement Exercises
There was celebration and remembrance at Catawba College's Commencement Exercises on May 11. Three graduates and one alumnus received awards during the two ceremonies, while one student who died just five credit hours away from completing the coursework for his bachelor's degree was honored with a special tribute.
How to Find "The Big H"
It was a very familiar figure who delivered the homily at Catawba College's Baccalaureate Service on May 10. On the eve of their graduation, College Chaplain and Senior Vice President, the Reverend Dr. Ken Clapp '70, advised the graduates to "Take wing by giving God that place of greatest importance in your lives and allowing God to direct you and call the shots."
Alpha Chi Ceremony Sends Off Graduating Seniors
Graduating seniors who are members of Catawba College's Omicron Chapter of Alpha Chi, national college honor society, were recognized during a May 10th ceremony held in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel.
Retirees Recognized at End-of-the-Year Luncheon
Catawba College's End-of-the-Year Luncheon for Faculty and Staff was a time to recognize 10 individuals who are retiring from the college this year.
VIDEO: Honors Program at Catawba College
Students who want to make the most of their educational experience choose the Catawba College Honors Program. Our Honors program is unique for a wide variety of reasons. Classes are often team-taught by faculty members from two entirely different disciplines, often focusing on one question or topic from multiple perspectives. Students study in an environment that promotes creativity and critical thinking and the courses count toward your general education requirements for the college.
STUDENT BLOG: You Fall for the Impossible (A Day in the Life of Theatre Majors)
by Leanna Hicks '16 - Wow ... where did this year go? It blows my mind that I am already finished with my first year of college. It literally feels like just yesterday when I walked into an empty dorm room and had to decide where the TV was going to go ... priorities people. I think back too on how much I feel like I've grown throughout this year. After taking a gap year I was coming into a completely different world with no one I knew, I was truly on my own. Little did I know...
VIDEO: Science & Research at Catawba College
Students at Catawba College enhance their education outside the classroom and are involved in many multidisciplinary research projects. Catawba students are engaged in challenging and unique research experiences that emphasize current developments in biochemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, environmental chemistry and forensic science using state-of-the-art instrumentation. At Catawba, you'll learn science content in the context of work-world applications.
Dr. O Feted by Students and Colleagues at Retirement Reception
The professor whom students call "Dr. O" was recognized by the students and her colleagues in the Catawba College Department of Teacher Education at a retirement reception held April 30 in the atrium of Ketner Hall. Dr. Cynthia B. Osterhus, an associate professor of teacher education and director of the Shirley Peeler Ritchie Academy for Teaching at Catawba, will retire at the end of this academic year after 10 years as a full-time faculty member at the college.
Ballet Pensacola Artistic Director Returns to Catawba, Offers Master Class for Students and Community
Catawba College alumnus Richard Steinert '81, the artistic director of Ballet Pensacola, returned to his alma mater in April to offer master classes for college students and members of the Salisbury-Rowan community. Steinert and Christine Duhon, also from Ballet Pensacola, worked with students and members of the local community on Tuesday, April 23 in Keppel Auditorium of the Robertson College-Community Center on campus. Steinert will return to Catawba in spring 2014 for a collaborative...
North Carolina Governor to Speak at Catawba College's May 11 Graduation Exercises
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory will be the speaker for Catawba College's 10 a.m. Graduation Exercise to be held Saturday, May 11 in Keppel Auditorium of the Robertson College-Community Center. McCrory is a 1978 alumnus of the college and a former seven-term mayor of Charlotte. McCrory's schedule will only permit him to speak at the college's 10 a.m. exercise at which the college will award baccalaureate degrees to 191 students who are graduating from the traditional day program...
Catawba College Athletic Award Winners Announced
Catawba College has announced its 2012-13 athletic award winners for its student-athletes. The awards were presented at the annual athletic ceremony held at the Keppel Auditorium on Tuesday, April 30. Heading the list of award winners were Nick Lomascolo and Jenny Young, who were awarded the Kirkland and Lomax Awards for the top male and female senior athletes, and Eoin Duffy and Taylor May, who were given the Wurster Awards for team leadership.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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 Students Collect Backpacks for the Homeless
Students from Catawba College's Sociology Capstone Seminar class recently participated in the annual "Point in Time" homeless person count in Rowan County organized by Rowan Helping Ministries.
Catawba Singers to Offer Concert at First Reformed UCC in Lexington
First Reformed United Church of Christ in Lexington will host a concert by the Catawba Singers at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 14. The church is located at 104 E. Center Street and members of the general public are invited to attend the concert.
Catawba Theatre Closes Its Season with Production of "The Crucible"
By Pen Chance '15, Augusta, Ga. - Catawba College's Theatre Department will close its 2012-2013 season with Arthur Miller's chilling classic, "The Crucible." The production runs April 9-10 at 6:55 p.m., and April 11-13 at 7:30 p.m. in Hedrick Theatre on campus. The stage is set in late 1600s, Salem, Massachusetts, as something evil winds its way into a small village. Rumors of witchcraft run amok and young girls fall ill to unknown causes.
Center for Environment, Bread Riot Host Film & Discussion on Local Food Sources
By Rebecca Rider - The Center for the Environment at Catawba College collaborated March 21 with Bread Riot to host a screening of the film "GROW!" at the Center building on campus. Bread Riot also provided locally grown foods for a tasting before the film. Set against the backdrop of rural Georgia, the film explores sustainable farming and the new face of agriculture.
Catawba College Head Athletic Trainer Honored
Robert Casmus, head athletic trainer at Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina, was one of two individuals inducted on March 23 into the North Carolina Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame. The 36th annual NCATA Spring Awards and Business Meeting was held at Carolinas Healthcare System – Northeast in Concord.
Prospective Teachers Participate in Campus Workshop
by Lizzle Davis, Class of '13 - Catawba College students pursuing careers in teaching participated in a free workshop on campus that will help better prepare them for their pending jobs. Catawba's Teacher Education Department hosted the Spencer Kagan workshop, "From Survival to Success: Essential Strategies for New Teachers" at the Center for the Environment on March 14 and 15 for juniors and seniors majoring in Education.
2003 Catawba Alumna Memorialized with Endowed Scholarship
A new endowed scholarship established at Catawba College memorializes Anna Katherine Gregory Vance, a 2003 alumna who died in April 2011. The Scholarship was established by her husband, Dr. Shawn L. Vance of Kannapolis.
Catawba College Students and Faculty Attend Southeastern Psychological Association Meeting
Two faculty members and several students from the psychology department at Catawba College attended the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association in Atlanta, Ga., March 13-16.
STUDENT BLOG: And This is Why We Tell the Story... (A Day in the Life of Theatre Majors)
by Leanna Hicks '16 - Wow, it seems like forever since I've written a blog post. I sincerely apologize; I know how much y'all have missed reading my weekly posts, but do not fret I am back! (cue thunderous applause, whistles, etc.) "Oh my gosh, you guys stop it, you're too kind!"
E-Commerce Class Assignment Creates Website for Local Vineyard
The folks at Morgan Ridge Vineyards in Gold Hill wanted a website that was warm and welcoming, one that was user-friendly and easy to update. That's exactly what they got after Catawba College students enrolled in Dr. Pamela Thompson's fall semester e-commerce class finished their work. The students in Thompson's class tackled the project as a group assignment while they were learning about the latest web technologies. Their work, www.morganridgevineyards.com, launched in February to rave visito
Catawba College Offers "Once on This Island" March 20-23
By Pen Chance '15, Augusta, GA - As spring begins to show its face, join Catawba College and the Blue Masque on a journey of hope and love in the theatrical production of Once on This Island. The production runs March 20-23, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Catawba's Florence Busby Corriher Theater.
March is National Athletic Training Month
"Every Body Needs an Athletic Trainer" is the 2013 theme for the month of March recognizing Athletic Trainers (ATs) as experts in taking care of all kinds of injuries and for their commitment to helping people prevent injuries and keeping people healthy and active.
Catawba Pride Day Set for April 27
Catawba College has slated its Pride Day for Saturday, April 27, and plans are for the new and returning students to the Pride Marching Band to be able to interact. Music for the 2013 Pride Marching Band halftime show will be available for preview. Beginning at 1 p.m. in the Williams Music Building, new students will have an opportunity to audition for the Pride – its wind, percussion and color guard units – as well as for music department scholarships. New and returning students...
Georgia Couple Establishes Scholarship at Catawba
Joseph "Joe" R. Gorman and wife Sharon of Greensboro, Ga., have established a scholarship at Catawba College and students from Georgia will be given preference for it. Joe stated, "Sharon and I love Catawba College because it played such a pivotal role in our lives. Catawba is where we met and fell in love. I met Sharon at the freshman orientation dance on her first night at Catawba. Rick Toms, a fellow football teammate and great friend, and I decided to check out the girls...
N.C. Teacher of the Year Discusses Importance of Global Education, Integration of Technology in Classroom
by Rachel Shelton (West Scholar Cohort '11). As part of its annual teacher of the year presentation, the Academy for Teaching at Catawba College welcomed the 2012-2013 Teacher of the Year, Darcy Grimes.
Standardized Test Scores Now Optional at Catawba
Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina, has launched a pilot program to make standardized tests optional in its admissions process. The program may have some positive effects for applicants who hope to enroll at the college in fall 2013. Under the new guidelines, applicants with a weighted grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 or higher will not be required to submit SAT or ACT test scores. In lieu of the standardized tests, students will need to submit supplemental materials...
STUDENT BLOG: Do What You Love and Love What You Do! (A Day in the Life of Theatre Majors)
by Leanna Hicks '16 - POP QUIZ! Okay people, this is a really important pop quiz question. Okay, ready? What is your favorite band/musician/group etc.? You have 5 seconds, GO! ... You all pass, huzzah here's your degree, you're ready for the world! If only it was that easy, but anyway back to the point. You may be wondering why I asked this specific question, knowing that I wouldn't hear your answer since I'm not psychic or anything, so why? WELL I'll tell you...
BLOG: New Challenges? Mission Accepted! (A Day in the Life of Theatre Majors)
by Leanna Hicks '16 - *The phone rings* Leanna answers the phone anxiously. "Hello?" The Boss calls with a new mission for her." Leanna, it's The Boss ... I have a new mission for you. If you decide to accept, this mission requires you to go into a completely different world that you've never seen before ... do you accept?" There's a pause at the other end, but Leanna takes a deep breath and answers this very important question. "I accept."
Catawba College Offers New Service-Oriented Environmental Scholarship Program
Catawba College will launch a new Environmental Stewards and Scholars Scholarship Program this fall through the college's Center for the Environment. These scholarships are being offered in addition to the academic scholarships the college currently offers to students majoring in one of the four environmental degree programs: Environmental Education, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies or Sustainable Business and Community Development.
Dark Comedy, "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead," Runs Feb. 19-23
A dark comedy that deals with big issues, "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead," plays in Catawba College's Hedrick Little Theatre Feb. 19-23. The College Theatre Department offers performances at 6:55 p.m. Feb. 19 and 20, and at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21-23. The play, written by Academy Award and Tony Award winner, Tom Stoppard, takes two small characters from Shakespeare's "Hamlet" and turns them into larger than life comics in his hysterical and absurdist piece.
Catawba College Environmental Students Help Preserve Uwharrie Longleaf Pine
Catawba College Environmental Science and Sustainable Business students greeted the cold and clear first day of February by assisting the N.C. Zoological Park in management of a significant tract of longleaf pine in the Uwharrie region of northern Montgomery County. The Nichols Tract, a 116-acre property containing one of the finest examples of a piedmont longleaf pine community in North Carolina, was recently purchased by the N.C. Zoological Park and Salisbury's Land Trust...
Catawba College Student-Athlete Receives 2013 Sacks for Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship
Catawba College freshman, Nathan Hatley, is one of the recipients of a 2013 Sacks for Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship, awarded by the Boomer Esiason Foundation. Nathan was one of the $10,000 scholarship recipients announced on Super Bowl Sunday. "This scholarship is going straight toward my tuition," Hatley said, noting that he had submitted his application materials for the scholarship to the Foundation in early January. "I'm just so grateful to have received it."
STUDENT BLOG: Sisters, Sisters There Were Never Such Devoted Sisters... (A Day in the Life of Theatre Majors)
by Leanna Hicks '16 -You know that moment when you're trying to think of that perfect topic to write about and then in a second you strike gold? That happened to me this morning folks, so here we go! Being here at Catawba, I have quickly built relationships that I know will last me a lifetime, but the one relationship in my life that has been constant and I cherish more than anything is the relationship I have with my sister. (Insert pause so you can grab a tissue)
New Scholarship Honors '70 Alumnus upon His Retirement from Catawba
When Gordon A. Kirkland, Jr. '70 of Clemmons retired as director of athletic development at Catawba College in December, he did so quietly, likely hoping for little or no fanfare. Instead, he received a tribute in the form of a new Endowed Scholarship, established in his honor by his fellow alumni, members of the Catawba Chiefs Club members with whom he had worked, and friends.
Catawba College Student Receives $500 Scholarship
junior, Kedtrin Gallagher of Little River, S.C., is one of 23 college students to receive a $500 scholarship from Dr. Pepper's 2012 N.C. Scholarship Sweepstakes. The sweepstakes ran from August 1 through December 31, 2012. Kedtrin learned she was one of the tuition money winners after she returned to campus from the college's Christmas holiday break.
Catawba's Blue Masque to Offer "References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot"
by Sydney Berk '13, Encino, Calif. -Catawba College's steamy and bold production of "References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot" opens at 7:30 p.m. February 6 and runs through February 9 in Catawba College's Florence Busby Corriher Theatre. Catawba's Blue Masque, the largest and oldest student club on campus, takes theatre-goers to a new world of magical realism during the course of this comedy drama.
Catawba's "The Life of Galileo" to Compete in Festival; Special Production Set for Jan. 31
Catawba College's fall 2012 production of "The Life of Galileo" was selected to compete at the American College Theatre Festival (ACTF) for Region 4 in Albany, Ga., in early February. The Catawba Theatre Department will offer a special, free viewing of the production at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, the week prior to the competition, in Hedrick Theatre on campus. Faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to attend.
Catawba's Alpha Chi Chapter Named a Star Chapter
Catawba College's North Carolina Omicron chapter of Alpha Chi was recently recognized as a Star Chapter for the 2011-2012 academic year, one of only 32 chapters nationally to earn this designation. The Omicron chapter will be formally recognized during the awards presentation at the 2013 National Convention in Nashville, Tenn., April 4-6.
BLOG: "Then Have the Courage to Fail Big and Stick Around..." (A Day in the Life of Theatre Majors)
by Leanna Hicks '16 - *Now back to your original programming* And we're back Catawba! Yes I understand we've been back for about two weeks, but just go with it. While I thoroughly enjoyed my break, I was ready to return to school.
STUDENT BLOG: Why Liberal Arts? (A Day in the Life of Theatre Majors)
by Sydney Berk '13 - Currently in my final semester of college, 4 years of studying, listening, reading and slaving over papers will culminate in a project that is near and dear to my heart. I will be directing my first full length show, References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot by Jose Rivera. For the past 6 months, I have had the complex task of researching and prepping for this project.
'83 Alumnus and His Parents Memorialize Brother through Scholarship
A new scholarship fund established at Catawba College will provide music scholarships for students from Rowan County. Steven J. Shuping and his parents, Romas and Sarah Shuping, all of Salisbury, established the Romas H. Shuping, Jr. Endowed Scholarship Fund in memory of their brother and son. Steve Shuping, a 1983 alumnus of Catawba, says the new scholarship was a tangible way to memorialize his brother who died accidentally in 1967 at age eight. "All of my siblings have played music...
STUDENT BLOG: "For the Holidays You Can't Beat Home Sweet Home" (A Day in the Life of Theatre Majors)
by Leanna Hicks '16 - Well I'm sure the title of this blog post gives it away, but I'll say it anyway ... man, am I happy to be home for the holidays! Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Catawba and have come to find that I miss school... I know right, you miss school? ...but after working so hard this semester and especially those exams, I feel that I and the rest of you lovely folks have been counting down the minutes and seconds until the beautiful, month-long holiday break!
Students Take Part in Inauguration Events for N.C. Governor Pat McCrory '78
Catawba College students will participate in several inauguration events for North Carolina's new governor, 1978 Catawba alumnus, Pat McCrory. Catawba's Vernaculars All Stars will perform between 7:30 and 8 p.m. on Friday, January 11 at the Inauguration Ball. Students Olivia Albertson of Thomasville, Silas Boyle of Louisville, Ky., Jacob Martin of St. Louis, Mo., Greg Moore of Durham and Allijah Motika of Asheville will be accompanied by Department Chair and Director of Popular Music and...
Catawba College Dean's List Announced
A total of 267 students have been named to the Dean's List for the 2012 Fall semester at Catawba College, according to Dr. W. Richard Stephens, Jr., Provost of the College. Traditional Day program students named to the Dean's List have achieved a 3.5 grade point average in 15 or more semester hours. School of Evening and Graduate Studies students named have achieved a 3.5 grade point average in at least 12 semester hours.
Regional Professional Learning Day Set at Catawba for Feb. 23
The North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) will host a Regional Professional Learning Day on the campus of Catawba College on Saturday, February 23. This training day for pre-service and current teachers, as well as National Board candidates, is one of five sessions being held across the state.
More Than 200 Choral Students Sing at Catawba during Honor Choir Festival
More than 240 middle and high school choral students participated in the first annual Catawba College Honor Choir Festival held Friday, January 4th, 2013 on Catawba's campus. Those participating were seventh through twelfth grade students who had been selected from participating schools across North Carolina. They rehearsed throughout the day and offered a well-attended evening performance at 7 p.m. in the Omwake-Dearborn Chapel.
Catawba Alumni Create Young Theatre Artist Development Fund
The Catawba College School of Performing Arts announced that Catawba College alumni Dr. Ralph G. Perrino, Founder and Director of Northern Virginia Tutoring Service, LLC, and Ms. J. Denise Perrino, charter inductee of The Catawba Blue Masque Hall of Fame in 2008 in recognition of her meritorious life in the theatre, have created the "Young Theatre Artist Development Fund."
Hamilton-Whitener Scholarship Will Benefit Children of UCC Ministers
Children of a United Church of Christ ordained minister who have financial need and good academic standing will benefit from a new scholarship established at Catawba College by the Rev. Dr. Thomas R. Hamilton '55 and wife Jane Whitener Hamilton '53 of Newton. The couple, who met at Catawba while students, know how vital financial assistance can be to students attending college. "We know how important it is to have help when you need it," Jane explained. "A friend stepped forth and helped to make
Donor Funds Scholarships in Honor of Four College Trustees
An anonymous donor has provided funds to established endowed scholarships at Catawba in honor of four members of the Board of Trustees. The scholarships were created to recognize the contributions of Trustees Daniel "Dan" Bross '71 of Issaquah, Wash., William "Bill" Graham '83 of Salisbury, Richard "Dick" Seiwell '67 of West Chester, Pa., and Mona Lisa Wallace of Salisbury.
Catawba College Honor Society Inducts New Members
Catawba College's Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology inducted three new members on December 4. The new members are Benjamin S. Patterson of Rockwell, a psychology major; Jordan M. Greene of Oak Island, a business administration major and psychology minor; and C. Denise Grissom of Stokesdale, an elementary education major and psychology minor.
Students and Faculty Members Welcomed to Catawba's Teacher Education Program
In a formal pinning ceremony held in late October, thirty eight Catawba College students and two faculty members were accepted into the Department of Teacher Education at the college. The ceremony, held in Hedrick Little Theatre, was sponsored by the Student North Carolina Association of Educators (SNCAE). Ms. Laura Ritchie, a 2011 Catawba alumna, shared remarks about her perspective on teaching and a reception followed in the Peeler Crystal Lounge.
Catawba College Honor Choir Festival Set for Jan. 4
The 1st Annual Catawba College Honor Choir Festival will be held Friday, January 4th, 2013 on Catawba's campus. The more than 150 seventh through twelfth grade students that have been selected from participating schools across North Carolina will rehearse throughout the day and will offer an evening performance at 7 p.m. in the Omwake-Dearborn Chapel.
Andie Overbeck Lynch '06 Welcomed as New Director of Retention
Catawba welcomed a new Director of Retention and Academic Support Services in September. Andie Overbeck Lynch '06 filled the position and will focus on ensuring that students progress in their college experience without academic or social difficulties.
Dr. J. Daniel Brown Book Collection Dedicated at Catawba
Longtime Catawba College religion and philosophy faculty member, Dr. J. Daniel Brown, was honored at the college on Dec. 6 when his book collection was dedicated. The J. Daniel Brown Book Collection will be housed in room 312 of Hedrick Administration Building, a small, intimate seminar room with a large built-in bookcase. A commemorative plaque, describing the collection and including a photo of Dr. Brown, is displayed on the door into room 312.
First-Generation, First-Year Seminar Class at Catawba Makes a Pact to Graduate
Students in Dr. Julie Chamberlain's First Generation First Year Seminar (FYS) Class at Catawba College this fall, "FIRST!," were uniquely suited to consider their seminar topic. They all are first-generation college students, including their professor, a first generation college graduate, and they pondered "What does it mean to be first?" in the context of their class.
Leaving Other Options Behind, Justin Smith '13 Is Med School Bound
Senior Justin Smith of Greensboro says he wants to keep maximizing his options in the future if possible, and when he made a decision late during fall semester to attend medical school, he felt it was "the right one – the one that will be of the most benefit to me." The pre-med student, majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry, had plenty of options open to him as he entered his final spring semester at Catawba. That was thanks in large part to opportunities he created for himself.
Tips for Relieving Stress during Exams
By Raven Canty ’13 of Seagrove, N.C. - It's that time again, when students are studying for final exams. They are pulling out all of their notes from their classes and starting study groups. It's also the time when students are stressed the most. There are some steps, as a student myself, that I take so as not to stress as much or at all. Here are the things I always try to do...
Premier of Student Sci-Fi Film, "Vector" Dec. 5
Catawba Honors students in Dr. Connie Lowery’s "Real vs. Reel Biology" class this fall have written, produced, and starred in an original short Sci-Fi movie. The premier of this film, "Vector," will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5th in Tom Smith Auditorium on campus.
Chamberlain Honored with Wingate's Distinguished Alumni Award
Dr. Julie Rhyne Chamberlain, an Associate Professor of Music and the Director of the Sacred Music Concentration at Catawba College, recently received Wingate University's Distinguished Alumni Award, that University's highest alumni honor.
Catawba SGA Scholarships Help 13 Students Travel to Academic Conferences during Fall Semester
Catawba College students attended or will attend the Stanford Biochemistry Departmental Symposium in Santa Cruz, Calif., the 2012 National Leadership Conference in Charlotte, the Southeastern Psychological Association Conference in Atlanta, Ga., and the Southeastern Theatre Conference in Louisville, Ky., all thanks to new SGA-funded scholarships.
SEGS Open Houses Set for December 3 and 4
Two open houses for Catawba's Evening Program are scheduled in December. Prospective students will have the opportunity to learn more about the evening degrees offered by the School of Evening & Graduate Studies. View details on the open houses and programs...
STUDENT BLOG: So Much To Be Thankful For! (A Day in the Life of Theatre Majors)
by Leanna Hicks '16 - I have never been more tired than I was the week before Thanksgiving break! I was praying, pleading for the break to get here as fast as it possibly could. Along with being EXTREMELY busy working my fingers to the bone to make sure people got their tickets to the amazing show of Legally Blonde by our even more amazing theatre department, I also had the opportunity to have a prospective student stay in my dorm and give her a little taste of Catawba.
Catawba College Professor Discusses International Business With Nicaraguan Students
Catawba College Professor Richard Browne recently shared insights in his presentation "Strategy vs. Execution – which matters more in achieving global business success?" while lecturing to the Master's of Business class at the Universidad Americana, Managua, Nicaragua. Browne, who lectures in International Business at Catawba's Ketner School of Business, utilized case studies from several Fortune 500 companies to highlight the factors for winning at business in the global arena.
STUDENT BLOG: So Many Options to Choose from... (A Day in the Life of Theatre Majors)
by Leanna Hicks '16 - "Previously on 'As Catawba Turns,' Leanna had just finished her run of the show Charlotte's Web and didn't know what she was going to do with her nights after all her homework was done, what will she do now?!" ...oh come on, y'all know me well enough by now to know I have to start the blog off with something dramatic. So what am I involved in now you ask? Well calm down, I'll tell you.
Catawba Stages "Legally Blonde, The Musical!" Nov. 15-17
Sorority star Elle Woods doesn't take "no" for an answer. So when her boyfriend dumps her for someone "serious," Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law! Add some music and dancing to this plotline, and you've got "Legally Blonde, The Musical!"
STUDENT BLOG: Where Did the Time Go? (A Day in the Life of Theatre Majors)
Well hi there fellow Catawba peeps, it has been a long time since my last post and I know that you all have been sitting next to your computers every hour, minute and second waiting for a new post, so take a deep breath and enjoy this one. This past week, the run of Charlotte's Web came to a close. It seems like it was only yesterday when I was allowed to have my script in front of me ... ah, good times. Then all of a sudden it was "cue lights, cue sound and places!" I mean seriously people, whe
The Experience of an Internship and the Ability to Make a Difference
Fourteen Catawba College students employed their unique gifts and talents in service to others as interns with tax-exempt nonprofit organizations during the summer of 2012. Funding and coordination for the program were provided through the college's Lilly Center for Vocation and Values. While these students clearly benefitted from the experiential learning opportunities offered through such internships, they also filled vital roles within the programs they served.
Catawba's First-Year Students Showcase Their Talents in Free Production of "Charlotte's Web"
A free production of "Charlotte's Web," will be offered by Catawba College's Theatre Arts Department at 6:55 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, October 23-25, and at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27 in the Florence Busby Corriher Theatre on campus. Suitable for all ages, this stage adaptation of the classic children's novel by E.B. White is offered by Catawba's first-year students and is the second student-directed show of the season.
Catawba Students Register for J Term Classes
Catawba College students are now registering for "J Term" courses that will allow them to take a one to three-hour online class or travel abroad during Catawba's winter term, the December-January time that coincides with Christmas break. Courses offered and enrollment in the "J term" has doubled since it was initially offered in the 2009-2010 academic year. Courses offered during Catawba's J term are only available to Catawba College students...
Catawba Alumnus Enthralls Students with Story of Embracing Education
Repeating third grade was the best thing that ever happened to the Rev. Larry Bullock. Bullock related the story to French Academy students on Friday as part of the History Makers program, a national archive of black leaders who visit schools to tell their stories and urge children to make a serious commitment to their own education and success.
STUDENT BLOG: Headin' Back to the 804! (A Day in the Life of Theatre Majors)
by Leanna Hicks '16 - Well folks, it's finally here ... what we've all been waiting for ... FALL BREAK!! Whether you're going home or staying with a friend nearby, the fact remains that we have a few days off school! Don't get me wrong, I am LOVING school but everybody needs a break after working...
STUDENT BLOG: Happy 20th Birthday! (A Day in the Life of Theatre Majors)
by Leanna Hicks '16 - "So how old are you, 18 or 19?" ... "20"... "Oh ... you're old!" Yes, I am and I still can't believe it! After I decided to come to Catawba, I was excited but also a little concerned because even without taking a gap year I still would have been older but now I'm almost a full two years older. I was worried that I wouldn't make friends as easy as I usually do because of the age difference, but I was wrong!
Catawba Website Rated in Top 100 of Nearly 3,000 Colleges and Universities' Sites
Again this year, Catawba College's Admissions website is among the most highly rated in the country, scoring in the top 100 of all sites rated. The site was recognized in the 14th annual My College Options® Enrollment Power Index® (EPI), an analysis of the admissions websites of nearly 3,000 colleges and universities.
Catawba College Lands $1.45 Million National Science Foundation Grant
Catawba College has received a $1.45 million grant from the Robert Noyce Scholarship Program of the National Science Foundation that will provide five years of support for scholarships and internships that help prepare Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) majors for teaching careers. This is the largest grant of this type that Catawba has ever received.
Catawba College Singers and Chamber Singers Present Fall Concert
The Catawba College Singers and the Chamber Singers will present their Fall Concert at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 7 in the Omwake-Dearborn Chapel. The Singers, under the direction of Dr. Jim Shepherd, Catawba's director of choral music and assistant professor of music, will offer a variety of choral music during the program, including American Folk, Gospel, Classical, Traditional, Contemporary, and Multi-cultural selections.
New Members Inducted into National Honor Society at Catawba College
Eighteen new members were inducted into Catawba College's Omicron Chapter of Alpha Chi, the national college honor society, during an initiation ceremony held September 21 in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on campus. The ceremony was held in conjunction with the college's annual Family Weekend.
Catawba Offers "We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay!" as Second Production of Season
By Kara Procell '13, Bel Air, Md. - A student-directed Italian farce, "We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay!" by Dario Fo, is Catawba College's second theatre production of the fall 2012 season. The show runs in Catawba's black box Florence Busby Corriher Theatre at 7:30 p.m. from October 2-6, and because it contains mild strong language, would be most suitable for young adults.
STUDENT BLOG: I Can't ... I Have Rehearsal (A Day in the Life of Theatre Majors)
by Leanna Hicks '16 - "Hey Leanna, want to have a movie night and just hang out?" "Oh no sorry I can't, I have rehearsal." Oh how I have missed saying those words! The fact that saying this means that I basically have no life outside of the show, but I absolutely love it! This week was the first week of rehearsals for Charlotte's Web which means scarfing down your dinner because you know by the time rehearsal's done, all you have to look forward to in your room is...
Catawba College Is Again Named One of Nation's Best Music Schools
For the fifth consecutive year, Catawba College is named one of the nation's Best Music Schools by In Tune magazine. Catawba was one of only 51 institutions included in the magazine's listing of The Best Music Schools of 2013.
Catawba College Ranked 17th among Best Regional Colleges in the South
Again this year, Catawba College is included among the nation's Best Regional Colleges, according to the 2013 edition of "Best Colleges," published by U.S.News & World Report and released today. Catawba is ranked 17th among 107 of these Best Regional Colleges in the South.
Catawba College Alumna to be Ordained into UCC Ministry
Mollie Landers, a 2008 Catawba College graduate, will be ordained into the ministry of the United Church of Christ at 3 p.m. on Sept. 15 at New Covenant United Church of Christ.
STUDENT BLOG: A-Five, Six, Seven, Eight! (A Day in the Life of Theatre Majors)
by Katlyn Shaw '15 Hello there. My name is Katlyn, I am a sophomore at Catawba College, and I am your stereotypical musical theatre major. Just one look at my computer or the way I carry myself, and you will quickly see just how passionate I am about it. I listen unapologetically to mainly showtunes. I tap dance in the hallway. I sing on the way to class. I monologue in line at the cafeteria. There is this feeling of bliss that just consumes me when I step onstage.
The Truth Prevails in Catawba's Production of "The Life of Galileo"
Catawba College's first theatrical production of the new academic year, "The Life of Galileo," runs at 6:55 p.m. on September 18 and 19, and at 7:30 p.m. September 20 through 22 in Hedrick Little Theatre on campus. Written by Bertolt Brecht in 1938 during the rise of Nazi Germany, the play is set in 1610 and follows the meteoric rise to world recognition of Italian astronomer and the "father of science," Galileo.
STUDENT BLOG: Fast-Paced Freshman! (A Day in the Life of Theatre Majors)
Are you looking at Catawba's Theatre program and wondering what a day in the life of a theatre student might be? If so, then the "Day in the Life of Theatre Students" blog might just be the one for you. Catawba Theatre Arts students will be giving an account of their daily life, which includes classes, meetings, working in the shops, lunch, rehearsals, dinner, more rehearsals, and eventually ... getting some sleep!
Theatre Arts "Goes Green" with Online Ticketing
In an effort to "Go Green," the theatre department has converted to online ticket sales for individual tickets, which will make the process more streamlined and efficient. The initiative will also double as a learning tool for students, who will not only learn about the process, but will take an active part in managing, selling, and processing tickets for theatre productions using an online system.
Washington Monthly Cites Catawba as "Doing for The Country"
Washington Monthly magazine released its 2012 College Guide and Rankings on August 27 and Catawba College is included in that publication's baccalaureate college rankings. Catawba ranks 89th out of 352 baccalaureate colleges in the country.
Catawba College Marks Its 161st Year at Opening Convocation
Catawba College President Brien Lewis talked of dreams to those gathered in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on August 23 at the Opening Convocation for the 2012-2013 academic year. The occasion marked the beginning of Catawba's 161st year since its founding in 1851 and the start of a new school year with Lewis as president.
Junior Marshals and a Senior Marshal Commissioned at Catawba
Catawba College President Brien Lewis commissioned sixteen junior marshals from the day program and a new senior marshal from the faculty for service in the 2012-2013 academic year during a ceremony held August 22 in the Hurley Room on campus.
The Princeton Review Names Catawba College One of "The Best 377 Colleges" and to Its 2013 Green Honor Roll
Again this year, Catawba College is ranked among "The Best 377 Colleges" by The Princeton Review in its 2013 annual college guide. Catawba was also named to The Princeton Review's 2013 Green Honor Roll, one of only 21 colleges in the nation and one of only two in North Carolina to receive the highest possible score – a 99 – in the publication's tallies.
Catawba's Psi Chi Chapter Designated a Model Chapter for 2011-2012
Catawba College's chapter of Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology, has been designated as a Psi Chi Model Chapter for the year ending June 30, 2012. That honor was announced August 15 by the Psi Chi Board of Directors.
Catawba College Offers New Administration of Justice Major
With the beginning of the new semester at Catawba College, the Class of 2016 will have a new major to welcome them to campus. Recently, the Catawba faculty approved a bachelor's degree in the "administration of justice" for Catawba students interested in professional opportunities in local, state, and federal governments, along with within private businesses and organizations.
VIDEO: 2012 Catawba Pride Marching Band Camp
Members of the Catawba Pride Marching Band participated in band camp on Friday, August 10. The band is under the leadership of drum major D.J. Colson. Read more about Catawba Pride at www.catawba.edu/pride.
The Catawba College Library Launches "Amazon Wish List" Project
The Friends of the Corriher-Linn-Black Library have introduced a new "wish list" project to strengthen the library's current holdings with the goal of giving Catawba students a library collection to support their research, deepen their understanding of the world, and enable them to excel...
Catawba SGA to Help Fund Student Travel to Academic Conferences
Catawba College's Student Government Association has set aside a portion of its annual budget to help students fund travel to academic conferences. All students will have the opportunity to complete the online application (at www.catawba.edu/SGAapp) for up to $250 annually to help cover transportation, conference registration and hotel expenses.
For Second Year, Forbes' Ranks Catawba College among "America's Top Colleges"
Again this year, Catawba College is included in Forbes' "America's 650 Top Colleges" list. It is one of only 19 North Carolina public and private institutions included in this annual listing and is ranked 542 among the 650 best undergraduate colleges. The Forbes' rankings were prepared by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, a Washington, D.C. think tank, and focus on the things that are most important to students, including quality of teaching, great career prospects...
Duke Interns Work at Catawba's Center for the Environment
By Juanita Teschner, Catawba College Center for the Environment - Two summer interns from Duke University completed their work at the Center for the Environment at Catawba College on July 20. Both recipients of Stanback Internships, they have focused on planning, promoting and helping to orchestrate major events offered by the center.
VIDEO: Vernaculars Perform at Association for Popular Music Education
The Catawba College Vernaculars performed at the annual Association for Popular Music Education conference in Nashville in June 2012. The Vernaculars are the flagship ensemble of Catawba's popular music degree concentration and are dedicated to the performance of contemporary popular (aka vernacular) music — alternative, rock, pop, R&B, and more.
Catawba Chiefs Club Drive Underway for 2012-2013
The membership drive for the 2012-2013 Catawba Chiefs Club is well underway. After last year's membership of 465, the goal for 2012-2013 is 500 members. 2012-2013 Chiefs Club President Bill Hall notes "this is a great way for Catawba Alumni and fans and anyone interested in Catawba and it's major impact on our community to support Catawba coaches and student athletes.
Paper Accepted for Publication in Scholarly Journal
A paper authored by a Catawba College professor of psychology and two college alumnae has been accepted for publication in the journal, "Psychology." Dr. Sheila Brownlow and alumnae Amanda Kanoy of Salisbury and Tiffany F. Sowers of Asheville authored the paper entitled "Can reward obviate stereotype threat effects on mental rotation tasks?"
Catawba Welcomes New Director of Choral Music
Dr. Jim Shepherd is Catawba College's new director of choral music and assistant professor of music. He will join the faculty at the college in August for the start of the 2012-2013 academic year. Shepherd comes to Catawba from Concord University in Athens, West Virginia, where he served during the 2011-2012 academic year as assistant professor and director of choral and vocal music.
Catawba College Summer School by the Numbers
Two hundred and twenty three students enrolled for summer school classes at Catawba College. Of this total, 116 came from the day program and 107 from the School of Evening and Graduate Studies.
"The Checklist Manifesto" is Catawba College's Common Reading for 2012-2013 First-Year Students
"The Checklist Manifesto," by Atul Gawande is the common summer reading for the incoming class of first-year students at Catawba College. These students will be discussing this text during orientation in August and during their fall semester first-year seminar classes.
Catawba College Presidential Honor Roll Announced
A total of 101 students have been named to the Presidential Honor Roll List for the 2011-2012 academic year at Catawba College, according to Dr. W. Richard Stephens, Jr., Provost of the College. Students named to the Presidential Honor Roll List have achieved a 3.7 grade point average in 30 or more semester hours. Students on the 2011-2012 academic year Presidential Honor Roll List include...
Catawba College Dean's List Announced
A total of 263 students have been named to the Dean's List for the 2012 Spring semester at Catawba College, according to Dr. W. Richard Stephens, Jr., Provost of the College. Students named to the Dean's List have achieved a 3.5 grade point average in 15 or more semester hours.
June SEGS Open Houses Scheduled in Kannapolis, Salisbury and DCCC Campus
Several open houses for Catawba's Evening Program are scheduled during the month of June. Prospective students will have the opportunity to learn more about the evening degrees offered by the School of Evening & Graduate Studies. View details on the open houses and programs below...
1979 Alumnus' Parents Recognized with Catawba Scholarship
The family of Marvin A. "Skeeter" and Ann Francis has established a scholarship at Catawba College. Although Ann Francis and her late husband, Marvin, never attended Catawba, their son, Marvin A. Francis, Jr. did, and is an alumnus from Catawba's class of 1979.
Community Service Required for Incoming Catawba Students to Graduate with Honors
Beginning with this fall's incoming first-year class, Catawba College students will need to complete community service hours to officially graduate with honors. That proposal was approved unanimously last year by both the Student Council and the Honors Faculty Board at Catawba.
Catawba Student Researches Link Between Head Injuries and Alzheimer's
Lindsay Smith of Salisbury contends that her research data supports her theory that there is a correlation between head injuries and Alzheimer's disease. The research she outlined in a paper presented at a super-regional convention of Alpha Chi, national college honor society, was so convincing to the scholarship committee that it won her an Alpha Chi Region III scholarship.
Scholarships Established in Recognition of a Current and a Retired Catawba College Employee
A current and a retired Catawba College employee have been honored with new scholarships established in their honor. Joanna Jasper, Catawba's chief information officer, and David E. Setzer, who retired in 1997 as special assistant to the president after 36 years of service, were honored with the scholarships created by gifts from an anonymous donor.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Communication Department Inducts Lambda Pi Eta Honor Students
Charter members of the Catawba College Chi Omega chapter of the national Communication Association Lambda Pi Eta honor society welcomed four new members to the organization this year. New members included Rebecca Heffernan, Allison Justice, Melanie Mishue, and Leslie McMillan. They received stamped certificates and honor society pins.
Students Share Their Research at 2012 Interdisciplinary Research Symposium
Catawba College students from various disciplines shared their diverse research projects during the 2012 Interdisciplinary Research Symposium held Thursday, April 26 in the Leonard Lounge of the Cannon Student Center. Faculty, staff and students on campus dropped by during the two-hour event to listen and learn from these students.
"Yung Citizen" to Perform in Senior Showcase on April 30
Catawba College student Christopher "Yung Citizen" Williams will have his Senior Showcase on Monday, April 30, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in Hedrick Little Theatre on campus. Williams, a music business major from Charlotte, will be performing with fellow Catawba student, Jaymarr "J-Real" Williams of Stafford, Va.
English Professor's Swan Song Commemorates Books and Roses
Dr. Laurel Eason scurried to drape a table with books and roses before the 1:30 p.m. start time of her Southern Literature class at Catawba College on April 24th. She knew she was a day late for her celebration, but it did not matter.
Mathematics Honor Society Inducts Members
The Catawba College Chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon, the mathematics honor society, inducted five new members during an April 17 ceremony held in Ketner Hall on campus. Inductees included Andrew McCollister of Rockwell; Cameron Beard of Conover; Suzanne "Suzie" Williams of Efland; Jordan Hunsaker of Charlotte; and Luke Kooyman of Salt Lake City, Utah.
Thirteen Students Commissioned as Catawba College Junior Marshals
Thirteen students from Catawba College's School of Evening and Graduate Studies were commissioned as Junior Marshals in an April 14 ceremony held in the Hurley Room on campus. Dean of the School of Evening and Graduate Studies, Dr. Edith Bolick, and College Marshal, Professor David Pulliam, officiated at the ceremony.
Catawba's Business Honor Society Inducts 34 Members
Thirty-four Catawba College juniors and seniors, all pursuing academic majors in the Ketner School of Business, were inducted into the Business Honor Society during an April 12, 2012 ceremony held in the Hurley Room on campus.
Catawba Presents Danceworks April 27-28
Catawba College's Danceworks this year features 11 original dances choreographed by students. There is a wide variety of music and dance styles to be enjoyed, including tap, jazz, ballet, and contemporary dance forms. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, and Saturday, April 28 in Keppel Auditorium.
Catawba Singers and Chamber Singers Offer Final Concert of the Year on April 29
The Catawba Singers and Chamber Singers will present their final concert of the year and the final concert under the direction of Justin Hazelgrove, Catawba’s director of choral music, at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, April 29 in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on campus.
Center for Environment Wins N.C. Mobile CARE Award
The Center for the Environment at Catawba College received one of four 2012 N.C. Mobile Clean Air Renewable Energy (CARE) Awards from the N.C. Solar Center/N.C. State University on April 20 at the 9th Annual Sustainable Energy Conference in Raleigh. The Center's Campaign for Clean Air was the winner in the Policy/Organization Innovation category.
Catawba College Award Recipients Demonstrate "Just How High Their Potential Can Be"
Catawba College President Brien Lewis had a chance to meet and learn about the achievements of some of the college's best and brightest students during his first week on the job. That opportunity came for Lewis at the college's annual Awards Convocation held April 19 in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel.
North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities Distributes $97,200 in UPS Scholarships to North Carolina Private Colleges
North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) has distributed $97,200 in UPS Scholarships at private colleges and universities in the state. The scholarships were made possible by a grant to NCICU from the UPS Educational Endowment Fund of the Foundation of the Foundation for Independent Higher Education (FIHE) which is held by the Council for Independent Colleges (CIC) in Washington, D.C.
Catawba's Education Honor Society Installs Officers, Inducts New Members
Catawba College's Theta Phi Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) education honor society installed new officers for the 2012-2013 year and inducted 25 new members in a ceremony held at 7:00 p.m. on April 3 in the Tom Smith Auditorium on campus. Faculty members from the Teacher Education Department played active roles in the ceremony.
Catawba Students and Faculty Member Attend Alpha Chi Convention
Three Catawba College students and one faculty sponsor represented the North Carolina Omicron chapter at the super-regional convention of Alpha Chi, the national college honor society, March 22-24 in Baltimore, Md.
Catawba College Special Education Awareness Fair
On Thursday, April 26, 2012, from 5:30-7:00 p.m., there will be a Special Education Awareness Fair held in Catawba College's Cannon Student Center. The fair will be sponsored by Catawba's Student North Carolina Association of Educators (SNCAE).
Catawba's Musical "Huck Finn" is Tribute to Alumnus Billy Burke
By Katie Higgins, Catawba College Student - Catawba College's production of the musical, "Huck Finn," will pay tribute to "Mr. Music" of Salisbury, 94-year-old Billy Burke, a college alumnus. The musical, based on Mark Twain's classic, "The Tales of Huckleberry Finn," will be performed in Keppel Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19 through Saturday, April 21, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 22. The April 22 matinee will be presented by the Rowan County Concert Association.
University Business Magazine and Higher One Honor Catawba College for Its "Model of Efficiency"
Catawba College is one of 16 colleges and universities nationwide recognized by University Business magazine's Models of Efficiency program, which is sponsored by Higher One, a technology and payment services company serving higher education. The Models of Efficiency program recognizes innovative approaches for streamlining higher education operations through technology or business process improvements.
Catawba's Annual Awards Convocation is April 19
Catawba College's annual awards convocation will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 19 in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel. Held each spring, this is an opportunity for the campus community to celebrate the gifts and talents of students, and the strengths and abilities of a few faculty and staff members.
Friends and Alumni Fund Scholarship in Memory of Henry Bernhardt '50
Thanks to the efforts of friends and fellow alumni of the late Henry C. Bernhardt '50, a fully funded scholarship has been established in his memory at Catawba. The fund-raising effort for the scholarship was led by two close friends of Bernhardt, Tuck Gudger '48 and Walt Ramseur '49. Preference for the scholarship will be given to student athletes and/or members of the marching band.
Salisbury Post: Catawba College Students Launch Internet Radio Station
By Sarah Campbell, salisburypost.com - When Bianca Stokes started brainstorming ideas for her senior project, the Catawba College student knew she wanted to combine her love of music and talking. It didn't take her long to land on an idea that does just that.
Catawba College Offering Special Education Major
The N.C. State Board of Education has granted final approval of Catawba College's Special Education Licensure Program. While special education teachers work with children and youth who have a variety of disabilities, Catawba's licensure program will prepare teachers to work with students with mild to moderate learning challenges.
Catawba College Mathematics Professor Presents at Conference
The Mathematical Association of America held its Southeastern Regional Section Meeting at the Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia, on March 8-10. At the conference, Catawba College Mathematics Professor, Dr. Paul Baker, made a presentation: Using Topology to Solve a Geometric Existence Question.
Catawba Professor Emeritus Has Paper Accepted for Presentation at Conference
Dr. Sanford Silverburg, professor emeritus of political science at Catawba College, recently had a paper accepted for presentation at the International Organization of Social Sciences and Behavioral Research in Atlantic City, N.J., April 23-25. The paper is entitled "The Grotian Moment of Post-Intra-State Conflict: Accountability Process as a Normative Foundation of Jus Post Bellum."
Catawba Music Student and Faculty Member Featured in Magazine Ads
In the April 2012 edition of "Music Alive!" two individuals — a student and a faculty member — from Catawba College's Music Department were featured in advertisements. Blakley Leonard, who will graduate May 12, 2012 from Catawba with a degree in Music and concentrations in Music Business and Popular Music, appears in an ad for Notion Music. The ad is about music notation for iPad.
Catawba College Celebrates National Athletic Training Month for 2012
March is National Athletic Training Month. Catawba College's Athletic Training Program is responsible for the health care needs for the 18 varsity sports and the varsity cheerleaders. This includes practice and game coverage virtually seven days a week including holidays and both the Fall and Spring breaks. The certified athletic trainers supervise and educate the students enrolled in the Athletic Training Education Program.
Catawba Students Launch Internet Radio Station
"The Feather: Cat-U Radio" is now on the Internet, with some Catawba College students hosting and producing the broadcast and others performing during it. "The Feather" joins other virtual radio stations that can be tuned in via the Internet. The broadcast is recorded weekly and uploaded to the Internet. It showcases the talents of Catawba College students and provides another media outlet for students in addition to the online student newspaper...
CPCC, Catawba College Partnership Allows CPCC Graduates to Earn Bachelor's Degree on CPCC's Central Campus
Catawba College's School of Evening and Graduate Studies will partner with Central Piedmont Community College to offer an evening degree program that will allow CPCC graduates to earn their bachelor's degree from Catawba College on CPCC's Central Campus.
Catawba Singers and Chamber Singers Offer Concert Sunday, March 18
The Catawba Singers and Chamber Singers will offer their next concert, entitled "Departures: A Tale of Two Lovers in a Time of War," at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, March 18 in the Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on campus. This free concert program seeks to illumine and honor the sacrifices made not only by those brave men and women serving in the American armed forces around the world, but also by those men and women who remain here on the home front.
Another Run for Billy Burke's 'Huck Finn' at Catawba
When Robin Tynes wakes up, the music filters in immediately. It's with her as she walks between classes at Catawba College or hangs out at the student center. Every evening, she can't wait for another "Huck Finn" rehearsal and a chance to sing and hear the music again. Billy Burke composed the songs running through Tynes' head, as she prepares to play the lead role of Huck Finn in a musical comedy first produced on the campus in 1955, then again in 1958.
Ralph Ketner Recalls Food Town's Rocky Road to Success
Food Lion Co-Founder Ralph Ketner, the keynote speaker at Catawba's ninth Distinguished CEO Lecture Series on March 1, likened himself to the turtle atop a fence post. "That turtle knows he didn't get there by himself – he had help. I'm only standing here today because of the help I have from the original investors in Food Town," the 91-year-old Ketner quipped.
Trustees Announce Catawba's New President
Brien Lewis, currently Vice President for University Development and Alumni Relations at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C., will become Catawba College's next President, effective in April. The College Board of Trustees approved Lewis' selection in early March, following a recommendation by the College's Presidential Search Committee.
Rapper Neako's New Mix Tape Uses a Beat Created by Catawba College Senior
You might say that Catawba College senior, Christopher Williams of Charlotte, has the beat – and his is one that even rapper Neako wanted. For those not familiar with Neako – he is an American rapper, producer and songwriter whose debut album, "The Rubix Cube: Red Edition," was released on his own imprint, World Team Olympics, in 2007.
Catawba Students to Offer Performance of Opera Scenes March 31
Can't believe college students would be interested in opera? Come witness for yourself. Hearing is believing! At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31, Omwake-Dearborn Chapel will resound as Catawba College students wow with songs from various opera scenes, including Mozart's "Cosí Fan Tutte" and "The Magic Flute," Puccini's "Gianni Schicchi," and even Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess." This free performance will include several selections in English, along with Italian, French and German selections.
Catawba College's Production of "The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later" Is a Cautionary Tale
"The Facts: On October 6, 1998, a gay University of Wyoming student, Matthew Shepard, left the Fireside Bar with Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson. The following day, he was discovered at the edge of town. He was tied to a fence, brutally beaten, and close to death." (Kaufman et al). This is a quote from the opening lines of "The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later" to be offered by the Catawba College Theatre Arts Department March 20-24 in the Florence Busby Corriher Theatre on campus.
Agreement Places Black Lake Conference Center under Catawba College's Supervision
Thanks to a new $1 a year lease agreement between Catawba College and the Southern Conference of the United Church of Christ, Catawba will assume management of the 306-acre Black Lake Conference Center in Asheboro. The property is located adjacent to the N.C. Zoological Park in Asheboro.
STUDENT BLOG: First-Gen Goes to D.C.
by Brittany Wescott '15 - During the first few days of January, my First-Year Seminar and I went to Washington D.C. The trip was awesome. It was the first time a few of us had ever been on a plane, especially myself. I do not know about the others but it was definitely an experience for me. The feeling when the plane leaves the ground is amazing it is similar to the feeling you get in your stomach after dropping off the peak of a roller coaster.
McCachren-Epperson Theatre Arts Office Facility Dedicated
Two faculty emeriti from Catawba College's Theatre Arts Department were honored Feb. 20 with a facility on campus named in their honor. College President, Dr. Joseph B. Oxendine, recognized Dr. Hoyt M. McCachren, Jr. and Dr. James R. Epperson during a dinner on campus. He unveiled a bronze plaque and announced that the McCachren-Epperson Theatre Arts Office Facility is being named in their honor.
VIDEO: Teaching Scholars Sing the Standards Song
The Martha Kirkland West Scholars are students from both inside and outside of the state of North Carolina who have demonstrated leadership, community involvement and a strong commitment to teaching. The Scholars are so designated in honor of Catawba College alumna, College trustee and former Teacher Education faculty member, Dr. Martha Kirkland West of Salisbury, N.C. Watch a video of the Teaching Scholars singing the Standards Song...
Director's Vision Supported by Student Designers in Catawba's Production of "Dead Man's Cell Phone"
By Verity Pryor-Harden, Class of 2015 - Technology's unique ability to continue a man's life after his death and to bring unexpected strangers together is explored in Catawba College's production of "Dead Man's Cell Phone." The production, directed by Theatre Arts adjunct faculty member Craig Kolkebeck in the style of Japanese Noh theatre...
College Financial Aid Help Available on Saturday, February 18th
College financial aid officers and specialists will be available across North Carolina on Saturday, February 18th to help high school seniors and families complete and submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms online. There will be free FAFSA Day programs in all 100 counties with most sites open from 9:00 a.m. until noon.
Catawba College Dean's List Announced
A total of 286 students have been named to the Dean's List for the 2011 Fall semester at Catawba College, according to Dr. W. Richard Stephens, Jr., Provost of the College. Students named to the Dean's List have achieved a 3.5 grade point average in 15 or more semester hours. View list of students...
Registration Underway for Catawba College Community Music Spring Classes
Registration for spring classes that begin the week of January 20 is now underway in Catawba College's Community Music Program. Classes end the week of May 10 with recitals. Since 1984, the program has provided a variety of quality musical experiences including private lessons, music classes and performance opportunities to help students of all ages and abilities in Salisbury and the surrounding areas develop lifelong musical foundations and skills.
Faculty and Students Present Scholarly Papers
Dr. Eric R. Hake, associate professor of economics at Catawba College, presented a paper at the Allied Social Science Association (ASSA)/American Economics Association Conference in Chicago, Ill., on Jan. 6, 2012. Seven students, accompanied by two Catawba College faculty, will present four pieces of research at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association.
Catawba Professors Author Papers
Dr. Sanford Silverburg, professor emeritus of political science at Catawba College, authored a chapter included in a 2011 book published by Cameron May of London. Dr. James Slate, associate professor of economics at Catawba College, will attend the annual meeting of the Academy of Economics and Finance to be held in Charleston, S.C., Feb. 9-11.
J-Term Classes Earn Students Credit and Travel Experiences
Classes for the third year of Catawba's "J term," concluded on January 4, with 104 students seizing the opportunity to earn course credit online and/or to travel abroad over the break between semesters. While some courses included a travel component and took students to London, France, Nashville and even Nicaragua, other online courses netted them three credit hours in subject areas ranging from English to Psychology.
Late Automobile Dealer, Hubert Parks, Memorialized through Catawba College Scholarship
A new scholarship has been established at Catawba College in memory of the late automobile dealer, Hubert B. Parks of Kernersville. The Michael and Parks First Family Scholarship was created through gifts from Catawba alumnus and automobile dealer Chester A. "Junie" Michael, III '70 of Mooresville and his wife, Teresa, and the family of Hubert Parks.
2002 Environmental Science Alumnus Returns to Campus with Advice for Current Students
Catawba College alumnus Ben Prater '02 returned to campus in late November to help mark the 15th anniversary of the Center for the Environment and the 10th anniversary of the building that houses it, and to share some real-world advice about landing a job with current students.
Catawba's Artist Development Program Offers New Talent Nov. 20
Four students in Catawba College's Artist Development Program will offer a 2 p.m. performance on Sunday, Nov. 20 in the lobby of Hoke Hall on campus. Students Allijah Motika of Asheville, Olivia Albertson of Thomasville, Caleb Casper of Waxhaw and Alex Gage of Harrisburg will offer different selections, ranging from deep Southern Country to Techno.
Center for the Environment Celebrates 15th Anniversary
By Kathy Chaffin, SalisburyPost.com - The Center for the Environment's 15th anniversary celebration on November 10 elicited a host of praise and appreciation for the work of the Center and for those who have brought its mission to life. Among the 80-plus people at the celebration included Catawba officials and professors, members of the Center Advisory Board and supporters. "The Center is all of us," said Executive Director John Wear, "and we all feel very proud of what we have accomplished."
Catawba Students and Their Professor Travel to American Shakespeare Center
Three of Catawba’s students in the School of Evening and Graduate Studies – Crystal Hodges, Katrice Pruitt, and Colleen Smiley – traveled along with the professor of their Shakespeare class, Dr. Aaron Butler, to the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Virginia on October 8-9. The American Shakespeare Center is home to the Blackfriars Playhouse, a re-creation of an indoor theatre used in Shakespeare’s day.
Phi Beta Lambda Members Tour Uptown Charlotte
Members of Catawba College’s Phi Beta Lambda (PBL), a national business fraternity, toured the "financial district" in Uptown Charlotte led by local media personality and 1977 Catawba alumnus Joey Popp on October 19.
National Honor Society at Catawba College Inducts New Members
Catawba College's Omicron Chapter of Alpha Chi, the national college honor society, held an initiation ceremony for candidates on October 21 in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on campus. The ceremony was held in conjunction with the college's annual Homecoming and Family Weekend.
Students and a Faculty Member Welcomed to Catawba's Teacher Education Program
Forty eight Catawba College students and one faculty member were honored in a formal pinning ceremony held in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on Wednesday, October 12, 2011. This event marked admission to the Teacher Education Program at Catawba College. The ceremony was sponsored by the Student North Carolina Association of Educators (SNCAE).
Alumni Honorees Announce Funds to Benefit Catawba College Students
Even as they were being honored Saturday, Oct. 22, as recipients of Catawba College's Distinguished Alumnus Awards, twin brothers, Benjy and Brad Hamm '86, were paying tribute to their alma mater and to future generations of students who would be shaped by their college experience as the Hamms have
Fowler Family Moves Endowed Scholarship at Catawba to First Family Level
Newton and Nancy Fowler of Concord and members of their family have made a gift to Catawba College that moves their Fowler Endowed Scholarship Fund, established in 2005, to the First Family Scholarship level. Preference for the Fowler Family First Family Scholarship will be given to a student athlete who maintains a 3.0 grade point while majoring in Education.
Catawba College Nets Nominations, Awards from Metrolina Theatre Association
Past and present members of the Catawba College Theatre Arts Department — students, alumni and faculty — were winners in the 2010-2011 season of Metrolina Theatre Awards. The awards were presented at the Metrolina Theatre Association's 8th annual Gala on Sunday, October 9 at the Omni Charlotte Hotel at 132 East Trade Street in downtown Charlotte. Members of Catawba's Theatre Arts Department received 29 nominations and eight awards.
"My Summer of Service:" Sixteen Lilly Center Summer Interns Placed with Nonprofits
During the summer of 2011, the Lilly Center for Vocation and Values at Catawba College provided funding and facilitated the placement of 16 students as interns in the nonprofit sector. On September 15, the interns came together in Tom Smith Auditorium on campus to share highlights from their summer experiences. The evening's program was entitled "My Summer of Service."
Meet Catawba College's Fresh Faces in Series of Short Plays
By Ruby Osorio, Class of 2015 - Enjoy the talents of Catawba College's newest students when the Theatre Arts Department presents "Fresh Faces," a series of short plays. See the talent of these first-year students as they offer free debut performances at 7:30 p.m. October 7, 8 and 22, and at 2 p.m. October 9 and 23 in the Florence Busby Corriher Theatre on campus.
Catawba's Chapter of the American Chemical Society Receives Award
In recognition of its 2010-2011 activities, Catawba College's Chapter of the American Chemical Society has received an Honorable Mention Chapter Award from the American Chemical Society. Catawba's chapter will be recognized in the November/December issue of "In Chemistry" magazine and at the ACS Student Chapter Award Ceremony to be held in conjunction with the 243rd ACS National Meeting in San Diego, Calif.
Catawba College Singers and Chamber Singers Present Fall Concert
The Catawba College Singers and Chamber Singers will present a wide repertoire of songs during their Fall Concert, slated for 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 2 in the Omwake-Dearborn Chapel. This will be the first formal concert of the academic year for the Singers who are directed by Catawba's new Director of Choral Music, Justin Hazelgrove.
Catawba College Named One of Nation's Best Music Schools for 2012
For four consecutive years, Catawba College has been named one of the nation's Best Music Schools by In Tune magazine. Catawba was one of only 45 institutions included in the magazine's listing of The Best Music Schools of 2012. Catawba offers a bachelor's degree in Music with concentrations in Music Business, Music Education, Music Performance, Popular Music and Sacred Music, and offers a bachelor's degree in Musical Theatre.
Catawba College Ranked 16th among Best Regional Colleges in the South
Catawba College continues to be ranked as one of the nation's Best Regional Colleges, according to the 2012 edition of "Best Colleges," published by U.S.News & World Report and released September 13. Catawba ranked 16th among 99 of these Best Regional Colleges in the South. In total, 371 colleges are ranked as "Best Regional Colleges" according to geographic region (North, South, Midwest, and West). Highlights of these rankings are published in the magazine available this month on newsstands...
STUDENT BLOG: Improvisation (Don't Worry, Be Happy: McFerrin's Workshop)
by Allijah Motika '14 - So today has been really up and down. This morning was wonderful. My throat is still in a lot of pain, I wish that I'd stop being sick and my voice would just come back. But even with that I really enjoyed the session this morning on melody and harmony with Judy and Bobby.
Catawba College Nets Award Nominations from Metrolina Theatre Association
Past and present members of the Catawba College Theatre Arts Department — students, alumni and faculty — received many nominations for the 2010-2011 season of Metrolina Theatre Awards. The awards will be presented at the Metrolina Theatre Association's 8th annual Gala on Sunday, October 9 at the Omni Charlotte Hotel at 132 East Trade Street in downtown Charlotte.
VIDEO BLOG: Internship in Sports Communication
Stephanie Cook is a senior majoring in Communication Arts at Catawba College. In the summer of 2011, she lived in Atlanta in the Midtown area and interned in the Sports Communications Office at Georgia State University, located in the heart of downtown Atlanta. In what is Catawba's first student video blog, she shows what a day in the life of an intern living in a big city is all about! Watch footage of her complex journey to work, meet some of her co-workers, and...
Catawba Welcomes Four New Faculty Members
One is a Toastmaster and has authored four books, including one entitled, "Cows Are People Too: Lessons from Someone Out Standing in the Field." One signed his employment contract in Borneo and left his job at the Smithsonian Institution to come to Catawba College. Another is a nationally certified athletic trainer with a keen personal interest in motorsports. Then, there is one who can solve a Rubik's Cube in just two minutes and is interested in studying the sociology of religion.
Junior Marshals Commissioned for Service during 2011-2012 Academic Year
Thirteen students were commissioned for service as Junior Marshals by Catawba College President Dr. Joseph B. Oxendine in a ceremony held Wednesday, August 24 in the Hurley Room of the Cannon Student Center. These Junior Marshals, who assist College Marshal David Pulliam, assure that order and dignity are observed during formal occasions of the college, including Opening Convocations, Awards’ Day, Baccalaureate, and Commencement. Marshals also serve at the annual Service of Lessons and Carols.
Registration Underway for Catawba College's Community Music Program
For the 27th year this fall, Catawba College's Community Music program will be providing musical instruction for children and adults in the Rowan-Salisbury area. The program, under the direction of Erin Harper and with the addition of some instructors, offers a wide variety of classes, everything from private piano lessons to a new class called Exploring Music Theory.
Catawba's Marching Band Revived, with the Pride
It was 1973 when Catawba College last had a Marching Band that performed on the field during halftime of football games, but that will all change this year. On September 17, fans attending Catawba's first home football game of the season will be entertained and energized by the Catawba Pride Marching Band.
VIDEO: Catawba College Invests in Musical Future
By: Sarah Pisciuneri, News 14 Carolina - While most North Carolina colleges are cutting back in this tough economic time, one is expanding its music program. Salisbury-based Catawba College is calling their recent expansion an investment in the future. When the Catawba Indians hit the football field this fall, they will be joined by the Catawba Pride, a full marching band, something the college hasn't seen since the 1970s.
Forbes' Ranks Catawba College among "America's Top Colleges 2011"
Catawba is one of only 20 North Carolina public and private institutions included in Forbes' "America's Top Colleges 2011," and is ranked 476 among the 650 best undergraduate colleges. The Forbes' rankings were prepared by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, a Washington, D.C. think tank founded by Ohio University economist Richard Vedder. The rankings focus on post graduation success, student satisfaction...
Catawba College Named One of "The Best 376 Colleges" by The Princeton Review
Of the 2,500 four-year colleges in the United States, Catawba has been ranked among "The Best 376 Colleges" by the prestigious Princeton Review in its 2012 annual college guide. This places Catawba among the top 15 percent of American colleges. The Princeton Review's "The Best 376 Colleges" annual college guide was available on newsstands August 2. Only about 15% of America's 2,500 four-year colleges and three colleges outside the U.S.A. are profiled in the book.
Catawba College Offers Two New Academic Majors
Two new academic majors will be offered to Catawba College students beginning this fall. The Ketner School of Business adds a new Economics and Finance major, while the Goodman School of Education adds a new Special Education major with a variety of concentrations. According to College Provost, Dr. Richard W. Stephens, Jr., the new majors are in response to the projected needs in the marketplace.
Chayon Ryu Martial Arts Classes at Catawba College Enter 27th Year
September will mark the 27th year of biweekly Chayon Ryu martial arts classed offered at Catawba College by Master David Mitchell of Salisbury. Over those 27 years, over 2,000 students from both the College and the area community, have participated in the biweekly Chayon Ryu martial arts classes offered on campus each Monday and Wednesday by Master Mitchell. Mitchell traveled to Korea in May, took his rank test at an ancient school in Pusan, Korea, and was awarded an eighth degree black belt...
Catawba College Welcomes New Director of Choral Music and an Artist-in-Residence
When the new academic year begins, the Catawba College Music Department will welcome a new Director of Choral Music and an Artist-in-Residence. Justin Hazelgrove will be Catawba’s new Director of Choral Music, and Christina Pier, will be a Catawba Artist-in-Residence. College Provost, Dr. Rick Stephens, announced the appointments July 8.
Ketner School of Business Professors Attend Annual Accreditation Conference
Catawba College Professors, Pam Thompson (ABD) and Darin Spencer, CPA, M.Acc., MBA, attended the annual meeting of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) in Indianapolis, Indiana June 24 - June 27 with the generous support of Mr. Ralph Ketner, a trustee of the college. While there, the two attended workshops and seminars in preparation for continuing accreditation activities. They also met with regional and national leaders of ACBSP.
Open House for Catawba's Evening Program in Kannapolis on June 27, 2011
Catawba College's School of Evening Studies will sponsor an open house in Kannapolis on Monday, June 27, from 5:00-7:30 p.m. in the ante room of the Core Lab Building in Kannapolis. Prospective students are invited to drop by at any time for an overview of the program and financial aid opportunities.
Open House for Catawba's Evening Program at Davidson County Community College
Catawba College's School of Evening Studies will sponsor an open house on Tuesday, June 21, from 5:00-7:30 p.m. in the Conference Center on the main campus of Davidson County Community College. Catawba currently offers evening courses on the DCCC campus. Prospective students are invited to drop by at any time for an overview of the program and financial aid opportunities.
Catawba College Presidential Honor Roll Announced
A total of 122 students have been named to the Presidential Honor Roll List for the 2010-2011 academic year at Catawba College, according to Dr. W. Richard Stephens, Jr., Provost of the College. Students named to the Presidential Honor Roll List have achieved a 3.7 grade point average in 30 or more semester hours. Students on the 2010-2011 Presidential Honor Roll List include...
Catawba College Dean's List Announced
A total of 244 students have been named to the Dean's List for the 2011 Spring Semester at Catawba College, according to Dr. W. Richard Stephens, Jr., Provost of the College. Students named to the Dean's List have achieved a 3.5 grade point average in 15 or more semester hours.
Open House for Catawba's Evening Program in Salisbury
Catawba College's School of Evening Studies will sponsor an open house on the Catawba campus on Monday, June 20, from 5:00-7:30 p.m. in Ketner Hall, Room 108. Prospective students are invited to drop by at any time for an overview of the program and financial aid opportunities.
New Degree Program for Popular Musicians at Catawba College
Popular music stands as the vibrant soundtrack of our modern lives, and a long list of luminary artists has proved its artistic worth. Despite this, few institutions of higher learning have embraced it, making popular musicians a group still woefully underserved by education. In fact, only about a dozen American universities offer a curriculum specifically designed for students of popular music. Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina has just officially joined their ranks.
Catawba College Student Awarded UPS Scholarship
Jessica Bound, a junior student at Catawba College, was selected to receive a UPS Scholarship for the 2010-2011 academic year. Bound is majoring in biology and is from Waxhaw, NC. North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU), a Counsel of Independent Colleges (CIC) State Fund member association, distributed $2,700 in UPS Scholarship funds to Catawba College.
Spotlight on Incoming Freshman Tyler Rea: 'Sports is My Life'
By Sarah Campbell, salisburypost.com - South Rowan High School Senior Tyler Rea has been helping out with athletics including football, basketball and baseball since he was a freshman. He'll be heading to Catawba in the fall to study physical education. Physical limitations have never kept Tyler Rea out of the game.
Q&A with Head Athletic Trainer Robert Casmus
Catawba College may have to get a bigger trophy case just to house all of the awards collected by longtime Head Athletic Trainer Robert Casmus, MS, LAT, ATC, EMT. Last year, he was named an NATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer, which will fit nicely alongside his NCAA Division II College and University Athletic Trainer of the Year and North Carolina College and University Athletic Trainer of the Year awards.
Catawba Alumna and Teacher of Year Bonds with Students
By Sarah Campbell, Salisburypost.com - Theresa Pierce '10 can't walk down the halls at Overton Elementary School without students waving, calling out her name or running to hug her. "They are always so excited to see her," Jennifer Sheppard, the school's Title I coordinator, said. Pierce was recently named the Rowan-Salisbury Teacher of the Year, an accolade Sheppard said is well-deserved.
Student Impressions of Europe: In Their Own Words
Forty-two Catawba College students, members of the Catawba Singers, returned May 25 from a 10-day trip to Europe that included stops in four different countries. For some of the students, the trip marked their first plane ride or their first trip outside the United States. It was an eye-opening, life-enriching experience for them, and although their time abroad was brief, it will be memorable and likely viewed through time’s unwavering glass as a pivotal moment in each of their lives.
293 Receive Degrees during Catawba's Commencement Exercises
"Receiving a college diploma" was the common theme during the two commencement exercises in Catawba College's Keppel Auditorium on Saturday, May 14. The different exercises were for two distinct populations of students at the institution.
Science Faculty Member Retires
When Dr. George Drum, a 1962 alumnus of Catawba, returned to his alma mater as a faculty member in 1987, he brought his academic journey and his family ties to the institution full circle. Drum followed his grandfather’s footsteps as a faculty member; Harvy Kopenhaver was on the faculty at Old Catawba in Newton.
87-Year-Old Participates in Catawba's Commencement Exercise
It was 87-year-old Martha Rhea Hartley Platt of Salisbury who was the first baccalaureate candidate to walk across the Keppel Auditorium stage during Catawba College's Commencement Exercise on Saturday, May 14. For Platt, it was an opportunity to remedy a regret she had had for 52 years.
Baccalaureate Homily Encourages Graduates to Look for Rainbows
Kristopher Watson of Voorhees, N.J., a 2011 Catawba College graduate and tenor, wowed those gathered for the Baccalaureate Service on campus Friday, May 13, with a solo performance of "Over the Rainbow." The song's inclusion in the service was at the request of outgoing Catawba College President Dr. W. Craig Turner. Turner, who leaves Catawba this month after serving three years as its 21st president, tied his baccalaureate homily to that song.
Catawba College Students and Professor Author Paper Accepted for Publication
A paper authored by Catawba College professor, Dr. Sheila Brownlow, and several of her students, Amanda J. Janas of Concord, Kathleen A. Blake of Atlanta, Ga., and Kathleen T. Rebadow of Melbourne, Fla., has been accepted for publication by the journal, "Psychology."
UPCOMING BLOG: The Catawba Singers Take on Europe
The Catawba Singers will be embarking on a Summer European Concert Tour May 15-May 25, 2011 to include stops in France, Switzerland, Austria, and Germany. Tonia Black-Gold, Catawba's communications officer, will be blogging about the students' experiences while on the tour...
You're Graduating. Now What?
This Saturday, the 2011 graduating class of Catawba College will be saying goodbye to their alma mater as they cross the stage of Keppel Auditorium and receive their degrees. It will be a day marked with celebration and some much needed R&R after four years of dedicated study. The weekend of celebration will inevitably end, and these accomplished young men and women will again focus their efforts on a question of great importance: What now?
She Was a Shakespearean Born and Bred
By Susan Shinn, Catawba College News Service - At age 3, Dr. Bethany Sinnott was introduced to William Shakespeare. It's a love affair that continues to this day. In May, Sinnott retires from Catawba College after 42 years of teaching English — most notably Shakespeare. To encapsulate a career that's touched so many lives, we'll have to ignore this quote from "Hamlet": "Brevity is the soul of wit."
STUDENT BLOGS: Field Study in Jamaica
Students traveled to Jamaica over Spring Break to get first-hand field experiences as part of their course, "Biogeography and Literature of Islands." View photos and read about their experiences..
The Role of the Transformative Experience in Environmental Stewardship
John Wear, director of the Center for the Environment at Catawba College, delivered the keynote address April 29 at the three-day 2011 Moravian Environmental Stewardship Conference in Laurel Springs, N.C. The conference, co-sponsored by Laurel Ridge and the former Commission on Church & Society, was for congregations and stewardship leaders from across the Moravian Church's Southern Province.
Center for the Environment: Training Environmental Stewards
Source: SalisburyPost.com - When it comes to confronting environmental challenges such as expanding green energy, sustaining ocean fisheries or providing a thirsty world with pure water, you couldn’t blame America's youth if they were worried about the future.
Catawba College to Host Graduation Exercises May 14
Catawba College's two commencement exercises are slated for Saturday, May 14 in Keppel Auditorium of the Robertson College-Community Center. On that day, the college will award baccalaureate degrees to 196 students graduating at 10 a.m. from the traditional day program and to 104 students graduating at 2 p.m. from the School of Evening and Graduate Studies. Seating is limited for both exercises and those planning to attend will need a ticket to enter the 1,450-seat venue.
Greensboro Woman Takes Finance Exam, Earns a Meal on Ralph and Al
Lisa Reid of Greensboro took Professor Al Carter and Mr. Ralph Ketner's 50-question finance exam and won a meal on the two with her 48 correct answers. Reid was one of 40 individuals, including her husband and even one test-taker from Florida, who tested their personal finance knowledge by taking the exam.
Join Us for a "Grand Night for Singing" on May 1
Celebrate May Day with an early evening of wonderful music by the choral ensembles of Catawba College. Because of the bad weather two weeks ago and the changes in schedule that resulted, the Spring Choral Concert was rescheduled for this Sunday, May 1 at 5:00 p.m. in Keppel Auditorium on campus.
Students Share Their Research at 2011 Interdisciplinary Research Symposium
Again this year, Catawba College students from various disciplines shared their diverse research projects during the 2011 Interdisciplinary Research Symposium held Thursday, April 21 in the Leonard Lounge of the Cannon Student Center. Faculty, staff and students on campus dropped by during the two-hour event to listen and learn from these students.
Dr. Bethany Sinnott Prepares to Retire, Still Intent on Passing on the Bard
By Susan Shinn, Catawba College News Service - Fifth-graders at Bostian Elementary School got a taste of the Bard on Tuesday, April 19, as Donna Rymer's AIG class presented a Shakespeare festival. Special guest was Dr. Bethany Sinnott, Catawba College professor of English, who retires this spring after more than 40 years of service to the institution.
Conservationist: "Help Save Wild Habitats"
By Kathy Chaffin - Renowned wilderness conservationist Dave Foreman delivered a passionate message at the Center for the Environment facility on the Catawba College campus Tuesday evening for humans to help save wild habitants and habitats.
Salisbury Resident Establishes Scholarship at Catawba College
Salisbury resident Eric Slipp has made a gift to establish a new scholarship at Catawba College. Preference for the Eric P. Slipp Endowed Scholarship will be given to a member of the Catawba baseball team who is majoring in business, environmental science or physical education.
Catawba College Student North Carolina Association of Educators Named Blue Ribbon Chapter
In early April, the Catawba College Student North Carolina Association of Educators (SNCAE) became one of seven colleges and universities to be designated a blue ribbon chapter and was awarded a $150 prize for membership activities by the North Carolina Association of Educators.
Catawba's Alpha Chi Chapter Honored as Star Chapter
Catawba College senior Joe Manser of Mooresville and faculty sponsor Dr. Bethany Sinnott represented Catawba College's North Carolina Omicron chapter of Alpha Chi at the national convention in San Diego March 31-April 2.
Catawba College Community Music Recitals Scheduled
The Catawba College Community Music Program will host several spring semester performance events for students enrolled in the program. These performances showcase the classes and private lessons taught through Community Music, including the new classes of the year, such as Class Piano for Senior Adults, Group Guitar, and Suzuki Violin classes.
Analysis of Lip Balm Nets Catawba College Student a Kiss of Success
By Susan Shinn, Catawba College News Service - The next time you apply that oh-so-convenient lip balm, think of Carly Sabat. Sabat, 21, a senior chemistry major at Catawba College, researched lip balm as part of her senior project. Her research has garnered accolades for herself and for the college.
Take Ralph and Al's Finance Exam for a Chance at a Meal on Them
Test your personal finance knowledge by taking this 50-question finance exam! Even if you weren't able to take the class, you can take the final exam for a chance to have a meal on Mr. Ralph Ketner and Professor Al Carter! During spring semester at Catawba College, Mr. Ralph Ketner and Professor Al Carter have been teaching a one-hour Personal Finance course, trying to develop some basic financial understanding among Catawba students.
The Pioneer's List of 10 Students to Watch
By Staff Members of The Pioneer - The Pioneer staff, through talking with professors and students, have come up with a list of students to watch in the future. These students have excelled in their classes and their majors. We honor all of their hard work and congratulate them for being chosen as a Student to Watch for 2011.
BB&T's Lauren Scott to Present "The Art of Networking"
Catawba College’s Office of Career Services will present "The Art of Networking: Creating Your Own Personal Brand for Career Success" on Tuesday, April 26 at 5:00 p.m. in Room 201 of Ketner Hall on campus. The guest speaker will be Lauren B. Scott, Employment Consultant and AVP with Branch Bank & Trust. Scott will be sharing tips on optimizing career possibilities, peer networks and professional perspective by learning the "Art of Networking."
VIDEO: 2011 Awards Presentation to Students, Faculty and Staff
Awards Convocation was held at 11 a.m. April 14 in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel and was an opportunity for the campus community to celebrate the gifts and talents of students, and the strengths and abilities of a few faculty and staff members. Video of the presentation of the awards may be viewed...
Catawba's Award Recipients Share Characteristic of Striving to Be the Very Best
Catawba College President Joseph Oxendine encouraged those who received awards during the annual Awards Convocation to "show off, brag modestly, throw your chest out, and feel good." But more important than the awards received, he said, was a characteristic shared by all of the recipients. "At some point, you decided you were going to excel and strive to be the very best," Oxendine told the award recipients. "You won these awards for the spirit of striving to be the very best."
Five Catawba Students Attend American Chemical Society National Conference
Five students from Catawba College traveled to Anaheim, Calif., March 26-30 for the American Chemical Society National Conference. Four of those attending presented research, while all participated in workshops, many of which were career-oriented, and technical lectures. One Catawba student, Carly Sabat of Warren, Ohio, who was unable to attend the conference, won an award there for her research.
Catawba College Professor Attends Math Meeting
Dr. Paul Baker, a Catawba College professor of mathematics, attended the Mathematical Association of America's Southeastern Regional Section meeting at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa on April 1-2.
Catawba Students Attend Southern Sociological Society Conference
Six Catawba College students, all majoring in sociology, are attending the Southern Sociological Society conference in Jacksonville, Fla., April 6-9. Those attending include Bianca Boone of Charlotte; Terri Christy of Salisbury; Susan Fisher of Lititz, Pa.; Megan Kittel of Mooresville; Mimi Medrano of Spencer; and Roslind Wiseman of Salisbury.
New Communication Honor Society at Catawba College Holds First Induction
Catawba College's new Chi Omega chapter of the Lambda Pi Eta communication honor society held its first induction on campus on April 7. Those on hand for the induction of nine charter members included the new chapter advisor, Cyndi Wittum; chair of Communication Arts, Dr. Tim Moreland; and dean of the Ketner School of Business, Dr. Jamie Slate.
Catawba College's Kappa Delta Pi Inducts New Members, Installs Officers
Catawba College's Theta Phi Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) education honor society installed new officers for the 2011-2012 year and inducted 22 new members in a ceremony held on campus Tuesday, April 5.
Toasted, Roasted and Thanked; Former Students Rally for Retiring Professor
Former and current students, representing almost each of the 40 class years that Dr. Sanford R. Silverburg has taught at Catawba College, turned out Saturday, April 2 for a dinner to honor the professor of political science on the advent of his retirement. Silverburg, who joined Catawba faculty in 1970, will retire from the institution at the end of this academic year.
"The Journal of Economic Issues" Has a Catawba College Address
Thanks to Dr. Eric Hake, associate professor of economics, a leading academic journal, "The Journal of Economic Issues" (JEI), is now being hosted by the Association For Evolutionary Economics (AFEE) with a professional address of Catawba College. Hake serves as secretary of AFEE.
Kenerly Smith Family Scholarship Established at Catawba College
A 1944 Catawba College alumna, Edith Smith Kenerly Holshouser, has created a new scholarship fund at her alma mater that will benefit students from her native Rowan County. The Kenerly Smith Family Scholarship is a way for Mrs. Holshouser to pay tribute to the fact that she, her late first husband, Harold Kenerly '47, and four of her late siblings, William Lamont Smith '33, Maxine Smith Carlton '37, Quay Thurston Smith '41 and Martha Viola Smith Adams '41, all graduated from Catawba.
Two Catawba College Athletic Training Students Receive Recognition
Two Catawba College students who are majoring in Athletic Training were recently recognized. Senior Sydney Cox of Statesville had an article published in the March 2011 issue of the "International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training." The article was entitled, "Case Review: Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis in a College Golfer."
Catawba College Wind Ensemble to Make Mid-Atlantic Tour
On Wednesday, April 6, the Catawba College Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Stephen Etters, associate professor of music, will embark by bus on its "2011 Mid-Atlantic Tour." Approximately 40 students, with majors as diverse as Environmental Science and Elementary Education, in addition to Music and Music Education, will present concerts and offer master classes in a variety of venues before returning to campus on Sunday, April 10.
Still Time to Apply for National Environmental Summit at Catawba College
The Center for the Environment at Catawba College continues to accept applications for its first annual National Youth Environmental Summit, which promises to bring high school students from across the country to the Catawba campus. The event, "Redesigning Our Future," is an intensive experience for rising high school juniors and seniors who want to learn more about becoming effective environmental leaders.
Catawba College Hosts Special Day for RCCC's Early College Students
Early college students enrolled at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College will visit Catawba College's campus for Campus to Campus Day 2011 Friday, March 25. The event will be an opportunity for this special population of students to experience what Catawba has to offer and to interact with Catawba's faculty, staff and students.
Catawba Students and Faculty Make NYC Trip to Prepare for Fall Theatre Production
Catawba faculty members Dr. Elizabeth Homan (Theatre Arts) and Dr. Janice Fuller (English) traveled with thirteen Theatre Arts students to New York City in early January. The trip was part of a course being offered by Homan this spring entitled, "Collaborative Aesthetics and Ensemble Techniques" in which students will learn to become members of a working ensemble performance company.
Catawba Business Honor Society Students Tour Uptown Charlotte
Nine Catawba College students, all members of Phi Beta Lambda, the business honor society, spent March 1 visiting uptown Charlotte. Their tour guide of the Queen City's uptown was 1977 Catawba alumnus Joey Popp, a Charlotte radio and television host and a member of Catawba's Ketner School of Business Advisory Board. Popp took the group on a two-hour walking tour and wrapped up the afternoon with dinner at Brixx.
BLOG FINALE: On Tour with the Catawba Singers - Bristol, TN and Hickory, NC
In her last two entries while on tour with the Catawba Singers, junior and Theatre Arts major Kara Procell blogs about her experiences in Bristol, Tennesse and Hickory, North Carolina. Read her last two entries...
Spotlight on the Catawba Singers
Source: TriCities.com (Short Takes). The Catawba Singers amount to strength in numbers. They are large in size and strong in song choice. See the 62-members strong Catawba Singers of Catawba College on March 10 at First Presbyterian Church in Bristol, Tenn. What a group of youngsters.
STUDENT BLOG: UPDATES! On Tour with the Catawba Singers
Junior and Theatre Arts major Kara Procell shares several more experiences in her blog, "On Tour with the Catawba Singers," who are on their Spring 2011 tour during Spring Break. Read her latest blog posts...
Catawba's Master of Education Degree Program Inspires and Changes Area Teachers
Dr. Lou Ann Kasias, a Catawba College professor of education and coordinator of the college's graduate program, believes teachers in the region need to know just what Catawba offers in its Master of Education in Elementary Education.
Fifth Catawba College Accounting Student Awarded Fellowship at NCSU
Pierce Autry, a senior accounting student from Patuxent River, Md., is the fifth Catawba College accounting student to be awarded a graduate fellowship to attend North Carolina State University's Master of Accountancy (MAC) program.
Six Students, Three Faculty from Catawba College's Psychology Department Attend Annual Meeting
Six students and three faculty members from Catawba College's Psychology Department recently attended the 57th annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association in Jacksonville, Fla. Those attending included students Katie Zink of Salisbury; David Bowling of Newburg, Md.; Maura Pantone of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Rebekah Brown of Cleveland; Melanie Mishue of China Grove; and Jessica Jordan of Meriden, Conn.; along with faculty members Drs. Erin Wood, Lyn Boulter and Sheila Brownlow.
Catawba College's Financial Aid Office Goes Live with New Banner System
There is celebration at Catawba College as the first of many offices on campus goes live with the new SunGard Higher Education Banner System. In late January, after months of training and software preparation, the Financial Aid Office began packaging financial aid for new Fall 2011 students using the Financial Aid module of the Banner system.
STUDENT BLOG: On Tour with the Catawba Singers - This is Totally Going in My Blog!
by Kara Procell '12. And ... they're off! We, your very own Catawba Singers, left today on their spring 2011 tour. After a slightly delayed start due to Professor Oakley's lost wallet (don't worry, we found it later) we stopped first half an hour down the road at Lexington High School, alma mater of our very own Arsherres Jenkins.
Kiss 95.1 Spotlights Catawba Student and Local Artist Blakley Leonard
"Local Artist Tuesday: Blakley Leonard" by Jodi Philips (Kiss 95.1 FM) - This week's local artist reigns from Salisbury, NC. Making a name for himself at Catawba College, Blakley Leonard has the type of spirit that can't help but make you smile. And even more, his voice will surprise you!
Catawba College Celebrates National Athletic Training Month for 2011
March is National Athletic Training Month. Catawba College's Athletic Training Program is responsible for the health care needs for the 18 varsity sports and the varsity cheerleaders. This includes practice and game coverage virtually seven days a week including holidays...
Alpha Chi, National Honor Society, at Catawba College Earns Award
Catawba College's Omicron Chapter of Alpha Chi, the national college honor society, was one of 37 chapters in the nation to earn the society's Star Chapter designation for the 2009-2010 academic year.
Four Hundred Miles Away From Home: Two Catawba College Students Thrive and Grow
Both of them are students at Catawba College in Salisbury, N.C., and although they're each 400 miles from their respective homes, they love life at their college. Ashley Acken of Marietta, Pa., and Kyle Hendrick of Palatka, Fla., have more in common than the 400 miles between Catawba College and their hometowns. They both are student leaders on the picturesque campus of 1000 students, and there, they have begun to discover themselves and their full potential.
"Follow the Golden Thread of Your Life," Educator and Author Ruth Anderson Says
Educator and author Dr. Ruth Anderson shared her own morality tale with members of the Catawba College community when she spoke on campus at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22. Anderson was the keynote speaker for the eighth annual Lilly Colloquium and her visit to campus was sponsored by Catawba's Lilly Center for Vocation and Values and Catawba's Goodman School of Education.
'10-'11 N.C. Teacher of the Year Offers Encouraging Words to Catawba’s Prospective Teachers
"Don't be afraid about your choice to become a teacher," Jennifer Facciolini, the 2010-2011 AT&T N.C. Teacher of the Year, told Catawba College's prospective teachers during a Feb. 24 visit to campus. "There will always be jobs for great teachers. Don't be afraid of the unknown in education."
Catawba Alumnus Named New Interim IT Director for Davidson County Schools
Source: The-Dispatch.com - The Davidson County Board of Education approved Gregory S. Cline as the interim informational technology director for the system, replacing Sue Whitman, who retires March 1.
No Tuition Increase at Catawba for 2011-2012
There will be no increase in Catawba College's tuition, room and board for day students in the 2011-2012 academic year. College Trustees made that decision at their Feb. 15 meeting. Tuition will remain $25,160 per year for students in the day program enrolled in between 12 and 18 semester credit hours, while annual room and board for these students will stay at $8,700.
Harry Chapin Scholarship to Be Established at Catawba College; Celebration at Hard Rock Cafe New York in Times Square
Celebration at Hard Rock Cafe New York in Times Square. One of Harry Chapin's famous lines was "Keep the change." Fans of the late great singer/songwriter are now being asked to contribute that change (and maybe the interest it has accrued over the years) to honor his memory. The funds will help endow a Harry Chapin music scholarship at Catawba College in Salisbury, N.C.
Catawba College Performs Beatles' "Abbey Road" at Hard Rock Cafe New York in Times Square
The Beatles stopped touring in 1966. One reason: their music was becoming too complex to perform live. Or so they thought. The Vernaculars, a student ensemble from Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina, will perform all of the Beatles' "Abbey Road" album live at the Hard Rock Cafe New York in Times Square on Saturday, March 5. Free and open to the public, the show begins at 9:00 p.m.
Catawba Singers Ready for Spring 2011 Concert Tour
The Catawba Singers, Catawba College's highly regarded and auditioned concert choir, are set to depart on their Spring 2011Tour on Thursday, March 3. The 2011 Tour coincides in part with Catawba's spring break and includes performance stops in Huntington, W. Va.; Evansville, Ind.; Springfield, Ill.; Chicago, Ill.; Louisville, Ky.; Bristol, Tenn.; and Hickory, N.C.
Catawba Alumnus Hired as Laurel Football Coach
The Gazette – 2/7/2011 (published with permission) - Laurel High School named Todd Sommerville as its new head football coach on Monday. He replaces Brian Moore, who was not retained by the school following the 2010 season. Sommerville, a physical education teacher at Parkdale High School, served as the Panthers' defensive coordinator the past three years under head coach Rich Holzer, who resigned from Parkdale last week...
Author Michael Parker Speaks on His Stories and Words
"That night, standing at the edge of the drive in her mother's boots, staring up at the stars, her arms crossed, her hooded sweatshirt riding up her ribcage, the thrum of trucks far away up the valley and the slow clang of train, the day declining, giving itself up to night, a sweet and willful surrender, nothing left to declare, nothing to talk or even think about, just a confidence that all would be there, in order, in the morning: Maria wanted just that, and only, forever, that." — "Five Thou
Mathematics Honor Society Inducts Members
The Catawba College Chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon, the mathematics honor society, inducted five new members during a February 3 ceremony held in Ketner Hall on campus.
Inductees included Alan Burgess of Rockwell; Jacob Hill of Salisbury; Mark Ketterer of Hamilton, N.J.; Joseph Manser of Mooresville; and Jonathon McNeill of Asheboro. The faculty advisor for the organization, Dr. Douglas Brown, a professor of mathematics, gave a short talk after the ceremony entitled, "Choice: What could possibl
Catawba's Athletic Training Hall of Fame to Induct Inaugural Class on Feb. 12
Six inaugural members will be inducted into the Catawba College Athletic Training Hall of Fame on Feb. 12. The induction of the Class of 2011 will take place between noon and 2 p.m. in the Frank Meyer's Gymnasium of the Abernethy Physical Education Center on campus. The inductees are (with graduation year): Gary Blabon '91 of Salisbury; Dr. Dan Burks '93 of Salisbury; Chris Felix '92 of Audubon, N.J.; Dr. Jolene Henning '96 of Greensboro; Scott McCall '93 of Charlotte; and Holly Stump '98 of Du
New Songwriting Course Offered through Catawba's Community Music Program
A new songwriting course is now being offered through the Community Music Program at Catawba College. The course will combine the study of lyricism, melody, harmony, and form to create original compositions. Students will learn how to compose songs using different chord types and techniques of lyric writing.
Catawba's "Experiment" in J Term Declared a Success
One hundred and sixteen students took online classes or traveled abroad during Catawba's winter term this year. Enrollment in the "J term," as the December-January time that coincides with Christmas break is known as on campus, doubled since it was initially offered in 2009-2010, and so did the courses offered during the period.
Catawba's New TV Spots to Air in Select Cable Markets
Catawba College has produced and will air several television commercials in select cable markets during the first quarter of this year. The 30-second commercials, which feature Catawba students as talent, will run during select programs on the cable systems serving Lancaster, Lebanon, York and Harrisburg, Pa., Roanoke, Va., and Jacksonville, Fla., markets.
Holy Matrimony Turns Deadly in Catawba's Production of "Fatal Matrimony" Feb. 8-12
What happens when holy matrimony becomes anything but? Come find the answer in Catawba College's production of "Fatal Matrimony," presented at 6:55 p.m. on Tuesday, February 8, and Wednesday, February 9, and at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, February 10–12 in Hedrick Little Theatre on campus. "Fatal Matrimony" is a collection of two one-act plays: "Recklessness," by Eugene O'Neil, and "Trifles" by Susan Glaspell. "Recklessness" tells the tale of a wife, stuck in a marriage where she foreve
Educator and Author Ruth Anderson to Speak at Catawba College Feb. 22
Educator and author Ruth Anderson, who serves as executive director of The Servant Leadership School of Greensboro, will be the keynote speaker for Catawba College's eighth annual Lilly Colloquium on Tuesday, February 22. Anderson's visit to campus is sponsored by Catawba's Lilly Center for Vocation and Values and Catawba's School of Education.
Students Tutor Students in Catawba's Writing Center
"Students say they come in for proofreading, but it's always a lot more than what they come in for," explains Catawba College Writing Center tutor Chelsea Starr, a sophomore from Weston, Fla. "The biggest thing I see is at the organizational level. There is a disjuncture between the argument and paragraph topic. Sometimes you have an introduction and then the paragraphs are not relevant to the thesis," notes another Writing Center tutor, Lizzle Davis, a sophomore from East Bend, N.C.
Jan. 16-17 - Finding Your Voice Festival Canceled
The Finding Your Voice Festival, originally scheduled at Catawba on Jan. 16-17, has been canceled. The recent inclement weather has played havoc with school calendars and many high school students and their teachers who had planned to participate in the event will be unable to because Monday, Jan. 17, is now a make-up day for them in their school districts. For more information, contact the Catawba College Music Department at (704) 637-4345.
"Finding Your Voice" Festival New to Catawba
During Catawba College's first annual Finding Your Voice Festival and Vocal Scholarship Competition, Jan. 16 and 17, high school students will be celebrating new concepts of "vocal freedom." These students will travel from all over the region, state, and from other states to study and perform on campus.
Registration Underway for Catawba College Community Music Spring Classes
The Catawba College Community Music Program is now enrolling students for spring classes that begin the week of January 24. Since 1984, the program has provided a variety of quality musical experiences including private lessons, music classes and performance opportunities to help students of all ages and abilities in Salisbury and the surrounding areas develop lifelong musical foundations and skills.
STUDENT BLOG: Catawba First-Generation Students Make Trip to Washington, D.C.
A group of Catawba College's first-year, first-generation students are visiting Washington, D.C., this week before spring semester begins thanks to a $100,000 CIC/Walmart College Success Awards grant. Seventeen first-year students, all first-generation college students and members of this fall's NextGen first-year seminar, departed for the nation's capital Tuesday, January 4.
Catawba College Dean's List Announced
A total of 273 students have been named to the Dean's List for the fall semester at Catawba College, according to Dr. W. Richard Stephens, Jr., Provost of the College. Students named to the Dean's List have achieved a 3.5 grade point average in 15 or more semester hours.
"Zeitoun" is Catawba College's Common Reading for 2011-2012 First-Year Students
Author Dave Eggers' "Zeitoun" will be the common summer reading for the incoming class of first-year students at Catawba College this fall. These students should be prepared to discuss this text during orientation and in their first-year seminar classes. Eggers won the American Book Award for "Zeitoun" which is the story of Abdulrahman and Kathy Zeitoun, New Orleans residents whose lives were irrevocably changed by Hurricane Katrina.
Jan. 25th Forum Features Dr. Sanford Silverburg on "The World in Flux"
The old maxim, "nothing is more permanent than change," is particularly apparent in world politics today. Change is taking place on the global level, no less than on the national one. The nature of international relations is undergoing a quiet revolution. Globalization and the accumulation of economic resources are rapidly replacing the old conception of power as a mechanical force. At the next Catawba College Community Forum, Dr. Sanford Silverburg, senior professor of Political Science at Cata
Catawba College to Host Research Undergraduate Mathematics Conference
On Saturday, March 5th, the Catawba College Math Department will hold a regional Research Undergraduate Mathematics Conference (CAT-RUM 2011), sponsored in part by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and NSF-RUMC. The conference will take place in Ketner Hall on campus.
Spring Semester Class to Offer Preparation for Life after College
It was a letter that Ralph W. Ketner received from a recent Catawba College graduate that made him think that young adults need lessons in personal finance. Now, the 90-year-old Food Lion founder will be co-teaching a class at Catawba during the spring semester with Professor Al Carter, a classroom veteran of 42 years, to try to share those lessons.
Catawba Alumnus Directs 100-Year-Old Choral Society
By Susan Shinn, Catawba College News Service. You'd think a 23-year-old might be intimidated about directing a choir that's 100 years old. There's a lot to be said for youthful enthusiasm. Matt Newton, a 2010 graduate of Catawba, took the reins of the Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society this summer. The society is a century old this year. Newton graduated from high school in Raleigh and came to Catawba as a theater major, but soon found out it wasn't for him.
VIDEO: Teaching Scholars 2010 Cohort Retreat to Wrightsville Beach
The 2010 Cohort of West Teaching Scholars recently went on a retreat to Wrightsville Beach over Fall Break, October 16-19. As part of the retreat, they took an eco tour, did team and trust building exercises, and visited Wrightsville Beach Elementary School. They shared videos and photos of their experiences with us.
Catawba College School of Education to Host Association Meeting
The Catawba College School of Education, specifically, the Curriculum Materials Center at the college, will host the Fall/Winter 2010 North Carolina Curriculum Materials Center Directors Association Meeting on campus on December 17. The Association consists of librarians from a variety of public and private institutions across the state and meets twice annually to discuss issues related and pertaining to maintaining and managing curriculum materials center collections and technology as well as a
Catawba College English Professor Delivers Paper at Conference
Dr. Aaron B. Butler, assistant professor of English in the School of Evening and Graduate Studies at Catawba College, recently delivered a paper entitled "Beowulf Then and Now: Women and Warriors in the Old English Poem and in Robert Zemeckis's Film Adaptation" at the annual conference of the Mid-Atlantic Popular American Culture Association.
Interest Shown in Catawba College Energy Corps; Still Accepting Applications
The Center for the Environment has received a great deal of interest in its Catawba College Energy Corps, a program that will facilitate the placement of as many as 17 students or recent graduates in on-the-job green energy positions. Candidates must be currently enrolled in college, pursing an associate, bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree, or they must have completed such a program within the past three years. Students from any accredited college or university may apply.
Community Music Program Announces Christmas Recital and Spring Registration
Catawba College's Community Music program has Christmas Recitals for all students scheduled between 1:30 and 6 p.m. on Sunday, December 12 in the Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on campus. The recital is free and open to the public and members of the community are invited to attend. Community Music's first senior citizens group piano class and group guitar class, Suzuki violin class, and the new Broadway and teen voice classes will all be performing for the first time at this event.
Catawba's Blue Masque Commemorates A Day Without Art
On December 1, World Aids Day, 25 members of Catawba College's Blue Masque Theatre Club will don black shirts and remembrance signage to commemorate A Day Without Art. These students are participants in a larger effort in Rowan County to commemorate the day."Members of the club are excited to participate in this event," noted Erin B. Dougherty, assistant professor of theatre arts and costume designer at Catawba College.
Second Catawba Student Completing Fellowship at N.C. Research Campus
By Susan Shinn, Catawba College News Service. Erin Witalison can tell you anything you'd like to know about biochemistry and the biomedical sciences, but there's one term about which she hesitates. "Free time." Witalison, 21, a Catawba College senior from Gold Hill and the daughter of John and Linda Witalison, doesn't have a lot of it. She's a double major in biology and Spanish, minoring in chemistry.
VIDEO: Athletic Training Students in Action
by Stephanie Cook '12, Communication Arts Major. Students in the Athletic Training program work during a season football game and discuss what they like about athletic training, working with the athletes and in a team environment, and their numerous experiences.
STUDENT BLOG: N.C. State Board of Education Attorney Visits Catawba
by Bridgett Henderson, '08 West Scholar. On the afternoon of Wednesday, November 17, Katie Cornetto presented a program in the Tom Smith Auditorium on Professional Development and Legal Behaviors. This was a great event for all education students and faculty as well.
The Catawba Singers Garner a Personal Invitation from Composer Eric Whitacre to Perform "Paradise Lost" in Chicago
Distinguished Concerts International in New York City (DCINY) has announced that the Catawba Singers under the direction of Professor Paul E. Oakley have been personally invited by the internationally celebrated composer, Eric Whitacre, to participate in a performance of Paradise Lost: Shadows and Wings. The performance is scheduled on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 in Chicago's historic Auditorium Theatre, right in the heart of Chicago, and will be the prelude event to the National Convention of the Am
Students Have Poems Published
Several Catawba students' poems have been published in the latest issue of Muse & Spirit, a magazine distributed by the Center for Faith and the Arts. These students wrote poems in response to art work displayed as part of the Center's Abstraction and Beyond exhibit, including a photograph by Dr. Seth Holtzman, a philosophy professor at Catawba. Lizzle Davis was selected as one of two featured poets for the magazine.
"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.
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.
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...
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.
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
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.
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.
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).
Catawba Athletics Now Features Various Post-Game Video Interviews
You can now watch video of Catawba's student-athletes after various home games on the Catawba Athletics website. Catawba Athletics also now has its own YouTube channel, which you can subscribe to at www.youtube.com/catawbaindians. Stay tuned there or at GoCatawbaIndians.com for various post-game interviews with the men and women of the Catawba Indians. Stephanie Cook '12, a Communication Arts major with minors in Spanish and Business Administration, is doing the videos as part of her internship
Catawba College's Dean of Performing Arts Selected for New National Leadership Development Program
Catawba College is pleased to announce that Dr. Woodrow Hood is one of only 42 mid-level administrators in higher education nationwide selected by the Council of Independent Colleges and the American Academic Leadership Institute to participate in a year-long Senior Leadership Academy. Individuals chosen for the program are mid-level administrators in higher education who aspire to senior leadership positions in independent colleges or universities.
Three Catawba Tutors to Present Paper at National Conference
Three students, all tutors at Catawba College's Writing Center, have had a paper accepted for presentation at the 2010 National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing. The students, Julie Gilley of Dobson and Elizabeth and Robert Sawyer, both of Salisbury, will present original research in a panel entitled "Calming the Sea: Creating a Comfortable Tutoring Environment" at the conference to be held in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 4-6.
Catawba College and Duke Energy Partner on Energy Management Pilot Program
In an effort to monitor and control its energy costs, Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina is partnering with Duke Energy on a yearlong energy management pilot program that is made possible by digital, smart grid technology. Through the energy management program, seven large buildings on the Catawba campus are equipped with digital smart meters that gather energy usage data for each building.
Junior Marshals Commissioned for Service during 2010-2011 Academic Year
Fifteen students were commissioned for service as Junior Marshals by Catawba College President Dr. W. Craig Turner in a ceremony held Wednesday, August 25 in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on campus.These Junior Marshals, who assist College Marshal David Pulliam, assure that order and dignity are observed during formal occasions at the college, including Semester Opening convocations, Award's Day, Baccalaureate, and Commencement, where they add order and dignity to the proceedings.
Catawba's Opening Convocation Includes Pomp, Music, Sage Advice and Humor
Elements representing the best of Catawba College were present when the institution officially convened for the 2010-2011 academic year on Thursday, August 26. The opening convocation ceremony took place in Omwake Dearborn Chapel and most of the campus attended. View VIDEO and PHOTOS from the event...
Catawba College Ranked 15th among Best Regional Colleges in the South
Catawba College continues to be ranked as one of the nation's Best Regional Colleges, according to the 2011 edition of "Best Colleges," published by U.S.News & World Report. In the edition, 319 colleges are ranked as "Best Regional Colleges" according to geographic region (North, South, Midwest, West) with Catawba ranked 15th among 96 of these colleges in the South.
Center for the Environment to Launch Catawba College Energy Corps
The Center for the Environment at Catawba College has received a $184,000 grant from the N.C. Energy Office's Student Energy Internship and Fellowship Program to launch the Catawba College Energy Corps. It was one of 23 private businesses, public agencies and public and private universities to receive a combined $5.6 million from the N.C. Energy Office for the program, which was funded with money from the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Catawba College Featured in "The Best 373 Colleges"
Again this year, Catawba College is one of the country's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features the school in the new 2011 edition of its guidebook, "The Best 373 Colleges."
STUDENT BLOG: Study Abroad in Spain - Three Different Cities in Three Days!
by Stephanie Cook '12. Bonjour from France! Our group has moved from Madrid to Paris and we are enjoying our time in this magnificent city! But, before we came to Paris, my friends and I had an action-packed weekend exploring Segovia, El Escritorial, and more parts of Madrid. I have a lot of cool information to share! Friday was the last day of classes. Luckily, my class had finished up the day before as well as Dr. Wilson's class so we were able to do whatever we wanted that day!
Catawba College Students Can Rent Textbooks This Fall
Catawba College students will have the option this fall to rent textbooks for their classes through the on-campus bookstore managed by Follett Higher Education Group. College Bookstore Manager Daniel Lowell says 40% of all titles for day classes and 37% of all titles for evening classes will be available for rent. According to Lowell, students spend between $600 and $800 each semester on textbooks for their classes and the new option of renting could save Catawba students hundreds of dollars.
'38 Alumnus Established New Scholarship at Catawba College before His Death
The late Eugene Deal of Mooresville, N.C., formerly of Charlotte, N.C., made a gift the year before his death to establish a scholarship at Catawba College named for him and his late wife. Deal, a 1938 alumnus of Catawba, died July 10, 2010. His wife predeceased him in 2005. The Evelyn S. and Eugene E. Deal Family Endowed Scholarship will be targeted to students who are graduates of South Rowan High School, members of First Reformed Church of Landis, N.C., and who are majoring in education.
STUDENT BLOG: Study Abroad in Spain - Keep Your Eyes Open and Ears Alert!
by Stephanie Cook '12. Hey everyone! Sorry it has been several days since I have written! Unfortunately I caught a bug that has been passed around the college and has kept me feeling horrible over the past few days. I am feeling a bit better and now have some energy to write.
Catawba College's Community Music Program Welcomes New Director
As Catawba College's Community Music Program marks its 26th year, it welcomes a new director – only its fourth since the program began in 1984. Erin Harper, who has worked with the program as its lead keyboard instructor, will fill the director's role held for the past 12 years by Dr. Julie Chamberlain. Chamberlain had accepted the program baton in 1997 when Elizabeth "Libby" Carlton, founder of the program, retired.
STUDENT BLOG: Study Abroad in Spain - VIVA ESPANA!
by Stephanie Cook '12. Hello everyone! Just got back from Barcelona a few hours ago. I thought Madrid was a really cool place, but after my excursion to the coast, I learned Barcelona is an even more fun and exciting place to visit! The city is absolutely gorgeous and filled with lots of history and BEAUTIFUL architecture. As we arrived in the city, it was obvious to see that there were Catalonian flags hanging from porches and windows...
STUDENT BLOG: Study Abroad in Spain - Classes at the University of Madrid and More
by Stephanie Cook '12. So the main reason I am here in Madrid is to take classes to help earn my Spanish minor. Each class is very lengthy; they are three hours long and they meet every day throughout the week. We only have weekends off and we even have to meet on one Saturday! It all works out though because the classes are only 3 and a half weeks long, which is a good deal!
Open House in Kannapolis for Catawba College's Evening Program
Catawba College's School of Evening Studies will sponsor an open house on Thursday, July 22, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the old Cabarrus Bank Building at 201 West Avenue in Kannapolis. Prospective students will be given an overview of the program and financial aid opportunities.
STUDENT BLOG: Study Abroad in Spain - Are We There Yet?
by Stephanie Cook '12. After a long 36 hours of traveling, we made it to our final destination! The jet lag was tough on my body, but I was too excited to focus on my exhaustion. Stepping out of the airport and breathing the cool European air was refreshing. Especially since we had a bit of a stagnant period at the airport after we landed and left the plane. One of the guys from Catawba could not find his luggage at the baggage claim!
STUDENT BLOG: Study Abroad in Spain - Hola mis amigos!
by Stephanie Cook '12. Greetings from the John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City! I am sitting in the gate with my fellow Catawba classmates waiting to board our plane at 11:20 PM. It is only 8:30 PM right now so we have a few hours to kill. Even though we have had to wait for a while, we were fortunate to have seen Beyonce and Jay-Z walk by us! Read more...
VIDEO TOUR of Catawba College on YOUniversityTV.com
Take a student-guided VIDEO TOUR of Catawba College! See and learn about our beautiful campus in historic Salisbury, North Carolina, including the 189-acre ecological preserve and 300-acre wildlife refuge. Hear from Catawba students and faculty as they cover topics including our offering of over 40 fields of study, our most popular majors, student life, the various campus buildings, extracurricular activities, admissions requirements, tuition and fees...
Catawba Chemistry Professor Attends Inaugural Summit to Advance Women's Leadership
Dr. Carol Miderski, a Catawba College chemistry professor, was among 51 senior women professors in chemistry and physics from 46 liberal arts colleges gathered in Washington, D.C. recently to participate in the first ever summit focused on the Advancement of Senior Women Scientists at Liberal Arts Colleges.
Catawba College Head Athletic Trainer Honored
Robert Casmus, head athletic trainer at Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina, is the recipient of the 2010 Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award. The National Athletic Trainers' Association presented the award June 24 during its 2010 annual meeting and clinical symposia held in Philadelphia, Pa.
VIDEO: Music Student Performs in Televised Horn Choir Session
Melanie Hudson '12, a music education major, recently played in a horn choir session along with Dr. Barry Sang, Professor of Religion and Instructor in Music at Catawba. The performance was broadcast by public access Channel 21 in Mecklenburg County. Hudson and Sang are regular members of the Horn Society of the Carolinas group, which was invited to perform for the televised session.
Catawba's Ketner School of Business Launches Common Summer Reading for Upper Level Students
All Catawba College students enrolled in upper level Business and Communication courses will be required to read an inaugural common reading, "1,000 Dollars & An Idea" by Sam Wyly, in preparation for their Fall 2010 courses.
Attend Open House for Catawba College's Evening Program
Catawba's School of Evening and Graduate Studies will sponsor an open house on Thursday, June 24, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on campus in Ketner Hall, Room 108. Prospective students will be given an overview of the evening program and financial aid opportunities. Two bachelor's degree programs are offered in the evening: Business Administration with concentrations in Management and Information Systems, and Birth-Kindergarten Education for community college graduates who have completed...
Catawba College Presidential Honor Roll Announced
A total of 133 students have been named to the Presidential Honor Roll List for the 2009-2010 academic year at Catawba College, according to Dr. W. Richard Stephens, Jr., Provost of the College. Students named to the Presidential Honor Roll List have achieved a 3.7 grade point average in 30 or more semester hours.
Catawba College Dean's List Announced
A total of 285 students have been named to the Dean's List for the spring semester at Catawba College, according to Dr. W. Richard Stephens, Jr., Provost of the College. Students named to the Dean's List have achieved a 3.5 grade point average in 15 or more semester hours.
June 17 Interest Meeting for Catawba College's Bachelor's Degree Completion Program at Davidson County Community College
Catawba College's School of Evening and Graduate Studies will hold a drop-in interest meeting regarding Catawba's Bachelor's Degree Completion Program on the main campus of Davidson County Community College from 6:00-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 17. The meeting will be held in the Conference Center Building at DCCC, Room 202.
Catawba College Gets $100,000 Grant to Help Retain First-Generation College Students
Catawba College has applied and been awarded a $100,000 grant to help strengthen its programs that support the education of first-generation college students. Catawba was one of 30 Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) member colleges and universities selected through a competitive application process to receive the grants funded by the Walmart Foundation to receive 2010 CIC/Walmart College Success Awards. All of the award recipients have undergraduate enrollment that includes at least 30 percen
STUDENT BLOGS: Food Science Course in Italy
Fifteen Catawba College students travelled to Italy with Dr. Mark Sabo during the Spring 2010 semester as part of the "Eating in the Arts and Sciences" honors course. They have shared their travel journals and recipes prepared during their studies in the form of blogs. Read blogs and view photos from Italy...
Catawba Graduates Set Sights on Their Futures
With their sights set on their futures, 276 Catawba College graduates received their diplomas Saturday, May 15 in two separate ceremonies held in Keppel Auditorium on campus. The ceremonies marked the institution's 159th year, but marked for most of the graduates, the beginning of their professional journeys. "I'll be going to one of the top schools for education in the country and I would never have dreamed of that," said 2010 Catawba College graduate Andrea Clabaugh of York, Pa.
Catawba Alumnus and Three Graduating Seniors Recognized at Commencement
A college alumnus and three graduating seniors received special recognition during the commencement exercises. The 2010 O.B. Michael Award, Whitener Medals, and Barbara Andrews Award were awarded during the ceremonies. Read more...
"Pass It On," Baccalaureate Speaker Tells Catawba Graduates
She gave them sound advice born of her own life's experience, and with her self-deprecating and unconventional humor, she had Catawba College's May 14th Baccalaureate audience laughing unabashedly. Mamie McCullough, Ph.D., a popular author and motivational speaker from Dallas, Texas, was the homilist for the service held in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel as part of Commencement Exercises for the college's Class of 2010.
Retiring Faculty Member Gives Keynote Address at Alpha Chi Induction
By Susan Shinn, Catawba College News Service. Graduates of Alpha Chi honor society paused to remember "what is" and ponder "what will be" in their graduation ceremony Friday in Catawba College's Omwake-Dearborn Chapel. About 75 students, parents, faculty and staff attended the 30-minute afternoon ceremony, followed by strawberries and cream on the lawn.
BLOG: Catawba College Newspaper Class Has End of Year Grill Out
By Cyndi Allison, Barbecue Master Blog. My 2010 college newspaper class took us from print to online with The Pioneer, so I am super proud of this hard working group. We like to end the year with a cook out. I do that now, because students were a bit challenged with grilling for groups. Hum. Let's see. One forgot to bring gas. Another had damp charcoal, and I had to run in and microwave the hot dogs before we starved. So, it works out for me to go ahead and do the grilling.
Catawba College Awards New Scholarships to Incoming Valedictorians and Salutatorians
High-achieving high school seniors to receive recognition for class rankings: Catawba College today unveiled a new scholarship to present to incoming, high school Valedictorians and Salutatorians. Students who achieve either one of these benchmarks will receive a merit scholarship from the Office of Admissions for their consistent, high academic achievements throughout high school. The new academic merit awards range from $1,000 to $1,500.
Catawba College to Host Graduation Exercises May 15
Catawba College's Keppel Auditorium of the Robertson College-Community Center will be the site of two graduation exercises on Saturday, May 15, and those planning to attend will need a ticket. On that day, 173 students in the College's traditional day program have the opportunity to participate in a 10 a.m. exercise, and 109 adult students in the College's School of Evening and Graduate Studies program will receive their diplomas in a 2 p.m. exercise.
Students Blog about Their Business Internship Experiences
Two students active in the Ralph W. Ketner School of Business Experiential Learning/Internship Program will be sharing their internship experiences through blogs. Senior and business administration majors Eric Schmehl and Timmy Readling are interning with ING Financial and Centry 21, respectively and are blogging about their experiences.
Mathematics Honor Society Inducts Members
The Catawba College Chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon, the mathematics honor society, inducted new members during an April 21 ceremony held in Ketner Hall on campus. Inductees include Spencer Ashley of Yadkinville; Dustin Craft of China Grove; Deon Cuffie-Joseph of Miramar, Fla.; Lori Fraley of Cleveland; Bridgett Henderson of Statesville; and Mary McKee of Mt. Airy. Faculty advisor for the organization is Dr. Douglas Brown.
Fifteen Students Commissioned as Catawba College Junior Marshals
Fifteen students from Catawba College's School of Evening and Graduate Studies were commissioned as Junior Marshals in an April 24 ceremony held in the Hurley Room on campus. Dean of the School of Evening and Graduate Studies, Dr. Edith Bolick, and College Marshal, Professor David Pulliam, officiated at the ceremony.
Catawba College Students Inducted into Honor Society
Twenty-six Catawba College students were inducted into Phi Epsilon, an honorary scholastic society, during a ceremony held Saturday, April 24 in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on campus. The honor society seeks to stimulate scholarship, develop character, encourage leadership, and create fellowship opportunities. Membership is open to rising juniors and seniors.
Catawba Student among Alpha Chi Convention Presentation Prize Winners
Twenty-two student members of Alpha Chi, the national college honor scholarship society, won $100 cash prizes for having the highest- rated conference presentations from their regions at the super-regional convention of Alpha Chi March 25-27 in Little Rock. Although faculty judges rated presentations in their fields of expertise, prizes were awarded regardless of field to the top 10 percent of presenters by geographic region.
Playing for Keeps: Peer to Peer Review
Barbara Fister, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN (Library Journal, 4/22/2010). Recently there has been some heated discussion on Collib-L about the use of new social technologies as tools to promote information literacy. Some librarians argued we should be involved in Twitter, Facebook, Second Life, and other Web 2.0 spaces to stay relevant.
VIDEO: 2010 Awards Convocation Highlights and Presentation of Awards
View highlights and presentation of awards from Catawba College's 2010 Spring Awards Convocation service. Speakers included Provost Dr. Rick Stephens and Chairman of the Board of Trustees Paul Fisher.
Catawba's Awards Convocation Recognizes Students, Faculty and Staff and Marks Earth Day in a Green Pig Kind of Way
Because it fell on Earth Day, Catawba College's Awards Convocation on April 22nd turned out to be just a little bit more. It was an opportunity for the campus to gather in the Omwake-Dearborn Chapel for what the Office of the Provost dubbed "Earth Hour." Students, faculty and staff turned off the lights, left their offices and residence halls, and celebrated the achievements of some, while promoting awareness and a commitment to energy efficiency and acknowledging the precious and finite resourc
Catawba College Wind Ensemble Shares Selections from Spring Tour
On Thursday, April 15, the Catawba College Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Stephen Etters, associate professor of music, embarked on its "Springtime in the Carolinas" tour. Approximately 30 students, with majors as diverse as Biology and Environmental Science, in addition to Music and Music Education, presented concerts in Concord, Rock Hill, Florence, and North Charleston before returning to the Catawba campus on Sunday, April 18.
Catawba's Education Honor Society New Members, Installs Officers
Catawba College's Theta Phi Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KPD) education honor society installed new officers for the 2010-2011 year and inducted 21 new members in a ceremony held at 7:00 p.m. April 13 in the Tom Smith Auditorium on campus. Dr. James K. Stringfield, dean of the Goodman School of Education and Physical Education, opened the ceremony with welcoming remarks to the inductees, members, and invited guests. Mrs. Pam Rutherford spoke about how new teachers can be effective and can thrive i
2010 Interdisciplinary Research Symposium Is Where Students Share Research
Their student research projects were diverse, but their pride in them was clear. Eleven different research projects were on display in the Leonard Lounge of the Cannon Student Center during Catawba College's 2010 Interdisciplinary Research Symposium. During a two-hour window, more than 100 faculty, staff and students had an opportunity to listen and learn about each of them.
2010 Spring Awards Convocation & Earth Day
Join us for the Annual Awards Ceremony at Catawba College on Thursday, April 22 from 11:00am to 12:00pm in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel. April 22nd is also Earth Day and by attending Awards Convocation, you will participate in our own version of "Earth Hour."
Catawba College Graduating Seniors Active in Job Search
Source: SalisburyPost.com. College graduation season is almost here, and that means thousands of college seniors in the Carolinas will soon be in the job market. One recent survey actually has some encouraging news for job seekers, but how easy will it really be to find work? According to a new survey by Career Builder, chances may be improving. The total number of employers planning to hire recent college graduates in 2010 – 44 percent – is relatively unchanged from 43 percent in 2009...
Catawba College Students to Share Research at 2010 Interdisciplinary Research Symposium
Students will be sharing their research from Catawba's various disciplines at the 2010 Interdisciplinary Research Symposium on Thursday, April 15th from 11am-1pm in the Cannon Student Center. This is a perfect opportunity to learn about what students are researching in relation to their majors on campus. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend. Free refreshments will be served. The symposium is co-hosted by Psi Chi, the Psychology Club, Tri Beta, and the American Chemical Society Affi
Catawba College Wind Ensemble on Tour
On Thursday, April 15, the Catawba College Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Stephen Etters, associate professor of music, will embark on its "Springtime in the Carolinas" tour. Approximately 30 students, with majors as diverse as Biology and Environmental Science, in addition to Music and Music Education, will present concerts in Concord, Rock Hill, Florence, and North Charleston before returning to the Catawba campus on Sunday, April 18.
Long-Serving Psychology Professor to Retire in May
By Susan Shinn, Catawba College News Service. In the spring of 1970, there was one overriding factor that brought Robin Roberts to Catawba College. "They offered me a job," Roberts says. Dr. Albert E. "Robin" Roberts is retiring in May after 40 years on the faculty. Roberts is chairman of the psychology department and Dr. Sheila Brownlow will take over those duties in fall 2010. Roberts is approaching retirement with his typical aplomb.
Students in Catawba College Honor Society Attend Convention
Catawba College's chapter of Alpha Chi sent five student delegates to the Alpha Chi Super-Regional Convention in Little Rock, Arkansas, March 25-28. Dr. Bethany Sinnott, a professor of English at Catawba, accompanied the students as Faculty Sponsor.
Catawba College Faculty Member Receives Award
Michael Eden, an instructor of physical education and assistant athletic trainer at Catawba College, is the recipient of the N.C. Athletic Trainers Association Educator of the Year Award. Eden received the award March 6th at the annual NCATA Symposium.
Catawba Faculty and Students Attend Annual Meeting of Psychological Association
Faculty and students of the Catawba College Psychology Department attended the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association in Chattanooga, Tenn., March 10-13. Students attending included Lauren Graham of Salisbury, N.C., Andrea Clabaugh of York, Pa., and Tiffany Sowers of Asheville, N.C.; faculty included Drs. Lyn Boulter and Sheila Brownlow.
"You've Got to Want It," Blakley Leonard Says
An online Battle of the Bands contest might seem an odd way for a student to be introduced to the college he or she would eventually attend, but that is exactly what happened in the case of Blakley Leonard of Abingdon, Va. Blakley's band, The Calendar Effect, came in second place in the Young Guns 2008 Battle of the Bands national online competition that Catawba College coordinates and hosts. It was actually a current Catawba music business student, Lara Poplo, who discovered Blakley's band...
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...
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.
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.
Lexington, N.C. Family to Appear in Jan. 31st "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"
A Lexington, N.C., family with three children who have a chance to go to college thanks to Catawba College and Davidson County Community College will be featured on a Sunday, January 31st episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (EMHE). That episode, featuring William and Tricia Creasy of Lexington, their twins Makenzie and Makayla, age five, and their oldest child, Britanny, age 12, airs 8-9 p.m. ET on ABC.
Catawba College Student Receives ACS Student Leadership Award
Catawba College senior Nathaniel Griffin of Boomer, N.C., has been selected to receive the American Chemical Society's (ACS) 2010 Student Leadership Award. The award will be presented to Griffin at the 2010 ACS Leadership Institute to be held in Fort Worth, Texas, January 22-24.
Catawba College Music Business Student Releases Debut Album
Lisa Easter admits she is on the fast track. She is a 20-year-old Catawba College senior, majoring in music business, and she has already released her first full-length album, "Welcome to My World," and spent a summer working on Warped Tour.
Student Blogs from London: Sites, Sounds and Situations
Catawba College students traveling to London over holiday break are sharing their London Theatre experiences in blogs posted on the Catawba website. The students were enrolled in the winter term course "London Sites, Sounds, and Situations" taught by Linda Kesler, Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts.
STUDENT BLOGS: Theatre in London: Sites, Sounds and Situations
Catawba College students traveling to London over holiday break will share their London Theatre experiences in blogs on this page. The students are all enrolled in the winter term course "London Sites, Sounds, and Situations" taught by Linda Kesler, Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts.
Music Business Student Releases Christmas Album
When Catawba College junior, Monica Ostroska of Salisbury, put together her "Merry Little Christmas" album, it was not just a seasonal offering, it was an exercise in her craft. The East Rowan High School graduate and fledgling songwriter/musician majoring in music business decided to do her own sort of capitalization on the holiday season.
Students in Business Ethics Class Give Back to Community
Students in Professor Pamela Thompson's fall Business Ethics Class completed part of their coursework by giving back to the community through volunteering their time and resources. Following is a list of students, including how they gave back...
National Education Consultant Larry Bell Pumps Up Prospective Teachers
"Kids don't care how much we know until they know how much you care," Larry Bell asserted and then added, "and when they know, 'it's on.' " Bell, a national education consultant and motivational speaker, spoke to a capacity audience of prospective teachers, current teachers and area educators at Catawba College's Tom Smith Auditorium on Thursday, Dec. 3rd. His message was delivered with good humor, laughter and plenty of audience participation.
Catawba Students Lobby on Capitol Hill
Members of the Catawba College student organization, ECO (Environment Catawba Outreach) were presented with a rare opportunity on Friday, November 13th. Restoring Eden, a faith-based environmental group, invited ECO to Washington D.C., to speak with North Carolina's senators.
Catawba Students Embrace Experiential Learning Opportunities
Catawba College Provost Dr. Rick Stephens believes experiential learning "puts flesh on the bones of classroom teaching." He and his faculty colleagues urge students to seek internships and experiential learning opportunities to round out their classroom experiences.
Catawba Gives Tuition to Children of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" Family
Three children of a Lexington, N.C. family who will be featured on an upcoming episode of "Extreme Makeover Home Edition" (EMHE) have a chance to go to college thanks to Catawba College. Catawba will provide the children of William and Tricia Creasey, twins Makenzie and Makayla, age five, and older sister Brittany, age 12, with two years each of full tuition scholarships to attend the College.
Catawba's Fall Semester Concludes
Catawba College students are anticipating Thanksgiving Break, scheduled November 25-29. The last day of classes before the break is Tuesday, Nov. 24. All college offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27. Fall semester classes will resume and all offices will reopen for normal business hours on Monday, Nov. 30.
Catawba's West Scholars Spend Fall Break on N.C. Coast
By Susan Shinn, Catawba College News Service. What do you get when you mix 24 college students, a tour of an historic downtown, teambuilding, a city high school and an ecotour hosted by Captain Joe? The West Scholars' first-year trip from Catawba College to Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach. This is the third group or cohort of West Scholars. Each year, each class takes one excursion together.
Scripture as the Human Word of God: Why Faith Contradicts Inerrancy
A brief quiz in preparation for the next Catawba College Community Forum:
If you believe the Bible is inerrant, then you may be:
(a) a Defender of the Faith.
(b) stuck in a Modernist rut.
(c) the Antichrist.
Internship Experiences Include Math, Alternative Rock, Even Bats
By Susan Shinn, Catawba College News Service. What do mathematics, alternative rock, bats and the N.C. Transportation Museum all have in common?
Students at Catawba College had summer internships related to these topics.
Four students shared their experiences in a colloquium Oct. 29 in Ketner Hall.
NCSU Representatives Speak to Aspiring Accountants at Catawba College
by Preston Hinkle, a student in the Ketner School of Business. Representatives from N.C. State University's Master of Accountancy program were on campus recently to speak to Catawba's aspiring accountants about their graduate program. The presentation was held in the Tom Smith Auditorium of Ketner Hall on October 8.
Catawba College Students Participate in Students of North Carolina Association of Educators’ Pinning Ceremony
Fifty-four Catawba College students were honored in a pinning ceremony October 14 for their admission to the Teacher Education Program. The ceremony, held in Tom Smith Auditorium, was sponsored by the Student North Carolina Association of Educators' (SNCAE). Joy Jenkins, Cleveland Elementary School and Salisbury-Rowan Teacher of the Year gave a brief presentation to the attendees.
National Honor Society at Catawba College Inducts New Members
Catawba College's Omicron Chapter of Alpha Chi, the national college honor society, held an initiation ceremony for candidates on Sept. 25th in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on campus. The ceremony was held in conjunction with the college's annual Family Weekend.
Trailblazer Sets Up Scholarship at Catawba College
By Susan Shinn, Catawba College News Service - Dave Robbins '66 never set out to be a trailblazer. But that's exactly what happened in his life and in his career. The Gastonia native, whose long professional career focused on basketball, actually left his hometown to play basketball at Oak Ridge Academy. He transferred to Catawba on a basketball scholarship in 1964 where he became a football and track performer who played two seasons of basketball.
Journalist/Author Kevin Sites to Speak at Catawba College
Award-winning journalist and author Kevin Sites will speak to Catawba College students and others in the campus community in Keppel Auditorium at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 14, and the public is invited to attend. Sites is the author of "In the Hot Zone: One Man, One Year, Twenty Wars," which was Catawba's 2009 Common Summer Reading.
Catawba College to Offer Classes at Davidson County Community College
In January 2010, Catawba College will enter into a unique academic relationship with Davidson County Community College (DCCC) in Lexington. Initial courses to be offered at DCCC beginning then will be associated with Catawba's Birth-Kindergarten program, offered currently on Catawba's campus to adult learners through its School of Evening and Graduate Studies.
New Scholarship Memorializes Wife of '71 Catawba College Alumnus
Dr. Kathleen G. Lee-Stevens never attended Catawba College, but thanks to a new scholarship established in her memory, future female students from some key North Carolina counties who shared her love of English, Education and Political Science will have that opportunity.
Catawba Alumna Named 2010 Principal of Year for the Rowan-Salisbury School System
Source: SalisburyPost.com - Rebecca "Becky" Kepley-Lee, principal of Cleveland Elementary School, has been selected as the 2010 Wachovia Principal of the Year for the Rowan-Salisbury School System in a program sponsored by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction and Wachovia Corp., a part of Wells Fargo Co.
Catawba's Student Newspaper, "The Pioneer," Goes Out of Print
Since 1926, Catawba College's student newspaper, The Pioneer, has been a printed publication. Not anymore; it's now online at www.catawba.edu/pioneer. Students enrolled in Communication Arts Instructor Cyndi Wittum's Applied Journalism course have been working on stories and photographs for the new online site since the beginning of the fall semester.
Catawba College Receives Grant for Epifluorescence Microscope
Thanks to a $48,804 grant that Catawba College received from the N.C. Biotechnology Research, science students now have access to a new Epifluorescence Microscope. The new microscope was installed in the Shuford Science Building on campus in late August, replacing one that was almost 20 years old.
Catawba College Student Receives Research Stipend
A Catawba College student has received a $1,000 research stipend from the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) to perform research. Only five research stipends were awarded throughout the state by the NCICU.
New Yamaha Keyboard Lab Installed at Catawba College
Faculty and staff in Catawba College Music Department are still celebrating a new Yamaha keyboard laboratory recently installed by department members in Hoke Hall on campus. The lab, which includes a teacher station, audio hardware, lab peripherals and software, plus 16 student stations, will further integrate technology into the music curriculum offered to Catawba students.
Catawba College Nets 17 Nominations in Metrolina Theatre Association Awards Competition
A BIG congratulations to all of the Catawba College Theatre Arts Directors, Designers, and Actors listed below for their 2008-09 nominations by the Metrolina Theatre Association! The Awards Ceremony is scheduled in Charlotte on September 20. Visit Metrolinatheatre.org for more information.
Catawba College Ranked 14th among Best Baccalaureate Colleges in the South
Catawba College is one of the nation's best baccalaureate colleges according to the 2010 edition of "America's Best Colleges," published by U.S.News & World Report. These 319 baccalaureate colleges are ranked according to geographic region (North, South, Midwest, West) with Catawba ranked 14th among 102 of these colleges in the South. Catawba moved up in this ranking category from 17th in 2009.
Catawba Alumni Seek to Memorialize Beloved Professor, Dr. David E. Faust
A gray moustache, a rose bud boutonniere, a black beret and an unquenchable passion for teaching are just some of the most remembered attributes of the late Dr. David Earl Faust who served for 38 years on the faculty at Catawba College. Faust, a professor of religion and history, was also known for his memorable greeting, "There you are!" which he almost always enthused upon seeing a student, a colleague, an acquaintance or friend.
Coach Popp Honored with Scholarship at Catawba College
Joe Popp '52 of Mooresville, N.C., was the eldest son of nine children in a Yugoslavian immigrant family living in Johnstown, Pa., when Catawba College Football Coach Gordon Kirkland made him an offer that he did not refuse. Kirkland offered Joe a chance to attend Catawba College on a football scholarship and Joe did...
The Center for the Environment at Catawba College Featured on Recent WSOC-TV Going Green Segment
Source: www.wsoctv.com. Eco-Friendly Classroom Educates College Students: Students at a local college might have a hard time finding their classes this fall because one classroom is designed to blend in with its surroundings.Nestled in the woods next to Catawba College in Salisbury is a building that almost seems at one with nature.
Course Offerings Through Catawba College Community Music
The Catawba College Community Music Program is now accepting enrollments for the Fall 2009 semester. All lessons and classes will begin the week of September 14. Celebrating 25 years of musical excellence, Catawba Community Music will offer the following courses for aspiring music students of all ages and abilities.
Catawba College's Community Music Program Marks 25th Year
It started in 1984 with only 12 students enrolled in a Music and Movement class using Orff-based music concepts. Now, as it marks its 25th anniversary, Catawba College's Community Music program has grown to serve more than 100 students each semester and to offer a Musikgarten program, vocal ensembles for children and youth, instrumental ensembles for youth, songwriting classes, piano classes, drama classes, and private instruction on almost any instrument.
STUDENT BLOG: Interning at the Canadian Embassy - Summer Recap
by Cyle Petersen '10. After safely arriving back in Salisbury after a 9-hour train ride, which gave me lots of time to think about all I had done in the past 2 months, I thought it would be interesting to recap my summer to everyone else. My summer seemed normal while it was happening because it was roughly the same each week, but after leaving I have realized that I would never have had the opportunity to do all the things...
Salisbury Couple Establishes New Scholarship at Catawba
George and Blanche Greene '70 Glover of Salisbury have made a gift to establish at new scholarship at Catawba College which will benefit students from Rowan County who demonstrate financial need. The George and Blanche Glover Family Endowed Scholarship honors Blanche Greene Glover and the time she was a student at Catawba.
STUDENT BLOG: Interning at the Canadian Embassy - Let the Countdown Begin!
by Cyle Petersen '10. The end is coming near here in Washington, but the workload definitely isn't letting up yet. As my boss promised me, July would be very busy as Congress attempts to push through as much legislation as possible before the August recess. I have enjoyed it though because I have gotten to go to more and more hearings that are pretty interesting.
'48 Graduate Creates Scholarship in Memory of His Wife and Brother
When Harold Bowen '48 of Lexington looks back on his life of 88 years, he has accomplished much and he credits Catawba College for setting him on his successful life's path. Now, Bowen is doing something to pay Catawba back; he has established a scholarship at the College in memory of his wife, Jean Reid Bowen '49, and twin brother, Carroll W. Bowen '46.
STUDENT BLOG: Interning at the Canadian Embassy - Part 2 of My 8 Week Program
by Cyle Petersen '10. Monday morning seemed a bit odd because I hadn't gotten up early to go to work since the previous Tuesday, which preceded my 5-day weekend that included Canada Day and the 4th of July! Nonetheless, it was back to the grind for another week.
Catawba Graduate Student Named 2009 N.C. American History Teacher of the Year
Rowan-Salisbury School System's Theresa Pierce has been selected as the 2009 North Carolina Gilder Lehrman Preserve American History Teacher of the Year winner. As a state finalist, Pierce will now become eligible to compete this fall for the national title, which will be awarded by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
Catawba College Takes Steps to Become a More Unified Digital Campus
It will take almost two years and cost close to four million dollars, but when all is said and done, Catawba will have a more unified digital campus. The college is converting its current and disparate campus enterprise computing systems to the SunGard Higher Education Banner system with a projected go-live date for the new system of February 2011.
Catawba College Students Continue to Be Finalists in National BMI Foundation's John Lennon Songwriting Contest
Not one, not two, but three Catawba College students have been selected as finalists in the 12th annual John Lennon Songwriting Contest. This brings to five the number of Catawba students who have placed either first, second or third in the Lennon competition in the past four years, an unparalleled feat in a contest that draws thousands of entries each year from student songwriters across the country.
STUDENT BLOG: Interning at the Canadian Embassy - A Week of Festivities
by Cyle Petersen '10. This week definitely would have to take home the prize for most fun so far. With two different national holiday celebrations in the same week, the celebrations were to be expected. Although there were many parties and celebrations, I did have to get through Wednesday night before the fun could begin.
STUDENT BLOG: Interning at the Canadian Embassy - Week Three
by Cyle Petersen '10. After the first two weeks here in Washington, I didn't think it was possible to get any busier ... boy was I wrong. Week three left me with only minutes each day to sit and relax. This week I had a two hour lecture, two Congressional hearings to cover, a two hour morning seminar, a small group meeting at a local law firm, an all-day law school forum, a mid-term and a 30 minute group presentation to stuff into my schedule on top of my full-time internship and class schedule.
STUDENT BLOG: Interning at the Canadian Embassy - Another Busy Week in Washington!
by Cyle Petersen '10. After a much needed weekend off, Monday morning had come around again. It's always nice to have a few days off but I actually look forward to going to my internship every morning. The people are all so nice and laid back so it makes it fun to work there. I didn't have any work leftover from the previous week and my bosses were all pretty busy taking care of their overloaded e-mail accounts so I didn't do a whole lot of important Canadian Embassy stuff...
STUDENT BLOG: Interning at the Canadian Embassy - Hello from Washington DC
by Cyle Petersen '10 - I've now been in the nation's capital for exactly one week. It seems like I have experienced a year's worth of sightseeing, local culture, and the like already with very minimal rest time to even reflect on it. So here goes...
VIDEO: Bungee Jumping in Costa Rica
Catawba Student Riker Gold bungees off a platform while on an excursion in Costa Rica during the Language Immersion program in Summer, 2009. This program grants students six hours of Catawba College credit and includes four hours a day of class five days a week for four weeks. Excursions and cultural activities are also a program expectation. Coursework is available at all levels of study. Catawba College faculty and staff direct the program and travel with the group. Read more...
Academic Departments Form Schools at Catawba College
The academic structure at Catawba College is changing. In addition to different academic departments headed by chairs, academic departments will now be affiliated with five different schools, each headed by a dean. Overseeing the five schools and serving as the institution's chief academic officer is Provost Dr. Rick Stephens who joined the College in January.
"In the Hot Zone" by Kevin Sites Selected as 2009 Common Summer Reading
In the Hot Zone: One Man, One Year, Twenty Wars, by Kevin Sites, has been chosen as the Common Summer Reading for 2009. The book details journalist Kevin Sites's travels through 20 distinct world conflicts from 2005-2006, during which time he was the war correspondent for Yahoo.com.
Catawba College Presidential Honor Roll Announced
A total of 120 students have been named to the Presidential Honor Roll List for the 2008-2009 academic year at Catawba College, according to Dr. W. Richard Stephens, Jr., Provost of the College. Students named to the Presidential Honor Roll List have achieved a 3.7 grade point average in 30 or more semester hours. Students on the Presidential Honor Roll List include...
Center for Environment Receives Grant from Robertson Foundation
The Center for the Environment at Catawba College has received a $25,000 grant from the Blanche and Julian Robertson Family Foundation for the Center's Clean Air Initiative. The Robertson Foundation funds will be used to assist the Center in meeting the matching requirements for its CMAQ (Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality) grant with the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
Catawba Student Tapped as Undergrad Scientist at NC Biotech Center
Source: www.ncbiotech.org - Undergraduates at 15 North Carolina schools have won competitive grants for life-science research. The Undergraduate Research Fellowship Award program was unveiled this year by the North Carolina Biotechnology Center. It brings to 19 the number of grant and loan programs administered by the Center to support education, research, commercialization and company development.
Catawba College Dean's List Announced
A total of 257 students have been named to the Dean's List for the spring semester at Catawba College, according to Dr. W. Richard Stephens, Jr., Provost of the College. Students named to the Dean's List have achieved a 3.5 grade point average in 15 or more semester hours. Read more...
With An Associate's Degree (A.A. or A.S.), Transfer Students Meet All Gen Ed Requirements
Are you worried about losing credits if you transfer to Catawba College? Don't be. If you have an associate's degree from an accredited community college, all of your general education requirements at Catawba will be met.
New Members Inducted into Tri-Beta Honor Society at Catawba College
The Catawba College Chapter of Beta Beta Beta, the national biology honor society, inducted 13 new members at its annual induction ceremony of April 22, 2009. The ceremony was conducted by president Rachel Roberts of Knoxville, Tenn.; vice-president Kyle Ganow of State College, Pa.; secretary Katrina Pergerson of Spring Lake, N.C.; and faculty advisor Dr. Steve Coggin.
Catawba College Student Awarded Fellowship at N.C. Research Campus
Catawba College student Nathan Griffin of Boomer, N.C., has applied and been awarded an Undergraduate Biotechnology Research Fellowship by the N.C. Biotechnology Center. The fellowship will allow Griffin to work during the 2009-2010 academic year with a research associate in the laboratory of Steven Zeisel at the UNC Chapel Hill unit on the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis.
Catawba's Evening and Graduate Studies Program is Turning Green, but Not with Envy
In an effort to cut down on paper use and align itself with Catawba's efforts to be a greener campus, the School of Evening and Graduate Studies will be posting all course syllabi online beginning in the first summer block of 2009 and henceforth. The syllabi will be available on the program's website at www.catawba.edu/evening.
Catawba College Students Share Research at 2009 Interdisciplinary Research Symposium
Evan Hall wanted to find out more about the differential attachment of Glochidia Larvae on male and female mosquito fish, while Rachel Roberts researched if painting recycle bins to look like cows would alter recycling behavior. Catawba College students from all academic disciplines had an opportunity to showcase research they had conducted at an annual Interdisciplinary Research Symposium held April 23rd...
Twelve Students Commissioned as Catawba College Junior Marshals
Twelve students from Catawba College's School of Evening and Graduate Studies were commissioned as Junior Marshals in an April 18 ceremony held in Tom Smith Auditorium. Dean of the School of Evening and Graduate Studies, Dr. Edith Bolick, and College Marshal, Professor David Pulliam, officiated at the ceremony.
First Business Scholars Weigh in on Their First Year at Catawba College
Catawba College's first two Business Scholars, Gail Murray of Brunswick County and Josh Owens of Cabarrus County, were not considering Catawba until late in their decision-making process about where they would enroll after high school graduation.
Thirteen Catawba College Students Inducted into Alpha Sigma Lambda
Thirteen students in Catawba College's School of Evening and Graduate Studies Program were inducted into the College's chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society during a ceremony held April 15 in Tom Smith Auditorium on campus. Officers for the honor society were also installed during the ceremony.
Collaboration Between Four-Year Colleges and Universities and Community Colleges Is Key in Today's Economic Climate
"Community colleges are the solution to so many economic challenges which face our state and nation today," Phil Kirk, vice president for external relations at Catawba College, told trustees and presidents attending the annual Law Conference sponsored by the North Carolina Association of Community College Trustees meeting in the Research Triangle Park on April 16th.
Students, Faculty and Staff Recognized at Catawba College's Awards Convocation
Students, faculty and staff at Catawba College were recognized at the institution's annual Awards Convocation held Thursday, April 16, 2009 in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on campus. The event is an opportunity for the campus community to recognize student achievements in a variety of academic and service areas, as well as faculty and staff members for their significant contributions to the institution.
2009-2010 Student Government Association Officers Installed
Two students, Cecilia Runge of Milford, N.J., and Katie Hill of Fayetteville, were given a gavel traditionally awarded to the retiring president of the Student Government Association (SGA). Runge served as SGA president during the fall term and Hill served as SGA president during the spring term.
Award Recognitions (Spring Convocation, 2009)
Danielle Schneider of New Castle, Del., received the David Hoyle Award for Outstanding Service in the area of student activities. It is awarded annually to a student who has made exemplary contributions to all areas of student activities. The new Mr. and Miss Catawba, elected to serve the College in the coming year, were announced at the convocation. Read more...
Whitener Medal Recipients
The recipients of the Whitener Medals were announced at the awards convocation but will actually receive their awards during Catawba's May 9th graduation exercise. They are Jill Archambault of Glens Falls, N.Y., and Jared Kenish of Glassboro, N.J. Named in honor of the late Dr. Edgar Whitener of High Point who served as president of the Catawba Board of Trustees from 1925-44...
Catawba Students Named to Who's Who
Seventeen students were announced as inductees into Who's Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Nominated by members of the college community and selected by a committee of faculty and students, these students are active leaders and scholars on campus. They include the following students...
Young Catawba College Couple Makes Gift to Create New Scholarship Fund
Colan '03 and Courtney Blum Potemra '06 of Raleigh both just graduated from Catawba College within the past six years, however, they have already begun to give back to their alma mater in earnest. The couple recently made a gift to create a new endowed scholarship fund at the college and is encouraging their fellow alumni to consider doing the same.
Catawba College Representatives Attend Honor Society Convention & Catawba Student Wins Scholarship
Catawba College's Omicron Chapter of Alpha Chi, a national college honor scholarship society, was recently represented at the Alpha Chi national convention held April 2-4 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Omicron Chapter President Kenzie Brogden, a senior from Wilmington, N.C., and Faculty Sponsor Dr. Bethany Sinnott represented the Catawba chapter.
Corn, Vehicles, Catawba, Law and Home: Five Words Hold Special Meaning to Barrister Franklin Smith
If you talk a while with attorney Franklin Smith of Elkin, North Carolina, he is likely to touch on five words that hold a very special meaning for him. In his deep, resonant Southern voice, honed through years of practice in the courtroom, he will probably explain exactly why these words figure so prominently in his life.
Catawba College's ACS Student Affiliates Chapter Is Finalist
Catawba College's American Chemical Society (ACS) Student Affiliates Chapter was selected as one of the four finalists for the National Chemistry Week 2008 Chemvention competition. The chapter's entry was selected based on its level of originality, creativity and the coherent manner in which it was presented. As a finalist, the chapter was awarded a $1000 check to be used toward travel to an ACS national meeting.
New Provost Is an Advocate of Always Having a Plan B
Catawba College's new provost, Dr. W. Richard Stephens, Jr. is an advocate for always having a Plan B. In fact, he credits a series of Plan Bs for helping shape his career in academe. "Life often demands that you take a step back, two steps to the right or left and then go forward again," he explains. Rick Stephens has heeded life's demands.
STUDENT BLOGS: Savannah, GA – History, Ecology, Education, and Fantastic Food!
Student Blogs by the West Teaching Scholars in their Spring 2009 excursion to Savannah, Georgia. Thirty-one teaching scholars, along with faculty and staff from Catawba College's Ritchie Academy for Teaching, traveled to Savannah, Georgia January 17-20 and were amazed by the history and ecology of this Southern city and its coastal islands.
Student Achievements Recognized at Opening Convocation, New Provost and Vice President of Enrollment Management Welcomed
When members of the Catawba College community gathered for Opening Convocation on Thursday, January 22, it was for the purpose of recognizing outstanding academic student achievements. It was also an opportunity for College President Dr. Craig Turner to formally introduce two new administrators.
Catawba College Dean's List Announced
A total of 247 students have been named to the Dean's List for the 2008 fall semester at Catawba College, according to Dr. Edith Bolick, Interim Provost of the College. Students named to the Dean's List have achieved a 3.5 grade point average in 15 or more semester hours.
China: Endless Potential (January Community Forum)
In May of 2008, Dr. John B. Green, Jr., Associate Professor of Marketing in Catawba College's Ketner School of Business, traveled to China with a group of Catawba students and members of the local community. They visited Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, and points in between, exploring the culture and business environment of this emerging Asian giant.
New Scholarship at Catawba College Targets Females Majoring in Business
Catawba College alumna Sally Whitney '77 of Mooresville has made a gift to establish the Parham-Whitney Family Endowed Scholarship Fund at her alma mater. The new fund will provide scholarship assistance to deserving females majoring in business.
Catawba Students Create Christmas Trees as Capstone Project for Business Class
The shy smile on George McCleave's face spoke volumes about how the Brightmoor Nursing Home resident felt about the Christmas tree he was given by Catawba College students. The tree was a final project for the students' Operations Management class, a product that different teams had assembled using specialized tools and seven different raw materials, including coat hangers.
Catawba Students Save Money on Textbooks
Catawba College students are saving money by buying and selling used books and the College bookstore is committed to help continue that trend by securing as many used books as possible. Students were able to buy more than 50% of their textbooks used for the Fall 2008 semester and through used books sales and buyback dollars saved more than $244,000 during the 07-08 fiscal year.
Business Leaders to Mentor Catawba College Students
A new Business Mentor Program launched by Catawba College's Ketner School of Business will pair junior and senior business majors with successful business leaders who are members of the Business Advisory Board, alumni or friends of the college. The program will provide an essential link between the classroom and business reality, according to Professor Pam Thompson, chair of the Ketner School of Business.
Alumnus Enjoys Strong Ties, Deep Roots at Catawba College
"I'm telling you, I really go deep with Catawba," says Randy Southard of Stokesdale, a 1974 College alumnus, and as he explains, one realizes how truthful his statement is. Southard describes himself as "just a little wet behind the ears kid from Stokesdale" who ended up as a student at Catawba thanks to two people with ties to the institution, both of whom were named Ron.
First Family Scholarship Established Through Estate of Katharine Weisiger Osborne
Through a gift from the estate of the Katharine Weisiger Osborne, a Catawba College Trustee who died on April 3, 2008, a new First Family Scholarship has been established at the College. The Katharine W. Osborne First Family Endowed Scholarship will assist future students of high academic quality in attending Catawba.
Catawba Student Receives Clariant Corporation Scholarship
Through the Independent College Fund of North Carolina, Charlotte-based Clariant Corporation – the U.S. headquarters of one of the world's leading makers of specialty chemicals – has awarded three $2,000 scholarships for the 2008-2009 academic year to students planning for careers teaching math or science.
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 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.
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).
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.
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.
National Honor Society at Catawba College Inducts New Members
Catawba College's Omicron Chapter of Alpha Chi, the national college honor society, held an initiation ceremony for candidates Friday, Sept. 19 in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on campus. The ceremony was held in conjunction with the college's annual Family Weekend.
Scholarship Is Just Another Way to Give Back
Albert H. "Tuck" Gudger, Sr., a 1948 alumnus of Catawba College, says a new scholarship he has established at the institution is just another way he is "giving back." Preference for the Albert H. "Tuck" Gudger, Sr. Scholarship will be given to a wide receiver on the football team, a position that Gudger once held.
"Year of China" Is Focus at Catawba during '08-'09
The 2008-2009 academic year marks the "Year of China" at Catawba College, according to the institution's Glenn and Addie Ketner Center for International Studies. A faculty-staff coordinating committee selected China as the focus for Catawba's inaugural "Year of …." program in part because of the focus that the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing brought to that country. In recent years, China, the most populous nation in the world, has emerged as a political and economic force, with Chinese products f
"War (In Peaces)" to Be Offered by Catawba College Students
First-year theatre arts students will present "War (In Peaces)," a production of seven improvisational pieces featuring unique short scenes, poems, songs, dance and other exciting surprises during Catawba College's Family Weekend Sept. 19-21.
Grief and Cleansing Are Themes in Catawba College's Production of "The Women of Lockerbie"
"Hatred will not be the last word in Lockerbie." This line uses just a few words to encapsulate the theme from Catawba College's upcoming production of "The Women of Lockerbie." The production runs at 6:55 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 23 and 24, and at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 25-27, in Hedrick Little Theatre of the Robertson College-Community Center at Catawba. It is the first play of the Blue Masque's 2008-2009 season.
Catawba College Named One of Nation's Best Music Schools for 2009
For the second year in a row, Catawba College has been named one of the nation's best music schools by "In Tune Monthly." Catawba was one of only 38 institutions included in the magazine's listing of The Best Music Schools of 2009.
One Card, Many Uses – The Catawba ONE Card
This year, Catawba College students, along with faculty and staff members, are using their Catawba ONE Card. It's their official College picture ID and allows them access to almost everything on campus, but it can also be used like a debit card at some key on-campus locations and at several local merchants.
Name of Generous and Anonymous Donor to Catawba College Revealed
For years, dozens of needy students at Catawba College received scholarship assistance thanks to an anonymous donor. Now, more than five years after this donor's death, those students and future students will know to whom they need to be thankful.
Two Catawba College Students Receive Double Awards
Two Catawba College seniors have been recognized with double awards. Katrina Pergerson of Spring Lake, N.C., and Rachel Roberts of Knoxville, Tenn., both received a Yarbrough Research Grant from the N.C. Academy of Science and a stipend from North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities for use on their student projects.
Two Catawba College First-Year Students Share Their Perspective on BookRevue
Students in Catawba College's Class of 2012 were required to read Jim Wooten's book, "We Are All the Same" over the summer in preparation for their first-year experience. This common summer reading provides a common thread for intellectual discussion during their first-year seminar classes in the fall and during their classes on globalization in the spring.
Opening Convocation Marks New Academic Year and New President at Catawba
Catawba College's opening convocation held Thursday, August 29 in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel marked the start of a new academic year, Catawba's 157th, and a new president, Catawba's 21st. President Dr. W. Craig Turner convened the college and officiated as employees of the College were recognized for their years of service.
Catawba College's Community Music Program Announces the Addition of New Faculty Members
Catawba College's Community Music Program is pleased to announce the addition of new faculty members for 2008-2009 classes. This program is now enrolling students for classes, ensembles and lessons. Classes and lessons begin the week of September 8, 2008. To register or for more information, please call the Catawba College Community Music Office...
Catawba College Ranked 17th among Best Baccalaureate Colleges in the South
Catawba College is ranked 17th in the South among the nation's 319 best baccalaureate colleges, according to the 2009 edition of "America's Best Colleges," published by U.S. News & World Report. These baccalaureate colleges are ranked according to geographic region (North, South, Midwest, West).
Catawba College Professor Collaborates with Students on Paper Which Is Published
Catawba College professor of psychology, Dr. Sheila Brownlow, collaborated with two of her students, Stephanie Valentine and Alvin Owusu, to produce a paper which has been published. The paper, "Women Athletes' Mental Rotation Under Stereotypic Threat" has been published by Perceptual and Motor Skills.
Three Panelists to Speak August 26th at Catawba College BookRevue
Three panelists will provide insights and perspectives on Catawba College's 2008 common reading selection, "We Are All the Same," when they participate in the annual BookRevue on campus Tuesday, August 26th.
Catawba College Welcomes Students to Institution's 157th Academic Year
Catawba College's fall semester classes in the traditional day program began Thursday, August 21, and preliminary projections indicate close to 900 students will be enrolled. This figure includes returning students as well as first-time and transfer students. A final enrollment tally will not be available until after the drop/add period concludes August 27.
Catawba's Theatre Arts Department Continues to Be Nationally Ranked in The Princeton Review's "Best 368 Colleges"
Again this year, Catawba College's Theatre Arts Department is nationally ranked. It is rated tenth in the nation for best college theatre, according to the 2009 edition of The Princeton Review's "Best 368 Colleges" guide which hit bookstands July 29.
Enroll Now for Catawba College Community Music's Fall Classes
The Catawba College Community Music Program is now enrolling students for 2008-2009 classes, ensembles and lessons. Providing quality music education and opportunities for students of all ages and levels of ability since 1984, Community Music is located in the Williams Music Building, Music Annex and the Hoke Building on the campus of Catawba College.
Women's Soccer Team Makes Trip to Great Britain
Lainey Nichols, who hails from Frederick, Md., is a senior English major and art minor at Catawba. She plays center mid on Catawba's women's soccer team. She hopes to pursue a career in public relations after graduation. Lainey is the daughter of Chuck and Kathy Nichols. Lainey's mom, Kathy is a 1981 Catawba alumna who played field hockey and was a cheerleader while she was a student at Catawba.
A Dad Remembered and Deserving Students Assisted with New Scholarship
The late Daniel H. Elkins, Jr. never attended Catawba College, but his two sons did, both graduating from the institution. Daniel Elkins, however, was a great advocate for the institution. According to son Gary Elkins '75 of Winston-Salem, Daniel Elkins believed Catawba College embodied everything a college should be – a beautiful campus, gracious and friendly people, and graduates who made fine employees.
BLOG: Notes from Brussels - Week 8: Saying Goodbye to Brussels, Belgium
by Shahin Soltan '09. My last full week of work and stay in Belgium was not very hectic. I was left more alone to work on the continuously incoming bank statements. The only major project I worked on was to help prepare data for use in a press release about the first half of 2008. I had to create excel files with formulas which could be used in the release...
Catawba Couple Establishes New Scholarship
Gregory W. '74 and Gordene "Deanie" McMordie '72 Singleton of New Bern, N.C., have established a new scholarship at their alma mater in memory of Deanie's father, the late Francis McMordie of Lewisville, N.C. Preference for the McMordie-Singleton Scholarship at Catawba College will be given to a student-athlete who is a member of the football team, of good academic standing, good character, not attending the institution on a full athletic scholarship, and who has a demonstrated need.
Paid Summer Internship Lands Catawba Student with the Birds
Catawba College rising sophomore Jake McClain of Williamsburg, Va., landed a paid internship near his home during the summer of 2008, working as a research technician for the Center for Conservation Biology at the College of William and Mary.
New Catawba Scholarship Is Both a Nod to One Family's History and a Leg Up for Future Students
Frances Bradsher Busby of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is paying tribute to her family’s involvement with Catawba College through a new First Family Scholarship she has established at the institution. The Florence Busby Corriher First Family Scholarship is established in memory of Mrs. Busby’s late mother-in-law, the former director of dramatics at Catawba and founder of Catawba’s Blue Masque. Preference for this scholarship will be given to students majoring in theatre arts.
BLOG: Notes from Brussels - Week 7: A Day Trip to Paris
by Shahin Soltan '09. This was a very exciting week for me. I had great things going on at work and I was visiting Paris for the first time in my life. At the Delhaize Corporate offices, I continued on with the bank statements that I have handled since one of my former supervisors left the company. I was given a few other projects, including mapping new cost centers for the "bank of the group," Delcor, and once again, reconciliation of the two different accounting systems.
BLOG: Notes from Brussels - Week 6: On the Job and Planning a Trip to Paris
by Shahin Soltan '09. This week was the most challenging week for me at work. The person I was working for, Michel, had left the company and I was basically given all of his responsibilities. I had to rely on the weeks of training that he had given me and see how much I had really learned. Although there were lots of things to do, I enjoyed it because as my responsibilities grew, so did my performance level.
Couple's Estate Gifts Designated for Establishing New Catawba College Scholarship
Gifts from the estates of the late Henry Wilson Tysinger, Jr., and his wife, Helen Bost Tysinger, have been designated for the establishment of a new scholarship at Catawba College, memorializing Mr. Tysinger's late sister, Catherine Victoria Tysinger, a Catawba College alumna of the class of 1937.
BLOG: Notes from Brussels - Week 5 of Internship in Brussels, Belgium
by Shahin Soltan '09. This week at work was a little bit different than the other weeks. I had been working on a power presentation for all the Food Lion interns in Salisbury, N.C. I was supposed to present what I've learned so far and how those results compared to what I had expected to get out of this internship. Also, I talked about how Food Lion had prepared me for coming over here and whether that was adequate preparation or not.
Catawba College Student Representing N.C. at First Student Congress on Statesmanship
By Sara Gregory, www.salisburypost.com. Catawba College student Elizabeth Mae Edwards, 21, will represent North Carolina at the Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship's first Student Congress. U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole nominated Edwards, who interned in Dole's office during her freshman year at Catawba. Edwards is majoring in political science.
BLOG: Notes from Brussels - Week 4 of Internship in Brussels, Belgium
by Shahin Soltan '09. My fourth week was a bit more exciting than the previous one. Monday probably was my favorite day at work so far. We cracked a lot of jokes and laughed together at work, but we also got plenty of stuff done. I was given a task to analyze this year's budget for the different entities of the Delhaize Group. It wasn't an easy job considering the organization is large.
BLOG: The China Ten - A Look Back on the Trip to China
by Brad Ross '09. After a fun-filled night in Beijing, the following day we had to pack up our overstuffed luggage and begin the long trip back to the U.S.A. But during the 20+ hours of flying and the four connecting flights, Catawba College's China Ten had plenty of experiences to reminisce about.
Catawba College Alumnus William Lacy Swing '56 Officially Named Head of IOM
By BRADLEY S. KLAPPER, Associated Press Writer. U.S. diplomat William Lacy Swing, a former U.N. envoy to Congo, won a two-thirds majority of votes from the member countries of the International Organization for Migration for a five-year term to be its director. The 125-nation agency, which has an annual budget of nearly $800 million, has been run by an American since 1969, and has long been viewed as a U.S.-dominated body.
Catawba College's Teacher Education Program Reaccredited
Catawba College's Teacher Education Program has been reaccredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). At an April 2008 meeting of NCATE's Unit Accreditation Board, Catawba's Teacher Education Program application for accreditation was considered and approved as meeting all required standards.
BLOG: Notes from Brussels - Week 3 of Internship in Brussels, Belgium
by Shahin Soltan '09. This week was a fairly calm week in Brussels. My friend Arvin left on Tuesday which wasn't very much fun, but what made things better was that my mom came to see me the same day. I felt bad for my mother because she took the bus all the way from Sweden. She left Sweden on Monday and didn't get here until Tuesday. It was more than a 24-hour bus ride.
BLOG: Teaching Scholars Leadership Retreat at Ocracoke Island
by Jane Snider, Staff Member. The West Teaching Scholars with mentors and chaperones loaded a chartered bus to begin the trek across the state to the Outer Banks. The Outer Banks are a 200 mile stretch of barrier islands and comprise approximately half of the northern coast of North Carolina.
BLOG: The China Ten - Beijing in a Nutshell
by Brad Ross '09. The city of Beijing was the last stop for Catawba College's China Ten and their tour of the country. In order to experience the numerous sights the city had to offer, we were given four whole days to get a feel for the growing metropolis.
BLOG: Notes from Brussels - Week 2 of Internship in Brussels, Belgium
by Shahin Soltan '09. My second week in Belgium was very interesting. On Tuesday, my friend from Sweden named Arvin came to visit. Sweden is only a two-hour flight from here so it wasn't too long of a flight for him. I was very glad that he came to visit because I don't get to see my friends from back home very much considering I am in the United States most of the time.
Catawba College Launches Web-Based "Build YOUR Brochure" Feature
Want information about Catawba that is relevant to you and your interests? Create a custom brochure containing exactly what YOU want to know about Catawba College! It's easy! Simply select what areas you are interested in, and you'll be able to view YOUR Catawba Brochure right away - and we’ll e-mail you a link so you can view your brochure any time!
Catawba Announces Recipients of Prestigious First Family Scholarships
Twenty incoming freshmen for Catawba College's fall 2008 semester have competed successfully and been awarded the college's prestigious First Family Scholarships. These students were among 73 who vied for the awards at a First Family Scholarship Weekends held in November and February on campus.
Food Lion's Nationally Recognized Internship Program Underway
Food Lion, LLC is in its second year of a nationally-recognized college internship program. The program had been named a semi-finalist for the Food Marketing Institute's Maximizing People Award. This honor is given annually to a wholesaler or retailer that develops an initiative to improve employee performance or that leads to the achievement of a key business goal.
BLOG: The China Ten - Day 2 in Xian: The Terra-Cotta Experience
by Brad Ross '09. The China Ten woke fairly early to get a good start on a landmark day in our tour of China, visiting the terra-cotta warriors. But before we could see the emperor's clay army, Lucy [group's tour guide] had a factory tour lined up with the Kami Corporation.
Catawba College Presidential Honor Roll Announced
A total of 116 students have been named to the Presidential Honor Roll List for the 2007-2008 academic year at Catawba College, according to Dr. Jesse McCartney, Provost. Students named to the Presidential Honor Roll List have achieved a 3.7 grade point average in 30 or more semester hours.
Catawba College Dean's List Announced
A total of 250 students have been named to the Dean's List for the spring semester at Catawba College, according to Dr. Jesse McCartney, Provost of the College. Students named to the Dean's List have achieved a 3.5 grade point average in 15 or more semester hours.
Catawba College Class of 2008 Graduates
On May 10, 2008, 286 members of Catawba's Class of 2008 crossed the stage and received their diplomas. The college awarded master's degrees in education, bachelor of arts degrees, bachelor of business administration degrees, bachelor of fine arts degrees and bachelor of science degrees in two separate ceremonies in Keppel Auditorium.
BLOG: Notes from Brussels - First Week on the Job in Brussels, Belgium
by Shahin Soltan '09. After arriving a few hours late and missing our plane due to my traveling buddy's ticket issues, we got on the next available flight and arrived safely in Brussels, Belgium. Because of the fact that we were late, our driver had left us and we had to pay 40 euros (equivalent of about 65 U.S. dollars). At the time, we didn't think of how expensive a 15 minutes drive was in Belgium, all we could think about how nice it could be to have a bed to lay down on.
Catawba Student Reports on First Week as Intern at Delhaize in Brussels, Belgium
by Shahin Soltan '09. The first week of work for Delhaize here in Brussels turned out a lot more exciting than I thought it would be. I didn’t think the associates of Delhaize would be as compassionate and helpful duties as they were. Everybody working for Delhaize corporate is very friendly and polite. They like the fact that people from the United States come over to their country and work. Almost everybody speaks English here, which is very impressive considering most people here speak both D
BLOG: The China Ten - A Shaky Situation in Xian
by Brad Ross '09. We could not have began our trip to Xian any better then with the smooth flight from Shanghai. At the airport, we met up with our Xian tour guide Lucy who wasted no time to get us loaded on the buses and off to our first destination, the Xian history museum. On the way there, Lucy told us a little background about the oldest city in China and how Xian's main attraction, the terra-cotta warriors, have helped put her on the map.
BLOG: The China Ten - Buddhas to Bargain Shopping: Day 2 in Shanghai
by Brad Ross '09. After getting in so late from the nightclubs of The New World, the China Ten were disappointed when they received their 7 a.m. wake up calls. But tour guides Xian and Micco had a very eventful day planned for us, so they had to make sure we were up and on the bus in a punctual fashion.
BLOG: The China Ten - Goodbye Shenzhen, Hello Shanghai!
by Brad Ross '09. Our 5 a,m, wake-up call came earlier then any of us wanted it to, but it was critical for us to not be late for our 7 a.m. flight to Shanghai. The Shenzhen airport was an experience everybody in our group would not mind forgetting. When we arrived at the airport, the place was flooded with Chinese locals running about trying to check bags and get to their gates...
BLOG: The China Ten: Crossing Over into Mainland China
by Brad Ross '09. After experiencing the city of Hong Kong, the China Ten bid their farewells and boarded a train to travel inland to the city of Shenzhen. Because Hong Kong and mainland China are two separate entities, we had to go through customs upon arriving at the border...
BLOG: The China Ten - Experiencing Hong Kong by Air, Land and Sea
by Brad Ross '09. Our tour guide, Calvin, had a lot planned for us today so he made sure we were awake by 7:30 a.m. for our dumpling breakfast and on the buses by 9:00. First on our agenda was to visit Victoria Peak, which overlooks the entire city and provides tourists a breathtaking view...
BLOG: The China Ten - Touching Down in Hong Kong and Hitting the Streets
by Brad Ross '09. With still being very much under the influence of jetlag and sleep deprivation, me and the rest of the "China Ten" made a business decision to ignore our desires for rapid eye movement and instead go exploring through the many streets of downtown Hong Kong...
Catawba College's Retiring President Honored with Establishment of New Fund
The Catawba College Board of Trustees has established the Robert E. Knott Endowed Faculty Development Fund to honor Dr. Robert E. Knott, who is retiring May 31 after six years as Catawba's 20th president. Information about the new fund, which will support faculty and curriculum development at the College, was presented to Dr. Knott at the Board's annual Trustees Retreat in Blowing Rock on May 16.
Catawba College Students, Faculty, Staff and Alumni to Make Business Study Tour of China
Students, faculty, staff and alumni associated with Catawba College's Ketner School of Business will take a "Business in China" tour May 19-June 1. The tour, coordinated by Associate Professor of Marketing, Dr. Jack Green, is offered through EF Education Tours and includes visits to Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong.
Catawba College Hosts State Curriculum Materials Meeting
Amanda G. Bosch, director of curriculum Materials Center in Catawba College's Department of Teacher Education, hosted the N.C. Curriculum Materials Center directors on Catawba's campus April 25. Bosch serves as president of this state organization made up of curriculum materials center directors from various teacher education departments in North Carolina.
Catawba's Chemistry in Art Is a Sell-Out
Catawba College Chemistry Professor, Dr. Carol Miderski, knew she had a sell-out class when 24 upper class students from a variety of disciplines signed up for her Chemistry in Art class this spring semester. Miderski's students learned just how successful their learning had been over the course of the semester when they exhibited the products they made in class before a wowed audience at a Project Expo in Catawba's Lilly Center on April 24.
BLOG: A Summation of Italian Ingestion
Daniel S. Hines is a senior from Yorktown, Va., who was a student in Dr. Mark Sabo's Honors Class, "Food, Science, Society and Culture," this spring. Hines put together this article about his class' spring break trip to Italy using excerpts from the travel journals of his fellow students.
Catawba College Students and Faculty Member Attend Association Conference
Two Catawba College students who serve as tutors for the Writing Center, Meagan Kittle and Caitlin Springs, attended the Southeastern Writing Center Association Conference in Savannah, Georgia, February 7-9, along with the director of the Writing Center, Dr. Aaron Butler.
Couple's Love of Catawba Evolves into a Scholarship
Philip George "Pine" Cooper loves Catawba College and his wife of 49 years, Hattie, has grown to love it too. The couple has transferred their affection for the College into a new endowed scholarship which will assist deserving students from North Carolina or Virginia with the cost of tuition. The scholarship is established in memory of Pine's mother and father, Lillian Arena George Cooper, a member of Catawba's Class of 1907, and Benjamin Herbert Cooper.
Thirteen Students Commissioned as Catawba College Junior Marshals
Thirteen students from Catawba College's School of Evening and Graduate Studies were commissioned as Junior Marshals in an April 19 ceremony held in Tom Smith Auditorium. College Provost, Dr. Jesse McCartney commissioned the Junior Marshals, assisted by Dean of the School of Evening and Graduate Studies, Dr. Edith Bolick, and College Marshal, Professor David Pulliam.
Catawba College's Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society Holds Induction and Officer Installation
Catawba College's Theta Phi Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi education honor society installed new officers and co-officers for the 2008-2009 year and inducted 17 new members in a ceremony held April 1 in the Tom Smith Auditorium on the campus.
Eight Catawba College Students Inducted into Alpha Sigma Lambda
Eight students in Catawba College's School of Evening and Graduate Studies Program were inducted into the College's chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society during a ceremony held April 16 in Tom Smith Auditorium on campus.
At Catawba College, Cheen Lectures Bridge Classroom and Music Industry
More than ever, today's music industry is a fast-paced, hard-scrapple race for success. That is the critical message music business majors at Catawba College (Salisbury, NC) have been learning from industry veteran Jeffrey Cheen during the spring 2008 semester.
Catawba College Students, Faculty and Staff Recognized at Awards Convocation
Catawba College students, faculty and staff were recognized at the institution's annual Awards Convocation held Thursday, April 17, 2008 in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on campus. While this event is an opportunity for the entire campus community to recognize student achievements in a variety of academic and service areas, several faculty and staff members were also cited for their contributions to the institution.
Catawba College Selected as One of North Carolina's Campuses To Offer N.C. Teaching Fellows Program
Catawba College made application and has been selected to be one of 18 institutions across the State of North Carolina to offer a N.C. Teaching Fellows program within its nationally accredited Teacher Education Department. The announcement was made today by the N.C. Teaching Fellows Commission.
First-Year Students Raise Enough Funds to Build Three Houses and Feed a Family of Four for a Year
It was a check for $1,668, but it was enough, Catawba College First-Year students learned, to build three houses in Rwanda and to feed a family of four there for an entire year. When Edward Cardoza, Vice-President of Development for the Boston-based non-profit Partners in Health, shared that simple mathematical fact on Tuesday, March 18 in Catawba's Keppel Auditorium, more than a few first-years' eyebrows were raised.
Atlanta Couple Gives Back in Form of New Catawba Scholarship
Catawba College Alumnus Andrew "Drew" Allvine '93 and his wife Blake Burton of Atlanta have established a new scholarship at the institution through a deferred gift of a life insurance policy. The Andrew Earl and Blake Burton Allvine Scholarship was established through Catawba's Tower Society.
Catawba College Student Receives Grant-in-Aid of Research Award
Catawba College senior Hayley Stafford of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., who is majoring in Environmental Science, received a Grant-in-Aid of Research award from the national honors society, Sigma-Xi, for her proposal, "Effects of increased levels of carbon dioxide on calcification in cnidarians."
1978 Catawba College Alumnus and Wife Establish Scholarship
Catawba College Alumnus Harper Holland '78, wife Michele, and their 10-year-old son, Christopher of Lake Mary, Fla., have established a new scholarship at the college in honor of Holland's parents. Preference for the Clyde and Daphne Holland Endowed Scholarship will be given to students from Sampson County High School and preferably from Lakewood High School.
Saving Lives, Transforming Communities, and Changing the World
This year's freshman "common reading" at Catawba College is Mountains Beyond Mountains by journalist Tracy Kidder. Kidder subtitled his book "The quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a man who would cure the world." In it, Kidder tells the extraordinary story of Farmer's creation of Partners In Health, an organization dedicated to providing modern health care to the impoverished masses of the entire world.
Pennsylvania Couple Honors Three Children, All Alumni, with New Catawba Scholarship
Dan and Joanne Frock of Hanover, Pennsylvania, did not attend Catawba College, but their three children did, and all three graduated from the institution. In honor of their children, the Frocks have established a new endowed scholarship at Catawba to assist deserving students.
Catawba's Teaching Scholars Visit Schools in Atlanta, Ga.
Catawba College's 14 West Teaching Scholars, accompanied by several mentors, faculty, and staff, traveled to Atlanta in late January to visit three Atlanta Public Schools — Heritage Academy (elementary), Parks Middle School, and Booker T. Washington High School.
New Book and Archives Make "History" at Library Dedication
The William F. Palmer Archives was dedicated to late Dr. William F. Palmer of Salisbury, a 1956 alumnus of Catawba, a retired faculty member in the teacher education department, and College archivist and historian.
Catawba College Trustees Approve Tenure for Four Faculty Members
Tenure for four faculty members was unanimously approved when the Catawba College Board of Trustees met Feb. 18 and 19 on campus. Trustees heard tenure recommendations from Catawba's faculty tenure and promotions committee.
Spaces Dedicated in Catawba's Newly Renovated Library
Spaces in Catawba College's Newly Renovated Corriher-Linn-Black Library were dedicated Monday, Feb. 18. Donors, who made contributions to fund the renovation, were recognized with spaces named in their honor during a special luncheon ceremony held in the library.
Beloved Catawba College History Professor Dies
Dr. Bruce Griffith, a beloved and longtime Catawba College History Professor, died Tuesday, February 12, at his home. A 1962 alumnus of Catawba, Dr. Griffith joined the faculty at his alma mater in 1964 after earning both his master of arts and doctor of philosophy degrees from UNC Chapel Hill. At the time of his death, he shared the distinction of being senior faculty member at the college...
Catawba College Continues to Weave the Thread of 2007-2008 Common Reading with Campus Visit from Partners in Health Representative
Catawba College first-year students will continue the journey they began last summer with the Common Summer Reading text, "Mountains Beyond Mountains," when Edward Cardoza, Development Director of Partners in Health, visits campus March 17 and 18.
New Scholarship Pays Tribute to Parents' Sacrifices
"When I was a kid in college, I thought that going to college was a rite of passage and as I got older, I realized the sacrifices that my parents had to make to make my college education possible," explained Catawba College Board of Visitors Chairman Tony Blackwell of Salisbury. "This new scholarship I've established in my parents' honor at Catawba is my way of paying tribute to their sacrifices. This scholarship was their Christmas gift."
Family, Community, Education and Hard Work: Honoring Rose and Eddie Post
If you think you hear the faint clinking of champagne glasses, it's likely not your imagination. It's Rose and Eddie Post' five children raising their glasses in a toast to their parents — to their dedication to family, to community, to education and to hard work.
Catawba College Dean's List Announced
A total of 218 students have been named to the Dean's List for the fall semester at Catawba College, according to Dr. Jesse McCartney, vice president and provost. Students named to the Dean's List have achieved a 3.5 grade point average in 15 or more semester hours.
Donor Hopes New Scholarship Will Change Somebody's Life
Alumnus Richard "Rick" B. Toms '74 of Hagerstown, Md., hopes the new scholarship he and his wife, Cinda, have established at Catawba College will change a student's life. He says the scholarship he received that enabled him to attend Catawba and play football changed his.
Renovated Corriher-Linn-Black Library Holds Open House
Following Catawba College's Opening Convocation for spring semester on Thursday, January 18, 2008, the staff of the Corriher-Linn-Black Library hosted an Open House, which they billed as "Extreme Makeover, Library Edition."
The Halls Are Consummate Catawba College Supporters
"We've always felt that a college education is necessary for as many people as want to go get one. With our involvement in Catawba College's Chiefs Club and our interest in athletics here, we decided we would create an endowed scholarship with preference given to a student athlete, male or female."
Catawba's Renovated Corriher-Linn-Black Library Hosts Open House
After a yearlong renovation, staff members of Catawba College's Corriher-Linn-Black Library will host an open house in their newly refurbished space between noon and 3 p.m., Thursday, January 17. Members of both the college and local community are invited to attend the event.
Why Students Need "A Patriot's History of the United States"
Did white hunters kill all the buffalo? The answer, according to Dr. Larry Schweikart is ?most of them … but that is only part of the story that textbooks tell in trying to proclaim Indians as 'great ecologists' or 'conservationists.' "
Interested in Martial Arts? Try the Chayon-Ryu Martial Arts Class at Catawba
Kim Soo Karate is a form of the Chayon-Ryu martial arts that allows one to train without injury or fear of being hurt. Master Mitchell, a seventh degree black belt, has taught martial arts for 36 years and at Catawba College for over 22 years. Mitchell trains under one of the most renowned martial arts teachers in the world, Grandmaster Kim Soo, a 10th degree Black Belt.
Pulitzer Prize Winner to Speak at Lilly Colloquium
Leonard Pitts, Jr., winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for commentary, will visit Catawba College on Thursday, February 21, 2008 as the featured speaker for the fifth annual Lilly Colloquium. The Lilly Colloquium is sponsored by Catawba College’s Lilly Center for Vocation and Values.
Family Establishes Scholarship at Catawba College as Memorial
The family of Robert "Bob" Miller III, a 1955 alumnus of Catawba College, has established a scholarship at the institution in his memory. Preference for the Robert B. Miller III Endowed Scholarship will be given to eligible members of the College's men's basketball team. This scholarship is being established by his wife, Tippie Miller, his son, Robert J. "Bobby" Miller, a 1985 Wake Forest University graduate, and his daughter, Sharon Miller Earnhardt, a 1987 graduate of Catawba College.
Catawba Biology Student Receives Yarborough Grant
Catawba College biology student, David J. Idol of Kernersville, recently received a Yarborough Grant from the North Carolina Academy of Science (NCAS) in the amount of $300 for his proposal "Resistance to glochidia larvae of freshwater mussels spread without physical contact in bluegill sunfish." In addition, Idol was also awarded an honorary membership to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) by the NCAS (an honor that they give to one male and one female each year).
Catawba Bookstore Holds Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting
Catawba College's Bookstore, now outsourced to and managed by Follett Higher Education Group, held its grand opening and ribbon cutting Thursday, Nov. 15. This past summer, the bookstore was renovated and expanded as part of the Cannon Student Center renovation, providing more display space for products.
Catawba College Students "Invest" in Operation Christmas Child
Catawba College's Ketner School of Business Professor Al Carter had his Managerial Finance Class participate in Operation Christmas Child in an unusual way. One of the assignments the class has been working on throughout the semester is following the stock market as individuals and then seeing how their "trades" compared to that of their classmates.
New Scholarship Established in Honor of Charles E. Little '64
Catawba College Alumnus Larry Beightol '64 of Fayetteville, Ark., wanted to do something special for his friend of close to 50 years, Charlie Little '64 of Salisbury, and he knew it had to be something to do with Catawba College. It was Catawba College after all that cemented Beightol's friendship with Little, a friendship that was born back in their home state of Pennsylvania.
Film on Coalfield Mountaintop Removal: An Interview with the Film's Director
by Juanita Teschner, Catawba New Service. Catherine Pancake grew up in West Virginia, the daughter of a Presbyterian minister who preached against the strip mining that ravaged the Appalachian Mountains when she was growing up. That experience, plus a visit to the region several years ago, prompted her to produce the documentary, "Black Diamonds: Mountaintop Removal and the Fight for Coalfield Justice."
Film on Coalfield Mountaintop Removal at Catawba College
by Amanda Hooker, Catawba News Service. Catawba College will present a documentary screening of "Black Diamonds: Mountaintop Removal and the Fight for Coalfield Justice" at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5, in the Center for the Environment facility on the college campus. The film's director, Catherine Pancake, will also be present for a discussion on the issue.
Ralph W. Ketner Scholars Feted at Catawba College
Thirty-five students, all recipients of Ralph W. Ketner Scholarships, joined donors Ralph and Anne Ketner for an October 10th luncheon at Catawba College. Mr. Ketner, co-founder and chairman emeritus of Food Lion, Inc., and his wife established the scholarships at the College to assist deserving local students with the cost of their education.
Catawba College First-Year Students Collaborate to Create and Perform "Pulse"
Catawba College's First-Year Theatre Arts students will offer performances of a creative collaboration, "Pulse," Wednesday, October 24, through Sunday, October 28, in Florence Busby Corriher Theatre on campus. This production, developed during the first six weeks of the fall semester through writing and rehearsals, is an experimental exploration of the students' thoughts and opinions on life, American culture, and the state of the universe.
'Be a Dream Maker,' N.C. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tells Prospective Teachers
"As an educator, you can be a dream maker and serve students by helping them develop dreams," Dr. June Atkinson, North Carolina's State Superintendent of Public Instruction told prospective teachers, educators and community members gathered Tuesday evening, October 9th, at Catawba College. "In our classrooms, we have students with short-term goals but many don't have short-term, intermediate or long-term goals. In the big scheme of things, little happens without dreams," she continued.
Catawba College Honor Society Inducts New Members
Catawba College's Omicron Chapter of Alpha Chi, the national college honor society, held an initiation ceremony for candidates Friday, Sept. 28 in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on campus. The organization's 2007-2008 president, senior Meagan Kittle of Winchester, Ontario, officiated, assisted by faculty sponsor Dr. Bethany S. Sinnott, a professor of English, and faculty advisors Dr. Cynthia Osterhus, assistant professor of teacher education, and Dr. Maria Vandergriff-Avery, associate professor...
Dedication of Academy for Teaching and Pinning Ceremony for Students Admitted to the Teacher Education Program
Two Catawba College Trustees, both former members of the college's teacher education faculty, will be honored October 9th at a dedication ceremony. Catawba's new Academy for Teaching will be dedicated in honor of Dr. Shirley Peeler Ritchie of Salisbury, while student teaching scholars admitted to the Academy this fall will be recognized as Martha Kirkland West Teaching Scholars in West's honor, the first group of such students who will be so designated.
Theatre Department Presents "The Exonerated"
What if you were convicted of a crime you did not commit then later exonerated before your scheduled execution for that crime? It could happen, did happen, and does happen. The Catawba College Theatre Arts Department's production of "The Exonerated" is a play based on the true stories of six individuals whose lives were irrevocably changed when they were convicted of crimes they did not commit. The play, directed by Theatre Arts Professor Christopher Zink, will be performed at 6:55 p.m. Tuesday
Notes from Harlaxton: Semester Abroad in England
Seven students and one faculty member from Catawba College are spending fall semester studying abroad at Harlaxton College in Grantham, England. The "across the pond" experience is thanks to a partnership agreement that Catawba has forged with the University of Evansville.
Students Respond to BookRevue: "Mountains Beyond Mountains"
As a surplus of 300 Catawba College students crowded into Hedrick Little Theatre on campus Tuesday, Sept. 4, for a simple book revue on the 2007 required first-year common reading, "Mountains Beyond Mountains" by Tracy Kidder, they believed that they were in for a simple, as Dr. Sheila Brownlow, psychology professor, put it, "intellectual introduction to college study." However, each student who attended left with not only a better understanding of the book and the doctors who had so kindly vol
Community Forum: U.S. Policy in the Middle East after Iraq
Almost exactly five years ago, Dr. Sanford Silverburg, professor of political science at Catawba College, spoke at the institution's College Community Forum on the topic of American power as it relates to the problems of the Middle East. A lot has happened since then, most notably the military intervention in Iraq and the subsequent removal of Sadaam Hussein from power. How has that action affected the balance in the Middle East, and what foreign policy decisions will the U.S. confront as a resu
Catawba College Theatre Arts Students and Productions Nominated for 2006-2007 Metrolina Theatre Awards
Some Catawba College Theatre Arts students and productions have been nominated for 2006-2007 Metrolina Theatre Awards. The fourth annual awards ceremony is scheduled Sept. 16th at McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square in Charlotte.
Five Panelists to Speak September 4th at "BookRevue"
Five panelists will provide insights and perspectives on Catawba College's 2007 common reading selection, "Mountains Beyond Mountains," when they participate the annual BookRevue on campus Tuesday, September 4th.
McDuffies' Scholarship to Help Students from Rowan, Cabarrus and Mecklenburg Counties
James Doyle McDuffie '50 of Charlotte and wife Darlene Sears McDuffie have established a scholarship at Catawba College which bears their names. Preference for the scholarship will be given to students from Rowan, Cabarrus and Mecklenburg counties.
Catawba Ranked #4 in Nation for Best College Theatre
Catawba College's Theatre Arts Department continues to be nationally ranked. It is rated fourth in the nation for best college theatre this year, according to the 2008 edition of The Princeton Review's "Best 366 Colleges" guide which hit bookstands Tuesday, August 21. The 2007 edition of the publication ranked Catawba's Theatre Arts Department seventh in the country for best college theatre.
Catawba College Ranked 16th among Best Baccalaureate Colleges in the South
Catawba College is one of the nation's 320 best baccalaureate colleges according to the 2008 edition of "America's Best Colleges," published by U.S.News & World Report. These baccalaureate colleges are ranked according to geographic region (North, South, East, West) with Catawba ranked 16th in the South.
Catawba's New Choral Director Plans to Stoke Students' Love of Music
Paul E. Oakley's rather unconventional childhood fueled his own passion for music. He is hoping to stoke that same passion in Catawba students, whether they seek to major in sacred music, his area of expertise, or simply to maintain their music as a hobby or pastime.
Catawba College Prepares to Crank Up New Academic Year
Faculty, staff, administrators and coaches at Catawba College are preparing to crank up a new academic year and some students have already moved into their residence halls on campus. The earliest arrivals on campus are trainers and athletes, including football, volleyball and men's and women's soccer team members.
Catawba College Professor Promoted to Dean of General Education
Dr. Philip Acree Cavalier, associate professor of English who has served at Catawba College as director of the First-Year Experience and assistant dean, has been promoted to Dean of General Education. In his new role, Acree Cavalier will oversee a task force on general education assessment and review with a goal to strengthen the institution's general education program. He will also continue to coordinate the First-Year Experience program. Acree Cavalier's appointment was announced by Catawba Co
"Spreading Wings" Benefit Adds to Brenna Lawrence Scholarship at Catawba College
The Fourth Annual Brenna Lee Lawrence Spreading Wings Scholarship Benefit was held July 14, 2007 in Jamestown, N.C. Over 100 people were in attendance at the dinner and silent auction which raised funds to be added to the Brenna Lee Lawrence Endowed Scholarship which was established in 2006 by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Brent Lawrence, as a means of memorializing Brenna and assisting deserving Catawba students.
Catawba College Alumnus Mentored by the late Coach Kirkland
Jack Ward, a 1951 graduate of Catawba College from Mocksville, is hopeful that a new scholarship established in his name at the institution will give other young people that same opportunity to attend Catawba and be mentored by someone like legendary football Coach Gordon Kirkland. Preference for the Jack Ward Endowed Scholarship will be given to a student from Davie County or Thomasville High School with an interest in majoring in education with aspirations to work in school administration.
Catawba College's Corriher-Linn-Black Library Awarded Close to $53,000 in Grants
Catawba College's Corriher-Linn-Black Library has received two federal grants totaling $52,968. The 2007-2008 grants, announced June 12, are being awarded by the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), administered through the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources and the State Library of North Carolina. The awards are made possible by LSTA grant funding from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), a federal grant making agency.
Salisbury Alumnus Was One of Six Siblings in Family to Attend Catawba College
You can hear a bit of pride in the voice of alumnus John F. Rink '49 of Salisbury when he explains that he is one of the six among his seven siblings who graduated from Catawba College. Rink recently memorialized his late brother and fellow Catawba alumnus, Hillery H. Rink, Jr. '49, when he established an endowed scholarship named for him at the institution.
Student Posts Notes from Spain
Catawba College Sophomore Danielle "Dani" Schneider of New Castle, Delaware, is spending part of her summer in Spain participating in a language immersion program at Menédez Pelayo International University in Santander. The program is sponsored by International Studies Abroad (ISA).
Catawba College Dean's List Announced
A total of 218 students have been named to the Dean's List for the spring semester at Catawba College, according to Dr. Jesse McCartney, Provost of the College. Students named to the Dean's List have achieved a 3.5 grade point average in 15 or more semester hours.
Catawba College Class of 2007 Graduates
On May 12, 2007, 279 members of Catawba's Class of 2007 crossed the stage and received their diplomas. The college awarded master's degrees in education, bachelor of arts degrees, bachelor of business administration degrees, bachelor of fine arts degrees and bachelor of science degrees in two separate ceremonies in Keppel Auditorium.
Catawba College Presidential Honor Roll Announced
A total of 117 students have been named to the Presidential Honor Roll List for the 2006-2007 academic year at Catawba College, according to Dr. Jesse McCartney, Provost of the college. Students named to the Presidential Honor Roll List have achieved a 3.7 grade point average in 30 or more semester hours.
New Scholarship Established to Recognize Two Native American Brothers
Catawba College Alumnus Ray Oxendine '61 of Maxton has established a scholarship at Catawba College which will keep the Oxendine family name alive at the institution for perpetuity. Preference for the Oxendine Brothers Endowed Scholarship will be given to a deserving Native American student, especially a Lumbee or Catawba Indian.
Catawba College Student Receives Annual Service Award
Jon Rhodes, a Catawba College junior from Virginia Beach, Va., was selected from the monthly winners of the institution’s Paul Fisher Service Award to receive the annual Paul Fisher Service Award. That annual award carries a $250 scholarship provided by F & M Bank of Salisbury and named in honor of the bank's Chairman of the Board Paul Fisher who exemplifies in his own life the spirit of service.
Robert Casmus, Head Athletic Trainer at Catawba College, Receives National Honor
Robert Casmus, head athletic trainer at Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina, has received a national honor. The College/University Athletic Trainers' Committee of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) has chosen Casmus as the Division II Head Athletic Trainer of the Year. He will be formally recognized at the NATA annual meeting in late June in Anaheim, Calf.
Catawba College to Offer Forensic Course for Local High School Students
Catawba College's Chemistry Department is set to share some of its resources and expertise with Rowan-Salisbury High Schools this fall by offering a Forensic Laboratory Analysis course for high school students. The course will be taught by Dr. Mark Sabo, an associate professor of chemistry who worked at the Counterterrorism and Forensic Science Research Unit at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va., last summer.
Catawba College Chemistry Professor Will Return to FBI Academy in Quantico, Va.
Ask Catawba College Chemistry Professor Dr. Mark Sabo how he liked his summer vacation last year and he'll tell you he liked it so much that he's going back to the same place this summer.
Catawba Announces Recipients of Prestigious First Family Scholarships
Fourteen incoming freshmen for Catawba College's fall 2007 semester have competed successfully and been awarded the college's prestigious First Family Scholarships. These students were among more than 74 who vied for the awards at a First Family Scholarship Weekends held in November and February on campus.
Catawba College Student Derek Daisey Places Second in National BMI Foundation's John Lennon Songwriting Contest
For the second year in a row, a Catawba College student has been named a top finisher in the BMI Foundation's Tenth Annual John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Derek Daisey, a 20-year-old resident of Lewes, Delaware, and a music business major, tied for second place in the 2007 competition and will receive a $5,000 scholarship for his song "Where to Begin."
Catawba College to Host Graduation Exercises May 12
Catawba College will host two graduation exercises on Saturday, May 12 in Keppel Auditorium of the Robertson College-Community Center on campus. Those planning to attend, however, will need a ticket. Catawba College Alumnus Dr. Joseph B. Oxendine '52 of Pinehurst will be presented the annual O.B. Michael Distinguished Alumnus Award.
1970 Alumnus Establishes New Scholarship at Catawba College
Catawba College Alumnus Mike Hutchens '70 says that he established the new scholarship at his alma mater because he "wanted to leave something with my name on it that would make a difference in the life of a student with financial need." As a student, Hutchens took out loans to help pay his way through Catawba and a scholarship such as the one he has established "would have certainly helped." He recalls that when he enrolled as a freshman in 1966, the tuition, room and board at the institution,
Catawba College Offers Two New Academic Majors This Fall
Catawba College will offer two new academic majors this fall, both targeting students with an interest in environmental issues. Students can opt to pursue an interdisciplinary major in Sustainable Business and Community Development or a major in Environmental Education. The faculty approved both majors this spring.
Catawba College Trustee Emeritus Honored by Business Associates
Frances "Billy" Hedrick Johnson of Salisbury, a trustee emeritus of Catawba College, is being honored by her business associates with the establishment of a new scholarship at Catawba named in her honor. Preference for the Frances H. Johnson Endowed Scholarship will be given to employees or dependents of the employees of Johnson Concrete, Carolina Stalite and Staclean Diffuser Company.
Catawba College's Annual Awards Convocation Recognizes Student Achievements
Catawba College's annual Awards Convocation began on a somber note, with College Chaplain Dr. Kenneth Clapp leading those gathered in a moment of silent prayer for the victims and survivors of the April 16th Virginia Tech tragedy. The event was held in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on campus and is an opportunity for the entire campus community to recognize student achievements in a variety of academic and service areas.Catawba's Provost Dr. Jess McCartney officiated.
Message Regarding Virginia Tech Tragedy from Catawba College President
The horrendous and tragic events which occurred April 16th on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., remind us at Catawba College that life is precious, our time together fleeting and the assurance of our safety on campus involves each of us. As time passes and distances us from this tragedy, it also makes us more aware of the suffering of the families and friends of the Virginia Tech victims. We hold them in our hearts and prayers.
Catawba College First Family Donors and Scholars Mingle at Luncheon
Catawba College freshman, Katherine "Katy" Hill, of Fayetteville spoke on behalf of her fellow First Family Scholars when they gathered for an annual luncheon with their donors on April 12 in Peeler Crystal Lounge on campus. She said it was a First Family Scholarship that brought her to Catawba and that due to the overwhelming generosity of the donors, she and her fellow scholars have "the chance to experience a fulfilling and exciting college career."
Catawba College Music Department Presents "Hey, Look Me Over!"
The Catawba College Music Department will present the thirteenth annual Pops Concert on Friday, April 27, 2007, at 7:30 p.m., in the Peeler Crystal Lounge in the Robertson College-Community Center on the Catawba campus. "Hey, Look Me Over!" is a concert of popular, jazz, and swing selections by the Catawba Singers and Madrigals, directed by Rosemary C. Kinard.
Catawba College Professor to Present Paper at Conference
Dr. James Slate, associate professor of economics at Catawba College, presented a paper entitled "Toward Economic Geography in the Economic Principles Course" at the 18th annual International Conference on College Teaching and Learning in Ponte Vedra, Fla., on April 5th.
Beloved Husband and Son Memorialized through New Scholarship at Catawba College
Betsy Rich of Salisbury is paying tribute to the kind, loving and resilient spirits of her late husband and son through a new scholarship she has established at Catawba College. The Maynard L. and Paul L. Rich First Family Scholarship will be awarded to a student who demonstrates financial need, who feels called to the helping professions (education, psychology, religion/philosophy and pre-med), and who demonstrates a caring spirit and a sense of high moral values.
Catawba College Presents "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying!"
Power, sex, ambition, greed — it's just another day at the office portrayed in Catawba College Theatre Arts' production of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying!" The musical will be offered at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 19-21 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22 in Keppel Auditorium of the Robertson College-Community Center on campus.
English Department Sponsors April 18 Reading by N.C. Poet
Catawba College's English Department is sponsoring a poetry reading by Keith Flynn on Wednesday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. in room 300 of the Center for the Environment. The reading is free and open to the public. Flynn is the author of five books, including four collections of poetry: "The Talking Drum"(1991), "The Book of Monsters"(1994), "The Lost Sea" (2000), and "The Golden Ratio" (Iris Press, 2007), and a collection of essays, entitled "The Rhythm Method, Razzmatazz and Memory: How To Make Yo
Catawba College Theatre Arts Program Presents One Acts
On Thursday and Friday, April 12 & 13, 2007, in the Florence Busby Corriher Theatre on the Catawba College campus, the Catawba College Theatre Arts program will present a series of one acts that serve both as a part of the Theatre Arts regular season and the culmination of the Department's Directing 2 studio class. This year's offerings include three comedies:
April 10th Poetry Reading at Catawba College
Catawba College's English Department will sponsor a reading by poets Mary Kay Rummel and Janice Fuller on Tuesday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Tom Smith Auditorium.
Catawba College Announces New Academy for Teaching
Catawba College is creating new Academy for Teaching which will be named in honor of former teacher education faculty member and College trustee Shirley Peeler Ritchie of Salisbury. College trustees learned of a donor gift to underwrite the start-up of the Academy and new Teaching Scholarships offered through it and also approved plans for the academy and its naming at their February meeting.
Literary Scholar to Visit Catawba College
Dr. Amardeep Singh, an assistant professor of English at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., will be Catawba College’s literary scholar in residence this week as he helps Catawba's first-year students further explore Khalid Hosseini’s "Kite Runner." "Kite Runner," Hossseini’s best selling first novel about coming of age in Afghanistan is Catawba's common reading selection this year for all new students.
Photographer Displays Photos of Afghanistan during Residency at Catawba
World-renowned photographer Luke Powell, a native North Carolinian and UNC Chapel Hill alumnus who has traveled and worked extensively in Afghanistan spent a week-long residency on campus March 12-16. He exhibited his photographs in Peeler Crystal Lounge on campus, offered commentary in various classes, and offered several lectures focused on his own Afghan experiences.
Phillip J. Kirk Jr. Scholarship Endowed at NCCAT
CULLOWHEE, NC - Development Foundation of the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching will honor Phillip J. Kirk Jr., one of North Carolina's best-known advocates for education, during a reception to be held from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday (March 22) at Catawba College in Salisbury.
Spotlight on Life-Skills 101: Navigating Life after College
Jointly, the Alumni Office and the Office of Career Services hosted Life-skills 101: Navigating Life after College, open to students of any class year. Twenty students accepted the invitation to learn about Personal Finance from Professor Al Carter; transitioning from "Backpack to Briefcase" and business etiquette from Marcia Miller, Director of Career and Service Learning; and enjoyed the grand finale of networking with the alumni association board of directors and two trustees, as well as lear
Longtime Catawba College Sports Writer Honored with Scholarship at Institution
After 59 years of writing about Catawba College athletics, Salisbury native and Salisbury Post reporter Horace Billings probably knows more about athletics at the institution that any other living individual. Billings was honored when the establishment of the Horace Billings Scholarship was announced Feb. 10 during halftime of a Catawba basketball game. Dozens of former Catawba basketball players, many of whom Billings had written about during their college careers, were on hand for the announce
Catawba Theatre Arts Sets "Death and the Ploughman" in Appalachia during Depression
Catawba College Theatre Arts created an original production of "Death and the Ploughman" and set it in Appalachia during the Depression as a way to make a 15th century poem more accessible to contemporary audience-goers. The production runs March 27-31 in Florence Busby Corriher Theatre on campus.
Catawba College Students Attend National Convention
Four Catawba College students, all members of the institution's N.C. Omicron Chapter of Alpha Chi, a national college honor scholarship society, recently attended the 2007 National Convention of that society in San Antonio, Texas. The convention was held March 15-17.
Students and Faculty Attend Theatre Conference
Students and faculty from Catawba College's Theatre Arts Department attended the United States Institute of Theatre Technologies (USITT) Conference in Phoenix, Ariz. March 13-17. The conference offered workshops, professional development, networking opportunities and summer internship interviews for participating students.
Students and Faculty Attend Writing Center Association Conference
Two student tutors at the Catawba College Writing Center, Victoria Hamilton and Meagan Kittle, along with the director of the writing center, Dr. Aaron Butler, traveled to Nashville, Tennessee to attend the annual conference of the Southeastern Writing Center Association, held February 8-10. At the conference, the three presented a poster entitled "Making Noise about the Writing Center," which illustrated various methods of publicity used to promote the writing center's services over the past fe
Tom Smith Scholarship Recipients Meet with Donor at Catawba College
Twenty-eight Catawba College students, all recipients of Tom Smith Scholarships at the institution, were honored at a March 2 luncheon held in the Hurley Room of the Cannon Student Center.
Beethoven Blasts into Catawba Community Music Program
Ludwig van Beethoven was 5'6" tall and his favorite food was macaroni and cheese. He had to have exactly 60 coffee beans to make his coffee; 59 or 61 were absolutely not acceptable. And Fur Elise was actually written for Therese, except she declined his marriage proposal, so he renamed it "for Elise"!
Catawba College Celebrates National Athletic Training Month
Catawba College celebrates National Athletic Training Month beginning March 1st, 2007. The theme for 2007 is "Quality Health Care and Wellness". The Athletic Training Department at Catawba College is responsible for the health care needs of all 17 varsity sports.
New Scholarship at Catawba College Honors Longtime Employee and Alumna
Members of the Catawba College Class of 1961 wanted a special and enduring way to honor longtime College employee and 1944 alumna Nina Louise Tucker of Salisbury. They pooled their resources and established the Louise Tucker Endowed Scholarship at the institution in honor of their beloved "L.T."
Catawba College Sociology Professor to Make March Appearance on "Jeopardy"
Since 1984, Dr. Carla Eastis has had one big goal: to be a contestant on "Jeopardy." Next month, March 8th to be exact, she'll fulfill that goal. But, the journey she made to reach her goal began last spring when she took an online "Jeopardy" test. Her responses on that 50-question test got her an invitation to Atlanta, Ga., in October for a videotaped "Jeopardy" audition.
Catawba College Professor Speaks at Conference
Dr. Sanford Silverburg, professor of political science at Catawba College, was a lecturer at the 2007 Florida Chautauqua Assembly held February 7-9 at the Chautauqua Center in DeFuniak Springs, Fla. Silverburg's lecture was entitled"Migration, Immigration, and Globalization."
Catawba College Professor to Participate in Law School Program
Dr. Sanford Silverburg, professor of political science at Catawba College, will participate this summer in the Vermont Law School's 2007 Environmental Law and Policy Scholarship Program. He applied for and received a full-tuition scholarship to take part in the two-week program at the campus in South Royalton, Vermont.
Catawba College Students and Faculty to Attend Psychological Association Meeting
Students and faculty of the psychology department will attend the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association in New Orleans, La., February 21-24. Dr. Karen Horner, Dr. Lyn Boulter, and Dr. Sheila Brownlow will attend, along with students Lindsay Mellon, a senior from Berlin, Conn.; Katherine Fair, a senior from Fairbanks, Alaska; and Kathleen Blake, a junior from Greensboro.
Catawba College Hosts Young Guns Battle of the Bands
Catawba College is now accepting entries for its first annual Carolina Young Guns Battle of the Bands for high-school musicians. Finalists will be invited to Catawba's Salisbury, N.C., campus for a Final Showdown on Saturday April 28, 2007.
Catawba College Offering Some of the Largest Teaching Scholarships in N.C.
Catawba College is offering high school seniors interested in teaching an opportunity to apply for some of the largest teaching scholarships currently being offered by a N.C. college or university. Ten of the $13,000 scholarships, which include an additional $2,000 for eligible N.C. residents, are being offered for the 2007-2008 academic year.
Catawba College Presents a Double Dose of Shakespeare
In Catawba College's Theatre Arts Department, they're billing it as "the Shakespeare Project," but elsewhere on campus and in the community, Shakespeare fans are referring to it as a special chance to see two very different plays by the Bard of Avon in the same week.
Scholarship Established in Memory of Catawba College Alumna
A scholarship was recently established in memory of Simone Grant Timoney, a 1983 graduate of Catawba College. Simone's aunt, Sylvia Wiseman of Salisbury, gave the initial gift to establish the Simone Grant Timoney Endowed Scholarship. Simone received a Bachelor of Arts degree, majored in theatre arts and speech, and frequently appeared on Hedrick Little Theatre stage.
Construction Projects Continue on Catawba College Campus
Catawba College's information technology department has been permanently relocated to refurbished space on the lower level of Hoke Hall, and the staff and resources of the Corriher-Linn-Black Library have made a temporary year-long move from the library proper to the main floor of Hoke Hall. Meanwhile, across the campus from Hoke Hall, the most visible of the on-campus capital improvement projects, the construction of five new residence halls, proceeds at a steady pace.
Catawba College Dean's List Announced
A total of 236 students have been named to the Dean's List for the fall semester at Catawba College, according to Dr. Barbara Hetrick, vice president and dean of the college. Students named to the Dean's List have achieved a 3.5 grade point average in 15 or more semester hours. Students on the Dean's List include:
Catawba Mathematics Professor Presents Paper
Dr. Sharon Sullivan, assistant professor of mathematics at Catawba College, recently presented a paper at the national Joint Mathematical Association of America and the American Mathematical Society meeting in New Orleans. She presented her paper entitled, Counting Isomorphic (16,6,2) Configurations to a particular (16,6,2) Design, which deals with her research in algebraic combinatorics.
Greensboro Couple Makes Gift to Fund Catawba College Scholarship
A new academic scholarship has been established at Catawba College by a Greensboro couple who are graduates of the institution. The Kelly-Cline Family Endowed Scholarship was funded with a gift from Ned and Linda Kelly Cline of Greensboro, members of the Class of 1964. Preference for the scholarship will be given to North Carolina students majoring in the humanities, with additional preference given to political science, English and history majors who demonstrate financial need.
Catawba College Scholarship Established in Honor of Salisbury Mayor Susan Kluttz
Salisbury Mayor Susan Kluttz was recently recognized through a new scholarship established in her honor at Catawba College. Mayor Kluttz, now serving her fifth term, is the longest serving mayor in the history of the city. The Susan W. Kluttz Endowed Scholarship will assist able and deserving students, with a preference given to those majoring in environmental science.
The Role of Religion in Public Life
Today the world faces a crisis never before seen on this scale in human history. All over the globe, human beings of all faiths and of none are wrestling with the question: what exactly is the proper role of religion in the public life of nations? Proposed answers differ radically, even within individual nations. In the United States alone, some would welcome a system where religion dominates all phases of life, both public and private, while others argue with equal fervor that religion has no
Globalism and Localism to Be Focus of Catawba's Department of History and Politics
Globalism and localism will be the combined focus of Catawba College's recently merged Department of History & Politics. Much of the strength of this new department is reflected in its current faculty, most notably through the 40 years of experience of Dr. Bruce Griffith, the William R. Weaver Professor of History, who has encouraged his students to reflect on both the local and global aspects of history.
Scholarship Established in Honor of Dr. Michael Baranski
A new scholarship has been established at Catawba College in honor of Dr. Michael Baranski and in recognition of his many contributions to the institution. Baranski, a professor of biology, joined the Catawba faculty in 1974 and has spent his career promoting environmental preservation and awareness among his students and the public at large. The Michael J. Baranski Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in environmental science until that student graduates.
Catawba College Selected to Participate in CIC Initiative
Catawba College has been selected as one of the participants in the Learning Spaces and Technology Workshop that is being organized by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and the National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education (NITLE) in collaboration with Project Kaleidoscope and with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Catawba College Adjunct Professor Tapped for Service
Karen G. Gaskill, an adjunct professor of accounting at Catawba College, has been tapped for service on a newly formed Financial Literacy Council established by the N.C. Association of CPAs.
Catawba College Students Present at Science Conference
Several Catawba College students were selected to make presentations at professional association meetings.
Senior Christopher Junker of Salisbury's paper, "Synthesis of photochromic organometallic cyclopentiadienyl manganese tricarbonyls" was accepted to the 58th Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society held in early November in Augusta, Ga.
Holiday Danceworks Kicks Off the Season
The Catawba College Theatre Arts presents Holiday Danceworks at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, December 1 and 2, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 3 in Keppel Auditorium of the Robertson College-Community Center.
Catawba College's Tara Ketcham Receives Statewide Community Impact Student Award
Tara Ketcham, of Catawba College, received the inaugural North Carolina Campus Compact (NCCC) Community Impact Student Award on November 11, 2006 at North Carolina State University during the annual NCCC Student Conference. This award will be presented each year to students who have made significant, innovative contributions to campus-based efforts to address community needs. Ketcham was one of 21 college students from across North Carolina to be recognized for their outstanding achievements.
Catawba College Professor Tapped for New Responsibility
Dr. Beth Homan, assistant professor of theatre arts at Catawba College, has been named coordinator of Catawba's First-Year Seminar Program, beginning immediately and running through the 2007-08 academic year. The appointment was announced by Dr. Barbara Hetrick, vice president and dean of the college.
Catawba Vice President and Dean Chairs Conference Session
Dr. Barbara Hetrick, vice president and dean of the college at Catawba College, chaired a session on "Mental Health Challenges on Campus" at the Council of Independent Colleges’ 50th Anniversary Conference in St. Petersburg, Fla., November 3-7.
Catawba College Professor Has Paper Accepted for International Conference
Dr. Sanford Silverburg, a Catawba College professor of political science, has had a paper accepted for presentation at an international conference, scheduled Feb. 22-23, 2007 in Brussels. The conference is titled "Law and Economic Development: Towards Constructive Engagement in the Middle East."
From Antiquity to Modernity: Riding the Rails Across China, Summer 2006
"Imagine a country that is both ancient and modern at one and the same time. Imagine a country where over half a billion people live in astounding poverty. Imagine a country where every day tens of thousands move from their rural impoverished villages to ever-growing mega-cities, a country both beautiful and despoiled. China is all this and more."
'43 Alumna Establishes Scholarship at Catawba College
Alma Wagoner Leinbach '43 of Newton says it was almost predetermined that she would attend Catawba College. To ensure that other students have the same opportunity that she, and other members of her family, did, Mrs. Leinbach has established a scholarship at the institution. Preference for the Roy E. and Alma W. Leinbach Endowed Scholarship Fund will be given to able and deserving pre-ministerial students or students from Catawba County who demonstrate need.
Recognitions, a Dedication, Football, and Fun Slated for Catawba's Homecoming
Alumni, a retired professor and coach, and numerous former recipients of the institution's prestigious Whitener Awards will be recognized and honored during Catawba College Homecoming festivities slated Nov. 3-5. Several sporting events, including an alumni golf tournament, an alumni lacrosse game, a blue and white men's basketball game, and a home football game, along with an alumni block party are also scheduled.
Catawba College Theatre Arts Students Present "I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change"
Catawba College Theatre Arts students, working to fulfill a portion of the requirements needed to obtain their bachelor of fine arts degrees in musical theatre, are collaborating to present the musical, "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change." The production will be offered at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 2 and 3, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5 in Peeler Crystal Lounge of the Robertson College-Community Center on campus.
Chayon Ryu Martial Arts Class at Catawba Marks 22nd Year
For the past 21 years, farmer John Peeler of Davie County has driven to the Catawba College campus on Monday and Wednesday evenings for martial arts class. But the 55-year old father of four says he hasn’t participated in class simply to learn to fight and defend himself, but rather to stay in shape, keep limber and alleviate back problems.
Catawba College's Business Honor Society Inducts New Members
Catawba College's Business Honor Society recently inducted new members. New members, all of whom are juniors, include Christopher T. Brown of Burlington; Theresa B. Owens of Salisbury; Christopher B. Rae of Hudson, Wis.; and Carrie L. Wollaston of Landenburg, Pa. Officers for the organization this year include seniors Hayley M. Bollinger of Simpsonville, S.C., president; and Nicki S. Vaughn of Graham, secretary.
Catawba College Students Participate in Students of North Carolina Association of Educators' Pinning Ceremony
Fourteen Catawba College students were honored in a pinning ceremony October 10 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).
Creating New Work Collaboratively
Faculty and students involved in Catawba College's upcoming production of Dr. Janice Moore Fuller's world premiere experimental work, Machine Play or I'm Not Nadine, will offer a one–hour symposium Thursday, October 19 in which they discuss the collaborative process of creating the production. The symposium is scheduled between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Rowan Public Library at 201 W. Fisher Street.
Catawba College Professor Presents at Conference
Dr. Aaron Butler, a visiting assistant professor of English and director of the Writing Center at Catawba College, recently made a presentation at the annual conference of the Popular Culture/American Culture Association in the South, which was held October 5-7 in Savannah, Georgia.
Manuscript by Catawba College Professor and Students Accepted for Publication
A manuscript written by Dr. Sheila Brownlow, Catawba College's Jefferson Pilot Professor of Psychology and director of the College Honors Program, in collaboration with three former Catawba College students, Mary Attea ('05), Alex Lopez ('06), and Jill Makransky ('06), has been accepted for publication.
Candidate Forums Slated at Catawba College
In a special, double 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 local political offices on Tuesday, October 17 and Thursday, October 19. Both programs will begin at 6:00 p.m. in Tom Smith Auditorium. Dr. Michael Bitzer, Chairman of the Department of History and Politics at Catawba College, will moderate.
Religious Studies Professor to Speak on Islam
Catawba College will offer a community forum on Islam: The Religion and the Culture at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 3 in Hedrick Theatre on campus. The speaker for the event is Dr. Kathryn Johnson, an associate professor in the Department of Religious Studies at UNC-Charlotte.
Catawba College Music Faculty Attend National Meeting
Three members of Catawba College's Music Department faculty presented papers September 15 at the national meeting of the College Music Society in San Antonio, Texas. They were Dr. David Fish, associate professor of music, Dr. Julie Chamberlain, assistant professor of music, and Dr. Renee McCachren, professor of music and chair of the music department.
Salisbury Couple Honored with Catawba College Scholarship
Catawba College Alumnus Kevin Carlton '85 and wife Wendy of Salisbury have established a scholarship fund at the College in honor of Kevin's parents, Dr. C. Robert and Elizabeth Carlton, both of whom are retired Catawba faculty members. The scholarship will be awarded to students who demonstrate financial need and are pursuing education majors in the fields of mathematics, computer science or music.
Catawba College Honor Society Installs Officers and Inducts New Members
Catawba College's Omicron Chapter of Alpha Chi, the national college honor society, held an initiation ceremony for candidates Friday, Sept. 15 in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on campus. The organization's 2006-2007 president, senior Victoria Hamilton of Wake Forest, officiated, assisted by faculty sponsor Dr. Bethany S. Sinnott, a professor of English, and faculty advisors Dr. Cynthia Osterhus, assistant professor of teacher education, and Dr. Maria Vandergriff-Avery, assistant professor of sociology
Professor of Sociology Delivers Homily at Alpha Chi Induction
Dr. Carla Eastis, assistant professor of sociology at Catawba College, delivered a homily Sept. 15, 2006 during the Initiation of Candidates Ceremony for Catawba's Omicron Chapter of Alpha Chi, the national college honor society.
Reading of Original Play, "Conjoined," Slated
A staged reading of an original play, "Conjoined," written by Catawba College Writer-in-Residence and Professor of English Dr. Janice M. Fuller, is slated for 2 p.m. Saturday, September 23 at the ArtCenter in Carrboro. Catawba College Theatre Arts Professor Emeritus Dr. Jim Epperson will direct five Catawba students at the reading.
Catawba College "BookRevue" Well-Attended
Three professionals with strong ties to Afghanistan provided insights and perspectives on Catawba College's 2006 common reading selection, "The Kite Runner," when they visited campus on Tuesday, September 5th. Nilufar Shuja, an Afghan-American business woman from Manteca, Calif., Tahir Porjosh, a teacher in Alexandria, Va., and Seddiq Behrooz, a Salisbury asset engineer born in Herat, served as commentators during BookRevue held in Crystal Lounge.
Catawba College Holds Opening Convocation
Faculty and staff members of the Catawba College community were honored for their years of service during fall convocation Thursday, August 31 in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel. The College was also officially convened for its 155th academic year.
Recipients of Endowed Professorships Announced at Catawba College's Opening Convocation
The recipients of several endowed professorships were announced Thursday, August 31 during Catawba College's Opening Convocation for the 2006-2007 academic year. Dr. Michael J. Baranski, a professor of biology, received the Bashore Distinguished Professorship in Environmental Science. This professorship must be awarded to a faculty member in environmental science who is a high achiever as a scholar and teacher with outstanding qualifications and enthusiasm for his work and the students who are e
Catawba College Commissions Junior Marshals for 2006-2007
Catawba College President Dr. Robert Knott commissioned 16 students as Junior Marshals in a ceremony held Wednesday, August 30 in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on campus. These Junior Marshals were chosen from the junior class based on academic rank and are among the most honored students on campus. They embody the best of Catawba College both in academic achievement and service to the College community. They will represent the College at formal gatherings throughout the academic year, including convoc
Alligator-snout Shoes, Man-purses, and Gray Winter Days: Life in Kyiv, Ukraine
During the 2005-2006 academic year, Dr. Philip Acree Cavalier, Assistant Academic Dean and Associate Professor of American Literature at Catawba College, was a Fulbright Scholar in American Literature in Kyiv in the former Soviet Republic — now independent nation — of Ukraine. He lived in Ukraine with his wife and three young children, taught American literature at two universities in Kyiv, and lectured around the country.
Robert Casmus, Head Athletic Trainer at Catawba College, Appointed to North Carolina Board of Athletic Trainer Examiners
The General Assembly of North Carolina, acting upon the recommendation of Senate President Pro Tempore Marc Basnight, has appointed Robert Casmus, head athletic trainer at Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina, to the North Carolina Board of Athletic Trainer Examiners. This board, authorized by the General Assembly in 1997, issues the occupational licenses to athletic trainers in North Carolina.
Three with Ties to Afghanistan to Speak September 5th at Catawba College "BookRevue"
Three professionals with strong ties to Afghanistan will provide insights and perspectives on Catawba College's 2006 common reading selection, "The Kite Runner," when they visit campus on Tuesday, September 5th. Nilufar Shuja, an Afghan-American business woman from Manteca, Calif., Tahir Porjosh, a teacher in Alexandria, Va., and Seddiq Behrooz, a Salisbury asset engineer born in Herat, will serve as commentators during BookRevue scheduled at 7:30 p.m. September 5 in Crystal Lounge.
Catawba College Featured in 2007 Edition of the Princeton Review Annual College Guide - "The Best 361 Colleges"
Catawba College offers students an outstanding undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company features the college in the new 2007 edition of its annual book, "The Best 361 Colleges" (Random House / Princeton Review, August 22, 2006, $21.95).
Catawba College Ranked 23rd among Best Comprehensive Colleges in the South
Catawba College is one of the nation's 320 best comprehensive colleges according to the 2007 edition of "America's Best Colleges," published by U.S.News & World Report. These comprehensive colleges are ranked according to geographic region (North, South, East, West) with Catawba ranked 23rd in the South. Catawba inched up in the rankings from 25th in 2006 to 23rd this year.
Workshopping in Estonia: Catawba College Group Prepares for Fall Presentation of Original Drama
Catawba College faculty and students traveled all the way to Estonia and the Baltic Sea this summer to collaborate on a theater project. Professors Dr. Janice Moore Fuller (English) and Dr. Elizabeth Homan (Theatre Arts) and ten Theatre Arts students spent a two-week collaborative residency in June at the Polli Talu Arts Center developing Fuller's original dramatic text, Machine Play, or I'm Not Nadine. Joining the company there were Polly Boersig, a professional costume designer and LSU faculty
Catawba College Offers New Leadership Program
This fall, Catawba will offer a new program, Leadership Catawba, tailored specifically to academically talented and highly motivated students. Students who are recipients of the prestigious First Family and Presidential Scholarships are automatically eligible to participate, while others may apply to participate.
Catawba College's Common Reading Provides Foundation for First-Year Students
When Catawba College's first-year students arrive on campus next week, they'll have read Khaled Hosseini's "Kite Runner" and be prepared to discuss this text in their first-year seminar classes. Hosseini's best-selling first novel about coming of age in Afghanistan is Catawba's common reading selection this year for all new students.
Two Academic Departments at Catawba College Merge
Beginning with the 2006-2007 academic year, two departments at Catawba College will merge into a single entity. The Departments of History and Classics and Political Science will become the Department of History and Politics. Dr. J. Michael Bitzer, an assistant professor of political science, has been tapped to serve for the next three years as the chair of this department.
New Chair Named to Catawba College's Ketner School of Business
Pamela L. Thompson, an associate professor of business and information systems, has accepted a two-year appointment as chair of Catawba College's Ralph E. Ketner School of Business, effective with the 2006-2007 academic year.
Two Catawba College Faculty Members Attend Wye Institute
Two Catawba College faculty members, Drs. Carla Eastis and J. Michael Bitzer, are participating in this summer's Wye Institute July 22-28 in Queenstown, Md. The focus of the institute, established in 1983 and co-sponsored by the Aspen Institute and the American Association of Colleges and Universities, is faculty development with an emphasis on the theme of "Leadership and Citizenship."
Catawba College Professor Serves as Editor for Publication
Dr. Michael Baranski, a Catawba College biology professor, served as editor for "The Proceedings of the Andre Michaux International Symposium," which was published and distributed in late May. The 237-page "Proceedings" appear in "Occasional Papers in Eastern Botany," a supplement to "CASTANEA, The Journal of the Southern Appalachian Botanical Society."
College Receives $1 Million Grant from Local Foundation
Thanks to the Blanche & Julian Robertson Family Foundation, Inc. of Salisbury, Catawba College will receive a $1 million grant, payable over five years, for use in the College's capital improvement program. Catawba's grant headed the list of 63 others with a value of $1,271,663 approved during the Foundation's spring 2006 grant cycle.
Officials Announce New Program Name and a New Major and Degree
On June 1, Catawba College's Lifelong Learning Program became the School of Evening and Graduate Studies and Dr. Edith Bolick '70 became its Dean. Along with its new title, the School has a new degree, a Bachelor of Arts in Education (B.A.E.) degree with a major in Birth-Kindergarten (B-K) Education.
Alumna Establishes Scholarship in Memory of Her Parents
Jo Patterson Coble '52 of Concord and her children, Carolyn Coble Cline '75, Ann Coble Shaughnessy '78, and John "Wally" Coble, have established a scholarship at Catawba College to pay tribute to the memory of Coble's parents. The J. Lewis and Blanche B. Patterson Endowed Scholarship will be given to students with financial need who are residents of Cabarrus County.
Catawba College Receives Renewal Grant from Lilly Endowment, Inc.
Catawba College has received a $500,000 renewal grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc. under its "Sustaining the Theological Exploration of Vocation"program. This sustainability grant will augment a five-year, $1,999,503 grant that Catawba received in 2003 from the Lilly Endowment, Inc. for implementation of its on-campus program, You Can Make a Difference! A Lilly Program for the Theological Exploration of Vocation. The new grant will allow Catawba, along with 30 other institutions receiving simi
Speaker for 2007 Lilly Center Colloquium Announced
Dr. Martin Marty, possibly the preeminent American church historian, will be the speaker for the 2007 Lilly Center Colloquium. The date for the Colloquium will be February 27, 2007 with Dr. Marty making presentations at 11:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. (Community Forum).
Mona and Lee Wallace Become Benefactors at Catawba College
Catawba College Trustee Mona Lisa Wallace and husband Lee Wallace have made a substantial gift to the institution which moves them to the benefactor level (lifetime giving of more than $1 million). The couple says their gift reflects the importance of education in their lives and the importance of Catawba College to the Salisbury-Rowan community.
Two Catawba College Trustees Honored with Prestigious Adrian Shuford Award
Two Catawba College Trustees were honored Wednesday, May 17 at Catawba College as the recipients of the prestigious Adrian L. Shuford, Jr. Award for Distinguished Service. Presentations to Newton O. Fowler of Concord and C.A. "Junie" Michael, III '70 of Mooresville were made during the College's annual President's Circle Dinner, held to recognize the institution's major donors, in the Cannon Student Center.
Catawba College Presidential Honor Roll Announced
A total of 92 students have been named to the Presidential Honor Roll List for the 2005-2006 academic year at Catawba College, according to Dr. Barbara Hetrick, vice president and dean of the college. Students named to the Presidential Honor Roll List have achieved a 3.7 grade point average in 30 or more semester hours.
Catawba College Dean's List Announced
A total of 183 students have been named to the Dean's List for the spring semester at Catawba College, according to Dr. Barbara Hetrick, vice president and dean of the college. Students named to the Dean's List have achieved a 3.5 grade point average in 15 or more semester hours.
Young Man from Kannapolis Wants to Help His Hometown Prosper
At a young age, Ryan Dayvault of Kannapolis came to believe that "there's no place like home." That mantra has helped the 20-year-old chart a course for his future that he hopes will take him into public administration and eventually bring him to figure prominently in leading his hometown to better economic times.
Catawba College Graduates 273 in Two Separate Ceremonies
Saturday, May 13th was a really big deal for Gwen Alexander Stidham of China Grove. She walked across the same stage in Keppel Auditorium and for the same reason that her eldest daughter, Renee, had walked across it 15 years prior.
Catawba College Class of 2006 Graduates
On May 13, 2006, 273 members of Catawba's Class of 2006 crossed the stage and received their diplomas. The college awarded master's degrees in education, bachelor of arts degrees, bachelor of business administration degrees, bachelor of fine arts degrees and bachelor of science degrees in two separate ceremonies in Keppel Auditorium.
New Scholarship at Catawba College Targets Rising Seniors Majoring in Business
Rising seniors majoring in business administration at Catawba College will be eligible for a new scholarship established by William E. '53 and Virginia Samuels of West End, N.C. The William E. and Virginia Samuels Endowed Scholarship will both recognize and provide financial assistance for a rising senior business major who both demonstrates leadership ability and was on Catawba’s Dean’s List during his or her junior year.
Catawba College Students Inducted into Honor Society
Eighteen Catawba College students were inducted into Phi Epsilon, an honorary scholastic society, during a ceremony held Sunday, April 30 in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on campus. The honor society seeks to stimulate scholarship, develop character, encourage leadership, and create fellowship opportunities.
Catawba College Professor Publishes Part I of Four-Volume Book
A second volume of Catawba College Mathematics Professor Dr. Paul Baker's autobiographical fiction work, "A Shadowy Passage," is now available. Part I, "Vietnam: The Initiation," covers the first month or so Baker spent as an intelligence officer in Vietnam.
Catawba College English Professor Participates in Professional Conference
Dr. Laurel Eason, a professor of English at Catawba College, recently presented a paper at the Association of Core Texts and Courses conference held April 7 in Chicago, Ill. Her presentation was entitled "Kipling's KIM and Monica Ali's BRICK LANE: Cross Currents of Migration in Literature."
Catawba College Students and Donors Come Together for Annual Endowed Scholarship Luncheon
A large group of student scholarship recipients and scholarship donors or donor representatives attended Catawba College’s annual Endowed Scholarship Luncheon Thursday, April 26, 2006 in Peeler Crystal Lounge on campus. The event was an opportunity for the two constituencies to meet each other and share their mutual interests in the College.
Catawba College Selects Students to Serve as Ambassadors
The Catawba College Admissions Office has announced the names of students selected to serve as Ambassadors during the upcoming academic year. These students will represent the institution to prospective students and their families, provide campus tours to prospects and their families, and participate in special admissions events like open houses.
Catawba College Student is a Finalist for National Scholarship
Victoria Hamilton of Wake Forest, a junior at Catawba College, has been named third alternate for the Alfred H. Nolle Scholarship given by Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society.
National Professional Business Fraternity Reactivated at Catawba College
Pi Sigma Epsilon National Professional Fraternity has been reactivated at Catawba College's Ralph Ketner School of Business. Last active on campus in 2000, the professional fraternity's membership will come primarily from marketing and business administration majors, but is also open to students in other majors who have an interest in marketing and/or Colllege/community service.
Catawba College to Host Graduation Exercises May 13
Catawba College is set to host two graduation exercises on Saturday, May 13 in Keppel Auditorium of the Robertson College-Community Center on campus. But you will need a ticket if you plan to attend.
Catawba College Community Recognizes Students at Annual Awards Convocation
Local students were among those honored April 20 during Catawba College's annual Awards Convocation. The event was held in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on campus and Catawba's Vice President and Dean of the College Dr. Barbara Hetrick noted that the convocation was an annual celebration of "all that is excellent."
Alpha Sigma Lambda Induction Held at Catawba College
Sixteen students in Catawba College's Lifelong Learning Program were inducted into the College's chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society during a ceremony held April 19 in Tom Smith Auditorium on campus.
Math Contest Finalists Announced
Catawba College was a qualifying site for the NC Council of Teachers of Mathematics State Contests in Algebra I and Geometry on April 6th. The College Mathematics Department hosted the contest which drew students from Salisbury, Charlotte and Greensboro.
Catawba College Professor Attends Conferences
Dr. J. Michael Bitzer, an assistant professor of political science at Catawba College, recently attended two conferences. The first was the annual North Carolina Political Science Association’s conference at High Point University, in which he helped to organize a roundtable discussion of North Carolina politics, presented a paper on Tar Heel voting patterns in the 2004 election, and was re-elected historian for the association.
1964 Alumnus Honor His Father by Establishing Scholarship at Catawba College
Dwight L. Hedrick Sr. of Lexington never went to college, but his hard work and sacrifices ensured that his three children had that opportunity. As a way to pay tribute to his father, Dwight Hedrick Jr. '64 and wife Kathleen, also of Lexington, have established the Dwight L. Hedrick Sr. Endowed Scholarship at Catawba College. This scholarship will be available to any deserving student who demonstrates financial need.
Catawba's Kappa Delta Pi Inducts New Members
Catawba College's Theta Phi Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi education honor society inducted new members in a ceremony held in the Tom Smith Auditorium on the campus April 6, 2006.
Dr. Edith Bolick Promoted at Catawba College
Catawba College's Dr. Edith Bolick has accepted a promotion from associate dean of the College for Lifelong Learning to dean of the School of Evening and Graduate Studies.
Catawba Announces Recipients of Prestigious First Family Scholarships
Fourteen incoming freshmen for Catawba College's fall 2006 semester have competed successfully and been awarded the college's prestigious First Family Scholarships. These students were among more than 65 who vied for the awards at a First Family Scholarship Weekends held in November and February on campus.
Catawba College Theatre Arts Presents Annual One Act Festival
Catawba College's Theatre Arts Department continues a tradition that's more than 30 years old when it presents the annual One Act Festival at 6 p.m. April 19-21 in the Florence Busby Corriher Theatre on campus. The Blue Masque's One Act Festival is an annual departmental tradition, featuring short plays written by well-known classic and unknown contemporary playwrights and performed by students. Directors for all productions are also students enrolled in a Directing II Class at the College.
Catawba's Music 515 Series Presents "A Tribute to Mozart"
This academic year's final performance of Catawba College's Music 515 Series is slated at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 11 in the Omwake Dearborn Chapel on campus. The performance will be a tribute to Mozart in his 250th anniversary year and features members of the Catawba Department of Music and the Catawba Brass.
Alcoa Foundation Presents Initial Grant to Launch Program
The Catawba College Center for the Environment announced today the creation of the Sustainable Communities Leadership Institute with an initial grant from the Alcoa Foundation.
Catawba College Student and Faculty Member Serve as Delegates at Convention
A Catawba College student and faculty member served as official delegates to the Alpha Chi Region III Convention held March 23-25 in Wilmington. Senior Ray Porter of Salisbury and Dr. Charlie McAllister, a professor history, were the delegates, representing Catawba's N.C. Omicron Chapter of Alpha Chi.
Catawba College Chemistry Professor to Participate in FBI's Visiting Scientist Program
Dr. Mark Sabo, an associate professor of chemistry at Catawba College, has been selected to participate in the FBI Laboratory's Visiting Scientist Program this summer at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va.
Catawba College Faculty and Students Attend N.C. Academy of Science Annual Meeting
Catawba College students and a faculty member attended and participated in the 103rd annual meeting of the N.C. Academy of Science held March 24-25 at Bennett College for Women in Greensboro.
Catawba College Students Place in Poetry Competition
Three Catawba College students have been chosen as runners-up for the 2006 Anthony Abbott Poetry Competition for North Carolina Undergraduate Writers sponsored by the Charlotte Writers Club. Each received a $50 award and read their winning poems on March 18 at the CPCC Spring Literary Festival in Charlotte.
Catawba's Dr. Gordon Grant to Chair Department of English
Dr. Gordon Grant, an associate professor of English at Catawba College, has agreed to serve as chair of the Department of English for a three-year term beginning in August, 2006. That announcement was made by Dr. Barbara Hetrick, vice president and dean of the College.
Tom Smith Scholarship Recipients Honored at Catawba College
Thirty-two Catawba College students, all recipients of Tom Smith Scholarships at the institution, were honored at a March 29 luncheon held in the Hurley Room of the Cannon Student Center.
Catawba College Writer-In-Residence Has Poems Accepted for Publication
Catawba College Writer-In-Residence Dr. Janice Fuller has had several of her poems accepted for inclusion in different publications. Fuller's "Pond Pantoum" will be published in the Comstock Review, while "Zinnia. Versimilitude. Yes." will be included in Kakalak 2006, a new anthology featuring poetry by North and South Carolina writers.
Catawba College Sociology Professor Presents at Conference
Catawba College Assistant Professor of Sociology Dr. Carla Eastis recently made a presentation at the Southern Sociological Society Conference held in New Orleans March 22-25. Eastis was a member of a panel entitled "Bringing Sociology into the First Year Experience."
The Catawba College Music Department Presents "THE MOZART CONNECTION",A Concert of Choral Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Friends
"THE MOZART CONNECTION", a concert of music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and two of his contemporaries, Josef Haydn and Ludwig von Beethoven, will be presented by the Catawba College Choral Department at the Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on campus at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 9.
Catawba College Theatre Department Presents Euripides' "Trojan Women" April 5-8
Using a contemporary translation and evocative original music, the Catawba College Theatre Arts Department will present Euripides' "Trojan Women" at 7:30 p.m. April 5-8 in Keppel Auditorium on campus.
Catawba Music Department Presents "Seasons of Love," A Concert of Popular and Jazz Favorites by the Catawba Singers and Madrigals
The Catawba College Music Department will present the 12th annual Pops Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 31, 2006, in the Peeler Crystal Lounge of the Robertson College-Community Center on campus. Seasons of Love is a concert of popular, jazz, and swing selections by the Catawba Singers and Madrigals, directed by Rosemary C. Kinard, assistant professor of music at Catawba.
Catawba College Invited to Participate in New Council of Independent Colleges Initiative
Catawba faculty members participating in the initiative include team leader, Dr. Cynthia Osterhus, assistant professor of teacher education; Dr. James Stringfield, chair and professor of teacher education; Dr. John Zerger, chair and professor of mathematics; and Dr. Paul Baker, professor of mathematics.
State Math Contest Scheduled at Catawba College
Catawba College will be a site for the NC Council of Teachers of Mathematics state contests. The Catawba College Mathematics Department will be administering the Algebra I and Geometry tests on Thursday, April 6, 2006. Any student currently enrolled in Algebra I or Geometry may participate.
Catawba College Faculty and Students Attend Association Meeting
Several Catawba College psychology faculty and their students attended the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association in Atlanta, Ga., this month. Dr. Lyn Boulter, professor of psychology, chaired the Association’s Committee for Professional Opportunity (CEPO) undergraduate research poster session and sat on a Psi Chi panel with faculty from other schools discussing "Preparing for Graduate School: Preparation Strategies."
Catawba Mathematics Students Celebrate National Pi Day at North Rowan Elementary
Dr. Sharon Sullivan, assistant professor of mathematics, and a group of Catawba College math majors visited North Rowan Elementary School on March 14 to celebrate National Pi Day. Their goal was to get younger students interested in math by introducing them to the number pi and its everyday applications.
Catawba College Professor Presents Paper
Dr. J. Michael Bitzer, an assistant professor of political science at Catawba College, recently presented a paper at the 15th Biennial Symposium on Southern Politics at The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina.
Catawba College Dean's List Announced
A total of 216 students have been named to the Dean's List for the fall semester at Catawba College, according to Dr. Barbara Hetrick, vice president and dean of the college.
Catawba College Tuesday 515 Series Presents "The Ives of March"
The public is invited to attend the second in the Catawba College Tuesday Music 515 performances for the spring semester at 5:15 p.m. March 14, 2006 in the Omwake Dearborn Chapel on campus.
Catawba College Plans New and Improved Residence Halls and Academic Center
New and improved residence halls, a refurbished academic center, and a renovated student center are in Catawba College's immediate future. At their annual meeting February 21, college trustees authorized administrators to proceed with an ambitious plan for making capital improvements on campus.
Catawba College Center for Environment Director Featured on International Broadcast of 'Earth & Sky'
Dr. John Wear, director of the Catawba College Center for the Environment, will be featured March 8 on the syndicated science radio program "Earth & Sky." The series is broadcast globally on 1,000 radio stations and has 10 million weekly listeners.
Catawba College Senior Salute Targets 2006 Graduates
Catawba College's annual Senior Salute was held Thursday, February 23 in the Cannon Student Center. The event was a one-stop opportunity for seniors to communicate with various offices on campus before graduating on May 13 and to also order graduation announcements and class rings. Participating offices included student affairs, alumni, library and the career center.
Catawba College Professor to Speak at Conference
Dr. Sanford Silverburg, professor and chair of the political science department at Catawba College, was a lecturer at the 11th annual Florida Chautauqua Assembly held February 23-26 at the Chautauqua Center in DeFuniak Springs, Fla. Silverburg's lecture was entitled "America as the Cop on the World Beat."
Two Catawba College Faculty Members Granted Tenure
The Catawba College Board of Trustees voted at its annual meeting February 21 to grant tenure to two faculty members. Dr. Gordon Grant, associate professor of English, and Dr. Joseph Poston, assistant professor of biology, will be tenured effective with the beginning of the 2006-2007 academic year.
Southern Pines Couple Establish Scholarship at Catawba College
Leland R. '64 and Bonnie P. Moore of Southern Pines have made a gift to establish a new scholarship at Catawba College. The Leland R. and Bonnie P. Moore Scholarship will provide financial assistance to a need based student athlete who demonstrates scholastic and athletic ability, along with dedication to team and school.
Catawba College's Academic Dean Recognized by National Association
Dr. Barbara Hetrick, Catawba College Vice President and Academic Dean, was recognized at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU) annual meeting as a founder and continuing contributor to the Associated New American Colleges (ANAC) on the occasion of the ANAC's 10th anniversary. The tribute was made during the AACU's annual meeting held earlier this month in Washington, D.C.
Catawba College Theatre Department Presents "Fat Pig"
Catawba College's student-directed play "Fat Pig" explores the idea of beauty in an era when carbs are closely counted, extreme makeovers are commonplace, and Hollywood establishes the ideals of beauty. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. February 22-25 in the Florence Busby Corriher Theatre on campus.
Catawba College Tuesday 515 Series Resumes February 14
The public is invited to attend the first in Catawba College' Tuesday Music 515 performances for the spring semester at 5:15 p.m. on February 14, 2006 in the Omwake Dearborn Chapel on campus.
Catawba College to Be Represented on Technology Advisory Committee
Catawba College is among several high education institutions across the country that will participate in the CDWG Technology Advisory Group. Chad Lewis, Catawba's manager of academic computing, will serve as the institution's representative on the committee which will help promote and exchange new technology ideas.
Leo and Virginia Wallace Establish Second Scholarship Fund at Catawba College
Leo '34 and Virginia Wallace '37 of Salisbury have established a second scholarship fund at their alma mater, Catawba College. The two are and have been models of both commercial leadership and civic responsibility in Salisbury for many decades.
Catawba College Mathematics Professor Makes Presentations
Catawba College Mathematics Professor, Dr. Paul Baker, recently presented a paper at the national conference of the School Science and Mathematics Association held in Fort Worth, Texas. His paper was entitled "Do Two Half-Lives Equal One Whole Life?"
"When Religion Becomes Evil"
The Catawba College Community Forum will sponsor a presentation by Dr. Charles Kimball, author of the book, When Religion Becomes Evil, at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 21, 2006 in Tom Smith Auditorium in Ralph W. Ketner Hall on campus.
Playwright On-Hand for Discussion following Performances of "All of the Above"
Playwright Tom Sime will be on hand to discuss "All of the Above" following performances of it Tuesday, Feb. 7 and Wednesday, Feb. 8 in Hedrick Theatre at Catawba College.
Catawba College Theatre Arts Department Presents "All of the Above"
The world premier of "All of the Above," by Playwright Tom Sime, one of the winners of this year's Peterson Emerging Playwright Competition, will be presented by the Catawba College Theatre Arts Department at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7-11 in Hedrick Theatre on campus.
Catawba College Seniors Invited to Life-skills 101
Catawba College seniors set to graduate in May are getting some coaching for life after college thanks to a new program on campus. "Life-skills 101: Navigating Life after College" is a four-part personal development series offered jointly by the Offices of Alumni Relations and Career Services.
Catawba College Students Recognized at Opening Convocation
A number of Catawba College students were recognized during when the College was convened for spring semester January 19 in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel. Members of the soon-to-be graduating class of 2006 donned caps and gowns to robe and process for the event. Students whose academic achievements earned them a place on the Dean's List for fall 2005 or the Presidential Honor Roll for the 2004-2005 academic year were recognized.
1949 Alumnus and His Spouse Provide Funds for Endowed Scholarship and Orientation Program at Catawba College
Catawba College Alumnus Grady Shoe '49 and his wife, Frances, of Mooresville have provided a $100,000 gift to establish an endowed scholarship and an endowment for the College's annual Orientation Program.
Catawba College Lecturer Is Also Avid Writer
It's not often that a sister gets paid to toot her brother's horn. Catawba College Communication Arts lecturer Cyndi Allison Wittum was recently contacted by SAS (a computer software company) about taking on some freelance writing projects starting with a story about her brother, Dr. Robert Allison, winning a national computer dashboard contest.
Catawba College Students Named to Who's Who List
An area student is among the 16 from Catawba College who will be included in the 2006 edition of "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges." The students were selected based on their academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success.
Catawba's Community Music Program Accepting Enrollments, Adds Piano Faculty
The Catawba Community Music Program, an outreach of the Catawba College Music Department, is accepting enrollments for spring semester and a new instructor has joined the piano faculty.
Mooresville Couple Establishes New Scholarship at Catawba College
A 1998 Catawba College alumnus and his wife have established a scholarship at the institution. Preference for the J. Trent and Ruth K. Newell Endowed Scholarship will be given to a member of the football team who is majoring in business and is involved in volunteerism.
A New Look at Old Catawba
Catawba College was already over 70 years old when the school opened its doors in Salisbury in 1925. The drama of Catawba's early years was played out at the institution's birthplace in Newton, North Carolina. The late Dr. William F. Palmer, a Catawba College professor emeritus of education, was working on an illustrated history of those early years in Newton when the project was interrupted by his untimely death in the fall of 2005.
Catawba College Announces Interim Chair of Ketner School of Business
Ms. Pamela Thompson, associate professor of business administration/information systems at Catawba College, has agreed to serve as interim chair of the Ketner School of Business for spring semester 2006.
Catawba College Student and Professor Have Paper Published
Catawba College student Cathrine Balentine of Charlotte, a senior psychology major, and Dr. Sheila Brownlow, professor of psychology, have collaborated to produce a research paper which has been accepted for publication.
"Teddy Roosevelt Rides Again" at Catawba College
Teddy Roosevelt rides again during a course being offered this spring through Catawba College's Lifelong Learning Program. Dr. Al Riggs, former professor of history at McGill University in Canada from 1988-2002, has retired to Salisbury and will be sharing his expertise on the Presidents Roosevelt (Theodore and Franklin) in this course.
Victory Junction: A Summer Internship
While most college students took a breather from schoolwork this past summer, three Catawba students, junior Hilah Teague of Southern Pines, senior Willie Olds of Kinston and junior Sherri Hill of Salisbury, unselfishly chose to spend their break tucked away in the tiny little town of Randleman, N.C. working with kids diagnosed with chronic or life-threatening illnesses at Victory Junction Gang Camp.
John and Nell Isenhour Establish First Family Scholarship at Catawba College
John Isenhour Sr. of Salisbury has likely forgotten more about making bricks than most people know, but he remembers vividly the value of his own college education. Now, Isenhour and his wife Nell have established a scholarship at Catawba College through a charitable remainder trust which they hope will provide future generations of students with that same valuable college education.
Notes From Kiev – Part II
Dr. Philip Acree Cavalier, associate professor of English and assistant dean of Catawba College, along with wife Carol and their three sons, are living in Kiev between September 2005 and June 2006. Acree Cavalier is completing a Fulbright Lectureship in American literature there during the 2005-06 academic year through the Fulbright Scholars Program.
Catawba College Professor's Memories and Letters Evolve into Book
For almost 20 years, Catawba College Mathematics Professor Dr. Paul Baker repressed memories of the year he spent as an intelligence officer in Vietnam. But while he was recovering from a back operation in 1988, he discovered he "could think about that time" again, And, he realized he had a primary source of information about that time in his life – his daily letters to his wife.
Catawba Student to Present at Major Conference
Speaking on the stereotypes of Appalachian people in modern film, Chandra Lowe will be a presenter at the PCA/ACA National Conference 2006 in April. Speaking on the stereotypes of Appalachian people in modern film, Chandra Lowe will be a presenter at the PCA/ACA National Conference 2006 in April. When Catawba College senior Chandra Lowe of Budd Lake, N.J. wrote her term paper for last fall's Appalachian Culture & Society Honors course, she thought that was all she was doing.
Catawba College Professor Serves on Task Forces and Conducts Seminars
Catawba College Professor Business Dr. Stephen Hiatt has been involved in a variety of activities outside the classroom. Hiatt has served and will serve on the Salisbury Convention Center Task Force. He recently completed serving on the Business Incubator Task Force for the City of Salisbury.
Catawba College Professor Participates in N.C. Teacher of the Year Reunion
Dr. Cyndi Osterhus, an assistant professor of teacher education at Catawba College, recently attended the N.C. Teacher of the Year Reunion, sponsored by the N.C. Association of Educators. She was one of 35 N.C. teachers to have been selected to receive the honor since its establishment in 1970. Osterhus was the 1987 N.C. Teacher of the Year.
Catawba College Professor Publishes Article for Online Journal
Dr. Bethany Sinnott, professor and chair of English at Catawba College, recently published an article " 'N.C. Shakes': The North Carolina Shakespeare Festival" in a new peer-reviewed online Shakespeare journal at the University of Georgia named Borrowers and Lenders.
'Home from Nowhere': Catawba Students Learn about Effects of Sprawl
Talk about life-changing. This is a class that challenges students where they live. Dr. Sheila Brownlow's First-year Seminar, "Home from Nowhere," is one Catawba College course that is causing scales to fall from students' eyes. It is also encouraging – some would say "forcing" – the 16 first-year students in the class to take a hard look at what they value and how their choices impact them as individuals and as community members.
Catawba College Music Department to Present Annual Services of Lessons and Carols
The Catawba College Department of Music will present its eighteenth annual Christmas Choral Concert, A Service of Lessons and Carols, Tuesday and Thursday, December 6 and December 8, in the Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on campus. In recent years, both performances have played to full houses due to the high level of community interest.
Catawba College Ranked 25th among Best Comprehensive Colleges in the South
Catawba College is one of the nation's 324 best comprehensive colleges according to the 2006 edition of "America's Best Colleges," published by U.S.News & World Report. These comprehensive colleges are ranked according to geographic region (North, South, East, West) with Catawba ranked 25th in the South.
Catawba College's "Solve This and Win!" Draws Area Math Lovers
"Solve This and Win!" occupies just a small portion of the Catawba College Mathematics Department web pages, but both Catawba students and area math lovers are visiting it regularly, vying to solve the posted math problem. The payoff for visitors is mostly intrinsic – they get the opportunity to prove their mental prowess, and if they're really lucky and solve the problem correctly, their names are selected during a bi-monthly drawing for a Catawba College t-shirt.
Catawba College First-Year Students Hear Author of "Why Things Bite Back"
Catawba College's first-year students and their faculty heard from historian turned science editor, author Edward Tenner during his visit to campus Nov. 9 and 10. Some students also had lunch with him after his speaking engagement and had him sign copies of his books.
Catawba College First Family Donors and Scholars Mingle at Luncheon
"None of us who come to Catawba has the same experience and that means even more. Each one of us at Catawba has a different story, but all the different stories tie us together as one," Senior Summer Zuck of Kingston, Tenn., told those gathered at the annual First Family Scholarship Luncheon held Nov. 16. She spoke on behalf of her fellow scholars at the event held in Peeler Crystal Lounge on campus.
Campus Improvements, Including the Kitchen Sink, Occupy the Catawba College Facilities Department
Catawba College residential students can check on the status of their dirty laundry without ever leaving their rooms. That, thanks to a new Laundry View software program recently installed on the College's computer network. But the impetus behind that new software comes from an unlikely source – not Student Affairs or Computer Services, but rather the College Facilities Department. As that department was searching for ways to both improve downtime and repair time to the washers and dryers avai
Catawba College Chemistry Professor Edits Textbook Chapters
Dr. Mark Sabo, an associate professor of chemistry at Catawba College, reviewed and edited the chapters of a new textbook, "Forensic Chemistry," recently published by Prentice Hall. The textbook was authored by Suzanne Bell. Sabo also served as the accuracy reviewer for the laboratory manual that accompanies the textbook.
Catawba College's Academic Dean Serves as Discussant at National Institute
Dr. Barbara Hetrick, Catawba College Vice President and Academic Dean, attended the Council of Independent College's 33rd Annual National Institute for Chief Academic Officers held November 5-8 in San Antonio, Texas.
"Water Walker" Is Catawba College Student's Debut Album
Catawba College Senior Dennis Reed of Charlotte wants to be real, for God that is. He wants to exploit his talents as a musician and composer and sort of be all he can be for God. You might say that Reed’s new gospel album, "Water Walker," is a tribute to God. This music business major is grateful for his talents and has not buried them in the biblical sense, but rather grown them three-fold with "Water Walker" as the result.
"Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" Opens Nov. 16
What do a love story, cannibalism and a murderous avenging barber have in common? They are all parts of Steven Sondheim’s musical, "Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street," which will be presented jointly by Catawba College’s Theatre Arts Department and the Blue Masque at 7:30 p.m. November 16-19 in Keppel Auditorium on campus.
Catawba College First-Year Students to Hear Author Edward Tenner November 10th
Catawba College’s First-Year Experience will host historian turned science editor, author Edward Tenner for an 11 a.m. lecture Thursday, November 10 in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on campus. The event is free and open to members of the college community as well as members of the larger Salisbury-Rowan community.
First Installment of Dr. Phil Cavalier’s "Notes from Kyiv”
Dr. Philip Acree Cavalier, associate professor of English and assistant dean of Catawba College, along with wife Carol and their three sons, are living in Kiev between September 2005 and June 2006. Acree Cavalier is completing a Fulbright Lectureship in American literature there during the 2005-06 academic year through the Fulbright Scholars Program.
Catawba College Alumnus and Spouse Establish New Scholarship at College
Dick Smith ’56 of Salisbury still remembers the football scholarship he received in 1952 that enabled him to attend Catawba College. That scholarship, and the education it allowed him to obtain, helped shape his life, he says.
Catawba College Students Gear Up for Study Abroad in England
Catawba College students will have an opportunity to spend a semester abroad studying in England beginning next fall thanks to a new partnership agreement with the University of Evansville. The agreement provides for Catawba faculty to participate in the operation of Harlaxton College in Grantham, England, and for Catawba students to study there, according to Dr. Kurt Corriher, director of Catawba’s Center for International Studies.
Catawba’s Ketner Scholars Recognized at Luncheon
Seventy-seven Catawba College students who are recipients of Ralph W. Ketner Scholarships were recognized September 22 during a luncheon on campus. The majority of these students hail from the Rowan County area.
Catawba's "Psycho Beach Party" Takes You Back to the 1960s, Almost
Remember those 1960s teen exploitation movies that featured the surf crowd in California? Well Catawba College’s upcoming Blue Masque theatre production of “Psycho Beach Party” promises to take you back there, almost.
Catawba College Professor to Speak at Conference
Dr. Sanford Silverburg, professor and chair of the political science department at Catawba College, will lecture Monday, October 10 and Tuesday, October 11 at the Andrews Valley Experience (ave!) in Andrews, N.C.
Silverburg’s lecture at 7 p.m. on October 10 is entitled “Protection and Civil Liberties,” and his lecture at 2 p.m. on October 11 is “Culture Wars in America.”
Catawba College’s Teacher Education Program Fares Well on State Performance Report
Catawba College’s Teacher Education Program has received the highest possible rank on the 2004-2005 Institution of Higher Education Performance Report and is judged by the North Carolina State Board of Education as having “met expectations.” Additionally, Catawba’s first-year teachers (the 2003-2004 cohort of student teachers) had a 100 percent pass rate on the PRAXIS II, placing the program in the first quartile of teacher education programs in the state.
Catawba College Theatre Arts Students and Productions Nominated for 2004-2005 Metrolina Theatre Awards
Some Catawba College Theatre Arts students have been selected as winners of some key 2004-2005 Metrolina Theatre Awards. Catawba’s “The Marriage of Figaro” was nominated for Outstanding Production and although it was not a winner, several of its cast and crew members were among the award winners.
Catawba’s Community Music Program Announces New Personnel
The Catawba Community Music Program, an outreach of the Catawba College Music Department, announces the addition of two new performing-artist teachers. Dr. Joan Metelli, who teaches voice, and Jesse Davis, who teaches piano, have joined that program.
Catawba College Theatre Arts Presents “The Marriage of Bette and Boo”
Catawba College Theatre Arts Department’s production of “The Marriage of Bette and Boo” will run Sept. 20-24. All shows will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Florence Busby Corriher Theatre on campus.
Join Catawba for South Africa Trip
Catawba College honors students enrolled in a class entitled “Origins: Humans, Races, and Racism,” will cap their classroom experiences with a trip to South Africa in late December. Members of the Salisbury-Rowan community, alumni and friends of the College are invited to join them as they visit that country to examine how biological and sociological forces contribute to notions of race and to the perpetuation of racism.
New Scholarship Program Information for 2006-2007
Catawba College’s scholarship program has been revamped with new criteria and deadlines now in place. Since scholarship dollars tend to go fast, students of strong academic ability are encouraged to apply for admission to the College early and to submit the supplementary materials required for scholarship consideration.
Catawba Offers Fall Enrollment Opportunities to Students Displaced by Hurricane Katrina
Catawba College offers evening program courses on a block schedule that may conveniently serve students displaced by Hurricane Katrina who have not yet enrolled at other institutions. Students may enroll in one course at a time for a four-week block. Blocks begin September 12, October 10, and November 10. This schedule would also allow students to seek full- or part-time employment while enrolled in courses in this program.
Catawba College Does Its Part for Hurricane Katrina Relief
In the days following Hurricane Katrina’s devastation of the Gulf Coast, members of the Catawba College community have come up with creative ways to help storm victims. These efforts have allowed faculty, staff and students to be a small part of a larger national effort and to show solidarity with their adversely affected Southern neighbors.
Catawba College Professor Contracted by Oxford University Press to Write Article
Dr. Sanford Silverburg, professor and chair of Political Science at Catawba College, is writing an article, “American Israel Political Affairs Committee (AIPAC),” for the Encyclopedia of the Modern World. The Encyclopedia will be published by Oxford University Press.
Catawba College Theatre Arts Students and Productions Nominated for 2004-2005 Metrolina Theatre Awards
Some Catawba College Theatre Arts students and a theatre production have been nominated for 2004-2005 Metrolina Theatre Awards. Catawba’s “The Marriage of Figaro” was nominated for Outstanding Production and several of its cast and crew members also received nominations.
Catawba College Librarian Receives Grant to Attend Forum
Keith Engwall, head of systems and technology at the Catawba College Library, has been awarded a 2005-2006 Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Career Enrichment Grant for $1000 to attend the 2005 Library Information and Technology Association National Forum. The forum, “The Ubiquitous Web: Personalization, Portability, and Online Collaboration,” is scheduled September 29-October 2 in San Jose, Calf.
Catawba Alumnus Makes Gift to Fund Kinesiology Lab at College
Gene Fuller '52 of Charlotte shrugs off a recent gift he and wife Jane made to fund both a new kinesiology lab and classroom furniture at his alma mater, Catawba College. He simply says, “They needed money and I was able to help.” But the reason for Fuller’s gift is likely a little more complex than that.
Catawba College Holds Opening Convocation
Members of the Catawba College community paused for a moment of silence to recognize the victims of Hurricane Katrina when they gathered for fall convocation Thursday, September 1 in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel. Then, College President Robert E. Knott officially convened the college for its 154th academic year.
Family Continues Tradition of Establishing Scholarships at Catawba College
Mark Frantz and wife Megan of Arlington, Va. thought a perfect way to celebrate their own first-year wedding anniversary on May 8, 2005 would be to establish a scholarship at Catawba College in honor of Mark’s parents. So, now, there is the Jack and Shirley Frantz Endowed Scholarship, a tribute to both, but especially meaningful to Jack who is a member of Catawba’s class of 1964.
Catawba College's Theatre Arts Department Is Nationally Ranked in The Princeton Review's "The Best 361 Colleges" Guide
Catawba College’s Theatre Arts Department continues to be nationally ranked. It is rated fourth in the nation this year, according to the 2006 edition of The Princeton Review’s “The Best 361 Colleges” guide which hit bookstands Tuesday, August 23.
Catawba College Professor Gathers Books, Departs for Kiev, Ukraine
“My books are U-books,” has been the mantra recently of Dr. Phillip Acree Cavalier, associate professor of English and assistant dean of Catawba College. That’s because Acree Cavalier knows that the “U” stands for Ukraine, a place he and family will spend the next 10 months.
The Catawba College Community Forum Presents "Human Cloning and the Stem Cell Debate"
Do you really understand the current controversy over the use of stem cells in biological and medical research? Have you taken time to consider seriously the ethical issues that accompany our potential ability to clone human beings? If the answer to either of these questions is "no"— and especially if it’s "yes"— then you won’t want to miss the first Catawba College Community Forum of 2005-2006.
Poet/Author to Read at Catawba College
Catawba College’s English Department will sponsor a reading of fiction and poetry by Davidson College professor Alan Michael Parker at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 13 in the Tom Smith Auditorium of Ketner Hall.
Catawba College First-Year Students Move In
More than 200 of Catawba’s first-year students moved into their residence hall rooms on Saturday, August 20 and are participating in an orientation session prior to the first day of classes, August 25. The students and their families were assisted in their move by Alphas, a group of upper class students.
Professor to Serve as Catawba College Representative to SAC and NCAA
Catawba College Mathematics Professor Joyce Caddell has agreed to serve as the College’s faculty representative to the South Atlantic Conference (SAC) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). In that capacity, she replaces Dr. Karl Hales who retired at the end of the 2004-2005 academic year.
Catawba College Employee Participates in Theatre Conferences
Linda Kesler, a staff/adjunct faculty member in Catawba College’s Theatre Arts Department, recently participated in the Alternate Regional Organization of Theatres South Conference. While there, Kesler presented her experimental development process for an original company-developed work, “Where’s My Muffin?” produced last fall in the Florence Busby Corriher Theatre. She also participated in sessions on International Collaborations for the original theatre productions, best practices for arts-in-
Catawba College Mathematics Professor Contributes to Textbook Revision
Dr. John T. Zerger, chair and professor of mathematics at Catawba College, will be recognized for his contribution in helping W.H. Freeman and Company develop a revision plan for a mathematics textbook. Zerger assisted with the revision of the Consortium of Mathematics and Its Applications’ “For All Practical Purposes” textbook. His name will be included in the acknowledgement section of the preface of that textbook.
Catawba College First-Year Students to Ponder "Why Things Bite Back"
Catawba College’s first-year students have prepared for their first semester in college over the summer. To do so, they’ve read from a text by historian turned science editor, author Edward Tenner.
Orientation Schedule for Catawba College First-Year Students
Orientation Schedule for Catawba College First-Year Students...
Catawba College Professor and Student Present Research at Conference
Dr. John B. “Jack” Green, an associate professor of marketing in Catawba College’s Ketner School of Business, and one of his students, Allan C. Rohrbaugh of Lexington, a junior in the Lifelong Learning program, recently participated in the Marketing Science Conference at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.
Local Poet to Have Poem Broadcast on Garrison Keillor’s “The Writer’s Almanac”
Dr. Janice Fuller, a local poet and Catawba College’s writer-in-residence, will have one of her poems included in the July 20 broadcast of “The Writer’s Almanac,” a daily radio program hosted by Garrison Keillor. Fuller’s “My Aunt Raises Violets from Africa” will be read on the program which is broadcast to about 280 non-commercial public radio stations around the country.
Wear to Speak to International Delegation on Environmental Education
Dr. John Wear, director of the Catawba College Center for the Environment, will speak July 21 to a five-person delegation from the International Visitor Leadership Program. The participants will travel to Salisbury to learn about environmental education and community participation.
Catawba College Offers Private Music Instruction
Catawba College’s Department of Music is offering private music instruction in brass instruments, woodwinds, and piano to students of all ages this summer. Dr. Steve Etters is the instructor for brass instruments, including trumpet, trombone, baritone and tuba. Maria Stine will provide private instruction in woodwinds, including clarinet, saxophone, double reed instruments and (beginner only) flute. Susan McClain is the instructor for piano students at all levels.
Catawba College Offers Musical Theatre Camp
Students between the ages of 8 and 12 who have an interest in musical theatre are encouraged to enroll in Catawba College’s Musical Theatre Camp, slated August 1-4. The camp will be held in the Williams Music Building on campus between 9 a.m. and noon each day and will be under the direction of Dr. Julie Chamberlain.
Catawba College Athletic Trainer Recognized
Robert J. Casmus, head athletic trainer at Catawba College was honored earlier this month while attending the National Athletic Trainers’ Association annual meeting in Indianapolis , Indiana. He received N.A.T.A.’s Atheltic Trainer Service Award for dedicated service and outstanding contribution to the profession of athletic training and to the Association. He also received the Dan Libera Service Award from the Board of Certification, Inc. for his outstanding contributions.
Family of Deceased Alumna to Host Scholarship Benefit
The family of late Catawba College Alumna Brenna Lawrence ’02 will host a scholarship benefit July 16 at the home of her parents in Jamestown. One hundred percent of the proceeds from this second annual benefit will go toward establishing the Brenna Lawrence Endowed Scholarship at Catawba.
Alumnus Establishes Second Endowed Scholarship at Catawba College
For Catawba College Alumnus Ron Maccaroni ’67 of Fairfax County, Virginia, establishing a second endowed scholarship at his alma mater is simply a way to say “thanks” for everything the institution has done for him. Catawba College, Maccaroni contends, well-prepared him for meaningful personal and professional life.
Center for Environment Provides Value-added Education
By Dr. John Wear, Director of the Catawba Center for the Environment
A recent Associated Press story reminded me of how important the Catawba College Center for the Environment is to the education of our students. A young man in a northwestern state reacted shrilly to development’s encroachment on the habitat of an endangered species. The result was not the preservation of the habitat but a backlash of anger against his tactics.
Catawba College Unveils Plans for New Academic Center on Campus
In Catawba College’s past, it has been called “a library,” but in the future, after extensive renovations and a new three-story addition, it will be “the academic center” on campus. Plans for such a facility were recently unveiled to college trustees during their annual retreat in Southern Pines.
Three Sons Establish Scholarship to Honor Mom, a Catawba College Alumna
To mark her ninetieth birthday, Rachel Smith Walker’s three sons did something special; they established an endowed scholarship in her honor at her alma mater, Catawba College. The scholarship will be awarded annually to an academically gifted student who is among the most need-based student applicants.
Community Music Students Participate in Recitals
Many of the students who study music through the Catawba College Community Music Program participated in several spring recitals on April 24. All recitals, including both piano and instrumental programs, were performed on the campus of Catawba College for family and friends. Musical selections were inclusive, ranging from classical to contemporary styles.
Catawba College Administrator Set to Travel with Students to Costa Rica for 10th Year
Catawba College’s Vice President and Dean of Students Dr. Carl Girelli is so accustomed to the life and sights in Costa Rica that he doesn’t even take photos there anymore, but his students do.
“No matter how many times I’ve seen it all, it’s still a real kick to watch new students experience this,” Girelli explains. “It’s a life-changing experience for them. The first year we went, I had a student who cried for a week because she was homesick. We called her Miss Rain. Now, we could call
Catawba College Receives ExxonMobil Grant
ExxonMobil announced today that more than $559,800 has been donated to 33 colleges and universities in North Carolina , including Catawba College, through the ExxonMobil Foundation’s 2004 Educational Matching Gift Program. ExxonMobil employees, retirees, surviving spouses and directors contributed nearly $142,000 to North Carolina institutions of higher education in 2004, which was matched by the ExxonMobil Foundation with $418,000 in unrestricted educational grants.
Catawba College Faculty, Staff Win Awards
Eight members of the Catawba College faculty and staff were among those recognized during the 2005 Awards Convocation held April 21 in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on campus.
Catawba College Professor Awarded Fulbright Lectureship
Dr. Philip Acree Cavalier, Assistant Dean of Catawba College and Associate Professor of English, has been awarded a Fulbright Lectureship in American literature in Kiev, Ukraine for the 2005-06 academic year through the Fulbright Scholars Program.
Catawba College Community Recognizes Students at Annual Awards Convocation
Local students were among those honored April 21 during Catawba College’s annual Awards Convocation. The event was held in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on campus. Catawba’s Vice President and Dean of the College Dr. Barbara Hetrick noted that the convocation was an opportunity “to honor those among us who have excelled academically” and to “reaffirm the value of excellence toward which we strive individually and collectively as a learning community.”
Catawba College Commissions Junior Marshals in Its Lifelong Learning Program
Twelve Catawba College students in the Lifelong Learning program were commissioned as Junior Marshals in an April 23 ceremony held in the Hurley Room of the Cannon Student Center.These Junior Marshals were chosen from the junior class based on academic rank and are among the most honored students on campus.
Catawba College Biology Students and Faculty Participate in Meetings
Catawba College students and faculty attended the 66th annual meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists (ASB) in Florence, Ala., April 13-16. Biology Professor Dr. Michael Baranski, past president of ASB, judged the Odum Prize Competition for that meeting.
Catawba College Students Present Papers at National Honor Society Convention
Two students from Catawba College’s Omicron Chapter of Alpha Chi, the national college honor scholarship society, presented papers at that honor society’s national convention, held April 8 in St. Louis, Mo. Catawba’s Chapter President, Senior Katharine Marie Phelps of Prince Frederick, Md., and Senior Jennie Brooks of Charlotte both made presentations.
Catawba College Students Share Research at 2005 Interdisciplinary Research Symposium
Catawba College students from all academic disciplines had an opportunity to showcase research they had conducted at an annual Interdisciplinary Research Symposium held April 19 in the Cannon Student Center on campus. On-campus honor societies, including Psi Chi, the Psychology Club, Alpha Chi, Gamma Sigma Epsilon, Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Epsilon, Tri Beta, and the American Chemical Society Affiliate Chapter, organized the annual event.
Catawba College Students See Different World through New Electron Microscopes
Jhetovi Gease of Warrenton is the curious type. In the electron microscopy course he is taking this spring at Catawba College with Biology Professor Dr. Steve Coggin, Jhetovi has gathered all kinds of biological specimens to examine very closely. And, the digital portfolio he’s created of his work with the microscope would make even the most discerning modern artist quite envious.
Catawba College Students Learn Intricate Japanese Lion Dance
If you ask Catawba College Theatre Arts Professor Woody Hood to describe elements involved in the Japanese Lion Dance, here’s what he’ll tell you: “The dance depicts an afternoon in the life of a lion where he runs around, cleans himself, eats fleas off of himself, eats some fruit, takes a nap, chases a butterfly, and then runs around some more.”
Simple Living TV Crew Films Segment on Environmental Education at Catawba
The day couldn’t have been better for filming on the Catawba College campus. The sun was shining. The students were full of excitement about the campus greening initiative. Even the crabapple trees cooperated, offering their fresh pink blossoms as a backdrop for Catawba President Robert Knott’s interview.
Catawba Center for Environment Receives Gift from Duke Power
The Catawba College Center for the Environment has received a $5,000 gift from Duke Power Company to help fund the initial phase of a campus-focused sustainable practices program. The pilot program, which will begin this spring, will help formulate a three-year initiative designed to reduce the environmental impact of campus operations and to serve as a model for other organizations and businesses in the community.
Catawba College Psychology Faculty and Students Participate in Professional Meeting
All four faculty members of the Catawba College Psychology Department, along with several of their students, participated in the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association held recently in Nashville, Tenn. Faculty members attending included Drs. Lyn Boulter, Karen Horner, Al Roberts, and Sheila Brownlow.
Catawba College English Professor Participates in Professional Conference
Dr. Laurel Eason, a professor of English at Catawba College, recently participated in the Association of Core Texts and Courses conference held April 7-11 in Vancouver, British Columbia. While there, she delivered a paper entitled, “Mario Vargas Llosa’s Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter: A Comedic Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.”
Tom Smith Scholarship Recipients Honored at Catawba College
Senior Brandi Berrier of Lexington completed two years and earned an associate’s degree at Davidson County Community College before she was able to transfer to Catawba College for completion of a four-year degree in mathematics. When she graduates from Catawba next month, she knows she will have Tom and Martha Smith of Salisbury to thank. It was due to a Tom Smith Scholarship earned through her academic efforts that she was able to attend Catawba.
Beavers Fascinate on Catawba Ecological Preserve
Catawba College’s ecological preserve has a way of capturing students’ attention. It’s where they study the reclusive mole salamander or train their binoculars on the cavity-dwelling prothonotary warbler or watch the erratic flight of the Falcate orangetip butterfly.
Ancient Rome Comes to Catawba College Students
For a few hours recently, 23 Catawba College students became amateur numismatists of Roman coinage and they never even left their classroom. The history of the ancient western world came to life for this group of Lifelong Learners as they each were given an unique opportunity to clean, identify, date, evaluate, and keep a one-of-a-kind Roman coin at least 1,800 years old.
Catawba College Music Faculty Participate in Annual Meeting
Three members of the Catawba College Music Department participated in the plenary session, “Musical Inclusiveness: the Catawba College Initiative,” at the College Music Society – Mid-Atlantic Chapter annual meeting held March 19 at West Virginia University.
Two Catawba Students Honored for Their Poems
Two of Catawba College’s creative writing students from Salisbury are among four N.C. college students honored in the Charlotte Writers’ Club’s annual Anthony Abbott Poetry Award for undergraduates.
Catawba College’s Writer-in-Residence to Share Work in "A Poem A Day"
Catawba College Writer-In-Residence Dr. Janice Fuller is one of 30 N.C. poets selected by the state’s new Poet Laureate Kathryn Stripling Byer to be included in Byer’s “A Poem a Day” project during April, poetry month.
Catawba College Announces Summer School Schedule
Catawba College officials hope area undergraduate students will consider staying home this summer and taking courses to meet their general education core requirements at Catawba. Two five-week sessions, running May 16 through June 17 and June 20 through July 22, will be available at Catawba, and all courses offered will be taught by fulltime faculty.
Catawba College Students Make News
Theatre Students to Study Abroad; New Catawba Ambassadors; Students Earn Merit Scholarships from Catawba College Honors Program; Students Receive Funding to Participate in Scholarly Association Meetings; Students Attend N.C. Academy of Science Meeting; Political Science Students Participate in Association Meeting...
Catawba College’s Writer-in-Residence to Participate in Poetry Reading
Dr. Janice Fuller, Catawba College’s writer-in-residence, has been invited by the Writers Group of the Triad to participate in a poetry ready to kick off Poetry Month. She will read from her poetry, along with Fred Chappel and Ann Deagon, at the Green Bean Café in Greensboro at 7 p.m. Monday, April 4. The Dave Fox Trio will also perform that evening, providing jazz interludes
Environmental Issues Not Only for Environmental Science Students at Catawba
Environmental issues are no longer the sole purview of environmental science at Catawba College. Classes in religion and philosophy, economics and political science also offer their perspectives on the relationship between human beings and the environment.
Catawba College Professors Outside the Classroom
Dr. Paul Baker, a Catawba College mathematics professor, recently made a presentation to the Rowan County Ministerial Association about his mission trips to Russia and Cambodia. He also delivered the sermon at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Kannapolis on Feb. 13, along with the sermon for the 6 p.m. on-campus worship service that same day.
Catawba College Professor and Two Students Participate in Writing Conference
Three members of the Catawba College community took part in the Southeastern Writing Center Association Conference in Charleston, South Carolina, which took place February 10-12. Two students, who work as tutors at the Catawba College Writing Center, Nneka Campbell of Salisbury, a senior English major, and Charlotte Moore of Alexandria, Va., a junior English major, along with Dr. Aaron Butler, who directs the Writing Center and also tutors, traveled to Charleston and presented a poster session
State Math Contest Scheduled at Catawba College
Catawba College will be a site for the NC Council of Teachers of Mathematics state contests. The Catawba College Mathematics Department will be administering the Algebra I and Geometry tests on Thursday, March 17, 2005. Any student currently enrolled in Algebra I or Geometry may participate.
Fowler Family Establishes Scholarship at Catawba College
Newton and Nancy Fowler of Concord and members of their family have made a gift to Catawba College to establish the Fowler Family Endowed Scholarship Fund. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a student athlete who maintains a 2.75 grade point while majoring in teacher education.
New Scholarship at Catawba College Pays Tribute to Deceased Alumna
Dr. Donald E. Fuoss ’47 of Sacramento, California says the scholarship he has established at Catawba College pays tribute to almost 60 years of marriage to his late wife, Frances Arthur Fuoss ’45. Mrs. Fuoss died December 4, 2004 after a six-year battle with colon cancer.
John and Patsy Powell Establish Scholarship at Catawba College
Catawba College Alumnus John L. Powell, Jr. ’52 will tell you that he studied a copy of the Catawba College catalog at his Burgaw, N.C. high school for two years as he made plans for his future. Following his high school graduation, after he had applied and was accepted, he loaded his belongings into a trunk, boarded a bus, and traveled to Salisbury to attend Catawba, sight unseen.
The Late Earl B. and Jane W. Ruth Memorialized Through Catawba College Scholarship
Friends and family of the late Earl B. and Jane W. Ruth of Salisbury have established an Endowed Scholarship at Catawba College in the couple’s memory. Preference for the scholarship will be given to student athletes, with first preference going to athletes who are majoring in education.
New Email System Launched for Campus
A full-featured email/calendaring system was installed over the holiday break. To get started using it, click on the WEBMAIL icon above (on the front of the Catawba website.) To view an online tutorial about using WEBMAIL, go to the Documents tab in CatLink. Look in your Inbox for an email message from Computer Services with more details about the new system. Students, faculty, and staff now have access to this new e-mail system which is the industry standard.
Catawba College Professor to Speak at Conference
Dr. Sanford Silverburg, professor and chair of the political science department at Catawba College, will lecture Saturday, March 5, at the 10th annual Florida Chautauqua Assembly held at the Chautauqua Center in DeFuniak Springs, Fla. Silverburg’s lecture is entitled “9/11 to 2/2 and Beyond.”
Catawba College Assistant Professor of Political Science Earns Ph.D.
J. Michael Bitzer, assistant professor of political science at Catawba College, earned his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Georgia’s School of Public and International Affairs. Bitzer participated in commencement exercises at UGA this past Saturday.
Catawba College Students Named to Who's Who List
Several area students were among the 14 from Catawba College who will be included in the 2005 edition of "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges." The students were selected based on their academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success.
Catawba College Dean's List Announced
A total of 229 students have been named to the Dean's List for the fall semester at Catawba College, according to Dr. Barbara Hetrick, vice president and dean of the college.
Catawba College Students Participate in Service Learning
Elisa Alfieri of Salisbury watched over a small group of Catawba College students as they worked with children from Nazareth Children’s Home to create Christmas ornaments. She knew that the ornaments they made would be used to decorate a tree in the Association of Retarded Citizens’ Festival of Trees fundraiser held at the Salisbury Civic Center in early December. She also knew that after the Festival of Trees event the tree which they decorated with those ornaments would find its way to Nazaret
Rufty Foundation Establishes Another First Family Scholarship at Catawba College
The Archibald and Frances Rufty Foundation has made a gift to Catawba College to fund the Lt. Joe Hearne Rufty Memorial First Family Scholarship. The scholarship is being established in the memory of Mrs. Rufty’s step-son and the late Mr. Rufty’s son, who was killed in Vietnam on January 29, 1970.
Catawba Hosts Mathematics Association Meeting
The Department of Mathematics at Catawba College recently hosted a meeting on campus of the Mathematics Association of America. Forty-five members from 11 different institutions attended the dinner meeting held November 16.
Catawba College Hosts Annual Endowed Scholarship Luncheon
A capacity crowd was in attendance in Peeler Crystal Lounge Thursday, November 11 when Catawba College hosted its annual Endowed Scholarship Luncheon. The occasion was an opportunity for scholarship donors or donor representatives to meet with their scholarship recipients.
Center for Environment Partners with Simple Living TV Series
The Catawba College Center for the Environment has entered a partnership with the Simple Living TV Series that will bolster the work of both.
“Simple Living with Wanda Urbanska,” which is produced by Urbanska and Frank Levering for public television stations nationwide, is the first major television series on simplicity. The series focuses on environmental stewardship, thoughtful consumption, community involvement and financial responsibility. Urbanska calls it “a paean to a more meaningful
First Family Donors and Scholars Feted at Catawba College
"It was thanks to my First Family Scholarship that I was able to enjoy a truly life-changing experience at Catawba College, both inside and outside the classroom, " Senior Katie Phelps of Prince Frederick, Md., said at the annual First Family Scholarship Luncheon held Oct. 27. She spoke on behalf of her fellow scholars at the event held in Peeler Crystal Lounge on campus.
Students Receive Research Grants
Four Catawba College students have received grants from the Beta Beta Beta Research Foundation to support their senior research.
Catawba College President Makes Case for Increasing College Endowment
Catawba College President Dr. Robert Knott emphasized the importance of significantly growing the College’s endowment if Catawba is to be successful in its goal of becoming a more selective institution. Knott told College trustees gathered for their semi-annual meeting that in the intensely competitive marketplace for academically talented students a strong endowment allows an institution to both attract and retain those students.
“A good two-thirds of a typical endowment is for funded insti
Rockwell Couple Establishes Scholarship at Catawba College
Jack and Jackie Taylor of Rockwell have established a scholarship at Catawba College. It will provide financial assistance to a student-athlete from Rowan County who is a member of the College baseball team and who demonstrates both ability and financial need. The Taylors are both Catawba College alumni.
Former Catawba Basketball Player, Now Collegiate Coach Establishes Scholarship at College
Catawba College Alumnus Cy Alexander ’75 admits that he has a little less hair and weighs a little more than he did when he played basketball for the Indians three decades ago. But this player turned collegiate coach has not lost his passion for his alma mater or the memories of the life lessons he learned on Catawba’s campus.
Spring 2005 Pre-Registration: Oct. 25-28
Registration for currently enrolled students for the Spring 2005 term will be October 25-October 28. Consult the registration schedule or the Registrar's website for details on registration times.
Catawba College Students Participate in Students of North Carolina Association of Educators’ Pinning Ceremony
Twenty Catawba College students participated in a Students of North Carolina Association of Educators’ (SNCAE) Pinning Ceremony October 12 in Tom Smith Auditorium. Rowan-Salisbury Teacher of the Year for 2004-05, Teresa Crawley, was the guest speaker for the event.
Lure of Appalachia Draws Catawba College Professors and Students
Dr. Maria Vandergriff-Avery can’t wait to take her students to Floyd – Floyd, Virginia that is. And there, at the Floyd Country Store, they’ll gather with local residents, farmers, tourists, yuppies, academics, artists and business men and women to witness the Friday Night Jamboree, some of the best impromptu bluegrass music in the country and some authentic flat foot dancing. After the experience, she’s hopeful they’ll have a truer and deeper understanding of Appalachian people and their cult
Rowan County Students Benefit from Ketner Scholarships at Catawba College
The scholarships provided by Ralph W. Ketner and his wife, Anne enabled 115 Rowan County students to attend Catawba College this academic year. Many of those students attended a luncheon held Thursday, Sept. 30 in Peeler Crystal Lounge on campus and shared their appreciation directly with the couple.
Catawba College Honor Society Installs Officers and Inducts New Members
Catawba College’s Omicron Chapter of Alpha Chi, the national college honor society, held an initiation ceremony for candidates Friday, Sept. 24 in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on campus.
Catawba College, One of 38 Institutions Accepted for PKAL Leadership Initiative
Catawba College is one of 38 institutions in the country to be accepted to participate in The Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) Leadership Initiative. It is the only institution in both Carolinas to be accepted to participate.
Catawba Holds Opening Convocation
Catawba College President Robert E. Knott officially convened the college for its 153rd academic year September 2 in the Omwake-Dearborn Chapel. At the convocation, college faculty and staff members were recognized for their years of service to the institution.
Catawba College Commissions Junior Marshals for 2004-2005
Catawba College President Dr. Robert Knott commissioned 15 students as Junior Marshals in a ceremony held Wednesday, September 1 in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on campus.
These Junior Marshals were chosen from the junior class based on academic rank and are among the most honored students on campus. They embody the best of Catawba College both in academic achievement and service to the College community. They will represent the College in formal graduation week ceremonies, adding order and dignit
Mayan Numerology Inspires Catawba College Mathematics
Catawba College Mathematics Professor Joyce Caddell said she plugged a hole in her knowledge this summer when she visited Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula to study the numerology of the ancient Mayas. Caddell was among 35 educators from across the U.S. who participated in a faculty development program offered by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Catawba College Faculty and Students to Attend State Honors Conference
Several student members of the College Honors Program will travel, along with faculty, to the North Carolina Honors Association annual conference in Asheville, NC, on Sept. 16-17. Dr. Steve Coggin, Dr. Janice Fuller, and students Michelle Haynes, a junior from Rockwell, and Amy Guenther, a sophomore from Asheville, will make a presentation entitled "Leaving Our Comfort Zone: Team- Taught Classes in Science and Literature," which will focus on the integration of multidisciplinary courses for Ho
SAT Scores for Catawba College Freshmen Continue to Rise
According to data released August 31 by the College Board, SAT scores for Catawba College freshmen have risen, ahead of both national and state averages, for the second consecutive year. This indicates to college administrators that Catawba continues to move steadily toward its goal of shifting from a select to a more selective institution.
Catawba freshmen had an average, combined SAT score of 1050 for the fall of 2004 (526 verbal and 524 math), compared with a state average of 1006 (499 ve
Members of Class of 2008 Move in at Catawba College
Despite clouds, rainfall, isolated flooding and the threat of tornadoes caused by Hurricane Charley’s passage through the Carolinas, approximately 250 members of the Class of 2008 moved into their residence halls at Catawba College Saturday.
Students and their parents, concerned about how the adverse weather would affect their move, began calling campus on Thursday, August 12, prompting college officials to provide weather-related messages on the main page of the institutional website and in
Catawba College’s Theatre Arts Department Highly Ranked in The Princeton Review’s “The Best 357 Colleges” Guide
If a strong theatre arts program is what you’re after, Catawba College’s Theatre Arts Department ranks number two in the nation. That is according to the 2005 edition of The Princeton Review’s “The Best 357 Colleges” guide which hit bookstands Tuesday, August 17.
In the 2004 edition of “The Best 351 Colleges” Guide, Catawba’s Theatre Arts program was ranked 11th in the country. Climbing nine rankings ahead in the new edition, Catawba’s program trails only Wagner College (located in Staten Isl
Catawba College Receives Gift from National Starch and Chemical Foundation
Catawba College has received a $2,000 gift from National Starch and Chemical Foundation. The funds will be used for scholarship support.
Scholarship at Catawba College Established with Estate Gift
The Claude H. and Ruth L. Trexler Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund has been established at Catawba College with a gift from the estates of the late couple. The scholarship will be awarded to needy students who desire to become teachers in Rowan County.
Catawba Students and Faculty Travel in the Footsteps of Darwin in the Galapagos
A small group of students and faculty members from Catawba College followed the footsteps of Charles Darwin and Russell Crowe when they traveled in May to the Galapagos, a Ecuadorian national park located 600 miles off the coast of that country.
Catawba College Receives Grant for Archives
Catawba College is the recipient of a $10,000 grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission of the National Archives for its archives project.
Catawba College Dean's List Announced
A total of 240 students have been named to the Dean's List for the spring semester at Catawba College, according to Dr. Barbara Hetrick, vice president and dean of the college.
Catawba College Graduates 321 Students in Two Separate Ceremonies
On Saturday, May 8, Ashley Quinones was not just the Catawba College student who had had a double lung transplant, she was simply one of the crowd -- one of the College’s 321 graduates who received their diplomas during two separate commencement exercises.