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Catawba's Athletic Training Hall of Fame to Induct Fourth Class of Members on Feb. 22
New members will be inducted into the Catawba College Athletic Training Hall of Fame on Feb. 22. The induction of the Class of 2014 will take place between noon and 2 p.m. in Peeler Crystal Lounge of the Robertson College-Community Center on campus. The 2014 inductees are Ronald Ogrodowicz '96 of Stratford, Conn., and Richard Sharpnack '95 of Pitman, N.J.
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.
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.
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.
In Memoriam: Dr. William L. Russell
(April 13, 1935 – August 10, 1913) Dr. William L. Russell '57 of Lexington, professor of physical education and chair of the department of physical education and athletics and member of the college faculty since 1991, died Saturday, August 10.
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...
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 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.
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 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."
Catawba's Athletic Training Hall of Fame to Induct Third Class of Members on Feb. 9th
New members will be inducted into the Catawba College Athletic Training Hall of Fame on Feb. 9. The induction of the Class of 2013 will take place between noon and 2 p.m. in Peeler Crystal Lounge of the Robertson College-Community Center on campus. The 2013 inductees, both from the Class of 1995, are Bryan Fass of Davidson and Carrie Graham of Coventry, Conn. Jeff Tucker '90 of Jensen Beach, Fla., an inductee in the Class of 2012, was unable to attend last year's ceremony. Tucker will be on han
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 Football Player Walks Again Thanks to Athletic Trainer and Surgeons
By Sarah Campbell, salisburypost.com A Catawba College football player who broke two vertebrae in his neck Saturday during practice is walking again thanks to a quick response by medical personnel. Head athletic trainer Bob Casmus was on the field when the collision occurred between Tyrone Johnson, a defensive back, and his teammates as they leapt for the ball. "It was very intense and somewhat violent," Casmus said.
Catawba Alumnus Named Bunker Hill High Athletic Director
Bunker Hill High recently named Catawba College Alumnus Lee Miller as the new athletic director for the upcoming school year. Miller, assistant principal at Bunker Hill, will add the title of athletic director to his duties and replaces the recently retired Jim Woodruff. Miller is a 1990 graduate of Bunker Hill and began his career as a teacher and coach at St. Stephens High in 1995 after graduating from 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.
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.
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.
Three New Members Inducted into Catawba's Athletic Training Hall of Fame
Three members were inducted into the Catawba College Athletic Training Hall of Fame on Feb. 18 during a ceremony held in the Robertson College-Community Center on campus. The ceremony was sponsored by the Catawba College Athletics Department and the Catawba College Athletic Training Program.
Catawba's Athletic Training Hall of Fame to Induct Second Class on Feb. 18
Four members will be inducted into the Catawba College Athletic Training Hall of Fame on Feb. 18. The induction of the Class of 2012 will take place between noon and 2 p.m. in Peeler Crystal Lounge of the Robertson College-Community Center on campus. The inductees are (with graduation year): Jim Bradley '86 of Mebane; John Lukowski '92 of Irmo, S.C. ; Angela Shirk Sneed '93 of Mooresville; and Jeff Tucker '90 of Jensen Beach, Fla.
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.
Catawba Alumnus Appointed as Varsity Soccer Head Coach and Physical Education Teacher
Spartanburg Day School in Spartanburg, South Carolina has announced new faculty and staff members for the 2011-2012 school year. Among the new hires is Catawba College alumnus Ken Winslow to teach physical education in the lower and middle schools, in addition to being the varsity boy's soccer head coach. Winslow majored in Physical Education and Recreation.
Silent Auction on August 9 to Benefit Catawba Athletics
Come and enjoy the Silent Auction on Tuesday, August 9 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in Kirkland Lobby of Goodman Gymnasium on campus. There will be something to fit every pocketbook, and all proceeds will benefit the Athletics Department! Items up for bid include five vacation homes, great golf packages, dinners with celebrities, NASCAR racing experiences, massages, personal training, great dinner getaways, Grand Ole Opry tickets, golf lessons, Carolina Panthers tickets, and more!
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.
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.
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 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...
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...
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
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.
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.
It's All Cool: Final Hot Spots at Catawba Get Air-Conditioning
The last non-air-conditioned spaces on Catawba College's campus will finally be cool thanks to a new Facilities project that is nearing completion. The Goodman Gymnasium, the Meyer Auxiliary Gymnasium and the racquetball courts, all part of the Abernethy Physical Education Center, were the targets of the cooling project.
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.
Therapeutic Recreation Professor Devoted to Helping Clients
By Shavonne Potts, salisburypost.com. It can be a hug or a kind word. But no matter how she receives the love, Renita Ritchie is going back for more. Ritchie is therapeutic recreation supervisor with the Rowan County Parks and Recreation Department. She primarily works with people who have disabilities. For years, she has organized events for the blind and people with developmental disabilities.
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...
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.
Robert Casmus Reappointed to Second Term on N.C. Board of Athletic Trainer Examiners
Robert Casmus, head athletic trainer at Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina, has been reappointed to a second term on the N.C. Board of Athletic Trainer Examiners by the N.C. General Assembly. This Board issues occupational licenses to athletic trainers in the state.
Date Set for 1st Catawba College Athletics Fall 5K
The Department of Athletics at Catawba College has announced a new 5K road race on the running calendar for local and regional runners. The race, which is for runners and walkers alike, will begin at 9 am on Saturday, September 26, 2009. Pre-registration fee is $20 (on or before 9/23) and race day registration is $25. View the race brochure to register today.
Athletic Training Reunion at Catawba College Set for 2010
SAVE THE DATE! A reunion for Athletic Training has been scheduled for Saturday, February 20th, 2010. Detailed information will be mailed at a later date and posted through Facebook and Twitter. If you have recently moved or to make sure we have your correct mailing address, please call Gordon Kirkland in the Development Office at (704) 637-4394 or e-mail email@example.com.
Catawba College Celebrates National Athletic Training Month
Catawba College celebrates National Athletic Training Month during the month of March 2009. The Athletic Training Department at Catawba College is responsible for the health care needs of all 18 varsity sports. The certified athletic trainers on staff include Bob Casmus, ATC, Rob Dingle, ATC, Mike Eden, ATC, Travis Armstrong, ATC, Christy Hawley, ATC and Sara McCauley, ATC.
STUDENT BLOG: Joe Ehrmann's Visit Touches Lives of Students
by Philip Russ '10. What does it mean to be a true "Man" and a true "Woman"? Who would ever guess that the answer behind this question could be answered by a former NFL Pro Bowl defensive lineman from the Baltimore Colts. Who is this Man?
Catawba College Celebrates National Athletic Training Month
Catawba College celebrates National Athletic Training Month for the month of March 2008. The Athletic Training Department is responsible for the health care needs of all 18 varsity sports.
Robert Casmus Selected as N.C. Athletic Trainer of the Year for Second Time in His Career
Robert Casmus, head athletic trainer at Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina, has been recognized for the second time in his career as the North Carolina Athletic Trainers' Association College/University Athletic Trainer of the Year. He received the award March 8 during the association's annual meeting in Wilmington.
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.
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 Graduate Named Principal at Southeast Middle School
School officials named new principals for Knollwood Elementary and Southeast Middle Schools Tuesday, filling the last two principal vacancies in the system. Louis Edward "Skip" Kraft will move up to take Jamie Durant's place at Southeast Middle. He earned his bachelor's degree in special education and adaptive physical education in 1983. Kraft also finished his master's degree in school administration in 2006 at UNC-Charlotte.
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 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.