DEPARTMENT OF TEACHER EDUCATION PRESENTS PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP SEMINAR
Ms. Katie Cornetto, Attorney for the NC State Board of Education provided a program on “Legal Behaviors” for students, faculty and staff on November 17th in Ketner Hall’s Tom Smith Auditorium. Ms. Cornetto joined the North Carolina State Board of Education and Department of Public Instruction in January 2008 as the in-house Staff Attorney. Prior to 2008, she served a three-year clerkship for Judge Wanda G. Bryant on the NC Court of Appeals. Ms. Cornetto began her law career counseling educators on education law and employment issues as the Director of Member Advocacy for Professional Educators of NC. She is licensed to practice law in North Carolina and holds a Juris Doctor from North Carolina Central University and a BA in Political Science and Public Policy from UNC-Chapel Hill.
BLOG: Bridgett Henderson, ’08 Scholar, Statesville, NC
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. Cornetto serves as the staff attorney for the NC State Board of Education. She reminded students that teachers are considered role models even when they leave their classrooms, and there are laws that back this up. She brought to our attention such issues as honesty, personal conduct, and conduct with students. She made us more aware of the severity of our actions outside of the classroom and the realization that these actions could cause us to lose our teacher’s license. She even provided us with scenarios of license revocation and encouraged us to mentally place ourselves into questionable circumstances in order to consider what actions would be best to take. This event was enjoyable and informative in relationship to my responsibilities as a future teacher.
SNCAE SUPPORTS ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE
Rowan Helping Ministries thanked the Catawba SNCAE membership for their donation of 678 pounds of food collected for the 20th annual Fulton Heights Halloween Parade. Rowan Helping Ministries gave out a total of 283,000 pounds of groceries last fiscal year. This donation by SNCAE members helped over 21,000 individuals in need. The membership of the organization had collection sites all over campus and packed up a truck for delivery on November 1st. Mrs. Amanda Bosch, Director of the Curriculum Materials Center, is the faculty advisor for SNCAE, and helped SNCAE officers coordinate this marvelous event. Many West Scholars were involved throughout the process. Thanks to everyone who participated!
WEST SCHOLARS - WHAT THEY ARE DOING
THE FALL 2010 ARROWHEAD
The Literary Arts Magazine of Catawba College has several West Scholars involved in the most recently published issue. Lizzle Davis, ’09 Scholar is one of two Assistant Editors, Amelia Baity, ’09 Scholar and Suzy Williams,
’09 Scholar are Staff. Lizzle Davis and Jessica Everett, ’09 Scholar, each had two poems published in the fall edition. Congratulations on a marvelous publication!
Lizzle Amelia Suzy Jessica
More Congratulations are in order…….to Catawba students whose poems were published in the latest issue of Muse & Spirit, a magazine distributed by the Center for Faith and the Arts: Alexa Baird (Elementary Education) ’07 Scholar, Lizzle Davis (English) ’09 Scholar, Jessica Everett (Elementary Education) ‘ 09 Scholar, Chris Herring (Theatre Arts), and Jaclyn Lawrence (Recreational Therapy). They wrote poems in response to art work displayed as part of the Center’s Abstraction and Beyond exhibit. Lizzle Davis, ’09 Scholar was selected as one of two featured poets for the magazine.
WEST STOKES HIGH SCHOOL HOSTING CATAWBA WIND ENSEMBLES AND MASTER CLASSES
The Catawba College Wind Ensemble, Horn Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and Catawba PRIDE Pep Band will be performing a collective concert/exhibition at West Stokes High School in King, N.C., on Monday, November 22, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. Admission to this event is free and open to the public and all Stokes County middle and high school band directors and their students are invited to attend.
The following West Scholars are involved in these performances.
Tyler Howe, Brent Messenger, Sarah Morse, Lauretta Overfield, Cristin Ritchie
STUDENT CONDUCTORS FEATURED AT CATAWBA WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT
Ten student conductors were featured during a Tuesday, Nov. 16 Wind Ensemble Concert at Catawba College. The event,
"Conductors for a New Generation," was free and open to the public and began at 7 p.m. in Keppel Auditorium of the Robertson College-Community Center on campus. Two conductors and their musical pieces for the concert included Brent Messenger, ’08 Scholar of Kannapolis, a 2012 music education major conducting "Dancing at Stonehenge" by Anthony Suter and Tyler Howe, ’07 Scholar of Salisbury, a 2011 music education major, conducting "Pineapple Poll (IV Finale)" by Sir Arthur Sullivan/Mackerras.
MUSIC PERFORMANCE HOUR
On Friday – November 5, 2010, in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel
Gabriella Bressi, soprano
Lonnie A. Coleman, bass
Sydney Berk, soprano
Michael Stone, tenor
Corey Cellurale, soprano
Zach Roe, tenor
Amelia Baity, soprano, ’09 West Scholar
Rashad Brown, tenor
Rachel Mehaffey, soprano
Tyler Howe, trumpet,
’07 West Scholar
Alyssa Roth, soprano
Zandi Watts, percussion-marimba
CATAWBA SINGERS INVITED 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 American Choral Directors Association. The following West Scholars are members of this choral group:
Soprano II, Aubrey Barton, ’09 Scholar, Salisbury, NC
Alto II, Allison Andrews, ’10 Scholar, Sherrills Ford, NC
Aubrey Barton Allison Andrews
WEST SCHOLARS - ATHLETICS IN MOTION
Starting off with a bit of cheerleading energy
Lizzle Davis and Maggie McKee and Aubrey Barton - ’09 Scholars
Whitney Corriher, ’09 Scholar
Lizzle Davis, ’09 Scholar
Maggie McKee, ’09 Scholar
Selections From the Catawba College athletics website (11/16/10)
Baird Named to Women's Soccer All-Region Squad
ST. AUGUSTINE, FL -- Catawba College senior defender, Alexa Baird, ’07 West Scholar (Plainfield, NC/Mt. St. Mary Academy), has been named to the 2010 Daktronics NCAA Division II All-Southeast Region Women’s Soccer Team. Baird becomes a two-time first team selection on the region squad. The teams are voted on by the sports information directors of the Southeast Region. The region is comprised of the Conference Carolinas, the Peach Belt Conference, and the South Atlantic Conference. Baird started all 18 matches for the Catawba Indians and helped the defense post seven shutouts. Over her three seasons on defense, the Lady Indians recorded 26 shutouts and allowed a goal or less in 40 of 61 matches. Baird was a two-time first team All-South Atlantic Conference selection as well. Playing as a midfielder as a freshman, she tallied six goals with four assists.
Selections From the Catawba College athletics website (11/4/10)
Baird and Conte Earn SAC Women's Soccer Post-Season Honors
ROCK HILL, SC -- Catawba senior, Alexa Baird, ’07 West Scholar from Plainfield, NJ/Mt. St. Mary Academy) and freshman Juliana Conte (Hampton, Ontario, CANADA/Holy Trinity Catholic) have earned post-season honors in women’s soccer from the South Atlantic Conference. Baird was named first team all-conference, while Conte was selected as Co-Freshman of the Year by the league coaches. It was announced by the league office on Thursday. Baird, a defender, repeated her first team selection from a year ago. During the season, she helped the Catawba Indians post seven shutouts.
Kelli Ferguson, ’07 Scholar Hannah Thomas,
Anne Mabry, ’10 Scholar Jarrett Jackson ’09 Scholar
Selections From the Catawba College athletics website (10/15/10)
CHARLOTTE, NC -- Both Catawba cross country teams finished sixth in the Navy race at the 2010 Royal Cross Country Challenge on Friday afternoon, October 15th.
Catawba Women’s Individuals:
9. Olivia Myers, 20:08
22. Peyton Thompson, 20:48
44. Hannah Thomas, 21:43 – ’07 West Scholar
48. Jordan Greene, 22:02
57. Candace Hall, 22:28
73. Leigh Ann Cooley, 23:31
76. India Rattler, 23:52
85. Kendra Joyner, 24:30
93. Danielle Garcia, 25:27
99. Kelli Ferguson, 26:36 – ’07 West Scholar
105. Anne Mabry, 27:59 – ’10 West Scholar
Catawba Men’s Individuals:
2. Christian Crifasi, 26:45
9. Justin Smith, 27:51
41. Clay Yarbrough, 29:24
74. Jonathan Cooley, 31:32
81. Jacob Hill, 32:33
91. Peter Glisson, 34:19
95. Jarrett Jackson, 36:46 – ’09 West Scholar
Selection from the catawba college athletics website (10/28/10)
Cross Country Teams Run to Second Place Finishes at Pre-Conference Meet
WINGATE, NC -- The Catawba men’s and women’s cross country teams both finished second at the Wingate University Pre-Conference Meet held on Thursday afternoon at the Wingate cross country course. Senior Hannah Thomas ’07 West Scholar (Robbins, NC/N. Moore HS) placed 10th as she clocked in at 21:33.
Men: Catawba Individuals
2. Christian Crifasi, 15:46
5. Justin Smith, 16:23
11. Clay Yarbrough, 17:11
21. Jonathan Cooley, 18:46
24. Jacob Hill, 20:11
27. Peter Glisson, 20:27
29. Jarrett Jackson, 20:56 (’09 West Scholar, Huntersville, NC)
Women: Catawba Individuals
4. Olivia Myers, 20:25
6. Peyton Thompson, 20:42
10. Hannah Thomas, 21:33 (‘07 West Scholar, Robbins, NC)
13. Jordan Greene, 21:53
16. Candace Hall, 22:17
18. Leigh Ann Cooley, 22:52
25. Danielle Garcia, 25:19
26. Kendra Joyner, 25:29
27. Kelli Ferguson, 25:39 (’07 West Scholar, Raleigh, NC)
29. Anne Mabry, 30:30 (’10 West Scholar, China Grove, NC)
David Garcia of King, NC and Caroline Bostian, of Pfafftown, NC - both ’10 West Scholars are members of the Catawba Swim Team. David’s specialty is the men’s freestyle and Caroline participates in women’s freestyle and backstroke.
Selection from the catawba college athletics website (10/30/10)
SALISBURY, NC – Catawba’s women were second and the men fourth at the Boo Bash Relays held on Saturday afternoon at the Johnson Pool. Converse scored 116 points to edge the Lady Indians by two points in the women’s event. Queens won the men’s event with 120, while Catawba totaled 58 points. The Catawba women won four relays. Laurenn Singleton (Elkin, NC/Elkin HS), Caroline Bostian, ’10 West Scholar (Pfafftown, NC/Reagan HS) and Lindsay Yarborough (Lexington, NC/C. Davidson HS) took the 300 back then Katie Huff (Richfield, NC/N. Stanly HS), Rachel Urban (Richmond, VA/St. Gertrude HS) and Meredith Shultz (Richmond, VA/James River HS) earned a win in the 300 breast. Yarborough, Huff and Tory Kiefner (Charlotte, NC/Providence HS) posted a win in the 400 medley and Ashley Owens (Stockbridge, GA/Stockbridge HS), Leah Constan-Tatos (Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA/St. Andrews HS) and Shultz took the 1500 free.
Selection from the catawba college athletics website (11/12/10)
SALISBURY, NC -- Carson-Newman got 29 kills and 15 team blocks to post a five-set win over host Catawba at the 2010 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Volleyball Tournament on Friday afternoon at Goodman Gym. The Lady Eagles, seeded fourth, improved to 19-9 with the 24-26, 27-25, 25-23, 18-25 and 17-15 victory. The fifth-seeded Catawba Indians fell to 14-13. Carson-Newman advances to face top-seeded Wingate in a Saturday semifinal.
Selection from the catawba college athletics website (11/8/10)
Catawba Set to Host SAC Volleyball Tournament
Quarterfinals will be played on Friday, Nov. 12, with the semifinals on Saturday, Nov. 13. The championship match will be 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14. Wingate is the four-time defending tournament champion. The winner of the tournament receives an automatic bid into the NCAA Division II Volleyball Championship tournament.
Shay Meeks, ’08 Scholar Denise Grissom, ’09 Scholar
Shay Meeks with Taylor Doss, ’08 Scholar
Friday, November 12
Food Lion SAC Tournament quarterfinals
at Catawba College, Salisbury, N.C.
No. 8 Newberry vs. No. 1 Wingate, Noon
No. 5 Catawba vs. No. 4 Carson-Newman, 2:30 p.m.
No. 7 Mars Hill vs. No. 2 Tusculum, 5 pm
No. 6 Anderson vs. No. 3 Lincoln Memorial, 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 13
Food Lion SAC Tournament semifinals
Newberry/Wingate winner vs. Catawba/Carson-Newman winner, 1:30 p.m.
Mars Hill/Tusculum winner vs. Anderson / Lincoln Memorial winner, 4 p.m.
Sunday, November 14
Food Lion SAC Tournament championship, 2 p.m.
Selections From the Catawba College athletics website (10/26/10)
Volleyball Gets Key League Win Over Lenoir-Rhyne
SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba outlasted visiting Lenoir-Rhyne to post a four-game win in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Tuesday night at Goodman Gym. Shay Meeks, ’08 West Scholar (Kings Mountain, NC/Kings Mountain HS) tallied 20 kills to pace the Catawba Indians, who won by the scores of 26-24, 21-25, 25-20 and 28-26. Catawba improves to 11-12 overall and 6-9 in the SAC, while the Bears fall to 12-12 and 5-10. Catawba pulled out a tight first game, scoring the final three points on kills by White, Meeks and Taylor Doss, ’08 West Scholar (Boonville, NC/Starmount HS). Christenbury sparked a Lenoir-Rhyne rally from a 19-16 deficit with consecutive kills then tied it at 20-all on her third kill in four Bear points.
Selections From the Catawba College athletics website - (10/23/10)
Volleyball Sweeps Past Mars Hill
SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba hit at just over 40% to post a three-game sweep of visiting Mars Hill in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Saturday afternoon at Goodman Gym. Shay Meeks, ’08 West Scholar (Kings Mountain, NC/Kings Mountain HS) led a trio of Catawba Indians with double-digit kills in the 25-15, 26-24 and 25-10 win. The Lady Indians improve to 10-12 overall and 5-9 in the SAC, while the Lions fall to 8-10 and 4-10. It was all Catawba in the final game. Taylor Doss, ’08 West Scholar(Boonville, NC/Starmount HS) opened with consecutive kills then Meeks added three more. A Whitmer ace and a combo block from White and Doss had the Lady Indians up 7-0. Whitmer posted back-to-back kills for a 15-5 lead and White killed down the final two points.
SELECTIONS FROM THE CATAWBA COLLEGE ATHLETICS WEBSITE (10/27/10)
Lackey and Purpur Lead Women's Golf at Flagler Fall Slam
ST. AUGUSTINE’S BEACH, FL -- Catawba finished 17th at the Flagler Fall Slam women’s golf tournament which concluded on Tuesday at the 6,062-yard, par-72 Marsh Creek Country Club. Barry pulled away from a first round tie with Saint Leo to post an eight-shot win with a 625 score. Samantha Lackey ’08 West Scholar(Seville, OH/Wadsworth HS) and Eileen Purpur (Boone, NC/Watauga HS) led Catawba as they finished in a tie for 69th with a total of 176.
ATHLETIC TRAINING PHOTOS
Very interesting …. two of our West Scholars are seen on the Catawba website being attended to by Catawba’s athletic trainers. Is it all for
“show” or is it for real?
Swimmer, David Garcia, ’10 Scholar
Runner, Kelli Ferguson, ’07 Scholar
THE PIONEER – STUDENT NEWSPAPER
Read an interesting article in The Pioneer, penned by ’09 West Scholar Jeremy Gardner, titled Election Night in the Newsroom:
Jeremy also has another interesting piece titled A Word With The Catawba Squirrel Catchers which mentions Sarah Moore, ’08 West Scholar and the quest to collect data on the campus squirrels for an ecology class.
from Lindsay King ’10 Scholar with her mentor Sarah Moore ’08 Scholar
“My mentor is awesome! This is how we spend our time together :)”
TEACHER EDUCATION ALUMNI NEWS
Teacher Education Alumnus Prepares to Retire after 20 Years as Teacher and Principal - Please read the wonderful story on Dr. Ronald W. Christman
Know a high school student with an interest in the environment? The Center for the Environment at Catawba College and Rocky Mountain Institute will team up in July, 2011 to create a summer program for high school students to learn how to apply environmental leadership to their areas of interest. Pass on the info below or the website link,
May your holiday season be bountiful and joyous!