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García-Castañón presents paper at conference in Latvia

Santiago García-Castañón, professor of Spanish in WCU’s Department of World Languages, presented the paper “Escribir poesía y enseñar poesía: la experiencia del poeta-docente en los Estados Unidos (Writing Poetry and Teaching Poetry: The Experience of the Poet-Educator in the US)” at the V Conference on the Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language that took place in Riga, Latvia, on Oct. 19-20.    

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Menickelli, Cooper publish study on concussion risk in journal

Justin Menickelli, WCU associate professor of health and physical education, and Chris Cooper, WCU’s Robert Lee Madison Distinguished Professor and head of the Department of Political Science and Public Affairs, published a study titled “Analysis and Comparison of Lateral Head Impacts Using Various Golf Discs and a Hybrid III Head Form” in the scientific journal Sports Biomechanics.  

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Bobilya co-authors article on benefits of summer camp

Andrew Bobilya, professor in WCU’s Parks and Recreation Management Program, recently co-authored an article titled “Benefits of Summer Camp: What Do Parents Value?” that was published in the Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education and Leadership.  

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Szabo performs in Armenia with WCIT World Orchestra

Zsolt Szabo, assistant professor of trombone and euphonium in WCU’s School of Music, performed in Yerevan, Armenia, on Oct. 6 as a member of the World Congress on Information Technology World Orchestra.  


Attendance more than doubles for second Outdoor Economy Conference

The gathering of outdoor industry representatives in Asheville attracted 530 attendees from 20 states and 39 North Carolina counties.  


Cult classic ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ to be shown Halloween night

The Bardo Arts Center is presenting the movie on a big screen with a student shadow cast of lip-syncing performers.  

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Committee named to search for next vice chancellor for advancement

Chancellor Kelli R. Brown recently announced membership of the committee, which is chaired by the university’s chief information officer, Craig Fowler.  


‘Lean’ thinking workshop offered at Biltmore Park instructional site

Todd Creasy, director of the master’s degree program in business administration and associate professor of management and project management at WCU, will serve as instructor.  

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Historic fall of Berlin Wall to be remembered, celebrated on campus

Free and open to the public events will mark occurrences in Berlin in November 1989 that led to the 'fall of the wall' and reunification.   

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