Saheed Aderinto, WCU associate professor of history, led the recent establishment of the Lagos Studies Association, an international, interdisciplinary organization of academic and nonacademic practitioners whose interests focus on Lagos and its peoples.
Mark A. Kossick, WCU professor of nursing and anesthesia simulation education coordinator, accepted an invitation by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Foundation to serve on its 2017 scholarship review committee.
Santiago García-Castañón, professor of Spanish in WCU’s Department of World Languages and author of eight published poetry collections, recently returned from the Dominican Republic, where he participated in the International Poetry and Art Festival “Grito de Mujer.”
Garrett Fisher, Spanish instructor in WCU’s Department of World Languages, presented in March at the II Congreso Internacional de Español como Lengua Extranjera at Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica in Cartago, Costa Rica, and at the Universidad de Costa Rica in San José, Costa Rica.
Yancey Gulley, assistant professor in WCU’s Higher Education Student Affairs Program, took part in a book-signing for a volume he helped co-edit at the recent conference of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators in San Antonio, Texas.
Two faculty members from WCU’s Department of World Languages – Lori Oxford, associate professor and coordinator of the undergraduate program in Spanish; and Alberto Centeno-Pulido, assistant professor of Spanish – traveled to London, England, in February to give presentations.
Two faculty members and four students representing WCU’s doctoral program in physical therapy presented at the recent American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting held in San Antonio, Texas.
Ben Rickert, assistant director of communications for Buncombe County Schools, reported that students at Estes Elementary School in Arden “were raving about how much they learned and all the fun they had” following a visit to the school by two faculty members from Western Carolina University’s Department of Chemistry and Physics, Carmen Huffman and Alesia Jennings, and a WCU senior majoring in chemistry, Ryan Archer.