Faculty Scholarship Celebration to showcase works of faculty, staff on Feb. 13

This art installment by Matt Liddle of the School of Art and Design faculty is one of the many creative and academic works by faculty and staff that will be recognized during the annual Faculty Scholarship Celebration.

Western Carolina University’s 29th annual Faculty Scholarship Celebration will be held Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Conference Room of Blue Ridge Hall with recognition of creative and academic works by faculty and staff.

The event will include announcement of the provost’s internal grant recipients, faculty research and creative activities awards and the Hunter Scholar Award, which provides $400 in funding, a graduate assistant and other support to promote research that extensively uses library resources.

The event is a partnership between Hunter Library, the Office for Undergraduate Studies, the Honors College, the Provost Office and Graduate School and Research, with support from the Office of the Chancellor.

Brian Kloeppel, Faculty Scholarship Celebration program organizer

“We encourage faculty and staff to attend the Faculty Scholarship Celebration as the university recognizes their exceptional research and creative activities,” said Brian Kloeppel, dean of Graduate School and Research and program organizer. “Engaged teacher-scholars create high educational impacts for our undergraduate and graduate students. In addition, these research and creative activities impact Western North Carolina and beyond through artistic, educational, social, scientific, economic and health care advances.”

The program recognizes the scholarship of 229 WCU faculty members, including 41 new externally-funded grants, with a complete listing here. An exhibit of selected works created over the past year will be on display at Hunter Library, with examples of art, literature, musical performances, posters, installations and other endeavors. For consideration, the works must have been subject to professional peer review and produced with an expectation of dissemination.

In addition to the exhibit, a bibliography of all works and a slideshow will be posted on the library’s website.

“It is an exciting moment to be able to reflect on accomplishments and reward those whose work was developed and designed to make an original, intellectual, creative contribution to a discipline,” said Kloeppel.

For more information, contact Kloeppel at bkloeppel@wcu.edu.