On Feb. 5-8, Santiago García-Castañón, professor of Spanish in WCU’s Department of World Languages, attended the V International Conference on History and Literature in Havana, Cuba, where he presented the paper “Los sonetos preliminares de ‘Espejo de paciencia’: análisis métrico y estilístico” (“The Preliminary Sonnets of ‘Espejo de paciencia’: Metric and Stylistic Analysis.”)
Mark A. Kossick, professor of nursing and graduate anesthesia simulation coordinator at WCU’s Biltmore Park instructional site, was the featured speaker at an international conference held in Las Vegas on Jan. 22.
Milton Laufer, director of WCU’s School of Music, and his wife, coloratura soprano Marina De Ratmiroff, will be participating in a short residency and presenting a concert at the inaugural Alberta Chamberfest music festival being held Friday, Feb. 23, through Sunday, Feb. 25, in Edmonton, Alberta, in Canada.
An abstract developed by three members of WCU’s faculty and staff has been accepted for a panel presentation at the Conference on Applied Learning in Higher Education, which will be hosted March 8-10 by the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
An article by Santiago García-Castañón, WCU professor of Spanish, titled “El español en la enseñanza universitaria de los Estados Unidos: retos y oportunidades (Spanish in the Higher Education Setting in the United States: Challenges and Opportunities)” was published in the Actas del II Encuentro de Profesores de Español en Bulgaria (Proceedings of the II Conference of Spanish Professors in Bulgaria).
Sharon Metcalfe, associate professor in WCU’s School of Nursing, will be the keynote speaker for the 20th Global Nursing Education Conference being held in New York City from Wednesday, March 21, through Friday, March 23.
Mark A. Kossick, WCU professor of nursing and anesthesia simulation education coordinator, authored a chapter titled “Clinical Monitoring I: Cardiovascular System” in the sixth edition of the textbook “Nurse Anesthesia.”
Ingrid Bego, assistant professor in WCU’s Department of Political Science and Public Affairs, authored the first chapter of “Gender in the Political Science Classroom,” which was published in December by Indiana University Press.
Don Livingston, a professor in WCU’s Department of Political Science and Public Affairs, wrapped up his 33 years on the WCU faculty in December by receiving The Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the state of North Carolina’s highest civilian honor.