Ron Rash, WCU’s Parris Distinguished Professor of Appalachian Culture, will visit City Lights Bookstore in Sylva on Tuesday, July 25, to mark the release of the paperback version of his seventh novel, “The Risen.”
Laura Minton, curator of collections and exhibitions at the WCU Fine Art Museum, will present on the museum’s public art program and co-host a roundtable on public art at the annual conference of the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries, set for June 22-25 in Eugene, Oregon.
A four-volume collection co-edited by Kofi Lomotey, WCU’s Bardo Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership, and colleagues has been named one of the best reference books for 2016 by Library Journal.
Andrew Bobilya, associate professor and director of WCU’s Parks and Recreation Management Program, recently published a paper with colleagues from other universities titled “An Investigation of the Connection Between Outdoor Orientation and Thriving.”
The May issue of the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology includes articles written or co-written by current and former WCU faculty members including Karena Cooper-Duffy, Karen Lunnen, Billy Ogletree and David Westling.
Mark A. Kossick, Western Carolina University professor of nursing and anesthesia simulation education coordinator at WCU’s Biltmore Park instructional site, was the featured speaker at a conference held in Las Vegas on April 24.
Santiago García-Castañón, professor of Spanish in WCU’s Department of World Languages, recently returned from Bulgaria where he presented the lecture “Miguel de Cervantes y su mundo” and a reading of his poetry as a guest speaker at the University of Sofia.