UC Movie Night is just around the corner! On Saturday, July 13 the University of Charleston will host a free showing of “Oz the Great and Powerful” on the boathouse side (near Eddie King Gym) of the Riverfront Lawn. Movie concession items will be available for purchase. Don’t forget your blanket and lawn chairs! Share the event with your Facebook friends here: http://tinyurl.com/mgr8hoe
In July the UC School of Pharmacy will host a Technology Quest tent at the National Boy Scout Jamboree in Fayetteville, W.Va. During the 10-day event, 50,000 scouts will have the opportunity to learn more about asthma and allergies in a fun interactive environment. The UC SOP’s goal is to introduce the young people to the many facets of the profession of pharmacy and excite them about a career in pharmacy and the health sciences. To ensure that all of our activities are operational we will conduct a ‘dry run’ on Monday, July 8, 2013 from 9 – 10 a.m. Please visit the tent and take part in the learning stations. Feel free to bring your children.
The UC School of Pharmacy claimed another national award recently. The school’s chapter of the Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International (CPFI) won the Student Chapter of the Year award at the national CPFI meeting June 6-9, 2013 in Flat Rock, N.C. There are 84 student chapters across the country and the award criteria includes meetings and bible studies, membership, national meeting attendance, outreach and in-reach activities, fundraisers, health fairs and health campaigns. Congrats UC SOP!
The United Methodist Church presented University of Charleston President Ed Welch with the Francis Asbury Award on Saturday, June 8, at its West Virginia Annual Conference on the campus of West Virginia Wesleyan College. The Francis Asbury Award recognizes outstanding leadership in supporting, strengthening, and promoting the Church’s higher education ministries. Read all about the award here: http://tinyurl.com/pey2agc
UC athletic trainers and instructors Jennie Johnson and Kelvin Phan were recently recognized at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia in Las Vegas, Nev.Johnson won the Athletic Trainer Service Award for her service to the athletic training profession at the community, state and district level. She is in her second year as an athletic trainer and instructor in the UC Department of Athletic Training. Phan was recognized as the 2013 Outstanding Research Manuscript Runner-Up Award for his publication in the Athletic Training Education Journal, titled:“Clinical Preceptors’ Perspectives on Clinical Education in Post-Professional Athletic Training Education Programs.” He is beginning his 3rd year at UC as the coordinator of clinical education, instructor, and athletic trainer in the UC Department of Athletic Training.
The Golden Eagles are officially part of the Mountain East Conference! Learn all about UC’s new athletic allegiance here: mountaineast.org
Welcome Danny Meadows, UC’s new director of international programs! A native of Fayetteville, W.Va., Meadows holds a bachelor’s in French from Marshall University and master’s degrees from Kent State in Teaching ESL and in French. He has taught ESL at Marshall, Georgia Perimeter College and Gordon College in Barnesville, Georgia, among other places, in addition to teaching English abroad in Tunisia. He most recently served as assistant director of the English Department at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico in San Antonio, Texas.As part of leading international programs at UC, Meadows will oversee the University’s new Summer Intensive English Program, which runs from July 8 – August 16 in Charleston.
UC student, and proud communications office intern, Megan Bauman was recently featured in her hometown newspaper to discuss the real-world opportunities gained in college. Way to go Megan! Read her story here: http://tinyurl.com/o7x3j8j
UC student-athletes Kali Cuttaia and Ellis McGhee were featured in a story on Charleston lifeguards in today’s Daily Mail… although it looks from the picture like Kali was doing all the work! Read the story here: http://tinyurl.com/o4au2xa