Welcome back students and staff! We hope you had a good summer. UC kept busy while you were gone. Here’s what you missed:
- UC was selected as one of the State Journal’s “55 Good Things About West Virginia”: http://www.ucwv.edu/news/University_of_Charleston_Grows_by_Being_Small.aspx
- The University teamed up with the 167th Airlift Wing National Guard and Blue Ridge Technical College to introduce a Cyber-Security Training Program: http://www.your4state.com/story/167th-airlift-wing-national-guard-teams-up-with-
UC President Ed Welch and Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College First Lady/President Joanne Jaeger Tomblin signed an articulation agreement which allows Southern students to easily transition into select bachelor degree programs at UC after completing an associate degree.
- Speaking of Dr. Welch, he was invited to present at TedExLewisburg this summer. His thought provoking talk was titled “Can Coaches Teach?” and was received very well by those in attendance and watching online!
- Dr. Xiaoping Sun published a book with Wiley in July. “Organic Mechanisms: Reactions, Methodology, and Biological Applications” integrates reaction mechanisms, synthetic methodology, and biological applications, and gives organic chemists the tools needed to perform seamless organic reactions. By explaining the underlying mechanisms of organic reactions, author Xiaoping Sun makes it possible for readers to gain a deeper understanding of not only chemical phenomena, but also the ability to develop new synthetic methods. Moreover, by emphasizing biological applications, this book enables readers to master both advanced organic chemistry theory and practice. http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118065646.html
- Dr. Martin wrote an editorial, “Preserving a Liberal Arts Education”, in the Charleston Gazette: http://www.wvgazette.com/Opinion/OpEdCommentaries/201308160138
- UC received a major gift of $1.25 million from H.B. (Bernie) Wehrle, III and his wife Cecilia toward our Sports & Fitness Center campaign. Combined with a gift of $250,000 from the H.B. Wehrle Foundation and Wehrle family members, the total contribution was over $1.5 million! http://www.ucwv.edu/news/University_of_Charleston_Receives_Major_Gift_for_Sports_and_Fitness_Center.aspx
Exciting things coming this year at UC:
- Washington Post writer, movie producer and author of the new book “The Butler: A Witness to History,” Wil Haygood will kick off the 2013-14 University of Charleston Speaker Series sponsored by Dow Chemical Company Foundation on Tuesday, Sept. 24th: http://www.ucwv.edu/news/Writer_Movie_Producer_Wil_Haygood_to_Headline_University_of_Charleston_Speaker_Series_This_Fall.aspx
- Meet UC’s new men’s basketball coach, Dwaine Osborne: http://ucgoldeneagles.com/news/2013/8/5/MBB_0805132448.aspx
- After a short stint in Nashville training potential NFL stars, Beckley native Matt Morris has returned home as the strength and conditioning coach for UC-Beckley: http://www.ucwv.edu/news/Morris_to_strengthen_athletes_at_UC-Beckley.aspx
- Check out our new and improved athletics website, http://ucgoldeneagles.com/, to catch up with your favorite teams, view this year’s projected rankings, and much more!
This Talon was prepared by UC senior Megan Bauman. Megan is a communications major interning in the UC Communications Office, and a member of the women’s soccer team.
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