October 23, 2013

UC News:


The School of Pharmacy has announced a 100 percent first-time passage rate on the 2013 North American Pharmacists Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) by 2013 graduates. This is the highest first time passage rate by graduates in the UC School of Pharmacy’s history. The current national pass rate is 96.57%. Passing the NAPLEX examination by pharmacy graduates is necessary to practice pharmacy in the United States. There were 11,828 pharmacists who took the test during the last reporting period.

Luechauer headshotUC’s Dr. David Luechauer was recently the subject of a story in the State Journal about his time spent in Bhutan as a professor. The story touches on many topics, including the similarities between West Virginia and Bhutan: http://tinyurl.com/pr433t9


UC’s School of Pharmacy is celebrating American Pharmacists Month this October with activities to help raise awareness about the vital role pharmacists play in American society. The Charleston City Council officially recognized October as American Pharmacists Month and the UC School of Pharmacy at their meeting on Monday, Oct. 23, for the value and benefit UC provides to the citizens of Charleston and surrounding areas.

Upcoming events are:
Oct. 21: Halloween treat bags delivered to local schools, sponsored by CPFI
Oct. 26: Team UCSOP/ASCP Walk to End Alzheimer’s & Health screening at Teays Valley Goodwill, sponsored by NCPA

Upcoming Events:


Trey Kay (producer of The Great Textbook War, a radio report about the 1974 Kanawha Textbook Controversy, which was honored with Peabody, Murrow and DuPont Awards) has just completed a new radio documentary, The Long Game: Texas’ Ongoing Battle for the Direction of the Classroom. This report delves into the culture war battles over public school curriculum content, which have ebbed and flowed in the Lone Star State for the past fifty years.

Prior to the West Virginia broadcast of Long Game, West Virginia Public Radio and the University of Charleston will present a special listening session of the documentary on Monday, November 4, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the Erma Byrd Art Gallery.  The presentation of the documentary will be followed by a panel discussion that will include Kay and Dr. Calandra Lockhart, Chair of UC’s Education Department. The presentation is open to the public and admission is free.

speaker series

The UC Speaker Series Presents
God and Violence in America
Tuesday, Nov. 19 • 6:30 p.m.
Join UC President Ed Welch for a discussion with Stanley Hauerwas, the Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke Divinity School, and Bible Center Pastor Rev. Eric Mounts for a discussion on God and violence in our American society.


Maroon & Gold open house events are coming up! Invite your family and friends who would make great Golden Eagle students to learn more about UC! 

Maroon & Gold Open House – UC-Beckley

  • Saturday, October 26th
  • Saturday, December 7th

Maroon & Gold Open House – UC-Charleston

  • Saturday, November 9th
    • Check-in will begin at 9:30 a.m.
    • Continental breakfast provided
    • Concluding at 2 p.m.

Cheering Section:

rp_primary_Men_s_Golf_ChampionsThe men’s golf team finished third at the MEC Championship. http://ucgoldeneagles.com/news/2013/10/15/MGOLF_1015132014.aspx?path=mgolf

rp_primary_sandshotThe women’s golf team finished fourth at their MEC Championship. http://ucgoldeneagles.com/news/2013/10/15/WGOLF_1015131857.aspx?path=wgolf rp_primary_IMG_6291The women’s soccer team had a dominant week, beating Urbana 2-0 at home and defeating West Liberty 6-0 on the road. http://ucgoldeneagles.com/news/2013/10/16/WSOC_1016134623.aspx?path=wsoc

rp_primary_IMG_5199UC women’s tennis swept Shepherd 5-0 in the first round of the MEC Tournament before falling to West Liberty 5-3 in the semi-final. Ana Pena made First Team All-Mountain East Conference. Marieve Edwards and Kelsey Hensley made Second Team. http://ucgoldeneagles.com/news/2013/10/18/WTEN_1018131554.aspx?path=wten rp_primary_IMG_6188The football team handled West Virginia State 31-9 on Saturday. For his efforts, quarterback Maurice Leak was named MEC player of the week. http://ucgoldeneagles.com/news/2013/10/19/FB_1019130751.aspx?path=football

This Week in Sports:

  • Men’s and women’s soccer are at home vs. Wheeling Jesuit on Wednesday. Women play at 2 p.m. and men at 7 p.m.
  • Volleyball takes on Concord at 7 p.m. on Friday and UVa-Wise at 4 p.m. on Saturday. Both games are at home.
  • The cross country team competes in their MEC Championship on Saturday.
  • Football is at home vs Concord at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
  • The women’s crew team heads to Lafayette on Sunday.

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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