Friday, March 4, 2011

Faculty Spotlight

International Studies
Marc Sable, Director of International Studies, attended a February 28 workshop at Pikeville College on designing and managing faculty-led international travel courses. Topics included course design, location selection, recruitment, group management and health and safety issues.  The workshop was sponsored by the Appalachian College Association and was funded by the Mellon Foundation.

Phillips Library
Heather Ricciuti, The Mary Cutlip Director of Libraries & Learning Resources, was selected to serve on the planning committee for the 2011 Appalachian College Association Summit.  The committee met at the University of Charleston in West Virginia on February 21 to begin preparations for the 14th Annual Summit, which is scheduled for October 13-15, 2011, at the Crowne Plaza in Asheville, N.C.

Physical Education and Sports Studies
Kosmas Mouratidis, Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Sports Studies, attended a meeting of the executive committee of  WVAHPERD in Bridgeport, W.Va. The committee was gathered to discuss and finalize preparations for the 2011 WVAHPERD Convention and to prepare for the AAHPERD Convention in San Diego in April.  Mouratidis serves as the Vice-President Elect for Higher Education for this organization.