Transportation Institute at N.C. A&T to Commemorate 25 Years of National Model Program

The College of Business and Economics at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will celebrate 25 years hosting its Summer Transportation Institute on Friday, Aug. 4, at noon, in the Alumni-Foundation Event Center. The event will acknowledge and feature former and current participants in the program, as well as commemorate COBE and N.C. A&T’s place …

Artistic license

UNC system institutions receive NEA funding to further arts studies Five University of North Carolina system institutions are receiving more than $200,000 in grant funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to create programming relating to music, art, theatre, literature and education in 2017 and 2018. Appalachian State University is receiving two NEA …

Booting Up

UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC Charlotte provide intensive programming training through boot camps Dzmitry Dubarau was tired of working in restaurants and barely making ends meet. What he really wanted to do was work with computers. The only problem? He had almost no skills in that discipline. “I think back then I typed maybe 16 words a …

New institute aims to transform teacher preparation

The Cato College of Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte has taken a step toward its goal of reshaping teacher preparation in the region with the launch of its first Teacher Education Institute. The four-day event focused on improving teacher preparation at the undergraduate level, attracted around 100 key stakeholders daily. Attendees …

Appalachian will partner with Middle Fork Elementary in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools on Laboratory School

Appalachian State University’s Reich College of Education (RCOE) will partner with Middle Fork Elementary School in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School (WS/FCS) district on a new laboratory school that will open during the 2018-19 school year. Middle Fork has named Tasha Hall Powell the school’s new principal. Powell has served as assistant principal at Middle Fork …

WSSU to participate in project to improve degree efficiency

Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) will partner with the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and three other institutions on a three-year project to develop best practices for faculty-led curriculum changes. The goal of the initiative is to develop a scalable model to engage faculty and revise curriculum in a manner that makes attaining a degree more …

BRITE futures

First graduates receive NCCU doctoral degrees in more than 50 years Rasheena Edmondson has long envisioned herself in a white lab coat. As a science-loving middle school student in Wilson County, N.C., she first dreamed of becoming a pharmacist. Investigating the career further, however, she had second thoughts. “I shadowed a pharmacist for a day …

$41,000 grant will create Afro-Cuban study abroad program

Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) has been awarded a $41,000 grant from the U.S. Department of State and Partners of the Americas to develop a study abroad program focusing on the African presence in Cuba. “This capacity building grant will allow Winston-Salem State University to develop a signature and sustainable study abroad and research collaboration program …

A broad spectrum

McLaughlin-Smith teaches UNCW faculty and students that diversity is more than race Because Kimberly McLaughlin-Smith’s lessons in diversity on the University of North Carolina Wilmington campus are so engaging, Victor Malo-Juvera asks her to speak to his English education class every semester. But he didn’t know just how effective McLaughlin-Smith’s impact was until he ran …

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