Wesleyan community, As we wrap up Thanksgiving and look forward to the Christmas season, I want you all to know that I am truly thankful for each one of you and the part that you play in making Wesleyan one of the best private colleges around. I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a restful and rewarding break. Academics To better assist students during peak advising times and to relieve some of our faculty who have 40+ advisees, our librarians and Ayra Sundbom will begin advising students. Starting January 2019, the Communication major will move from the School of Social Sciences & Education to the School of Humanities. Exciting changes are underway within our Communication, Music Production and Theatre programs. Additional details to be announced soon. Congratulations to Dr. Danielle Madrazo and Dr. Lois Hart for being awarded the Holderness Education Award. These funds will be used to provide seminars for students in preparation of national and state exams for teacher education. Teacher Education is excited to announce NCWC student, Sullivan Reece, has been awarded a NASA North Carolina Space Grant Scholarship for STEM Pre-Service Teacher Education. Sullivan will complete a series of three NASA STEM Digital Badges, participate in professional seminars and attend a cohort field trip to NASA Langley Research Center. This will equip him with STEM-fields understanding, as well as NASA content and tools as he enters into K-12 science classrooms. The official announcement can be found here. NC Wesleyan Student Sullivan Reece Dr. Wyatt is working with faculty, student affairs and the business office to ensure all returning students are registered for the spring semester. This is an exciting time as students can now register online. A big thanks goes to the efforts of registrar, Candy Cashwell, as well as Michael Drew, Greg Boykin, Ken Brabble and Ayra Sundbom. The library has created its Mobile Computer Lab with 30 Dell laptops using the Awarded Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Grant. The new laptop check out started November 5th. Students can check out laptops for use outside the library Monday through Thursday for 3 hours at a time and the check out time can be renewed. On Fridays the students are able to check out the laptops for the weekend and return them the next Monday or next school day, if there is a holiday. Students can also check out laptop bags with cushions to protect the laptops, mice and headphones. Library hours are posted on the website. The NEA award-winning "Students Helping Students with Special Needs" after-school program had a proposal accepted for the annual conference of NC Council for Exceptional Children in Wilmington, NC (January 2019). Four students were selected to attend: Amber Crandell, Keandra McDaniel, David Smith and Tristan Marshall. These students, along with after-school parents and Dr. Patricia Brewer, will present Parents2Teachers: Collaborative Empowerment with Families. After a competitive state application process, the Teacher Education after-school program was awarded the Duke Energy Science Grant for the third year in a row. The program will host a science festival produced by UNC's Morehead Planetarium and Science Center for K-6 students in the Nash-Rocky Mount school system in March 2019. Admissions The Fall Open House held on November 17th attracted the largest crowd ever at an NCWC Admissions event with 328 prospective students and guests in attendance (133 students, 195 guests). The theme was “Fall in Love with Wesleyan” and by all accounts the crowd seemed to do just that. Thanks to those who baked or donated cakes for the event. Congratulations to Meghan Whitmer, winner of the $50 Visa gift card drawing. Winter Open House is scheduled for January 26th, 2019. We have 30 deposited students for the spring: 50% of the goal (60). Fall 2019 recruitment is in full swing with over 1,400 applications and 615 accepts. Marketing We created and ran our first-ever Snapchat geo-filter for Fall Open House. The filter saw great success with 171 swipes (how many times people swiped past our filter or saw it when creating a Snapchat Story), 47 uses of the filter and 2,400 people from the general public saw our filter when viewing a friend's Snapchat Story. Human Services Human Resources. Group benefit meetings were held with 78 employees attending – nearly double last year’s attendance. A decrease in medical premiums of 9.8% was announced to employees. A new vision insurance plan was introduced for 2019 with twice as many participants enrolled than the previous BCBS plan. Internship & Career Services. Business Etiquette Training was conducted with 42 students in attendance. All participants indicated they learned something that would help them with their careers and stated they would recommend the training for all students. Seven local vendors visited campus to interview students for job opportunities and over 40 students were hired. Presentations were made to over 200 students in 20 freshmen classes about the importance of résumés and enrolling in College Central Network. NC Wesleyan ROTC Cadet, Issac Hall, Speaking to a Representative from Jersey Mike's Met with one of Dr. Marsal’s classes and one of Dr. Sanborn’s classes to discuss résumé writing, cover letters and College Central Network. Career Center staff attended regional training offered by College Central Network (CCN) for ways to better utilize the CCN system for student success. Eastern North Carolina Center for Business & Entrepreneurship. Allison Sikes, CEO of Strategy Performance Business Solutions, was the guest speaker at the third installment of “Let’s Talk Entrepreneurship” across campus. She discussed “The Myth of Time Management.” It was a great turnout as 47 faculty, students, staff and the public attended. Dr. Messer-Knode attended the 2nd annual NC Entrepreneurship Educators Conference at UNC Wilmington on November 2nd. The focus of the conference was to provide a forum for Entrepreneurship educators to collaborate and discuss common themes across rural NC. Such topics as agribusiness and thinking green, entrepreneurship across the curriculum, and how to think like an entrepreneur were covered at the event. Around Campus Residence Life. A Graduation Appreciation event was held to honor the 56 traditional students who are graduating this December. Graduates decorated their graduation caps, enjoyed a graduation-themed photo booth and won prizes. Our RA team attended the NC Housing Officer’s RA Drive-In Conference at East Carolina University. RA Annastasia Dick and Associate Director of Residence Life Steve Burrell held conference sessions, speaking to students from throughout the state. Student Activities. Student organizations completed their spring budget request forms and received funding accordingly. They also attended the Student Organizations Retreat where they exchanged ideas and received training for next semester as they manage their student groups. Various student organizations finished the semester with activities including: • The Voices of Triumph had an Open Mic Night. • Kappa Alpha hosted a showing of “The Grinch.” • The B Club hosted a Biodiversity Festival. • The Science Club hosted their annual Science Club dinner with a record number of students attending. The Student Government Association (SGA) started a new tradition by distributing healthy snacks and water to students during final exams. This is one of their new signature programs designed to help students get to know their SGA representatives and to show the student body they care about meeting the needs of the students. Leadership Programs. The NCWC Chapter of the National Society of Leadership & Success (NSLS) inducted 75 new students at a ceremony on November 28th. Approximately 100 parents and other guests were in attendance. Ron Green, of the Tar River Area Boys & Girls Clubs, provided the keynote address which centered around the themes of generosity and love. Through NSLS member nominations, Excellence in Teaching awards were given to faculty members Richard Allsbrook, Dr. Jason Buel and Dr. Daniel Stovall. Excellence in Service to Students awards were given to Michael Mosley and Wayne Sears. Newly Inducted Students in the National Society of Leadership & Success Twenty students were accepted into the spring Leadership Wesleyan program through an application process that included faculty/staff recommendations. Planning for the spring calendar is underway and will include several local field trips to area organizations that can offer visually interesting tours, as well as opportunities to hear directly from respected leaders in our community. Contact Jessie Langley at email@example.com if you have an organization or speaker to suggest. First Year Experience. COL 195 came to a successful end with many students reporting growth in independence and feeling part of the Bishop family. Our twelve First Year Mentors helped guide freshmen through their first semester, developing additional leadership skills. Spring New Student Orientation is scheduled for Monday, January 14th, 2019. Intramurals and Recreation Program. "Bow N Arrow" won the 4 vs. 4 basketball intramural championship. The Taylor Center hosted its first Bingo night and it was a success. Health Center. The Health Center partnered with Heather Louch’s Microbiology class for a Medication Drop-Off event on Wednesday, November 28th. Counseling Center. A presentation was made to Dr. Preuss’ class about the counseling office and the services provided. A spa night was held in Edgecombe Hall with 14 freshmen girls participating. Topics such as self-care and destressing were discussed. Stations were provided for the girls to create self-care products such as stress balls, sugar body scrub, lip balms and a lavender pillow spray. International. An educational meeting was held to ensure international students understood how they can gain career-related experience through the federal Curricular Practical Training (during undergrad) and Optional Practical Training (post-grad) programs. Seven international students took our Global WESFEST on the road to Winstead Avenue Elementary by performing and sharing information about their countries and cultures. (L to R): Suzanne Hening, Sandeepa Shahi, Aayushma Shrestha, Dawn Turner, Ruby Theeng, Shreya Thakuri Several programs were held this month to engage international students. This included a game night, a “Deck the Halls” program to decorate and make Christmas crafts in Nash Hall, and a Thanksgiving meal on Saturday, November 24th. All of these events were very well attended by both students and the “Go Group” community volunteers. International Thanksgiving Dinner in Carlton Board Room at The Dunn Center Go Group volunteers provided goodie bags to international students during final exams. Athletics Women’s Basketball recently hosted the 2018 Jean Edge Classic with the Bishops going 1-1 in the tournament, defeating Hollins University. Other schools participating in the tournament were Methodist University and Stevenson University. There was a great fan turnout with more than 200 people attending the games and the NCWC Pep Band kept it lively. Sponsors Lloyd and Elliot Nelson were there Sunday, November 18th to present awards to the All-Tournament Team for the 6th consecutive year. All-Tournament Team (L to R): Daijah Davis (NCWC), Kayla Johnson (NCWC), Kody Centry (MU), Lloyd Nelson (Sponsor), Kayla Surles (HU) Men’s Basketball started the season off with two wins and hosted Guilford College in their home opener on November 28th with ESPN commentator, Richie Schueler, announcing the game. ESPN Analyst Richie Schueler enjoying the Game in the NCWC Student Section The Men’s Basketball team also hosted the Roger Taylor Invitational on November 30th and December 1st for the 31st consecutive year with three other schools coming to campus to play. The Men’s Soccer team finished up their season 9-7-1 falling 1-0 in the conference semi-finals to the eventual champions, Maryville University. The Football team finished 5-5 for the season; their most successful year since 2016. Wesleyan recently completed "Cans Across the Conference." Thanks to the hard work of Bishop students and NCWC's SAAC Advisors, Chuck Shoemaker and Kohl Orner, North Carolina Wesleyan collected a new school record of 4,075 items for this campaign. This surpassed last year's total of 1,881 items, which was the previous record for NCWC. Wesleyan chose to donate the collection to "A Touch of the Father's Love Ministry & Food Pantry," an organization that operates out of the neighboring town of Battleboro, NC. NC Wesleyan Students Organizing Items for "Cans Across the Conference." Development On November 1st, a scholarship dinner was hosted with 95 people in attendance. Winston Lea of the Gravely Foundation was our keynote speaker. Mr. Lea shared how and why the Gravely Foundation got started and his hope that one day one of his children would continue this family legacy. Winston Lea of the Gravely Foundation We officially dedicated the Pfizer Biology Classroom on November 5th. Wesleyan Faculty and Staff, along with Pfizer Staff, at the Pfizer Biology Classroom Dedication Over 600 cards were signed by students, faculty and staff and sent to donors in the annual "Thank a Donor" thank you card event on November 14th. Faculty Honors & Accomplishments Dr. Erica Kosal presented "The Use of Mindfulness Practices to Aid with Student Attitude and Subject Comprehension" at the Bridging the Gap Conference held at NC State University a few weeks ago. The conference's goal is to strengthen K-16 STEM education throughout North Carolina by bringing together educators, business leaders, government officials and others who play a role in STEM education to share ideas and resources. Dr. Jung Choi participated in the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature in Denver, Colorado from November 17th to November 20th. Dr. Choi will present two papers titled “A True Prophet as a Mouthpiece of the Spirit?: Cultivating Virtue and Control,” for the Religious Experience in Antiquity section and “Two Bodily Practices in the Acts of Peter,” for the Christian Apocrypha section. Dr. Keely Mohon-Doyle and The Writing Center Student Consultants Dakota Casey, Savanah Flanagan, Mary Reynolds and Sean Dancy have been accepted to present at the Southeastern Writing Center Association Conference in Myrtle Beach in February 2019. The title of their session is "Growing Pains: Four Consultants Discuss the Changes and Challenges of Working in a Small Writing Center during a Director Transition." Dr. Doreen Thierauf published an article, titled “Daniel Deronda, Marital Rape, and the End of Reproduction,” in Victorian Review 43.2 (2018). Her Note on Ann Howell's Georgina (1796) will be published in The Cambridge Guide to the English Novel, 1660-1820 in 2019. Dr. Thierauf is also co-organizing a panel at MLA in January 2019 in Chicago: “Theorizing the New Rape Studies." The title of her talk is “Rape as Academic Inheritance.” Upcoming Events December 1st: The Holly Day Celebration, Dunn Center, 7:00 p.m. December 4th-6th: Heritage and Trustee Scholarship Interviews, Dunn Center December 6th: Day for Wesleyan Wrap-Up Celebration, Bellemonte House, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. December 8th: Graduation, Rocky Mount Event Center, 10:00 a.m. December 14th: An Evening with Brooke Simpson (from NBC The Voice), Dunn Center, 8:00 p.m. January 11th: Balsam Range, Dunn Center, 7:30 p.m. January 25th: Next Generation Leahy, Dunn Center, 7:30 p.m. January 26th: Winter Open House, Dunn Center, 8:30 a.m. February 1st: Cash Unchained: A Tribute to Johnny Cash, Dunn Center, 7:30 p.m. February 8th: 1964 Tribute: The Beatles, Dunn Center, 7:30 p.m. February 22nd: Terry Barber, Dunn Center, 7:30 p.m. February 28th: Counselor Luncheon, Dunn Center March 1st: I AM KING: Michael Jackson, Dunn Center, 7:30 p.m. M/W/Th, March 11th,13th,14th: Heritage and Trustee Scholarship Interviews, Dunn Center March 22nd: Shadow Grass, Dunn Center, 7:30 p.m. “For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.” - Isaiah 9:6 Dr. Dewey G. 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Wesleyan community, As we wrap up Thanksgiving and look forward to the Christmas season, I want you all to know that I am truly thankful for each one of you and the part that you play in making Wesleyan one of the best private colleges around. I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a restful and rewarding break.
Internship & Career Services.
Eastern North Carolina Center for Business & Entrepreneurship.
• The Voices of Triumph had an Open Mic Night. • Kappa Alpha hosted a showing of “The Grinch.” • The B Club hosted a Biodiversity Festival. • The Science Club hosted their annual Science Club dinner with a record number of students attending.
First Year Experience.
Intramurals and Recreation Program.
Faculty Honors & Accomplishments
M/W/Th, March 11th,13th,14th:
“For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.” - Isaiah 9:6
Dr. Dewey G. Clark President
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