September 13, 2004
Introducing Newcomers to Western
The Reporter will help you get to
know the newest members of the Mistie Bibbee, assistant
director for residence
Western community. Here are names, life; Residential Living;
photographs, and brief biographies of M.P.A., Georgia Southern;
the people who have entered full-time previously, residence
positions since September 1, 2003. coordinator, University of
We hope we haven’t missed anyone, but Troy Barksdale, director of
please let us know if we have. University Planning, Ofﬁce
of the Chancellor; Ed.D.,
Louisiana State University;
Kimberly Archer, visiting previously associate vice Wayne Billon, associate
assistant professor, Music; president for planning, professor, Health Sciences;
D.M.A, University of Ofﬁce of the President, Ph.D., Clemson University;
Texas–Austin; previously UNC system. previously associate
instructor, Bowling Green professor, University of
State University. Southern Mississippi.
J. Bryant Barnett, assistant
director of operations,
M.B.A., Western Carolina
Terri Armﬁeld, visiting University; previously Russell Binkley,
instructor, Music; D.M.A., student mail supervisor/ assistant professor, Birth-
University of Kentucky; budgets assistant, Western Kindergarten/Middle
previously teacher Carolina University. Grades Education and
assistant, University of Reading Center; Ph.D.,
Kentucky. University of Illinois;
Louis J. Barozzini, HVAC assistant, University of
mechanic, Facilities Illinois.
Management; A.A., State
Marjorie Koch Askins, University of New York; Elaine Brown, ofﬁce
visiting instructor, previously engineer, assistant, Fitness Center/
English; M.A., Western Biltmore Estate. Intramurals; M.A.
Carolina University; Ed., Western Carolina
previously director of University; previously
evening and weekend assistant media coordinator,
college, Southwestern Jackson County Schools,
Community College. Ernest Betz, maintenance Sylva.
plumber, Ernie’s Plumbing. Patricia Brown, dean,
Distance and Continuing
Education; Ed.D., Temple
Residential Living; M.A.,
senior advisor for strategic
resident director, Asbury
General Hospital Institute
for Health Professions.
Ronda Bryant, director of Kimberly Cherry, academic Laura DeWald, assistant
enrollment support, Student adviser, Advising Center; professor, Environmental
Affairs; Ph.D. in late 2004, M.S., Clemson University; Science; Ph.D., Virginia
University of Virginia. previously graduate Polytechnic Institute and
assistant, Michelin Career State University; previously
Center, Clemson University. associate dean, School of
Forestry, Northern Arizona
Chad Burton, maintenance Jolene Coggins, ﬁles Martin DeWitt, museum
mechanic III, Facilities manager, Registrar; A.A.S., director/associate professor,
Management; previously Southwestern Community Art; M.F.A., Illinois State
sub-contractor, PC Builders. College; previously assistant University; previously director
landscaping maintenance and chief executive ofﬁcer,
worker, Fox Farm Tweed Museum of Art,
Maintenance. University of Minnesota–
Leigh Ann Busby, assistant Teresa Crum, resident Helen Dills, housekeeper,
director, Admissions; director, Residential Residential Living.
B.S.B.A., Western Carolina Living; M.S., Murray State
University; previously University; previously
paralegal, Melrose, Seago residence director, Murray
and Lay, Sylva. State University.
Margaret Buttery, Thaddeus Cunningham, Jennifer Englert, visiting
housekeeper, Facilities assistant director, instructor, English; M.A.,
Management; previously Admissions; B.S.B.A, Western Carolina University.
self-employed. Western Carolina University;
Craig Capano, associate Kimberly Davis, ofﬁce Teresa Folger, assistant
professor, Engineering manager, University Center; professor, Birth-Kindergarten/
Technology; M.C.S.M., previously medical records Middle Grades Education;
Clemson University; clerk, Harris Regional Ph.D., University of Missouri–
previously engineering and Hospital, Sylva. Columbia; previously assistant
support service manager, professor, Westminster
C.G. Schmidt Construction. College, Fulton, Missouri.
Casey Carter, program Mariea Dennison, visiting George Ford, senior faculty
assistant, Ofﬁce of instructor, Art; Ph.D., associate, Engineering and
Advancement and External University of Illinois– Technology; M.E., University
Affairs; previously Champaign; previously of South Carolina; previously
marketing manager, lecturer East Carolina instructor, Spartanburg
Professional Industrial University. Technical College.
Hygiene Services, Inc.
Sheila Chapman, assistant Andrew Denson, assistant Janet Ford, visiting instructor,
professor, Nursing; M.S.N., professor, History; Ph.D., Marketing and Business Law;
University of Alabama– Indiana University. J.D., University of South
Huntsville; previously Carolina; previously staff
assistant professor, attorney, South Carolina
University of Virginia. Centers for Equal Justice.
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Steven Forst, visiting S. Clint Hardin, graphic Steven Herren, assistant
assistant professor, Nursing; artist, Print Shop; B.S., director of athletics for
M.S., University of North University of North external relations, Athletics;
Carolina–Chapel Hill; Carolina–Chapel Hill; M.S., University of Central
previously registered nurse, previously graphic designer, Florida; previously events
cardiac electrophysiology Manual Woodworkers and operations manager,
lab, Memorial Mission Weavers. University of Central Florida.
Stephen Frempong, Jon Harper, administrative Eloise Hitchcock, assistant
assistant professor, coordinator for video editing director of personnel and
Engineering and and recruiting, Athletics; planning and associate
Technology; Ph.D.,California B.S., Auburn University; professor, Hunter Library;
Coast University; previously assistant women’s M.S.L.S., University of
previously assistant basketball coach, University Tennessee; previously
professor of electronics of Tennessee–Chattanooga. collection management
& telecommunications, librarian, Middle Tennessee
Baltimore City Community State University.
Kellie Harper, women’s Faye Hodgin, assistant
Laura Gibbs, R.N., nursing head basketball coach, professor, Nursing; Ph.D. and
supervisor, University Athletics; B.S., University J.D., Georgia State University;
Health Center; B.A., of Tennessee; previously M.S.N., R.N.; previously
Davidson College; previously assistant women’s basketball attorney at law in Georgia;
personal assistance coach, University of nursing faculty, Haywood
coordinator/independent Tennessee–Chattanooga. Community College.
living evaluator, Pathways
for the Future, Sylva.
Winford Gordon, Michael Harris, academic Kelley Holzknecht, visiting
visiting assistant adviser for student-athletes, assistant professor, Chemistry
professor, Psychology; Athletics; B.A., University of and Physics; M.S., Indiana
Ph.D., University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill. University of Pennsylvania;
North Carolina–Chapel previously with CODA
Hill; previously dean of Research Inc., Durham.
and associate professor
of psychology, Tennessee
Russ Harris, outreach Daniel Hooker, assistant
Ann Hallyburton, reference counselor, Talent Search; M.S. director, admissions; B.S.,
librarian/assistant professor Radford College, Radford, Western Carolina University;
and health sciences liaison, Virginia; previously youth previously sales account
Hunter Library; M.S.L.S., program coordinator, executive, Charleston
University of North Moonshadow Learning Lowgators–National
Carolina–Chapel Hill; Service, Whittier. Basketball Development
previously Web librarian, League.
CODA Research Inc.,
David Heisler, Facilities Brian Howell, assistant
Georgia Hambrecht, Management, John Stork professor, Engineering
associate professor, Human High School, Weare, New and Technology; Ph.D.,
Services; Ph.D., Kent State Hampshire. Florida Institute of
University; previously Technology; previously
professor and department graduate researcher, Florida
chair, Indiana State Institute of Technology;
University. research engineer, Arizona
Grady Hardeman, head Kari Hensley, receptionist, Beth Huber, assistant
athletic trainer, Athletics; Registrar; previously senior professor, English; Ph.D.,
M.Ed., The Citadel; teller, Wachovia Bank. University of Missouri–
previously director of sports Kansas City; previously acting
medicine and head athletic director of composition,
trainer, Hampden-Sydney University of Missouri–
College. Kansas City.
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Laura Huff, executive Crystal Johnson, visiting Ronda Lawrence, ofﬁce
assistant, Ofﬁce of instructor, Communication, assistant, Rated License
Advancement and External Theatre and Dance; Assessment Program;
Affairs; B.S.B.A, Western previously sales associate,
Carolina University; REACH of Jackson County.
John LeBaron, Jay M.
Ronald Hunter, professor/ Meagan Karvonen, assistant Robinson Distinguished
department head, Criminal professor, Educational Professor in Educational
Justice; Ph.D., Florida State Leadership and Foundations; Technology, Educational
University; previously Ph.D., University of South Leadership and Foundations;
professor and criminology Carolina; lecturer, University Ed.D., University of
program coordinator, State of North Carolina–Charlotte. Massachusetts Amherst;
University of West Georgia. previously emeritus
professor, University of
Jacqueline Jacobs, Kristen Klein, ofﬁce Sarah Elizabeth Likis-
professor, Educational assistant, Health and Human Werle, campus/community
Leadership and Performance; B.S., Florida organizer, Counseling and
Foundations; Ph.D., State University; previously Psychological Services; M.S.,
Southern Illinois administrative assistant, Western Carolina University;
University; associate Moore Consulting Group, previously counselor,
professor and program Inc. Mission St. Joseph’s Partial
coordinator, University of Hospitalization Program,
South Carolina. Asheville.
Deborah Jefferies, Lori Koban, visiting assistant Mary Ann Lochner, associate
information systems professor, Mathematics and general counsel, Law, Equity
liaison, Registrar; B.A., Computer Science. and Auditing; J.D., Indiana
University of North University; previously senior
Carolina–Chapel Hill; staff attorney, Community
previously project Organizations Legal
manager/system analyst, Assistance Project.
Emily Jellen, visiting Nicholas Koban, assistant Alexander Macaulay Jr.,
instructor, Chemistry and professor, Mathematics and visiting assistant professor,
Physics; M.S., Northern Computer Science; Ph.D., History; Ph.D., University of
Illinois University; Binghamton University; Georgia; previously assistant
previously chemistry previously teaching assistant, professor, Georgia College
instructor, Northern Illinois Binghamton University. and State University.
Tanisha Jenkins, director Lisa Marie Koralewicz, Alvin Malesky Jr., assistant
of multicultural affairs, clinical social worker, professor, Psychology; Ph.D.,
Student Affairs; M.Ed., Counseling Center; M.S.W., University of Memphis;
Clemson University; Colorado State University; previously postdoctoral
previously graduate previously counselor/social fellow in forensic
assistant, Gantt Intercultural work intern, Colorado State psychology, University
Center. University. of Massachusetts Medical
Avery Johnson, artist L’Tona Lamonte, assistant Joe Mann, department
illustrator, Public women’s basketball coach, purchasing agent,
Relations/Publications; Athletics; M.S., Georgia Purchasing; B.S.B.A.,
B.F.A., Western Carolina Southern University; Western Carolina University;
University. previously teacher, Lexington previously teacher, Iredell-
City Schools. Statesville Schools.
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Jill Manners, associate Ron Charles Michaelis, Eunice Pittman,
professor and coordinator visiting assistant professor, housekeeper, Facilities
of clinical education for Biology; Ph.D., Vanderbilt Management; previously
athletic training, Health University, previously truck driver, Appalachian
Sciences; M.S., West Virginia Molecular Geneticist, Transportation.
University; previously, Greenwood Genetic Center.
program director and
assistant professor, Salisbury
Cheryl Marsh, visiting Katya Moorman, assistant William Poynter,
instructor, English; M.A. professor, Art; M.F.A., visiting assistant professor,
English, Western Carolina Cranbrook Academy of Art; Psychology; Ph.D., Arizona
University. previously assistant vice State University; previously
president of multimedia, senior research consultant,
Merrill Lynch. NCR Retail Systems Group.
Bessie Mathis, Jane Nichols, assistant Evelyn Prince, housekeeper,
housekeeper, Facilities professor, Hospitality, Facilities Management;
Management; previously Tourism and Interior previously self-employed.
sewing machine operator, Design; M.S.D., Arizona
Ashley’s. State University; previously
instructor, Mesa Community
Stephanie McCormick, Baxter Nicholson, William Putman, assistant
assistant women’s basketball plumber, Facilities director for facilities,
coach, Athletics; B.S., Management; previously Residential Living; A.A.S.,
Catawba College; previously self-employed plumber. Thomas Edison State
assistant women’s basketball College; previously facilities
coach, Georgia Institute of maintenance instructor,
Technology. Southwestern Community
William McDaniel Sarah Lisa Park, resident Bill Richter, director of
II, assistant professor, director, Residential Living; athletic development and
Engineering and M.A., University of Iowa; Catamount Club director,
Technology; Ed.D., Clemson previously assistant for Development Ofﬁce; M.S.,
University; previously programming in Henry B. Idaho State University;
instructor and director of Tippie College of Business, previously director of athletic
alumni affairs, Isothermal University of Iowa. marketing/promotions,
Community College. University of Pennsylvania.
Terri McDermot, Brian Peabody, assistant Candace Roberts, assistant
director of major gifts, men’s basketball coach, professor, Hospitality,
Development Ofﬁce; Athletics; B.S. Ed., University Tourism and Interior Design;
M.A., Emerson College of Arizona; previously men’s M.S., University of North
and M.Ed., University basketball head coach, Pima Carolina–Greensboro;
of Georgia; previously Community College. previously assistant professor
director of development, of interior design, University
urology department, Emory of Tennessee–Martin.
Karen McKinney, Thomas Peters, assistant Chandrika Rogers, assistant
visiting instructor, English; intramural director, professor, English; Ph.D.,
Ph.D., University of New Intramural Department; B.S., Northern Arizona University;
Mexico; previously adjunct University of Louisiana– previously associate professor,
instructor, Mars Hill Monroe; previously Palm Beach Community
College. recreational services intern, College, Boca Raton, Florida.
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Jamey Rogers, visiting Anjana Sharma, visiting Lonnie Speer, housekeeper,
instructor, English; instructor, Biology; Ph.D., Facilities Management; A.S.,
M.A., Northern Arizona University of Tennessee. St. Louis Community College
University; previously –Meramac; previously police
lecturer, University of Miami sergeant, shift supervisor,
in Miami, Florida. Department of Juvenile
Justice Police Department—
State Juvenile Justice Facility.
Alexa Royden, visiting Judy Smith, Housekeeper, Barbara St. John, assistant
instructor, Political Science Facilities Management; professor, Nursing; DNSc,
and Public Affairs; all but previously with QC Apparel. Catholic University,
dissertation, University of Washington, DC; previously
St. Andrews, St. Andrews, nursing faculty of Blue Ridge
UK; previously postgraduate Community College.
tutor, University of St.
Karina Jean Sanden, Megan Smith, head softball Donna Stevenson, stock clerk
resident director, Residential coach, Athletics; M.S., II, Facilities Management;
Living; M.Ed., Slippery University of Tennessee; previously guest safety ofﬁcer,
Rock University; previously previously assistant softball Harrah’s Cherokee Casino.
houseparent, Milton coach, University of North
Hershey School. Carolina–Chapel Hill.
Rubae Sander, director W. Doug Smith, Susan Stewart, professor,
of publications, Public housekeeper, Facilities Human Services; Ph.D.,
Relations/Publications; Management; previously University of Florida;
previously manager of grocery manager, Ingles. previously professor,
creative services, Conexant University of West Florida.
Systems Inc., California.
Phillip Sanger, associate Patrica Smyth, associate Wesley Stone, assistant
professor and director for professor, Nursing; D.S.N., professor, Engineering and
the Center of Integrated University of Alabama– Technology; Ph.D., Georgia
Technology, Engineering Birmingham; previously Institute of Technology;
and Technology; Ph.D., professor in graduate nurse previously assistant professor,
University of Wisconsin; practitioner program, Valparaiso University.
previously director, Mississippi University
Advanced Manufacturing for Women, Columbus,
Center, Cleveland State Mississippi.
William Sorrells, ﬂoor David Strahan, Distinguished
Marvin Schade, visiting maintenance assistant, Professor, Birth-Kindergarten/
instructor, Health and Facilities Management; Middle Grades Education;
Human Performance; previously carpenter. Ed.D., University of
M.Ed., Pennsylvania State Cincinnati; previously
University; previously professor of curriculum and
health education instructor, instruction, University of
Lewisburg Area School North Carolina–Greensboro.
Lisa Seagraves, visiting Katie Spear, assistant Deborah Tarmann,
instructor, Chemistry and director, Admissions; B.A., administrative secretary,
Physics; M.S., West Virginia Western Carolina University. Ofﬁce of the CIO; previously
University; previously legal assistant at local law
adjunct instructor, Asheville– ﬁrm.
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Jeff Tatham, analysts Clayton White, assistant Tracy Zontec, visiting
programmer, applications football coach, Athletics; instructor, Health Sciences;
development and support, B.S., North Carolina State M.S.P.H., University of
Information Technology; University; previously North Carolina–Chapel Hill;
B.S., Western Carolina defensive backs coach, previously safety manager,
University; previously, Sanderson High School, East Carolina University.
developer, Gold and Silver
Reserve, Melbourne, FL.
Russell Teasley, visiting R. Peter Whittaker, visiting
assistant professor, assistant professor, Health
Management and Sciences; M.S., Western
International Business; Carolina University,
Ph.D., University of South previously environmental
Carolina; previously specialist and consultant to
promotion coordinator, county health department, ▲ Mario Gaetano, professor of music,
Upstate Coalition Division of Environmental is a recipient of a 2004-05 Standard
for Entrepreneural Health.
Development. Award presented by the American
Dolores Willey, visiting Society of Composers, Authors and
B. Mark Tennant, HVAC assistant professor, Publishers. The cash awards from ASCAP
mechanic, Facilities Marketing and Business are designed to reward and encourage
Management; previously Law; J.D., University of composers who make important
maintenance technician, Tennessee; previously
Whitley Products Inc. director/instructor, Caldwell contributions, but whose published
Community College and music generates relatively small royalties.
Technical Institute. ▲ Christopher A. Cooper and Gibbs
Knotts, assistant professors of political
science and public affairs, contributed
Teresa Unseld, visiting Mitchell Williams,
assistant professor, Art; assistant professor, an essay to Lights, Camera, Campaign!–
Ed.D., Ball State University, Educational Leadership and Media, Politics, and Political
Muncie, Indiana; previously Foundations; Ed.D., North Advertising, a new book edited by
associate professor and Carolina State University; David A. Schultz of Hamline University.
interim chair, Fine Arts previously director of Due out this month, the book explores
Department, Winston-Salem academic programs for
State University. UVA’s Southwest Center, the convergence of political advertising
University of Virginia. with pop culture, describing new
and emerging advertising trends, the
Deborah Walters, visiting Brett Woods, director of effectiveness of negative advertising, and
instructor, Mathematics and annual and special gifts, the impact on elections results on voting.
Computer Science, M.S., Ofﬁce of Advancement and
Western Carolina University. External Affairs; M.L.A.,
Spring Hill College, Mobile,
Alabama; previously director
of development, Brevard EMPLOYEE WELLNESS
Sponsored by the University Health Center
Cheryl Waters-Tormey, Carol Woodson, assistant and Human Resources, the Healthy Cats
assistant professor, professor, Engineering Employee Wellness Program will run for 12
Geosciences and Natural and Technology; Ph.D., weeks from Sept. 27 to Dec. 17.
Resource Management; University of Florida; To sign up, employees must attend one of
Ph.D., University of previously assistant two mandatory meetings on Monday, Sept. 20,
Wisconsin–Madison; professor, Auburn at either noon or 5 p.m. in the multipurpose
previously instructor, University. room of A.K. Hinds University Center.
University of Wisconsin– If you are interesting in joining the Healthy
Madison. Cats program, you should also sign up for the
fall employee health screening to be held
Johnny Westall, educational Amanda Zeider, assistant Sept. 14 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ramsey
consultant, Human Services; director, Admissions; B.S., Center. Enrollment in the Healthy Cats
M.A., Western Carolina Western Carolina Univeristy. Employee Wellness Program is on a first-come,
University; previously first-served basis, and space is limited. For more
principal, Mitchell County information, contact Karen White at 227-2088.
"Not pictured" new employees
are listed on the next page.
September 13, 2004 • The Reporter
James Goodwin, visiting assistant professor, Reginald Rogers, accountant II, Controller's
Psychology; Ph.D., Florida State University; Ofﬁce, B.S.B.A., Western Carolina University;
previously faculty, Wheeling Jesuit University. previously ﬁnance manager, Save the
Not Pictured Brandon Green, electric meter reader, Facilities
Management; previously patient service tech,
Andrew Sapienza, computer network
Kelley’s Home Health. coordinator, Engineering and Technology;
Candace Gunter, housekeeper, Facilities B.A., Saint Leo University; previously IT
Management; previously PSP/scan coordinator, manager, Consolidation Resource Center.
Jennifer Almond, administrative assistant,
University Center; B.S., Western Carolina Harold’s Galaxy, Dillsboro. Cynthia Schnyder, visiting instructor,
University; previously administrative assistant Kimberly Hedden, grounds worker, Facilities Business Computer Information Systems
in ﬁnancial records, Southern Hospitality Management; B.S. Western Carolina University; and Economics; M.S., Western Carolina
Outsourcing, formerly of the Sylva area. previously press operator, Consolidated Plastics. University; previously instructor, University
of South Carolina–Spartanburg.
Barbara Anders, processing assistant, University David Heislen, housekeeper, Facilities
Police; previously teller supervisor, United Management; B.A., Windham College, B.S., Lori Schrodt, assistant professor, Physical
Community Bank. University of Pittsburgh; previously at John Stark Therapy; M.S., University of North Carolina–
Regional High School as a custodian. Chapel Hill; previously teaching assistant
Theodore Anderson, visiting assistant professor,
University of North Carolina and Duke.
Chemistry and Physics; Ph.D., New York University; Donna Hogsed, police ofﬁcer, University Police;
previously instructor, Rensselaer Polytechnic previously, criminal investigator, Cherokee Police Adria Shipp, visiting instructor,
Institute, Troy, New York. Department. Communication, Theatre and Dance; M.A.,
Western Carolina University.
John Austin, facilities construction engineer, Janie Kirkland, housekeeper, Facilities
Facilities Management; A.A., Fayetteville Technical Management; previously certiﬁed nursing William Shivers III, academic adviser,
College; previously construction observer/ assistant, Skyland Care Center. Advising Center; M.S., University of
administrator, McCracken and Lopey P.A. Alabama; previously graduate assistant,
Peggy Knapp, R.N., allergy/immunization Ofﬁce of Undergraduate Admissions,
Avery Brown, grounds worker, Facilities clinic coordinator, University Health Center; University of Alabama.
Management; previously grounds maintenance, B.S., Western Carolina University; previously
Wade Hampton Club. recreational therapist, Independent Living Stefanie Soroka, academic adviser, Advising
Rehabilitation Program, New Bern. Center; M.S., Plattsburgh State University of
Dawn Brown, consultant, IT Services; B.B.A,
New York; previously assistant director of
Eastern New Mexico University; previously IT Paul Lormand, theatre director, Fine and alumni affairs, Plattsburgh State University
specialist, Enron Corporation, Houston, Texas. Performing Arts Center and assistant professor, of New York.
Mary W. Brown, housekeeping supervisor II, Communication, Theatre and Dance; M.F.A.,
University of Memphis; previously executive Roxane Stiles, ofﬁce assistant, English; B.A.,
Residential Living; graduate of Tuscola High
director of the Sequoyah Institute, Northeastern Montreat College School of Professional and
School, Waynesville; previously housekeeping
State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Adult Students; previously legal assistant, R.
supervisor I, Residential Living.
Phillip Haire, attorney.
Sandra Bumgarner, document tracking Jason D. Martin, grounds worker, Facilities
Management; previously service technician, William Tatum, electrician, Facilities
coordinator, Financial Aid; previously ofﬁce
Mug-A-Bug Pest Control. Management; previously self-employed
manager and uniform sales, All American Uniforms
and All American Awards. James S. Mason III, grounds worker, Facilities
Management; previously stock person, Wal-Mart. Holli Thompson, ofﬁce assistant,
Nancy Carter, housekeeper, Residential Living;
Geosciences and Natural Resources
cosmetology certiﬁcate, Southwestern Community Bethel W. McCarter, mail center supervisor, Management; B.A., University of North
College; previously manager/stylist, Smart Style, Residential Living; previously housekeeping Carolina–Chapel Hill; previously ofﬁce
Sylva. supervisor II, Residential Living. assistant, Franklin Machine Company.
Ronnie Carr, enrollment ofﬁcer, Financial Aid; Margaret Messick, housekeeper, University Chris Tuten, visiting instructor, Health and
B.B.A., Montreat College; previously regional Center; previously housekeeper, Harrah’s Casino Human Performance; Ph.D., University of
coordinator/consultant, Employment Security Hotel, Cherokee. South Carolina–Columbia; previously ESL
Richard Lee Moore Sr., housekeeper, instructor, Asheville–Buncombe Technical
Linda Darby, R.N., University Health Center; Residential Living; graduate of Stratford High College.
A.D.N., Northwest Alabama State Junior College; School, Stratford, Connecticut; previously shift John Urbanski, assistant professor,
previously case manager, Eliza Coffee Memorial supervisor, Chick-ﬁl-A. Management and International Business;
Hospital, Florence, Alabama.
Rita G. Prince, housekeeper, Facilities Ph.D., University of South Carolina;
Phyllis Franks, housekeeper, University Center; Management; previously produce sales associate, previously assistant professor, Francis Marion
previously, supervisor, Aramark, University Center. Wal-Mart. University.
Elizabeth Garett, Housekeeper, Facilities Matthew Rathbone, police ofﬁcer, University Charles White, assistant professor, English;
Management; previously cashier, Harrah's Casino. Police; previously supervisor, Colbond Inc., M.A., Western Carolina University.
Robert Gecan, assistant ﬁtness director; Fitness Asheville/Candler. Melissa Young, Web services assistant,
Center; B.S.B.A., Western Carolina University. Elizabeth Reese, visiting instructor, English; B.A., Hunter Library; B.A., University of New
Brannan Givens, assistant director of operations, Salem College. Hampshire; previously information desk
University Center; B.A., University of North coordinator, Dartmouth College.
Brenda Rice, housekeeper, University Center;
Carolina–Greensboro; previously technical crew previously construction cleaner.
manager, UNC–G Ofﬁce of Student Life.
September 13, 2004 • The Reporter
2004-05 THEATRE SEASON
Western is ready to raise the curtain on its March 17-20 as a joint effort between the
2004-05 theatre season as the University Players university’s theatre arts and music programs. A
stage the Tony Award-winning drama Dancing blend of science fiction, comedy and musical,
at Lughnasa, the Greek classic Antigone with a the play tells the story of a florist who nurses a
modern twist, the off-beat musical comedy Little man-eating plant back to health, then makes a
Shop of Horrors and the Pulitzer Prize-winning deadly pact with the plant to win the woman he
mystery Proof. loves. With book and lyrics by Howard Ashman
All shows will stage in Hoey Auditorium, and music by Alan Menken, the show won the
with evening performances and weekend New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best
matinees. Musical in 1983. Western’s production will
Season tickets are on sale now. Prices for feature musical direction by Bradley Martin,
season tickets are $45 for adults, $35 for senior instructor of music, and choreography by Amy
citizens and Western faculty and staff, and $20 Dowling, assistant professor of dance.
for students. The season will close with the mystery
Memberships also are available for the David Auburn’s Proof, directed by Claire Eye,
Patron Club, which provides additional instructor of theatre arts. The play tells the
financial support to the University Players and America. Directed by Stephen Michael Ayers, story of a disputed mathematical proof found
its activities. Memberships are available at the associate professor of theatre arts, Dancing at among the abandoned notebooks of a brilliant
Actor ($250), Director ($500) and Producer Lughnasa runs Sept. 29-Oct. 3. but unstable professor, and his daughter’s
($1,000) levels. All membership levels offer Antigone, directed by Richard Beam, associate search for the truth while confronting her
tickets to all productions, and much of the cost professor of theatre arts, will be staged Nov. 10- family’s twin legacies of madness and genius.
of membership is tax deductible. 14. An adaptation by Lewis Galantiere of Jean Hailed by Variety as “wonderfully funny” and
Opening the season is Brian Friel’s Dancing Anouilh’s work, the play was originally produced “ambitiously constructed,” Proof will be staged
at Lughnasa, a drama told from the viewpoint in Paris in 1942, when France was occupied by April 20-24.
of a young boy growing up in a fatherless Nazi Germany and was part of Hitler’s Europe. For more information about season tickets
home with his unmarried mother and four Based on Sophocles’ ancient Greek tragedy, the or Patron Club memberships, contact the
spinster aunts in 1930s Ireland. Their lives are play depicts an authoritarian regime mirrored Department of Communication, Theatre and
interrupted by the arrival of two men – the boy’s by the predicament of the French people of the Dance at (828) 227-7491, or visit
long-lost father, who is off to Spain to fight time. HTTP://THEATRE.WCU.EDU
the war against Franco, and an elderly uncle Howard Ashman’s tongue-in-cheek musical Tickets also will be available for individual
who has “come home to die” after a lifetime in Little Shop of Horrors comes to the stage on productions.
Ivory Consort to Open Lectures, Concerts and Exhibitions Series
The Lectures, Concerts and Exhibitions
Series at Western Carolina University will
feature 10 programs for the 2004-05 season,
including performances of world music, a
comical twist on the great books, and acrobats
from the People’s Republic of China.
The series begins Monday, Sept. 20, with a
performance by the Ivory Consort in the recital
hall of the Coulter Building. The ensemble
specializes in medieval music from the Golden
Age of Spain when various religions forged
a common musical language. The program
“Music from the land of Three Faiths” features
10th-through 13th-century songs in Hebrew,
Arabic and Galician-Portuguese.
Canadian guitarist Don Ross will perform
Monday, Sept. 27, in the recital hall of
the Coulter Building. A two-time winner
of the U.S. National Fingerstyle Guitar
Championship, Ross performs a mixture of
jazz, folk, rock and classical music, which he
describes as “heavy wood.”
Ivory Consort will perform 10th-through 13th-century songs in Hebrew, Arabic and
Galician-Portuguese in the recital hall of the Coulter Building on Monday, Sept. 20.
September 13, 2004 • The Reporter
Saturday, September 25th Western’s Mountain Heritage Center once again will
put the focus on traditional mountain culture, providing
demonstrations of authentic mountain skills such as
woodcarving, basket making, blacksmithing, quilting,
and weaving on the main festival grounds. Visitors are
encouraged to visit the center while on Western’s campus to
learn about Appalachian culture through its many exhibits
and displays. Located on the ground floor of H.F. Robinson
Administration Building, the Mountain Heritage Center
will be open on Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mountain Heritage Day attendees also will find three
stages of traditional mountain music and dance, with lots
of clogging and toe-tapping fiddle and banjo music. Visitors
can join in two sessions of shape-note singing, where singers
from across the Southeast carry on one of the region’s sacred
The Mountain Heritage Day arts and crafts midway will
include about 160 vendors offering handmade items ranging
from woodwork and pottery to paintings, clocks and quilts.
More than 25 food booths will feature old-fashioned fare
such as ham biscuits, cider, lemonade, barbecue, Cherokee
fry bread, peanuts, popcorn, beans, cornbread, and the like.
(Sorry, no soft drinks or fast food.)
Hay bales? Check.
Portable toilets? Check.
Sound system for main stage? Check.
Members of the 30-member
committee that organize Mountain
Heritage Day, Western’s annual showcase
of traditional Appalachian culture, are
checking their to-do lists as they make
final preparations for this year’s event,
coming up on campus Saturday, Sept. 25.
Western will be commemorating
three decades of celebrating traditional
Appalachian culture as this year’s
Mountain Heritage Day. For the few
who have never experienced the festival,
imagine a combination old-fashioned
mountain fair and showcase for authentic
Appalachian folk arts, infused with the
spirit of a big family reunion. A visit to
the festival provides a memorable mosaic
of sights, sounds and smells that keeps
many first-time visitors coming back year Mouth-watering exhibits of award-winning jams, jellies, canned vegetables, pies and biscuits will
after year. And they do keep coming back, be on display at the festival. Save room for the cider, barbecue and Cherokee fry bread.
as attendance at Mountain Heritage Day
regularly tops 25,000.
The festival also offers several just-for-fun competitions, including a 5K
footrace, horseshoes, checkers matches, an antique auto show, costume
contests for women and children, a beard and moustache contest for men,
and a preserved foods contest. The festival woodcutting contest is always
a crowd favorite, with chain saw and crosscut saw masters from across the
nation competing against one another.
Additions to this year’s festival include a morning farmers market,
offering fresh fruits, vegetables and other hand-grown delicacies to festival
attendees; and exhibitions of the traditional Cherokee game of stickball at
11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Faculty and staff are encouraged to take part in cake walks during the
day to assist Western’s Staff Forum in raising money for the Staff Forum
Scholarship Fund. Contact Keith Ashe at 227-2480 for more information.
Mountain Heritage Day is held outside, rain or shine, and admission
to the festival site is free. Activities begin around 8 a.m. and wind down
around 5 p.m. Close parking is limited, but shuttles operate throughout
Bluegrass lovers will be entertained by the many groups the day. Special parking is available to those with physical disabilities. Pets
performing at the festival, including banjo players. are not allowed on festival grounds, but service animals are welcome.
September 13, 2004 • The Reporter
Tuesday, September 14 Look for regular updates on the university’s web site at www.wcu.edu/cal.html
Luncheon and celebration—
Employee Appreciation Day and Thursday, September 23 Saturday, September 25
Welcome Back luncheon. Presentation—The Prince of Dark Presentation—The Prince of Dark BREAK BY THE LAKE
11 a.m.–2 p.m., RRAC. (227-7100) Corners, Major Lewis Redmond, Corners, Major Lewis Redmond, CONFERENCE SET
Outlaw, an orginal play by Gary Outlaw, an orginal play by Gary FOR SEPT. 24
Sunday, September 19 Carden. 7 p.m., MHC. Carden. 2 p.m., MHC.
Presentation—Kay Moss, Tools and (227-7129) (227-7129) University Counseling
Tales from the Open Hearth: 18th Also a Saturday matinee. Programs and the Office for Rural
Cooking and Foodways 2:30-4:00 Education are teaming with the
p.m., MHC. (227-7129) Sunday, September 26 Jackson County School System to
Friday, September 24 Lady Catamount Soccer vs. offer “Break by the Lake 2004,”
Monday, September 20 Lady Catamount Soccer vs. East Carolina, 1 p.m.,
a one-day conference for student
Concert—Ivory Consort, College of Charleston, 4 p.m., SSF. (227-7338)
SSF. (227-7338) services personnel from across
performing medieval music in
Western North Carolina set for
exciting, historically informed
manner. Admission: $15 general; Monday, September 27 Friday, Sept. 24.
$10 staff, non-Western students; Saturday, September 25 Concert —Don Ross, one of The conference, held annually
free for Western students. Festival--30th Annual Mountain today’s true innovators of guitar at Lake Junaluska during the fall
7:30 p.m., RH. (227-7206) Heritage Day, old-fashioned day- composition and technique. of the year, is designed for school
long celebration of mountain life, Ross has emerged as one of counselors, social workers, nurses,
Tuesday, September 21 featuring three stages of traditional the most respected musicians psychologists, attendance officers,
Concert—Catamount Concert music and dance with continuous in Canada and one of the top school resource officers and other
Series, Western music faculty in a toe-tapping fiddle and banjo music guitarists in the world. He plays student personnel workers.
program of instrumental and vocal and clogging, two shape-note an unclassifiable musical style that In addition to presentations by
music. 8 p.m., RH. (227-7242) singing sessions that reflect the borrows from jazz, folk, rock and student personnel professionals
sacred traditions of the mountains, classical music. 7:30 p.m. from across the region and
Wednesday, September 22 dozens of demonstrations of Admission: $15 general; $10 staff, networking opportunities, the
Presentation—Appalachian mountain folk arts, and craft and non-Western students; free for
conference will feature a program
Cultural Lunchtime Series. food booths. 227-3193 or look at Western students. RH. (227-7206)
www.mountainheritageday.com titled “Walking Together Through
Noon-1 p.m., MHC. (227-7129) Cherokee Eyes,” led by Cherokee
storyteller and historian Freeman
★★★ Now Showing ★★★ Presentation topics will include
legal issues, parent involvement,
Exhibitions: getting started with young
Mountain Heritage Center children, creative counseling,
Migration of the Scotch-Irish People (permanent exhibition). self-injury in adolescents,
student grief, positive classroom
The Crafting of Mountain Music, through January 5, 2005.
environment for at-risk students,
An interpretation of the historical musical instruments common to the Southern sexuality in schools, and music
Appalachian region. and self-discovery.
All Things Iron: Practical and Decorative Ironware, through December 17, 2004. The conference begins at
More than 200 iron items dating from the 1600s to the 1900s including implements, 8:15 a.m. at Lake Junaluska. For
blacksmith and farrier tools, and lighting devices. registration information, contact
People of the Land: Cherokee Heritage Sites in the Cullowhee Valley, the latest reports on the Office for Rural Education at
the finding of summer archaeological digs in the Cullowhee Valley. (828) 227-7347.
The Dulcimer: An Appalachian Folk Tradition, through June 2005.
Traces the development of the dulcimer from its origins to today’s traditional folk
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SAM BUSH TO PERFORM AT RAMSEY CENTER
Mandolin master Sam Bush rock, pop, reggae, jazz, country
and his band will top the and bluegrass.
musical lineup at the Mountain New Grass Revival
Heritage Day Spotlight Concert disbanded in 1989, and Bush
on Friday, Sept. 24, at the went on to lead Emmylou
Ramsey Regional Activity Harris’ Grammy-winning
Center. Nash Ramblers for ﬁve years.
The concert also will An in-demand session player
feature Whitewater Bluegrass for many years, Bush also
Company, featuring Western stays busy touring with Lyle
alumnus and Grammy Award- Lovett, Left Over Salmon, Linda
winning banjoist Marc Pruett, Rondstadt, Dolly Parton and
and the Frogtown Four. Music former New Grass Revival band
at the Ramsey Center will get mate Bela Fleck.
under way at 7:30 p.m. Bush’s latest recording,
A living legend in bluegrass “Ice Caps: Peaks of Telluride,”
and acoustic music circles, Bush is culled from his 1990s
made his debut recording as a performances at Colorado’s
17-year-old, after holding the Telluride Bluegrass Festival,
title of National Junior Fiddle where he has been the musical
Bluegrass entertainer Sam Bush will appear
Champion for three years. At guiding spirit for 26 of the in concert at the Ramsey Center on Sept. 24.
age 19, he founded New Grass festival’s 27 years, earning Bush Sponsored in part by WNCW-FM, WestCare
Revival, an ensemble that for the title “Mayor of Telluride.” Health System and Mediacom, the concert is
the next 18 years broke new Tickets for the Sept. 24 the introductory event for the 30th anniversary
ground in acoustic music by show are $10 for Western Mountain Heritage Day, the annual celebration of
Appalachian culture that will be held on the campus
using traditional bluegrass students and children 13 and Saturday, Sept. 25.To order tickets, contact the ticket
instruments to create an under, and $15 for all others. ofﬁce at (828) 227-7722 or (866) WCU-FEST.
up-tempo blend of gospel,
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