Special Report - EYE on FYE 3

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Special Report - EYE on FYE 3rd Annual Celebration
To see the video trailer for
the event, please click the
camera image below.
2012-13 FYE Advocate Award
2 winners (1 faculty and 1 staff
member) selected from student
Please join us for a special reception to
honor these excellent stewards of
student success!
2012-13 EYE on FYE Awards
And we will recognize these categories
of student excellence:
_ Best Artwork
_ Best Creative Writing/Poetry
_ Best Music
_ Best Presentation
_ Best Video
_ Best full-class entry
_ Best Overall Entry for 2012-13
Winner of the Bucket List!
A Civil Discussion
Sponsored by the WCU Citizenship and Civility Committee.
Friday April 26 at 2:00 pm (venue TBD): world renowned economist (who is among the most intellectually
stimulating persons you'll ever meet), Peter Boettke will be talking about his book Living Economics: Yesterday,
Today, and Tomorrow.
Civil Expressions, Creative Impressions
Join the C&C gang at Sylva’s annual Greening Up the Mountains Saturday, April 27 from 10:00-4:00 – visit our
booth and express yourself! We will have paper, all manner of coloring media, clay, and so much more – so
come on out and Impress us!
CEO Reminders
Student Life Calendar: For a complete listing of what's going on for students from intramurals, to concerts and
lectures, to organizations, arts and culture, and so much more....
Events Calendar: Information on arts and culture at WCU - plays, concerts, art exhibits, films, and more...
Service Learning: Current Events
ACE: Arts and Cultural Events Calendar
IT Training & Workshops: Calendar - For upcoming training and events, including Black Board, eBriefcase, and
more and make sure to note Blackboard day on September 6th
Potty Times: PEAKS communication with FY students. For more information, contact Laura Ansley.
The 34 Annual International Festival
Wednesday April 10
Time: 10:00AM-3:00PM
Throughout its 34 years, the Annual International Festival, or I-Fest, has provided
the WCU community with a unique opportunity, namely, a chance to engage and
explore world cultures and fascinating traditions through a wide range of mediums,
including Food, Music, Dance and Artistry. If you or your department is interested in
hosting a table to highlight certain programs or activities in your department, please
contact Christopher Pedo at [email protected] or by phone at 828-227-2557.
Monday, April 15th
The awards ceremony will take place 6-7:30 pm. Guests may also walk through the entry exhibit
between 4-6 pm for a sneak preview of all the wonderful creative works!
EYE ON FYE Celebration
Digital Media Festival
DigiX 2013.
Thursday, April 11th - 10:00AM
DigiX is an all-day, digital media and technology focused, event that will
showcase and show off some of the most interesting and engaging ways that
members of the WCU community, and beyond, are utilizing digital media.
On Thursday, April the 11th, the University Center will play host to a variety of
digital media events. In the Grand Room, members of technology-focused
organizations on campus, as well as vendors from cutting-edge digital media
companies like Apple and Dell, will be on hand to demonstrate technology
and its uses.
In Illusions, students in some of WCU’s digital media programs will be exhibiting their work in a student
competition, where the winners will be determined by crowd voting.
In the Multi-Purpose Room, enjoy workshops on technology topics like Blackboard, iLife, and Voicethread.
Please contact
Intercultural Affairs
for more
information and to
sign-up for a workshop
Resource File
Blackboard --- reference and participate in the Transition Pathways Course site....
Education Briefcase – resources and information for students and for faculty……….
First-Year Seminar: Liberal Studies – resource guide for faculty teaching the first-year seminar …
Transition Pathways: An instructor resource - resource guide for FYE transition course instructors …
CFC on the Web --- help with teaching, technology, and more--- helping you do what you do better!
FYE on the Web --- many resources and network links to help you along the way …..
QEP on the Web --- discover the possibilities - find the resources you need - find your path.....
OrgSync -- https://orgsync.com/login/western-carolina-university --- the place for student clubs and
organizations and other co-curricular opportunities ..
FYE Message Board – A weekly e-journal for and by FY students.
Engage students in the conversation of learning and experience – with each other!
Submissions Invited
Submissions invited for and about teaching in first-year courses: research; classroom
observations; creative writing; poetry; short stories; biographical or autobiographical.
TRANSITION PATHWAYS: The Blackboard Commons: If you teach an FYE Transition course, you will see it
on your Blackboard menu under organizations – Contribute content and share your expertise!
LC2 Group (Learning Community on Learning Communities)
We invite you to join our group if you are interested to explore learning communities and how they can impact
student learning in your classroom! You may learn more @ Learning Communities at WCU
The Education Briefcase (eB) is now open to ALL undergraduate students!
For information please contact Nory Prochaska, Chair of the eBriefcase Implementation Team.
For general information about eB, visit the website.
The next regular publication date is April 8, 2013 --- please let me know if you want to share
updates about programs, events, or other opportunities for teaching and learning in FYE!
Glenda Hensley, FYE Director [email protected]