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Catawba College Researchers Investigate the Hidden Microbiome of the Undergraduate Belly Button

June 2, 2016
Category: Academics, Biology, Students
By Shannon Garrick '17 Ever wonder what bacteria you have in your belly button? Although it may sound odd, learning what microbes reside in that cavernous space may tell to you a lot about your personal microbiome, and maybe your innate health. The microbiome is a major topic in popular…
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Remembering Ralph W. Ketner: Friend to Many, Second to None

May 31, 2016
Category: Academics, Business & Economics, Staff
Catawba mourns the loss of Food Lion co-founder Mr. Ralph W. Ketner, a dear friend and Trustee to the College. Mr. Ketner's funeral will be Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. in Keppel Auditorium, with a reception to follow in Peeler Crystal Lounge. Summersett Funeral Home is handling the…
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Award-Winning Student Designer at Catawba College Reflects upon the 2015-2016 Theatre Season

May 24, 2016
Category: Academics, Events, Students, Theatre Arts
By Jonathan Rife '19  Caleb S. Garner (Photo: Caitlin Billings) Upon his first time entering Keppel Auditorium, Caleb S. Garner was in awe of the overwhelming spirit of the building. He walked down the house left aisle, sensing the quiet anticipation and excitement left by years of…
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Bugs, Bugs, Bugs (and a Few Spiders)! Catawba's Practical Entomology Class

May 24, 2016
Category: Academics, Biology, Environmental Science, Events, Students
By Shannon Garrick '17  Garrick Phidippus (Photo by Sue Calcagni) This spring marked the first time that an entomology course has been offered at Catawba College. The course, taught by associate professor of biology and environmental science Dr. Sue Calcagni, focused on the practical…
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Raspberry Pi, a "Dessert" for Catawba Computer Science Students

May 20, 2016
Category: Academics, Alumni, Business & Economics, Evening & Graduate, Faculty, Students, Technology
 For most people, raspberry pie is a delicious dessert. But enter Catawba's hardware and systems software application class, and you will witness a new type of "dessert." For these students, the Raspberry Pi is the latest instrument for developing innovative projects using computer hardware and…
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