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It All Began When This Associate Provost Spit into a Tube

July 6, 2016
Category: Academics, Biology, Faculty
Dr. Steve Coggin is a curious person, interested in all things scientific – everything from birds that fly while asleep 30 miles off the coast to delicate and elusive plants you must tromp to hidden places to find.  It is no wonder then that this Catawba College associate provost and professor of…
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P2EP Internship Shapes the Future for Next Generation of Scientists

June 16, 2016
Category: Academics, Alumni, Biology, Chemistry
 The 2016 class consists of 27 studentsrepresenting eight N.C. schools. In the world of academic research, the saying goes, "Publish or perish." Through their participation in the Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP), Holli Chandler, a student at Catawba College, and Claire Thetford, a…
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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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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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Catawba’s Annual Awards Convocation Recognizes Student Achievements

April 21, 2016
Category: Academics, Athletics, Biology, Business & Economics, Chemistry, Communication Arts, English, Environmental Science, Evening & Graduate, Events, Faculty, History, Music, Psychology, Sociology, Sport & Health Sciences, Staff, Students, Teacher Education, Technology, Theatre Arts
Members of the Catawba College community gathered at annual Awards Convocation on April 21 to recognize and celebrate student scholastic achievements. The event was held in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel to present awards recognizing excellence in specific academic disciplines and to honor award recipients…
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