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Catawba Alumnus is Fundamental for Piedmont Players

July 12, 2012
Category: Alumni, English, Theatre Arts
EDITOR'S NOTE: Reid Leonard is a 1976 graduate of Catawba College, where he majored in Theatre Arts and English. Leonard later taught playwriting classes at Catawba in the 1980s. ;By Lawrence Toppman, ;If you're Reid Leonard, the best thing about running Piedmont Players…
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Community Service Required for Incoming Catawba Students to Graduate with Honors

June 11, 2012
Category: Academics, Biology, English, Faculty, Sociology, Students
Beginning with this fall's incoming first-year class, Catawba College students will need to complete community service hours to officially graduate with honors. That proposal was approved unanimously last year by both the Student Council and the Honors Faculty Board at Catawba.;According to Dr.…
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Two Retiring Faculty Members Recognized at Catawba Graduation

May 12, 2012
Category: Biology, English, Events, Faculty
Two long-serving faculty members at Catawba College were recognized during the college's commencement exercises on Saturday, May 12. Dr. Michael Baranski, a professor of biology with 38 years of service, and Dr. Laurel Eason, a professor of English with 21 years of service, will retire at the end of…
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'56 Alumnus Who is a Six-Time U.S. Ambassador Receives O.B. Michael Award

May 12, 2012
Category: Alumni, English, Events, History & Politics, Religion & Philosophy
A 1956 Catawba College alumnus and six-time U.S. Ambassador, William Lacy Swing, received the O.B. Michael Award for 2012 at the college's 10 a.m. commencement exercise on May 12.Swing, a native of Lexington, N.C., has enjoyed a long career at the U.S. Department of State, serving as a six-time…
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English Professor's Swan Song Commemorates Books and Roses

April 24, 2012
Category: Academics, English, Events, Faculty, Students
Dr. Laurel Eason scurried to drape a table with books and roses before the 1:30 p.m. start time of her Southern Literature class at Catawba College on April 24th. She knew she was a day late for her celebration, but it did not matter."Even though it's April 24th, we're pretending it's April 23rd and…
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