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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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Catawba Students Head East for Bird-Watching

April 20, 2016
Category: Academics, Biology, Events, Students
 (Photo: Joe Poston) It was all about bird-watching when Dr. Joe Poston, an associate professor of biology at Catawba, and students in his spring semester Ornithology class made a recent trip to the Eastern part of North Carolina. The trip took the group to the Weymouth Woods-Sandhills Nature…
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