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Former Teacher Education Faculty, Trustee and Namesake of Catawba’s Academy for Teaching Dies

November 20, 2015
Category: Alumni, Faculty, Religion & Philosophy, Sociology, Staff, Teacher Education
Dr. Shirley Peeler Ritchie of Salisbury, a 1952 Catawba alumna and former teacher education faculty member who also served on the College Board of Trustees, passed away Thursday, November 19. Ritchie served on the Board of Trustees from 2000 to 2014 and served in the role as secretary to the Board…
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Catawba’s Plastic Ducks Help Put the Gobble in Thanksgiving for Local Families

November 18, 2015
Category: Events, Staff, Students
A Thanksgiving tradition at Catawba, the annual Duck Draw, took place on campus Nov. 17th in the Leonard Lounge of the Cannon Student Center.  The event, coordinated by Student Affairs and Residence Life staff members, is in its 12th year and thanks to its success this year, 100 local families…
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Catawba Students Pack Gift-Filled Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child

November 13, 2015
Category: Events, Staff, Students
Students and other members of the Catawba College community packed 488 Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes on Nov. 12 at a packing party held in the Cannon Student Center on campus.  The shoebox project will continue through next week and students will be packing additional shoeboxes on…
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Rowan County Early College Students Meet Ralph Ketner

November 4, 2015
Category: Academics, Business & Economics, Staff
 Ketner spoke to RCEC students "Learn! Never stop learning. When you think you are done learning, learn some more," Food Lion Co-Founder Ralph W. Ketner told students enrolled in Rowan County Early College (RCEC) in late October. The 95-year-old grocery legend accepted an invitation to…
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Catawba to Participate in Operation Christmas Child Again this Year

November 3, 2015
Category: Events, Faculty, Staff, Students
Catawba will once again participate in the Operation Christmas Child (OCC) shoe box project. This project sends gift-filled shoe boxes to needy children around the world. Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have received simple shoe box gifts from Operation…
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