Topics and Speakers
Lauren R. Bishop
Sustainability at WCU and beyond
"Reducing Our Carbon Paw Print – Sustainable Energy Initiatives at WCU"
The presentation includes information discussing all of our efforts at WCU from the Energy Management Office. Our mission is to develop smart energy solutions in all aspects of our institution and create a comprehensive approach for leading the Western Carolina University community towards a sustainable future.
Lauren Bishop received a Master of Arts, Industrial Technology, Building Science from Appalachian State University in 2005 and a Bachelor of Science and Business Administration, Real Estate & Urban Analysis from Appalachian State University in 2000. Lauren has been serving at WCU since 2005. She became the Energy Manager for Facilities Management in 2007. In 2013 WCU created the first office of Sustainability and Energy Management and named her the Chief Sustainability Officer. Her focus includes creating a holistic approach to integrating sustainability and energy conservation systematically across the campus and community. It is a dynamic goal that includes all areas of campus and involves wearing many hats from campus programs, technical competencies, and strategic planning.
"In Support of a Physically Active Lifestyle"
Physical inactivity will soon pass tobacco use as the leading actual cause of death in the U.S. (Right now it's #2.) This presentation will explain why physical activity is important and give ways to incorporate physical activity into daily lives.
Dr. David Claxton, associate professor and head of the Department of Health, Physical Education & Recreation, will convince you why exercise is needed for good health. He has degrees in physical education from Baylor University and Arizona State University and has taught at the college level for more than twenty years. He conducts research and writes about sports teaching methods. His article "Caution Flags in Teaching Physical Education" appeared recently in the journal Strategies.