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Catawba College – A Community of Learning

Catawba College – A Community of Learning

Mike Hogewood, Faculty Advisor

November 17, 2017


Filed under Ketner School of Business, Newspaper Staff, Opinion

One year ago, I became faculty advisor to The Pioneer and we began printing the paper for the first time in more than a decade. It is a decision some may question and rightly so. We live in a digital world and printed papers are an endangered species. I am a strong believer that old media will not tota...

Ketner Renovations to Improve College Experience

Ketner Renovations to Improve College Experience

Megan Braun, Writer

September 24, 2017


Filed under Ketner School of Business, Student Life & News, Top Stories

One of the newest academic buildings on campus, Ketner Hall, is beginning to show some age after its 1987 original construction. There were several issues such as lifting and broken floor tiles, a leaking roof, and peeling paint. As you enter Ketner Hall this semester, you will see that some of these...

Catawba Soars with Kyle Snyder!

William Spencer, Writer

November 26, 2014


Filed under Ketner School of Business, Student Life & News

On Tuesday, November 19, the Ketner School of Business was visited by NextGen Air Transportation Program Director and Catawba College alumni, Kyle Snyder. His presentation discussed his work with NextGen (NGAT for short), a group sponsored by the Institute of Transportation Research and Education (ITRE)...

Phi Beta Lambda goes to Charlotte!

William Spencer, Writer

November 19, 2014


Filed under Ketner School of Business, Out & About

On Thursday, October 30, Catawba College students in the Phi Beta Lambda business club toured the city of Charlotte. The trip, sponsored by the Ralph Ketner School of Business, allowed for current members to build awareness of the largest city in North Carolina. It also provided information about the...

Jenny Fulton, Founder of Miss Jenny’s Pickles

Jenny Fulton, Founder of Miss Jenny’s Pickles

Courtney Briscoe, Writer

April 22, 2014


Filed under Ketner School of Business, Top Stories

The Ralph Ketner School of Business was proud to present Catawba College’s annual Distinguished CEO Lecture Series on Thursday, April 17, featuring Jenny Fulton, the founder of Miss Jenny’s Pickles. In his opening remarks, President Brien Lewis called her journey one exempla of the “head and gut...

The Big Idea Business Plan Competition

The Big Idea Business Plan Competition

Hannah Davis, Writer

March 19, 2014


Filed under Events, Fun Stuff, Ketner School of Business

A new competition has sprung up in Rowan County for any one above the age of 16 who has a business idea that they wish to pursue. Competitors may work as a team or individually but they must be in high school, college, or an adult in Rowan County. High school teams and individuals are required to have...

Jewelry by Shekyna

Jewelry by Shekyna

Megan Varnadore, Lifestyles Editor, Writer

April 29, 2012


Filed under Ketner School of Business, Student Life & News, Top Stories

“I love it.  It’s very therapeutic.  I love to give beautiful things to people!”  Right away, it is clear that Shekinah is a very generous and imaginative person as I talk to her and she tells me of her business ventures with jewelry-making.  Are you looking for a great gift for a female friend...

Chris Hughes: Harrelson Lecture Series

Chris Hughes: Harrelson Lecture Series

Jarrett Murphy, Sports Editor, Writer

April 16, 2012


Filed under Ketner School of Business, Student Life & News

On April 2nd, 2012, the Catawba community got to enjoy a special event put on by NC State, which was the Chris Hughes' lecture on how media has changed the way people communicate in the new age. The lecture was broadcast through a viral feed from NC State to a few selected schools. For those who do...

Field Trip to Taste Desserts

Field Trip to Taste Desserts

Stephanie Cook, Editor

April 8, 2012


Filed under Ketner School of Business, Out & About, Top Stories

Last month, Professor Cyndi Allison Wittum’s Writing for Media class took a trip to the Apple Baking Company, located in Woodleaf, N.C. Students were able to see the different machines the company uses to make all of their yummy desserts and were given the opportunity to sample some of these delicious...

Major Dissection: Communication Arts

Major Dissection: Communication Arts

Stephanie Cook, Editor

March 12, 2012


Filed under Ketner School of Business, Top Stories

Catawba College offers a wide variety of majors for students to pursue their respective bachelors degrees. One of the areas of study offered is Communication Arts, a major within the Ketner School of Business.  This specific major is very broad and can be applied to many jobs in the work world.  I...

Mr. Ketners’ Great Speech

Mr. Ketners’ Great Speech

Rebekah Brown, Writer

March 12, 2012


Filed under Events, Ketner School of Business

On Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 11:00 a.m., Mr. Ralph Ketner gave a speech to the community. Mr. Ketner said that there were "...six keys to success, and they are hard work, teamwork, homework, good luck, the good Lord, and a good idea." In this speech, Mr. Ralph Ketner talked about how Food Lion...

Newspaper Students Represent Catawba at NC Media Conference

Newspaper Students Represent Catawba at NC Media Conference

Stephanie Cook, Editor

February 19, 2012


Filed under Ketner School of Business, Newspaper Staff, Top Stories

Most college students would probably never wake up at 7:00 a.m. on a Saturday morning to attend an academic conference in their respective major.  If you don’t know either Darby Reedy or myself, just keep this is mind – we are not typical college students. Riding in my Hyundai Sonata with cups...

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