Education briefs

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 25, 2016

Catawba students and faculty member have study accepted for publication

Catawba College students Jennifer Beach of Westminster, Md., and Melissa Greene of Salisbury worked with Dr. Sheila Brownlow, a Catawba professor of psychology, and Dr. N.C. Silver, a collaborator at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, to examine the use of “self referencing” in Tweets posted by celebrities.

Their study, “The “I”s have it: Sex and social status differences on Twitter” has been accepted for publication in Social Behavior Research and Practice. They studied how number of followers and celebrity gender jointly contributed to increased use of self-referencing via “I” use in tweets.

Scholarship available

The Elizabeth P. Fields & Albert “Sug” Ruff, Jr. Memorial Community Action Scholarship was established to benefit deserving Salisbury Rowan Community Action Agency (SRCAA) program participants, who need assistance and financial support to pursue a college education.

Each year, at least two $500 scholarships are awarded to honor the invaluable work of former community leaders Elizabeth P. Fields and Albert “Sug” Ruff Jr. who served for many years at the Salisbury-Rowan Community Action Agency, Inc. The scholarship award can be used for any school-related costs.

The application deadline is September 30 by 5 p.m.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Official SRCAA Fields/Ruff Scholarship application (including essay) completed and submitted to the SRCAA office
  • Participation in one of the SRCAA’s programs (family services, career and education training services, head start, weatherization)
  • Proof of college registration to an accredited 2 to 4 year education program

Apply at

Back to school event

Back to school hair styles and mentorship will be provided Saturday by TwinBlitz Hair Stylist and Community Partners of Rowan at Hall Gym, 1400 W. Bank St., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.