The School of Arts & Sciences at the Charlotte Campus hosted a “Peace and Justice” week in March. Events included
workshops, movies and presentations. Don Taylor, assistant professor, and Richard Pinder, instructor, discussed Black
activism and the Black Panthers; the JWU PRIDE
club presented The Trevor Project, an organization
working to prevent suicide resulting from bullying of
homosexuals; Pat MacEnulty, PhD, assistant professor,
shared a reading from her book “Picara,” and
students attended a workshop on social justice.
Justice and peace do not happen accidentally,
Mayor Anthony Foxx told students. “One of the
most critical aspects to make our country more
peaceful and just is to make sure you take that one
step to make your dreams a reality.” Foxx spoke
from the heart about his experience at New York
University School of Law when a professor encouraged
him to write a paper from the opposite point of
view of his beliefs. “It was a painful experience,” he
joked, noting he learned a valuable lesson about 35
pages into the paper — a lesson that has lasted. “The
fundamental rule of civility is, articulate the other
person’s perspective before you can begin to defend
Harvey Gantt ’08 Hon., Charlotte’s first black
mayor, introduced Foxx.
Image l-r: Charlotte assistant
professor, Pat MacEnulty,
PhD, directs students as
they read scenes from such
plays relating to peace and
justice as Aristophanes’
“Lysistrata” and August
JWU Offers First A&S Degree
A bachelor of science in counseling psychology will debut as
JWU’s first degree program granted through the John Hazen White
School of Arts & Sciences. Beginning in fall 2011 at the Providence
Campus, the first class of students will study and train to become
counselors in one of three concentrations: addictions counseling,
mental health counseling or career and school counseling.
“It’s a really important moment in the history of JWU to offer a
professional degree out of the School of Arts & Sciences,” said
Provost Veera Gaul, PhD, ’91 MS “It’s a very good step to take
because it allows us to explore other areas students might be
interested in that don’t fit in our traditional colleges.”
Unlike typical undergraduate psychology degrees, JWU’s program
allows students to complete internships with licensed practitioners
and gain supervised clinical work experience.
“We basically took the best of psychology programs, then
focused on training students for careers in practical psychology.
It’s a tremendous project,” says social sciences professor, Cheryl
The program prepares students for a range of careers including
counselor, probation officer and caseworker, giving them an
advantage when applying for graduate programs in counseling
and related fields.
The degree was created after reviewing research from the Bureau
of Labor Statistics, showing an overall growth of 18 percent for job
opportunities in counseling in the next decade. Like JWU’s other
degree programs, the B.S. in counseling psychology combines
academics, professional skills and work experience, giving students
a well-rounded education with both theory and practice.
“The new major changes our identity and footprint in the higher
education community,” says Angela Renaud, EdD, dean of the
John Hazen White School of Arts & Sciences.