Course Catalog

INTRODUCTION TO GARDNER-WEBB UNIVERSITY

Gardner-Webb University is a coeducational, residential, church-related university on a beautiful campus in Boiling Springs, North Carolina. The University derives its name from O. Max Gardner, distinguished governor of North Carolina in the 1930s, and his wife, Fay Webb Gardner. The beauty of the campus and the quality of the academic program owe much to their example and leadership.

 

LOCATION

Gardner-Webb University is located in the Piedmont section of western North Carolina, one of the most desirable and rapidly developing areas of our nation. Boiling Springs is a small rural town. Nearby Shelby, a city of 25,000, is noted for its support of the arts and as the home of state and national leaders. Forty-five miles east of Gardner-Webb is the thriving city of Charlotte, the largest city in the Carolinas. Less than one hour away to the south is the city of Spartanburg, South Carolina. One hour to the west is the historically rich mountain city of Asheville, NC.

 

Gardner-Webb is easily accessible, being located only three miles from U.S. 74 and thirteen miles from Interstate 85. Less than one hour from campus are the Smoky Mountains with many recreational opportunities. Gardner-Webb University enjoys the lifestyle of a relatively small institution yet has the advantage of being centrally located to major urban resources in nearby areas.

 

STUDENTS

Gardner-Webb University, founded by Baptists in 1905, has grown steadily to its current enrollment of over 4,300 students. Over 2,600 undergraduates come from 33 states and 34 foreign countries. 66% of the student population are women, and the student body includes several racial and socioeconomic groups. Gardner-Webb University admits students of any race, sex, and national or ethnic origin without discrimination. This diversity enriches the life of the campus community and reflects the nature of American society.

 

PROGRAMS

Gardner-Webb University is committed to the liberal arts as the best preparation students can have for rewarding, meaningful lives. In addition, the University offers programs in career-oriented fields to prepare students for specialized work. All of the programs at Gardner-Webb are evaluated periodically by accrediting agencies to insure that standards of quality are maintained.

 

Gardner-Webb provides three distinct academic programs: the on-campus program, the GOAL Program (which is a degree completion program taught in a number of locations), and graduate programs. Gardner-Webb University has a Graduate School (offering M.A. degrees in several areas, an Ed.D. degree in educational administration, M.S. degree in nursing (MSN); Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP); a graduate School of Divinity (offering the M.Div. and D.Min. degrees); and a graduate School of Business (offering the M.B.A., I.M.B.A., and M.Acc. degrees). For additional information on the GOAL and Graduate programs, see the bulletins for each program.

 

The undergraduate on-campus program is designed to help the student gain maximum benefit by providing a balanced curriculum in general studies, a major field, minor(s) and selected electives. Students are encouraged to develop a proficiency in the oral and written use of the English language, an appreciation of cultural, social and scientific achievements, and an awareness of religion and history. The upper level courses provide opportunities for concentration in the areas of special interest and in professional and career-oriented fields. To meet such individual needs the academic program includes independent study and career internships. In the event that a face-to-face course is not available at a specific center, the student may be advised to take the course online.

 

Complementing the academic program at Gardner-Webb University is a broad range of student life programs and activities designed to enable students to develop their personal identities, and to create lifetime friendships.

 

FACULTY

Gardner-Webb University is blessed with a dedicated staff and an excellent faculty, eighty percent of whom hold doctorates. The primary concern of the faculty is teaching. The faculty have been chosen because of their academic preparation, their Christian commitment, and their desire for excellence in teaching. Many of Gardner-Webb’s faculty have honored the University with long years of service. The faculty is large enough to provide well-rounded academic programs. Yet, a major strength of Gardner-Webb is that the University has remained small enough so that the relationship between faculty and students is friendly, informal and lasting. The faculty/student ratio is 1:13.

 

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

The University’s academic year is divided into two semesters and a summer term. The fall semester is a four-month term, ending prior to Christmas holidays. Following the four-month spring semester is a comprehensive summer school of two terms of five weeks each and ten-week offerings at certain campuses and for some courses. Evening and/or weekend classes, both on-campus and at various off-campus locations are offered throughout the year.

 

The calender is designed to meet the needs of full-time students with day and evening schedules, part-time students, and members of the communities in which classes are taught who desire further educational work.

 

The summer term serves the purposes mentioned above and also provides an opportunity for new students or students enrolled in other colleges to accelerate completion of degree requirements.

 

Various study-abroad programs complement the academic calendar.

 

The University offers workshops and seminars on a variety of topics and for a variety of groups throughout the year.

 

HISTORY

Gardner-Webb University has experienced remarkable growth, perseverance, and maturity. The institution began as a boarding high school and later became a junior college. Today Gardner-Webb is a thriving university with growing master’s and doctor’s programs.

 

From a movement initiated by the Kings Mountain Baptist Association in 1903, and later joined by the Sandy Run Baptist Association, the Boiling Springs High School was chartered on December 2, 1905, as an institution “where the young...could have the best possible educational advantages under distinctive Christian influence.” This close relationship of the institution to the area churches continues today.

 

In response to the changing educational needs of the area the institution was transformed into the Boiling Springs Junior College in 1928. The Great Depression created many obstacles for the College, but its survival was secured by the sacrifices of many loyal supporters.

 

In 1942, Governor O. Max Gardner began devoting his energy, time, and wealth to strengthening and guiding the College. So important was his influence that the name of the institution was changed to Gardner-Webb College in honor of the governor, his wife Fay Webb Gardner, and their families.

 

The decades following World War II were years of physical growth and academic development. New buildings went up as enrollments increased. A major step in the institution’s development was its full accreditation as a senior college in 1971. In 1980 the institution began offering a master of arts degree in education.

 

The institution officially became known as Gardner-Webb University in January 1993, culminating years of preparation. Today Gardner-Webb offers thirteen distinct degree programs, has a highly qualified faculty and a beautiful campus of over 200 acres.

 

Historically the University has played significant roles in teacher education and ministerial preparation for church-related vocations. Programs of instruction and experiences designed to prepare teachers and ministers continue to be major objectives of the University.

 

Although there have been many changes over the years, Gardner-Webb University remains closely related to the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. The University holds in high esteem its commitment to Christian principles and values as the best foundation for the development of human personality and social order.

 

PRESIDENTS

James Blaine Davis, 1928-30; Zeno Wall, 1930-32; James L. Jenkins, 1932-35; A.C. Lovelace, 1935-36; George J. Burnette, 1936-39; J.R. Cantrell, 1939-43; Philip Lovin Elliott, 1943-61; E. Eugene Poston, 1961-76; Craven E. Williams, 1976-86; M. Christopher White, 1986-2002; Frank R. Campbell, 2002-2005; A. Frank Bonner, 2005-.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

Gardner-Webb University, a private, Christian, Baptist-related university, provides outstanding undergraduate and graduate education that is strongly grounded in the liberal arts while offering opportunities to prepare for various professions. Fostering meaningful intellectual thought, critical analysis, and spiritual challenge within a diverse community of learning, Gardner-Webb is dedicated to higher education that integrates scholarship with Christian life. By embracing faith and intellectual freedom, balancing conviction with compassion, and inspiring a love of learning, service, and leadership, Gardner-Webb prepares its graduates to make significant contributions for God and humanity in an ever-changing global community.

 

STATEMENT OF VALUES

CHRISTIAN HERITAGE

Acknowledging One God – Creator and Sustainer of life, and Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord; committing to self-giving service displayed in Christ-like moral action that respects the dignity and value of every person.

 

BAPTIST HERITAGE

Affirming historic Baptist values such as the freedom of individual conscience and the right of people to worship God as they choose, the authority of Scripture in matters of faith and practice, the priesthood of every believer, the autonomy of the local church, and the separation of church and state.

 

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Encouraging visible enthusiasm for knowledge, intellectual challenge, continuous learning, and scholarly endeavors; inviting pursuit of educational opportunities within and beyond the classroom for the joy of discovery; and inspiring accomplishment within one’s field of study.

 

LIBERAL ARTS

Offering broad-based exposure to the arts, humanities and sciences and to each field’s unique challenges, contributions, and life lessons; complementing the acquisition of career-related knowledge and skills with well-rounded knowledge of self, others, and society.

 

TEAMWORK

Working collaboratively to support and promote shared goals, assuming responsibility willingly, meeting commitments dependably, handling disagreement constructively, and persevering despite distraction and adversity.

 

STUDENT-CENTERED FOCUS

Providing students an environment that fosters intellectual and spiritual growth; encourages physical fitness, service, social and cultural enrichment; strengthens and develops moral character; and respects the value and individuality of every student.

 

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Assisting campus, local, national, and global communities through education, outreach, and research; fostering dialogue and action in support of human welfare and environmental stewardship.

 

DIVERSITY

Studying and celebrating our world’s rich mix of cultures, ideologies, and ethnicities; respecting and welcoming students without regard to ethnicity, gender, religious commitment, national origin, or disability.

 

PRESIDENT'S COMMUNITY SERVICE HONOR ROLL

Gardner-Webb University has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The Honor Roll, launched in 2006, recognizes colleges and universities nationwide that support innovative and effective community service and service-learning programs.

 

TEMPLETON FOUNDATION

Gardner-Webb University is proud to have been honored by the John Templeton Foundation as a “Character-Building College.” The Templeton Foundation has granted this recognition to a limited number of schools which have the building of character as a major part of their mission.

 

THE U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT

Gardner-Webb University is proud to have been selected by the U.S. News and World Report as one of America’s Best Colleges, based on a wide range of categories, including university mission, retention, academic quality and degree offerings. The U.S. News and World Report honors choice schools each year meeting select criteria.

 

ACCREDITATION

Gardner-Webb University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097: Telephone number 404-679-4501) to award Associate, Baccalaureate, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees. Inquiries to the Commission should relate only to the accreditation status of the institution and not to general admission information. In addition several departmental programs are accredited by the appropriate state or national agencies. The Education program is approved by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE, 2010 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036, 202-466-7496). The Music and Nursing programs are accredited, respectively, by the National Association of Schools of Music and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC, 3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326. Phone (404)975-5000, www.nlnac.org). The Associate Degree Nursing program is also approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. The M. Christopher White School of Divinity is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools of the United States and Canada. The Athletic Training Educational Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education Programs (CAATE). The School of Business is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling graduate programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The University is authorized by the immigration authorities of the United States for the education of foreign students.

 

COLLEGE OF ADULT AND CONTINUING EDUCATION

Gardner-Webb University provides comprehensive extended professional studies, consisting primarily of the Greater Opportunities for Adult Learners (GOAL) program, to meet the specialized educational needs of adult learners. The GOAL program provides opportunities for working adults who possess 60-64 semester/90-96 quarter hours in which they earned 2.0 or better, which they could apply toward a Bachelor of Science degree during evening and weekend hours. The GOAL program is designed to serve students who are unable to pursue a day program because of work schedules, family responsibilities or geographic locations. Each major has a two year rotation for courses needed to complete the bachelor’s degree. Students who have met prerequisite requirements, take the courses as scheduled for the two-year rotation and successfully complete them will be eligible to graduate.

 

Students may attend face-to-face classes at any center or enroll in the Online/Web Enhanced Learning. However, Gardner-Webb University can not guarantee graduation within the two-year rotation if the student does not follow the set rotation.

 

Academic Advisors are available to assist students in planning and scheduling classes. The ultimate responsibility for making decisions about educational plans and adherence to all published regulations and requirements of the University, including the requirements for graduation rests with the individual student.

 

Programs are available in: Accounting, Business Administration, Health Management, Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice, Human Services, Nursing, and Religious Studies.

 

In addition to the Gardner-Webb campus, GOAL programs are provided in the following regional locations: Charlotte, Dobson, Gastonia, Hamlet, Hickory, Marion, Polkton, Spindale, Spruce Pine, Statesville, Supply, Troy, Valdese, Wilkesboro, and Winston-Salem, North Carolina.goal-campus

 

GARDNER-WEBB UNIVERSITY GOAL CENTERS

ANSON CENTER

South Piedmont Community College

680 Highway 74 West

Polkton, NC 28135-7635

 

Majors:

*Accounting

Business Administration

*Computer Info. Systems

*Health Management

Human Services

Multidisciplinary Studies

Advisor:

Kelly Collum

Kelly Collum

Kelly Collum

Kelly Collum

Joanna Holloman

Dr. Ron Williams

 

BRUNSWICK CENTER

Brunswick Community College

50 College Road

Supply, NC 28462

 

Majors:

*Accounting

Business Administration

*Computer Info. Systems

*Health Management

Multidisciplinary Studies

Advisor:

Emily Thomas

Emily Thomas

Emily Thomas

Emily Thomas

Dr. Ron Williams

 

BURKE CENTER

Old Rock School

402 West Main Street

Valdese, NC 28690-2729

 

Majors:

Accounting

Business Administration

*Computer Info. Systems

Criminal Justice

*Health Management

Human Services

Multidisciplinary Studies

Advisor:

Joanna Holloman

Joanna Holloman

Joanna Holloman

Lance Foss

Joanna Holloman

Joanna Holloman

Dr. Ron Williams

 

CATAWBA CENTER

Gardner-Webb University at Hickory

1375 Lenoir Rhyne Blvd., Suite 226

Hickory NC 28602

 

Majors:

Accounting

Business Administration

*Computer Info. Systems

Criminal Justice

*Health Management

Human Services

Multidisciplinary Studies

Advisor:

Emily Thomas

Emily Thomas

Emily Thomas

Lance Foss

Emily Thomas

Emily Thomas

Dr. Ron Williams

 

CHARLOTTE CENTER

Gardner-Webb University at Charlotte

8030 Arrowridge Blvd.

Charlotte, NC 28273

 

Majors:

*Accounting

Business Administration

*Computer Info. Systems

Criminal Justice

*Health Management

Human Services

Multidisciplinary Studies

Advisor:

Emily Thomas

Emily Thomas

Emily Thomas

Lance Foss

Emily Thomas

Emily Thomas

Dr. Ron Williams

 

FORSYTH CENTER

Gardner-Webb University at Winston Salem

8 West Third Street, Seventh Floor

Winston-Salem, NC 27101

 

Majors:

*Accounting

Business Administration

*Computer Info. Systems

Criminal Justice

*Health Management

Human Services

Multidisciplinary Studies

Advisor:

Kelly Collum

Kelly Collum

Kelly Collum

Tim Patrick

Kelly Collum

Kelly Collum

Dr. Ron Williams

 

GARDNER-WEBB UNIVERSITY

110 South Main Street

Boiling Springs, NC 28017

 

Majors:

*Accounting

Business Administration

*Computer Info. Systems

Criminal Justice

*Health Management

Human Services

Multidisciplinary Studies

Advisor:

Kelly Collum

Kelly Collum

Kelly Collum

Lance Foss

Kelly Collum

Joanna Holloman

Dr. Ron Williams

 

GASTON CENTER

Gaston College

201 Highway 321 South

Dallas, NC 28034-1499

 

Majors:

*Accounting

Business Administration

*Computer Info. Systems

Criminal Justice

*Health Management

Human Services

Multidisciplinary Studies

Advisor:

Emily Thomas

Emily Thomas

Emily Thomas

Lance Foss

Emily Thomas

Kelly Collum

Dr. Ron Williams

* Major classes online only

 

IREDELL CENTER

Gardner-Webb University at Statesville

1714 Wilkesboro Highway

Statesville, NC 28625-8709

 

Majors:

*Accounting

Business Administration

*Computer Info. Systems

Criminal Justice

*Health Management

Human Services

Multidisciplinary Studies

Advisor:

Joanna Holloman

Joanna Holloman

Joanna Holloman

Tim Patrick

Joanna Holloman

Joanna Holloman

Dr. Ron Williams

 

ISOTHERMAL CENTER

Isothermal Community College

286 ICC Loop Road

Spindale, NC 28160

 

Majors:

*Accounting

Business Administration

*Computer Info. Systems

Criminal Justice

*Health Management

Human Services

Multidisciplinary Studies

Advisor:

Emily Thomas

Emily Thomas

Emily Thomas

Lance Foss

Emily Thomas

Emily Thomas

Dr. Ron Williams

 

MAYLAND CENTER

Mayland Community College

200 Mayland Drive

Spruce Pine, NC 28777

 

Majors:

*Accounting

Business Administration

*Computer Info. Systems

*Health Management

Human Services

Multidisciplinary Studies

Advisor:

Kelly Collum

Kelly Collum

Kelly Collum

Kelly Collum

Kelly Collum

Dr. Ron Williams

 

MCDOWELL CENTER

McDowell Technical Community College

54 College Drive

Marion, NC 28752

 

Majors:

*Accounting

Business Administration

*Computer Info. Systems

Criminal Justice

*Health Management

Human Services

Multidisciplinary Studies

Majors: Advisor:

Joanna Holloman

Joanna Holloman

Joanna Holloman

Joanna Holloman

Joanna Holloman

Dr. Ron Williams

*Major classes online only

 

MONTGOMERY CENTER

Montgomery Community College

1011 Page Street

Troy, NC 27371

 

Majors:

*Accounting

Business Administration

*Computer Info. Systems

Criminal Justice

*Health Management

Human Services

Multidisciplinary Studies

Advisor:

Kelly Collum

Kelly Collum

Kelly Collum

Tim Patrick

Kelly Collum

Kelly Collum

Dr. Ron Williams

 

ONLINE CENTER

 

Majors:

Accounting

Business Administration

Computer Info. Systems

Criminal Justice

Health Management

Multidisciplinary Studies

Nursing

Religious Studies

Advisor:

Emily Thomas

Emily Thomas

Emily Thomas

Kelly Collum

Emily Thomas

Dr. Ron Williams

Dr. Mary Alice Hodge

Dr. Ron Williams

 

RICHMOND CENTER

Richmond Community College

1042 West Hamlet Avenue

Hamlet, NC 28345

 

Majors:

*Accounting

Business Administration

*Computer Info. Systems

*Health Management

Human Services

Multidisciplinary Studies

Advisor:

Kelly Collum

Kelly Collum

Kelly Collum

Kelly Collum

Joanna Holloman

Dr. Ron Williams

 

SURRY CENTER

Surry Community College

630 South Main Street

Dobson, NC 27017

 

Majors:

*Accounting

Business Administration

*Computer Info. Systems

Criminal Justice

*Health Management

Human Services

Multidisciplinary Studies

Advisor:

Kelly Collum

Kelly Collum

Kelly Collum

Tim Patrick

Kelly Collum

Kelly Collum

Dr. Ron Williams

 

WILKES CENTER

Wilkes Community College

1328 South Collegiate Drive

Wilkesboro, NC 28697

 

Majors:

*Accounting

Business Administration

*Computer Info. Systems

Criminal Justice

*Health Management

Human Services

Multidisciplinary Studies

Advisor:

Kelly Collum

Kelly Collum

Kelly Collum

Lance Foss

Kelly Collum

Kelly Collum

Dr. Ron Williams

* Major classes on-line only

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VISITOR'S INFORMATION

Visitors to Gardner-Webb University are welcome at all times. The administrative offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Interviews and campus tours are available between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday or by appointment with the Admissions Office. Administrative officers and members of the faculty are available at other times by appointment.

 

TRAVEL INFORMATION

Gardner-Webb University is in the town of Boiling Springs, N.C., a community just outside Shelby. The University is only 13 miles from Interstate 85 and three miles from U.S 74. It is accessible to airline services at Charlotte, N.C. and Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C. The telegraph address is Shelby, and the University is served by the Shelby-Lattimore telephone exchange. The number is (704) 406-4000. The FAX number is (704) 406-4FAX (4329) .

 

WEB SITE

If a personal visit to campus is not possible, the University can be experienced on the Internet at www.gardner-webb.edu. Interested persons may log on to the website for all the latest information about campus life, academic programs, athletics and other events making news at GWU. Prospective students can take a campus tour, submit questions about the university, and even apply for admission through the web site.

 

DOVER MEMORIAL LIBRARY

http://www.gardner-webb.edu/library/index.html

 

800-253-8330 (Toll Free)

704-406-3925 (Reference)

704-406-4295 (Circulation)

 

Gardner-Webb’s main library is located at our Boiling Springs, NC campus. We encourage GOAL faculty and students to visit the Dover Memorial Library, use our library website, and to contact us by phone or email. GOAL faculty and students may use a variety of resources and research materials through the Dover Library website. These resources include:

 

  • Online Catalog – provides access to our book collection (print & electronic)
  • Online Databases – has scholarly articles available in a wide variety of subject areas.
  • Interlibrary Loan & Requesting Books – a process that allows you to “check out” books in the Main Collection from the library by having them mailed to your home address.
  • Tutorials & Guides – research aids created by the library to help guide students in the right direction with their research.
  • Useful Websites

 

GOAL faculty are entitled to the same privileges and services as main campus faculty. It is important for GOAL faculty and students to have a Gardner-Webb University ID card in order to check out library materials.

 

Contact the library with any questions or to set up a library instruction session for your class at your distance learning site or at the Dover Library.

 

Natalie Edwards Bishop; Instruction Librarian and GOAL & Distance Learning Liaison

- 704-406-3274; nebishop@gardner-webb.edu

 

Mary Roby, Dean of Libraries

- 704-406-4298; mroby@gardner-webb.edu

 

David Dunham; Reference Librarian

- 704-406-3051; ddunham@gardner-webb.edu

 

Mary Thompson; Public Services Librarian

- 704-406-4294; mthompson@gardner-webb.edu

 

Kevin Bridges; Interlibrary Loan Asst.

- 704-406-3050; kdbridges@gardner-webb.edu

 

Steve Harrington; Circulation Manager

- 704-406-2183; sharrington@gardner-webb.edu

 

The University currently has written agreements with the following libraries:

Burke County Public Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .828-437-5638

C.G. O’Kelly Library - Winston

Salem State University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336-750-2440

Catawba County Public Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .704-637-4448

Catawba Valley Community College Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .828-327-7000

ext. 4229

Central Piedmont Community College Library . . . . . . . . . . . . .704-330-6885

Dobson Community Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336-386-8208

Forsyth Technical Community College Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . .336-723-0371

ext. 7219

Gaston College Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .704-922-6356

Gaston County Public Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 704-868-2164

Iredell County Public Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .704-878-3090

Isothermal Community College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .828-286-3636

Mayland Community College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 828-765-7351

McDowell County Public Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .828-652-3858

McDowell Technical Community College Library . . . . . . . . . . . .828-652-6021

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Mitchell Community College Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 704-878-3271

Montgomery Community College Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .910-576-6222

ext. 395

Montgomery County Public Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .910-572-1311

Northwest AHEC Library - Winston-Salem, N.C. . . . . . . . . . . . . .828-326-3662

Richmond Community College Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .910-582-7000

ext. 7040

Spruce Pine Public Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .828-765-4673

Surry Community College Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .336-386-8121

ext. 3259

Thomas H. Leath Memorial Library, Rockingham, N.C. . . . . . . .910-895-6337

University of North Carolina at Charlotte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .704-547-2221

Western Piedmont Community College Library . . . . . . . . . . . .828-438-6195

Wilkes Community College Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .336-838-6115

Wilkes County Public Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .336-838-2818

Winston-Salem Journal Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .336-727-7275

 

MYWEBB AND INTERNET SERVICES

The Gardner-Webb Student has ready access to a number of online services including financial aid, email, registration, online courses, campus announcements, emergency and informational text messaging, and unofficial transcripts through the MyWEBB portal, available at www.gardner-webb.edu. Access to the Internet is provided through computer labs and wireless networks on the main campus and the Hickory, Charlotte, Statesville, and Winston-Salem campuses.

 

STUDENT SERVICES

Gardner-Webb University is committed to the education of the whole person. This includes the mind, the body, and the spirit. To this end, the University considers the student’s activities outside the classroom to be very important. These activities and others help the student to develop social and interpersonal skills, deepen spiritual commitments, explore career opportunities, formulate a philosophy of life, develop leadership skills and develop sound ethical and moral principles.

 

The Division of Student Development consists of the departments of Campus Ministries, Counseling Services, Career Services, Leadership & Volunteerism, Housing & Residence Education, Student Activities, Campus Recreation, and University Police. Due to time constraints and other responsibilities, it is understood that GOAL students may not be able to participate in a wide range of activities. Please know that GOAL students and their families are encouraged to participate in many University events. Since GOAL students do not pay a Student Activity Fee, there may be a charge for GOAL students for campus activities.

 

CAREER SERVICES

The Career Services Office is dedicated to serving Gardner-Webb students and alumni with an emphasis on two fundamental roles - aiding in career exploration & self-discovery and providing a myriad of resources to aid in the job search process. All Gardner-Webb students and alumni are eligible for the vast array of services including use of FOCUS, a computerized guidance system, resume writing assistance, and job listing services. The Career Services Office also sponsors educational workshops, career planning events, and several career fairs throughout the year, again open to all current students and alumni.

 

The Career Services Office also administers an online resume referral and job listing service. All students are required to register with career services during their freshman year. Registration is simple using the Bulldog Network. Students complete a registration section and transfer their resumes to our database, which prospective employers can use to search for potential candidates. For a complete listing of upcoming events and current job postings, visit the website at www.gardner-webb.edu, and click on student life and career services. Bookmark the site and visit often, as the contents of the site changes daily.

 

Employers are an integral part of career services. However, the Career Services Office reserves the right to refuse employers with discriminatory hiring practices. The office will also make decisions regarding third-person employers and on campus recruitment.

 

OFFICE OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

The Office of Community Engagement houses the Service Learning and Volunteer programs in order to provide all members of the Gardner-Webb community with meaningful service opportunities. Each year Gardner-Webb students, faculty and staff volunteer their time and talents to the surrounding community through various campus wide volunteer programs. These annual programs include the Volunteer Discovery, canned food drive, Relay for Life, make a Difference Day and others. In addition to providing campus wide service programs, the office also serves as a resource center and clearinghouse for volunteer information. Interested individuals and groups may visit the office or go online to receive information on various on-going and one time service opportunities. Interested faculty members who would like to add a Service Learning component to their syllabus should contact the Office of Community Engagement. Service leadership opportunities are available to students through REACH, a student organization which networks campus involvement in community service for individuals and groups.

 

DEPARTMENT OF COUNSELING SERVICES

College is a time of change and adjustment. This may result in anxiety, conflict and uncertainty for many students. The University Counseling Center staff is available to assist students who may be experiencing these and other feelings.

 

The University Counseling Center is staffed by a team of professionals trained in education and counseling who want to assist students in coping with difficulties and make the most of their opportunities for success.

 

The University Counseling Center adheres to the code of ethics of the American Counseling Association and operates within a Christian perspective. All Services provided are confidential and no information will be given to others without the consent of the individual.

 

The University Counseling Center provides services to students, faculty and staff in a concerned, caring, and confidential setting. Services are provided to assist students in defining and accomplishing personal and academic goals. The services include:

 

  • High quality individual and group counseling to individuals who may be experiencing psychological or behavioral difficulties.
  • Programming focused on the development needs of college students to maximize the potential of students to benefit from the academic environment and experience.
  • Consultation to the institution to make the environment as beneficial to the intellectual, emotional and physical development of students as possible.
  • Appointments may be made by contacting the Counseling Center. Referrals to local community agencies may be made if needed.

 

DEPARTMENT OF CHRISTIAN LIFE AND SERVICE

Gardner-Webb University is committed to the spiritual growth of each of its students. The staff of the Office of Christian Life and Service provides Christian ministry to the Gardner-Webb family. Students in need of pastoral care may call (704) 406-4277 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

CAMPUS SHOP

(Hours: 8:30-4:30, Monday-Friday)

 

The Campus Shop, located on the ground floor of the Dover Campus Center, provides all books needed by students for their courses of study. GOAL, Graduate, and Statesville Undergraduate students should order textbooks on-line (or pick them up at the Campus Shop) for all classes. Go to the Campus Shop’s home page at www.shop.gardner-webb.edu. Click on “Textbook Central”. Follow prompts provided to order textbooks. If students have problems or questions with purchasing books, contact the Campus Shop at 704-406-4273 or email at bookstore@gardner-webb.edu.

 

Book buy-back is conducted near the Campus Shop and at selected GOAL centers at the end of each semester. The Buyback schedule is posted on the Campus Shop website under the “Book Buyback” link.

 

The Campus Shop has an online store for all of those who cannot make it to campus within store hours. Go to the Campus Shop’s home page at www.shop.gardner-webb.edu and click on the “Bulldog Merchandise” link provided. This link will direct you to our online ordering site. The Campus Shop offers an assortment of Gardner-Webb paraphernalia. From hats to tailgating supplies, the Campus Shop has most everything you could ask for.

 

Class rings, graduation announcements, and graduation regalia (cap, gown, hood, and tassel) are available online at the Jostens Website. All dates, times, and places that Jostens will be on campus will be posted on the main Campus Shop webpage. Class ring brochures are available upon request at the regular university telephone number (704) 406-4273.

 

NOEL PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

The NOEL Program for Students with Disabilities provides accommodations and support services to eligible individuals. In order to assess each student’s needs and to provide the necessary accommodations, professional documentation of a disability or disabilities must be provided no later than three weeks prior to the beginning of services. Documentation must be current. Upon acceptance at the University, documentation should be sent to the Noel Program for Students with Disabilities. (P.O. Box 7274 or Fax: 704-406-3524)

 

ORIENTATION

A new student orientation session is made available online at www.gardner-webb.edu/goal. The online orientation presents the various divisions within the University and the many services provided for students.

 

UNIVERSITY POLICE

The University Police Department is a multi-functional service agency whose primary purpose is to protect the University community and enforce N.C. state law. Full-time officers are professionals who have been certified, and sworn by the N.C. Attorney General office. Services provided by the department include traffic control, engraving, educational seminars, a 24-hour emergency number, vehicle entry service for “lock-outs”, vehicle “jump-starts”, and escort service on campus. Officers patrol the entire campus on foot, segways, and in marked/unmarked campus police vehicles.

 

The University Police Department is located in the Poston Center and operates on a 24-hour basis. The Poston Center also functions as a reception center seven days per week.

 

VEHICLE REGISTRATION

All motorized vehicles operated on Gardner-Webb property must be registered with the University Police office and display a valid permit. Graduate and GOAL students must obtain permits. Students register vehicles by logging into MyWebb and following the links to vehicle registration. A parking regulations and restrictions manual is distributed with each permit. The University Police department is located in the Poston Center and operates on a 24-hour basis. The Poston Center also functions as a reception center Monday through Friday 8:00 A.M. until 10:00 P.M. and Sundays 2:00 P.M. until 10:00 P.M.

 

IDENTIFICATION CARD

All GOAL students should acquire a Gardner-Webb University identification card, primarily for the use of library services both on and off the main campus. The ID card may also be used in connection with other University services or activities. Students may send an email to tharp@gardner-webb.edu to request an ID. Please include in the email the students name, ID number, address and the center they attend. For other questions regarding ID cards, please contact campus police at 704-406-4444.

 

STUDENT HONORS

Alpha Sigma Lambda

Gardner-Webb University is affiliated with this National Honor Society designed for adult students. Membership in Alpha Sigma Lambda is the highest honor that is bestowed upon GOAL students at Gardner-Webb University. A list of Alpha Sigma Lambda nominees is produced by the Registrar and audited for membership requirements. Alpha Sigma Lambda nominees receive a letter of nomination explaining the requirements of membership and an invitation to an induction ceremony.

 

To be eligible for ASL, a student must:

 

  1. Be an adult engaged in balancing the multiple responsibilities of home, career, community, and education.
  2. Have a minimum 3.5 GPA at GWU as well as a 3.5 GPA overall including all colleges previously attended. The cumulative scholastic record of the student as interpreted by GWU shall be the basis for computing scholastic eligibility.
  3. Place in the top 10% of his/her class having earned a total of 88 semester hours credit.
  4. Have earned 24 semester hours credit from Gardner-Webb University.
  5. Have earned at least 12 of the total semester hour credits in the Liberal Arts/Sciences.
  6. Be enrolled for at least 12 hours in the semester of induction and have excellent citizenship and character.

 

Sigma Theta Tau

The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society is composed of BSN,MSN and DNP students, faculty, and community members who have demonstrated outstanding academic and professional abilities in nursing. The society is dedicated to improving the health of the world’s people.

 

Phi Upsilon

Membership requirements for baccalaureate nursing students are:

 

  1. Completion of a minimum of 1/2 of the nursing curriculum.
  2. 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 sliding scale on all courses taken through Gardner-Webb University.
  3. Rank in the upper 35% of their graduating class.
  4. Meet expectations of academic and professional integrity, and potential for leadership.

Delta Mu Delta

Delta Mu Delta is the international honor society for business majors. This academic honor society recognizes high scholastic achievement by majors in the School of Business. Requirements include: GOAL juniors and seniors- top 10% of their class with a minimum 3.8 GPA. Membership is lifetime and carries recognition to the professional world resulting in higher pay and promotion.

 

CAMPUS TRADITIONS

ALUMNI DAY

This day is one of the highlights of the year and the time for class reunions. The Alumni Association honors outstanding alumni at this occasion.

 

HOMECOMING

Homecoming takes place in the fall, bringing back to the campus many former students. Entertainment includes a tennis tournament, football game, and other festivities. Special activities are scheduled during the week for students.

 

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

During the Christmas season at Gardner-Webb we call upon others in the community to join us in ushering in Advent and anticipating Christmas. Our traditional celebration, featuring the University choirs, is held in late November or early December and is called Festival of Lights.

 

SENIOR PINNING

A yearly tradition each spring, Undergraduate Seniors invite their families to come and be part of this special ceremony. Students are encouraged to visit with their classmates, parents and professors.

 

GOAL STUDENT CAMPUS DAY

GOAL Academics invites students, family members, and guests of Gardner-Webb University’s GOAL program to a day of fun and entertainment, and chance to mingle with GOAL faculty and staff on a saturday during the fall semester.