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Education Briefs: Catoba Honored for Sustainability Achievement

Posted at 12:00 AM Thursday, April 20, 2023

SALISBURY – Catawba College has been awarded a STARS Silver designation in recognition of its work in the field of sustainability from the Association to Advance Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Evaluation System, measures and promotes sustainability in all aspects of higher education.

“Catawba College is pleased to have been awarded Silver designation by AASHE in our preliminary STARS report filing,” said Brad Ives, director of the Catawba Center for the Environment, in a press release. “This ranking recognizes the college’s longstanding commitment to sustainability and the environment across academics, operations, and community engagement as well as our ambition to be one of the top environmental colleges in the country. We look forward to making more exciting announcements about our commitment to improving the environment and preparing our graduates to be the leaders our planet needs for its future.”

Catawba is deeply rooted in commitment to sustainability and is going the extra mile with its new strategic plan. They plan to achieve a STARS Gold rating in the next few years.

“STARS was developed by the campus sustainability community to provide high standards for recognition of campus sustainability efforts,” said AASHE Executive Director Megan Faye Zanzer. “Catawba College has demonstrated an intrinsic commitment to sustainability by achieving a Silver Star rating and should be congratulated for their efforts.”

STARS is the world’s most recognized framework for publicly reporting comprehensive information regarding the sustainability performance of a college or university. It has more than 900 participants in 40 countries. Participants report their achievements in five areas: 1) Academics. 2) sharing; 3) operations; 4) planning and management; and 5) innovation and leadership.

The report is available at

AASHE is an association of colleges and universities working to create a sustainable future. Its mission is to enable higher education to lead sustainable transformation. It provides resources, professional development and a network of support to enable higher education institutions to model and promote sustainability in everything they do, from governance and operations to teaching and research. For more information visit

For more information about the STARS program, visit

Livingston hosts an institute of worship featuring gospel recording artist Lamar Campbell

Salisbury – Livingston College will host an institute of worship on Saturday, April 22, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Walls Center Chapel, 800 W. St. ThomasSt. , on campus. The program is jointly sponsored by Gethsemane Baptist Missionary Church, Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church and Moore AME Zion Church.

Sessions include:

  • What Is Worship – by Rev. Christopher Gray, Director of Livingston College Gospel Choir, 9:30-10:30am;
  • What Worship Does – by Dr. Will Harris, Minister of Music at Lewis Chapel Baptist Church in Fayetteville, 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • What God Wants to Do With You in Worship – featuring Gospel recording artist Lamar Campbell, Minister of Music at Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Campbell was born and raised in Indianapolis, where he was active in the church and musically gifted from an early age. He had been playing the piano in his home church since the age of eight, and became the church’s music director when he was 15. After graduating high school, Campbell was called to the Ministry of Music and studied at Jordan College of Music at Butler University in Indianapolis before founding his first group in the late 1980s, then known as Lamar Campbell & Praise. He later formed Lamar Campbell & Spirit of Praise and his song “More Than Anything” has been translated into seven different languages.

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Harris is a singer, songwriter, recording artist, and workshop physician. A native of Oxford, Mississippi, he began singing and playing church music at an early age. He is the CEO of Sirrah Lee Music Group, LLC, a music consulting firm that includes his private school for voice and piano, and his award-winning recording choir, “Will Harris and Friends”.

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Pastor and Professor, Gray released a single in 2021 called “Exalt”, available on all digital platforms with the Livingstone College Gospel Choir. Under his leadership, the choir has also performed with Grammy Award-winning artists such as Fred Hammond, Donnie McClurkin, Erica Campbell, and James Fortune.

The Institute of Worship will include a continental breakfast at 8 a.m. and lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

The cost is $25 per person for the institution of worship. Email Rosalind Mitchell at [email protected] or call 704-216-5809.

Salisbury Academy opens April 27

Salisbury Academy is holding an open house at Downtown Upper School, 316 Depot Street, on Thursday, April 27, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

SA Graduate School is accepting applications for 2023-24 for students in 9y and 10y degrees with an admissions choice of 11y students. You can schedule a tour, learn about programming and scholarship opportunities, and contact SA Upper School at