A total solar eclipse will darken the skies over a slice of Western North Carolina in August, and Enrique Gomez, associate professor of astronomy and physics at Western Carolina University, is planning a presentation to help the public understand the celestial phenomenon.
Three topics of universitywide significance are on the agenda for a public forum Monday, April 24, as Western Carolina University leaders provide updates about campus construction projects, the recent visit by a Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges review team, and progress on meeting goals of the university’s strategic plan.
To adapt a phrase often attributed to Julius Caesar – they came; they saw; they concurred.
In this case, “they” refers to the members of an external review team who visited campus last week as a culminating event in the nearly three-year process to reaffirm Western Carolina University’s 10-year accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Poet and novelist Ron Rash, who holds the John and Dorothy Parris Distinguished Professorship in Appalachian Cultural Studies at Western Carolina University, is recipient of a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship for 2017.
The N.C. House of Representatives on Wednesday, April 5, elected Carolyn L. Coward, secretary of the Western Carolina University Board of Trustees, to serve on the University of North Carolina Board of Governors.
Western Carolina University will hold a public information forum in Cashiers for parents interested in enrolling their children in the Catamount School, the new laboratory school being established for children in grades six, seven and eight at Smoky Mountain High School.