When Western Carolina University’s Staff Senate and Office of Sustainability and Energy Management held an open forum recently, the students, faculty and staff in attendance made one thing clear: WCU’s success in sustainability is a shared responsibility.
The 2017 Faculty Scholarship Celebration at Western Carolina University was held to recognize creative and academic works by faculty and staff, but also featured numerous announcements of awards and grant recipients.
Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center, in partnership with One Dozen Who Care, will host a display on the cultural history and musical traditions of the region’s African-American community that will later be presented in neighboring towns as a traveling exhibit.
Western Carolina University’s 28th annual Faculty Scholarship Celebration will be held Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Blue Ridge Conference Room with recognition of creative and academic works by faculty and staff.
Western Carolina University’s Free Enterprise Speaker Series will host a book program Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Blue Ridge Conference Room. Michelle Albert Vachris, professor of economics at Christopher Newport University, will discuss her recently published “Pride and Profit: The Intersection of Jane Austen and Adam Smith” beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The documentary “Starving the Beast: The Battle to Disrupt and Reform America’s Public Universities” will screen at Western Carolina University on Thursday, Feb. 16, followed by a panel discussion after the film.
Western Carolina University is the recipient of a grant from the North Carolina General Assembly that will help prepare educators to become school principals and, in turn, strengthen the quality of educational leadership in public schools.