Sixteen students from Tecnologico de Costa Rica, a university in Costa Rica, recently spent three weeks on the Western Carolina University campus to take part in a summertime language and culture program offered through WCU’s Intensive English Program.
The Wall Street Journal published a news story and accompanying rankings based on a national exam that listed WCU as second best among U.S. colleges and universities in helping students gain critical thinking skills.
The question of whether substance abuse treatment reduces the likelihood of heroin users having repeat contact with the criminal justice system and the development of a special buoy to convert ocean wave energy into electricity are among the topics being investigated during the second year of Western Carolina University’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program.
Dulcimer players from around the region and Southeast will be gathering at Western Carolina University for two upcoming events – the 17th annual Dulcimer U Summer Week and Dulcimer U Hammer Dulcimer Weekend.
Laura Minton, curator of collections and exhibitions at the WCU Fine Art Museum, will present on the museum’s public art program and co-host a roundtable on public art at the annual conference of the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries, set for June 22-25 in Eugene, Oregon.
A four-volume collection co-edited by Kofi Lomotey, WCU’s Bardo Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership, and colleagues has been named one of the best reference books for 2016 by Library Journal.