A standing-room-only crowd of more than 2,000 people watched and listened Wednesday (Feb. 9) at Western Carolina University as acclaimed African-American actors Danny Glover and Felix Justice became the living embodiment of the words of poet Langston Hughes and civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
With the formation this fall of a new University Advisory Council composed of representatives of the student body, faculty, staff and administration, Western Carolina University is at the leading edge nationally in university governance.
The president of the 16-campus University of North Carolina system talked about the importance of a Nov. 7 vote on higher education bonds during a visit to Western Carolina University on Saturday (Oct. 7), and she heaped praised on WCU for strides the university has made in improving quality in recent years.
In between last week's visit to the Sydney Olympic Games and next week's induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., legendary women's basketball coach Pat Summitt paid a visit Wednesday, Oct. 4, to Western Carolina University.
Western Carolina University has received a $600,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to implement a support program to help special education teachers survive the challenges that cause high stress, rapid career burn-out and early departure from the profession.
Three Western Carolina University chemistry professors have received a grant of more than $100,000 to determine if certain types of vegetation can be used to remove contamination from the soil at a Western North Carolina housing development that was once home to a major commercial apple orchard.
The University of North Carolina system will soon unveil its next generation of on-line services for prospective students, an innovative World Wide Web-based program that will serve as an electronic "one-stop shopping" entry portal for students interested in attending any of the 16 UNC campuses.
Western Carolina University's chemistry department is using a grant from the National Science Foundation to expand its focus on environmental chemistry and create opportunities for WCU students to play a role in solving the region's problems of air, water and soil pollution.