Jane M. Eastman, assistant professor of anthropology and sociology at Western Carolina University, is the recipient of the C.B. Moore Award presented at the recent 59th annual Southeastern Archaeological Conference held in Biloxi, Miss.
Two members of the physical education program faculty at Western Carolina University received prestigious awards during the annual meeting of the North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance held recently in Greensboro.
Western Carolina University conferred degrees on approximately 400 students and recognized a Western North Carolina business legend with an honorary doctorate as the university held fall commencement exercises Saturday (Dec. 14.)
It was 1952, and the United States was embroiled in the Korean War when a young veteran from an earlier conflict, World War II, stepped forward at the August commencement ceremonies at Western Carolina Teachers College to accept the first graduate degree handed out in the institution’s history.
Western Carolina University sophomore Joel Queen turned chunks of sandstone from Fontana Lake into sculpted figures that will be displayed at Monticello, the Virginia home of President Thomas Jefferson.
Judy H. Dowell, assistant to the chancellor at Western Carolina University for more than 17 years, became only the sixth person in the university’s history to receive one of the institution’s highest honors when the WCU board of trustees presented her with the Trustees’ Award.
Western Carolina University’s teacher education program remains at the head of the class after receiving designation as “exemplary” for the second consecutive year, according to a report card issued Thursday, Dec. 12, by the N.C. State Board of Education.
Fifteen construction industry leaders from the Southeast have been named to help provide direction and support for Western Carolina University’s new bachelor of science degree program in construction management.
Western Carolina University’s board of trustees has approved tuition and fee increases that total about 10 percent and will forward the proposed fee schedule for 2003-04 to The University of North Carolina Board of Governors, where the increases face an uncertain future.