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.
Western Carolina University Chancellor John W. Bardo conferred degrees on nearly 300 students Friday, Aug. 11, at the university's 2000 summer commencement exercises, including the first eight graduates of Western's online master's degree program in project management.
Jill Dix Ghnassia, associate professor of English and former director of the honors program at the University of Hartford, has been selected as the dean of Western Carolina University's Honors College.
Western North Carolina's own version of a Research Triangle Park took a major step toward becoming a reality Wednesday (July 12) as the General Assembly authorized creation of research and advanced technology development communities at campuses of The University of North Carolina system, including Western Carolina University.
A grant of almost $1.2 million from the U.S. Department of Education will allow Western Carolina University and three other Western North Carolina colleges to provide technology training for their teacher education faculty and area public school teachers.
A Senate higher education committee has unanimously endorsed legislation that would authorize the creation of research and advanced technology development communities at campuses of The University of North Carolina system, including Western Carolina University.
Seven members of the fall 2000 freshman class at Western Carolina University are the first-ever recipients of National Merit Scholarships to attend WCU, which earlier this year became North Carolina's newest National Merit sponsor.