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.
Western Carolina University is breaking new ground in distance learning by offering the world's first online course designed to help American schools in other countries achieve accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
The first steps in a $7.9 million effort to upgrade facilities and improve the intercollegiate athletics program at Western Carolina University are being taken this summer, as the initial round of renovations to E.J. Whitmire Stadium gets under way.
Western Carolina University faculty member William E. "Bill" Harn was foiled in his attempt to win $1 million on the popular ABC television show "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?," but he did leave the program with $1,000 and lots of memories of time spent in New York City.
Western Carolina University students ranked 18th in the country in the number of research papers accepted for presentation at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, held at the University of Montana in Missoula.
Five Western North Carolina residents assumed a prestigious place in Western Carolina University's academic history Saturday (May 13) as they received the first doctoral degrees ever awarded by the institution.
Education is the key to ending persistent problems of discrimination and intolerance in Western North Carolina, say participants in a recent Western Carolina University conference examining issues of cultural diversity and community citizenship.
Western Carolina University chemistry professor Gary L. Pool won recognition Friday (April 14) as one of the best teachers in The University of North Carolina system, drawing praise from faculty colleagues as a role model and mentor, and earning comparisons to Geraldo Rivera from students inspired by Pool's "aggressive inquisitiveness."