Two Western Carolina University psychology professors have partnered with Isaac Dickson Elementary School in Asheville on a project that will feature “courageous conversations” about race relations in the community.
More than 200 middle school students from across Western North Carolina were introduced to the teaching profession Tuesday, Feb. 10, as Western Carolina University hosted its annual Middle School Teachers of Tomorrow Conference.
As North Carolina attempts to deal with a chronic shortage of child welfare social workers, Western Carolina University has received a boost in helping to alleviate that problem with its inclusion in the state’s Child Welfare Education Collaborative.
Robert Conley, the Sequoyah Distinguished Professor of Cherokee Studies at Western Carolina University, is winner of the 2009 Arrell Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Oklahoma Center for the Book.
Western Carolina University’s University Chorus, Early Music Ensemble and Concert Choir will present a School of Music concert at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, in the recital hall of Coulter Building on Western’s campus.
Artists from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians recently were able to harvest river cane needed for baskets through the revival of a 60-year-old agreement by staffers with the Revitalization of Traditional Cherokee Artisan Resources, an initiative operated through Western Carolina University’s Cherokee studies program.
Western Carolina University students may have played a small part in Western North Carolina’s record-breaking voter turnout for this year’s elections, with help from a 2008 North Carolina Campus Compact Vote Initiative grant the university recently received.
Western Carolina University and Western North Carolina public schools are co-sponsoring an Instructional Leadership Summit with the theme of “Strategies for the 21st Century” on Wednesday, Nov. 5, in Asheville.
Two years after relocating to Western Carolina University from its longtime home at Duke University, a program known worldwide for its use of science to influence public policy affecting management of U.S. shorelines is establishing a permanent beachhead in South Carolina’s Lowcountry.