Students in the hospitality and tourism program at Western Carolina University are a force behind the town of Dillsboro’s inaugural Appalachian Growers’ Fair, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at the Monteith Farmstead.
The Western Carolina University chapter of First Book, a non-profit organization, has awarded $2,500 in Borders Books gift cards to a Jackson County school and an after-school program in Haywood County as part of a literacy promotion program.
“Know Your Region,” an educational program developed by Western Carolina University’s Institute for the Economy and the Future, has been recognized as a national model by the U.S. Economic Development Administration and will be featured in the EDA’s 2007 annual report as one of its top investments from that year.
Officers with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office have been returning to the classroom recently to learn basic “survival Spanish” taught by a group of students and their professor from Western Carolina University’s department of modern foreign languages.
More than 600 of the region’s top high school and junior high school mathematics students will compete when Western Carolina University host its 38th annual High School Mathematics Contest on Thursday, April 3.
Ashley Trantham, director of the North Carolina Nurses Association program Hallmarks of Healthy Workplaces, will lead two upcoming presentations about the program, which focuses on improving working conditions for the state’s registered nurses.
Students from across Western North Carolina will get a chance to voice their opinions on a variety of local, state and federal government issues while receiving an interactive lesson on the legislative process when they convene in a youth assembly Saturday, April 5, in the Asheville Civic Center Banquet Hall.
Students from several Western North Carolina school systems recently took top honors at Western Carolina University’s annual Regional Science Fair and Festival and are on their way to the state competition in March.
The Corporation for National and Community Service named WCU to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service-learning efforts and leadership in building a “culture of civic engagement.”