As the cost of fossil fuels primarily from foreign sources continues to escalate, adopting energy conservation strategies and identifying new sustainable sources of energy are no longer just environmental issues, but they also have become economic and national security issues.
Western Carolina University's Mountain Heritage Day, held Sept. 30 on the campus in Cullowhee, gave local residents a chance to show off their foot speed, chain saw prowess and other skills in a variety of just-for-fun contests.
Students from Western Carolina University's Theatre in Education program return this month for encore performances of “Young Cherokee” at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the Cherokee Fairgrounds Pavilion. The event, which is free and open to the public, also features Cherokee artists, storytellers and performers.
Western Carolina University is co-sponsoring a gathering of educators from across the globe who will convene for the 23rd annual meeting and world conference of the International Alliance for Invitational Education in Asheville Thursday, Sept. 21, through Saturday, Sept. 23.
The Center for Integrated Technologies at Western Carolina University is taking part in a $9.3 million effort funded by the Golden LEAF Foundation to help North Carolina companies ramp up production of replacement parts for aging military aircraft.
Western Carolina University will host a seminar designed to provide North Carolina teachers with greater understanding of eastern Asia and enhance classroom instruction on the nations of China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam.
Students in Western Carolina University's parks and recreation management program have the opportunity to receive on-the-job training with one of the nation's most prestigious outdoor education organizations, thanks to a strengthened partnership with the North Carolina Outward Bound School.
Student members of Sigma Lambda Chi, the international construction honor society in Western Carolina University 's Kimmel School of Construction Management, Engineering and Technology, recently provided their expertise and labor for ARF, the humane society of Jackson County.
The Western Regional Office of the Small Business & Technology Development Center, sponsored by Western Carolina University, was recently recognized for helping more small businesses receive Small Business Administration loans than any other SBTDC office in North Carolina.