Western Carolina University won rave reviews from a member of The University of North Carolina Board of Governors for recent efforts to assist Western North Carolina by providing its people with skills necessary for meaningful employment in the information age and by seeking to attract high-technology companies into the region.
About 30 community college representatives from across Western North Carolina gathered Wednesday, Feb. 26, to discuss ways to simplify the transfer process for their students interesting in pursuing four-year degrees in teacher education at Western Carolina University.
Western North Carolina has not been given the tools it needs to take its “rightful place” in the economy of North Carolina, the president pro tem of the N.C. Senate told a group at Western Carolina University on Friday (Feb. 21.)
To about 150 business and government leaders from Mitchell, Yancey and Avery counties, at first it may have seemed a rather unusual dessert item for a luncheon address, but the several dozen doughnuts distributed Friday, Jan. 31, by Western Carolina University Chancellor John W. Bardo were more than just a tasty treat.
American educators must make it a priority to resume teaching "old-fashioned" notions of citizenship and personal responsibility, or risk a continuing erosion in traditional ideals of democracy and self-government, say participants in a recent conference on citizenship held at Western Carolina University.
U.S. Rep. Charles Taylor joined Western Carolina University officials Tuesday (Dec. 14) to break ground for the Regional Workforce Development Center, a high-technology training facility to be built on Western's campus with $8 million in federal funds obtained over the past few years with Taylor's support.