Julie Johnson-Busbin says she strives to make her sales and marketing classes relevant for Western Carolina University students by presenting information that is applicable to their professional and personal lives and to help them succeed in the business world – but that’s only half the story.
Students returning to Western Carolina University for the 2017 fall semester will find that their on-campus dining choices have increased significantly when the old Brown Cafeteria, shuttered in 2010 as a food-service operation, roars back to life as a spacious mountain lodge featuring national brands and multiple serving stations offering complete meals.
All the commercial space on the ground floor of Noble Hall, Western Carolina University’s new mixed-use facility on Centennnial Drive, is close to being fully operational with outdoor recreation retailer Blackrock Outdoor Co. now open for business and MadStone Cafe and Catching Light Books, a combination eatery and bookstore, set for a low-key “soft opening" soon.
A trio of Western Carolina University faculty members has been named recipients of prestigious Fulbright Scholar awards and will be heading overseas to engage in individual scholarly projects in Hungary, New Zealand and Mexico.
Western Carolina University has been designated a national top-10 “military-friendly school” for 2017 by Victory Media, a Pennsylvania-based company that surveyed more than 1,700 schools nationwide to rate the services they provide to military students.
Western Carolina University’s 28th annual Faculty Scholarship Celebration will be held Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Blue Ridge Conference Room with recognition of creative and academic works by faculty and staff.
With plans to start a similar program at their school, representatives from an Austrian teachers college spent a day-and-a-half on the Western Carolina University campus to get a close look at the University Participant Program, WCU’s two-year, on-campus living-and-learning experience for college-age adults with intellectual disabilities.
Western Carolina University is the recipient of a grant from the North Carolina General Assembly that will help prepare educators to become school principals and, in turn, strengthen the quality of educational leadership in public schools.
In the wake of an executive order issued Friday, Jan. 27, by President Donald Trump temporarily banning refugees and immigrants from seven nations, officials at Western Carolina University are continuing to assess the impact on its international students, faculty and staff.
Western Carolina University and the Jackson County Public School system will collaborate on the formation of a lab school designed to help students in grades six through eight successfully transition into high school through implementation of a “whole school, whole community, whole child” approach.