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‘Henrietta Lacks’ chosen for One Book program

When Glenda Hensley, director of Western Carolina University’s First Year Experience, first announced that “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” was chosen for this year’s One Book Program, the reaction she received was memorable.

Teams probe diverse topics during summer research

The question of whether substance abuse treatment reduces the likelihood of heroin users having repeat contact with the criminal justice system and the development of a special buoy to convert ocean wave energy into electricity are among the topics being investigated during the second year of Western Carolina University’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program.

Fine Art Museum receives $25,000 NEA grant

The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded a $25,000 grant in support of a contemporary Native American art exhibit scheduled for display at the Western Carolina University Fine Art Museum from Monday, Aug. 21, through Friday, Dec. 8.

Students advocate for CARE, meet with representatives

A group of Western Carolina University students taught by John Whitmire, associate professor and head of the Department of Philosophy and Religion, recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to take part in citizen advocacy on behalf of the international humanitarian organization CARE.

Faculty involved in Native health exhibit at library

Tom Belt, Western Carolina University’s Cherokee Language Program coordinator, will be a keynote speaker during the opening ceremony for an exhibit, “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness,” at Jackson County Public Library at 6 p.m. Friday, June 23.

CET students assist businesses through capstone projects

Teams of Western Carolina University senior engineering and engineering technology students lent their expertise to businesses and other organizations across Western North Carolina during the spring semester as they completed capstone projects through which they designed and prototyped a product, device, process or system for those organizations.