About 24 percent of Western Carolina University employees holding permanent positions – that’s 363 members of the faculty and staff out of a total of just over 1,500 – have earned at least one degree at the university and thus have a built-in interest in upcoming Homecoming activities through their status as alumni.
Western Carolina University commemorated its long-lasting relationship with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians by affixing a name from Cherokee legend onto a campus housing facility in a ceremony Tuesday, Oct. 10, rededicating the building as Judaculla Hall.
Colin Wasmund, theatre instructor in Western Carolina University’s School of Stage and Screen, has announced the cast for the upcoming radio production “A Sci-Fi Double Feature” that will feature H.G. Wells’ “The Time Machine” and Jules Verne’s “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.”
The eighth annual Rooted in the Mountains symposium at Western Carolina University brought concepts of Cherokee philosophy and living wellness to campus Thursday, Sept. 28, and Friday, Sept. 29. (Includes audio feature)
Western Carolina University’s Rapid Center, a regional source for business and entrepreneurial assistance, will gain some assistance itself in the form of a U.S. Economic Development Administration grant.
An entrepreneur who became nationally known for his appearances on NBC’s “The Apprentice” told a group of Western Carolina University students who excelled in their academic work last spring semester that they now need to rise to an even higher level and live with “courageous leadership.”