The ink has dried on the state budget resulting in a $23 billion spending package for 2017-18 that includes several items of note for Western Carolina University and the University of North Carolina system.
Jeffrey Ray, dean of Western Carolina University’s College of Engineering and Technology, was recognized by the American Society for Engineering Education for his outstanding service to engineering technology education.
Ericka Zimmerman, director of Western Carolina University’s School of Health Sciences and associate professor of athletic training, recently was selected as one of the recipients of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s 2017 Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer award.
On the campus of Western Carolina University is a small grassy expanse between the Natural Sciences Building and Hunter Library, one of many in this verdant mountain setting. Here, beneath the surface and through layers of earth is where a football field once sat, where farm fields lay and centuries prior, a Cherokee settlement stood.
The Connect NC bond-financed replacement for Western Carolina University’s antiquated Natural Sciences Building is still on the drawing boards, but the first early signs of the project already are apparent in the form of a closed section of Memorial Drive.
The University Participation Program at Western Carolina University will host its second annual Inclusion Summit Friday, June 9, to discuss education of students with disabilities and special needs in regular classrooms.
When the total solar eclipse darkens the skies at 2:35 p.m. on the opening day of classes for the fall 2017 semester, Western Carolina University students, faculty and staff won’t be stuck indoors casting wistful glances out the window.