Western Carolina University has announced the first in a series of public information sessions for parents interested in enrolling their children in the Catamount School, the new laboratory school being established for children in grades six, seven and eight at Smoky Mountain High School.
Western Carolina University’s inaugural “I Love WCU” campaign, held throughout the month of February, received a highly positive response from students, alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends of the university, said Claire Burns, WCU’s director of annual giving.
A future addition to Western Carolina University’s gallery of presidential portraits was unveiled for the first time Thursday, Feb. 23, as the WCU Board of Trustees got a sneak peek at the recently completed likeness of Chancellor David O. Belcher.
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.
Robert Dinsdale, former assistant principal at Smoky Mountain High School in Sylva, has been appointed to direct the Catamount School, the new “lab school” partnership between Western Carolina University and Jackson County Public Schools.
Western Carolina University has joined the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance as a campus partner and soon will be offering one of the leading nonprofit management and leadership credentials, the Certified Nonprofit Professional (or CNP).
Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center, in partnership with One Dozen Who Care, will host a display on the cultural history and musical traditions of the region’s African-American community that will later be presented in neighboring towns as a traveling exhibit.
A book by a Western Carolina University political science professor and a former WCU colleague examines the American South in contemporary terms of its population and how Southerners view themselves ― and are viewed ― in today’s world.
Students from elementary, junior high and high schools throughout Western North Carolina will gather at Western Carolina University on Tuesday, Feb. 7, and Wednesday, Feb. 8, as the university hosts the Western Regional Science and Engineering Fair.