The $98.4 million coming Western Carolina University's way with the recent passage of the $3.1 billion state higher education bond package will create a construction boom unprecedented in the university's 111-year history, and a chance to "upset" nearly everyone on campus.
Western Carolina University Chancellor John W. Bardo called North Carolina voters' overwhelming endorsement of a $3.1 billion bond package for higher education a significant event in the history of the state -- and a monumental milestone for Western North Carolina.
Western Carolina University Chancellor John W. Bardo announced plans Wednesday, Nov. 8, to seek a biotechnology and genomics center at the former BASF plant in Enka, with three mountain educational institutions partnering with a major company in the burgeoning field of biotechnology to help Western North Carolina tap into opportunities of the 21st-century economy.
Participants at a daylong conference at Western Carolina University examining Western North Carolina's economic future in the new millennium agreed Wednesday, Nov. 8, that the key to the mountain region's success lies with high technology and the information revolution.
A standing-room-only crowd of more than 2,000 people watched and listened Wednesday (Feb. 9) at Western Carolina University as acclaimed African-American actors Danny Glover and Felix Justice became the living embodiment of the words of poet Langston Hughes and civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
The president of the 16-campus University of North Carolina system talked about the importance of a Nov. 7 vote on higher education bonds during a visit to Western Carolina University on Saturday (Oct. 7), and she heaped praised on WCU for strides the university has made in improving quality in recent years.
In between last week's visit to the Sydney Olympic Games and next week's induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., legendary women's basketball coach Pat Summitt paid a visit Wednesday, Oct. 4, to Western Carolina University.
Western North Carolina's own version of a Research Triangle Park took a major step toward becoming a reality Wednesday (July 12) as the General Assembly authorized creation of research and advanced technology development communities at campuses of The University of North Carolina system, including Western Carolina University.
A Senate higher education committee has unanimously endorsed legislation that would authorize the creation of research and advanced technology development communities at campuses of The University of North Carolina system, including Western Carolina University.