Five Western North Carolina residents assumed a prestigious place in Western Carolina University's academic history Saturday (May 13) as they received the first doctoral degrees ever awarded by the institution.
About eight acres of rain forest will be added to a conservation area in Costa Rica as a result of a fund-raising effort that occurred in conjunction with Western Carolina University's recent symposium on biodiversity.
U.S. Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) urged a crowd of Western North Carolinians Tuesday (Feb. 15) to re-engage with the political process, in spite of rampant public pessimism due to pervasive negative campaign ads and the influence of big money and lobbyists.
Western Carolina University will receive more than $557,000 in state funding designed as a first step toward helping the institution meet the substantial growth in enrollment projected by The University of North Carolina system to occur over the next decade.
A blue-ribbon task force reviewing Western Carolina University's intercollegiate athletics program presented its findings Wednesday (Jan. 12) to WCU Chancellor John W. Bardo, who called the report "a solid framework for improvement that will be of tremendous benefit to those who are most important in the enterprise--Western's student-athletes."