Western Carolina University's first “Social History in the Mountains Conference” will spark discussions on topics from black apprentices and orphans after the Civil War to “dying traditions,” figuratively and literally. Evolving grave-digging practices in Tennessee is the subject of one research project to be presented, while others explore vanishing aspects of society and the way people live.
Western Carolina University's Institute for the Economy and the Future announced Thursday, Feb. 2, the appointment of a group of senior policy fellows who will have responsibility for developing policy studies, survey research and public forums on regional economic development issues.
Western Carolina University students will provide about $4.2 million worth of volunteer work for Western North Carolina communities this academic year as they participate in co-curricular volunteer activities and course-based service learning projects.
A student/faculty delegation from Western attended the 13th Annual North Carolina Campus Compact Conference at Appalachian State University on Nov. 5. With more than 240 students and faculty in attendance from colleges and universities from throughout the state, the event marked the largest Campus Compact conference in the program's history.
Western Carolina University students enrolled in a “Crisis Communication” course during the upcoming spring semester will create free crisis communication plans for a select number of businesses, agencies and organizations.
Law enforcement officers from across North Carolina joined with state legislators, county and municipal officials, medical and social services professionals, and students and educators at Western Carolina University on Wednesday, Nov. 16, to examine strategies for curbing the rampant problem of methamphetamine.
“It got quiet for the first time on the whole trip.” That was the reaction of Western Carolina University students and faculty members traveling in a van toward the Gulf Coast to help with Hurricane Katrina recovery as they began to see the damage wrought by the storm along the highway.