A Western Carolina University faculty member’s research into “outlaw” motorcycle clubs recently led to an opportunity for a group of WCU broadcasting students to gain valuable experience working behind the scenes on documentaries being filmed for The History Channel and Arts & Entertainment Network.
A historian of mathematics who researched a Harvard professor’s role in discovering the planet Neptune will deliver the keynote address at the third annual Smoky Mountain Undergraduate Research Conference on the History of Mathematics at Western Carolina University on Saturday, March 31.
Scott Philyaw, associate professor of history at Western Carolina University, has been named one of the best teachers in the University of North Carolina system, earning praise from students and faculty colleagues for a collaborative teaching style that provides his students with real-world experience to supplement classroom learning.
A historian who rummaged through Appalachian Mountain artifacts and archives as an undergraduate student at Western Carolina University has been tapped to lead the museum where he once toiled as an intern.
“High Mountains Rising: Appalachia in Time and Place,” a book co-edited by Western Carolina University history professor H. Tyler Blethen, is the 2005 winner of the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award from the Western North Carolina Historical Association.
A classroom in Western Carolina University's historic McKee Building has been transformed into a modern seminar room, thanks to contributions to the department of history from Dr. Curtis and Enid Meltzer, formerly of Highlands.
A new book by a Western Carolina University history professor tells the story of the rise of the tourism industry in Western North Carolina, from the early 1800s when low-country planters escaped the summer heat by heading to higher elevations to the arrival of casino gambling in Cherokee.