Arthur Salido, associate professor of chemistry and director of Western Carolina University’s bid for reaccreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, has been selected to oversee WCU’s community, economic and innovation outreach efforts.
Enhancing the Cullowhee Creek corridor, providing a solar panel picnic table and researching how to build a compactor that would remove coffee lids from coffee cups and place each in its respective recycling bin are among the proposals approved by Western Carolina University’s Sustainable Energy Initiative for the 2017-18 academic year.
The installation of concrete signal pole foundations has been completed at the corner of Centennial Drive and University Way on Western Carolina University’s campus as part of a N.C. Department of Transportation project to place a traffic signal at that location.
Western Carolina University has scheduled three commencement ceremonies over a two-day period – Friday, May 5, and Saturday, May 6 – to recognize the academic achievements of graduating students who comprise what is expected to be the university’s sixth straight record spring class.
Santiago García-Castañón, professor of Spanish in WCU’s Department of World Languages, recently returned from Bulgaria where he presented the lecture “Miguel de Cervantes y su mundo” and a reading of his poetry as a guest speaker at the University of Sofia.
Saheed Aderinto, WCU associate professor of history, led the recent establishment of the Lagos Studies Association, an international, interdisciplinary organization of academic and nonacademic practitioners whose interests focus on Lagos and its peoples.