WCU has reached an agreement with Morris Broadband to expand high-speed internet service to rural, underserved areas of the Cullowhee Valley area near campus through the use of existing power poles owned by the university’s electricity distribution service.
The University of North Carolina Board of Governors has appointed Casey Cooper, chief executive officer of Cherokee Indian Hospital, to fill an unexpired term on the Board of Trustees at Western Carolina University.
Patricia B. Kaemmerling and J. Bryant Kinney, co-chairs of the committee conducting the search for Western Carolina University’s next chancellor, have been notified that the finalist who was put forward for approval by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors has withdrawn from consideration for the position.
Through cash gifts, pledges and an estate gift totaling $50,000, Acting Provost Carol Burton has established a scholarship fund designed to help international students, especially those from Jamaica, earn graduate degrees at WCU.
The academic unit that is home to Western Carolina University’s programs in music, stage, screen, art and design will be known as the David Orr Belcher College of Fine and Performing Arts in honor of the late WCU chancellor, who died June 17 at the age of 60 after battling brain cancer for more than two years.
For the son of a small-town Baptist preacher who went to college to become a classically trained pianist, only to find his professional career take an unexpected change of tempo into academia, the Saturday (June 23) memorial service for Western Carolina University Chancellor David O. Belcher hit all the right notes.
The North Carolina House of Representatives on Wednesday, June 20, approved a resolution honoring the life and memory of the late David O. Belcher in recognition of his transformative leadership as chancellor at Western Carolina University since taking the position July 2011.
An on-campus memorial service to celebrate the life and accomplishments of Western Carolina University Chancellor David O. Belcher is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, June 23, in the performance hall of the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.