When the total solar eclipse darkens the skies at 2:35 p.m. on the opening day of classes for the fall 2017 semester, Western Carolina University students, faculty and staff won’t be stuck indoors casting wistful glances out the window.
Sgt. Jacob Deal of the Western Carolina University Police Department is recipient of the University of North Carolina system’s Officer of the Year Award for Outstanding and Exceptional Service in recognition of his work in campus outreach activities, including those focusing on sexual assault prevention.
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.
Attorney J. Wesley “Wes” Chancey has been named to the position of associate general counsel and Title IX coordinator for Western Carolina University, a role that includes efforts related to sexual assault prevention.
A total solar eclipse will darken the skies over a slice of Western North Carolina in August, and Enrique Gomez, associate professor of astronomy and physics at Western Carolina University, is planning a presentation to help the public understand the celestial phenomenon.
Three topics of universitywide significance are on the agenda for a public forum Monday, April 24, as Western Carolina University leaders provide updates about campus construction projects, the recent visit by a Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges review team, and progress on meeting goals of the university’s strategic plan.