Western Carolina University, among the first institutions in the country to adopt the Boyer model across campus, invites educational personnel to learn more about implementing the new philosophy of scholarship on their campuses.
The North Carolina Governor’s Logistics Task Force stopped Thursday, June 24, at Western Carolina University to learn about Western North Carolina’s economic assets and existing transportation and technology infrastructure that make the region unique from other areas of the state.
Western Carolina University’s Public Policy Institute has created a new “affiliated faculty” program in which select faculty members will receive stipends of up to $2,500 to work with students on projects related to policy issues affecting Western North Carolina.
The Western Carolina University board of trustees unanimously approved a one-year contract extension for Dennis Wagner, who recently turned down a position at the University of Kansas to remain as the Catamounts’ head football coach.
Danny Williamson, track and field coach at WCU, was named women’s coach of the year and men’s co-coach of the year at the 2010 Southern Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships, held Feb. 25 and 26 at Clemson University.
L. Douglas Wilder, the first African-American elected governor in the United States, told a group of Western Carolina University students, faculty and staff that there is still progress to be made in terms of race relations, despite the historic election of Barack Obama as president in 2008.