As COVID-19 protocols began taking effect in the Asheville area, registered nurses in a primary care residency and fellows program at Western Carolina University made a quick shift to assist an at-risk population while still continuing their training.
A chat room conversation between colleagues at Western Carolina University with ties to China led to fast action that is putting surgical masks into the hands of front-line health workers in the region's smaller care facilities.
Faculty members in the Parks and Recreation Management Program at Western Carolina University, ranked the top outdoor adventure college by Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine, are urging caution for those seeking time outside as a respite from indoor isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The program is designed for professionals and those seeking careers in positions such as environmental educators, camp directors, wilderness therapy instructors, park rangers and outdoor adventure instructors.
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. The event on Monday, March 23, will include a reception, a book reading by Holly Kays, author of “Trailblazers & Traditionalists: Modern Day Smoky Mountain People" and a tour of WCU student developed library exhibits.
ALL EVENTS FOR THE SPRING LITERARY FESTIVAL HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. The WCU Spring Literary Festival annually hosts local and national writers, showcasing established and emerging literary talent as part of a free, open to the public celebration.