A stand-up comedian told Western Carolina University’s new students that they need to step outside their comfort zones and not be afraid to fail as he spoke to them during the university’s annual New Student Convocation.
A long-running partnership between Western Carolina University and Mission Health System to improve the quality of health care in Western North Carolina reached a milestone recently when the federal government awarded a $1.3 million grant to boost the readiness of students graduating from WCU’s Family Nurse Practitioner Program.
Two faculty members in WCU’s School of Teaching and Learning, Nancy Luke and Russell Binkley, had their article “First-Graders’ Family Stories: Multimodel Representation of a Key Social Studies Topic” published in the summer 2017 edition of the peer-reviewed journal Social Studies Education Review of the Georgia Council for the Social Studies.
Four seniors from Western Carolina University’s Construction Management Program found themselves fulfilling internships this summer for the same Peachtree City, Georgia-based business – Kiewit Infrastructure South Co., a construction firm that is part of the Fortune 500 contracting giant Kiewit Corp.
The celestial bodies are aligning perfectly for the Western Carolina University community to experience a memorable start to the 2017 fall semester, with the first day of classes coinciding with a once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse and anticipation rising for all-time records to be set in total enrollment and freshman enrollment.
Representatives of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics will hold a community forum in Cullowhee on Thursday, Aug. 10, to gather input from the public concerning the school’s plans for a western campus at Morganton.