Three Western Carolina University alumni were recognized for their achievements and a former chair of the WCU Board of Trustees received one of the highest honors bestowed by the university, the Distinguished Service Award, as part of Homecoming activities on campus.
Tibetan monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery will visit Western Carolina University from Monday, Nov. 6, through Thursday, Nov. 9, to construct a mandala sand painting and deliver a series of four lectures.
Briana Callie McManus, a senior from Cary majoring in music education, and Jacob William French, a senior from Reidsville majoring in business administration and law, were announced as Western Carolina University’s Homecoming queen and king Saturday, Oct. 28.
Tom Watterson, assistant professor of health and physical education in WCU’s School of Teaching and Learning, has been selected the 2017 College/University Teacher of the Year by the N.C. Physical Education Association.
James Costa, Western Carolina University professor of biology and executive director of Highlands Biological Station, will present his new book, “Darwin’s Backyard: How Small Experiments Led to a Big Theory,” at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at MadStone Cafe & Catching Light Books.
The most recent graduates from Western Carolina University’s doctoral program in physical therapy have recorded a “four-peat” of sorts by being the fourth straight physical therapy class from WCU to have a 100 percent pass rate on their national licensing exam.
The inaugural beneficiary of an educational award program sponsored by Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital is now on the job serving patients at Harris Regional Hospital Urgent Care Center, in the Walmart Plaza in Sylva, after completing the nurse practitioner program at Western Carolina University.