Christina L. Reitz, WCU associate professor of music, published her article “Civil War, Civil Words: An Exploration of Jennifer Higdon’s Song Cycle” in the peer-reviewed Journal of the International Alliance for Women in Music.
Hugh Jack, WCU’s Cass Ballenger Distinguished Professor of Engineering and director of the university’s School of Engineering and Technology, has been elected director of the American Society for Engineering Education’s Engineering Technology Council.
The impact of product placement in movies on college-age individuals, the effects of inadequate cellular access on emergency medical services in rural areas and an examination of the function of an enzyme that copies and repairs mitochondrial DNA are among the topics being investigated during the third year of Western Carolina University’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program.
A group of students and adults from Western Carolina University’s Project Discovery program is heading to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado to test their bodies and minds with a bicycle ride along the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route.
Students enrolled in a May “minimester” course at Western Carolina University had an opportunity to construct a sustainable earth structure using contemporary hand-building methods and to compare that process to traditional practices used by Cherokee people to build their winter homes.