Posts By: Randall Holcombe

WCU holds trio of commencements for expected record spring class

Recognition of graduating students with perfect GPAs, the presentation of an honorary doctorate to an aerospace engineer, and speeches from one of the University of North Carolina System’s top teachers and one of Western Carolina University’s stellar graduate students were among the highlights Friday and Saturday (May 11-12) as WCU held a trio of commencement exercises.

‘Liars Bench’ show to pay tribute to folksinger Hedy West

“The Liars Bench,” a program devoted to preserving, promoting and performing materials dealing with Appalachian heritage and culture, will present a new show at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17, in the ground-floor auditorium of Western Carolina University’s H.F. Robinson Administration Building.

Faculty members internationalize syllabi through Global Academy

Three faculty members participating in Western Carolina University’s Global Learning Academy – Todd Watson, Ian Hewer and Yanjun Yan – recently delivered presentations on their respective internationalized syllabi titled “Global Health Issues in Central America,” “Nurse Anesthesia in Africa” and “Global Engineering and Technology.”
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Boylan graduates from UNC School of Government program

Bob Boylan, director of WCU’s Local Government Training Program and assistant director of the university’s Public Policy Institute, graduated from the Municipal and County Administration Program at the University of North Carolina School of Government on Friday, April 27.