Western Carolina University Chancellor John W. Bardo conferred degrees on nearly 300 students Friday, Aug. 11, at the university's 2000 summer commencement exercises, including the first eight graduates of Western's online master's degree program in project management.
Jill Dix Ghnassia, associate professor of English and former director of the honors program at the University of Hartford, has been selected as the dean of Western Carolina University's Honors College.
Western North Carolina's own version of a Research Triangle Park took a major step toward becoming a reality Wednesday (July 12) as the General Assembly authorized creation of research and advanced technology development communities at campuses of The University of North Carolina system, including Western Carolina University.
A grant of almost $1.2 million from the U.S. Department of Education will allow Western Carolina University and three other Western North Carolina colleges to provide technology training for their teacher education faculty and area public school teachers.
A Senate higher education committee has unanimously endorsed legislation that would authorize the creation of research and advanced technology development communities at campuses of The University of North Carolina system, including Western Carolina University.
Seven members of the fall 2000 freshman class at Western Carolina University are the first-ever recipients of National Merit Scholarships to attend WCU, which earlier this year became North Carolina's newest National Merit sponsor.
Western Carolina University is breaking new ground in distance learning by offering the world's first online course designed to help American schools in other countries achieve accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
The first steps in a $7.9 million effort to upgrade facilities and improve the intercollegiate athletics program at Western Carolina University are being taken this summer, as the initial round of renovations to E.J. Whitmire Stadium gets under way.
Western Carolina University faculty member William E. "Bill" Harn was foiled in his attempt to win $1 million on the popular ABC television show "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?," but he did leave the program with $1,000 and lots of memories of time spent in New York City.
Western Carolina University students ranked 18th in the country in the number of research papers accepted for presentation at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, held at the University of Montana in Missoula.