Participants at a daylong conference at Western Carolina University examining Western North Carolina's economic future in the new millennium agreed Wednesday, Nov. 8, that the key to the mountain region's success lies with high technology and the information revolution.
The Western Carolina University Intramural Sports Program has received recognition as the Outstanding Intramural Program of the Year 2000 from the North Carolina Association of Intramurals and Recreation.
Western Carolina University paid tribute Saturday, Oct. 21, to an entrepreneur who devotes considerable time to work with at-risk inner-city adolescents, an emergency shock-trauma helicopter flight squad member, and a husband-and-wife team of activists working on behalf of WCU in North Carolina's Piedmont.
A standing-room-only crowd of more than 2,000 people watched and listened Wednesday (Feb. 9) at Western Carolina University as acclaimed African-American actors Danny Glover and Felix Justice became the living embodiment of the words of poet Langston Hughes and civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
With the formation this fall of a new University Advisory Council composed of representatives of the student body, faculty, staff and administration, Western Carolina University is at the leading edge nationally in university governance.
The president of the 16-campus University of North Carolina system talked about the importance of a Nov. 7 vote on higher education bonds during a visit to Western Carolina University on Saturday (Oct. 7), and she heaped praised on WCU for strides the university has made in improving quality in recent years.
In between last week's visit to the Sydney Olympic Games and next week's induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., legendary women's basketball coach Pat Summitt paid a visit Wednesday, Oct. 4, to Western Carolina University.
Western Carolina University has received a $600,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to implement a support program to help special education teachers survive the challenges that cause high stress, rapid career burn-out and early departure from the profession.