The department of physical therapy at Western Carolina University received two pieces of good news recently -- notification of official accreditation and word that the department's first wave of graduates surpassed the national average for rate of passage on professional licensure examinations.
Western Carolina University will receive more than $557,000 in state funding designed as a first step toward helping the institution meet the substantial growth in enrollment projected by The University of North Carolina system to occur over the next decade.
A blue-ribbon task force reviewing Western Carolina University's intercollegiate athletics program presented its findings Wednesday (Jan. 12) to WCU Chancellor John W. Bardo, who called the report "a solid framework for improvement that will be of tremendous benefit to those who are most important in the enterprise--Western's student-athletes."
American educators must make it a priority to resume teaching "old-fashioned" notions of citizenship and personal responsibility, or risk a continuing erosion in traditional ideals of democracy and self-government, say participants in a recent conference on citizenship held at Western Carolina University.
William L. Chovan, Western Carolina University professor emeritus of psychology, has received a grant from the Southern Regional Education Board to continue his research into the impact of paranormal experience on the lives of the elderly.
Biologists from the Mountain Aquaculture Research Center at Western Carolina University have identified eight additional streams that contain Southern Appalachian brook trout in the second phase of a three-year study of wild brook trout populations in the Pigeon River watershed.
U.S. Rep. Charles Taylor joined Western Carolina University officials Tuesday (Dec. 14) to break ground for the Regional Workforce Development Center, a high-technology training facility to be built on Western's campus with $8 million in federal funds obtained over the past few years with Taylor's support.
Western Carolina University cut the ribbon recently on a new $203,000 Collaborative Advanced Technology Area, a roomful of high-end computer workstations that will allow students and faculty to work with the most advanced digital creation hardware and software.
Gurney Chambers, former dean of the College of Education and Allied Professions at Western Carolina University, received the gavel as president of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools at the association's annual meeting Dec. 4-8 in Atlanta.
Proposed increases in student fees at Western Carolina University would provide additional support for the university's 13 intercollegiate athletics teams and help finance a major expansion of its student activity center.