The United States’ efforts to defeat terrorism around the globe is the third world war, and it is “a war of intellect over madness,” former Polish president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Lech Walesa told a crowd at Western Carolina University Monday (Nov. 5.)
For the second consecutive year, Western Carolina University has been named one of the 100 “most wired” colleges in the nation by Yahoo! Internet Life magazine, a national publication and guide to the World Wide Web.
Western Carolina University’s teacher education program has moved to the head of the class, according to a report card issued Wednesday, Sept. 12, by the N.C. State Board of Education, which held its monthly meeting in Cullowhee.
Joseph D. Crocker of Winston-Salem, senior vice president with Wachovia Bank, was elected chairman of Western Carolina University’s board of trustees Thursday, Sept. 6, at the board’s first meeting of the new academic year.
Western Carolina University’s department of human services has been awarded an $800,000 federal grant to help increase the pool of special education teachers who are fully prepared to work with clients with mild to moderate disabilities.
The typical freshman at Western Carolina University this fall has a Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) score 50 points higher and a grade-point average nearly one letter grade better than the average first-year WCU student in 1995 – the year before Western embarked on an ambitious effort to improve its academic standards.
Western Carolina University faculty member Bill Ogletree has secured a $1.4 million federal grant to address a nationwide shortage in the number of practicing speech-language pathologists who are prepared to work with individuals with severe disabilities.