U.S. Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) urged a crowd of Western North Carolinians Tuesday (Feb. 15) to re-engage with the political process, in spite of rampant public pessimism due to pervasive negative campaign ads and the influence of big money and lobbyists.
C. Jeffrey Compher, senior associate director of athletics at Vanderbilt University and formerly assistant director of athletics at North Carolina State University, will be the next director of athletics at Western Carolina University.
A new program being offered by Western Carolina University beginning in the summer will enable working professionals from a variety of fields to rapidly change career paths and enter the teaching profession to help alleviate a statewide shortage of public school teachers.
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.