More than 80 writers from across the state will meet to read from their works and honor Raleigh author Sally Buckner during the annual N.C. Writers Conference on Saturday, July 31, at Western Carolina University.
Journal entry by Swain County High School student Jessie Nosworthy, July 5, 2004, Lewistown, Mont. -- “Today we will be leaving Lewistown and going to Geraldine (by bicycle.) I remember when we first crested the top of that 20-mile climb coming in to Lewistown and I can remember the way it felt to know that it was going to be downhill from there out. I knew in time that I would have to do it again.
Dr. John Bardo, Chancellor of Western Carolina University, has named Fred Cantler Interim Director of Athletics as a national search begins to replace former Catamount Director of Athletics Jeff Compher, who is going to the University of Washington as executive associate director of athletics for the Huskies.
C. Jeffrey Compher, director of athletics at Western Carolina University since March 2000, is leaving the Catamounts to accept a position at the University of Washington where he will be joining long-time mentor Todd Turner, his former boss at Vanderbilt University and at N.C. State University.
A $420,000 award from the U.S. Department of Energy through Oak Ridge National Laboratory will enable Western Carolina University and Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College to work with an Etowah manufacturing company to create a prototype of a new type of dual-serve application, energy-efficient water heater.
Western Carolina University, in partnership with Isothermal Community College, will offer interested students an opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree or teacher licensure in elementary education in Rutherford County beginning in August.
MountainRise, the electronic journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) at Western, has a new mission. With its fall 2004 issue, the publication will become an open peer-reviewed journal featuring articles written not only by Western faculty but also by national and international scholars.
Western North Carolina school teachers will have an additional resource to turn to for assistance when noted educator and researcher David Strahan joins Western Carolina University as the Taft B. Botner Distinguished Professor in Elementary and Middle Grades Education this fall.