Western Carolina University’s much anticipated Millennial Campus took another step toward reality Wednesday, Nov. 5, as some 200 leaders from Western North Carolina’s business, industry, education and government sectors shared their ideas for creation of a new venture to nurture research and technology.
The first new building constructed at Western Carolina University in more than 17 years opened for business Saturday, Nov. 1, as U.S. Rep. Charles Taylor joined university officials to cut the ribbon on the Center for Applied Technology, a high-technology training facility built with nearly $8 million in federal funds.
As Western Carolina University officials gear up to launch a new research and technology park called the “Millennial Campus,” they are seeking input from residents of Western North Carolina on how it should be structured to bring the greatest benefit to the region.
The family of Jacob Spencer Medford, a Western Carolina University student from Marion who died in July 2002 from injuries received in a hit-and-run accident, has contributed more than $126,000 to endow a scholarship fund in his memory.
“What can Western do for you?” That was the question Western Carolina University Chancellor John W. Bardo asked the leaders of industry, local government, and education during his recent visit to North Carolina’s Burke, Caldwell, and McDowell counties.
Several faculty and students from Western Carolina University’s department of geosciences and natural resources management will present research at the 115th annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, to be held Nov. 2-5 in Seattle.
Chancellor John Bardo has announced that Western Carolina University will begin a yearlong campuswide effort to study its intercollegiate athletics program as part of the NCAA Division I athletics certification program.
Western Carolina University paid tribute Saturday, Oct. 18, to a Winston-Salem banking executive who recently completed an eventful term as chairman of the university’s board of trustees, to the president of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, and to a young Wake County attorney who donates his services to an organization for the developmentally disabled.