Western Carolina University will be relocating its nursing education programs from the campus of the University of North Carolina-Asheville to roomier facilities at the Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College campus in Enka, a move made possible by a grant of $250,800 from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust.
Dozens of community leaders joined Western Carolina University Chancellor John W. Bardo and university faculty and staff for recent roundtable discussions in Hendersonville (June 12) and Murphy (June 13). “Western is making a significant effort to reposition itself as an engaged university,” the chancellor said, “and that means looking for ways to define problems and find solutions in cooperation with the communities we serve.”
Eight high school girls from Andrews, Smoky Mountain and Hiwassee Dam high schools recently kayaked the Outer Banks of North Carolina as part of the Educational Talent Search program located at Western Carolina University.
Western Carolina University won rave reviews from a member of The University of North Carolina Board of Governors for recent efforts to assist Western North Carolina by providing its people with skills necessary for meaningful employment in the information age and by seeking to attract high-technology companies into the region.
“Nothing but blue skies” was more than just a line in a song performed by Western Carolina University’s Catamount Chamber Singers at the second annual CulloWHEE! ArtsFest. After heavy rains for several days leading up to the festival, it also was an apt description of a picture-perfect weekend of great music in the Great Smokies.
A group of Western North Carolina high school students will pedal their way through a lesson in American history this summer as they retrace the path of Lewis and Clark in a trip sponsored by Western Carolina University’s Talent Search Program.
Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center recently unveiled its first online exhibit, “Southern Appalachian Quilts,” featuring photographs and information about 37 quilts in the center’s collection.
Western Carolina University student Kristine Wallace Hauman, a senior from Saluda, is one of 20 young women across the country selected to participate in a summer internship program for undergraduates co-sponsored by the American Physical Society and IBM.