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.
Western Carolina University is now accepting applications for admission into its new master of fine arts degree program, an area of graduate study with an unconventional course structure featuring an intensive, on-campus residency during the summer and distance course work during the fall and spring.
Recreational therapy – sounds like fun, doesn’t it? Well it can be at times, but it’s also hard work. Just ask the ten Western graduates who took the rigorous national certification exam this past reporting period and passed. The professional certification exam was developed by the Educational Testing Service (ETS, the folks who bring you the College Boards) and the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification.
Martin DeWitt, director of the Tweed Museum of Art at the University of Minnesota-Duluth since 1990, has been named founding director of the museum of art within the Fine and Performing Arts Center currently under construction at Western Carolina University.