Fourth-grade students across Western North Carolina will have an opportunity to learn the historic tradition of quilting this fall through a program created by Western Carolina University's Mountain Heritage Center.
A couple’s love for the Western North Carolina mountains and its people will continue beyond their lives with the establishment of the John A. Parris Jr. and Dorothy Luxton Parris Distinguished Professorship in Appalachian Cultural Studies at Western Carolina University.
“Hot jazz in the cool Smokies” proved more than just a promotional slogan for Western Carolina University’s inaugural CulloWHEE! ArtsFest, as attendees of the new outdoor celebration of the fine and performing arts bundled themselves in sweatshirts and braved record low temperatures for a sizzling performance by The Manhattan Transfer Saturday evening (June 15).
Western Carolina University, University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Clemson University leaders signed an agreement Monday, June 10, to help attract high-tech industries that have traditionally located in the Research Triangle Park or Silicon Valley and to prepare students for careers with those companies.
Western Carolina University officials broke ground on a 300-bed residence hall, the first new student housing facility to be built on the Western campus in more than 30 years, as part of activities Friday (June 7) during the quarterly meeting of the university’s board of trustees.
For the second year in a row, a team of Western Carolina University students captured second place and $5,000 in scholarship money at the annual American Express Financial Planning Invitational, a competition in which students pit their financial planning abilities against students from other universities across the nation.
Western Carolina University conferred degrees on its brand-new graduates Saturday, May 11, and took time out to honor three graduates from the past – a federal judge, a benefactor and servant to education, and a research scientist who is working to solve the mysteries of cancer.
Dennis C. Jackson, long-time director of the critically acclaimed lyric theatre program at the University of Colorado, is the first Carolyn Plemmons Phillips and Ben R. Phillips Distinguished Professor in Musical Theatre at Western Carolina University.
In what Western Carolina University Chancellor John Bardo characterized as the latest example of keeping a pledge from the 2000 higher education bond referendum, Western and U.S. Rep. Charles Taylor unveiled a collection of new high-tech equipment Wednesday, April 3, aimed at preparing the region for the 21st century economy.