Western Carolina University's nursing graduates have posted one of the top pass rates on a professional licensure examination among University of North Carolina system schools, according to reports issued by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.
Ronald D. Hunter, professor and head of the department of applied criminology at Western Carolina University, has been chosen to serve as second vice president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, putting him on track to become president of the international organization in 2007.
When it comes time to tell the story of record-high floodwaters that devastated the town of Canton in 2004, the municipality's museum will be able to add its own page about water damage to the collection of historical items in the Visitor Center.
If you're a fan of professional football and the Catamounts, it may be hard to decide whether to root for the New England Patriots or the Pittsburgh Steelers during Sunday's (Jan. 23) AFC Championship game in Pittsburgh. The game, which will be carried by CBS beginning at 6:30 p.m., will include two former students at Western playing on opposite sides of the field. And a Western alum is on standby as an alternate official.
Jenna Mills, a senior majoring in communication at Western Carolina University, is back on planet Earth and back on campus after being selected to participate in the NASA Johnson Space Center Cooperative Education Program.
A $40,000 grant from the National Conferences on Undergraduate Research will enable Western Carolina University to create a 10-week interdisciplinary summer research program focusing on the preservation of Cherokee heritage and culture in the face of increasing economic and environmental pressures.
Representatives of Western Carolina University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have identified several “opportunities for synergy” between the two institutions, including possible partnerships through which engineering and technology professors and students at Western would test theories developed by researchers at Chapel Hill.