The blending of tradition and modernization -- of old-fashioned woodwork and high-tech teaching -- was celebrated at Western Carolina University on Friday, Nov. 21, as the university held ribbon-cutting ceremonies to showcase its newly renovated Bird and McKee buildings.
Nearly 500 people from all walks of life gathered Wednesday, Nov. 19, at Western Carolina University to exchange ideas on how individual entrepreneurial spirit and the development of small businesses may offer the best hope for a North Carolina economy battered by the loss of thousands of industrial jobs.
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.