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.
Members of a Western Carolina University accounting class and their teacher were honored recently by the town of Clyde for providing volunteer services while the town was trying to recover from September floods caused by hurricanes Frances and Ivan.
Rutherford County resident Tasha M. Crowe, a senior at Western Carolina University, has been awarded a scholarship from the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society in recognition of her superior performance in the study of business.
An economist observing Western Carolina University's fall commencement Saturday (Dec. 18) might have noted that an important key to a healthy Western North Carolina economy could be seen marching into Western's Ramsey Center with all the other degree candidates.
Members of Western Carolina University's newest graduating class were encouraged to take part in the 21st-century task of “keeping a human face on a global society” as Western held commencement for approximately 500 students Saturday, Dec. 18.
Ergonomics. It's a funny word for making your body interact safely and effectively with the things you use every day. But the pain you can get from the failure to apply ergonomic principles is no laughing matter.
The university recently mailed about 1,000 personalized posters to public and private high schools in North Carolina and 12 other states. Each poster features an individual student, describes his or her successes at Western, and includes information about the student's major, with a quote and a big, colorful picture of the participating student.