Western Carolina University is installing a new state-of-the-art digital production console designed by Solid State Logic in the university’s all-new, interdisciplinary recording arts studio, which is scheduled to be ready for classes in the spring semester of 2004.
Battling sweltering heat and saddle sores, eight local high school students enrolled in Western Carolina University’s Talent Search Program, along with program staff members, recently completed their mission to retrace a segment of the Lewis and Clark path by bicycle.
Western announces the launch of the official Cherokee Studies program and Web site. Uniquely located amidst rich cultural and academic resources, the interdisciplinary program exists in partnership with the Native American and Cherokee, N.C. community. Western’s Cherokee Center is an integral part of the program, offering services to tribal and non-tribal residents of Cherokee and the surrounding communities since 1975.
A group of Western Carolina University students brought a high-tech twist this summer to the 200th anniversary celebration of the Lewis and Clark journey by using modern materials and technologies to re-create the type of canoe the famed expeditionary team used to explore the Louisiana Purchase.
Western Carolina University will be relocating its nursing education programs from the campus of the University of North Carolina-Asheville to roomier facilities at the Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College campus in Enka, a move made possible by a grant of $250,800 from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust.
Dozens of community leaders joined Western Carolina University Chancellor John W. Bardo and university faculty and staff for recent roundtable discussions in Hendersonville (June 12) and Murphy (June 13). “Western is making a significant effort to reposition itself as an engaged university,” the chancellor said, “and that means looking for ways to define problems and find solutions in cooperation with the communities we serve.”
Eight high school girls from Andrews, Smoky Mountain and Hiwassee Dam high schools recently kayaked the Outer Banks of North Carolina as part of the Educational Talent Search program located at Western Carolina University.
Western Carolina University won rave reviews from a member of The University of North Carolina Board of Governors for recent efforts to assist Western North Carolina by providing its people with skills necessary for meaningful employment in the information age and by seeking to attract high-technology companies into the region.
“Nothing but blue skies” was more than just a line in a song performed by Western Carolina University’s Catamount Chamber Singers at the second annual CulloWHEE! ArtsFest. After heavy rains for several days leading up to the festival, it also was an apt description of a picture-perfect weekend of great music in the Great Smokies.