Robert Vartabedian, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Western Carolina University since July 1, 1999, is leaving Western to accept the position of vice president for academic affairs at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, N.M.
Five Western Carolina University faculty members are in the running for Western's top teaching honor, the Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award, which will be presented during the spring General Faculty Meeting and Awards Convocation on Friday, April 22.
The U.S. Department of the Interior has awarded a $118,000 grant to a Western Carolina University geologist to develop a systematic process to guide the monitoring of the vast variety of geological resources found in the nation's parks, from Acadia National Park in Maine to Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska.
Two members of the editorial staff of Western Carolina University's student-run news magazine were selected to take part in a daylong symposium hosted by The New York Times to help college journalists learn more about the role of newspapers in a democratic society.
Organizers of the i7 Futures Forum set for Wednesday, April 13, at Western Carolina University are inviting student musicians and computer wizards to “put their best mouse finger forward” for the first-ever “Battle of the Laptops.”
Western Carolina University, in partnership with Tri-County Community College, will offer interested students an opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree in birth through kindergarten education beginning in August.
Biology students at Western Carolina University will soon be getting up-close and personal views of the structure of cells, thanks to the recent acquisition of a confocal microscope made possible by $250,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Western Carolina University, in partnership with Blue Ridge Community College, will offer students an opportunity to earn a bachelor of science in education degree or teacher licensure in elementary education in Henderson County this fall.