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.
Mark Brown, a sophomore from Raleigh, and his friend Robert Boylan, a sophomore from Chapel Hill, were first in line for the Late Night Exam Breakfast at Western's Dodson Cafeteria on Wednesday evening (Dec. 15). Behind them for the next three hours came a hungry crowd of more than 600 exam-stressed students who enjoyed the special meal, served by university administrators, faculty and staff who volunteered to help.
Jackie McHargue, director of student judicial affairs at Western Carolina, and Bruce Carroll, assistant professor of political science and a faculty fellow for academic integrity, will be guests on the Asheville radio talk show “Changes” on Sunday, Dec. 19.
John W. Bardo, chancellor of Western Carolina University, will provide the keynote address for education professionals who are getting together on Friday, Dec. 17, at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville for the winter meeting of the Region 8 chapter of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
In about the time it takes for Santa to deliver gifts around the world, Western's Don Connelly and his students had to complete their work on a pair of complex radio commercials for the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad.
Western Carolina University will celebrate a historic “first” at its Saturday, Dec. 18, commencement, honoring a graduating class that includes the first four candidates for master's degrees in entrepreneurship in U.S. history.