Rhonda Decker of Asheville, a senior in the clinical laboratory sciences program at Western Carolina University, is the recipient of a $1,500 scholarship award from the Alpha Mu Tau honor society of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.
Western Carolina University’s Master of Arts in Teaching program provides an alternative means for adults who have already earned bachelor’s degrees to make the transition into meaningful careers as public school teachers.
Western Carolina University is one of 146 institutions of higher education across the country taking part in the American Democracy Project, an effort designed to increase the number of undergraduate students who participate in meaningful civic actions.
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.”