Western Carolina University conferred degrees on its brand-new graduates Saturday, May 11, and took time out to honor three graduates from the past – a federal judge, a benefactor and servant to education, and a research scientist who is working to solve the mysteries of cancer.
Dennis C. Jackson, long-time director of the critically acclaimed lyric theatre program at the University of Colorado, is the first Carolyn Plemmons Phillips and Ben R. Phillips Distinguished Professor in Musical Theatre at Western Carolina University.
In what Western Carolina University Chancellor John Bardo characterized as the latest example of keeping a pledge from the 2000 higher education bond referendum, Western and U.S. Rep. Charles Taylor unveiled a collection of new high-tech equipment Wednesday, April 3, aimed at preparing the region for the 21st century economy.
Western Carolina University mathematics professor Kathy M.C. Ivey has been named one of the best teachers in The University of North Carolina system, drawing praise from faculty colleagues and students for finding new and different ways to teach the sometimes fear-inducing topic of mathematics.
Two major grants from national philanthropic organizations will allow Western Carolina University to join with three other partners in a project to research sustainable forestry practices and develop a forestland conservation model for the Little Tennessee River basin of Western North Carolina.
Two renovation projects at Western Carolina University -- one to modernize the historic McKee Classroom Building and another to turn Bird Building into a student health center -- are due to get under way this spring following the recent opening of contractor bids.
Western Carolina University dedicated its new child development center in the name of benefactor Mary King Kneedler on Wednesday, Feb. 27, in tribute both to her significant financial contributions that made the facility a reality and to her role in the creation of the national Head Start early childhood program.
Western Carolina University Chancellor John W. Bardo called the announcement Tuesday, Jan. 22, of federal assistance to bring affordable high-speed Internet access to rural Western North Carolina potentially the most significant economic development in the history of the mountain region.