Speaking at Swain County High School during his recent visit to Bryson City as part of a series of Chancellor’s Regional Roundtable events across the mountains, Western Carolina’s Chancellor John Bardo said well-qualified students should not let concerns over money keep them from attending college.
Three of the nation's top experts in speech-language pathology and special education, who serve as long-distance “cyber faculty” for a federally funded training program at Western Carolina University, got their first chance to meet face-to-face with the program's students during a recent conference at Western.
Students from Haywood County’s high schools who are planning to continue their educations at Western Carolina University heard words of encouragement and advice Thursday, April 1, from a university spokesman.
Western Carolina University has announced the appointment of technology and marketing industry veteran Paul L. Evans as director of its Center for Regional Development, which is responsible for linking the assets of the region and the university to drive economic development in Western North Carolina.
Western Carolina University has received a grant of $128,617 to fund the second year of a project with five Western North Carolina public school systems that is designed to broaden the knowledge and skills of teacher mentors and improve the retention rate of new teachers in North Carolina.
Jim Harrison, wide-ranging author of “Legends of the Fall,” and Western North Carolina native Robert Morgan, author of the best-selling novel “Gap Creek,” headline a group of critically acclaimed writers who will be heading to Cullowhee to participate in Western Carolina University's second annual Spring Literary Festival, set for Tuesday, March 30, through Thursday, April 1.
Howard Lee, chairman of the N.C. State Board of Education, told members of Western Carolina University’s board of trustees that they should feel proud to serve in leadership roles at what he called “a cutting-edge university.”