CULLOWHEE -- Western Carolina University's recent student recruitment efforts are not only winning over prospective students and their parents, but also are winning awards from national higher education organizations.
A three-person team from Western Carolina University captured second place and $5,000 in scholarship money in the annual American Express Planning Invitational, a competition in which students pit their financial planning abilities against students from other universities across the nation.
The upcoming expansion of Western Carolina University's A.K. Hinds University Center will represent a major move toward making that facility a true "community center" in the heart of campus, WCU Chancellor John W. Bardo said at a Wednesday (April 25) groundbreaking ceremony.
Western Carolina University faculty member Gayle Houston Miller was honored Thursday (April 12) as one of the best teachers in The University of North Carolina system, drawing praise for the passion and integrity she exhibits in the classroom, and for her interest in teaching "the whole student."
Western Carolina University broke ground Thursday (March 8) for its Fine and Performing Arts Center, a $30 million facility designed to serve both as a new home for WCU's burgeoning academic programs in the arts and humanities, and as a cornerstone in the university's and region's efforts to grow and develop.
The class of 2000 from Western Carolina University's master's degree program in physical therapy surpassed both national and North Carolina averages for first-take passing rates on the Physical Therapist Licensing Examination.
One of the nation's most high-profile attorneys told a crowd at Western Carolina University Thursday (March 1) that lawyers are the "last bastion" of defense protecting the public and individual civil liberties against the government.
Western Carolina University's planned Regional Laborforce Development Center cleared a major hurdle Wednesday (Feb. 28) when bids for construction came in about $904,000 under the total construction funds available.
The surprise is not that Western Carolina University student Crystal Olson was named to a USA Today College Academic Team. The surprise is that she can find the time to talk about it. Perhaps it was the WCU junior's busy schedule of academic and extracurricular activities that impressed the judges at USA Today. Or maybe it was the fact that the chemistry major spent last summer in a laboratory of pharmaceutical giant Glaxo Wellcome Inc., working with other chemists in seeking a cure for the bone disease osteoporosis.