The president of the 16-campus University of North Carolina system talked about the importance of a Nov. 7 vote on higher education bonds during a visit to Western Carolina University on Saturday (Oct. 7), and she heaped praised on WCU for strides the university has made in improving quality in recent years.
In between last week's visit to the Sydney Olympic Games and next week's induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., legendary women's basketball coach Pat Summitt paid a visit Wednesday, Oct. 4, to Western Carolina University.
Western Carolina University has received a $600,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to implement a support program to help special education teachers survive the challenges that cause high stress, rapid career burn-out and early departure from the profession.
Three Western Carolina University chemistry professors have received a grant of more than $100,000 to determine if certain types of vegetation can be used to remove contamination from the soil at a Western North Carolina housing development that was once home to a major commercial apple orchard.
The University of North Carolina system will soon unveil its next generation of on-line services for prospective students, an innovative World Wide Web-based program that will serve as an electronic "one-stop shopping" entry portal for students interested in attending any of the 16 UNC campuses.
Western Carolina University's chemistry department is using a grant from the National Science Foundation to expand its focus on environmental chemistry and create opportunities for WCU students to play a role in solving the region's problems of air, water and soil pollution.
Western Carolina University Chancellor John W. Bardo conferred degrees on nearly 300 students Friday, Aug. 11, at the university's 2000 summer commencement exercises, including the first eight graduates of Western's online master's degree program in project management.
Jill Dix Ghnassia, associate professor of English and former director of the honors program at the University of Hartford, has been selected as the dean of Western Carolina University's Honors College.
Western North Carolina's own version of a Research Triangle Park took a major step toward becoming a reality Wednesday (July 12) as the General Assembly authorized creation of research and advanced technology development communities at campuses of The University of North Carolina system, including Western Carolina University.