Rob Young, Western Carolina University associate professor of geology, has been appointed director of the Helen Patton Environmental Research Center, a 10-acre facility in Macon County that provides opportunities for Western students and faculty to conduct field-based environmental research projects.
Some 600 school administrators, law enforcement officials, educators and students gathered Thursday, Nov. 14, at Western Carolina University to exchange ideas on how to combat the problem of violence in the nation’s public schools.
The graduation rate for student-athletes who enrolled at Western Carolina University during the 1995-96 academic year is 65 percent, an all-time high, according to a recent report released by the NCAA.
New buildings are going up all around the campus at Western Carolina University, and with enrollment at an all-time high and a record number of freshman applications for three consecutive years, the mortar and masonry need to dry fast.
With a pledge from U.S. Rep. Charles Taylor to seek $13 million in federal support, leaders from Western Carolina University, the University of North Carolina at Asheville, and Furman University have formed a partnership aimed at boosting the emerging biotechnology industry in the western Carolinas.
Students and professors from Western Carolina University’s chemistry and environmental health programs will investigate beginning in August whether ozone and other airborne pollutants in the high peaks of Great Smoky Mountains National Park pose a health risk to hikers.
Fourth-grade students across Western North Carolina will have an opportunity to learn the historic tradition of quilting this fall through a program created by Western Carolina University's Mountain Heritage Center.