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Social work program receiving $1.9 million behavioral health workforce grant

Western Carolina University’s social work program is receiving a federal grant of more than $1.9 million to continue an initiative aimed at increasing the number of social workers qualified to practice in the areas of behavioral health and substance abuse prevention on the Qualla Boundary, home of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and in other medically underserved areas of Western North Carolina.

Study Abroad Fair showcases overseas opportunities for students

For Western Carolina University students, a trip abroad could range from a couple of weeks to a full year. Students have access to more than 60 countries. The 11th annual Study Abroad Fair showcased these opportunities for students on Tuesday, Sept. 19, in the Grandroom of A.K. Hinds University Center.