Western Carolina University students will provide about $4.2 million worth of volunteer work for Western North Carolina communities this academic year as they participate in co-curricular volunteer activities and course-based service learning projects.
Western Carolina University students enrolled in a “Crisis Communication” course during the upcoming spring semester will create free crisis communication plans for a select number of businesses, agencies and organizations.
Law enforcement officers from across North Carolina joined with state legislators, county and municipal officials, medical and social services professionals, and students and educators at Western Carolina University on Wednesday, Nov. 16, to examine strategies for curbing the rampant problem of methamphetamine.
“It got quiet for the first time on the whole trip.” That was the reaction of Western Carolina University students and faculty members traveling in a van toward the Gulf Coast to help with Hurricane Katrina recovery as they began to see the damage wrought by the storm along the highway.
Jeffrey Crane, who teaches online emergency management classes in Western Carolina University's department of applied criminology, has been appointed to a national leadership team to guide the federal government's public health and medical services recovery efforts in the Gulf Coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
A group of Western Carolina University students spent much of the summer studying the diversity and preservation of Cherokee lands and heritage, a project that had them getting their hands dirty in an archaeological dig, conducting DNA studies of soil samples and examining microorganisms in elk droppings.
Two Hurricane Katrina evacuees from New Orleans, Paul and Yvonne Biro, found refuge from the storm in Western North Carolina and started working for Western's food service provider, Aramark, in Dodson Cafeteria on Tuesday, Sept. 6.
About 100 members of the Western Carolina University community came together Friday, Sept. 9, to brainstorm on ways to help hurricane-battered Gulf Coast residents in the aftermath of the cataclysmic storm, rail against the bureaucracy for its slow response to the disaster, and meet in person some refugees from the catastrophe.