Western Carolina University is co-sponsoring a gathering of educators from across the globe who will convene for the 23rd annual meeting and world conference of the International Alliance for Invitational Education in Asheville Thursday, Sept. 21, through Saturday, Sept. 23.
The Center for Integrated Technologies at Western Carolina University is taking part in a $9.3 million effort funded by the Golden LEAF Foundation to help North Carolina companies ramp up production of replacement parts for aging military aircraft.
Western Carolina University will host a seminar designed to provide North Carolina teachers with greater understanding of eastern Asia and enhance classroom instruction on the nations of China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam.
Students in Western Carolina University's parks and recreation management program have the opportunity to receive on-the-job training with one of the nation's most prestigious outdoor education organizations, thanks to a strengthened partnership with the North Carolina Outward Bound School.
Student members of Sigma Lambda Chi, the international construction honor society in Western Carolina University 's Kimmel School of Construction Management, Engineering and Technology, recently provided their expertise and labor for ARF, the humane society of Jackson County.
The Western Regional Office of the Small Business & Technology Development Center, sponsored by Western Carolina University, was recently recognized for helping more small businesses receive Small Business Administration loans than any other SBTDC office in North Carolina.
What began as a request to translate “The Star-Spangled Banner” into Cherokee evolved instead into a new song, the “United Cherokee Nations Anthem,” which was recorded in a studio for the first time at Western Carolina University. The anthem opens with a translation of “O say can you see,” but then takes its own course into messages of strength and the desire for peace.
Wayne Robbins, English instructor at Western and SMART program director, is rolling out new activities and rewards to strengthen a different kind of bond – the bond between the tribe's young members and their own heritage. The recent Cherokee Preservation Foundation's decision to continue supporting the program with a more than $50,000 grant to WCU's English department means Robbins will be able to advance those efforts into the 2006-07 school year.
There is a critical need for certified registered nurse anesthetists – advanced care nurses commonly known as CRNAs and who specialize in pain relief – and Western Carolina University's department of nursing is doing something to meet that need, with the help of several Western North Carolina medical care providers.