The results are in from a comprehensive scientific sampling of residents of the 23 westernmost counties of North Carolina, and researchers at Western Carolina University’s Center for Regional Development say they found some surprises in their examination of the region’s economic, social and political trends.
A series of collaborative programs offered by Western Carolina University and Pardee Hospital to help the growing population of senior citizens in Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina enjoy longer, healthier lives has been recognized as among the best geriatric practices in the Southeast.
Students studying tourism and hospitality management at Western Carolina University are gathering historical information that could lead to the creation of a Heritage Walk for the nearby Jackson County town of Dillsboro.
Western Carolina University has announced the appointment of technology and marketing industry veteran Paul L. Evans as director of its Center for Regional Development, which is responsible for linking the assets of the region and the university to drive economic development in Western North Carolina.
More than 200 students from the western half of North Carolina will have their voices heard on a variety of issues facing local, state and federal governments when they convene in a youth assembly Saturday, March 20, in Asheville.
Relocation of Western Carolina University’s nursing education programs to the Haynes Center on the Enka campus of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College will help ensure a supply of well-qualified nurses to meet the growing health care needs of Western North Carolina.
The people of Western North Carolina, whose livelihoods have been rocked by the loss of thousands of traditional manufacturing jobs, will increasingly depend upon Western Carolina University to help solve economic and social hardships, and the university stands poised to serve.
Dozens of community leaders joined Western Carolina University Chancellor John W. Bardo and university faculty and staff for recent roundtable discussions in Hendersonville (June 12) and Murphy (June 13). “Western is making a significant effort to reposition itself as an engaged university,” the chancellor said, “and that means looking for ways to define problems and find solutions in cooperation with the communities we serve.”