For Western Carolina University’s Laura Wright, being an English professor isn’t just teaching students about words upon a page. Wright, a member of WCU’s English Department faculty since 2005, was recently named one of the top teachers in the University of North Carolina System.
Carrying signs protesting bigotry and promoting tolerance, a group of Western Carolina University students, faculty and staff gathered around the fountain area in the center of campus at noon Tuesday, March 27, to show support for the university’s students of color and other underrepresented communities on campus.
Western Carolina University’s annual Spring Literary Festival has a 15-year history of hosting local and national writers and showcasing established and emerging literary talent, all part of an open-to-the public community celebration.
The research prowess and creative work of Western Carolina University’s undergraduate and graduate students will be showcased during the annual Research and Scholarship Celebration, with oral and poster presentations, keynote speakers and receptions scheduled across campus over a two-day period – Wednesday, March 21, and Thursday, March 22.
With the arrival of Western Carolina University’s spring break week, some students will seek out warm and sandy locations or return to their hometowns for family visits, but others will be heading out on ventures to provide much-needed services for a variety of organizations and to expand their personal limits.
Although ground technically was broken last summer during preliminary site preparation for a facility to replace Western Carolina University’s outdated Natural Sciences Building, a ceremonial groundbreaking officially marking the beginning of construction on the Tom Apodaca Science Building is set for Friday, March 2.
Western Carolina University students participating in a recent combination service-learning and faculty-led trip to New Zealand were introduced to a simple but extraordinary public safety concept and witnessed transformative changes happening in a region damaged by earthquakes.
The University of North Carolina Board of Governors has approved the establishment of a doctoral program in psychology at Western Carolina University that will focus on enhancing the level of psychological services available to residents of Western North Carolina.