Fall semester at Western Carolina University has just begun, but faculty and staff involved in commencement already are pondering a couple of big changes that will take effect as the university celebrates its fall graduating class in December.
An acclaimed pianist who has performed around the world and who teaches that musical artists must be entrepreneurs and good communicators as well as skilled technicians is the new director of Western Carolina University’s School of Music.
Steady enrollment growth to help improve the economic condition of the state and its residents was among the recurring themes delivered by WCU Chancellor David O. Belcher in his annual Opening Assembly address Wednesday (Aug. 16) to kick off the new academic year.
The Wall Street Journal published a news story and accompanying rankings based on a national exam that listed WCU as second best among U.S. colleges and universities in helping students gain critical thinking skills.
A visitor taking a tour of Western Carolina University’s steam plant gets the sensation of moving through a dusty old warehouse full of pipes – not necessarily a surprise because the structure that houses WCU’s steam-producing operation was built in the late 1920s.
Western Carolina University has a race car team. It’s not just any race car, but an off-road specialty buggy designed to compete in rugged endurance events sanctioned by the Society of Automotive Engineers and built and maintained by a dedicated group of WCU engineering students.
Sgt. Jacob Deal of the Western Carolina University Police Department is recipient of the University of North Carolina system’s Officer of the Year Award for Outstanding and Exceptional Service in recognition of his work in campus outreach activities, including those focusing on sexual assault prevention.
Three topics of universitywide significance are on the agenda for a public forum Monday, April 24, as Western Carolina University leaders provide updates about campus construction projects, the recent visit by a Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges review team, and progress on meeting goals of the university’s strategic plan.
Members of the Western Carolina University community will have an opportunity to provide feedback on a set of recommendations put forth by the university’s task force on racism during a forum set for 2 to 3 p.m. Monday, April 17, in the theater of A.K. Hinds University Center.