The National Conference on Undergraduate Research, an annual spring gathering that allows students from across the nation to present their best projects, is taking place Wednesday, April 4, through Saturday, April 7, at the University of Central Oklahoma, with 33 Western Carolina University students planning to attend.
Worth, money, knowledge. They are everything and nothing to David Rathbone, a 14-year employee of Western Carolina University’s Facilities Management Department, a perennial donor and one of WCU’s biggest advocates, thanks to the 2011 arrival of Chancellor David O. Belcher.
Western Carolina University will host a daylong symposium titled “Cherokee Challenges and Tribulations: Exploring Scholarship, Memory and Commemoration” on Wednesday, April 11, in the Grandroom of A.K. Hinds University Center.
Brian Railsback completed a series of bicycle rides to raise scholarship funds for students enrolled in Western Carolina University’s Honors College back when he was the college’s dean, but now he’s seeking pedal power again and riding for a new purpose in his role as chair of the university’s Faculty Senate.
When Western Carolina University associate professor Beth Wall-Bassett was applying to become a North Carolina Campus Compact Fellow last year, one of the things she and Lane Perry, director of WCU’s Center for Service Learning, decided to put in her application was what would become the framework for the Faculty Institute on Community Engagement.
Western Carolina University’s Cherokee Language Program and the Museum of the Cherokee Indian will co-host the second annual Undergraduate Cherokee Language Symposium beginning Sunday, March 25, and continuing through Tuesday, March 27.
University of North Carolina System President Margaret Spellings has approved the leadership statement drafted by the 22-member committee that is conducting the search for Western Carolina University’s next chancellor.
February was a big month for Western Carolina University as a record number of faculty, students, staff, friends and alumni showed their love by giving or pledging more than $600,000 during the second annual “I Love WCU” initiative, which ran from Feb.1-28.