The impact of the travel and tourism industry on the economy of the 26 westernmost counties of North Carolina will be the subject of a daylong conference Friday, April 11, presented by the WCU College of Business.
The date for WCU’s second Discovery Forum, an event designed to encourage young people to share innovative ideas for making their communities better places to live, has been changed to Saturday, Nov. 9.
A WCU economist estimates that the first 10 days of the partial shutdown of the federal government cost more than $33 million in lost visitor spending in the 18 North Carolina and Tennessee counties located within 60 miles of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Hotels, motels and inns across 21 counties of Western North Carolina can look for an increase in overnight stays during October’s annual fall leaf season, a study conducted by students and faculty in WCU’s Hospitality and Tourism Program indicates.
About 50 early childhood educators, administrators and students from seven Western North Carolina counties gathered at WCU on Friday, Aug. 2, for a daylong workshop, “Why Counting Counts: Developing Effective Teaching and Learning Strategies for Mathematics in Preschool.”
Samuel Meeks, a WCU junior majoring in political science and international studies, participated in the inaugural year of Texas A&M University’s Summer Research Academy, where he learned about research techniques and data analysis.