It was a year-and-a-half ago that Western Carolina University’s director of athletic bands, David Starnes, was asked by United Sound founder Julie Duty to help put together a board for her nonprofit organization, which provides musical performance experiences for students with special needs.
Western Carolina University Chemistry and Physics Department head David Evanoff and forensic research scientist Brittania Bintz are hoping a $346,740 grant from the National Institute of Justice will help produce a faster and less expensive method of confirming the presence of human bodily fluids on samples, which would be useful to the forensic science community when testing rape kits and other sexual assault evidence.
In addition to serving as the best man for his brother’s wedding in 2014, Craig Daughtrey also did some announcing. Afterwards, the bride’s family told the Western Carolina University student, with his voice, he should try radio.
WCU’s School of Nursing, which established the WHEE Wagon Program last spring to provide medically fragile children wagons with IV poles so they can play and just be a kid, recently donated two WHEE wagons to Harris Regional Hospital in Sylva.
Western Carolina University students participated in a two-hour activities expo with 20 youth and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities on Thursday, Nov. 12, as part of ongoing community involvement by the WCU Center for Service Learning.