It won’t be long before the trees that engulf the Western Carolina University campus will be covered with the magnificent colors of fall. For those who have a hard time identifying those trees, WCU students, faculty and alumni have you covered.
The impact of product placement in movies on college-age individuals, the effects of inadequate cellular access on emergency medical services in rural areas and an examination of the function of an enzyme that copies and repairs mitochondrial DNA are among the topics being investigated during the third year of Western Carolina University’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program.
The question of whether substance abuse treatment reduces the likelihood of heroin users having repeat contact with the criminal justice system and the development of a special buoy to convert ocean wave energy into electricity are among the topics being investigated during the second year of Western Carolina University’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program.
When Sky Sampson, director of WCU's Cherokee Center, learned that the university chose Cherokee as its campus learning theme for the 2017-18 academic year, she couldn’t wait to relay the news to the Cherokee community. After a campuswide vote, Cherokee was the overwhelming choice as the next theme.
Imagine entering a foreign university where you barely know the native language and virtually no one knows yours. Think how challenging it would be to meet new friends or communicate with your roommate.
For four years, Mike Corelli, Western Carolina University’s associate director for the Department of Campus Activities, wanted to expand the leadership experience of the minor in leadership program by taking an overseas trip.
Four students from Western Carolina University have been selected for eight-week internships with the Mountain Area Health Education Center in Asheville, providing an opportunity to gain firsthand experience and working knowledge in health careers.