As Western Carolina University gets ready to welcome the best prepared freshman class in its history, the university must focus attention in the coming year on aligning four separate yet related strategic activities so that it can continue to improve academic quality and serve the needs of the people of North Carolina.
Tickets are now available for a public presentation Tuesday, March 11, by whistleblower Cynthia Cooper, the accountant responsible for exposing one of the largest corporate scandals in U.S. history, who will be at Western Carolina University as part of the Chancellor’s Speaker Series.
Western Carolina University Chancellor John W. Bardo will deliver the Spring 2007 State of the University address today (Tuesday, Feb. 20) at 3 p.m. To watch from your web browser, please go to: (This video is no longer available).
The registration rolls are closed and the numbers are in – student enrollment at Western Carolina University has hit an all-time high of 8,681 for the 2005 fall semester, a 3.4 percent increase over last fall's enrollment of 8,396.
Seven of the eight newly elected members of the University of North Carolina's Board of Governors stopped for half a day at Western on Tuesday afternoon (Aug. 30) in their weeklong tour of 15 UNC campuses.
Western Carolina University must remain true to its traditional mission of providing high-quality educational programs while adapting to rapid changes not only regionally and nationally, but globally as well, if Western North Carolina is to prosper in the 21st century.
Western Carolina University Chancellor John W. Bardo announced Tuesday (Aug. 16) that he will ask the university's board of trustees to grant a one-year contract extension for Kent Briggs, the Catamounts' head football coach who is battling head and neck cancer.
Award-winning writer Sue Ellen Bridgers of Sylva and business icon Raymond E. Kinsland of Cherokee were awarded honorary doctorates as Western Carolina University held summer commencement exercises Friday, Aug. 5.