Steep-slope development issues and farm preservation will be on the agenda as Western Carolina University hosts the Aug. 8-10 Summer Planning Institute and Leadership Conference of the North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association.
The Institute for the Economy and the Future at Western Carolina University is recipient of a $171,000 contract from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Oak Ridge National Laboratory to help emergency agencies learn how to overcome jurisdictional obstacles in dealing with natural and man-made disasters.
A Western Carolina University political science and public affairs professor recently teamed with the town of Sylva to create a survey for business owners about their opinions on local issues and services.
Western Carolina University is leasing a parcel of land near a dam on the Tuckaseigee River near the back entrance of campus to Duke Energy, which plans to upgrade a public recreation area and improve river access for kayakers and canoeists.
“From Making Connections to Making Commitments: Improving Pedagogy, Engaging Students and Building Communities” will be the theme of the third annual Service Learning Symposium at Western Carolina University on Thursday, June 14.
For more than 20 years, volunteers from Western Carolina University and the surrounding community have come together once a year to clean up one of Jackson County’s natural treasures – the Tuckaseigee River.