The nation's newly appointed poet laureate, Ted Kooser of Nebraska, will bring his straightforward style of Great Plains-flavored verse to Western Carolina University for a public reading Sunday, Nov. 7.
Western Carolina University senior Danielle Elizabeth Hochstetter of Charlotte has been chosen to receive a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship, and will spend 13 months in South Korea teaching English as a foreign language.
Students from Haywood County’s high schools who are planning to continue their educations at Western Carolina University heard words of encouragement and advice Thursday, April 1, from a university spokesman.
Western Carolina University student Kristine Wallace Hauman, a senior from Saluda, is one of 20 young women across the country selected to participate in a summer internship program for undergraduates co-sponsored by the American Physical Society and IBM.
Jill Dix Ghnassia, associate professor of English and former director of the honors program at the University of Hartford, has been selected as the dean of Western Carolina University's Honors College.
Western Carolina University students ranked 18th in the country in the number of research papers accepted for presentation at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, held at the University of Montana in Missoula.
About eight acres of rain forest will be added to a conservation area in Costa Rica as a result of a fund-raising effort that occurred in conjunction with Western Carolina University's recent symposium on biodiversity.