WCU has reached an agreement with Morris Broadband to expand high-speed internet service to rural, underserved areas of the Cullowhee Valley area near campus through the use of existing power poles owned by the university’s electricity distribution service.
Western North Carolina’s flourishing outdoor industry will be the focus of a conference at WCU that will bring together business owners and others to discuss topics such as product development and stewardship of natural resources.
Western Carolina University announced today (Thursday, Sept. 22) the launch of a new center focused on issues revolving around economic development in North Carolina, especially in its western region. Seed funding for the project comes from a $1.8 million gift commitment from the Charles Koch Foundation.
Western Carolina University has announced the appointment of technology and marketing industry veteran Paul L. Evans as director of its Center for Regional Development, which is responsible for linking the assets of the region and the university to drive economic development in Western North Carolina.
To about 150 business and government leaders from Mitchell, Yancey and Avery counties, at first it may have seemed a rather unusual dessert item for a luncheon address, but the several dozen doughnuts distributed Friday, Jan. 31, by Western Carolina University Chancellor John W. Bardo were more than just a tasty treat.