University of North Carolina System President Margaret Spellings has approved the leadership statement drafted by the 22-member committee that is conducting the search for Western Carolina University’s next chancellor.
February was a big month for Western Carolina University as a record number of faculty, students, staff, friends and alumni showed their love by giving or pledging more than $600,000 during the second annual “I Love WCU” initiative, which ran from Feb.1-28.
Seven members of the Western Carolina University student body have been chosen to serve as Diversity Student Ambassadors and will focus on peer education around diversity and inclusion by developing and assisting with programs directed at all communities on campus.
A reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 16, at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva to celebrate the release of a new book by Anna Fariello, former associate professor for digital initiatives at Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library.
Students and faculty from Western Carolina University’s School of Stage and Screen will be staging the hard-hitting drama “Really Really” beginning Thursday, March 22, and continuing through Sunday, March 25, in the Studio Theatre of WCU’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.
A short story authored by Ron Rash, WCU’s Parris Distinguished Professor of Appalachian Cultural Studies, has been chosen to appear in “The Best American Short Stories 2018,” which will be released by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in October.
On Feb. 5-8, Santiago García-Castañón, professor of Spanish in WCU’s Department of World Languages, attended the V International Conference on History and Literature in Havana, Cuba, where he presented the paper “Los sonetos preliminares de ‘Espejo de paciencia’: análisis métrico y estilístico” (“The Preliminary Sonnets of ‘Espejo de paciencia’: Metric and Stylistic Analysis.”)