WCU received three awards – one for a diversity program and two for a membership drive for the Catamount Club – during the recent District III competition of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.
With a trio of Western Carolina University faculty members currently engaged in individual research projects around the world through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, the university has landed on a just-published list recognizing the program’s “top-producing institutions” for 2017-18.
Western Carolina University will officially launch the public phase of its comprehensive “Lead the Way” fundraising campaign with a kickoff event Thursday, March 1, beginning at 5 p.m. at A.K. Hinds University Center.
An estimated crowd of about 350 members of the Western Carolina University campus community, most of them students, gathered Tuesday, Feb. 20, in the Grandroom of A.K. Hinds University Center to meet with university officials and continue an on-going dialogue on issues surrounding race, diversity and inclusion.
The 2017-18 First Thursday Old-Time and Bluegrass Series at Western Carolina University continues Thursday, March 1, with a concert featuring the mountain ballads of Sarah Elizabeth Burkey and Susan Pepper.
Milton Laufer, director of WCU’s School of Music, and his wife, coloratura soprano Marina De Ratmiroff, will be participating in a short residency and presenting a concert at the inaugural Alberta Chamberfest music festival being held Friday, Feb. 23, through Sunday, Feb. 25, in Edmonton, Alberta, in Canada.
An abstract developed by three members of WCU’s faculty and staff has been accepted for a panel presentation at the Conference on Applied Learning in Higher Education, which will be hosted March 8-10 by the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
An article by Santiago García-Castañón, WCU professor of Spanish, titled “El español en la enseñanza universitaria de los Estados Unidos: retos y oportunidades (Spanish in the Higher Education Setting in the United States: Challenges and Opportunities)” was published in the Actas del II Encuentro de Profesores de Español en Bulgaria (Proceedings of the II Conference of Spanish Professors in Bulgaria).