The chance to go to Jamaica led Western Carolina University student Courtney Humphries to sign up last year for a service-focused spring break trip to the country, but the reason she will return is the people – people who have very little that she could not forget.
The Western Carolina University Cycling Team will host a regional two-day collegiate road bike race, “The Airport Assault,” on Saturday, March 22, and Sunday, March 23. “The climb up to the airport is extremely difficult and short, but it’s a test of your current physical fitness and your pain threshold,” said Patrick O’Neal, race organizer and WCU student, who characterized that portion of the bicycle race as grueling.
James Zhang, dean of Western Carolina University’s Kimmel School of Construction Management and Technology since October 2012, will be stepping down from the post in May to become provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Kettering University in Flint, Mich.
Western Carolina University’s original production of a radio re-creation of “Tarzan of the Apes” has been recognized with one of the top awards in the Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts. The show, which was presented Feb. 26, 2013, in WCU’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center, is the winner of the best of competition award in the long-form faculty audio production category.