Western Carolina University’s tradition of hosting vibrant undergraduate research is going a step further this year as a select group of current students join faculty members and academically gifted incoming freshmen for the launch of WCU’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program.
Terry Welch, assistant to the chancellor at Western Carolina University, is recipient of one of the university’s highest honors.
Claire H. Collins has been appointed to the position of assistant to the chancellor at Western Carolina University and will assume her duties Monday, July 11.
Chili’s Grill and Bar, a popular national chain restaurant, will be open for business on the campus of Western Carolina University this fall as the full-service dining establishment is the latest tenant announced for Noble Hall, the mixed-use facility being constructed on the site of structures damaged by fire in 2013.
Coming up Friday, July 1, Pam DeGraffenreid, chair of WCU’s Staff Senate, will yield that position to chair-elect Chris Parrish of the Office of Admission and will be able to devote her time and energies to her new role as an at-large delegate to the Staff Assembly of the University of North Carolina system.
Six middle school and high school students from across Western North Carolina are about to trek more than 300 miles in the Colorado Rocky Mountains by way of bicycles on the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route.
After having a University Participant Program student in her classroom for the first time last year, Vicki Faircloth, a Western Carolina University associate professor in the College of Education and Allied Professions, told colleague David Westling, “This is fabulous. We need to do more. We need to reach out to schools.” It was her first experience with the inclusion of a special needs student.
Western Carolina University’s Forensic Science Program recently assisted Great Smoky Mountains National Park with rapid response DNA testing following an incident of a black bear biting a man.
Western Carolina University recently renewed an agreement with Cherokee tribes from North Carolina and Oklahoma in which the university pledges to continue its commitment to the academic study and promotion of Cherokee language, history and culture.