Angela Laird Brenton, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at Western Carolina University since Aug. 1, passed away Wednesday, May 8, after a three-month battle with pancreatic cancer.
Western Carolina University celebrated the gift of a state-of-the-art professional camera from Sony valued at nearly $100,000 on Friday, May 3, at the fifth annual Controlled Chaos Film Festival of student productions.
Representatives of the firms assisting Western Carolina University in drafting a comprehensive master plan that will guide campus development and improvements in the years ahead will seek input from members of the community Monday, May 13, in Sylva.
Western Carolina University’s spring graduating class includes 174 undergraduate students who will be receiving their diplomas as members of the university’s Honors College, and if past trends are any indication, many of those students will soon transition to graduate schools, including WCU’s, to begin work on their master’s, doctorates and other graduate degrees.
Not long after reading Cormac McCarthy’s dark, post-apocalyptic novel “The Road,” Honors College dean Brian Railsback was haunted by questions – questions that eventually drove him to write and recently publish “A Going Concern.”
Recommendations in a 100-page business plan created by Western Carolina University seniors are helping guide development of a self-sustaining primary care health clinic in the university’s Health and Human Sciences Building.
“Picturing Appalachia” is a collection of more than 1,000 early 20th-century photographs that provides a glimpse into the life, culture and natural landscape of the Southern Appalachian mountains in and around Western North Carolina.
Western Carolina University will hold three commencement ceremonies over a two-day period – Friday and Saturday, May 10-11 – to recognize the academic achievements of the university’s record-breaking spring graduating class.
Western Carolina University volunteers recently placed on campus the majority of 75 new recycling bins received through the Alcoa Foundation Recycling Bin Grant Program.