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Carpenter named dean of College of Education, Allied Professions

Dale Carpenter, who has been serving in an interim leadership role in Western Carolina University’s College of Education and Allied Professions since July 2012, has been named permanent dean of the college.

WCU couple establish new scholarship

John “Jack” McFadden, professor emeritus of education, and Anna McFadden, director of academic engagement and IT governance in the Division of Information Technology, have donated more than $10,000 to endow a scholarship at WCU to assist aspiring science educators.

UNC student government group presents award to retired interim provost

The University of North Carolina Association of Student Governments has bestowed its William C. Friday Lifetime Achievement Award on Beth Tyson Lofquist, who served two stints as Western Carolina University’s interim provost before retiring from WCU earlier this year.

April 11 concert planned to benefit victims of Washington state landslide

Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center is joining with the Sylva Herald newspaper in sponsoring a Friday, April 11, concert to benefit landslide victims in Snohomish County in Washington state – an area with strong ties to Haywood, Jackson, Macon and Swain counties.

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Upcoming ‘Echoes of the Cotton Club’ show at WCU now registered with Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

The cast, band and dancers from the upcoming production of the “Echoes of the Cotton Club” radio show re-creation at Western Carolina University recently learned that the show has been registered with the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.

IT achieves global recognition for service

Western Carolina University’s Division of Information Technology has been recognized for the second consecutive year by HDI, a global IT service and technical support association as well as a certification and training body, as one of the top 50 performers based on customer satisfaction. In addition to being named one of the Elite 50 outstanding technical service and support centers, WCU moved up on the list from No. 25 to No. 18.

SLIDESHOW: Graduate students grab wins at Valley of the Lilies races

Two Western Carolina University graduate students, Brian Ulrich and Danielle Metz, captured overall wins Saturday (April 5) as more than 300 runners and walkers competed in the fourth annual Valley of the Lilies Half Marathon and 5-K.

News Briefs

  • Base Camp Cullowhee at Western Carolina University will present the 30th annual Tuckaseigee River Cleanup on Saturday, April 12, and is looking for volunteers to help remove trash from a stretch of the scenic Jackson County waterway. (more…) #
  • Western Carolina University will host the annual Earth and Wellness Celebration on the lawn of A.K. Hinds University Center on Tuesday, April 15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (more…) #
  • Coulter Faculty Commons will host the second annual DigiX digital media event in the Blue Ridge conference room from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 10. (more…) #
  • More than 100 nursing educators, health-care professionals, secondary educators and community leaders took part April 4 in the first of three annual diversity conferences to be held at Western Carolina University. (more…) #
  • The Staff Senate will host open forums from 3 to 5 p.m. on Monday, April 28, and from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, April 29, in Blue Ridge conference room B-D. (more…) #
  • The 35th annual International Festival brought music, dancing and laughter to the lawn of A.K. Hinds University Center on April 9. (more…) #

April 9-23, 2014

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