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Duke Energy’s $75,000 gift supports WCU engineering program

A $75,000 gift from the Duke Energy Foundation is enabling WCU's Kimmel School to purchase new power systems laboratory equipment and provide student scholarships, faculty development and programming to encourage more students across Western North Carolina to explore engineering as a profession.

Provost, husband establish fund for high-achieving students with financial need

As a first-generation college graduate, Provost Alison Morrison-Shetlar says that she intimately understands the many challenges that students face today with the rising cost of tuition and other expenses.

Live Nativity scene, College Night headline 31st annual Dillsboro holiday festival

Community members attending Dillsboro’s annual Lights and Luminaries festival this year are invited to “Follow the Star” to a live Nativity scene, and Western Carolina University and Southwestern Community College faculty, staff and students will be welcomed as special guests on the opening night of the festival on Friday, Dec. 5. WCU faculty member Betty Farmer and public relations students are coordinating College Night festivities.

Speakers stress regional approach at LEAD:WNC summit

Approximately 275 business leaders, chamber of commerce representatives, elected and appointed officials, educators, economists and entrepreneurs participating in the LEAD: WNC summit gathered at WCU for a day of discussion centered on six sectors of the region’s economy – education, tourism, health care, innovation and technology, the creative arts and natural products.

News Briefs

  • The annual Handmade Holiday Sale will be held in the Star Atrium adjacent to the Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University on Thursday, Nov. 20, from noon to 7 p.m. (more…) #
  • Former Mouseketeer Lindsey Alley will present an evening of musical performances mingled with stand-up comedy titled “Blood, Sweat and Mousketears” at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at Western Carolina University on Tuesday, Dec 2. (more…) #
  • The 27th annual Hard Candy Christmas Arts and Crafts Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, and Saturday, Nov. 29, at the Ramsey Regional Activity Center on the campus of Western Carolina University. (more…) #

Nov. 19-Dec. 3, 2014

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