Two first-year students enrolled in a Western Carolina University program for college-age individuals with intellectual disabilities were announced as the university’s 2014 Homecoming queen and king Saturday, Oct. 25.
Pam Meister, interim director and curator of Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center, was honored Oct. 22 with the James R. Short Award from the Southeastern Museums Conference.
Whether affirmative action policies are still relevant and why black males lag not only their white counterparts but also black females in educational achievement are among the questions driving Western Carolina University faculty member Adriel Hilton’s award-winning research.
“Ebola – like HIV/AIDS – hit the poorest countries in Africa really hard because disease and disease control cannot be understood in isolation from the broader crisis of underdevelopment,” said Saheed Aderinto, a history faculty member who will participate in a panel discussion centered on Ebola.
The dean of WCU's Honors College battled leaf-looker traffic and the long uphill climbs of the Blue Ridge Parkway to complete a 118-mile bicycle ride from Cullowhee to the top of the highest mountain in the eastern United States to boost a student scholarship fund.
Gordon E. Mercer, professor emeritus of political science, has been inducted into the Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society Hall of Fame, an honor that only has been bestowed 19 times.