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Annual Leadership tour roams region from Robbinsville to Asheville

The second annual Western Carolina University Leadership Regional Tour featured 36 campus leaders traversing the mountainous Western North Carolina region during a weeklong expedition Monday, May 11, through Friday, May 15.

WCU’s A.J. Grube elected Southern Conference president

A.J. Grube, Western Carolina University’s faculty athletics representative, was elected president of the Southern Conference at the intercollegiate athletics association’s annual spring meetings recently in Hilton Head, South Carolina.

WCU mini-mester course takes students to Tornado Alley

A group of Western Carolina University students had an opportunity to learn about leadership and management in times of disaster as they participated in a May mini-mester course that included a service-learning trip to Tornado Alley.

Human resources students serve as consultants to businesses, organizations

During the spring semester, students in the WCU’s master’s degree program in human resources served as pro bono human resources consultants for businesses in the region. They developed and delivered eight projects for various entities, including a nonprofit organization, a locally owned small business, and a town government.

News Briefs

  • The 2015 Summer Concert Series at Western Carolina University gets underway Thursday, June 11, with a free performance featuring the rock trio American Gonzos. (more…) #
  • The students and staff of Western Carolina University’s Honors College have been celebrating the recent publication of the 10th annual edition of the college magazine, Imagine. (more…) #
  • Members of the 2011-12 class of the Right Path Adult Leadership Program recently presented a Cherokee language CD and companion workbook to the Museum of the Cherokee Indian. (more…) #
  • A new art museum gift shop, FAMShop, has opened in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center on the Western Carolina University campus, close to the Fine Art Museum galleries. (more…) #
  • Summer aqua fitness classes will be offered beginning Tuesday, June 16, and continuing through Thursday, July 30, by Western Carolina University’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education. (more…) #


  • Phillip Kneller, associate professor of environmental health, will be presented with the 2015 Jack B. Hatlen Award at the annual meeting of the Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs in Orlando, Florida, on Monday, July 13. (more…) #
  • Santiago Garcia-Castanon, professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages, won first prize in the 2015 Lincoln-Marti International Poetry Competition for “Las fronteras del amor” (“The boundaries of love”). (more…) #
  • A multidisciplinary science team from Western Carolina University recently published a manuscript in the Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association detailing the recognition of a mosquito species (Aedes pertinax) found for the first time in the United States. (more…) #
  • A textbook titled “Exploring Issues of Diversity Within HBCUs” and co-edited by Western Carolina University’s College Student Personnel Program Director Adriel A. Hilton has been published. (more…) #
  • Tommy Dennison, business counselor at Western Carolina University’s Small Business and Technology Development Center, has successfully completed the National Development Council’s Economic Development Finance Professional certification program. (more…) #
  • Paintings done by retired Western Carolina University professor Lee Budahl will be presented by the Wisconsin Union Directorate Art Committee at the Wisconsin Union Galleries’ Gallery 1308 in Madison, Wisconsin, Friday, June 12 through Tuesday, July 28. (more…) #

June 3 – July 7, 2015

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