Aaron Ball, professor of engineering and technology, was honored with the 2009 Outstanding Teaching Award from the Southeastern section of the American Society for Engineering Education.
An exhibition of gelatin silver photographs chronicling the early days of rock ‘n’ roll music that debuted at Western Carolina University’s Fine Art Museum was recently named best cultural exhibition by Northern Ohio Live during its 2009 Awards of Achievement celebration in Cleveland.
The spring 2009 issue of Appalachian Heritage, the literary magazine of Berea College in Kentucky, features work by three WCU faculty members.
Carol Burton, associate vice chancellor for undergraduate studies; Beth Tyson Lofquist, associate provost; and Anna McFadden, director of Coulter Faculty Center, presented “Connecting the Dots with Community Engagement: Teaching, Scholarship and Service” at a conference.
Jayne Zanglein, assistant professor of business law, and Anna Mackey, a business law student and candidate for graduation in May 2009, co-authored an article to be published in a LexisNexis “Emerging Issues Analysis” publication.
A reception for an exhibit of photographs by people with aphasia will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 7, at the University of North Carolina at Asheville’s Reuter Center.
The 2009 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report for Western Carolina University is available from the reports link on the Facilities Management Web site.
New requirements and courses designed to better prepare students majoring in communication for careers in the rapidly evolving industry will begin this fall at Western Carolina University.
History buffs, educators and appreciators of the region’s crafts tradition will celebrate the official launch of the Craft Revival Project online collection Friday and Saturday, May 22-23, at the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Because of the impact of state budget cuts on the ability of North Carolina government agencies to print and mail publications, Western Carolina University is temporarily taking its quarterly magazine for alumni and friends into the online environment.
Rainy skies outside didn’t dampen the enthusiasm inside Western Carolina University’s Ramsey Regional Activity Center as the university held a pair of commencement ceremonies to honor a record-breaking spring class of approximately 1,150 graduating students, and another group of about 100 students who will complete requirements for their degrees later this summer.
Student volunteers started gathering donated bicycles, repairing them and painting them yellow in anticipation of distributing them across campus this fall for all students, faculty and staff to use.
The second annual Bike to Work Day in Sylva will be held on Friday, May 15, and WCU employees are invited to meet for a casual group ride to campus. “I have never ridden my bike to work, but on the 15th I’m going to,” said Karrie Joseph.
Amber Jones practiced her Spanish, which she was studying in a WCU course, and spoke in English as she helped a Cullowhee Valley School first-grader from a Spanish-speaking family with her reading and writing skills. “She was so happy someone had taken an interest in her language and wasn’t battling for someone to understand what she had to say,” said Jones.
A delegation of Russian regional governmental officials and agricultural business executives visited Western Carolina University on Monday, May 4, to explore potential partnership and exchange opportunities with the university.
Hunter Library will host “Get Ready for … A Summer of Productive Research” on Wednesday, May 13, at the library.
The Western Carolina University School of Music faculty reached into their pockets to the tune of $3,200 for the School of Music Faculty Scholarship Fund.
Spring commencement ceremonies will be held Friday, May 8, and Saturday, May 9, at the Ramsey Regional Activity Center to accommodate the largest graduating class in university history.
Western Carolina University’s Relay For Life, an awareness and fundraising event for the American Cancer Society, drew more than 350 participants April 24 and met the $25,000 fundraising goal, said student organizer Brittany Phillips.
A poem by professor Catherine Carter will enjoy a new life as a musical creation on the London stage this summer.