Fans of traditional mountain culture from around Western North Carolina and adjacent states gathered at Western Carolina University on Saturday (Sept. 26) to get a taste – make that a “wet” taste – of Southern Appalachian music, dance, food, and arts and crafts.
A book co-authored by Ron C. Michaelis, a faculty member in the biology department at Western Carolina University, was cited multiple times in a recent opinion by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito.
Is cyberterrorism a real threat to national security? Yes, says William G. Perry, professor in the computer information systems department, who is currently researching the topic as an associate research fellow for the military’s Joint Special Operations University.
Casey Hurley, professor of educational leadership at Western Carolina University, suggests in his new book that the educational system should focus less on the kind of skills that make a person a good contestant on “Jeopardy.”
Western Carolina faculty will be among featured presenters at several fall workshops to be held in Sylva as part of The Great Life Series and designed to enhance the lives of adults as they age.
Pavel Wlosok’s acoustic jazz trio will perform live on WCQS radio station from 2 to 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23.
The eighth annual Friends Weekend in Atlanta will take place Saturday, Jan. 30, and Sunday, Jan. 31.
Eldred Spell, professor of flute in Western Carolina University’s School of Music, will celebrate his 20th year as a WCU faculty member with an evening of music at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6.
Photos below show how recent heavy rains in Cullowhee caused creeks to rise and water to pool in low-lying areas on Western Carolina University’s campus.
The traditional culture of the Southern Appalachians will be in the limelight during Mountain Heritage Weekend, with WCU sponsoring its 35th annual Mountain Heritage Day festival on Saturday, Sept. 26, and a pre-festival bluegrass concert featuring the Crowe Brothers on Friday, Sept. 25.
“When I took ‘Shakespeare on Stage’ from Ms. Niggli, she said ‘It’s only literature if you read it. If you figure out how to present it on stage, it’s drama. Shakespeare was meant to be performed,’” said Luther Jones.
Classes have been relocated temporarily from the ground floor of Belk Building as clean-up continues after flooding caused by a ruptured water main. About 1 to 2 inches of standing, muddy water was found in classrooms, labs and offices on the ground floor of Belk Building on the morning of Sunday, Sept. 20, after fire […]
“Working with a different type of student will help me see new ways of looking at the material I’m teaching, giving me new insight as I teach that material again at WCU,” said Julia Barnes, WCU associate professor of mathematics.
Not far from the Jackson County mountain home WCU studio engineer John E. Wells shares with his wife and twin 3-year-old daughters is Cabin Creek Studios – a budding recording, mixing and video production business.
Jason Solomon, assistant professor of music, is directing a new group on campus – the Western Carolina University Contemporary Chamber Ensemble.
Nominations for the University of North Carolina Board of Governors’ Award for Excellence in Teaching are due to Anna McFadden, director of Coulter Faculty Center at Western Carolina University, by 5 p.m. Oct. 10.
Claire DeCristofaro, associate professor of nursing at Western Carolina Univeristy, recently gave an invited continuing medical education presentation titled “Hypertension Update 2009” at a regional conference for nurse practitioners.
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive in the multipurpose room of A.K. Hinds University Center from Tuesday-Thursday, Sept. 22-24.
Beverly Collins, associate professor of biology at Western Carolina University, recently received an $11,878 grant from the United States Forest Service to assist with the Southern Forest Futures Project.
Two dozen faculty and staff members will go the extra mile – or 632 miles, to be exact – for students this week as they travel with the annual WCU On Location recruiting event.