Western Carolina University’s Staff Senate and the Center for Service Learning are sponsoring food drives through early November.
The Western Carolina University 2009 Josefina Niggli Celebration Committee and Fine Art Museum will commission a WCU student artist to create a work of art that embodies the spirit and character of Niggli, an acclaimed WCU faculty member, writer, poet and theater and movie director.
With its theme of “Creating Extraordinary Opportunities” and a goal of $40 million in contributions to WCU, The Campaign for Western Carolina will come to a close during activities scheduled to coincide with Homecoming 2009.
What can we do to help the people of Dillsboro create the town you want?” asked Chancellor John W. Bardo of Dillsboro community members.
Western Carolina University fans will celebrate “purple pride” at Homecoming 2009 festivities, which take place Thursday, Oct. 15, through Sunday, Oct. 18.
Western Carolina University staff and faculty are invited to enjoy free food and music, and a vendor fair at the 12th annual Employee Appreciation Day on Wednesday, Oct. 14.
Chancellor John W. Bardo will announce the total amount of contributions and pledges received during WCU’s first comprehensive fundraising campaign at a public ceremony, which will be followed by a block party with live music and food.
Winford Gordon, an assistant professor of psychology at Western Carolina University, will present “Listen Carefully in Case Life Happens” at the Last Lecture Series event on Friday, Oct. 16.
WCU faculty and staff tickets are discounted to $5 for the performance of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, in the Fine and Performing Arts Center.
A revised version of a university policy regarding affiliate faculty appointments has been posted on the Faculty and Staff Announcements Web site. WCU faculty and staff may log into the Web page using their Outlook username (wcu\username) and password.
Jim Costa, professor of biology and director of Highlands Biological Station, recently led a tour in the Galapagos Islands for the Harvard Museum of Natural History in partnership with Lindblad/National Geographic Expeditions.
The American Society for Engineering Education has appointed Ken Burbank, head of the department of engineering and technology at Western Carolina University, to serve as an interim director of the national Engineering Technology Council.
Research by Western Carolina University faculty, staff and students will be presented at the 2009 annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, which will be held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Ore., Oct. 18-21.
With Jackson County’s Green Energy Park up and running, the art school has an opportunity to benefit its students and the town of Dillsboro – the latter in accord with Chancellor John W. Bardo’s call for the university to assist the town in a time of economic hardship.
North Carolina State Health Plan members who meet tobacco cessation and healthy weight requirements to be rolled out over the next few years will be eligible to enroll or continue in an insurance plan with a higher level of benefits, such as lower co-payments and deductibles, than what will be found in the basic plan.
The Mexican villages where the late Josefina Niggli, a WCU professor and Mexican-American writer, spent her childhood influenced much of her work, and her fans can get some sense of their landscape and local color in an upcoming presentation of her movie “Sombrero.” The 1953 musical, romantic drama is scheduled to air at 6:15 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, on Turner Classic Movies.
Twenty-two top high school marching bands from four states will assemble for Western Carolina University’s ninth annual Tournament of Champions, an invitational competition hosted by WCU’s award-winning Pride of the Mountains Marching Band at E.J. Whitmire Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 10.
Photo by April Sides and courtesy of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College When Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College’s faculty, staff, students and members of the community celebrated the institution’s 50-year milestone, WCU representatives joined them.
Staff Senate will host a free drawing for prizes such as Campus Recreation Center memberships and meals at Courtyard Dining Hall at the Employee Appreciation Day celebration, which will be held at Ramsey Regional Activity Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14.
WCU Dining services will offer lunch at half price to faculty and staff on Tuesday, Oct. 27, at Courtyard Dining Hall. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.