Coming soon to an inbox near you is a survey designed to arm a committee of Western Carolina University faculty, staff and students with information to guide them in their ongoing efforts to assist the town of Dillsboro with economic development strategies.
Vicki Faircloth, director of the graduate program in middle grades education, is organizing a WCU PeaceJam chapter and is looking for faculty and staff to volunteer their support.
Short films created by Western Carolina University students will be featured at WCU’s second annual Controlled Chaos Film Festival on Wednesday, April 28.
Western Carolina University faculty, staff and students participating in a revitalization partnership effort with the Jackson County town of Dillsboro will present highlights of their ongoing projects during a community meeting Thursday, April 29.
Three Coulter Faculty Center staff members recently presented at the University of North Carolina Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference in virtual reality using a system called Second Life.
Justin Menickelli, associate professor of health, physical education and recreation at Western Carolina University, and Adam Phillips and Eric Toedtman, physical education teachers at Smoky Mountain High School, are conducting a study to see which of two curricular models best promotes physical fitness in physical education.
Racheal L. Stimpson, director of student support services, recently won the American College Personnel Association Standing Committee for Women Research and Scholarship Award.
John Whitmire, assistant professor of philosophy and religion, was awarded a stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities to participate in one of the organization’s 12 intensive summer seminars for college and university faculty.
Claire DeCristofaro, associate professor of nursing, gave an invited continuing education talk at the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville.
Casey Hurley, professor of educational leadership and foundations, has been invited to speak at the Jamaica Independent Schools’ Association annual conference Friday, April 30.
Chris Cooper, associate professor of political science and public affairs, and Gibbs Knotts, head of the political science and public affairs department, recently published “Declining Dixie: Regional Identification in the Modern American South” in the March 2010 issue of the journal Social Forces.
Work by senior interior design majors in WCU’s School of Art and Design will be on display from Friday, April 30, through Friday, May 7, at Spring Street Café, 3 E. Jackson St., Sylva.
Western Carolina University students and alumni are putting together the Cullowhee Community Yard Sale, which will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 1, at Avant Garden in Cullowhee.
Western Carolina University will present Service-Learning Partnership Awards to a Macon County social service agency and two Jackson County nonprofit organizations in recognition of effective collaboration with university faculty and students on community service projects linked to the curriculum. A school principal and a volunteer coordinator also will receive awards.
A Cullowhee resident who directed WCU’s Office of Public Information for 30 years will receive an honorary doctorate of letters as the university holds a trio of commencement ceremonies over a two-day period, Friday and Saturday, May 7-8, at the Ramsey Regional Activity Center.
About 65 Cullowhee Valley School students who participated in Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart were recently rewarded with an afternoon of fun and activities at Western Carolina University.
Western Carolina University has been authorized to establish a doctor of physical therapy degree program, and university officials hope to begin enrolling students by fall 2011 to help the region address a continuing need for more clinicians in that field.
Frustration with local forecasts became the kernel of an ever-expanding idea now known as Local Yokel Weather, a weather information and forecasting service for Cullowhee, Sylva and Cashiers that Preston Jacobsen began developing when he was a Western Carolina University student.
The third annual Bike to Work Day in Sylva will be held on Friday, May 21, and will include a group of bicyclists bound for Western Carolina University. A warm-up ride for Bike to Work Day will be held in Dillsboro on the morning of Saturday, May 15.
When Western Carolina University employees on a monthly pay schedule get paid April 30, the action will have been initiated by WCU rather than the central payroll system administered by the Office of the State Controller. As part of the change, employees will receive electronic rather than paper paystubs, and they will be able to review their pay, earnings and deduction information on the My Cat website.