Archive for September, 2010

After picking up a big literary prize, Ron Rash will be honored by his hometown university

Western Carolina University faculty member Ron Rash had to travel all the way to Ireland to pick up one of the world’s top literary prizes, the Frank O’Connor Short Story Award, but he won’t have to venture nearly as far as the guest of honor for his alma mater’s upcoming Ron Rash Festival. The event includes the Rash Rush 5-K race in honor of Rash’s participation in track when he was a student. STORY FEATURES RASH’S FIRST PUBLISHED POEM

Rose Parade president visits WCU band

After sitting in on a Saturday morning rehearsal by Western Carolina University’s Pride of the Mountains Marching Band, the president of the Tournament of Roses Association made a bold prediction about the group’s upcoming performances in Pasadena, Calif.

WCU shares experience implementing Boyer model with other institutions

The recent “Integrating Boyer into Your Institutional Culture” retreat sponsored by Western Carolina University was so well received that the retreat could develop into an annual event, said Laura Cruz, interim director of Coulter Faculty Commons.

Mountain Heritage Day held Saturday, awards bestowed

WCU celebrated the 2010 Mountain Heritage Day on Saturday, Sept. 25. | SEE SLIDESHOW

WCU welcomes new employees

The Reporter annually invites new faculty and staff to participate in a feature that introduces employees hired within the last year.

Dillsboro/WCU partnership committee meets

The Dillsboro/WCU partnership committee met Friday, Sept. 24, to discuss long-range strategic planning.

IT to begin registration for mobile communication device service

In a move to enhance information security, Western Carolina University will retire automatic e-mail forwarding on Thursday, Oct. 14, and launch a mobile communication device service that will enable WCU e-mail to be “pushed” to registered equipment such as cellular phones and personal digital assistants.

Public Policy Institute to co-sponsor judge’s forum Oct. 12, 14

Western Carolina University’s Public Policy Institute and the Smoky Mountain News are sponsoring voter forums for the six candidates who are running for N.C. District Court judge.

PHOTO: Paws celebrates birthday

Paws, the official mascot for Western Carolina University’s Catamounts, is joined by a few of his closest mascot friends who were on hand to help celebrate his birthday Saturday, Sept. 25, as part of an action-packed weekend on the Cullowhee campus.

Anna Fariello named to international posts

Anna Fariello, associate research professor and director of Hunter Library’s Craft Revival Project, has been named to two international posts.

WCU student to record fall colors at WCU in video

Steven Younts, a student at Western Carolina University, will be recording the color change in and around the WCU campus community in weekly video updates.

WCU’s 36th annual Mountain Heritage Day set for Saturday, Sept. 25

WCU’s annual festival offers a smorgasbord of traditional mountain culture, with a variety of music, dance, crafts, folk arts, contests and activities that is hard to find in a one-day event. (SEE PHOTO SLIDESHOW)

WCU earns national honor for civic engagement, service learning

Western Carolina University is among six universities from across the nation to be recognized by the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars for exceptional commitment to civic engagement and service learning.

Rose Parade president to visit in support of marching band trip to Pasadena

If you happen to see a dignified-looking gentleman strolling about campus this weekend wearing a bright red jacket, don’t start worrying that Western Carolina University is changing its school colors from purple and gold.

WCU’s Ron Rash wins top short story award

Western Carolina University faculty member Ron Rash has captured the world’s richest prize for the short story literary form, the Frank O’Connor Short Story Award, for his collection “Burning Bright.”

Campus Conversations continue through Sept. 30

Faculty, staff, students and friends of Western Carolina University are encouraged to attend one or more of the Campus Conversations being held to discuss critical opportunities and challenges facing WCU in the next decade. The events are part of the “WCU 2020: Realizing the Vision, Planning for Our Preferred Future” strategic planning process for WCU.

Paws the WCU mascot to celebrate birthday Sept. 25

Paws, official mascot for Western Carolina University’s Catamounts, will celebrate his birthday Saturday, Sept. 25, as part of an action-packed weekend on the Cullowhee campus.

Faculty Senate to discuss travel fund; publishes university issue highlights

A resolution to make all full-time instructional faculty eligible for awards from the Chancellor’s Travel Fund is highlighted as the “Upcoming Faculty Senate Hot Topic” for the Wednesday, Sept. 29, Faculty Senate meeting.

Members sought for new WCU chapter of the American Association of University Women

The inaugural meeting of the Western Carolina University chapter of the American Association of University Women was held Wednesday, Sept. 15, to celebrate and recognize the achievements of WCU women and to set an agenda for the 2010-11 academic year.

WCU Dining Services offers faculty and staff $4 meal

WCU Dining Services will offer a $4 lunch and dinner special to faculty and staff upstairs at Courtyard Dining Hall on Friday, Sept. 24.

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