Chancellor-elect David O. Belcher and his wife, Susan, discuss their experience and interests, from reading to music, as well as their excitement about becoming part of the WCU family.
The university’s emergency siren system was activated in response to a tornado warning at about 12:10 a.m. on Thursday, April 28, and university officials estimate that all students had moved to shelter locations within the buildings by approximately 12:20 a.m.
The new leader of Western Carolina University’s Pride of the Mountains Marching Band is – drum roll, please – David Starnes, currently director of bands at Kennesaw Mountain High School in Kennesaw, Ga.
“We were driven to do this work so that there can be meaningful links between assessment and instruction so that teachers are better equipped to teach to high expectations for a population that historically has been excluded based on assumptions about what they ‘can’t’ do – so that students have an opportunity to build skills over time,” said Meagan Karvonen.
The Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet, quintet in residence at Western Carolina University, will be completing a busy year of performances with a tour of southwestern Germany in May.
The Small Business Technology and Development Center has awarded $7,000 to the entrepreneurship program for a project entitled “2011 Faculty Liaison Program.” The Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the SBTDC work closely together, and the funding from the SBTDC is used to support the engagement of CEI faculty and students with businesses in Western North Carolina, said Robert Carton, assistant professor of entrepreneurship.
The WCU Fine Art Museum will host Family Day from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 30, at the museum.
Faculty and staff members are being asked to assist with the Late Night Exam Breakfast served free to students who have a valid student identification card on Tuesday, May 3, upstairs in Courtyard Dining Hall.
Mountain Winds, a community band, will perform its inaugural concert 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at Western Carolina University’s Fine and Performing Arts Center.
Western Carolina University’s new online performance management system is live, and supervisors may begin completing the performance appraisal process for 2010-11.
One of the public hearings that the North Carolina General Assembly is hosting to accept public comment on the redistricting process for the State House, State Senate and U.S. Congressional districts will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in Room 133-B of the Cordelia Camp Building at Western Carolina University.
Dan Bromberg, assistant professor of political science and public affairs with the master’s degree program in public affairs, was selected to participate in a meeting on performance measurement in nonprofit management in June at New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service.
Jane Nichols, associate professor of interior design, and Erin Adams, assistant professor of interior design, recently hosted an academic symposium titled “Design for a Small Planet” in Denver.
Christina L. Reitz, assistant professor of music, recently presented “The Dies Irae in Nineteenth Century Symphonic Repertoire: Horror on the Concert Stage” at the 2011 joint conference of the National Popular Culture and American Culture Association and the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association held in San Antonio. Reitz also moderated the session “Horror-Literary and Cinematic: Traumatic Sights and Sounds” at the horror-themed national conference.
Western Carolina University’s Earth and Wellness Day celebration on Wednesday, April 13, featured live music, health screenings, more than 30 local vendors, stress relief games, free food and a farmer’s market.
The Reporter takes on the campus community’s burning questions about the university’s new playground.
Western Carolina University is one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States and Canada, according to The Princeton Review.
Western Carolina University students who need a quiet place to study for final exams will find Hunter Library open 24 hours a day from noon, Sunday, April 24, until 6 p.m., Friday, May 6.
The festival begins at 7 p.m. and features short films from narrative to documentaries and TV spots as well as three senior project films written, directed and produced by student filmmakers.
The Small Business and Technology Development Center awarded $147,744 to Wendy Cagle, director of the Small Business and Technology Development Center at Western Carolina University, to expand SBTDC services and programs.