Archive for May, 2011

Residential Living honored for reducing campus carbon footprint

Mac-Gray Campus Solutions, which provides the washers and dryers in WCU residence halls, has acknowledged Western Carolina University’s commitment to environmental sustainability through participating in a Lighten the Load program with a certificate of recognition.

Faculty and students share research results, promotional ideas for Dillsboro

Dillsboro merchants, leaders and community members heard new ideas and saw sample materials for promoting their historic town during a recent meeting of the Dillsboro/WCU Partnership Committee.

WCU forms Council on Diversity and Inclusion

WCU’s new Council on Diversity and Inclusion recently began meeting to explore diversity issues and how to link related goals, initiatives, programs and resources across the university.

Three commencement exercises to be held

Some 1,250 members of Western Carolina University’s spring graduating class will be honored for their academic achievements as the university holds a trio of commencement ceremonies over a two-day period, May 6-7, at Ramsey Regional Activity Center.

Faculty, students test ‘energy mile’ theory in lab

Backpackers who take on the challenge of hiking in the Southern Appalachian Mountains can attest to the fact that hauling a pack up a steep mountain trail is much more difficult than carrying one on level ground, and some Western Carolina University faculty members and students have put that notion to the test.

From the faculty lounge with Sharon Jacques

Sharon Jacques will retire May 15 as an associate professor of nursing who has taught more than 2,500 WCU students since her career began in 1974. Jacques will continue to help others become better nurses through the Sharon Jacques Nursing Scholarship that she created.

Students share excitement about summer plans

WCU students have a wide range of goals for the summer, from work to vacation to studies. Steven Younts, a sophomore from Lexington majoring in communications and political science, compiled comments from a few students about their plans.

WCU takes part in N.C. Graduate Education Week 2011

Two graduate students will present their research at the State Capitol, and a reception will be held in Asheville on Wednesday, May 25, as part of WCU’s participation in North Carolina Graduate Education Week.

Bike to Work Day in Sylva set for May 17

Sylva-area cyclists are joining the League of American Bicyclists, the national organization of bicyclists, to celebrate May as National Bike Month by encouraging community members to try riding their bikes to work on Tuesday, May 17.

Reception to be held May 11 for Chancellor Bardo

A reception honoring Chancellor John W. Bardo and his wife, Deborah, will be held in the Grandroom of A.K. Hinds University Center from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May  11.

Power outage scheduled for May 10

The Western Carolina University campus and areas around WCU that receive their power through WCU Electric Resale will lose power for four hours starting at 9 p.m.Tuesday, May 10. The power outage is required so that Duke Energy can make repairs to the substation on campus that was damaged during a recent storm.

Hot water on campus to be temporarily unavailable as steam plant shuts down for annual maintenance

WCU’s central steam plant and distribution system has scheduled time to shut down in May for required annual maintenance, which will affect the availability of hot water in some campus buildings.

IT staff members and student to present at international conference; student wins scholarship to attend

WCU staff members Andy Voelker and Brad Semma along with student Casey Icenhour have been selected to make two presentations at the international ResNet Symposium, which was recently renamed the Student Technology Conference, which is being held in June at Yale University.

Komuves wins grant for alcohol education initiative

The Town of Sylva ABC Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Contribution Program has awarded $4,000 to Miles D. Komuves, coordinator of alcohol and drug education with the student community ethics department at Western Carolina University, to facilitate alcohol education on campus and within the community.

Miller quoted in newspaper series, appointed to state panel

Jerry Miller, the Whitmire Distinguished Professor of Environmental Science, was recently appointed to a state science panel and quoted in an article that appeared with a series in the News and Observer.

Faculty and staff become Alpha Sigma Lambda honorary inductees

Members of the Mu Epsilon chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda national honor society for nontraditional students recently named several WCU faculty and staff members as honorary inductees.

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