Archive for September, 2012

Sociology Club launches film series with ‘Food, Inc.’

The first film in the Western Carolina University Sociology Club’s “A New Lens Film Series” is “Food, Inc.,” and the movie will screen at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in the theater of A.K. Hinds University Center.

Fall issue of WCU magazine live online

The fall 2012 issue of WCU magazine is now posted at

Smith speaks at international conference

Kirk Smith, assistant professor of human resources, was scheduled to present “Leading for Results: Decision-Making from a Leadership Perspective” on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Leadership Development Workshop for United Nations Women Representatives and Senior Managers in Turin, Italy. Smith was invited to speak by the United Nations System Staff College.

Survey of campus news preferences to close Sept. 26

Take an online survey by Wednesday, Sept. 26, to help the Western Carolina University Office of Public Relations improve how news is shared with the Western Carolina University community.

Metcalfe’s article published in nursing journal

An article by Sharon Metcalfe, associate professor of nursing, titled “The Impact of International Leadership Development: A Shared Nursing Educational Service-Learning Partnership” will be published in the January-February issue of Nursing Education Perspectives. The article stems from the international collaborative nursing leadership initiatives Metcalfe developed with two university Schools of Nursing in Great Britain.

Collins completes doctorate in leadership, wins dissertation award

Shawn Collins, interim associate director for graduate nursing programs and interim assistant director of the nurse anesthesia program, recently completed a doctorate in leadership.

Thompson organizes art exhibit

James P. W. Thompson, professor emeritus of art at WCU, organized an exhibit for the Asheville Art Museum titled “Chasing the Image: Madeleine Lord and Sally Massengale.” The exhibit opens Friday, Oct. 5, and continues through Sunday, Jan. 20.

State Employees Combined Campaign under way

Western Carolina University community members will soon have the opportunity to give to their favorite charities through the annual N.C. State Employees Combined Campaign.

Hunter Library posts historic Cherokee fair programs online

Just in time for this year’s Cherokee Indian Fair, Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library, in cooperation with the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, has posted 15 archival fair programs to its online digital collections.

Smithsonian exhibit ‘Journey Stories’ opens Sept. 29

“Journey Stories,” an exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution that examines the intersection between modes of travel and Americans’ desire for freedom of movement, will be on display at Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center beginning on Mountain Heritage Day – Saturday, Sept. 29 – and continuing through Friday, Nov. 9.

WCU’s celebration of traditional mountain culture coming up Saturday

Two shows by local bluegrass favorites Balsam Range and the opening of the Smithsonian Institution exhibit “Journey Stories” highlight a full schedule of activities for Western Carolina University’s 38th annual festival of traditional mountain culture, Mountain Heritage Day, coming up on campus Saturday, Sept. 29.

Professors to perform original WNC-inspired composition in Russia

P. Bradley Ulrich and Bruce Frazier, faculty members in the Western Carolina University School of Music, will take a bit of the natural beauty of the Appalachian Mountains to Russia this fall when they perform the international premiere of an original piece of music in St. Petersburg and Moscow in October.

Name announced for new community reading program

“Whee Turn the Page” is the name of a new community reading program being developed by students in Western Carolina University’s Honors College.

Harrill Hall rededicated after $15.5 million renovation

Western Carolina University held a rededication ceremony Saturday, Sept. 22, to celebrate a $15.5 million renovation to Harrill Residence Hall that enhanced student rooms and community areas while incorporating energy-efficient features.

Annual Cullowhee canoe race raises money for river park study

The fourth annual Cullowhee Canoe Slalom held Sept. 8 on the Tuckaseigee River in Cullowhee raised a little more than $400 to help fund a river park feasibility study.

Hunter Library sponsors UNC-CH professor’s talk on libraries and museums

David Carr, an author and professor emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will give a public talk on libraries and museums and the role they play in people’s lives at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva.

School of Art and Design assists with Youth Arts Festival Sept. 22

A cooperative effort between Jackson County’s Green Energy Park and Western Carolina University’s School of Art and Design, this fifth annual Youth Arts Festival at the Jackson County Green Energy Park will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22.

Board of Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching: Call for Nominations

Nominations must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8.

Re-dedication celebration of Harrill Residence Hall set for Sept. 22

A re-dedication celebration of Harrill Residence Hall, which opened this fall after a $15.5 million renovation, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22.

Survey seeks public input on N.C. 107 issues

The Southwestern Rural Planning Organization, in collaboration with the Town of Sylva, Jackson County, and the N.C. Department of Transportation, is conducting a survey in connection with a study of N.C. 107, from the intersection with 23 Business to the intersection with N.C. 116.

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