Students in Fred Fisher’s freshman seminar on active citizenship have raised more than $1,000 toward the Shops with Cops program through the Jackson County Office of the Sheriff.
Western Carolina Unviersity’s Department of Communication has released a video to invite the WCU community to WCU Night of the Dillsboro Lights & Luminaries event to take place this Friday, Dec. 7.
Thirty-three singers in Western Carolina University’s Concert Choir under the direction of Michael Lancaster, director of choral activities, performed at the fall conference in September of the North Carolina chapter of the American Choral Directors Association held at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
The College of Education and Allied Professions will host its first ever golf tournament on Saturday, March 23, at High Vista Country Club in Mills River. The tournament entry fee is $75 and includes a barbecue meal.
Numerous computer systems on the Western Carolina University campus will be operating sporadically or will be unavailable Thursday, Dec. 27, and Friday, Dec. 28, as WCU’s Division of Information Technology conducts annual maintenance.
Sharon Metcalfe, associate professor of nursing, is co-author of an article titled “Developing Global Citizenship Online: An Authentic Alternative to Overseas Clinical Placement” that will be published in the European nursing journal, Nurse Education Today. In addition, an article by Metcalfe and Amy Putnam, assistant professor of nursing, titled “The Net Generation of Nursing: Keeping Empathetic Communication” has been accepted for publication in the Future Visions special edition of the journal Creative Nursing.
“Time marches on and WCU is changing and growing, but our hearts and who we are remain true,” said Joseph Hader, videographer, of the essence captured in the 2012 WCU holiday video card. The video highlights the excitement of the last year at Western Carolina through a storyline built around the magic of snow.
Western Carolina University was recently honored with one of two of the Association for Continuing Higher Education’s Creative Technology Awards for 2012 for a project titled “Online Collaborative Learning Beyond Course Registration.”
Western Carolina University’s past presidents and chancellors – and their families – are the subject of a new photography gallery unveiled Thursday, Nov. 29, in the Chancellor’s Residence, with members of the families of four former leaders of the institution on hand for the festivities.
Western Carolina University will hold commencement exercises Saturday, Dec. 15, to honor its fall graduating class and a group of newly minted WCU alumni who received degrees after this year’s summer school sessions.
Kia Asberg, assistant professor of psychology, has been awarded the Deborah L. Rhatigan Early Career Award for Excellence in Violence Research, presented by the Child Maltreatment & Interpersonal Violence Special Interest Group of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.