Archive for February, 2013

Staff members recognized for work on holiday video, Imagine magazine

Members of Western Carolina University’s offices of Public Relations and Creative Services have been honored for the quality of their work by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

Smith to present keynote address at Brazil event

Kirk Smith, assistant professor of human resources and leadership at WCU, will deliver a keynote address Thursday, April 11, for the HR Metrics and Indicators Special Forum to be held in Brazil.

Bailey presents at regional conference

Herb Bailey, director of gift planning at Western Carolina University, presented “Improving Your ROI: The 3-Part Ask” at the annual conference recently held in Atlanta for District III of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

Health and Human Sciences Building to host dedication celebration Feb. 28

A dedication ceremony for Western Carolina University’s new $46 million, state-of-the-art Health and Human Sciences Building will be held Thursday, Feb. 28.

Marching band to be featured at national event

The 2012 edition of Western Carolina University’s Pride of the Mountains Marching Band has been selected as one of 10 to be highlighted at the College Band Directors National Association’s National Convention in March.

Nominations due March 7 for staff, faculty awards

Nominations will be accepted through noon, Thursday, March 7, for the Judy H. Dowell Outstanding Support Staff Award, the Paul A. Reid Distinguished Service Awards for Faculty and Administrative Staff, the Bright Idea Staff Award and the Star Staff Award. Each comes with a $1,000 cash award.

IT staff members facilitate global video conference despite winter weather challenges

Although snowy weather Tuesday, Feb. 19, led WCU to cancel 8 a.m. classes in Cullowhee and coincided with an interruption to WCU’s video feed, Zach Phillips and Adam Huggins with the Division of Information Technology still found a way that morning to successfully connect 16 people across four continents involved with the International Fluency Association.

Student teachers host fundraiser to support internship experience in Finland

A group of Western Carolina University student teachers are raising money to enable them to travel to Finland, which consistently has one of the highest literacy rates in the world, to complete internships and learn more about teaching practices.

Gender Research Conference to be held March 6

The theme of Western Carolina University’s 12th annual Gender Research Conference to be held Wednesday, March 6, is “Women and Ethnicity.”

WCU trail system now open to the public

It’s official! Western Carolina University’s new trail system is open and ready for bikers, hikers and runners. About 100 people turned out Saturday, Feb. 23, for an outdoor campus celebration to mark the trail’s formal opening.

‘Vagina Monologues’ to stage March 1-2

Western Carolina University’s Department of Intercultural Affairs will host a benefit production of “The Vagina Monologues” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 1-2, in the A.K. Hinds University Center Grandroom.

Library exhibit and reception to honor faculty achievements

More than 160 examples of recent works are on display at Hunter Library for the 2013 Faculty Scholarship Celebration, which honors both the scholarly and creative achievements of WCU faculty members.

Mountain Winds to perform Feb. 27

The Mountain Winds community band will perform a concern at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at Western Carolina University.

Registration fees for WCU half marathon, 5K to increase March 1

Runners still have time to sign up for Western Carolina University’s Valley of the Lilies Half Marathon and 5-K at special early registration rates, but fees will go up Friday, March 1.

Students help alumnus seek best software to operate global nonprofit

“Having a class conduct the system analysis saves easily a month of time that I can devote to our mission work,” said Thomas Witherspoon, executive director of Ears to Our World.

Production of ‘Dracula’ wins national award

As Western Carolina University anticipates the live, radio-style production tonight (Tuesday, Feb. 26) of “Tarzan,”the latest in an academic-based entertainment series, participants and enthusiasts celebrate news that WCU’s 2012 show, “Dracula” won a national award.

‘Pathways’ event to be held for graduate students, faculty March 5-6

An event scheduled for the afternoons of Tuesday, March 5, and Wednesday, March 6, on the Western Carolina University campus is aimed at helping graduate students become more prepared to move into careers in the global economy.

Brenton, Burton facilitate event for women provosts at national meeting

Angela Laird Brenton, provost, and Carol Burton, associate provost for undergraduate studies, facilitated a breakfast meeting for women provosts at the recent Winter Meeting of AASCU, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, in Point Clear, Ala.

RSVP requested by Feb. 21 for building dedication celebration

A dedication ceremony for Western Carolina University’s new $46 million, state-of-the-art Health and Human Sciences Building will be held Thursday, Feb. 28, and organizers are asking those who plan to attend to send an email to healthandhumansciences@wcu.edu by Thursday, Feb. 21.

Marching band one of 10 to be featured at national convention

The 2012 edition of Western Carolina University’s Pride of the Mountains Marching Band has been selected as one of 10 university marching bands to be featured at the College Band Directors National Association’s National Convention in March in Greensboro.

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