Edward J. Lopez, the BB&T Distinguished Professor of Capitalism at WCU, recently joined Nobel laureate Thomas J. Sargent as featured presenters in the 2014 Burkett Miller Distinguished Lecture Series held at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Sargent discussed events from United States history and how they impacted the development of fiscal policy. Lopez applied public choice theory to historical and current fiscal policies, and highlighted the evolution of common American principles, which historically held to strong fiscal responsibility but have evolved to running annual deficits as a normal occurrence, according to a release from J.R. Clark, the institution’s Probasco Chair of Free Enterprise
Two publishers are working with Mario Gaetano, professor of music, to publish five critical performance editions of Scarlatti keyboard sonatas. K.34 and K.36 have been published by Per-Mus Publications of Columbus, Ohio. K.2, K.98 and K.548 are being published by Marimba Productions of Asbury, New Jersey. All sonatas are transcribed for five-octave solo marimba.
The Western Carolina University community celebrated Homecoming 2014 with events that included a parade, activities for students and alumni, tailgating and a football victory. A gallery of photos from WCU’s 2014 Homecoming weekend has been shared on The Reporter’s Flickr page.
The WCU Staff Senate will host its second annual bake sale to raise money for the Staff Senate Scholarship Fund on the second floor of A.K. Hinds University Center on Thursday, Oct. 30.
The sale will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
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Two first-year students enrolled in a Western Carolina University program for college-age individuals with intellectual disabilities were announced as the university’s 2014 Homecoming queen and king Saturday, Oct. 25.
Pam Meister, interim director and curator of Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center, was honored Oct. 22 with the James R. Short Award from the Southeastern Museums Conference.
Whether affirmative action policies are still relevant and why black males lag not only their white counterparts but also black females in educational achievement are among the questions driving Western Carolina University faculty member Adriel Hilton’s award-winning research.
“Ebola – like HIV/AIDS – hit the poorest countries in Africa really hard because disease and disease control cannot be understood in isolation from the broader crisis of underdevelopment,” said Saheed Aderinto, a history faculty member who will participate in a panel discussion centered on Ebola.
The dean of WCU’s Honors College battled leaf-looker traffic and the long uphill climbs of the Blue Ridge Parkway to complete a 118-mile bicycle ride from Cullowhee to the top of the highest mountain in the eastern United States to boost a student scholarship fund.
Gordon E. Mercer, professor emeritus of political science, has been inducted into the Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society Hall of Fame, an honor that only has been bestowed 19 times.