Archive for March, 2016

Carmen Huffman named recipient of UNC system teaching honor

Carmen Huffman, an associate professor of chemistry at Western Carolina University, says part of what keeps her motivated as a teacher is that her work is ever-changing, always with something new to try to help her students learn. But an even greater motivation for her are the interactions she has with them.

Morehead State’s Nazario-Colon to lead diversity, inclusion initiatives

A yearlong process to find a campus champion for inclusion and diversity initiatives at Western Carolina University has reached a successful close with the appointment of Ricardo Nazario-Colon, currently the director of student activities, inclusion and leadership at Morehead State University.

Whee Lead Alumni Challenge now underway through April 22

Western Carolina University’s Whee Lead Alumni Challenge kicked off Tuesday, March 29, with a goal to secure 400 new or returning alumni donors by Friday, April 22.

Engineering professor’s dream of being named a ‘fellow’ is fulfilled

As a graduate student at Virginia Tech in the early 1990s, Martin Tanaka would often stare in amazement at the “fellow” award on the wall of his thesis adviser. He has wanted one of his own ever since.

Another big student contingent heading to NCUR, but this time to Asheville

Western Carolina University students have traveled to the distant corners of the U.S. over the years as they built and maintained a strong presence at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, the nation’s most prestigious undergraduate research gathering.

Writers to take spotlight on campus during April 4-7 literary festival

A return appearance and reading by Pulitzer Prize-winner and bestselling author Rick Bragg will culminate a week of literary events featuring distinguished writers during the 14th annual Spring Literary Festival at Western Carolina University.

Road Works program will take performances to communities, local organizations

Western Carolina University has a new outreach program called WCU Road Works that will present free theatrical, music, film and visual arts events to organizations and communities throughout the region.

Friends of the Arts annual fundraiser to center around musical ‘Gypsy’

The Western Carolina University Friends of the Arts organization will hold its annual fundraiser Saturday, April 16, at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center, benefiting scholarships and programming for students in WCU’s College of Fine and Performing Arts.

WCU advances to second round of voting for ‘Top Adventure College’ title

Western Carolina University continues to pursue its third straight “Top Adventure College” title through an online readers’ poll conducted by Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine.

Campus discussion series to examine race, diversity, civil discourse

A series of campus conversations about issues of race, diversity and civil discourse will be held at Western Carolina University beginning Tuesday, April 5.

Four students complete half marathon, others promote bond referendum

Four student runners representing Western Carolina University completed a half marathon held Saturday, March 12, at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, and other WCU students volunteered during the weekend of events by promoting the March 15 Connect NC bond referendum.

Sustainable Energy Initiative seeks project proposals from WCU community

The Sustainable Energy Initiative at Western Carolina University is seeking environmentally friendly proposals from WCU students, faculty and staff to improve the campus’ sustainability while providing educational value for students at the same time.

DoIT News shares instructions on World Backup Day, March 31

“How much of your work can you stand to lose?” asks a March 9 article in the DoIT News publication of WCU’s Division of Information Technology.

Hunter Library to sponsor two workshops

A pair of workshops presented by WCU’s Hunter Library will examine how to digitize information and how to use geographic information systems.

WCU astronomers to lead April 8 telescope viewing event at Jackson County Airport

Western Carolina University’s Department of Chemistry and Physics will host a viewing of the nighttime sky with telescopes from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, April 8, at the Jackson County Airport.

Traditional music series to feature concert by Buncombe Turnpike

The 2015-16 First Thursday Old-Time and Bluegrass Series at Western Carolina University will conclude Thursday, April 7, with a concert featuring the bluegrass band Buncombe Turnpike.

WCU Nursing Education Fair set for April 2 at Biltmore Park

Prospective nursing students can learn about career opportunities in the field as Western Carolina University’s School of Nursing hosts its eighth annual Education Fair on Saturday, April 2, at WCU’s instructional site at Biltmore Park Town Square in Asheville.

Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet presents annual spring concert April 5

The Western Carolina University School of Music will present a spring recital by the Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5.

WCU’s Percussion Studio presents April 7 concert on campus

Western Carolina University’s Percussion Studio will present a concert of chamber and ensemble music on Thursday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the recital hall of the Coulter Building on the WCU campus.

Appalachian Living Series to feature more craft workshops

The Mountain Heritage Center will present “Flax Plant to Linen Cloth” at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 31, in the Mountain Heritage Center’s gallery at 161 Hunter Library. This program is part of a series of hands-on Appalachian Living programs, celebrating crafts in Southern Appalachia.

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