Archive for March 2nd, 2016

UNC president to visit campus March 10-11 as part of system tour

Margaret Spellings, the new president of the University of North Carolina system, will visit the campus of Western Carolina University on Thursday, March 10, and Friday, March 11.

Student leaders voice support for state bond, funding for science building

A statewide bond package that would provide funding to replace an outdated science laboratory facility at Western Carolina University received support from student leaders on both sides of the political aisle Monday, Feb. 29.

Tenants announced for WCU’s mixed-used facility Noble Hall

A full-service restaurant, an outdoor equipment outfitter, a combination bookstore and coffee cafe, a popular convenience store and a nationally known sandwich shop are among the expected occupants of Noble Hall, the mixed-use facility being constructed on the site of a structure damaged by fire in 2013 at Western Carolina University.

Band members first in nation to start United Sound chapter for special needs students

It was a year-and-a-half ago that Western Carolina University’s director of athletic bands, David Starnes, was asked by United Sound founder Julie Duty to help put together a board for her nonprofit organization, which provides musical performance expriences for students with special needs.

Work begins for installation of WCU’s Electron Garden on the Green

Site work is beginning for the installation of Western Carolina University’s Electron Garden on the Green, which is believed to be the first combination solar power generating facility and hammock “hanging lounge” on any college campus in the nation.

Historian to discuss ‘Where Movements Meet’ on March 10 at WCU

A Mississippi historian will visit the Western Carolina University campus to give a presentation as part of the university’s observance of Women’s History Month.

Traditional music series continues with concert by Freight Hoppers

The 2015-16 First Thursday Old-Time and Bluegrass Series at Western Carolina University will continue Thursday, March 3, with a concert featuring the old-time string band the Freight Hoppers.

Asheville Symphony Orchestra, WCU student musicians to perform together

Western Carolina University student musicians will join members of the Asheville Symphony Orchestra for a performance of orchestral masterworks Thursday, March 3.

LEAD conference on regional arts scheduled for March 17 at WCU

Artists, patrons of the arts and community leaders from across Western North Carolina will gather to discuss the importance of the region’s artistic community, the common challenges they face and more at a conference Thursday, March 17, at Western Carolina University.

Darrah Carr dancers to perform at WCU on March 10

Darrah Carr Dance will bring mixed-style modern, basic ballet and a touch of tap – all with an Irish step dance brogue – to the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center on the campus of Western Carolina University at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10.

IT tests latest operating systems for use on WCU network

WCU’s Division of Information Technology is testing the latest computer operating systems from Microsoft and Apple to ensure they can be used on the campus network.

Prospective students can learn about college life at WCU’s Open House on March 12

Western Carolina University will welcome prospective students and their families and friends to campus as the university holds Open House on Saturday, March 12.

WCU’s Niggli Series to present staged readings of Trull’s ‘Rogue Bergundy Crush’

Western Carolina University’s School of Stage and Screen will present the second installment in its Josefina Niggli New Works Reading Series with staged readings of “Rogue Bergundy Crush” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 11, and Saturday, March 12.

March 7 meeting to focus on handling of recycling, surplus at WCU

A town hall-style meeting has been scheduled for Monday, March 7, to gather input from the WCU community about the university’s recycling and surplus administration program.

WCU veterans help feed fellow veterans in Asheville

Six members of Western Carolina University’s Student Veterans Association traveled to Asheville recently to provide volunteer services at the Veterans Restoration Quarters, a 246-bed facility that serves veterans who are in need of transitional housing.

Documentary featuring work of Belt, Francis wins Mid-South Emmy

“First Language – The Race to Save Cherokee,” a documentary highlighting work by two Western Carolina University faculty members, was awarded a Midsouth Emmy by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Nashville Chapter on Saturday, Feb. 27.

WCU graphic designer wins ADDY award for football poster

Western Carolina University’s 2015 football season promotional poster recently brought home a silver American Advertising Award from the Asheville Advertising Federation.

WCU researchers present at mosquito control conference

Staff members of WCU’s Mosquito and Vector-Borne Infectious Disease Facility recently presented at the 82nd annual American Mosquito Control Association meeting in Savannah, Georgia.

WCU office wins CASE media relations award for economic impact project

An entry submitted by Western Carolina University’s Office of Communications and Public Relations titled “Western Carolina University, UNC Asheville and A-B Tech Partner to Illustrate the Economic Impact of Public Higher Education in Western North Carolina” won a special merit award in the media relations program category for best programs and projects in the recent District III competition of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.

Intentional Conversations: Issues that Matter, March 3

Join the Center for Service Learning & WCU’s Andrew Goodman Scholars for Intentional Conversations: Issues that Matter, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 3 | UC Theater

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