Archive for March 16th, 2016

North Carolina voters say ‘yes’ to bond issue, new science building at WCU

North Carolina voters have spoken, and they agree that Western Carolina University needs a replacement for its antiquated Natural Sciences Building.

Spellings addresses WCU’s unique role in UNC system during campus visit

After a crash course on the topic of all things Western Carolina University, new University of North Carolina system President Margaret Spellings departed Cullowhee with a newfound appreciation for the color purple and a better understanding of WCU’s unique role in the UNC system.

Trustees approve faculty members Bloom, Collins for distinguished professorships

The Western Carolina University Board of Trustees approved the appointments of two current WCU faculty members to distinguished professorships during its quarterly meeting Friday, March 11.

WCU’s research events merge into March 30-31 ‘Celebration’

Western Carolina University’s two springtime events that highlight student research, the Undergraduate Expo and Graduate Research Symposium, are being combined this year to create the 2016 Research and Scholarship Celebration that will be held Wednesday, March 30, and Thursday, March 31.

Students accepted for prestigious internships at Mountain Area Health Education Center

Four students from Western Carolina University have been selected for eight-week internships with the Mountain Area Health Education Center in Asheville, providing an opportunity to gain firsthand experience and working knowledge in health careers.

Accountancy students, alumni exceed national average in CPA exams

Current students and recent graduates of Western Carolina University’s master’s program in accountancy did better on the certified public accountant exam ― a requirement for becoming a CPA ― than the national average, results show.

WCU going after third straight ‘Top Adventure College’ title

The North Carolina primary and bond referendum may be over, but the vote casting continues as Western Carolina University pursues its third straight “Top Adventure College” title through an online poll conducted by Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine.

Course in ‘Conversational Spanish’ to be offered at WCU

Western Carolina University’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education is offering a four-week Spanish course to help students learn basic communication and vocabulary to use in the community and in professions.

WCU history students join The Heritage Calendar project

There will be Catamount paw prints on the next edition of a calendar highlighting North Carolina’s African-American heritage as Western Carolina University joins The Heritage Calendar project.

The 32nd annual Tuck River Cleanup will take place April 16

What has become the nation’s largest single-day effort to remove trash from a river, the 32nd annual Tuck River Cleanup, hosted by Western Carolina University’s Base Camp Cullowhee, will be Saturday, April 16.

WCU to host St. Louis Symphony horn player Thomas Jostlein for recital, masterclass

Western Carolina University’s School of Music will host Thomas Jostlein, associate principal horn with the St. Louis Symphony, for a recital and a masterclass on campus Monday, March 28.

WCU student, faculty collaborate in publishing mosquito guide

A WCU graduate student, two faculty members and an employee of the state’s agriculture department recently published “The Mosquitoes of the Mid-Atlantic Region: An Identification Guide.”

Reitz presents research on composition of opera

Christina Reitz, associate professor of music, presented research titled “Cold Mountain: An Appalachian Operatic Odyssey” at the Society for American Music Annual Conference held in Boston from March 9-13.

Ward receives achievement award at conference

Kham Ward, director of the Department of Intercultural Affairs at Western Carolina University, received the Benjamin L. Perry Professional Award at the 62nd National Association of Student Affairs Professionals conference in Houston, Texas, the week of Feb. 18-21.

May Mini-Mester Special Topics: Product Design & Development

Special Topics: “Product Design & Development” – May Mini-Mester – This three-credit course is geared to those interested in any or all part of developing, professional practices for artists, and selling your artwork.

Raffle tickets to support Fine & Performing Arts scholarships

“Let WCU Entertain You!” raffle tickets are on sale now: $25 each or $100 for 5. One winner will be announced at the Spring Musical “Gypsy” on Saturday April 16, 2016.

International Fest to be held Wed., April 13

WCU’s Office of International Programs and Services has announced that the annual International Fest will take place on the lawn of University Center on Wednesday, April 13. More information will be available later.

Film and filmmaker reception: Embers, March 16

A trailer for the film “Embers,” to be shown at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 16 in the UC Theatre (followed by a reception with the filmmaker) can be seen at : https://vimeo.com/152598775

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