Archive for April 13th, 2016

‘Watershed Moments’ project gets underway for Cullowhee Valley School students

With a splash, a couple of whoops and lots of careful adult guidance, the “Watershed Moments” project got underway in Cullowhee Creek on Thursday, April 7.

RISA helps foster youth, orphans and others adjust to college life at WCU

When Lowell Davis came to Western Carolina University two-and-a-half years ago to become the assistant vice chancellor for student success, he wanted to bring with him his passion for serving foster youth, something he developed at his previous job at the University of Alabama.

Professor is lead author of AARP report on aging American Indian population

A Western Carolina University professor was an author for a recent AARP report on older American Indians that found population shifts, continuing health care issues and traditional strengths within the community.

Faculty members to join in ‘Science at the Market Day’ at Jackson County Farmers Market

Two academic departments from Western Carolina University are partnering with the Jackson County Farmers Market to present the first “Science at the Market Day” on Saturday, April 16.

New portal ‘myWCU’ to open May 28; information sessions begin April 18

One door will close and another will open on Saturday, May 28, when “MyCat” is replaced by the new “myWCU” portal, offering a much greater variety of information sources and services to the Western Carolina University community.

Friends of the Arts anticipating ‘best ever’ spring fundraiser April 16

An increase in local sponsorships, fast-selling raffle tickets, unique auction items and an authentic Broadway-style experience are providing the right ingredients for Western Carolina University’s Friends of the Arts to have its “best ever” spring fundraiser, said WCU first lady Susan Belcher, chair of the event organizing committee.

Staff Senate awards four scholarships; fundraising efforts continue

Four Western Carolina University students have been chosen to receive Staff Senate Scholarships for academic year 2016-17.

President of Ghanaian university to speak at WCU on April 21

The head of the largest private university in Ghana will be visiting the Western Carolina University campus to present a lecture and speak to classes.

‘Barefoot Games’ to be held on WCU campus to help put shoes on feet

Western Carolina University will host fun competition for the first-ever “Barefoot Games” on campus Saturday, April 23, to raise awareness and funds for Samaritan’s Feet, a global humanitarian aid organization.

Scholar to keynote history of mathematics conference April 16

Duncan Melville will deliver the keynote address, “Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Mesopotamia,” at Western Carolina University’s eighth annual Smoky Mountain Undergraduate Research Conference on the History of Mathematics on Saturday, April 16.

WCU advances to ‘final four’ in quest for ‘Top Adventure College’ title

Western Carolina University has made it to the “final four” round of voting as the university seeks another “Top Adventure College” title through an online readers’ poll conducted by Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine.

Grant-writing workshop offered at Biltmore Park

A grant-writing workshop for WCU faculty, staff and students will be offered Thursday, April 14, at the university’s instructional site at Biltmore Park Town Square in Asheville.

Fine Art Museum to host ‘Next Wave’ exhibition by first-year MFA students

Western Carolina University’s Fine Art Museum is partnering with the WCU School of Art and Design to host an exhibition of works by first-year students in the Master of Fine Arts Program.

WCU Programs at Biltmore Park to hold April 19 Open House

Prospective students will have an opportunity to find out about the wide variety of graduate and professional programs offered by Western Carolina University during an Open House set for Tuesday, April 19, at WCU’s instructional site in Asheville.

WCU jazz festival scheduled for April 23 on campus

Western Carolina University’s 14th annual jazz festival will feature an afternoon and evening of music, special guests and celebration from 1 to 10 p.m. on campus Saturday, April 23.

Anantatmula’s text about project teams published

BEP Business Expert Press has just released a new text by Vittal Anantatmula, professor and director of WCU’s Master of Project Management Program, titled “Project Teams: A Structured Development Approach.”

Print Shop, Frazier featured in trade publication article

Tom Frazier and University Print Shop and Mail Services are featured extensively in the March edition of the trade journal In-Plant Graphics, in an article titled “The Flatbed Opportunity.”

Bailey teaches career development courses for colleagues

Herb Bailey, director of gift planning at WCU, taught modules VIII and IX of the Certified Fundraising Executive Review Course for the Western North Carolina Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals on Tuesday, April 5, and Wednesday, April 6.

White Oak Basket Weaving, April 14

White Oak Basket Weaving, Appalachian Living Craft Series | Thursday, April 14 | 3 – 5 p.m. | Mountain Heritage Center Gallery at Hunter Library

Earth and Wellness Celebration, April 22

Earth and Wellness Celebration, April 22 | UC Lawn | This free event combines the national celebration of Earth Day along with health and wellness. It will consist of several booths from our community including vendors, non-profits, and student organizations.

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