Archive for May 25th, 2016

Annual Leadership Tour travels region to connect to communities

The third annual Western Carolina University Regional Leadership Tour recently traveled throughout Western North Carolina to learn firsthand about the area’s public safety efforts, business initiatives and the media, as well as education, health and wellness issues.

Faculty member honored for work in athletic training certification

Ericka Zimmerman, director of Western Carolina University’s School of Health Sciences and associate professor of athletic training, is being honored for her service to the national board responsible for the certification of athletic trainers.

WCU, Cashiers Historical Society present symposium on Horace Kephart

The Cashiers Historical Society will partner with Western Carolina University to present the 11th annual Jan Wyatt Symposium, with the topic “Horace Kephart: The Man Behind the Myth” on Thursday, June 9, at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.

WCU is Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine’s ‘Top Adventure College’

Western Carolina University is the premiere outdoor adventure college in the region, according to a Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine online readers’ poll.

Greensboro couple establishes scholarship fund for Honors College students

Greensboro couple Rebecca Heafner Schlosser and Michael Schlosser are honoring the memory of their late son, David, by establishing an endowed scholarship fund in his name at Western Carolina University.

Carmody takes over as director of OneStop

Linda Carmody admits to having mixed feelings about her recent promotion to director of Western Carolina University’s OneStop student services center.

Board of Governors meeting May 27 to be livestreamed

An item that should be of interest to many members of the campus community is on the agenda for the meeting of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors on Friday, May 27.

Education students participate in Rural-Urban Exchange

The 15th year of the Rural-Urban Exchange took place during the spring semester, with education students from WCU and North Carolina A&T State University trading places to learn about working with diverse higher education and public school faculty and students.

Workshop in Asheville to focus on communication for IT professionals

The development of verbal, nonverbal and visual communication tools to help information technology professionals work toward becoming more effective communicators will be the focus of a Thursday, June 23, workshop offered by Western Carolina University in Asheville.

WCU department hosting May 28 telescope viewing party at Jackson County Airport

Western Carolina University’s Department of Chemistry and Physics is hosting a telescope viewing party beginning at 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 27, at the Jackson County Airport.

Schiff named director of International Studies Program

Jennifer Schiff, Western Carolina University assistant professor of political science and public affairs, will take over as director of the International Studies Program on July 1 after spending the last six years on the program’s advisory board.

Fine Art Museum hosts Great Smoky Mountains photo, art exhibit

The Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University is presenting an exhibition of images of the Great Smoky Mountains that in turn helped inspire the creation of the nation’s most visited national park.

Swim classes to be offered at Reid Gymnasium pool

Western Carolina University’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education has scheduled a series of summertime swim classes that are suitable for children ranging in age from 6 months to teens.

WCU college’s golf tournament is June 11 in Hendersonville

Western Carolina University’s annual College of Education and Allied Professions Golf Classic will be held Saturday, June 11, at Crooked Creek Golf Course in Hendersonville.

Friends of the Arts raise $113,000 during spring benefit

Western Carolina University’s Friends of the Arts is celebrating a successful fundraising event that raised more than $113,000, with over $60,000 going directly to the organization’s endowed scholarship fund.

New portal ‘myWCU’ to debut Saturday, May 28

Like the Cheshire Cat written about by Lewis Carroll, the MyCat web portal for the Western Carolina community will fade away at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 28, but without leaving even a grin behind it.

English faculty members’ film ‘Angelic in America’ viewable on YouTube

A short film by WCU English faculty members Beth Huber and Emily Darnell, “Angelic in America,” was recently released on YouTube. Based on Alan Ginsberg’s 1956 poem “America,” the film features many WCU faculty members and students.

Bobilya addresses conference in Ireland

Andrew Bobilya, associate professor of parks and recreation management, visited Ireland to greet Western Carolina exchange students there and deliver a keynote address at the International Conference on Outdoor Education on Friday, April 22.

Young to serve as expert contact during hurricane season

Rob Young, professor of geology and director of WCU’s Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines, has agreed to serve as an expert on-call during the 2016 Atlantic Ocean hurricane season, responding to media inquiries on behalf of the American Geophysical Union.

Ray interviewed by WTZQ radio station

Jeffrey Ray, dean of the Kimmel School of Construction Management and Technology at WCU, was interviewed on Hendersonville’s WTZQ AM 1600 radio show “Local Focus” on Wednesday, May 5, and spoke with host Mark Warwick and sponsoring host Terry Houck Jr. about workforce development.

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