Archive for August 17th, 2016

Golf classic set for Aug. 27 in Hickory

The WCU College of Business Golf Classic, presented by Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, will be held Saturday, Aug. 27, at Rock Barn Golf and Spa in Hickory.

Kossick lectures at international conference

Mark A. Kossick, professor of nursing and graduate anesthesia simulation coordinator at WCU’s Biltmore Park instructional site, lectured at an anesthesia conference held in Clearwater Beach, Florida, during the last week of July.

Debo’s collection of works by writer H.D. released in paperback

A 2014 collection of works by early 20th century writer H.D., edited and introduced by Annette Debo, WCU professor of English, has been released in a paperback edition by the University Press of Florida.

Book by Sachs receives prize from Western Women’s History

A book by Honor Sachs, assistant professor of history at Western Carolina University, recently was awarded the Armitage-Jameson Prize by the Coalition for Western Women’s History.

Biological station hosts entomology course, salamander researchers

The Highlands Biological Station staff recently hosted two events that brought scientists to the facility in the town of Highlands from around the nation and world.

WCU to focus on NC Promise, tight budget, continuing momentum in 2016-17

Western Carolina University Chancellor David O. Belcher urged faculty and staff to spend the 2016-17 academic year building on the momentum of the previous year, gearing up for implementation of the N.C. Promise tuition plan, and helping navigate complex budgetary waters.

WCU community gears up for start of fall semester, anticipates possible enrollment records

The potential exists for a couple of enrollment records to bite the dust as the Western Carolina University community prepares to welcome new and returning students for the start of the fall semester 2016.

Noble Hall gains fifth commercial tenant; four business owners uprooted by fire coming back

Western Carolina University’s Noble Hall, a new 120,000-square-foot mixed-use facility on Centennial Drive in the heart of campus, is now open for student occupancy and awaiting phased business openings beginning in October.

Diversity officer seeks to connect with students at Tuesday gatherings

Ricardo Nazario-Colón, Western Carolina University’s new chief diversity officer, is hosting a series of weekly “Tuesday Dialogues” at 2 p.m. in the Department of Intercultural Affairs to get acquainted with students and listen and respond to their concerns.

Shapiro, recipient of top UNC system faculty award, to be honored at reception

A reception is set for Monday, Aug. 22, to honor David A. Shapiro, WCU’s Robert Lee Madison Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders and recipient of the 2016 Oliver Max Gardner Award, the most prestigious honor presented to faculty by the University of North Carolina system.

Slate released for Galaxy of Stars Series; first event coming up Aug. 25

Western Carolina University’s 2016-17 Galaxy of Stars Series will feature six performances beginning with “Tarocco: A Soldier’s Tale” on Thursday, Aug. 25, at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.

Program at Asheville site to focus on ‘Growing Millennial Leadership’

Author and speaker Matt Harrington will present “Growing Millennial Leadership” to help business managers learn to motivate, retain and empower employees of the new workplace generation Friday, Sept. 9, at Western Carolina University’s location in Asheville.

Photo studio to open for new employee photographs, headshot updates

New full-time faculty or staff members and full-time employees who need to update their headshots are asked to visit the photo studio in the Office of Communications and Public Relations on these dates and between these hours: Wednesday, Aug. 24, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 3-5 p.m.

Steve Wallace takes over as director of assessment

Having been a faculty member and researcher, Steve Wallace was at a point in his career where he wanted to give back. He feels he has that opportunity at Western Carolina University.

Tickets on sale for 2016-17 Mainstage season

Season subscriptions and individual tickets to the 2016-17 Mainstage theatre season, presented by Western Carolina University’s School of Stage and Screen, are on sale at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center box office.

Marketing, print shop and photographers win poster award

WCU’s Office of University Marketing and colleagues in the Chancellor’s Division have won a national award of excellence from the University and College Designers Association for posters and signage designed to support summer school awareness and recruitment.

New athletic training faculty member authors award-winning article

Ashley Thrasher, new assistant professor of athletic training in the School of Health Sciences, will begin her career at WCU this fall as an award winner.

WHEE Wellness Classes Begin the Week of August 29

Group X Jam: Thursday, August 25: 5:30 – 7pm, CRC Courts | Aqua Group X in Reid Pool | Wellness Wednesday Flow Yoga | Zumba | Ramsey Activity Center (RAC) Concourse | Reid Pool

‘Growing Millennial Leadership’ with Matt Harrington, Sept. 9, Asheville

Think Millennial: Learn to motivate, retain and empower the new Workplace generation. $199 after 8/1. | Friday, Sept. 9 | 9 a.m. to 12 noon | WCU Biltmore Park Instructional Site | Register at

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