Archive for August 24th, 2016

Collins takes over as WCU’s official fall color forecaster

Beverly Collins is getting into the prognostication business this fall, but she won’t be trying to predict the outcome of college football games.

Shorelines program heads into its 10th year on WCU campus

Hardly a day goes by that a staff member from Western Carolina University’s Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines isn’t asked how such a program ended up in the mountains of Western North Carolina.

Alumnus expands medical practice to Health and Human Sciences Building clinic

Dr. Gray Erlacher, a Western Carolina University alumnus, has expanded his practice to the primary care clinic located in WCU’s Health and Human Sciences Building at 4121 Little Savannah Road, Cullowhee.

State budget director discusses college affordability with WCU students, leaders

With students – and some faculty members – still scrambling to find their classrooms on the second day of the fall semester, State Budget Director Andrew Heath paid a visit to Western Carolina University to tackle the subject of college affordability with a group of WCU students and campus leaders.

Employee Appreciation Day is Sept. 1 at the Ramsey Center

Western Carolina University’s annual Employee Appreciation Day and Benefits Fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at Ramsey Regional Activity Center.

WCU welcomes students for fall semester (photos and video)

The Western Carolina University community welcomed back new and returning students for the 2016-17 academic year over a three-day period, Aug. 19-21. Another fall semester is underway!

Mountain Heritage Center honors late corn shuck artist, hosts corn shuck art exhibit

Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center will celebrate the unique mountain craft of constructing decorative and functional items from corn shucks, also known as cornhusks, in the first floor lobby of the H.F. Robinson Administration Building.

Project Discovery gets grant renewal from U.S. Department of Education

Western Carolina University’s Talent Search program, Project Discovery, recently had its grant with the U.S. Department of Education renewed at $368,160 per year for five years. The first budget period begins Sept. 1 and runs through Aug. 31, 2017.

McKee Building gets outfitted with new furniture, adding comfort, accessibility

One of Western Carolina University’s oldest buildings has some of the newest fixtures, thanks to a recent replacement of classroom furniture.

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.

Mountain Heritage Center to host historic Wootten photo exhibit

Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center will host an exhibit of works by Bayard Wootten, a pioneering woman photographer, beginning Sunday, Aug. 28, with an opening reception from 2 to 5 p.m. on the second floor of Hunter Library.

Personalist Seminar attracts faculty, graduate students from across nation

A group of 16 philosophy and religion faculty members and graduate students from colleges across the country visited the WCU campus July 31-Aug. 5 for the 11th Biennial Personalist Seminar.

Seminar co-directed by McLachlan receives funding from NEH

A seminar about the ethical and political philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas that is co-directed by James McLachlan, professor of philosophy and religion, recently received a grant of $80,994 from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Ford presents paper on military credits at engineering education conference

George Ford, associate professor of construction management, presented a paper titled “Translating United States Military Occupational Specialties Training into College Credit at a Regional, Comprehensive University” at the American Society for Engineering Education conference at New Orleans, Louisiana, in late June.

Calvert completes leadership training at HERS Institute

Kristin Calvert, head of content organization and management at Hunter Library, completed the 2016 Higher Education Resource Services Bryn Mawr Summer Institute over a two-week period in July.

Article by Barnes wins award

An article titled “Emerging Julia Sets,” co-authored by Julia Barnes, professor of mathematics, recently won the Carl B. Allendoerfer Award from the Mathematical Association of America.

Early Armenaki film to be re-released on BluRay, DVD

One of the first feature films for which Arledge Armenaki, associate professor of cinematography, served as director of photography will be re-released on BluRay and DVD formats on Tuesday, Aug. 30.

Provost’s Internal Support Grant, Aug. 29

FAQ and Proposal Development Session with the Office of Research and Administration | Monday, August 29 | 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. | University Center Catamount Room

An Evening with Bardo Arts Center, Aug. 25

An Evening with Bardo Arts Center | Thursday, August 25 | 5:00-7:00PM | ART EXHIBITION & RECEPTION

WNC Get Fit Challenge – Sept. 12 – Nov. 6

It is that time of year again—time for the WNC Get Fit Challenge. Check out the information below about the Challenge and refer to the website: for Challenge updates and additions.

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