Archive for August 31st, 2016

Ron Rash talks about new novel, remembers his friend Pat Conroy

Ron Rash, New York Times bestselling author and Western Carolina University’s Parris Distinguished Professor of Appalachian Culture, has a new novel out.

University police add new program designed for freshmen and sophomores

Along with the fall programming the Western Carolina University police department offers each year, this year’s lineup includes a new program – “Crime Prevention and Services.”

Fine Art Museum to present exhibit of works by iconic artist, alumnus

The Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University is presenting an exhibition of paintings, miscellaneous art and memorabilia by the late Joel Morris, a WCU alumnus and iconic character who was fond of Cullowhee.

LIFE@WesternCarolina fall semester sessions begin Sept. 13

Buncombe County’s sheriff, a veteran Asheville Citizen-Times journalist, a retired meteorologist and several current and former members of Western Carolina University’s faculty and staff will be among the presenters for the 2016 fall sessions of LIFE@WesternCarolina, the university’s lifelong learning institute.

Afternoon of jazz at WCU on Oct. 2 will feature Branford Marsalis Quartet, special guest Kurt Elling

Ticket sales for the general public begin Tuesday, Sept. 6, for an afternoon of jazz starring the Branford Marsalis Quartet with special guest Kurt Elling at Western Carolina University.

Family friendly paddling competition set for Sept. 10 in Cullowhee

The seventh annual Cullowhee Canoe Slalom, a family friendly paddling competition on a calm section of the Tuckaseigee River near the Western Carolina University campus, will be held on the morning of Saturday, Sept. 10.

WCU prognosticator: Leaf color quality will hinge on temperature trends heading into fall

The quality of the fall colors in Western North Carolina’s mountains this year will depend on the temperatures recorded from September through the typical peak color weeks of October.

UNC Board of Governors to hold public comment session

The University of North Carolina Board of Governors will hold a public comment session Friday Sept. 9, following the board’s regularly scheduled meeting.

Causby serving on NCCAT Board of Trustees

Cory S. Causby, WCU associate vice chancellor for human resources, has been appointed to serve a four-year term on the Board of Trustees of the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching.

Exhibition featuring work of Ashcraft, Workingman Collective opens Sept. 2 in New York

Tom Ashcraft, Distinguished Professor of Visual Arts at WCU, and his colleagues in the Workingman Collective artist group are featured in the new exhibition “Tally” opening in New York City.

Collins to serve on hospital board, two committees

Shawn Collins, associate professor and director of WCU’s Nurse Anesthesia Program, will be serving on Park Ridge Health’s Board of Directors, beginning in September. The Park Ridge Health main campus and hospital is located in the Naples community in Henderson County.

Ulrich to teach, perform in St. Petersburg, Russia

WCU professor of trumpet P. Bradley Ulrich will be going on his ninth trip to Russia to teach and perform from Tuesday, Sept. 6, through Monday, Sept. 12.

Upcoming Events: Africa! More than a Continent

2016-2017 One Book FYE – The Bright Continent Breaking Rules and Making Change in Modern Africa by Dayo Olopade

Employee Appreciation Day, Thursday, Sept. 1

WCU’s ANNUAL Employee Appreciation Day Celebration | Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Ramsey Regional Activity Center

Please join us for a retirement reception for Roseanna Belt

Retirement Reception for Roseanna Belt: Tuesday, September 27th – 1:30 – 3:30 pm – Bardo Atrium

Professional Development Courses for Faculty and Staff from DoIT

Beginning this semester, the Division of IT will offer a brand new professional development service in the core applications of the Microsoft Office 2016 suite: Word, Excel, Outlook, and OneDrive.

You’re invited to submit a campus theme topic

For the past seven years, WCU has selected an interdisciplinary theme for campus conversations, curricular, and co-curricular connections, and enrichment. Our current theme, an interdisciplinary exploration of Africa, is entering its second and final year.

WCU Staff Senate Annual Food Drive to benefit Community Table

The WCU Staff Senate will be accepting food or financial donations to Community Table at the entrance of the Ramsey Center and at the Staff Senate table on the Ramsey Center concourse during Employee Appreciation Day festivities on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Upcoming Talent and Professional Development Opportunities

The Human Resources and Payroll Talent Development Team invites you to be an active participant in your professional and career development by completing one or more Talent Development events planned for September and beyond.

Reid Lot #30-Metered Lot Update

Beginning Tuesday Sept. 6, 2016 (after Labor Day), the temporary faculty/staff Reid lot #30 will be updated to a metered pay lot.

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