Archive for September 14th, 2016

WCU again ranked among best in South by US News & World Report

Western Carolina University has maintained its status as one of the top universities in the South in two categories in the 2017 edition of the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” guidebook released Tuesday, Sept. 13.

One Book program focusing on modern Africa, including discussions with author

Western Carolina University’s One Book program this year aligns with the university’s ongoing two-year interdisciplinary learning theme, “Africa! More than a Continent.”

‘WCU Works’ career enrichment program to be introduced Sept. 28-29

A new professional development and certification program called “WCU Works” will be rolled out in campus forums in the auditorium of H.F. Robinson Administration Building on campus Wednesday, Sept. 28, and Thursday, Sept. 29, by the university’s Human Resources and Payroll Office.

Rooted in the Mountains symposium to focus on sense of place, moments in time

“The Importance of Time and Place” is the theme for Western Carolina University’s seventh annual symposium, Rooted in the Mountains: Valuing Our Common Ground, on Thursday, Sept. 22, and Friday, Sept. 23, at WCU’s Health and Human Sciences Building.

Faculty member’s ‘Mt. Everest Challenge’ to benefit Biology Club

A faculty member from Western Carolina University’s Department of Biology will be looking to climb the equivalent of Mt. Everest on his bicycle this coming Saturday (Sept. 17) as he raises money for WCU’s student Biology Club.

WCU to host congressional, state legislative debate series

Western Carolina University’s Public Policy Institute and Department of Political Science and Public Affairs are seeking questions from Western North Carolina voters to be asked during a series of debates in September and October.

Mountain Heritage Center offers free corn shuck doll making class

The Mountain Heritage Center, Western Carolina University’s museum of Appalachian culture, will offer instruction in the unique folk art of constructing dolls from corn shucks, also known as cornhusks, on Thursday, Sept. 15, from 2 to 5 p.m.

Program with WCU Zika expert to focus on mosquito-borne diseases

Brian Byrd, associate professor of environmental health at Western Carolina University and an adviser to state health officials on the Zika virus, will join other WCU faculty members and students in a public program focusing on best practices for reducing the risk of mosquito-borne illness.

New musical ‘Resident Alien’ to kick off Mainstage theater season at WCU

A new musical written by a Western Carolina University faculty member about a Russian family’s emigration to the U.S. will open the 2016-17 Mainstage theater season of WCU’s School of Stage and Screen.

One-day workshops offered in macro-photography, Cataloochee Valley culture

Western Carolina University’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education is offering a couple of “Mountain Classroom” workshops in September that will focus on photography and on-site storytelling.

Paddlers compete at seventh annual Cullowhee Canoe Slalom

About 90 paddling enthusiasts ranging in age from 7 to 69 gathered at the Tuckaseigee River near the Western Carolina University campus Saturday, Sept. 10, for the seventh annual Cullowhee Canoe Slalom.

WCU to host conference on intersection of economy, environment Oct. 7

A conference at Western Carolina University on Friday, Oct. 7, will focus on the intersection of the environment and the economy in Western North Carolina.

Steffen commended for work on architectural composites manual

Robert Steffen, WCU assistant professor of construction management, received accolades for his work as technical chairman for a committee that created an industry manual titled “Guidelines and Recommended Practices for Fiber-Reinforced-Polymer (FRP) Architectural Products.”

Sargsyan to lecture in Russia in October

Alex Sargsyan, assistant professor of nursing at WCU’s Biltmore Park Town Square instructional site, has been invited to lecture on “Animal Assisted Therapy for Patients Undergoing Surgical Intervention” at the Russian Federation Ministry of Health International Conference.

Maya Explorations and Exceptional Jazz at Bardo Arts Center

Join us in September for MAYA EXPLORATIONS at BARDO ARTS CENTER featuring The Language of Weaving: Contemporary Maya Textiles (Sept.12 – Nov. 7; reception Thursday, Sept. 29 from 5 – 7 p.m.) and TZAKBU: Queen of the Maya

Donations requested for Oct. 6 book sale at Hunter Library

Clear out your clutter and help out Hunter Library! Our book sale is Oct. 6, and we’re looking for your gently-used donations! Please deliver books, DVDs, CDs, and videos to Hunter Library by Monday, Oct. 3, for us to include in our sale.

Environmental health demonstrations Sept. 20

Environmental Health demonstrations featuring Dr. Brian Byrd | Tuesday, September 20, 2016 5:30 PM | WCU’s HHS Building, Room 204 | Parking available for free on the main level

Corn Shuck Dollmaking, Thursday, Sept. 15

Hands-on corn shuck dollmaking will be demonstrated by the Mountain Heritage Center’s Peter Koch in this free event of the Appalachian Living Craft Series, Thursday, Sept. 15 between 2 and 5 p.m. at the center’s gallery in Hunter Library.

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