Archive for September 21st, 2016

WCU receives $1.8 million gift to launch Center for the Study of Free Enterprise

Western Carolina University announced Thursday, Sept. 22, the launch of a new center focused on issues revolving around economic development in North Carolina, especially in its western region.

Community, volunteers make Saturday’s Mountain Heritage Day festival come to life

This Saturday, Sept. 24, Western Carolina University continues its popular folkways tradition and opens the doors for neighbors from far and near, with the 42nd annual Mountain Heritage Day.

Leadership Academy for 2016-17 kicks off with 13 new members

Sessions with Western Carolina University’s chancellor and provost and in-depth discussions about four books focusing on leadership development highlight the 2016-17 schedule for the 13 new members of WCU’s Leadership Academy.

Nursing students help elderly couple live out a dream

Betty Plemmons of Asheville had a lifelong dream of riding in a hot air balloon. Thanks to a couple of Western Carolina University students involved with Beyond Clinic Walls, a multidisciplinary group of students working with the elderly, Plemmons and her husband, Glen, managed to realize that dream recently.

Fine Art Museum hosts Maya textile exhibit, reception

The Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University will host a reception for its exhibit “The Language of Weaving: Contemporary Maya Textiles” on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. at WCU’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.

Galaxy of Stars Series continues Sept. 30 with ‘Tzakbu: Queen of the Maya’

The Galaxy of Stars Series continues Friday, Sept. 30, when Asheville Sister Cities Inc. and Palenque Rojo Productions present “Tzakbu: Queen of the Maya” at 7:30 p.m. at Western Carolina University’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.

WCU to hold panel discussion for stroke patients, caregivers

The College of Health and Human Sciences at Western Carolina University will host a panel presentation on stroke treatment and recovery, with multiple opportunities for open dialogue and interaction between participants.

Voter registration, election turnout is continuing emphasis of WCU campus campaign

Western Carolina University’s ongoing effort get out the vote for the November election continues to gain momentum, now with added strength as part of the national Campus Vote Project and the Andrew Goodman Foundation’s Vote Everywhere project.

World wars roundtable group to meet Sept. 22 at WCU

Operation Barbarossa, Nazi Germany’s invasion of the Soviet Union during World War II, will be the topic of discussion as the Carolina Roundtable on the World Wars meets at Western Carolina University on Thursday, Sept. 22.

Faculty member’s bicycling fundraiser raises $1,040 for Biology Club

Darby Harris rode nearly 121 miles on his bicycle Saturday (Sept. 17) during a fundraiser for Western Carolina University’s student Biology Club, and in the process he burned 5,616 calories while climbing just over 26,000 feet in elevation. But he wasn’t quite done.

Faculty, staff go on the road for WCU On Tour events

Nearly 200 prospective students attended one in a series of three WCU On Tour events held recently in Greensboro, Raleigh and Charlotte.

Farmer honored for volunteer work with Christmas Connection

Betty Farmer, WCU professor of communication and public relations, recently received an honorable mention in the PR Daily’s 2016 Nonprofit PR Awards competition.

Byrd’s article published in medical journal

An article by Brian Byrd, WCU associate professor of environmental health, was published in the September edition of the North Carolina Medical Journal.

Book by Anantatmula published

A book co-authored by Vittal Anantatmula, WCU professor of project management and director of the master’s degree program in project management, has been published by Business Expert Press.

Buchanan earns national employment support certification

Susan Buchanan, administrative support associate and career development coordinator for WCU’s University Participant Program, has earned Certified Employment Support Professional certification.

Hinnant-Crawford publishes two articles

Brandi Hinnant-Crawford, WCU assistant professor of educational research, published two articles in the Journal of Multicultural Education.

WCU Telephone outage, evening of Oct. 5

Beginning at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday October 5, WCU will be changing telephone service providers. During the change process, calls to and from the university (inbound and outbound) will be suspended but 4 digit extension dialing internal to the Cullowhee campus and Biltmore Park (and between them) is expected to remain operational.

Mountain Heritage Day Lot Closures, Saturday, Sept. 24

Mountain Heritage Day Lot Closures, Saturday Sept. 24, 2016: The following COMMUTER lots will be closed at midnight on Friday Sept. 23, 2016 for “Mountain Heritage Day” on Saturday Sept. 24, 2016 ….

Financial Advising Session Now Available Oct. 11

CAPTRUST Financial Advisors, the independent advisory firm that works on the UNC Retirement Programs will be visiting Western Carolina University conducting on site individual advisory sessions on Tuesday, Oct. 11 in the OLSI Conference Room.

Gently used business clothing donations needed for events in Sept., Oct., Dec.

The Management Student Club, housed within the College of Business, will be hosting our monthly Business Wear events this semester where students can purchase business attire (men and women’s dress clothes and accessories) for only $1 apiece.

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