Archive for October, 2016

Early voting for general election kicks off Thursday, Oct. 27, on campus

Western Carolina University will have an on-campus polling place for early voting from Thursday, Oct. 27, through Saturday, Nov. 5.

Psychology department’s Windy Gordon to deliver ‘Last Lecture’ on Nov. 2

Windy Gordon, Western Carolina University assistant professor of psychology, will speak on the topic “Keep Listening Because Life Is Happening” as he presents the university’s annual “Last Lecture” on Wednesday, Nov. 2.

Traveling Postcards program helps sexual violence survivors heal

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, but at Western Carolina University it’s an issue Arika Morrison takes seriously year-round.

Electron Garden on the Green becoming popular hangout for students

When Western Carolina University alumnus Chase Weddle began working two years ago with two classmates (Name classmates lower in the story) on their Department of Engineering and Technology senior capstone project, he figured their idea for a solar power generating facility and hammock “hanging lounge” would just be a research project that would eventually be put in a file and maybe used in the future.

Professor’s book teaches students how to successfully work in groups

While hosting a support group for Western Carolina University faculty on cooperative learning, Maurice Phipps, a parks and recreation management professor now in phased retirement, noticed a lot of faculty were putting students into groups to do projects, but faculty really didn’t understand what cooperative learning was.

UNC President Margaret Spellings to appear on ‘CBS This Morning’ program

University of North Carolina system President Margaret Spellings will be speaking about issues facing education as she appears on the “CBS This Morning” television news program during the 8 a.m. hour on Thursday, Oct. 27.

School of Nursing receiving nearly $1 million grant to develop community-based clinical experiences

The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration has awarded the Western Carolina University School of Nursing a grant totaling nearly $1 million to develop community-based and primary care clinical experiences to help students enrolled in WCU’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing Programs prepare for careers in those health care settings.

Former Lowe’s chief legal counsel Gaither Keener appointed to WCU board

The University of North Carolina Board of Governors has appointed Gaither M. Keener, former chief legal counsel for Lowe’s Companies Inc., to fill an unexpired term on the Board of Trustees at Western Carolina University.

Political debate series to conclude Oct. 27

The Western Carolina University Political Debate Series will conclude Thursday, Oct. 27, with the third and final event of the 2016 election season, a session featuring candidates in the N.C. Senate District 50 race.

Percussion Ensemble to present free concert on campus Nov. 3

The Western Carolina University Percussion Ensemble will present a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in the Coulter Building recital hall.

School of Art and Design schedules Nov. 10 open house

Western Carolina University’s School of Art and Design will host prospective students for an open house event Thursday, Nov. 10, from noon to 5 p.m.

WCU offering workshops in Asheville for nonprofit professionals

Western Carolina University’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education is sponsoring a pair of workshops in Asheville to benefit area nonprofit professionals.

Workshop in Asheville to focus on workplace coaching skills

A workshop focusing on “Workplace Coaching Skills for Leaders-Managers” will be offered Friday, Oct. 28, at Western Carolina University’s instructional site at Biltmore Park Town Square in Asheville.

Bennett to present Nov. 1 recital on campus

Travis Bennett, associate professor of horn in the School of Music at Western Carolina University, will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1.

Film ‘Cameron’ to be screened at WCU

Photographer, investigative reporter and film director Nadia Dean will screen her film “Cameron” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at Western Carolina University.

Traditional music series to open with concert by Battleaxe Band

The 2016-17 First Thursday Old-Time and Bluegrass Concert and Jam Series at Western Carolina University will get underway Thursday, Nov. 3, with a concert featuring the Battleaxe Band.

‘Global Celebrations of Living and Dying’ program set for Oct. 31, Nov. 3

A program focusing on “Global Celebrations of Living and Dying” will be held on the Western Carolina University campus over two evenings, Monday, Oct. 31, and Thursday, Nov. 3, with presentations on diverse aspects of life and death as seen from biological, philosophical, religious and cultural viewpoints.

Metropolis publisher to give presentation Oct. 27

Susan S. Szenasy, publisher and editor-in-chief of Metropolis, an award-winning New York City-based magazine of architecture and design, will visit the Western Carolina University campus to give a presentation Thursday, Oct. 27.

Hunter Library marking Open Access Week with daily tasks for faculty

Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library is sponsoring daily tasks through Friday, Oct. 28, to help faculty boost their scholarly profile as part of the library’s celebration of Open Access Week.

Representatives of China university meet with WCU community

Representatives of Chongqing Technology and Business University, Western Carolina University’s most active partner institution in China, visited WCU on Wednesday, Oct. 12, to meet with deans, faculty and students from all the WCU colleges as well as with Provost Alison Morrison-Shetlar and the staff of WCU’s Office of International Programs and Services.

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