Archive for October 5th, 2016

WCU named to President’s Community Service Honor Roll again

For the eighth consecutive year, Western Carolina University has been named to a national honor roll of institutions of higher education that provide exemplary community service and civic engagement, both on and off campus.

Political debate series continues Oct. 12, 27

The Western Carolina University Political Debate Series will continue in October with sessions featuring candidates for two state legislative seats representing Western North Carolina.

State Employees Combined Campaign underway on campus

It’s that time of year again, when Western Carolina University faculty and staff come together to support the North Carolina State Employees Combined Campaign.

McRae chosen for Department of History’s Sossomon Professorship

Elizabeth McRae, an associate professor of history at Western Carolina University, has been chosen to hold the university’s Creighton Sossomon Professorship in History for the next three years.

Arts and Cultural Events series to feature Second City, Japanese drummers

Quirky films, arts and crafts workshops, a holiday circus show and a comedy performance by Chicago’s famous Second City are among the offerings of the 2016-17 Arts and Cultural Events series at Western Carolina University.

Wind Ensemble schedules first concert of fall semester

The Western Carolina University Wind Ensemble will be performing its first concert of the fall semester in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11. It is free and open to the public.

WCU offering employee evaluation training in Asheville

Western Carolina University’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education will host a half-day training session focused on employee evaluations from 9 a.m. until noon Friday, Oct. 21.

School of Stage and Screen brings entertainment lighting technology expo to campus

The Western Carolina University School of Stage and Screen will co-host an entertainment technology conference and expo Friday, Oct. 14, with a focus on film and theater lighting techniques.

Association of retired WCU faculty, staff to meet Oct. 19

The Western Carolina University Association of Retired Faculty and Staff will meet on campus in the Ramsey Regional Activity Center on Wednesday, Oct. 19.

Staff Senate forum to feature human resources representatives

WCU’s Staff Senate is hosting an open forum with representatives of the Office of Human Resources and Payroll from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, in the auditorium on the first floor of H.F. Robinson Administration Building.

Book by Lopez published in Chinese

A Chinese translation of “Madmen, Intellectuals, and Academic Scribblers: The Economic Engine of Political Change,” a book by WCU’s Edward Lopez, was published recently by China Financial Publishing House.

Ulrich to perform with Canadian orchestra

P. Bradley Ulrich, WCU professor of trumpet, will be performing with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra in October.

Book by Sachs receives another award

“Home Rule,” a 2015 book penned by WCU assistant professor of history Honor Sachs, has been selected by the Kentucky Historical Society to receive a 2016 Kentucky History Award.

Football Parking Lot Closures, Oct. 8

*Camp lot#4B will be closed Thurs. Oct. 6, 2016 at midnight until Sunday Oct.9, 2016 at 5pm for Football RV PARKING along with these other closures:

Africa! More than a Continent – October Events

Africa! More than a Continent — our ongoing 2015-17 campus theme — will be featured in these upcoming events, exhibitions, presentations, and readings. A calendar is updated regularly at

Moccasin Making Workshop, Oct. 8

Southeastern Moccasin Making Workshop, part of the Appalachian Living Series, will be offered between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Mountain Heritage Center Gallery at Hunter Library. $75 fee includes materials. Five slots are available.

Writing a Proposal Budget workshop, Oct. 6

Step-by-step guidance will be offered by the Office of Research Administration at this workshop, 10-11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 6 in the University Center Dogwood Room.

TIAA-CREF offers individual counseling sessions, Oct. 11, 12

Register at or call 800 732-8353.

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