Western Carolina University alumna Sky K. Sampson, manager of the Cherokee Boys Club Youth Council programs, has been named director of the university’s Cherokee Center.
The purple side of Western Carolina University’s traditional purple and gold colors will be much more in prominence at the university’s fall commencement ceremonies as students receiving bachelor’s degrees will be switching from wearing mostly black to predominately purple academic regalia.
Novels written by a Western Carolina University professor and by his former student are among the 147 titles in the running for the 2017 International Dublin Literary Award, widely acknowledged as one of the top – and most lucrative – honors in the publishing world.
Six new students are enrolled in the RN to BSN Rural Education and Support scholarship program at Western Carolina University this fall as the university and Mission Health in Asheville continue their partnership to improve the quality of nursing care in rural Western North Carolina by increasing the number of baccalaureate-degree prepared nurses.
The pipeline between Western Carolina University and Kettering University continues as Michael Smith, director of the Kimmel School of Construction Management, has been named founding dean of the School of Management at the Michigan-based university.
The annual “Sounds of the Season” holiday concert will be presented by Western Carolina University’s School of Music on Sunday, Dec. 4.
The 2016-17 First Thursday Old-Time and Bluegrass Concert and Jam Series at Western Carolina University will continue Thursday, Dec. 1, with a concert featuring old-time music virtuosos Don Pedi and Bruce Greene.
The Western Carolina University Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band will present their final concert of the year, titled “Songs and Dances,” on Tuesday, Dec. 6.
Western Carolina University will usher in the holiday season in an acrobatic way as the “Snowkus Pocus Cirque Holiday Show” is presented at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7.
For 30 patrons of the Waynesville center of LifeSpan, a nonprofit organization serving children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, an activities expo at Western Carolina University was an ideal field trip.
Early in the fall semester, The Reporter invited new full-time faculty and staff to participate in a feature that introduces newly hired employees and those serving in new full-time positions within the last year.
WCU students who need a quiet place to study for final exams will find Hunter Library open on a “24/5” schedule starting at noon Sunday, Dec. 4.
“Camp Cookery Then and Now,” a workshop led by the students of WCU’s Parks and Recreation Management Club, will be held at the Mountain Heritage Center from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1.
Rob Young, professor of geosciences and director of WCU’s Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines, will be interviewed on the Fernand Amandi Show on NewsRadio 610 WIOD at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1.
Brandi Hinnant-Crawford, assistant professor of educational leadership, had her article published in the international journal Black Theology.
Please join us in honoring Tony Johnson, Executive Director of the Millennial Initiative upon his retirement from Western Carolina University, WCU Fine and Performing Arts Center, Star Lobby | December 13, 2016 | 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
BFA Portfolio Exhibition, Nov. 21 – Dec. 9; Reception Dec. 8.
Sooner or later, the wildfires that have scorched large swaths of the Western North Carolina mountains will be extinguished, and then the burned-over forest land will have the potential to become an outdoor classroom, says Western Carolina University faculty member Peter Bates.
Western Carolina University’s Ben Steere, assistant professor of anthropology and co-director of Cherokee Studies Programs, is recipient of the Principal Chief Leon D. Jones Award for Archaeological Excellence, presented by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.
A tiered system of gradual increases in rates paid by Western Carolina University students, faculty and staff for the privilege of parking on campus will resume for the 2017-18 academic year, university officials have announced.