Archive for November, 2016

Sky Sampson appointed to lead Cherokee Center

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.

Fall commencement to include undergraduates clad in purple

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.

Professor Ron Rash, alumnus David Joy nominated for Dublin Literary Award

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 enrolled in program designed to boost supply of baccalaureate-prepared nurses

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.

Michael Smith to join 2 former Kimmel School deans at Kettering

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.

Sounds of the Season concert coming up Dec. 4

The annual “Sounds of the Season” holiday concert will be presented by Western Carolina University’s School of Music on Sunday, Dec. 4.

Traditional music series to feature Don Pedi, Bruce Greene

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.

Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble to hold final concert of the year

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.

‘Snowkus Pocus’ acrobatic holiday show coming to WCU on Dec. 7

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.

Laughter, success reigns at expo for individuals with disabilities

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.

Get to know WCU’s new faces, promoted employees

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.

Hunter Library to be open ‘24/5’ last two weeks of semester

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.

Students holding ‘Camp Cookery’ workshop at Mountain Heritage Center on Dec. 1

“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.

Young to be featured on radio show 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.

Hinnant-Crawford publishes journal article

Brandi Hinnant-Crawford, assistant professor of educational leadership, had her article published in the international journal Black Theology.

Tony Johnson Retirement, Dec. 13

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

BFA Portfolio Exhibition, Nov. 21 – Dec. 9; Reception Dec. 8.

Wildfire site could become outdoor classroom for natural resources students

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.

Steere gets award for archaeological excellence from Eastern Band of Cherokee

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.

Campus parking rate changes to resume for 2017-18

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.

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