Archive for November 2nd, 2016

Bob’s Mini Mart back in business in Noble Hall

The neon “OPEN” sign was flipped on in the window of Bob’s Mini Mart last week, signaling the return of a community institution in the heart of the Western Carolina University campus and the opening of the first business located in the university’s new Noble Hall mixed-use facility.

Starnes, Welch receive awards during Homecoming ceremony

A Western Carolina University dean and a former member of the Chancellor’s Office staff were honored Saturday (Oct. 29) during the annual Chancellor’s Brunch and Alumni Awards Ceremony, part of festivities associated with WCU’s Homecoming.

WCU among 8 UNC institutions identified as potential lab school sites

Western Carolina University is one of eight University of North Carolina system institutions identified as potential candidates to establish and operate laboratory schools serving students in kindergarten through eighth grade, as required by a provision in the 2016-17 state budget enacted in July.

Ten students represent WCU at inaugural SoCon Undergraduate Research Forum

Ten Western Carolina University students participated in the inaugural Southern Conference Undergraduate Research Forum, which took place at Wofford College on Oct. 29-30.

Mountain Heritage Center marks a year at Hunter Library, plans for future

Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center is marking a year in its temporary home at Hunter Library, with faculty, staff, students and visitors taking greater advantage of the location and opportunities it has provided.

Dean of education, allied professions to return to faculty in July

Dale Carpenter, dean of Western Carolina University’s College of Education and Allied Professions since April 2014, will be moving from that leadership position to return to his faculty roots effective July 1, 2017.

Shana Tucker to perform ‘chamber soul’ at Bardo Arts Center on Nov. 11

Western Carolina University’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center will present singer-songwriter and cellist Shana Tucker performing a concert of music she calls “chamber soul” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11.

Speaker from UNCC to discuss ‘Good White People’

Shannon Sullivan, a philosophy professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, will be a guest speaker Thursday, Nov. 3, at 4 p.m. in Western Carolina University’s Blue Ridge Residence Hall.

Wind Ensemble to perform at state music educators’ conference

Western Carolina University’s Wind Ensemble has been invited to perform Monday, Nov. 7, at the North Carolina Music Educators Association’s annual conference in Winston-Salem.

Free Enterprise Speaker Series holds final event of the semester Nov. 7

Western Carolina University’s Free Enterprise Speaker Series looks at international justice and the role of free markets as a global imperative at 4 p.m. in the Blue Ridge Conference Room on Monday, Nov. 7.

Political science students speak in high schools on representative democracy, voting

Western Carolina University students recently took the message of the importance of voting to area high schools.

Reitz presents at music society conference

Christina L. Reitz, WCU associate professor of music, presented her research titled “The Transformative Elements of Higdon’s ‘Cold Mountain’” at the peer-reviewed College Music Society’s National Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on Friday, Oct. 28.

Cagle, Hillon present at small business conference

Two faculty members from WCU’s College of Business presented at the national conference of America’s Small Business Development Centers in September.

Data Management, Archiving Workshop, Nov. 8

Data Management and Archiving Workshop, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 3 – 4 p.m., University Center Dogwood Room.

Global Justice and Freedom, Nov. 7

Global Justice and Global Freedom: Monday November 7, 4:00-5:15 pm, Blue Ridge Conference Room.

WHEE Wellness Opportunities

November is the Great American Smoke Out | Nutrition Event: Vegetarian Awareness | Tuesdays to Thrive – Harris Regional Hospital Cafeteria | WHEE Wellness Classes | More Wellness Opportunities

Business Idea Pitch Party, Nov. 9

Fall 2016 Student Entrepreneur Business Idea Pitch Party will be held next Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the University Center Theatre from 6 to 8 p.m. Six student entrepreneurs will present their ventures to a live audience and a panel of business judges.

Program proposals solicited for Annual Student Leadership Conference, Whee LEAD

The Whee Lead Conference is a one day student leadership conference for campus leaders aimed at meaningful discussions of relevant issues within their organizations/departments and within their daily lives.

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