Archive for November 9th, 2016

Get-out-the-vote organizers pleased with turnout at campus early-voting site

Western Carolina University’s efforts for early voting at a campus polling place exceeded expectations, organizers said.

WCU listed in Princeton Review 2016 guide to ‘green colleges’

For the sixth consecutive year, Western Carolina University has been listed by The Princeton Review as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in North America.

Play co-written by McGhan, ‘In the Soundless Awe,’ to be staged Nov. 16-20

The haunting final moments of the man at the helm of one of the worst naval disasters in U.S. history will be portrayed as Western Carolina University’s School of Stage and Screen presents “In the Soundless Awe,” a play co-written by Jayme McGhan, associate professor and director of the school.

‘Unseen Scars’ panel discussion highlights Veterans Day events on campus

The Jackson County Veterans Support Group, along with Western Carolina University’s Student Veterans Association, will hold the annual military panel discussion, “Unseen Scars,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in the A.K. Hinds University Center’s theater.

Students assist on statewide African-American calendar project

A calendar highlighting North Carolina’s African-American heritage and produced with the assistance of a team of Western Carolina University history and education students is hot off the presses.

Hunter Library departments undergo reorganization

Departments in WCU’s Hunter Library have undergone reorganization following the recent retirement of George Frizzell, who was head of Special Collections for 34 years.

Experimental movie ‘Hotel Dallas’ to be screened Nov. 15

Western Carolina University’s Arts and Cultural Events series will present a free screening of the experimental movie “Hotel Dallas” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in the theater of A.K. Hinds University Center.

Reading by naturalist, author George Ellison scheduled for Nov. 17

The Mountain Heritage Center at Western Carolina University will present a reading, book-signing opportunity and reception with George Ellison for his latest published work, “Literary Excursions in the Southern Highlands: 50 Nature Essays,” on Thursday, Nov. 17.

Assembly Quartet to perform Nov. 15 at Coulter recital hall

Western Carolina University’s School of Music will present an evening concert on campus by the Assembly Quartet on Tuesday, Nov. 15.

Fine Art Museum’s Handmade Holiday Sale set for Nov. 17

The Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University will present its annual Handmade Holiday Sale from noon until 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17.

Workshop offered in Asheville for representatives of nonprofits

A workshop offered by Western Carolina University’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education is designed to help representatives of nonprofits understand financial statements and tax compliance.

WCU to host premiere of Horace Kephart documentary Nov. 20

Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center will host the premiere of a documentary on early 20th-century outdoors writer and Great Smoky Mountains National Park proponent Horace Kephart on campus Sunday, Nov. 20.

WCU students partnering with Cullowhee church to serve free pre-Thanksgiving meal

Members of the Western Carolina University Student Social Work Association are partnering with Cullowhee United Methodist Church to offer a free pre-Thanksgiving meal to local residents in need Friday, Nov. 18.

Events set across campus for International Education Week

International Education Week is Nov. 14-17 and will feature several events around WCU’s campus. International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to celebrate the benefits of international education and worldwide exchange.

Workshop on ‘Presenting with Impact’ offered in Asheville

“Presenting with Impact” will be the topic of a workshop being offered from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at WCU’s instructional site at Biltmore Park Town Square in Asheville.

Costa elected trustee of London’s Charles Darwin Trust

James Costa, professor of biology and director of the Highlands Biological Station, was recently elected a trustee of the Charles Darwin Trust, an organization based in London, England, that is dedicated to teaching, learning and research relating to Darwin and evolutionary biology.

Kossick lectures at international conference

Mark A. Kossick, professor of nursing and graduate anesthesia simulation coordinator at WCU’s Biltmore Park instructional site, lectured at the “Current Topics in Anesthesia” conference held in Clearwater Beach, Florida, in July.

November Training Opportunities

The Talent Development Team is happy to announce several Campus Forum and professional development events offered by Human Resources and Payroll during the month of November.

More Employee Wellness Opportunities, Nov. 11, 14, 18

In addition to the activities outlined in the November newsletter, there are two additional upcoming opportunities.

International Education Week, Nov. 14-17

International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to celebrate the benefits of international education and worldwide exchange.

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