Archive for December 7th, 2016

WCU has its very own Santa Claus and his name is Tom Frazier

Tom Frazier, Western Carolina University’s printing services manager, takes on a special role during the holiday season.

HOMEBASE College Ministry makes its way to campus

Lowell Davis, Western Carolina University’s assistant vice chancellor for student success, always has had a passion for helping former foster youth, former orphans, emancipated youth and other non-traditional college students.

With winter approaching, university officials issue adverse weather policy reminder

Now that the calendar has turned to December with the likelihood of wintry precipitation just around the corner, Western Carolina University officials are issuing a reminder to members of the campus community about the university’s adverse weather policy.

Psychologists study impact of students finding out the truth about Santa Claus: Will they cry and pout?

This time of year, parents ask psychologists what to do with Santa. One question has not been addressed until now: Do children harbor resentment or develop trust issues into adulthood from learning the truth about Santa Claus?

Beloved campus fixture, perpetual smiling face, Jan O’Brien passes away

The Western Carolina University community is remembering and mourning Jan O’Brien, a longtime dining services employee who passed away Monday, Dec. 5, at the age of 84.

WCU, Isothermal Community College ink hospitality degree agreement

Officials from Western Carolina University and Isothermal Community College recently gathered to sign an articulation agreement designed to ease the transition for ICC students wanting to study in WCU’s newly expanded bachelor’s degree program in hospitality and tourism offered in the Asheville area.

Print Shop sees rare changing of the guard for technician position

For Western Carolina University’s Print Shop, quality and consistency always have been the name of the game, including when it comes to staff.

Fall commencement set for Dec. 17 at Ramsey Center

Western Carolina University will hold commencement exercises Saturday, Dec. 17, to honor its fall graduating class and a group of newly minted WCU alumni who were awarded degrees after this year’s summer school sessions.

Young added to UN environmental experts group

Rob Young, WCU professor of geology and director of the university’s Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines, has been asked to join the Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection, an arm of the United Nations Environment Program.

Haskett photo wins Inside Higher Ed contest

Mark Haskett, director of photography and videography services in WCU’s Office of Communications and Public Relations, entered an image he had taken of a snowy campus scene in a winter-theme photo contest sponsored by the magazine Inside Higher Ed, and won.

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