Archive for January 11th, 2017

Chili’s opening on campus celebrated with ribbon cutting

The weather turned out to be well past chilly and downright frigid Monday (Jan. 9) as Western Carolina University officials joined representatives from local government, Aramark and Chili’s Grill & Bar in celebrating the opening of the Chili’s restaurant on campus.

Scholarship fund honors memory of late WCU employee, his love of outdoors

A scholarship created by family members in memory of the late Steven H. Becker, a Western Carolina University employee, has been awarded to the first recipient.

Legendary football coach to speak as part of Martin Luther King Jr. Week

Western Carolina University will welcome legendary football coach Herman Boone as the keynote speaker for its annual weeklong series of events to honor slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

Interviews with Ron Rash collected, published as book

A collection of media interviews with Ron Rash, Western Carolina University’s Parris Distinguished Professor of Appalachian Cultural Studies and an acclaimed author, has been published by the University Press of Mississippi as part of its Literary Conversation Series.

WCU included on magazine’s list of nation’s top online program providers

Western Carolina University is listed among the nation’s top providers of online degree programs in a collection of rankings released recently by U.S. News & World Report.

Police to hold Jan. 17 active shooter training session

Students, faculty and staff will have an opportunity to receive training in steps to take during an active shooter incident as the WCU Police Department presents “Run, Hide, Fight: Surviving an Active Shooter Event” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17.

Mountain Heritage Center hosting fly-tying workshop Jan. 12

The Mountain Heritage Center will host a fly-tying workshop Thursday, Jan. 12, as part of its ongoing Appalachian Living craft and skills series.

Third annual Rural Health Symposium to be held in Asheville on March 10

The School of Nursing, the WNC Health Network and the Mountain Area Health Education Center are partnering to present the third annual Rural Health Symposium in Asheville on Friday, March 10.

Fine art, crafts workshops offered to students, local residents

The Arts and Cultural Events Committee is partnering with the university’s Art Education Club and Fine Art Museum to present a hands-on workshop series for students and local residents.

WCU again named ‘Best College Value’ by Kiplinger’s

Western Carolina University has been named a “2017 Best College Value” in an annual review of colleges and universities released by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine.

Walnut Cove residents provide funds to student support, youth arts programs

Residents of an Asheville community recently contributed $6,000 to Western Carolina University to support a program for students from disadvantaged backgrounds and an initiative to expose Western North Carolina school children to the arts.

Kossick is featured speaker for Carolinas HealthCare System

Mark A. Kossick, professor of nursing and anesthesia simulation coordinator, presented six lectures Nov. 19 as a visiting professor at Blue Ridge Healthcare in Morganton.

Aderinto’s work wins Nigerian Studies Association book award

“When Sex Threatened the State,” a research work by Saheed Aderinto, has won the Nigerian Studies Association’s Book Award for the most important scholarly book/work on Nigeria published in the English language during 2015.

Metcalfe presents study at health care conference

Sharon Metcalfe, associate professor and interim director of the School of Nursing, presented findings from a three-year study at the OMICS 10th International Nursing and Healthcare Conference held in Dallas in early December.

Faculty Scholarship Celebration, Feb. 15

The Faculty Scholarship Celebration is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 from 4:30 to 6:00 pm in the Blue Ridge Conference Center.

Upcoming Faculty Senate Events, Jan. 18, 27

The first Faculty Senate meeting for 2017 will be Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at 3 p.m. in the University Center’s Multipurpose Room. This meeting is open to the public, and of course, all faculty are invited to attend senate meetings.

Summer Institute for Teaching and Learning 2017, May 16-18

Mark your calendar for the Summer Institute for Teaching and Learning at WCU. The seminar has been redesigned to give faculty more of what they want and need to be successful in the classroom.

Training and professional development opportunities for faculty and staff begin

As a member of Western Carolina University faculty or staff, you have access to many informational training resources designed to help sharpen job skills and promote effective and progressive practices which will promote both personal and professional excellence.

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