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.
With a chance of wintry precipitation across much of the Southeast this weekend as students return to campus to begin spring semester classes Monday, Jan. 9, Western Carolina University officials are keeping an eye on the skies – and on the highway system.
The Western Carolina University Board of Trustees approved a schedule of tuition and fees for the 2017-18 academic year that includes a 2 percent increase in tuition for students from North Carolina and a 3 percent increase in mandatory fees.
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.
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.