Posts By: Marlon Morgan

Boylan heads training program, assists with institute

As the new director of Western Carolina University’s Local Government Training Program and assistant director of WCU’s Public Policy Institute, Bob Boylan finds himself a colleague with many of the professors he learned from while earning his bachelor’s degree in political science in 2007.


Perhaps it was inevitable that simmering racial tensions sparked by a spate of police shootings of black men across the U.S. and fueled by a contentious preside...

‘Henrietta Lacks’ chosen for One Book program

When Glenda Hensley, director of Western Carolina University’s First Year Experience, first announced that “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” was chosen for this year’s One Book Program, the reaction she received was memorable.

New SGA president Spalding eager to get started

When Katherine Spalding arrived at Western Carolina University as a freshman two years ago, joining the Student Government Association was the farthest thing from her mind. It wasn’t until later that year that recent graduate Elizabeth Boney suggested Spalding join. That initial push led to Spalding becoming elected SGA president for the upcoming 2017-18 academic year.