Western Carolina University will offer the first bachelor's degree program in entrepreneurship in North Carolina starting in fall 2001 to prepare graduates to successfully launch and manage their own business ventures, especially in the western part of the state.
Western Carolina University Chancellor John W. Bardo called North Carolina voters' overwhelming endorsement of a $3.1 billion bond package for higher education a significant event in the history of the state -- and a monumental milestone for Western North Carolina.
Western Carolina University Chancellor John W. Bardo announced plans Wednesday, Nov. 8, to seek a biotechnology and genomics center at the former BASF plant in Enka, with three mountain educational institutions partnering with a major company in the burgeoning field of biotechnology to help Western North Carolina tap into opportunities of the 21st-century economy.
Participants at a daylong conference at Western Carolina University examining Western North Carolina's economic future in the new millennium agreed Wednesday, Nov. 8, that the key to the mountain region's success lies with high technology and the information revolution.
The Western Carolina University Intramural Sports Program has received recognition as the Outstanding Intramural Program of the Year 2000 from the North Carolina Association of Intramurals and Recreation.
Western Carolina University paid tribute Saturday, Oct. 21, to an entrepreneur who devotes considerable time to work with at-risk inner-city adolescents, an emergency shock-trauma helicopter flight squad member, and a husband-and-wife team of activists working on behalf of WCU in North Carolina's Piedmont.
A standing-room-only crowd of more than 2,000 people watched and listened Wednesday (Feb. 9) at Western Carolina University as acclaimed African-American actors Danny Glover and Felix Justice became the living embodiment of the words of poet Langston Hughes and civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
With the formation this fall of a new University Advisory Council composed of representatives of the student body, faculty, staff and administration, Western Carolina University is at the leading edge nationally in university governance.
The president of the 16-campus University of North Carolina system talked about the importance of a Nov. 7 vote on higher education bonds during a visit to Western Carolina University on Saturday (Oct. 7), and she heaped praised on WCU for strides the university has made in improving quality in recent years.