Western Carolina University crowned Ramona Dowdell, a senior from Mebane, the queen and Joshua David Thompson, a senior from Lincolnton, the king of the 2007 Homecoming Court during halftime activities at Western’s football game against The Citadel on Saturday, Oct. 20.
Western Carolina University’s 2007 Homecoming theme is “Heritage: A Catamount Never Forgets,” and the planning committee has lined up new and traditional events from community service to fireworks to create a celebration worth remembering.
Four years after Western Carolina University Staff Forum members set out to create an annual scholarship for the children of staff members, the $10,000 fundraising goal has been reached and the first $500 scholarship awarded to Jer-Mayne White, a sophomore forensic anthropology major from Asheville and the daughter of Angela Smith, technology support analyst at WCU.
Prospective college students who want to find out what college life is all about will have an opportunity to get their questions answered as Western Carolina University holds Open House on Saturday, Sept. 15.
The 2007 fall semester registration rolls are closed and the numbers are in – overall student enrollment at Western Carolina University has topped 9,000 for the first time in the institution’s history, with significant growth in the number of community college transfers and graduate students.
Beginning Monday, Aug. 20, Western Carolina University students, faculty and staff who live in off-campus housing can take a Jackson County Transit bus to Western. The shuttle service will operate with one bus making the circuit every half hour throughout the day Monday through Friday starting at 7 a.m., with the last run to the campus beginning at 4:30 p.m. and ending at 5 p.m.
A comprehensive institutional improvement plan developed for Western Carolina University’s reaccreditation process and a new tenure policy rewarding faculty members for sharing scholarly expertise with the region will help shape the future of Western North Carolina while guiding the direction of the university.