Gordon Mercer, director of the Western Carolina University Public Policy Institute and associate dean of research and graduate studies, is the recipient of the North Carolina Political Science Association's Distinguished Public Service Award for 2005.
Writer and wilderness advocate Rick Bass leads a field of acclaimed authors coming to Cullowhee to participate in Western Carolina University 's third annual Spring Literary Festival, set for Tuesday, April 5, through Thursday, April 7.
Imagination, ideas, insight, ingenuity, innovation, invention and inspiration. Those will be the guiding themes behind a day of intensive discussion and brainstorming about the future of Western North Carolina as hundreds of “thought leaders” come together Wednesday, April 13, at Western Carolina University.
A new partnership between Western Carolina University and the North Carolina Outward Bound School is designed to enhance opportunities for Western students who participate in outdoor recreational activities and related academic programs at the university.
Thomas L. Franke, chief information officer at Western Carolina University since December 2001, is leaving that position immediately to begin a special assignment in the University of North Carolina system's division of information resources.
A federally funded effort by Western Carolina University and Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College to develop a new type of energy-efficient water heater has attracted the attention of President George W. Bush.
More students than ever before have turned out for this year's Undergraduate Expo, which runs Monday, March 14, through Thursday, March 17, in various locations on Western's campus. Brian Railsback, dean of the Honors College, is delighted with the turnout. “This year the faculty have really worked with students and put themselves behind undergraduate research,” he says.
What do several high-ranking Western Carolina University administrators, a medical doctor, a few administrative assistants and some of the Talent Search staff have in common? All are members of the university's Division of Student Affairs, and they all volunteered to take Spanish lessons this semester.