Western Carolina University will host the Rooted in the Mountains symposium, designed to integrate indigenous and local knowledge with health and environmental issues, on Thursday, Sept. 27, and Friday, Sept. 28, on campus in the Blue Ridge Conference Room.
WCU has reached an agreement with Morris Broadband to expand high-speed internet service to rural, underserved areas of the Cullowhee Valley area near campus through the use of existing power poles owned by the university’s electricity distribution service.
The internationally renowned Highlands Biological Station, located in Highlands, will formally become an installation of Western Carolina University, furthering an already strong relationship between the two institutions.
Western Carolina University’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders will begin offering a new specialized clinic for children and adults who stutter. The clinic will be located at WCU’s Biltmore Park instructional site in Asheville, beginning in August on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Mountain Heritage Day, the annual celebration of Southern Appalachian culture presented by Western Carolina University, has announced scheduled performers and unveiled a new website for the 2018 festival, to be held Saturday, Sept. 29.
Western Carolina University’s School of Nursing has received a $2.7 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to support a new post-baccalaureate nurse residency program and to further develop community-based primary care clinical experiences.
David Orr Belcher, chancellor of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina, died on Sunday, June 17, at the age of 60. A native of Barnwell, South Carolina, Belcher was predeceased by his parents, Jean Orr Belcher and Posey Belcher Jr.