Western Carolina University is home to a new institute that will bring together scientists, policymakers, economic development experts, natural resource managers and other interested parties in an effort to preserve regional water resources while trying to ensure economic prosperity.
In response to a growing need for neutral mediators to resolve agricultural disputes, a course in Superior Court mediation will be offered Oct. 7-11 by the N.C. Agriculture Mediation Program at Western Carolina University.
Ninety-one rising middle school students from Macon, Swain, Haywood and Jackson counties and from the Qualla Boundary of the Cherokee Indians participated in a two-week Pre-College Program at Western Carolina University designed to develop interests in science- and mathematics-based fields of higher education.
Western Carolina University is leasing a parcel of land near a dam on the Tuckaseigee River near the back entrance of campus to Duke Energy, which plans to upgrade a public recreation area and improve river access for kayakers and canoeists.
Western Carolina University recently received a grant in the amount of $125,000 for the continuation of its SCIENCES program, an 18-month project designed to improve science education in Alleghany County middle schools.
The competition between Western Carolina University students to win a building contract at a Cullowhee church was just for fun, but the construction ideas and issues they pointed out recently were real – and appreciated.
As the cost of fossil fuels primarily from foreign sources continues to escalate, adopting energy conservation strategies and identifying new sustainable sources of energy are no longer just environmental issues, but they also have become economic and national security issues.
Western Carolina University's Mountain Heritage Day, held Sept. 30 on the campus in Cullowhee, gave local residents a chance to show off their foot speed, chain saw prowess and other skills in a variety of just-for-fun contests.