Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated February as “Black History Month.” In its early days, schools systems, churches and community centers across the country would spend the entire month honoring the accomplishments of notable African Americans. Fast forward more than 40 years later and we asked WCU students if “Black History Month” was still important in 2020. Here’s what they had to say:
The Health and Human Sciences Building reopens after officials found no public health or safety issues in the wake of a potential hazardous materials incident Thursday that resulted in its evacuation.
Winter has finally made it's way to Western Carolina University. After months of anticipation, WCU finally received it's first substantial snowfall and students took advantage of it!
First-year students entering Western Carolina University this fall will get a jumpstart on the 2020-21 campus learning theme – water – with the selection of next year’s One Book, “The Big Thirst,” by Charles Fishman.
It’s hard to tell where Jennifer Hinton’s real job ends and her volunteer work begins. As program director and clinical education coordinator for Western Carolina University’s recreational therapy program, Hinton spends much of her time teaching her students about service-learning, coordinating volunteer projects for them or doing community service herself — sometimes for work, her church, her family — or often a combination of some of them, if not all.
Ron Rash, Western Carolina University’s John Parris Distinguished Professor of Appalachian Cultural Studies in the Department of English, will be awarded the 2020 Sidney Lanier Prize for Southern Literature by Mercer University’s Spencer B. King Jr. Center for Southern Studies.
The interactive workshop will present information on successfully hiring and retaining veterans, along with resources and tools to promote the transition to a new culture, and provide basic information on incentives for hiring veterans.
The achievement was determined by a rigorous review and awarded by the National Council for Teachers of English and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, the only such program to do so in North Carolina.
A team of literacy experts examined all elements that a program requires in early reading instruction and awarded an “A” to WCU’s bachelor of science degree program in elementary education.