Selections have been made for the 2020 Summer Undergraduate Research Program, an intensive eight-week scholarly activity at Western Carolina University that this year will be implemented with distance learning and online research components.
Rewind to pre-COVID-19 pandemic days when life was normal and one would be hard-pressed to find a middle school student who wouldn’t welcome having a month off from school. Now fast-forward to today, and what most middle school teachers are finding is that their students are not only missing their classmates, but also their teachers.
For nursing students, an important part of instruction are clinicals, typically performed at hospitals and other care facilities. With precautions required during the current COVID-19 pandemic, that training at the School of Nursing continues - albeit virtually - with Shadow Health software.
Originally scheduled for Friday, May 1, psychology professor Bruce Henderson’s career-capping last lecture for his “History of Psychology” class was derailed by the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Western Carolina University’s Division of Educational Outreach recently donated 500 bottles of WCU-branded hand sanitizer to Buncombe County’s Irene Wortham Center.
The committee conducting a nationwide search to find Western Carolina University’s next permanent provost will resume its work this spring after the process was suspended in March in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
When Ashley Hyatt, assistant professor of physical therapy at Western Carolina University, recently needed to show her students various perspectives of the human brain, there was a challenge. Normally, Hyatt teaches from a classroom, in the laboratory and using clinical demonstrations. But in this case, she was faced with the new normal of COVID-19.
Students from the College of Engineering and Technology have checked out 3D printers from the university and are using them from home to help produce face shields for use by health care professionals during the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Chancellor Kelli R. Brown has announced the relocation of the university’s chief diversity officer and its top community and economic development liaison from the Division of Academic Affairs into the Chancellor’s Division, and a new annual review process for the university’s strategic plan.