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.
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.
Dale Carpenter, professor of special education, has agreed to chair the 13-member committee in conducting a nationwide search.
The project will be led by Turner Goins, professor in WCU's College of Health and Human Sciences and a nationally known specialist in American Indian aging issues.
A series of free and open-to-the-public programs have been scheduled on campus to commemorate Black History Month.
An on-campus polling place for early voting will be located in the Multipurpose Room of A.K. Hinds University Center, weekdays Feb. 13 to Feb. 28, from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 29, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.