David Walton, an assistant professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, has been named the director of WCU’s African American Studies minor. Walton will begin his new role, which includes being an assistant professor in the Department of History, Aug. 1.
Move over murder hornets. Fire ants, those vicious insects with a painful sting and destructive ways, are becoming more pervasive in the mountains, according to research from the Highlands Biological Station of Western Carolina University.
Chancellor Kelli R. Brown and Interim Provost Richard Starnes have announced faculty and staff recipients of Western Carolina University’s top awards for achievements in teaching, scholarship and service for 2019-2020.
When Neal Andrews takes over as president of Western Carolina University’s Alumni Association on July 1, don’t be surprised if he pulls a few tricks out of his award-winning teacher’s bag to work his magic on his beloved Catamount Nation. After all, once a teacher, always a teacher, no matter how old the students are.
The Board of Trustees of Western Carolina University will hold its quarterly meeting beginning at 2 p.m. Friday, June 5, via the Zoom video conferencing service.
It will be May in December for members of Western Carolina University’s spring graduating class of 2020 who were originally scheduled to participate in commencement ceremonies this month until the events were postponed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
A few years ago, Joseph Love, now a construction coordinator for Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, looked at Western Carolina University and its master's degree program in construction management as the curriculum he wanted and the career-building block he needed.
As news broke that a deadly international virus was churning its way across the United States and killing the country’s most vulnerable population, Dr. Irene Hamrick wasted no time in battening down the hatches to protect her patients at a Department of Veterans Affairs nursing home in Ohio.
Because of a technical glitch, the names of several nominees for top WCU faculty and staff honors scheduled to be announced as the semester draws to a close were accidentally omitted from a previously published list of contenders.