It was a long day with an early start, but well worth the effort for 18 Western Carolina University students to see first-hand what their future careers could be, all thanks to some high-ranking WCU alumni in Cobb County, Georgia, and WCU’s Shadowing Day program.
Western Carolina University is doing its part to help those affected by this crisis. In addition to receiving counseling help at Counseling and Psychological Services, students can receive support from Catamounts for Recovery. A student-run organization, Catamounts for Recovery is a sober community of individuals supporting recovery from substance use and assistance with mental health issues.
The trip was related to two courses taught on campus, “Global Engineering and Technology” and “Global Sport and Culture.”
Jessica Cory will present “Mountains Piled Upon Mountains: Appalachian Nature Writing in the Anthropocene” during a reading Thursday, Sept. 5, at Malaprop’s Bookstore in Asheville.
The second (and first bilingual) edition of a novel by Santiago García-Castañón, “Vida y fabulosas aventuras de Pedro Menéndez de Avilés (The Life and Fabulous Adventures of Pedro Menénedez de Avilés),”was published in Spain in July.
Mark A. Kossick, WCU professor of nursing, director of graduate programs in nursing and interim director of the post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at the university’s Biltmore Park instructional site, presented six lectures at an international conference held in Falmouth, Massachusetts, on July 15-16 and 18-19.
Participants will have an opportunity to create an online marketing communications strategy and digital toolbox.
The theme for this year’s event, scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 10, is “Building an Outdoor Economy.'
All members of WCU's faculty and staff will receive a gift, and a benefits and vendor fair will feature about 35 vendors.