For the first time, a U.S. Latinx Studies minor will be offered to WCU students this fall, headed by Melissa Birkhofer, a lecturer in the Department of English, who has been named director of the program. With the Hispanic population at WCU exploding over the last decade, Birkhofer is excited to see the minor added to serve that group of students.
Nursing addresses the human response to health and illness and has very different philosophical underpinnings from the medical model, which predominates in the US health care system. The medical model is based on a biomedical perspective, which is often focused on disease and illness and involves the use of a systematic method of collecting evidence to support the diagnosis of a disease or disease state.20 The medical model defines health as the absence of disease or illness and is historically rooted in Rene Descartes’s dualism, which presumes that the mind and body are separate entities.
The 45th annual Mountain Heritage Day festival is set for Saturday, Sept. 28, on fields behind the Cordelia Camp Building.
Faculty and staff members are asked to take a brief survey in which they will have five choices to rename the new and improved news email.
Andrew Penland, assistant professor in math and computer science, will discuss “Groups Without Leaders.'
Since coming to Western Carolina University to complete her master’s degree in social work, graduate student Rosemary Yelton has seen firsthand the effects the opioid crisis is having on Western North Carolina. Wanting to help fight what has become a national epidemic, Yelton was excited to learn last summer that she had been named to North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein’s Council on Collegiate Opioid Misuse.
The informational gathering will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, in the theater of A.K. Hinds University Center.
He delivered keynote remarks for the fall semester chancellor's list ceremony held at the Bardo Arts Center.
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