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.
With a recent grant renewal, Western Carolina University’s College of Education and Allied Professions has now received $1.8 million to date from a General Assembly program for training school administrators and leaders.
The Controlled Chaos Film Festival will be streamed Friday, May 8, beginning with a red-carpet event at 7:30 p.m. on WCU’s social channels
WCU will be moving its on-campus orientation programs scheduled for May and June online and instead of the in-person format as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to force changes in university operations.
WCU's new master's degree program in experiential and outdoor education recently gained accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Locally executed, state managed and federally supported. That’s how the Federal Emergency Management Agency has long described the ideal way to respond to major disasters.
Western Carolina University has been named again as a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation.