Jennifer Schiff, associate professor of political science and public affairs, has been named one of the top educators in the University of North Carolina System.
Carolyn M. Callaghan has been named executive director of educational outreach. The appointment, announced recently by WCU Interim Provost Richard Starnes, is effective July 1.
U.S. News and World Report included Western Carolina University in several categories of its recently released 2021 Best Graduate School rankings.
Summer school classes will be held online or via another form of distance education course delivery through the end of the second summer term in August.
Faculty, staff and students in the College of Engineering and Technology are using 3D printers in the college’s Rapid Center to develop visors for face shields for use by health care workers in their battle with the COVID-19 pandemic.
As COVID-19 protocols began taking effect in the Asheville area, registered nurses in a primary care residency and fellows program made a quick shift to assist an at-risk population while still continuing their training.
The Department of Forensic Anthropology recently hosted a two-day continuing education class created in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and attended by 24 federal, state and local fire investigators.
Students have had to adapt to a new way of learning with most classes shifting to online learning because of the COVID-19 pandemic. For the many students who utilized WCU’s Counseling and Psychological Services, they’ve also had to adapt to a new way of receiving services with face-to-face meetings no longer allowed.
Western Carolina University officials are continuing to monitor the spread of COVID-19 across North Carolina and have delayed a decision on when to reschedule spring commencement ceremonies originally set for May 8 and 9 but postponed in the wake of the global health crisis.