Buchanan Earns National Employment Support Certification

Susan Buchanana CESPSusan Buchanan, UP Program, has earned Certified Employment Support Professional (CESP) certification. This certification, recognized by the Association of People Supporting EmploymentFirst, helps her work with individuals with disabilities to find and maintain inclusive competitive employment opportunities.

Old Cullowhee Canoe Slalom Registration Opens

Faculty Receive Tenure/Promotion

2016FacultyTPThe college congratulates our faculty that have received tenure and/or promotion since last academic year. For Human Services: Andrew Bobilya and Lori Caudle. For Psychology: Erin Myers. For the School of Teaching and Learning: Nancy Luke and Carrie Rogers. Also, congratulations to Lisa Bloom for appointment as the J.M. Robinson Distinguished Professor.

University Flag at Half-Staff for Kirk Smith

Kirk Smith flag at half-staffThe Western Carolina University flag was lowered to half-staff today (Friday, July 29) in memory of Dr. Kirk Smith, assistant professor in the Human Resources program in the Department of Human Services, who passed away on July 21, 2016. Kirk had been a full time faculty member since January 2011 and had been an adjunct faculty member since 2004.

Winter chosen for Coulter Regional Leadership Program

Kim WinterKim Winter has been chosen for the Coulter Regional Leadership Program, which welcomed its third and largest cohort this June. The program is part of the WNC Leadership Initiative, which brings together members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian and residents of WNC counties to tackle social, cultural and economic challenges in the region.

PRM 427 Students Reach Summit of Downs Mountain

PRM 427Andrew Bobilya, associate professor of parks and recreation management, led a group of WCU students on a 15 day mountaineering course (PRM 427) in the Wind River Range of Wyoming in June. During the course, the group reached the peak of Downs Mountain (13,350 ft). All students in the course received the Outdoor Leadership Certificate through the Wilderness Education Association.