Month: April 2001


Bond Projects to Begin in August

Plans for the $98.1 million that WCU received under the bond referendum approved last November are spread out over the next six years and will begin with the construction of the Fine and Performing Arts Building. Andrew Comrie, director of WCU’s Physical Plant, said the plans for the building will […]


_________Chancellor Announces Important Budget Information

Members of the Campus Community: Last week, Vice Chancellor Chuck Wooten informed you that we have received word of a significant, potential budget cut. Weare in the process of preparing a plan for a possible cut of 7 percent. If implemented, this budget reduction would take placeJuly 1. Planning for […]


Fire Alarms Undermine Significance of Warning

When the fire alarm sounds in a residence hall in the middle of the night, sending students out of their beds and outside the building, many students wonder what could have caused the alarm. So what are the reasons behind the incessant squawking and blinking of the alarms that are […]


Chancellor’s Teaching Award Nominees Announced

Four faculty members were recently nominated for the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award, the highest honor that can be bestowed upon an educator at WCU. The 168 faculty members who were initially nominated for the award were narrowed to a field of four by a committee which examined each nominee’s teaching […]


Lambda Chi Alumnus Responds

The recent letter to the editor by the “true brothers of Beta Zeta” is quite instructive as to this group’s state of mind, immaturity and attitude as it illustrates a clear aversion to recognizing the true reasons their chapter was suspended. Rather than looking inside themselves for answers, they seek […]


WCU accepting applications for Mountain Area Writing Project

Western Carolina University is currently accepting applications from Western North Carolina public school teachers for participation in the 20th Annual Mountain Area Writing Project. Co-sponsored by WCU and The University of North Carolina at Asheville, the 20-day session will be held on the UNCA campus from July 5 through July […]


Members of Closed Fraternity Respond to Allegations

By now everyone on the campus of Western Carolina has been informed that the charter of Lambda Chi Alpha is closed, however, the reason or reasons for this, are still unclear. Many rumors and speculations of this have been rampant and perhaps the entire truth may never come to light, […]


WCU to Host Workshop for Parenting Professionals

Western Carolina University will host a workshop designed for professionals and individuals who work with parents, foster parents and caregivers in the area of parenting skills on Wednesday, May 9, from 8:30am until noon. “Raising Stronger Families” will consist of lecture, activities, group discussions and time for questions and answers. […]


And You Thought it was Good on TV

KNOXVILLE, TN – With the recent acquisition of the Turner-born World Championship Wrestling by the wrestling czar Vincent K. McMahon, Monday nights have taken on a whole new shape. Wrestling enthusiasts now must get their fix on McMahon’s World Wrestling Federation alone. This past Monday night, the WWF made their […]


Lady Cats Finish Sixth in Shortened SoCon Championships

The Western Carolina Lady Catamount golf team fell from fifth to sixth on the second-day of the competition, which became the final round of play Tuesday in the Southern Conference Women’s Golf Championship in Boone. Inclement weather at the 6,007-yard Hound Ears Country Club course forced the tourney to be […]