Month: March 2011


Bridges speaks out about SGA election debacle

(Editor’s Note: The story that describes the voting issues with last week’s SGA election in detail can be found here.) Doug Bridges, the Presidential candidate with the least amount of votes in last week’s Student Government Association (SGA) election, spoke to The Western Carolinian in an exclusive interview Wednesday night […]


Voting issues plague SGA election; Eaves wins final tally

(Editor’s Note: Please check back online and in our next print edition (April 7) for updated content on this report.) Though not reaching the magnitude of what happened during the 2000 Presidential election in Florida, voting issues plagued last week’s Student Government Association (SGA) election, forcing a recount of the […]


Before They Were Educators: Dr. Kenneth Price

(Editor’s Note: The following is the ninth part of a series of articles looking at the lives of WCU faculty and staff before they were educators.) Before becoming an Assistant Professor of English at Western Carolina University, Kenneth Price moved around the country from Texas to Alaska, to California and […]


DSCE holding forums to raise awareness of academic dishonesty

The Department of Student Community Ethics (DSCE) is holding a student-only academic integrity forum on April 2 at 9 p.m. in Scott East. The Writing Center, Western PEAKS, graduate students, and Holly Taylor will be presenting a discussion on being ethical and general academic integrity issues. Taylor, who has been […]


WCU board OKs financing for Harrill Hall energy renovations

The Western Carolina University Board of Trustees authorized the issuance of special obligation bonds to jumpstart renovations to a 38-year-old residence hall, including energy efficiency improvements that would enable the building to qualify for LEED certification. Approval of the bonds as a bridge loan came during the board’s regular quarterly […]


IT Services responds to Internet complaints

NetFlix, YouTube, Facebook, Flikr, Blackboard, and WebCat— students want their websites, all of them, and in a quick manner. Unfortunately though, Western Carolina University’s bandwidth is not able to support them all. Complaints have been popping up at every dormitory this year that the Internet is not working or is […]


Double athlete Jacoby Mitchell juggles football and baseball

Jacoby Mitchell can say he is the only student athlete at WCU to play two sports, football and baseball, but it’s not all fun and games. Currently in the middle of his baseball season and the start of football spring training, Mitchell is forced to split time between baseball and […]


WCU students are fourth nationally for undergraduate research conference

Western Carolina University students once again rank among the nation’s leaders in the number of their research projects that have been accepted for presentation at the country’s most prestigious undergraduate research conference. WCU students had a total of 69 project abstracts accepted by the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, an […]


WCU students plan dinner to raise money to build school in Pakistan

Western Carolina University students working to raise $50,000 to build a school in Pakistan are hosting a fundraising dinner and silent auction at Chef’s Table in Waynesville on Tuesday, April 5. Tickets to the event are $50 for a three-course meal, which includes soup or salad, a choice of entrée […]