Month: June 2012

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Alexander Macaulay, a professor teaching due to fate

Some people are lucky in that they are clearly and forcefully steered into the right career choice for them. One such person is Dr. Alexander Macaulay, a professor in the history department at Western Carolina University. His destiny was clearly to become a teacher but never a lawyer. “It was […]

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Fine Arts Museum unveils exciting summer lineup

The Fine Arts Museum at Western Carolina University will host a number of new exhibits this summer. Interim Director of the Fine Arts Museum Denise Drury gave The Western Carolinian a sneak peak at a few of the exciting new displays. Opening first was “RE+ constructed,” which opened Thursday, June […]

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Food shortages cause concern at local food banks

Imagine not knowing where your next meal will come from. You may live in a civilized town or go to Western Carolina University, but with school bills and housing you cannot afford to purchase a healthy, well-balanced meal three times a day. For Jackson County, this is true for a […]

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Troubled waters surround Old Cullowhee bridge construction

NCDOT plans to reconstruct the bridge on Old Cullowhee Road near Wayehutta and Cullowhee Auto Service. At a public meeting on Tuesday, June 12, community members gathered in the Ramsey Center Hospitality Room to preview two alternative plans and give comments to NCDOT staff members about two construction plans. Both […]

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Fine Arts Musuem showcases pieces by art educators

The John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Museum will open its doors to the second Western North Carolina Art Educators Exhibit on June 7 and will last through August 3, tying in the Cullowhee Native Plant Conference to be held on July 18-21. Participants must be professional art educators […]

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Faculty and staff honored at Awards Convocation

Western Carolina University honored its top faculty and staff at the annual spring Awards Convocation on April 27. Chancellor David O. Belcher presented the University of North Carolina Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching to Lisa Briggs, associate professor of criminology and criminal justice. Briggs has been a […]