Arts and Sciences News and Events


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News from the College of Arts & Sciences

Browse the links below for recent WCU news of relevance to the College of Arts and Sciences.

Students win quiz bowl, team competition at wildlife conclave
Students representing WCU’s natural resource conservation and management and biology programs competed against students from 21 other universities across the Southeast and won both the quiz bowl and team competition at the recent Southeastern Wildlife Conclave.

WCU to participate in statewide science fest with stargazing, open house
Western Carolina University will participate in the statewide 2013 N.C. Science Festival with a stargazing event Friday, April 5, and an open house Saturday, April 13.

Literary critics loving new book by WCU’s Ron Rash
As filming begins on a motion picture based on one of his earlier novels, Ron Rash is collecting his usual basketful of rosy reviews for his latest short story collection.

Faculty member Johnston becomes board-certified
Cheryl Johnston, Western Carolina University associate professor of anthropology, has achieved certification from and has been awarded the status of diplomate by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology.

Local students win honors at language contest
Some 275 high school students from across Western North Carolina gathered at WCU’s Ramsey Center to test their knowledge of French and Spanish in the university’s 31st annual Foreign Language Contest.

Professor to address historians at NCCAT meeting
WCU history professor Gael Graham will be the keynote speaker Friday, March 22, as the North Carolina Association of Historians holds its annual meeting in Cullowhee.

Math all-stars will compete on campus March 20
WCU will host its 43rd annual High School Mathematics Contest on Wednesday, with 466 of the region’s top high school and junior high math students expected to participate.

Students coming to campus for language contest
Approximately 250 high school students from across Western North Carolina will test their knowledge of French and Spanish on Tuesday, March 12, in WCU's 31st annual Foreign Language Contest.

Panel to focus on Southern identity in cartoons
Stereotypes and Southern identity in cartoons and comic strips will be the focus of a panel discussion that will feature a WCU political scientist and three working cartoonists.

History department’s Swigger honored for work with ‘Journey Stories’
Jessie Swigger, assistant professor in WCU’s Department of History, has been named a recipient of the North Carolina Museums Council’s Award of Special Recognition for her work in support of “Journey Stories."


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