For Jim Costa, biology professor since 1996 and director of Western Carolina University’s Highlands Biological Station for the past 17 years, the study of evolution has always been one of his main interests and areas of research.
Western Carolina University held three spring commencement ceremonies May 12-13 at the Ramsey Regional Activity Center.
Forest bathing has been shown to decrease blood pressure, be beneficial to a person’s parasympathetic nervous system and protection from infections. It is also known to help combat anxiety, depression and lower stress.
Charles Volz is a business administration and law major from Granite Falls. Volz will graduate this May and then attend law school in the fall.
The College of Engineering and Technology is now officially part of the national Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society.
Students in Katerina Spasovska’s News Writing II course are getting real-world experience writing stories for the local newspaper, the Sylva Herald.
The College of Education and Allied Professions is the recipient of a $1.5 million gift from the Goodnight Educational Foundation to create a new endowed professorship in early literacy.
Chemistry and biology programs in the College of Arts and Sciences are tallying up doctoral acceptances at universities across the country, including Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Students who are pursuing majors supported by WCU’s Advising Center will have an increased connection with professional advisers under the new advising model.