The ceremony in the Bardo Arts Center performance hall and a reception that will be held afterward in the center's Star Lobby are free and open to the public.
He is a professor of English at East Carolina University and the author of three collections from Carnegie Mellon University Press.
Rounding out the schedule is the Controlled Chaos Film Festival, a celebration of the creations of students in WCU’s Film and Television Production Program.
The exercise was conducted Friday, Aug. 30, by the U.S. Marshals Service at the federal courthouse in Asheville.
Both workshops will be held at the university’s instructional site at Biltmore Park in Asheville in early October.
The event offers both individual and partner events with canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddle boards.
The latest tally comes just two years after student head count eclipsed 11,000 for the first time, and it marks the eighth time out of the past nine years that the number of students enrolled at the university has risen.
To my new campus community, I write to you with the utmost enthusiasm and gratitude in my heart as I begin my first fall semester as chancellor of Western Carolina University.
It was November 1981 when a 23-year-old Kelli McCormack first graced the cover of a magazine. The publication was The Ohio Quarter Horse Association News, and the reason for the prominent placement of her smiling visage was that McCormack had recently won the title of Miss Rodeo Ohio and was in contention for Miss Rodeo America.