Archives for December 2011

Western Carolina names Mark Speir new head football coach

Western Carolina University named Appalachian State assistant coach, Mark Speir their new head football coach on Thursday at a press conference at the University in Cullowhee, N.C. A Clemson graduate, Speir has coached the Mountaineers’ running backs, defensive line, linebackers, and defensive ends during his nine-year tenure with Appalachian State. Speir was also a recruiting […]

Not just another student

Resident Assistant, orientation student leader, and station manager of TV 62 are just three titles senior Jarrett Frazier has held during his time at Western.     Completing his fourth year at Western, Frazier believes all the organizations, groups, and events he has taken part in have enhanced his college experience.

Leaving it all on the field

E.J. Whitmire Stadium sits quietly, as it waits for the boys of fall to play once again in the Cullowhee Valley. For most, next season can’t get here soon enough, but for the seniors, next season is a thing of the past. On November 19, when the final whistle blew, 13 senior Catamounts played their last […]

Students and the 2012 vote

The upcoming year 2012, is the presidential election, but the election campaign already started with the numerous debates of the GOP presidential candidates. In the last 2008 election, President Obama won with a huge surge from the youth voting movement. “If you look at the trends, we saw the same pattern in 1992 with Bill […]

Taking on crisis

Most college classes seem boring and irrelevant, but in Michael Caudill’s crisis communication course anxiety will kick in. Caudill challenges students in a sink or swim attitude to learn how to be a public figure during a crisis.  Students participate in mock public hearings, interviews and television briefing where they receive hands on experience that […]

Inside the garage

It’s a common site around Concord every May and October, overwhelming tourism and overwhelming traffic, and its all for one thing : NASCAR. Concord, NC has a population of 73,000 and according to the Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau ranks 12th in travel impact. Cabarrus County alone generated $281.09 million in tourism. According to […]